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A fantastic collection of web app reviews for education, indexed by subject and grade level.


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17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness

17 Ideas to Help Combat Learned Helplessness | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Author-consultant Sarah Tantillo identifies 17 common teaching actions that can lead to student inertia & learned helplessness and suggests better alternatives.
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Integrate quizzes Into videos to ensure Active Learning

Integrate quizzes Into videos to ensure Active Learning | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Making your online course engaging for learners is therefore very important. Videos are becoming increasingly important as part of eLearning courses. They offer a potential for active engagement with learners, and are therefore critical to successful pedagogy. The interactivity that a video offers is superior to other communication means. To enhance interactivity and improve learner experience, integrate quizzes into videos.

Well-designed evaluation mechanisms are a critical element to ensuring active learning. Bloom’s Taxonomy is the most followed learning evaluation system in education today. This taxonomy treats knowledge, attitude, and skills as 3 distinct goals of an effective education system. Quizzes can be designed to test for learners progress in these three general areas.

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lots of good reasons to use quick quizzes in class and on videos, particularly with those with attention and memory challenges.
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How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant

How To Ensure Students Are Actively Engaged and Not Just Compliant | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
When teachers employ three characteristics of engagement in lessons students are much more likely to retain their learning.
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8 characteristics to engage students that increase learning. Plan 3 and increase learning
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Where mindfulness education fits in schools

Where mindfulness education fits in schools | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Calm.com is free for educators and I am using it regularly with my students for anxiety... some love it  and it is worth the 3-5 minutes. I would love to be mindfulness certified.
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Principles of Effective Teaching

Principles of Effective Teaching | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Pinnacle's principles of effective teaching are grounded in research into practices that have the largest impact on student learning. Yet, they are practical and written in plain English.

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 9, 2016 10:36 AM

INteresting view of the importance teachers have on students motivation to learn.

Chris Carter's curator insight, November 9, 2016 8:42 PM
I started liking this article when I saw the first of ten principles: Care about helping your kids to do the best that they can. All effective teaching starts with a healthy, caring relationship.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, November 14, 2016 9:59 AM

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7 Neuroscience Fundamentals For Instructional Designers - eLearning Industry

7 Neuroscience Fundamentals For Instructional Designers - eLearning Industry | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Wondering which Neuroscience Fundamentals you should know as an Instructional Designer? Check 7 Neuroscience Fundamentals ID professionals should know.
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Thx Chris Carter !Good summary article with links to help one dive more deeply
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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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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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Making your study time worth it with 3 easy steps
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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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Skills and competencies for knowmadic workers

Skills and competencies for knowmadic workers | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it

Richard Rowe from the Open Learning Exchange International once told me, the problem lies not only in identifying why education fails, but also in how to design successful solutions. Instead of outlining a recipe of solutions for education (which lies far beyond my scope) the approach offered here will be to enquire, explore and outline the conditions required to foster critical skills such as problem-solving, reflection, creativity, critical thinking, learning to learn, risk-taking, collaboration, and entrepreneurship. In this chapter, I discuss five trends that can be used to explore the conditions necessary to ensure “multi-skilled profiles” and “multi-contextual learning practices” for an expanded understanding of education. These five trends can be summarized as follows:

The mismatch between formal education and the challenges of an innovation-based society (informal and flexible learning approaches);The shift from what we learn to how we learn (lifelong, self-learning, and learning to learn);The fluctuating relationship between digital technologies and content (ICT and critical thinking skills and new literacies);The changing conceptions of space-time and a lifelong learning environment (which is rarely time or context dependent); and,The development of soft skills (global, tacit, and social).
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There are so many great ideas collected about what we really should be preparing our youth to do in their futures. This quote seems to embody it al.." Skills are essential; content is merely desirable." Among the skills so desperately needed are/will be those that computers cannot perform and emphasize not the WHAT we learn, but the HOW.These are the so-called soft skills that are rarely taught and which content acquisition sometimes extinguishes: questioning, exploring, critical thinking, knowledge and skills transference, social and interpersonal skills, self management and risk assessment. Education should be more heavily tilted to the HOW not the WHAT. 
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How One Teacher Let Go of Control To Focus On Student-Centered Approaches

How One Teacher Let Go of Control To Focus On Student-Centered Approaches | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Kristine Riley took the step towards student-centered learning by letting go of some of the controls she set in her classroom.
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Letting go of control: giving Choice and Voice leads to invested learning
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Less Stress, More Focus Through Mindfulness

By reducing stress and raising awareness of mental health, mindfulness and meditation strategies could improve student well-being.
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Mor e evidence as reported by PBS for reduce stress and increase focus
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44 Simple Daily Activities To Enjoy Your Work [Infographic]

44 Simple Daily Activities To Enjoy Your Work [Infographic] | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Here are some team building activities for work that you can do regularly, that will make your office a lot better.

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Make your world a better place for yourself.
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Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners

Gamifying Your Class to Meet the Needs of All Learners | Special Science Classroom | Scoop.it
Introduce game dynamics like leveling up and earning badges into your classroom to boost student engagement.
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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, 2016 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, 2016 1:12 AM
Remarkable...!!
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14 Bloom's Taxonomy Posters For Teachers

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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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