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My Middle Schoolers Actually LOVE Our Unit Overview Sheets! | transformED

My Middle Schoolers Actually LOVE Our Unit Overview Sheets! | transformED | Technology, Teaching and Me | Scoop.it

Quoting from the post:

I mean, when was the last time you stumbled across a middle schooler who LOVED -- all caps on purpose -- ANY handout that had to do with school?

But it's true: My students -- who I surveyed last week in an attempt to gather some feedback about the unit overview sheets that my learning team developed together -- really dig the tool that we're using to give them opportunities to reflect on what they're learning. 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:59 PM

Bill Ferriter suggests a different way to share objectives with students through the use of an Overview Sheet. What is an Overview Sheet. Ferriter states it is a  "one-page handout that includes a list of every objective that students need to master written in student-friendly language.  The handout also includes unit vocabulary and a few essential questions designed to spark thinking and start conversations."

An example of one is provided in the post (which you may download and you see part of in the image) as is a download where he shares students thoughts on self assessments. This may be something you would like to try with your students.

Sue Ann's curator insight, May 29, 2013 4:13 PM

I loved the Unit Overview sheets, and how students rate their mastery of the objectives. 

LeeAnn LaSota's curator insight, July 20, 2014 9:06 PM

This may not be tech, but it fits perfectly for the new interactive text books!

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Yoga and Loving Kindness

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Typically, Yoga is a well-known form of exercise that is excellent for increasing strength and loosening tight muscles. With other workouts and strength training exercises, it supposedly works well for shaping the body.
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A Brief Intervention for Fatigue Management in Breast Cancer Survivors

A Brief Intervention for Fatigue Management in Breast Cancer Survivors | Technology, Teaching and Me | Scoop.it

"The purpose of this randomized control trial was to verify the effectiveness of a brief group intervention that combines stress management psycho-education and physical activity (ie, independent variable) intervention in reducing fatigue and improving energy level, quality of life (mental and physical), fitness (VO2submax), and emotional distress (ie, dependent variables) in breast cancer survivors. "


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Teaching Tree - resources for computer science teachers/students

TeachingTree is an open platform that lets anybody organize educational content. Our goal is for students to quickly access the exact clips they need in order to learn individual concepts.

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Top 100 Leadership Blogs

Top 100 Leadership Blogs | Technology, Teaching and Me | Scoop.it
The best leadership blogs of 2013 Ranked. - This is probably the best list you will find - take a look at all these great blogs.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 10, 2013 4:40 PM

 

Check out this great list of great leaders and learn from them! Maybe one day YOU will be present there also ;)

 

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=LeaderShip

 

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With mobile technology, 8-hour day fades away: Your Say - USA TODAY

With mobile technology, 8-hour day fades away: Your Say - USA TODAY | Technology, Teaching and Me | Scoop.it
With mobile technology, 8-hour day fades away: Your Say
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Many employees are always working. People need to take note. There are no boundaries anymore, which is OK if you're self-employed or love your job more than life itself.
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Yoga Therapy Yesterday and Today

Yoga Therapy Yesterday and Today | Technology, Teaching and Me | Scoop.it
There are many ways to incorporate Yoga into daily life. While more beneficial when done regularly as part of an overall practice, stretches, deep breathing, and relaxation can provide therapeutic benefits at any time and place.
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Digital FootPrint: You Will Be Googled

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Looking for a job? You WILL be Googled. Check out these tips to optimize what comes up in your personal Google search results.

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How effective is brainstorming at your school? (Infographic/commentary)

How effective is brainstorming at your school? (Infographic/commentary) | Technology, Teaching and Me | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:45 PM

Does group brainstorming work? This post looks at this issue, working from an infographic and selecting key concepts in the infographic and expanding on them. Gleeson begins by discussing "the five biggest problems with Groupthink." The list is below and all are explained in the post. Please note that there the author of the infographic also explains their perception of what each of the phrases below means.

* Social Loafing

* Social Matching

* Production Blocking

* Lack of Attention

* Fear of Criticism or Rejection

Gleeson then provides a list of tips for effective brainstorming (again, this are listed in the infographic with definitions provided). The areas explored here are:

* Independently prepare

* Set a goal

* Have meeting facilitators

* Avoid criticism

* Encourage competition

* Try collaborative apps

In education we often ask our learners to brainstorm. This article and infographic provide some insights that you may not have considered in the past. To go directly to the infographic (in which case you will not see the post by Gleeson)

 https://www.mavenlink.com/community/blogs/713-are-we-brainstorming-the-wrong-way--. 

There are also a number of free collaborative tools that support brainstorming. One of the more robust tools that is free to schools is LucidChart.