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50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students

50 Questions To Promote Metacognition In Students
50 Questions To Help Students Think About What They Think by Lisa Chesser Using the right questions creates powerful, sometimes multiple answers and discussions. Aristotle said that he asked questions in response to other people’s views, while Socrates focused on disciplined questioning to get to the truth of the matter. Ultimately questions spark imagination, conjure emotions, and create more questions. The questions asked by a teacher or professor are sometimes more glaringly valuable than the information transferred to the students. If students are the ones gathering that information then they’re the ones learning it and student-driven learning cements lessons into the students’ mind making any lesson more powerful with this strategy. The questions are unrestricted and open the mind up to unfettered thought, perfect for innovation and understanding. Logical Questions The addition of philosophical questioning to mathematics enhances critical thinking in every learner. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

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Digital Student Portfolios Update (8/13/14): Below are a few posts I have written recently for other blogs and websites. They are more or less related to my book, which you can now purchase from Powerful Learning Practice: The Power of Digital Student Portfolios (SmartBrief) Sustaining Engagement (Stenhouse) How Teachers Can Become Fluent in Classroom Technology (Ed Tech K-12) Technology Tools for Learning Logs Both teachers and students can find value in using Learning Logs. For a student, it is a way to keep a record of what he or she is doing and learning in terms of knowledge and skills—right then, as the learning occurs. It is especially helpful for struggling students since it affords them a way to be organized and focused. For the teacher, the Learning Log becomes a tool for formative assessment, a way to determine what and how students are learning. It serves to pinpoint a student’s strengths and needs, a starting point for differentiated instruction (see Learning Logs and Learning Journals (link is external)). Want to see Learning Logs in action?

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Definition Of Digital Citzenship The Definition Of Digital Citizenship by Terry Heick As more and more students interact digitally–with content, one another, and various communities–the concept of digital citizenship becomes increasingly important. Which begs the question: what is digital citizenship? Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: Great Tips and Tools to Create Digital e-Portfolio Electronic portfolios are among the most important tools in your digital kit as a teacher . In its basic definition, an educational e-portfolio is a digital collection of student work that evidences mastery of a set of skills, applied knowledge, and attitudes. The notion of portfolios has a long history in education but it is only with the revolution of web 2.0 technologies that digital eportfolios spawned the educational landscape making it way easier to build, maintain, share and archive student learning in digital forms. Portfolio Types According to Teacher vision, portfolios can be divided into two groups :

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​‘Picture This’: A Step by Step Guide on Digital Learning Portfolios in the Classroom It’s hard to talk about “Digital Learning Portfolios” without really knowing what they are. At the Dreamyard Project, a collaboration between the Bronx’s Dreamyard Preparatory School and the Parsons New School of Design, this illustration below is what we think it is, and what we all agree that a digital portfolio should be. I had the lucky fortune to be involved in this collaborative project, and played a role in making this happen at my particular school. My name is Rudy Blanco, I am the Digital Learning Coordinator at the Dreamyard Preparatory School and I’m here to share my big takeaways with you. Developing a “Digital Learning Portfolio” culture at your school is a huge undertaking, and in order to prepare, one should understand a few key things that will help make these portfolios a success. Teach students about organization: Your students need to be master file organizers.

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