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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Day 24 of Lent: Giving Up Disunity

If two of you agree on earth about anything, it will be done for them by the Heavenly Father.
Link: http://gs4nj.org/giving-up-disunity/
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The Importance of Imagery

According to the blog, Hit the Ground Running, "Our brains are far more engaged by storytelling than a list of facts—it’s easier for us to remember stories because our brains make little distinction between an experience we are reading about and one that is actually happening. And while we've covered the importance of storytelling before, there is another element that can drive your point home even more—images. That's because visuals add a component to storytelling that text cannot: speed."

Link: http://www.fastcompany.com/3035856/hit-the-ground-running/why-were-more-likely-to-remember-content-with-images-and-video-infogr

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Rubrics, Rubrics and More Rubrics!

Here are 10 different sources for pre-made rubrics! Each one of the sites has a wide variety of choices for content area, presentation, book reports, displays, collages, technology, writing, etc.

Link: http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/02/some-handy-resources-of-pre-made.html

Science Friday!

This site has five-minute videos about carious science stuff--Why Spiders Don't Stick the their Webs, What is a Flame, Picture of an Embryo, 36,000 Feet Below the Sea, etc.
A new video is presented every Friday!

Link: http://www.sciencefriday.com/video/#page/full-width-list/5

20 Signs You Are Making a Difference as a Teacher

"Educators exist to produce good people, not good test results. The true measure of our success is hard to record on paper but easy to recognize in a student’s behavior," says TeachThought. This article lists 20 ways teachers make a difference in the lives of their students.
Link: http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/other-data-20-signs-youre-actually-making-a-difference-as-a-teacher/

How to Communicate More Effectively

Some scientists have brilliant ideas, but have difficulty communicating them in an interesting, engaging way. Some teachers have brilliant ideas, but encounter the same problem in communicating them.
Alan Alda (MASH) conducts a workshop with scientists to help them present their knowledge/ideas in a more engaging manner. Some of his tips might be beneficial to teachers as well!
Link: http://www.openculture.com/2015/03/alan-alda-uses-improv-to-teach-scientists-how-to-communicate-their-ideas.html