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35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online

35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.

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The Educator and the Growth Mindset

The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
I am facilitating an in-service on Growth Mindsets for Educators.  I created an infographic, Thinglink, and Slide Presentation of resources that I am sharing below: Thinglink that contains links to...

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The Google Slide Presentation included within the Infographic link is worth scanning...

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit (Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership...Free Resources)

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit (Australian Institute for Teaching & School Leadership...Free Resources) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

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A wealth of resources!

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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, Today, 2:15 AM

Looking forward. Very interesting.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, Today, 9:06 AM

This Professional Learning resource comes from Australia but is useful to teachers in any country.

Nikkole Flowers's curator insight, Today, 1:34 PM

Helpful factors to consider as we plan professional learning for teachers...

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners' attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."

What is it that help students pay attention?

* Problem solving

* Comparisons

* Visuals

* Questions

* Emotions

* Stories

* Contrast

* Controversy

* Brevity

* Lists


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DPG plc's curator insight, July 23, 6:02 AM

Time to move away from the 'read, click next, read. click next

Clare Treloar's curator insight, July 24, 8:08 PM

a great summary about ways to target our learners in the digital space. 

Mark Treadwell's curator insight, July 27, 3:47 PM

A great list of elements that contribute to a good prompt. Prompts initiate curiosity via the stimulation of the release of hormones that trigger astrocytic cells (75% of all brain cells) in the brain to trigger neurons to map and automate complex neural patterns we call ideas and concepts. MT

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Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too…

Educators Need to be 21st Century Learners Too… | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
If we expect our students to develop 21st century skills, then we must model them for our students and each other. We must take risks, grow, and learn.
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The Benefits of Failing at French

The Benefits of Failing at French | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Work out your brain by struggling to learn a new language.
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Two universities "hypothesized that language study should prove beneficial for older adults, noting that the cognitive tasks involved — including working memory, inductive reasoning, sound discrimination and task switching — map closely to the areas of the brain that are most associated with declines due to aging. In other words, the things that make second-language acquisition so maddening for grown-ups are the very things that may make the effort so beneficial".

 

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Controversial Common Core: What You Should Know Before Taking Sides

Controversial Common Core: What You Should Know Before Taking Sides | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The Common Core Standards are highly controversial. As their implementation approaches we examine some pros and cons of the Common Core Standards.
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I appreciate this post as it adequately presents both sides of the issue. There are plenty of professional development & start-up costs related to the implementation stages, plus an overall vagueness in the standards, although this permits more faculty discretion and flexibility (an ingredient teachers always say they want).  Overall, there are many (if not more) politically charged & change resistance issues--something to be expected.  Change is always hard, but having international benchmarks, a common national language and assessment criteria in order to finally compare state's nationally (something a few states and union folks really don't like) is not only a momentous step, it's also much more cost effective.  

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An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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You can actually plug-in income levels for these 3 cities and view daily commutes.  Fascinating CityLab data!

 

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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, July 12, 8:35 AM

In San Francisco, the cab companies should use this knowledge to be more available to potential customers.

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, July 13, 5:49 AM

possibly useful for studying complexity

Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, July 13, 6:28 PM

Another fabulous post for Year 7 from Seth Dixon. An aspect of liveability  in colour!

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Immigration: Challenges for New Americans (Library of Congress)

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There are many Web resources to help students learn about how Americans have been both hostile and hospitable to immigrants.  Here is another resource:  http://www.tolerance.org/category/classroom-resources/immigration

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China publishes new map

China publishes new map | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
China has published a new map of the entire country including the islands in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea) in order to "better show" its territorial claim over the region.

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China holds forth a new map to share with the world all its land claims...

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Nancy Watson's curator insight, July 6, 10:01 PM

It seems that claims are often made to reinforce political claims. conflicting claims are difficult to resolve 

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, July 7, 12:59 PM

Great for geographical discussions on why maps are important, how maps are used, etc.   

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, July 22, 10:27 AM

Completando...

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Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.?

Where Are the Hardest Places to Live in the U.S.? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
There are various ways to evaluate living standards, but by many of them, eastern Kentucky comes out at or near the bottom.
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The other interesting aspect, is the way counties are divided in the United State.  Out west, for example, Maricopa County in Arizona stretches for hundreds of miles and includes Phoenix, Tempe, Scottsdale and more. In Ohio, the county lines are divided into very small sections of land, each with their own separate governmental bureaucracies.  

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DELANCYPLACE: How to Improve Your Memory (Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer)

DELANCYPLACE: How to Improve Your Memory (Moonwalking With Einstein by Joshua Foer) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Delanceyplace: How to Improve Your Memory.  

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Today's Delanceyplace presents a memory technique used back in antiquity or before the printing press recorded stories and life details. Given the proliferation of technology in today's world, the need to actually memorize anything is a declining "art form".

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New York City’s Top Public Schools Need Diversity (Chicago Admissions & Socio-Economic Tiers)

New York City’s Top Public Schools Need Diversity  (Chicago Admissions & Socio-Economic Tiers) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
New York City’s top public schools must become more diverse.
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An interesting admissions comparison between New York & Chicago's top public schools...

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Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms

Trends and Predictions for K-12 Classrooms | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon report predicts the trends, challenges and tech developments to look for in one, five and ten years.

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The Horizon Report is always worth reviewing!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 19, 2:12 PM

Some these trends have been a long time developing, but it looks like the Internet has forced them to happen despite resistance to change. -Lon

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10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart

10 Free Education Apps for iPad - Getting Smart | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"One of the most popular categories of apps on any touch enabled mobile devices is obviously educational apps thanks to the real time, ready-in-hand help students get from them in and outside of their classroom. While there are millions of free educational apps, all of them are not worthy enough for downloading. Secondly, most of the top tier feature rich apps are either not free or offer a much downgraded ‘free’ version that offer a user experience far removed from what they provide in ‘paid’ version. So, finding a handful of free and useful education apps on diverse contents requires some amount of research and that is exactly what we help you to do here. Here below we are introducing 10 free education apps for iPad."


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A great starting place...

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Why Do Americans Stink at Math?

Why Do Americans Stink at Math? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The Common Core should finally improve math education. The problem is that no one has taught the teachers how to teach it.
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Here we go again---lack of Common Core mathematics professional development when it comes to math may sink this ship again (like it did for "new math" generations ago).

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Outdoor and Environmental Education: TERRIFIC Resource Roundup

Outdoor and Environmental Education: TERRIFIC Resource Roundup | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Looking for resources for teaching about the environment, examples of environmental action projects, or ways to take learning outside? Explore our list of curated resources for these green approaches to integrated studies.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 22, 2:14 AM

Fantastic, comprehensive list of E4S resources!

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12 Great Web-based Image Editing Tools That Do Not Require Registration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Great Web-based Image Editing Tools That Do Not Require Registration ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"Looking for some good web-based image editing tools to use with students in class ? Quick Picture Tools is probably what you need. Quick Picture Tools is a collection of 12 tools that students can use to edit images without the need for any registration. All the tools are free to use and do not require any software installation. Another great thing about these tools is that they are all very simple to use and have a user friendly interface. Students will definitely enjoy working on them."


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Joni Kessler's curator insight, July 27, 11:35 AM

Really works.

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How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play

How Finland Keeps Kids Focused Through Free Play | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
An American teacher in Helsinki questioned the national practice of giving 15 minute breaks each hour—until he saw the difference it made in his classroom.
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The Future of Play In Education - Laura Seargeant Richardson

The Future of Play In Education - Laura Seargeant Richardson | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Hi everyone,

I have been looking at the future of play for about 5 years and have spoken about the topic at MIT and written about it in Fast Co. Design, Parents Magazine and The Atlantic. Recently, I summed up the research into a poster for parents and teachers to help them frame the value of play in education (see below attachment).

I think this excerpt from my Atlantic article said it best, "Someday, rather than measuring memorization as an indicator of progress, we will measure our children's ability to manipulate (deconstruct and hack), morph (think flexibly and be tolerant of change), and move (think "with their hands" and play productively). Standardized aptitude tests will be replaced by our abilities to see (observe and imagine), sense (have empathy and intrinsic motivation), and stretch (think abstractly and systemically). We will advance our abilities to collaborate and create."

The future favors the flexible. And that's another reason this poster has + signs at the top of each category - because the superpowers of play we will need for a constantly evolving world is always changing and it encourages everyone to add their own powers of play.

I look forward to your thoughts and comments.

Laura
http://www.lauraseargeantrichardson.com
LinkedIn: laurasgt


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Excellent Tedx & Atlantic article. Includes a Periodic Table on 21st Century Play.  

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The Challenge for Adults: The Science of Learning New Languages

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 11, 9:53 AM

A helpful piece related to adults trying to learn a new language--the considerable challenges, and some pragmatic tips to overcome all the hurdles.  

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The Fallacy of ‘Balanced Literacy’ (Students Craved Instruction More Than Freedom)

The Fallacy of ‘Balanced Literacy’ (Students Craved Instruction More Than Freedom) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
My struggling students craved instruction far more than freedom.
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A one-size-fits-all instructional strategy in public education is flat out wrong.  As implied, we tend to swing the instructional pendulum too far in a certain direction. Indeed self-directed learning is quite effective  in certain school environments, but this is not always the case, nor should an independent learning approach be the sole strategy used.  Teachers still need to "teach" at times....

 

A thoughtful essay where this teacher  claims, "My students craved instruction far more than freedom. Expecting children to independently discover the rules of written language is like expecting them to independently discover the rules of differential calculus".

 

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(For Art Teachers Everywhere) 10 Things to Evaluate Your Painting

(For Art Teachers Everywhere) 10 Things to Evaluate Your Painting | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Greg Manchess has some tips for how to evaluate your painting. Ask yourself these questions about your artwork. Analyze and evaluate.
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Why Teenagers Act Crazy

Why Teenagers Act Crazy | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
It’s not their fault. It’s all in the timing of brain development.
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 30, 12:21 PM

Its in the varying rates of development of the varous sections of the brain of course: -Lon

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Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty

Powerful Ad Shows What A Little Girl Hears When You Tell Her She's Pretty | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A new Verizon commercial cites a sad statistic by the National Science Foundation: 66 percent of 4th grade girls say they like science and math, but only 18 percent of all college engineering majors are female.

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It really is a very powerful message!

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NPR: To Boost Attendance & Scores, Many Schools Add Gym & Art back to the mix

NPR: To Boost Attendance & Scores, Many Schools Add Gym & Art back to the mix | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
After years of cutbacks, Milwaukee Public Schools are re-hiring teachers for classes beyond the basic . They are hoping to retain students as well as boost attendance and test scores.
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