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The Blog As a Narrative - Worms In the Fridge

The Blog As a Narrative - Worms In the Fridge | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Earlier this week I was Facebook chatting with my friend Kim about her blog. Kim was struggling with a direction for her blog. A lot of people struggle with the same thing. Sometimes the struggle comes from not knowing what to right about while other times it comes from having too many things to write …
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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog

Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community.
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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Metawriting | Scoop.it

What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we can extrapolate from what these promising technologies and predict how schools will adopt them in time to come.

 


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Boy Toy Casual Wear's curator insight, April 18, 10:09 AM

We live in a fascinating time if you really think about it. Nothing is impossible anymore. It's just a matter of time!

Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 18, 3:24 PM

We are seeing some of these technologies now in schools, but maybe higher education places/spaces will be the leaders with a flow on effect to the schools. Regardless, it is still important to prepare our students for this transition. 

Viljenka Savli's curator insight, Today, 1:53 AM

To whom the bell tolls? To the governments to finance the education in a proper way and to foresee the need to modernize the processes at schools and to teachers to embrace the new technologies and let them go with the flow and learn how to adapt and use IT for meaningful purposes. 

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What makes us wonder?

What makes us wonder? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
The name of this blog 'justwondering' is an attempt to capture the essential ingredient of true inquiry - wonder.  As a young teacher, I recall learning of Art Costa's 16 'Habits of Mind' and being...

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Fatima Formariz's curator insight, April 16, 7:54 PM

Some great thoughts on awakening wonder in students, necessary in order for student generate questions.

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Whole-Class Novels vs. Choice-Only Reading: Part One

Whole-Class Novels vs. Choice-Only Reading: Part One | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Teachers know that most adolescents lack motivation to read, both academically and recreationally, yet we can see how crucial it is for students to develop reading interest and stamina in order to ...

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How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning (EdSurge News)

How a District Ended Student Dropouts with Personalized Learning (EdSurge News) | Metawriting | Scoop.it

by Roger Cook

 

"Imagine, if you can, a school where students do not have specific teachers assigned to them, nor do teachers have specific students on their roster.

 

"Imagine a school where students come each day with a list of standards to work on and accomplish--right when they walk in the door. They can go to the teacher of their choice in order to accomplish the completion of these standards. Or, they can do them on their own in any setting they wish, as long as they maintain accomplishing the minimum amount of standards in a minimum amount of time. Some students, for example, may work individually in the media center not having to go to any classroom.

 

"And last but not least, imagine a district at large where the dropout rate is at zero percent.

 

"In this type of environment, students would come and go as they please, but would be required to prove the successful completion of work and pass assessments to demonstrate understanding.

Sound crazy? Not to educators in the Taylor County School District in Campbellsville, Kentucky. In fact, that is our district’s ten-year plan."


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Introducing Prism, Hot Literacy Tool for the Common Core ~ November Learning News

Introducing Prism, Hot Literacy Tool for the Common Core ~ November Learning News | Metawriting | Scoop.it

"The November Learning team is excited to share a hot new literacy tool, introduced to us by a brilliant teacher, Laura Robertson, from The St. Anne's Belfield Studio School in Virginia. This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way

 

 teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences." 


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Sample Student's curator insight, April 16, 3:11 PM

What a fantastic tool. Text analysis is really important and committing one-self safely to this analysis is often problematic. Prism has the potential to support equity, engagement and involvement in text analysis as a collaborative tool. Perhaps it could be coupled with an individual and private activity, followed by the Prism highlighting activity. The individual would then be able to compare their responses with those of others and re-examine their decisions. Beyond this though, it links really well with the "Why did you say that" thinking routine. As a collaborative followup, two ideas occur to me - the first is simply to ask individuals to explain their actions and reasoning. The second is for individuals to explain why others might have made decisions different to their own, followed by interaction between partners, enhancing the complexity of the thinking around certain points.

I really love this. And it is suitable for any age and type of text.

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Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories | MiddleWeb

Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories | MiddleWeb | Metawriting | Scoop.it

by Mike Fisher

 

"Too much close reading is boring, say these ELA experts. Invite students to read & write digital microstories. It's fun and they'll strengthen key CCSS skills."

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

Good strategies here along with excellent resources as well as samples demonstrating useful apps.

 

Thanks to Sarah Tantillo


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 18, 4:49 AM

Love this idea! Especially in the middle grades, short attention spans make it difficult to do longer pieces again and again. Poor readers are also helped by working with microstories. Even slow readers see the piece as "readable" and reading and writing it several times does improve their skills.

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5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code | Visual.ly

5 Reasons to Teach Kids to Code | Visual.ly | Metawriting | Scoop.it
This infographic provides a deeper look into why it's beneficial for kids to learn how to code.

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Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make "TechShops"?

Is It Time to Rebuild & Retool Public Libraries and Make "TechShops"? | Metawriting | Scoop.it
To me, public libraries — the availability of free education for all — represent the collective commitment of a community to their future. They symbolize what is most important, a commitment to edu...

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What We Really Need To Know About Ed Tech

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Those "5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech" posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks -- Tech isn't the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting. But for those who've heard and read it all before, here's a completely different take on that headline.

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Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 2:52 AM

It's all about the money!

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All of Shakespeare's Plays, Converted to 3-Panel Webcomics

All of Shakespeare's Plays, Converted to 3-Panel Webcomics | Metawriting | Scoop.it
And here we'd almost forgotten just how many of Shakespeare's plays end with stabbings.
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To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society

To Advance Education, We Must First Reimagine Society | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Why haven't education reform efforts amounted to much? Because they start with the wrong problem, says John Abbott, director of the 21st Century Learning Initiative. Overhauling the educational paradigm means replacing the metaphor — the concept of the world and its inhabitants as machine-like entities — that has shaped the education system, as well as many other aspects of our culture.

 

Creating “Collaborative Learning Communities”

“It is essential to view learning as a total community responsibility,” he says, and to expect no short cuts. Children need to be integrated, fully contributing members of the broader community, so they can feel useful and valued. (It is not just the children who need this, he adds; healthy communities also need children.)

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On a practical level, the most powerful lever for change, Abbott says, is people coming together to “rethink the role of community in the learning process,” agreeing how to divide up responsibilities among professional teachers and other community members, and then launching small pilot projects that are true to their new vision. These efforts will build on each other, he says, and large-scale change will follow.


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june holley's curator insight, April 7, 11:59 AM
Not just for people involved in education!
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 11, 10:32 AM

Educación y Sociedad

Bibiana Vargas's curator insight, April 13, 1:05 PM

Overschooled and undereducated.  Love the statement. Thinking of borrowing it soon.

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Read, Write, Reflect: Celebrate this Week - Podcasts

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Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog

Presentation Ideas | Haiku Deck Blog | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Inspiring case studies, tips, and presentation ideas to help you set your story free, from the Haiku Deck team and our creative community.
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The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online

The Top 100 Tools to Capture, Edit, Publish and Distribute Video Online | Metawriting | Scoop.it
The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.

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Vicki Mast's curator insight, April 18, 5:00 AM

Check out this great resource for online video tools.

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vgpascal's curator insight, Today, 1:50 AM

Un classement indispensable et  très pratique de la part de Robin Good. 

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | Metawriting | Scoop.it
For the last ten years, we've worked one-on-one with students from elementary school through graduate school. No matter their age, no matter the material, when you ask what they're struggling with, s

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Fatima Formariz's curator insight, April 16, 7:59 PM

How do we move students to view mistakes as valuable assessts rather than as evidence they are not smart?  Some good points.

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Professional Development: How Classroom Libraries Connect Us

Professional Development: How Classroom Libraries Connect Us | Metawriting | Scoop.it
“When face time is limited and testing demands are heavy, many teachers struggle to make meaningful connections with students. In this Michigan Reading Association break-out session, two high...

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Assignments Matter. Help Students Become Better Writers

Assignments Matter. Help Students Become Better Writers | Metawriting | Scoop.it
In this video, Eleanor Dougherty, author of the ASCD book Assignments Matter, tells how to help students become better writers.

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The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design

The One Skill You Need to Excel in Instructional Design | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Instructional design is a multi-faceted discipline, and – let’s face it – a lot is asked of instructional designers (IDs). We need to have adult learning theory and learning models at our fingertips, be data detectives, sharp interviewers, and writers who can weave a story, not to mention detail-oriented, process-oriented, organized pros. Yet the one essential skill for IDs in corporate training and Learning and Development (L&D) is rarely taught in schools.  

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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, April 14, 7:26 PM
The Most Important Aspect of the Instructional Design and Development Process - CONNECTION TO BUSINESS GOALS.
Sharrock's curator insight, April 15, 9:10 AM

I never thought of it this way. Curriculum as weaving a story.

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7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal

7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills -- THE Journal | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.
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Desire to Create

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Erica Holan's curator insight, April 11, 10:02 PM

Great Poster For Your Makerspace!

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A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education

A Handful of Great Apps for literacy Education | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, April 11, 12:07 PM

Great new apps many teachers may not be aware of that they can definitely be utilizing in their classrooms!

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Twitter Pedagogy in 140 Characters or Less | Digital Pedagogy | Jesse Stommel  

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Toward a common definition of "flipped learning" - Casting Out Nines - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Thinking Critically | Learning Commons | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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Thinking Critically | Learning Commons

Melf's curator insight, April 7, 3:34 AM

Unevirsity thinking explained. Its quite intresting how they think. Even if this information isn't true its still intresting. You may recognize some traits about yourself in the video