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Rhondda Powling

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | MindShift | KQED News - 1 views

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    "Rachel Langenhorst helps teachers in her district find solutions for those issues. She used to teach social studies, but is now the K-12 Technology Integrationist and Instructional Coach at Rock Valley Community Schools in Iowa.

    "Really be cognizant of the digital tools you're picking and why you are picking them."
    She put together a list of favorite digital tools for the social studies classroom and shared them during an edWeb webinar. She emphasizes that, as with any classroom technology, teachers need to be careful not to just substitute a tech tool for an analog one. Instead, technology should be used to enhance classroom learning in ways that wouldn't be possible otherwise, including expanding learning beyond the classroom walls."
Rhondda Powling

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - 1 views

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    "These aren't single tools to "try," but news ways to think about how learners access media, how educators define success, and what the roles of immense digital communities should be in popularizing new learning models."
Rhondda Powling

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions - 3 views

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    Good questions are great learning tools. The 8 strategies discussed here offer useful ideas for classroom techers
Rhondda Powling

Writing Strategies for Students With ADHD | Edutopia - 2 views

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    "Addressing the challenges unique to students with ADHD will help these students find ways to handle their condition effectively and even use it to their advantage. Their unique perspective can be channeled into creative writing, finding new solutions to problems, and most of all, finding, reaching, and even exceeding their goals and fulfilling their full potential."
Kerry J

Digital Media and Learning Research Hub (MacArthur Foundation) - 1 views

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    We investigate the ways in which digital technology is changing learning environments, social and civic institutions, and youth culture.
    We work to support the growth of the emerging digital media and learning field and community.
    We spread thought leadership and best practices for next generation learning and civics.
    How we do it

    Carry out an extensive agenda of original research
    Provide a gathering place for those interested in new models of learning
    Host a weekly webinar series 
    Produce blogs, websites, a report series, other publications
    Hold an annual conference
    Support emerging scholars by sponsoring workshops, working groups and a weeklong summer institute
    Partner with like-minded research organizations and individuals"
Kerry J

What is 'competence' and how should education incorporate new technology's tools to gen... - 3 views

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    This paper addresses the competences needed in 21st century life especially in
    relation to civic participation, and the educational requirements to foster them in
    young people. New technologies are widely used by young people for informal
    social interaction, video game-playing and giving voice to their views.
    Incorporation of these practices into the classroom has been fairly slow, despite
    their manifest potential for promoting agency and civic engagement. The paper
    argues that this is in part due to the need for a cultural shift in education to
    accommodate them. Currently, many competences young people will need for
    the future world of interactive technology and 'bottom-up' information,
    communication and democracy are mainly being developed through informal
    practices. These competences, which include adaptability, managing ambiguity,
    and agency are discussed in relation to civic participation. 
Rhondda Powling

A Visual Chart on Summative Vs Formative Assessment ~ Educational Technology and Mobile... - 1 views

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    "An infogragphic to help explain the differences between formative and summative assessment. Formative assessment as assessment for learning and summative assessment as assessment of learning"
Rhondda Powling

53 Ways to Check for Understanding | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Formative assessment ideas. Edutopia's document contains 53 strategies to check for student understanding and is available for free download from here.
Rhondda Powling

What You May Not Know About Blended Learning | eLearning Blog - 1 views

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    "Blended Learning" is often used to define learning solutions that include parts of the content, or experiences, being delivered in different ways. Each may use different instructional methods more appropriate to each lesson or module of content. Whilst everyone seems to have their own view of what a blended solution looks like, most will agree that 21st century "courses" will contain lessons/modules that vary in their media selection, and mode of delivery."
    "Blended learning is not new. Long before the internet, and computer-based training, innovative teachers and designers of instruction have blended a variety of media, and methods, to present learners with a blended learning experience. However, today's use of the term speaks more to our history of migrating completely from the classroom to CBT, and learning from that experience. And finding a place where we all realize there will always be a place for ILT, and CBT, and all micro forms of learning in-between."
Rhondda Powling

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Edutopia - 3 views

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    Some interesting tools and how they might be used mentioned in the post. "In the past, limited access placed a hardship on teachers to meet the diverse needs of their students, especially when school resources are limited. In this brave new world, we are fortunate to live and work in an environment where the possibilities are endless for getting students what they need when they need it, and in a format that works best for them. How are you tapping possibilities to meet learner needs?"
Rhondda Powling

Personalized Learning Vs Traditional Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - 3 views

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    "A nice infographic that helps to show some of the differences between personalized learning and traditional learning"
Rhondda Powling

Homework: Helping Students Manage their Time | Edutopia - 1 views

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    Two suggests for teachers to assist students in developing their time management skills
Rhondda Powling

Is Homework Helpful?: The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask | Edutopia - 3 views

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    "The author suggest that teachers should step back and question the value of assignments they are setting. How often should they be assigned? Where is the line between too much and too little? In this post there are five considerations to help you determine what to assign and why"
Rhondda Powling

5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools | Edutopia - 3 views

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    Post from @coolcatteacher (Vicky Davis) " Formative Assessment done as students are learnin makes better teachers." Some great ideas discussed here.
Kerry J

Do Learners Really Know Best? Urban Legends in Education - 3 views

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    Three legends can be seen as variations on one central theme, namely, that it is the learner who knows best and that she or he should be the controlling force in her or his learning.

    Digital natives, learning styles and learners as self-educators are all discussed.
Rhondda Powling

When We All Teach Text Structures, Everyone Wins | Cult of Pedagogy - 6 views

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    How to teach text structures for better reading comprehension and improved retention. Teachers of history, science, and other subjects are now expected to weave literacy instruction into their teaching of content. But how should they do that? What are the most effective ways to help students learn to read challenging content-area texts? This article breaks down the research behind explicit teaching of text structures and includes a video that shows how to do it (Great for content-area literacy)
Rhondda Powling

An Ethical Island | How to Teach Without a Lecture and other fun - 2 views

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    An infograpic, by Mia MacMeekin, that explains the whats and hows of personalized learning in three easy steps: 1. A short, succinct definition of what personalized learning is. 2. The different ways to go about creating a personalized learning experience. 3. Some interesting examples of personalized learning are featured.
Rhondda Powling

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems | An Ethical Island - 2 views

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    Learn more about problem based learning, This great infographic from Mia MacMeekin offers some interesting ideas and insights on how to implement the principles of problem based learning in your classroom.
dean groom

Constructive alignment tool - SOLO Taxonomy - HookED - 4 views

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    Useful tool for generating constructive alignment statements
Rhondda Powling

Feedback Please - Events in Instruction- Event #7 | An Ethical Island - 1 views

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    Infographic - Feedback please - some very useful tips/ideas for obtaining feedback from students
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