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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool
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Great rational for using content curation in general, and Scoop.It specifically.

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School’s Out for Summer: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century

School’s Out for Summer: Rethinking Education for the 21st Century | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Better education through gaming.
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Extremely thought-provoking. What do you think?

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Which of these can you integrate into your classes??

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some terrific new sites!! Check them out!

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Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV

Creativity in Education - Why is Creativity Important in Education? on Adobe TV | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A conversation with Sir Ken Robinson, Author and Creativity Expert.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Terrific ideas about why teaching creativity is imperative, and why schools are not currently set up to teach it. Short video (<3 min.)

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:00 PM

Always interesting to listen to Sir Ken. Always.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, June 11, 2013 8:08 PM

Sir Ken has it figured out.

 

Francis Gilbert's curator insight, June 30, 2014 4:41 AM

Informative interview with the ultimate creativity guru. Well made too,

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The Lost Art of Teaching Soundly Structured Lessons

The Lost Art of Teaching Soundly Structured Lessons | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Mike Schmoker discusses the essential elements of effective lessons—and wonders why they are so often violated in schools today.
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Mike Schmoker says that if every single teacher uses these basic elements in every single lesson our students will improve dramatically.

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Mindset | What is Mindset

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If you are not yet familiar with Carol Dweck's work about mindset, you can get a short study of her book on this website. Hugely important material.

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This School Year's 10 Most Popular Posts

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I'll begin posting new questions and answers in late August, and during the summer will be sharing thematic posts bringing together responses on similar topics from the past two years.
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Great ideas about a variety of important topics from some of education's most notable thinkers.

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Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects

Six Engaging End-of-Year Projects | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In her work with UCLA's Graduate School of Education, Rebecca Alber assists teachers and schools in meeting students' academic needs through best practices. Alber also instructs online teacher-edu
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Keep them engaged...

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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom model generated a lot of excitement initially, but more recently some educators -- even those who were initial advocates -- have expre
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Great ideas for implementing this technique, with a move away from the lecture (both in person and in video).

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Edutopia News - Expanded Learning Time? It works!

Edutopia News - Expanded Learning Time? It works! | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Some perspectives on successful implementation of expanded learning time.

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8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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These are really great, quick-reference infographics! Check them out when you need new ideas for assessment, increasing participation, getting students to pay attention, inspiring creativity, new ways for presenting material, and checking prior knowledge.

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The 21st century skill students most lack

The 21st century skill students most lack | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham identifies what he thinks is the 21st century skill that young people lack the most.
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Wow. This article is about providing students with extended periods of time where they have to pay attention. I'm sure it would go over like a lead balloon! But maybe they would learn something...

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Starting the Year with Classroom Debate: Practical Tips | Teaching the Core

Here's the thing: debate is super-powerful and does all these amazing things, and yet few classrooms make regular use of it. Let's change that. Here's how.
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Great ideas for how to introduce debate to your students.

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Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2013 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
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Many of these are for younger students, but there are still some great tools here.

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The Science of Good Habits and How to Form Them

The Science of Good Habits and How to Form Them | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Forming good habits is an important part of living a good life. This post will show you psychology of building habits that stick.
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We should be teaching some of these things to our students...

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Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into

Game-Based Learning Is Probably Worth Looking Into | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Game-Based Learning is probably worth looking into for your 21st century classroom.
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Lots of reasons people enjoy games, key among them: the learning process. Also, the ability to take risks without consequences. Many more too. What do you think?

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How to Get Over Your Fear of Public Speaking

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According to psychologists, most people fear public speaking more than death. As someone who trains speakers professionally, I can attest this is true. But how do you get over it?
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MIchael Hyatt says these things are true for public speaking, but guess what? That's what teachers do every single day! I love how he whittled it down to these three things: clarity, courage, and commitment.

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How My Online Learning Changed My Teaching

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Becoming a student again reminded this gifted-education teacher about some basic teaching musts, including providing clear directions and encouraging class camaraderie.
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Some great reminders about what it is like to be a student, and how that can inform our teaching.

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Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success

Survey: Learning '21st-Century Skills' Linked to Work Success | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Students' exposure to so-called 21st-century skills in school correlates positively with perceived quality of work later in life, according to a new study by Gallup Inc
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Really fascinating information about what skills graduates say are important in their new jobs, and which skills they learned (or didn't learn) in school.

 

Most important skill: real-world problem solving.

 

"59% said that the skills they use in their current jobs were developed outside of school entirely. That response was particularly prevalent among those with only high school degrees..." and while most respondents reported using technology in school, only 14% "said they did so for purposes of collaboration, which Gallup calls a key aspect of 'today's highly virtualized work environment.'"

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SmartBlog on Education - Revising the questions that shape learning - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - Revising the questions that shape learning - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Questions are powerful things. Socrates knew this. Einstein too. But curiosity has gotten a bad rep over the years. First there was that little incident
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Great post about re-shaping the questions people are asking about education.

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Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!" | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You read that correctly: Zombie-Based Learning. When I started learning about it, my inner geek squealed with joy. I've always loved zombies. I've watched all the movies and even read the original Wa
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Ha ha! What do you think? Pretty creative, I say.

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The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom

The Simple Things I Do To Promote Brain-Based Learning In My Classroom | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
You don't have to be a neuroscientist to promote brain-based learning in your classroom. In fact, it's really quite simple.
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Terrific artlce explaining that helping kids understand how their brains work helps build their self-confidence, and makes them more successful.

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Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift

Inquiry Learning Vs. Standardized Content: Can They Coexist? | MindShift | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Thom Markham As Common Core State Standards are incorporated from school to school across the country, educators are discussing their value. It may seem t
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Fantastic article!

Everyday there is less standardization of information, making it nearly impossible to decide what a tenth-grader should know. Beyond the core literacies of reading, writing, computation, and research, the world-wide culture of innovation, discovery, multi-polarity, interdisciplinary thinking, and rapid change depends on the explosive potential of the human mind, not entombed truths from the past. Increasingly, any standards-based curriculum is at odds with the outside world.

There is only one resolution to the debate. Sooner or later, inquiry-standards will take precedence over content-based standards. Education’s core task is to prepare young people to generate new ideas, filter them through a net of critical analysis and reflection, and move the ideas through a design process to create a quality product, either as an idea or a material object. Students need information, facts, and specific knowledge for a successful outcome. But that information must be gathered during the process of creation, in a usable, just-in-time format not found in “subjects.”

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SmartBlog on Education - A "beginner's mind" for thinking about schools - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs

SmartBlog on Education - A "beginner's mind" for thinking about schools - SmartBrief, Inc. SmartBlogs | Hudson HS Learning Commons | Scoop.it
A couple of days ago, I got into one of those short-ish yet interesting Twitter back and forths with a few folks in my network. In a nutshell, it revolved
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Will Richardson is one of the most innovative educational thinkers around. We need to listen to him and begin to try out what he suggests.

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