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What No One Tells You About Social Media in Education - TECHCHEF4U

What No One Tells You About Social Media in Education - TECHCHEF4U | Interesting | Scoop.it

"So let me first set the stage… by answering the question… “What does social media have to do with education?”


* Proactive Curating is the Life Vest for the Content Tsunami: With the fire hose of content that is pushed out every day, social media is a way to curate, collect, and locate best practices and keep up with trends.


* Creating and Publishing Content Isn’t Enough: I am not deluded enough to think that just because I post something, that someone will read it. We all have busy lives so publishing content is not enough. If you really want to impact education, you have to connect with a PLN via multiple social networks.


* Modeling and Teaching Appropriate Use isn’t Optional Anymore: With colleges and businesses looking at student’s social media posts and feeds and more and more businesses looking to optimize and enhance their product and service with a sound social media strategy… this topic is no longer optional. It is integral to educating the whole student and preparing them for the world beyond our institutional walls."


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Powerful notes all teachers should read - Daily Genius

Powerful notes all teachers should read - Daily Genius | Interesting | Scoop.it
We all need a little motivation sometimes. Whether you’re going through a particularly rough time, in a rut, dealing with a lot of annoying stuff, or have just gotten brought down a bit by the day to day, a little positivity can go a long way.

Positive thinking can go a long way – just look at the slew of inspirational quotes with cute designs on Pinterest! Dear Teacher/Love Teacher knows that teachers can sometimes experience a very special brand of rough, and they offer some inspiration and letters to teachers from teachers to help with the uplifting.

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John Hattie & Helen Timperley: Visible Learning and Feedback - VISIBLE LEARNING

John Hattie & Helen Timperley: Visible Learning and Feedback - VISIBLE LEARNING | Interesting | Scoop.it
Feedback is one of the most powerful influences on learning and achievement. But research has also shown that this impact can be either positive or negative. Although feedback is among the major influences, the type of feedback and the way…Read more ›

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KiwiBelma's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:30 AM

"The most powerful single influence enhancing achievement is feedback"

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A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School - TeachThought

A New Priority: Teaching Mindfulness In Elementary School - TeachThought | Interesting | Scoop.it
MADISON, Wis. — Over the course of 12 weeks, twice a week, the prekindergarten students learned their ABCs. Attention, breath and body, caring practice — clearly not the standard letters of the alphabet.

Rather, these 4- and 5-year-olds in the Madison Metropolitan School District were part of a study assessing a new curriculum meant to promote social, emotional and academic skills, conducted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the Waisman Center.

Researchers found that kids who had participated in the curriculum earned higher marks in academic performance measures and showed greater improvements in areas that predict future success than kids who had not. The results were recently published in the journal Developmental Psychology.

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Australian Curriculum | Global Education

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Marianne Farrugia's curator insight, October 14, 2014 12:10 AM

This site contains teaching and learning ideas using a global perspective.  Strong connections to a number of general capabilities including intercultural understanding and all of the cross curriculum priorities.

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Welcome | GeogSpace

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Marianne Farrugia's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:25 PM

This site contains units and resources to teach Australian Curriculum Geography.

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Welcome | ScienceWeb - ASTA

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Marianne Farrugia's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:30 PM

This site provides both resources and learning sequences for 15 units of work for Australian Curriculum Science across F-10.

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Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation - eClassroom News

Finding copyright-friendly photos for the Google Images generation - eClassroom News | Interesting | Scoop.it

Searching and citing usable images is easy once students learn the basics. Teaching students to respect the intellectual property of others is important in this digital “cut and paste” world we live in. One great project to share with students that can better help them understand how and when they may use images created by others is the Creative Commons project.


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The 21 best iPad board games for Christmas - Macworld

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Looking for the best board game on the iPad? We've collected the 21 finest iPad board games, suitable for all the family to enjoy this Christmas 2014.

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What Innovation Looks Like in an Elementary School - A.J. Juliani

What Innovation Looks Like in an Elementary School - A.J. Juliani | Interesting | Scoop.it

"So, what did I do with this new scary K-5 area? I reached out online. I found teachers who were sharing what they were doing in their classes through blogs and social media and podcasts. What I realized the past year is that innovation in an elementary school revolves around many of the same concepts and topics as the secondary levels…but it’s not always about technology.

 

That is the biggest misconception we have with innovation in education. Technology doesn’t necessarily lead to innovation. Instead, technology often allows for new ways of teaching and learning…but only if used for the right purpose. Here are a few of my favorite ways educators are innovating at the elementary school (with or without technology):"

 


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App Task Challenges

“ Easy to follow guides that give teachers the opportunity to create products with an app that they can take directly back to their classrooms The challenge is in the teacher trying to complete the...”
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App Task Challenges

Easy to follow guides that give teachers the opportunity to create products with an app that they can take directly back to their classrooms  The challenge is in the teacher trying to complete the...

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1:1 iPad Training

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Day 1  Agenda Scavenger Hunt on the iPad--see below (30 min) Socrative/Discussion -- Why iPads in the Classroom? (45 min) Workflow for Classroom Work (120 min) Google Docs/Drive DropBox BREAK QR co...

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How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic

How to Be an Effective Ally to Parents | Edudemic | Interesting | Scoop.it
An article published in “Educational Horizons” indicates that all parents, regardless of cultural, racial, or socioeconomic background, have a few common desires for their child’s teacher. Among their wishes are that the teacher respects their family, prioritizes the child’s safety and well-being, and helps their child become responsible, caring, and well educated, and that the teacher is skillful. The question is, how do we meet these expectations?

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Evidence-informed Teaching: John Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning

Evidence-informed Teaching: John Hattie’s Visible Learning for Teachers: Maximizing Impact on Learning | Interesting | Scoop.it

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How to improve student achievement

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 The infographic is based on data from John Hattie’s research and the work of the Visible Learning Plus team.


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Empaticus's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:59 AM

Wow, clear data on what work and what not. For all teachers and school administrators.

David Miles's curator insight, July 7, 2013 11:24 PM

A great summary of some of the key points from John Hattie's work.

Dawn Darling's curator insight, July 10, 2013 10:00 AM

Continued Project Zero type findings.

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Civics | Teaching and Learning Activities

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Marianne Farrugia's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:59 PM

Resources to support the Civics and Citizenship curriculum.

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Curriculum Resources | Asia Education Foundation

Curriculum Resources | Asia Education Foundation | Interesting | Scoop.it
Explore contemporary and traditional aspects of Asia. Explore Australia’s place in the region. Access online resources and materials to support the texts. Numerous text-based and online resources and lesson plans.

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Marianne Farrugia's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:16 PM

This website is constantly updated with resources and learning sequences for most learning areas through the 'Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia' lens.

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BITL Tool - Bringing it to life

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Marianne Farrugia's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:48 PM

The BITL tool can also be downloaded from the app store.  This tool has been created by DECD to support a pedagogical approach to the Australian Curriculum learning areas.  Now includes the Arts. Some excellent printable resources also available.

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Welcome | Arts : Live

Welcome | Arts : Live | Interesting | Scoop.it
Engage your students to create, share and respond in all five art forms

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Marianne Farrugia's curator insight, October 13, 2014 9:21 PM

This site provides excellent resources for all five of the Arts subjects.  Access is free but you will need to register.

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50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

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In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, December 12, 2014 2:15 PM

Great outline from the NY Times on how to use current events in the classroom.

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Here is How to Use Weebly to Create A Website for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here is How to Use Weebly to Create A Website for Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Interesting | Scoop.it

"Weebly is perfect for creating classroom websites, student e-portfolios, and websites for assigned projects. I have been using this platform for sometime now and find it really interesting. I have also included in the popular " 10 excellent platforms to create your classroom blog or website" post. Weebly is very simple and easy to use and and has a drag & drop website editor which is stunningly simple to utilize, and appropriate for use with students of all ages. Weebly enables your students to express themselves creatively using a variety of multimedia features, all within a protected environment that you control"


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30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Edudemic

30 Simple Ways You Should Be Using Google - Edudemic | Interesting | Scoop.it
So you're a Google guru or a search siren... I bet you still don't know every last trick and tool in Google's array of services. But whether you're a newbie or expert, the following infographic may very well be worth printing out and posting in your office or teacher's lounge.

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Information Overload? 10 Ways You & Your Students Can Deal With It - Open Culture

Information Overload? 10 Ways You & Your Students Can Deal With It - Open Culture | Interesting | Scoop.it
"If you read the Internet 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, it would take you 57,000 years to reach the end. You could bind the pages in a 10,000-foot-tall book weighing 1.2 billion pounds. Printing it would require half a million liters of ink, which is the volume of fuel it would take to power a 747 jet leaving New York and heading east to Tokyo. It would use enough paper to cover half of Long Island, or twice the number of trees in Central Park. If the Ancient Babylonians had started printing the Internet in 1800 BC, they’d be done right about now!"
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 8, 2014 8:30 PM

To say there is a massive amount of information that comes our way each day is not an understatement. How we deal with information is a different question. If you are feeling overwhelmed but it, or your students are feeling overwhelmed, then you may want to read this post.

Did you know that researchers say that it is "our inability to organize and process it...without experience cognitive overload." The Internet keeps providing us with "just one more link" so knowing when to stop is difficult. 

After this discussion the post looks at Concerns for Students and Teachers, discussing eleven areas such as:

* Distractedness

* Mobility madness

* Impaired research skills

Each of these areas are described.

The final section looks at Management Techniques, beginning by looking at a number of ways people have attempted to map the Internet before moving on to a list of ten management techniques that may help you (and your students) prevent information overload including:

* Help students understand the structure of the web and the concept of networking

* Hone your research skills and help students hone theirs

* Use activity streams

Additional information on these techniques (and seven more) are in the post. 

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 2014 9:15 PM

This is an excellent article if you are suffering Internet fatigue. We are taking in more and more information than our brain can process about so many general things, rather than specialising like we used to. According to the article, the feeling of being digitally overwhelmed comes from "our inability to organise and process it...without experiencing cognitive overload." The Internet keeps providing us with "just one more link" so knowing when to stop is difficult. 

There is a section called 'Concerns for Students' which is quite insightful. 

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iPad Training Workshop

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OnHand Schools is fully engaged in supporting great teachers, administrators and school districts in building a powerful and agile student data system and in providing school districts with excellent training programs to turn around the lowest-achieving schools. OnHand Schools’ software and professional development solutions integrate student data and connects curriculum and assessments to classroom instruction resulting in higher student achievement. Our EdInsight software is used in thousands

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