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Professor Creates Engaging Online Learning Environment | SJSU News

Professor Creates Engaging Online Learning Environment | SJSU News | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The sage on the stage in giant lecture halls is giving way to a collaborative, hyperconnected world. A SLIS professor describes his experience.

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Fascinating approach to online learning

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Gradeable's New Features Make it Easier for Educators to Adhere to the Common Core

Gradeable's New Features Make it Easier for Educators to Adhere to the Common Core | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Regardless of whether critics claim "the Common Core standards are bad for teachers," educators still need to grade to the guidelines. MIT-spun startup Gradeable announced Tuesday it wants to..."A lot of the teachers that use Gradeable are really stressed out, because so much is changing in teaching," said founder Parul Singh, an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. "We have talked to teachers who are retiring early because everything that's happening is too difficult for them."

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Many Older Adults Don’t Seek Help For This Condition. Here’s What You Can Do About It This Thanksgiving

Many Older Adults Don’t Seek Help For This Condition. Here’s What You Can Do About It This Thanksgiving | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The holidays aren’t just an occasion to give thanks and eat until you pop — they’re also an opportunity to check up on the physical and mental well-being of older family members.
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Dementia: The elephant in the room for most families. 

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Motivating vs Enabling: How to Motivate Students When They are Stuck -

Motivating vs Enabling: How to Motivate Students When They are Stuck - | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Learn How to Motivate Students When They are Stuck: At some point I realized that my students had simply been copying me! Children are excellent mimics. While we were in class, they had been watching me and copying the moves. Then they went home and couldn’t remember the moves to practice on their own. Here's why...

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So, how do we help our youth without doing too much for them?

For example: You’ve got a student who’s taking a test and is stuck on a question. So, you...

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So, how do we help our youth without doing too much for them?

For example: You’ve got a student who’s taking a test and is stuck on a question. So, you...

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For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail - Disability Scoop

For Many With Disabilities, Special Education Leads To Jail - Disability Scoop | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Far too often, students with disabilities end up on a path to prison when their behavioral and emotional issues are not well addressed at school, experts say.

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Unfortunately, this is a sad reality for many of your youth with learning disabilities and special education needs. 

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Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, October 31, 8:06 PM

This story focuses on children and adolescents in Mississippi but this is a national problem.  Having more schools understand and fully utilize Positive Behavioral and Intervention Supports is very important. Of equal importance, is educating teachers and other school personnel about the developmental issues that can create learning and behavior problems.

 

I developed my programs, The Pediatric Profiler for Educators and the Pediatric Profiler for Mental Health Providers, to bring this aspect of training to those who work closely with this special needs population. You kind find information on these programs at my site, www.allchildrenarespecial.com.

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The Kinesthetic Classroom featuring Stacey Shoecraft

The Kinesthetic Classroom featuring Stacey Shoecraft | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Meet featured Wonder Teacher, Stacey Shoecraft! Stacey is a fantastic and energetic 5th grade teacher, and she is passionate about providing her students with kinesthetic learning experiences. I in...
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I would LOVE to visit this classroom! 

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Collaboration & Problem Solving

Collaboration & Problem Solving | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
The activities I love best in the classroom are problem solving activities.  Adding collaboration to these activities enhances the learning process.  My students (3rd graders) had the opportunity t...
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Teach Proper Grammar Use In ANY Subject Area

Teach Proper Grammar Use In ANY Subject Area | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Susan Fitzell, Taking teaching up a level : www.susanfitzell.com

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Teach Proper Grammar Use In ANY Subject Area  Combining two researched, brain-based, memory strategies; the use of color and the story of a snapshot device, this poster provide teachers with a unique and proven memory tool.

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How To Maximize Precious Class Time!

How To Maximize Precious Class Time! | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Susan Fitzell www.susanfitzell.com

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As I travel around the country working with educators, many teachers want to know how to manage time in their classrooms so that they can both differentiate and meet their curriculum requirements. I know how to maximize
precious class time!   The answer to these issues is Chunking - Dividing lessons into manageable, dedicated, chunks of time. 
Classroom-proven time management strategies!
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Why Bullying Is So Expensive

Why Bullying Is So Expensive | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
We all know bullying is emotionally and physically damaging, but did you know that bullying can cost society billions of dollars?
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Expensive financially & emotionally... and society as a whole still looks the other way for the most part. Bullying in the workplace appears to be an increasing problem. 

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Is It an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) or ADHD?

Is It an Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) or ADHD? | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Does your child struggle to block out background noise, follow conversations or pronounce words correctly? She may have an auditory processing disorder.
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I've personal experience this "mix up" with someone I know very well. In the second grade, what teachers believed was ADHD, was actually Central Auditory Processing Disorder. Sometimes, we need to look deeper. Google "disorders that mimic ADHD" and see how many things do mimic ADHD. There are many. 

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Treating Infants for Autism May Eliminate Symptoms - NBC News

Treating Infants for Autism May Eliminate Symptoms - NBC News | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Here’s how you might be able to turn autism around in a baby: Carefully watch her cues, and push just a little harder with that game of peek-a-boo or “This l...

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Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, September 9, 11:22 PM

This is a very exciting report.  It backs up what some others have noticed about needing to really ramp up your interactions with your baby to make sure that social emotional skills develop.

 

Now we need our healthcare providers to put more emphasis on counseling parents about playing with their young children and not just let them sit in baby seats.  As a society we have become very engrossed with technology, to the point of being oblivious and/or irritated by intrusions from the environment.  Let's put the technology aside and play games with our children.

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New study suggests treatment possibility for autism

New study suggests treatment possibility for autism | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
People with autism have too many synapses -- the connectors by which brain cells send and receive signals -- according to a new study that may point to a treatment for the complex disorder. Researchers at New York's University of Columbia were able to re-establish the brain's "pruning mechanism" in mice genetically modified to simulate autism. To do it, they used a drug called rapamycin to block a protein, mTOR, which in autistic patients goes hyperactive and blocks the brain's natural ability to cull synapses. "We were able to treat the mice after the disease had appeared," said Columbia University neurobiologist David Sulzer, lead author of the study.
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Autism: This is wonderfully hopeful research news!

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5 Questions to Ask About High School Laptop, Tablet Initiatives - US News

5 Questions to Ask About High School Laptop, Tablet Initiatives - US News | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Ask if your teen’s school has detailed plans for its one-to-one program and if teachers are prepared to use devices in the classroom.
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I've been quoted! :-) Teachers should be trained in advance not just on how to operate the device, but how to use it to enhance their instruction, says Susan Fitzell, a former special education teacher and author of "Using iPads and Other Cutting Edge Technology to Strengthen Your Instruction."

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Meet 3 educators whose work embodies the 3 compasses!

Meet 3 educators whose work embodies the 3 compasses! | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Get ready to be inspired!  Meet three new members of the 21st Century Schools group on LinkedIn.  These 3 educators are excellent examples of what 21st century education looks and sounds like!...
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I Spend Money to Save Time: 8 People Dish on the Everyday Tasks They Outsource

I Spend Money to Save Time: 8 People Dish on the Everyday Tasks They Outsource | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Nowadays, anything can be outsourced. So take a cue from these people, who hand off tedious to-dos—without busting their budgets. More
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If a mom is overextended and has a choice between cooking or spending quality time with her kids, I think she’d want to spend time with her children, which is priceless. What can she outsource and is it worth it? 

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
RT @nicoletroy4: The Bloom's Taxonomy planning kit. A great resource! http://t.co/RAEQjVJ0XJ HT @suebecks #aussieED #BFC530 #edtech http://…

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Gazette » Immigrant Children and Public Education – Proven Tips, Tools, Techniques

Gazette » Immigrant Children and Public Education – Proven Tips, Tools, Techniques | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

Here are some strategies that will be helpful in supporting the ELL (English Language Learners) students in your classroom, starting first with some broad guidelines for working with ELL students and then offering some targeted instructional strategies to improve reading, writing. and comprehension skills.

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My latest article shares tips and tools for working with students with limited English proficiency, and English Language Learners. That said, these tips are relevant to schools world wide - just change "English" to your country's language

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Authentic Learning: The Shoe Store

Authentic Learning: The Shoe Store | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Happy New Year! Let's start 2013 off with a dose of inspiration! Today I am featuring a true "Wonder Teacher," Cassie Norvell. Cassie teaches a multiage class of K, 1st, and 2nd graders at Jennie M...
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What do students learn from this project? How can it be differentiated? Does it incorporate problem solving, planning, social skills, math skills, reading? What else? 

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Stop Conflict in Its Tracks! Bullying Prevention

Stop Conflict in Its Tracks! Bullying Prevention | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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One of the biggest issues children face when being bullied is how to respond without escalating or making themselves more of a target. This poster is the product of Susan's extensive work with young people as both a teacher and martial artist.

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Why formative? What is it? Why doesn't it work? How can we do it bett…

Evidence of the value of formative assessment for students' learning is compelling, but embedding formative assessment in programmes of study is difficult. Thi…

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 3, 11:35 AM

Hattie's point about feedback is important as it underscores the importance of teaching and the relational nature that exists between teaching and learning. Feedback takes into consideration the context and people involved.

 

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Help Students Ace Their Tests!

Help Students Ace Their Tests! | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it

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Help Students Ace Their Tests!   Part of teaching our students how to learn includes teaching them how to test. This poster illustrates how to handle testing situations intelligently and how to "guess" most effectively, when necessary. 
Research-based, proven test strategies for your classroom. 
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How To Use Path, The Anti-Social Network, In The Classroom | Edudemic

How To Use Path, The Anti-Social Network, In The Classroom | Edudemic | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
In case you hadn’t noticed, there’s yet another social network on the block. It just launched today but is hoping to turn the social networking world on its head. It’s called Path and is being dubbed a ‘personal network’ rather than a ‘social network.’ The biggest difference between Path and networks like Facebook or Twitter? You’re …
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The Doctor Game: Children’s vision problems mimic ADHD

The Doctor Game: Children’s vision problems mimic ADHD | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Memories of my aged mother complaining that she could see two images of the same person on the TV screen makes me wonder what causes double vision? And, I wonder, how many children are being . . .
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How many children are misdiagnosed with ADHD when the issue is really something else? 

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No Excuses for Lack of Reasonable Accommodations in Mainstream Schools | Think Inclusive

No Excuses for Lack of Reasonable Accommodations in Mainstream Schools | Think Inclusive | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Emily Ladau explains why there is no excuse for school districts to not provide reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities.

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"When it comes to following the law and providing reasonable accommodations to ensure access and inclusion, there are simply no excuses for making excuses." Well said. 

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School has been in session for only a couple of weeks here in Iowa and already I have heard from close to a dozen parents that their child's school is saying that "They can't provide accommodations for this child because....."

 

Please share this blog post with other families and schools to help us put into perspective the needs of the child/student who is trying to do his job of being a successful student.

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YouTube Video Converter and Download

YouTube Video Converter and Download | Teaching & Education in the 21st Century | Scoop.it
Clip Converter is a free online media conversion application, which allows you to convert and download YouTube URLs to formats like MP3,MP4,AAC,3GP...
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Excellent tool for converting video to use in your classroom

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