Publication: Edutopia

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Can You Teach Students To Be Visionary?

"The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious." -- John Scully"Looking up gives light, although at first it makes you dizzy." -- RumiCan you teach students to be visionary? Can visionary thinking even be taught? Most of ... [Published Edutopia - 7 hours ago]
First reported 4 hours ago - Updated 4 hours ago - 1 reports

Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps for Mobile Devices

When children are told to "go home and study," many aren't quite sure what this means. "Do I stare at the pages of a textbook? Should I redo old homework problems? Will I remember this new list of vocabulary words if I read them over and over?" Giving ... [Published Edutopia - 4 hours ago]
First reported 10 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Improving How We Review Edtech: 3 Case Studies

Recently I evaluated three nonprofit sites that provide evaluations of online game-based skill or fact practice.All three are on the right track, but only one offered the specific educator-directed professional evaluation needed to guide teachers in choosing ... [Published Edutopia - 10 hours ago]
First reported Apr 18 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

4 Steps to Better Writers

Photo credit: VeerClarity. It is what we long for when we travel through a student's essay. Yet our struggling writers make us wander through a cluttered maze of thoughts, leading to dead ends.We want an awareness of purpose. We want ideas to progress ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 18 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

To Improve Test Scores: Hit Reset

Every year, the stress of school reaches a fever pitch during standardized-testing season. Whether it's the SAT, APs or end-of-grade testing, teachers race to re-impart all the knowledge covered, parents dump boulder-sized practice books onto the dining ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 18 2014 - 1 reports

Common Core, Critical Thinking and Aesop's Fables

Image credit:: ThinkstockCritical thinking is the means by which we objectively analyze the pros and cons of a situation in order to make informed decisions. It is a fundamental skill that is of such importance that many colleges and universities require ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for All

Image credit: ThinkstockOver the last decade, increased attention has been paid to the social and emotional learning (SEL) needs of children. This area of learning is necessary and essential to address -- for children and adults. It's time that schools ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

Understanding Assessment: Resources for Parents

We've compiled a resources list to help families understand various uses of assessment in schools, what questions to ask, how to help children prepare, and all about standardized tests. (Updated: 4/2014)Resources by Topic:Though tests (especially standardized ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

We Are All Artists

Photo Credit: Joshua BlockI remember the first time we put a brush in my then two-year-old daughter’s hand. Perched on the edge of tiny a red chair at her wooden table, she quickly realized she could use the blueberry juice we had placed in a cup to create ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom

Photo credit: VeerWatching a classroom of students working is fascinating. There are students who are engaged, who focus on the task and forge ahead. They get the job done on time, every time. There are other students who start working but get distracted. ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.Resources by Topic:Project-based learning (PBL) demands excellent assessment ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 15 2014]
First reported Apr 15 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day

Photo credit: VeerAll of us are reliant upon the sun for energy, the earth for food, trees for air, and water for drinking. But when we go about our busy lives, it is easy to take the water, air and plants around us for granted. The practice of mindfulness ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 15 2014]

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When children are told to "go home and study," many aren't quite sure what this means. "Do I stare at the pages of a textbook? Should I redo old homework problems? Will I remember this new list of vocabulary words if I read them over and over?" Giving students the tools to develop study skills is one step in the right direction
...a written reflection, but because no words or images can fully describe what is it means to be a member of a group, the answer is usually "no," or "yes, but Then, by asking them, "If this is not what entirely represents the group, then what is missing?""
One of the categories of high value is age appropriateness . As they explain, "For each title, we indicate the age for which a title is either appropriate or most relevant." The age-appropriate rating is supported by a link to "What's going on at each age group."
...The reset might be thinking, "I just have to take this one step at a time." It might be focused reflection on all the great practice they have done...

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Test Prep with Virtual Tools: 10 Flashcard Apps... [Published Edutopia - 4 hours ago]
Can You Teach Students To Be Visionary? [Published Edutopia - 7 hours ago]
Improving How We Review Edtech: 3 Case Studies [Published Edutopia - 10 hours ago]
4 Steps to Better Writers [Published Edutopia - Apr 18 2014]
To Improve Test Scores: Hit Reset [Published Edutopia - Apr 17 2014]
Common Core, Critical Thinking and Aesop's Fables [Published Edutopia - Apr 17 2014]
It's Time for Social and Emotional Learning for... [Published Edutopia - Apr 17 2014]
Understanding Assessment: Resources for Parents [Published Edutopia - Apr 16 2014]
We Are All Artists [Published Edutopia - Apr 16 2014]
Supporting Student Resilience in the Classroom [Published Edutopia - Apr 16 2014]
Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning [Published Edutopia - Apr 15 2014]
Outdoor Mindfulness Exercises for Earth Day [Published Edutopia - Apr 15 2014]
Beyond the Standardized Test: Aim Higher [Published Edutopia - Apr 15 2014]
Teacher Appreciation: Why We Teach [Published Edutopia - Apr 14 2014]
Earth Day 2014: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, an... [Published Edutopia - Apr 14 2014]
The Power of Performance Assessments [Published Edutopia - Apr 14 2014]
Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken ... [Published Edutopia - Apr 11 2014]
Academic Integrity: Cheat or Be Cheated? [Published Edutopia - Apr 11 2014]
Do-It-Yourself Virtual Professional Development... [Published Edutopia - Apr 11 2014]
Professional Development: More Than Just a Chec... [Published Edutopia - Apr 11 2014]
Think Back on What Your Own Teachers Gave You [Published Edutopia - Apr 10 2014]
The 5 Critical Categories of Rules [Published Edutopia - Apr 10 2014]
For Earth Day and Beyond: Focus on Environmenta... [Published Edutopia - Apr 09 2014]
A Celebration of Learning [Published Edutopia - Apr 09 2014]
Cultivating the Habits of Self-Knowledge and Re... [Published Edutopia - Apr 08 2014]
Micro-Credentials: Empowering Lifelong Learners [Published Edutopia - Apr 08 2014]
Home-to-School Connections: Resource Roundup [Published Edutopia - Apr 08 2014]
Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Qualit... [Published Edutopia - Apr 07 2014]
Survive and Thrive During Testing Season [Published Edutopia - Apr 04 2014]
Silence is Not Golden: Speaking Up and Coming O... [Published Edutopia - Apr 03 2014]
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