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The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about

The 6 types of Questions your Students Need to Know about
Learning is all about asking questions and finding answers to them. An inquisitive mind is one that goes beyond the status quo and probes deep below surface meanings. To foster such kind of thinking inside our classroom requires some hard work and a serious investment in time and efforts. Yes you can put it in your teaching plans for this new school year. Related:  How To Think & Learn...Worth a Read/Watch

Free PDF: Co-Creating Knowledge Online | Pip Shea Co-Creating Knowledge Online is the second booklet in a series of Internet field guides (formerly “critical guides”) I have developed for community artists and culture makers. It is for those who are interested in better utilising the Internet to connect, share, and make new knowledge. It builds on the premise that people have become increasingly networked as individuals rather than in groups, and that these new ways of connecting enable new modes of peer-to-peer co-creation. It is an attempt to translate my PhD research findings for community arts practitioners, and was inspired by the practices of CuriousWorks. The booklet is available as a free PDF in beta. Co-Creating Knowledge Online (584.0 KiB, 666 hits) P.S.

10 Teacher-Tested Tools for Flipping Your Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - blended learning, digital learning, education technology, flipclass, flipped class, flipped classroom, Online Learning, Teaching, the flipped classroom For the past couple of weeks, I’ve spent some time addressing my earlier commitments to flipping at least some portion of my Language Arts classes. (You can learn about my ongoing saga at “4 Ways Flipping Forces Fundamental Change” and at “Why I Haven’t Flipped…Yet”). Reading FlipYour Classroom by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams provided practical advice and a justification for flipping, Learning about the Stanford studies that suggest better results from flipping your flipping (that is, doing hands-on work in the classroom first, reinforced by flipped lessons at night) But, ultimately, what I needed to do was to dive in and try out some tools with my kids and my curriculum in mind. The unexpected result: I’ve had to acknowledge something I hadn’t really thought about — I am a video-phobe. C’mon, Everyone, Let’s Flip Essentially, a “blended” teaching model is born. Must We All Become “Talking Heads”? Testing the Tools Here’s what I found out. iPad/iPhone Applications Only Jing (free)

Quadramas as a Reflection Tool - Teaching in the Early Years I am so excited about our second Bright Ideas Blog Hop! We have over 180 participants this time around, all with a fantastic idea on their blogs! Get your paper and pencil ready for all of the great ideas you are about to find! This month my “Bright Idea” is using quadramas as a reflection tool. Giving students the opportunity to reflect on their learning and develop metacognition is so important. I have used quadramas with my students for many different purposes – reading response activities, research presentation, etc. Below are the instructions for making a quadrama: Begin with 4 pieces of cardstock paper. Next, each piece needs to be cut into a perfect square. When you unfold the piece of paper after cutting, you will get a nice square. Each square will already have one crease in it from the previous fold, but we need a crease going the other way as well. When you unfold you will see two distinct creases. Now you need to cut on one of the creases, just to the middle of the square:

1000s FREE Primary Teaching Resources & Printables - EYFS, KS1 and KS2 - SparkleBox Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic problem that can stop us from pursuing bold challenges and ambitious goals: not knowing which challenges or goals to pursue. These days, you're urged to “follow your passions” and “lean in”--but what if you’re not sure where your particular passion lies? What if you don’t know which way to lean? This can be an issue not only for those starting out in a career, but also for some who are established, even highly-successful, yet unfulfilled. Whether you’re starting out or considering a possible change in direction, asking yourself the right questions is critical. This question, derived from a terrific commencement speech given at MIT last year by Dropbox founder Drew Houston, is a good place to start because it cuts to the chase. So pay attention to what pulls you. What is something you believe that almost nobody agrees with you on? What are your superpowers?

The Differentiator Try Respondo! → ← Back to The Differentiator The Differentiator is based on Bloom's Taxonomy, Kaplan and Gould's Depth and Complexity, and David Chung's product menu. Try It In: French Dutch • Tweet It • Like Byrdseed • Pin It Students will judge the ethics of the [click to edit] using a textbook and create an essay in groups of three. Revised Bloom's Taxonomy adapted from "A Taxonomy for Learning,Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives" by Anderson and Krathwohl Depth and Complexity adapted from The Flip Book by Sandra N. Depth Big Idea Unanswered Questions Ethics Patterns Rules Language of the Discipline Essential Details Trends Complexity Multiple Points Of View Change Over Time Across the Disciplines Imperatives Origin Convergence Parallels Paradox Contribution Key Words Consequences Motivations Implications Significance Adapted from David Chung and The Flip Book, Too by Sandra N. Group Size One Two Three Four

Så Använder Du Socrative Den här serien visar vad Socrative är, och hur du använder det. I korthet: Socrative är ett onlineverktyg för att låta ens elever svara på frågor – vanligtvis genom sina mobiltelefoner – och därigenom göra dem mer aktiva och få en snabb koll på deras kunskapsläge. Du hittar Socrative på Serien består av ett antal korta videor, 2–3 minuter långa: Så ser Socrative ut för eleverna Så ser det ut för läraren när man kör en quiz Så ser rapporter ut efter en quiz Så skapar du en quiz Så sätter du igång en quiz Lite blandade småtips Det finns också några övningsuppgifter inlagda. Klicka höger för att sätta igång!

Teacher Lesson Plans, Printables & Worksheets by Grade or Subject - The 21 greatest graduation speeches of the last 50 years Graduation speeches are the last opportunity for a high school or college to educate its students. It's unsurprising, then, that these institutions often pull in some of the world's most powerful people to leave an equally powerful impression on their students. Here are the best of those speeches and some of the sections that resonate the most. David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College, 2005 Jamie Sullivan David Foster Wallace at Kenyon College, 2005“There are these two young fish swimming along and they happen to meet an older fish swimming the other way, who nods at them and says, 'Morning, boys.