Recently found … 04/29/2014

  • tags: instructional strategies note-taking

    • Taking notes on laptops rather than in longhand is increasingly common. Many researchers have suggested that laptop note taking  is less effective than longhand note taking for learning.
    • The present research suggests that even when laptops are used solely to take notes, they  may still be impairing learning because their use results in shallower processing. In three studies, we found that students  who took notes on laptops performed worse on conceptual questions than students who took notes longhand.

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Recently found … 04/16/2014

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Recently found … 04/01/2014

  • tags: student engagement motivation engagement

    • The age-old role of teacher as orator, director, sage has been handed down for centuries and most of us grew up as students looking to teachers in this way. It’s hard to shake.


      Co-constructing knowledge means giving up the myself and them role of teacher and students and fully embracing the wonder and journey of us.


      The first step we have to take is becoming familiar and comfortable with saying “I don’t know” out loud to our students.

  • tags: poetry literacy

    • Check out Poetry Out Loud, it’s not only a national recitation contest held by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, but the organization’s site includes resources for teaching poetry.
    • If you’re in the mood for a multimedia approach to poetry, look no further than Poet-to-Poet, an educational project that asks elementary, middle, and high school students to write poems in response to those shared by some of the award-winning poets who serve on the Academy of American Poets Board of Chancellors. The Academy has even put together lesson plans for teachers and educators in order to encourage robust participation.
    • The NEA’s Bringing Poetry to the Classroom site is a good place to get additional ideas about incorporating poetry in the classroom.
    • On Thursday, April 24 take part in Poem in Your Pocket day. People across the country select a poem and carry it with them, and share it with others throughout the day.

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