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Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

With iPads, once we begin thinking beyond the confines of a page, anything is possible. Consider the video below created several years ago by two of my students. First they wrote plot summaries. Then they wrote character sketches. From there, they crafted paragraphs about theme, tying the visual and auditory elements of their videos back to the books. Finally, they created storyboards and bibliographies before producing and publishing their final product.


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Excellent ideas and strategies allowing for the process to include communication, collaboration and creativity in writing.  The process is critical to the product.

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Training in Business's curator insight, December 3, 2013 12:56 PM

Redefining the Writing Process with iPads

 

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Romeo Quijano's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:03 PM

Interesting 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, December 27, 2013 7:19 PM

Worth taking a look at.  How many times have you heard people ask what their students can "do" on the ipad to submit their work.  This will walk you through using the ipad for writing.

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5 Reasons to Throw Out Mandatory Lesson Plans

5 Reasons to Throw Out Mandatory Lesson Plans | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

While mandatory teacher lesson plans might seem like an idea long retired, I am continuously amazed at how many districts and schools still heavily rely on this approach as part of their master plan for school improvement. 


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Article makes good sense! Thematic unit plan provides an option for a long range road map.

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The Campaign for Meaningful Work

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The Campaign for Meaningful Work

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It's Not About The Thinking

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It's Not About The Thinking

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"Throwing Out the Clock" on Teacher Education

"Throwing Out the Clock" on Teacher Education | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
As I have written before, the United States is experiencing profound, continuous, and accelerating change as the country makes a transition from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital information economy.

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The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching

The Cycle Of Reflective Teaching | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

The more reflective you are, the more effective you are. This is a phrase that has become synonymous with the work we have done with building teachers’ reflective capacity. With a century’s worth of research touting the benefits of self-reflection and a slew of tools to help teachers (and the coaches and administrators who support them) strengthen their reflective habits, the causative relationship between the two is growing more evident.

 


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Patricia Thomson's curator insight, June 1, 2015 10:30 AM

Four key steps in the process of reflection.

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What were the last 10 teaching books you used?

What were the last 10 teaching books you used? | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Last week my boss Martin Sketchley (eltexperiences) was sitting next to me compiling his list of recommended reading for the CELTA. It made me think about resource and reference books in general, a...

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3 Reasons Education Programs Benefit from Experiential Education

3 Reasons Education Programs Benefit from Experiential Education | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 3, 2015 6:15 AM

Career and Technical Education programs (often called vocational schools) have their students learn by doing. Learning by doing is known as experiential learning. Why is experiential learning beneficial? Below are the three reasons described in this post.

Reason 1: Experiential education promotes positive attitudes towards learning.

Reason 2: Experiential education provides true-to-life experience that enhances career exploration.

Reason 3: Experiential education helps create more engaged members of the workforce.

Each of these reasons is discussed in the post. There is also an excellent infographic, Experiential Learning in the Classroom: Learn by Doing.

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The Power of Teacher Expectations

The Power of Teacher Expectations | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Mr Laing was my year 8 Maths teacher. He was a rare breed indeed. He helped me, and my fellow pimple-clad teens, find mathematics interesting. Intermittently, he would betray a deep excitement about a mathematics problem or reveal that he had woken up in the middle of the night with an answer to some mathematics concept. We were incredulous – being excited by mathematics was anathema. Soon enough, incredulity became intrigue. Over time, he made us think that such interest might be possible for us too.


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Being a Growth Mindset Facilitator

Being a Growth Mindset Facilitator | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
I was asked recently why I have a strong interest and innate understanding of the growth mindset. I believe it comes from a background of being an adventure educator, and even though it was not lab...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 13, 2015 8:10 AM

Jackie GERSTEIN: I was asked recently why I have a strong interest and innate understanding of the growth mindset. I believe it comes from a background of being an adventure educator, and even though it was not labeled as such, the adventure educator embraces a growth mindset when working with participants. The underlying tenet of adventure education is “You are capable of so much more than you can even imagine. I believe in you and your capabilities; and I will set up the conditions for you to develop and amplify that same belief in yourself.

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


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15 of the Best Blogs for Educators | Listly List

The classroom is not what it used to be.
The pace of technology adoption is accelerating.
It pays to keep track by reading the latest education news.

"To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often."
—Winston Churchill

Here are fifteen information resources to help you stay up to date. | K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work, EdSurge : The Best in Education Technology, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, Classroom Technology News | Educational Apps | Bloom's Taxonom

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, April 1, 2015 4:32 AM

Keep up to date, progressing and improving as an educator. Here are some fantastic resources: check this selection of blogs.

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, April 1, 2015 2:48 PM

Great list, but heavy on the technology.  I found a few of my favorites at numbers 1, 10, & 14.

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Google Classroom: Create a Shared Folder

Google Classroom: Create a Shared Folder | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
An integral part of my classroom is peer feedback. While Google Classroom makes it very easy to create and collect assignments, making student work accessible to other students is more difficult. H...

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 24, 2015 7:43 AM

Great easy to follow directions - go PAPERLESS!

Bruce Hopkins's curator insight, September 11, 2015 5:57 PM
This could prove useful.
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The Creativity Mindset

The Creativity Mindset | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
I absolutely love all of the emphasis on mindsets these days. There are growth mindsets (which I discuss in The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop) and maker mindsets (which I discuss...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 20, 2015 9:05 PM

Philosophers such as Gadamer have written about Bildung which incorporates these characteristics as projects of self-renewal.

 

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, March 21, 2015 11:26 AM
Thanks, Beth Dichter. I find the mindsets very understandable and appealing, much like the science habits of mind.
SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 2015 11:48 AM

We must stop educating students out of their creativity and foster an environment that celebrates the creative genius of the students entrusted to our care.

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Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth!

Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth! | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Aiming to get kids to understand and solve real-world math problems, one teacher developed a tool that uses Google Earth.

 

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Anna Sasaki's curator insight, March 22, 2015 2:42 PM

There is a new programme which helps students truly understand the usage of math skills being taught in school. It is a game that students may play, which actually put the math skills learned in school into play. This solves the time old question of "when will I ever use this?" It is very fun and uses Google maps to manifest questions for each sections from grades 5-10. It is putting more use of the Google maps and helps others learn about geography as it is using the maps.

This shows another way to use Google maps, which uses a GIS system to track locations. The online maps presents many different opportunities of teaching others, through various methods, and geography can be present in any topic shown. Geography can help others learn through spatial recognition in the case of math, and many other ideas.

Woodstock School's curator insight, March 23, 2015 1:39 AM

“Pray tell us, what's your favorite number?"...
"Shiva jumped up to the board, uninvited, and wrote 10,213,223"...
"And pray, why would this number interest us?"
"It is the only number that describes itself when you read it, 'One zero, two ones, three twos, two threes'.”
― Abraham Varghese, Cutting for Stone  

Matthew Connealy's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:26 PM

The use of Google Earth is becoming beneficial to Thomas Petra, a middle school teacher that is trying to make learning more interesting. By using Google Earth, he is able to teach lessons in a more interactive and applicable way. An example of this would be when his students learned about distance through the Alaskan dog sledders and their travels. The students are able to learn much more than the conventional way of learning and are able to gain a better sense of the phenomena around them.

 

Although this was used in a mathematical setting, Google Earth is only just beginning. Geography students would greatly benefit from this usage of the app, and more teachers should learn to harness this style of teaching. Students will be able to gain a better sense of what is going on around them, and know more about the world they live in.

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Achieving a Growth Mindset in Schools - Coach Logic

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Achieving a Growth Mindset in Schools - Coach Logic

 

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What is Coaching? | Classroom Coaches

What is Coaching? | Classroom Coaches | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

What is Coaching?

Over 2,400 years ago, at the height of the Athenian enlightenment, Socrates asserted that teachers should help students to uncover information for themselves. This was a radical departure from the traditional approach of the time, which thought of students as empty vessels and of teachers as dispensers of information. The Socratic philosophy of teaching set the stage for coaching, which aims to unlock and increase potential and learning.

Whether a coach is helping a teacher improve, or a teacher is using the same skills with students in the classroom, coaching allows for a constructionist theory of education. This allows for the individuals to create strategies for themselves.

The Goal of Coaching

Coaching is concerned with long-term skill development rather than with quick fixes or temporary understanding. We define coaches as those who offer inspiration, guidance, training, and modeling, and who enhance others’ abilities through motivation and support (Longenecker & Pinkel, 1997). The goal of a coach is to increase achievement by helping someone:

Find their inner strengths and passions in order to nurture self-worth and identity,Have a voice in their own learning and negotiate collectively with the instructor to create the goals and objectives,Passionately engage in talking content to increase memory retention and fuel motivation to learn, and,Use their inner talents to bring their work to the highest level of scholarship attainable.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 3, 2015 10:16 AM

What is Coaching?

Over 2,400 years ago, at the height of the Athenian enlightenment, Socrates asserted that teachers should help students to uncover information for themselves. This was a radical departure from the traditional approach of the time, which thought of students as empty vessels and of teachers as dispensers of information. The Socratic philosophy of teaching set the stage for coaching, which aims to unlock and increase potential and learning.

Whether a coach is helping a teacher improve, or a teacher is using the same skills with students in the classroom, coaching allows for a constructionist theory of education. This allows for the individuals to create strategies for themselves.

The Goal of Coaching

Coaching is concerned with long-term skill development rather than with quick fixes or temporary understanding. We define coaches as those who offer inspiration, guidance, training, and modeling, and who enhance others’ abilities through motivation and support (Longenecker & Pinkel, 1997). The goal of a coach is to increase achievement by helping someone:

  • Find their inner strengths and passions in order to nurture self-worth and identity,
  • Have a voice in their own learning and negotiate collectively with the instructor to create the goals and objectives,
  • Passionately engage in talking content to increase memory retention and fuel motivation to learn, and,
  • Use their inner talents to bring their work to the highest level of scholarship attainable.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/21st-century-education-is-learning-to-learn-for-life-long-learning-and-nothing-else-matters/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


Simon Awuyo's curator insight, October 6, 2015 4:30 AM

I am a football coach a teacher by profession and I am interested in understanding what a classroom coach does. 

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The Best Teams Act Like Musicians

The Best Teams Act Like Musicians | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Team members don't function autonomously — they improvise, listen to one another, and thrive on a network of dependencies.

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3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset

3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s best-selling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, started a revolution in most of the schools that I work in this year, and for good reason: her findings are inspiring teachers and students and parents alike to rethink what it means to be a successful learner and what dispositions we must cultivate in order to make that vision a reality.

This a complex study, and reflecting as we read brings interesting considerations to the surface. For instance, how can we stop perseverating on performance in order to cultivate a growth mindset?


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10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
10 Ideas For Upgrading Your Teaching This Summer

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TreeHouses: A Middle School Design and Build Maker Project

TreeHouses: A Middle School Design and Build Maker Project | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

I love that middle school learners are quick to jump in and activate as learners when given a context for learning. They may float between being semi-adults and semi-children and are at times the most stable and fragile of people, but they are explorers of life – through relationships, humor, risk taking, movement, music, stories, design, technologies and community.


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10 Questions to Ask When Planning Tech Infused Units

10 Questions to Ask When Planning Tech Infused Units | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Here at Edtech at About.com, we've put together a list of potential technology-related questions that you may want to ask yourself when planning for instruction and designing curriculum. Many of these ideas are inspired by existing frameworks and philosophies focused on tech integration.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 24, 2015 8:35 AM

How can teachers best integrate technology into their lesson plans? This post looks at 10 questions we should consider asking ourselves, and provides suggestions of tools to consider using that will help us seamlessly integrate technology. Below are the first four questions.

1. How am I activating into my students' prior knowledge?

2. How am I presenting information to students in an engaging way?

3. How am I collecting, disseminating, and annotating student work?

4. What opportunities and resources am I giving my students for practice?

Integrating technology should become a component of our lesson design. As you review the additional questions you will find that not all apply to every lesson you teach. Think about your objectives and then select the question(s) most applicable.

As you look at the suggested tools in the post make sure that you try using the ones you choose. There is nothing more frustrating than to use a tool as a teacher, and you know it works...but when the student logs in the tool is blocked due to permissions. My lesson learned...I must test each and every tool, so that I know how to use it and to make sure students also have access.

Kimberly House's curator insight, April 25, 2015 8:16 AM

This is an excellent article and very helpful for teachers looking for a way in  to using or enhancing what they do with technology. The list of ideas for each section are high quality. Great recommendations and ideas here. 

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Filming a Lesson! A Teacher's Reflection....

Filming a Lesson! A Teacher's Reflection.... | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Filming a lesson - the most productive and useful way to reflect on a lesson and encourage change and development.

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How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies

How Does the Brain Learn Best? Smart Studying Strategies | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
A practical and engaging guide to smart studying tips.

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Kent Kessler's curator insight, April 2, 2015 8:16 AM

i always like learning about learning

Steve Bavister's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:33 AM
Nice set of tips here for studying more effectively
Jake Goulet's curator insight, April 15, 2015 11:35 AM

Figure out what strategies will help you expand your language knowledge!

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Learning Needs a Context

Learning Needs a Context | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"This is a follow up to a post I wrote, How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?  The he purpose of these posts is to encourage educators to examine practices they take for granted, implement without deep reflection of their efficacy. This post discusses the instructional practice of asking students to memorize information."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 24, 2015 10:12 PM

Is the memorization of information an effective way for learners to retain information? According to brain research the answer would be no. It is critical that connections be made. This post by Jackie Gerstein discusses the need for:

* Context

* Increase context and relevancy

In the section on increasing context and relevancy you will find a visual of an Authentic Learning Matrix as well as a number of links to additional resources.

Kent Kessler's curator insight, March 25, 2015 7:44 AM

interesting insight

 

Maruja Romero's curator insight, March 27, 2015 8:49 AM

Contexto en la enseñanza, es una necesidad pero cada vez vemos muchos vídeos y lecciones que aparecen de la nada y no están contextualizadas ni en un programa, ni motivadas por unos objetivos ni su relación con un currículo. 

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Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning

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Putting Technology At The Center Of Learning

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Harin Desai's curator insight, March 21, 2015 5:09 AM

In light of the many advantages that integrating edtech into the general curriculum offers, to continue to deny students these opportunities seems like a hard pill to swallow. Edtech is no longer in the early adopters zone; no longer in the testing zone. It is well and truly here, and senior leadership not only has to accept such a fate, but take the bull by the horns and truly embrace it for what it is worth. 

For the sake of all its students, edtech must become an integral part of a school’s pedagogy.

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The shocking differences in basic body language around the world

The shocking differences in basic body language around the world | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
The body speaks volumes. But what it says depends on the culture you're in.

 

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Gaëlle Solal's curator insight, April 1, 2015 12:58 PM

ça vous en bouche un coin?!

 

Payton Sidney Dinwiddie 's curator insight, April 14, 2015 6:00 PM

This shows the costums that several other Countries use in north America we cross our legs but in Countries Like Asia disrespectful. In America we view blowing or Noise is normal in Japan that Considered rude

Roman M's curator insight, April 16, 2015 12:17 PM

This article shows the different customs on gestures or body language in the world. What we might do is disrespectful in another country. For example, even some as simple as crossing your legs while sitting is common in North America and some European countries. However, it is viewed disrespectful in Asia and the Middle East.

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