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Creativity Components

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Creativity is comprised of four factors. Just remember this equation: Creativity = Surprise + Originality + Beauty + Utility.
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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

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Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...

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What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway?

What does STEM look like in preschool and what is STEM anyway? | SMART TINKER | Scoop.it
When Rae Pica from Bam Radio wrote me and asked me to participate in this next radio show, I looked at the topic and immediately knew that I had no idea what the topic was even about.Read more...
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a very interesting read on #stem practices in #preschool

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http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-language-literacy/earlyliteracy2pagehandout.pdf

Zero to Three Handout on Early Literacy http://www.zerotothree.org/child-development/early-language-literacy/earlyliteracy2pagehandout.pdf

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early literacy does not mean early reading- a good reminder

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249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking

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249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking (249 Bloom's Taxonomy Verbs For Critical Thinking http://t.co/22LW417oCy via @teachthought)
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definitely a must have sheet for teachers

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Amazing Features of TED-Ed that Teachers Would Love to Know - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Amazing Features of TED-Ed that Teachers Would Love to Know - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | SMART TINKER | Scoop.it
Here are some amazing features TED-Ed that teachers should know and you would love.
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December FINE Newsletter: Innovative Approaches to Preparing and Training Educators for Family Engagement / FINE Newsletter Archive / FINE: Family Involvement Network of Educators / Family Involvem...

December FINE Newsletter: Innovative Approaches to Preparing and Training Educators for Family Engagement / FINE Newsletter Archive / FINE: Family Involvement Network of Educators / Family Involvem... | SMART TINKER | Scoop.it
In this issue of the FINE Newsletter, we highlight new and innovative approaches to professional development in the area of family engagement. We head into classrooms and scan the Web to look at ho...
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it cannot be stressed enough, #engagement is the key!

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy

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44 Prompts Merging Reflective Thinking With Bloom's Taxonomy (It's not enough to teach. Here's a good list of questions to ask that critical encourage thinking.
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I am so loving this list!

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Learn More About Your Smarts

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After watching the Comics on Multiple Intelligences, you probably wondered, so how else can I determine my Smarts? It was easy to figure out some aspects specially when it is most obvious but how do you think you fare on the other smarts? There are a couple of online tests (please don't think of these as standardized tests, these are very informal quizzes) that are available online on Multiple Intelligences, but I personally favor the Birmingham Grid for Learning (BGfL) Multiple Intelligence Quiz that is an interactive worksheet which produces a Multiple Intelligences wheel based upon Gardner's eight multiple intelligences.
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good resource from Birmingham Grid for Learning

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The Transformative Power Of Play And Its Link To Creativity

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In an interview with Dr. Randa Grob-Zakhary, CEO of the LEGO Foundation, which is endowed by the LEGO Group’s founding family, we discussed the founding and philosophy of the foundation, the latest scientific research around play, learning and...
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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning

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Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students' love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible,

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love number 1: learners at the center of what happens in the classroom!

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Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences | Mult...

Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences | Mult... | SMART TINKER | Scoop.it
“Edutopia revisits its 1997 interview with Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner about multiple intelligences and new forms of assessment. To figure out...” (Howard Gardner on Multiple Intelligences | Mult...
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we need more people into  M.I. specially on how we can use it in primary schools.

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6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking

6 Steps to Help Students Find Order in Their Thinking | SMART TINKER | Scoop.it
Like magic, the fish turn into birds and then back into fish. M.C. Escher's tessellations have a way of grabbing your attention and forcing your mind to make sense of the impossible figures on the pap
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Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (v3)

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The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (version 2) was updated from feedback and input from educators around the world.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 14, 2014 4:23 PM

The Stages of Personalized Learning Environments (PLE) needed to be updated again. Why? Because of the considerable feedback we received from participants in our 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse about our first and second versions of the chart. Some of the feedback was about consistency and flow across the stages. What worked in what stage? We definitely want to thank those that critiqued the stages for us and helped us with this version three that we hope will be the final version.-

 

See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2012/05/stages-of-personalized-learning.html#sthash.gERsoWH8.dpuf

Greg Alchin's curator insight, February 16, 2014 5:21 PM

The brilliant work of McClaskey and Bray continues to evolve. A must read and implement for all educators committed to empowering novice learners  to become expert learners.

PCGS_rEDUcation's curator insight, February 18, 2014 4:59 AM

Recurso muy interesante sobre las distintas etapas de Aprendizaje

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teaching children the phonemic code sequence or order for teaching letters and sounds

Article explains what order of presentation or sequence parents and teachers should use for teaching the phonemic code or letters and sounds to children and students in reading instruction, sequencing strategies
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I should emphasize that these strategies are intended for children who are developmentally ready to read.

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Time to Tinker

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The idea of school as a workshop for ‘tinkering’ isn’t new. John Dewey and others like Reggio Emilia, were early exponents of experiential learning and a great believer that schools should be an ex...
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love the mind map!

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Educating the World: 50 Resources to Help You Widen Your Impact - InformED

Educating the World: 50 Resources to Help You Widen Your Impact - InformED | SMART TINKER | Scoop.it
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very interesting list from informEd

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Mind In The Making

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The First Book Marketplace is an initiative of the award-winning nonprofit organization First Book. The Marketplace sells high quality children's books and educational materials at deeply discounted prices to community organizations serving children from low-income families. The Marketplace sells to approved organizations located in the United States.
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very interesting list of books on promoting executive function

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

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Using resources and tools like the ones below, educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School focus on honing critical thinking skills across all subjects.
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informative resources and downloads for teaching critical thinking

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How to raise a grounded, creative child

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Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Matt Damon's mother, is often asked why some young celebrities handle fame well and others go off the rails.
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hats off @Nancy Carlsson-Paige, we need more parents like you.

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Comics on Multiple Intelligences

Being a picture smart person, I love anything with graphics, visuals or pictures. That was why when I saw this Comics on Multiple Intelligences from Marek Bennett, I just had to share it in a way that will get others thinking about M.I.

For full details of the 6 page comics online and to get a printable pdf file, please check it out here.
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@Marek Bennett, thank you for letting me do this video with your comics on M.I.


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Gever Tulley teaches life lessons through tinkering - YouTube

http://www.ted.com Gever Tulley uses engaging photos and footage to demonstrate the valuable lessons kids learn at his Tinkering School. When given tools, ma... (#twitedu Tinkering School.
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love this idea! hopefully we can have Tinkering schools here as well!

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Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens

Critical Thinking: Educating Competent Citizens | SMART TINKER | Scoop.it

In working with students, critical thinking encourages and promotes:

  • Humility to accept criteria that is not their own.
  • Courage to defend their own criteria against others.
  • Responsibility to contrast and take into account the appropriate information.
  • Commitment to filtering out and separating valid from useless information.
  • Respect for the group and for the individual when the time comes for debate and contrasting ideas.

To educate an individual in critical thinking is to educate him or her to be capable of governing or controlling their own personal and professional life and to be able to find answers and solutions to problems. It is the road to forming critical and responsible citizens who are capable of confronting the challenges of the future.



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Andrrey Yatsenko's curator insight, February 4, 2014 9:12 AM

How  educate  an  individual  in  critical  thinking  for  student .

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 6, 2014 3:15 PM

Excelente reflexão sobre a importância do Pensamento Crítico para a educação de cidadãos competentes. O que ele implica e o que promove.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, February 22, 2014 8:45 PM

So many students simply want the answer...no thinking involved, the easy way. We are doing our youth a tremendous injustice not emphasizing both the metacognitive and critical thinking processes. They need to be able to explore a problem, then analyze, explain, and evaluate it in order to survive as adults.