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Making Math Meaningful with Virtual Math Manipulatives

Making Math Meaningful with Virtual Math Manipulatives | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Use the real world to teach without the mess of physical manipulatives. In brief, virtual math manipulatives are powerful tools for math teachers everywhere. On the whole, many teachers don’t understand how to use them. So, today, you’ll get a simple tour of virtual math manipulatives from expert David Wees.

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Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers

Here Is A Good Source of Interactive Games and Experiments for Science Teachers | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
The Lawrence Hall of Science is a great educational website from University of California, Berkeley. It provides a wide variety of resources to engage kids and students in learning science.  It also offers ‘a comprehensive set of programs to help increase the quality and quantity of great science learning that kids get both in and out of school.’ As a teacher, you can use The Lawrence Hall of Science to look for activities and experiments to enrich your lesson plans. Use the tabs on the top of the website to easily browse through the materials it has.

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maralma's curator insight, September 18, 8:56 AM
Awesome!
Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, September 23, 11:33 AM
Desarrollar modelos y programar simuladores así como usarlos de manera heurística es una buena forma de mediar la construcción de representaciones científicas y de aprender ciencias
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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, September 14, 3:18 PM
This is another excellent article from the folks at KQED/MindShift about framing and reflection with regards to maker activities. So many times I hear librarians wondering how to truly integrate a makerspace into curriculum and this article will give you some great tools to frame your own practice as well as provide a good starting point for that conversation with classroom teachers. You'll get a lot out of this one!
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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Below is a curated collection of some of the best YouTube channels created by teachers for teachers. This is a work we have published a few months ago and is meant to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access a plethora of educational video materials to use in their instruction. We have arranged these channels into the following categories: channels for science teachers, channels for math teachers, channels for chemistry and physics teachers, channels for learning English, channels for educational documentaries, and channels that provide intelligent content for students. Enjoy

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 24, 6:16 PM
I am an advocate of YouTube for its educational channels. Explore some and discover the many resources available.
Vikki Coleman's curator insight, August 3, 4:01 PM
This very short article, lists a large number of educational youtube channels that can assist new and old teachers in incorporating technology in the classroom.

It is my hope that others will read this as we all work to incorporate technology into our schools.
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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Lisa Jennings Weaver's curator insight, July 16, 3:21 PM

Games are always a great idea for students.  Take a look

Flores Marisol's curator insight, July 21, 8:56 AM
Love this!
Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 21, 9:35 AM
Team building is imperative in every classroom and a few of these 10 may work for you.
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Problem-Based Curriculum: Engineering Units From Boeing And Teaching Channel

Problem-Based Curriculum: Engineering Units From Boeing And Teaching Channel | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Bring science and innovation into your classroom with these problem based curriculums. Boeing and Tch have partnered to develop engineering units that combine science, math, and literacy standards.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 16, 12:34 PM
Wow!
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 16, 5:06 PM
These are excellent
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Top Project Based Learning Ideas and Lesson Plans You Will Find On the Web

Top Project Based Learning Ideas and Lesson Plans You Will Find On the Web | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Some of the best project based learning lesson plans you will find on web.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 30, 1:45 PM
Great ideas for lessons for all subject areas and all levels.
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The Modern Educator – part one

The Modern Educator – part one | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
As noted in some of my tweets recently I am undertaking some work with Independent Thinking on the Isle of Man this week. It’s a really exciting project.

My part of it is looking at what it takes to be a modern educator. I obviously have my points of view on this but to start off with I thought (in true ‘modern educator’ style) to my PLN and ask them…

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 8, 9:05 AM
Use as a self-assessment, reflection,  and for planning your personal improvement plan.
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Mathematical Thinking: No Pencils Allowed!!!

Mathematical Thinking: No Pencils Allowed!!! | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
This week I’d like to talk about a topic that has been a focus in my role as an Instructional Coach this past year – that of mathematical thinking, reasoning and proving. I supported teachers in my schools in these areas and it has been great to see students develop and demonstrate their mathematical thinking, aligned with learning goals and success criteria.

When students reason and prove in mathematics, they are explaining their thinking and providing the evidence in a systematic manner using a variety of representations.

Many times, it is difficult to understand what a student is showing in his/her work. Before I provide some suggestions, we need to understand what reasoning actually is; what is reasoning?

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Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Tinker and Invent

Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Tinker and Invent | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Fabulous picture books perfect for kids who like to tinker with tools and invent imaginative machines.
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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it

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Presentation Rubric: Is your presentation ready for an A+?

Presentation Rubric: Is your presentation ready for an A+? | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it

Most colleges and business schools use a Presentation Rubric to evaluate their students. Funny thing is, they’re not usually that open about sharing it with their students (as if that would do any harm!)

Well, we don’t believe in shutting down information. Quite the contrary: I think the best way to practice your speech is to know exactly what is being tested!


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Christophe Poupet's curator insight, August 30, 2015 12:24 PM
une grille d'évaluation intéressante sur nos présentations/diaporamas...
Slidebean's comment, August 31, 2015 5:20 PM
Thank you for sharing!
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 1, 2015 5:15 AM

Showing what we expect from them is PARAMOUNT!!!!

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10 Tips for Making Beautiful Slideshow Presentations

1. Know your goal | make each slide count 2. Plan it out | in some detail 3. Avoid templates | they have the uglies 4. Choose a color scheme | 4 colors, 1 acce…

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8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning - TeachThought

8 Reflective Questions To Help Any Student Think About Their Learning - TeachThought | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Why the brain actually benefits from reflection is a matter of neurology, but the extensive research is clear: Prediction, reflection, and metacognition are pillars for the thoughtful classroom. The questions below were created to be, as much as possible, useful with most students at most ages and grade levels with a little rewording.

Perhaps most crucially, by shifting their reflection from content to thought, students have the chance to put themselves back at the center of the learning process. When they reflect, students reimagine what happened in both 1st and 3rd person–as they were seen, and as they saw through their own eyes. How? A sample response for a 7th or 8th grader might be:

I guess I was most creative today when we were given a chance to create our own metaphors for the ways rain forests help the planet “breathe.” Why? Maybe because it forced me to think about something visually, which meant we could come up with our own answers! 

In reflecting, the student had to think both about their own feelings (when they felt something), and how they might be perceived (what others might consider ‘creative’).

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Helen Teague's curator insight, September 24, 8:14 AM
great scoop on the importance and power of reflection
Victor Ventura's curator insight, September 24, 8:55 AM
Prediction, Reflection, and Metacognition. We can make this a regular practice in any grade level classroom. These questions and others can provide the pathway.
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25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking -

25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking - | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
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The post 25 Of The Best Resources For Teaching Critical Thinking appeared first on TeachThought.
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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, July 27, 1:30 PM
This is a resource you'll want to bookmark for future reference. With all the talk about critical thinking as part of the 4 Cs and how important it is in the development of a well-rounded student, how often do we really apply the principals to instructional planning? Isn't it just a whole lot easier to assign cut-and-paste research projects? Isn't it more effective to use scripted lessons for instructional delivery so everyone gets the same message? Isn't it better for grading to come up with a worksheet or multiple-choice test to remove subjectivity from the grading process? Well, maybe for the adults in the building but I would say "no" for the students. It might take some convincing, though, so have these resources handy when you're planning with your classroom teachers or delivering PD to your school. BTW: I love the opening quote about what it means to "think critically." Maybe that's been the issue all along...
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How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust

How to Design a Classroom Built on Inquiry, Openness and Trust | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
It can be overwhelming, frightening and even discouraging to try and shift the culture of your classroom, especially when no one else around you seems to think

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Anna Hu 's curator insight, August 5, 9:57 PM
This has some practical strategies to get started
Barbara McCombs's curator insight, August 6, 8:57 AM
This is the beginning of true learning ...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 12, 1:09 AM

Some really useful tips.

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21st Century Learning & Teaching

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A Must See Visual Featuring The 5 Levels of Student Engagement ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life'

'It's time to ditch the traditional school curriculum and prepare young people for life' | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Our world is getting increasingly complex; so how do we know what is worth teaching and learning?

David Perkins, a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is interested in how to adapt our curriculums in an ever-changing world. He believes that what is conventionally taught in our schools is not designed to produce the kinds of community members we want and need.

Perkins believes that only by reimagining what we teach our children can we lead students down the road to a more prosperous life.

Here, in a piece that first appreared on the Global Search for Education website, Professor Perkins, whose latest book is Future Wise: Educating Our Children for a Changing World, discusses what is worth learning.                                                             

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, July 17, 12:45 AM

When I was first in the classroom as a student, this issue of teaching for living was being debated.  Its amazing that the topic is still being discussed and have made only a little progress in it. -Lon

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, August 16, 4:33 AM
David Perkins zou het boek van Kris Van den Branden eens moeten lezen. Hij zou veel herkennen.  
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Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning

Twenty Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
20 Tips for Managing Project-Based Learning

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 30, 1:43 PM
Complete list of classroom management tips for the project-based classroom from Edutopia.
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A Great Summer Reading List for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Summer Reading List for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Looking for some good titles to read this summer? The infographic below features a number of excellent books to consider. The overarching theme is personal development. All of these books have been features in previous posts here in EdTech and mLearning. For a comprehensive collection of books curated by teachers for teachers check out this section. Enjoy

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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
For many students, the words “math” and “fun” don’t seem to have much overlap. Math is often thought of as a dry subject – equations don’t get most people excited – but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in a number of different formats.

Students who find math boring  now may just need to be given a new way of looking at it. Naturally, the internet has come to the rescue with a wide range of math resources designed to help students see how math can be fun and useful.

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Mr. Jordan DHS math's curator insight, June 11, 2015 8:34 AM

Great place to find some good resources!

GwynethJones's curator insight, June 30, 4:26 PM

Share this with the Math peeps in your life!

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25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom

25 Real Ways Minecraft is Being Used in the Classroom | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
It’s hard to believe that just six years ago Minecraft was virtually unheard of. It was little more than a hobby project for creator and designer Markus Persson. Fast forward to 2016 and Minecraft has completely changed the way we perceive videogames.

Starting as a novelty in a handful of innovative classrooms, Minecraft is now a foundation of curriculums around the world. From math to art to geography and even quantum mechanics, Minecraft and imaginative educators are turning bland subjects into incredible immersive learning experiences.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 21, 8:01 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

Brisbane Grammar School Library's curator insight, June 23, 6:41 PM

Starting to make a difference! 

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The Value of Feedback Infographic

The Value of Feedback Infographic | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
Discover why every teacher should be giving feedback in our easy-to-read feedback infographic.

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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, November 15, 2015 5:41 PM

Great info. Students readily see the value of authentic and timely feedback.

gadgetsia636's curator insight, November 16, 2015 3:22 AM

gadgetsia juga memberikan infomasi tentang game horor Android terbaik lho!

Multimedia y Nuevas Tecnologias's curator insight, November 20, 2015 11:11 PM

El valor de la infografia, el porque utilizarlas.

 

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 28, 2015 1:32 PM

#Learning #Thinking #Education

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, November 29, 2015 6:30 PM

These team-building exercises can easily be done in English as a way to assess oral skills of students as well as critical thinking and problem solving with a group.

Philippe Guillaume's curator insight, November 30, 2015 6:36 AM

La panoplie des managers et des coachs pour apprendre à un collectif à travailler ensemble, et à forcer l'imagination collective. Bon panorama à tester !

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How to Create Presentation Templates the Right Way

How to Create Presentation Templates the Right Way | Curriculum connections | Scoop.it
There are some fundamental truths to making really awesome presentation templates, and I am going to guide you through them in five easy steps.

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Flaviu Fesnic's curator insight, August 6, 2015 3:00 AM

5 great tips from Presentation Panda for those who design their own presentation templates.

Muga's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:47 AM

5 great tips from Presentation Panda for those who design their own presentation templates.

Roger L. Gill's curator insight, August 30, 2015 7:49 AM

More great info on creating awesome presentations.