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Teachers Need to Follow Their Own Rules

Teachers Need to Follow Their Own Rules | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it
Somebody recently said to me, "I can't believe they way they misbehave and the lack of respect they show. They talk on their phones, text, and talk while I talk, don't listen to each other, come in l
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Living by example: "If a rule is too hard for you to follow, then imagine how hard it must be for a child to follow it."
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3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning

3 Ways Coding and Gaming Can Enhance Learning | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it

Coding isn't just for computer science any more. Educators are finding that teaching students to write code and design games enhances learning and creates engagement. These examples illustrate how coding and games are being used across the curriculum and at all levels, as well as why great teaching is at the very heart of this innovation.

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Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work

Exploring the Idea of ‘Happiness’ As Part of School Work | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it
Two schools are approaching a project about their own happiness in very different ways based on the context of their schools and lives.
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How to Relinquish Control with Confidence in Your Class

How to Relinquish Control with Confidence in Your Class | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it
It is hard to do. With high expectations for teachers and students, it is a tough time to consider giving less guidance in certain areas.

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It's all about trust.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 15, 2014 9:08 PM

I am not sure teachers relinquish control of their classrooms. What we do is accept that learning is not a given and look for ways to invite students to share in the living work that becomes our teaching and, hopefully, their learning. I think the substance of the article suggests this in ways.

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Inquiry Learning: This Isn’t Scary at All | Powerful Learning Practice

Inquiry Learning: This Isn’t Scary at All | Powerful Learning Practice | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it

I love the first day of school, as much now as when I was a child. The reason I love it so much? I have an inquiry classroom.
I teach chemistry and biology, both are inquiry and project-based. However, it looks different in each class.


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Harkness Math

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“The National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) is a nonprofit membership association that provides services to more than 1,700 schools and associations of schools in the United States and abroad, including 1,400 independent private K-12...”
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Teaching Strategies | Facing History and Ourselves

Teaching Strategies | Facing History and Ourselves | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it
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50 education documentaries to challenge & inspire

“ Are you interested in exploring some of the most pressing topics in recent and contemporary education? Here is a list of some of my favorites, not because I agree with them but because them make me think, Etale.org reports.”
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Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance | Edutopia

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance | Edutopia | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it
An administrator's biggest mistake is to make technology seem like a mandated item. Also, be sure your staff understands that a classroom technology misstep does not mean a negative evaluation. Rather, see it as a step in ...
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Stay Curious: Technology in the Classroom! | WHITE HOUSE FILM FESTIVAL ENTRY

Technology is advancing faster than we can comprehend. We have unlimited access to knowledge at our fingertips. This is the 21st century of education. We are...
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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

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An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as
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Dynamic Periodic Table

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Interactive Web 2.0 periodic table with dynamic layouts showing names, electrons, oxidation, trend visualization, orbitals, isotopes, search. Full descriptions.

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8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier - TeachThought

8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier - TeachThought | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it

"In the first week of April, I participated in a Twitter chat for the ASCD Leader to Leader initiative, hashtag #ASCDL2L, on the role of the modern teacher. As the conversation unfolded, it caused me to think more deeply than I have before about what elements teachers might consider on their path to developing a more modern version of their current role."

 


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New teaching platform launched

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RT @RSC_EiC: RSC launches new chemistry teaching and learning platform http://t.co/ihCpIhoz #asechat #chemistry #education...

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This could be quite helpful.

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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity

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In order for our global society to develop solutions to pressing problems in an increasingly technology-driven and constantly changing world, we need to re-train our workforce to do what machines can’t: to be enterprising, independent and strategic thinkers—to be purposeful creators. This starts with changing the way students, especially the youngest ones, [...]
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Documented evidence tells us what we should already know: we need to let our children be children.
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10 Engaging Activities for Students Who Finish Work Early

10 Engaging Activities for Students Who Finish Work Early | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it
As a student, I was rarely the first to complete my tests or in-class exercises, but when I was, I held onto my work until it was collected. Why? Because I did…
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Tips for using technology in the classroom

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“Technology, like it or not, is here to stay. Today’s students and the businesses who will recruit them, demand it. The assumption is that schools will embrace technology.”
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Embracing technology: "Any growth requires a temporary loss of security"
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Just-in-Time Teaching: An Interactive Engagement Pedagogy ...

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The course in question was college level introductory biology, but it easily could have been a basic high school biology course. Dr. Marrs is practicing Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT), an interactive engagement pedagogy used ...
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A Lab Safety Poster with Style | Safety content from EHS Today

A Lab Safety Poster with Style http://t.co/eLXbkVcj via @EHSToday #design #safety #chemistry #education...

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A fun take on the often overlooked lab safety poster.

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'MythBusters' tackle 'Breaking Bad's' bathtub meltdown - TODAY.com

'MythBusters' tackle 'Breaking Bad's' bathtub meltdown - TODAY.com | Teaching Matter | Scoop.it
Who could forget the liquefied human remains crashing through the ceiling on the second episode of "Breaking Bad"? It's one of the most memorable scenes in recent TV history, and Discovery's "MythBusters" are tackling the chemistry head on in the show's "Breaking Bad Special." To be specific: Can hydrofluoric acid really destroy a body, ceramic tub, floor and ceiling?

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20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education

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Our colleagues in Online Universities have generously shared with us this list featuring 20 ways Augmented Reality is being used in education.

 

If you are not familiar with what Augmented Reality is all about, check "teachers' guide to Augmented Reality" to learn more.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 30, 2013 6:20 AM

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2013/06/teachers-guide-to-augmented-reality.html

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/apps-for-any-use-mostly-for-education-and-free/?tag=Augmented-Reality

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/la-realite-augmentee-augmented-reality-ar

 

simondcollins's curator insight, January 31, 2014 5:07 AM

The future is here - practical ways to integrate Augmented Reality into the classroom.

Juana Hajek's curator insight, April 25, 2014 12:09 AM

A list of activities which can be done with or without devices is included in this article.  Many of the activities (such as the virtual field trip) are to be used with a device.