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Place Value--Building Meaning Behind the Numbers

Place Value--Building Meaning Behind the Numbers | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Place value is such a fundamental concept, and it's very difficult for kiddos to understand. Let's think about the typical place value progression: Kindergarten--Understanding the meaning of numbe...


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Two Lessons for Teaching Theme - Choice Literacy

Two Lessons for Teaching Theme - Choice Literacy | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

I want students to know how to find theme in any fiction they are reading, and to be aware of the critical devices authors use to tell their story and to give their message. I have found that if I break this down for students, they can begin to formulate a list of several things to look for after a short lesson cycle on theme. My goal is for them to be able to transfer each of these things to any text they read in the future, as they are all very universal.

Readers can think about theme by....


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Metaphorical Thinking: Using Comparisons to Express Ideas and Solve Problems

Metaphorical Thinking: Using Comparisons to Express Ideas and Solve Problems | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
A direct comparison between two indirectly linked, or unrelated, things is called a metaphor. It can create strong images that can be used to great effect in everyday communications and thinking.

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, May 2, 2015 11:00 AM

Love Rick Wormeli's Metaphors & Analogies @rickwormeli

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74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) -

74% of teachers say educational technology is a student motivator (infographic) - | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
  Infographic courtesy of PBS Learning Media.
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12 Signs Of Un-Leadership

12 Signs Of Un-Leadership | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
In this post, the author looks at twelve demotivators. These 12 concepts are a what not to do for leadership. Readers are invited to add observations.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 6, 2015 10:50 PM

#4 is bang-on.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Miguel Herrera E.'s curator insight, April 7, 2015 10:10 AM

Por esto, los líderes latinoamericanos (específicamente políticos), no concretan proyectos ni visiones, si observamos detenidamente sus estilos y ejecutorias, realizan por lo menos, el 60% de estas actitudes desmotivadoras

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 7, 2015 2:32 PM

This is a great twist on most leadership articles.  I, too, have been guilty of most of these at various times in my career.  I think that as leaders, we are always reflecting and learning.  So, I would add:

 

Does not continue to learn and grow - does not attend staff development with teachers, does not read, is not open to others' ideas.

 

Is unavailable emotionally, intellectually, and physically - in the office with the door closed or off campus.  Meetings are closed to all but a select few.  These meeting are often just a dissemination of the leader's ideas and attendees do not disagree out of fear of reprisal.

 

These are not just demotivators - they can undermine the entire school culture.

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Question-Answer Relationship (QAR)

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The question–answer relationship (QAR) strategy helps students understand the different types of questions. By learning that the answers to some questions are "Right There" in the text, that some answers require a reader to "Think and Search," and that some answers can only be answered "On My Own," students recognize that they must first consider the question before developing an answer.

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15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own

15 FREE Google Drawings graphic organizers — and how to make your own | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Using Google Drawings to create graphic organizers can help students gather their thoughts and customize to their needs.


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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 9-12 | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in high school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.

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The 9 Essential Leadership Strategies in The Age of Information - Jesse Lyn Stoner

The 9 Essential Leadership Strategies in The Age of Information - Jesse Lyn Stoner | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Each evolution from Stone Age to Agricultural Age to Industrial Age to Information Age has required a shift in the essential leadership strategies.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 2, 2015 10:48 PM

I wrote the other day in my dissertation that teaching is synonymous with leading. We each teach and lead in our roles. The troubling aspect of that it is only rhetoric in our Schools.

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:22 AM

Leadership of struggling schools is especially important.  The achievement gaps have been created and flourished under the structure of the  Industrial Age system.  During the Industrial Age, under-educated people  could find employment that would earn a living.  Times have changed.  Many low skill jobs are gone.  America is more divided than ever along economic lines. 

 

Leaders in poverty schools must embrace  a new paradigm for leading.  An inclusive, collaborative leadership focused on a clear vision for educating all children is key to empowering schools to overcome the achievement gaps that perpetuate poverty.

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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Life of an Educator: The crippling effects of homework in schools

Life of an Educator: The crippling effects of homework in schools | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

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@RickWormeli Crippling seems like just the right word

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Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
The art of thinking flourishes within an emotionally, intellectually and physically safe learning environment that is carefully constructed by the classroom teacher.

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“FREAK” flaw in Android and Apple devices cripples HTTPS crypto protection | CyberSecurity ALERT

“FREAK” flaw in Android and Apple devices cripples HTTPS crypto protection | CyberSecurity ALERT | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Bug forces millions of sites to use easily breakable key once thought to be dead.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FREAK

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 4, 2015 8:03 AM
Bug forces millions of sites to use easily breakable key once thought to be dead.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=FREAK


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Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose"

Student-Driven Differentiated Instruction with "I Choose" | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

When teachers began asking for time to differentiate instruction by working with students in small groups, Humboldt Elementary found the time for them.


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The only way you will ever need to teach theme - YouTube

more on my blog: http://guidingontheside.blogspot.com/ Broken down into the cognitive steps, students can determine theme with the support of modelling and c...


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, May 2, 2015 10:50 AM

Topic vs. theme & textual evidence, too, in this seven-minute video

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7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow - Brilliant or Insane

7 Social Media Strategies Every Teacher Needs to Learn Today and Teach Tomorrow - Brilliant or Insane | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Students are curating content and impacting the world. Help them make the right choices with these 7 social media strategies.
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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger suggests teacher inspire out-of-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.

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Feedback for Thinking: Working for the Answer

Feedback for Thinking: Working for the Answer | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Instead of helping students by giving them the answers, encourage them to think independently by supplementing your modeling with questions, prompts, and cues.

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It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes.


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How To Add Closed Captions To A YouTube Video - YouTube

http://BigNate84.com - In this video I will show you How-To create closed captions for a YouTube video. You'll get formatting tips, step-by-step instructions...

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Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, April 3, 2015 10:55 AM

Great tip for accessibility!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 3, 2015 12:57 PM

Oh that is so simple. Good to know how to add transcripts to youtube so easily. 

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, May 9, 2015 5:52 AM

Great for students with hearing difficulties in your classroom.

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The 8 Mind Frames of Teachers Who Impact Student Learning

The 8 Mind Frames of Teachers Who Impact Student Learning | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

In 2008 Professor John Hattie undertook the largest ever meta-analysis on the effect of different factors on educational outcomes. The results of this study formed the basis for his hugely popular book Visible Learning and the educator focused Visible Learning for Teachers. A fascinating study with many practical applications, Hattie was able to show that school leaders who develop the below 8 mind frames were more likely to have a major impact on student learning.


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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.


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Nancy Akhavan's curator insight, April 9, 2015 11:58 PM

Writing and reading go hand in hand in content areas.

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Shadowing a High School Student: "How do they do it every day?" | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center

Shadowing a High School Student: "How do they do it every day?" | Blog | Alabama Best Practices Center | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Does your school arrange for teachers to shadow students? It's a unique kind of professional learning. Amy Mitchell teaches science at Florence (AL) High School. Several months ago, Amy took advantage of an opportunity to shadow a single student for a full day to gain a deeper perspective on the lives of students at her school. Here are some reactions and reflections, captured immediately after the experience. Amy includes seven learnings she says will influence her own teaching in the future. "It was one of the most insightful things that I have been able to do to help my students. I enjoyed it thoroughly and gained so much from it."


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How Dialogue Circles Promote Student Growth

How Dialogue Circles Promote Student Growth | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Dialogue circles promote brain function and help "increase generosity, trust, intrinsic motivation, social connection, and cooperation" among students.


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WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher HELPLINE!: 6 Interactive Reading Strategies to Boost Student Engagement

WeAreTeachers: Best of Teacher HELPLINE!: 6 Interactive Reading Strategies to Boost Student Engagement | Teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Teachers share their recommendations for interactive reading strategies to use in the classroom. Videos are included to show the strategies in action.


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Reading AND Engagement!

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HelenREberhardt's curator insight, March 28, 2015 2:09 AM

Plastic is made from crude oil, and production is a very energy-intensive process, so it has a high carbon footprint. In order to combat that, car manufacturers are increasingly using recycled plastics.

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Plastic is made from crude oil, and production is a very energy-intensive process, so it has a high carbon footprint. In order to combat that, car manufacturers are increasingly using recycled plastics.

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Plastic is made from crude oil, and production is a very energy-intensive process, so it has a high carbon footprint. In order to combat that, car manufacturers are increasingly using recycled plastics.