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  • Deeper thinking with timeline projects
    • Timeline projects can be one-dimensional with shallow thinking. But they don’t have to be! Here are some ideas to kick up the Depth of Knowledge level.
    • Strategic thinking, DoK, DoK level, DOK/higher-order thinking process, Timelines. Poster projects
  • 10 Innovative Learning Strategies For Modern Pedagogy
    • This is an excerpt from a report, produced in collaboration with SRI International, that proposes ten innovations that are already in currency but have not yet had a profound influence on education. You can read the full report, with in-depth explanations and examples of each learning strategy in action, here….
    • incidental learning, computational thinking, Innovative Learning Strategies, adaptive teaching, technology-supported incidental learning
  • 10 digital bell-ringer activities to kickstart class (Part 1)
    • Bell-ringer activities don’t have to be a slow start to class that students dread. Use these ideas to spice up your bell-ringers! (Public domain image via Pixabay.com)
    • students, Google Slides, slide presentation, bell-ringer activities, speech bubbles
  • Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words
    • Think about the words you use in class. Which ones can have potentially negative connotations and how can they be adjusted for a growth mindset? Remember, words matter.
    • students, traditional grading language, potentially negative connotations, potential learning experience, endless feedback look
  • Attributes of an Effective Teacher, Part 1: What You Need To Be
    • Are you called to be a teacher? Taking some time to look over the important qualities that  a teacher should possess and thinking about how much you exemplify those qualities can help you figure out whether or not teaching is for you. In this blog, I will discuss the attributes…
    • Good group management, positive attitude, positive attitudes, effective teacher, French philosopher Voltaire
  • Edtech is the next fintech
    • As the world tries to make sense of economic tremors from the Brexit fallout, upcoming U.S. elections and volatile European financial markets, it’s easy to..
    • edtech Edtech, entire edtech industry, fintech, edtech startups, fintech startups

Score: 4400
URL: http://ditchthattextbook.com/2017/04/27/deeper-thinking-with-timeline-projects/
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 01:00:48 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-04-27T12:14:22+00:00
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  • Giving advice kicks the DoK up to level 3: Strategic thinking.
  • This also kicks the DoK up to level 3: Strategic thinking.
  • A deeper explanation of why they’re categorized the way they are takes it up to level 3: Strategic thinking.
  • Explanation and justification of those themes can bring it up to DoK level 3: Strategic thinking.
  • Several tools can help you create timelines, like: – – For notifications of new Ditch That Textbook content and helpful links: – – Interested in having Matt present at your event or school?

Tags: Strategic thinking, DoK, DoK level, DOK/higher-order thinking process, Timelines. Poster projects

Score: 4116
URL: https://wegrowteachers.com/10-innovative-learning-strategies-modern-pedagogy/
Tweeted At: Wed Feb 07 21:09:05 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-02-06T13:28:41+00:00
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  • Crossover Learning – Learning in informal settings, such as museums and after-school clubs, can link educational content with issues that matter to learners in their lives.
  • Learning Through Argumentation – Students can advance their understanding of science and mathematics by arguing in ways similar to professional scientists and mathematicians.
  • Learning By Doing Science (with remote labs) – Engaging with authentic scientific tools and practices such as controlling remote laboratory experiments or telescopes can build science inquiry skills, improve conceptual understanding, and increase motivation.
  • With appropriate support, access to remote labs can deepen understanding for teachers and students by offering hands-on investigations and opportunities for direct observation that complement textbook learning.
  • For classroom teaching, a promising approach is to combine computer-based systems for cognitive tutoring with the expertise of human teachers in responding to students’ emotions and dispositions, so that teaching can become more responsive to the whole learner.

Tags: incidental learning, computational thinking, Innovative Learning Strategies, adaptive teaching, technology-supported incidental learning

Score: 2782
URL: http://ditchthattextbook.com/2017/08/21/10-digital-bell-ringer-activities-to-kickstart-class-part-1/
Tweeted At: Sat Feb 03 03:01:18 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2017-08-21T15:21:56+00:00
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  • The traditional model for bell-ringer activities — the first activities students do before starting into the substance of the class — is to do some basic, quick questions: – – So, so forgettable.
  • My favorite way to do this is with Google Drawings (for creating individual images) or Google Slides (for having each student create a slide in a shared presentation).
  • Create a slide presentation with enough slides for each student in the class.
  • Students can email you photos from their cell phones and, in less than a minute, you can pull them into a Google Slides presentation to share with the class!
  • Here’s how you do it: – – If you’ve done this before and want to do the activity again, follow these steps: – – Example: Students can take photos of the world around them with examples of what you’re studying in class.

Tags: students, Google Slides, slide presentation, bell-ringer activities, speech bubbles

Score: 1313
URL: http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/work_in_progress/2016/02/shifting_the_grading_mindset_s.html?cmp=SOC-SHR-TW
Tweeted At: Sat Jan 28 03:07:01 +0000 2017
Publish Date: 2016-02-14T00:00:00+00:00
Author: Starr Sackstein

  • What we say and how we say it has a big impact on how students and other stakeholders respond to our choices.
  • Getting rid of grades is a big and challenging step to make, but it can be done and even if you aren’t ready to go all in, there are ways to adjust small things in the classroom that will lead to important growth for students.
  • When students see a red x on their papers or we tell them they are wrong, we are shutting them down and ending a potential learning experience.
  • Start the loop of communication by changing the words you use in conversation about learning and then it will become about the mastery instead of getting great grades on a report card.
  • How can you shift the way you talk about learning in your space to impact growth in your students?

Tags: students, traditional grading language, potentially negative connotations, potential learning experience, endless feedback look

Score: 514
URL: http://www.theedadvocate.org/__trashed/
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 17:57:04 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2016-08-05T07:07:48+00:00
Author: Matthew Lynch

  • As a teacher, your challenge is to inspire students and help them achieve these aspirations.
  • It’s very important for teachers to be optimistic and to foster a positive attitude within themselves and their students.
  • Good group management skills are crucial to successful learning in a classroom, which is full of social networks, peer pressure, competition, emotional complications, and varying degrees of confidence.
  • Ethical educators are expected to treat every student with the same respect, commitment, and engagement, embracing the opportunity to be practical models of virtue, to actively engage in the growth and learning of each individual student, and to be unlimited by external factors such as class and race.
  • The teacher’s role is to use their passion for their subject, their belief in the system, and their commitment as tools for their main purpose, which is to transmit their knowledge, to educate, and to play an active role in the learning process for all their students.

Tags: Good group management, positive attitude, positive attitudes, effective teacher, French philosopher Voltaire

Score: 501
URL: https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/13/edtech-is-the-next-fintech/
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 17:55:07 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2016-08-14T03:00:14+00:00
Author: David Bainbridge

  • We’re talking Yet edtech has been completely overshadowed by other red-hot investment opportunities, not only from the fintech industry, but others.
  • When considered like a business, education institutions need to cater to the digital demand of their consumers — people who are constantly exposed to digital technologies outside of the classroom have come to expect the same digital capabilities within the four walls of a learning environment.
  • Edtech is the next fintech – – The education and learning technology sector contributes more than £1 billion to the U.K. economy each year, and in the process has established some of the most innovative startup companies in the world.
  • From Raspberry Pi to Blackbullion to our very own Knowledgemotion, there are now more than 1,000 edtech startups in Britain, ready to lead the world in education innovation.
  • Other than being the only technology industry to have direct access to schools, colleges and universities, edtech is also the safest bet for investors.

Tags: edtech Edtech, entire edtech industry, fintech, edtech startups, fintech startups

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