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Data Links Best With a Good Story--& the reverse is true too!

Data Links Best With a Good Story--& the reverse is true too! | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The Washington Post is betting on the intersection of data and drama.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 5, 11:07 AM

I'm finally back online after a 2-week vacation so I'll be posting more regularly now.


And I found this terrific article on data and storytelling from HBR that is very wise. The author is Walter Frick and he's interviewing journalist Jim Tankersley of the Washington Post. Jim is talking about linking data and story together -- ways to do it and how to think about it. 


I love what he says here: "Data and visualizations and storytelling — human drama — when combined help readers understand concepts. I can get a lot from one great visual chart, I can get more context from several paragraphs just really laying out the conclusions of data. And I can get a lot out of a story about someone like me doing something that is interesting to me. But I think that when you bring them all together what you get is this experience where people have a process of discovery for themselves which I think is important for learning. If you are just looking at a chart you can try to figure out what it’s telling you and there’s a little bit of discovery as [you] decipher it. If that chart occurs in the natural flow of narrative or storytelling, then I think it’s almost a clue popping up as you’re trying to solve this mystery. I think that when they all work together, they're more powerful than any of them alone."


There are many other great insights and words of wisdom here for anyone who needs/wants to work with both stories and data together. There's lots to learn here.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students

12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, May 4, 4:06 PM

Great list to keep in mind.  There's always more than one way to share out with others.

Nicky Mohan's curator insight, May 5, 3:01 AM

Want student buy in? Tools to help you with teaching, learning, assessment & feedback

 

niftyjock's curator insight, May 5, 9:38 PM

sharing files is often problematic, some of these work others don't

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An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources

An Annotated List of Flipped Class Tools and Resources | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Flipped Class Tool and Resource List from Turn to Your Neighbor We will keep a (clearly very incomplete) list of tools and resources we use and/or discover relative to flipped teaching here. Help u...

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niftyjock's curator insight, May 5, 9:26 PM

Peer instruction checklist, fantastic

Елена Гончарова's curator insight, May 7, 11:21 AM

добавить понимание ...

Murielle Godement's curator insight, May 30, 1:35 AM

Annuaire commenté des ressources utiles pour une classe inversée. Création et partage de ressources

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10 Awesome iPad Apps to Engage Students in Hands-on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Awesome iPad Apps to Engage Students in Hands-on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Here are some great iPad apps to boost students creativity and get them engaged in hands-on learning tasks. Using these apps students will be able to carry out a variety of creative activities including : making talking avatars,  creating digital books, recording screenshots and tutorials, creating pic collages,  and making videos and audio clips . All of these apps and many more are included in this wonderful visual from Tony Vincent."


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Check out book creator and animatoranimator

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Vera Weber's curator insight, May 1, 10:27 AM
This looks like a wonderful arsenal of apps for creating engaging lessons!
WEAC's curator insight, May 1, 10:52 AM

From creating digital books to screencasting to animations, these tools will help you connect with your students and make learner fun.

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, May 1, 1:16 PM

These  apps are proving to be very useful in stimulating learning of children with learning difficulties. Teachers need training to integrate the use of assistive technology in their lessons.

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Blended Learning: 10 Trends

Blended Learning: 10 Trends | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

There is mounting evidence that complementing or replacing lectures with student-centric, technology-enabled active learning strategies and learning guidance—rather than memorization and repetition—improves learning, supports knowledge retention, and raises achievement. These new student-centered blended learning methods inspire engagement, and are a way to connect with every student right where they are while supporting progress toward grade level standards.


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, May 5, 10:56 AM

As I was looking through my Scoop.it listings I came across this blended learning option shared by Dennis T OConner.  I like how the infographic addresses learning styles, student centered approaches and newer education trends like gamification. 

Janet Shivell's curator insight, May 6, 11:40 AM

Great info graphic on blended learning.

Lara N. Madden's curator insight, May 19, 1:45 PM

This blended/hybrid & flipped classroom movement intrigues me. Add badging and we will have the trifecta of all elearning.

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How to Set Up a Podcast - The Complete Guide

How to Set Up a Podcast - The Complete Guide | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
This is a complete guide on how to set up a podcast from scratch. I remember how hard it was when I first wanted to start my podcast. I searched, and searched..

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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 27, 11:40 PM

Podcasteja tekemään, kirja lähtee eurolla.

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"I  found this great list of apps and tech tools that are organized based on the task you want students to accomplish. It was out on  Twitter and I can't find the original tweet. What do you want to do...?There's a tech tool for that. pic.twitter.com/kWFciWylLP"


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The Next America

The Next America | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Demographic transformations are dramas in slow motion. America is in the midst of two right now. Our population is becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray.

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Very interesting chart of how the demographics of U.S. Is changing.

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Connie Fink's curator insight, April 20, 8:35 AM

Use with civil rights unti - changing face of US

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, April 24, 11:25 AM

unit 2

CB New Hire Onboarding's curator insight, April 25, 9:35 AM

"The demographic shifts in the United States are transforming the cultural fabric of the country and this interactive feature from the Pew Research Center explores some of these changes.  Interracial marriage, declining fertility rates, migration, economic opportunities and politics are just some of the issues that can be seen in these excellent populations pyramids, charts, videos and graphs." - Seth Dixon 

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15 Mind-Blowing iPad Tricks Most People Don’t Know - iPad User Guides

15 Mind-Blowing iPad Tricks Most People Don’t Know - iPad User Guides | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"Have you just unwrapped your new iPad and you’re still wondering where to start from? Or are you a seasoned iPad user looking for great tricks to use your iPad more efficiently?

Then you came to the right place, because in this article you are going to learn a lot of cool things that you can do with your iPad that most people don’t know about. These tricks will leave you glued to your iPad craving for more."


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How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways! - Jonathan Wylie

How Do You Print from an iPad? Let Me Count the Ways! - Jonathan Wylie | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Not everyone knows you can print from an iPad, but you can! How do your do it? Fire up your printer, because you are about to find out, and it's easier than you might think!

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24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014 | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
At CustomShow, we decided to list some alternatives to powerpoint that could help in solving your overall presentation problems. These programs serve many purposes.

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Natalie Sing's curator insight, May 1, 12:19 PM

Lots of Presentation ideas here that would be great for High School Students

Lino's curator insight, May 2, 5:50 AM

24 Powerpoint Alternatives & Presentation Programs For 2014

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, May 5, 5:18 AM

A new list of the most popular digital presentation tools available.


And a very helpful list of advantages and disadvantages for any of the tools.


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A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]

A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC] | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

But here’s the thing: the history of social media actually goes back a lot further, and its roots can be found in blogging, Google, AOL, ICQ, the beginnings of the world wide web and, perhaps surprisingly, CompuServe. 


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Manuel Pinto's curator insight, April 20, 12:17 PM

More a timeline than a history. Useful, anyway.

Jim Doyle's curator insight, May 9, 10:59 PM
A brief History of Social Media (1969-2012) [INFOGRAPHIC]
Roy Sheneman, PhD's curator insight, May 12, 5:20 PM

I thought you might find this interesting.

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Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It

Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

“ Kindness Is Something Students Learn By Feeling It by Lisa Currie, Ripple Kindness Project Most people have heard the phrase ‘random acts of kindness’, which refers to a selfless act of giving resulting in the happiness...”


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Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills

Inventive Games That Teach Kids About Empathy and Social Skills | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Play is nothing if not social. Games organize play, allowing us to wrangle it and use it to experiment with the world. When we play games, more often than not, it's us under the microscope. But there's a trend in design toward video games that build social skills and encourage players to reflect on themselves and their relationships. Here are a few games that do just that.

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Aracy Campos's curator insight, April 23, 7:22 PM

 

O uso dos jogos na educação tem feito dos games uma das tendências de ensino mais importantes da década

 

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Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation

Cool PowerPoint Tricks: Write on Your Slides During your Presentation | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Sometimes you want to capture the audience’s responses in writing for all to see, but using flipchart just isn’t practical. Like in a room of 200 people. Or on a webinar. Or when you're presenting ...

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Great way to make a  PowerPoint interactive

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 2, 5:22 PM

Trucos Con El PowerPoint.

Elizabeth Lewis's curator insight, May 3, 10:49 AM

Student responses

Mrs T Grade 3's curator insight, May 4, 12:42 PM

Must try this today!

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10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Free Text to Speech Tools for Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

Med Kharbach:


Today I am introducing you to a set of awesome tools that allow users to easily select any part of a text and hear it in the voice and accent they  want. These tools can be very helpful for language teachers. Students can use them to improve their pronunciation and develop their reading skills. All these tools are easy to use and above all free of charge. Most of these tools are extensions that you can install on your browser.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 25, 2:54 PM

Why not have your computer read aloud to you?


I see this technology as a way to differentiate the reading experiences of students.  We know listening vocabulary is always greater than reading vocabulary.  Why not have your computer read aloud to you?

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ReMarkable - An App to submit and return assignments

ReMarkable - An App to submit and return assignments | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, May 1, 4:15 AM

Another useful app / tool for sending / receiving /  commenting students' assignments.

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, May 1, 8:59 AM

add your insight...

 

 

 
carldowse's curator insight, August 25, 3:45 PM

This looks interesting and easy to use and offers an alternative mobile-freindy alternative for those who aren't keen on Google Drive.

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How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story

How to Create a 15-Word Strategy Statement that's a Story | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
A case study of a swimwear company.

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David Hain's curator insight, April 30, 2:45 AM

What would your change story be?

Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 1, 1:28 AM

Such a simple template that can help provide an outline for your story.


Once upon a time there was (insert a name who exemplifies your target customer/consumer) …. . Every day he/she (insert his/her frustration or job to be done) …. . One day we developed (insert the product/solution and what are actually the 2-3 things we offer or not) … . Until finally (insert the end result for the customer/consumer compared to competition)

Helen Teague's curator insight, May 2, 8:49 AM

love this!

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8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development - te@chthought

8 Steps To Flipped Teacher Professional Development - te@chthought | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"The idea here isn’t simply that educators can improve by connected through social networks–they already are doing that. Rather, that schools can decentralize the teacher training effort by cutting them loose and supporting their self-directed efforts through an array of resources. The purpose of this post, beyond clarifying some how social media-driven and self-directed teacher professional development might work, is to offer some (mostly) concrete ideas for actually getting started designing such a program in your school or district. We would love to hear any suggestions in the comments because, well, that’d be social of you."

 


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Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 28, 8:17 PM

Self-directed teacher PD - designing programs for your school or district

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 31, 10:44 PM

A great guide for those people looking at pursuing new professional development opportunities. 

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Are You Ready for a New Twitter? | The Daring Librarian

Are You Ready for a New Twitter? | The Daring Librarian | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

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gwynethjones's curator insight, April 20, 3:49 PM

I feel like I just re-designed my Twitter header!

Oh yeah, I did!...cause I'm an idiot!

I changed it the day it was announced. Go figure! LOL


But the new look is gonna resemble Facebook and Google+ and has whole new specs. How to re-design your Twitter header and WHY it's important!

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, April 26, 10:32 PM

spring time twitter renewal.

go for it

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4 Fab Storytelling Tips From Filmmaker Ken Burns

4 Fab Storytelling Tips From Filmmaker Ken Burns | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
The master documentarian returns with a stylistic departure--a cinema verite-style film that captures a group of boys at a small Vermont school as...

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 17, 2:05 PM

These are 4 essential principles for effective storytelling and filmmaker Ken Burns explains all really well.


I don't call them tips, because they are more than that. They truly are some of the best ways to think and be with your business stories. Principles like Find the drama and characters of your story and let them speak; tell the story your own way; and find the format in the story -- as opposed to stuffing a story into a predefined one-size-fits-all structure.


To quote the article, "Burns says that storytelling isn’t so much a process of arriving at a previously determined end, but about an investigation of the material."


If you can get that thought, it's revolutionary. The quote speaks to the teller's ability to learn more about the story by continually reflecting on it, becoming more self-aware. That self-awareness leads to not only better storytelling, but also deeper listening and greater empathy/connection with your listeners.


There is lots of food for thought here that will help make you a better teller of your business stories. And there are some terrific clips to illustrate the points. Have fun with this one.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

Verone Medley Travis's curator insight, April 18, 5:42 PM

Ken Burns is a visual story teller.

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Book Creator and the Age of Exploration - Book Creator app | Blog

Book Creator and the Age of Exploration - Book Creator app | Blog | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Teacher Jeremy Reid explains how having students research and create content that can be collated into an ebook allows for authentic real world assignments.

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GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to

GarageBand iPad tutorial: Record a bedtime story using GarageBand for iPad and iPhone - How to | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
Keep in touch with your kids when your away from home by recording a bedtime story using GarageBand

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Rachelle Wooten's curator insight, April 19, 8:59 AM

This is a great idea for parents of little ones like me!

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iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 - Learning in Hand

iPad as the Teacher's Pet - Version 2.0 - Learning in Hand | Character and character tools | Scoop.it

"An iPad can be a teacher’s very handy assistant! Last year I published an infographic titled "iPad as the Teacher’s Pet” and I have updated it to version 2.0. It’s all about what can be done by Pad-using educators, whether or not their students have iPads. It is divided into seven sections:

    Show on a Big Screen
    Manage the Classroom
    Assess Student Work
    Interact with Students
    Manage Your Files
    Make Instructional Media
    Learn New Things"

 

http://learninginhand.com/blog/2014/4/9/ipad-as-the-teachers-pet-version-20


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Teach teachers how to create magic

Teach teachers how to create magic | Character and character tools | Scoop.it
What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthrall and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don't teach to educators. The science advocate (and cofounder of Science Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. with the GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan) offers a vision to make the classroom come alive.

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