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Creative Commons Music for your classroom use

Creative Commons Music for your classroom use | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
Find the perfect music, liberally licensed, for your project or listening...

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How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom | Steve Spangler's Blog

How Teachers and Educators Can Use Pinterest as a Resource In and Out of the Classroom | Steve Spangler's Blog | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
Pinterest is the latest time-sucking social network to rise above the rest. If you are a visual person looking for recipes, home decorating tips, crafts for the kids or cool vacation spots, Pinterest is your network.

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
I am interested in this post and post on critical thinking. Is critical thinking a skill?  Can one teach critical thinking? Stephen has delivered the course on Critical Literacies MOOC in the past....

 

Robert H. Ennis, Author of The Cornell Critical Thinking Tests
“Critical thinking is reasonable, reflective thinking that is focused on deciding what to believe and do.”

 

Assuming that critical thinking is reasonable reflective thinking focused on deciding what to believe or do, a critical thinker:

 

1. Is open-minded and mindful of alternatives
2. Tries to be well-informed
3. Judges well the credibility of sources
4. Identifies conclusions, reasons, and assumptions
5. Judges well the quality of an argument, including the acceptability of its reasons, assumptions, and evidence
6. Can well develop and defend a reasonable position
7. Asks appropriate clarifying questions
8. Formulates plausible hypotheses; plans experiments well
9. Defines terms in a way appropriate for the context
10. Draws conclusions when warranted, but with caution
11. Integrates all items in this list when deciding what to believe or do

 

What are the principles of critical thinking?

 

- Knowledge is acquired only through thinking, reasoning, and questioning. Knowledge is based on facts.


- It is only from learning how to think that you learn what to think.


- Critical thinking is an organized and systematic process used to judge the effectiveness of an argument.


- Critical thinking is a search for meaning.


- Critical thinking is a skill that can be learned.


- Do the above principles hold true and won’t change from one domain to the next?

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://suifaijohnmak.wordpress.com/2012/09/16/critical-thinking-2/

 


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David Luigi FUSCHI's comment, April 9, 2013 3:21 AM
Are we sure that Critical Thinking is really appreciated as it should? In my personal experience critical thinker are often opposed if not hunted. Deciding to be a critical thinker may have a high price especially in certain context like industry or management. Definitely it brings better results and can easily foster innovation, but it is hated by man of power and yes-men. I pride myself of constantly trying to be a critical thinker and most of all to be critical of myself and my actions, but I have to say that this has taken me quite a toll in my life, yet I do not regret it. Sorry for stepping in, I do hope this two-penny thought could help in sparkle some discussion on how to foster critical thinking.
Ajo Monzó's comment, April 9, 2013 3:32 AM
Hello David, I agree with you, to be a critical thinker sometimes can be even dangerous, buttheyare the people who move the world...thanks a lot for your comment!
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#criticalthinking 

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English Vocabulary Word Games

Vocabulary is Fun! Just ask our visitors. Learn English with vocabulary word games. Vocabulary Lessons and practice for English speakers or ESL students.

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The Flipped Classroom

The Flipped Classroom | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

It is a model in which authentic, often hands-on, experiences and student interests drive the learning process, and the videos, as they are being proposed in the flipped classroom discourse, support the learning rather than being central or at the core of learning.


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Carlos Lizarraga Celaya's curator insight, July 3, 2013 1:20 PM

I see the power of engaging kids in science and technology through the practices of making and hands-on experiences, through tinkering and taking things apart. Schools seem to have forgotten that students learn best when they are engaged; in fact, the biggest problem in schools is boredom. Students sit passively, expected to absorb all the content that is thrown at them without much context. The context that’s missing is the real world.

Learning by doing was the distillation of the learning philosophy of John Dewey. He wrote: “The school must represent present life—life as real and vital to the child as that which he carries on in the home, in the neighborhood, or on the playground.”

 
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PresentationTube - record and share effective video presentations

PresentationTube - record and share effective video presentations | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
PresentationTube provides desktop presentation recorder and video sharing network to help instructors, students, virtual presenters, and business professionals record, upload and share quality, accessible, and interactive video presentations.

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How the internet works [Infographic]

How the internet works [Infographic] | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
The Internet is here to stay, it's always on and everywhere. Nowadays we take the internet for granted. But how does it actually work? This infographic shows the major steps involved in the operation of the Internet.

 

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http://www.sciencedump.com/content/how-internet-works-inforgraphic

 


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7 Keys to Being an Innovative Thinker and Learner

7 Keys to Being an Innovative Thinker and Learner | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
In case you haven’t noticed, “innovation” is all the rage these days. Indeed, it may have edged out “creativity,” though it’s a close call.

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A List of Great Free Math Websites for Teachers and Students

A List of Great Free Math Websites for Teachers and Students | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

This is the third post in a series of posts covering a wide spectrum of free resources on different subject areas. After reviewing Social Studies and Science resources , today we are providing you with a list of some of the best free Math websites where you can have access to a plethora of Math lesson plans, free printables, games, activities, video tutorials and many more.


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Two Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Learn - Modern Parents ...

Two Simple Strategies to Help Your Child Learn - Modern Parents ... | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
Like it or not, it's back-to-school time. Just as you prep your kids with new clothes and school supplies, now is also a good time to think about optimizing your home and routines for learning. Today Kim is sharing two tips for ...
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8 Back to School Apps for Science Teachers

8 Back to School Apps for Science Teachers | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
Science can be a struggle for many students, especially those who do not have logical/mathematical brains. Start off the school year by directing your students toward apps that will make science a little easier.

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Science Jim Shows

cience Jim is one of the most unique and entertaining science educators on the web. Check out the show for fun science news and an experiment to try at home.

If you enjoy what you see, be sure to check out Science Jim's upcoming webclasses!

And check out CurrClick.com for more Science Jim Shows!


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The 10 Countries Most Effectively Using The Internet

The 10 Countries Most Effectively Using The Internet | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
According to a recent study, not only does the US have a lower percentage of households with personal computers, but also offers slower bandwidth per user than countries such as Canada, Ireland, Sweden, Japan, and others.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/10-countries-effectively-internet/

 


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Andrea Zeitz's comment, October 7, 2012 1:33 AM
Thanks for this!
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WikiMindMap

WikiMindMap is a tool to browse easily and efficiently in Wiki content, inspired by the mindmap technique. Wiki pages in large public wiki's, such as wikipedia, have become rich and complex documents. Thus, it is not allways straight forward to find the information you are really looking for. This tool aims to support users to get a good structured and easy understandable overview of the topic you are looking for.


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How to Respond to Inappropriate Student Comments

How to Respond to Inappropriate Student Comments | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

How should teachers handle inappropriate comments from students?

 

In her post, Heitin shared the story of Heather Wolpert-Gawron who, after explaining she’d be off to celebrate a Jewish holiday, was asked by a student: “”So, if you’re Jewish, does that mean you’re going to hell?”

 

Wolpert-Gawron responded, ===> “So I thought about my goal as a teacher to ===> create independent learners and thinkers <===, and I responded the only way I could. I said, “I’ll let you decide that, Eduardo.” <===

 

He crossed his arms, nodded at me thoughtfully and … [w]e continued on our merry way” (qtd. in Heitin, L. 30 August, 2012).
The debate Heitin sparked was over how to handle such incidents. Did Wolpert-Gawron do the right thing, or should this have become a teachable moment? Should the student have been reported under the school’s disciplinary policies?

 

Read more, a MUST READ:

http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2012/09/14/how-to-respond-to-inappropriate-student-comments/?utm_source=dlvr.it&amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter

 


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Free Webinar - Practical ways to implement Differentiation - Sept. 20

Free Webinar - Practical ways to implement Differentiation - Sept. 20 | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

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Preceden - Make an amazing timeline in minutes

Preceden - Make an amazing timeline in minutes | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

Preceden makes it easy to build simple, powerful timelines.

 

5 Things You'll Love About Preceden

 

1 Preceden's user friendly design makes it easy to create timelines in minutes


2 You can organize your timelines into layers to keep similar events grouped together


3 You can keep your timelines private or share them with the click of a button


4 You can save your timeline as printable PDF files and embed your timeline on other websites


5 Teachers can share their Preceden account with their students for easy use in the classroom

 

Read more:

http://www.preceden.com/

 


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Mattias Davidsson's comment, August 30, 2012 5:38 AM
Quite expensive... for a very simple function.
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Create timeline fro social studies class

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Create your own map, build interactive maps, place photos, videos on a map

Create your own map, build interactive maps, place photos, videos on a map | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

Use ZeeMaps to create,
make, and publish interactive, customized maps.
Make a map of places you have visited, your customers, friends, or relatives.


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Study Guides and Strategies

Study Guides and Strategies | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
Twenty sections of 250 study guides and 100 exercises for learners, middle school through returning adult, in 39 languages.

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Blogush > A safe place to be yourself.

Blogush > A safe place to be yourself. | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

The blog of Paul Bogush, an 8th grade social studies teacher at Moran Middle School in Wallingford, CT.


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20 Classrooms From Around The World | Edudemic

20 Classrooms From Around The World | Edudemic | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it

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To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD,ADHD,and More: Susan Baum,Steven Owen: 9780936386973: Amazon.com: Books

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled: Strategies for Helping Bright Students with LD,ADHD,and More [Susan Baum,Steven Owen] on Amazon.com. *FREE* super saver shipping on qualifying offers.
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TypingWeb.com - The Web's Most Popular Typing Tutor

TypingWeb.com - The Web's Most Popular Typing Tutor | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
TypingWeb is a free online typing tutor & keyboarding tutorial for typists of all skill levels. TypingWeb also offers officially sanctioned typing and 10 Key certification.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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http://www.typingweb.com/

 


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Nervous System - By KidsBiology.com

Nervous System - By KidsBiology.com | Montross Middle School | Scoop.it
Learn about the basics of biology including cells and cell structure, with KidsBiology.com. Biology For Kids.

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