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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. 

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Information skills are not just about referencing. Many teachers believe students are more knowledgeable about searching than they actually are. In their desire to grab content, students often ignore credibility and  accuracy. 

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Library Staff's curator insight, April 8, 2014 12:44 AM

Information skills are not just about referencing. Many teachers believe students are more knowledgeable about searching than they actually are. In their desire to grab content, students often ignore credibility and  accuracy. 

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Sir Ken Robinson Discusses The Education Landscape at ASCD 2014 - EdTechReview

Sir Ken Robinson Discusses The Education Landscape at ASCD 2014 - EdTechReview | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Sir Ken Robinson, is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity and innovation in education and in business.

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A Comprehensive List of Educational Web Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Comprehensive List of Educational Web Resources for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Is Social Media Relevant? Take the Quiz

Before we talk social media, let's talk about the relevance of social media by taking a quiz. Which of the following is most likely to be true?



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The Difference Between Praise and Feedback

The Difference Between Praise and Feedback | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Parenting these days is patrolled by the language police. Sometimes it seems like the worst thing you could ever say to a kid is “Good job!” or the dreaded, “Good girl!” Widely popularized psychological research warns about the “inverse power of praise” and the importance of “unconditional parenting.” What are these researchers really getting at? Are the particular words we use to talk to our kids so important? And how do we convey positive feelings without negative consequences?
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What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials

What Do They Know? Dismissing a Viral Presumption About Millennials | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Considerable research has shown that there is large variation in Internet skills among today's millennials often related to their socioeconomic status....
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29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE

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Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest

Social media for schools: a guide to Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Using social media in schools doesn't have to be scary, says Matt Britland. Here, he shares his tips for managing school accounts and some examples good practice
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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Schools are slow to address digital literacy when they see it as content to cover, not an everyday component of teaching. Jen Carey shows how to change that.
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Building Positive School Morale: My Thoughts

Building Positive School Morale: My Thoughts | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
In times of great change and during stressful situations, it is easy for the morale of any organization to “take a dip”. This can be caused by multiple factors and influences, including those inter...
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Talk less and listen more…some excellent advice for being in schools in demanding times.

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Can Focus On ‘Grit’ Work In School Cultures That Reward Grades?

Can Focus On ‘Grit’ Work In School Cultures That Reward Grades? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Education circles are abuzz with a new concept: that resilience and persistence are just as important as intelligence to predicting student success and achievement. But can "grit" actually be taught?

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Amy Burns's curator insight, March 23, 2014 7:59 PM

Interesting perspectives shared.  Pulling students out of their comfort zones in order to challenge them; teaching students how to respond to frustration and even failure.  Life skills!

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It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb

It Sure Is Complicated: Teen Life in the Digital Age | MiddleWeb | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

As parent of two teenagers and as a teacher of pre-teens, I took away a lot of information from It’s Complicated. First and foremost is the idea that young people have less and less access to public spaces and time in which to socialize with friends and peers. The days of our moms and dads kicking us outdoors in the morning and saying, “Don’t come back until dinner time” are over.


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The danger of labelling students as digital natives, and other interesting observations about their online lives.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 2014 5:16 AM

A nice summary reading of danah boyd's research.

David Baker's curator insight, March 22, 2014 8:06 PM

The seven main ideas that are shared will make a great starting point for ongoing conversation about the role of technology, schools and students.  This will be especially important as we talk with parents about the role digital learning will have as a part of our 1:1.

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:02 AM

It's a completely new world, that strangely no one asked for.

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

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Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 2014 7:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:27 AM

By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 2014 2:57 PM

Important 21st century skills

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Watch "Why are so Many of our Teachers and Schools so Successful?: John Hattie at TEDxNorrkoping" Video at TEDxTalks

Watch "Why are so Many of our Teachers and Schools so Successful?: John Hattie at TEDxNorrkoping" Video at TEDxTalks | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Professor John Hattie, has been Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, Australia, ...
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5 Ways To Do EdTech On A Shoestring Budget - Edudemic

5 Ways To Do EdTech On A Shoestring Budget - Edudemic | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
If teachers ran the government, we wouldn’t have a national debt. Teachers are frugal. Very frugal. I’m not saying I reuse dental floss or anything, but the lengths I’ve gone to save money are amazing.  This is because the money I’m saving is often…mine. Still, sometimes a teacher has to spend. I buy tons of …
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How Are Students’ Roles Changing in the New Economy of Information?

How Are Students’ Roles Changing in the New Economy of Information? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Beyond increasing the amount of information that students can access, the new abundant economy of information has far greater implications. It represents both a shift in the way that future classrooms will operate as well as in the student behaviors that we will value and expect.
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The Cyberbullying Issue (And What Teachers Can Do To Help)

The Cyberbullying Issue (And What Teachers Can Do To Help) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
Cyberbullying poses a problem for students that teachers and parents often can’t help with – because they don’t always know.

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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 1, 2014 4:27 PM

Infographic provides some statistics about cyberbullying, along with some tips for both parents and educators.

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The Connected Educator's Hotspot: Learning With Your Mistakes - Linkis.com

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The happy secret to better work

The happy secret to better work | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.
(Filmed at TEDxBloomington.)
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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative

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Does Social Media Breed Learner Laziness?

Does Social Media Breed Learner Laziness? | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it

By Shelley Kinash and Jeffrey Brand. As new technologies grow in popularity, the associated cognitive and moral worries, concerns and questions intensify….Parents and teachers are concerned, asking…are people losing the ability to socialise offline?

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7 Ways Teaching Has Changed

7 Ways Teaching Has Changed | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
This Is The World Teachers Must Adapt To: 7 Ways Teaching Has Changed by Terry Heick Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge…
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8 Ways For Teachers To Save Time In The Classroom

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4 Ways Disorganization Affects Your Grades (And How To Fix It)

4 Ways Disorganization Affects Your Grades (And How To Fix It) | Learning space for teachers | Scoop.it
By Avianne Tan

It’s the middle of the school year, and let’s just say things are starting to get a little messy... literally. Slowly, the crisp clean notebooks, binders, and folders you started out with are turning into untidy heaps as...
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Some of us are not as organised as others. (Who knew?) There are some helpful hints here to keep you on top of paperwork and notes. 

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9 Steps To Scaffold Learning For Improved Understanding

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9 Steps To Scaffold Learning For Improved Understanding

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Sometimes what is obvious needs articulating. These 9 steps provide a good structure to encourage independent thinking.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, March 23, 2014 3:56 PM

Another great infographic from Mia MacMeekin, this time relating to scaffolding techniques.