Purposeful Pedagogy
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Purposeful Pedagogy
An online library of effective teaching techniques and methodologies which inspire enduring and meaningful learning.
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9 must-read blogs for innovative teachers

9 must-read blogs for innovative teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Blogging gives educators a platform to share best practices, pose questions to their peers, and explore new ideas.

Via GwynethJones, John Evans
GwynethJones's curator insight, March 28, 2017 8:46 AM

Honored to be lsited w/ such amazing #EDChat peeps!

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5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Tumblr is one of the newer social media apps that allow free sharing of digital media over the web. It is a social channel that has not been left isolated by the educators, as more and more teachers turn to utilizing methods of using this app in their classrooms.


If you are a teacher and want to take advantage of this app, here are a few ways in which you can use Tumblr to bring a whole new life to your classroom:

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 9, 2014 11:08 PM

Tumblr is a popular and easy to use blogging platform. This article points out some ways to use Tumblr that you might not immediately think of. 

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, September 11, 2014 10:21 PM

This great article shows how we can use Tumblr in our classrooms. I love the suggestion of a quick and easy website or hosting an online debate. They also point out that we need to protect kids online, but they need experience to learn how to do this - Tumblr could be a good way to do this :0)

Do you use Tumblr?

I have an account but don't check it much...maybe I should be?

Any tips or advice for me?

NancyEvans@ATS-LU's curator insight, September 12, 2014 10:01 AM

Tumblr is an easy to use blogging format which emphasizes visuals.  

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Vocabulary expanders for English

Vocabulary expanders for English | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

Vocabulary expanders for English

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's comment, November 5, 2014 2:30 AM
Thanks for the link! I will be using these techniques as I continue to build my German vocabulary!
Jacob Broadhead's curator insight, November 7, 2014 5:17 PM

Great idea for expanding vocabulary and in this case adjectives. Shows relationships in an organized way.

Smith_Lin's curator insight, February 27, 2015 3:34 PM

Great for kids with small imaginations but not sure if they all work. Context is important

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Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain

Homework, Sleep, and the Student Brain | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
At some point, every parent wishes their high school aged student would go to bed earlier as well as find time to pursue their own passions -- or maybe even choose to relax. This thought reemerged as


Homework can be a powerful learning tool -- if designed and assigned correctly. I say "learning," because good homework should be an independent moment for each student or groups of students through virtual collaboration.


It should be challenging and engaging enough to allow for deliberate practice of essential content and skills, but not so hard that parents are asked to recall what they learned in high school. All that usually leads to is family stress.


Learn more:




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Dan Kirsch's comment, May 11, 2014 7:58 PM
You are welcome!
David Mireles's curator insight, May 13, 2014 8:51 AM

I think that this is a very good article when you are not in favor of homework. it staits really cleear some solutionsq that we could use to get rid of homework. Also, it was written by a reliable source. Lastly and most importantly it is in a very easy language to understand.

Alejandro mejia's curator insight, May 13, 2014 1:22 PM

This article focuses on the perspective of a history teacher talking about her opinion on school homework. Her opinion is against homework.  This article includes links to several articles about the topic which help the reader get a good  knowledge About the writing. This article also has good grammar.