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Chris Lehmann - Inquiry: The Very First Step In the Process of Learning

Chris Lehmann - Inquiry: The Very First Step In the Process of Learning
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy (SLA) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In November of 2012, Chris was named one of Dell's #Inspire100 - one of the 100 people changing the world using Social Media. In April of 2012, Chris won the Lindback Award for Excellence in Principal Leadership in the School District of Philadelphia. In September of 2011, Chris was honored by the White House as a Champion of Change for his work in education reform. SLA is built on the notion that inquiry is the very first step in the process of learning. Developed in partnership with The Franklin Institute and its commitment to inquiry-based science, SLA provides a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum with a focus on science, technology, mathematics and entrepreneurship. Jump to: Resources | Chat & Group Notes | Questions | Participants

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Steve Hargadon - The Future of Education Steve Hargadon is director of the Web 2.0 Labs, host of the Future of Education interview series, chair of the Learning 2.0 Conference and the Social Learning Summit, and co-chair the annual Global Education and Library 2.0 worldwide conferences. He has pioneered both the use of social networking in education (creating the now 70,000 member Classroom 2.0 social network in 2007) and the massive peer-to-peer professional development of his virtual conferences. He has supported and encouraged the development of thousands of other education networks and events, particularly for professional development. He blogs at and you can follow him on Twitter at @SteveHargadon.

Literacy Strategies Gradual Release of Responsibility Model for Strategy Instruction Strategies are "in the head" processes that readers employ to help them read accurately with understanding. In their book, Strategies That Work, Harvey and Goudvis (2000) state, “Much of our responsibility when teaching reading is to make what is implicit, explicit. Explicit reading instruction means that we show learners how we think when we read. We explicitly teach reading comprehension strategies so that readers can use them to construct meaning.” Through the gradual release of responsibility model, teachers want students to use these strategies independently, applying them when they enhance comprehension and understanding.

Inspiring inquiry through picture books. — Kath Murdoch "The bridge will only take you halfway there, to those mysterious lands you long to see. Through gypsy camps and swirling Arab fair, and moonlit woods where unicorns run free. So come and walk awhile with me and share the twisting trails and wondrous worlds I've known. Great Teaching Means Letting Go Great Teaching Means Letting Go by Grant Wiggins, Ed.D, Authentic Education My greatest learning as a teacher came on the soccer field. We had been working for a few weeks on the same key ‘moves’ on the field related to creating ‘space’. After a few practices, the team looked good in the drills – they’ve got it! Next two games? Tutorials Georgia’s Virtual Library...bringing quality content to you! Video Tutorials Other Videos GALILEO Celebrates 20 Years2015 video commemorates the 20-year anniversary with a look at GALILEO's impact from the early days in 1995 to the present Original GALILEO Video, 1997Fashions in clothing and computers have changed, the interface is more up-to-date, but much remains the same about GALILEO today: a reliable, authoritative source of thousands of journals, magazines, encyclopedias, and more. GALILEO Behind the ScenesA brief look at the technology decisions underlying the GALILEO website.

20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network - Getting Smart by Miriam Clifford “20 Tips for Creating a Professional Learning Network” by Miriam Clifford first appeared on the InfomED blog. Networking is a prime form of 21st century learning. The world is much smaller thanks to technology. Learning is transforming into a globally collaborative enterprise.

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning Best Websites for Teaching & Learning honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians' Standards for the 21st-Century Learner. Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. The Landmark Websites are honored due to their exemplary histories of authoritative, dynamic content and curricular relevance. They are free, web-based sites that are user-friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover and provide a foundation to support 21st-century teaching and learning.

Plagiarism In The Classroom: Teaching Students About Plagiarism For avoiding plagiarism lesson plans … ReadWriteThink provides teachers with a lesson plan for instructing students on the definition of plagiarism, the importance of citing sources, acceptable methods for paraphrasing and more. Literacy Matters has an article for teachers on developing the online research skills of students. In the paraphrasing section toward the bottom, readers will find links to six sites with teacher-specific information on teaching plagiarism avoidance. presents educators with extensive resources for understanding plagiarism. Of specific interest to teachers are the tips for plagiarism prevention.

Erica Michelle on Pinterest Pinterest • The world’s catalog of ideas There’s more to see on Pinterest Come take a look at what else is here! He used Pinterest to start his collection The Best K-12 Education Technology Blogs If it takes a village to raise a child, how many people does it take to train an educator? It’s hard to say, but 50 helping hands seems like a good place to start. In the spirit of community, collaboration and information sharing, EdTech: Focus on K–12 has rounded up 50 ed-tech blogs that we deem must-reads for the K–12 community. We launched our first Must-Read IT list last year to great response so we hope that you all enjoy this year's batch of blogs as well. These blogs are a mix of voices and include blogs authored by teachers, administrators and technology vendors. They share real-world classroom experiences, offer inspiration and distribute valuable best practices.

Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt Learner Description: The page is created for middle school students and is intended to help the student avoid plagiarism. What is considered plagiarism? The use of another's person words, image, or brand and passing it off as your own original thought Copy and pasting web site content without giving credit to the author Omitting quotation marks on content found on another source Using words from another source with the incorrect information or citation Using words and the same sentence structure of a source without citations Plagiarism has proved to be a big issue among today's students.