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Lexington students connect through middle school club

Lexington students connect through middle school club | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
Eighth-grader Nick Connolly and seventh-grader Malachi Este-McDonald became best friends at Jonas Clarke Middle School. But they might never have meet without the aid of a social club at school.
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Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort -- Not IQ Or ZIP Code -- Paves The Path To Success

Brain Science Gives Us Evidence That Effort -- Not IQ Or ZIP Code -- Paves The Path To Success | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
As it turns out, we are not "set in stone" at birth -- not by genetics, not by the luck-of-the-draw of our ZIP code.
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27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

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3 Ways to Hold Digital Parent Teacher Conferences

3 Ways to Hold Digital Parent Teacher Conferences | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
The unfortunate truth is that not all parents can find the time or have the ability to make it in to the one or two formal nights a year that your school holds a Parent Teacher Conference night.

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Visual Notetaking in the Classroom

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An ELL teacher encourages her students to think critically by using visual notetaking in class, a technique that allows them to synthesize what they are learning in a creative and fun way.

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PGI- VBCPS's curator insight, September 28, 2013 7:24 PM

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What characteristics make visual notetaking such a powerful approach? The "armchair neuroscientist" in me can explain the benefits:

Holism. It exercises students’ kinesthetic, auditory, linguistic, and verbal modalities.Feedback. Visuals offer tangible, immediate insight that teachers can use to gauge and build upon comprehension.Chemical changes. It can generate a much-needed dopamine surge for pleasure, oxytocin surge due to love and trust that undergirds success, and a decrease in cortisol associated with stress.Connectivity. Ideas filtered through visual notes leap off the page and nourish the brain’s love for connections, imagery, and storytelling.Fun. Big-picture comprehension. Deep thinking and imagining. Synthesizing information. Cerebral satisfaction. A "brain break." A chance to revisit content. Listening. Laughing.
Wendi Pillars's curator insight, January 5, 2014 6:27 PM

Finding even more ways to make this useful in my classroom!

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20 Jobs of the Future

In the past, careers were stable, linear and singular. People chose one path and pursued it over the course of their lives from college to retirement. In our mo

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Leslie Owen's curator insight, September 13, 2013 10:17 AM

I highly recommend this slideshare.  Full of interesting and thought provoking information.  I personally recognized none of these future jobs.  Speaks to the importance of shifting our thinking about how we do education.

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How Can We Help Kindergarteners and First Graders Understand Composing and Decomposing Numbers Using Their Hands? - Part One

How Can We Help Kindergarteners and First Graders Understand Composing and Decomposing Numbers Using Their Hands? - Part One | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
Making connections is essential for deep understanding in mathematics. Teachers have often expressed frustration about the fact that they can use manipulatives to teach, but when they work with the...

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Book Creator Tour

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This is the first of many App Tour videos I'll be making this year. They are designed to give you a brief overview of an app that I think has a high level of creative classroom application.  The...

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Educational Leadership:Tackling Informational Text:Invitations to Read

Educational Leadership:Tackling Informational Text:Invitations to Read | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it

"... it's essential to avoid reading instruction that asks kids to pick to death texts that are meaningless to them—read a sentence, find an allusion, read another sentence, give me a synonym for the verb the author uses. This practice is deadly and extinguishes motivation to read."

 


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 3, 2013 7:09 PM

"It's teachers' job to breathe life into whatever work we ask students to dedicate themselves to—and to ensure that this work doesn't suck the life out of them, especially in reading."  I love this! Found via Larry Ferlazzo.

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Just Ask: Harnessing the Power of Student Curiosity

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When was the last time you asked your students what they wanted to learn? Take a minute and think about that. In the go-go world of Common Core, Smarter Balance and other assessments, when do we focu
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Building Relationships: Share Passion with Students

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Building a stronger teacher - student relationship is an important aspect of the classroom environment.
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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

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A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www
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Teaching Secrets: Start With the Exit Ticket

Teaching Secrets: Start With the Exit Ticket | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
An instructional coach discusses how giving students exit cards can help teachers determine what students know and redirect their instruction accordingly.

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Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick

Giving Good Praise to Girls: What Messages Stick | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
Carol Dweck's research, which focuses on what makes people seek challenging tasks, persist through difficulty and do well over time, has shown that many girls believe their abilities are fixed, that individuals are born with gifts and can't change.
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Being poor changes your thinking about everything

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Harvard behavioral economist Sendhil Mullainathan's new book focuses on how scarcity, including poverty, changes people's psychologies.
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish - and how current education culture works against them.


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What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains [Epipheo.TV]

Most of us are on the Internet on a daily basis and whether we like it or not, the Internet is affecting us. It changes how we think, how we work, and it eve...

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Dr. Dea Conrad-Curry's curator insight, October 28, 2013 12:35 PM

Didactic video: Educational & Entertaining!! Yes we are in the 21st century, but our brains our prehistoric...well not really, but they haven't kept up with technology.

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But Can They Throw a Ball?

But Can They Throw a Ball? | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
There has been an important recognition in schools, particularly at the junior grades, that we need to be doing more to keep kids active.  In British Columbia Action Schools BC have been leaders in...
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How to get your iPhone video clips into iMovie on your iPad - iMore.com

How to get your iPhone video clips into iMovie on your iPad - iMore.com | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it

"With iMovie for iOS going free with the purchase of a new iOS 7 device, you might be tempted into taking a look at it for the very first time. While iMovie is a universal app for iPhone and iPad, let's face it, if you've just bought a new iPad Air or will be picking up a Retina iPad mini later on this month, that larger display is where it's at for editing your own movies.

 

But, the camera on the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5c and even those before it, is better for shooting videos with than the iPad. Sadly, there's no simple import option to pull your iPhone movies into iMovie on your iPad. But it's not too tough to get things going, and with iOS 7 Apple actually made the process a little more straight forward. There's a couple of relatively simple ways to do it:"


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Ashley Wynn's curator insight, August 16, 2014 3:36 PM

iMovie is available for usage for both the iPhone and the iPad. The article discuss how iMovie is being used on the iPad and why it would be easy just to use iMovie on your phone mainly because its simple access and its not to much of a hassle. Also it talks about the different devices that iMovie is available on. 

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Technology In Education Can Only Do One Thing

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10 Mind Mapping Strategies For Teachers

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Why Weird is Wonderful (and Bankable)

Why Weird is Wonderful (and Bankable) | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
Weird is wonderful. And it's bankable too. You know who’s weird? Astronauts. Saints. Nobel Prize winners. Scientists. People with hobbies you’ve never heard of or are afraid to try. People who speak their minds.
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Copy of Understanding Student Motivation

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A timely resource in light of conversations we had today about how some students lack a sense of  urgency!

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Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate

Beyond Q+A: Six Strategies That Motivate ALL Students to Participate | Robinson Staff Resources | Scoop.it
Do you have students who rarely raise their hand when you ask a question? When I think back about kids in my classroom who didn't participate at first, I remember Jared and Maya (whose names I change
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