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The Biggest Online Learning Trends Of The Year

The Biggest Online Learning Trends Of The Year | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
There are a host of online learning trends that have popped up over the year. Here's a detailed look at each of them.
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What's Your Memory Style? 5 Ways to Accommodate the Way Your Brain Works - InformED

What's Your Memory Style? 5 Ways to Accommodate the Way Your Brain Works - InformED | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Not all memory is created equal. While some of us have detailed, context-dependent accounts of when and where we learned something, others seem to have a reserve of facts in their brain that they can pull from, independent of the original context in which they learned the information. Why does memory differ from person to... Read More
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Interesting new brain info on how different people store memories (semantically with just the facts or episodically with all of the detail of when you learned it) and how to teach to both. Stories, KWL but with who what & where they learned it, repetition of important facts, write stories instead of essays, organize info in differing ways..Novel is remembered!
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8 Ways to Differentiate a Worksheet

8 Ways to Differentiate a Worksheet | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Eight ways to differentiate worksheets in your classroom. The last one has been a life saver, and is very empowering for the students!
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Thx to Alyssa of Teaching in the Fast Lane: Differentiate by highlighter! 8 great strategies to meet student needs, individually (Even/Odd, Fold in half, Select items,Create a Challenge) or cooperatively (Sage & Scribe, Extension Question or Create an Extension question, Become the Expert).)
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The benefits of creating a website for your classroom

The benefits of creating a website for your classroom | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
If creating a classroom website remains at the low end of your priority list, it’s understandable. Maybe you have been thinking about building one for a long time, but who has the time? Unfortunately, classroom websites take the backseat far too often. Either the website is too complicated to update on a regular basis and ends up being neglected, or perhaps you’re underwhelmed by the district issued site. Maybe it’s just a little too boring and not an accurate or interesting reflection of you, as a teacher. Before you brush off the idea of creating a website, take a brief moment to consider how it can benefit you, your students, and your class as a whole.

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Thx Edmorfosis.it I do tend to put this idea back onto the shelf every year.
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Yeison Ossa Trejos's curator insight, September 9, 5:21 PM
As teachers, it can be a bit difficult to deal with the unlimited number of technological tools and resources that come up everyday. However, if we spend time selecting and learning how to use those that we consider can best fit our educational needs, it will certainly pay off. Among the hundreds or even thousands of digital tools available for teachers on the web, a website may be of great help. Creating your own site may have benefits your students, their parents and for yourself. Personally, I believe that a 21st century teacher must be skillful enough to handle technology and to integrate it into his professional field so that both learning and teaching processes can be successfully addressed in a ever-growing digital era. 
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3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner | #EffectiveLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU

3 Ways to Become a More Effective Learner | #EffectiveLEARNing #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it

We may graduate from school, but we never stop learning. New jobs, new roles, new relationships: all require the acquisition of new knowledge. To stop learning is to stop improving.


Despite its importance, so many of us develop bad habits and faulty techniques that undermine our ability learn effectively, says Nate Kornell, an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Williams College who studies learning strategies.

Below, Kornell outlines three fundamental principles to learn by. 

 

1. Embrace discomfort

2. Stop cramming

3. Make connections

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Effective+Learning

 


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Thx Gust Mees! 3 Common mistakes we all make in Learning. My students often get caught at #1, Embrace discomfort, because they do not appreciate the key fact that "Effective Learning feels difficult". Cramming (#2) has never worked to help us retain learning; we must space and layer our practice. Finally, connect the learning to our lives and current knowledge.
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We may graduate from school, but we never stop learning. New jobs, new roles, new relationships: all require the acquisition of new knowledge. To stop learning is to stop improving.


Despite its importance, so many of us develop bad habits and faulty techniques that undermine our ability learn effectively, says Nate Kornell, an associate professor of cognitive psychology at Williams College who studies learning strategies.

Below, Kornell outlines three fundamental principles to learn by. 

 

1. Embrace discomfort

2. Stop cramming

3. Make connections

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Effective+Learning

 

ringacrux's comment, August 27, 1:12 AM
Remarkable...!!
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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers
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Great reference and new visual ways to think about planning for teaching & learning
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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom
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Yes! I have always struggled with hard and fast grading systems. Turns out, I was making room for failure. The rationale is articulated nicely here.
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12 Rules Of Great Teaching -

12 Rules Of Great Teaching - | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it

"Recently, I’ve been thinking of the universal truths in teaching. Students should be first. Don’t always start planning with a standard. Questions matter more than answers."


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LibrarianLand's curator insight, May 15, 2015 9:07 AM

Speaking as someone new to teaching, there's an awful lot to consider. In a nutshell, be knowledgeable about your subject, be flexible, be up on technology, learning styles, and put students first.

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Thx Beth Dichter

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:52 AM

If you were to put together 12 rules that make a teacher a great teacher what would they include? Sit back and think about that, and then look at this post by Terry Heick, where he shares the rules he has come up with as well as the reasons for the rule. A few are listed above, and three more are below.

* Start small.

* In learning, curiosity is everything.

* Help students ask great questions.

Click through to the post to read through all his rules and find a bonus of three additional rules that you may want to add. You will also find links for resources for three of the rules.

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The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer

The 7 questions every new teacher should be able to answer | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
self-assessment ranks third on his list
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No! These are 7 of the questions every teacher should ask themselves...frequently.
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Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work

Student Self-Assessment Practices That Work | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Self-assessment is a valuable tool as it gives students the ability to really consider their learning and equally as importanly, share that understanding with the teacher. Once we understand what students know and can do, both demonstrated in the work and their ideas about the work, we can adjust instruction and/or class pacing as needed. The more adept students become with this tool, the better tailored class time and assessments can be.
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4 Ways Self-Belief Can Transform Learning - InformED

4 Ways Self-Belief Can Transform Learning - InformED | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Today’s best and brightest students can only be described as such because they believe in their own abilities; if they didn’t, they’d have fallen behind their peers long ago. In the same breath, struggling students rarely have as much confidence as their higher-achieving peers, which results in a vicious cycle of self-limitation. As educators, we... Read More
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Help them believe that can and they will be able to
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How To Teach Your Classroom Management Plan | Smart Classroom Management

How To Teach Your Classroom Management Plan | Smart Classroom Management | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
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No one ever shows you step by step what they mean by teach your rules... except here
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Identify the Essential in Classroom Management

Identify the Essential in Classroom Management | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
values cloud worksheet
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10 Ways to Make Science Exciting

10 Ways to Make Science Exciting | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Happy 2016! This is Melissa from Teacher Treasure Hunter and I wanted to share some of my favorite science tips with you today.
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How to Unlock Your Students’ Potential with Formative Assessments

How to Unlock Your Students’ Potential with Formative Assessments | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it

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Jonathan Krahn's curator insight, September 15, 3:43 PM

This article discusses the importance of an "organic formative assessment". In that, a formative assessment is intertwined with the lesson itself in the effort of gauging student understanding. With the information gained form the formative assessment, a teacher can either move on to new material or return to an area of confusion for his/her students. I see this as an important skill that is rarely discussed, it is one that I would like to hone in my own practice, something I feel would improve my instruction. 

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Why Students Should Be Taking Notes

Why Students Should Be Taking Notes | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Giving students teacher-prepared PowerPoints does not improve their performance. Students need to take notes in ways that are meaningful to them.
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I have used fill in notes and completed notes and found that they were not valued by my students and rarely read thoroughly. Having come to similar conclusions, I have often wondered why students are not taught to do this earlier. I hate to use a lot of precious science time but feel I must.
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Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking?

Hacking Design Thinking For Education Part 1: What Is Design Thinking? | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Inspiration. Ideation. Implementation.

There are many ways of looking at the stages of the design thinking process. Many experts believe there are 5 stages to design thinking. Some cite 4 or 6. Others 7 or more.

And guess what? They are all probably correct!

And guess what else? I bet that all of them use Inspiration, Ideation, and Implementation in some way, shape, or form for they are the bare bones basic spaces all innovations go through.

Today, I give you the first Infographic in the Hacking Design Thinking For Education Series I am creating. This is Part 1: What Is design Thinking?

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3 Things Experts Say Make A Perfect Study Session

3 Things Experts Say Make A Perfect Study Session | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
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14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles

14 Books That Connect Students With Valuable Scientists’ Struggles | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
A study found that students who read about famous scientists' personal and intellectual struggles do better in their science classes. Librarians helped us put
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Inspiring stories of scientists and their struggles as they explored science. Great to connect the emotional aspects of scientists to adolescents and make science and scientists more relatable.
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Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING

Visible Learning visualized in a beautiful infographic - VISIBLE LEARNING | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Terry Burr designed that beautiful educational infographic for Osiris Educational and Visible Learning Plus. The infographic is based on data from John Hattie’s research and the work of the Visible Learning Plus team. (c) www.osiriseducational.co.uk / www.visiblelearningplus.co.uk   Visible Learning Infografik Visible…Read more ›
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A great reference tool to "unlearn" the false truths that are constantly assumed.
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Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013

Converting Presentations into Videos in PowerPoint 2013 | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Converting PowerPoint presentations into video format is a great way to give your speech extra engaging power. Here’s a quick tutorial to get you started.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 4, 10:47 AM

Dozens of valuable PowerPoint tips like these on converting PPT to video. Thanks to Baiba Svenca for sharing.

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, August 5, 5:07 AM
Move over Power Points, and static pages, enter VLogging and Youtube! The world has come a long way since the times of power point presentations, and why not when you can have the advantage of video! Videos make for better engagement of the audience, they appear to be more human, and yes there is less of print matter! 
Mary Jo Davies's curator insight, August 5, 10:10 AM
You don't always need to use a video editor for professional presentations. 
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Sokobond: Teaching Chemistry Through Games - Gamification Co

Sokobond: Teaching Chemistry Through Games - Gamification Co | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Discover how Sokobond , a minimalist puzzle game for Chemistry teaches basic molecular structure and critical thinking.

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How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED

How Peer Teaching Improves Student Learning and 10 Ways To Encourage It - InformED | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Peer teaching is not a new concept. It can be traced back to Aristotle’s use of archons, or student leaders, and to the letters of Seneca the Younger. It was first organized as a theory by Scotsman Andrew Bell in 1795, and later implemented into French and English schools in the 19th century. Over the... Read More
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11 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice-Cream Maker

11 Ways to Make Ice Cream Without an Ice-Cream Maker | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Discover how to make your own ice cream without any fancy equipment. Here, 11 easy no-churn recipes that don't require an ice cream maker.
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Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science?

Are Teachers Being Taught Bad Science? | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Too often education schools fail to provide future teachers with a robust knowledge of the science of how students learn, and in some cases even teach them inaccurate information, scholars said at a recent conference.
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Many myths continue...like learning styles
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