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Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference

Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
All collaborative learning is done in a group (or at least pairs), but not all group work is inherently collaborative. The trick is to structure the activity in a way that makes students work together to be successful.
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Cell Phone Policies: A Review of Where Faculty Stand

Cell Phone Policies: A Review of Where Faculty Stand | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
We asked readers to share their policies on the use of cell phones and other electronic devices in class. About 50 readers did so, and the polices run the gambit--from banning to embracing to ignoring--and everything in between.
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Building the Ship while Sailing: Faculty Learning Communities and Technology

Building the Ship while Sailing: Faculty Learning Communities and Technology | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Marked by their multidisciplinary and communal nature, Faculty Learning Communities (FLCs) are uniquely well suited to equip faculty to integrate new learning technologies into their instruction.
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The Teenage Smartphone Problem Is Worse Than You Think

Media overconsumption interferes with the brain chemistry of teens and their ability to learn, writes a high school English teacher.
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The Pyramid of Myth - The Effortful Educator

The Pyramid of Myth - The Effortful Educator | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
This article discusses the myth of the learning pyramid; providing anecdotes and research to dispel the myth.
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4 Ways to Get Used to the Educator in the Mirror

4 Ways to Get Used to the Educator in the Mirror | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Are you your own worst enemy when it comes to seeing yourself in videos? These four workarounds will help you get past your fear and start creating videos in no time!
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Will Letter Grades Survive?

Will Letter Grades Survive? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment.
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When to Stop Using a Teaching Technology - EdSurge News

When to Stop Using a Teaching Technology - EdSurge News | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

No one sends a press release when a school decides that a technology it once raved about has failed—or outlived its usefulness. And sometimes the
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Framing 'failure' as a necessary educational experience

Framing 'failure' as a necessary educational experience | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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How Schools Can Help Students Manage and Mitigate Anxiety

How Schools Can Help Students Manage and Mitigate Anxiety | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
By focusing on coping strategies and schoolwide supports, school counselors are helping students manage and mitigate their anxiety.
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How Metacognition Boosts Learning

How Metacognition Boosts Learning | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.
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Increases in Depressive Symptoms, Suicide-Related Outcomes, and Suicide Rates Among U.S. Adolescents After 2010 and Links to Increased New Media Screen TimeClinical Psychological Science - Jean M. ...

In two nationally representative surveys of U.S. adolescents in grades 8 through 12 (N = 506,820) and national statistics on suicide deaths for those ages 1
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The Great and Powerful Graphic Organizer

The Great and Powerful Graphic Organizer | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Beneath its simplicity lies an absolute dynamo, a vehicle that can cement learning more firmly than a lot of the other stuff we try, in a lot less time.
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Do we want maps or compasses?

Do we want maps or compasses? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Historically, maps have been critically important.

From the 15th through the 18th century, the "Age of Discovery" or "Age of
Exploration," expeditionaries undertook voyages to what were, for them, the
edges of the known worl
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The Advantages of Being a New Teacher

The Advantages of Being a New Teacher | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
New teachers are frequently defined in terms of their struggles, and those are real. But we should also focus on their strengths.
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The Six Flaws of "Traditional" Professional Development

The Six Flaws of "Traditional" Professional Development | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The majority of teachers have experienced bad PD, but many can also name an instance that actually worked for their practice and improved learning for their students. In this post, we look at six aspects of PD that can be reworked to provide more beneficial PD experiences.
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Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference

Group vs. Collaborative Learning: Knowing the Difference Makes a Difference | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
All collaborative learning is done in a group (or at least pairs), but not all group work is inherently collaborative. The trick is to structure the activity in a way that makes students work together to be successful.
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How to think about active learning and its benefits (opinion)

How to think about active learning and its benefits (opinion) | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Cathy N. Davidson describes what she wishes she had known when she started teaching active learning courses.
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Who should teach the top group?

Who should teach the top group? | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Does your school group students into classes in a given subject based on their level of advancement? I use this rather clumsy phrase because I have learnt that terms some people use - e.g. setting - are not shared by others. If your school doesn't group students in this way, and you have more than…
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Simple Activity to Prepare Homework in the Classroom - The Effortful Educator

Simple Activity to Prepare Homework in the Classroom - The Effortful Educator | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
I’ve written a bit about this before…homework.  It isn’t a bad word.  I see it discussed often on edutwitter.  While I agree there is little point of elementary school-aged students working through copious amounts, I see a lot of purpose for high school students; especially those who are planning on attending college.  I have a… Read More →
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Can Entrepreneurs Balance Educational and Financial Returns? - EdSurge News

Can Entrepreneurs Balance Educational and Financial Returns? - EdSurge News | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
At the University of Pennsylvania, the Graduate School of Education is located directly beside the Wharton School, the campus’ business school. As
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Analysis | The disconnect between what colleges say and what students hear

Analysis | The disconnect between what colleges say and what students hear | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Two college admissions expert detail the gap with specific examples.
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5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students

5 Strategies to Demystify the Learning Process for Struggling Students | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Barbara Oakley, co-creator of the most enrolled class on Coursera called "Learning How to Learn," shares five techniques to help students become better learners
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Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work

Teachers: your guide to learning strategies that really work | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
In an extract from his book on bridging the gap between research and teaching practice, Carl Hendrick picks key techniques for teaching effectively
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These 5 hacks can help you learn anything, according to a Stanford professor

These 5 hacks can help you learn anything, according to a Stanford professor | Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Eliminate time-wasting habits and absorb more information.
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