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The Counterproductive Ways Schools Punish Kids… | Teach.com

The Counterproductive Ways Schools Punish Kids… | Teach.com | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Make a difference (The Counterproductive Ways Schools Punish Kids… http://t.co/xO75JCSBCE via @PeterMDeWitt)
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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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10 Self-Reflective Questions Teachers Can Debrief With Every Day

10 Self-Reflective Questions Teachers Can Debrief With Every Day | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How can you be better tomorrow than you were today as a teacher? Try working with these 10 self-reflective questions to make change happen.
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I typically avoid posting articles that sound like self-help. this one is different.  I reflect often on my practice because I wish to be a better teacher today than I was yesterday. I can only do that by learning from my mistakes and celebrating that learning. These ten simple yet powerful questions provide a structure with which all of us can improve through reflection. 
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Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know

Copyright Basics: Teach Your Learners 6 Things They Need to Know | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Michael Yarbrough provides us with some useful tips regarding copyright basics, valuable information for any student or teacher of the modern digital age.
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I've put up a few similar articles. I am posting this one due to its everyday language and ease of use. Nice links, too.
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A List of Tips to Help You Create Your Best Modern Learning Assessment

A List of Tips to Help You Create Your Best Modern Learning Assessment | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In this article, we draw on the wisdom of Evolving Educator's Vanessa Bianchi in determining how to design the "perfect" modern learning assessment.
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Woohoo! 5 for 5. I bet you are, too. I agree with the concepts, though some specific apps and sites can be substituted that achieve the same results.
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Using Music As An Emotional Tool Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Using Music As An Emotional Tool Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The Using Music As An Emotional Tool Infographic shows how music can activate certain areas in the brain and can be used as a tool for emotional health.
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From coffitivity to Baroque, background music has its place.
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8 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With ADHD

8 Things I Wish People Knew About Parenting a Child With ADHD | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Feeling judged and misunderstood makes a raising a child with ADHD all the more difficult. One mom shares what she wishes other people knew.
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Poignant. 
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Top 6 Proofreading Tools To Add To Your Arsenal Today - eLearning Industry

Top 6 Proofreading Tools To Add To Your Arsenal Today - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to discover some of the best Proofreading Tools to add to your arsenal? Check the Top 6 Proofreading Tools for producing high-quality content.
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I use these tools. When, two at least.
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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
The Turtle Art project, and the concept of “doing” or “making” before any explicit instruction has been given, is part of the school’s attempt to shake up its teaching. Lighthouse Community Charter has to cover the same standard curriculum as district schools, so teachers have to choose carefully the times when they’ll spend a little more time and creativity on a difficult subject.

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And this is why my school has three official Maker Spaces, and treats the whole school as a place for making. 
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GwynethJones's curator insight, July 26, 2016 7:55 AM

Cool ideas!

Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 8, 10:42 AM
Informal approach to learning - let kids discover through exploration and tinkering
Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 12, 1:16 PM
Digital tools and software can play a role in learning and doing as discovery. Teaching can also involve solving problems without digital tools. John Dewey was pointing us in this direction regardless of tools available.

When indigenous curricula and provincial curricula are overlayed with each other, they move us beyond the classroom and digital tools.
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6 Ways to Guide Your Modern Learners in Overcoming Adversity

6 Ways to Guide Your Modern Learners in Overcoming Adversity | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Let's talk about overcoming adversity in and out of the classroom, and how you can help your students learn how to do it with these 6 practices.
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A culture of entitlement is a culture of failure. Kids need to learn to earn, and learn to grit some tasks out. 
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How Teachers Use Design Thinking in Reimagining Learning Spaces

How Teachers Use Design Thinking in Reimagining Learning Spaces | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Chris Johnson writes for ISTE as he describes how today's educators are using design thinking approaches for reimagining learning spaces.
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Standing desks and comfy chairs ... Yes!!!
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8 Tools Built for Perfecting Your Personal Learning Network

8 Tools Built for Perfecting Your Personal Learning Network | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are some great resources for perfecting your personal learning network. Share them with your colleagues and expand your learning community.
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PLNs are essential to professional growth. Period. Lone Rangers no longer succeed. 
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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate

Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.


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Um ... yes. I thought we were done questioning this need.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 9, 8:04 AM

Traditionally, we went to school to attain knowledge. The smart kids knew that Columbus discovered America in 1492 and that the square root of 64 is eight. They studied diligently at home so that when the teacher asked a question they could shoot their hand up and be praised for their good work.

 

Today, however, teenagers carry far more information and computing power in their pockets than would ever fit in their heads. So the ability to retain knowledge and manipulate numbers with facility has become, to a large extent, outdated skills. So kids today need to learn how to understand systems and solve problems.

 

Fortunately, there are an increasing number of programs that are designed to do just that. At the college level, programs like Stanford's d.school teach design thinking and entrepreneurship classes have become standard in business school curriculums. More recently, a wide variety of secondary school level programs have begun to take hold and are giving students a leg up.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

MrBieb's curator insight, June 16, 5:05 AM

Toch dient er altijd een basis aan begrippen (woordenschat) kennis geleerd te worden alvorens überhaupt de berg aan informatie beklommen of uitgespit kan worden.Klassiek onderwijs blijft nodig.

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Today, Kids Need To Learn More Than Facts, But To Solve Problems And Innovate
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5 Ways to Help Our Learners Discover Their Genius Mindset

5 Ways to Help Our Learners Discover Their Genius Mindset | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Zacc Dukowitz discusses 5 ways teachers can cultivate the genius mindset in their students in this article featured on TeachThought.
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R. Buckminster Fuller was right.
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3 Simple and Smart EdTech Strategies for Teaching With Technology

3 Simple and Smart EdTech Strategies for Teaching With Technology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
This article features 3 solid and smart edtech strategies that can easily be applied to any classroom using technology tools for learning and teaching.
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Simple? yes. Useful? Yes.
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Why Our Learners Need Media Literacy in a Transforming World

Why Our Learners Need Media Literacy in a Transforming World | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Let's apply the 2Ls of Media Fluency to begin understanding how having media literacy as a skill prepares our students for an exponentially changing world.
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The four-minute "The World is Changing" video alone is worth the click. The article is a fun, interesting, and insightful piece. 
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24 Google Docs Hacks That Make Your Life Easier [Infographic]

24 Google Docs Hacks That Make Your Life Easier [Infographic] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
From VOIP, here is an infographic featuring 24 Google Docs hacks that will help make online collaborative editing a breeze.
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Some of these tips are well known but others may not be. Creating a Table of Contents, and creating internal shortcuts are two examples of the power of Google Docs that may be a nice discovery. 
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What the Perception-action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns

What the Perception-action Cycle Tells Us About How the Brain Learns | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Schools can leverage this powerful process for acquiring new information to improve student learning.
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Using Essential Questions in the Classroom for the Best Learning Ever

Using Essential Questions in the Classroom for the Best Learning Ever | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Explore these solid strategies for using essential questions in the classroom, and engage your students with EQs like never before.
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Essential Questions give kids reasons to learn and a direction. 
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5 Strategies for Teaching Your Kids About Finance & Investing ⋆ Amrank Real Estate

5 Strategies for Teaching Your Kids About Finance & Investing ⋆ Amrank Real Estate | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
After I completed my formal college education and entered the “real world,” I went on to work in real estate, insurance, housing, and eventually mortgages and private equity management. Through each of these work experiences, I learned more about financial and investing topics that directly relate t

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A golden article on an oft overlooked topic. Help our kids be successful in life!
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Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]

Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A visual, easy-to-understand explanation of public domain, including a flow chart to help you decide whether you can legally use an online image or not.

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Given the litigious nature of our society and the dogged determination that corporations have to chase down even trivial and accidental copyright infringement, it is wise to know how to properly cite sources. And, yes, there are trivial infringements. 
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YEC Geo's curator insight, June 13, 8:46 AM
Off-topic, but important to any content creator on Scoop.it, or the web in general.
Martin Debattista's curator insight, June 19, 2:42 AM
Creative Commons remains the best licensing system that promotes creative work and its appreciated.
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Can I Use That Picture? How to Legally Use Copyrighted Images [Infographic]
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Google's Be Internet Awesome just launched!

Be Internet Awesome is a multifaceted program that includes a fun and free web-based game called Interland and an educational curriculum to teach kids how to be safe and responsible explorers of the online world.
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Google just launches awesome Digital Citizenship materials & resources.
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7 Mindful Assessment Tools and Best Practices You Can Use Right Now

7 Mindful Assessment Tools and Best Practices You Can Use Right Now | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 7 assessment tools that are simple yet powerful, and can be used anytime, anywhere, and in any classroom setting.
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I love the ideas here. I have several tools already, and I found a couple more ideas here. 
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A List of 6 Powerful Pathways for Encouraging Lifelong Learning

A List of 6 Powerful Pathways for Encouraging Lifelong Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Encouraging lifelong learning in our children requires patience, diligence, and faith in what they can become. And pathways like these help too.
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Fundamentally it comes down to recognizing this: Not achieving the desired outcome on a given iteration is a learning moment, not a true "failure."
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 7, 3:37 PM
We need to be careful we do not oversimplify a complex state of being. What does life-long learning mean? For whose benefit does it exist?
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15 STEM YouTube Channels for Energizing Flipped Learning

15 STEM YouTube Channels for Energizing Flipped Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy this list of some of the most popular and creative STEM YouTube channels that you can use for STEM flipped learning awesomeness.
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YouTube has developed into a must-have resource for teachers, both blended, online,  and traditional.
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Gamification Research Results: Gamification Neuroscience To Reduce Decision Error And Build A Learning Community - eLearning Industry

Gamification Research Results: Gamification Neuroscience To Reduce Decision Error And Build A Learning Community - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know about some Gamification Research Results? Check a critical analysis of gamification research data that have enormous utility in gamification.
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Wait, what? Actual research?!? How novel!
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How to Move Your Classroom Toward Student-Centered Learning

How to Move Your Classroom Toward Student-Centered Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How can you foster student-centered learning in your classroom? Use these resources and tips to guide you towards making it happen in your classroom.
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Particularly useful and concise. consider these five bullet points, an expanded description being a part of the article:
- Giving up absolute control. 
- Valuing student engagement over convenience. 
- Honoring student passion and interest. 
- Admitting you do not have the market cornered on knowledge.
- Developing healthy relationships with learners.
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