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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

Summary Poem Activity<p>List ten key words from an assigned text.<br>• Do a free verse poem with the words you highlighted.<br>• Write a summary of the reading …

Teaching

The “World’s Best Teacher” Gives Kids Choices–Instead of Tests

Pop quiz: who’s the coolest teacher around? Answer: Ms. Atwell.<p>Today, for World Teacher Day, we’re shining a spotlight on Nancie Atwell, the “World’s …

Teaching

Flexible Seating Elevates Student Engagement

Becky Fisher, the director of educational technology at Albemarle County Public Schools, is interested in learning about the thinking that drives …

Teaching

18 Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students - eLearning Industry

<b>Free Digital Storytelling Tools For Teachers And Students</b><p><i>Editor's note: We have originally written and published this article in February 2013.</i> …

How Evernote Is Revolutionzing My Classroom

From 8th January – 22nd March I chose one class, my First Year class (aged 11-12) to give up using exercise books, reading books and textbooks. …

8 Awesome Educational Infographics for Teachers

Formative Assessments Are Easier Than You Think!

When I was teaching science one of the best lessons I learned was about formative assessment.<p>In my first year of teaching I taught the way I was told …

Using Images as Research Prompts to Teach Google Search Strategies

Over the last month I've shown the picture that you see to the left during a number of presentations and workshops. I've used the picture to model …

13 Concrete Examples Of Better Feedback For Learning

<b>By Grant Wiggins</b><p>Below, find thirteen examples of how teachers have made feedback (as opposed to advice and evaluation) more central to their work …

27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding

<b>27 Simple Ways To Check For Understanding</b><p>Checking for understanding is the foundation of teaching.<p>Whether you’re using formative assessment for data …

Pedagogy

37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom

<b>37 Ways Teachers Can Use Pinterest In The Classroom</b><p>There are a lot of great technology tools out there for teachers that can make it easier to …

Education Technology

6 Creative Tools for Displaying Learning Objectives

Posted on Nov 8, 2013 | 3 comments<p>It’s commonly accepted that you should start every lesson by displaying the learning objectives. But they don’t …

10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds

<b>10 Assessments You Can Perform In 90 Seconds</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Good assessment is frequent assessment.<p>Any assessment is designed to provide a …

Pedagogy

How to Use Crowdsourcing in the Classroom

This post originally appeared in Edudemic on Oct. 31st, 2013<p>The Connected Student Series<p>Crowdsourcing is an important information literacy skill. …

5 ways to make your classroom more student-centered

<b>A student-centered classroom allows students to be an integral part of the assessment development process.</b> This doesn't necessarily mean every …

27 Ways To Respond When Students Don't Pay Attention

<b>27 Ways To Respond When Students Don’t Pay Attention</b><p>Our initial reaction when seeing the following infographic from Mia MacMeekin was to think about …

By: Flipped Classroom | Pearltrees

[…] Sheninger is one of a growing number of educators who don't just tolerate social networking in school — he encourages it, often for educational …

5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

So what exactly are the most effective ways to use feedback in educational settings?<p>Although there is no quick or easy answer to this question, here …

Pedagogy

6 Principles Of Genius Hour In The Classroom

<b>Genius Hour In The Classroom: 6 Principles Of Genius Hour</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p><i>Update: We did a t-shirt campaign of this graphic last year. It’s our old logo</i> …

Learning Theory.html

Interesting image. RT @Lucas_Leavitt: How engaged were your students today? How engaged will they be tomorrow? http://t.co/vnsbumqWgc

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

<b>The Question Game</b><p>by <b>Sophie Wrobel</b>, <i>geist.avesophos.de</i><p>The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking<p><i>Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart</i> …

Pedagogy

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

<b>Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>“Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural …

Pedagogy

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

I realized that I did the same when I bought a new car -- with one exception. I never read the instruction book in the glove compartment. I just …

Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Classroom Management Model

Introducing and Customizing the Model<p>In this post, I'm proposing a classroom management model that I developed with the help of Judy Willis. This …

Pedagogy

The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

John Irving, the author of The Cider House Rules, begins with his last sentence:<p>I write the last line, and then I write the line before that. I find …

Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

• It is an excellent way to provide differentiation for English-language learners.<br>• It relieves pressure from reluctant students or striving readers and …