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Beth Panitz

Writing Lesson of the Month Network - 87 views

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    Share writing lessons based on mentor texts - model texts that demonstrate the 6 characteristics of good writing.
Marita Thomson

Just shut up and listen, expert tells teachers - 178 views

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    JOHN HATTIE has spent his life studying the studies to find out what works in education. His advice to teachers? Just shut up.
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    Hattie makes some good points, and I was with him until I read his comment about "not spending a penny" on smaller class sizes. Smaller class size is exactly what makes it possible for a teacher to oversee student-directed learning and "engage closely and listen"
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    That is my experience too thank you Carol I missed that! I rely on volunteers so that I can teach hands on skills. The students themselves give me the feedback I need to adjust instruction. And of course the type of skills and content that they enjoy too.
Holly Barlaam

Resources Package for Teaching Evolution - 40 views

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    A wealth of resources for teaching evolution. Includes ideas on addressing misconceptions, lessons and activities related to human evolution, and more.
Professor Craig

The Trouble with Poverty (The Autonomy Myth, Chapter 1) | Aaron Ross Powell - 25 views

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      Absolute poverty and relative poverty are quite different. As stated in your text, social scientists feel that relative poverty is more meaningful.
  • Poverty is measured in relative terms.
  • But if incomes tripled—if suddenly everyone in the US could purchase three times as much quality of life as they could before—there would still be a bottom quintile and one-fifth of children would be in it.
Randolph Hollingsworth

History Journals - open access - 54 views

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    compilation by U Mass Amhearst Digital Humanities Initiative
BalancEd Tech

teachwithyouripad - Blooms Taxonomy with Apps - 118 views

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      Inspiration for a quick PD activity. After playing with a range of Apps, ask participants to place their app in the taxonomy (depending on use of course). Then, ask them if they can imagine a different way to use the app that might place it in a different section. This could also be used with SAMR, LOTI, Prensky, etc.
Roland Gesthuizen

Writing Fun by Jenny Eather - helping kids write using text organizers. - 152 views

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    "Using text organisers to assist students with the writing process"
Roland Gesthuizen

How Online Education Is Changing the Way We Learn [INFOGRAPHIC] - 163 views

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    Over the past decade or so, the Internet has become a huge source of information and education, especially for those who might be short on time, money or other resources. .. Check out this infographic from OnlineEducation.net about how the world of online learning has changed and grown over the years.
Kim Drain

Stanford Copyright & Fair Use - Welcome to the Public Domain - 106 views

  • The public owns these works, not an individual author or artist. Anyone can use a public domain work without obtaining permission, but no one can ever own it.
  • Copyright has expired for all works published in the United States before 1923.
  • For works published after 1977, if the work was written by a single author, the copyright will not expire until 70 years after the author’s death. If a work was written by several authors and published after 1977, it will not expire until 70 years after the last surviving author dies.
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  • Thousands of works published in the United States before 1964 fell into the public domain because the copyright was not renewed in time under the law in effect then.
  • Copyright law does not protect ideas; it only protects the particular way an idea is expressed.
  • Creative Commons, a nonprofit organization designed to foster the public domain, helps copyright owners dedicate their works to the public domain.
  • Copyright law does not protect the titles of books or movies, nor does it protect short phrases such as, “Make my day.” Copyright protection also doesn’t cover facts, ideas, or theories.
  • Sometimes an author deliberately chooses not to protect a work and dedicates the work to the public. This type of dedication is rare, and unless there is express authorization placing the work in the public domain, do not assume that the work is free to use.
  • Works published in the U.S. before 1923 In the
  • In the U.S., any work created by a federal government employee or officer is in the public domain, provided that the work was created in that person’s official capacity.
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    This chapter of Stanford's Copyright and Fair Use Overview defines public domain and explains the main ways in which works become public domain. "Dear Rich" letters provide scenarios to illustrate many of these.
Anne-Mette Krejberg

Podcast software :: Podcast - 103 views

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    Software to make your own Podcast
Anne-Mette Krejberg

TechSmith | Jing, instant screenshots and screencasts, home - 43 views

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    I use this for Professional Development and it ROCKS!
Jennifer Glick

NASSPE: Home > Introduction - 0 views

  • Advocates of single-sex education do NOT believe that "all girls learn one way and all boys learn another way." On the contrary, we cherish and celebrate the diversity among girls and among boys
  • coeducational settings actually reinforce gender stereotypes via the process that researchers call "gender intensification.
  • The good news is that the gender-separate format can boost grades and test scores for BOTH girls and boys.
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  • Both girls and boys have more freedom to explore their own interests and abilities than in the coed classroom
webExplorations

Rupert Murdoch - Education: The Last Frontier - 50 views

  • We must begin by exciting the imaginations of our young people.
  • my second point: more personalized learnin
  • Finally, with digital we can bring the world’s greatest thinkers to every student, anywhere in the world, at a very low cost.
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  • Outside the classroom, digital has already done this. Not so very long ago, you had to be rich to hear the best opera or symphony. Now you can now download the world’s best recording of your favourite Mozart concerto for about a dollar.
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    Well-presented examples of how we can break out of the "all the seats in a row" mentality using the tools available today.
A Gardner

UCLA Perceptual & Adaptive Learning Technology in Mathematics - 121 views

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    It's amazing.
June Griffin

Resources | Teaching With and About Technology - NYTimes.com - 140 views

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    activities and articles to bring to the classroom --good discussion starters for discussing technology with students
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