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5 action sports videos with a new kind of storytelling | Matador Network

5 action sports videos with a new kind of storytelling | Matador Network | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"The newest evolution — what I think of as the “Essence” or “Human Struggle” kind of film — is marked by the athlete’s demystification, his or her very personal narrative. Different from “lifestyle” pieces (like MTV “Cribs” or works showing the athlete “at home”), Human Struggle films are still very much rooted in sports, but boiled down to the essence, the question of “why” the athlete engages in a particular sport. As opposed to the mythic “hero” of Old School films or the equally abstracted “performer” in New School videos, Human Struggle filmmaking is all about the athlete’s inner conflicts, backstory, and motivations. And in this way it becomes universally relevant."

 

 

 

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What a great find this one is!

 

What happens when the "essence" of great storytelling comes to sports videos? Totally captivating stories that focus not on the glory but on the "why" motivating athletes to engage in their sport. 

 

If your interest in extreme sports or "digital storytelling" is of significantly less interest than your interest in reading and classic literature, then here's an eye-opening challenge. 

 

Help me find some text-based stories that could be used as an immediate follow-up to these incredible video stories that go right to the heart of the human condition via personal stories of those involved in extreme sports. 

 

If you have reluctant readers, these videos might just be an incredibly short bridge to engaging those students in the power of great storytelling. 

 

After watching these short videos, send me the names of any equally engaging text-based stories. (Jerome@GoogleLitTrips.com)

 

And, I just can't help but wonder what students might do if challenged to reinterpret some of the great stories we already love to teach in the style of these up close and personal stories? 

 

What characters might be good subjects for such a treatment?

 

 ~ http://www.GoogleLitTrips.com ~


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How to lead while everyone's watching | SmartBlogs

How to lead while everyone's watching | SmartBlogs | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
In this video, I offer some suggestions for leaders who need to manage their time in the spotlight.

 

Savvy leaders know that everyone in their organization is watching them.

 

So what can leaders do to lead in the age when social media is not only ubiquitous but also perceived to be more credible than mainstream media?

 

In this video, I offer some suggestions for leaders who need to manage their time in the spotlight.


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ISTE 2012 Slideshare Presentation - Personalized Learning Toolkits

ISTE 2012 Slideshare Presentation - Personalized Learning Toolkits | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"Personalized Learning Toolkits: Designing New Pathways for Every Learner", our ISTE 2012 presentation, has been posted.  Learn how new pathways can be designed for every learner with personal learner profiles, personalized learning paths and digital backpacks to create the ultimate classroom.


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My Favourite Google Search| The Committed Sardine

My Favourite Google Search| The Committed Sardine | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

My favorite Google search (this week) is: "digital citizenship" site:k12.*.us filetype:pdf. What's yours?

I break down this search a little later. But first, some perspective.


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Rigorous Classroom Discussion?

Rigorous Classroom Discussion? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

"In this video, RGSE Prof. Kimberly Osagie explains that great teachers use deliberate questioning and engagement strategies to ensure that students stick it out to get to the right answers."


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Social Media & the Cyberhero Archetype | Psychology Today

Social Media & the Cyberhero Archetype | Psychology Today | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Positive online activity can foster healthier children & compassionate societies By Dana Klisanin, Ph.D....
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Search and Social: How The Two Will Soon Become One | TechCrunch

Search and Social: How The Two Will Soon Become One    |  TechCrunch | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Bing and Google each recently unveiled its own new search interface, designed to better intuit your intent and help you get to the one best answer more efficiently.  And they’ve meet it ever more c...
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Interesting Ways | edte.ch

Interesting Ways | edte.ch | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
The Interesting Ways series continues to be a great example of crowdsourcing good quality classroom ideas and it has been a privilege connecting with all of...
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What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning?

What Do Emotions Have to Do with Learning? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

When parents and teachers consider how children learn, it’s usually the intellectual aspects of the activity they have in mind. Sidney D’Mello would like to change that. The University of Notre Dame psychologist has been studying the role of feelings in learning for close to a decade, and he has concluded that complex learning is almost inevitably “an emotionally charged experience,” as he wrote in a paper published in the journal Learning and Instruction earlier this year.


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iPad 1 – 0 Teacher

iPad 1 – 0 Teacher | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
A simple lesson involving concept, reflection and extended writing shouldn’t present too much of a problem! Admittedly Monday period one is not the greatest educational slot but the conclusio...
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How Creative are You? - The Mind Whisperer

How Creative are You? - The Mind Whisperer | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
How Creative are You? Test your workplace creativity skills! If the idea of being creative at work makes you think of artistic talent, don't worry!
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iPad Creative - iPad Creative

iPad Creative - iPad Creative | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Blog with creative uses for the Apple iPad. 


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More Pedagogic Change in 10 years than Last 1000 years: Donald Clark [TED]

Search, links, media sharing, social media, Wikipedia, games, open source etc. are ground breaking shifts in the way we learn, says Donald Clark. Unfortunately, they're not matched by the way we teach. The growing gap between teaching practice and learning practice is acute and growing. Institutional teaching, especially in Universities is hanging on to the pedagogic fossil that is the lecture. The true driver for positive, pedagogic change is the internet.


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The Guide To 88 Social Media & Monitoring Tools

The Guide To 88 Social Media & Monitoring Tools | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Great list by SocialMedia8 and ViralBlog...

 

#8 Might be your lucky number today. It’s certainly the lucky number for SocialMedia8. They were willing to share 88 of the 600 social media and social monitoring tools they have mapped. Tools that might offer you powerful analytics and actionable insights across many of your markets…

 

Read more:

http://www.viralblog.com/social-media/your-guide-to-88-social-media-monitoring-tools/

 


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Rescooped by Virginia Pavlovich from Teacher Leadership Weekly
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Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning

Two Lists You Should Look at Every Morning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

We can all use a little help in managing time and find more of it. Here's a tip that seems like it's easy to commit to doing and hard to follow through with. But if we could....whoa would we find more focus and time.


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25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions

25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions...

 

Compelling writing prompts.


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Writing Prompts

Writing Prompts | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

This site has a huge number of compelling visual writing prompts with text and questions to get your students thinking. There is something for everyone here!

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/English


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Cybersecurity Summary for Parents

Cybersecurity Summary for Parents | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Cybersecurity Summary for Parents

 

Learn how to help your kids use the Internet safely and responsibly...

 

Read more:

http://info.uknowkids.com/cybersecurity-summary-for-parents/Default.aspx?utm_campaign=Tip-Sheets&utm_source=Blog%20Posts

 


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You can't teach creative writing. Can you?

You can't teach creative writing. Can you? | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Rick Gekoski: Almost everyone can benefit from some simple hints on creative writing.
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10 Great YouTube Tips Every Educator should Know about

10 Great YouTube Tips Every Educator should Know about | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

This post covers some of the must know tips and tricks about YouTube that teachers can use to make maximum benefit from YouTube.

Educational Technology and Mobile Leaning has dedicated an entire section to how teachers and educators can leverage the power of this video platform in education, and from time to time we will add up to this section to make it more resourceful. 


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10 Traits of Teams that Trust – Brain Leaders and Learners

10 Traits of Teams that Trust – Brain Leaders and Learners | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
@toughLoveforx THX M! You model the kind of Trust Building Leadership talked about here!
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Developing Character Strengths: A Vital Goal of Education - Part 3

Developing Character Strengths: A Vital Goal of Education - Part 3 | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
by Marilyn Price-Mitchell, PhD. In the 3rd of a 4-part series on character strengths, this article focuses on how teachers can create positive learning environments that uses character strengths as the foundation to a core curriculum.

 

In his recent article School Made Easy: Character Education is the Key, Dr. Neal Mayerson, Chairman of the VIA Institute, points out that teachers choose the type of culture to create in their classrooms.

 

===> Cultures of collaboration, confidence, mutual respect, and engagement help nurture the development of character strengths. <===

 

Read more, very interesting and very important for best "eCitizen" and "Digital Citizen-Ship"...

 

http://rootsofaction.com/blog/developing-character-strengths-a-vital-goal-of-education-part-3/

 


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Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White

Understanding the Value of Curation for Education: Nancy White | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Robin Good: What does curation mean from an educational viewpoint? And what is the key difference between "collecting" and "curating".

Nancy White (@NancyW), a 21st Century Learning & Innovation Specialist and the author of Innovations in Education blog, has written an excellent article, dissecting the key characterizing traits of curation, as a valuable resource to create and share knowledge. 

 

She truly distills some key traits of curation in a way that is clear and comprehensible to anyone.

 

She writes: "The first thing I realized is that in order to have value-added benefits to curating information, the collector needs to move beyond just classifying the objects under a certain theme to deeper thinking through a) synthesis and b) evaluation of the collected items.

 

How are they connected?"

 

Excellent definition. 

 

And then she also frames perfectly the relevance of "context" for any meaningful curation project by writing: "I believe when we curate, organization moves beyond thematic to contextual – as we start to build knowledge and understanding with each new resource that we curate.

 

Themes have a common unifying element – but don’t necessarily explain the “why.”

 

Theme supports a central idea – Context allows the learner to determine why that idea (or in this case, resource) is important.

 

So, as collecting progresses into curating, context becomes essential to determine what to keep, and what to discard."

 

But there's a lot more insight distilled in this article as Nancy captures with elegance the difference between collecting for a personal interest and curating for a specific audience. 

 

She finally steals my full endorsement for this article by discretely inquirying how great a value it would be to allow students to "curate" the domains of interest they need to master.

 

Excellent. Highly recommended. 9/10

 

Full article: http://d20innovation.d20blogs.org/2012/07/07/understanding-content-curation/ ;


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Beth Kanter's comment, July 8, 2012 1:22 PM
I especially like how she used the Bloom's Taxonomy and related that to curation.
Stalder Angèle's comment, August 1, 2012 3:56 AM
Thank you for this scoop!
Shaz J's comment, August 5, 2012 10:39 AM
Thanks for this!
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Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core)

Writing with Google Docs: Foster Collaboration & Creation (While Addressing Common Core) | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
At ISTE, I had the pleasure of presenting in the Google theatre on Writing with Google Docs. It was a short presentation aimed at demonstrating how educators can use Google Docs to foster writing in its various stages.
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14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class

14 Smart Tips for Using iPads in Class | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Flickr:Flickingerbrad By Matt Levinson For schools that are about to deploy the iPad as their main mobile learning device, there's wisdom to be lear...
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