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Glenn Hervieux

Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour | Edutopia - 69 views

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    Want to explore the "Genius Hour" concept. These videos and links will help introduce you to an approach many are embracing.
oregonjon

The High Cost of Neuromyths in Education | Edutopia - 49 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

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Edutopia - 125 views

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    With tools like Socrative, Kahoot, Zaption, Chatzy, and Plickers, teachers can use tech for immediate feedback about how students are learning and understanding the lesson.
Glenn Hervieux

Differentiated Planning Tool for Prof. Development - 98 views

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    Using Vygotsky's theory of the Zone of Proximal Development and scaffolding, one district moved their Prof. Development plan toward a more differentiated model. Read the article, "Individualized Technology Goals for Teachers" for a detailed explanation of it's evolution and practice. http://goo.gl/BJfZIQ
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    Using Vygotsky's theory of the Zone of Proximal Development and scaffolding, one district moved their Prof. Development plan toward a more differentiated model.
H DeWaard

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | Edutopia - 100 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.
Sharin Tebo

Why Curiosity Enhances Learning | Edutopia - 40 views

  • It's no secret that curiosity makes learning more effective and enjoyable. Curious students not only ask questions, but also actively seek out the answers.
  • While it might be no big surprise that we're more likely to remember what we've learned when the subject matter intrigues us, it turns out that curiosity also helps us learn information we don't consider all that interesting or important.

    The researchers found that, once the subjects' curiosity had been piqued by the right question, they were better at learning and remembering completely unrelated information

  • if a student struggles with math, personalizing math problems to match their specific interests rather than using generic textbook questions could help them better remember how to go about solving similar math problems in the future.
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  • there is no such thing as a dumb question, because as cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham notes in his book Why Don't Students Like School?, it's the question that stimulates curiosity -- being told the answer quells curiosity before it can even get going.
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    Curiosity's role in Students' Learning
mrsdvorakravitz

Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention | Edutopia - 38 views

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    "In the early to mid-2000s, research on the underlying basis of dyslexia pointed to a primary problem with the phonological processing of speech sounds. "
Deborah Baillesderr

Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup | Edutopia - 43 views

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    Great resources!
Elizabeth Kahn

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing | Edutopia - 60 views

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    Great article from Edutopia explaining why we need to persevere with technology integration.
Don Doehla

Relationship Building Through Culturally Responsive Classroom Management | Edutopia - 29 views

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    School behavior problems often originate outside of the classroom. For example, asthma is the number one cause of absenteeism. When asthmatics are unable to sleep at night, they miss class or arrive at school so sleep drunk and irritable that disruptive behavior ensues, getting them tossed out of class. Consequently, they fall more behind in classwork, which increases academic struggle. More outbursts and further truancy results.
Jenna Ervin

Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 89 views

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    53 ways to check for understanding, alternative assessment
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