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Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images

Free Images: Free Stock Photo Websites to Find High Resolution Images | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Where can I find free images online?” is often the widely asked question by new bloggers (or seasoned bloggers). If you are one among them, this post is exclusively for you where I’m going to share few free stock photo websites to find HIGH quality images.

 

And the best part is, you don’t have to give any attribution or credit to the images you use. You can pretty much do anything you want with the images using these free stock photo websites.So are you interested in finding free images? Let’s get started....


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 27, 2015 5:58 PM
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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 28, 2015 12:47 PM

Here are some great sites to find FREE Photos ~ Check them out!

Tina Jameson's curator insight, April 30, 2015 7:22 PM

I'm not going to encourage anyone not to give attribution or credit for the images - however always useful to have good sources of free to use images.  Important that students learn that the pictures they find and want to include in presentations have to be sourced and cited appropriately.

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Captivate your students using Open Educational Resources (OERs) #edtech #OERs #elearning #highered #education

Your Students Using Open Educational Resources John D. Shank Head of the Boscov-Lakin Information Commons & Thun Library @ @IDLibrarian & https://www.l

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John Shank's curator insight, April 29, 2015 2:18 PM

The slides from my recent seminar @ BCC - Enjoy!

Chris Carter's curator insight, April 29, 2015 7:43 PM

OERs may change the rules of he education game.

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Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections

Content Curation Lands on Google+: Introducing Collections | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Nurita Sánchez's curator insight, January 29, 2016 3:13 PM

Cómo usar las colecciones:

http://www.ilusual.com/como-usar-las-colecciones-de-google-plus-guia

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, November 2, 2016 4:57 AM
This is interesting because it shows how far the concept of 'Curation' has come in the last 10 years. I don't remember much about it but I remember that in the early days of Blogger, perhaps even before Google bought it, they had a tool or bookmarklet or some little button that had certain curation abilities. My first blog was on Blogger and I remember using that tool.

Later, I maintained a Posterous blog for a couple of years...maybe more. I liked Posterous a lot and was very sad when they sold it (Posterous) to Yahoo and then about a year later those jerks at Yahoo closed it down. I thought Posterous was a very nice blog with just the right amount of features to get the job done without getting too technical.


 
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Cultivating Campus Collaborations #ala #acrl @ALA_ACRL #education #highered #acrl2015

ACRL Discussion Series Webinar for Instruction Coordinators, 6 March 2015.

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Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits.

 


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Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 3, 2015 6:06 AM

One benefit of online collaboration is the ability to accommodate a wider range of communication and working styles. If you’re the kind of person who always speaks up in meetings (guilty as charged), the traditional workplace may work just great for you. But you’re missing out on the perspective and talents of people who like to mull on a problem before contributing, or that of people who communicate better visually or in writing than they do out loud.


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Ralph Herrera's curator insight, October 14, 2015 10:06 PM

Collaborating online can be a pathway to success.  Distance and time make online collaboration a highly sought after remedy.  

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Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery

Ten Disciplines of a Learner: Learning vs Mastery | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Ten Disciplines of a Learner
We decided to continue the conversation on this topic at a faculty meeting. Several meetings later we had a new report card. We decided to give two grades and average them—one for “Learning,” the other for “Mastery.”

Sara might get an “F” in mastery and an “A” in learning, culminating in a “C” for the course. To be rigorous we picked ten observable behaviors and named them “Disciplines of a Learner:”

1.     Asks questions
2.     Builds on other people’s ideas
3.     Uses mistakes as learning opportunities
4.     Takes criticism constructively
5.     Speaks up
6.     Welcomes a challenge
7.     Takes risks
8.     Listens with an openness to change
9.     Perseveres in tasks
10.   Decides when to lead and when to follow.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Criticism

 


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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:01 AM

Mastery versus Learning - Lots of thought provoking ideas here...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 21, 2015 9:57 AM

Love this examination of 'Disciplines of a Learner" that clearly distinguishes between master and learning. I think we should demonstrate greater value to the lifelong skill of learning .

Carv Wilson's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:01 AM

Like the questions.

 

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How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks - opensource.com

How one professor saves students millions with his shared textbooks - opensource.com | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
I learned about David Lippman from an article on TeamOpen and realized I needed to talk to him more about his work in open education and open source.
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Blended Study: 10 Ways to Use Tech While You Learn

Blended Study: 10 Ways to Use Tech While You Learn | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
We hear a lot about blended learning from an instructor’s perspective, but what about from a student’s perspective? In what ways can students use technology to support learning inside and outside their course sessions?
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What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher

What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
What It Means To Be A Reflective Teacher

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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, March 21, 2015 3:53 AM

Reflection is a fundamental tenet of learning; it is also, therefore, a fundamental part of teaching.

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The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google

The one important thing everybody needs to understand about Google | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Google is for profit.
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Are You Writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts

Are You Writing Rockin’ Course Objectives? 7 Do’s and Don’ts | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Keep on reading to learn some essential do's and don'ts for writing meaningful objectives for your eLearning courses.

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ICT Education and the California Open Textbook Initiative

Presenters: Una Daly, Community College Outreach Director, Open Education Consortium Joe Welch, Computer Science Instructor, Hartnell Community College The California legislature passed the...
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The Future of Technology in Education: What needs to change in 2015?

The Future of Technology in Education: What needs to change in 2015? | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Four professors explore what needs to change in 2015 to remain at the forefront of learning.

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QLET's curator insight, March 20, 2015 5:46 AM

OpenMinds: Talks from The Open University will showcase the University’s thought leadership in learning and teaching and the application of research to policy and practice across the UK. They will bring cutting-edge research and developments to both physical events in the OU’s Berrill Lecture and through live video streaming, providing a platform for those who watch or attend to engage with leading academics and respected figures within specific research fields.

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Connectivism: Learning as a Community

Connectivism: Learning as a Community | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
In a modern world where knowledge objects are ubiquitous and openly accessible, the roles of educators and learners must evolve to meet the growing needs of the resulting high-paced, digital society. Connectivism is an emergent, net-enabled learning theory that suggests the most important result of a learning situation is the ability of the learner to make connections between distinct ideas using social capital and the affordances of digital networks.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 30, 2015 2:47 AM

Le connectivisme différent de la théorie pédagogique ! Ici le tout est d'apprendre à connecter les idées. Le monde d'internet facilite ce que tous les grands inventeurs fond : connecter des idées pour faire du neuf.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 8, 2015 1:20 PM

Educación conectada...Connectivism: Learning as a Community | @scoopit via @AnaCristinaPrts http://sco.lt/...

Claudia Rojas's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:45 PM

añada su visión ...

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Why Aesthetics Matter to Learning

Why Aesthetics Matter to Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
One obvious way to influence affect is through visual aesthetics, or the appreciation of an appealing design. Thus, the importance of visual design in learning is gaining in stature and will become increasingly important in years to come.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, May 4, 2015 10:23 AM

Much of this applies to online learning, but aesthetics matter in a brick-and-mortar environment, too. Think about the classroom to which you respond, "Oh! This is nice!" as opposed to the classroom that seems to be losing its battle with clutter. Imagine the impact a confused environment has on a student. Great to have stuff on the wall, but after a while it can become just background and no longer have any meaning. Teachers already work hard to create a valuable and purposeful learning space, so asking them to have a plan for managing the resources and other stuff in the classroom might seem like too much. Except the really good ones are already doing it.

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A New Visual on Flipped Learning

A New Visual on Flipped Learning | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
April 4, 2015
Here is another excellent graphic on flipped learning that we want to bring to your attention. As you see below, “Flipped Learning: The Big Picture” provides a visual illustration of...
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Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners | BEST PracTICEs | eLeaderShip

Online Collaboration Strategies To Engage Your Learners | BEST PracTICEs | eLeaderShip | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration

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Gust MEES: I strongly recommend to read it and to bring THIS into PracTICE! THE BEST article I have seen so far till now! Hat down for the author "Amy THORNTON".

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Engage-ME%21

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, April 3, 2015 7:28 PM

Looking for ways to engage your learners through online collaboration? Check the Strategies To Engage your Learners Through Online Collaboration

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Gust MEES: I strongly recommend to read it and to bring THIS into PracTICE! THE BEST article I have seen so far till now! Hat down for the author "Amy THORNTON".

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Engage-ME%21

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Matthew Button's curator insight, April 4, 2015 1:43 AM

Something we should be investing more into the future

Jerry Busone's curator insight, April 4, 2015 8:23 AM

Bring your learning into the 21st century with some of these ideas....

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Flipped Learning Process Visually Explained | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

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Javier Tourón's curator insight, April 2, 2015 3:50 PM
Hay una versión española en nuestra página theflippedclassroom.es traducida por Raul Santiago.
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How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic)

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? (Infographic) | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, "Well, what do you think?" Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, March 25, 2015 10:21 PM

There are good ideas. What I find interesting, is I know some Internet sources i.e. blogs that are followed extensively and are written by people who spent little time in the classroom and no nothing about teaching.

 

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 26, 2015 12:05 PM

Mia MacMeekin's useful poster for student assessment of credibility

Sally Tilley's curator insight, March 26, 2015 6:13 PM

We need to continually reinforce these skills for our students to master this, thanks for sharing

 

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10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers

10 Excellent New Educational Web Tools for Teachers | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 20, 2015
Here are some very useful educational web tools we have curated over the last few weeks. These are EdTech tools we came across through posts from other edubloggers. As is the case with...
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Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy improved the usability of it by using action words. The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 21, 2015 10:48 AM

This is a nice chart to share with your teachers. 

Peter Rettig's curator insight, March 22, 2015 7:26 AM

Very interesting, as I had forgotten about Bloom...

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How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep

How to Create a Powerpoint Presentation that Won't Put People to Sleep | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Before a presentation your nerves become fired up and your heart starts to pound. While the audience may be sizing you up, they are only hoping for an engaging presentation. They want you to succeed and quite frankly they need you to succeed. The infographic provided by Udemy walks us through the three critical points to creating a great presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 23, 2015 12:42 PM

Attractive and informative infographic on PowerPoint presentations.

Thanks for the suggestion to Ivo Novy.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 24, 2015 5:31 AM

 

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Fenia's curator insight, March 24, 2015 2:37 PM

Useful guide to good presentations - not only for ppt but also for other presentation tools 

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10 Tips for Successful Student Projects

10 Tips for Successful Student Projects | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
Have you been blown away recently by the level of student performance in your class? If not, read on for some tips to ensure excellent opportunities for student learning.

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Three Excellent Places to Find Free Online Courses

Three Excellent Places to Find Free Online Courses | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 20, 2015
Today we are sharing with you three excellent websites that will help you find the best free online classes or MOOCs from top trending universities. You can lay back in your coach,...
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The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams

The Best 4 Google Drive Tools for Creating Mind Maps and Diagrams | Affordable Learning | Scoop.it
March 18, 2015
Looking for some good mind mapping and brainstorming tools? Below are 4 of the best tools we would recommend for you. All of these tools are integrated with Google Drive which means...
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