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Note-taking: A Research Roundup

Note-taking: A Research Roundup

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What is Sketchnoting? - Verbal To Visual Are you curious about what sketchnoting is and how you might use it? Here’s an overview for you, pulled from a resource kit that I built called Sketchnoting In The Classroom. Sketchnoting is a form of note-taking, hence the “noting” part of it, but as you might guess it involves bringing more visuals into the process compared to typical note-taking, hence the “sketch” part. The whole idea behind adding sketches to your notes is that it taps into parts of your brain that would lie dormant if you only use words to explore ideas. Designing a Course Begin the process early, giving yourself as much time as you can to plan a new course. Successful courses require careful planning and continual revision. Consult with colleagues who have taught the same or similar courses to learn from their strategies and their general impressions of the students who typically take the course. If you are team-teaching, you and your teaching partner(s) should begin meeting well in advance to discuss course goals, teaching philosophies, course content, teaching methods, and course policies, as well as specific responsibilities for each instructor. Define course goals. Determining the goals for the course will clarify what you want the students to learn and accomplish.

Creating Creative Writers—a PD Conference for Teachers and Teacher Librarians Date/Time Date(s) - 26/Feb/20198:30 am - 4:00 pm Location State Library NSWCorner of Macquarie Street and Shakespeare Place - Sydney, NSW 2000 A unique educational experience with some of Australia’s finest children’s book creators Tuesday 26th February 2019 at the State Library NSW Creating Creative Writers brings together teachers, librarians and some of Australia’s finest children’s authors and illustrators in a one-day professional development conference that focuses on encouraging creativity and developing enthusiastic, confident young writers. Attendees will leave with renewed enthusiasm for how to teach writing and illustration, and a barrel load of fun, practical activities and best practice ideas that can be implemented immediately in their classrooms.

Scaffolding Curiosity - Five Precepts for Guiding Inquiry Blog - Toddle Learning Library Inquiry Strategies Scaffolding Curiosity – Five Precepts for Guiding Inquiry Blog Cindy Blackburn 3 min read What's the best, most effective way to take notes? If it feels like you forget new information almost as quickly as you hear it, even if you write it down, that’s because we tend to lose almost 40% of new information within the first 24 hours of first reading or hearing it. If we take notes effectively, however, we can retain and retrieve almost 100% of the information we receive. Learning how to retain information Learn how to Study Using... Retrieval Practice By: Megan Smith & Yana Weinstein The purpose of today’s post is to give students a resource to help them take charge of their own learning. We’re going to do a series of these over the next few weeks; today’s post is about retrieval practice – a useful method for studying any material that you’d like to remember in the future. What is retrieval practice? Retrieval practice involves recreating something you’ve learned in the past from your memory, and thinking about it right now. In other words, a while after you’ve learned something by reading it in a book or hearing it in a class or from a teacher, you need to bring it to mind (or “retrieve” it).

St. Augustine's Principles of Teaching Around 400 A.D., a deacon from Carthage named Deogratias asked St. Augustine, then Bishop of Hippo in North Africa, for his advice on how to teach the faith to those who came seeking to become Christians. Other Christians often sent catechumens (new Christians learning about the faith) to this particular deacon because he was known to be well-versed in the faith and had the gift of eloquence. However, deacon Deogratias had doubts as to his own knowledge and manner of teaching. As was typical for those who wrote Augustine for advice, Deogratias received an entire book in response to his questions.

20 year-round library display ideas One of the most fun parts of my job is coming up with display ideas. I find that patrons really enjoy the book recommendations from displays, I see that those shelves get empty pretty fast sometimes. I dig the world wide web for ideas (why not, right? I LOOOOVE that our community is so generous to share what they do so others can be inspired by them!) and compile those I like in a personal document. Besides the regular time-sensitive events throughout the year (major holidays, celebratory months for many different causes, etc), I usually try to find timeless themes that can work at any point, specially if it will make parts of the collection that are not so popular move.

16 Indicators Of Efficient Teaching 16 Indicators Of Efficient Teaching by Terry Heick Notice that I didn’t use the more vague ‘good teacher’ phrasing. Nik's QuickShout: Make PDF Texts into Interactive Online Activities for Blended Learning Pages Monday, 25 September 2017 Make PDF Texts into Interactive Online Activities for Blended Learning Three, Google, Converse: The top 10 YouTube ads in August 1. Three UK – Go Roam with easyJet Three is celebrating its partnership with EasyJet by resurrecting an old favourite – a giraffe-flamingo hybrid named Giraffamingo. Set to Sofia Reyes’ hit ‘123’ featuring Jason Derulo and De La Ghetto, the spot shows Giraffamingo strutting its way through the airport making the most of the ‘Hands Free’ offer, which is designed to speed up the bag check process and create a seamless travel experience. The sassy mascot also reveals how, as part of the partnership, consumers can use their phone abroad in up to 71 countries worldwide with Three at no extra cost.

How to Use a Textbook for Deeper Learning: A lesson for our times I always used textbooks in my classes … but never how they were intended. They were valuable for me, as the teacher, to identify the important ideas in whatever subject I was teaching. We didn’t have state standards then, so I relied on the wisdom of the experts to break big topics (Ancient History, Simple Machines, Colonial Life, Force and Motion, Grammar) into teachable chunks. Titles for Great Library and Classroom Bulletin Boards and Displays Reach for the Stars[stars / outer space / rocket ships]Reach for the Stars - Read![stars / rocket ships / hands reaching]Read - It's What Smart People Do[famous people]Read a Book - Build Knowledge[cityscape / construction materials]Read a Great Tale[animals]Read a Rainbow[red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet book covers]Read Around the World[Earth / globe / multicultural icons]READ in Many Languages[word "read" in various languages]Read in the Wildest Places[animals / jungle / forest]Read Return Repeat[recycle symbol]Read the Book, Then Pop In the Video[popcorn]Read the Reel Story[movie items / film reels]Read with Greed - You'll Want to Devour These Books![dishes / cutlery]Readathesaurus If You're Looking for the Right Word[thesaurus / dinosaurs]Reader's Review[Post colour photos of book covers on the display area. Make a form to hang underneath with a line for student name and a spot to stick a coloured dot or star.

How to Find Reputable Online Resources for K-12 Distance Learning As with most teachers across the country, in mid-March I found myself making a hasty transition from teaching middle school social studies in a physical classroom to remote teaching in a virtual classroom. My classes met in a Google Classroom at a specific time each day, and I presented a resource for students to view, analyze, and discuss. Utilizing this format, the challenge is finding high-quality information for the students to analyze. I have found that brief videos are more effective than readings, as it is more difficult to support lower-level readers when I can’t see the cues that would indicate they’re struggling. A quick search on any given historical topic provides an overwhelming abundance of resources, both written and video, a function of the internet having few barriers to entry.