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Infographics as A Creative Assessment - Kathy Schrock

Infographics as A Creative Assessment - Kathy Schrock | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Infographics are a visual representation of data. When students create infographics, they are using information, visual, and technology literacies. This page includes links to help you develop formative or summative assessments that have students creating infographics to showcase their mastery of knowledge.

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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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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

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Rabbi Avi Bossewitch's curator insight, March 3, 2015 8:16 PM

Excellent review of 20th century ed thought leaders and how they inform 21st century learning

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 20, 2015 7:20 PM

A short biography of a number of leading thinkers contributors work in education i.e. Dewey, Montessori, Freire, etc.

 

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Five Elements of a Positive Classroom Environment for Students Living with Adversity

Five Elements of a Positive Classroom Environment for Students Living with Adversity | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
How can we create a classroom environment that reflects these characteristics and capitalizes on our students' individual strengths? Here are five elements of a strengths-based classroom environment.
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8 Epic Ideas for Ending the School Year

8 Epic Ideas for Ending the School Year | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Give your students a year-end sendoff that celebrates their learning.
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Scaffolding Social Action for Your Students :: Maurice Elias ~ Edutopia

Scaffolding Social Action for Your Students :: Maurice Elias ~ Edutopia | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Students Taking Action Together (STAT) is a pedagogy tailored to help middle school students plan and, when appropriate, engage in feasible, personally meaningful social action within the existing social studies, history, civics, and current events curriculum.

Right now, as we see a heightened sense of activism and civic participation among students, there are two realities:

• What we are hearing now is still the voices of a numerical minority of students.

• Even those students who are active may lack the skills that would most help them be more thoughtful, effective, and successful.

Students Taking Action Together is currently in place in seven urban middle schools in New Jersey, and it is making a difference. Social action can be encouraged with regard to current events such as gun violence in schools or issues such as cheating, gang presence, or bullying, but it can also be encouraged in thinking about historical events. Students can explore, for example, such issues from history as the treatment of Native Americans during the westward expansion or the development of the New Deal."


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10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom | MindShift | KQED News

10 Tips For Launching An Inquiry-Based Classroom | MindShift | KQED News | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Inquiry-based techniques are challenging conventional ways of teaching and empowering students who might otherwise get overlooked.

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How to Help Learners Build Solid Research Skills for Life

How to Help Learners Build Solid Research Skills for Life | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
The following article is adapted from our upcoming book on future-focused learning. It talks about how to teach learners to build solid research skills for school and for life.
 
How do we help our learners develop research skills that will serve them practically in school and life? Having this set of information location and management abilities in any digital-age survival kit applies equally to students, teachers, and everyday people. In the classroom, we teach it using the process of Information Fluency.

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Ways to Support 'Students With Diverse Learning Needs'

Ways to Support 'Students With Diverse Learning Needs' | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Teachers who have students with special needs should never lower expectations.  Instead, they need to work to determine what these students need in order to help them be successful.  It is true that an equal education and an equitable education are not the same thing.  Equal would be giving all students the same instruction and tools regardless of a student's situation.  But equitable is ensuring students are given what they need to be successful, meaning students receive various tools and strategies. It is our job as educators to ensure we are providing an equitable education, particularly for those students who need extra support.    

There are many techniques that can be utilized to help students reach the bar set with high expectations.  

One way is through utilizing the accommodations, which work for the particular students and giving them the resources they need. There is not a sure fire accommodation that will work for all students, so it is important to try a variety of strategies.  Often times, their previous teachers will be able to provide valuable insight on this, so do not ever be afraid to ask them.  Also, remember to get creative and think outside the box.  Websites such as Intervention Central and PBIS World are excellent resources to turn to for effective intervention strategies based on various student needs.

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Energizing the collaborative classroom

Energizing the collaborative classroom | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Spread the loveHow tech tools can help teachers peak into the thinking and learning of even their shyest students. By Dr. Sheryl Abshire I am in my 41st year in education, and I’ve spent the last 19 years as a CTO, so I have seen the evolution of educational technology. When I started teaching in 1973, the exciting new technology was a cassette recorder. Since then, I’ve seen ed-tech trends come and go. Right now, a noteworthy trend around the country—that I think is a long time coming—is the increased emphasis on using technology to individualize and personalize learning. It’s a lot of work to do …
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Best Pi Day Activities for the Classroom - We Are Teachers

Best Pi Day Activities for the Classroom - We Are Teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Math deserves its own day, don’t you think? Join the fun of Pi Day, celebrated on March 14 (3.14, get it?) by more and more schools every year. Here are 14 Pi Day activities that will encourage your students to see the joy and whimsy in math.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 13, 7:39 PM

Best Pi Day Activities for the Classroom - #PiDay #MathChat

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Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters -

Personalized Learning: What It Really Is and Why It Really Matters - | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Re-post of our 2016 article from EDUCAUSE Review framing personalized learning as family of teaching practices that are intended to help reach students in the metaphorical back row.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, February 25, 6:16 PM
Re-post of our 2016 article from EDUCAUSE Review framing personalized learning as family of teaching practices that are intended to help reach students in the metaphorical back row.
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25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom - TeachThought

25 Teaching Tools To Organize, Innovate, & Manage Your Classroom - TeachThought | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Over the years, many of us have personally experienced the growth of technology in today’s classrooms.

Instead of taking notes, students are now occupied by surfing the Internet, scrolling through Facebook, and messaging their friends on their smart phones, tablets, and laptops. Instead of focusing on the instruction, teachers are constantly required to interrupt class in order to remind those students again and again, that class time is for learning, not texting. However, as today’s students are using more technological devices, it is imperative that teachers have access to the resources to keep pace with the growing tech culture.

The use of smart phones, tablets, and other tech items in the classroom do not necessarily have to have a negative impact on student achievement. On the contrary, the increasing accessibility and growth of technology presents teachers with the unique opportunity to take advantage of those once distracting gadgets, and use them to facilitate academic achievement in new and innovative ways. In this capacity, teachers do not need to be constantly fighting for student attention, but can freely accept it, by introducing a new educational environment that will automatically encourage student participation.

Below are some resources that teachers may find useful when attempting to implement technology into their classrooms, separated by 5 common areas that are increasingly important for teachers, and for an effective learning environment—Organization, Project Based Learning, Class Management, Presentations, and Assessment.


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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 9, 8:41 AM
This is a good list to review and use within your 21st Century teaching and learning environments.
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How to improve your critical thinking skills | Michael Shermer | Big Think

How to improve your critical thinking skills | Michael Shermer | Big Think | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
In 1995, just a few months before his death, astrophysicist Carl Sagan published The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark. In that book, he wrote a chapter called 'The Fine Art of Baloney Detection', and from it sprang what skeptics call the 'baloney detection kit'.

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Charles Fischer's curator insight, January 28, 9:45 AM
Healthy skepticism can be a good thing as long as students are willing at some point to take and hold a position. Sometimes skeptical students simply remain skeptical of everything!
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 Google Forms - Creating Exit Tickets for your Students - Student Reflections using Google Forms - via  Attechedu.training


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GwynethJones's curator insight, January 20, 8:11 AM

Love a Quick Exit Ticket!

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, January 20, 7:04 PM
Step by step video that clearly explains and demonstrates how to use Google Forms.  Great for pre- and post surveys, exit tickets, etc.  
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The Writing Box: Inspiration for Kids

The Writing Box: Inspiration for Kids | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Keep a writing box for kids, full of playful materials to encourage reluctant writers to stretch their creative play and write! Great for literacy.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 1:51 PM

The post is geared for homeschoolers, but I like the idea of a writing box. Maybe not for individual students, though it might be possible. Or it could be for a station so the contents in the writing box changes. Maybe kids write something using sticky notes so they can illustrate. (I have lots of thoughts but will try to hold those for a blog post.) Maybe a comic strip or some images or some quotes or some excerpts of a text. Whatever is in the box could be dependent on the objective for that writing station, but the end results could be really amazingly cool!

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Here are some of the hardest words to spell from the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Here are some of the hardest words to spell from the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A record-breaking 515 contestants competed in the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee where they faced words like Soubresaut, Condottiere, and Amyloid.
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Videos, Teaching Strategies And Lesson Plans For Teachers

Videos, Teaching Strategies And Lesson Plans For Teachers | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
For Common Core resources, teacher videos, strategies and lesson plans, go to Teaching Channel. Find great ideas and strategies in classroom teaching videos covering Math, Science, English, History and more.

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Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities

Top 12 Effective End of the Year Activities | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it

"Make the most of your last few weeks at school with these end of the year activities that will help you achieve that goal."

 

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A practical and thought-provoking list, sure to generate more ideas for you as you read. -JL


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Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance

Evidence-based parenting: how to deal with aggression, tantrums and defiance | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Some children's tantrums, irritability and defiance well exceed that typically found in healthy children of the same age. This can be overwhelming for parents, especially as children grow.

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'Too Often, Teachers Deny Their Own Expertise': John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe

'Too Often, Teachers Deny Their Own Expertise': John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
After 20 years of researching student achievement, John Hattie thinks he's found the factor that most affects students' success: how educators think about teaching and learning.

In his research, Hattie has synthesized the results of over 1,000 meta-studies on more than a quarter billion students to determine the effect that different factors—like teacher professional development, after-school programs, and classroom discussions—have on learning outcomes. A central tenet in Hattie's work is visible learning—the idea that teachers should view learning through their students' eyes while helping students see themselves as their own teachers. 

Hattie gave the keynote address at Education Week's 2018 Leaders to Learn From event on April 12, and later participated in a Facebook Live interview with Commentary Editor Elizabeth Rich.

"We spend far too much time talking about what [teachers] do, as opposed to what they think," Hattie said during the Facebook Live. "Those moment-by-moment decisions that great teachers make to adjust, to refine, to improve, in light of the impact they have on students, is what the core idea is."

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Building authentic connections with high school students

Building authentic connections with high school students | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Four tips for building authentic connections with your teen students.

 


Teenagers who feel that you care about them will be more receptive to your requests and more respectful of you as a teacher. Bonus: Students who feel valued by you will be more willing to take risks for you, and we know how essential this is to the learning process.


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Establishing A Culture Of ‘Can’ In Your Classroom - TeachThought

Establishing A Culture Of ‘Can’ In Your Classroom - TeachThought | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
If a learner is to develop a sense of can, he or she must learn it. While some students have more natural confidence or initiative than others, can is slightly different than confidence. Can is a mix of knowledge and self-efficacy that has been nurtured through experience — by consistently meeting both internally and externally created goals judged by standards that are also both internally and externally drawn.

So how does this happen? Where does it come from?

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Establishing A Culture Of ‘Can’ In Your Classroom
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7 Digital Learning Theories and Models You Should Know – Teacher Reboot Camp

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Some of The Best Math Apps in 2017

Some of The Best Math Apps in 2017 | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Personalized Learning Vs Personalization of Learning | The Principal of Change

Personalized Learning Vs Personalization of Learning | The Principal of Change | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
Every time I work with a school district, I hope that they learn from me because I learn from them.  Recently, in Del Mar Schools, Laura Spencer shared their idea of “personalization” o…

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Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information – Tina Seelig – Medium

Teaching — It’s about Inspiration, Not Information – Tina Seelig – Medium | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
“Nobody cares how much you know, until they know how much you care.” Theodore Roosevelt

This is an important reminder that teaching is all about building a relationship with your students. In fact, in today’s world, when information is at our fingertips, we don’t need to go to school to learn facts and figures — a quick Google search, a glance at Wikipedia, or a question posed to Siri will usually result in answers to specific questions.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 17, 1:10 PM

Here's a thoughtful piece on teaching that will remind us all that teaching is a calling.  

Judith R Corcoran's curator insight, February 11, 3:54 PM

I connected very much with this article.  Creating the vacuum that encourages students to pull in the information is my goal.

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7 facts about the STEM workforce

7 facts about the STEM workforce | Purposeful Pedagogy | Scoop.it
A new Pew Research Center analysis of Census Bureau data takes a broad-based look at the STEM workforce from 1990 to today. Here are seven key findings.
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