Why do we group students by manufacture date?

User Generated Education

The Problem with Grouping Learners by Age. Grouping students by age or manufacturer date is a contrived sorting mechanism. Grouping by Interests Rather Than Age. With groups of same aged peers, there may be no connections other than age.

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40 Facebook Groups for Educators

Shake Up Learning

The post 40 Facebook Groups for Educators appeared first on Shake Up Learning. But I have found a gold mine in Facebook groups for educators. In fact, I have 40 Facebook Groups for Educators to share with you in this post! Below are 40 Facebook Groups for Educators.

The Solution to Inclusion: Small Group Instruction

MiddleWeb

Co-teaching/UDL coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein makes the case for small group instruction being the very thing to engage co-teachers in co-designing accessible, meaningful learning and effective outcomes for everyone in inclusive classes.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping. However, the challenge facing many educators is not in wanting their students to work together, but in figuring out how to group students together in the most effective ways. 2) Do group students according to ability.

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MasterMind Educator Groups: Build Safe Spaces for Innovation

The CoolCatTeacher

Mastermind groups are innovative ways to create safe spaces for teachers to grow and learn together. In this show, 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki shares how she has facilitated Mastermind groups successfully.

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Student Collaboration: Grouping That Works

MiddleWeb

In Group Work That Works, Paul Vermette and Cynthia Kline draw on research and experience to provide a thorough plan, supported by extensive resources, for implementing collaborative learning. Book Reviews Grouping challenges collaboration Cynthia L.

Station Rotation Model: Grouping Strategies

Catlin Tucker

Most of us are still be trained to teach using a whole group lesson model, so reimagining a lesson to rotate students through a series of stations feels daunting. Work directly with small groups of students. I tell them that I use multiple grouping strategies.

5 ideas for using Google Classroom’s new differentiation and grouping feature

Ditch That Textbook

Deliver assignments to small groups? Google announced a few changes to Google Classroom, and this one was the bombshell: assign activities to small groups [.]. Ed Tech differentiation edtech educational technology g suite for education gafe google apps for education google classroom grouping gsuiteeduOne huge drawback of using Google Classroom has beenthe inflexibility of creating assignments. Everything you assigned had to go to every student.

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Flexible Grouping and Collaborative Learning

MiddleWeb

Brown help teachers think through the challenges of grouping and offer resources to develop effective groups and differentiate as needed for specific purposes. Dina Brulles and Karen L.

New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping

Dangerously Irrelevant

Educating children by age group assumes that the most important thing they have in common is their date of manufacture. New Year Leadership Challenge 1: Same-age grouping. What could you do as a school leader to hack at the deficiencies of same-age grouping… in the next two weeks?

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6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups

TeachThought - Learn better.

6 Tips For Creating Effective Student Groups. Grouping students is easy; creating effective student groups is less so. The following infographic from Mia MacMeekin seeks to provide some ideas to help make group work easier in your classroom. Teaching group work groupin

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ClassDojo Groups

Technology Tidbits

ClassDojo the world famous behavior/positive reinforcement manage system for schools has just released their new "group" feature. This highly requested feature will allow teachers to award points to not only an individual but a group as well. This is ideal for educators who like to put their class into groups or teams to spark collaborative learning. Devices ClassDojo Groups will work and sync across any iOS/Android device and any computer.

Station Rotation Model: Alternative Group Formations

Catlin Tucker

Teachers see my examples which show four separate groups and assume that all station rotations must have four groups. For example, I worked with a school in Southern California that dedicated Mondays to whole group instruction then Tuesday through Friday were rotations.

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Study Groups for Voluntary Professional Development

Reading By Example

She refers to these opportunities as “study groups” They are typically designed around a specific educational resource. In the past, I had tried to facilitate study groups but encountered several problems. Offer Study Group Opportunities to Faculty.

Hosting Study-Groups for Teachers

Reading By Example

“Thank you, Dana,” the fifth grade teacher said to me on the last day of our lunchtime study-group. ” We had just finished our six-week long study-group centered around Christopher Lehman’s book Energize Research Reading and Writing.

Join the New Facebook Education Group!

EdTechnocation.com

There's a brand spankin' new Facebook Education Group and a revitalized Facebook Education page! Join the new Facebook Education Group ! And there are already plenty of deep, thoughtful, and thought-provoking conversations happening in the group. community Facebook group

Gamify Your Writing Group

ProfHacker

What do you get when you ask members of a Games Research Group to each commit to 30 minutes of scholarly writing a day? The ideas of daily writing goals and writing groups are not new. Productivity gamification summer writing writing writing groups

Group Maker: Automatically Make Groups with Google Sheets

Teacher Tech

This template allows you to copy and paste your roster of students and have them randomly divided up into groups. Default group size is 4. Change the group size in cell B1.

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Google announces Google Educator Groups - great resource for educators

Educational Technology Guy

Yesterday Google announced the launch of Google Educators Groups. See below for more information and to sign up for a group or even create your own (I signed up for the NYC one as there isn''t one in Connecticut, YET).

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With Flexible Grouping We Can Reach Every Kid

MiddleWeb

When students are busy learning, staying in a single group is stifling. The solution for teacher-author Amber Chandler is a "flexible classroom" where students rotate through strategic groupings to meet differentiated needs at various stages of the learning process.

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Google Groups - connect, share, communicate, discuss - great for education

Educational Technology Guy

Google Groups has been around for a while, but sometimes gets overshadowed by things like Twitter, Facebook , Edmodo , and other social/learning networks. Google Groups is free, very easy to use and a great way to connect with people, access information and communicate.

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Google Classroom: Create Group Documents

Teacher Tech

One request I am often asked about Google Classroom is how to create documents for small groups. If you create a copy of a document for each student then each group member receives a copy, which can be confusing.

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Avoiding the Pitfalls of Student Group Work

MiddleWeb

How do your students react when you ask them to work together in groups? Teacherpreneur and author Patrice Palmer shares strategies to plan ahead and avoid group project pitfalls and to help students see the benefits of working with each other.

10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping

TeachThought - Learn better.

10 Dos And Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping by Jennifer Rita Nichols Educators have learned much about the benefits of using projects for learning, and collaboration is easily recognized as an important skill for students to build. The post 10 Dos & Don’ts For Group Work & Student Grouping appeared first on TeachThought.

Peer Power: Get More from Group Work

MiddleWeb

Research leaves little doubt that strategic use of groups and teams boosts achievement for most students, says teacher educator Curtis Chandler. Learn about the key elements of group work and several digital tools that make forming groups flexible and efficient.

Create group assignments in Google Classroom

The Electric Educator

But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, but you CAN facilitate group work through Google Classroom. Create a new topic in Classroom to organize your group project 2. Copy the resources for each group I make a copy of my template for each group.

Google Classroom: Creating Collaboration Groups

Teacher Tech

Using Google Classroom for a collaboration group helps to keep files neatly organized in Google Drive. If you are working with a group on creating and curating, where group members are […].

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Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker

Teacher Tech

If you are having students do work in small groups the activity may require a collaborative document for the students to work on. Manually creating documents for each group can be challenging. The post Google Classroom: Updated Group Docs Maker appeared first on Teacher Tech.

CodeMonkey Acquired by TAL Education Group

Edsurge

Save the world” said today that it has been acquired by Beijing-based TAL Education Group. The invitation-only event drew a high-profile group of Chinese government, university and industry leaders. The co-hosts include the China Development Research Foundation, Beijing Normal University, Tencent, New Oriental, TAL Education Group and GSV, the US-based investment organization. BEIJING – CodeMonkey caught more than a few bananas today.

How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

The post How To Use Flexible Grouping In The Classroom appeared first on TeachThought. Teaching

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Get Students Working Effectively in Groups

MiddleWeb

Effective group work sparks student engagement and builds communication skills for the future. Articles Group Work Options Barbara Blackburn behavior circle of writers cooperative learning group work jigsaw roles rules selection structure

Worth Ave. Group is giving teachers over $150,000 in grant money - enter now to win!

Kleinspiration

Group is Supporting Teachers & Technology The Worth Ave. Group provides insurance to schools with electronic devices. Group Worth group The Worth Ave. They can cover a range of all electronic gadgets from iPads to laptops.

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Group Work Gets Kids More Engaged in STEM

Digital Promise

Studies show that preschool children who participated in a 26-week math curriculum had math test scores that improved twice as much as children in a control group with a standard preschool curriculum. For one of these activities, children were made to believe that they were part of a group. Each group had a special color. For example, children in the green group put on a green t-shirt. This article was originally published on The Conversation.

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Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups

Teacher Tech

The post Google Classroom: TemplateTab for Groups appeared first on Teacher Tech. Students Collaborating on a Spreadsheet Students working in the same spreadsheet, yes please. If you have students doing collaborative work on a spreadsheet my Add-on TemplateTab might be super helpful. Template alicekeeler.com/templatetab Graphic Organizer The 2nd tab of the TemplateTab spreadsheet let’s you design a graphic organizer. Design the sheet to provide organization for what […].

Mass Group Google Doc Editing During Class

Cycles of Learning

Today I pushed out this template, and groups of students relocated to a myriad of places on campus to complete their formal research article according to the template.

How To Take the "Guess Work" Out of "Group Work" to Encourage Project Based Learning

Kleinspiration

As my small groups rotate in stations during math, each group can work on problems together. I love this idea because even though I may not be with that group, I can still have insight into what they're working on and how they're processing the skill or concept.

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GroupDocs: Randomly Assign Groups With a Template

Teacher Tech

This Add-on randomizes your roster and puts students into groups. It then makes a copy of a document from Google Drive for each group and […]. The post GroupDocs: Randomly Assign Groups With a Template appeared first on Teacher Tech. GroupDocs Add On for Google Sheets It’s always a good day for me when I can get a little coding in. Yesterday I updated my GroupDocs Add-on for Google Sheets.

Morganize - free organizational tool for groups

Educational Technology Guy

Morganize is a free organizational tool that has features for groups to work together. You can find the best date and time for a meeting, take polls and surveys, and even work with a shared To-Do list. It''s free, no registration is required, and it''s easy to use.

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Create Group Assignments in Google Classroom

techlearning

But what about group work? It takes a little bit more effort, but you CAN facilitate group work through Google Classroom. Create a new topic in Classroom to organize your group project 2. Copy the resources for each group I make a copy of my template for each group.

Blended Learning: Designing a Whole Group Rotation with StudySync

Catlin Tucker

In my book, Blended Learning in Action , I included a chapter on the Whole Group Rotation, which is a modern spin on the Lab Rotation. There are several benefits to using the Whole Group Rotation.

Equity Maps for Effective Group Work

Fractus Learning

I recently attended an Apple Educators’ Institute in Texas and there are always a few things that resonate with me post conference. One in particular was the spotlight session by Stephanie Thompson on the use of Equity Maps. […]. Apps Educators Resources

EDITORS DESK: GROUP THINK

techlearning

One of the many things that make this job both inspiring and fun is the opportunity to interact with readers—educators who over the years have become trusted advisors and contributors. Techlearning Resources

Five Educator Groups for Technology Integration

Tech Helpful

Each group presents a balance to the others that often leads to a more acceptable medium adoption rate of mass technology rollouts at schools. classroom early adopters early majority education technology educators future groups innovators laggards late majority technology integration