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What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps?

What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps? | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.

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This is a resource i feel would be relevant to those students who struggle to be egaged in their reading

This can be used on readers on many different level

the reading maps foccus on language arts, Its description is communicated through charts, graphs, and maps intead of normal paragraphs and text

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, July 24, 2013 2:10 AM
not only maps, also papers and webpages! thanks
mufidmmn's comment, July 24, 2013 4:08 AM
ngapain itu ya
Shelby Porter's comment, September 30, 2013 11:19 AM
I feel the skill of reading a map is very important, but it becoming less prevalent in classrooms. Teachers may find it more difficult to teach and therefore are not going in depth with it. I remember as a child in grade school we would color maps or have to find where the states are. We never were taught how to fully understand the uses of a map and all the different ways they are used and how to read them. It is becoming a lost skill in a world that needs to be more appreciative of geography.

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Welcome to Explore & More's Cultures for Kids

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"Explore and More" is a fun interactive website designed for both students and teachers. The website foccuses on teaching children about different cultures in an engaging and simple way. It teaches students about various aspects of the many cultures and countries throughout the world, including information such as languages, clothing, food etc.

The website also offers a section for teachers, which helps plan an teach the best possible classes on different cultures. 

Perfect resource for teaching about cultures in all primary school levels!

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Using Visual Narrative for Reflection

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This post is an abstract from a non refereed paper I delivered at a conference (Australian Association for Research in Education) back in 2006 when I was first beginning to use image based research...

The use of digital photography and images for documenting childrens' learning, and the development of new ideas draws upon childrens' creativity and narrative skills, and supports the development of new literacies.


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Narelle Lemon explores an unusal but effective way of reflection of work for students, through visual based reflections.

Students take photos of the work they have created rather than writing about it. Lemon claims that "visual narrative makes visible the different parts or narratives of a story as well enabling opportunity to explore different positions within a dynamic environment or situation." This is a new and i believe, a fantastic approach to students refelctions. This allows students to become more creative and excited about their reflections, rather than just writing for the sake of it.

 

"Throughout the inquiry of students using digital cameras to create visual narratives themes emerged associated to the creation of learning communities and development of reflective skills. An exploration of first time use of the camera is discussed as well as some key themes that emerged over time."  

I would love to incorperate this form of reflection into my classroom as it is a modern approach to what can be a "boring" activity for students.  

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Explee - Animate your ideas

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Explee is a cloud-based presentation software that allows you to create amazing and mind-blowed animated videos. Select animations that fit with your speech and produce your video. The result: a beautiful and efficient video presentation.

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Explee is a fun presentation/animation software which allows students of all ages to create. present origional and creative animations. This can include Students speech and text and is another fun and easy option rather than using powerpoint.

I believe it ismportnat to expose students to the the countless (free) resources the the internet has to offer so they can utilize these research in not only in their primary school projects/ presentations but take this into later years/ high school years. Althgough there are countless resources and programmes such as this i feel "Explee" is a simple yet effective programme that promotes creative thinking. This software would be most suited to upper level primary.

 

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, October 17, 2013 3:11 AM

Looks like a good tool though haven't tried it as yet. The basic features are free of cost.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:04 PM

Ook al op de cloud. Ik ga verschillende uitproberen.

Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 2, 2013 1:59 PM

More animated presentations

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Prezi - Ideas matter.

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Prezi is a cloud based presentation software that opens up a new world between whiteboards and slides. The zoomable canvas makes it fun to explore ideas and the connections between them.
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Prezi is a uniue and easy presentation tool, suitable for ages 10 and up. 
prezi allows you to present your ideas in a creative and  enaging way and foccuses on creating, learning and collaborating and sharing ideas. It is a fun and interactive alternative to a powerpoint or photo story and allows students to bring more individualism into their work.

I would defiently incorperate this presentation tool in my classroom as well as recomment it to other teachers and professionals.  

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Jandamarra-Mark Greenwood. Teachers Notes

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‘Burrudi yatharra thirrili ngarra’

We are still here and strong. Jandamarra was an Indigenous hero...whose white ‘bosses’ called him Pigeon. He knew in his heart that the country was inscribed by powerful spirits in the contours of its landscape.The Wandjinas created the land and sky. They also created the spirits that swim in the water soaks and sacred places. Pigeon couldn't see them, but these spirits visited his dreams. Jandamarra's story is an epic and tragic tale which Mark Greenwood has re-told in a simple and yet majestic style, accompanied by Terry Denton’s vibrantly graphic, illustrative interpretation. This is a creative re-imagining of the life of an extraordinary man and of a seminal time in Australia’s history.The reverberations of the events known as the ‘frontier wars’ are still being felt more than one hundred years later and will continue to have an impact on our national psyche.

Jandamarra and his people are still here, and they are still strong.


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This is a book i have found that many teachers are using in both upper and lower primary in order to teach students Australian History.  The book foccuses on the life of a man in a seminal time in Australian History a foccusing on the Jandamarra people. I belive this would be a fantastic resource to use in the classroom, especially for upper primary students who are starting to do pursuasive writing a book responces. This book will enage students as well as giving them insight into life as a "Jadamarra person, and therefore how we have evolved and changed thorughout history. 

This particular link gives a wide range of teachers notes and questions that can be used in the classroom with this book. Which is clearly a great resource for teachers to have when approaching basing a lesson on this book. 

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, September 26, 2013 12:12 AM

This book might be studied in lower and upper primary, and also lower secondary classrooms. It is relevant in Australian Curriculum: English; History and The Arts. Also fabulous links to the Cross Curriculum Priority: Aboriginal histories and culture. Jandamarra could also be used to explore such themes as...National Heroes, Indigenous History and Culture,Frontier Wars, Magic and Spiritual Power, Kinship and Community and Values such as: Bravery and Justice

 

Maree Whiteley's curator insight, September 26, 2013 12:14 AM

This book might be studied in lower and upper primary, and also lower secondary classrooms. It is relevant in Australian Curriculum: English; History and The Arts. Also fabulous links to the Cross Curriculum Priority: Aboriginal histories and culture. Jandamarra could also be used to explore such themes as...National Heroes,Indigenous History and Culture,Frontier Wars, Magic and Spiritual Power, Kinship and Community

and Values such as: Bravery and Justice

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


Via Nik Peachey
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Vittle is a new tool that teachers can use in the classroom that  lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.you can cerate personal videos, sketches, visually navigate through complex subjects.

i think this is a great resourse as a teacher rather than using a normal white board and making getting the information across alot more engaging

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Georgia Wemyss's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:14 PM

Looks like a good idea. Especially since you become the owner of the work and it is not stored on a third party site...

Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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Pivot Animator

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Pivot animator is a great resource for use in primary schools for easy animations, it allows students to form their own animation clips or movies easily and allows them to learn what goes into the annimation process. 

This particular resource allpws students to crete movement paths. This helps students undersatnd the process and the amount of work that goes into creating an animation. 
This resource is also extreemly fun and engaging for students andsomething i would definelty incoperate into my classroom. 

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DebateGraph

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Debate map visualization of: 12,000+ maps and counting! Click on the bubbles to learn more – and log-in to create free public and private maps on any topic.

Via Nik Peachey
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The debate graph is a great resourse (proabably suitable fotr later years in primary school) designed to orangise debate topics, including the ability toorganise thoughts into different subjets, join to other communities and share thoughts on the same topic and map out arguments in a visual sense.

such a gerat and advanced version of a simple mind map, used alot in primary schools today. 

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Camelia Mojica Rodríguez's comment, August 11, 2013 9:44 AM
Buen día Gilberto, recibe un saludo desde Tabasco y te comento que cada día es un paso en firme que damos para lograr lo que gentilmente ustedes nos compartieron en México. Muchas gracias.
Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, August 12, 2013 5:31 AM

Dit ziet er goed uit. In verschillende views kan de mindmap worsten gebruikt om sterkte van ingebrachte ideeën weer te geven, of context te bieden.

http://youtu.be/32InMNjO4tQ om enkele mogelijkheden te bekijken

Martha Schade's curator insight, August 13, 2013 6:31 AM

What a great way to develop your own maps. Have a look at the video to get an idea of the possibilities! 

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.


Via Nik Peachey
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The "Kid Blog' is a safe and effective way to allow your students to keep up to date blogs in a secure evironment. With these blogs students can not only post their own blogs, but oarticipate in discussions.

I feel this is a gerat resourse to use within the classroom, as students and teachers can keep track of students posts and especially look at their progress throughout the year.

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Andy Lee's curator insight, August 4, 2013 1:31 PM

May try this with my high school students.

Xyleme Alex's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:58 PM

Looks like a great tool and it's entirely free. I like that it is based on the Wordpress platform, but removes the clutter and distractions that other blogging services have.

Antonio Tejero Aparicio's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:59 AM

Unaplicaciones recurso en línea muy útil para desarrollar la lectura y la escritura digital. Aquí tenéis un ejemplo

http://kidblog.org/6EnRed/


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Rethinking Education for the 21st Century - Naveen Jain - Voices ...

Rethinking Education for the 21st Century - Naveen Jain - Voices ... | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
If you have school-age children, you already know how hard it can be to get them to quit playing their video games and settle down to their school work. And with the summer upon us, it's frightening to imagine how little time ...
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"Rethinking Education for the 21st Century" gives us insight into the negatives within the current educational system and how this could change. The article gives suggestion on more effective ways of schooling children in the 21st century. I find this article helpful for when i am a teacher as it shows effective apporaches towards more engaging teaching and learning within the classroom and pushes the boundries on current and past approaches.

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Vids4Kids.tv - Learning Through Multimedia™

Vids4Kids.tv - Learning Through Multimedia™ | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Website for children that helps them learn through multimedia. Find Children's Learning Videos on counting, alphabet, numbers, shapes and colors.We have colors learning childrens videos, shapes learning childrens videos.

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"Vid For Kids" is a fun and free resource available for students online. The website provides various forms of multimedia based learning, including a number of videos and games. 

Easily understandable and fun resourse for students, specifically early years.

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Infoactive - Create and share interactive, visual stories

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InfoActive lets you create and share interactive, visual stories.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Baiba Svenca
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"Infoactive" is a simple and interactive resource, suitable for both teachers and the upper primary student. 

this enagaging website allows users to  create andmost importantly share viual stories. It allows the audience/ the reader to explore their ideas through a collaboration of images, videos, audio and text.

perfect for the modern day classroom teacher, this website is sure to engage students by placing a fun, interesting and interactive vibe on a average lesson in the classroom. 

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 12, 2013 8:12 AM

You don't need to be a programmer, a designer, or a data analyst. Heck, you don't even need a tutorial. Drag and drop, rock and roll.


Build a story

Combine text, charts and interactive filters into living narratives. Let your readers deep dive into the parts of the dataset that mean the most to them.


María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:08 AM
Amazing
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Tutorials for kids & teens: make your own games, apps, programs websites & more! | iD Tech 365

Tutorials for kids & teens: make your own games, apps, programs websites & more! | iD Tech 365 | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
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Stumbling apon this website i found it extremely exciting and interesting that skills and tutorials such as these are available for children at such young ages.

This website foccuses on being a game deisgner, programmer and digital artist. As a perspecitve tacher i find it extremely important that students are exposed to a wide range of career options and skills rather than just those surrounding their core subjects. I think this website could be extremely beneficial in areas such as media and art and an acitivty that would enagage and excite students, especially those interested in this area. 

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Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC)

Getting the Facts on Game Based Learning (INFOGRAPHIC) | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The Knowledge Guru team knows how effective serious games and game based learning are, that's why we've developed an entire learning game engine focused on making game based learning easier to impleme...

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This article gives great insight into the upcoming phenominon of "Game Based Learning".Although i have never seen it in my practises, after reading abit about it, i believe game based learning is something i would incoperate into my own classroom. Game Based learning provides a stimulating and engaging way of learning for children on a wide range of educational areas and topics. It is proven through this approach to learning students aremore likely to become motivated to learn, become increasingly engage and excel in their learning. 
Although many peoleay belive an "old school" approach to teaching is best, i feel it is highly necassary to kepp up with the fast moving pace of technology on offer, and use theseresources to help student in the classroom. Most learners that i have come aross are kinaesthetic learning, being one myself i can see how these games will help a variety of different learners and create opportunity for divergent thinking.

great resource which has iven me great insight.  

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:23 AM

This infographic shows proof of how useful it is to use games in education. Worth a look.

Florence MOZZO's comment, August 9, 2013 3:10 AM
Thank you for this infographic and the sources you used, the importance of having fun while learning seems to increase in education. Good news !
Ines Evaristo's curator insight, August 21, 2013 6:53 PM

Una buena infografía que resume estudios con resultados del efecto de los videojuegos en el aprendizaje de la educacion superior, cosa que no habia visto mucho.  Además, el inicio es bastante claro, hacer un videojuego "serio" o educativo es doble reto: lograr los objetivos de aprendizaje propuestos y diseñar un gameplay igualmente divertido, motivador, estimulante... es la diferencia entre un videojuego educativo de un juego didactico.

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Early Explorers of Australia

Learn about the Early Explorers of Australia in this animated rap. Lyrics to rap. Willem Jansz: Back in March 1606, Dutchexplorer Willem Jansz, Co-mman-ded t...

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This is a fun (somewhat strange) but more engaging resource to help teach younger years australian history. It is clear that todays generations are much more inclined ot watch a video or listen to  a song than ready a book, and from experience they are not worried about quality or subject.. they will iterally watch anything. I belive this video will be a great introductary resource for beggining to teach history to primary students and something that they will remember rather than go in one ear andout the other. 

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Janet Price's curator insight, October 8, 2013 6:41 AM

Much like the Magellan song - another good animation

Claire Sas's curator insight, July 30, 1:45 AM

History - early explorers

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39 Recommended Reading Comprehension Tools for Young Students

39 Recommended Reading Comprehension Tools for Young Students | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
A collection of teacher-approved, teacher-recommended reading comprehension websites and mobile apps for K-2 students.

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Michael Rost's curator insight, August 17, 2013 4:23 PM

Reading and listening share an underlying 'comprehension' construct...

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The Think-Aloud Strategy: An Oldie But Goodie

The Think-Aloud Strategy: An Oldie But Goodie | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to be really far away to get perspective and be reminded of what you already know. As I write this, the eight thousand miles between myself and the schools I work in are illumin

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Teachers share insight into the "think aloud stratergy" in their classrooms, which have helped many students and teachers imporve their writing and results within the classroom.

as a teacher i would consider adopting the "think aloud" principle in my lessons as it provides a safer and moer encouraging space for students to expres their thoughts and share ideas

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What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps?

What Do We Mean by 'Reading' Maps? | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it
The common-core standards present an ambiguous message on how to draw information from maps and charts, Phil Gersmehl says.

Via Seth Dixon
Taryn Coxall's insight:

This is a resource i feel would be relevant to those students who struggle to be egaged in their reading

This can be used on readers on many different level

the reading maps foccus on language arts, Its description is communicated through charts, graphs, and maps intead of normal paragraphs and text

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, July 24, 2013 2:10 AM
not only maps, also papers and webpages! thanks
mufidmmn's comment, July 24, 2013 4:08 AM
ngapain itu ya
Shelby Porter's comment, September 30, 2013 11:19 AM
I feel the skill of reading a map is very important, but it becoming less prevalent in classrooms. Teachers may find it more difficult to teach and therefore are not going in depth with it. I remember as a child in grade school we would color maps or have to find where the states are. We never were taught how to fully understand the uses of a map and all the different ways they are used and how to read them. It is becoming a lost skill in a world that needs to be more appreciative of geography.
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The 7 Cs of Effective 21st Century Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 7 Cs of Effective 21st Century Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st Century Education | Scoop.it

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"The 7 C's of Effec

tive 21st Century Learning" is a short article explaining a positive point of view towards technology and mobile learning in the 21st century. 
As a teacher, i feel it is important to embrace to technologies in your classroom in order to effectively use the resources around you to perform at your best as a teacher. It is important to find ways in which the students can use these resources to learn more effectively and embrace the new things that teachers in the past may not have had access to.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight, July 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Though just a tool - today, technology is significant too.