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An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know - TeachThought

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know - TeachThought | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that...

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Useful starting point for those who feel overwhelmed by the whole concept of neuroscience invading the territory of educationalists...

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Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I’ve started a somewhat regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention: The Common Core Is Tough on Kids Who Are Still Learning English is from...
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How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms?

How Can Developers Make Meaningful Learning Games for Classrooms? | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As game developers look at a complicated education marketplace studded with persistent challenges, a few guidelines have begun to emerge to help make it easier for teachers to use and see value in...
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By Request - Ten Helpful Resources for Middle School and High School Math Teachers

By Request - Ten Helpful Resources for Middle School and High School Math Teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Recently, on the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page someone asked for suggestions for mat...

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Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning

Resources for Getting Started with Project-Based Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Edutopia's curated compilation of online resources for understanding and beginning to implement project-based learning.
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Five Edu-Reads to Start the Year Off Right

Five Edu-Reads to Start the Year Off Right | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
It’s that time of year when we guilt ourselves into better behavior—vowing to lead a more abstemious lifestyle, go to the gym more often, improve personal finances…
Way too hard.
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Five basic — but misinterpreted — keys to creating a cool classroom culture

If the school you work in or your child goes to doesn’t help teachers maintain what many authors and experts have identified as the five aspects of classroom culture, you are dead meat, the Washington Post reports.
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Teach Like Minecraft: 5 Strategies To Craft Creative Students

Teach Like Minecraft: 5 Strategies To Craft Creative Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Teach Like Minecraft: 5 Strategies To Craft Creative Students by Terry Heick At this point, some of you are probably sick of hearing about Minecraft. It has gone from game to phenomenon, selling bajillions of...
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8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.
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$10K for solving real-world problems

The InvenTeam initiative, created by the Lemelson-MIT Program, offers an unparalleled opportunity for high school students to cultivate their creativity and experience invention.
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Up to $2M for STEM education

The Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program supports projects that build understandings of best practice factors, contexts and processes contributing to students’ motivation, participation, enhanced interest in...
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Common Core Resources Educators Can Use

Common Core Resources Educators Can Use | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
With Common Core testing rapidly approaching next year, administrators continue to look for the right resources to prepare their teachers and students for the Common Core.
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The Basics of Self-Directed Learning for Teachers

The Basics of Self-Directed Learning for Teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Have you found a model that suits your setting yet?

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Where I Think Gaming Will Go In 2014

Where I Think Gaming Will Go In 2014 | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
People outside the gaming industry underestimate just how voraciously it's growing--and the boom has only just begun.
In the 1980s I occupied a front-row seat for the drama that was the Seattle tech boom.
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Study: “How Stories Get Into Your Brain”

Study: “How Stories Get Into Your Brain” | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A new study reinforces previous ones that have found the cognitive and emotional impacts reading can have on us — besides just the literacy and content knowledge we gain.
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Creating Learning Environments

Creating Learning Environments | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Ben Johnson proposes that in the digital information age, the teacher's main role will be to guide and motivate students and provide rationale for learning.
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Top 10 reasons why serious games are a great addition to your learning and development tool kit!

Top 10 reasons why serious games are a great addition to your learning and development tool kit! | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
1.       They are engagingThis is probably the most common argument you might hear if you are looking into Serious Games. Everyone in the industry screams this out of the top of their lungs, but that’s because it’s true.
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information.

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This is an interesting inverted Socratic method to consider. Why only the teacher should do the questioning?

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9 Resources for Problem Solving and 21st Century Skills

9 Resources for Problem Solving and 21st Century Skills | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
It's Top-Pick List Friday! This week, we are featuring games, apps, and websites that teach students great problem solving skills. So many important school, life, and work skills can be taught through games and other engaging tools.
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The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Your Students

The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Your Students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Students by Jane Healey, A Teacher Trying Harder To Listen “The single most important thing I learned in this class is that I don’t have to have tons of...
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6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014

6 Ways Social Media Will Change In 2014 | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
For those who don't use social media, #1 will reign supreme. If you're not already on the social media train, 2014 will be the year to hop on. If you've already been riding the train, check out #2-6 to see what the trends are expected to be!
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Ownership and Agency Will Propel STEM Learning

Ownership and Agency Will Propel STEM Learning | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson presents evidence, from disappointing math and science assessment scores to Steve Wozniak's groundbreaking creativity, that the best way forward in STEM learning is by letting students lead.
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‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’

‘Flipped Learning Makes Teachers More Valuable’ is the second part of my Education Week Teacher series on the flipped classroom.
It includes responses from educators Jonathan Bergmann and Troy Cockrum, along with comments from readers.
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Professional development for STEM teachers

The Siemens STEM Academy offers two one-of-a-kind, all-expenses-paid professional development opportunities that provide unique experiences to middle and high school teachers from across the country looking to bolster STEM learning and gain...
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