Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary
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BYOD in the 21st Century

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of t...

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Jodie Bramel's curator insight, August 9, 2013 1:02 PM

Fantastic video (esp. for "Trekie" baby-boomers like myself) explaining all aspects of Bring Your Own Devices. Two thumbs up!

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Teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship

Teaching Digital Literacy and Citizenship | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
“ Last year at this time I listed a number of resources for teaching your kids digital citizenship and cyber safety. Our students are using the internet more and more in school, and of course are emb...” For High school see: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/video/modal/3735971
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Interactive Image on Digital Citizenship and Common Sense Media for Teachers

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Interactive Image on Digital Citizenship and Common Sense Media for Teachers | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it

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The Writing Spirit - Sir Ken Robinson

“ Inspirational writing advice from Gary Zukav, Richard Bach, Ken Robinson, Yann Martel, and more. For more advice and inspiration, go to: http://www.authormag...”
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Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies - ReadWriteThink

Wading Through the Web: Teaching Internet Research Strategies - ReadWriteThink | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
“ The Internet is often the first stop for student researchers, but few know how to vet sources effectively. In this lesson, students learn about Internet research through an interactive PowerPoint presentation.”
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Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth!

Looking For Real-World Math Problems? Try Google Earth! | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
One of the most common questions math teachers hear from their students is, “why does this matter?” They are constantly trying to convince students that math is useful and could help them in their everyday lives. But it can be a tough sell. Word problems alone often feel contrived and students see right through them. Thomas Petra has taught math at every level for more than 20 years and encountered dubious students at every grade level. That’s why he developed Real World Math, a free website with lessons based on Google Earth aimed at grades 5 – 10.
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24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools

24 Essential Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
“ We've compiled a list of mind mapping tools to help you organize, summarize and visualize information.”
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4 BYOD Considerations for Elementary Schools

4 BYOD Considerations for Elementary Schools | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
Prepare your elementary school for student-owned smartphones and tablets. Discover what factors you should consider in your BYOD policy.

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How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy - Edudemic

How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy - Edudemic | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
“ Reading. Writing. Math. Those are the big ones, right? Up until recently, a lot of people would have probably said that was correct. But since it is 2013 and so much of our lives happen online, digital literacy is being added to the list.”
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Growing Up with Social Media: Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support

Growing Up with Social Media: Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
“As society hurtles towards its increasingly digital fut… (Growing Up with Social Media | Cyber Bullying, Relationships and Support: http://t.co/9IHOcPUZzx #LETTERBOX #SocialMedia)...”
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Boys and Books | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets

Boys and Books | Reading Topics A-Z | Reading Rockets | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
“ The statistics are consistent: Young male readers lag behind their female counterparts in literacy skills.”
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Top tips for differentiation

Top tips for differentiation | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
Effective differentiation needn't mean spending every spare minute planning - Sue Cowley has some suggestions that can instantly make lessons more inclusive for children of all abilities. Focus on resources as a key technique for supporting and extending children. Use a variety of activities within any single lesson. Offer an element of choice to your children.
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How the Power of Interest Drives Learning

How the Power of Interest Drives Learning | Professional Learning at Highland Park Elementary | Scoop.it
Interest is at once a cognitive state and an affective state, what Silvia calls a “knowledge emotion.” The feelings that characterize interest are overwhelmingly positive: a sense of being energized and invigorated, captivated and enthralled. As for its effects on cognition: interest effectively turbocharges our thinking. When we’re interested in what we’re learning, we pay closer attention; we process the information more efficiently; we employ more effective learning strategies, such as engaging in critical thinking, making connections between old and new knowledge, and attending to deep structure instead of surface features. The great educator John Dewey wrote that interest operates by a process of “catch” and “hold”—first the individual’s interest must be captured, and then it must be maintained. The approach required to catch a person’s interest is different from the one that’s necessary to hold a person’s interest: catching is all about seizing the attention and stimulating the imagination. The research of Paul Silvia suggests that to be interesting, material must be novel,complex, and comprehensible. That means introducing ourselves or others to things we haven’t encountered before (or novel aspects of familiar things), and calibrating their complexity so that these things are neither too hard nor too easy to understand.
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