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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...
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Humanities and Social Sciences is a new learning area in the Australian Curriculum. This site captures current new resources for teaching and research about best practice in this teaching in primary school.
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How a Steel Box Changed the World: A Brief History of Shipping

"As the container shipping industry continues to boom, companies are adopting new technologies to move cargo faster and shifting to crewless ships. But it’s not all been smooth sailing and the future will see fewer players stay above water."


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A good and interesting example of innovation and societal change./
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dustin colprit's curator insight, September 29, 2018 11:38 PM
The use of shipping containers has provided many positive results. People receive access to goods and supplies from all around the globe thanks to shipping containers. Recently they've even been given other uses. People have begun modifying them into livable structures.
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How to Manage Cell Phone Use in Your Classroom

How to Manage Cell Phone Use in Your Classroom | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom. Smartphones can be both a great educational tool and a great distraction in the classroom. It should come as no surprise that almost every child in the US owns or has access to …
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A few good ideas here - use the technology  - dont ban it. 
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Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains

Beyond Working Hard: What Growth Mindset Teaches Us About Our Brains | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Teaching practices around growth mindset have come a long way in the last few years. Common pitfalls have emerged, as well as strong examples of programs that
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Teaching skills and approaches in different ways, linking across disciplines, working with diverse groups of people  - challenges for all of us. 
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Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | 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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Apps to extend historical writing in primary school?
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What is an Innovation Class…and Why Do You Need One?

What is an Innovation Class…and Why Do You Need One? | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
I hear it all the time: The world is changing, and schools need to change. Lots of us recognize that we should no longer be relying on the old model, where we just dump information into our students’ brains and they regurgitate it back. The world we live in today requires more of people: problem-solving skills, creativity, collaboration, the ability to innovate, iterate, and design solutions for problems that don’t even exist yet. The way we do school now just doesn’t prepare kids the way it should.

It’s a good message, a true message, but too often, that message leaves us hanging. We nod along, we agree that things need to be different, but then we go back to doing more or less what we’ve always done, because we aren’t exactly sure HOW to change school.

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Great inquiry pedagogy and how to do it!!! There are links to other HASS strategies we can be using in everyday classes.
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photocopiables

photocopiables | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

Photocopiables is a theme-based supplementary resource center for English language teachers. Go to Resource Packs page, where you'll see bundled resources listed according to their grammar concept. There are also online versions of the resources for you to try them out before you take them to your class.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 10, 2017 3:31 AM

A great resource for English language teachers.

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Augmented reality storytelling app takes Kakadu into digital age

Augmented reality storytelling app takes Kakadu into digital age | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Apple originally tried to block an Indigenous storytelling app from being publish, saying it had limited usefulness, but Mikaela Jade has overcome that and other obstacles to launch her tech start-up in the remote Kakadu national park.
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13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy

13 Tips for Teaching News and Information Literacy | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Experts share their most successful teaching methods for elementary and middle schoolers.
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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Resources by Topic: Game-Like Learning Principles Commercial Games in the Classroom Other Edutopia Resources on GBL
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Some principles, strategies and suggestions for learning through gaming.
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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce

Ten Skills for the Future Workforce | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

Sense-making, social intelligence, novel & adaptive thinking, cross-cultural competency, computational thinking, new-media literacy, transdisciplarity, design mindset, cognitive load management, virtual collaboration. These are the 10 skills needed for the future workforce. For a full report, see the work done by Apollo Research Institute (formerly the University of Phoenix Research Institute) looking at the Skills Needed by 2020. A summery of the report and detailed findings about each of the skills are also available.


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Sounds interesting but how many of these lists do we see? It would be good to see the evidence of this.
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Guillermo Pérez's curator insight, July 13, 2017 10:12 AM
Las nuevas destrezas laborales requeridas
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Ten Skills for the Future Workforce
Susanna Lavialle's curator insight, November 3, 2017 4:22 PM
Cool stuff. Nice to see other than technical skills, working often with high techs or engineering companies who tend to put too much focus on technical stuff. Many of these really appeal to me - but do not yet provide real job opportunities. Probably just need to be patient then...
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12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. Today we have many more ways to introduc
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Yes Turtle Logo was great fun. This is STEM but think HASS - how to use the code to achieve real world outcomes and important outcomes - citizenship
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Inside The Lives Of Nuba's Rebel Fighters [Sudan In 360, Part 2]

After years of discrimination and violence from the Sudanese government, some in the Nuba Mountains region of Sudan have chosen to fight back. This is th
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Some short u tube clips on background to conflict in Southern Sudan and  Sudan. As we in Australia have many refugees from southern Sudan this can be helpful although more recent fighting  has seemed to revert to centuries' old conflicts. Another area of the world that we hear little about.
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7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint

7 Awesome Pattern Backgrounds for Your Slides and How to Create Them in PowerPoint | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Free pattern backgrounds that you can create yourself in PowerPoint. Use geometric pattern background and abstract pattern backgrounds for amazing designs!

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 3, 2017 11:58 AM

Jazz up your presentations with backgrounds and patterns.

Philippe Coll's curator insight, September 6, 2017 1:32 PM
Toujours sympa des "backgrounds" pour powerpoint.
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thanks for the info. If you looking for a pleasing background for PowerPoint presentation. Then this site is definately desgined for you. Visit: https://slidebazaar.com/categories/free-powerpoint-templates/
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Geographical thinking

Geographical thinking | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Looking at what it means to think geographically
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QR Codes: Pushing the Narrative on Scannables

QR Codes: Pushing the Narrative on Scannables | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
QR codes still have a place in the classroom, leveraging deeper learning by giving students the ability to access, curate, engage with, and share teacher-selected content.
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Can Kindness Be Taught?

Can Kindness Be Taught? | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A program prompted by a challenge from the Dalai Lama is bringing kindness training to the classroom. Research suggests it helps.
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Social skills (ACARA social and personal capabilities)  are so vital for HASS programs - see the link to Civics and Citizenship
 Focus on the things that matter if you want to build a great civic  society
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What's going on in Edtech?

What's going on in Edtech? | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

How do you get a flavour of what's changing in education? And how do you figure out what technology's role is in education in a global context?


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Looks like some useful Ed tech links and ideas here although I have not read all the links
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 27, 2017 8:04 AM

Lots of useful links here.

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Wordiser the Blended Learning Platform

Wordiser the Blended Learning Platform | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A blog about the use of educational technology in language learning and teaching
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Haven't used this App but in theory sounds useful. Not engaged by the self promotion. 
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A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? - The Hechinger Report

A Textbook Dilemma: Digital or Paper? - The Hechinger Report | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
My friend Joanne was packing her youngest child off to college this month and wrestling with a modern dilemma: Is it better to buy textbooks in digital form or old-fashioned print? One of her son’s professors was recommending an online text for a business course: lighter, always accessible and seriously cheaper ($88 vs. $176 for …
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Reading paper books is better for deep meaning as opposed to digital books? This actually points to better strategies for digital textbook writers to navigate meaning making in the digital medium.
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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Debates over note taking tend to focus on whether devices are helpful or harmful, rather than on strategies students can use to make connections between ideas
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Useful digital tools to enhance critical thinking skills - the argument for allowing digital devices in classrooms in universities and schools.
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5 Interesting Ways to Read the News Every Day - Make Use Of

5 Interesting Ways to Read the News Every Day - Make Use Of | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

"News has evolved, and how you read it needs to evolve too. It’s not about going to one site any more. It’s also not about reading through social networks.

Reading the news today isn’t as simple as it used to be. There is an information overload that you need to counter. Plenty of sites have their own biases that you have to manoeuvre. And lots of smaller news outlets have the most interesting articles.

So change how you read news: take small bites, track a single subject, or read the most trending articles. These sites and apps will give you an interesting way to consume news."


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This sounds like a good way to help students develop media literacy. Check multiple sources. Focus on a single topic of interest for our current studies.
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10 Strategies For Successfully Using #PeriscopeEdu at Your Next #EdTech Event

10 Strategies For Successfully Using #PeriscopeEdu at Your Next #EdTech Event | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A blog to share ideas about innovative, real, and relevant learning.
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Not sure if I love the idea of recording presentations as they proceed - making you the story rather than the presenter, and the ethical and copyright ramifications that result - but the App is a good one. How can we use this in social studies' classrooms? Movie making on the run!!!
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 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
The 60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter were selected from this master list. In here you can find many captivating channels that for some reason or other didn’t quite reach the shortlist…

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 18, 2017 7:22 AM

A wealth of #information.

Inma Contreras's curator insight, June 23, 2017 5:26 AM
Captivating channels for your students
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channels to help learning
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Sudan's forgotten pyramids - BBC News

As part of a series looking at some of the lesser seen sides of some of the world’s most misunderstood countries, Benjamin Zand heads to Sudan. A countr
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Teachers Favourite iPad Apps

Teachers Favourite iPad Apps | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | 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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Check these out- do they work for you and your classroom context?
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