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Mars Patel Podcast – A serialized mystery podcast for kids

Mars Patel Podcast – A serialized mystery podcast for kids | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
The Unexplainable Disappearance of Mars Patel is a scripted podcast for middle grade kids, performed by middle grade kids. It is a fun, high-quality, serial mystery that can be described as Goonies meets Spy Kids meets Stranger Things for 8-12 year olds. It was voted as one of the top 50 podcasts of 2016 by The Guardian, and was recently honored as a Peabody award winner.

Mars Patel is also a 2017 Webby Award nominee for Best Audio Drama & Best Sound Design/Original Music Score. The show is enjoyed around the world by kids and adults alike.

You can listen and subscribe by clicking any of the links below, or by typing “Mars Patel” into the search engine of your favorite podcast app.

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stephanie vanderlaan's curator insight, October 30, 2017 6:24 PM
I love podcasts so am eager to listen to this with my group.
Janet Lanham's curator insight, October 31, 2017 3:20 PM
Engage your reluctant readers with this audio podcast, and then be prepared to follow up with print and audio whodunits to capitalize upon interest! Or use it to launch a mystery genre unit!
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There's no such thing as a 'male brain' or 'female brain,' and scientists have the scans to prove it

There's no such thing as a 'male brain' or 'female brain,' and scientists have the scans to prove it | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Do you have a male brain or a female brain? The answer, according to science, is no.
If you didn’t expect this to be a yes-or-no question, you’re not alone. Male brains do seem to be built differently than female brains. An analysis of more than 100 studies found that the volume of a man’s brain...

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20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic

20+ UK Twitter Users Educators Should Follow - Edudemic | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Curating your Twitter feed is an interesting task. Sometimes you know exactly what you want to get out of the people whose Tweets you’re spending your time reading. Finding new people to follow on Twitter can range from being fun to being a total pain in the neck. Personally, I tend to look for people …

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, July 27, 2014 4:10 AM

For those who want to expand their PLN beyond the USA this is a good list of UK educators and institutions that might be worth following and connecting.

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5 ways to boost creativity in your class

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 23, 2014 6:46 PM

Praise great questions over great answers.

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Confessions of a Chrome Addict - Presentation with recommended extensions/apps

Confessions of a Chrome Addict - Presentation with recommended extensions/apps | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Are you a Google Chrome Addict? Hi, I'm Kasey, and I am a Google Chrome addict! Chrome gives me the security and flexibility I need to be a productive user. It is also the preferred browser for...

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OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data)

OECD Report - Measuring Innovation in Education (Ontario data and World - country data) | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Data and research on education including skills, literacy, research, elementary schools, childhood learning, vocational training and PISA, PIACC and TALIS surveys., This report explores the association between school innovation and different measures related to educational objectives. This book is the beginning of a new journey: it calls for innovations in the field of measurement – and not just of education.

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Les Howard's curator insight, July 23, 2014 9:34 AM

Very interesting publication.  Link to read it for free. Can click on individual country innovations.

Quran Coaching's curator insight, July 23, 2014 11:49 AM

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 23, 2014 7:35 PM

The study uses business metrics in evaluating educational innovation. This might be OK for some, however I do not see education as a business and think it is inappropriate to measure it as such. What has happened is that education has devolved into a prefabricated process of inputs and outputs called School using Technique.

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24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips

24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
There are tons of awesome iPad apps and these 24 totally free games, tools, and resources are perfect for the science classroom.  Explore this list to see what works with your students! iPad Lab Ti...

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Theophilus's curator insight, March 13, 2014 5:22 AM

For those who do not have connection problems and who have access to iPads.

Jillian Harrington's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:40 PM

Rock identifer...how cool is that for some of the less prac based topic in science.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 7, 2014 2:07 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning

A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it

"This term, I have been trying to give my students more voice in our classroom learning environment with regards to the way we go about things and the tools we use to demonstrate our learning. I think this has stemmed from the Personalised Learning approach we have taken as a whole school this year, and my efforts to embed the purposeful engagement of the approach in every facet of my practice.

 

In this post I'd like to share a ten-minute, Friday afternoon tool that is promoting reflective thinking, goal setting and student voice with positive results in our classroom.

 

A Reflection, a Goal and a Wish

 

During the last hour on a Friday, students relax and choose their working space in the classroom. They then discuss and choose two relevant sentence starters that they finish in their learning diaries. Their learning diaries are accessible in the classroom whenever they need them to set goals or reflect."

 

Thank you Teddy in sharing your journey to personalise learning!


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways to Encourage Child Creativity

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Ways to Encourage Child Creativity | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it

"Schools don’t have to kill the creativity Sir Ken Robinson laments in his popular video. To follow are a few ideas that can teachers can share with parents, or use in their classrooms, to provide young people with the inspiration to be creative.  "

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The Reflective Student: A Taxonomy of Reflection Part 2

The Reflective Student: A Taxonomy of Reflection Part 2 | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
A how to that helps student monitor their progress as learners. Includes sample reflective prompts ready to use in the classroom.
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Plato Quotes - Zen QuotesZen Quotes

Plato Quotes - Zen QuotesZen Quotes | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
RT @Zen_Moments: The direction in which education starts a man will determine his future life. ~ Plato http://t.co/Wrx8acZG7i
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Inspiring Students With Special Needs Through Filmmaking

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A maker teacher’s experience using puppetry and filmmaking to engage students with neurological differences.
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5 Steps to Successful Green Screening - Eduspire

5 Steps to Successful Green Screening - Eduspire | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted to try green screening but didn’t know where to start?  Start with the $2.99 iPad app Green Screen by Do Ink!  It’s simple, easy and fun to use!  There is no account to create.  Just install the app and follow these 5 steps:

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Technology and education are pretty intertwined these days and nearly every teacher has a few favorite tech tools that make doing his or her job and connecting with students a little bit easier and...

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Chrome Extensions for Teachers: July 2014

Chrome Extensions for Teachers: July 2014 | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Previously I had a series of blog posts on Chrome Extensions for Teachers. Here are some more Chrome Extensions that you might find handy. PDF Viewer I have been using this Chrome extension for awh...

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2014 SIIA Vision K-20 report - A vision for K-20 education


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Quality Classroom Feedback and Google Apps

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Teaching like it's 2999: ShowMe More Math Metacognition!

Teaching like it's 2999: ShowMe More Math Metacognition! | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Using the iPad to enhance math metacognition: http://t.co/Y685hJ6EA4 | Free webinar at 4pm ET: http://t.co/UKZOW10PWF | #mathchat #edtech
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A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning

A Weekly Reflection Tool for Student-led Learning | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it

"This term, I have been trying to give my students more voice in our classroom learning environment with regards to the way we go about things and the tools we use to demonstrate our learning. I think this has stemmed from the Personalised Learning approach we have taken as a whole school this year, and my efforts to embed the purposeful engagement of the approach in every facet of my practice.

 

In this post I'd like to share a ten-minute, Friday afternoon tool that is promoting reflective thinking, goal setting and student voice with positive results in our classroom.

 

A Reflection, a Goal and a Wish

 

During the last hour on a Friday, students relax and choose their working space in the classroom. They then discuss and choose two relevant sentence starters that they finish in their learning diaries. Their learning diaries are accessible in the classroom whenever they need them to set goals or reflect."

 

Thank you Teddy in sharing your journey to personalise learning!


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24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips

24 Super Cool Free Science Apps - Class Tech Tips | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
There are tons of awesome iPad apps and these 24 totally free games, tools, and resources are perfect for the science classroom.  Explore this list to see what works with your students! iPad Lab Ti...

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Theophilus's curator insight, March 13, 2014 5:22 AM

For those who do not have connection problems and who have access to iPads.

Jillian Harrington's curator insight, March 15, 2014 9:40 PM

Rock identifer...how cool is that for some of the less prac based topic in science.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 7, 2014 2:07 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice

Personalize Learning: The Expert Learner with Voice and Choice | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it

"The more educators give students choice, control, challenge, and collaborative opportunities, the more motivation and engagement are likely to rise. The enhancement of agency has been linked to a variety of important educational outcomes, including: elevated achievement levels in marginalized student populations, greater classroom participation, enhanced school reform efforts, better self-reflection and preparation for improvement in struggling students, and decreases in behavioral problems."


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Kids Can Be the Boss of Their Brains - LearnNow

Kids Can Be the Boss of Their Brains - LearnNow | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it
Teaching children to think about their thinking can increase learning In an Oklahoma classroom, second graders discovering that paper was invented in China connect their new knowledge to a previous lesson on Sequoyah’s creation of a writing system...
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Winning Words Match Games - Fun & Free Vocabulary Games - iPad Apps for School

Winning Words Match Games - Fun & Free Vocabulary Games - iPad Apps for School | Bonita Coons Education Collection | Scoop.it

"Winning Words is a series of free iPad apps that feature matching / “memory” style vocabulary games. There are six apps in the series. Each app is played in the same manner of flipping a card and trying to find a match for it. The six apps are synonym match, antonym match, homophone match, compound match, double letter match, and singular/plural match. Each app supports up to four players and has three levels of difficulty."

 


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Lee Hall's curator insight, March 14, 2014 10:51 AM

Free series of apps to aid in vocabulary development.