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Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education

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5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination

5 Ways to Save Time and Fight Procrastination | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

One of the very worst afflictions that can be experienced by a business owner, and one which can virtually bring a business to a grinding halt,  is procrastination.

 

If you know that you are a procrastinator, you will be well aware of the negative consequences that your behaviour is having on your business, and perhaps it is time you addressed the issue.

 

This good article, acknowledges the amount of time wasted by those who procrastinate, and it offers five basic tips that you can immediately implement to change your behaviour.


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DocsTeach

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"Turn your students into historians with primary-source based activities that develop historical thinking skills. Activities are ready to use in your classroom. Or alter an existing activity to fit your unique needs."


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Co-operation vs. Competition (vs. Collaboration)

Co-operation vs. Competition (vs. Collaboration) | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Finnish educator and author Pasi Sahlberg writing in yesterday’s Washington Post:
Many reformers believe that the quality of education improves when schools compete against one another. For cooperation to happen, we need to be participating transparently with the idea that others can build upon what we share, reshare it, curate it, connect it or whatever else. In that vein, it’s why we need to promote a “network literacy” that supports our ability to find, analyze, synthesize and share information and knowledge in safe, effective and ethical ways. In my discussions and snap polling of education audiences, I can tell you we’re nowhere near a tipping point with that in schools. 
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It Takes Two to Tweet: Interpretation as a Shared Responsibility :: Agile Learning

It Takes Two to Tweet: Interpretation as a Shared Responsibility :: Agile Learning | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

As we learn more about finding connections with our virtual colleagues, this article might help explore the idea of how to build one's network most effectively.


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Daily iPad App: MyScript Memo takes your handwriting and turns it ...

Daily iPad App: MyScript Memo takes your handwriting and turns it ... | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
Handwriting is one of those things that seems like it should be easy on the iPad, but, in reality, it is fairly difficult. Unlike Apple's legendarily.
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Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better

Digital Literacy is Good, but Fluency is Better | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
In their new book, Digital Fluency: Building Success in the Digital Age, Christian Briggs and Kevin Makice offer a roadmap to digital fluency for individuals and organizations.

 

So what's the difference between digital literacy and digital fluency? According to Briggs and Makice, literacy means you know what tools to use and how to use them, while fluency means you also know when and why to use them. They also offer this core definition: "Digital fluency is the ability to reliably achieve desired outcomes through use of digital technology." Under this definition, fluency also includes the ability to choose the right tools and use multiple tools in combination.


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iPad Art Apps – Sample Work

iPad Art Apps – Sample Work | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
MacWorld had a digital art contest using iPad apps and announced the winners. The digital creations are shown along with a list of the apps and tools used for each work of art.

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This is how to Use iPad to Enhance Students Reading Skills

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iPad is still fascinating me with its huge potential in education.

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Learning in a digital world

A keynote speech for the CILIPS annual conference, held at the Apex Hotel in Dundee, Scotland on 12 June, 2012...

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What it Means for Leaders to Show Up - Wendy Appel | Wendy Appel

What it Means for Leaders to Show Up - Wendy Appel | Wendy Appel | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
how do I show up?” Am I present? Do people feel and experience my availability to be there for them or am I distracted, on to the next thing, focused on what I want to say; the point I want to make, forcing an outcome I think is best? Do I show-up as wise, inviting, real, open, clear, honest … ?

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Working socially: four steps to success

Working socially: four steps to success | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Nice article on working openly and socially. Here are the four tips:

 

- Become inclusive – map your interests online

- Don't conform – exist in amorphous communities

- Open up – understand the nature of conversation online

- Think ahead – be aware of your goal

 

Check out the full article for more, http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2012/jun/20/social-media-arts-top-tips


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Transfer photos to any computer using Bump

Transfer photos to any computer using Bump | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

This is a great simple way for transferring images from your phone to your laptop.


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Teachers' Quick Guide on The Use of Games in Education

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Bloom's Digital Web2.0

Bloom's Digital Web2.0 | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

A comprehensive collection of digital tools aligned with Bloom's Taxonomy,  created by Karen VanVliet and Kathy Beck. 

 

 


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Susan Oxnevad's comment, July 5, 2012 1:48 PM
Thank you for the suggestion Karen!
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Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Performance Appraisal

Emotional Intelligence at Work: Your Performance Appraisal | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Performance appraisal does not have to be filled with anxiety and promote defensiveness and dejection.

 

It can be a great opportunity to learn about yourself, what is important to your boss, and improve your effectiveness. All you have to do is put your emotional intelligence to work!


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Top 10 qualities of top principals

Top 10 qualities of top principals | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
The principal is the single most powerful person in a school district. Their leadership makes the weather for staff and students, and the culture they create is tangible. It follows that top princi...
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This is how to Use iPad to Enhance Students Reading Skills

This is how to Use iPad to Enhance Students Reading Skills | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Tthere are many reasons why there is a growing educational focus on the iPad and most important of all these reasons are its portability feature and ease of use. It is too early to talk about iPad as a replacememnt of the tradional book but the speed at which schools and educational centres all around the world are embracing it is a clear omen that there will soon be a culture of digital eBooks and virtual libraries where access to books will be as easy as sending an email.


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What is a 21st century teacher? | SmartBlogs

What is a 21st century teacher? | SmartBlogs | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
If we want to gain respect as a profession, then we must embrace a 21st century model of constant growth and improvement.

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21st Century Information Fluency

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Information Fluency is the ability to locate digital information efficiently, evaluate it effectively and use it ethically.

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iPad Art Apps – Sample Work

iPad Art Apps – Sample Work | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it
MacWorld had a digital art contest using iPad apps and announced the winners. The digital creations are shown along with a list of the apps and tools used for each work of art.

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How I use social media for my professional development

How I use social media for my professional development | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

The issue of how we use social media for our own development as teachers and as digitally skilled individuals, is one that I believe is of vital importance though, not just because it can enable us to keep developing as teachers through the content, ideas, resources and above all people it gives us access to, but also because the way use digital media for our own development should guide and influence the way we use it with our students and build their digital literacies and communication skills.


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Content Trailers

Content Trailers | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

A useful and fun set of cross-curriculum photo slide shows for maths, English, science, history and more. They are arranged by age and range from kindergarten Secondary school. A great resource for introducing topics. Found via http://twitter.com/@kbkonnected.

 

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Video%2C+animation%2C+film+%26+Webcams


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Kent Manning's Blog: Student Engagement

Kent Manning's Blog: Student Engagement | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Student Engagement. I've had a day or two of reflection on the school year and was encouraged recently by some student reflections on learning. For me it goes back to the moment I started reading about Jeff Wilhelm's social ...


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15 Ways To Become A Better Self-Learner | Edudemic

15 Ways To Become A Better Self-Learner | Edudemic | Alive and Learning | Scoop.it

Armed with an insatiable lust for knowledge, they set out to acquire it on their own terms, although a few pointers obviously can’t hurt before departure and landing! Not every possible technique will necessarily stick with all self-motivated learners, of course, but the only way to find out is to test them. Try some of the following and experiment with what works in a more independent educational setting.


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mc's comment, July 3, 2012 5:28 AM
Thanks.