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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 6, 2014 1:44 PM

Interesting write up...I know my handwriting is much, much worse...but I think I'm faster in terms of communication via typing versus "handwriting..."

Marinhos's curator insight, June 8, 2014 7:08 AM

Aorender a velha arte do manuscrito. Esse é um dos primeiros argumentos que muitos lançam mão para condenar o uso de computadores na Educação Básica . 

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, June 8, 2014 8:34 AM

it's a good question!!

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Some Very Good Tips for Designing Beautiful Presentation Slides

Some Very Good Tips for Designing Beautiful Presentation Slides | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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this is a nice resource...planning to see more of what Visage has to offer

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5 Tips to Engage Your Online Learners- An Infographic

5 Tips to Engage Your Online Learners- An Infographic | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
It is difficult to maintain learner engagement in an online learning environment as compared to classroom training,. During classroom training, the trainer engages participants using anecdotes, stories, creating some scenarios or by sharing personal experiences. But, how do you engage learners in an online learning environment, where they are learning all by themselves?

This is where the instructional design plays a key role. Effective instructional design should be able to done the role of a class room trainer in a self-paced environment. As instructional designers, we need to keep learner’s engagement in mind when designing eLearning courses.

So, how can we design such courses? Well, here are 5 tips that help to design engaging eLearning courses for your learners.

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Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Infographic

Steps to Creating the Conditions for Deep, Rigorous, Applied Learning | Infographic | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world outside the classroom. Teachers are trying to provide these elements in various ways, but a group of schools calling themselves the “Deeper Learning Network” have codified some of what they believe are essential qualities of deep learning (check out how students lead parent teacher conferences in this model).

 

Some of these qualities include learning designated content, critical thinking, communication skills, collaborating effectively and connecting learning to real-world experiences.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/



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Our school is working hard on these goals...a great resource to help spread the word.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 26, 9:31 AM

Many school administrators, teachers and parents want the education provided to children to be high quality, rigorous and connected to the world outside the classroom. Teachers are trying to provide these elements in various ways, but a group of schools calling themselves the “Deeper Learning Network” have codified some of what they believe are essential qualities of deep learning (check out how students lead parent teacher conferences in this model).


Some of these qualities include learning designated content, critical thinking, communication skills, collaborating effectively and connecting learning to real-world experiences.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


Jim Goldsmith's curator insight, February 26, 1:09 PM

A primer on the "Deeper Learning Network."  None of this is new but it is integrated as a practical solution. 

Tasia Thompson's curator insight, February 27, 10:31 AM

This really speaks to the focus of the East Zone AP's on how can we enrich  our school's culture and climate in particular areas as related to improved student growth and learning.  

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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without

36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
We asked 19 Social Media Pros to share their Top Visual Content Creation Tools. Here are 36 of their top tools and a handy cheat sheet for the Top 5.

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I LOVED this article...straight from the creative content user's toolbox. The best part: my Middle School Digital Artists are already chomping their way through the list, and now I have more great enrichment opportunities to keep them learning all year!
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Xavier Lambert's curator insight, February 23, 10:03 PM

#Canva Superstar :-)

ruthschapira's curator insight, February 27, 7:49 AM

Best  list culled from experts

connie butcher's curator insight, March 4, 11:38 AM

Great "Scoops" on your sheet!!!!

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3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class

3 Powerful Web Tools to Create Whiteboard Animation Videos for Your Class | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

Whiteboard animation videos are videos that draw themselves. They involve an animated use of images, shapes, characters, sounds and voice-overs to create a clip. This form of video production has been very popular recently and is widely used by some leading educational YouTube channels such as TED Ed and RSA Animate. Creating a whiteboard animation video is no longer a graphic designer's job. There are actually several web tools that allow you to easily put together an animated video with as simple tools as drag and drop. As a teacher, you can  use these animations to create and share tutorials,  presentations, step by tsp guides, and many more. Below are three  of my favourite tools I would recommend for you:


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I love these tools!

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, February 20, 11:32 AM

It's a good re-share

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, February 24, 3:30 PM

Trois outils intéressant pour créer dans petites animation-vidéos.

Ruedi Grob's curator insight, March 2, 8:48 AM

fügen Sie Ihren Einblick ...

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...


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David Baker's curator insight, February 17, 10:54 AM

The power of the Infographic is that it references both teacher and student actions and habits. I have shared it with my teachers. This might become a solid self-assessment tool for coaching conversations with teachers.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 10:21 AM

Love the graphics in this post.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 3, 12:05 PM

Interesting graphic with some great ideas on interpreting 21st century skills as they pertain to teaching

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11 EdTech Bloggers To Follow in 2014 (Good list)

11 EdTech Bloggers To Follow in 2014 (Good list) | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Looking for new ideas for how to use technology in your classroom in 2014?  Looking for colleagues to inspire your practice? Ideas to help integrate technology into your lesson plans? Look no further. One of the things we love most about teaching in the age of technology is the ability it gives...

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I concur, but would add Matt Miller's Ditch that Textbook to make an even dozen.

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DailyEnglish's curator insight, December 28, 2014 2:54 AM

Des bloggers à suivre en 2015, pour des idées motivantes et des lecons interessants pour apprendre l'anglais

www.dailyenglish.fr

séjours linguistiques en immersion anglaise dans des familles anglaises partout en France

Get blogging

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Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser

Visme - Create online presentations, animations, infographics in your browser | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Visme, the faster, more stable all around awesome version has arrived that allows everyone to create professional Presentations and infographics online.

 

 


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always on the lookout for free and easy...great when you find out it's also good

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, September 12, 2014 2:44 PM

Good news for those who have been using Visme presentation creator. It has been updated and is better and more efficient than before with lots of improved features.


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A Wonderful Poster on Failure

A Wonderful Poster on Failure | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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Such an important message for inspiring fearlessness.

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Wanda Ortiz's curator insight, July 14, 2014 10:24 AM

Perfecto  comentario para esta reflexión que ven: "No hay despuès sin el antes". (R.O.V)

Sayward Henry's curator insight, July 15, 2014 1:10 PM

Fail Again. Fail Better.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, July 25, 2014 11:52 AM

This is an ideal image for my use when discussing "Failure".  When working with my pre-service students as well as teachers in PD sessions, I explain "FAIL" as First Attempt In Learning.  This image will provide authentic connections for those involved in our discussion.  

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

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Very down-to-earth approach: I like that in today's edu-buzzword cacophony.

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Christa Wojo's curator insight, July 7, 2014 12:00 PM

My favorite tent is "creative thinking is work." Being creative doesn't mean you have frequent moments of genius or insight out of the blue. It's a process of learning constantly, being resourceful with your knowledge, and being open to using it in novel ways.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 7, 2014 11:10 PM

Interesting comments by

Marshall BarnesFounder, Director of SuperScience for High School PhysicsSome of these I agree with in regard Edison and 1000 failures before finging a light filament and worthy of a read in his Paranovation blog~Especialy his claims to producing Video Rock early on~
Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 11, 2014 12:39 AM

It shoudl be our Mantra to teach Cretive Thinking skills to our students everyday.

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Bring on the i. I just finished reading several books about intrinsic motivation. None of the research is new, so why aren't we incorporating intrinsic motivation into the classroom more? Here are ...

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More Mia please. No one matches her content or style in giving us great pedagogical tools.

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Agisa Abdulla's curator insight, June 21, 2014 11:44 PM

authentic learning can happen with intrinsic motivation

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, June 27, 2014 2:34 AM

I love this break down! Which motivation technique inspires learners  the best? Can both be meaningful and why? Which technique do you feel Common Core applies most heavily?

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:01 PM

ahhh...esse tal MOTIvo para AÇÃO... vale a pena conhecer mais a respeito para auxiliar os aprendizes a encontrarem o seu próprio caminho: interiormente ou exteriormente ?


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Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning

Blogging as Pedagogy: Facilitate Learning | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Blogging should not be an add-on, not an isolated project, but should be seen as PEDAGOGY. Ann Davis shared a definition of Pedagogy beyond a  simple "method of teaching" (unfortunately I was not a...

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It's this...and so much more!

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 9, 2014 7:05 PM

Los Blogs como herramienta pedagógica

Margarita Saucedo's curator insight, June 17, 2014 11:03 PM

Un buen medio de comunicación

Tina Jameson's curator insight, June 19, 2014 7:53 PM

If you are looking at 'blogging' as a possible classroom tool / strategy to use with students - then this infographic and accompanying 'blog' advice could be useful. 

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Co-Browse Any Web Page Instantly with Surfly


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This looks like another great collaboration tool for my students; certainly deserves a closer look.

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alexislucas's curator insight, June 9, 2014 5:56 AM

de mémoire ça ne marche pas bien car cela souffre de lags et se révèle contre-intuitif

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7 Brainy Ways to Boost Knowledge Retention in eLearning

7 Brainy Ways to Boost Knowledge Retention in eLearning | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
As instructional designers, you have to create courses that are easy to remember and difficult to forget. Here's how:

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Such great advice...easy to incorporate in all instruction

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online4ed's curator insight, April 24, 5:01 PM

Working with students this week on the use of infographics in distance ed!  

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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class - Brilliant or Insane | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
How deep is your commitment to reflective practice?

Do you maintain a reflective journal? Do you blog? Do you capture and archive your reflections in a different space?

Do you consistently reserve a bit of time for your own reflective work? Do you help the learners you serve do the same?

I began creating dedicated time and space for reflection toward the end of my classroom teaching career, and the practice has followed me through my work at the WNY Young Writer’s Studio. I’ve found that it can take very little time and yet, the return on our investment has always been significant.

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Reflection...don't leave class without it!

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Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, March 7, 5:16 PM

Really good practice for your ePortfolio.

Darrington Lee's curator insight, March 7, 9:36 PM

I feel that it is generally important to reflect on one self after taking a lesson, this ensures we are learning on the right track and doesn't "fall off" the topic. Reflection keep us calm and collected, so we can stand back straight up even after a failure to accomplish something. This gives us a never ending space to improve and beyond than just learning, but also to persevere, take responsibility in one's learning and also to excel in things we do.

Ann-Lois Edström's curator insight, March 10, 12:52 PM

Att reflektera över sin undervisning och hjälpa eleverna att också göra det. Jättebra frågor!

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Color Psychology In Marketing: The Complete Guide [Free Download]

Color Psychology In Marketing: The Complete Guide [Free Download] | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Color theory and color psychology in marketing are something content marketers must understand. Color can hurt or hinder content marketing efforts.
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This site is one of the most comprehensive tools for color theory, vocabulary and practical application that I've found anywhere. A must see for educators, students, and content creators.

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Socratic Smackdown, a Game from the Institute of Play

Socratic Smackdown, a Game from the Institute of Play | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

"Teacher-tested, student-approved games for difficult-to-learn skills and concepts"

The visual above comes from the materials and there are additional strategies that are not shown.


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Thanks again Beth, for sharing your toys. Students learning critical thinking and CC literacy skills while having FUN? Yes!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 8, 9:28 PM

Here is a print-and-play games from the Institute of Play that you may find helpful in your classroom.

Socratic Smackdown helps students practice "argumentation around any topic or text." You may use it to help students become self-directed learners. There is a great video that quickly walks you though the process and you may download a pdf that provides Game Basics, Game Play, Student Resources and Teacher Resources. This game is geared to students from Grades 6 - 12.

Below are some of the rules of the game (found in the pdf).

* Create teams of four to six players and provide a topic, text or issue that will be discusses as well as a question set

* Share that discussion skill strategies are part of the game

* Set chairs in fishbowl pattern when ready to start

* Choose one student from each team to play

* Have 2 or more students as scorekeepers who will use Socratic Smackdown Scorecards

* Coaching cards will be used by students not keeping score, or by all students after the end of the match (if all are also scoring)

* Students "play" for 6 minutes and Scorecards are collected

Playing Socratic Smackdown with students will help them develop discussion and debate skills, a component of Common Core Speaking and Listening,  and a rubric is also provided.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 9, 5:34 AM

Método de Discusión ... socrático Smackdown, un juego en el Instituto de Reproducción |scoopit travésBethDichter http: //sco.lt / ...

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What’s Going On Inside a Child’s Brain Infographic

What’s Going On Inside a Child’s Brain Infographic | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
The What’s Going On Inside a Child’s Brain Infographic shows what is really happening in a child’s head and how this differs from adults.

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I love inforgraphics and I love learning more about how the brain works. This is a win-win for me!

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Mrs. Everett's curator insight, January 5, 1:22 PM

Good to know -- now how do we use it?

Iva Santos's curator insight, January 5, 7:57 PM

Aprendizagem e uso das TIC.

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Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls | Listly List

Free tools or websites that teachers can create or share quizzes and polls. Please add your recommendations. | Interact | Create A Quiz, Learningpod, Socrative | Student Response System, ExamTime Quizzes, Google Forms + Flubaroo, Joomla Quiz Deluxe, Learning Management System (LMS), course management software for e-Learning, web-based online training platform, Moodle, Testmoz, and PollEverywhere

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Handy...

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Marie-Leet Bens's curator insight, September 19, 2014 8:02 AM

I'm a fan of Kahoot! - game-based blended learning

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, September 20, 2014 1:25 PM

добавить свой понимание ...

Pavel Alarcon's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:44 PM

agregar su visión ...

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8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students

8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

"There are many reasons a student can lose focus in school. It can be bad grades that will discourage them to be inactive and to rebel. It can be the environment that can be stifling and suffocating for the students. It can be the fact that many of them don’t find it easy to the meaning in their struggles in school."


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It's a month into the school year, and our fresh starts are starting to fade. Time to revv up the positive vibes with these great quotes.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 11, 2014 10:53 PM

Do you have days when you wish you had a good quote to help a student who is struggling? This post provides 8 great quotes. One is above (in the image). Two more are below. Click through to the post to read an additional five quotes as well as a brief write-up that may provide you with some ideas on how to use them with students. 

* "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." - Thomas Edison

* "Don't worry about your failures, worry about the chances you miss when you don't even try." - Jack Canfield

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, September 14, 2014 1:40 PM

Tha Beth Dichter!

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Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class

Great Resources for Integrating Technology in Class | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it

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Wonderful collection of possibilities.

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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 20, 2014 2:34 PM

Although some of these provide different ways to integrate technology, I often wonder if, instead of making tech "fit", the goal should be what learning/growth/idea/concept do we want to explore and then proceed from there instead of seeing what tool we have and directing the learning with the tool. 

Bernard Petter's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:14 PM

all you have to do is...give it some thought.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:14 PM

Digital technologies should fit the learning and its context. It is not the other way around that learning fits the digital technologies.

 

@ivon_ehd1

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10 Characteristics Of A Highly Effective Learning Environment

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"Wherever we are, we’d all like to think our classrooms are “intellectually active” places. Progressive learning (like our 21st Century Model, for example) environments. Highly effective and conducive to student-centered learning. But what does that mean?

The reality is, there is no single answer because teaching and learning are awkward to consider as single events or individual 'things'..."


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Great scoop Beth. I love the goal of "intellectually active" classrooms.

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, June 17, 2014 1:04 AM

Do we provide this environment

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, June 17, 2014 11:15 AM

What are the characteristics of an effective learning environment? Read on...

Ruby Day's curator insight, June 18, 2014 3:24 PM

These criteria really outline some solid  principles that should direct our planning and thus be evident in our learning environments. Principles such as: student enquiry, work readiness, personalised learning, flexibility, authentic and transparent assessment. I like the focus on critical thinking here :)

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6 Ways Color Psychology Can Be Used to Design Effective eLearning

6 Ways Color Psychology Can Be Used to Design Effective eLearning | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Here're some ways in which you can use color when designing eLearning courses by taking physiological and psychological effects into consideration.

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Want to know more? Ask an Art teacher.

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 13, 2014 11:10 AM

Very interesting...hmmmm...

Deborah Banker's curator insight, June 13, 2014 3:24 PM

OK - this might be great, but we have many color blind students.

Mary Starry's curator insight, June 14, 2014 9:11 AM

I don't see color used very often on pharmacy webpages or handouts. Maybe we consider our subject matter as too serious to incorporate color.  However, color can help with learning. A key point here is to use bold, not bright!

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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | Art Teachers Rock | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.

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Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 6, 2014 1:44 PM

Interesting write up...I know my handwriting is much, much worse...but I think I'm faster in terms of communication via typing versus "handwriting..."

Marinhos's curator insight, June 8, 2014 7:08 AM

Aorender a velha arte do manuscrito. Esse é um dos primeiros argumentos que muitos lançam mão para condenar o uso de computadores na Educação Básica . 

Aladin Fazel's curator insight, June 8, 2014 8:34 AM

it's a good question!!