Sunday, January 24, 2016

Educational Links 1/25/16

Why Kids Need to Move, Touch and Experience to Learn

http://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2015/03/26/why-kids-need-to-move-touch-and-experience-to-learn/ 

Blogs: An Important Part of Your PLN

http://edtechreview.in/news/757-blogs-an-important-part-of-your-pln?utm_content=buffer38bd5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

5-Minute Film Festival: Virtual Field Trips

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/film-festival-virtual-field-trips?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow 

5 Effective Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom

http://ww2.kqed.org/education/2016/01/04/5-effective-strategies-for-the-inclusive-classroom/ 

Schools to be forced by law to give equal weighting to vocational and academic routes

https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/schools-be-forced-law-give-equal-weighting-vocational-and-academic 

8 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Child’s Confidence Before a Test 

https://www.understood.org/en/school-learning/learning-at-home/homework-study-skills/8-surprising-ways-to-boost-your-childs-confidence-before-a-test?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=understoodorg 

Why Teaching Poetry Is So Important

http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2014/04/why-teaching-poetry-is-so-important/360346/

Teachers should produce literature lovers as well as keen critics, striking a balance between teaching writing, grammar, and analytical strategies and then also helping students to see that literature should be mystifying. It should resist easy interpretation and beg for return visits. Poetry serves this purpose perfectly. 

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