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Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics - The Learning Exchange - 1 views

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    "Explicit Teaching in Problem-based Mathematics offers a re-imagining of what it means to engage in "direct" instruction. Rather than a separate pedagogical approach, explicit instruction is an integral part of problem-based learning and instruction. Animation and video are used to feature educator moves that support students to "notice things they would not otherwise see." Think uncovering. Think making visible.

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John Evans

Schools around the world are now teaching kids to spot fake news - 1 views

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    "Do students need to learn about fake news? And more generally, should they learn how news is created and how to evaluate its credibility?

    Thousands of schools all over the world believe the answer is yes."
John Evans

BBC - Future - How much is 'too much time' on social media? - 1 views

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    "Describing yourself as 'a social media addict' doesn't usually inspire concern from other people. In fact, it's frequently included in bio descriptions on Twitter and Instagram. Decorate your LinkedIn profile with such a claim and you may even find yourself receiving interest from media and publishing companies searching for a savvy digital native. But imagine if, one day, it's not an accolade or joke at all - but a psychiatrist's diagnosis?

    Social media addiction has been a much-flouted term lately; maybe it's because it's January and users are looking to be more active and spend less time online, or maybe that's because social media can have a negative impact on our mental well-being. But a growing body of research is seriously considering whether problematic and excessive social media usage could be pathological and, in turn, designated as a mental health disorder. "
John Evans

How to be a Teacher Librarian Rock Star - 1 views

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    "First thing I gotta say, I don't know that I really love the term Library Rockstars because I think ALL Teachers, Librarians, Teacher-Librarians, Educators....we're are rock stars or has an inner rock star waiting to come out.  I also think it sounds a wee bit elitist. OK, a whole heck of a lot of elitist.  But who doesn't want to rock it at their job? "
Nigel Coutts

Becoming Learners: Making time for OUR Learning - The Learner's Way - 0 views

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    At the heart of all that we do as teachers lies the act of learning. Our hope is that our actions inspire our students to engage in a process that results in their acquisition of new knowledge, mastery of new skills and the development of capacities and dispositions which will prepare them for life beyond our classrooms. Increasingly our focus is on developing the skills and dispositions our students require to become life-long learners. We recognise that in a rapidly changing world, the capacity to take charge of your personal learning journey, to become self-navigating learners is essential. 
John Evans

You're 96 Percent Less Creative Than You Were as a Child. Here's How to Reverse That | ... - 2 views

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    "If you haven't said it yourself, someone has said it to you: "I'm just not that creative."

    Most of us wouldn't mind being just a little more creative. Fortunately, you can. Not only are there proven ways to increase your creativity, but also, according to research, all of us have a creative gene.

    In a longitudinal test of creative potential, a NASA study found that of 1,600 4- and 5-year-olds, 98 percent scored at "creative genius" level. Five years later, only 30 percent of the same group of children scored at the same level, and again, five years later, only 12 percent. When the same test was administered to adults, it was found that only two percent scored at this genius level.

    According to the study, our creativity is drained by our education. As we learn to excel at convergent thinking--or the ability to focus and hone our thoughts--we squash our instinct for divergent, or generative, thought. The 5-year-old in us never goes away, though. Here are four ways to rediscover your creative genius."
John Evans

On search agility: There's more than one place to start - @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch - 0 views

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    "I don't think I know anyone who isn't in a search rut. We usually begin our search in one of two search giants. But while they may not have achieved verb status, we have other choices well worth discovering.

    And it's kinda in our ballpark to ensure that appropriate choices are easily available on both desktops and mobile devices.

    Today, I'd like to share a few search engine options that might be worth sharing in a curation with your learning community. "
John Evans

Why Chinese children are better at math than Americans - Business Insider - 1 views

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    "For the most part, American children aren't great at math.

    But Chinese children tend to be excellent.

    Testing half a million students worldwide, the Program for International Student Assessment is one of the most widely cited measurements of global education, and it's consistently found Chinese students at the top of the academic pile ... and Americans much nearer the bottom. Some experts argue that the PISA assessment, like any standardized tests, primarily measures a student's ability to take the test, not their knowledge, but hardly anyone disputes that the American education has some work to do when it comes to math. 

    In Lenora Chu's new book "Little Soldiers: An American Boy, a Chinese School, and the Global Race to Achieve," she begins to unearth the cultural differences that lead to this gap - and it's not just about what happens at school."
John Evans

Data Never Sleeps 5.0 | Domo - 1 views

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    "Data is on overdrive. It's being generated at break-neck pace, flooding out of the dozens of connected devices we use every day, and it shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, the number of internet users has grown over a billion in the last five years, more than half of the world's web traffic now comes from mobile phones.

    In its fifth year, Data Never Sleeps shows exactly how much data is created every single minute. From tweets to swipes, likes to shares, the digital world is exploding. Have a look."
John Evans

Research every teacher should know: growth mindset | Teacher Network | The Guardian - 2 views

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    "There is a wealth of psychology research that can help teachers to improve how they work with students, but academic studies of this kind aren't always easy to access or translate into the realities of classroom practice. This series seeks to redress that by taking a selection of studies and making sense of the important information for teachers, as we all seek to answer the question: how can we help our students do better at school? This time, we consider growth mindset. "
John Evans

Coding's Exploding: Professional Learning Serie... | TeachOntario - 0 views

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    "Coding's Exploding: TeachOntario Professional Learning session with Brian Aspinall, Lisa Floyd, and Wayne Loo.

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John Evans

Bullying is still rife in schools. Here's how teachers can tackle it | Teacher Network ... - 2 views

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    "Many people will know what it feels like to be bullied. Despite a wealth of research and well-meaning interventions at a local level, bullying is still a common problem in UK schools (pdf) - and associated with depression, anxiety and even suicide."
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