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What Happens When You Have Three Hours to Change the World?

What Happens When You Have Three Hours to Change the World? | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Lessons from the Empathy Lab: Embracing the 4th R, unpacking empathy & the end of argument. 

 

Earlier this month, I found myself sitting in an industrial warehouse in Half Moon Bay, CA, joined by Ashoka Fellow Molly Barker, Henry De Sio, and more than a dozen leading thinkers & doers from across a variety of industries, including design, advertising, media, and academia. Convened by Insight Labs, the group set out to crack what it’s going to take to make empathy a norm in today’s education system.

 

Over the course of three hours, we wrestled with the very same questions we’ve been asking ourselves for months: what exactly do we mean by empathy?

 

By Lennon Flowers


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Bloomin’ Hackathon

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Bloom’s taxonomy continues to be be a HOTS (pun intended) topic in the classroom.


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When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier

When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. By Gretchen Rubin...

 

How can we usher in a new era of happiness (and inspiration) in America's schools?


I had to include this question because it's the one I think about every day!

 

Our team at The Future Project believes that just as there is an achievement gap, there is also an inspiration deficit in our schools. When students (and teachers, administrators, custodians, coaches, and parents) are not inspired, they are not happy -- at least not as happy as they could be! Nor do they learn well; reform, we believe, must be built on a foundation of inspiration. So, we're aiming to bring about the world in which all students have found something that inspires and truly excites them, whether civil engineering, French food, botany, or the Roaring Twenties, and channeled it to improve the world around them. All before finishing high school!

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201107/when-students-are-inspired-they-and-their-teachers-are-happier

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:51 AM
1. Explain. Some recent research shows that many students do poorly on assignments or in participation because they do not understand what to do or why they should do it. Teachers should spend more time explaining why we teach what we do, and why the topic or approach or activity is important and interesting and worthwhile.
2. Reward. Students who do not yet have powerful intrinsic motivation to learn can be helped by extrinsic motivators in the form of rewards. Rather than criticizing unwanted behaviour or answers, reward correct behaviour and answers.
3. Care. Students respond with interest and motivation to teachers who appear to be human and caring.
4. Have students participate. One of the major keys to motivation is the active involvement of students in their own learning.
5. Teach Inductively.
6. Satisfy students' needs. Attending to need satisfaction is a primary method of keeping students interested and happy.
7. Make learning visual. Use drawings, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs, bulleted lists, even three-dimensional objects you can bring to class to help students anchor the idea to an image.
8. Use positive emotions to enhance learning and motivation. Strong and lasting memory is connected with the emotional state and experience of the learner.

Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:52 AM
Also, we have a large number of WEB 2.0 tools for free use in our class.
Gust MEES's comment, July 5, 2012 5:08 AM
@Konstantinos Kalemis,

Hi,
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated...

have a nice day :-)
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Collaborize Classroom Library

Welcome to the Collaborize Classroom Topic Library, a free resource where teachers can download, share and archive the lessons that are most effectively engaging students today. Here you can find thousands of peer-reviewed topic-based lessons shared by teachers from all around the world.


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Teaching Kids the Importance of Giving Back - Huffington Post (blog)

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Teaching Kids the Importance of Giving BackHuffington Post (blog)Hopefully, these organizations and others like them can inspire your kids with a new sense of responsibility and a positive focus.
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Me And MY Third Grade Gang: Classroom Skee Ball

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Classroom Skee Ball. Lookie what I made. Classroom Skee Ball. Stop on by to see how. ~Denise. Posted by YearntoLearn at 10:46 AM · Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to Facebook ...
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Non-traditional learning floats their boat, say students - Janesville Gazette

Non-traditional learning floats their boat, say students - Janesville Gazette | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Non-traditional learning floats their boat, say studentsJanesville GazetteStudents at Edison Middle School are learning English, science and math this summer by building kayaks with duct tape.
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20+ ways to create your own Apps

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20+ ways to create your own Apps ... many require no technical knowledge. 


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pleft's comment, July 4, 2012 6:25 PM
The article needs updating I think - as I understand it, Google App Inventor was discontinued some time ago and transferred to MIT's App Inventor.
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Three Ways to Ask Better Questions in the Classroom | Faculty Focus

Three Ways to Ask Better Questions in the Classroom | Faculty Focus | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
I’ve been doing some presentations on classroom interaction and thinking yet again about how we could do better with our questions — the ones we ask in class or online.
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CyberWise uses Ethics Casebook to Talk About the Value of Wikipedia with 7th Graders

CyberWise uses Ethics Casebook to Talk About the Value of Wikipedia with 7th Graders | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

By Diana Graber

 

"The secret of Wikipedia is this: groups are remarkably smart. In fact, they are usually smarter than the smartest person in them. Nowhere is this explained better than in the book "The Wisdom of Crowds" by James Surowiecki. He opens the book with a story about British scientist Francis Galton who, in 1906, attended the West of England Fat Stock and Poultry Exhibition where he watched 800 people attempt to guess the weight of a fat ox. Out of curiosity, Galton set out to figure out the statistical mean of the group's guesses and discovered that the crowd guessed that the ox weighed 1,197 pounds. It's actual weight? 1,198 pounds. In other words, the crowd was pretty much spot on. Versions of this experiment have been conducted time and again, with results confirming that the crowd will almost always come up with a better answer than the smartest person in that crowd.

 

"For kids who have never heard of Encyclopedia Britannica and who readily turn to Wikipedia as a quick and easy reference for their schoolwork, learning how Wikipedia works, and understanding its strengths and weaknesses, is an important lesson in 21st century literacy. So we spent a couple weeks focusing on this topic during our 7th gradeCyberCivics classes at Journey School in Southern California."


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12 Great Free Video Tutorial Sites To Brush Up Your Tech Skills

12 Great Free Video Tutorial Sites To Brush Up Your Tech Skills | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it
Video tutorials take us back into the classroom — a virtual one. Few would disagree that online video “˜lectures’ are more interesting than what they are in the real world.

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Flexible grouping

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Video: Forget Math & Reading; Let's Teach "Grit" Instead

No, schools can't do both well at the same time. Or at least few have demonstrated the ability. But what do I know and who cares?  There's only so many months and years you can talk about math and reading, anyway.
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When It Comes To Invention, This Guy Was No Rube - NPR

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When It Comes To Invention, This Guy Was No RubeNPRWhen he pursued his artistic passions and became a newspaper cartoonist, Goldberg used his practical understanding of mechanics to craft "inventions" that used a comically complex series of steps...
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The Classroom of the Future

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At the panel event it was clear that this unassuming 8th grade history teacher from White Plains was using technology her fellow well-groomed panelists hadn't even heard of -- integrating tools such as My Big Campus, Edmodo and Socrative, to...


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Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map

Looking for Content Curation Tools? Here's Where To Start: The Official Content Curation Tools Universe Map | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Everytime I see a new post or article claiming to list the best content curation tools I know I am in for some disappointment.

 

Most of these lists just pick up names from other lists without even bothering to check, test or verify what these tools actually do, whether they are still available. Unfortunately the rush to put out "curated" list of tools and services has created more misinformation than useful lists. 

 

But if you, like me, are on the lookout for new and effective tools to curate your own content or the one of your customers, I have created a comprehensive map of all the curation tools available online and I keep it fresh and updated almost on a daily basis.

 

The map presently lists over 250 content curation tools which you can navigate much more easily than it was possible on my earlier versions of this map.

 

On the right side of the map you will find all of the news and content curation tools available online today. On the left side, you can find bookmarking, link lists builders, clippers and lots of tools to operate with RSS feeds (which are still at the heart of a curator's job).

Full map: http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse  

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Rewiring Your Brain for Healthy Empathy: Acquiring a Voltmeter

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Empathy's useful, done right -- like a voltmeter for relationships

 

In the scheme of "rewiring your brain for love," one of the benefits of mindfulness practice when it comes to relationships could be thought of as acquiring a voltmeter -- that quality of empathy that allows you the ability to accurately read the voltage between you and your partner.

Unfortunately, many people don't "do" empathy in a way that supports a healthy relationship.

 

By Marsha Lucas, Ph.D....


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Summer learning fun - Seacoastonline.com

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Summer learning funSeacoastonline.comEXETER — Instead of your typical water slides and games, summer campers at Seacoast School of Technology are making videos, preparing sushi and building toolboxes.and more »...
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Piktochart- Infographic & Presentation Tool.

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Piktochart- Make Information Beautiful. Create infographics. Engaging presentation app.

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A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good » The Rapid eLearning Blog

A Simple PowerPoint Technique to Make Your E-Learning Courses Look Good » The Rapid eLearning Blog | Differentiation Strategies | Scoop.it

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LEGO® Education Simple Machines, the law of thermodynamics and a homeschool educator's pursuit of teaching her daughter science - LEGO Education

RT @LEGO_Education: LEGO® Education Simple Machines, the law of thermodynamics and a homeschool educator's pursuit to teach science http://t.co/P3xq4isi...
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Pizza in the classroom

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You may have seen the BBC piece about how to make a nutritionally balanced pizza. What you may not have realized, though, is that Prof. Mike Lean of Glasgow University, whose brainchild it is, is also responsible for a ...
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Fireworks: A field day for applied science - Winston-Salem Journal

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Fireworks: A field day for applied scienceWinston-Salem JournalThere's the science that goes on inside our brains as we design them and set them off; there's science in how we're captivated by the loud sounds and beautiful things we see.
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