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Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph

Reading for pleasure 'boosts pupils' results in maths' - Telegraph | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Children who read for pleasure in their spare time perform significantly better at school than other pupils, according to a major study.
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Reading for pleasure is competing for time in busy students' schedules. Teachers and parents need to make sure they allow time for children to develop a strong reading ability.

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It's not about the tool, but it is.

It's not about the tool, but it is. | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"It's not about the tool, it's about the learning." We hear it at conferences and workshops. Especially from experts delivering keynotes or those engaged daily in the push for the use of technology...

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Some good points about teaching and learning and adapting to recent technological challenges.

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9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic

9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

A thoughtful visual about ways students should use technology asks the big question: what do you want kids to do with technology?

 

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Conversations starters for educators - what do we actually want students to do? And why?

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Long version - Professional Learning Animation AITSL

Long version - Professional Learning Animation AITSL
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Does your school have a vibrant learning culture? Share common goals? Are your teachers learners? What works for fostering creativity and authentic learning.
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We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom

We Need More EdTech, But Less Technology In The Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Technology plays a primary role in my teaching, but I rarely turn on the computer that makes the classroom “smart.” Occasionally, I project the class tweet stream. I am an advocate of Twitter for higher ed.
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Ensuring tools in the classroom serve the higher purpose. Jordan Shapiro responds to some of the challenges in the classroom.

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R U OK? The importance of conversations at work

R U OK? The importance of conversations at work | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
This Thursday, 15 September, has been designated ‘R U OK at Work? Day’, to recognise the impact and risk of mood disorders at work, and deal with them effectively by making personal contact with potentially ‘at risk’ employees.
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Keep up the conversations!

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How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic

How Blogging Can Help Reluctant Writers - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Blogging is an excellent way of motivating students to develop a lifelong love of learning. Writing is a process, and when they learn this they will be able to apply the skills to other aspects of their schooling.

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Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:27 PM

An article on the use of blogging to motivate students to write. 

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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, September 11, 2013 10:49 AM

Reflection is vital for students in IB programs, blogging provides that platform for them to be open with themselves about what they are learning and how it impacts them as individuals. 

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Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process

Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein


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STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS

STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

On the future of education & what we can do about it. Seth Godin is the author of 14 books that have been bestsellers around the world.

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"If it's work, people try to figure out how to do less...if it's art, they try to figure out how to do more." Seth Godin talks about the concept of school and our fixed view of what it's for.

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How To Create A Twitter List - A Step By Step Guide! - Edudemic

How To Create A Twitter List - A Step By Step Guide! - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
You can start organizing your crazy Twitter stream by figuring out how to create a Twitter List. It's a big time and stress saver!

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Library Staff's curator insight, September 4, 2013 6:55 PM

Having sorted Twitter, this is my next step.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 6, 2013 11:41 AM

Always useful!

BSN's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:51 PM

Steps on how to create a Twitter list

 

#socialmedia #marketing #twitter

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We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice'

We continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice' | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

why [has] technology, to date, had very little impact on improved learning outcomes? This could be because we continue to use technology to reinforce 19th century teaching practice to meet out-dated assessment models. Most of the world’s curriculum and assessment systems are based around fact recall rather than actually demonstrating that you have learned something and can deploy it within a problem-solving situation.


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54321ignition's curator insight, September 20, 2013 6:59 AM

There's more to developing digital content than just repurposing existing textbooks

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"Another Brick In The Wall" - Pink Flloyd

The Planetary Archives / San Francisco, California's curator insight, November 17, 2013 3:12 PM

Our  education system is nothing more than child-care with some 

indoctrination thown in.


See/hear "The Wall" by Pink Floyd  (40+ years ago.)


Let the children play until they are old enough to decide what they are interested in learning. That's completely different than training them from Day 1 to "sit still, be quiet, and obey authority." Training a 5-year old to become a "worker" or 'Businessman"  is not education, but it may be child abuse.

 

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Leadership Freak

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The thinking behind leadership influence.

 

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School leaders take note. What drives shared motivation in an organisation? 

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Library Staff's curator insight, October 21, 2013 6:43 PM

What makes a good leader? Do you have to be part of the hierarchy to lead with vision?

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What To Know About Teachers On Pinterest - Edudemic

What To Know About Teachers On Pinterest - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Your favorite online pinboard is catering a bit more to teachers. They have a new area dubbed 'Teachers on Pinterest' that is just getting started.
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12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic

12 Effective Ways To Use Google Drive In Education - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
You probably already have a Google Drive account. Why not figure out the best ways teachers are using Google Drive in education right now?
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NoTosh - Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions

NoTosh - Googleable vs Non-Googleable Questions | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
'Essential questions' are all too often lower order. And not that essential.
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Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
If kids can access information from sources other than school, and if school is no longer the only place where information lives, what, then happens to the (Top story: Creating Classrooms We Need: 8 Ways Into Inquiry Learning | MindShift

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Carol Koechlin's curator insight, March 12, 2013 10:03 AM

Great approaches.Teacher librarians should be responsive to the return to inquiry learning and help restore passion to teaching and joy to learning. TLs have all the tools, spaces and skill sets to help! Make the Learning Commons whole school.

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, September 17, 2013 2:53 AM

Being fully student centred is certainly a crucial key to inquiry learning.

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The 21st-Century Digital Learner

The 21st-Century Digital Learner | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

After hosting dozens of these conversations, I realize one thing: We just don't listen enough to our students. The tradition in education has been not to ask the students what they think or want, but rather for adult educators to design the system and curriculum by themselves, using their "superior" knowledge and experience.


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Giving students a voice in their learning. Are teachers prepared to move over just a bit?

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Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 24, 2013 5:27 PM

Just as speaking is the outcome of listening, so writing is the outcome of reading, not the other way round. Listening to the student should also include "listening" to their writing. ie., analyse what they are saying and how they are doing it.  When students evaluate their own work, the teacher should listen and guide them to ways of improving it, whether it be punctuation, paragraphing, spelling, or word or subject knowledge.  This is how we bring students on board and empower them to learn. 

Aunty Alice's curator insight, October 31, 2013 4:49 PM

Listening to students has two aspects; listening to what they say orally, and 'listening' to their writing which is only another way of talking, only through a code. Just as learning to speak is tied closely to listening to what is said and being exposed to words that help one to think better, so writing is the same  and relies on reading "or listening" to what others say and how they say it to express clear meaning. The two subjects, reading and writing, are closlely intertwined yet we compartmentalize them in the literacy curriculum. An example of adults thinking they know what is best for children.  

Nuno Ricardo Oliveira's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:53 AM

The 21st-Century Digital Learner

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Education Week

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mobile first webpage developed by mobiletech
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A relationship centred approach demands collaborative planning. Time to rethink isolated subject discipline approach to schools.
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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can begin leveraging your students' critical-thinking skills in the classroom and beyond."

 

 


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 3 people & 3 ideas for using Twitter to share, discover, & connect with students | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Twitter is an untapped resource in the classroom. This provides some specific ideas.

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The Biggest "Game-Changer" in Education

The Biggest "Game-Changer" in Education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

 "What do you see as the big 'game changer' in education?...the real game changer isn't something external;it is internal. It's the way we think..and moving from a "fixed" mindset about teaching and learning to a "growth" mindset..."

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Incisive and articulate piece from George Couros. 

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Debunking the Genius Myth

Debunking the Genius Myth | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Two authors use the latest research in psychology and neuroscience to try and convince teens, with lots of pop culture references and humor thrown in, that understanding how their brain learns can...
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:01 PM

This is powerful stuff: How students think about learning makes a difference in what they’re able to achieve. Groundbreaking research conducted by Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck has shown that when students take on a growth mindset – one in which they believe that the brain is malleable, and they can improve at a task with effort – they handle setbacks better and improve academically.

I'm gratified to see research bearing this out. Now if we could just figure out a way to keep that growth mindset in place when kids go home to negative environments...