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10 Inspiring Quotations to Help You Differentiate Your Instruction

10 Inspiring Quotations to Help You Differentiate Your Instruction | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
When it comes to differentiated instruction, one of the most common questions asked by busy teachers is “How can I find the time?” In her newly revised book, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers valuable insight into the power of differentiated instruction in today’s classroom. Whether you need motivation to implement differentiated instruction in the classroom or simply need reassurance that it’s working, you’ll find inspiration in these words of wisdom from Tomlinson: Every child is entitled to the promise of a teacher’s optimism, enthusiasm, time, and energy. Educators should be champions of every student who enters the schoolhouse doors. Teachers in the most exciting and effective differentiated classrooms don’t have all the answers. What they do have is optimism and determination. It is a human birthright to be a learner. There is little we do that is more important. Like students, teachers grow best when they are moderately challenged. Waiting until conditions are ideal or until you are sure of yourself yields lethargy, not growth. Teachers change either because they see the light or because they feel the heat. A great coach never achieves greatness for himself or his team by working to make all his players alike. Becoming an expert at differentiation is a career-long goal. One step at a time, you will get there. Don’t feel compelled to grade everything. There’s a time for students to figure things out and a time for judging whether they did, but the two shouldn’t always be the same. If curriculum and instruction are the heart and limbs of sound teaching, then classroom management is the central nervous system. Without the heart, there is no life, but without the nervous system, there is no function. Want more inspiration? Pick up a copy in print or e-book format in the ASCD Online Store.
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Don't we all need a little motivation. I often find that my intention is great but time is a huge limitation.

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Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic

Why Mobile Learning Is Inevitable - Edudemic | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
Mobile learning is here to stay. In fact, it's going to be one of the only options for learning pretty soon. This new presentation tells you why.
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Canvas Photos, Canvas Prints, Canvas Printing, Canvas Photo Prints, Print Photos, Photos On Canvas

Canvas Photos, Canvas Prints, Canvas Printing, Canvas Photo Prints, Print Photos, Photos On Canvas | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
Print any photo on canvas with CanvasPop. Our expert printing processes allow you to create gallery-quality canvas art from your own photos & images.
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Very cool way of creating unique art

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The Australian Collaboration | AustralianCollaboration

The Australian Collaboration | AustralianCollaboration | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
The Australian Collaboration is a consortium of peak national community organisations representing social, cultural and environmental constituencies and interests.
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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People

Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.
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Another graet collaboration tool. I like this one due to it's flexibility and linked messaging - so all team members can recieve emails etc to notify them of updates made. Similar to Padlet, yet more sophisticated.Great for technology and design projects due to the variety of forms of information that can be shared. I love the visual format and see many possible uses within the classroom and schools.

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Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros

Facilitating Collaborative Learning: 20 Things You Need to Know From the Pros | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
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Advice for facilitating collaboration. Very research based and provides both pros and cons of collaboration. In keeping with much of the Australian Technology Curriculum (2013) it is suggested that 'real world problems' that are 'problem-based with open-ended questions' are most appropriate stituations for effective collaboration.

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Millennial Students and Middle-aged Faculty: A Learner-centered Approach | Faculty Focus

Millennial Students and Middle-aged Faculty: A Learner-centered Approach | Faculty Focus | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
The problem is my age. It relentlessly advances while the faces staring back at me in the classroom remain the same, fixed between late adolescence and early adulthood. In short, I grow old while my students do not.
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I also wonder what it will mean for me as a mature age person about to enter a teaching career. I have so much to learn as a teacher, as a person from a completely different era, are things I see as important going to be of any value to these students in their futures and do I have the knowledge and capabilities to aid enhancement of thier interests and modern abilities.

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35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online - Edudemic | Diigo

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Free Games at ROBLOX.com

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User-generated MMO gaming site for kids, teens, and adults. Players architect their own worlds. Builders create free online games that simulate the real world. Create and play amazing 3D games. An online gaming cloud and distributed physics engine.

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Scooped from Peter Albion. Great for technology curriculum beyond capabilities of Scratch

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Peter Albion's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:22 PM

Wes Fryer @wfryer mentioned Roblox in a tweet from #sxswedu conference. It looks like it might be worth investigating as an environment for the digital technologies subject with students who need extension beyond what can be achieved in Scratch. I'm aware of MineCraft but don't know a lot about it and wonder how this compares. This does seem to be very games-oriented. That would appeal to kids but might be limiting in other ways.

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The Incredible Power Of Concentration - Miyoko Shida

The Incredible Power Of Concentration - Miyoko Shida | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
There are no words to describe Miyoko Shida's performance for the Spanish TV program "Tú Sí Que Vales" ("You Can Do It").
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TED Talks Education speakers make playlists for you | TED Blog

TED Talks Education speakers make playlists for you | TED Blog | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
On Tuesday night, PBS and TED joined forces to air TED Talks Education, a one-hour televised special, featuring passionate teachers, students and researchers from the field who shared their ideas about transforming the US education system.
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A collection of interesting bits

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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People

Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.
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Another great collaboration tool. I like this one due to it's flexibility and linked messaging - so all team members can recieve emails etc to notify them of updates made. Similar to Padlet, yet more sophisticated.Great for technology and design projects due to the variety of forms of information that can be shared. I love the visual format and see many possible uses within the classroom and schools.

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e4innovation.com » Blog Archive » The creative academic | Diigo

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I can relate to some of this, especially the 'leave the idea mulling around' and then breakthroughs occur, for me this often occurs in the shower (sometimes wish I was able to write things down while in there)

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The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have - Edudemic

The 8 Elements Project-Based Learning Must Have - Edudemic | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
If you're contemplating using Project-Based Learning or are already trying out the latest craze to hit the modern classroom, you should know about this checklist.
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Provides a great check list for Problem Based Learning which could be used as a learning strategy in the Technology classroom. Notice that one of the elements listed as being essential to PBL is the 'development of 21st centuary skills' which includes collaboration. Technology is about identifying a need (problem) and then designing solutions - how problem based can you get?

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Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!

Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity! | Things that I found interesting | Scoop.it
A recent blog by Grant Wiggins affirmed what I have long believed about creativity: it is a 21st-century skill we can teach and assess. Creativity fosters deeper learning, builds confidence and creat

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Creativity is what we admire in children and yet so often we put limits on it eg time, materials, rules etc

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