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How Open Badges Could Really Work In Education

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Higher education institutions are abuzz with the concept of Open Badges.
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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.


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Rethinking Independent Schools in the 21st Century

Rethinking Independent Schools in the 21st Century | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Guest blogger and global ed specialist Homa Tavangar, in rethinking her lifelong assumptions about private schools, measures 21st century independent education by four criteria: collaboration, partnership, character education and experiential...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 30, 9:12 PM

We tend to try make it seem that anything that is not mainstream is out of touch. Where I worked for almost 15 years, although not independent in a strict sense, was marginalized by the know-nothing and do-nothing bureaucrats who came along towards the end.

 

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20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids absorb information so fast, languages (spoken or coded) can be learned in a matter of months.

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How to Make the Most of the World’s Top Photo Feeds in the Classroom | Edudemic

How to Make the Most of the World’s Top Photo Feeds in the Classroom | Edudemic | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Fun, Effective Classroom Games for all Grades

Fun, Effective Classroom Games for all Grades

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, January 30, 11:31 AM

5 games that are easily adapted to most any subject.

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How to Understand the Super Bowl—With Physics! | WIRED

How to Understand the Super Bowl—With Physics! | WIRED | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The Super Bowl isn’t just a football game. It’s an opportunity to discuss physics. Let’s look at some of the interesting physics concepts that go with the game.

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Perfecting the Connected Classroom of the future - Innovate My School

Perfecting the Connected Classroom of the future - Innovate My School | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As technological change gathers pace, the classroom of tomorrow is going to look very different to today. Steve Smith, director of learning for Capita Managed IT Solutions, takes a look at emerging technologies – and what teachers can look forward to seeing in their classrooms.

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Who's in Control? Minimalism in the Modern Learning Classroom | CTQ

Who's in Control? Minimalism in the Modern Learning Classroom | CTQ | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Keeping Parents Connected in the Middle Grades

Keeping Parents Connected in the Middle Grades | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
6th grade teacher Cheryl Mizerny shares classroom strategies that she uses to help keep parents and kids stay connected as they navigate adolescence together.

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NASA Is On SoundCloud - Listen to Audio from Missions and More

NASA Is On SoundCloud - Listen to Audio from Missions and More | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Whether you have an interest in NASA from a scientific standpoint or a cultural standpoint, NASA's SoundCloud channel has something for you. On NASA's SoundCloud channel you will find audio from Apollo, Mercury, and Discovery missions. You'll also find audio of rocket sounds and space sounds. The set of recordings of most interest to me is the set of three audio recordings of President Kennedy which includes his famous "We Choose the Moon" speech.

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Deb Gardner's curator insight, January 29, 3:40 AM

Hope you have some time on your hands when you access Sound Cloud because one you start listening to these audio tracks, and others, it's hard to stop.

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Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills

Using Old Tech (Not Edtech) to Teach Thinking Skills | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Butcher paper and Post-it notes can help students understand the collaborative thinking that takes place on a shared Google Doc.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, December 6, 2014 6:17 AM

Adults toolkit for learning

Randy Bauer's curator insight, January 28, 1:39 PM

If you are providing online courses, or an information product, to adults this is a great reference.

Tony Parkin's curator insight, Today, 4:20 AM

From Australia but useful elsewhere...

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20 tips for when you have 5 minutes left in a lesson.... - Innovate My School

20 tips for when you have 5 minutes left in a lesson.... - Innovate My School | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
You have a few minutes to go before the bell goes, and you’ve managed to get everything done. What next? Teacher and #PedagooCurator Rachel Jones gives her top 20 tips on what to do with this time.

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, January 28, 3:15 PM

I really like some of these ideas for little short tasks to have students do at the end of a class to ensure there is learning happening the whole time. Exit slips are quick and easy ways to check for understanding and to hold students accountable for their learning.

Arvid Andresen's curator insight, January 29, 3:23 PM

Det er vel ikke alltid du har fem minutter til overs, men disse aktivitetene kan jo også være igangsettere eller hyggelige avvekslinger. 

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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The Difference Between Projects And Project-Based Learning

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A New Priority? Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School

A New Priority? Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School
From a press release
MADISON, Wis. — Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, the prekindergarten students learned their ABCs.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 30, 9:19 PM

Mindfulness is important in a world where there are so many distractions and they seem to be increasing.

 

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How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills

How to Help Students Improve Their Note-Taking Skills | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Students love it when teachers provide class notes—the more complete the set, the better. Students want the teacher’s notes online because it’s convenient, they’re readable, well organized, and relieve the student of having to expend much effort during class. A lot of students need the teacher’s notes because they aren’t very good note-takers themselves. They practice stenography rather than note-taking, trying to get down the teacher’s words exactly. That way, even if they don’t understand, the

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about! In the workplace, this practice is called 20 percent time. It first gained widespread notice at Google, but many companies have allowed employees to work on side projects as a way of fostering innovation. Since it's not often possible for teachers to sacrifice an entire day of schooling to allow for individual creative pursuits, the idea has been reinterpreted in many schools as a "Genius Hour," where students get one hour per day or week to focus on a project of their choice. The practice combines well with classroom pedagogies such as project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. To find out more about what 20 percent time is and how to use it, watch the playlist below!

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15 Great Resources for Teaching Controversy, Rhetoric, and Argument Writing - Brilliant or Insane

15 Great Resources for Teaching Controversy, Rhetoric, and Argument Writing - Brilliant or Insane | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I’m a firm believer in the notion that opinionated kids are the most important resources for argument writing, so when it comes to coaching this form in classrooms, early conversations are often about inciting passion and letting kids talk about what matters…..to them.

Experience has taught me that most don’t care to write about school uniforms, cell phone use, or cyber bullying, and when they are asked to write about these things, what emerges is typically uninspired. They have a lot to say about a lot of other things though, and they’re eager to research and learn more about issues that really mean something to them. Ready to support these kinds of writers in your classroom?

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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.

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MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning

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The MindShift Guide to Digital Games and Learning started as a series of blog posts written by Jordan Shapiro with support from the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop and the Games and Learning Publishing Council. We’ve brought together what we felt would be the most relevant highlights of Jordan’s reporting to create a dynamic, in-depth guide that answers many of the most pressing questions that educators, parents, and life-long learners have raised around using digital games for learning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 22, 8:40 AM

Nice useful free ebook to download.

CTD Institute's curator insight, January 23, 2:59 PM

Great guidelines for parents & educators.

Claude Emond's curator insight, January 24, 7:58 AM

Digital games and learning to lead together for change

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How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 29, 10:36 PM

I always found putting the topic/the subject in the middle worked well. We could share perspectives so much more easily, if that is at all possible.

 

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Everything Teachers need to Know about Google Scholar Library ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers need to Know about Google Scholar Library ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Instead of surrendering their power to the person who insults them, students should learn why some words are triggers and how to master their own reactions.

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Amy Burns's curator insight, January 29, 6:21 AM

With how easily our words can be broadcast and shared, the suggestions in this article are much needed!

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How to be a Presentation Ninja

Updated! Don't murder your message with 19 year old clip art, garish colour schemes, whizzing text and abusive sounds, and line after line of tiny text that …


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Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards

Grit and gratitude join reading, writing and arithmetic on report cards | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Across the state, report cards are undergoing a sea change in how students are measured for academic performance.
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3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News

3 things great teachers do with technology | eSchool News | eSchool News | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

“ Too often, we see teachers putting the proverbial cart before the horse. They find an app or tool they like, so they introduce it in their classroom. The students might find it cool and engaging—but if the teacher hasn’t defined why they’re using that tool, its integration has no clear, educational purpose. If, instead, you begin with a learning goal in mind and choose apps and devise activities in support of it, then you’re on a path to meaningful technology integration. To help educators develop a vision for using technology in their classrooms, here are a few examples of what great teachers do with these tools.”


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