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100+ Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More

100+ Web 2.0 Ideas for Educators: A Guide to RSS and More

As part of my presentation for the K12 Online Conference I am ... (more)

As part of my presentation for the K12 Online Conference I am publishing this 50 page document. It is a combination of the 50+ RSS Ideas for Educators document and the Teaching Hacks wiki. It is geared towards an introduction to RSS, but carries on a bit further into topics such as tagging, social bookmarking, wikis and more. Link is to a pdf document. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Author:
Quentin D'Souza
12 Stones

12 Stones

Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the ... (more)

Twelve Stones portrays the heart of Heifer's work - Passing on the Gift ÂŽ - and shows the transformation of a community of women in Nepal from helplessness to hope through Heifer International. This is a preview clip of a documentary produced by Sandy Smolen. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Video Lectures
Collection:
Heifer International
Provider:
Heifer Education
Author:
Sandy Smolen
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APA: Bullying Module for Teachers

APA: Bullying Module for Teachers

Children’s social lives — whether or not they have friends, whether they ... (more)

Children’s social lives — whether or not they have friends, whether they are accepted or rejected by their peers, whether they are victims or perpetrators of aggression — and their academic lives go hand in hand. This means that we cannot fully understand academic achievement without knowing about the social environment of children in school. For example, children who have few friends, who are actively rejected by the peer group, or who are victims of bullying are unlikely to have the cognitive and emotional resources to be able to do well in school (Juvonen & Graham, 2001). In light of such statistics and growing public concern, it is important that teachers have a better understanding of bullying and what they can do to both prevent it and intervene when it occurs. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Sandra Graham, PhD
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APA: Developing Responsible and Autonomous Learners Module

APA: Developing Responsible and Autonomous Learners Module

Many teachers fear that giving students more choice will lead to their ... (more)

Many teachers fear that giving students more choice will lead to their losing control over classroom management. Research tells us that in fact the opposite happens. When students understand their role as agent (the one in charge) over their feeling, thinking, and learning behaviors, they are more likely to take responsibility for their learning. To be autonomous learners, however, students need to have some choice and control. And teachers need to learn how to help students develop the ability to make appropriate choices and take control over their own learning. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Barbara McCombs, PhD
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APA: Diagnosing Student Thinking Module

APA: Diagnosing Student Thinking Module

Teachers and researchers generally refer to preinstructional knowledge as preconceptions. Since a ... (more)

Teachers and researchers generally refer to preinstructional knowledge as preconceptions. Since a considerable amount of our knowledge is organized by subject matter (mathematics, science, etc.), so too are our preconceptions. Before beginning instruction on any new topic, teachers need to know their students’ preconceptions because learning, and therefore instruction itself, varies depending on whether students’ preconceptions agree with the concepts being taught or contradict those concepts. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Joan Lucariello, PhD
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APA: Identifying Alternative Student Conceptions (Misconceptions) Module

APA: Identifying Alternative Student Conceptions (Misconceptions) Module

When teachers provide instruction on concepts in various subjects, they are teaching ... (more)

When teachers provide instruction on concepts in various subjects, they are teaching students who already have some pre-instructional knowledge about the topic. Student knowledge, however, can be erroneous, illogical or misinformed. These erroneous understandings are termed alternative conceptions or misconceptions (or intuitive theories). Alternative conceptions (misconceptions) are not unusual. In fact, they are a normal part of the learning process. Misconceptions can be hard nuts for teachers to crack. However, several instructional strategies have been found to be effective in achieving conceptual change and helping students leave their alternative conceptions behind and learn correct concepts or theories. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Joan Lucariello, PhD
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APA: Improving Student Relationships With Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning Module

APA: Improving Student Relationships With Teachers to Provide Essential Supports for Learning Module

Improving students' relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for ... (more)

Improving students' relationships with teachers has important, positive and long-lasting implications for students' academic and social development. Solely improving students' relationships with their teachers will not produce gains in achievement (see "High quality academic instruction"). However, those students who have close, positive and supportive relationships with their teachers will attain higher levels of achievement than those students with more conflictual relationships. If a student feels a personal connection to a teacher, experiences frequent communication with a teacher, and receives more guidance and praise than criticism from the teacher, then the student is likely to become more trustful of that teacher, show more engagement in the academic content presented, display better classroom behavior, and achieve at higher levels academically. Positive teacher-student relationships draw students into the process of learning and promote their desire to learn (given that the content material of the class is engaging and age appropriate). (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Sara Rimm-Kaufman, PhD, UVA
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APA: Practice for Knowledge Acquisition (Not Drill and Kill) Module

APA: Practice for Knowledge Acquisition (Not Drill and Kill) Module

It doesn’t matter what subject you teach, differences in students’ performance are ... (more)

It doesn’t matter what subject you teach, differences in students’ performance are affected by how much they practice. Researchers who have investigated expert and novice performance have uncovered important distinctions between deliberate practice and other activities, such as work, play and rote repetition. Rote repetition — simply repeating a task — will not automatically improve performance. Effective practice is deliberate. It involves attention, rehearsal and repetition and leads to new knowledge or skills that can later be developed into more complex knowledge and skills. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Mary Brabeck, PhD, and Jill Jeffrey, PhD
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APA: Research in Brain Function and Learning Module

APA: Research in Brain Function and Learning Module

All children need to be challenged and nurtured in order to profit ... (more)

All children need to be challenged and nurtured in order to profit from your instruction. Instruction that is above or below the maturity level of a child’s brain is not only inappropriate; it can lead to behavior problems in your classroom. Inappropriate behaviors — avoidance, challenging authority and aggression towards other students — can be explained by a failure to match instruction to the brain maturity of your students. You should also know that all brain functions do not mature at the same rate. A young child with highly advanced verbal skills may develop gross and fine motor control more slowly and have trouble learning to write clearly. Another child may be advanced physically but not know how to manage his/her social skills. Others may be cognitively advanced but show emotional immaturity. For all of these reasons it is important to understand how our brains mature and the differences that may be present at each stage of “normal” development. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Margaret Semrud-Clikeman, PhD
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APA: The Other 3 Rs: Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility

APA: The Other 3 Rs: Reasoning, Resilience and Responsibility

Recent research points to the importance of life skills or character education ... (more)

Recent research points to the importance of life skills or character education in enhancing teaching and student learning. This focus rests on the notion that a student's success in academics is augmented by strong problem solving skills. Experts have identified reasoning, resilience and responsibility as key problem solving skills that, when learned, can benefit student achievement and general life success strategies. The prevailing view among scientists is that teachers can teach these skills and students can learn them. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
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APA: Using Classroom Data to Give Systematic Feedback to Students to Improve Learning Module

APA: Using Classroom Data to Give Systematic Feedback to Students to Improve Learning Module

ow can teachers capitalize on data about student learning that are generated ... (more)

ow can teachers capitalize on data about student learning that are generated in their classrooms every day? How can this information best be collected and used to increase student learning? Effective feedback is a great way for teachers to use collected data in order to improve student learning. Unfortunately, feedback opportunities are scarce in most classrooms (Bransford, Brown, & Cocking, 1999). Teachers can create more opportunities for effective feedback and use collected² formative3 data to improve students’ learning. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Carol Dwyer, PhD
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APA: Using Praise to Enhance Student Resilience and Learning Outcomes Module

APA: Using Praise to Enhance Student Resilience and Learning Outcomes Module

Teachers are often puzzled about what to do when students don’t make ... (more)

Teachers are often puzzled about what to do when students don’t make an effort to learn, or when they become discouraged by setbacks, or by material they perceive to be too difficult. One cause of this behavior is the mindset that many students have about their own intelligence [In this document, intelligence is defined as general intellectual competence as it affects the probability of one’s academic success. Researchers in intelligence, competence and expertise (see, for example, Sternberg, 2005) offer more technical definitions, but a discussion of these is outside the scope of this document]. Research has clearly demonstrated that having the mindset that you are either smart or not smart has serious negative consequences for learning. Fortunately, one powerful way that you can intervene as a teacher is by being careful about how you give students praise. [In this document, praise refers to constructive feedback given to students by teachers and others on specific academic products. Praise refers only to positive feedback; feedback alone can be either positive or negative.] Offering praise for students’ work and efforts can alter this mindset so that students can begin to view their own intelligence as something that can be developed. This mind-set of developing intelligence will increase students’ ability to “bounce back” in the face of academic setbacks and other difficulties. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Readings
Reference
Teaching and Learning Strategies
Unit of Study
Collection:
American Psychological Association
Provider:
American Psychological Association
Author:
Carol Dwyer, PhD
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AP Environmental Science: Environmental Ethics

AP Environmental Science: Environmental Ethics

The concept of ethics involves standards of conduct. These standards help to ... (more)

The concept of ethics involves standards of conduct. These standards help to distinguish between behavior that is considered right and that which is considered wrong. As we all know, it is not always easy to distinguish between right and wrong, as there is no universal code of ethics...... (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Activities and Labs
Assessments
Homework and Assignments
Readings
Collection:
Connexions
Provider:
Rice University
Author:
University Of California
University Of California College Prep
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Academic Commons

Academic Commons

Sponsored by the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash ... (more)

Sponsored by the Center of Inquiry in the Liberal Arts at Wabash College, Academic Commons shares these principles with the Center's exploration of liberal arts education: (1) Free exchange: open source technology and the free and open exchange of ideas, intellectual and creative work; (2) Heterogeneity: an understanding of, and sensitivity to, different modes of inquiry and their value for the larger academic enterprise; (3) Rational evaluation: a respect for evaluative processes that are anchored within professional expertise and are based on practices of open and rational deliberation. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Social Sciences
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Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

Access to Knowledge in Africa: The Role of Copyright

The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the ... (more)

The emergence of the Internet and the digital world has changed the way people access produce and share information and knowledge Yet people in Africa face challenges in accessing scholarly publications journals and learning materials in general At the heart of these challenges and solutions to them is copyright the branch of intellectual property rights that covers written and related works This book gives the reader an understanding of the legal and practical issues posed by copyright for access to learning materials in Africa and identifies the relevant lesson best policies and best practices that would broaden and deepen this access This book is based on the work of the African Copyright and Access to Knowledge ACA2K research network launched in late 2007 as a network of researchers committed to probing the relationship between copyright and learning materials access in eight African countries Egypt Ghana Kenya Morocco Mozambique Senegal South Africa and Uganda (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Textbooks
Collection:
University of Cape Town
Provider:
UCT OpenContent
Author:
Armstrong
de Beer
Kawooya
Prabhala
Schonwetter
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Ad agency works with minority students

Ad agency works with minority students

Deborah Wang reports that minority workers are underrepresented in the advertising industry. ... (more)

Deborah Wang reports that minority workers are underrepresented in the advertising industry. Wang interviews Bink Garrison (Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson) about the lack of minority workers in the industry. Wang's report includes footage of workers in the offices of Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson (advertising firm). Wang reports that Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson is participating in industry efforts to attract students into the industry. Wang notes that the Ad Club at English High School teaches students about advertising. Wang reports that Ad Club students wrote and acted in a public service announcement last year. Wang's report includes footage of the public service announcement produced by the Ad Club. Wang's report also features footage of Pam Piligian (Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson) working with students in the Ad Club. Piligian and Michelle Wilcox (11th grade student) talk about the Ad Club. This tape includes additional footage of workers at the offices of Ingalls, Quinn and Johnson. (less)

Subject:
Social Sciences
Material Type:
Images and Illustrations
Primary Source
Collection:
WGBH Open Vault
Provider:
PBS Learning Media
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Adaptation explained | Ecology & Environment

Adaptation explained | Ecology & Environment

Learn about how organisms adapt to their habitats. This video is part ... (more)

Learn about how organisms adapt to their habitats. This video is part of The Virtual School's "Adapting and Living Together" chapter within our Ecology and Environment topic. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Audio Lectures
Full Course
Images and Illustrations
Syllabi
Video Lectures
Collection:
Open Author Resources
Author:
fuseschool - a global OER programme
Advance and retreat of the Ice-shelf

Advance and retreat of the Ice-shelf

Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to ... (more)

Interactive animation showing the changes occurring to an ice-shelf in relation to the temperature of the surrounding water. The animation has been created on the basis of the most recent models created by the modelling team of the antarctic research called ANDRILL. (less)

Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Simulations
Collection:
ANDRILL
Provider:
ANDRILL
Author:
Matteo Cattadori Luigi Sansoni Dave Pollard
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Subject:
Science and Technology
Material Type:
Assessments
Full Course
Homework and Assignments
Lecture Notes
Syllabi
Collection:
MIT OpenCourseWare
Provider:
M.I.T.
Author:
George Kocur
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