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Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention

Ready to Learn? The Key Is Listening With Intention | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

Research on how we learn a second language demonstrates that effective listening involves more than simply hearing the words that float past our ears. Rather, it’s an active process of interpreting information and making meaning. Studies of skilled language learners have identified specific listening strategies that lead to superior comprehension. What’s more, research has shown that learners who deliberately adopt these strategies become better listeners.


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Ruth Obadia's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:36 PM

We derive the most benefit from observation when we have in mind the conscious intention to carry out the action ourselves. In a 2006 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience, psychologist Scott Frey of the University of Oregon scanned the brains of participants as they watched videos of someone putting together and taking apart a toy made of several parts. One group of subjects simply watched the demonstration; another group was aware that they would be asked to reproduce the actions they viewed on the video.

Keepamericaheard Maria Catania's curator insight, November 2, 2013 4:04 PM

The human mind should learn @least 6 knew words to their library of vocabulary, and knowledge every day that advances you in life...

Gloria Panta's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:21 PM

Interesting article about how our brain works...

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A Treasure Trove of iPad Apps for Teaching Science

A Treasure Trove of iPad Apps for Teaching Science | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Below is a list of some great iPad apps for STEM and science . I have across this work in Teachthought.com and I am pretty sure several of my readers here would love to explore this list. For those...

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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

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To promote curation undersanding via infographics.

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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:39 AM

Curate using this visual map

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 30, 2014 9:18 AM

This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:53 PM

Valuable collection of the art of curation from Robin Good.

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Add Google+ to Connected Classrooms = Virtual Field Trips

Add Google+ to Connected Classrooms = Virtual Field Trips | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Bring the world into your classroom through Google+

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 4, 2013 10:59 PM

Put together Google+ and Connected Classrooms and the result is great virtual field trips foryour classroom. Today Google+ and Connected Classroom have launched this new iniative. To learn more head over to Connected Classroom as you have to submit an application to join. Your school will have also have to support Google+. With budget cuts in education this is a great opportunity for students to experience trips to locations that they may never be able to visit in person.

Ignite Your Audience's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:31 PM

Great examples of taking unique spaces and places into your classroom.  Ignite Your Audience is very keen to create an experience like this for the Macpherson Homestead in Carnamah, Western Australia. http://www.carnamah.com.au/homestead

Phil Havlik's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:20 PM

Love the ideas this presents. I think Google+ has lots of valuable possibilities, if adoption can be found. Trying to tie it as another Facebook just won't work. They need to find their niche and adopt it. This seems like a great use of their resource.

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The Bard Isn't Hard: 10 Resources For Teaching Shakespeare - Edudemic

The Bard Isn't Hard: 10 Resources For Teaching Shakespeare - Edudemic | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
Teaching Shakespeare’s intrigues are not on the serving platter for today, there will be no Titus Andronicus’ baking boys into meat pies. We’re discussing love. Love is hard enough for a fifteen-year old to swallow.
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A nice broad compendium of resources for 'most things Shakespeare'!

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11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic

11 Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom - Infographic | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"The use of technology in the classroom is becoming more mainstream than ever.  From using it as a way to gain resources and inspiration for lessons to leveraging the relationships with others in your Professional Learning Network (PLN) to find pen pals for your students..."


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 5, 2013 12:36 AM

Great info graph with ideas about how to add technology to up lift  and modernize your teaching and organizational skills.

 

KB...Konnected's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:04 AM

Great ideas!

Kelly Brenner Smith's curator insight, June 26, 2014 11:00 AM

Fun ideas for getting kids involved in classroom technology....

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The Power of the Educational Infographic

The Power of the Educational Infographic | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.
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Teaching students to learn how to learn is as important as what they are learning!

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The Habits of Smart People

The Habits of Smart People | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
A look at the good and bad habits of the world's smartest people.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 24, 2013 6:11 AM

What are the good habits of the world's smartest people and what are their bad habits? This infographic explores these areas. It is divided into a two major sections - the good and the bad, and each is then divided into additional sections. The good includes areas that discuss:

* Persistency

* Goal Setting

* Benefits of being an avid read

* Self-disciplined

* Thinking about thinking

The negative inclues areas that discuss:

* Potential addictions (specifically drinking and drugs)

* Sleep deprivation

* Anxiety

The infographic does provide a list of resources. Scroll down to see a clickable list of the links (beneath the infographic).

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, September 24, 2013 11:28 AM

As part of my service I tackle these habits every day!.

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Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck?

Are Schools Getting a Big Enough Bang for Their Education Technology Buck? | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
A new CAP analysis shows that too often students use computers for basic skills.
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Thought provoking article on uses of technology - lower level skills as opposed to higher level skills ............

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Can You See Beneath the Surface? A Guide to Citing Images


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Noodle Tools - great tutorials for students and teachers! Thoughtful, thorough work everytime. 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 22, 2013 10:12 PM

From Noodle Tools, an infographic that teaches you how to look carefully at photos and ask questions to determine if it has been altered. The infographic also walks you through the steps to take to cite an image using MLA Advanced.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 24, 2013 9:09 AM

ThisTheirs is a great visual tool for the classroom to help guide students as they use images more frequently in their work.

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NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules

NoodleTools : Show Me Information Literacy Modules | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"NoodleTools has created easy to use modules for the classroom and home.

Use a Show Me© module to enhance your teaching and guide students in information evaluation. What constitutes credible information? How does source type contribute to relevance, authority and point-of-view? How do I evaluate and cite born-digital images and online sources? All modules incorporate common core concepts."


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Debbie Abilock's work is always thorough! Love it!

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Maria Persson's comment, June 12, 2013 11:35 PM
I cannot believe what a brilliant resource this is to aid the learning of students at so many levels! I am very grateful that even the free version is useful. Wish I could afford the full version!
Maria Persson's curator insight, June 12, 2013 11:38 PM

Absolute must resource if you think teaching our students about academic integrity is important - espcially in the wake of the tsunami of information that we are experiencing!  Thanks again Joy Rosario.

Jenna Quarelli-Buck's comment, July 5, 2013 3:02 PM
Fantastic resource!
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6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning

6 Channels Of 21st Century Learning | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
What is 21st century learning, and how do networks and technology function within it?

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eduPLEX's curator insight, May 17, 2013 10:35 PM

This is a great guide for planning! Thank you

Drora Arussy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:38 PM

Wonderful way to put it in perspective. Thank you for sharing the visual.

Brad Reitzel's curator insight, August 26, 2014 10:54 AM

Very important components for 21st Century learnings...media literacy should probably be number one in our list!

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Re-imagining the role of the librarian as an educator in the digita...

I will be presenting this today as a Library 2.013 pre-conference event,  Connected Librarians Day. Hope you see you online.

 

Blended Librarianship and Blended Librarian Presentation Overview based on the article Shank, John D., and Steven Bell. “Blended Librarianship.” Reference & User Services Quarterly 51, no. 2 (2011): 105-110.

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John Shank's comment, December 6, 2013 11:43 AM
For those of you who would like to hear the recording of this presentation visit https://sas.elluminate.com/drtbl?sid=2008350&suid=D.820C6A2CDCB53A7CBA17D3686556C0
SLS Guernsey's curator insight, July 12, 2014 2:28 AM

'Librarians need to move from being knowledgeable and start being knowledge-able' John Shark 

 

Great presentation on how a librarian can make a difference in education.

Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, March 11, 5:21 PM

#educacion #libros #biblioteca

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15 top-notch content curation tools | Articles | Social Media

15 top-notch content curation tools via @PRDaily http://t.co/Ln3pLbIZ9P #contentmarketing #content #marketing

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Citing an Image is Not Enough!

Citing an Image is Not Enough! | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
I am thrilled to see so many students creating blog posts and going BEYOND "writing" text made up letters, words, sentences and paragraphs. Being able to "read" and "write" in other media is part o...
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Important ways to help students Legally and Ethically remix, reuse image content from any source! Creative Commons makes it easy in either Flckr or Google. 

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Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching

Using Bloom's Taxonomy In The 21st Century: 4 Strategies For Teaching | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

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This resource is a time saver! 

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

Judy Brown's curator insight, May 29, 2014 7:32 PM

Autistic kids need to be shown lots of love and need a teacher who will treat them right.

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The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids

The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of seven hours a day behind screens; teens send an average of 3,417 text messages each month; and 97 percent of adolescents have at least one electronic device in their bedrooms."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:52 PM

The Huffington Post has published an infograhic that looks at teens and their use of digital devices with an eye towards how it is impacting their health. To learn more about how screentime may impact their bodies check out this infographic.

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Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza

Curation Tools for Students and Teachers: My Favorites So Far by Joyce Valenza | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

I hope to introduce a variety of curating tools to classes and individual students this year. While this is an exciting way for learners to discover how to manage their information worlds, not everyone actually needs or wants to curate every single time they begin research.

 

Students and teachers can exploit the curation efforts already out there.

 

In fact, the new curation tools present an exciting new genre of search tool, a tool for scanning the real-time environment, as well as opportunities for evaluating quality and relevance in emerging information landscapes.

 

Because a couple of my seniors selected autism as an area of interest for their senior project, I’ll use this topic as a sample search in five of my favorite new search tools.


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Concrete and very usable ideas from Joyce. 

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10 Web Resources For Digital Field Trips To Museums - Edudemic

10 Web Resources For Digital Field Trips To Museums - Edudemic | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
This week’s Learnist feature highlights digital field trips, travel writer Tyler Wilcox and others, as they take us to some of the best museums in the world.

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Unfortunately, the first link won't load at school -- 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:27 PM

With field trips costing money that is often difficult to come by finding a resource that provides you with virtual field trips is a great resource! So let your students know they will be climbing on a virtual bus and possibly going across the country (or to a completely different country) to learn. Museums discussed in this post include:

* The World's Most Amazing Museums

* The World's Best Natural History Museums

* The Best Children's Museums

And more. Take the time to click through and see if there is a journey for you and your students.

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6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents

6 Free Online Resources for Primary Source Documents | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it
The Common Core Learning Standards describe the importance of teaching students how to comprehend informational text. They are asked to read closely, make inferences, cite evidence, analyze arguments

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Tracy Shaw's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:37 PM

Always looking for these!

Dr. Robin Yap, JD, PhD's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:30 AM

How do you determine your primary sources of information?

Alicia Luke's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:06 PM

Resources for educators trying to find primary sources

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Merging Basic Lesson Design With Technological Pedagogical Knowledge

Merging Basic Lesson Design With Technological Pedagogical Knowledge | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"The basic lesson design sequence for Direct Instruction--established by Madeline Hunter--includes 6 fundamental steps: 1. Anticipatory Set;  2. Objective & Purpose; 3. Input & Modeling; 4. Checking for Understanding; 5. Guided Practice; and 6. Independent Practice."


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Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:03 AM

Use this image for FL Methods class. 

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, July 16, 2013 8:06 PM

En el modelo TPACK se agrega una serie de fases metodológicas que de alguna manera puede enriquecer y complementar la creación de proyectos colaborativos académicos, sin embargo esto tiene que pilotearse para observar y monitorear su nivel y grado de efectividad en el caso que esto se intente enfoacar a través de entornos personales de aprendizaje y posteriormente con la ampliación de redes personales de aprendizaje, es parte de lo que intento llevar a cabo con los cursos que implementé: comprobar si efectivamente o no se pueden concretar experiencias tecno pedagógicas significativas y pertienentes a nivel universitario, o con docentes y alumnos de escuelas secundarias, aun no tengo esos datos para compartirlos, pero esperemos relizarlo más adelante. Por lo pronto sigamos tejiendo las conexiones y los nodos con las herramientas y personas invitadas y las que se puedan sumar.

Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 5:57 PM

Not so sure I agree with this at first glance- but need to explore it more- design theory seems to change often

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What Works in Schools Is Real Work

What Works in Schools Is Real Work | Teacher Tips & Tools | Scoop.it

"The best type of curriculum for preparing students for the workforce is one that focuses on real-world problem-solving. It sounds simple, but for the first time, we have clearly established a link between students learning 21st century skills and future work success."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 1, 2013 9:49 PM

This report is based on a survey done by Gallup for Microsoft Learning and the Pearson Foundation. There are many findings of interest in this report. Three are below (quoted from the report).

* The majority of respondents (59%) reported that they agree or strongly agree that they developed most of the skills they use in their current job outside of school. Only 15% disagree or strongly disagree, indicating they felt that they developed these skills in school.

* Developing 21st century skills in the last year of school is positively correlated with higher perceived work quality later in life. In fact, those who have high 21st century skill development are twice as likely to have higher work quality compared to those who had low 21st century skill development.

* Across the 21st century skills included in this study, real world problem-solving is the significant driver of higher work quality; however, less than two-thirds (63%) of respondents reported developing this skill often in the last year of school and that number drops to less than half (39%) for high school graduates

Is your school providing students with these skills? The survey also noted that 59% of participants reported learning these skills outside the classroom. To go directly to the report: http://www.gallup.com/strategicconsulting/162821/21st-century-skills-workplace.aspx.

Carolyn Williams's curator insight, June 2, 2013 5:58 AM

Working in a corporate industry for twenty three years and seeing the rise of operators, school leavers would benefit from 21st technological studies and how that applies to the workplace.

Larry Davies's curator insight, June 2, 2013 3:34 PM

The link is real, and PBL is the key.