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StayFocusd. Strict Workflow. BeeLine Reader. StayFocusd. Bloom's Digital Taxonomy. This is the introduction to Bloom's Digital Taxonomy.

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

The different taxonomical levels can be viewed individually via the navigation bar or below this introduction as embedded pages. This is an update to Bloom's Revised Taxonomy which attempts to account for the new behaviours and actions emerging as technology advances and becomes more ubiquitous. Bloom's Revised Taxonomy describes many traditional classroom practices, behaviours and actions, but does not account for the new processes and actions associated with Web 2.0 technologies, infowhelm (the exponential growth in information), increasing ubiquitous personal technologies or cloud computing.Bloom's Digital Taxonomy isn't about the tools or technologies rather it is about using these to facilitate learning. Outcomes on rubrics are measured by competence of use and most importantly the quality of the process or product. For example. Key Resources This infographic links Blooms Digital Taxonomy to the communication spectrum.

Applying. New Bloom's Taxonomy Poster for Teachers. August 29, 2014 Bloom's taxonomy is one of the most popular learning taxonomies ever.

New Bloom's Taxonomy Poster for Teachers

Top Ranked Educational Websites. Resources. Internet Catalogue. Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom. Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Help Students Keep Their Momentum by Terry Heick “Failing Forward” is a relatively recent entry into our cultural lexicon–at least as far has headlines go anyway–that has utility for students and teachers.

Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

Popularized from the book of the same name, the idea behind failing forward is to see failing as a part of success rather than its opposite. Provided we keep moving and pushing and trying and reflecting, failure should, assuming we’re thinking clearly, lead to progress, So rather than failing and falling back, we fail forward. Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Literature and Reading. Introduction As you probably already know, free graphic organizers are readily available on the Internet.

Free Graphic Organizers for Teaching Literature and Reading

However, access to quality organizers often requires either a monthly or an annual fee. Here you will find, what I think, are quality organizers WITHOUT monthly or annual fees. Gardening. 5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn. Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning.

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. 20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning. 20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning Recently we took at look at the phases of inquiry-based learning through a framework, and even apps that were conducive to inquiry-based learning on the iPad.

20 Questions To Guide Inquiry-Based Learning

During our research for the phases framework, we stumbled across the following breakdown of the inquiry process for learning on (who offer the references that appear below the graphic). Most helpfully, it offers 20 questions that can guide student research at any stage, including: What do I want to know about this topic? How do I know I know it? Dyslexia Resources. » 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better :zenhabits.

“Smile, breathe and go slowly.” - Thich Nhat Hanh, Zen Buddhist monk Post written by Leo Babauta.

» 9 Mindfulness Rituals to Make Your Day Better :zenhabits

What happens in our brain when we practice mindfulness? How to Cultivate Mindfulness & the Meditation Habit. Class Teaching. This blog is managed by Shaun Allison, Deputy Head at Durrington High School, West Sussex, England.

Class Teaching

The purpose of it is to find and share the good practice that exists within our own school and others – the bright spots - especially if it helps us along our journey of becoming a ‘Growth Mindset School’. We value CPD very highly at DHS and have developed a variety of ways to support and encourage teacher collaboration and the sharing/development of best practice. These are some of the ways we do it – and the inspiration for many of the blogs on here: 15 Minute Forums – These are weekly meetings (brief – 15 minutes, every Thursday) where staff showcase and share effective strategies and ideas on a specific area of pedagogy.

Thoughtful Learning: Curriculum for 21st Century Skills, Inquiry, Project-Based Learning, and Problem-Based Learning. All teachers teach basic literacy: students learn any subject by reading, writing, speaking, and listening.

Thoughtful Learning: Curriculum for 21st Century Skills, Inquiry, Project-Based Learning, and Problem-Based Learning

These days, we also need to teach more advanced literacies, such as knowing how to use technology and manage information. But how can we teach all of those literacies? Is there a simple approach that makes sense of literacy in science, history, art, literature, computers, math, drama, and media? Yes. The communication situation is the key to unlocking any form of communication in any subject.

Every communication situation has five components: sender, message, medium, receiver, and context. GROWTH MINDSET. Higher Order Thinking/Questioning/Growth Mindset. Questioning Toolkit. Essential Questions These are questions which touch our hearts and souls.

Questioning Toolkit

They are central to our lives. How Questions Promote Cognitive, Social, and Emotional Learning Across Subject Areas. In the last blog, we took a look at the perspective of perspective of Irving Sigel on the importance of asking different kinds of questions as a way of deepening students' social, emotional, and cognitive learning. Coming from a Piaget approach, Irv felt that students needed to go from understanding the material as presented to generating their own thoughts about it. He referred to this as "distancing" -- not the clearest term, but a way of saying that questions could be sequenced toward leading to students' higher order and constructivist thinking by having them take a range of perspectives about a given reading or topic. Continuing with our example using the children's story, "Goldilocks and the Three Bears," you can see below the wide range of questions that can help children think of even a simple story in ways that promote many different kinds and levels of thinking: Low Level Distancing Medium Level Distancing.

A Great Poster on The 6 Questions Critical Thinker Asks. Effective Questioning Strategies. Questioning Techniques Questioning is one of the most important dimensions of teaching and learning. It gives tutors the chance to find out what students know and understand, and it allows students to seek clarification and help. There are many types of questions. One dichotomy is the closed vs. open question types. Powerful Questions with Alexandra Barose.

Part 1) 1/9/2012 4pm Prabha C. filled in for Alexandra - Questions for information are different than powerful questions. Powerful questions lead to greater insight, further thinking, or a change in perspective. - Must listen to a client in order to ask applicable questions. - Powerful questions delve deeper into what the client thinks. - "Can you tell me a little more... " - "The work" by Katy Byron, The four questions: 1. Is it true? 2. How to Encourage Higher Order Thinking. Why Use This Tip What To Do Why Use This Tip. Thought Questions - Asking the right questions is the answer. Teaching Questioning Skills to Arm Students for Learning - Work in Progress. In the earliest part of my career, I wrote full procedural lesson plans that spelled out to the letter the questions I would ask AND the answers I considered correct.

When the students didn't provide the proscribed answer, I asked helper questions until I elicited the appropriate response. Man, did I have it wrong! This is the battle we fight. It demands our full attention. Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions. Many, Many Examples Of Essential Questions. Problem Solving & Decision-Making Thinking Skills. EVALUATING CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. 10 Brilliant Examples Of Sketch Notes: Notetaking For The 21st Century. The power of a picture. Mindmapping Tools. Paragraph Formation - Verbal Ability Questions and Answers.

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Presentations. Literature Review & Evaluation. PPT and PDF. The Best Of Genius Ideas - 50 Pics. Creative Commons. Web Tools. Guy Winch: The case for emotional hygiene. Three Words to Help Retrain your Brain, by Knowledge@Wharton. Three Words to Help Retrain your Brain, by Knowledge@Wharton. Psychology. Time Management Skills Are Stupid. Here's What Works. Manage Your Energy. LastPass - password manager. 24 Free Apps To Help You Change Your Habits. Web Resources To Improve Productivity. Toggl - Insanely simple time tracking.

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