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How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC

How To Be An Effective Content Curator: A Resources Guidemap from #DCurate MOOC | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Paula Silva's curator insight, March 3, 11:34 PM

A useful source for content curation.

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Curate and scoop it- this one shows you how to curate  effectively

Christoph Meier's curator insight, March 11, 9:38 AM
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Here's a valuable resource on content curation, "distilled" by the students of the DCurate MOOC lead Martin Couzins and Sam Burrough which organizes over 60 different articles, guides and tools on the topic.

 

This resources collection is presented in the form of a Pearltrees interactive map, organized into eight sections:

 

1. Why Do We Need Curators

 

2. What Is Digital Curation

 

3. Aggregation vs. Curation

 

4. It's All About Audience

 

5. How Do We Find Valuable Content

 

6. How Do You Decide What To Curate

 

7. Curation Tools

 

8. Contributions from participants

 

If you are new to content curation this is a good resource to bookmark and keep as a reference.

 

DCurate MOOC sign-up: http://www.curatr3.com/portfolio-item/how-to-be-an-effective-digital-curator/  ;


See also: http://sco.lt/99a09Z ;

 

 

Free to use.

 

Explore the guidemap: http://bit.ly/digitalcuratorguidemap ;

 

See also: https://gibbon.co/RobinGood/content-curation-guide ;

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The Role of Peer Assessment in a Maker Classroom

The Role of Peer Assessment in a Maker Classroom | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“ Peer assessment can be as effective as any done by an adult or teacher, and allows for deeper differentiation in the learning process for our students.”
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Not All Practice Makes Perfect: Nuances We Can Learn From Experts In Their Fields

Not All Practice Makes Perfect: Nuances We Can Learn From Experts In Their Fields | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“Do a little research and you'll discover that a big fat "if" has been placed out in front of the old adage "practice makes perfect." Practice makes perfe”
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Boys' learning strategies shared by education expert at Calgary forum - CBC.ca

Boys' learning strategies shared by education expert at Calgary forum - CBC.ca | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“Boys' learning strategies shared by education expert at Calgary forum CBC.ca Hundreds of parents gathered Thursday night at a Calgary school to hear strategies aimed at helping boys to learn.”
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From the article: “We need to be passionate learners, and I believe every child can be.” One of the simpler strategies Dixon shared is to use a timer when a boy has homework to do. That turns it into a game of beat-the-clock, triggering the boy’s competitive urge to get the work done faster, he said. “Males release testosterone when they set a goal and achieve it,” he said. “It’s not that complicated but it does respect his physiological need for accomplishment.”
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6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers -

6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about… (Reading: 6 alternatives to Bloom's taxonomy for teaching.”
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The article includes:"At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and flexible assessments forms, constantly improving our sense of what understanding looks like–during mobile learning, during project-based learning, and in a flipped classroom–can not only improve learning outcomes, but just might be the secret to providing personalized learning for every learner. This content begs the question: why does one need alternatives to the established and entrenched Bloom’s? Because Bloom’s isn’t meant to be the alpha and the omega of framing instruction, learning, and assessment. Benjamin Bloom’s taxonomy does a brilliant job of offering “verbs” in categories that impose a helpful cognitive framework for planning learning experiences, but it neglects important ideas, such as self-knowledge that UbD places at the pinnacle of understanding, or the idea of moving from incompetence to competence that the SOLO taxonomy offers. So with apologies to Bloom (whose work we covered recently), we have gathered five alternatives to his legendary, world-beating taxonomy, from the TeachThought Simple Taxonomy, to work from Marzano to Fink, to the crew at Understanding by Design." Great visuals.
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5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice

5 Ways to Give Your Students More Voice and Choice | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“The idea of co-constructing knowledge with students can be a scary thing for many of us teachers.”
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Less teacher talk and more student-centered learning makes for a happy, healthy, and productive learning environment. In what ways do you include student voice and student choice in your curriculum?
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7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback - Edudemic

7 Things To Remember About Classroom Feedback - Edudemic | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“Feedback is an inevitable part of teaching. Naturally, you’re in a position where you’re giving a whole lot of feedback, but you’re likely on the receiving end of feedback as well.”
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Feedback is an inevitable part of teaching. Naturally, you’re in a position where you’re giving a whole lot of feedback, but you’re likely on the receiving end of feedback as well. We’ve all been on the receiving end of feedback in various aspects of our lives, and I’m sure we’ve all experienced some feedback that was less than desirable – for a variety of reasons. Even if the feedback itself is inherently negative, the delivery and process of the feedback doesn’t have to be.
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Living Creatively Helps To Teach Creatively -- Jumpstart

Living Creatively Helps To Teach Creatively -- Jumpstart | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“By Stephanie Bartlett It's been over a year since I surprised myself and all who know me by publishing a book of poetry.”
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Be creative in yourself before expecting it of others. Fair game!
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Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers? - The Guardian (blog)

Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers? - The Guardian (blog) | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
The Guardian (blog)
Technology in education: if students aren't worried, why are teachers?
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As teachers, our role must change to one that enables, guides, personalises and embraces digital technology as a fundamental part of student learning. The most dangerous thing we can do to our students is to keep doing what our teachers and professors did to us:

• Remain centre stage in a face-to-face classroom.

• Ensure that every lesson goes according to our educational script.

• Focus upon what we want all students to cover during a scheduled lesson rather than what each student needs to learn, when they need to learn it.

• Keep overestimating our own importance in the teaching-learning dynamic and underestimating the potential of students to learn independently and collaboratively.

• Maintain our roles as mediators of content rather than developing our students' capacities as discriminating, self-regulated learners in an open-source world.

How do teachers adapt?

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The “development” curriculum: nine critical questions | After DevelopmentAfter Development

The “development” curriculum: nine critical questions | After DevelopmentAfter Development | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Teaching international development. Nine 'critical questions' for curriculum building: http://t.co/SgqoZ8Zk0O
HT @jrsmith73
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The “development” curriculum: nine critical questions - Are our ‘development’ curricula thematically diverse enough to lead students towards a balanced, diverse and open-minded appreciation of development processes? this article explores this question.

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5 TED Talks Teachers And Students Should Both Watch - Edudemic

5 TED Talks Teachers And Students Should Both Watch - Edudemic | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
These are some of our favorite TED Talks that we think both teachers and students alike will learn from and enjoy.
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From the site: Education is one of the most integral parts of our lives and something that tends to influence who we are, what we do and where we go in life. However, like everything in our fast changing world, it too is moving forward at an amazing pace and new research, technology and ideas are coming to the fore at an alarmingly fast rate.

We’ve looked through some of the most amazing talks on the web and have compiled a number of our favourite videos on education. These are the stunning ideas that are at the very cutting edge of learning and have the potential to change the way we are taught and learn forever.

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New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it

GreatThe reason why I am sharing this work here is because it provides a new way to think about Bloom's Taxonomy. In Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit, you will be offered with a variety of key words, action verbs, outcomes and questions  related to each of the thinking levels in the taxonomy. Here is the link of the original chart, try to zoom it in to make it legible.


Via Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.
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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s comment, March 29, 8:08 PM
My statement was pointing out that you have not come up with your own taxonomy, but as for Bloom et al. 1956, p. 4: "The idea for this classification system was formed at an informal meeting of college examiners attending the 1948 American Psychological Association Convention in Boston. At this meeting, interest was expressed in a theoretical framework which could be used to facilitate communication among examiners. Scaffolding process is an application of Vygotskian constructivism. The skill development that takes place at these higher orders of thinking synergizes well with a developing global focus on multi-literacies and multimodalities in learning and the emerging field of integrated disciplines. Bloom's taxonomy (and the revised taxonomy) continues to be a source for educational philosophy and for developing new teaching and learning strategies within a diverse global learning environment. As for empirical evidence, Bloom attempted to communicate a system, I agree that taxonomy in function has a limited structure and is not holistic as first conceived. Educational Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Psycholinguistics and even our own military has some related evidence with theoretical framework, but like Chompsky, how can you prove his theories with empirical evidence?
Phil Chappell's comment, March 30, 2:18 AM
Thanks Rob. You're correct.I have not come up with my own taxonomy, but I never intended to. Unfortunately we're no closer to empirical evidence then. I'm aware of the genesis of the work, and a group I'm in is puzzling over how it has been recontextualised to the teaching domain and become rather doctrinaire. I do hope, however, that it is a little more pedagogically valuable than Chomsky's work. It would be an interesting PhD study for someone so inclined - to chart a research agenda for Bloom's taxonomy as applied to education.
Karyn McGinley's curator insight, April 5, 4:07 PM

Thanks for sharing this.  Anything new that has to do with Bloom's has got to be good!

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking (5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy
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Be patient with yourself if you try these for the first time and find yourself running into challenges. Some are really easy, and some are a little harder. Don’t be too afraid to click stuff and see what happens. Sometimes you have to cast aside caution a bit and take a chance (and yes, sometimes that means you’ll get tripped up, but more often you’ll probably surprise yourself and figure it out!).

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
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12 Nuggets of 21st Century Learning | Edutopia

12 Nuggets of 21st Century Learning | Edutopia | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“ Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.”
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At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids - NPR

At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids - NPR | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“NPR At A New Orleans High School, Marching Band Is A Lifeline For Kids NPR Editor's Note: This is a story about a high school band. It is a story that demands to be heard, even more so than read. Please click on the audio player, above, to listen.”
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Music isn't just a part of the local culture; it's a lifeline for kids trying to survive poverty, crime and urban neglect. Across New Orleans, every afternoon, marching bands save lives. They keep kids off the street, give them a reason to come to school, and even get them into college — if they nail their auditions come winter and spring
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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | M-le...

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | M-le... | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth.”
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Great visuals for eLearning sucess.
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Tech Ed: Why don't more parents embrace technology? - The Sheboygan Press

Tech Ed: Why don't more parents embrace technology? - The Sheboygan Press | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“Tech Ed: Why don't more parents embrace technology? The Sheboygan Press It is no secret that we live in the technology age.”
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The article concludes:" But these reasons of reluctance to embrace technology do not outweigh older generations’ aptness to embrace technology. “I don’t feel like I’m behind because I have what I absolutely need,” Simpson-Gandy said. Nevertheless, the perception of technology as a necessity varies from person to person, not just between generations. In the end, whether or not to embrace technology or anything new is an individual choice. “Its important to push forward to experience and discover new things, which often happens through the use of technology,” Mancl said."
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Four Young Female Inventors and Innovators Make Disruptive Technology ... - Daily Beast

Four Young Female Inventors and Innovators Make Disruptive Technology ... - Daily Beast | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“Daily Beast Four Young Female Inventors and Innovators Make Disruptive Technology ...”
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Fantastic innovative thinkers.
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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching (RT @TeachThought: 4 Strategies For Teaching With Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century http://t.co/jGqmaKmvCZ #education)...”
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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? - | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
“Are You Teaching Content, Or Teaching Thought? by Terry Heick Thinking is troublesome. For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts...”
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Do students need teachers less in such a context, or more than ever? How should curriculum respond to a new world? Can we simply “update” things as we go, or is it time for rethinking of our collective practice? What would you want for your own children–a curriculum of content, or a curriculum of thought? And is it up to educators to decide? Where are parents and communities? Do they understand these shifts? Shouldn’t they? What’s at stake if they don’t?
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Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching"

Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching" | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
"Q & A teaching" is a practice that I was sometimes guilty of, and one that I've frequently seen throw off a lesson in many other teachers' classrooms.
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Avoiding the Trap of "Q & A Teaching" | Edutopia
1. Announce Your Intention
2. Raise the Stakes
3. Rehearse the Lesson
4. Watch the Clock
5. Watch Yourself Teach
More details are given on the link. A helpful read.

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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know) they can better adjust our teaching to meet them right at their level.
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Formative assessment is an important tool teachers can use to target students' learning needs. When teachers know what students know (or don't know) they can better adjust our teaching to meet them right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.

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A Rationale for Comics in Education

A Rationale for Comics in Education | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to comics and the broader tradition of visual narrative, it is incumbent upon educators to teach students about the genre and its history. If we talk to students about how poetry...
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From the website: When it comes to comics and the broader tradition of visual narrative, it is incumbent upon educators to teach students about the genre and its history. If we talk to students about how poetry developed from an oral tradition, or about the resurgence of the drama during the middle ages, we must also talk to them about how sequential art has evolved over time. We must treat the genre with the same degree of seriousness with which treat other genres, because not doing so would be to suggest that there is something nobler or far more worthy of our consideration in poetry or in drama than in visual narrative.

That, however, is rubbish. 

Great works of literature are great because they merit such distinction--not because they happen to be of one particular genre and not another. We don't look down our nose at War and Peace because it's a novel and not poetry. We don't think less of King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" because it's "only a letter."

Visual narrative is a genre worthy of study, both for ourselves and for our students. Comics in Education (www.comicsineducation.com) is dedicated to proving that.  

 

An interesting site to visit for teachers.

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How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | Edutopia

How Assessment Can Lead to Deeper Learning | Edutopia | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
Edutopia Bob Lenz explains the importance of engaging students directly in assessing their own progress.
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As students revise their portfolios, incorporating feedback from teachers and peers, they hone not only critical thinking and analysis skills, but also communication skills. As seniors, they must pass the "College Success Portfolio" defense in order to graduate, and many of them go through multiple revisions and attempts before successfully passing.

As another graduate describes it:

"Being put in a position to articulate a concept to an audience takes greater comprehension than just learning the idea for yourself. By talking about the project, I deepened my own knowledge of the math we were learning."

Talking about their own learning -- articulating it, reflecting on it, internalizing it -- engages students in the kind of assessment that continually reinforces skills, deepens knowledge, and prepares them for the future.

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The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher

The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher | Innovative Secondary Education | Scoop.it
The Shift From Surviving To Thriving As A Teacher (10 Strategies To Find Happiness In Teaching http://t.co/mV5msesV6X #education #teaching)
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Teaching can do weird things to you. It can give you purpose and sanctuary, or dissolve both right in front of your eyes.

It can energize and drain you.

Inspire and demoralize you.

Connect and isolate you.

It’s an awkward mix art and science–analytics and instinct–that parallels what doctors and architects do, only less socially credible, less funded, and far less spectacular.

And in this accountability era, our “performance” is fodder for reductionist newspaper headlines that report a teacher or school’s failures without ever turning a mirror on itself, as if society is here, and teachers and schools are over there.

The education of a child is the ultimate long-form study of society and its values.

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