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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

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Love this! 21st century learning isn't as much about technology as it is thinking .allowing choices and options like this not only allow students choices but the opportunity for deeper thinking.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 17, 2013 10:50 PM

What if instead of giving homework to our students we asked them to come up with ideas? This chart provides a variety of alternative ways to look at homework. The post describes this as "Rather than simply a list of alternatives to homework, it instead contextualizes the need for work at home (or, “homework”). It does this by taking typical classroom situations–the introduction of new material, demonstrating a procedure, etc.), and offering alternatives to traditional homework assignments."

Consider asking your students what they would suggest doing instead of homework. What might you be able to add to these suggestions?

 

Laura Jane's curator insight, December 16, 2013 12:17 AM

I stole this from Jamie, and couldn't agree more! What a great [and practical] resource to have as we go into the final semester of our internships. This chart is chock full of ideas for creating more authentic and less monotonous homework for students. It focuses on reinforcing, and not memorizing. 

 

These strategies could work for all grade levels, to different extents. This again addresses the quality vs quantity debate. One of my favorite examples is to reinforce a skill that has been taught. It suggests that, instead of asking students to solve 10 word probelms to prove that they know a skill, to have them work in groups to solve, model, and present one deeper thinking word probelm.

 

This allows students to work in harmony to formulate their ideas, and is a more productive approach to learning. Although some cognitive struggle is good, too much leads to frustration and defeat. Allowing students to work together helps them to actively participate in student-centered learning, and they can better understand what they've learned. I will definitely be printing this chart to put in my lesson planning binder.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Benefits of Using Backchannels In Your Classroom

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Benefits of Using Backchannels In Your Classroom | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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I just introduced the idea ofg backchannels at school as an idea for student feedback and /or discussion. I am interested more in the formative and alternative assessment option, but the ideas about continueing the conversation is pretty cool too! Great thing is you don't need email necessarily to invite students either.

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Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | MindShift

Eight Ways of Looking at Intelligence | MindShift | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
The science of learning can offer some surprising and useful perspectives on how we guide and educate young people.
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I can't read enough about the brain. so darn fascinating and important background to know as we educate our students and ourselves.

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner
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Great article. & visual to use for PD

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The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Characteristics of Teachers Who Use Technology Effectively ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 4 Ways to Provoke Change In Our Education System

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 4 Ways to Provoke Change In Our Education System | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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Some great reflections and ideas in response to sir  Ken Robinson's latest TEd talk. Could inspire some great ideas for the next school year.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 24, 2013 7:03 PM

OK. I agree with the concepts. What I wonder about is will the political mandarins and their bureaucratic minions allow civil disobedience? Innovation and real change occur on the fringes and not in the mainstream.

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Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills

Teaching Students Better Online Research Skills | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Many educators are explicitly teaching such skills as how to evaluate a website's credibility, how to use precise keywords, and how to better mine search engines.
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This article emphasis the importance of digital literacy as a skill that needs to be taught and modeled for students.

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Getting Ready for Scratch 2.0 Webinar | ScratchEd

Getting Ready for Scratch 2.0 Webinar | ScratchEd | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:00 AM

Link from a webinar about the new changes that resulted in Scratch 2.0

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Free Teaching Resources, Tools | Intel Education

Free Teaching Resources, Tools | Intel Education | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

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"Free Tools and Resources to Help Students Develop 21st Century Skills

Our online tools create active learning environments where students can engage in discussions, analyze information, pursue investigations, and solve problems. You’ll also find teaching resources, including lesson plans, assessment strategies, and technology-enriched project ideas for all K–12 subjects."


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Jim Lerman's curator insight, May 21, 2013 12:25 PM

Intel has just updated its popular Visual Ranking Tool for use on iOS and Android devices. Lots of good material here for higher order thinking.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:58 PM

Thanks for sharing Jim.

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The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift

The Future of Tablets in Education: Potential Vs. Reality of Consuming Media | MindShift | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
By Justin Reich The Someday/Monday dichotomy captures one of the core challenges in teacher professional development around education technology. One the one
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This is the first in the series of 4 articles about the steps to changing pedagogy and the portential that tablests have to be much more than just either a pencil or a tool of consumption.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 9, 2013 8:59 AM

It is not about the machine, but the pedagogy . This article discusses the way we as teachers need to adapt to get full benefits of learning for our students embracing the potential of all tablets can allow us to do.

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A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have List of Resources on Digital Citizenship for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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This is a good place to begin as we need to educate teachers, students and parents with the ubiquity of digital devices.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 4, 2013 12:30 PM

I am glad to see people are spending time suggesting digital citizenship and all issues related to it are important.

Francesca Beltrami's curator insight, May 21, 2013 4:26 PM

Educazione alla cittadinanza digitale, Netiquette, prevenzone del bullismo e del cyberbullismo, sicurezza in rete

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New: Free social writing platform for teachers and students | eSchool News

A free resource for social writing and online learning offers new tools for students and teachers who want to use safe social networking, group learning projects, and real-time formative assessments.
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 1, 2013 9:12 AM

This is an interesting option to use that will allow more of a "facebook" type assignment for students while being able to use a variety of tools to limit what can be done, all while keeping it pretty much " in house"

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Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Digital Citizenship Graphic for your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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I love that this is all verb oriented. The skills we want them to develop are really actions.

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 27, 2013 12:50 PM

Verbs! The wary it SHOULD be!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, May 5, 2013 7:48 PM
thanks!
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What Does 21st Century Learning Look Like in an Elementary School?

What Does 21st Century Learning Look Like in an Elementary School? | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
  via Cornerstone for Teachers That’s the question that was posed to me this week by the faculty at a wonderful school on Manhattan’s upper east side in preparation for some upcoming PD work. ...
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This article addresses an area that is a little more challenging when it comes to tech. Great ideas & examples are provided.

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How Apple Just Made Me Care Less About Technology - Edudemic

How Apple Just Made Me Care Less About Technology - Edudemic | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
All the updates today from Apple are exciting. But the exciting thing I just found was buried in the Apple website and got me thinking.
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It's just a tool ...says it all

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 11, 2013 10:54 AM

The perfect article at the perfect time with end of the year tech talks etc.

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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.

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43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf

43 Great Free Tools for Teachers From edshelf | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

A curated list of recommended free tools, websites & mobile apps for teachers, such as Google Docs, Prezi, Wordle, ClassDojo, TED, Quizlet, YouTube, etc.


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sarah's comment, May 29, 2013 3:32 AM
Ttrès intéressant. Merci, John Evans, pour parteger cet article avec nous.
Mer St.'s curator insight, June 7, 2013 8:12 PM

A lot of info here excelent!

sarah's curator insight, February 25, 2014 6:22 PM

Pour nos programmes

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Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift

Teaching Respect and Responsibility — Even to Digital Natives | MindShift | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
As with any behavior involving kids, mistakes will be made with online behavior -- and that’s a vital part of the learning process.
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This article quote, "A digital native does not necessarily mean a food digital citizen," helps explain the importance of an obligation to teach students ( and their parents) the bah avoids necessary to avoid developing bad habits.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 25, 2013 11:19 AM

We need to provide learning along these lines for adults and children alike.

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10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic

10 Creative Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
While there are hundreds of tools and devices available, we have found 10 creative ways to use Google tools and services to help improve learning.
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Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 24, 2013 1:19 PM

some great ideas and information about a number of the new apps and features that are avaialbe through Google as they get even more aggressive about pursuing the education market.

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The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator?

The Teacher of Tomorrow – What makes a 21st Century Educator? | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Technology makes the tools, but what are the general characteristics that make an effective educator a 21st century educator?

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Cathleen Nardi's curator insight, May 23, 2013 5:58 PM

The ability to adapt and the ability to encourage one's students to do the same.

Jane Sowter-Maranion's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:12 PM

Being a 21st Century educator is creating a learning environment that is social, collaborative and project based. Teachers, nor anyone else for that matter, will ever be able to keep up with all new technologies. The trick is to focus on digital technologies that facilitate student collaboration.

Michael MacNeil's comment, May 28, 2013 10:23 AM
What makes 21 st Century learning so interesting is the rapid rate of thechnological change. Who knows what new learning tools will arrive on the scene tomorrow.
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17 iPad Apps We Explored Using With High School Post-Graduates

17 iPad Apps We Explored Using With High School Post-Graduates | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
Last week I spent a day working with teachers at Bridgton Academy in Bridgton, Maine. Bridgton Academy is a private boarding school serving male students who have completed high school, but are spe...
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There are some grat recoomendations here for tools that allow students to organize and save their materials. In addition, these tools would be equally valuable for teachers. Great resource!

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10 startups that are shaping the future of education

10 startups that are shaping the future of education | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
These ten startups are making big waves in the education space.
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Things really are moving fast. Some very interesting options for online learning, creating your own textonline as well as learning about programming. The future begins now.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:42 PM

Will need a bit of exploring, but has good links and challenging questions. What does all this mean for education?

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Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology

Exactly What The Common Core Standards Say About Technology | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
What exactly do the Common Core standards say about technology?
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Interesting connections by subject area and a valuable list of verb descriptors as well.

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Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, May 9, 2013 7:37 AM

Great list of teacher takeaways.

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A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR

A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it

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I cannot tell you how many tech opportunites i have been to where they talk about the power of Dr. Puentedura's model.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 24, 2015 4:11 AM

SAMR devient aussi en francophonie un modèle bien accepté. Ca vaut la peine d'en tenir compte dans la construction de dispositifs.

Ada Torres's curator insight, June 1, 2015 7:15 AM

SAMR model in practice.

Sm_english's curator insight, June 13, 2015 1:47 AM

I cant even begin to describe how the concept of SAMR changed my teaching perspective. I was stuck at SA level. But now so many improvements in my teaching approaches. 

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Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About

Benefits of Teaching Kids To Code That No One Is Talking About | learning21andbeyond | Scoop.it
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Now that digital devices are becoming more ubiquitous, this is the new frontier we should consider for our students.

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