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Makerspace for Education

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Despite the popularity and trend of the term “ makerspace ”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where t

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4 Simple Ways To Get Started Teaching With Twitter -

4 Simple Ways To Get Started Teaching With Twitter - | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
4 Simple Ways To Get Started Teaching With Twitter by first appeared on gettingsmart.com As the use of social media rise, we may feel tempted…

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Kindness in the Classroom Activity: String Theory - Think Kindness

Kindness in the Classroom Activity: String Theory - Think Kindness | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
This kindness in the classroom activity is called String Theory. It gives active and passive students the opportunity to express positive compliments to their peers! (My latest blog post for @thinkkindness!

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31 Speech And Language Apps For iPad

31 Speech And Language Apps For iPad | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
31 Speech And Language Apps For iPad (RT @incedtech: 31 Speech And Language Apps For iPad http://t.co/FBuTV1eUFr vía @teachthought #edchat #edtech #edapps #spedchat #incedtech)...

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Four Reasons to Exhibit Student Work | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

Four Reasons to Exhibit Student Work | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
We're convinced :) MT @biepbl: 4 Reasons to Exhibit Student Work: http://t.co/ADETWM4ezV via @ewilliams65 #EdChat #PBLChat

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FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE

FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, June 1, 2013 4:59 PM

The Buck Institute for Education provides an excellent web presence that focuses exclusively on Project Based Learning; it's site offers a large number of outstanding resources.

 

One very helpful section is FreeBIES (I had to think for a minute before I got the pun) -- which consist of planning forms, student handouts, rubrics, and articles for educators to download and use to design, assess, and manage projects.

 

After spending some time looking at these aids, be sure to browse around through the rest of the site to see the other great material it has to offer.

 
Lauren Yachera's curator insight, February 19, 2014 2:12 PM

Really helpful website! A ton of rubrics, articles, checklists, and handouts to utilize in the classroom. I really liked the checklist for PBLs; something I'll definitely have to look back to in the classroom.

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Random Acts of Kindness - with Resources for Teachers

Random Acts of Kindness - with Resources for Teachers | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
Random Acts of Kindness...

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kindness week ideas

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Emotional Engagement in Education, Part One: Should Teachers Care About Student Apathy? | Edutopia

Projects that involve students in the real world, such as working to fight a deadly disease, do more than just teach facts. (Emotional Engagement in Education, Part One: Should Teachers Care About Student Apathy?

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8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept

8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
What do great teachers do differently? Here are 8 Lessons Great Teachers Accept, from TeachThought.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 11, 2013 6:54 PM

All the points are great, but underutilized in schools.

 

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7 Education Trends You Don't Want to Miss

7 Education Trends You Don't Want to Miss | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
It's 2014--an era of increased understanding, patience, creativity... And technology. Really? Wasn't that last year's educational buzzword? Why can't that geeky stuff leave teachers alone? Educatio...

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The Joy of the Maker Movement | Scholastic.com

The Joy of the Maker Movement | Scholastic.com | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it

"Diana Rendina gave her middle schoolers a dream assignment: Create something that can fling something else. One student gleefully constructed a crossbow out of pencils, duct tape, and rubber bands. Another built a catapult from Legos. “It’s organized chaos,” says Rendina, the media specialist at Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, Florida.


Whether you call it organized chaos or joyful learning, that scene illustrates why the maker movement has galvanized teachers and started a mini-revolution in K–8 classrooms. In “making,” kids ponder a question and then tinker their way to an answer. It encourages critical thinking, creativity, and working in teams, and it can incorporate science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math."


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How To Use Twitter For Teaching And Learning - Edudemic

How To Use Twitter For Teaching And Learning - Edudemic | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
Are you still unsure about taking the plunge into Twitter? Worried it's not actually useful for learning or teaching? Think it's still just about people talking about what they're eating?

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What in the heck is PBL???

PBL is an acronym for Project Based Learning. This allows you as students to learn successfully in our new fast paced technology based society. You will crea...

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40 Ways to Use Google Apps for Education- May 2014 - Google Présentations

RT @robert_kalman: Updated: 40 Ways to Use #GoogleApps in Schools Slides http://t.co/IC3yMbjvNB #gafesummit #gafe #edtech #edtechchat #21st…

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30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning

30 Of The Best Apps  For Group Project-Based Learning | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
30 Of The Best Apps For Group Project-Based Learning
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Help Others.org: Acts of Kindness

Help Others.org: Acts of Kindness | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
It's a game of pay-it-forward: anonymously make someone smile with an act of kindness, leave behind a card asking them to keep the ripple going. It's easy and fun.

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Heart-shaped landscapes

Heart-shaped landscapes | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it

The top image is a mangrove forest in New Caledonia, Glaslyn (Blue lake) in Northern Wales and a cave in the 4 corners region of the United States. 


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Estelblau's comment, February 14, 2014 4:03 PM
Really great ;)!
Estelblau's comment, February 14, 2014 4:03 PM
Really great ;)!
Pasquale Abiuso's curator insight, February 17, 2014 5:23 AM

Storie di natura.

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Blooms Digital Web Tools

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description by Edudemic

 

"Designed with the educator in mind this website looks at the array of digital tools and cross references them to the new Bloom action verbs. The tools were selected based on several criteria. First, they had to be free or at least offer a free version as a minimum package. Second, they had to work within our district’s filtering system. Third, they had to be educationally sound and not littered with inappropriate ads.

 

"Easily navigated, this website provides the experiences associated with each Bloom’s level. Once an educator selects a tool he or she is directed to subsequent page which offers the user a more detailed description of the tool along with additional tools that match the same criteria. In some cases, pdf documents are included that provide directions, additional ideas, student/teacher examples, and additional navigational links. A toolbar on the left allows the user to select a tag such as blogging, podcasting, cartoons, etc. This tag instantly takes the user to the Bloom’s category under which the link is housed."

 

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An outstanding piece of work, curating a tremendous amount of resources and information is a most effect manner. Kudos to creators Kathy Beck and Karen Van Vliet.

 

Just a reminder that we often forget Bloom said their are 3 domains for learning. What's illustrated and described here, and most often referenced by educators, is the Cognitive Domain. The other two, Affective and Psychomotor, are too often forgetten or overlooked.

 

Bloom said there needs to be a balance among the three. My observation does not minimize the excellence of Beck and Van Vliet's work. 


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L2_S2S's curator insight, January 6, 2014 9:26 PM

Not strictly fitting within this Scoopit's genre, but too good to ignore.

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Vidor ISD | Scoop.it
Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be

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