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Constructivist Classroom: Knowing The Wrong Answers, Too.

Constructivist Classroom: Knowing The Wrong Answers, Too. | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Focusing on the wrong answers may seem counterintuitive to many, but doing so helps teachers understand the disconnect between the right answer and students’ common misconceptions. Talking through wrong answers has the incredible ability to make teachers better educators and students less frustrated and more receptive to the mountains of new information presented in the classroom. In short, understanding the “wrong” answers leads to learning that lasts.

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Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teacher educators

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teacher educators | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it

The British Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for teacher educators is a guide to the professional development of all those involved in the education and training of teachers.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 19, 1:56 AM

Good to see a more formal skillset being outlined.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 20, 3:34 PM
Document à lire pour des enseignants désireux d'évoluer.
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 12:46 PM
Excellent framework for evaluating PD.
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3 Reasons Education Programs Benefit from Experiential Education

3 Reasons Education Programs Benefit from Experiential Education | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 3, 2015 6:15 AM

Career and Technical Education programs (often called vocational schools) have their students learn by doing. Learning by doing is known as experiential learning. Why is experiential learning beneficial? Below are the three reasons described in this post.

Reason 1: Experiential education promotes positive attitudes towards learning.

Reason 2: Experiential education provides true-to-life experience that enhances career exploration.

Reason 3: Experiential education helps create more engaged members of the workforce.

Each of these reasons is discussed in the post. There is also an excellent infographic, Experiential Learning in the Classroom: Learn by Doing.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, December 11, 2015 5:10 AM

There is a difference in learning and sharing, we can share some things we are not able to learn. As slaves couldn't read words but they taught the ways of their lives required to be lived instead! As grandma would say having all the book sense with no good common sense don't amount to nothing. Knowing how go read a book about how to change a light bulb but having no good common sense on how to perform it makes you a person with plenty of book sense sitting on the dark at night because you don't have the good common sense on how to do what the book said. Grandma and them had a way about telling the truth as it was said if you don't want to know the truth Grandma and them style don't ask them! Learning comes in different ways not all work the same! Don't judge another because they learn differently but always remember 

what doesn't work for you just might work fine for another! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 20, 2:01 AM
Molt bo!
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
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A 3 Dimensional Model Of Bloom's Taxonomy

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Blooms Taxonomy. 3D edition. https://t.co/wJO7gowTfF #edchat #satchat https://t.co/MtNrwdDRgV
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 16, 5:44 PM

Even Bloom's Taxonomy is going 3D! ;)

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21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary -

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RT @theCLILSHIFT: 21 Digital Tools To Build Vocabulary - https://t.co/bs1wmPFQ5I
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LizJardim's curator insight, May 24, 8:33 AM
21 digital tools - so many to chose from. Wonderful collection and useful classroom resources.
Lacey Mack's curator insight, May 26, 3:35 AM
Interesting range of modes to incorporate new vocab into everyday lessons.  In this way, students are able to engage in the words, explore and comprehend - increasing their ability to recall for later use.
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The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Teacher’s Guide to Using YouTube in the Classroom | Edudemic | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
YouTube is a vast resource for educational content. A completely free resource this huge and varied has nearly endless potential for the classroom.
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9 educational technology trends that will rule in 2016

9 educational technology trends that will rule in 2016 | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it

"Nowadays, technology has changed the world, be it the technology in education or technology in any sector of the economy. It surely has changed the global platform. You can stay connected to each other, whether you are near or far away. Technology has enhanced the social media impacts on our lives. It looks so hard to imagine life without technology, there is no charm in life without technology, so by summing up it becomes the essential part of our life and need of the world as well."


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, April 7, 1:34 PM
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I'm not sure I agree with all these trends, but an interesting read. 
 
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 8, 10:40 AM
Let's see if the prediction stands in 6 or 7 months ;-)
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CriticalThinking.org - Critical Thinking Model 1

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Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


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Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 23, 2015 6:25 PM

Great tool for teachers.  We must make students aware of their thinking processes so they can use them strategically and develop them fully

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, April 1, 8:41 PM

Interactive illustrating the critical thinking model of Paul and Elder ("elements of thought")


Learn more:


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


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


PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, April 2, 8:34 AM
Everybody speaks about critical thinking, but what does it mean exactly?
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Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy

Making the most of Bloom's Taxonomy | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Sadly when most educators think of Bloom’s they think of just the single domain, the Cognitive, that rules so much of what we do in education. Had we focused on all three domains equally we may have better understood the part we do use and be much closer to a holistic view of education where the ‘Affective’ and ‘Psychomotor’ domains are viewed as equals to the cognitive. It is a shame that partly due to our obsession with Bloom’s we ignore the important aspects of our student’s feelings (hearts) and their doings (hands) despite these clearly playing a part in the taxonomy.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 2015 12:35 AM

Some food for thought.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, September 14, 2015 6:52 AM

Sounds good in theory.

Jim Barentine's curator insight, September 15, 2015 1:32 AM

So important to work in the upper tiers with students!

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6 Collaborative Social Tools for Student Writing & Collaboration Lessons, Assignments — Emerging Education Technologies

6 Collaborative Social Tools for Student Writing & Collaboration Lessons, Assignments — Emerging Education Technologies | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it

Collaborative Software With Social Functionality can be a Powerful Asset in the Classroom Teachers who have taken the dive into education technology have infinite teaching and learning possibilities at their fingertips.


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A Must-Have Edtech Cheat Sheet - EduTech for Teachers

A Must-Have Edtech Cheat Sheet - EduTech for Teachers | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Fast forward to today… Even though there are always new edtech trends emerging, I no longer find myself having those yikes moments when I read about them on Twitter or hear about them on a TEDx Talk. However, as I assist colleagues in the classroom, facilitate PD, and collaborate with a team of administrators and teachers to develop a new K-12 tech plan, I am finding that many of the individuals I encounter throughout my work day are currently experiencing what I did eight years ago—that same what the what feeling that often creates anxiety and doubt.

That said, I did some surfing to try to locate a reference guide that could quickly (and visually) help my co-workers get a better grasp on some of the latest edtech buzzwords. Here is one of the resources I am sharing with them—and you. Hopefully it will help to eliminate some of that app-prehension you might have as you try to choose the best tools or ways to incorporate technology into your classroom!

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 13, 8:21 AM

Good reference to have.

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Which of These 4 Instructional Strategies Do You Use in Your Class ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Which of These 4 Instructional Strategies Do You Use in Your Class ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Instructional strategies, according to Alberta Learning, are “techniques teachers use to help students become independent, strategic learners. These strategies become learning strategies when students independently select the appropriate ones and use them effectively to accomplish tasks or meet goals.” the strength of instructional strategies is that they determine how teachers can go about realizing their teaching objectives.

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, February 14, 10:44 AM

Worth a look and check out the expanded list that is linked.

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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it

This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students’ digital literacies and critical thinking skills.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 20, 1:19 AM

10 lesson plans to help develop students' critical thinking in the digital age.

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#edtech #elearning
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Integrating technology into English language teaching

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We’ve built an educational culture around this kind of indoctrination. But now that students have much greater access to a wider range of opinion, it has become much harder for educational establishments to maintain a specific bias in terms of what is or isn’t a fact.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 20, 12:37 AM

Part of an interview I gave for The Hindu.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, June 21, 3:38 AM
" Technology has a huge potential to transform education on a global scale, but we need to ensure that this is done in a way that will empower people and open their minds to new possibilities, rather than prescribe and control what and how they think." - true facts and musts ...
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Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning

Schools Need to Include More Visual-Based Learning | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
When asked what my first language is, I often answer, "visual." I think in images, prefer to be taught through images, and like to express what I know through images. I find it disconcerting that a...

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, July 18, 2015 10:31 AM

AÑADA su visión ...

sherri jarrett's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:02 AM

In our world today we are surrounded by visuals. Yet we walk into many classrooms and see many written texts that often have few visuals. This post begins with a quote from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules (and a developmental molecular biologist). He states "We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Professionals everywhere need to know about the incredible inefficiency of text-based information and the incredible effects of images (http://www.brainrules.net/vision)."

There is also a video that was created by students explaining their frustration with the lack of visual learning that takes place in the classroom.

Additional sections include:

* Use Visuals, Images, Data Visualizations, Infographics and Videos to Teach Concepts

* Use and Teach Learners How to Make Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

* Use and Teach Learners How to Do Sketchnotes

* Allow and Encourage Learners to Show What They Know Through Visual Imagery

* Teach Visual Literacy

Jackie Gerstein provides a thought provoking post with links to additional resources. Take the time to read and consider how you might increase the use of visuals in your classroom. And if you have not read John Medina's book you might want to check out his website.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, August 2, 2015 7:08 PM

In our world today we are surrounded by visuals. Yet we walk into many classrooms and see many written texts that often have few visuals. This post begins with a quote from John Medina, the author of Brain Rules (and a developmental molecular biologist). He states "We are incredible at remembering pictures. Hear a piece of information, and three days later you’ll remember 10% of it. Add a picture and you’ll remember 65%. Professionals everywhere need to know about the incredible inefficiency of text-based information and the incredible effects of images (http://www.brainrules.net/vision)."

There is also a video that was created by students explaining their frustration with the lack of visual learning that takes place in the classroom.

Additional sections include:

* Use Visuals, Images, Data Visualizations, Infographics and Videos to Teach Concepts

* Use and Teach Learners How to Make Concept Maps and Graphic Organizers

* Use and Teach Learners How to Do Sketchnotes

* Allow and Encourage Learners to Show What They Know Through Visual Imagery

* Teach Visual Literacy

Jackie Gerstein provides a thought provoking post with links to additional resources. Take the time to read and consider how you might increase the use of visuals in your classroom. And if you have not read John Medina's book you might want to check out his website.

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16 Habits of Mind

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This site aims to provide students and teachers with information and ideas to assist them apply the Habits of Mind. Each of the sixteen habits is presented along with information on when to use each habit and strategies to make the process easy. Each page includes a short video that demonstrates the Habit of Mind and could be used as a starting point for discussion.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 5, 7:42 AM
This can be incorporated into a 21 Century metacognitive learning strategy.
Laurie Halt's curator insight, June 5, 2:20 PM

Excellent Resource

 

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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading - @Edutopia

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37 Ways to Help Kids Learn to Love Reading From the Edutopia Community

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50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language

50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
50 Incredibly Useful Links For Learning & Teaching The English Language

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inklewriter - for collaborative writing

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inklewriter is a free tool designed to allow anyone to write and publish interactive stories. It’s perfect for writers who want to try out interactivity, but also for teachers and students looking to mix computer skills and creative writing.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 2, 3:35 AM
A nice application to try in a stand-alone mode
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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, May 30, 6:01 AM
Looks like a useful tool for collaborative writing. 
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English syntax highlighter

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This is a syntax highlighter for English. It uses natural language processing to determine the part of speech for each word and highlights accordingly. It works with tricky sentences too, e.g. The man we saw saw a saw.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 8, 2:02 PM

An interesting tool. Must be some fun ways to use this in the ELT ELA classroom.

MS MACKINTOSH's curator insight, April 19, 9:05 PM
Syntax: determine parts of speech for tricky sentences
Dave Sharp's curator insight, May 10, 6:11 PM
The syntax highlighter for English uses colours to determine correct speech for each word and will highlight accordingly. It can also be used with complex sentences to help break it down into smaller parts. A great tool when demonstrating to year 3 students.
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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop

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Jesus Alvarez desde www.sercompetitivos.com 's curator insight, March 24, 2:44 AM
Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
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Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop

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Jesus Alvarez desde www.sercompetitivos.com 's curator insight, March 24, 2:44 AM
Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
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Software para la creación de un ebook interactivo
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Cloudschool - A free teaching platform

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Cloudschool is a free teaching platform. It's the easiest way for teachers to create and deliver lessons.

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Upgrade reader's theater with the iPad - @Erintegration

Upgrade reader's theater with the iPad - @Erintegration | TEFL Because Teachers Have Issues. | Scoop.it
Reader’s theater is an engaging way to practice fluency, but add an iPad to it and suddenly students are begging for the next rehearsal!  I’m going to share with you 3 simple ways to upgrade a typical readers theater classroom performance using the iPad.

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