7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions Bring TeachThought Professional Development To Your School! 7 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions by Terry Heick Questions can be extraordinary learning tools. A good question can open minds, shift paradigms, and force the uncomfortable but transformational cognitive dissonance that can help create thinkers. In education, we tend to value a student’s ability to answer our questions. 8 Examples of Transforming Lessons Through the SAMR Cycle The SAMR Model for integrating technology into teaching, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura, has gained a good deal of exposure in recent years. “SAMR” is an acronym that stands for Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition.
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Explore the Pros, Cons of Gamification in Online Education In his online course on ethical decision-making, Greg Andres, a philosophy lecturer at the University of Waterloo in Canada, has students compete for the top spot on the class' leader board. As they answer questions about how they would respond to various ethical dilemmas, they receive a certain number of points depending on how Andres views their responses in a given context. The goal is "to make course concepts concrete – here's how it actually plays out in real life," Andres says.
23 Things Top Students Do They are the ones you catch out of the corner of your eye. They get their exam back, calmly flip through the few (if any) errors they made, and swiftly place their 94% into their bag. That’s right, I’m talking about the top students who make it look so easy. What we don’t realize is that under the surface there is a collection of positive habits and mindsets that make that person so successful in class. Not just a few, but an accumulation of many habits that combine to produce high-level academic performance. How we will learn How Inquiry Can Enable Students to Become Modern Day de Tocquevilles Observations of early America by Alexis de Tocqueville helped articulate the nation’s values. With the guidance of an inquiry based teacher, students create their own interpretations of democracy in America. Continue Reading
Twitter explodes over Verizon's 'share everything' plan The social media universe was buzzing Thursday with reports that Verizon, on orders from a top secret court, has been handing over call data to national security officials. The original story, published by The Guardian , had more than 10,200 shares on Twitter and 69,000 shares on Facebook before 10 a.m. By 1:30 p.m., the Facebook shares exceeded 103,000. IT can kill cancer Share this information first and read afterwards… Share it as much as you can! The Sour Sop or the fruit from the graviola tree is a miraculous natural cancer cell killer 10,000 times stronger than Chemo. Why are we not aware of this?
10 Cool Google Secrets & Tricks You Never Knew Existed! There is no doubt that Google is the most popular search engine on the internet. But, did you know that Google's homepage is full of surprises? Here are 10 top best-hidden secrets of Google that you really need to know for fun! #1 Flip A Coin What do you do when you have to make a difficult decision of choosing something between two options?
20 Visual Timers For Children With Special Needs If you have a child with special needs you now how difficult transitions are. Children with special needs, especially children with autism have difficulty with moving from one activity or event to another. An effective solution to help with transitions has been the use of visual timers. Visual timers help teach the concept of time to children with special needs. It also gives them an understanding that every activity is limited to a set amount of time. So where can you find a visual timer for your child?
101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools. There has been a surge of new scholarly communication tools in recent years. But how are researchers incorporating these tools into their research workflows? Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer are conducting a global survey to investigate the choices researchers are making and why. Insights from these surveys will be valuable for libraries, research support, funders, but also for researchers themselves. Over 80 Groups Call on FBI to End Facilitation of ICE's "Secure Communities" Deporation Program Over 80 Groups Call on FBI to End Facilitation of ICE's "Secure Communities" Deporation Program Groups Demand FBI Address Concerns from Governors and Other High Level State and Local Officials that Program Undermines Public Safety Published on Mar 8, 2012 - 6:01:29 AM By: National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) March 8, 2012 - Today, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network and over 80 other civil and immigrant rights organizations sent a letter to the FBI demanding that it end its facilitation of ICE's Secure Communities deportation program (S-Comm). The letter charges that S-Comm threatens public safety, encourages racial profiling and undermines community policing by turning local police departments into gateways to deportation. Last summer, the governors of New York, Illinois, and Massachusetts requested that S-Comm be delayed or deactivated in their states.
12 Canned Biscuit Hacks That Prove Cooking Really Can Be Insanely Simple! Drawing a blank on what to make for dinner? These mini pot pies are so simple to prepare and require such few ingredients that they're practically too good to be true! Coat a muffin tin with non-stick spray and press the biscuits into the tin. Fill your mini crusts with spoonfuls of your favorite chunky soup.