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EdChat News Tuesday, February 13

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  • The Tyranny of Being On Task
    • Students need periodic breaks to ease brain strain, and the perceived demand that they should always be on task is unrealistic.
    • task, students, task behavior, brain breaks,
  • 12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
    • Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.
    • students, english language learners, ELL students, regular classroom teachers, ESL teacher
  • 15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]
    • Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help teachers and students create and share notes, lists, and reminders. There are so many possibilities that I decided to put together this post and infographic with ideas for how Google Keep can be used in the classroom: 15 Ways for…
    • Google, students, notes, google keep cheat,
  • 20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners
    • Understanding what a child’s brain needs is central to instruction.
    • Perez, students, Kathy Perez, information Kathy Perez, Perez ideas
  • Scaffolding Student Thinking in Projects | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE
    • In order to skillfully embrace the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in life, our students need to develop sophisticated thinking skills that extend far beyond disciplinary boundaries. From understanding and unpacking problems, constraints, and possibilities, to identifying patterns and addressing biases, the types of thinking we should be nurturing…
    • thinking skills, critical thinking, sophisticated thinking skills, critical thinking skills, Visible Thinking Project
  • The Definition of Literacy is Changing
    • Growing up I heard the words literate and illiterate. I knew that people who were literate could read and write, and people who were illiterate could not. I remember trying to imagine what it would be like to navigate the world as an illiterate person. How would you get from place to…
    • literacy, standard literacy skills, digital literacy skills, first-generation college-bound students, literate person
  • The Problem With “I Already Do That”
    • successful educators, highly effective educator, informal professional development, bad PD sessions,
  • Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It
    • Schools that helped produce some of Silicon Valley’s most prominent leaders are hustling to bring a more medicine-like morality to computer science.
    • ethics course, science ethics course, data science ethics, artificial intelligence, new ethics course
  • Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Quizalize
    • The best features of game shows can be used to review and teach in the classroom. These digital tools can help. See pros, cons and what makes them different.
    • game, students, possible answers, Quizlet Live, Kahoot
    • The page you are looking for no longer exists. Perhaps you can return back to the site’s homepage and see if you can find what you are looking for. Or, you can try finding it with the information below.
    • students, technology integration specialist, High School, Michigan Libraries Project, old keyboard keys

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The Tyranny of Being On Task

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  • I now know that it is unreasonable to ensure complete on task behavior from every student at all times, but back then I wanted a good evaluation, and I wanted my students to be on task so that they would learn and I could support them.
  • When a student does something that is a risk in the classroom, something we might consider off task behavior, they are doing so because they receive a dopamine reward for doing so.
  • Judy Willis calls such moments brain breaks in her book Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning.
  • Some other practical strategies include: – – Brain breaks are essential to classroom culture and student learning.
  • Brain breaks are responsive to students and help us become allies of their behavior rather than punitive figures.

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12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom

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  • Listen to this post as a podcast: – – A note on terminology: The acronym ESL is used less often now in schools than it used to be, because we recognize that many students who are learning English already speak several other languages, so English would not be a second…
  • Below, three ESL teachers tell uswhat they know about the things regular classroom teachers can do to improve instruction for ELL students.
  • And if ELL students attend your classwith a resource teacher, make use of that person: In most cases the resource teacher doesnt have to work exclusively with the ESL students; they can work with smaller groups that happen to contain these students, helping to improve the teacher-student ratio and give…
  • Mary Yurkosky, a former ESL teacher in Massachusetts, credits much of her students success to the strong relationship she had with the regular classroom teachers.
  • In her podcast interview, Kim shared a story about watching a teacher ask a new Iraqi student how he felt about the war in his country, right in the middle of class.

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[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text el_class=”topfeed-embedly”]12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom | Cult of Pedagogy[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row el_id=”15-Ways-for-Students-to-Use-Google-Keep-infographic-“][vc_column width=”1/2”][vc_separator][vc_column_text]

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic]

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  • Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help teachers and studentscreate and share notes, lists, and reminders.
  • Google Keep is loaded with fun features that can help students get organized, track progress, take notes, and more.
  • In Google Keep, students can jot down quick notes to themselves about a particular class or subject.
  • With Google Keep, students can easily keep track of each project, tasks, notes, and due dates.
  • Students can use Google Keep for daily journaling and writing reflections on daily learning, projects, self-assess their progress, and share what they did well and what they could improve upon.

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20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

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  • Set Goals – – Perez is also a proponent of both teacher and students setting personal learning goals every day that are achievable, believable and measurable.
  • But its very important to leave time for students to revisit the goal they set at the end of the day, Perez said.
  • Perez likes to say for every 10 minutes of content, teachers need to give students two minutes of chew time.
  • Make Snowballs – – The Snowball brain break is one of Perez favorite ways to summarize learning at the end of a lesson (and should be done when students are on their way to recess or at the end of the day).
  • Thats why Perez advocates that teachers have a large toolkit of approaches to get students thinking, speaking, writing, touching, building, listening and, most importantly, doing something with the content.

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Scaffolding Student Thinking in Projects | Blog | Project Based Learning | BIE

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  • In order to skillfully embrace the challenges and opportunities they will encounter in life, our students need to develop sophisticated thinking skills that extend far beyond disciplinary boundaries.
  • In order to make sure our projects teach students substantive critical thinking skills, we must think purposefully about designing complex, high-level tasks and driving questions, and about carefully scaffolding thinking skills throughout the project.
  • So, how can we systematically scaffold thinking skills?
  • As we know, a scaffold is any support that helps students move from their current knowledge or skill level to a new level.
  • In the case of specific types of thinking skills, the following steps can be helpful: – – One of the major goals most teachers have when embarking on a PBL journey is the goal of increasing students capacity to think in complex ways.

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The Definition of Literacy is Changing

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  • Students today must be able to navigate the online space to successfully access information and opportunities.
  • If those students had never been asked to create an email address, use a search engine, or work online, could they access the information they need to get ahead in an increasingly competitive and digital world?
  • When faced with the prospect of using technology with students, Ive heard several teachers say, What I do works for me.
  • It must also be woven into the fabric of education to help students hone the skills they need to be truly literate in todays society.
  • The answers, usually, provide a strong case for the role of technology in education and the need to develop, not just traditional literacy, but also technology and media literacy.

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The Problem With “I Already Do That”

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  • Often the phrase is followed by an explanation of ways the educator is already doing that practice.
  • But regardless of whether the educator already does thator not, these words seem very dismissive to me.
  • Like many seasoned educators, over the years I’ve had hundreds if not thousands of conversations about teaching and learning, and I’ve participated in untold hours of formal and informal professional development.
  • For instance, I occasionally share that kids learn more from teachers who smile or every child in every school should hear an encouraging word every day.
  • Even if an idea may seem obvious, sometimes it’s still helpful to put words around it and help bring it to the surface again, to make it fresh, to shine a light on it, to celebrate it.

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Tech’s Ethical ‘Dark Side’: Harvard, Stanford and Others Want to Address It

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  • Its about finding or identifying issues that we know in the next two, three, five, 10 years, the students who graduate from here are going to have to grapple with, said Mehran Sahami, a popular computer science professor at Stanford who is helping to develop the course.
  • We need to at least teach people that theres a dark side to the idea that you should move fast and break things, said Laura Norn, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Data Science at New York University who began teaching a new data science ethics course this semester….
  • Last fall, Cornell University introduced a data science course where students learned to deal with ethical challenges such as biased data sets that include too few lower-income households to be representative of the general population.
  • In another Cornell course, Karen Levy, also an assistant professor in information science, is teaching her students to focus more on the ethics of tech companies.
  • Rob Reich, a Stanford political science professor who is helping to develop the course, said students would be asked to consider those topics from the point of view of software engineers, product designers and policymakers.

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Game show classroom: Comparing Kahoot!, Quizizz, Quizlet Live and Quizalize

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  • Quizizz takes the excitement of a gameshow-style review game and puts the whole experience in the students hands.
  • Quizizz is different because the questions and possible answers are displayed individually on student devices.
  • That means that each new Quizlet Live game is different, with different possible questions and answers pulled from your existing sets.
  • The team game lets students work together and see their results in real time on the projector screen.
  • When students are finished, Quizalize breaks the data on their work down in many ways (by question, by type of question, etc.) to provide great insights for the teacher.

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