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Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals

Advanced Level Projects with Scratch: Fun with Fractals | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an advanced lesson in recursion, opening the door to the mysterious yet ultimately logical world of fractals.
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Purposeful Pedagogy
An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

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John Hattie's 10 Myths about Student Achievement

John Hattie's 10 Myths about Student Achievement | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Professor of Education and Director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute, John Hattie, shares his 10 myths about student achievement.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, Today, 4:03 AM

I suspect if this is true in Great Britain, it's generally true for students in the US and elsewhere.

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Always an Educator, Always a Learner - An Interview with Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth)

Always an Educator, Always a Learner - An Interview with Steve Wheeler (@timbuckteeth) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I first heard Steve Wheeler in an online plenary for RSCON in 2011 and was very impressed. I then followed him initially on Twitter and then on other social media too. I learn so much from him and ...

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, October 23, 8:45 AM

I watched this interview yesterday and I was inspired by what Steve Wheeler had to say. Listen to Vicky Loras's interview in her latest post.
 

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Best Tips and Resources for Elementary Math Teachers - Online And Distance Learning

Best Tips and Resources for Elementary Math Teachers - Online And Distance Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Teaching good Maths doesn’t solely depend on the teachers, parent’s involvement is also necessary. Teacher can only guide kids in the school but at the home parents also need to look at the kids. By having transparent communication about the assignments and frequency of homework, both teachers and parents can identify problem solve it.

When children realize that Maths is all around them then they start relaxing and taking maths easily. When they find meaning of Maths in their everyday life they will be motivated towards it.

With the rapid growth in technology teachers do not need to worry about the resources. This article lists some of the most common ones:

 


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Holding a class discussion? Transcribe it if you can...

Holding a class discussion? Transcribe it if you can... | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As followers of my blog will know, I'm a big devotee of Philosophy for Children (P4C) and consider it my specialism. Although that assumes I'm any good at it. I do my best. I've currently completin...

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, October 23, 9:10 PM

Transcribing the discussion also allows you to analyze the discussion in terms of logical fallacies, redundancies, text citations and more. With the transcript, students will later have time to really look at the discussion with a more critical lens.

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games."


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What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Now, almost two decades after my first year in the classroom, here's a few things I wish I'd known about myself, about teaching, and about my students.
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Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms

Wanted: Immersive gaming in K-8 classrooms | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Report reveals that teachers are increasingly incorporating digital games into instruction Stefano Tinti / Shutterstock.com Seventy-four percent of K-8 teachers in a recent report said they use digital games for instruction, but few teachers...
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Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency

Digital Citizenship: Developing a Culture of Trust and Transparency | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Turning a forbidding acceptable use policy into a friendlier digital empowerment guideline can shift your school culture into a more tech-friendly place.
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How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age

How Teachers Can Motivate Students of Any Age | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
How can teachers promote the intrinsic benefits of learning in school systems that depend on grades as a way to measure progress?

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Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.

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Where to Find Lesson Plans on Digital Citizenship

Where to Find Lesson Plans on Digital Citizenship | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
By Melissa Delaney A number of free resources can help schools educate students on this important topic.

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Co-operative Learning Wheel

Co-operative Learning Wheel | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
First Ring | Second Ring | Third Ring | Fourth Ring | Fifth Ring The Fifth Ring of the CL Wheel Learning Outcomes of Cooperative Learning: The outer (fifth) ring of the Co-operative Learning Wheel ...

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The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration

The Key to Empowering Educators? True Collaboration | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
For Connected Educators Month, a key theme this year is how to move from merely connecting with other educators into collaborations that push pedagogy and the education conversation forward.

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, Today, 4:13 AM

I think it's interesting the word "true" has to precede "collaboration," but many times we don't really collaborate as much as we share. Big diff. And we don't do collaboration well, how can we expect to help our students learn how to collaborate and do it well?

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10 Ways to Help Solve Hibernating Students

10 Ways to Help Solve Hibernating Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
All teachers know a certain type of student: the hibernator. This is the student who walks in and immediately puts down his his or her head, making it very clear they do not want to have anything to do with you, your lesson, or his classmates.

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The article provides "10 Proven Best Practices to Try Out" to get your students out of hibernation..
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Let's End Bullying

Let's End Bullying | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Last week, I learned of a boy who tried to take his life. He was found in time to be rushed to the hospital and at this point, it is unclear if he will survive. This has caused a ripple of emotions – fear, sadness, grief, disbelief.

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RJ Lavallee's curator insight, October 22, 8:00 AM

I've noted before...what are we doing about stopping bullying at the source?

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TED-Ed | Periodic Videos

TED-Ed | Periodic Videos | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The team at Periodic Videos has created a TED-Ed Lesson for every element of the periodic table.

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Jaana Ohtonen's curator insight, Today, 12:05 PM

Underbart med undervisningsfilm till varje grundämne.

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Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms

Busting Barriers Or Just Dabbling?: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games In K-8 Classrooms | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Quoted from the post: I spent last weekend on a camping trip with extended family.  Having just completed a report on the use of digital games in the classroom, I was more than a little eager to consult with the kids in the group about their use of digital games inside and outside of the classroom.  Given the popularity of Minecraft, I started there.  “Do any of you guys play Minecraft?” I asked.  Instantly there were three kids with three devices surrounding me, each showing me their “worlds.”


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 23, 9:30 PM

Should students play digital games in the classroom? This post, from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center provides a link to a report, Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games.

In 2012 the Cooney Center did a similar survey. This one provides more up-to-date information. They sampled 684 K-8 teachers and divided the report into four sections:

1. The "players" (a look at the game-using teachers);

2. The "practices" (as in the practices teachers engage in with their students around game playing);

3. The "profiles" (of the teachers that looks at how teachers use games in terms of frequency and ways:

4. The "perceptions" of the teachers (barriers and opportunities)

This post provides an overview of some of the key finding and much  more is found in the 67 page report (which is linked to in the article and can be found at http://www.joanganzcooneycenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/jgcc_leveluplearning_final.pdf.

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.
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Aryaoka's curator insight, October 22, 10:05 PM

jika sebagai pendidik dan sedang berada dikelas, anak-anak ribut, ngobrol atau perhatiannya buyar..apakah ini salah?

atau gejala yang patut diselidiki?

nah, ada tip bagi rekan seperjuangan melalui scoopit.AO

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Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators

Five Tips for New Teachers to Become Connected Educators | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
  (Originally posted in August 2012, updated for October 2014.) This month, the U.S. Department of Education kicked off Connected Educator Month, with engaging keynotes, panel discussions, book cha...
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Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs

Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education.
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6 Baseball-Themed Classroom Activities for the World Series

6 Baseball-Themed Classroom Activities for the World Series | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Explore some resources for using the World Series to bring history, math, social studies, music, and visual arts to your classroom.
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The Anatomy of a Kindergartner Infographic

The Anatomy of a Kindergartner Infographic | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

The Anatomy of a Kindergartner Infographic Kindergartners are the natural meaning seekers of any school building. Their tireless curiosity and energy bring new life to campus each and every year! Depending on home and school experiences, some children arrive raring to go while others are leaving... http://elearninginfographics.com/anatomy-kindergartner-infographic/


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Level Up Learning: The Players, Practices, and Perceptions of Teaching with Digital Games

Level Up Learning: The Players, Practices, and Perceptions of Teaching with Digital Games | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
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Digital games have the potential to transform K-12 education as we know it. But what has been the real experience among teachers who use games in the classroom?

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Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content

Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"In order for our learners to see how designing information changes how it is viewed, the students this year placed their visual infographics side-by-side with their linear notes to see the transformation. It was the “ah ha” moment, when they could examine how the delivery of content mattered and how the deliberate choices in font hierarchy, color selection, and placement changed the way others perceived the ideas."


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 21, 12:55 AM

My best presentations are almost all pictures..

Paul Macmullen's curator insight, October 21, 6:32 PM

Useful reference for a graphically challenges creature of language such as myself :-)

 

Chris Carter's curator insight, October 21, 9:47 PM

Seeing really is believing.

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Make It Hard to Forget: 6 Principles to Help Your Learners Remember Anything

Make It Hard to Forget: 6 Principles to Help Your Learners Remember Anything | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Fostering effective eLearning requires understanding how memory works. Master crucial ways to help learners encode new principles in their brains. This requires a grasp of six premises.

Via Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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