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Philip Yenawine's, VTS Co-founder, latest book explores how VTS can be easily and effectively integrated into elementary classroom lessons in just ten hours of a school year. The result is a learner-centered environment and rich, absorbing discussions. Now available for purchase. "To read Visual Thinking Strategies is to enter into a companionable and substantive conversation with a master teacher who has spent a lifetime noticing and caring about how children learn. Those grappling with the Common Core Standards will find Yenawine’s ideas timely; in fact, they are timeless." -Wendy Lukehart, Youth Collections Coordinator at the D.C.

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Reflective Assessment By John B. Bond, Laurynn Evans, and Arthur K. Ellis As student achievement data are increasingly included in teacher evaluations, principals are responsible for ensuring that the results of classroom-based assessments are included in those data. Integrating formative, classroom-based assessments into every student learning experience is a practical way to enhance student learning and give teachers valuable feedback about student progress.

Understanding Data Visualisations - Seeing Data Home » Understanding Data Visualisations This resource aims to help people make sense of data visualisations. It’s for the general public – people who are interested in visualisations, but are not experts in this subject. Each section tells you something different, and it attempts to build your confidence and skills in making sense of data visualisations. You can work through the sections in any order you like. Why do we need to understand data visualisations?

ARTSEDGE: Supporting Individual Needs: Supporting ELLs with the Arts Getting Started You don’t have to be an artist yourself—though everyone is, whether they know it or not—to open the door to using arts as a way to support your English language learners throughout the curriculum. The capacity to learn is limitless, and students learning English have the experience of growing up with at least two languages and cultures. As teachers, we must support and encourage their learning, confidence, and application of language. High Tech High projects and books Project Based Learning at HTH High Tech High: buy the book These projects are examples of the work that is done at all of the High Tech High Schools. It is our record of what we have done and how to get there. Teachers can utilize this to show off what they have done with their students, and get ideas from others teachers. Students can show their parents and friends the work that they have done, and the community can see how project based learning enables students to do and learn.

Visual Thinking Spatial & Sequential Thinking Spatial and sequential thinking are two different mental organisations that affect the way people view the world. Sequential thinking is step by step linear thinking over time, while spatial thinking is an holistic system where all knowledge is interconnected in space. 10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued. Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare students for the world of the future? Below, 10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom: 1. Start student notebooks for ideas in the wild.

The Architecture of a Data Visualization — Accurat studio 1. Composing the main architecture of the visualizationComposing the main architecture: this acts as the formalized base through which the main story will be mapped and displayed, upon this, one will see the most relevant patterns emerging from the story: the essential “map” that conceptually identifies where we are. This base is essentially a matrix or pattern that will serve as our organizer. It may be composed of cells, or distances, or other interrelated multiples. 2. Positioning singular elements within the main framework.This process will test the effectiveness of the main architecture; the placement of elements reveals or confirms weaknesses and strengths, which may lead to modification of the main architecture.

Untitled Document Volume II - 1994 The Role of Art in Language Learning by Catriona R. Moore, Judith A. How to Avoid the Free Rider Problem in Teams There’s always a team member that doesn’t pull their weight. In economics this is called a free rider problem—people who benefit from resources they don’t pay for. Wharton professor and author of Originals Adam Grant (building on an old meta analysis by Karau and Williams) identified a series of factors that encourage people to contribute their fair share. Make the task more meaningful. People often slack off when they don’t feel that the task matters. When they recognize the importance of their efforts, they tend to work harder and smarter.Show them what their peers are doing.

Five glorious presentations on visual thinking Do you think in words or pictures, or both? Visual thinking engages the part of the brain that handles visual processing, and is said to be both "emotional and creative" so you can "organise information in an intuitive and simultaneous way". A picture really might be worth a thousand words, while being easier to understand and recall. Therefore it is worth exploring how visual thinking can help you communicate ideas to colleagues and clients. I have collated a few presentations to help you do exactly that. These will help you to understand the benefits of visual thinking, and there - obviously - lots of useful visualisations to aid you.

All Aboard the Connected Classroom! Edublogs Teacher Challenges One of the most popular host and destination for teacher blogs has compiled a series of simple, ten-step professional development challenges to help you build a following: Start off with the “Build a PLN” (professional learning network) challenge to see how you can build a following through blogs and Twitter, and... ...then bring it back to your class with the “Blogging with Students” challenge and see how to help your class connect with others around the world Edutopia's Resources for Connected Educator Month 2014 The fine folks at Edutopia have compiled quite a collection of resources to get you connected and learn about DIY professional development. Infographics The book contains 99 separate infographics split into nine sections. We felt that a selection of infographics from the book could be enhanced with interactivity or more up-to-date data. These are linked to below. 007One / Space exploration Launch vehicles One small step for...

Language through Art (Beginning Level) Welcome to the beginning level of the J. Paul Getty Museum's innovative Language through Art: An ESL Enrichment Curriculum! We hope that you and your students will find these lessons and materials rewarding as you explore together the ways in which looking at and expressing ideas about art helps to improve language skills. Historically, education departments in art museums have focused on using works of art to engage with art history and artistic practices.

UnBoxed: online issue 3, spring 2009 Brandon Davidson, Biology, High Tech High Media Arts Randy Scherer, Humanities, High Tech High Media Arts download pdf (1.7mb) Is it safe to go in the water? This question began an exploration of San Diego’s beaches and bays, and of the biological, ecological, political and cultural factors that affect the overall health of local coastal ecosystems. In biology, students analyzed indicator bacteria levels at six popular coastal locations, as well as the health and diversity of microscopic life in local plankton populations. They used ordinary equipment such as microscopes and more sophisticated equipment on loan from a local non-profit group.

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