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50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Challenging Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students by Terry Heick Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.” Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this …

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It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom

It’s Time To Think Differently About Writing In The Classroom by Terry Heick Among the biggest changes of modern academic standards is the shift in the burden of general literacy. Rather than only “writing teachers,” teaching reading and writing, now all teachers across all content areas are being asked to do so (something we’ve talked …

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Grade Differently: 7 Categories To Create Learning Badges

Grade Differently: 7 Categories To Create Learning Badges by Terry Heick How can you help students see their own progress? And use that to motivate them? Encouragement mechanics–a kind of gamification–is one approach. And note, you needn’t make that lesson or unit feel like a ‘video game.’ That’s not gamification. Gamification is simply the application …

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A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves

A Quick Summary Of The Theory Of Learning Curves contributed by Steve Wheeler, Associate Professor, Plymouth Institute of Education This is number 9 in my series on learning theories. My intention is to work through the alphabet of psychologists and provide a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education. In …

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Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education

Envisioning The Future Of Technology In Education by TeachThought Staff Ed note: We recently got in touch with Michell again and hope to have some updated thinking around this idea in the very near future. With that in mind, we decided to republish this post because its simultaneous deep thinking and easy skimmability. Predicting the …

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Data-Driven Teaching? The Unit Isn’t Doing You Any Favors

Data-Driven Teaching? The Unit Isn’t Doing You Any Favors by Terry Heick It’s been a great run. We’ve had some great times, and done some cool things we’ll never forget. Like that time in the summer PD where all the department teachers got together and sketched out their idea of a perfect unit, and made it happen. …

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12 Things That Will Disappear From Classrooms In The Next 12 Years

12 Things That Will Disappear From Classrooms In The Next 12 Years by Terry Heick The classroom is changing because the world is changing. That may not be as true as we’d like it to be–the pace of the change in education lags awkwardly behind what we see in the consumer markets. It could be …

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60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves

60 Ways To Help Students Think For Themselves by Terry Heick Motivating and engaging students is the goal of most teachers–priming them to receive instruction, or otherwise align themselves to a pre-set process you’ve sketched out that you hope will yield a learning goal you selected beforehand. But I’ve also been thinking recently of how …

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Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps

Using The SAMR Model To Frame How To Teach With Apps by TeachThought Staff Not all apps are created equal. Not all teacher planning and instructional design are created equal. Mash the two, and we’re beginning to see the opportunity for some real disparity. In response, we’ve taken the popular SAMR model and use it …

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