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25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED

25 Ways to Create A Sticky Lesson - InformED | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How do we create learning that lasts? It's a hard question to answer, and in some cases an even harder reality to achieve, particularly with the pressure

Via Beth Dichter, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D.
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 22, 10:01 PM

After describing the three phases of the learning process based on cognitive science. The first two phases:

* Students decide what to attend to.

* Students organize the information

These work with short term memory but to know the information students must also activate long term memory which may begin in class with a review but should also includes well crafted assignments.

What can you do?The post continues by exploring ways to capture a students attention and ways to help them create a framework. The final section explores how to make the lesson stick. Three examples are below (quoted from the post).

* Begin lectures with a high level question that the upcoming information can answer.

* Highlight the "unfinished" nature of each subject.

* Don't use too many types of different presentation materials at once.

Throughout the post there are links to additional resources.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, June 23, 1:38 PM

I love this image. It captures it all. Beth Dichter posts great stuff on a regular basis. I am really spending some serious time inviestigating this topic of buy-in by the students by givening them more ownership .

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 25, 5:38 AM

I like the analogy of a 'sticky lesson'... something that sticks in your head. That's the aim of every lesson... get what you are teaching to stick in the learners head!

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45 Fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions!

45 Fantastic Chrome Apps and Extensions! | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
My absolute FAVORITE Google Chrome Apps and Extensions! As many of you may know, I am a confessed Chrome addict ! I even have a presentation to prove it:  Confessions of a Chrome Addict . I have...
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I made the switch to Chrome and have been happy for it.

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Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching

Study Shows Video Games' Impact On Face-to-face Teaching | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In the past, I have covered many studies that look at the efficacy of game based learning. But a recent study from A-GAMES, a collaboration between New York University and the University of Michigan, is significant because it looks at the way games impact the learning experience and the relationship [...]
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Play on!

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Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try

Students Riding on Coattails during Group Work? Five Simple Ideas to Try | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The idea for sharing this post came from a session I recently conducted at the annual teaching conference organized by my university. A pedagogical conundrum was raised by a colleague whose enthusiasm and question stayed with me and inspired me to write this post. The question posed by this colleague is relevant to all instructors who have ever used group work to assess their students: How should one deal with the issues that arise when members of a group are not picking up their share of the responsibilities during a group work project?
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Spot-on, practical advise to address the issue of kids allowing others to carry the load in group projects. Why reinvent the wheel? Ride the wheel that works.

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Best Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015

Best Presentation Software & Powerpoint Alternatives For 2015 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation software problems. These programs serve many purposes.
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I am a fan of image-based and info-graphic based presentations, as these avoid the issue of text and talk dissonance that confuses the brain. Haiku is wonderful in that it forces the creator to work within constraints in ways that lead to more powerful presentations. I would add to this list piktochart, or any infographic generator that has a built in presentation function. We have to visual the data. text and numbers alone only confuse and distract.

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13 Resources To Help You Teach Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal

13 Resources To Help You Teach Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
These Web sites and books can guide districts in developing a comprehensive acceptable use policy that will give students the tools they need to succeed in school and beyond.
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A good place to start if you need resources to begin to construct a digital literacy program.

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Chris Carter's comment, December 18, 1:20 AM
Thank you for rescooping, Dean! I participated in a Skype call into a conference of learning professionals looking into how to integrate digital citizenship and digital literacy into the classroom. this post would have been in my toolbox has I known it at the time.
Chris Carter's comment, December 18, 1:20 AM
Thank you for rescooping, Dean! I participated in a Skype call into a conference of learning professionals looking into how to integrate digital citizenship and digital literacy into the classroom. this post would have been in my toolbox has I known it at the time.
Chris Carter's comment, December 24, 11:03 PM
Thank you for sharing, Bonnie. This issue of digital literacy and citizenship is vital. Too often we make the mistake of believing that kids know how to use digital resources effectively because of their exposure t tech at a young age. I believe kids are digital naives, not natives. These resources help address the issue. Again, thank yo for sharing.
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Free Textbooks

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Street-Smart Stats: A Friendly Introduction to Statistical Research Methods Math -- especially statistics -- CAN be fun and engaging. Statistics is an incredibly valuable tool and everyone should h...
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The beginning of something wonderful!

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Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.
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Useful idea builder for BYOD schools.

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Handwriting vs Typing - Reflecting on Finland's changing policy on cursive writing

Handwriting vs Typing - Reflecting on Finland's changing policy on cursive writing | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

The debate is no longer restricted to QWERTY vs Dvorak. What has changed most as a result of this change is that the makers of keyboards are aware that they must create systems that are easy to use. 

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Covers the issue nicely, concisely.

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Chris Carter's comment, December 14, 9:46 PM
Thank you Suvi and Dean for spreading the good word. There is a good deal of smoke in the education community concerning this discussion. Some articles based on unscientific, deeply flawed studies have created a lot of buzz. What I see bubbling up through more rigorous studies is this common thread: When kids simply take dictation, either typing or handwriting, then their brains do not retain the information. It is all short-term memory. When kids redact, apply their own coding, modify the material, then the information is much more likely to be retained. At this point, kids are actually interacting with and engaging the content.
Anabel Gonzalez's curator insight, December 15, 8:50 AM

Hmmm.  Call me old-fashioned but those handwriting skills are still needed.  Let's see how this pans out.  I guess only time will tell.

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Students don't know what's best for their own learning

Students don't know what's best for their own learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Universities and governments around the world rely on student evaluations to assess university teachers and degrees. Likewise, potential students check online ratings when deciding where to study. These…
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Student evals are linked to grades, not learning. Worried about grade inflation? Stop using student evaluations!

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Future of Education - Government 2020

Future of Education - Government 2020 | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Virtual learning, digitization and augmented reality make obsolete our old definitions of a classroom in 2020. Unbundled, personalized, and dynamic education is the new normal.
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Brilliantly crafted website that has a breadth of ideas and arguments that is simply impressive. The home page looks at the big picture of governments dealing with the drivers, and resultant trends of government direction.

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Chris Carter's comment, December 16, 7:30 PM
Thank you, Bonnie. I discovered this resource serendipitously, and I find that it is a gold mine of insights.
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Merge Cells in Google Docs Tables | Google Gooru

Merge Cells in Google Docs Tables | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Niche, but a big, important niche.

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This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube

This Will Revolutionize Education - YouTube | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education? These ideas have been...
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This 7:22 video brilliantly captures the essence of good teaching. Fear not, good teaches, for your jobs. He really nails it at about 5:50.

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ChronoZoom - Zoomable Timelines!

ChronoZoom - Zoomable Timelines! | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Think "Big History!"

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This site is so techie that to actually build a timeline is not for the faint of heart. However, to use the existing timelines is a pleasure. This site is a Big History must!

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The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal

The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
These are the five top-rated apps from Common Sense Graphite's "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list.
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Not my five, but a nice list none the less.

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The Future of EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY

The Future of EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Humanity is in the midst of one of the most transformative times in history. We are experiencing ever more rapid waves of technological innovation and disruptions. The speed of change has accelerated...
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Worth a read.

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'Interactive Learning Spaces' at the center of Ball State U.'s faculty development program @insidehighered

'Interactive Learning Spaces' at the center of Ball State U.'s faculty development program @insidehighered | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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The most effective teaching is relational at heart. That means positive interactions.Not, "You are amazing simply because you breathe!" positive, but catching kids doing good, supporting excellence through quick and useful feedback, and correcting behavior that is destructive in a way that guides kids to take responsibility for their own improvement. Interactive learning spaces makes relational teaching easier than traditional classroom construction. For that I am thankful.

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12 big education challenges your LMS can solve | eSchool News | eSchool News

12 big education challenges your LMS can solve | eSchool News | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
There are a host (well, at least 12) challenges that I’ve identified that educators must first address before classroom models are flexible enough to expand both within and beyond classroom walls, and our solution for helping to solve them.
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Yes, LMSs answer more questions than they create. are rare thing indeed.

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Skype Translator preview opens the classroom to the world - YouTube

Skype Translator preview opens the classroom to the world - YouTube | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We recently previewed Skype Translator to two elementary school classes—one in Washington and one in Mexico City. A few rounds of “Mystery Classroom” was all...
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The world changed today. It will never be the same.

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Evdokia, thank you for rescooping let other people know of this valuable article!
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Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Education Gamification Examples according to Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou is 1. Duolingo 2. Ribbon Hero 3. Class Dojo 4....

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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"Accio broom!"

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 10:55 AM

Le gamification reste un grand mot sans les finances qui peuvent soutenir ce genre de projet en informatique. Depuis toujours les jeux de rôles, et autres activités ludiques sont faites au cours, mais l'ordinateur rajoute une couche spécifique.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 17, 1:59 PM

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, December 23, 9:10 AM

Here are 10 examples of gamification tools that could be used in your classroom. Most of these are K-8 examples but some can certainly be used in high school and college environments.

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Top 5 Tricks You Did Not Know You could do with Piktochart - YouTube

Did you know that holding the SHIFT key performs some wonderful tricks on Piktochart? Do you know what are the shortcuts that can save you time on Piktochart...
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Simple and easy.

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Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Growth Mindset Reflective Questions for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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It all starts with us, teachers.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, December 13, 8:57 AM

Thx Chris Carter

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Fictional and Historical Characters

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Trading Cards for Fictional and Historical Characters | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Big Huge Labs offers a great selection of free tools for building digital products with your pictures. One of the tools that I like is theirTrading Card generator that allows you to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional. To create your card you simply upload a picture or import one from Flickr, Instagram, or Facebook then add some text details about the person featured in the card. I created one about my dog, Morrison.

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I will use this service for AP European History. Now, the trick is to gamify it. "I will see you 30 Years War and War of the Three Henrys, and raise you a Seven Years War and World War One!"

"Your Louis XIV beats my Henry VII?!?"

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Edit Microsoft Office files in Gmail | Google Gooru

Edit Microsoft Office files in Gmail | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Sweet!

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20 tips for putting Google's 20 percent time in your classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

20 tips for putting Google's 20 percent time in your classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Google's 20 percent time's gaining ground with educators who are working on innovative inquiry-based projects that resonate on a personal level.
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20% time ... catchy.

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Chris Carter's comment, December 9, 12:24 AM
Thanks, Dean. My colleagues and I just completed our 78th podcast, in which we examined this specific article in addition to two others. If you ever wish to catch out podcasts, then I invite you to either visit podcast.concordiashanghai.org or check us out on iTunes. Just search podcasts for Concordia Ed Tech. Thanks again!
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Free Technology for Teachers: Two Free iPad Apps for Creating Visual Representations of Data

Free Technology for Teachers: Two Free iPad Apps for Creating Visual Representations of Data | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

This afternoon I received an email from a reader who was looking for a recommendation for iPad-friendly tools for creating visual representations of data. I had two recommendations for her. My recommendations were Canva and iVisual Info Touch.

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I enjoy using Canva to translate numbers to graphics. Piktochart os capable of doing  similar things.

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