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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.


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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas

15 Questions To Help Students Respond To New Ideas | Literacy | Scoop.it

"It just might be that in a society where information is abundant, thinking habits are more important than knowledge. Somewhere beneath wisdom and above the “things” a student knows.

Laws of economics say that scarcity increases value. It’s no longer information that’s scarce, but rather meaningful response to that information. Thought.

And thought has a source–a complex set of processes, background knowledge, and schema that we can, as educators think of as cognitive habits. And if they’re habits, well, that means they’re probably something we can practice at, doesn’t it?"


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Thinking and questioning, the more the better. Engaging with new information and building curiosity.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 8, 10:09 PM

We want our students to demonstrate that they know how to think, to understand that they have the ability to ask questions and find answers, answers that may not be available through Google (esp. if we are asking them to research). In short, we want them to use metacognitive skills.

But how do we teach them these skils? The image above, from teachthought, provides 15 questions that may help students create the habits that students need to learn. Below are three of the questions. Click through to the post for the entire list, as well as some great discussion.

* Is this idea important to me? To others? Why or why not?

* Is there a “part” of this new idea I can take and “pivot”? Create something new and fresh?

* What real-world models–examples–relate to this that can help me understand this further?

Consider posting these questions in your classroom and using them when appropriate with students.

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Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection

Growth Mindset: Personal Accountability and Reflection | Literacy | Scoop.it
I am an adjunct faculty for several teacher education and educational technology programs.  I have been so for a few decades.  During that time I have noticed the changing nature of student behavio...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 13, 7:45 PM

Do you discuss growth mindset with your students? Do you also discuss what a fixed mindset is? In this post Jackie Gerstein provides her insights into these areas, and also talks about the grwoth of what she defines as a "toxic mindset" where a students might think:

  • Mediocre is often good enough for me as long as I get the work done.

We are fortunate that she has also provided a "Personal Accountability and Reflection" series of questions, which is shown in the infographic above, and also listed in the post. Below are two of the questions.

  • Did I work as hard as I could have?
  • Did I regulate my procrastination, distractions, and temptations in order to complete my work?

These are great questions to use with your students. How do you think  your students would answer them? Would they acknowledge how they are working accurately?

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 14, 1:41 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

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Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

edX recently commissioned a study of nearly 1,000 videos, segmenting them out by by video type and production style, and discovered this among their other findings:

Shorter videos are more engaging. Engagement drops after 6 minutes.Videos with a more personal feeling are more effective than high-fidelity studio recordings.
Videos in which the instructor speaks quickly and with high enthusiasm are more engaging.Khan-style tablet drawings are more engaging than power point slides.


Via Dennis T OConnor
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Perfect detail for our new adventure.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 3, 2:30 AM

Research: How Video Production Affects Student Engagement

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, September 4, 4:23 PM

An interesting study from the EdX people on using videos in an online course. 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 6, 12:49 AM

Good to know.

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6 Ways Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading

6 Ways Teachers Kill the Joy of Reading | Literacy | Scoop.it
Blog post at Brilliant or Insane :

There was a time when I was a bad teacher. It's okay; I can say it, because, fortunately, I learned how to be better. As an English lang[..]
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Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading - Edutopia

Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading - Edutopia | Literacy | Scoop.it
“Motivate reluctant readers by engaging them with the three critical elements of healthy child and youth development: connection, contribution, and competence.”
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Expressing Evaluation through Nominalisation - a Powtoon

Expressing Evaluation through Nominalisation - a Powtoon | Literacy | Scoop.it
I have been on a bit of a blogging hiatus this month - but for good reason! I am frantically getting work completed early in preparation for a 17 day study trip to Italy with fourteen of our wonder...
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What is nominalisation? Patterns in nominalisation.

Jenny Mee demonstrating the delivery of the concept of nominalisation to Year 10 students. August 2013. Part 1 Patterns.
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creating multimodal texts

creating multimodal texts | Literacy | Scoop.it
literacy, media and technology resources for teachers

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The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more

The Literacy Shed - Resources for Literacy Teachers - Films, Animation and more | Literacy | Scoop.it
A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Marietta Nilles McCullough
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Michael Stapleton's curator insight, February 18, 2013 11:44 AM

A website for teachers filled with ideas for literacy teaching using visual resources such as film, animation, photographs and picture books.

Katharina Kulle's comment, February 19, 2013 4:22 AM
Wow!
Jodi Lynn's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:13 PM

This is great for k-12 teachers!

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Literacy-Rich Environments | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Literacy-Rich Environments | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Literacy | Scoop.it
The literacy-rich environment emphasizes the importance of speaking, reading, and writing in the learning of all students.

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The Growth Mindset: The Important Concept NOT Taught Under the Common Core

The Growth Mindset: The Important Concept NOT Taught Under the Common Core | Literacy | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 15, 9:36 PM

Who knew that the Growth Mindset is just one component of the Academic Mindsets? (My answer would be "not me.") Having stumbled on this post from mimio I knew I had to share it. Learn about three other mindsets that our students need to be aware of:

* Self-Efficacy

* Sense of Belonging

* Relevance

Are these mindsets you use in our classroom? How might you incorporate them? What will your students think about them? 

Click through to read more.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 16, 10:23 PM

Thx Beth Dichter!

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Shared writing

This presentation talks about 'shared writing' as a tool to teach writing in the class.
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Presentation Design Secrets

Check out the Compilation of proven tips, techniques, and best practices that can help you create Killer Presentations.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, August 18, 3:03 PM

12 proven tips for making better presentations. The slideshow is suitable for watching and discussing with students.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, August 19, 12:16 AM

i love this clear, clean presentation, especially the slide about colours.

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'Read, Write, Lead': An Interview With Regie Routman - Classroom ...

'Read, Write, Lead': An Interview With Regie Routman - Classroom ... | Literacy | Scoop.it
“ For today's author interview, Regie Routman has offered to answer a few questions about her book: Read, Write, Lead: Breakthrough Strategies For Schoolwide Literacy Success. ...”
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6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives - The Whiteboard Blog

6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives - The Whiteboard Blog | Literacy | Scoop.it
Here's are several creative tools that you might want to use to display your learning objectives in a more exciting and engaging way than normal.

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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 9, 2013 4:20 PM

Use this to liven up 3002 Resource management and other topics.

Phil Havlik's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:22 PM

If you have to add a slide that shows the objectives, might as well have fun with it!

Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:56 PM

Use to improve visuals.

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Nominalisation comparing two written Passages

Comparing two written passages demonstrating how nominalisation improves the written standard.
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Are you Trans-Literate?-Education Closet

Are you Trans-Literate?-Education Closet | Literacy | Scoop.it

If you explore the Common Core Standards in great detail, you’ll find some easy ways to begin this kind of high-level integration.  One of the ways that I find extremely helpful is through Common Vocabulary.  Each grade and area of Common Core has specific vocabulary that would show up on word walls, in texts and resources that also can apply in the arts classrooms – either with the same meaning or with a different intention.  This can be an easy way to begin thinking about integration, and it also is helpful to students as they see these critical terms being used in multiple settings throughout the school.


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Top 10 Characteristics Of Effective Vocabulary Instruction

Top 10 Characteristics Of Effective Vocabulary Instruction | Literacy | Scoop.it

The teaching of vocabulary has changed over the years. This infographic provides ten suggestions on how to effectively teach vocabulary as well as links to four templates and tools that you might also want to use (and all are available at no cost!). The templates and tools are:

* Top Tips for Word Walls

* Concept Circles

* Marzano's 6-Step Vocabulary Process
* Alphaboxes Graphic Organizer

A great resource that works across many grade levels.


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