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Could Your Assignments Use a Tune-Up?

Could Your Assignments Use a Tune-Up? | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
The assignments we choose significantly shape what and how students learn in a course, but too often there's little variety in the types of assignments.
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Effective questions to ask yourself about your assignments..so you know if they need a "tune-up".. 

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Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences

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Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it


The first part of an assessment design is the most obvious; the student performance, or more simply referred to as the activity. This requires a student to show the teacher what they know or can do.

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  • The second part of the infographic provides ways you can assess analyzing data,  rationalizations, and original content. 
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Smartphones: From Toy to Tool, in and outside the Classroom

Smartphones: From Toy to Tool, in and outside the Classroom | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.
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English and geography teachers describe the smart phone activities they use with their students in and outside their classrooms.

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What Happened When I Stopped Lecturing (Try Active Learning!)

What Happened When I Stopped Lecturing (Try Active Learning!) | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Now, instead of listening to a lecture, students analyze case studies, work through ethics dilemmas, and complete ethics surveys in teams of three.
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I enjoy active teaching and learning so much more than lecturing, too..case studies-creating content-small group work..

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 28, 2017 3:11 PM
Students at all levels of school have to be engaged in their learning. The Grade 1 and Kindergarten teachers I interviewed described this as essential even with younger students. It had to make sense in their lives. Our pedagogic approach needs to reflect who we are as teachers and student needs at a particular time in their learning.
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The Extra Credit You Should Be Giving Your Students

The Extra Credit You Should Be Giving Your Students | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Extra implies above and beyond. Traditionally, however, the “extra” has referred to an increase in work-load beyond what is normally assigned.
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60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category

60 Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom By Category | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Teachers and educators around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter in the classroom as a teaching tool, and we’ve shared many of these great ideas here with you.

Via Kathleen Cercone
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Use twitter for communication, organization, writing and twitter activities

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CTD Institute's curator insight, January 5, 2015 2:18 PM

Twitter as AT!!!

Linda Kaiser, PhD's curator insight, January 5, 2015 10:12 PM

I am always appreciative of those educators who share new and innovative ways to use Twitter in the classroom.  These ideas can be applied both to online as well as on ground classes.

Jennifer Lopez's curator insight, January 8, 2015 10:19 PM

Munduko hezitzaileek irakasteko era berritzaileak aurkitu dituzte eta haiek burutzeko Twitter erabiliko dute tresna gisa.