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Vicki Davis

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick | MindShift | KQED News - 7 views

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    Drill and kill doesn't work. Here's what does. (Interestingly, many people don't know what is best for their own learning!)
Vicki Davis

Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise | Cult of Pedagogy - 12 views

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    The most beautiful classroom ever
Vicki Davis

New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect | Edutopia - 7 views

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    " Kristy Cooper's insanely rigorous mixed methods study, Eliciting Engagement in the High School Classroom: A Mixed-Methods Examination of Teaching Practices, published in the April 2014 American Educational Research Journal, does an exceptional job of showing what works. Cooper, an award-winning researcher at Michigan State University with an MA and Ed.D from Harvard, examined the impact of three well-supported strategies that teachers employ to increase student engagement. As you read each summary below, try to guess which practice had the greatest impact." Todd Finley shares the three methods and asks which has the most impact: 1) Lively teaching, 2) Academic Rigor and 3) Connective Instruction. A fantastic must-read on student engagement that you'll want to email your staff.
Vicki Davis

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Edutopia - 12 views

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    Can you help students motivate themselves? Yes you can! Larry Ferlazzo shares some incredible ideas in this blog post over on Edutopia with more than 25,000 shares as of this time. We can help students motivate themselves.
Vicki Davis

Drawing to Learn | Learning Sciences Research Institute - 1 views

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    "Ainsworth, Prain and Tyler  (2011) in a paper in Science argue that  drawing  can play a number of  important roles in learning:, namely: Drawing to enhance engagement - surveys have shown than when students draw to explain they are more motivated to learn compared to traditional teaching of science. Drawing to learn to represent in science - the process of producing visual representations  helps learners understand how scientific representations work. Drawing to reason in science - student learn to reason like scientists as they select specific features to focus on in their drawings, aligning it with observation, measurement and/or emerging ideas Drawing as a learning strategy - if learners read a text and then draw it, the process of making their understanding visible and explicit helps them to overcome limitations in presented material, organise and integrate their knowledge and ultimately can be transformative. Drawing to communicate - discussing their drawings with their students provides teachers with windows into students' thinking as well being a way that the peers can share knowledge, discovery and understanding."
Vicki Davis

How one school is turning Generation Z into entrepreneurial innovators | Information Age - 0 views

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    And I'm seeing this too. This generation wants to start their own business. We see this with Shark tank type experiences. This is a cool overview of what one college is doing as they literally help students start businesses in school instead of doing projects that go in the trash.
Vicki Davis

Public Domain - 12 views

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    Tons of free footage, audio, images and 3D models that you can download and use in your projects.
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Cool Cat Teacher - YouTube - 6 views

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    A simple video tutorial I created for my students including these essential questions: What is copyright? How long does it last? What are the kinds of copyright? How can I copyright my own work? How can I find works I can use freely? Do I still have to give credit for the work? How can i buy license for professional work? What are the penalties for not following copyright?
Vicki Davis

Copyright 101: A Simple Lesson in Licenses - YouTube - 7 views

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    A simple video tutorial I created for my students including these essential questions: What is copyright? How long does it last? What are the kinds of copyright? How can I copyright my own work? How can I find works I can use freely? Do I still have to give credit for the work? How can i buy license for professional work? What are the penalties for not following copyright?
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Copyright Comicbook - 21 views

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    Free comic book about copyright that teaches you everything you need to know. You can even remix it. There are multiple translations as well (and you can buy a hard copy.) Awesome tool to use.
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Tackk - Beautiful Website Builder - 15 views

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    Tackk is a website builder to build a beautiful web page.
Vicki Davis

ooomf Blog | Tips and other good things. - 1 views

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    Some great thoughts about how cognitive dissonance and our internal dialog in our head makes it hard for us to get started at new tasks.
Vicki Davis

Flickr: The Lifehacker Desktop Show and Tell Pool - 3 views

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    The desktops of the Lifehacker team and others and how they design their desktop. Click the "rainmeter" tab to see how they use rainmeter, for example. Some cool ideas here for designing desktops.
Vicki Davis

Wikipedia:School of Open course/February 2014 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia - 3 views

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    So, you want to know how to edit Wikipedia? There's a course for you. We are delighted to announce a new round of our free online course, "Writing Wikipedia Articles: The Basics & Beyond" (#WIKISOO). The course runs from 25 February - 8 April 2014, and is now open for enrollment. As many of you know already, WIKISOO teaches the nuts and bolts of Wikipedia. We focus on building and improving articles related to Open Education. Enrollment is open to all. We'd especially like to invite past students to re-register: your knowledge and experience will be valuable to your fellow students, and it's also a great opportunity to deepen your learning about Wikipedia and OER. WIKISOO students learn about the values and culture that have driven hundreds of thousands of volunteers to build Wikipedia. Through your work in the course, you will join an effort that has generated millions of free articles in hundreds of languages since 2001. The course covers the technical skills needed to edit articles, and also offers practical insights into the site's collaborative norms and social dynamics. You will graduate with a sophisticated understanding of how to use Wikipedia both as a reader and as an active participant. Sign up is free.
Vicki Davis

Turn an Excel sheet into graph paper - TechRepublic - 10 views

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    You can put graph paper on an Excel sheet. Here's how. Very cool.
Vicki Davis

CO14: Reinventing Writing: The 9 Tools that are changing how to teach Online Class by V... - 5 views

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    CO14 is happening this weekend and so many great people are presenting. It runs from February 7-9 and is free. My session is sharing how writing has been reinvented as I share the 9 tools that have changed how we teach forever (a sneak preview of my book coming out in May.) If you teach writing, work with curriculum or teach, feel free to join in. The session is at 8 am EST on Saturday morning, February 8. Anyone can join. Lots of amazing presenters are speaking so check it out.
Vicki Davis

Learn With Leah: Goofram - 6 views

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    Leah shares how Goofram works - very cool and useful information from Leah Fullenkamp. Awesome.
Vicki Davis

Brain breaks kids love - GoNoodle - 10 views

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    I don't know that I'd market "brain breaks" as a way to get "classroom control" but I guess that is what some teachers want. I am fascinated by how Brain Breaks are trending on Twitter as many teachers are using them so I guess I"m going to sign up for Go Noodle and see what the fuss is about. Any of you using this tool/ website?
Vicki Davis

Denny's All Aboard Education - 0 views

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    Nominate your favorite teacher in 100 words or less to send the teacher on a all expenses paid cruise. Nominations due Feb 9. From Denny's and Tom Joyner Foundation.
Vicki Davis

ePals Challenges | - ePals Global Community - 3 views

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    ePals and th Smithsonian are sponsoring their third Invent It challenge where students address real world problems with inventions. The projects are due on April 11. Sign up now and plan this authentic project into your classroom this spring.
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