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7 stages for design thinking

7 stages for design thinking | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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You will need to expand each separate stage to see the details.  Very helpful!

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What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom

What you’d need to make in every county in America to afford a decent one-bedroom | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

"The National Low Income Housing Coalition took those fair market rents and calculated how much a worker would have to earn per hour to cover such modest housing, if we assume a 40-hour work week and a 52-week year. They call this rate a "housing wage," and it is, unsurprisingly, much higher than the minimum wage in much of the country."


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Geography Education & Economics...!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 26, 12:59 PM

This article on the economic geography of housing is supplemented by this interactive map with county-level data. There are a lot of conversations that could stem from an analysis of this data.  Where are the housing prices highest?  How come?  This is a resource that could allow students to explore the economic geography of their own region and apply that local knowledge to understand processes throughout the United States.   


Tags:  housingeconomic, socioeconomic.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 28, 7:38 AM

unit 6-7

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Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
The College Board plans to release many details of its revised test on Wednesday, including sample questions and explanations of the research and goals behind them.
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They claim that "high utility" words are replacing obscure words and other changes...

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Teaching evolution via picture books (& Why theory should be introduced earlier!)

Teaching evolution via picture books (& Why theory should be introduced earlier!) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Why is natural selection so hard to understand and accept? We might try to teach children about evolution via picture books when kids are still in kindergarten, says Alison Gopnik.
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Really interesting article given .only 60 percent of adults believe in evolution, although widely proven; here's  some reason as to why outside religious beliefs...

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The Science of Character (8 min film) (Character Education in Schools)

The Science of Character (8 min film) (Character Education in Schools) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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GREAT piece that some independent schools are using---also look at their Web site:  Let it Ripple!

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6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning | Teaching Techie Teens

6 Studies Showing iPads Improve Learning | Teaching Techie Teens | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Teachers who are fighting for stronger tech integration in their schools often come against opposition from people who believe technology not have a positive effect on student learning. This is particularly true with iPads, devices that many people see as a device for content consumption, not creation. Below is a list of studies into iPads and learning, with dot points about what students the study relates to, the subjects involved and the results.

 


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Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It

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Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It by Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Most people have heard the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’, which refers to a selfless act of giving resulting in the happiness...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 5:26 PM

I would add at least one more. Kindness makes the world a better place.

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Systems Thinking in Schools- Waters Foundation (Professional Development in Tucson)

Overview What makes systems thinking so powerful?  Educators integrate systems …
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Understanding the system dynamics will change the way you view teaching and learning!

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Laurel School: Center for Research on Girls & Growth Mindset Operationalized in a School

Laurel School’s Center for Research on Girls (CRG) provides teachers with progressive ways of training young women to excel throughout their lives. [Shaker Life Magazine, April 2014.]
Learn more at CRG online: www.laurelschool.org/crg
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The way Laurel School operationalizes the work of Stanford psychologist Carol Dweck needs to be read by anyone who cares deeply about the performance of girls in the STEM fields (and life). Ann Klotz, headmistress of Laurel School, and Lisa Damour, director of the Center, successfully take Dweck's research and apply the principles in practical, daily life applications within the School.   

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TimesMachine (New, NY TIMES Subscriber Function) Get ANY Newspaper by DATE: DISMAY IN NATION: Carry on Spirit of Nonviolence - NYTimes.com

TimesMachine (New, NY TIMES Subscriber Function) Get ANY Newspaper by DATE: DISMAY IN NATION: Carry on Spirit of Nonviolence - NYTimes.com | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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The New York Times has introduced "TIMES MACHINE".  The features and benefits of a NY Times subscription continue to grow by leaps and bounds.  For example, today's headline, April 5th 1968 carried the headline about Martin Luther King:  DISMAY IN NATION: Carry on the Spirit of Nonviolence.  

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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
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We use the term critical thinking all the time, but what does it really imply?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 10:46 AM

I wonder when I see these infographics if synthesis plays a role in critical thinking. I think it does, but perhaps I am incorrect and in the minority.

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Autism as a facet of experience, not a limit (Harvard Ed, Temple Grandin)

Autism as a facet of experience, not a limit  (Harvard Ed, Temple Grandin) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Temple Grandin, a professor of animal science at Colorado State, brought her experience as an advocate for autistics to a talk at the Ed School.
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Really terrific advice!

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 31, 10:58 AM

Some of the greatest learning I experienced in classrooms was from students who were different. They are insightful human beings who can add much to the forming and being of teachers.

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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative (w/ Rubric & Videos)

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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative

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"Society tells us there is only one answer to a question and that the answer is in the back of the book--and if you look, you're cheating! We are more focused on grades than learning.  This is a great student project to reflect on their own creativity!  Make good art...

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How Am I Doing? A Checklist for Identifying Exemplary Uses of Technology for Early Learning

How Am I Doing? A Checklist for Identifying Exemplary Uses of Technology for Early Learning | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

Do technology tools and interactive media like iPads, cameras, or e-readers, belong in the early childhood classroom? If so, how should early childhood educators be using them? What are the best ways and when are the best times to use technology with very young kids in a classroom setting?

The NAEYC-Fred Rogers Center position statement is meant to help educators answer some of these questions. We believe that technology and interactive media can be effective tools for learning and development when early childhood educators use them intentionally and in developmentally appropriate ways. But how can educators know if they’re using technology well? What does that look like?


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How to Update Your Twitter Profile Design & Size Your Header Photo

How to Update Your Twitter Profile Design & Size Your Header Photo | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Twitter has rolled out the new Twitter profile to most users, and it's quite a change from the previous design -- in fact, it's fair to say it closely resembles a Facebook profile page now. I liked...

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Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes? - Cult of Pedagogy

Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes? - Cult of Pedagogy | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Learning to write takes a lot of mental work, and focusing on perfect spelling can slow the whole process way down. A good writing teacher knows this. (RT @educhildworld: Why is my kid allowed to make spelling mistakes?
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The Pencil Metaphor - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school #edchat #edtech

The Pencil Metaphor - an infographic describing different types of teachers in a school #edchat #edtech | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
I joined a bunch of Google+ Communities where people congregate to ask questions and generously share resources. I just saw a recent post from Michael Parent to the Instructional Technology Integra...

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This is a useful breakdown on early adopter attitudes!

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John Rudkin's curator insight, April 24, 12:26 AM

Great metaphor....

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 24, 7:03 AM

Which category do you fall into?

Roslyn Manning's curator insight, June 26, 6:52 AM

Strive to be LEADers! #edtech #edchat 

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The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination

The Magic of Metaphor: What Children’s Minds Teach Us about the Evolution of the Imagination | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
"Metaphorical thinking … is essential to how we communicate, learn, discover, and invent."

"Children help us to mediate between the ide
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Aaron Mattingly's curator insight, April 13, 2:55 PM

Tapping into the corridors of the mind.

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The Next America (Changing Face of America & Tidal Wave of Change)

The Next America (Changing Face of America & Tidal Wave of Change) | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.
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This is a must-read for anyone really interested in America demographics--where the population is heading, the critical issues that will face us, and the tidal wave of change on the near horizon. 

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An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test

An Education Reporter Puts Himself To The (Standardized) Test | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
New Common Core teaching standards mean new standardized exams. NPR's Cory Turner took one himself and reports on what's changed.
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Really interesting analysis of the new tests versus the older model.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 10, 9:59 AM

What I took away, was that the tests remain a reading test despite being labeled writing tests. Students who read well and read closely will continue to succeed. I know adults who teach that struggle with those two skills.

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You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites

You should know these - A List of Useful Educational Websites | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Imgur is home to the web's most popular image content, curated in real time by a dedicated community through commenting, voting and sharing.

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Martin Karlsson's curator insight, May 14, 3:36 AM

So much fun. 

God Is.'s curator insight, May 14, 7:55 AM

I have been to a couple or three of these websites. Great to know there are some others...

Wilko Dijkhuis's curator insight, May 26, 10:45 PM

Nice list to have

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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.

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Terrific! 

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Character Minutes's curator insight, April 7, 5:45 PM

Several will emphasize character traits of thriftiness and/or resourcefulness.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, April 9, 5:28 AM

Nice range of topics to be used for Earth Day or with many topics aligned to the NGSS.

El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, April 17, 9:04 PM

Some great ideas

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European word translator

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Translate any word from English to more than 30 other European languages, on a map

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 9, 7:23 PM

This is a fantastic resource for seeing how words have changed according to geography. Type a word into the box and see it translated directly on to a map in more than 30 languages. Great for teaching kids about regions of language, or asking how they think a certain country came to use a certain word. 

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 11, 12:43 AM

Haha, hehe, hihi, or Ho-ho-ho! Maybe even huhuhuy!

Helen Rowling's curator insight, April 17, 1:57 PM

English; Toursim; Geography

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I'm Done Making My Kid's Childhood Magical

I'm Done Making My Kid's Childhood Magical | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it
Do we want to teach our children that the magic of life is something that comes beautifully gift-wrapped -- or that magic is something you discover on your own?...
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Coast to Coast: Baseball Hall of Fame Geography Lessons

Coast to Coast:  Baseball Hall of Fame Geography Lessons | Teacher Learning Networks | Scoop.it

The history of baseball reflects the story of expansion in the United States. New cities have emerged and modern stadiums have been built as a growing population fueled the popularity of our National Pastime. The result is an extensive network of baseball teams at every level - from the major leagues to the little leagues - that represent the communities and environments in which they play. Everything from jersey colors, names, and symbols to the foods served at ballparks reflects the local landscape and culture of baseball teams. A simple game that began with a bat and ball is now a comprehensive case study of how people and geography are interrelated.

 
All of the lessons and activities have been prepared to accompany "Geography: Baseball Coast to Coast." You will find that the curriculum is organized into three levels: Level 1 for elementary school students, Level 2 for middle school students, and Level 3 for high school students.


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Very engaging for students who love baseball!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 4, 7:07 PM

Thanks to the NCGE and the Baseball Hall of Fame for working together to bring us these great resources...play ball!!  On a local note, what baseball team is the most popular in your area?  Is there a geography to fan support? 

Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 23, 8:28 AM

 Local teams, stadium name, mascot, Great addition to #MysterySkype

Lauren Sellers's curator insight, May 28, 8:50 PM

It neat to think as the population grew a new city needed a new field and team and they use the landscape and culture around them to help decide factors of a team including the name and mascot and even the food. An example would be although you would find hot dogs in every stadium its probably a specialty in Chicago while in New York its pizza and down south in Texas its nachos.