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Search Through All The Links You Have Ever Tweeted, Liked or e-Mailed with Likehack

 

 


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A great tool for anyone who isn't a pro at creating files or bookmarking everything they've discovered or liked.  This is your own personal Google!

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Filter Your Feeds And Make Shared Links Searchable: Curate Your Content With Likehack

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Will be interesting to see what is curated with Likehack.

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Mobile Uploads - Ruth King Kollman | Facebook

Mobile Uploads - Ruth King Kollman | Facebook | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A reminder. In case we forget.
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History lesson---so we never forget. 

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10 Reasons I Quit Teaching in Private Schools

10 Reasons I Quit Teaching in Private Schools | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
orThe Dirty Little Secrets of Independent Education We Must AddressI think I might be a living stereotype. From a distance, I am sort of a “classic” prep school educator: a white male raised in the Episcopalian tradition from suburban Philadelphia; a lover of history; an owner of Norton’s anthology; a high school hockey player, a lacrosse coach (former collegiate player) with a penchant for outdoorsy activities like hiking and paddling. As well, I am the owner of more than a few pastel ties and blue blazers, and consider myself a Dead Poets’ Society fan who can quote m
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 27, 6:31 PM

Brian Hart is someone I've known for many years.  He is an excellent teacher. Stay tuned for more.... 

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10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom

10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, March 20, 7:33 PM

Glad to see that most of these approaches are present in my classes.

Leon Marsden's curator insight, March 22, 2:45 AM

Excellent checklist. The best thing is - I need to work on a couple, especially transparent assessment. 

TWCLibrary's curator insight, March 25, 6:04 PM

A good pathway to achieving this.

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Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite

Top Tech Tools for Formative Assessment - graphite | Teacher Learning Networks | 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 their teaching to meet the kids right at their level. These digital formative assessment tools can help you do the job.

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Lynn Lease's curator insight, March 16, 9:20 AM

If you are interested in Turnitin workshops or discussion groups, contact the UNOH CEE at cee@unoh.edu.

DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, March 17, 12:51 PM

Teachers and students.

Inko Illarramendi's curator insight, March 19, 6:27 AM

Hainbat webgune jarduera desberdinak egiteko ikasgelan.

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These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa

These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"African countries are also quite diverse from an ethnic standpoint. As the Washington Post's Max Fisher noted back in 2013, the world's 20 most ethnically diverse countries are all African, partially because European colonial powers divvied up sections of the continent with little regard for how the residents would have organized the land themselves. This map above shows Africa's ethnographic regions as identified by George Murdock in his 1959 ethnography of the continent."

 

Tags: Africa, colonialism, borders, political, language, ethnicity.


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Fantastic maps!

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Louis Mazza's curator insight, March 25, 7:40 PM

Africa is the most diverse continent in the world. With 1,000 to 2,000 language being spoken there. Africa also holds the world’s 20 most ethnically diverse countries. This article says that this diversity is partially due how European powers divided up sections of the continent with no regard to how the residents would adapt. There are also other countries that have tried to/or colonized African countries which has further diversified Africa. The Largest City is Lagos in Nigeria with over 8 Million people

Felix Ramos Jr.'s curator insight, March 26, 10:42 AM

It is mind-boggling how this beautiful continent is studied so little in America.  For some reason, Africa is not glorified as a ethnic melting-pot or a growing economy.  This article and subsequent maps detail how special Africa really is.  Most people think of Africa as having one race and ethnicity living in a dry desert.  This could not be further from the truth.

Jared Medeiros's curator insight, March 29, 4:53 PM

Truly amazing of how diverse Africa is.  They call America the melting pot of the world, but Africa's diversity as a continent is baffeling. It makes sense due to all of the different tribes and countries who have ruled land here over the last few thousand years, but still amazes me when you look at the numbers, especially the fact that there are 2000 languages spoken here.  The ethnographic map was the craziest map in my opinion.  No surprise that there conflict arising constantly in Africa's countries.

 

 

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HPV Vaccination Not Linked to Riskier Sex | HMS

HPV Vaccination Not Linked to Riskier Sex | HMS | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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This is one of the few vaccines that can actually prevent cancer, so important to share this information.  

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Talking about Charlie Hebdo in Class: Bending Rules to Cultivate Understanding - Independent Ideas Blog

Talking about Charlie Hebdo in Class: Bending Rules to Cultivate Understanding - Independent Ideas Blog | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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Great piece from NAIS....

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One Of The Most Common Theories Of Effective Education May Be A Myth

One Of The Most Common Theories Of Effective Education May Be A Myth | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Most people believe they have a “best” way of learning, whether that’s through pictures, text, hearing, or something else.
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Contained within this article is the link to the actual research report.  Overall, the lack of hard evidence is not surprising with many educators  fully aware of this truth for a number of years now.  Nonetheless, the learning style "industry" & "popular psychologists" (think Daniel Pink) are still making a fortune promoting the myth.....  

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Best EdTech of 2014

Best EdTech of 2014 | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Common Sense Graphite editors and reviewers rated and reviewed hundreds of learning tools in 2014, using our research-backed rubric and rigorous evaluative process.
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I love that Teaching Tolerance made the list!

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Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success

Why Math Might Be The Secret To School Success | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
A new study is focusing on what works best to prepare kids for school. Math may be what really counts, say researchers; one of them describes it as "a lever to improve outcomes for kids longer term."
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Math earlier & everywhere....

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For docs, more biology info means less empathy for mental health patients

For docs, more biology info means less empathy for mental health patients | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Give therapists and psychiatrists information about the biology of a mental disorder, and they have less — not more — empathy for the patient, a new Yale study shows.

The findings, released Dec. 1 in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, challenge the notion that biological explanations for mental illness boost compassion for the tens of millions of Americans who suffer from mental-health problems.  

Conventional wisdom suggests that biological explanations for psychiatric symptoms should reduce the blame patients receive for their behavior by making genes and brain cells the culprits. This, in turn, should increase feelings of compassion.

In a series of studies, U.S. clinicians read descriptions of patients whose symptoms were explained using information that focused on either genetics and neurobiology or on childhood experiences and stressful life circumstances. Among other questions, the clinicians were asked how much compassion they felt for the individual, an essential element of therapy.

The clinicians consistently expressed less empathy and compassion for the patient when his or her symptoms were explained using biological factors, the researchers found.

 

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Surprising results...

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, December 4, 2014 3:53 PM

This won't be good news for Psychiatrists who emphasize treatment by medication. -Lon

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Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks

Texas Education Panel OKs New History, Social Studies Textbooks | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The 10-5 vote in the Republican-controlled panel was along party lines. The outcome is significant because Texas with it 5 million students has a large impact on the national textbook market.
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Only in Texas would they "outlaw" the Common Core AND try and state that climate change is an unproven theory....add Moses to early constitutional influences & try and downplay slavery in the Civil War.  We are VERY fortunate that their textbook influence is waning given the "almost" national adoption of the Common Core on publishers.  

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Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make

Your Emotional IQ Predicts How Much You'll Make | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Social skills at work lead to a bigger paycheck
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This reinforces that importance of children being taught various social skills and the importance of empathy. 

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Reason #1: The Culture of Self-Congratulation: Why Fix What Isn’t Broken?

Reason #1: The Culture of Self-Congratulation: Why Fix What Isn’t Broken? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
This is the second post in a series entitled Why I Quit Teaching in Private Schools“We have been doing this right for over one hundred years. Why would we change a winning formula? We have always believed in tradition and rigor.” This was the clear message given to me by a department chair in my first few years as a private school history teacher. The assumption here is much more pervasive than you might expect, especially amongst “old guard” private educators (which many of our administrators, department chairs, and storied faculty are): if our graduates continue to g
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, March 28, 11:54 AM

The second posting by Brian Hart, but the first deeper-dive into the 10 reasons in the series, "Why I Quit Teaching in Private Schools."  

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Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success

Modern Learning Environments – the underlying philosophy to success | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Modern Learning Environments (MLE) are all the talk in educational circles right now. Schools, around the world, are knocking out walls and creating bright stim
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, March 27, 3:15 PM

So true on so many levels.  But, we seem to have the view that when a person fails, there is something lacking in them. :( -Lon

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Ann Klotz: ​​​Nurturing Resilience: Reminding Ourselves What Kids Need

Ann Klotz: ​​​Nurturing Resilience: Reminding Ourselves What Kids Need | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S.
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Headmistress of Laurel School shares, "Resiliency isn't a Race" (either!) Love this piece. 

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A Simple Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter & More #Infographic

A Simple Guide to Keyboard Shortcuts for Facebook, Twitter & More #Infographic | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
We're all aware that we spend a lot of time on social media these days. Many would even say we're spending too much time -- not stopping to smell the roses, so to speak. After all, the average 18- to 34-year-old American knocks around on social media sites like Twitter and Facebook for up to 3.8 hours per day.

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Time Savers! 

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Xavier Lambert's curator insight, March 15, 10:08 PM
Les raccourcis, dans le sentier, comme sur un clavier, c'est déterminant ;-)
Steve Whitmore's curator insight, March 16, 7:49 AM

A handy reference tool.

Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, March 16, 12:15 PM

Το να κερδίζουμε χρόνο είναι η όλη υπόθεση σε ό,τι κάνουμε, και στα κοινωνικά δίκτυα. Γενικά οι συντομεύσεις βοηθούν -αν κάτσουμε λίγο να τις μάθουμε.

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Teach the controversy: Education bills contain a revealing confusion - Ars Technica

Teach the controversy: Education bills contain a revealing confusion - Ars Technica | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Op-ed: Challenging coverage of “human cloning” is about ethics, not science.
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This aids in understanding "teach the controversy" bills....their history, background and end-game.  It isn't about science... 

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The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens

The Surprising Amount of Time Kids Spend Looking at Screens | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
New research suggests children are far exceeding the two-hour daily limit recommended by pediatricians.
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Middle school or junior high? The history, theory and why it matters to ... - Stillwater Gazette

Middle school or junior high? The history, theory and why it matters to ... - Stillwater Gazette | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Stillwater Gazette
Middle school or junior high? The history, theory and why it matters to ...
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In a nutshell...

 

"Many school districts use the terms “junior high” and “middle school” interchangeably, but they're defined by two different theories.

According to Association for Middle Level Education, there are several differences between the two theories. A middle school is for young adolescents, is student-centered, promotes collaboration, is interdisciplinary focused, has flexible scheduling, provides common planning and takes a more holistic approach by focusing on emotional as well as cognitive development.

A junior high is described as a “mini” high school. It is organized by subject, fosters competition, uses a fixed-period schedule, has no common planning and focuses strictly on cognitive development.

For a school district, the choice between the theories helps shape curriculum development and delivery."

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Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson? | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.

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A few of the questions collected here are laugh-out-loud funny!

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Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind

Why U.S. Women Are Leaving Jobs Behind | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The work force participation of American women has declined, as it has for men. But their situation is often quite different.
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A brilliant comparison of European workforce norms given their maternity leave policies versus the situation in the U.S. 

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Children love everyone if given a chance. Facebook

Kids taught to love one another despite race .... Lovely
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This quick video is heart-warming!

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

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A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:49 PM

Life skills are as important, if not more, as academic skills....too bad they don't test all that easily. 

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Teacher's New Pet: An App That Tracks Students

Teacher's New Pet: An App That Tracks Students | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

 apNatasha Singer takes us into the classroom where she did her reporting for an article on ClassDojo, a behavior-tracking app used by teachers, and into the controversy the app has created.

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An app that replaces the old yardstick and clothings clips, but each classroom must have a whiteboard and strong, wireless signal.   

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