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. Discuss: Are The ACT & SAT Still Relevant For College Admissions? by Terry Heick Are standardized tests still relevant to clarify the readiness of college students? (A better question might be why are the ACT and SAT still relevant for college admissions?) In an era where students are characterized as much by their digital citizenship (and 
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. Are You Pushing Or Pulling Students In Your Classroom? by Drew Perkins, Director of TeachThought PD At the risk of characterizing teaching and learning in a factory context lets face it, classrooms are a kind of marketplace system with an exchange of ideas and thinking incentivized by a variety of factors. With this in mind, 
. How To Take Cornell Notes Originally published in 2015; updated in October 2018 Form: Cornell Notes Purpose: Distill complex text, arguments, etc. into format useful for study Sweet Spot: Grades 8-12, college Background: According to Wikipedia, the system was developed in the 1950s by Walter Pauk, a Cornell University professor who shared the technique in 
. What Every Student Needs by Terry Heick There is no perfect lesson, unit, or school any more than their can be a perfect song, flavor, or shade of blue. Every student is different.
. 5 Tools And Strategies That Support Personalized Learning by TeachThought Staff Personalized learning is something that many teachers strive for, but it can be easier to want it than make it happen. Personalization is best created at the learning model and curriculum level rather shoe-horned in after the curriculum is done, but when youre given 
. Teaching Art, Or Teaching To Think Like An Artist? by TeachThought Staff Be creative. Curious.
. How Students Are Like Cats by Terry Heick Students can be a lot like cats. This occurred to me recently when teaching a group of 8th graders about the wonders of the preposition.
. Drew Perkins talks with Charlotte Cheng, Curriculum Product Manager at Wonder Workshop, about their design processes to engage and sustain learners. Links & Resources Mentioned In This Episode: Wonder Workshop web site, Education/Classroom Resources @WonderWorkshop Listen and subscribe on: iTunes Stitcher Podbean PodcastLand YouTube Also available on Google Music for subscribers! Thank You For Listening! Thanks so much for 
. 20 Strategies To Consistently Get The Best Work From Your Students by Terry Heick Consistently getting the best work from your students Typical strategies for getting the best work from students focus on extrinsic motivation and gamificationpoints, grades, badges, certificates, stars, trophies, glowing feedback, encouragement, pep talks, 'pressure,' and other ways to 'motivate students.' That 
. 50 Ways To Measure Understanding by Terry Heick How do you measure what a student understands? Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly uncover what they knowand how well they know it? The Challenge Of Outcomes & Standards-Based Assessment First a preface: itemizing 
. ? The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 135 Teaching With Apps In Elementary Drew Perkins talks with Angela French about her work and experience in helping to develop learning apps geared towards elementary learners.
. A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning by TeachThought Staff This post has been updated with new ideas and clearer formatting At TeachThought, were huge fans of project-based learning. While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its 
. What Is A Personal Learning Network? by TeachThought Staff What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network? In the video below, Marc-Andr Lalande offers a concise, useful definition that simplifies the idea from hashtags and movements and social engagement and badges and, well, all the 
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. 5 Common Misconceptions About Blooms Taxonomy by Grant Wiggins & The TeachThought Staff Admit ityou only read the list of the six levels of the Taxonomy, not the whole book that explains each level and the rationale behind the Taxonomy. Not to worry, you are not alone: this is true for most educators.
. Both high-tech innovations for learning and the inability of many American schoolchildren to write well have been major talking points in educational circles for quite some time, but oddly enough, one may offer a solution to helping remedy the other. There are a variety of tech tools and methods out there for teaching writing 
. A Simple Compound Interest Calculator by TeachThought Staff One of the foundations of financial literacyor saving and investing, anywayis understanding the benefits of compound interest. The big picture here is what a child needs to know.
. The TeachThought Podcast Ep. 134 Equity And Authentic PBL Through #HipHopEd Drew Perkins talks with Sam Seidel about his work to improve teaching and learning with the Stanford Design School and through the lens of Hip Hop Education.
. 5 Dimensions Of Critical Digital Literacy: A Framework by TeachThought Staff Digital Literacy is increasingly important in an age where many students read as much on screens as they do from books. In fact, the very definition of many of these terms is changing as the overlap across media forms increases.
. The Library Of Congress Launches Resource To Stream Motion Pictures by TeachThought Staff The Library of Congress announced today that it has digitized hundreds of hours of motion pictures that will be freely available on the newly launched National Screening Room website. Most of the content in the National Screening Room is in the public