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Black Chronicles II | Autograph ABP

Black Chronicles II | Autograph ABP | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Drawing on the metaphor of the chronicle the exhibition presents over 200 photographs, the majority of which have never been exhibited or published before. As a curated body of work, these photographs present new knowledge and offer different ways of seeing the black subject in Victorian Britain, and contribute to an ongoing process of redressing persistent ‘absence’ within the historical record.

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Students learn black history separately from American history in the USA as if the two histories are not the same history. Instead, they are segregated like so many schools and towns. This photo exhibition may help breakdown the artificially segregated boundary between black and white history. Recently, I have also come to learn that various races also served in the Roman armies. The first time I saw black people in Doctor Who's travels to the past, i wondered if this was a "politically correct" move on the part of the BBC. Now, these pictures have been uncovered where black people did populate Britain as British subjects, visitors, and even rescues from the slave trade. 
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ERICDigests.Org - Providing full-text access to ERIC Digests

ERICDigests.Org - Providing full-text access to ERIC Digests | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

What are ERIC Digests?

ERIC Digests are: 

- short reports (1,000 - 1,500 words) on topics of prime current interest in education. There are a large variety of topics covered including teaching, learning, libraries, charter schools, special education, higher education, home schooling, and many more.

- targeted specifically for teachers, administrators, policymakers, and other practitioners, but generally useful to the broad educational community. 

- designed to provide an overview of information on a given topic, plus references to items providing more detailed information. 

- produced by the former 16 subject-specialized ERIC Clearinghouses, and reviewed by experts and content specialists in the field. 

- funded by the Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), of the U.S. Department of Education (ED). 

- The full-text ERIC Digest database contains over 3000 Digests with the latest updates being added to this site in July 2005. 

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S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction

S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
» S.A.S.S.Y. SAMR: Toolkit for Educators to Transform Instruction |

A New Way to look at SAMR (interactive infographic)


Via Lisa Johnson , John Evans, Lynnette Van Dyke
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ChristopherBell's curator insight, February 9, 2014 7:43 PM

Very cool and full of resources if you are into SAMR!

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators - Edudemic

20 Great Websites For Elementary Educators - Edudemic | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Some of the best websites for elementary educators are ones that save time, make you think, and inspire. Here's just a handful!
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Thinking Skills  Vocabulary and Definitions

PART IV. CORE THINKING SKILLS

Thinking skills are relatively specific cognitive operations that can be considered the "building blocks" of thinking. The following (1) have a sound basis in the research and theoretical literature, (2) are important for students to be able to do, and (3) can be taught and reinforced in school.

FOCUSING SKILLS - attending to selected pieces of information and ignoring others.

1. Defining problems: clarifying needs, discrepancies, or puzzling situations.
2. Setting goals: establishing direction and purpose.

INFORMATION GATHERING SKILLS - bringing to consciousness the relative data needed for cognitive processing.

3. Observing: obtaining information through one or more senses.
4. Formulating questions: seeing new information through inquiry.

REMEMBERING SKILLS - storing and retrieving information.

5. Encoding: storing information in long-term memory.
6. Recalling: retrieving information from long-term memory.

ORGANIZING SKILLS - arranging information so it can be used more effectively.

7. Comparing: noting similarities and differences between or among entities.
8. Classifying: grouping and labeling entities on the basis of their attributes.
9. Ordering: sequencing entities according to a giver criterion.
10. Representing: changing the form, but not the substance of information.

ANALYZING SKILLS - clarifying existing information by examining parts and relationships.

11. Identifying attributes and components: determining characteristics or the parts of something.
12. Identifying relationships and patterns: recognizing ways elements are related.
13. Identifying main ideas: identifying the central element; for example the hierarchy of key ideas in a message or line of reasoning.
14. Identifying errors: recognizing logical fallacies and other mistakes and, where possible, correcting them.

GENERATING SKILLS - producing new information, meaning or ideas.

15. Inferring: going beyond available information to identify what may reasonably be true.
16. Predicting: anticipating next events, or the outcome of a situation.
17. Elaborating: explaining by adding details, examples, or other relevant information.

INTEGRATING SKILLS - connecting and combining information.

18. Summarizing: combining information efficiently into a cohesive statement.
19. Restructuring: changing existing knowledge structures to incorporate new information.

EVALUATING SKILLS - assessing the reasonableness and quality of ideas.

20. Establishing criteria: setting standards for making judgments.
21. Verifying: confirming the accuracy of claims.

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This page is incredibly useful. I would like to explore some of these concepts with colleagues in a professional learning group/community/team. We should reflect on them, research ways to facilitate critical thinking skills. This list includes global terms and specific terms. Combining the specific terms under the global terms, thinking processes, and core thinking skills may provide some powerful insights into how we might best support student learning.

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Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings

Library of Congress Launches New Online Poetry Archive, Featuring 75 Years of Classic Poetry Readings | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

“Image by Fred Palumbo, made available by the Library of Congress. Put THIS in your pocket. The Library of Congress is celebrating National Poetry Month by launching its new Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature.”


Via Mark G Kirshner
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ERIC - Frequently Asked Questions

ERIC is an online library of education research and information, sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education.
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From the page: "What journals are indexed in ERIC?

The list of currently approved journals can be found at: http://eric.ed.gov/?journals and the approved list of non-journal sources can be found at http://eric.ed.gov/?nonjournals

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Building a library for Information & Digital Li...

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Building a library for Information & Digital Literacy Skills | Jorum Team Blog on CEET Meet (Oct'2013) Digital Literacy: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making~Stephanie Samaras curated by Stephanie Samaras (Building a library for...

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Kinds of Minds | KurzweilAI

Kinds of Minds | KurzweilAI | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
In Beyond AI, published today, J. Storrs Hall offers a must-read for anyone interested in the future of the human-machine civilization, says Ray Kurzweil.
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Reads like science fiction, but if you read closely, you see that this is also an activity around vocabulary building. Focus on the prefixes of the words to build new words relating to artificial intelligence classifications. Students might find this interesting as well as informative. I'm thinking it would support ELA standards in the common core http://www.corestandards.org/ELA-Literacy/CCRA/L. ;

 

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Google Kills Tilde Search Operator

Google Kills Tilde Search Operator | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
One of the lesser-known tools used by searchers on Google has been the tilde sign (~) operator. Citing low usage, Google has confirmed it has dropped support for the tilde, which would also include synonyms for a keyword in the search results.
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I've only learned about the tilde in Google search recently. Now, it is gone...for a few months now. 

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9 Tips on How to Be Honest With Someone Without Being Negative

9 Tips on How to Be Honest With Someone Without Being Negative | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
Learn how to be honest about sensitive subjects without sounding too negative.

 

Here are 9 key tips on how to be honest with someone:

Look at the situation from their perspective before you do anything.

 

Ask yourself if this is something that really needs to be said. Are you telling them anything they don’t know or haven’t acknowledged?

 

Choose your words carefully – say it to yourself before you say it out-loud. How does it sound?

 

Don’t insult, blame, exaggerate, or be judgmental. Use a calm and respectful tone while describing the problem.

 

Do it in private. You don’t want the person to feel like they are being pressured by a bunch of people all at once.

 

Always offer a solution. Don’t just state a problem if you don’t have some good advice to go with it.

 

Admit you could be wrong. This is just your opinion, the person doesn’t have to agree with you.

 

Let it go if you notice the person is responding negatively toward it. Don’t persist if they aren’t interested in talking about it.

 

Go back to being a good friend again. Don’t make it awkward.
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This might help students as well as teachers and administrators. Social skills need to be taught, sometimes explicitly. Might be useful for a number of different classrooms and social settings, including the speech therapist's space or office when trying to teach pragmatic language skills to students with ADHD/ADD, on the autism spectrum, or students with lagging skills in the language or social skills.

 

I love it when adults say something devastating and rationalize the disasterous response with "I was just being honest." And by love I mean I really really have no patience with such statements. 

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