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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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What Makes A Great Teacher?

What Makes A Great Teacher? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Research shows that great teachers share certain characteristics - characteristics that others can emulate. Discover the what makes a great teacher here.

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James J. Goldsmith's curator insight, May 20, 4:45 PM

A useful summary, supported by recent research, of the key characteristics of an effective teacher.  Worth reading.

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Professional Development: Do Teachers Learn Differently Than Students? - BAM! Radio Network

Professional Development: Do Teachers Learn Differently Than Students? - BAM! Radio Network | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In this segment we explore the special learning needs of teachers and how this impacts professional development.

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Don’t Let Class Tech Be Just a Garnish

Don’t Let Class Tech Be Just a Garnish | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Teacher Cheryl Mizerny is not anti-tech, just anti-bad pedagogy – the kind that crops up when the garnish of tech overshadows the deep learning that can happen when teaching is "brain based, not screen-based." Make the app fit the lesson, she says,...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 9:36 PM

We need to use digital tools in meaningful ways. Technology is about a conversation with and about our tools. Whitehead used the word genius to describe the way teachers care for the place, people, and tools they are in relationship with. Heidegger likened using tools to good and thoughtful craftsmanship.

 

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Jess Johnson's curator insight, May 20, 3:00 AM

Good for the other side of the argument in the electronic educational debate. Informative.

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How Blended Learning Changed My Classroom Experience: A Student Perspective (EdSurge News)

How Blended Learning Changed My Classroom Experience: A Student Perspective (EdSurge News) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
At Cristo Rey San Jose Jesuit High School in San Jose, CA, students are experiencing a new style of learning. Blended learning has provided students with the chance to learn and accumulate information at their own pace. These students are using various websites, such as ALEKS, Duolingo, Memrise, Ach

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Spread the Word about Summer Meals for Students

Spread the Word about Summer Meals for Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Not often raised is the issue of summer hunger. For some kids, a break from school means a break from the school meals that they rely on.
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4 Stages Of Curiosity

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4 Stages Of Curiosity & 20 Indicators That Reveal Themby Terry HeickWhere curiosity comes from isn’t entirely clear.
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The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic)

The Characteristics of a Digitally Competent Teacher (Infographic) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Via eLearning Infographics Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as one may think.
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic]

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
It took some getting used to, but our time was well spent learning how to use a valuable tool for making infographics. Playing around with PiktoChart, we designed a critical thinking skills cheatsheet.
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Learn Statistics for Free with These 6 Resources

Learn Statistics for Free with These 6 Resources | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.
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Is the classroom a stressful place? Thousands of teachers say yes - Washington Post

Is the classroom a stressful place? Thousands of teachers say yes - Washington Post | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
More than 31,000 teachers say they feel beaten down by media, government, stream of new policies.
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30 Tutorials on Visual Design - And Infographic Lesson Plans

30 Tutorials on Visual Design - And Infographic Lesson Plans | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A couple of months ago Canva launched an education page full of lesson plans built around the idea of getting students to think and express themselves creatively through visual design.
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TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 18, 8:07 PM

Info about using Canva to create infographics

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The death of the exam: Canada is at the leading edge of killing the dreaded annual ‘final’ for good

The death of the exam: Canada is at the leading edge of killing the dreaded annual ‘final’ for good | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Those high-stakes, pencil-chewing, hair-twisting tests are an affront to human nature and dignity, and some educators are pushing to do away with the annual ritual
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10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom

10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
10 Practical Ideas For Better Project-Based Learning In Your Classroom
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How UDL can get you to personalized learning

How UDL can get you to personalized learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
UDL theory (universal design for learning) can help embed a personalized approach to the instructional design process.

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online4ed's curator insight, May 20, 9:16 AM

So important to consider while designing and teaching!  

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8 Stages in the Teacher Technology Journey (another framework)

8 Stages in the Teacher Technology Journey (another framework) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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6 Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout

6 Styles of Classroom Video Projects - A Handout | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience.
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Why Open-book Tests Deserve a Place in Your Courses

Why Open-book Tests Deserve a Place in Your Courses | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Instead of wasting valuable time to deter cheating, open-book tests shift the responsibility onto the students themselves. A few tips for getting started
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Opinion Polls - How They Work and Why We Have Them

Opinion Polls - How They Work and Why We Have Them | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Turn on any cable news network in the United States right now and your're bound to hear about declared and possible candidates for the 2016 Presidential election.
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8 Digital Resources To Stay Connected to Families This Summer

8 Digital Resources To Stay Connected to Families This Summer | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I had the opportunity to speak to parent coordinators (those who are the liaison between families and schools) about great tools to stay connected to families this summer.
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May’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two

May’s Infographics & Interactives Galore – Part Two | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
There are just so many good infographics and interactives out there that I’ve begun a new semi-regular feature called “Infographics & Interactives Galore.” You can see others at A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics and by searching...
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Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started

Inquiry in the Classroom: 7 Simple Tools To Get You Started | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
We know certain characteristics can be encouraged, but not taught, like curiosity. But teachers who use an inquiry based approach can provide techniques that help students learn the questions to ask that may spark a natural interest.
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Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, May 18, 9:58 PM

Des idées pour utiliser socrative, haicku-deck, bubblus.

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10 ingenious apps and sites for tech-savvy makers

10 ingenious apps and sites for tech-savvy makers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Hack into your creativity with these handy apps and sites recommended by Lifestyle experts at Brit + Co.
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Are There Too Few Teachers, Or Too Few Good Ones? - FiveThirtyEight

Are There Too Few Teachers, Or Too Few Good Ones? - FiveThirtyEight | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Jasmine Gipson has long considered a career in teaching. Her mom has been a teacher for almost 20 years, and Gipson is familiar with everything the job entails -- including low pay and long hours -...
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Mystery Science - Great Science Lessons for Elementary School Students

Mystery Science - Great Science Lessons for Elementary School Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Mystery Science is a relatively new service that is offering nice science lessons for elementary school students. The lessons on Mystery Science feature a series of videos and images arranged around a science subject.
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