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Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom

Blogging in the 21st-Century Classroom | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

This year, I admitted a hard truth to myself. I wasn't having my students write enough. In an attempt to follow Kelly Gallagher’s advice that students should write more than we can assess, I decided to have them blog weekly.

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Could this work? Have you used blogging in this way?

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A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

“We have been reviewing educational mobile apps. We focused on the ones that work on iPad and tried to cover most of the fields from digital storytelling to apps to teach creativity. Our purpose is to provide teachers with a repository of apps to choose from for the classroom.” 

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Literacy, families and learning: Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books

Literacy, families and learning: Why Older Readers Should Read Picture Books | What's up in education? | Scoop.it
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Well said.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 1, 2013 2:53 PM

Many wonderful titles are meant for older readers - it is worth time and effort to include varieties of picture books when possible - don't forget the great art and non-fiction, too!

 

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Honoring student interests

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"Inquiry is an approach to learning whereby students find and use a variety of sources of information and ideas to increase their understanding of a problem, topic, or issue. It requires more of them than simply answering questions or getting a right answer. It espouses investigation, exploration, search, quest, research, pursuit, and study."

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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | What's up in education? | Scoop.it

"Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create."

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Anita Vance's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:33 AM
Library Information Science works well in this approach. It mirrors the research interview we use to help students locate the most effective resources.