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Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order

Hattie's Index Of Teaching & Learning Strategies: 39 Effect Sizes In Ascending Order | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
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Christine Peterson's curator insight, February 27, 11:14 AM

Some wise cautionary words to be read alongside the effect size table

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Flipped Learning - the Definition - FlippedLearning.org

Flipped Learning - the Definition - FlippedLearning.org | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

Flipped Learning

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It's not just doing a screencast for your class. It's much more!

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10 Great iPad Apps I use As A PhD Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great iPad Apps I use As A PhD Student ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"When I first bought my iPad a couple of years ago, I never surmised that I would be using it for anything else other than reading PDFs and  eBooks my Kindle App. Now that I am  doing my PhD studies I can not conceive of my life without it. Besides doing most of my readings on it, I also use it for a wide variety of scholarly purposes from taking notes, creating mind maps, storing and sharing files on the cloud, to scanning and turning images into PDFs. Here are 10 of the apps I use almost on a daily basis and that help me with my PhD studies :"

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STEM vs STEAM: A Look At Half-Brain Teaching - Edudemic

STEM vs STEAM: A Look At Half-Brain Teaching - Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Science, Technology, Engineering, Math. Teach coding, get girls interested in all of these subjects. However you slice it, there’s a lot of focus on the logical and analytical brain functions these days. Many schools are cutting the ‘extras’ like art and music. While I firmly believe that students need to be well rounded and really need subjects like those to be considered more than ‘extra’, and while there are many people fighting to keep these programs in schools, you can’t deny that the international economy and jobs outlook is demanding more focus on STEM. But does that mean we should drop all focus on the other stuff?


The handy infographic below takes a look at why focusing on the skills of half our brain is not enough. It explores the functions of all parts of the brain (however simplified) and gives some insight into how the creative skills can help you a lot."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Climate Kids - Online and Hands-on Activities for Learning About Climate Change

Free Technology for Teachers: Climate Kids - Online and Hands-on Activities for Learning About Climate Change | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Climate Kids is NASA's climate change website for kids. On Climate Kids you will find a nice selection of online games and hands-on activities for students. Some of the topics that the Climate Kids online games address include recycling, renewable energy, and climate history."

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Thursday Keynote - BLC14

This is "Thursday Keynote - BLC14" by November Learning featuring Shannon Miller, Darren Kuropatwa,  Sarah Wilkie and Shilpa Yarlagadda. 

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The First Secret of Developing a Leader - Leadership Freak

The First Secret of Developing a Leader - Leadership Freak | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"I stood and embraced Jack when he walked into the coffee shop where I was meeting with a young leader. Jack’s in his 80’s and an elder statesman in the community where I live.


He looked at the young man, then back at me, and asked, “Is he a good student?” Jack’s question made me a little uncomfortable. I wasn’t sure why.

 

I said, “Yes, he’s a great student,” and left it at that.

 

On the way home, about an hour later,  it hit me.

 

Josh wasn’t the student. I was."

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Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain - Mind/Shift

Unpacking the Science: How Playing Music Changes the Learning Brain - Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Researchers in the fairly new field of music neuroscience are finding that kids who learn to play a musical instrument also develop important skills related to literacy, math and mental focus.
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Anita Vance's curator insight, July 25, 5:42 AM

Here's a research-based a cue to keep those musical interims in your lessons when possible.

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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take …
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Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten - Mind/Shift

Let ‘Em Out! The Many Benefits of Outdoor Play In Kindergarten - Mind/Shift | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"For the typical American kindergartner, unstructured free play during the school day consists of 20 to 30 minutes of recess, and perhaps some time at indoor “stations” — perhaps creating with building blocks, costumes, or musical instruments. But what if there was more? What if the answer to “what did you do in school today?” was, “I climbed a tree, played in the mud, built a fire”?

 

That is exactly the kind of learning going on in the Swiss Waldkindergartens, or forest kindergartens, where children ages four to seven spend all of their school days playing outdoors, no matter the weather. With no explicit math or literacy taught until first grade, the Swiss have no set goals for kindergartners beyond a few measurements, like using scissors and writing one’s own name. They instead have chosen to focus on the social interaction and emotional well-being found in free play."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 4:00 PM

The kindergarten model is too quickly dispensed of and might work well in the learning of older students and adults.

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math? - NYTimes

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? - NYTimes | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting. The big take home: Start small. Flip one lesson to start. Learn from what you’ve done, and go from there if you want to (or need to) keep trying. Once you’ve got the basics, there are so many resources you can draw from to refine the flipped classroom experience and add and modulate the nuances of this type of learning experience."

 

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Student Passion and TEDx Talks - Edutopia

Student Passion and TEDx Talks - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Culminating a year of students pursuing their passions through 20 Time, one teacher organized a TEDx event to let them share those passions with the world.
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27 Awesome Straight-Talk Quotes About Teaching - BUZZFEED

27 Awesome Straight-Talk Quotes About Teaching - BUZZFEED | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"No question, teaching is one of the toughest and most satisfying gigs around. We’ve gathered 27 of our favorite quotes on the high wire act that is being a teacher. Save them for that day when it’s raining papers to grade and IEP forms and you need a little inspiration."

 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 22, 4:49 PM

These are very good.

Jose Javier Aizpuru's curator insight, July 24, 2:30 AM

I think the best way to learn some thing it's listening stories. I'm 65 years old, retired and started learning English three years ago and listening stories help me a lot of.        Jose Javier Aizpuru 

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Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Excellent Web Tools to Create Story Maps in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"The two web tools I m sharing with you today are ideal for creating and sharing mapped stories. Students can use them in class to organize, narrate and present information through the means of geography. Both of these tools are easy to use and are also student friendly. Have a look and share with your students."

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11 Great Apps to Enhance Your Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Great Apps to Enhance Your Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Evernote is a powerful note taking web tool and mobile app. It is definitely an elemental component of teachers workflow. I have been using it for a few years now and I just can't live without it now.Evernote enables you to take notes in both text and audio format. Your notes can also include images,videos and even files. Evernote is available across different devices so that everything you do with Evernote on your computer can be automatically synced to your Evernote account on your phone or tablet.

With the growing popularity and widespread of Evernote, there appeared a wide variety of applications that can enhance your productivity and expand your Evernote experience. Here are some of these applications as recommended by Evernote app centre:"

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Build an awesome class website with Google Apps - ISTE

Build an awesome class website with Google Apps - ISTE | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
Get parents involved in your classroom – and in their kids’ education – by putting all the information they’ll need on a class website. No web design skills or budget? No problem. Google Apps make the process easy and free.
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9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads - Te@chThought

9 Roles For The Teacher That Leads - Te@chThought | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Jackie Gerstein’s User Generated Education is a favorite of ours, with her ideas on self-directed learning, connectivity, experiential learning, and other strands of progressive teaching and learning very much in aligned with our own thoughts on what a modern learning experience should look like.

 

At the core of Gerstein’s thinking is the idea of making–hands on creation of compelling stuff that reflects what’s important to students. She has recently released a new book on this idea, The Educator as a Maker Educator. Among the ideas offered up in the book is exactly what you might expect from the title–reenvisioning the role of the teacher, this time as a “maker educator.”"

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27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom - Te@chThought

27 Ways To Promote Intrinsic Motivation In The Classroom - Te@chThought | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"We’ve talked about the definition of intrinsic motivation in the past. We’ve also talked about some basic ways to improve student motivation.

 

This time, it’s Mia MacMeekin‘s turn to speak to you about the same, but through gridded, blocked, and easy to read infographics. The graphic starts with a definition for both intrinsic motivation and extrinsic motivation, then offers 27 verbs that can help promote that magic stuff that is characterized by curiosity, effort, engagement, and academic success.

 

Some were a little iffy–”praise” and “milestones” seemed a little closer to extrinsic motivation. But the vast majority are useful to consider as you design units, lessons, and activities this school year."

 

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 24, 10:42 AM

Will be considering these in some of the lessons we teach.

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30 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About - Distractify

30 Genius Google Tips And Tricks That Most People Don't Know About - Distractify | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Everyone uses Google for random queries, but it's way more powerful than a traditional search engine. Check out these Google tips and tricks that'll change the way you look for stuff online for good."

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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 24, 4:25 AM

Always a good idea to know some shortcuts :)

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What does inquiry learning look like? - What Ed Said

What does inquiry learning look like? - What Ed Said | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"There’s only one thing I found jarring in their feedback and it relates to my beliefs about inquiry learning. They noted that neither students nor teachers seem able to identify what particular inquiry cycles we follow. They said the children to whom they spoke didn’t seem to be aware of the specific ‘stages’ of inquiry and that most teachers couldn’t articulate how an inquiry cycle directs our planning.

 

To be honest, I’m glad."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 3:49 PM

All learning, including inquiry based, should be messy and not adhere slavishly to a premeditated plan. Teachers and students should be thinking on their feet (meditating in other words) as they work together.

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19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response - Te@chThought

19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response - Te@chThought | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"Though I’m not in the classroom this year, I teach English (literature, writing, digital media, etc.)

 

I was recently going through an old folder of reading reflection prompts and forms, and found a reading log that I called a “Self-Guided Reading Response Log” (whatever that means). It’s a few years old, but I remember using it first as a way for students to get “points” in a reading program we were doing at the time.

 

I thought it might be useful to share for the student-centered approach it takes, and its usefulness across content areas (depending on what you want them to analyze). It’s primarily about the craft of writing and elements of style, but 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, and several others would work after reading almost anything.

 

And you are reading and writing in your non-ELA classroom, yes?"

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: FluencyTutor for Google - Students Listen and Practice Reading Aloud

Free Technology for Teachers: FluencyTutor for Google - Students Listen and Practice Reading Aloud | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"FluencyTutor for Google is a new offering from Texthelp. FluencyTutor for Google is a Chrome web app (works on Chromebook, PC, Mac) that allows teachers to share selected reading passages with their students. Students can hear the passages read aloud. The text being read aloud is highlighted to help students follow along with the reading."

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Julia Echeverría's curator insight, July 24, 6:01 AM

Este artículo es realmente interesante.

Lo que los maestros quieren más que las nuevas tecnologías? Oportunidades PD Para aprender a usarlos con eficacia. Y me pregunto porqué no se forma a los formadores.

Paul's curator insight, July 24, 1:03 PM

Teachers need the time to try out new devices - this is essential for adoption of new technology in the school

Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 9:50 AM

Sure!

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4 Tips for Flipped Learning - Edutopia

4 Tips for Flipped Learning - Edutopia | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it
The core of a successful flipped learning program is customized, watchable, functional video. Here are four tips for creating and integrating high-quality video content.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Create Accounts on TodaysMeet and Close Rooms Early

Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Create Accounts on TodaysMeet and Close Rooms Early | Professional Learning for Busy Educators | Scoop.it

"TodaysMeet is a backchannel tool that I have promoted for years. Recently, I discovered that you can now create an account on TodaysMeet. By creating an account on TodaysMeet you can manage multiple rooms from one screen. You can now require people to sign-in with verified Google Accounts before they post in your TodaysMeet room. Perhaps the best benefit of creating a TodaysMeet account is that doing so allows you to close your rooms before their planned expiration dates."

 

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