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The Showing Hand

Students are introduced to a handy way to remember how to incorporate more details into their writing. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 18, 12:20 PM

Showing not telling is a great technique for any writer.  Thank to Sandy Loucks for this timely video explanation. 

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Nat Geo Kids on YouTube

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"Did you know 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube every minute? That's a lot of video to sort through! Luckily, National Geographic Kids has done the work for you. We're bringing you the best videos the Internet has to offer! 

 

National Geographic Kids playlists are an exciting way to 

discover the very best of YouTube. Hosted by kids for kids, we've created amazing playlists on awesome animals, cool science, funny pets, and more. With a new playlist added regularly, we're the best destination for curious kids like you to explore, laugh, and learn. So pick a topic you love and start watching today!"


Tags: National Geographic, K12, biogeography.


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Marianne Naughton's curator insight, March 21, 2015 5:29 PM

Nat Geo For Kids

Dr. Faith Morrison Alexander's curator insight, March 23, 2015 5:47 AM

This is fantastic!  For our visual learners, this technology can easily be embedded into daily instruction.

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How To Embed A YouTube Video & Other Media In Your PowerPoint Presentation

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Typical presentations are dull affairs with text and corporate backgrounds providing little of interest. Microsoft knows this. They even released their own PowerPoint alternative called Sway.

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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

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Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 26, 2014 7:27 PM

Prezi makes wonderful slideshows. Converting them to video is explained here. 

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:58 AM

Clear directions for converting Prezis into videos for the flipped library.  (typos in the demo Prezi, though!)

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 2014 10:44 AM

yeah

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New research offers advice on how to optimize video length for ...

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We've found some interesting new research which suggests the optimal video length for student engagement is six minutes or less. It's no big surprise that students lose interest in videos that are too long; however, what's ...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 23, 2013 1:56 PM

I love it when research confirms the hands on knowledge I've acquired while teaching online.

Donna Farren's curator insight, November 23, 2013 10:01 PM

I totally agree and think student can be K12 or adult. 

Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 24, 2013 6:48 AM

"Several Studies published recently show similar results; students lose interest in longer lecture videos and become distracted. If lectures are short or broken up by some kind of interaction (such as quizzes), then engagement is far higher."

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I Flip, You Flip, We All Flip

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So you want to flip your class? In this how to video I explain the idea behind flipping, some things to think about as you begin and some concrete steps to g...

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 16, 2013 1:01 PM
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This video not only provides an explantion of flipping and how to begin this process it also provides great resources (if you click on the Show More button under the description). There you will find links to four "great content curators" (these sites have content across many subject areas) as well as links to educational content creators (more focused on a specific area)  and a variety of websites that tend to post daily and you may want to subscribe to. The video also provides you with a "tutorial" of how to create a video if you want to flip your class. Thanks to Keith Hughes and HipHughesHistory to providing this wonderful resource!

Mike Dilger's curator insight, October 14, 2013 5:18 AM

Some ideas about flipping. There are various degrees of flipping and you can start small and flip quite successfully, with good results.  

Mary Anne Parrish's curator insight, July 16, 2014 4:49 PM

This teacher has it going on!  Very entertaining and full of fantastic information and tips for the beginning flipper!

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Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.

Published on Aug 8, 2013

What is Google Drive? A complete guide how to use it.
Cloud (storage), Creation, Collaboration, Communication
How to access Google Drive, including from Google+
Cloud storage:
Left hand bar options
Uploading files or folders from your computer
Looking under the drop downs: Drive content and More
Shared with you: you can add these docs to your Drive too
Choosing how to 'sort' the content
Changing from grid to list view
Changing display in settings
Searching within Drive e.g. searching for PDFs and keywords
How to add a new folder and add files into it
How to enter a folder and remove files by dragging them out
'Checking' a folder/file to show more options e.g. move a folder
Choosing multiple files, or selecting 'all' from a folder
How to remove a folder/file - i.e. put into trash
Adding colours to a folder
Adding stars
Introduction - sharing a file
How to open a file; or choosing 'open with'
How to preview a file
Selecting several images to preview in a lightbox
Moving a selection of files
Creation:
Choosing to create documents, files, presentations etc
Naming the document
Files save automatically
How to download as e.g. a PDF - taking it out of Drive
Collaboration:
Taking comments and changes
Changing the language
How to give access to people
Seeing who has access already
Adding in email address
Choosing nature of access e.g. ability to edit a document
Emailing the person with whom you are collaborating
Changing from 'private' to e.g. only people with the link or making it public.
Giving access to a team/circle of people
Sharing the link to that group
Deciding whether to send them an email
Individuals icons will appear in upper right

Using a Google Hangout with the Google Drive app
Communication:
'Share icon' - appearing in several places
Same box as previously, but now can share it to several social networks
You can just choose 'view'
How to send out via Twitter
How the presentation becomes embedded within the message
The form/presentation etc. can be viewed from the Google+ post
Then 'share'
Sharing images from Drive to Google+
Changing the editing rights
Sending the image into a community
How to 'publish to the web'
How to embed that file's code into a website, including the size of the presentation
How to 'stop publishing'
The four elements: Cloud, Creation, Collaboration, Communication 

***Want more AWESOME hints, tips and tricks?***
Check out my blog for loads more videos:
http://www.martinshervington.com


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Patricia Daniels's curator insight, August 30, 2013 3:37 AM

A useful video tutorial here, just over 16 minutes long. It runs through the basics of using Google drive and how you can use it to collaborate with others. It also touches on Google Hangout.

 

I use Google Drive with my students as a writing space because I teach English via Skype. It suits our needs perfectly. Students create several folders e.g. some are homework spaces; collaborative areas such as wikis; creative writing pages and as a virtual space that we can jump into during the lesson to work on activities. It works for us. As a teacher I can dip into shared spaces at any time and guide and support learning which is a real advantage.

flea palmer's curator insight, August 30, 2013 6:56 AM

This is a really thorough tutorial and very timely as I'm currently exploring using Google Drive with students. Our dispersed team of Learning Technologists already use it for collaboration but there is not much use as yet by our academics and students. The ability to be able to integrate Drive with Google Hangouts is really powerful and has the potential to be a great tool for supporting Distance Learning.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 4:02 AM
Google Drive - a Complete User Guide.
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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

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Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 26, 2014 7:27 PM

Prezi makes wonderful slideshows. Converting them to video is explained here. 

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:58 AM

Clear directions for converting Prezis into videos for the flipped library.  (typos in the demo Prezi, though!)

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 2014 10:44 AM

yeah

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Ofslides — Convert PPT to Video Presentation

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Learning - How it Works & How to Do it Better

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Full Article: http://trainugly.com/portfolio/learning/ Our brains our designed to learn the best when we're operating at the edge of our abilities, stretched...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 21, 2014 8:49 PM

Learn why it is important to stretch your brain, to try new things (and to fail) and to continue to try and improve. Learn about our "Lizard Brain"  (also known as the amygdala),an important component of our brain that impacts how we learn, but the learning is related to the time when humans hunted in the wild. This part of the brain holds us back in many ways, and although it once protected us now it tends to hold us back.

What can we do about this? The video explores this and discusses some of the ways we can "dance" with this "Lizard Brain" and move from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset. For more information take the time to watch this video.

miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, December 22, 2014 6:00 AM
Learning sweet spots!!!
Helen Teague's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:28 AM

especially good at about 6 minutes in...  see also the trainugly.com website

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Figurative Language - YouTube

I put together this video for my class of seventh graders. Song features contributions from the following artists: Ben Jackson, Matt Omalley, Nakia Simon, Ta...

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Learning the difference between various words that describe things figuratively is often difficult. Here is a video that may help your students understand the following terms:

* Personification

* Alliteration

* Assonance

* Hyperbole

* Onomatopoeia

* Metaphor

* Simile

Through repetition, images, the use of the words in context, and a melody that one can sing along too this video may find a place in your classroom. Although designed by a Grade 7 teacher you may find it useful in grades above and below Grade 7. Kudos to the teacher who posted this, Revae Mendoza!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 2, 2014 8:24 PM

Learning the difference between various words that describe things figuratively is often difficult. Here is a video that may help your students understand the following terms:

* Personification

* Alliteration

* Assonance

* Hyperbole

* Onomatopoeia

* Metaphor

* Simile

Through repetition, images, the use of the words in context, and a melody that one can sing along too this video may find a place in your classroom. Although designed by a Grade 7 teacher you may find it useful in grades above and below Grade 7. Kudos to the teacher who posted this, Revae Mendoza!

Estelblau's curator insight, November 3, 2014 5:21 AM

Nice way to start the week ;)! Enjoy it ;)!

Mel Riddile's curator insight, November 3, 2014 8:59 AM

Here is a video that may help your students understand the following terms:

* Personification

* Alliteration

* Assonance

* Hyperbole

* Onomatopoeia

* Metaphor

* Simile

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What Do Students Really Learn When Watching Videos?

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My PhD: http://www.physics.usyd.edu.au/super/theses/PhD(Muller).pdf It is a common view that "if only someone could break this down and explain it clearly en...

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Deborah Rinio's curator insight, March 24, 2014 12:56 PM

SCIENCE TEACHERS: WATCH THIS VIDEO! This is a great video that explains what students gain from watching videos dealing with science concepts. Watch this and use the information to choose great videos. Or add components to the videos you already watch to help make sure your students will learn. 

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 28, 2014 11:38 AM

5 maneiras para aumentar a chances de aprendizagem por meio de videos. O comparativo é feito com videos da  Kahn Academy . Great reserach ! 

AMPA Santa Teresa. 's curator insight, March 31, 2014 7:41 AM

Aquest vídeo et pot sorprendre amb el que els estudiants  aprenen (o no aprèn) quan miran vídeos. Si eres mestre, si estàs creant vídeos per a estudiants o tal vegada utilitzes els d'altres,  agafeu temps per mirar aixo. 

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Teach with Movies is now free!

Teach with Movies is now free! | Cool School Ideas | Scoop.it

"TeachWithMovies offers access to more than 350 lesson plans and learning guides for movies and films.

I’ve long been a big fan of reading and studying movies. I’ve been a fan of this site’s rich curricular materials for many years.

I just discovered that I do not need to re-subscribe.

The site is now available for free (though it will now host unobtrusive advertising and encourage voluntary donations)."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 22, 2013 8:56 PM

This site is new to me but it looks like a great resource and Joyce Valenza has an in-depth post that shares many great features. It is easy to search for movies - alphabetically, age, subject and more. The learning guides include "Learning guides include a description, rationale for using the film, student learning objectives, potential problems for using the film, discussion questions, and assignment and assessment ideas, social-emotional learning discussion questions, bridges to reading, web links, selected awards, cast and director information, and bibliographies."

Do you use movies in your clasroom or are you interested in using them? If so check out this post.

Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, November 3, 2013 3:12 PM

This is good news!! Movies are a great way to engage the current generation and having this resource free is fantastic.

safaa mostafa's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:20 AM

This will be the only way of learning once upon a time.

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Animations: This Thing Called Science

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We're thrilled to launch our next series of animations: This Thing Called Science. This series follows on from Critical Thinking, showing the way we think scientifically by considering skepticism, ...

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mtmeme's curator insight, September 13, 2013 9:09 AM

Great series for introduction to scientific concepts and research methods. When we are aware of sources of bias we can devise ways to test for it or eliminate it. 

Hanis's curator insight, July 22, 2014 3:50 PM

Learn more about Science by first understanding the Scientific Process. These videos above make it much more easier to understand the topic. 

Derek McCormack's curator insight, October 8, 2014 11:35 PM

Bridge 8 are good peeps

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50 Science Misconceptions - mental floss on YouTube (Ep.18)

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Hank Green discusses 50 common science misconceptions about topi...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 11, 2013 9:14 PM

How well do you know science? How about misconceptions in science that many believe are true? This video will help you (and your students) discover 50 misconceptions in science. If you use it with a class you may want to spread it out over a  few days and allow time of discussion!