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22 Simple Daily Assessment Strategies That Really Work

22 Simple Daily Assessment Strategies That Really Work | On education | Scoop.it

One of the highest goals of education is the achievement of understanding. We live in a world of online information. This has transformed our students’ expectations not only of learning, but also how it is assessed.

Educator Andrew Churches reminds us that today’s learners “expect and demand transparency, adaptability, contextual and collaborative learning, and the opportunity to use technology. These changes shape the pedagogy we need to employ to engage and motivate our learners.”


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 20, 2:02 AM

Some nice ideas here.

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How Important Is Writing by Hand in This Digital Age?

How Important Is Writing by Hand in This Digital Age? | On education | Scoop.it

"Given the opportunity to take notes by hand or on the computer, most students choose the latter. After all, modern technology offers plenty of benefits for writers.... Convenience, however, doesn’t trump old-fashioned writing by hand when it comes to learning. Writing by hand has benefits that technology has not been able to reproduce – yet."


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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 5, 9:26 PM

I'm guilty of this.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 6, 12:59 AM

This is interesting. 

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Le premier outil de l'homme, c'est sa main.
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How to Print From an iPad | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

How to Print From an iPad | News & Opinion | PCMag.com | On education | Scoop.it
If you need to print from your iPad, there's no single "best" way to do it. Here's what you need to know about Apple's AirPrint utility, along with some alternative mobile printing solutions.

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The 7 Best Fail-Safe Tips for Creating Standout Infographics by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

The 7 Best Fail-Safe Tips for Creating Standout Infographics by Lee Watanabe-Crockett | On education | Scoop.it
by Lee Watanabe-Crockett

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10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware 

10 urgent actions to take #today to remain in control of your digital life @fmheir #PrivacyAware  | On education | Scoop.it

In this post I share 10 urgent actions that must be taken immediately to manage, secure and protect your digital-moi.

Digital-moi is a unique concept that I have developed since 2013, centered on the impact that digital technologies have on our lives and the need to protect our digital self. Read more about it in this introduction post “We all have a digital twin“. This post is a complement to the conference “digital-moi.com: how to manage and protect your digital self“.


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Farid Mheir's curator insight, January 28, 2017 6:41 PM

This is Data Privacy Weekend and I recommend you take time this Sunday morning to read through the actions in this blog post and put at least once in practice right now - my recommendation is #4

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Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - Getting Smart

Integrating Computational Thinking into Your Elementary Classroom - Getting Smart | On education | Scoop.it
Computer science education is not a new field. Much of what we know about the pedagogy and content for elementary students comes from Seymour Papert’s research on teaching elementary students to code back in the 1970’s and 80’s. But, as we shift from labs and one-off classrooms to a broad expansion for all students in every classroom K-12, we are seeing changes to how computer science is taught. This means we are working in a rapidly evolving field (insert metaphor of building a plane while flying it). Over time, we have gone from a focus on coding (often in isolation) to a more broad idea of computer science as a whole, and now to the refined idea of computational thinking as a foundational understanding for all students.

Pause. You may be asking, “But wait, what’s computational thinking again?” In her book Coding as a Playground, Marina Umaschi Bers explained: “The notion of computational thinking encompasses a broad set of analytic and problem-solving skills, dispositions, habits, and approaches most often used in computer science, but that can serve everyone.” More simply, you can think of computational thinking as the thought processes involved in using algorithms to solve problems. Sheena Vaidyanathan writes some good articles explaining the differences between computer science, coding, and computational thinking here and here.

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Using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model to Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy

Using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model to Teach Critical Thinking and Problem Solving Skills Essential for Success in the 21st Century Economy | On education | Scoop.it

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"It is understood that although critical thinking and problem solving are recognized as skills that are essential for success, particularly in the 21st century Digital Economy, they are not explicitly taught as part of the curriculum in many educational institutions. To make a contribution to an understanding of how critical thinking and problem solving can be taught effectively, the present paper draws upon the work of one of the leaders in critical thinking and problem solving to illustrate how these skills could be taught using De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats Model. Following an exposition of the key tenets of De Bono’s Model, the paper discusses how each of the Six Thinking Hats could be used in an effective pedagogy."

 

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Thorough explanation of the De Bono model and how it can be used in K-12 schools.


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Where’s Video Going? 10 Trends to Watch #Infographic

Where’s Video Going? 10 Trends to Watch #Infographic | On education | Scoop.it
Nobody's arguing that video is important in 2018 -- but where is it headed? Here are ten video trends you need to keep up with.

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diana paola vivas iles's curator insight, May 24, 10:14 PM
feminismo

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Et 11ème tendance : la vidéo se résume parfaitement bien dans une infographie. Très belle infographie.

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Five free video editors that deliver impressive results

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results | On education | Scoop.it
You don't have to buy expensive software to handle small business video editing tasks. The tools on this list will help you quickly put together professional-quality videos -- for free.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:43 AM

Interessant lijstje video editing webapps die je gratis en online kan gebruiken.

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Edit, Convert PDF Files Online for Free

Edit, Convert PDF Files Online for Free | On education | Scoop.it
This tool allows converting PDF files with high efficiency, integrated with support for Microsoft Office formats, Image formats (JPG, PNG), and many more. Therefore, you can make use of this online utility to convert PDF documents to various commonly used files or easily create a PDF from a wide range of document formats. The result file preserves good format and layout making it the best suitable option to convert PDF online.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 22, 8:35 AM

A really useful free tool that can handle a range of PDF conversion and editing functions.

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Free!  And appears to work well - almost seems too good to be true - but certainly worth investigating.
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Engaging Students in Online Courses: Adding Experiential to Asynchrony

Engaging Students in Online Courses: Adding Experiential to Asynchrony | On education | Scoop.it
To effectively engage in online learning that involves interactivity, students need to develop a sense of technology competence. While our most tech-savvy students have no problems jumping right in, others may need a scaffolded approach to engaging in online interactivity.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 8, 11:07 AM

Moving beyond the LMS basics - intriguing ideas.

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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Silvia Tolisano- Langwitches Blog | On education | Scoop.it
Langwitches, The Magic of Learning.
Modern learning that transforms education in the 21st century. Finding new forms and redefining learning for the challenges of the future .

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A Teacher's Guide to Google Calendar :: Jennifer Bergland

A Teacher's Guide to Google Calendar :: Jennifer Bergland | On education | Scoop.it
Teaching is stressful enough. Don’t let organizing your time, tasks, and activities add to that stress. Learn how Google Calendar can help.

The Google Calendar is a little used jewel for keeping you organized. This is especially true for a teacher who has a never-ending list of things to do and places to be. I have a confession to make — I am lousy at using lists. I make them, but then rarely use them to guide my day. Instead, I’ve found that I work best by using a calendar to track my tasks as well as my events.  Let’s explore a few ways a teacher can use the Google Calendar to keep them on track and organized. 

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Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning

Student-Made E-Books: A Beautiful Way to Demonstrate Learning | On education | Scoop.it
You’ve reached the end of a unit or year, and you want students to demonstrate their learning in a way that requires them to synthesize information, apply it in new ways, and reflect on how they have grown. To achieve any of these goals, an end-of-unit exam doesn’t quite cut it. You could have students do presentations…that’s always an option. But here’s one more: Have students create their own PDF e-books, packaging up some aspect of their learning into a finished digital product they can enjoy and share for years.

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20 interactive teaching activities for the classroom - BookWidgets

20 interactive teaching activities for the classroom - BookWidgets | On education | Scoop.it

"Interactive teaching is all about instructing the students in a way they are actively involved with their own learning process. There are different ways to create an involvement like this. Most of the time it’s through:

*teacher-student interaction
*student-student interaction
*the use of audio, visuals, video
*hands-on demonstrations and exercises


"You encourage your students to be active members of your class, thinking on their own, using their own brains, resulting in long-term memory retention. Not only the students' knowledge will improve, but their interest, strength, knowledge, team spirit and freedom of expression will increase as well.

"In this blog post, I wall talk about the use of interactive methods for teaching, encouraging more dedication towards the lesson material. We will see some interactive teaching tools, interactive teaching ideas and interactive teaching games."


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Five Ways To Collaborate For Your Maker Education

Five Ways To Collaborate For Your Maker Education | On education | Scoop.it
Collaborating is an essential part of integrating maker education into your curriculum. Not only is it important for support, but collaboration can also help to inspire and motivate you.
 
In this post you will find ways you can collaborate with other educators, parents, your community, students, and people online to boost your maker education.

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Indigenous Cinema - National Film Board of Canada

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"The National Film Board (NFB) of Canada recently released Indigenous Cinema, an online collection of films directed by indigenous Canadian filmmakers. Indigenous Cinema currently contains over 200 films, which visitors can browse by year (as of this write-up, the collection features films made between 1968 and 2017), director, nation, or by subject (including education, nature and ecological knowledge, and indigenous language). This collection includes animated shorts, feature-length documentaries, and a wide variety of short films. Some of these short films are part of Vistas, a 2009 series of 13 short films sponsored by NFB and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN). Students and educators may want to navigate to the education tab, which highlights cinematic works by indigenous filmmakers and includes an array of educational materials. Visitors have the option to select highlighted works toward the top of the page, but scrolling down will uncover a large number of teacher resources. Available items include study guides, webinars, learning bundles, and interactive productions and apps. [MMB]"

 
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How to Tell Your Story Visually :: Mayra Aixa Villar

How to Tell Your Story Visually :: Mayra Aixa Villar | On education | Scoop.it
As a visual and instructional designer, I use graphics as a mean to support and enhance a message almost daily. Either to design a company’s report, a presentation or training content, part of my work involves analyzing any type of content, making sense of it and finding a way to visually represent that content. Finding a deeper meaning behind the graphics, and the story that I can tell, is a great exercise for me to transform raw, usually complex and abstract concepts into visual explanations. For this reason, before even thinking about the graphic, I ask myself what type of question(s) my audience needs to answer and how I can help them.

In this presentation, I shared my rationale to select a graphic according to the purpose of the message and how graphics can help you tell a story.

 

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An informative introduction to the basics of display of data in a visual format.


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A Powerful Way to End the School Year :: Edutopia

A Powerful Way to End the School Year :: Edutopia | On education | Scoop.it

"One of our strategies that teachers enjoy using at the end of the school year is a practical, easy-to-use tool we call Celebrating Learning With Year Mapping. This activity gives your current students a chance to feel good about what they’ve learned and provides incoming students an opportunity to see real evidence that they can be successful learners in the coming school year. And it gives teachers a chance to enjoy seeing students share what they’ve learned and to internalize their successful teaching.

"Several elements of this strategy make it a powerful way to end the school year with a positive experience, often much needed after testing is over and as a busy year comes to an end. With prompted recall, each student can remember learning events that mean the most to them. Year-end mapping utilizes the power of positive teacher-student relationships as well as personalized learning, summarizing, group learning, and organizing information graphically."


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What the best education systems are doing right :: Amy S. Choi

What the best education systems are doing right :: Amy S. Choi | On education | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago, both South Korea and Finland had terrible education systems. Finland was at risk of becoming the economic stepchild of Europe. South Korea was ravaged by civil war. Yet over the past half century, both South Korea and Finland have turned their schools around — and now both countries are hailed internationally for their extremely high educational outcomes. What can other countries learn from these two successful, but diametrically opposed, educational models? Here’s an overview of what South Korea and Finland are doing right.

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Why Google Maps—not Netflix or Amazon—Points to the Future of Education | EdSurge News :: Michael Horn

Putting big data in its rightful place—and not seeing it as a miracle ready to solve all of education’s woes—would be a step forward in education technology conversations. And using Gooru’s metaphor of Google Maps instead of Netflix or Amazon feels like a more helpful, and less intimidating, way to provide signposts for a conversation around how technology can aid educators and students in their work.

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4 Tricks For When You Copy and Paste Off the Internet

4 Tricks For When You Copy and Paste Off the Internet | On education | Scoop.it
I know I know you’re thinking “Alice, it is not ethical to copy and paste off the Internet.” I am so glad you said that. You are correct, other people’s ideas and words are not yours for the taking. Knowing how to properly cite and also knowing when it is still a copyright violation even if you do cite is an essential skill for when you use the Internet. But… that is not what this post is about. There are legit reasons you copy and paste off the Internet and here are some tips to help you do it.

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Video of the Week: 3 ways to help students build empathy using technology

Video of the Week: 3 ways to help students build empathy using technology | On education | Scoop.it
Can your students build empathy skills even while using technology? Yes! In fact, exercises that help students build empathy in digital spaces are a crucial part of positive social and emotional learning. Plus, using empathy skills online is integral for helping kids become responsible digital citizens. Here are three ways teachers can give students practice using empathy online — just like they would in face-to-face situations. For more, check out the article, We All Teach SEL: Empathy Activities for Students.

 

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If You Really Want to Change School, You Need to Change the Lens

If You Really Want to Change School, You Need to Change the Lens | On education | Scoop.it
The lenses through which we see our work as educators have to change, away from what's easy and efficient and, instead, toward what makes common sense for kids and teachers and parents. We have to deepen our understanding and our commitment to how learning really happens in our kids and in ourselves.

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Response: A List of Articles for Educators to Read - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher

Response: A List of Articles for Educators to Read - Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo - Education Week Teacher | On education | Scoop.it

"The new "question-of-the-week" is:

"What is an important article or blog post, that is still freely available online, that you read and has had a big impact on your teaching?

"We teachers tend to read a lot and, for all that reading, there are typically tons of other books and articles that we want to get to but just don't have the time.

This series will explore what articles educators have read that they feel impacted their teaching."

 

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Links to a number of terrific articles that will be sure to help us recharge our teaching batteries.


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custard_cottage's curator insight, May 16, 9:36 AM
It's good to read some recommendations that have resonated with teachers.