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Common-Core Online Practice Tests Unveiled

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A group designing tests to go with the common-core online assessments has released practice tests for students, teachers, and parents.

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Close Reading Exemplars

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achievethecore.org


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Joan Cansdale's curator insight, May 30, 2013 8:37 PM

Very detailed teaching plans along with annotated texts for close reading. 

Melissa Moree's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:33 AM
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Teaching Nonfiction Reading Skills in the Science Classroom

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RT @SandraTrach: An excellent read: Teaching Nonfiction Reading Skills in the Science Classroom http://t.co/iwHDyH77tx #CCSS #NGSS #engchat

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, May 27, 2013 11:45 AM

This blog post discusses four active reading skills essential to finding success as a close reading in the disciplines: making connections to information; questioning the expertise of quoted authorities; identifying evidence to consider the implications; approaching text with skepticism. All four of these skills are grounded in questioning...the most important skill we can build in our readers and thinkers.

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5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom

5 steps to using self-assessment in the classroom | Teaching | Scoop.it

Implementing some kind of self-assessment is a very good thing, as it enables learners to judge the quality of their work. I’ve done this on an ad-hoc basis at times in the past, but using a formal instrument or procedure can work wonders, even if it has no official bearing on the final outcome.


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Mabel A. Opare - Ababio Ayita's comment, May 29, 2013 8:25 AM
Very good and creative way, noot a bad idea.
Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 29, 2013 6:03 PM

If your goal is to have students become excellent learners, this should be on your list of things to consider!

Tatyana Chernaya's curator insight, June 3, 2013 3:51 AM

And also some great ideas of 5 ice-breakers, a 5-day blogathon, using images, etc.

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Top Ideas for Geography Teachers

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The GA supports primary and secondary geography teachers through teaching resources, geography journals, CPD events, Barnaby Bear, Worldwise and more.

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Catherine Smyth's comment, May 29, 2013 2:37 AM
A well-resourced professional association for geography based in the UK. The section for primary teachers offers practical and innovative ideas for developing geographical understanding in the primary classroom.
Kelsey Haddrill's curator insight, May 29, 2013 8:21 AM

Would be particularly helpful in creating activities for year 7 geography classes

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Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education

Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education | Teaching | Scoop.it

"Knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and math STEM_ canbe a key to a successful future. Here's why a STEM education matters and how you can inspire students to pursue STEM careers.

80 % of the fastest growing occupations in the United States depend on mastery of mathematics and scientific knowledge and skills, but students are not currently equipped to satisfy this growing need." 


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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:33 AM

Engineering is the missing piece of STEM.  Rarely do you find a focus on STEM that capitalizes on engineering.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 1, 2015 8:55 AM

A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

Ellen Dougherty's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:42 AM

A great infographic that looks as the value of a STEM education...for more on the value of educating students in science, technology, engineering and math click through to the post. You may also download the infographic as a pdf. 

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Socrative | Student Response System

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Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.

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Krysta Hammond's curator insight, May 29, 2013 12:07 PM

Great interactive tool...new way to engage students. Our department is meeting to see how we can incorporate into our units, just to try it out and see student response.

Steve Vaitl's comment, May 30, 2013 10:58 AM
It can be used as a replacement for the "Clicker System" but without the hardware to purchase!
Amy Perrett's curator insight, June 1, 2013 2:59 AM

Socrative is an app where students respond using different divices within their classroom with a series of educational exercises and games. Socrative works on tablets, smartphones, and laptops. Teachers control the learning experience by logging in through their devices and selecting an activity which controls the flow of questions and games. Students login and respond to the activities which could include multiple choice, true/false and short answer response questions (Socrative, 2013). 

 

Socrative. (2013). Smart Student Response System. Retrieved June 1,    
               2013, from, http://edp4130-amy-rhea.tumblr.com

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Hey science teachers -- make it fun | TED.com

High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand.

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Shynade Smith's curator insight, May 29, 2017 4:13 AM

Wonderful video about the importance of keeping children engaged with science, over ensuring that every child has to know every single about a progess.

Breanna's comment, June 2, 2017 7:39 AM
I've seen this TED talk before and it really hits the nail on the head for many students in science. Why would anyone want to pursue a career in science if all they get to experience are facts and figures with a bit of experimentation thrown in! I actually based my Literacy and Numeracy assignment on this. The learning experience for students was to develop a creative story based around a pathogen of their choosing. They had to include how the pathogen was spread, what it did to the person who contracted it (symptoms) and how that person was treated. It was aimed at year 9 students within a biology based unit of work. I would love to implement it one day to see how students respond.
Breanna's curator insight, June 2, 2017 7:41 AM

I've seen this TED talk before and it really hits the nail on the head for many students in science. Why would anyone want to pursue a career in science if all they get to experience are facts and figures with a bit of experimentation thrown in! I actually based my Literacy and Numeracy assignment on this. The learning experience for students was to develop a creative story based around a pathogen of their choosing. They had to include how the pathogen was spread, what it did to the person who contracted it (symptoms) and how that person was treated. It was aimed at year 9 students within a biology based unit of work. I would love to implement it one day to see how students respond.

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Common Core in Practice: Great Teachers Demonstrate Moving to Deeper Learning

Common Core in Practice: Great Teachers Demonstrate Moving to Deeper Learning | Teaching | Scoop.it

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Sue Thuma's curator insight, May 28, 2013 11:01 AM

Contains videos of both ELA and Mathematics teachers sharing their teaching practices.

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Nichole Pinkard on Digital Literacy

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The founder of Chicago's pioneering Digital Youth Network (DYN) describes how the organization empowers young people with critical digital literacy skills that make them academically and professionally competitive.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 29, 2013 2:31 AM

Some useful insights

silvermanmc's curator insight, May 30, 2013 4:40 PM

Digital literacy, which focuses on knowledge, understanding, and use (at a mininum) of online content and applications can be empowering, the more one applies it well.  Digital literacy, similar to our foundational understanding of literacy, is a fundamental skills to engage in other spheres of life.

David Bevington's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:07 AM

Youth enpowerment in Chicago focusses on digital Literacy as a key skill.

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DNA of a 21st Century Educator Simplified!

During your lifetime you have probably experienced inspirational educators, or witnessed inspiring lectures. But, what about you? Are you such an educator? If n

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Blooms Taxonomy According to Seinfeld

The 6 Levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, as demonstrated through various episodes of Seinfeld.

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Rick Moscatello's comment, May 27, 2013 6:34 PM
Awesome; Bloom's Taxonomy, after 50 years of no physical evidence, is appropriately placed in reference to a sitcom.
Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:38 AM

Funny

Vicki Butler's curator insight, May 28, 2013 2:06 PM

Enjoy!!! This made me giggle! What would Bloom think! I'd bet smiles all around.

 

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Part 1.... Connecting It All.... A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series... A Goldmine of Resources

Part 1.... Connecting It All.... A STEM, PBL, Common Core Series... A Goldmine of Resources | Teaching | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series that is must read for any PBL or STEM educator.  It will include information to reflect and build upon as you consider both PBL and STEM.  Best of all, it will finish with over ...

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18 Myths People Believe About Education

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 5, 2013 8:25 PM

This post provides the infographic that shows 18 myths about education. It also includes short explanations about research on each of the 18 myths (located under the infographic).

The editor also noted that some of these topics are "contentious." If you choose to respond to any of them here or on the original post please use civil language.

Rajkumar Mahajan's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:37 AM

for all those who claim to know all about education..