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Between a ROCK and a very HARD PLACE…(Pt 04)

Between a ROCK and a very HARD PLACE…(Pt 04) | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Pacing...the "butterfly effect" gone very wrong? This mini-series began as a “rant” – a rant about “pacing”. Now, pacing (in an educational context) is essentially a curriculum issue – however, and as Part 01 – Part 02 – Part 03 have (hopefully) demonstrated, we cannot really discuss CURRICULUM without touching on TEACHing, LEARNing, ASSESSment, etc, etc, etc…

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Financial Literacy, The Economy, And Holiday Shopping

Financial Literacy, The Economy, And Holiday Shopping | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We received a lot of questions from our students about "Black Friday" this fall. It seems the play up to the annual start of the holiday shopping frenzy grows earlier with each passing year. If your students are like ours, many did not understand the hype around this day, how it affects the economy, or for that matter, why it is so important to the bottom line of so many companies.

 

 

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Show And Tell: Visual Vs. Linear

Show And Tell: Visual Vs. Linear | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If a picture is worth a thousand words, why is it that the majority of work kids do in school is buried in text? We firmly believe that transferring linear text into a visual format deepens the understanding and provides a context for the content. By engaging learners in the design process, they become skilled at navigating visual details to focus on the essential information. As part of a project-based learning unit on immigration, the students created a graphic presentation about the traditions brought to the United States from a culture group they were studying.

 

 

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Beyond Diversity - We Need Inclusion

Beyond Diversity - We Need Inclusion | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We watch the news everyday only to hear the constant reporting about the violence against women on college campuses, in the military, from athletes, and by celebrities. It’s hard to believe that well into the twenty-first century this issue continues to plague our nation at such an alarming rate. Although we like to think of our society as more democratic toward the rights of women, we are not without fault. Orange Your Neighborhood (@SayNo_UNiTE) (#Orangeurworld) wants to raise awareness about this issue, not only in its 16-day campaign from November 25 to December 10, Human Rights Day, but also to make every 25th of the month "Orange Day."

 

 

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Thank You NYSCATE 2014 - TransformED

Thank You NYSCATE 2014 - TransformED | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The annual NYSCATE 2014 conference ended just before the Thanksgiving holiday in Rochester, New York. Thanks to another excellent roster of educators assembled by The New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education (NYSCATE), we returned with our toolkits full, ready to share what we’d learned with our colleagues and learners.

 

 

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NYSCATE 2014 - Simple Ways To Publish In A Paperless Environment

NYSCATE 2014 - Simple Ways To Publish In A Paperless Environment | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The increasing use of technology to deliver information means the traditional bulletin board is going the way of the newspaper. While teachers still display student work in traditional venues, they can also seek alternate, virtual opportunities to share projects with peers and parents. Publishing student work motivates them to see, share, and engage in the collective consumption of ideas. Simple, free digital tools make it easier than ever to display content online. Collaborative whiteboards, digital fliers, and virtual pinboards can exhibit student creations with creative design.

 

 

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What Role Should Blogs Play In The Life Of An Educator?

What Role Should Blogs Play In The Life Of An Educator? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

A recent #EdChat Radio show on the Bam! Radio Network discussed the topic of teacher blogging. We were invited to participate in the broadcast with hosts Tom Whitby (@tomwhitby) and Nancy Blair (@blairteach). The conversation on "What Role Should Blogs Play In The Life Of An Educator?" broached a range of topics about online writing and publishing for both teachers and students. Check out the podcast, or download the show for free from iTunes.

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The Best Videos Explaining Midterm Elections

The Best Videos Explaining Midterm Elections | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Many students – and many Americans – have a difficult time understanding why off-year elections are so important. Part of this confusion originates in the muddle of yard signs and Congressional ads during non-presidential years. A larger reason for the uncertainty, however, arises from the uneasy access to helpful information. Even in today's glut of online media, it can be challenging to find simple, effective tools to explain the midterm election process. The videos we collected below are some of the best resources for helping children learn about what's at stake this November and why every election is critical.

 

 

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Real Time Lets Students Visualize Real Life

Real Time Lets Students Visualize Real Life | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Real time data visualizations provide kids with real world connections to what they know and recognize. They pique their curiosity; that's their power. As with other visual content, there are a host of possibilities for using them in the classroom to demonstrate the strength numbers have on perception and success.

 

 

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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education

The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education | Design in Education | Scoop.it

I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been thinking about the intersection between the two.  This intersection, I found, is strong and powerful..


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Where does growth mindset and maker education meet? Jackie Gerstein had created a great visual (see above) that looks at areas where both of these concepts come together.

Would you agree that valuing effort is a part of growth mindset and maker education? How about failure being approached as interactive?

Learn more about these intersections on two resources listed in this post and click through for a larger version of the image above or for a typed copy of the list.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 4, 3:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content

Seeing Is Believing: Visual vs. Linear Content | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In order for our learners to see how designing information changes how it is viewed, the students this year placed their visual infographics side-by-side with their linear notes to see the transformation. It was the “ah ha” moment, when they could examine how the delivery of content mattered and how the deliberate choices in font hierarchy, color selection, and placement changed the way others perceived the ideas.

 

 

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Web 3.0 Is Here – The Promises And Pitfalls Of Always-On Learning

Web 3.0 Is Here – The Promises And Pitfalls Of Always-On Learning | Design in Education | Scoop.it

In the changing topography of web interactions, the luxury of a slow, linear approach no longer exists. The landscape of online learning is constantly upheaving. Digital technologies have revolutionised the exchange and the design of information, and the speed and availability of a mobile environment inspires both allure and angst for teachers. Right at the moment many teachers have grown comfortable with the interfaces of Web 2.0 tools, they now must adjust to a new, interlinked Web 3.0 that is, in fact, several years old.

 

 

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Don't Save It For Later - Financial Literacy Through Infographics & Animations

Don't Save It For Later - Financial Literacy Through Infographics & Animations | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Financial literacy is about much more than balancing one's (online) checkbook. Financial literacy represents a cross-curricular mindset, a sophisticated understanding of how money, media, and messaging unite in the public sphere.

 

Courses in economics or life planning typically target high school students in order to instill values of earning and saving. These are noble and much-needed goals. Authentic financial instruction, however, should begin much earlier, as children first become aware of sales taxes on their lollipops and marquee ads during the Superbowl. True financial literacy embodies the cross-section between business and consumerism, entrepreneurship and federalism, investing and gambling.

 

 

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The Centaur - How Collaborative Edtech Is Building A Brawny Hybrid Beast

The Centaur - How Collaborative Edtech Is Building A Brawny Hybrid Beast | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Gnawing at the edtech underbelly is the unshakable worry that today's digital stampede may not be helping the herd. It is unquestionable that apps and devices are changing education. But the question remains: Are they genuinely building better students, sharper thinkers, and smarter learners? Or is the edtech "revolution" an example of change-for-change's-sake, when newfangled glitz replaces traditional tools that worked just fine?

 

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YouTube Resources For Education | Listly List

A list of YouTube tools to help get schools and teachers started creating their own channel and videos. | quietube | Video without the distractions | Youtube, Viddler, Vimeo and more, ViewPure / videos without clutter, YouTube Capture, SafeShare.TV - The Safest Way To Watch and Share YouTube videos., TubeChop - Chop YouTube Videos, YouTube Doubler | Mashup Helper, KeepVid: Download online videos from Youtube, Vimeo, Twitch.Tv, Facebook, Dailymotion, Youku, Tudou, Metacafe and more!, Turn Off the

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'Tis The Season – We Give Books

'Tis The Season – We Give Books | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It’s that time of year, when the world… can give back. We Give Books is the perfect place to promote literacy in your own classroom and at the same time help provide reading opportunities to children everywhere. With close to 300 award-winning books in its digital library, We Give Books will donate two real books to charities working in communities around the world for every digital book you read from its collection.

 

 

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Our Nominees For The 2014 Edublog Awards

Our Nominees For The 2014 Edublog Awards | Design in Education | Scoop.it

If you know an outstanding educator, or if you have benefited this year from the insights of your PLN, consider nominating a teacher-leader for the 2014 Edublog Awards. This 11th-annual recognition pays tribute to the voices who help inspire learning at every level.

 

 

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Thanksgiving: Supermarkets And Fair Food

Thanksgiving: Supermarkets And Fair Food | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the Thanksgiving holiday less than a week away, many schools around the country enter into conversations with their students about being grateful for what they have, showing gratitude to others, and starting food drives for the less fortunate. The heightened awareness, while noble, should be an ongoing conversation about empathy year round, and not slotted into a month where we overindulge with too much food.

 

So this year, we chose to talk to our students about who supplies their food. We did not mean which grocery store. We posed the question: What does it mean "from farm to table"? Kids have mixed messages about farm life from rosy images in picture books, nostalgic views in commercials, or pumpkin picking during October in contrived environments for entertainment. We wanted them to know more about the people who supply fresh food to markets and manufacturers.

 

 

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Veterans Day: What We Don't See

Veterans Day: What We Don't See | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Veterans Day infographics provide a wide range of data to help us discuss this holiday with our students, and we've written a number of posts to remember the brave men and women who served so valiantly to protect our freedoms. But perhaps the infographic above from the American Psychiatric Association is the most powerful to cross our path. It's not about the numbers of veterans from different wars, or the history of the day; instead, it represents the staggering statistics about the wounds that plague the minds of so many of our veterans.

 

 

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Does Voting Matter? Interactive Visualizations To Learn About The Midterm Elections

Does Voting Matter? Interactive Visualizations To Learn About The Midterm Elections | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We've long admired the election resources from Project Vote Smart, but some new interactive tools are taking the 2014 midterms to mind-boggling levels. The non-partisan consortium has designed two dynamic interfaces that explore issues and candidates across the country. Students of any level will be mesmerized by the vivid graphics as they accumulate an understanding about individual politicians and their votes.

 

 

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The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration | Design in Education | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

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How to Integrate Primary Sources into Your Science Curriculum: EdTechLens September 2014

How to Integrate Primary Sources into Your Science Curriculum: EdTechLens September 2014 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Primary sources are powerful tools in the classroom. Pamphlets, posters, letters, eyewitness accounts, essays and letters written by intellectuals, artifacts like photographs, newsreels or coins – any original material that hasn’t been altered or distorted is a primary source. These items offer students the raw material they need to exercise their abilities to analyze a text independently, to think critically about it and to make their own hypotheses.

 
Patricia Russac, a teacher librarian at an independent elementary school in New York, says using primary sources helps develop skills for deconstructing information. The ability to decode is crucial to understanding meaning and giving context to content.


“Using them can be complex for K-5,” she says, “but the payoff is worth the effort. Students presented with primary sources are building context for what they’re learning. When they go to do more research, the foundation is there.”

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The #Unclass Movement – Why Structure Is The Enemy Of Anytime, Anywhere Learning

The #Unclass Movement – Why Structure Is The Enemy Of Anytime, Anywhere Learning | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Many current initiatives, such as blended learning, genius hour, and flipped instruction, are all embracing the same potential of disrupted education. They all recognize the multi-latticed, pan-directional nature of contemporary learning. In essence, they are trying to make class time less like class time. We call this the "unclass."

Learning no longer begins and ends at the school bell. Students don’t switch off their devices and their senses of wonder just because the final period clocks out. Even though children have always pursued hobbies and outside interests, today they can network their school inquiries with their personal passions and continue their threads of discovery any time, any where. Learning becomes more like free time and free time more like learning.

 

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The EdCamp Mindset - How An “Unconference” Can Yield An “Unclass”

The EdCamp Mindset - How An “Unconference” Can Yield An “Unclass” | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Following the mold of the EdCamp movement, this “unconference” featured a roster of organically generated sessions. Rather than being tethered to a prefab schedule of speakers, participants at #EdCampLI could join conversations posted by like-minded souls on a wall-size chart of sticky note suggestions.

 

 

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