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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.

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Technology and learning.....we continue to explore the best connections to student engagement......and even educator engagement

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Paola Houston-Davalos's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:24 PM

Interesting and well explained step by step tutorial on how to create digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint.

Maria Persson's comment, July 18, 2013 2:47 PM
Absolute must and useful for so many contexts...thanks for the scoop!
Maria Persson's curator insight, July 18, 2013 2:48 PM

All part and parcel of having your 'digital' voice heard.  Great tool.  

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

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Great reminder....posting this one in classroom.....

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Heavily Decorated Classrooms Distract Children from Learning - NeuroNet Learning

A new study, published in Psychological Science, found that children in highly decorated classrooms are more distracted and make smaller learning gains compared to a minimally decorated classroom.

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Landscape-Child-Development.pdf

Landscape and child development  A design guide for outdoor early learning environments.


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Kim Mastromartino's curator insight, March 8, 11:02 AM

Start at page 36 for movable objects to cognitive, physical ,social and emotional learning.

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Beginning the School Year: It's About Connections Not Content

Beginning the School Year: It's About Connections Not Content | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Most classes, starting with about middle school, begin the school year with reviewing the content to be covered, expectations regarding grades, and other academic information provided by the teache...

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What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year

What Teacher Leadership Looks Like for the New School Year | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Last school year, Barnett Berry, CEO of the Center for Teaching Quality, interviewed me for a book called Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don't Leave. In it, he focused on how I wor

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Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity

Study Finds Spatial Skill Is Early Sign of Creativity | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
A study suggests that a child’s gift for spatial reasoning may better predict future innovation than math or verbal skills, particularly in math and science fields.

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The image of the teacher: rich, competent, theory builder

The image of the teacher: rich, competent, theory builder | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

The image of the child in the Reggio Emilia approach is one of a rich, competent, capable theorybuilder. This construct could be the image of the teacher as well, but to accept this image we must f...


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A musT read! When was the last time you have had a moment to really articulate this??

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Kari Smith's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:57 AM

We are attending to our image of the learner and our own practice to see how they align. This is part of the process of reflective practice. 

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A Good Chart on Traditional Classroom Game Play...

A Good Chart on Traditional Classroom Game Play... | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

I came across this nice chart that features some of the differences between traditional classroom game play and game-based learning and find it really interesting. It clicks with what I have been...


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Chart provides a great conversation....

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The Benefits of Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Development

The Benefits of Dramatic Play in Early Childhood Development | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
An increasing amount of research continues to support play in early childhood development, and there are five primary forms or types of play in which children engage: locomotive, social, object, la...

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Audrey's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:52 PM

....language and pretend play all of which are essential aspects of natural, homeschool education.

 

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Rethinking Whole Class Discussion

Rethinking Whole Class Discussion | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Whole class discussions are, after lecture, the second most frequently used teaching strategy, one mandated by the Common Core State Standards because of its many rewards: increased perspective-takin

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Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School

Stop Penalizing Boys for Not Being Able to Sit Still at School | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Instead, help them channel their energy into productive tasks.

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Interesting...make me wonder....

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poulingail's curator insight, June 22, 2013 5:07 PM

I see it in my own classroom and I want to post this list on my wall!

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Announcing the Canadian Opening of the Exhibit Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Hall

Announcing the Canadian Opening of the Exhibit Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Hall | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Diane and I, in collaboration with the two amazing schools we have had the honour to journey with on our research, Richland Academy and Acorn School, are thrilled to announce that the Canadian iter...


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Kari Smith's curator insight, July 5, 2013 12:09 PM

Something worth taking time to experience!!

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Drawing Development in Children

Drawing Development in Children | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Timeline of drawing development in children from ages 2 through 16.

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A great insight to stages of drawing ....but makes me wonder about those of us who are challengearea this area.

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Diane Kashin's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:45 PM

Excellent chart!

Anita Vance's curator insight, July 6, 2013 3:29 PM

A nice addition to developmental characteristics.  Anything that gives us an understanding of the learning process helps us to become better teachers.

Merry Hosner's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:55 AM

Great perspective on the range of development in drawing!

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It's the First Day of Summer Vacation

It's the First Day of Summer Vacation | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
... and I'm unwrapping used crayons to dice up and melt so that August's Super Stars will have recycled star-shaped crayons to enjoy their first week of kindergarten.

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Cybraryman Internet Catalogue

Cybraryman Internet Catalogue | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

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poulingail's curator insight, May 31, 5:13 AM

Always chock-full of great links and info. A definite must-read, must-bookmark site!

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Drawing Development in Children

Drawing Development in Children | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Timeline of drawing development in children from ages 2 through 16.

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Diane Kashin's curator insight, July 5, 2013 4:45 PM

Excellent chart!

Anita Vance's curator insight, July 6, 2013 3:29 PM

A nice addition to developmental characteristics.  Anything that gives us an understanding of the learning process helps us to become better teachers.

Merry Hosner's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:55 AM

Great perspective on the range of development in drawing!

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Beginning the School Year: It's About Connections Not Content

Beginning the School Year: It's About Connections Not Content | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Most classes, starting with about middle school, begin the school year with reviewing the content to be covered, expectations regarding grades, and other academic information provided by the teache...

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ANSWERED: The 5 Biggest Early Childhood Education Questions [Infographic]

ANSWERED: The 5 Biggest Early Childhood Education Questions [Infographic] | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

There are a lot of early childhood education questions being asked. Here are answers to five of the biggest ones.


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Early education: this is not a field trip

Early education: this is not a field trip | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
More schools are adopting programs that put kids outside to learn, even in the rain (Nature Kindergarten, heck yes!!

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Getting kids outside....

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Professional reflection with critical colleagues

Professional reflection with critical colleagues | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Reflection is an invitation to think deeply as we examine our practice so that in future professional interactions, including those with the children and students we teach, we might act with more t...


Via Diane Kashin
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the power of collaboration!! Worth making the effort to find the time to examine and reflect on our practice with fellow colleagues!

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Announcing the Canadian Opening of the Exhibit Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Hall

Announcing the Canadian Opening of the Exhibit Cultivate the Scientist in Every Child: The Philosophy of Frances and David Hawkins: An Interview with Dr. Ellen Hall | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it

Diane and I, in collaboration with the two amazing schools we have had the honour to journey with on our research, Richland Academy and Acorn School, are thrilled to announce that the Canadian iter...


Via Diane Kashin
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Something worth taking time to experience!!

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Rethinking Whole Class Discussion

Rethinking Whole Class Discussion | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Whole class discussions are, after lecture, the second most frequently used teaching strategy, one mandated by the Common Core State Standards because of its many rewards: increased perspective-takin

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Toy Hacking: Training Kids to be Makers | Product Design on GOOD

Toy Hacking: Training Kids to be Makers | Product Design on GOOD | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
What better way to get more kids making and designing than to encourage them to tear up and rebuild toys?

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Designing toys...great way to encourage children to understand diversity in careers.

also a great opportunity to explore gender issues.

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Stuart Brown: Play is more than fun | Video on TED.com

A pioneer in research on play, Dr. Stuart Brown says humor, games, roughhousing, flirtation and fantasy are more than just fun. Plenty of play in childhood makes for happy, smart adults -- and keeping it up can make us smarter at any age.

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A must watch!

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Want to Improve Teaching? Listen to Students

Want to Improve Teaching? Listen to Students | Full Day Kindergarten | Scoop.it
Good teachers have long known the importance of knowing their students, both as learners and as individuals. But building and strengthening the relationship between teachers and students has become central to efforts to improve teaching.

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