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Inspiration | Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi

Inspiration | Birds Made of Flower Petals and Leaves by Red Hong Yi | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Beautiful imagery and use of imagination with natural resources.

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Joanne Brooks's curator insight, September 27, 2013 8:09 PM

Wow is all I can say.. the skies the limit when you are engaged in your acitivies!

saokim branding's comment, October 1, 2013 10:57 PM
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Lori Wilk's curator insight, November 4, 2013 8:29 PM

Creativity welcome. Be willing to see the world and your business options from new angles and as Shawn Anchor said in his new book,"Before Happiness," from different vantage points. We find new solutions with new perspectives.

 

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Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick

Presentations Infographic: Making Your Message Stick | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
With over 350 Powerpoint presentations given each second across the globe, how does one go about making theirs stand out from all the others?

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Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Audrey's comment, August 15, 2013 4:20 PM
Thank you. I am using the format for my presentations
Karen Dietz's comment, August 16, 2013 4:28 PM
How wonderful Audrey! I hope you do really well :)
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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Think Pedagogy First, Technology Second

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Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There

Where eLearning is Headed: How to Get From Here to There | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
To figure out how to get from here to there, eLearning professionals have to first understand where the "there" actually is. This list represents the newest and most important "rules" for eLearning today.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 19, 8:12 PM

The first point is that no student is an island and that is so true. The use of digital technologies can lead to creating isolation. Their uses are the work of competent teachers.

 

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Sue Walsh's curator insight, August 20, 11:59 PM

Lots of great messages ... visually!

Aparna Nagaraj's curator insight, August 29, 10:58 AM

Letting learners choose to move from one content to another to make connections as they wish is most needed in any kind of learning. 

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Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning

Making Learning Meaningful: 6 Priorities For Whole Learning | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

"We recently discovered the Bay Area’s Prospect Sierra School’s interesting learning model that prioritizes 6 ideas for learning in the 21st century. There is, of course, no single “best” way to pursue “21st century learning”–nor any learning at all for that matter. But seeing the way other inspired educators pursue the idea can teach each one of us a lot. In this model, we appreciate the inclusion of self-knowledge, as well as moving past the idea of content to true disciplinary knowledge–seeing knowledge in context and application."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 26, 9:22 PM

This post shares another visual that provides one model of learning in the 21st century. Specifically, it prioritizes six ideas:

* Disciplinary Knowledge - "Build and apply content knowledge to think deeply and act as a practitioner of the discipline"

* Self-Knowledge - "Experiment and create, while embracing failure as an opportunity for growth in order to design new ideas and solutions."

* Innovation Creation - "Recognize one’s emotional, physical, and learning needs, strengths, and challenges to nurture personal growth and resilience"

* Collaboration - "Share knowledge and resources, building on a diversity of ideas and experiences to achieve group goals and interdependence"

* Responsibility - "Understand one’s impact and influence in a local and global community; cultivate compassion, and take positive action"

* Communication - "Express ideas effectively through varied means of presentation; understand one’s audiences, actively listen; and build connection"

Additional information on each of these six ideas is included in the post.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 27, 1:08 PM

There is no single best way to learn which suggests teaching remains central in the process.

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High quality copyright free images

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Free high-resolution pictures you can use on your personal and commercial projects. Click on an image to download the high-resolution version. New awesome pictures added weekly!
All pictures were captured by Ryan McGuire of Bells Design and free of copyright restrictions.


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Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 9, 12:51 AM
Great collection of really interesting and thought provoking images. ~
gregmhagar's curator insight, July 22, 8:57 AM

Always on the lookout for legal high quality free images to use. Sweet!

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 6:36 PM

Thanks Nik for sharing this.

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Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Over 800 Free MOOCs to Help you Grow Professionally This Summer ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Cyberbaiting: a New Teen Trend That Humiliates Teachers

Cyberbaiting: a New Teen Trend That Humiliates Teachers | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
As if teaching wasn’t enough of a challenge.
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The Science of Storytelling (Infographic)

The Science of Storytelling (Infographic) | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

Brand storytelling is big – and getting bigger. But it’s more than just an art; there’s a real science to it as well. Have you ever wondered about how consumption of content relates to the chemical and physiological makeup of our minds? How do different parts of the brain play roles in understanding and appreciating all that brand content being published, and what are the brand storytelling tactics that are moving the needle?


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Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs

Learning Theories Gone Wild – Urban Myths that Hurt Your Learning Designs | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
I had lunch with one of our team members last week, and she shared a story about her elementary-aged son that made me cringe. The teacher had students take a learning styles assessment to determin
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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.

 

Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, April 26, 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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10 good reasons to learn foreign languages - VivaLing | The language of their future

10 good reasons to learn foreign languages - VivaLing | The language of their future | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Discover Oneself There is often a language that plays a special role in a family’s history. This language is that of the local land, forefathers and roots, culture or religion, or even in-laws. You may have come across this little child whose family immigrated one generation ago. For lack of a common language, she cannot …
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Are You A Reflective Teacher? -

Are You A Reflective Teacher? - | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Are You A Reflective Teacher? by TeachThought Staff So this #reflectiveteacher blogging challenge for teachers has been quite a revelation. The desire for teachers to reflect, connect, and share their ideas has been–truly–a beautiful thing....
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Guess I better start blogging?!???
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 11, 12:08 PM

Writing a blog and tweeting are products of reflective practice. Reflective practice is a means of living and thinking. I use blogs, twitter, and written journals as the products. They mingle with each other and are all helpful in various ways.

 

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Engines for Education - Welcome

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Socratic Arts designs and develops experiential training courses. Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, governments, and universities around the world.
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Smart Goal Setting

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How to Set Smarter Goals... Whether we realize it or not, we are all setting goals each and every day. Of course some of these goals are small, short-term and quite insignificant. These are goals t...
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Why Teach with an Interdisciplinary Approach?

Interdisciplinary Teaching Increases Student Learning Engaging students and helping them to develop knowledge, insights, problem solving skills, self-confidence, self-efficacy, and a passion for learning are ...
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 10, 7:12 AM

Rather than interdisciplinary, it might be trans-disciplinary as teachers and students engage in multiple disciplines simultaneously.

 

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5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic

5 Ways To Use Word Cloud Generators In The Classroom - Edudemic | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
Word cloud generators have gone the route of Kleenex and Saran Wrap, wherein people often use the name of the product to refer to the thing. Most folks I talk to refer to all word clouds as ‘wordles’, even though Wordle is just one of many, many tools that one can use to create word …

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8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education

8 Critical Skills For A Modern Education | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

"Pearson sent us this report recently–Exploring the Learning Curve. The big idea here is the changing skill needs for students globally. It is based on this idea of an index–a Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Education Attainment. The report explains:
'The Global Index of Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment compares the performance of 39 countries and one region (Hong Kong) on two categories of education: Cognitive Skills and Educational Attainment. The Index provides a snapshot of the relative performance of countries based on their education outputs.'”


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David Hain's curator insight, June 26, 3:35 AM

Critical skills that will secure a positive future, for you or your kids!

WEAC's curator insight, June 26, 11:39 AM

Short and to the point, this list provides great food for thought. DId you expect to see digital literacy as one of the top skills for a modern education?

Audrey's curator insight, July 10, 2:28 PM

These would seem to correlate with Thomas Friedman's    "The world is flat" idea.  Basically we need to value and  respect all human beings as those  people at the bottom of the tree last century wont always be there:  

 

Emotional intelligence (feel things from others point of view).  Communication (learn to speak  another person's language). Problem-solving (Listen to and understand someone else's pain and joy); Team-working (the ability to liaise with others as humans who feel pain, cry, hurt just as you do).  

 

Basically the emphasis seems to be on humanity as one rather group rather than the superficial differences.  The idea is for human beings to leave the savannah.

Curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.

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Karen Bowden's curator insight, May 28, 3:09 PM

"In our schools, “the emphasis is on what students need to learn, whereas little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they should go about learning the content and what skills will promote efficient studying to support robust learning,” writes John Dunlosky, professor of psychology at Kent State University in Ohio..."

Terry Doherty's curator insight, June 2, 6:02 PM

Until I had a child, it never dawned on me that she needed to learn how to learn ... Oh, how I wish I had had this road map to get us started.

Tony Meehan's curator insight, July 30, 8:18 AM

"Most striking, low-achieving students show “substantial deficits” in their awareness of the cognitive and metacognitive strategies that lead to effective learning—suggesting that these students’ struggles may be due in part to a gap in their knowledge about how learning works."

We cannot expect to narrow the gap until we take the time to provide low achieving learners, far too often those of low socio-economic status, with the tools to learn for themselves, to have the confidence to enjoy learning and be curious about the wider world.

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Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom - Infographic

Intrinsic Motivation for the Classroom - Infographic | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | 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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Edgar Mata's curator insight, May 28, 1:09 PM

The intrinsic motivation is the best tool for a successful classroom work.

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, May 28, 3:14 PM

Motivación, motivation

Chris Carter's curator insight, May 28, 7:57 PM

False is better than none, extrinsic is better than false, and intrinsic is best of all.

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‘Let’s stop measuring fish by how well they climb trees’

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A teacher says in a TEDx talk that there exists today a "toxic culture of education" that is damaging students, impacting our economy, and threatening our future.

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3 Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development

3 Things We Need To Remember For Every Professional Development | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it
I remember my first professional development as a teacher...
I was fresh out of college. 
The PD centered around how to use clickers in the classroom. I saw great potential there.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 2:10 PM

The idea we can go home and learn everything we can about a topic is as problematic as command and control PD. I admire the initiative and the willingness to challenge the status quo, but...

 

Having pointed that out, most PD is command and control, ordered by someone other than the teachers in the room, and largely unconnected with what is done in the classroom. Who decides what is important is important. It is matter that matters. The last few years I taught I was ordered to attend tech PD, critical thinking PD, and to learn the 7 habits of highly effective people. Whenever I asked for explanations on the choices being made for me, I was ignored and painted as a dissident. This was despite being pretty adept with digital technology and using it my classroom, having attended critical thinking PD on my own, and using Parker Palmer's work in leadership. These were always outlined in my professional growth plan along with my PhD work. It makes one wonder about what the purpose of professional growth plans are and how they relate to PD.

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PhET Simulations

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Dont often Scoop Subject specific features but these are utterly astonishing. High quality simulations for Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Geology and Maths.

 

Amazing  variety and variation within simulations. Models are chosen well eg Conservation of Energy from KE to PE is based on a skateboarder on a ramp. Options for this include energy transfer to Heat via friction. 

 

The electrical circuits model also allows you to explore pupil misconceptions with ideas such as pd and current

 

Many simulations also include graphical analysis and you can choose a range of ways to present the information

 

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Wow - great interactive tools to explore Science.

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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Personalizing PD: It's About Empowerment; Not Tools

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Personalizing PD: It's About Empowerment; Not Tools | Continuous Professional Development for Teachers | Scoop.it

"Personalized professional development is driven by teacher empowerment. Teachers choose the topics, the formats, and the outcomes. Learning isn’t metered out or required, it’s grown.

As we select the tools that will help us grow the capacity of educators, personalized learning should be considered. But rather than pick tools that prescribe the type of learning that should take place, perhaps we should use our resources to truly answer the following question for every teacher: What do you want to learn?"


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Take A Classroom Selfie & Share It With The World

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Take A Classroom Selfie & Share It With The World

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Cas Op de Beek's curator insight, April 11, 5:26 AM

Taking selfies to a higher level witch you class. 

Joe Boutte's comment, April 11, 5:32 AM
What a great idea. Hope this creates 1000s of photos that demonstrate and document the real servant - leadership of teachers all over the world.