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Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking

Critical Thinking vs. Creative Thinking | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The Common Core demands students think critically while staying connected and diving into text, yet employers desire workers who can think creatively, connect with people, and dive into their work.
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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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Anita Vance's curator insight, November 3, 2014 8:45 AM

A great reference of the educational theories and practices of our times.


Rabbi Avi Bossewitch's curator insight, March 3, 8:16 PM

Excellent review of 20th century ed thought leaders and how they inform 21st century learning

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 20, 7:20 PM

A short biography of a number of leading thinkers contributors work in education i.e. Dewey, Montessori, Freire, etc.

 

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25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
25 Critical Thinking Strategies For The Modern Learner

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Teaching Empathy - Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour

Teaching Empathy - Encouraging Appropriate Behaviour | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

These days, bullying is rampant.  From locker rooms to social media, kids gang up on other children, leaving them in tears or worse, causing them to consider or attempt suicide.  


When you read the constant reports about such merciless bullying, you have to wonder, how can you teach children to be empathetic? Are our children lacking Empathy?

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  •  What is Empathy? According to New York Times blogger Jessica Lahey, “In order to be truly empathetic, children need to learn more than simple perspective-taking; they need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s views, even when they don’t agree with them.” ...
  •  Modeling Empathy. But how do you model empathy?  One of the most important ways to teach empathy is to model empathetic behavior.  ...
  •  Peer Pressure. One of the biggest reasons for bullying is peer pressure. ..
  •  Fighting the Cliques. One of the biggest reasons for bullying is the crowd mentality....
  •  Empathy Fosters Diversity. Empathy involves more than simply feeling sorry for other people – it involves doing something about the situation if they are suffering..






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13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan

13 Simple Ways to Integrate Technology into any Lesson Plan | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

The pressure is on, and educators are feeling it more and more. Principals and school boards everywhere are requiring teachers to integrate technology into the classroom. Sometimes, the change is as…


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Hand-picked Resources to Help You Become an Instructional Designer

Hand-picked Resources to Help You Become an Instructional Designer | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
With the coming of the Internet, gathering information on almost everything under the sun has become easier than ever before. Just type a few words and Google will throw up tons of information. For instance, there seems to be as many web pages on instructional designing strategies and Photoshop tutorials as there are eLearning designers.

But there's a catch. You still have to click open the websites, scroll through them, and read up pages of text to fish out information that is relevant to your needs. It is easy to get lost in the minefield of information that the Internet is. What is scarier is that not all websites house authentic information. So how can you find what you are searching for quickly and easily? How do you make sure that you learn instructional designing theories and skills only from authentic sources?

We have put together a list of Web resources to help you get hold of the most comprehensive and authentic sources of information on eLearning and instructional design. Here they are:

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(Digi-Tool Alert) Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder)

(Digi-Tool Alert) Screencastify (Screen Video Recorder) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Screencastify is a simple video screen capture software (aka. screencast recorder) for Chrome. It is able to record all screen activity inside a tab, including audio. Just press record and the content of your tab is recorded. So you can easily create a screencast for video tutorials, record presentations etc. It also supports desktop capturing, allowing you to record anything on your screen (not just tabs)."


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Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection

Digital Portfolios: The Art of Reflection | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Too often, conversations about digital portfolios center on the tools: how to save, share, and publish student work. Mastering the technical component of digital portfolios is critical, and students do need an opportunity to showcase their work to a broader audience. However, when we let the process of curate > reflect > publish serve as the sole focal point, digital portfolios become summative in nature and are viewed as an add-on at the end of a unit, project, or activity.

For digital portfolios to be truly valuable to both teachers and students, they need to provide insight into not only what students created, but also how and why. If the ultimate goal is to develop students as learners, then they need an opportunity for making connections to content as well as the overarching learning objectives.

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What Wearable Tech Could Mean for the Classroom | Edudemic

Not too long ago, tablets and smartphones were largely viewed as educational scourges — mere distractions responsible for dulling minds and derailing productivity. Now, instead of being shunned completely, these devices are embraced as invaluable tools for meeting the complex, often hard to define needs of digital natives. Undoubtedly, wearable technology is destined to follow suit.

The 2015 Horizon Report agrees, predicting the widespread use of wearables throughout the entire spectrum of modern education. Still, considering our senses are already overloaded with 1s and 0s, reluctance to embrace yet another digital medium is understandable. However, as this piece will explain, the potential benefits are simply too tremendous to ignore.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, July 1, 3:15 AM

Mensen die ooit als eerste beweerden dat de wereld rond was of dat we ooit op de maan zouden staan belandden op de brandstapel of in een sanatorium. Zo'n reacties laten we best achterwege. Dit artikel schetst een toekomst waar velen (zelfs in gedachten) nog niet klaar voor zijn. En toch zegt iets mij dat een deel van dit verhaal straks realiteit wordt. Ik ben benieuwd. (én hoopvol)

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The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter

The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 29, 12:53 PM

Very relevant pedagogy for each way of innovating learning.  Great summer read.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 29, 7:29 PM

Im not sure this is so innovative but it does help us think about the issues.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 30, 4:55 AM

Tellement vrai !

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Project Based Learning: Explained. | Project Based Learning | BIE

Project Based Learning: Explained. | Project Based Learning | BIE | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
RT @BIEpbl: [WATCH] Project Based Learning: Explained - http://t.co/DWaNjZejCe #ISTE2015

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Teachers, Caring does make a difference! Scientific Proof!

Teachers, Caring does make a difference! Scientific Proof! | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found that the more a teacher cares about her students, the more respect she will receive from them.


“It would appear that teachers who carry signifiers of positions which are powerful in wider society might actually have a harder time establishing personal authority with the young people as they are treated with suspicion,”

Students associated caring with the following:

  1. Fostering a sense of belonging/community
  2. Getting to know students personally
  3. Supporting academic success
  4. Attending to physiological needs
  5. Knowing students names
  6. Accessable
  7. Making an effort to understand student as an individual
  8. Lessons are applicable and meaningful
  9. Feedback
  10. Overtly expressing concern
  11. Non-verbal expressions
  12. Projecting a "feeling of care"






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What Happened When I Tried To Teach Alone

What Happened When I Tried To Teach Alone | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What Happened When I Tried To Teach Alone by Terry Heick During summer evenings here in Kentucky, it’s never all the way dark. Stars pierce the sky, etching the jagged canopies of Oak, Maple, and Sycamore trees against what we forget is literally...
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Innovative use of Virtual Reality in Chemistry Classrooms - Alchemy Smartbinder

Innovative use of Virtual Reality in Chemistry Classrooms - Alchemy Smartbinder | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Share“My students were able to apply their understanding of the technology to learning activities (labs, research projects, etc.) that could be made possible using virtual reality.

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Encouraging the Einstein and Edison in Everyone

Encouraging the Einstein and Edison in Everyone | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Teach creativity by emulating great scientific thinkers: make friends with failure, generate ideas, connect the unconnected, and don't judge answers while creating them.


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When an orderly classroom is counterproductive

When an orderly classroom is counterproductive | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What's the real purpose of classroom management?

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 2, 11:37 AM

Terrific piece--with an eye directed at what's most conducive to student learning.  These varying approaches, self-discipline versus more compliant/disciplinary environments are far too often the divide between higher income and lower income school environments (but need not be).  What are we preparing our children for in the long term? 

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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies

21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day.

Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.

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Thats brilliant
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Top tips for teachers on engaging parents in learning

Top tips for teachers on engaging parents in learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
From having parents come in to speak about their jobs to sending postcards home, education experts share advice on parental engagement

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Include parents and family in learning

Include parents and family in learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

If teachers team up with parents and families, they can help create success for even the most difficult students. Amber Chandler shares her outreach strategies


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(Digi-Tool Alert) Free Tech for Teachers: Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma

(Digi-Tool Alert) Free Tech for Teachers: Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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8 Must Read Books on Game-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Must Read Books on Game-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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(Research) On Play - Let Them Be Plain, Old Kids

(Research) On Play - Let Them Be Plain, Old Kids | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
8 benefits of play and what's the worst that can happen?

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 30, 8:55 PM

It seems the "experts" who taught that we should create challenges for kids and structure their time for them were missing something :) -Lon

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What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching | Mind/Shift

What Believing in the Possibilities Can Do For Learning and Teaching | Mind/Shift | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Connecting with people through sincere positive beliefs can influence the brain and open it up for learning possibilities.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 30, 7:38 AM

..."That means that 21st Century teachers must put powerful, positive relationships at the center of their mission."

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5 Ways for Teachers to Recharge This Summer

5 Ways for Teachers to Recharge This Summer | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Another school year is over. And just in time, here are activities from our new web resource to help teachers make the most of summer.

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Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place.

Ideas for Teaching Better. All In One Place. | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
So many ideas to share!
Most of the blogs I write that get a good response are the ones about teaching.  Thankfully.

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7 Books that will make you a better teacher - Daily Genius

7 Books that will make you a better teacher - Daily Genius | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Reading makes your smarter.  More importantly, it makes you a better teacher.

Smart districts offer in-service or professional development compensation for instructors that read relevant resources.

Most people think that the summer provides educators with well deserved time to recharge.  While that is true, most importantly, it provides educators time to read. I challenge you to read the list of books described below this summer.  They have immediate and actionable implications with the way you instruct your students.

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 30, 3:01 AM

Inspirerende onderwijslectuur

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Every Student Needs a Teacher Champion

Every Student Needs a Teacher Champion | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In her TED talk teacher Rita Pierson reminds educators what lies at the foundation of learning — the relationship between the teacher and the student. She says despite bad policies, bad school days, and difficult children, teachers are still champions for kids.

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