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12 timeless Project-Based Learning resources

12 timeless Project-Based Learning resources | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
From YouTube to Edutopia--and of course, TeachThought--this post includes 13 timeless project-based learning resources for the classroom.

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The resources I looked at had a US focus but were also indicative of what is required.

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When Trying Harder Doesn’t Help

When Trying Harder Doesn’t Help | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

The worst thing forward-facing leaders face is not making progress – feeling stuck. The solution for most is trying harder. Stepping on the gas feels right, but it’s wrong.....

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When you are stuck don't balme others or the situation. 'If you persistently feel stuck, who’s responsible? You’ll stay stuck until you change.' There is wisdom in knowing when circumstance dictates a new approach.

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What is the future of technology in education?

What is the future of technology in education? | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Forget devices, the future of education technology is all about the cloud and anywhere access. In the future, teaching and learning is going to be social, says Matt Britland
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I agree with what Matt has said in this post. The unspoken aspects lay under all this useful discussion of technology and its role. The often unspoken includes the learning outcomes we work towards with students and how to get to those outcomes using all our resources, time, professional staff, support staff, spaces and technologies including digital and others such as systems technologies (timetables) to name but one.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 19, 2013 7:47 PM

I agree with what Matt has said in this post. The unspoken aspects lay under all this useful discussion of technology and its role. The often unspoken includes the learning outcomes we work towards with students and how to get to those outcomes using all our resources, time, professional staff, support staff, spaces and technologies including digital and others such as systems technologies (timetables) to name but one.

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Digital Student Citizenship Poster: When to or NOT to Share a Photo

Digital Student Citizenship Poster: When to or NOT to Share a Photo | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

The importance of students being aware of what they share on social media websites. Obviously, pictures are the most shared digital content on such platforms. In Facebook alone millions of pictures are uploaded to it daily. Given this explosive growth of online  photo sharing, we are hard pressed to teach our students and kinds about the ethics behind online photo sharing.


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This is neat aid for students to think through the issues of posting an image online.

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Cori Araza's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:32 PM

The most important thing we can teach our students...HOW to utilize technology, social networking, and etiquette surrounding our new society.

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 23, 2013 6:57 PM

A thorough guide that looks student friendly, thank you!

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IPad Teaching and Learning

IPad Teaching and Learning | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

`Beginning in our next school year, we are very excited to implement iPads (iPad2 devices) as a tool for collaborative learning in our English and Media faculty. We believe that the technology can enhance our pedagogy, whilst engaging our students in the basics of reading, writing and speaking & listening. We believe that the devices can harness excitement and confidence in our students, unleashing greater creativity and raising literacy standards. By using Apple TV, we will use the devices as a tool for formative assessment, immediately streaming student responses, writing, annotation or presentations and films etc. We are not going for the 1-to-1 model, instead the device will be used as a collaborative tool in groups. A class set will effectively be 7 to 8 iPads.``


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It is interesting and pleasing to note that more people are looking to use digital technologies to address appropriate predefined learning goals that may differ from those that best suit traditional learning goals and pen and paper technologies.

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Scott Meech's curator insight, June 18, 2013 9:54 AM

Great article for the beginning of the yar.  

Karen Churchill's comment, June 18, 2013 8:25 PM
A good move. Not using iPads or rather some brand of tablet in the 21st century is like not using biros in the 20th.
Alexandra Chevreuil's curator insight, June 19, 2013 8:57 AM

a good tool to motivate students

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How Matchmaking Technology Can Help Reduce Teacher Turnover

How Matchmaking Technology Can Help Reduce Teacher Turnover | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
How Matchmaking Technology Can Help Reduce Teacher Turnover - The Huffington Post

 

In fact,30 percent of new teachers quit before three years and almost 50 percent quit before five years.

 

The biggest reason for leaving? Nope, not pay. It's a little more complex than that. The biggest reason for leaving was the culture.

 

It was satisfaction with working conditions, which included relationships with colleagues, quality of professional development, quality of the curriculum, building conditions, etc.

 


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Great corossover use fo known technologies for new and worthwhile purposes. Thanks Gust.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 28, 2013 6:04 PM

A creative response to a significant issue. Great lateral thinking in amending known technologis to new uses. Thanks Gust!

AnnC's curator insight, May 28, 2013 8:50 PM

It is not just about salary.

Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 29, 2013 5:23 PM

"But filling classrooms with new teachers is only half the battle, retaining them is vital."

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   Clueful   -   Privacy Monitoring App for iPhone & Android

   Clueful   -   Privacy Monitoring App for iPhone & Android | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

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Creativity requires good research and knowledge of context. Thus it is important to have a good sense of the tools you use and the influence they may bring to ebar upon you! Thnak you Gust Mees.

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How to Deal with a Toxic Client

How to Deal with a Toxic Client | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
It won't be as bad if you're prepared for conflict.
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Beautiful methodology for dealing with difficult people!

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Education in a Digital World

Scott McLeod, J.D., Ph.D, discusses his views on the importance of technology in learning and the need to revolutionize education to give kids the skills the...

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The tenor and tone of the classroom needs to move towards the higher end of Bloom's taxonomy. The content of this YouTube clip is good but the 'how' for a school is much harder than the 'what'.

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Gust MEES's comment, April 6, 2013 12:44 AM
Hi Ana, You are right! I do mostly the same, even if I am going sometimes on the hard Critical Thinking way ;)
Alejandro Silva's curator insight, April 8, 2013 3:31 AM

¿Es la tecnología realmente necesaria para la educación?

Maria Claudia Londoño D's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:59 AM

There are so many questions and different point of view about this already...!!! 

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Wolfram Training: Wolfram Visualization Virtual Workshop 2013

Wolfram Training: Wolfram Visualization Virtual Workshop 2013 | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Learn to make beautiful graphics, create instant interactive visualizations, and perform 3D geometric modeling with Mathematica. Free, virtual Wolfram Visualization Workshop 2013.

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There is no doubt creating beautiful graphics from the Maths engages and captivates students.

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Lasting Behavioral Change

Lasting Behavioral Change | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Lasting Behavioral Change - http://t.co/b9cyBoMx - Mike Shipulski - #innovation #culture #creativity #mgmt #design
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Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning http://t.co/cBubIJXm via @zite
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ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:30 AM

Some absolutely wonderful lesson ideas and tips on how to promote creativity. It also suggests further resources and references for more ideas.

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Chasing Aha! moments in design and research

Chasing Aha! moments in design and research | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Interesting thoughts about generative moments. Chasing Aha! moments in design and research.
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The art of technology - News - Education Executive

The art of technology - News - Education Executive | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
It is no secret that ICT is impacting on education in a massive way. However, there are certain subjects where the benefits of integrating technology might not be as apparent. The emotive reaction from ...
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As one who used very simple and clunky animations software twenty years ago in the classroom, you'll find no argument with me in using digital tools for students to express their creativity and to learn creative processes.

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Helen Rossdale's curator insight, July 5, 10:34 AM

Intredting article about the importance of ICT and technology in lessons. The impact on how we teach and what methods we can use and how much technology can help us. However it is also important not to rely on it too heavily and use it appropriately, with a good balance.  

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10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try

10 Podcasting Projects Every Teacher Should Try | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

Now that teachers have easy access to tools like Garage Band and iPods that make recording a breeze, podcasting is quickly becoming the latest creative mode of learning and presenting in schools.  Here are ten ideas to try in your classroom today.

 


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Scripting a podcast is a writing exercise and develops communication sequences and flow of thought. Speaking a podcast is an oral exercise. Multiple skills! Sounds sensible, does it not?

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:42 PM

I like some of these ideas. I'm thinking we could have students make podcast booktalks and have QR codes linking to them in the books or on a display or around the school. Hmm...kids can't use their phones at school, yet. Well, I can always put links to them in our catalog and on the website.

Connie Wise's curator insight, July 23, 2013 12:04 AM

Use podcasting to meet Common Core standards of speaking & writing.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, August 19, 2013 3:05 PM

Let us know if we can try one of these projects with your class.

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How has technology transformed the role of a teacher?

How has technology transformed the role of a teacher? | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Technology allows students to become more independent in the classroom. But is the change from teacher to facilitator a positive move for the profession? Mike Britland is firmly in favour
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Solid advice and grounded reflectiosn from a teacher 'in the field'.

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How Peter Drucker Mentored

How Peter Drucker Mentored | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
A life of influence is always a choice never an accident. Bob Buford, founder of Halftime, was mentored by Peter Drucker for over twenty years. Yesterday, Bob told me the four contributions Drucker...
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Mentoring is about asking questions that assist the person being mentored.  Accountability is for the person being accountable; it should be viewed as helful not hurtful.

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 19, 2013 5:58 PM

Mentoring is about asking questions that assist the person being mentored.  Accountability is for the person being accountable; it should be viewed as helful not hurtful.

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Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education

Advent of Google means we must rethink our approach to education | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
We have a romantic attachment to skills from the past which are no longer relevant on a curriculum for today's children

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Linda Alexander summarised it well!

'While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.'

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, June 16, 2013 10:38 AM

While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.  

Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 16, 2013 7:36 PM

At the centre of this article there is truth, which is that our children need "new" skills and new ways of developing and using the "old" ones. However, I think there is room for them all, if the curriculum is formulated the right way. Inquiry-based learning, letting the kids ask a question and then search for the answer using a number of resources, is definitely the way to go. Personally I think there will ALWAYS be a place for being able to do maths the old fashioned way, so you understand how it works,  but there is also a time to let the technology take you further, to increase that understanding. Room for both.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 18, 2013 1:24 AM
Linda Alexander summarised my thoughts beautifully!

'While I agree with the basis of this article, we do have a romantic attachment to the past, especially parents who want their children to experience schools as they DID, I don't completely agree with this article. There are reasons for understanding the "way things work" and there are reasons for knowing one's history--as Winston Churchill said, "Those who don't know their history are doomed to repeat it." That said, this article really speaks to the way we go about learning and, yes, that has really changed.'

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Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

Teens, Social Media, and Privacy | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

 

 

 

 

 

Key findings include:

 

Teens are sharing more information about themselves on their social media profiles than they did when we last surveyed in 2006:

 

- 91% post a photo of themselves, up from 79% in 2006.

 

- 71% post their school name, up from 49%.

 

- 71% post the city or town where they live, up from 61%.

 

- 53% post their email address, up from 29%.

 

- 20% post their cell phone number, up from 2%.

 


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US data but Pew Research is reputable. Privacy is a learned habit and we cannot assume younger people see the need. Maybe they will be proven correct and privacy is not required to the same degree as I feel it is and should be? Thanks Gust Mees.

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Deanya Lattimore Schempp's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:58 AM

The Pew Reports are always fascinating.

Dave Webb's curator insight, May 22, 2013 11:28 AM

Youth are sharing more personal information on their profiles than in the past. They choose private settings for Facebook, but share with large networks of friends.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 22, 2013 6:29 PM

Educators should be aware of this. Will there be issues or concerns down the road?

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How Google Is Remaking Art History

How Google Is Remaking Art History | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
When Bruegel painted more than 500 years ago, could he have imagined that one day, a dozen generations down the road, his paintings would be viewed on a practically microscopic scale?
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The artist no longer controls the 'seeing' of the viewer. It's a different way of viewing art for the audience. It will eb intersting to 'see' how artists respond?

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A Radically Practical Vision of Education

A Radically Practical Vision of Education | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: As we scramble to adjust or contest changes to education on a daily basis, it's hard to keep focus on the "big picture." Here's one snapshot of what the future of learning could look like, circa 2025.

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A good narrative! Well worth reading and of reflection. Would it serve our needs?

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:08 AM

We need to understand our past to understand our future.

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50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it

Albert Einstein wrote:  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

 

Keeping his words in mind, educators everywhere are beginning to work art into education. Because we live in the 21st century, we have all the tools right at our fingertips, quite literally. The Internet hosts site after site devoted to integrating art into education.

 

Right here, you’ll find some of the best websites and some interesting ideas that are easily altered to fit various lessons. Explore 50 ways to add artistic elements to the simplest and most complex lessons.



Cited From: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-ways-to-integrate-art-into-any-lesson/#ixzz2PLSreQyH


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As an art educator, albeit one without recent classroom experience these ideas look great for a range of ages from mid primary to mid secondary.

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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:23 AM

An interesting read

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:40 PM

Primarily K-12, but some useful tips for higher ed as well. 

ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:21 AM

An incredibly valuable resource that authentically incorporates the arts across almost all the KLAs.

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The Student's Online Research Cheat Sheet - Edudemic

The Student's Online Research Cheat Sheet - Edudemic | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
There's a lot more to online research than Google. This handy flowchart we've lovingly dubbed 'The Students Online Research Cheat Sheet' should help.

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Collection, validation and curation of information is becoming so much more important. Information and opinion is very easy to publish; information is easy to access; quality data is much harder to sift out. I'm of an age where the librarian and teacher sifted the collections/books I had access to at school. It is now quite different and thus our responsibility to provide instruction on the topic of quality online research is risen.

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Schools That Foster Creativity

Schools That Foster Creativity | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
Many of us imagine that creativity involves a sudden flash of insight; that it comes as a gift, without much effort; and we believe that expertise and learning blocks creativity. But these beliefs are just myths.
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First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design

First Impressions Matter: The Importance of Great Visual Design | digital creativity in education | Scoop.it
People make snap judgements. It takes only 1/10th of a second to form a first impression and websites are no different.
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