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Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch

Starting a School Makerspace from Scratch | Education | Scoop.it
Successfully launching a school makerspace includes community buy-in, generating a student buzz, finding cheap or free resources, and building maker activities into the curriculum.

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Max Wright's curator insight, August 13, 2015 7:26 PM
Exactly what we are going through now!
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | Education | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 2017 9:35 AM
Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
Heather Temske's curator insight, April 4, 2017 10:35 PM
I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 2017 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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Brainology Program - Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D.

Brainology Program - Mindset Works®: Student Motivation through a Growth Mindset, by Carol Dweck, Ph.D. | Education | Scoop.it
Brainology is an online interactive program in which middle school students learn about how the brain works, how to strengthen their own brains, and how to better approach their own learning. In the process they develop a growth mindset whereby they think of their intelligence as something they can develop through study and learning rather than as something fixed, as explained by our co-founder Dr. Carol Dweck.

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Mindful education seeks helps students understand their minds and their bodies.  The Brainology Program may be one of the keys to changing how we grow up (at any age). 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 18, 2016 12:41 PM

Mindful education seeks helps students understand their minds and their bodies.  The Brainology Program may be one of the keys to changing how we grow up (at any age). 

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What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning?

What’s the Difference Between a Flipped Classroom and Flipped Learning? | Education | Scoop.it

Why do I characterize this explanation as a flipped classroom and not flipped learning? Because, contrary to popular belief, these terms are not synonymous. Yet nearly every article written on these topics mistakenly equates them.

 

 


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Maria Persson's curator insight, September 18, 2014 11:13 PM

Keep in mind that no matter what 'method' you use it should be focused on the student and their learning. Very well explained in this article!

Robin Yu's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:45 PM

Well explained.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 22, 2015 8:28 PM

This is a very important difference. 

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Can We Lead Change Without Changing How We Lead?

Can We Lead Change Without Changing How We Lead? | Education | Scoop.it
Too many leaders view change as an act of replacing one thing for another or an act to incorporate something new in an existing system. It takes courage to look in the mirror and ask if we can see and understand what needs to change and if we know how to lead others through the process.
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Prepositions of place : a poster | ESL VOCABULARY

Prepositions of place : a poster | ESL VOCABULARY | Education | Scoop.it

http://broadyesl.wordpress.com


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Monica Mirza's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:57 PM

The 'Preposition poster' has learners visualise different places and movements towards places, thus helping them locate people and actions in English.

The poster does remind of classic -and effective- diagrams from ESL textbooks.

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4 Stages Of Problem-Based Learning

4 Stages Of Problem-Based Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"We’ve written about inquiry-based learning in the past, as well as its mother project-based learning, and it’s aloof, hipster cousin self-directed learning.

So it made sense to take a look at challenge-based learning–the process of anchoring the learning process through problems–usually local, authentic, and personal to the student. This is a kind of place-based education that takes a project-based approach that begins and ends with the student and their respective and self-examined citizenships."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 8, 2014 9:36 PM

This post provides four areas that are covered in project-based learning. Each area has four questions, that will help students understand the process. Four of the questions are in the image above. Can you determine which area they fall into?

The four areas covered are:

* Connect & Analyze

* Research & Contextualize

* Imagine & Design

* Act & Socialize

Click through to the post to see the other questions. If you will be doing project-based learning with your students you may want to  save a copy of the questions to  share with your students.

Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:07 AM

Good synopsis..

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Great Interactive iPad Storybook Apps for Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Interactive iPad Storybook Apps for Your Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Looking for some good interactive eBooks for your kids to read this summer? The list below is a great place to start with. These are basically iPad storybook apps that are designed specifically to enhance kids early literacy skills most specifically reading. All of these  eBooks come with awesome graphics and animations and include a wide variety of interactive  activities to keep kids engaged in their reading."


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Coach's Eye is a Great Evaluation Tool for Students, Athletes & Teachers - iPads in the Classroom

Coach's Eye is a Great Evaluation Tool for Students, Athletes & Teachers - iPads in the Classroom | Education | Scoop.it
For P.E. teachers, Coach's Eye is a must-have app. It allows you to record training sessions and provide feedback to improve the student's performance.

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Happy Canada Day? How Canadian Are You, Eh? Class Tech Tips

Happy Canada Day? How Canadian Are You, Eh? Class Tech Tips | Education | Scoop.it

"This fun free app, How Canadian Are You, Eh? is perfect for checking your knowledge of Canadian history, geography and pop culture.  I’ll be using it with students during our unit on Canada. Great for all ages, this app chooses 20 random questions and provides the answers once you’re finished quizzing.'


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Classroom PDF A Great iPad App to Annotate, Grade and Present PDFs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Classroom PDF A Great iPad App to Annotate, Grade and Present PDFs ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"ClassroomPDF for the iPad is a PDF App tailor made for a teacher's workflow. It is ideal for grading PDF documents and presenting them in class. In addition to a silky-smooth handwritten ink engine, unique One-Tap Covers let you hide answers on the page and reveal them when needed. This is great for impromptu quizzes and motivating in-class discussions."


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ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING

ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. - FRACTUS LEARNING | Education | Scoop.it
Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons, build engagement and get more interactive using this creative free web-based tool called ThingLink.

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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 2014 3:08 AM

This looks so interesting to me. I have to try it.

teachintechgal's curator insight, June 29, 2014 9:42 PM

#iste2014

Paula Jamieson's curator insight, August 5, 2014 4:42 PM

I see huge value in the Thinglink tool (both App and Web), especially if you are a Google school and create or store digital archives online (as all you need is a URL to link too). 

 

Our Year 4 to 6 teachers have created a Thinglink (placed on their clasblog) using their class photo and linked each one of the students blogs to it - simple, effective and visually capturing (Whanau love being able to view their blogs easily).

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26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

26 iPad Apps to Transform Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"Today I am bringing you a great find I learned through TechChef4U. This is a list of useful iPad apps to transform your teaching. The list is created by Rachel Jones ( from  Create Innovate Explore ) and features some really great titles that every teacher should know about. And though most of these apps have already been featured here in this blog in several past instances, the list also contains some new apps I never had the chance to share here ( e.g., Moldiv, Memrise, and Green Screen Movie FX).'


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5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills

5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills | Education | Scoop.it
Here are 5 team building games to try out with your students that also develop critical thinking skills. Collaboration and team spirit await you!
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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 14, 2017 8:21 AM
Team building games offer students fun opportunities to hone critical skills for success in the modern workplace. Students (and future employees!) that value teamwork are more motivated and creative. They’re also better at problem solving and communicating with one another and have a higher level of trust. We already know students love working in groups. Why not make a game of it?
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, March 18, 2017 12:10 AM
Critical thinking is the most important skill to develop, since in these times of information at hand, we cannot believe everything we see, read, and hear, and that is why it is important to develop this ability as it allows us to be alert and question everything that comes from these means of information. Is a skill that moves a student from concrete ideas to abstract and inferred concepts. Critical thinking allows us to analyze outcomes, compare ideas, identify parallels, sequence events, synthesize information and draw conclusions from a given body of knowledge. Whether it is the proof behind a mathematics formula or an implied tone in an essay, critical thinking skills enable students to solve problems in the real world and on exams in school. Meghan Moll (2014) suggests five tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for success on every high school or college test and assignment. 1. Brain games: Recently, websites dedicated to training your brain have enjoyed increased popularity. Lumosity, for example, provides games that aid in improving memory and problem-solving. From timed matching games to order sequence memorization, websites like this can aid in cognition and the ability to ask, "What is the next step?" This skill is critical to learning how to approach complex problems on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. Rather than playing time-wasting games when you have a lull in your day, search online for brain teasers and peruse the plethora of brain games at your fingertips. 2. Logic puzzles: Before the Internet, puzzles intended to exercise your brain were published in books. Collections of crossword puzzles, logic problems, riddles, sudoku, word problems and word searches can be found at your local bookstore or library. The puzzles in these books are a wonderful strategy to activate different parts of your brain for a round or two of mental gymnastics, and many collections even discuss what each puzzle is meant to target within the mind. 3. Board games: This suggestion may seem strange at first, but do not balk. Choose board games that require more than luck – namely, strategy – for players to win. Any game where players must carefully consider their next move, recognize patterns and remember details will aid in honing critical thinking skills. Certain games like Rubik’s Cube are single-player, while others involve multiple people. Checkers, chess and Mastermind are two-player games that challenge you to plan several steps ahead. Games like Boggle and Scrabble require analyzing information quickly and formulating words, while Clue and Risk test and strengthen your ability to anticipate and react to others’ moves, as well as infer motives. 4. Journaling: Daily reflection – such as maintaining a journal – is a simple way to revisit your day, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas. Writing encourages you to expand upon your thoughts and form connections. A journal forces you to slow down and focus on just one or two ideas at a time, which hectic schedules don't otherwise allow. Use your journal to record important ideas and questions and narratives about your life. 5. Book clubs: Students who read for understanding find it far easier to think critically than those who rush to finish. Analyzing a book requires you to delve deeper and ponder complex questions. When reading, think about why the book was written the way it was, what motivates certain characters, and how plot developments may be symbols of foreshadowing. Locate a book club to hone these skills. You will read works you otherwise may not have, and you will learn to examine character development, plot, symbolism and a whole host of other features.
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Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 2017 12:47 PM
Great games to use with "ME Leadership" (Marks of Excellence)
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10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com

10 Lessons in Digital Literacy | PeacheyPublications.com | Education | Scoop.it

This e-booklet contains a collection of ten lesson plans to help you develop students' digital literacies and critical thinking skills. Based around authentic infographics the lessons start by using discussion to help students access what they already know about the topics and then move on to comprehension and a range of tasks that help students to explore the validity and authenticity of the information they find. They finish with structured research and presentation tasks that encourage students to work collaboratively and share what they have learned.

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Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn

Carol S. Dweck: Brainology: Transforming Students' Motivation to Learn | Education | Scoop.it

"In our society, we seem to worship talent — and we often portray it as a gift. Now we can see that this is not motivating to our students."


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When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 23, 2016 1:44 PM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

Daniel Jäggli's curator insight, March 8, 2016 5:52 AM

Here's a challenge:  Read this research start to finish.

Then think about your beliefs regarding teaching and learning. 

Does this change you?

Jan Ross's curator insight, March 21, 2016 9:35 AM

When students learn to breathe they open a door to self-knowledge.  Imagine learning in middle school that you can grow your brain and maximise your potential? Brainology is a science based approach that works. 

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Made From History is a Must-bookmark for History Teachers and Students - Free Technology for Teachers

Made From History is a Must-bookmark for History Teachers and Students - Free Technology for Teachers | Education | Scoop.it
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The Science Behind Storytelling Infographic

The Science Behind Storytelling Infographic | Education | Scoop.it
Brands use social for storytelling 88 percent of the time.

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Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:37 PM

Storytelling is also a powerful leadership tool we can use to really connect with our staff. 

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Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes | Education | Scoop.it
The best way for raising teachers' technology abilities is through a coordinated, district-wide, individualized training program -- because effective staff development is personal.
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Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning

Studies Confirm the Power of Visuals in eLearning | Education | Scoop.it

"We are now in the age of visual information where visual content plays a role in every part of life. As 65 percent of the population are visual learners, images are clearly key to engaging people in eLearning courses."


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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, July 9, 2014 2:55 PM

Visual learning is an important part of learning in any platform. 

Pere Arcas's curator insight, July 14, 2014 3:55 AM

Now we need powerful visual creators of contents for education.

niftyjock's curator insight, July 15, 2014 6:19 PM

MULD

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:01 PM

App list visual

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 9, 2016 4:24 PM

Here are two great visual lists of iPad apps for Teachers and Students.

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How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic

How To Use iPads For Personal Professional Development - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
“Before I rush ahead with how I am going to roll out this device in my classrooms, I need to effectively incorporate it into my life and figure out how to use iPads to make me a better teacher.”
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App Update: Easy Annotate - Class Tech Tips

App Update: Easy Annotate - Class Tech Tips | Education | Scoop.it

Earlier this year I shared a fantastic app for working with PDF documents, Easy Annotate.  This powerful tool is perfect for teachers and students who want to mark up a text, add notes, and edit their work.  More than just a PDF viewer, Easy Annotate lets users interact with a document and make it their own – while viewing two PDFs side by side."


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Shadow Puppet Releases an Edu Version Students Can Use to Create Videos - iPad Apps for School

Shadow Puppet Releases an Edu Version Students Can Use to Create Videos - iPad Apps for School | Education | Scoop.it

"Shadow Puppet is an iPad app for creating short audio slideshow videos. Yesterday, the same developers introduced Shadow Puppet Edu. Shadow Puppet Edu is a free iPad app that students can use to create audio slideshow videos. The app offers an integrated search tool that students can use to find pictures from the Library of Congress, to search for images from NASA, and to find Creative Commons licensed images from Flickr. Students can also import pictures from the camera roll on their iPads."


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Darleana McHenry's curator insight, June 29, 2014 3:10 AM

Ok this is so cool. I am willing to buy an Ipad to learn how to do this :-) It's a lot like movie maker but it looks easier tome.

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Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps - ISTE Connects Blog

Create a school makerspace in 3 simple steps - ISTE Connects Blog | Education | Scoop.it
Makerspaces can be elaborate learning spaces equipped with sophisticated tools and supplies, but they don’t have to be.

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Tackk's curator insight, July 1, 2014 1:57 PM

“Kids are saying they want to learn more about technology and science, but they also want to experience it creatively and use it personally,”


Some of our team traveled to ISTE this weekend. We loved listening to innovative and creative speeches like this.

wernerio's curator insight, July 15, 2014 10:59 AM
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/pbl-through-a-makers-lens-patrick-waters