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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Video from Common Sense Media: Most educators are familiar with Bloom’s Taxonomy, a model that classifies different levels of human cognition in thinking, learning, and understanding. But in a digital age, educators are thinking about it as Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy. This updated version aims to expand upon the skills associated with each level as technology becomes a more engrained – and essential - part of learning.
The book brings together researchers and practitioners from diverse academic fields, including library perspectives, and presents interdisciplinary discussions from both theoretical and applied areas. It is unique in its goal of bringing educators and librarians together to explore the challenges that are faced by students and faculty in any time, any place, any path, and any pace learning.
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How to address student squeeling or tattling

Classroom behaviour management

Update: August 22nd 2015. I see that there is a book of the same title available from Amazon.

Book - Don't squeal unless it's a big deal

Amazon: In this highly entertaining story for young children, kids will learn when ""squealing"" on your fellow classmate is appropriate and when it is merely tattling! Set in a school classroom, the ""kids"" in the class constantly tattle on each other, creating an air of frustration and distrust. As the story unfolds, the teacher, rather than strictly policing the situation, addresses underlying feelings and encourages mutual problem solving. This story helps teach children when to ""squeal"" on important issues and when to work it out alone.
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Do standing desks make children better students?

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Is it not important to teach our children how to be more active, from an early age? asks director of the Ergonomics Center at the Texas A&M Health Science Center Mark Benden. A great article on the pros and cons of seated vs standing classrooms, workstations, and desks.

Standing in classrooms
Encouraging movement
Impact of a standing desks
Future of classroom design
Read the full article by Mark Benton
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The Flipped Classroom: Which Tech Tools Are Right For You?

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Fantastic. This video from Edutopia's YouTube Channel.
Edutopia is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process through innovative, replicable, and evidence-based strategies that prepare students to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.
The video asks: Which is the best tool or tools to use?
Answer: Ultimately it depends on you. What technology are you comfortable with. What do you actually have. That's the tool that can be best for you.
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