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The Power of "I Don't Know"

The Power of "I Don't Know" | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Educators are tasked with teaching students how to find answers themselves. And it all starts with a simple three-word phrase: I don't know.
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Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation

Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
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When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills

When Students Get Creative With Tech Tools, Teachers Focus on Skills | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Teachers find the most success integrating technology into the classroom when they have clear instructional goals.

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Justine Pardoen's curator insight, September 24, 2014 7:47 AM

Digitale geletterdheid, mediawijsheid, ict enz. hoe je het ook noemt: het gaat niet erom dat je ze knoppenkunde bijbrengt, of ze leert werken met specifieke software en apparaten, maar dat ze de houding leren die nodig is om om te gaan met alle nog uit te vinden middelen. Op school moeten ze de vaardigheden leren die daarvoor nodig zijn. Kijk voorbij de gadgets en geef opdrachten waarbij kinderen zelf kunnen kiezen welke middelen en gadgets ze inzetten.

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Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership

Three Tips to Focus Parent-Teacher Conferences On Creating a Partnership | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Parent-teacher conferences are a great time for the adults in a child's life to get on the same page about the student's educational journey at school and at home.
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25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher

25 Signs You Might Be A 21st Century Teacher | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
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Video Games and Social Emotional Learning

Video Games and Social Emotional Learning | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
A lot of talk, press, and focus in this era of learning is on common core standards and 21st century skills and literacies.  What is often neglected is the importance of building social emotional s...
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Trying Out Gamification In the Classroom? These Tools Are For You | Edudemic

Trying Out Gamification In the Classroom? These Tools Are For You | Edudemic | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Getting students actively engaged and learning by leveraging the power of gamification in the classroom is a hot trend these days. The idea of getting students learning, sharing, and laughing by using gamification shows great promise, to be sure. But where should you start in terms of finding the tools that will actually help you …

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Teaching computer science - without touching a computer - The Hechinger Report

Teaching computer science - without touching a computer - The Hechinger Report | Educational Reform | Scoop.it

"A group of children on a playground, each kid clutching a slip of paper with a number on it, moves along a line drawn in chalk, comparing numbers as they go and sorting themselves into ascending order from one to ten.

 

Another group of children, sitting in a circle, passes pieces of fruit — an apple, an orange — from hand to hand until the color of the fruit they’re holding matches the color of the T-shirt they’re wearing.

 

It may not look like it, but the children engaged in these exercises are learning computer science. In the first activity, they’ve turned themselves into a sorting network: a strategy computers use to sort random numbers into order. And in the second activity, they’re acting out the process by which computer networks route information to its intended destination.

 

Both are from a project called Computer Science Unplugged, which endeavors to teach students computer science without using computers."


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 3, 2014 7:37 PM

When teachers engage students in these activities, the engage multiple senses as the children learn through doing in a different way. It is transferring skills, perhaps synthesizing them.

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 4, 2014 1:48 PM

This is interesting. 

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321 Free Tools for Teachers—Free Educational Technology

321 Free Tools for Teachers—Free Educational Technology | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy! F...

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Marianella Careaga Butter's curator insight, September 16, 2014 8:15 PM

Los recursos TIC para los docentes no faltan....lo necesario es que tengan claridad para qué lo van a utilizar con sus estudiantes.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, September 17, 2014 11:17 AM

321 free tools. It's an odd number, in more than one way. I cannot imagine the work to compile this list nor the work involved to determine which of these tools might be best suited for a teacher and his or her classroom. Of course, this list is only the beginning of possibilities.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 18, 2014 9:13 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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The McDonaldization of Education: the rise of slow

The McDonaldization of Education: the rise of slow | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Slow.  I love this word, and yet it tends to have many negative connotations  in education. Which is too bad because it's the very philosophy we need to save our education system, and give kids the...
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Computers don't judge... - Teachers With Apps

Computers don't judge... - Teachers With Apps | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Computers don't judge... Maybe it is the 30 years of working with challenged learners that made me abhor the over-zealous use of the infamous red pen.
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RESEARCH: Integrating technology with student-centered learning

RESEARCH: Integrating technology with student-centered learning | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
A recent survey of more than 1,000 high school teachers, IT staff and students shows only 8 percent of teachers fully integrate technology into classroom.
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Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
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10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction -

10 Examples & Non-Examples Of Differentiated Instruction - | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
What Is Differentiated Instruction? by Christina Yu, Knewton.com Differentiated instruction, the tailoring of educational experiences to meet individual learner needs, is nothing new. Hardworking teachers have always recognized the diverse needs of students and adjusted...
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Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences

Why Students Should Take the Lead in Parent-Teacher Conferences | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Students own their struggles and strengths when they lead parent-teacher conferences.
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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School | Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School | Edudemic | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should …
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10 Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of

10 Health Benefits of Music That You Were Never Aware Of | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Did you know that premature babies do better when they listen to music? Just one of the many health benefits of music.
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A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Visual Featuring The 7 Learning Styles ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
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A Fabulous TED Talk on ADHD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Fabulous TED Talk on ADHD for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
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Good teaching, poor test scores: Doubt cast on grading teachers by student performance

Good teaching, poor test scores: Doubt cast on grading teachers by student performance | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
Large scale study says new teacher evaluation systems don’t reflect teacher quality

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Gordon Shupe's curator insight, August 31, 2014 11:54 AM

It is so good to hear significant studies and authorities verify and virtually repeat what my colleagues and I have said about Race to the Top and Teacher Assessment for several years! My favorite quote: 

"Last month, the American Statistical Association urged states and school districts against using VAM systems to make personnel decisions, noting that recent studies have found that teachers account for a maximum of about 14 percent of a student’s test score, with other factors responsible for the rest.

Polikoff said policymakers should rethink how they use VAM models.

“We need to slow down or ease off completely for the stakes for teachers, at least in the first few years, so we can get a sense of what do these things measure, what does it mean,” Polikoff said. “We’re moving these systems forward way ahead of the science in terms of the quality of the measures.”"

Ann Francis's curator insight, August 31, 2014 8:10 PM

#commoncore

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Edmodo Resources for Teachers A Comprehensive Chart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Edmodo Resources for Teachers A Comprehensive Chart ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take …
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Technology Can Never Replace the Teacher

Technology Can Never Replace the Teacher | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
You have all heard the rumors that technology will be replacing the teacher and that MOOC’s will make it possible to learn anything from home…
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20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Free Collaborative Web Tools to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Reform | Scoop.it
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