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How do you know when students are learning?

How do you know when students are learning? | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Yesterday after school I was in the hallway at Inquiry Hub, talking to a student about an idea he is launching with one of our teachers, iHub Talks. These talks, organized by students, will be presentations on diverse topics aimed to have appeal to a variety of students and community members. During the hallway conversation another student approached us and waited for a polite time to interrupt. He told the student I was talking to that he ‘hit an error that put him in a loop that he couldn’t get out of’. The student I was talking to finished off the conversation and excused himself to go help this other student.

Educators get interrupted like this all the time. However, it is usually us that have to go help the other student. It is also usually during the school day that this happens.

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Students' voice isn't considered in academic innovation - This needs to change!

Students' voice isn't considered in academic innovation - This needs to change! | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Talking of education reform, if there is anything that’s been emphasized strongly to bring in the learning space, that’s innovation and creativity. However, to promote innovation and creativity schools call for the creation of an environment of trust which comes by making connections with the system. Once, trust is built-up, the process to promote these two attributes becomes a lot easier.

More often than not, you will find, institutions move on to finding solutions for challenges in the system without paying any heed to the voice coming from the largest stakeholders of education - the students. And perhaps because of this, students’ expectations from the education community remain unfulfilled and they start detaching themselves from the system. In a piece by the EdSurge - ‘Why student voice means more than choice?’ there is a clear indication that, it is high time that leaders in academic innovation start thinking as to how should they make space to include students feedback in important decision making process to engage them with institutional change.


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ClassPad - math scratchpad (free) via @dkapuler

ClassPad - math scratchpad (free) via @dkapuler | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
ClassPad is a new free online tool for Math.  It acts as your digital scratch paper where it lets users have all the tools they will eve

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400 Educators to Follow on Twitter: Crowd-Sourced List for Educators by Educators – Thanks @mrkempnz for curating this #PLN 

400 Educators to Follow on Twitter: Crowd-Sourced List for Educators by Educators – Thanks @mrkempnz for curating this #PLN  | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Ready to start off the 2018-2019 school year with a Professional Learning Network (PLN) of highly recommended educators from around the world? Crowd-sourced and set to go, we’ve curated a list of h…

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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 10, 12:53 PM

Great list!  Wish they had included Teacher Librarians, but that may just be my bias showing!

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Is Higher Ed Omnivorous or Sucked Dry?

Is Higher Ed Omnivorous or Sucked Dry? | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A recent description of the university’s self-destructive “appetite” simply isn’t accurate for the majority of American institutions.

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The Recency Effect - Closure Activities: Making that Last Impression – TILT

By Rod Lucero

Do you want your students to attach personal meaning and relevance to what they glean from your daily lessons? An effective "Closure" activity at the end of each class period can help with that objective, creating what psychologists call the Recency Effect, otherwise known as a last impression.

Ideally, closure activities create powerful learning effects at the tail-end of the class, something that will reverberate for hours after the lesson is over, something a little sticky.

The defining element of the closure activity is that which your students will soon come to realize: class isn’t over until it has taken place. The bonus added-value factor, of course, is this: as they come to realize that the closure activity is an essential part of the overall lesson, your students are more likely to think twice before leaving early!

Closure activities also help define both your teaching agenda and the intended learning progression, weaving today's lesson with yesterday's while providing a look ahead at what tomorrow's will bring. As a deliberate part of your planning process, these activities summarize the current lesson, provide it context, and build anticipation for the next. Properly implemented, they will help you establish and maintain course momentum.

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8+ Science-Backed Learning techniques via Kelly Walsh

8+ Science-Backed Learning techniques via Kelly Walsh | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Be creative with timers and Transitions by Lisa Nowakowdki

Be creative with timers and Transitions by Lisa Nowakowdki | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
How often do you set a timer in order for students to complete a task? I know I do. Most often we find a timer online, set it to countdown mode, and project it for the students to see. The students then monitor their time and adjust accordingly. Okay, they don’t focus until the last …

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No More Marking

No More Marking | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Stop marking your assessments and start judging them. Comparative Judgement is the 21st Century alternative to the 18th Century practice of marking. Comparative Judgement allows you to assess work more accurately than traditional marking techniques. You will spend less time marking and get more accurate results.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 5, 1:37 PM

Nice idea. Not sure how well it works.

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 Check Out NASA's Interactive Guide to the Solar System via @rmbyrne

 Check Out NASA's Interactive Guide to the Solar System via @rmbyrne | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The new school year will be here soon and I haven't taken a break all summer. I'm taking a short break from the Internet to go fishing a

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Free Apps for Elementary School Math Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten Free Apps for Elementary School Math Lessons | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Math Learning Center offers ten free apps that are designed for teaching elementary school mathematics lessons. All of the apps are available in versions as free iPad apps, as Chrome apps, and for use in the web browser of any computer. With the exception of the flashcards app, all of the Math Learning Center's free apps are designed to provide you and your students with virtual manipulatives. By the way, the flashcard app is available in English and Spanish.

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60 Teaching Quotes Every Educator Should Read

60 Teaching Quotes Every Educator Should Read | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Energize your day or week with these inspiring teaching quotes from some of the world's greatest educators and thinkers!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 9, 3:02 PM

A good incisive list of perspectives of what education is.  -Lon

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Outdoor Classroom Program: Using Nature to Understand the World | Elevations RTC

Outdoor Classroom Program: Using Nature to Understand the World | Elevations RTC | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

It’s not hard to believe that nature has important things to offer--but few would think that you can teach real lessons (like physics!) out in the wilderness. At Elevations, we have an outdoor classroom program that helps our students understand themselves and the world around them on a deeper level....


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 25, 2017 2:55 PM

The ultimate use of experiential education -Lon

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Study: Being around trees and other greenery may help teens stave off depression - The

Study: Being around trees and other greenery may help teens stave off depression - The | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Similar findings have been seen with adults, too.

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Reflecting on Personalized Learning - What research suggests?

Reflecting on Personalized Learning - What research suggests? | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

The term personalized learning or personalization refers to a manifold variety of educational programs, learning experiences, instructional approaches and academic support strategies which if taken care of properly can help the distinct learning needs, interests, aspirations or cultural backgrounds of individual students.

 

 

Personalized learning refers to instruction where the pace of learning and the instructional approach are tailored to meet the needs of each learner. Please note here, that, learning objectives, instructional approaches and instructional content may vary based on learner’s needs. And with today’s technology at its best time, it makes personalized learning an achievable goal for the institutions.


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A Look Back: “Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren’t bored to death” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

A Look Back: “Fifteen ways to adapt your textbook so your students aren’t bored to death” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
During this month, I’ll be taking a break now-and-then from blogging to both take some R & R and to finish-up some more extended writing projects.During this short break, I’ll be re-posting so…...

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3 ways small districts can go big on PD

3 ways small districts can go big on PD | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
As a leader in a district in Indianapolis with nine schools and limited resources, I’m well aware of the fact that most districts don’t have the time or money to devote to one-off workshops and training sessions that may or may not improve instruction. An effective, efficient professional development (PD) initiative has a few key components: It must be grounded in a culture of student achievement, it needs to be systematized, and it needs to be based in student need.

In the past, each of our schools handled PD differently. There was no unified system. However, over the past year, we have developed an approach that allows us to run an affordable and sustainable PD program aimed at systematically identifying and addressing student needs through instructional leadership and personalized teacher coaching. The system has three parts, each of which works together to help schools improve instruction in order to ultimately drive student achievement.

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5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math - Edutopia

5 Tips for Improving Students’ Success in Math - Edutopia | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
What does it take to improve student success and interest in math? The Philadelphia-based Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) asked more than 400 U.S. high school math teachers for their advice related to teaching and learning mathematics.

“The good news is that students can have success in math class with the right effort, attitude, and behavior, regardless of a natural affinity or being ‘good at math,’” said Michelle Montgomery, project director of the MathWorks Math Modeling (M3) Challenge at SIAM. “Using quantitative skills to solve real, open-ended problems by employing the mathematical modeling process is a great way to get started.” 

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A guide to continuing professional development – Peer observation

A guide to continuing professional development – Peer observation | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

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Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. - Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground - Education Week

Kids Need Play and Recess. Their Mental Health May Depend on It. - Peter DeWitt's Finding Common Ground - Education Week | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Let's provide more opportunities in school so children learn how to make decisions and develop an internal locus of control. This way a child can influence events and outcomes in their own lives and in return, we will have more children who are potentially less anxious and depressed, all which inhibits their true potential as human beings.

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Researchers question value of AP courses as exam participation rises

Researchers question value of AP courses as exam participation rises | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Concerns persist regarding whether Advanced Placement courses provide equal access to all students and adequate preparation for the rigors of college.
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17 of the Best Science Apps for Elementary School Students - Tech Edvocate

17 of the Best Science Apps for Elementary School Students - Tech Edvocate | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
At last count, there were over 80,000 educational apps available to teachers. There are apps for everything: literacy, STEM, productivity, audiovisual, etc. There are apps which improve accessibility for students with different learning challenges, i.e. text to voice, voice to text, etc.

While many of these may be a dream come true for educators, the dizzying array of choices is also a nightmare. Teachers just don’t have time to filter through thousands of apps to find the one that works best for the needs of their students. To help, we started to create curated lists of the best apps in a variety of education related categories. In this installment, we will present the best science apps for elementary school students.

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The mysteries of the classroom: What works, what doesn’t and why - The

The mysteries of the classroom: What works, what doesn’t and why - The | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Common Core State Standards were supposed to revolutionize learning. Have they?

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Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today

Middle School Reading Lists 100 Years Ago vs. Today | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
I recently dug up a 1908 curriculum manual in the Minnesota Historical Society archives. 

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 8, 1:34 PM

Have we dumbed down our academic curriculum?  Or, have we simply given it in Literature a more modern focus?  And, is this good or, as the author claims, not-good.  -Lon

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Challenge Students, Don't Shield Them

Challenge Students, Don't Shield Them | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Safe spaces reinforce students' worldviews to their educational detriment.

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Being around natural greenery may cheer up even adolescents

Being around natural greenery may cheer up even adolescents | Educational Pedagogy | Scoop.it

By Mary Gillis(Reuters Health) - - Exposure to trees and other greenery has been shown to stave off depression in adults, and a new U.S. study finds the same may be true for teenagers....


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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, February 5, 3:20 PM

Even just photos of nature can help. -Lon (article linked by Evoke)