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DC middle schoolers protest instructors fired for allegedly teaching too much ... - Raw Story

DC middle schoolers protest instructors fired for allegedly teaching too much ... - Raw Story | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it
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Los Altos School District Tries Out Virtual Reality in the Classroom

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The Los Altos School District is doing an experiment. They’re trying out 3D virtual reality in the classroom. It’s a pilot program to find out if studying 3D images can help kids learn.
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excerpt: "The Los Altos School District is doing a pilot program to test zSpace, a learning tool that uses polarized glasses and a stylus to create an immersive educational experience. “It’s actually like I haven’t imagined it before,” Adam says. “I never knew technology was this advanced.”

 
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Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement

Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"A few years ago, I came across some interesting research by cognitive psychologist Ronald T. Kellogg. He claimed that the mark of an expert writer is not years of practice or a hefty vocabulary, but rather an awareness of one’s audience. This made sense to me, and I wondered if it were true in other disciplines as well."


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Joy Power's curator insight, October 9, 2014 2:21 PM

Important research on learning for achievement.

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Teaching Metacognition: How Students Think Is Key To High Achievement

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Research about how self-awareness can help you tap your learning potential

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25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation - InformED

25 Ways to Cultivate Intrinsic Motivation - InformED | Teacher Tools and Tips | Scoop.it

"In the context of learning, intrinsic motivation is motivation that stems not from external factors like grades and status, but rather from genuine interest and ambition. Like altruism, it assumes no reward. But – like altruism – it is difficult to corroborate. Even if Sally, your best student, completes the Extra Credit assignment out of pure enjoyment, it doesn’t mean she isn’t expecting external rewards like approval and attention."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:54 AM

Does intrinsic motivation exist? This post explores this idea, clearly landing in the field of intrinsic motivation. After exploring the concept and discussing how education has changed there is a list of 25 ways we may help students cultivate this trait. A few are listed below but many more are in the post, as is a TEDtalk by Dan Pink.

* Rethink reward

* Make mastery cool

* Make students feel like education is a choice, not a requirement

* Make every student feel confident

Each of the items has additional information in the post. As you work in your classroom this year you may find yourself using some of the ideas listed in this post with your students.

Drora Arussy's comment, September 8, 2013 9:57 PM
Student ownership and buy-in has always been key, thank you for sharing.