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Space: Showing Evidence. Anyone can have an opinion, but backing it up with well-articulated evidence requires careful thinking.

Space: Showing Evidence

The Showing Evidence Tool helps students learn how to construct well-reasoned arguments and prove their case with credible evidence. The tool provides a visual framework to make claims, identify evidence, evaluate the quality of that evidence, explain how the evidence supports or weakens claims, and reach conclusions based on the evidence. This thinking tool supports activities where students debate differences, make and defend decisions, and analyze conflicting information.

The tool and related resources are available for free, from any computer that is connected to the Internet. Students may work on their claims and evidence at home or at school, and can be paired with another team to review their ideas. Overview and Benefits Learn more about the features of the Showing Evidence resource. Try the Tool See how easy it is to use the tool.

Space: Seeing Reason. Analyzing cause-and-effect relationships is important to understanding complex systems.

Space: Seeing Reason

With the Seeing Reason Tool students create visual maps of the factors and relationships in a cause-and-effect investigation. These maps make thinking visible and promote collaboration as students work together to refine their understanding. The tool and related resources are available for free, from any computer that is connected to the Internet. Students may work on their lists at home or at school, and can even compare their ideas with students located in distant classrooms.

Overview and Benefits. Space: Visual Ranking Tool. Making a list is usually straightforward and requires little thought.

Space: Visual Ranking Tool

But when it comes to ordering and prioritizing items in that list, higher-level skills of analysis and evaluation are put to use. The Visual Ranking Tool brings focus to the thinking behind making ordered lists. Students identify and refine criteria as they assign order or ranking to a list. Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In! This is a site that you are bound to find useful in your classroom.

Over 20 Free Digital Classroom Tools… Customize… Plus No Log In!

The tools are incredible and may even include items you have used on paper in the past… but can now bring digitally into the 21st century! Before this informative journey encompassing some engaging resources please take a moment and sign up by email or RSS. Educational Videos and Games for Kids about Science, Math, Social Studies and English. PBS LearningMedia. 30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms. Welcome to the third in a series of PBL Mania Posts.

30 Online Multimedia Resources for PBL and Flipped Classrooms

For the next few weeks I am celebrating Project Based Learning. In this post I will introduce you to some multimedia mega-sites found on the web that can be used in the PBL classroom. Before reading please take a moment to subscribe to this 21centuryedtech Blog by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. You will not want to miss this series or future posts involving STEM, Flipping the Classroom, Technology Integration, Common Core, and 21st Century Skills, So Sign Up Now! #Education.

How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start. In project-based learning, project kickoff is an exciting day -- and for good reason.

How to Get Projects Off to a Good Start

This is when PBL shifts from planning to active learning -- the moment when students enter the picture. By planning entry events that fire up their curiosity, you'll engage students' sense of inquiry right from the start. Today's post focuses on planning effective entry events. Meta-Analysis Database of Instructional Strategies. Explore our data firsthand.

Meta-Analysis Database of Instructional Strategies

As a service to the educational research community, Marzano Research is proud to share our foundational data so that others may use it in their quest to find useful strategies for educators. The Meta-Analysis Database of Instructional Strategies captures our findings from action research conducted by over 500 teachers on 22 instructional strategies. The data indicates the grade level, subject area, and unit topic for each study on a target strategy, the number of students in the control and treatment groups, the effect size of the implemented strategy, and other relevant factors. Tutorial: Advance Organizers. WHAT IS AN ADVANCE ORGANIZER?

Tutorial: Advance Organizers

There are two main types of advance organizer. First, an advance organizer can be an introduction to a new topic, with the goals of giving students an overview, connecting new information to what the students already know, and illustrating the organization of the new concept or information to be processed and learned. Second, an advance organizer can be a task planner designed to orient the learner to a task by providing organizational cues, like a sequence of steps to complete the task or a list of components of the task, or by showing what a product (i.e., the learning outcome) should look like (e.g., what a well organized story or description looks like).

Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers. Related Classroom Examples Charting The News High school students use Web-based news services to view, explore, and chart current events.

Cues, Questions, and Advance Organizers

Advancing Learning. Tagxedo: Amazing Word Cloud Generator And 101 Ways To Use It… Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 4. Welcome to the fourth post in this exciting Word Cloud Series.

Tagxedo: Amazing Word Cloud Generator And 101 Ways To Use It… Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 4

Last time I gave you nine Word Cloud Generators and promised you that the next post would have one of my favorites. Today I want to introduce you to Tagxedo, a truly amazing Word Cloud Generator. I first learned of it over two years ago after receiving an email from its creator, Hardy Leung, after he had just finsihed writing the code. Take a moment to learn this Word Cloud Generator’s amazing features. Don’t miss the 101 ways to use this incredible resources. 9 Amazing Word Cloud Generators For The Classroom …Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 3. Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I am certain you will enjoy reading about these nine amazing Word Cloud Generators. In the last two posts you already discovered 12 Tips in Using Wordle and 108 ways for educators to use word clouds in the classroom.

108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2. Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers and helping them use word clouds in their lessons because they are a great way to get any teacher started with integrating technology. 12 Valuable Wordle Tips You Must Read…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 1.

Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers and helping them use word clouds in their lessons because they are a great way to get any teacher started with integrating technology. In this series of posts I will cover: 12 Tips in Using Wordle (Some you may now… but other you may not.)Over 10o ways to use Word Clouds in the classroomThere is more to Word Clouds then Wordle… other awesome word cloud generatorsBeyond word clouds… cool sites and applications to integrate word clouds To ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

Engaging Classroom Lessons With Simple One Take Video… Flip Your Classroom…Address Common Core…Incorporate PBL. Welcome to a post I take great pride in! Not only can you read the post… but you can download a complete lesson. In this post I explain how you and your students can make a one shot video with no editing, and just one camera. Since it is based on written literacy and 21st century standards it can bring the Common Core into any curricular area. Before introducing this exciting post… I want to thank you for continuing to return and for continuing to share this blog with others. The web resource by teachers, for teachers. Bloomin' Apps.

Bloom’s Taxonomy: Bloomin’ Peacock. Tomorrow I am doing a training on the Treasures Supplement that I created over the summer. Most of the supplemental suggestions fall into the bottom two tiers of Bloom’s Taxonomy (Remember and Understand). I want to show teachers that just because these activities help students practice basic skills and remember and understand, there are SO many more options that will reach the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy!

Untitled. Home. Blooms Digital Taxonomy v2.12. BertelsmannReeves98. Free Software. Mega Sites. Mega Site - Exploring National and International Wonders Of Education Mega Sites - These are sites that are not only great catches, they are sites that include vast resources filled with standards and many times crossing curricular areas. Each site in-it-self could be a full day workshop. You may find them else where in this Wiki because they cover STEM, or they were a Web Catch, or a Challenge.

Most of all they are what I call super stores of learning. Web 2.0. Web 2.0. How to Refine Driving Questions for Effective Project-Based Learning. In my last blog about driving questions, we reviewed the purpose of the driving question as well as some tools to help you refine your driving questions. In addition, some sample, poorly written driving questions were given to have you practice. The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom. Driving Question. Driving Questions. Now that we have looked at how to ask questions, let's look at why we ask questions. What is our objective? The kind of question we ask our students changes depending on how far along we have progressed in a project and on the mastery level of our students.

As students proceed through a project, we can identify two levels of progression: horizontal and vertical. Horizontal progression enhances the breadth of student knowledge and occurs as students work through different stages of a project. Vertical progression enhances the depth of student knowledge and occurs as students gain mastery of each topic. The major horizontal questioning stages encountered in the classroom are outlined below.

PBL Series… Driving Questions: Students Uncovering Amazing Content Through Inquiry. Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Project Based Learning. Dropbox. OneDrive. iOS 9 - What is iOS - Apple. TV - Apple. QR Code Classroom Implementation Guide. The workspace for your life’s work. The digital note-taking app for your devices. StudyStack. Conversations in the cloud. Puppet Pals HD on the App Store. Padlet is the easiest way to create and collaborate in the world.

Wikispaces. iPad - Apple. Glogster: Multimedia Posters. Video Maker & Photo Slideshow Maker. Using Google Drive - New Features, Benefits & Advantages of Google Cloud Storage.

Beautiful Word Clouds. Multimedia Posters. Top Apps for Web Conferencing - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - blackboard collaborate, elluminate live, google+ hangouts, gotomeeting, join.me, online conferencing, online meeting, skype, virtual classroom, virtual conference, virtual meeting, web. The virtual classroom and conference room is a growing trend made possible by amazing online tools and apps booming across the web today.

One of the best ways to stay in touch, learn new concepts, or discuss ideas across the city, state, country or globe is through web conferencing. 1001 Uses for a Digital Camera. Top 10 Apps for Arts Education - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - AB EX NY, Amit Sood, art apps for education, Art Authority for iPad, art museum apps, Art Project, Art2Go, ArtHD, educational apps, Gagosian, Google Art Project, London, Love Art: Nat. iPad - iTunes U - Apple.

Untitled. Untitled. Interactive Social Media Displays. Flashcards Deluxe. Free QR Code Generator, Coupon, Contact & Design QR Codes & Tracking. Text message (SMS) polls and voting, audience response system. 10 Unique Lesson Ideas for BYOD and BYOT - Getting Smart by Getting Smart Staff - bring your own device, bring your own technology, BYOD, BYOT, cell phones for learning, ipads in the classroom, lesson, m-learning, mobile learning, texting in class.

Part Three: Ten Steps… Transforming Past Lessons For the 21st Century Digital Classroom. Part Two: Ten Steps… Transforming Past Lessons For the 21st Century Digital Classroom. Part One: Ten Steps… Transforming Past Lessons For the 21st Century Digital Classroom. 6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have. Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes. 6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have. Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes. Writing Re-Launched: Teaching with Digital Tools. Schools Set Boundaries for Use of Students' Digital Devices.