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Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think | MindShift | KQED News

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think | MindShift | KQED News | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
The change we are seeing is not that kids can’t pay attention to things, it’s that they’re not as interested in paying attention to things,” he said. “They have less patience for being bored. What I think that all the digital activities have in common is that, with very little effort from me, something interesting happens. And if I’m bored, another interesting experience is very easy to obtain.”

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"The change we are seeing is not that kids can’t pay attention to things, it’s that they’re not as interested in paying attention to things...They have less patience for being bored."  Post by Holly Korbey
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 22, 12:48 AM

Some interesting points about screen time and screen reading. What do you think about this? How much time is too much?

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They're the 'on demand' generation; if i'm bored I can use the ipad, the iphone or binge watch tv programmes. Something is always happening around them. It's a battle I have to fight at home with my 8-year-old. We tell her that it's good to be bored; it gives her time to be creative in her head and to create things rather than depend on gadgets to create the moments for her.
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Seven Elements of Effective Professional Development - Bates - 2018 - The Reading Teacher - Wiley Online Library

...Teaching is a profession that requires ongoing professional development and learning. This ongoing learning can take place in professional learning communities, structured professional development

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Peer or Self-Assessment? Benefits and Challenges

Peer or Self-Assessment? Benefits and Challenges | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

The benefits of peer and self-assessment are numerous and incontrovertible. However, students must have access to official mark schemes and model answers for the process to work properly, and they must be involved in actually correcting their work (not just ‘ticking’ and ‘crossing’ and working out a score/percentage).

Students need to be trained in proper peer-assessment. Do not tolerate over-generosity: collect the work in afterwards and double-check that it was marked properly.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 26, 8:09 AM

Good checklist.

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Recess: An ode to the hand turkey

Recess: An ode to the hand turkey | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

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Thanksgiving vintage activity! Happy Thanksgiving! 
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7 tools for global learning you can use right now by LAURA ASCIONE

7 tools for global learning you can use right now by LAURA ASCIONE | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
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These countries come top for education | #OECD 2016

These countries come top for education | #OECD 2016 | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

The OECD has examined the performance of education systems around the world. How does your country compare?

 

 


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Thomas Moore's curator insight, September 26, 2017 6:05 AM

Intersesting

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Still, a lot to do in my 2 beloved countries!
 
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What to Do When the School Year Is Off to a Rocky StartASCD Inservice

What to Do When the School Year Is Off to a Rocky StartASCD Inservice | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
There's no plan, low energy, and you're losing precious days of instruction to inefficiencies and nonsense in the building. As teachers and school
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Sutori for Collaboratively Creating Digital Narrative Timelines

Sutori for Collaboratively Creating Digital Narrative Timelines | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Stories can include a wide range of media including video, audio, text, and quiz type objects as well as forums. Once created they can be embedded into websites, blogs or shared through social media.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 14, 2017 8:26 AM

Great tool for creating engaging interactive content.

Alice Wujciak's curator insight, September 15, 2017 7:33 AM
Don't we all love to tell a story?  Now, illustrate it in digital style!
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New learning for me -
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Teaching STEM in early grades leads to continued concept retention later in school- Mass Dept of Early Education & Care
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When Did Science Education Become STEM?

When Did Science Education Become STEM? | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
When exactly did the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math enter the educational lexicon?
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A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning

A Project-Based Learning Cheat Sheet For Authentic Learning | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

"...we’ve got the above #pbl cheat sheet that can be used as a kind of macro overview when designing projects.

"The function of this image is to act as a kind of brainstorm–to help you get your own creative juices going to decide what’s most important when designing an authentic project-based learning unit–audiences, technology, habits, purposes, and so on.

"You obviously don’t even have to use these categories; they are just a sampling of the kinds of thinking that can help you make the shift from academic to authentic learning."


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16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology

16 Practical Strategies to Differentiate Your Instruction via Educators Technology | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education


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Volgende week staat de zomerdriedaagse binnenklasdifferentiatie op de agenda. Deze poster sluit perfect aan bij het thema. 
Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 28, 2017 9:26 AM
Wonderful practical tips for libraries as well as libraries.
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Instructional technologies
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This Is How to Cite Online Sources in APA Format

This Is How to Cite Online Sources in APA Format | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Here is another of our popular infographics we published a few months ago. The visual features guidelines to help you properly cite online sources in APA format. The content of this visual is based on the book Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Edition (American Psychological Association, 2010, pp. 200-210) .

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Just-in-time research support
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MakerSpace: DIY Games — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox

MakerSpace: DIY Games — @TLT16 Teen Librarian Toolbox | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
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Fierce STEM-ing: includes SCRATCH code & build your own pinball machine!
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101 Creative Ways to Show What You Know

101 Creative Ways to Show What You Know | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

Resources for Teachers - Tools, Information and Resources to Help Teachers Increase Student Learning


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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 7, 2017 2:21 PM

Assessment Rubrics in #MakerEd.  Edutopia article.

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Awesome'

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Creating Six-Word Memoirs - TechNotes Blog - TCEA

Creating Six-Word Memoirs - TechNotes Blog - TCEA | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Student creation of six-word memoirs can help form powerful connections to learning. Discover some technology resources to help them.

“For sale: Baby shoes, never worn” wrote Ernest Hemingway. This six word memoir‘s brevity hints at a deeper tale. In my fifth grade Writers’ Workshop, helping students focus on one aspect of their lives could be challenging. Memoirs can be powerful when reduced to their essence. Let’s take a look at some ways six-word memoirs might find a place in teaching, learning, and leading.

 

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Some very good ideas and resources here.


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Six-word memoirs involve lots of  critical thinking
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Participatory Spontaneity: Talking to a Texas TeachMeet

Participatory Spontaneity: Talking to a Texas TeachMeet | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
This Friday, I am delighted to have been invited, by Dr Helen Teague, to contribute to a Teacher-Led Conference or TeachMeet* in South Texas, via Skype rather than intercontinental travel. I will be contributing a short input on the topic of Participatory Spontaneity. This is a topic I first discussed with Helen, at e-learn 16, and…
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Dr. Helen Teague's insight: Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. #TMTexasESC1
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Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. #TMTexasESC1
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Dr. Helen Teague's insight: Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. TMTexasESC1
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Participatory Spontaneity is what I have observed is a key component of participatory professional development. Dr David Webster blogs about this in his blog post. #TMTexasESC1
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Five Steps to Create a Progressive, Student-Centered ClassroomASCD Inservice

Five Steps to Create a Progressive, Student-Centered ClassroomASCD Inservice | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
By Mark Barnes A student-centered classroom is built on autonomy and the elimination of traditional teaching practices. The student-centered classroom operates on collaboration, project-based learning, technology integration, and plenty of conversation between students and teachers about learning. Here are five steps to building a remarkable student-centered classroom. 1. Create ongoing projects. The ongoing project plays an essential role in promoting mastery. The key to ongoing projects is to provide plenty of project choices that enable students to demonstrate what they are learning. Many objectives or standards can be met in one well-crafted project that allows students to decide what the final product looks like. The ongoing project stimulates the workshop environment that is the foundation upon which the student-centered classroom is built. 2. Integrate technology. In today’s digital world, it doesn’t matter if your classroom is filled with computers; students have them in the palms of their hands. Mobile learning is no longer the wave of the future; it’s the present. Learners will be more engaged in any activity or project if they can choose from the hundreds of amazing, free web tools that provide excellent platforms for presenting, curating, and sharing information. When students have an array of exciting web tools at their disposal, they become eager to participate in almost any class activity. 3. Replace homework with engaging in-class activities. The research on the effectiveness of homework ends up on both the pro and con sides. Most studies that support assigning homework suggest that it increases grades in class or on tests. Whether this is true or not is irrelevant. Measuring achievement with grades and test scores is a false barometer of learning because all the control in these areas is in the hands of the teacher, and there is no place for control in a student-centered classroom. With engaging, ongoing projects that are driven by interactive web tools, students produce more in class, making homework obsolete. Best of all, when not faced with “do-this-and-do-it-my-way” assignments, students become eager to complete the projects that they have created and choose to do schoolwork outside of class. This autonomy breeds learning for the sake of learning—one of the best parts of the student-centered classroom. 4. Eliminate rules and consequences. The workshop environment of a bustling student-centered classroom encourages a pursuit of learning that allows little time for disruption. Set the tone from the first day of the school year by eliminating all discussion of rules and consequences. Explain that your learning environment is built on mutual respect and a quest for knowledge, so there won’t be time for any behavior issues. Keep activities engaging, and behavior will never be an issue. 5. Involve students in evaluation. Numbers, percentages, and letters on activities, projects, and report cards say little about learning. A student-centered environment thrives through the use of narrative feedback that follows a specific formula and encourages students to resubmit assignments that do not demonstrate mastery. This approach relies on reciprocal feedback between the student and the teacher. Involving students in conversations about their learning not only builds trust, but also helps them become critics of their own work, which is a remarkable part of the amazing student-centered classroom. If you teach in a student-centered classroom, how does it differ from traditional learning? If your classroom is a traditional one, what fears do you have about converting to a student-centered learning environment?   Mark Barnes is a 20-year classroom teacher and creator of the Results Only Learning Environment (ROLE), a progressive, student-centered classroom that eliminates all traditional teaching methods, including grades. While transforming his classroom into a ROLE, Barnes has also revolutionized K–12 web-based instruction by bringing private student websites into his classroom—an extension of school into cyberspace. Barnes has developed five online courses on digital strategies for educators, taught through two accredited colleges in Ohio. A popular speaker and presenter, Barnes is also a Discovery Educator Network STAR Educator and has been honored for his work in education technology. You can learn more about Barnes’ book or purchase a copy of Role Reversal .
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Playlist: Games to Learn From as You Play – How We Get To Next

Playlist: Games to Learn From as You Play – How We Get To Next | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

That’s a shame. The key to learning new skills or knowledge is repetition, and games offer an easy way to create incentives for that repetition. (Just think how often “gameification” is used to try and fool people into thinking something like exercise is fun.) Often with games, the ones that are most successful at teaching players are those that are most subtle about it. They manage to make work feel like play.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 13, 2017 4:04 AM

Some interesting examples.

magnus sandberg's curator insight, September 14, 2017 3:26 AM
I'm not sure I agree with the introduction. The potential of using games for learning stretches far beyond repetition, however subtle. The games listed, however, looks great. 
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Toy blocks that make coding so easy, kids could do it

Toy blocks that make coding so easy, kids could do it | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Educational and fun, Algobrix can teach kids — and maybe even college students who are neck deep in programming — the wonders of coding through playtime.
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Expert Tips and Tricks for Elementary STEM Education - WeAreTeachers

Expert Tips and Tricks for Elementary STEM Education - WeAreTeachers | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Intimidated by the idea of incorporating STEM in your little learners' curriculum? These elementary STEM lesson ideas will help!
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STEM majors earn at least $20,000/year > than non-STEM majors
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'Project slices' can help educators optimize PBL

'Project slices' can help educators optimize PBL | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it

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Creating Dynamic Learning Objects with Genial.ly

Creating Dynamic Learning Objects with Genial.ly | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
The editing tools runs in the web browser and you can connect together multiple pages, add video elements and animate just about any element of the page and design.

The dashboard has built in image and graphics search with lots of icons buttons and illustrations to add to your designs.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 8, 2017 1:35 AM

My review of a great tool for creating dynamic learning objects.

Jean-Marc Everard's curator insight, August 9, 2017 4:24 AM
I've seen this tool. Might be interesting for rapid learning...
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 10, 2017 3:12 AM
great tool for creating animated elements
 
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Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions

Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions | Instruction & Curriculum (& a bit of Common Core) | Scoop.it
Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators' instructional practices.  Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential question as: A meaning of "essential" involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature. They are perpetually arguable…

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Love it! Learners should develop their own essential questions

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 4, 2017 1:39 PM
I asked my students to mine for questions. We talked about their questions. Questions, without asumed answers, structure conversation and dialogue.