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Deborah Baillesderr

Resources on Learning and the Brain | Edutopia - 27 views

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    Browse a list of articles, videos, and other links for brain research in education.
oregonjon

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Edutopia - 50 views

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    Learning Styles, Left Brain/Right Brain, and 10% are myths that we need to stop using to guide our teaching. They don't help, and they probably waste money and effort that could be used on things that actually help. You know, like good teaching (pre-assessment, goal-setting, differentiation, and keeping learners in their ZPD).
H DeWaard

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Edutopia - 105 views

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    To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
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    To assess maker projects in your class, begin with a three-part rubric to guide students through process, understanding, and product.
Deborah Baillesderr

Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes | Edutopia - 90 views

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    The more open everyone is about the mistakes they've made and how they happened, the less significance any student will place on future errors.
Chuck Holland

Nurturing Collaboration: 5 Strategies | Edutopia - 56 views

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    Collaboration Stratigies
Roland Gesthuizen

Open Educational Resources (OER): Resource Roundup | Edutopia - 56 views

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    "An educator's guide to open educational resources (OER), including online repositories, curriculum-sharing websites, sources for lesson plans and activities, and open textbooks. "
Marc Patton

Game-based learning - 88 views

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    Excellent resources for including game-based learning opportunities
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    Ideas for Game-Based Learning and Assessment
Don Doehla

Creating More Compassionate Classrooms | Edutopia - 32 views

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    Good tips for building a positive classroom culture.
Don Doehla

Addressing Chronic Absenteeism | Edutopia - 29 views

  • It is now late October. Have any of your students already missed more than a month of school? Are any on track to? Can you even know? Educators understand the importance of school attendance -- as we often say, "You can't teach an empty desk." And schools have mechanisms in place to track it, including average daily attendance (ADA) and truancy. But neither of those measures addresses chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism is typically defined as missing 10 percent or more of a school year -- approximately 18 days a year, or just two days every month. And across the nation, 5 to 7.5 million students are chronically absent.
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    It is now late October. Have any of your students already missed more than a month of school? Are any on track to? Can you even know? Educators understand the importance of school attendance -- as we often say, "You can't teach an empty desk." And schools have mechanisms in place to track it, including average daily attendance (ADA) and truancy. But neither of those measures addresses chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism is typically defined as missing 10 percent or more of a school year -- approximately 18 days a year, or just two days every month. And across the nation, 5 to 7.5 million students are chronically absent.
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    It is now late October. Have any of your students already missed more than a month of school? Are any on track to? Can you even know? Educators understand the importance of school attendance -- as we often say, "You can't teach an empty desk." And schools have mechanisms in place to track it, including average daily attendance (ADA) and truancy. But neither of those measures addresses chronic absenteeism. Chronic absenteeism is typically defined as missing 10 percent or more of a school year -- approximately 18 days a year, or just two days every month. And across the nation, 5 to 7.5 million students are chronically absent.
Don Doehla

Creating a "Least Restrictive Environment" with Mobile Devices | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "The U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act defines the concept of the Least Restrictive Environment as the opportunity for a student with a disability to be "provided with supplementary aids and services necessary to achieve educational goals if placed in a setting with non-disabled peers." (Daniel R.r. v. State Bd. of Educ., 874 F.2d 1036, 1050, 5th Cir.1989) This concept of providing students with "supplementary aids and services necessary to achieve educational goals" could be applied to all students. By leveraging the capabilities of mobile devices, teachers can support their students in creating a personalized learning environment with the least number of barriers. "
Don Doehla

How to Trust Your Students via @Edutopia - 31 views

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    "Education is catastrophically deficient in trust. Pro-accountability education reformers presume that, absent carrots and sticks, classrooms would be overrun with lazy and incapable teachers. Traditional instructors presume that, absent carrots and sticks, classrooms would be overrun with lazy and incapable students. Both viewpoints emerge from a noble desire to make classrooms high-performance spaces, but in actuality they suppress excellence."
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    An excellent article - must read! via @Edutopia
Tricia Hunt

How to Teach with Technology: Social Studies | Edutopia - 74 views

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      I find that having a "back channel" conversation during a presentation to actually do the opposite.  I am so busy commenting on what was just presented that I miss what is being talked about next.
  • "I think it's a good idea to use Skype (10) for learning about other states and countries.
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      I like the idea of Skyping with people from other countries.  I could get the kids to come up with a list of questions first.  My biggest question is HOW do I connect/find someone from another country?
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  • For more information on Lykowski's Global Explorers Project (including rubrics and other resources), go to Global Explorers (13).
  • FreePoverty is a geography game that presents you with a city or landmark. You have a short amount of time (5-10 seconds) to locate it on a map. The closer you are to the target, the more cups of water are donated to people in need around the world. (FreePoverty is seeking a nonprofit organization to work with to help turn the site's revenues into water donations.)
Tricia Hunt

How to Teach with Technology: Language Arts | Edutopia - 70 views

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      Never thought about letting kids "free blog" when they have a question!  Love that idea!
  • respond to a prompt on the blog for homework
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      I LOVE Photostory!  In the advent of Animoto and Voicethread I have COMPLETELY forgotten about how easy it is to use!
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  • VoiceThread is collaborative slide show software that allows users to contribute audio, images, and video.
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      Just used voice thread in my last online course and could totally see how commenting back and forth on the different images is AWESOME!
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    Interesting perspectives and ideas about how to incorporate technology in the language arts classroom, but could easily extend beyond that
Don Doehla

Dispelling some misunderstandings about PBL, by Andrew Miller - 41 views

  • A PBL project includes both the creation of the authentic product aligned to the project AND the scaffolding, learning activities, drill and skill, etc., that must occur to support student creation of the final product.
  • Projects and PBL aren’t the same.
  • I use the Project Essential Elements checklist to ensure that I am in fact doing PBL and not projects.
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  • Voice and choice is an essential element of PBL.
  • if you are noticing copying, it might be a project design issue.
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    Article on the distinction between "doing projects" and project-based learning.
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    Project Based Learning
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    Good new post by Andrew Miller on PBL vs. projects, and other myths
Roland Gesthuizen

Teaching How to Teach: Coaching Tips from a Former Principal | Edutopia - 1 views

  • Balance specific feedback with reflective questions
  • Done well, coaching can help you sort through your pedagogical baggage, develop or hone new skills, and ultimately find your best teaching self. Done poorly, it might turn you off to the entire notion of support. But what if it's not done at all?
  • I was reminded that good coaching is not about dynamic coaches serving as heroic educators, but rather stems from the simple habits of connecting teachers to resources and asking them reflective questions.
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  • I met with each teacher one-on-one to ask questions and understand their hopes, fears, and support needs in the upcoming year. By choosing to listen rather than to talk, I conveyed that I saw my primary duty as supporting good teaching.
  • Rather than reject his adapted style, I tried to build off of it
  • As his coach, I sought to model, little by little, some strategies I had learned on the job, such as literacy-building techniques, structuring controversial debates, and charting student discussions on the board for visual impact.
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    "High-quality coaching lies somewhere near the crossroads of good teaching and educational therapy. Done well, coaching can help you sort through your pedagogical baggage, develop or hone new skills, and ultimately find your best teaching self. Done poorly, it might turn you off to the entire notion of support. But what if it's not done at all?"
carmelladoty

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement | Edutopia - 35 views

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    What students think.... and they are correct.
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    What students say engages them in the classroom.
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    Students were asked "What engages you in school?" This article discusses the results.
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