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Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say?

Kids And Screen Time: What Does The Research Say? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Kids read emotions better after spending several days without electronic media, according to new research.
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Keep your audience captivated | Teaching Scotland

Keep your audience captivated | Teaching Scotland | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Use innovative techniques to spark young people's passion for learning and create lasting memories, says Ewan McIntosh.
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It's a big ask but so very important - engagement.

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5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teacher feedback must be informative and encouraging for students to fully understand whether they're learning and what they can do to improve the learning process.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 3, 2014 10:32 PM

Do you know how to provide meaningful feedback to your students. This post in Edutopia provides five suggestions, all of which are included in the illustration above (located here).

What are the suggestions?

* Be as specific as possible

* The sooner the better

* Address the learner's advancement toward a goal

* Present feedback carefully

* Involve learners in the process

Additional information on these five suggestions are in the post.

Mary Starry's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:38 PM

The role of immediate, meaningful feedback must also be incorporated into the active learning environment.

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7 Tips on how to Drive Students Motivation ~ Ed...

7 Tips on how to Drive Students Motivation ~ Ed... | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Here is another awesome back-to-school resource. This is basically a graphic from ASCD featuring seven reminders on how to drive motivation.

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▶ If you give a kid... - YouTube

Google for Education is about learning for everyone, anywhere. Learn more at google.com/edu Artist: The Temper Trap Song: Sweet Disposition Publisher: Imagem...
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Welcome to the new culture of connected learning. Overcome your cynicism and embrace it.

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Digital Literacy: Becoming Digital Citizens

Digital Literacy: Becoming Digital Citizens | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Children at Our Lady of Dolours School live and work in a high tech world. More importantly, they will become the leaders of tomorrow. They will work in jobs that have not been invented yet. They will make their contribution to the world through a multitude of different technologies.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, August 27, 2014 12:27 AM

Links ICT capabilities to digital literacy components and Australian Curriculum.

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TEACH-LEARN-LEAD

TEACH-LEARN-LEAD | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

Teaching, Learning, and Leading, curated ideas.

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Great ideas here from Dean Fusto.

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Where is Your School’s Online Conversation?

Where is Your School’s Online Conversation? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

"Jason Markey will be the first to tell you that this is the work of his community (and he truly means community which includes parents, teachers, and especially students) coming together and doing some pretty amazing things,.....  If something goes awry, at the end of the day, he will be accountable as principal of the school.


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Ours is firmly placed within a Learning Management System. I fail to understand why, as this is not reality. Here is some innovative thinking.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 24, 2014 2:26 AM

The trust Jason Markey places in his community is of a very high level and the community members seem to have accepted and rewarded that trust with their attitudes and behaviours. This shows calculated risk taking and leadership exhibiting courage.

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Designing New Literacies

Designing New Literacies | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In Mike FIsher and my keynote/workshop last week at the Wildly Excited Conference at the Grand Rapids State University in Michigan, I shared the following blended sketchnote (blended= self-drawn do...
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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 18, 2014 10:44 PM

In a changing technology scene new literacies are emerging.  An excellent summary.

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Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic

Why Students (And Teachers) Need To Be Physically Active In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
There’s a ton of buzz in the education world about how dwindling school budgets and pressure to improve test scores are taking time away from recess and physical education so that students can spend more time in the classroom. Despite more time in the classroom sounding like something that would drive academic performance, research shows …
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Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic

Is This The Future Of Education? - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
It seems to be part of the human condition that we are constantly looking to the future. From things a simple as “what’s happening this weekend” to “are we going to have flying cars in ten years”, wondering, imagining, and creating what our future will look like is so normal that it can often seem …
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Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers?

Coaching v mentoring: what works best for teachers? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Teacher Andrew Jones explains the difference between coaching and mentoring, and how they suit different professional development needs

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Considering mentoring and what is genuinely beneficial in professional development. Coaching may be a better option for improving practice. 

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 5, 2014 7:49 AM

A neat explanation of the differences between coaching and mentoring.

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How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom

How to Get the Most Out of Student-Owned Devices in Any Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Tips to make sure classroom technology is focused on asking students to be creative, collaborative and analytical.
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Don't let devices be used for simple substitution. We can do so much more now. Be prepared to be a learner!

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20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning -

20 Ways To Provide Effective Feedback For Learning - | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Feedback for learning is a matter of communication, consistency, and tone, all driven by and for assessment practice.

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Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds

Reading literary fiction improves empathy, study finds | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

New research shows works by writers such as Charles Dickens and Téa Obreht sharpen our ability to understand others' emotions.

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There is research to show reading is essential for developing empathy and understanding others' stories.

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What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’?

What Do Schools Risk By Going ‘Full Google’? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Google launches new tools for teachers and expands its brand among students. (RT @cagelessthink: What are the advantages and disadvantages of going 'full Google' in the classroom?

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Music plays the right notes in the brain: UC documentary : Monitor Online : University of Canberra

Music plays the right notes in the brain: UC documentary : Monitor Online : University of Canberra | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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Teachers deal with students' drug and alcohol abuse, report says

Teachers deal with students' drug and alcohol abuse, report says | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
The binge drinking and drug taking culture among high school students is having a detrimental impact on schools, a survey of principals found, with teachers spending significant amounts of classroom time dealing with the fallout of weekend parties.
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3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom

3 Shifts To Create A Climate Of Possibility In Your Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

In May of last year, Ken Robinson–he of “Is School Killing Creativity”/TED Talk legend status–gave a brief talk on the idea of contrast, specifically the difference between who we are and how we teach.

 

His general message was that we, as human beings, are wired for certain tendencies. Three of those most immediate to education, Robinson explains, are our diversity, curiosity, and creativity, calling children “natural learners.”

 

He contrasted these hallmarks of being human with the tone in which public education in the United States currently operates–a tone that promotes conformity, compliance, and standardization.


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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, August 23, 2014 11:22 PM

They recently explored purposeful learning in a series of four studies and put their intervention to the test against one of the banes of learning: boredom. Initial promising results suggest the psychology strategy could encourage pupils to plug away at homework or learning tasks that are challenging or tedious, yet necessary to getting an education that’ll help them reach their greater life goals.

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How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn

How a Bigger Purpose Can Motivate Students to Learn | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Psychologists are finding that when students are motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world they are more able to plug away at challenging or tedious tasks.
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Flow, intrinsic motivation, purpose - how can we encourage students by haloing with purposeful mindset?

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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N Kaspar's curator insight, September 2, 2014 12:33 PM

Intriguing idea.

Alina Dogaru's curator insight, December 19, 2014 4:42 AM

Forstå og komme i gang med kurator tjenester.

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How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Get Started With Visual Learning In The Classroom - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Humans thrive on visual stimuli, and interaction. We don’t want to hear about the latest tablet, or even read an article about it. We want to see it for ourselves. More than that, we want to experience it for ourselves. We want to press all the buttons, test out the apps, and personalize every feature. …
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10 time management tips for teachers

10 time management tips for teachers | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
As someone who worked in education for several years, I can tell you that one of my biggest obstacles was time — as in, there was never enough of it. But rather than turn my teaching job into a 24/7 endeavor, I learned to work smarter.

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Still have the same finite amount of time but the workload seems to be increasing? Some tips from a proponent of the work smarter, not harder school of thought.

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Deborah Welsh's curator insight, August 6, 2014 9:45 PM

Still have the same finite amount of time but the workload seems to be increasing? Some tips from a proponent of the work smarter, not harder school of thought.