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Alexis Jackson

Teachers Homepage - National Geographic Education - 0 views

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    Lesson plans, activities, projects, news for all grade levels
Alexis Jackson

NASA Education | NASA - 0 views

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    Has sections for both educators and students. Lesson plans, projects, and news.
Jenny Sommers

20 Tools for the Social Classroom (ages 5-18) « Centre for Learning & Perform... - 0 views

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    a list. i like lists.
Jenny Sommers

Envisioning: Education - 0 views

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    cool visual mapping of future emerging technology
Jenny Sommers

How To Increase Higher Order Thinking - 0 views

  • Parents and teachers can do a lot to encourage higher order thinking, even when they are answering children’s questions
  •  “Don’t ask me any more questions.” “Because I said so.”
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      Garth- this reminds me of our conversation of how we shut children's learning down.
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  • Level 1. Reject the question.
  • Level 2. Restate or almost restate the question as a response.
  • Level 3. Admit ignorance or present information.
  • Level 4. Voice encouragement to seek response through authority.
  • Level 5. Encourage brainstorming, or consideration of alternative explanations.
  • Level 6. Encourage consideration of alternative explanations and a means of evaluating them.
  • Level 7. Encourage consideration of alternative explanations plus a means of evaluating them, and follow-through on evaluations.
  • When brainstorming, it is important to remember all ideas are put out on the table. Which ones are “keepers” and which ones are tossed in the trashcan is decided later.
  • Encourage Questioning. Divergent questions asked by students should not be discounted. When students realize that they can ask about what they want to know without negative reactions from teachers, their creative behavior tends to generalize to other areas. If time will not allow discussion at that time, the teacher can incorporate the use of a “Parking Lot” board where ideas are “parked” on post-it notes until a later time that day or the following day.
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      I like this idea of the "parking lot" board. Students do need to feel like asking questions is ok- this doesn't stifle them but lets class continue on track.
  • Students should be explicitly taught at a young age how to infer or make inferences.
  • a teacher may use bumper stickers or well-known slogans and have the class brainstorm the inferences that can be drawn from them.
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      I like this example.
  • How to Answer Children’s Questions In a Way that Promotes Higher Order Thinking
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    interesting read- especially the section on "how to answer children's questions in a way that promotes higher order thinking
Jenny Sommers

Teaching Math To Visual Learners - 0 views

  • hey much prefer to learn from whole-to-part,
  • it is important to bring attention to all the ways math is relevant to everyday life
  • Bring your visual learner along shopping with you and be sure to have him or her help you figure out how much money you will need for your purchases. Letting them have a piggy bank, and counting the money often will also be helpful. Math is plentifully available in cooking together, clipping coupons, saving for a special toy, and even in building with blocks or cutting play-dough into fractional parts. Math can be almost everywhere when you are looking for it.
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  • Color, color, color!
  • Make a picture.
  • Use multimedia software when available.
  • Manipulatives are key.
  • using color to differentiate between addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems can be very helpful. In learning sequential step problems, highlighting each step in a different color can also overcome this natural difficulty.
  • What To Avoid With Visual Learners
  • Rote memorization and drill will not only be mostly impossible for your visual learner, but will also sap his natural love of learning.
  • Visual learners also tend to “visualize” time passing, so timed quizzes and tests put almost tangible pressure on them, causing unnecessary anxiety
  • not always be able to “show their work.”
  • , be prepared for a visual learner to
  • It is important to help them to understand that their visual learning style is not a disadvantage, but simply a different way of acquiring knowledge
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    visual learners: what they are; how they learn; things to avoid; techniques for teaching math to them
Jenny Sommers

TeacherWeb® - WebQuests - 0 views

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    information about what a webquest is as well as examples and a template
David Pluck

Learning | MOCA Cleveland - 0 views

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    The Museum of Contemporary Art link to their education page
David Pluck

Education - 0 views

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    The Guggenheim New Yorks link to the educators event page
David Pluck

Online Tours | Louvre Museum | Paris - 0 views

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    Great resource for art teacher! Online virtual tour of the Louvre. Free online field trip!!
Jay Martinez

Spanish | Learn about Spanish on instaGrok, the research engine - 0 views

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    need help teaching some Spanish?
Michael Bayat

Stylus Productions Catalog, Lectures by Dr. William J. Neidinger - 0 views

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    history lectures, many of which are available on amazon prime
Michael O'Connor

What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator | Edutopia - 0 views

  • 1. Sense of Priority
  • PBL promotes innovation in education
  • 2. Selflessness
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  • 3. Time and Energy
  • 4. Models
  • But by looking at existing models -- cool stuff that has been accomplished by others before you -- you'll have an idea of what's possible. And of what you might be missing.
  • 5. Willingness to Take Risks
  • prepared for failure.
  • 6. Trust
  • The trust of administrators, colleagues and parents certainly matters. You can lose your job or professional standing without it. But without trust from students, you're just a well-dressed, silly person with your name on the placard by the door.
  • And the innovation will never come.
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