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10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013 -- THE Journal

10 Predictions for Blended Learning in 2013 -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In the ninth installment of their monthly column, blended learning experts Michael B. Horn and Heather Staker predict how blended learning programs will evolve in 2013.
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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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20 of the Best Design Collaboration Tools

20 of the Best Design Collaboration Tools | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A list of the easiest-to-use online design collaboration tools, including communication platforms and project management software.
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Doing History with Inquiry | Teaching United States History

When people hear that I am a social studies teacher, their responses typically fall into two camps: they either tell me how much they love history or hate it. The reason for any negativity towards the subject is typically because, “I’m not good at memorizing dates.” And indeed, students’ image of a social studies teacher…
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The Difference Between ADHD and Autism

The Difference Between ADHD and Autism | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
ADHD and autism can look similar in children. They can also occur together. This chart lays out the difference between ADHD and autism.
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Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck, author, professor of psychology | #GrowthMindset #ModernEDU

Movers shakers & policy makers - Carol Dweck, author, professor of psychology | #GrowthMindset #ModernEDU | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
What would you say are a few of the biggest myths about growth mindset?

OK, myth No.1 is the myth that it’s all about effort, and that you instil it by praising effort. Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset. Adults have nagged children for centuries to try harder. That’s not a growth mindset, it’s an adult nagging a child to try harder!

Also, we find that when teachers think it’s just about effort and praising effort they may praise effort that isn’t even there, or that’s not effective. So if a child tries hard at something and you say ‘great job, you tried hard’, but they didn’t make progress, they didn’t advance, you’re actually conveying a fixed mindset because you’re saying ‘great effort, I didn’t really expect you to do that, and I don’t expect you to do that, so I’m trying to make you feel good about not doing it’. So we need people to understand that it’s appreciating a variety of process variables that lead to learning.

The second myth is that you can teach students a lesson on growth mindset and put a poster up in the front of the room, and that’s that, that they will have a growth mindset from then on. And we know if the teacher doesn’t then embody a growth mindset, if teachers don’t embody growth mindsets in their teaching practices, in the way that they give feedback when the child is stuck, and the way they present a new unit, in the way that they give opportunities for revision and growth of understanding – if they don’t embody that growth mindset, they are not teaching it. And in fact, if their behaviour contradicts the poster at the front of the room, then maybe they’re doing a disservice.

 

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Carol Dweck gave words and concrete research to the belief that kids can succeed, that hard work matters, and that being "smart" has more to do with focus and determination than genes. 
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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 14, 12:27 PM
Interview with always interesting Carol Dweck. I appreciate the nuance of what she is discussing here. 
 
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Carol Dweck outlines several myths about the pychology of a growth mindset.
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Great reminders of several aspects what I call appreciative leadership.  "Effort is one factor that leads to learning. So the ultimate value is growth, progress, learning. And effort is one thing that leads there but there are many other things – strategies, using resources, getting advice, guidance and mentorship, and when people leave that out and just praise effort, it’s not transmitting a growth mindset."
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10 Terrific Social Media Classroom Uses That Encourage Critical Thinking

10 Terrific Social Media Classroom Uses That Encourage Critical Thinking | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Terry Heick from TeachThought shares 10 great social media classroom uses that move the tools beyond networking and into critical thinking territory.
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1. Think purpose, not platform. Connect students through function and purpose, not technology and gadgets 
2. Use social media to establish context. Use social media to help students establish a context for themselves. 
3. Model intellectual tolerance. Model for students how to relate to others who are different—that think, look, and act differently than what they’re accustomed to. 
4. Illuminate interdependence. Help students clarify for themselves who and what they’re connected to–the obvious and less obvious. 
5. Extend conceptual comfort zones. Use place-based education and project-based learning to help students make new connections to people, places, and ideas outside of the curriculum map 
6. Clarify categories of knowledge. Help students see knowledge in categories—academic vs recreational; creative vs industrial, fluid vs fixed, etc. 
7. Analyze and compare citizenship and digital citizenship. Help students see the effects of their behaviour on others, and of others’ behaviour on them. 
8. Amplify cognition. Have a new idea? Share it with others who are interested in those kinds of ideas. 
9. Analyze how the form affects the message. If students can see the how the form of the message affects the message itself, they can think ‘around’ and through the platform and see ideas and their roots themselves. 
10. Seek authenticity. Assist students in identifying authentic roles in a community they care about.
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5 Useful Teacher Productivity Tips for Every Busy Teacher

5 Useful Teacher Productivity Tips for Every Busy Teacher | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of 8 great teacher productivity tips for helping any educator make the most of their professional and personal time.
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What Is Paralanguage? And How Can You Use It to Give Better Presentations?

What Is Paralanguage? And How Can You Use It to Give Better Presentations? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
An explanation of paralanguage, with visual examples, and how it can be used to deliver more convincing and effective presentations.
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Regardless of your outward stance on direct instruction, we do it every day for some length of time in our classrooms. Here is a wonderful infographic of how to improve the 93% of our communication that is beyond mere diction.
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7 Personal Growth Questions Every Teacher Must Ask Themselves

7 Personal Growth Questions Every Teacher Must Ask Themselves | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Personal growth bolsters professional development. Come back to these 7 personal growth questions time and time again to ensure your best days are ahead.
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All great, reflective questions, and #7 is the most powerful one of all: What am I going to start doing today to become a better teacher than I was yesterday?
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10 Ways to Overcome Teacher Stress for Educators of All Levels

10 Ways to Overcome Teacher Stress for Educators of All Levels | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Explore these 10 simple and indispensable strategies for helping you overcome teacher stress in your own school environment now and for all time.
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All ten are reasonable, and #10 is hte most beneficial:
Understand your role—This is not to ensure children’s success but rather to guide them to reach their own. You know the drill: accept that which you cannot change, change what you can, and know the difference. We suggest you read about locus of control for a deeper understanding of all this.
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No Grading, More Learning

No Grading, More Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
When Duke University's Cathy Davidson announced her grading plan for a seminar she would be offering this semester, she attracted attention nationwide. Some professors cheered, others tut-tutted, and others asked "Can she do that?" Her plan? Turn over grading to the students in the course, and get out of the grading business herself.
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How Do Physical Math Manipulatives Compare to Their Digital Counterparts?

How Do Physical Math Manipulatives Compare to Their Digital Counterparts? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
These digital manipulatives in ST Math enable deeper understanding of mathematical concepts using technology.
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The Real Value of Emotional Intelligence Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Real Value of Emotional Intelligence Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Having a high EQ will get you a lot farther in life than you might expect. Check out the Real Value of Emotional Intelligence Infographic to find out more.
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People with high EQs succeed. In interviews, the interviewer is really asking, "Do I want to work with this person?" We are fundamentally relational is nature. The people most in tune with this reality naturally win our affections and trust. The good news is, EQ can be acquired through practice and reflection.
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The Five Biggest Mistakes Teachers Should Never, Ever Make

The Five Biggest Mistakes Teachers Should Never, Ever Make | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Everybody makes mistakes, but regardless, here are 5 mistakes teachers should always do their best not to make, for the sake of themselves and their kids.
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I love these five points!

1. Skimping on PD
- My school actually gives every teacher a pool of money from which to daw for PD. Further, we I am privileged to be working with a wizard of a man named Dennis Grice, who is setting up the most amazing, relational, inter-school PD imaginable through CoffeeEDUs and Tech21 programs. We teachers must feed ourselves n order to feed others. It is like putting the air mask first on yourself before assisting the child next to you in the event of an air emergency.

2. Underestimating Your Learners
- Teaching, like life, is about relationships, not content. They will not care what you know until they know that you care. Period.

3. Not Focusing on Relevance
- If we cannot answer the question, "So what?" we need to rethink what we are doing. Even if the content seems not very applicable to daily life, how we deliver the content (PBL, creative and fun formative assessment, etc.) can provide a wealth of growth opportunities.

4. Not Prioritizing a Work/Life Balance
- OK, well, I have nothing here. I work too much. That being said, everything stops for family. I will talk meaningfully with my wife and daughter over grading any time. I will never say to myself, "I should have graded instead of spending time with my family,"

5. Believing You’re Not Making a Difference
- I keep a draw stuffed with individual thank you notes, links to Facebook and LinkedIn messages, and memories to help on the dark days. There will always be dark days. Provide yourself with the tools to work through them. You will be inspired in the end.
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10 Online Learning Resources For Building Practical Skills

10 Online Learning Resources For Building Practical Skills | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Have a look at this list featuring some of the best and easiest online learning resources that can be found on the Web today.
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I have learned of some new sites for lesson plans and resources. Awesome!
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A List of 15 Ultimate Reflective Questions for Debriefing Learning

A List of 15 Ultimate Reflective Questions for Debriefing Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Your students can use this indispensable list of 15 of the best reflective learning questions ever to successfully debrief any learning adventure.
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Define some of your most challenging moments. What made them so? 
Define some of your most powerful learning moments. What made them so? 
What would you say is the most important thing you learned personally? As a team? 
When did you realize that you had come up with your final best solution? 
How do you feel your solution relates to real-world situations and problems? 
What do you feel most got in the way of your progress, if anything? 
How well did you and your team communicate overall? 
What were some things your teammates did that helped you to learn or overcome an obstacle? 
How did you help others during this process? 
Were your milestones and goals mostly met, and how much did you deviate from them if any? 
What did you discover as being your greatest strengths? Your biggest weaknesses? 
What would you do differently if you were to approach the same problem again? 
What would you do differently from a personal standpoint the next time you work with the same group or a different one? 
How can you better support and encourage your teammates on future projects? 
How will you use what you’ve learned in the future?
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Updates abound: New features for Flipgrid, Google Classroom, Formative and Kahoot!

Updates abound: New features for Flipgrid, Google Classroom, Formative and Kahoot! | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Lots of teachers' favorite tech tools get summer upgrades. See what's new in 2017 with Flipgrid, Google Classroom, Formative and Kahoot!
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Lots of new updates, check em out!

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Back-to-School 2017: First-Day Ready

Back-to-School 2017: First-Day Ready | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Ready for the new school year? Our First-Day Ready guide has tailored resources that fit your child's struggles and strengths. Dive in.
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The 5 Best Ways Teachers and Learners Can Create a Self-Organizing Classroom

The 5 Best Ways Teachers and Learners Can Create a Self-Organizing Classroom | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Building a self-organizing classroom means less hassle dealing with organization and more focus on powerful learning. Here are 5 ways to do it.
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Keep The Classroom Environment Simple
Rethink Seating Strategy Permanently
Have Group Classroom Goals And Rewards
Make Sure The Technology Is Working Effectively
Give The Students More Power
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10 Crucial Classroom Accessories That Will Prepare You for Anything

10 Crucial Classroom Accessories That Will Prepare You for Anything | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
What's on your classroom accessories list? Got everything you need to meet the challenges of the year head on? Here are some suggestions to consider.
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As useful as the list is eclectic, I particularly agree with #1 & #6:
1) A Set Of Classroom Rules
2) Digital Citizenship Agreements
3) A First Aid Kit & Emergency Contact List
4) Towels and/or Wet Wipes
5) A Good Stock of Stationery
6) Substitute Teacher Care Package
7) A Showcase/Portfolio of Student Work
8) A Regularly Updated Classroom Mini-Library
9) Class Handbook for New Students
10) Online Grade Book/LMS
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Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School’s Learning Philosophy

Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School’s Learning Philosophy | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
What message does it send to students when teachers ask them to learn from academic mistakes, but there's not room for errors in how they behave?
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These 5 Methods Will Help You With Making Learner Connections

These 5 Methods Will Help You With Making Learner Connections | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy these 6 powerful strategies you can use in any classroom for making learner connections in your innovative digital age instruction.
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All effective teaching starts with effective relational teaching:
1. The Five-Minute Rule - How do you set the tone for your classroom in the first five minutes?
2. Ask Students What They Think - Become a guide on the side.
3. Learn About Them - Our students aren’t just pupils in our classes. They have the same kinds of hopes, fears, dreams, struggles, and triumphs we have.
4. Show You’re Human - Growth Mindset insists on our being comfortable with our imperfections.
5. Give Them a Home Let this be your mantra: Build a classroom your students can call a home.
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How to Improve Boring Writing With 16 Word Substitutions [Infographic]

How to Improve Boring Writing With 16 Word Substitutions [Infographic] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
GrammarCheck features some useful lists of word substitutions for 16 of the more boring and lacklustre words we use in our writing.
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Mathematics Interventions: What Strategies Work for Struggling Learners or Students With Learning Disabilities?

Mathematics Interventions: What Strategies Work for Struggling Learners or Students With Learning Disabilities? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In a search of evidence-based materials from research organizations, we found several resources that are written for teachers and other practitioners.
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How to Build the Foundation for Self-Advocacy in Young Children

How to Build the Foundation for Self-Advocacy in Young Children | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Young kids may not have the self-awareness to speak up for what they need. But you can help your child build the foundation to become a self-advocate. Here’s how.
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A life skill, indeed
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The US desperately needs computer science majors, so keep coding

The US desperately needs computer science majors, so keep coding | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
There are more than 500,000 computing jobs open in the US right now.
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For how long will we continue to hear that we need CompSci majors and not supply the need?
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