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15 Great Video Sites for Educators

15 Great Video Sites for Educators | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Some very good video sites for teachers...


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Bnahha Langarika's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:10 PM

Para aprender mas!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 23, 2013 4:42 PM

edgalaxy.com has a tag line 'cool stuff for nerdy teachers' this is me all over. Great videos worth spending the time having a look.

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, May 26, 2013 5:55 AM

The video sites  will broaden the scope of choices for educators striving to develop materials for students.

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Design Principles For Students As They Create Visual Projects And Digital Stories

Design Principles For Students As They Create Visual Projects And Digital Stories | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It is tempting to assume that because children are growing up in a visual world, they automatically know how to decode and encode optical inputs. This proficiency is known as graphicacy, which is the key to visual thinking in a differentiated classroom. If educators are going to ask students to design posters and slideshows, then they also need to guide young learners in the skills of effective design. Any teacher who has seen children layer neon pink fonts on top of vertiginous purple backgrounds knows that kids don't innately grasp the keys to clean layouts.

 

 

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Creating Logos With Students - Understanding Visual Metaphor And Symbolic Meaning

Creating Logos With Students - Understanding Visual Metaphor And Symbolic Meaning | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Logos are short-hand, visual cues that companies use to evoke their brands. Effective logos represent automatic associations between a corporation and a customer. They connect a unique icon with an emotional reaction.

This type of tidy pictorial design can also be employed to winning effect in the classroom. Students can use logos to study visual metaphors and symbolic meanings. They can experiment with thesis and synthesis, in boiling down a range of meanings into a concise, original image.

 

 

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Daily Meditation: An Effective Approach to Reduce Students' Stress | Edudemic

Daily Meditation: An Effective Approach to Reduce Students' Stress | Edudemic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Empirical evidence suggests that meditation can improve student behavior regardless of age. With more pressures on students than ever, it is important to teach children early how to manage the challenges that they face each day.

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4 Free One-Week Courses on Problem-Based Learning from BIE

4 Free One-Week Courses on Problem-Based Learning from BIE | Design in Education | Scoop.it

" The following online classes are developed and facilitated by BIE, and focus on project design, management and assessment. After taking these classes, you will be able to improve your own PBL practice and share your knowledge with others. Additional classes will be added throughout the year."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 21, 8:02 PM

The Buck Institute for Education (BIE) is a go to site for learning about Problem-Based Learning, and they are offering four free one-week courses during February and March. The courses are:

* How to Create a Driving Question

* How to Manage Student Presentations

* How to Assess Critical Thinking

* How to Include Content and Competencies

You may register for the first two courses now. Registration for the other two will open on Feb. 4, 2015.

Additional information is available on the courses at the website (click through to the course).

There is a maximum enrollment of 300 so if you are interested in checking these out it would be good to go to the website sooner rather than later.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, January 24, 12:03 AM

Great resource! Thx Beth Dichter

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Words, Pictures, Numbers, WOW! – 2nd Grade Infographics Attract Attention

Words, Pictures, Numbers, WOW! – 2nd Grade Infographics Attract Attention | Design in Education | Scoop.it

For the past four years, we’ve been using infographics with our students at different grade levels. This year, our second graders were studying New York City to make comparisons between its historical past at the turn of the last century with today. Instead of the typical presentation poster, they made infographics using the Easelly app.

 

 

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The 5 Best Interactive Infographics For 2015

The 5 Best Interactive Infographics For 2015 | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We have curated five fascinating interactives to help inspire learners for the year ahead. For the humanities, these animated videos and infographics encapsulate a wide range of explorations into history, geography, sociology, and globalization. Although they may have originated in 2014 or earlier, they paint a riveting potential for the year ahead in literacy and the social studies.

 

 

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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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Heart-Shaped Maps - Valentine Primary Sources

Heart-Shaped Maps - Valentine Primary Sources | Design in Education | Scoop.it

It wasn’t until our students started making heart-shaped worlds as part of a way to promote peace that we wondered if there were any historical references. To our surprise, there were plenty. One of the earliest heart-shaped (cordiform) map projections by Oronce Fine, a French mathematician and cartographer, was created in the sixteenth century. According to Wikipedia, this might have been his most famous illustration and one that influenced other cartographers, such as Peter Apian and Gerardus Mercator.

 

 

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Collaborative Hearts And Minds Help Kids Cope

Collaborative Hearts And Minds Help Kids Cope | Design in Education | Scoop.it

With the increasing questions we received from our sixth graders about the abhorrent news this past week, we realized they needed to do something to make them feel they were sending a positive message to help the world be a more peaceful place. Eleven- and twelve-year-olds hear the news, and most have far more access to content than their parents realize. Their questions abound and need an outlet. As middle school educators, we know this.

 

 

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Charts, Graphs, And Visual STEAM - Teaching The Super Bowl By The Numbers

Charts, Graphs, And Visual STEAM - Teaching The Super Bowl By The Numbers | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Aside from the physical drama and the halftime theatrics, the Super Bowl provides prime fodder for data analytics. The enormous volume of communication and marketing around this shared cultural moment offers a case study for exploring numbers and significance.

These days, graphs are no longer the sole purview of math class. This fall, for example, we spent a “math week” in social studies talking about how historians incorporate statistics and charts in probing the details behind pivotal events. Similarly, the Super Bowl bridges academic disciplines as an appealing touchstone for students to get excited about analytical reasoning and data design. That’s how right-brained and left-brained mindsets can merge perfectly in a contemporary STEAM study.

 

 

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The Public Domain Project - 80,000 Free Media Assets

The Public Domain Project - 80,000 Free Media Assets | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.Completely free & made available by Pond5."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 25, 8:19 AM

If you are looking for public domain materials check out the new Public Domain Project that contains over 80,000 video clips, images, sound recording and 3-D models.

The site is well organized. Each asset is labeled and tagged, and you can quickly download them.

This site would be a great place for students to look for copyright free images. clips, etc. You may also want to have students view a short video Public Domain 101.

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Socratic Smackdown, a Game from the Institute of Play

Socratic Smackdown, a Game from the Institute of Play | Design in Education | Scoop.it

"Teacher-tested, student-approved games for difficult-to-learn skills and concepts"

The visual above comes from the materials and there are additional strategies that are not shown.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 8, 9:28 PM

Here is a print-and-play games from the Institute of Play that you may find helpful in your classroom.

Socratic Smackdown helps students practice "argumentation around any topic or text." You may use it to help students become self-directed learners. There is a great video that quickly walks you though the process and you may download a pdf that provides Game Basics, Game Play, Student Resources and Teacher Resources. This game is geared to students from Grades 6 - 12.

Below are some of the rules of the game (found in the pdf).

* Create teams of four to six players and provide a topic, text or issue that will be discusses as well as a question set

* Share that discussion skill strategies are part of the game

* Set chairs in fishbowl pattern when ready to start

* Choose one student from each team to play

* Have 2 or more students as scorekeepers who will use Socratic Smackdown Scorecards

* Coaching cards will be used by students not keeping score, or by all students after the end of the match (if all are also scoring)

* Students "play" for 6 minutes and Scorecards are collected

Playing Socratic Smackdown with students will help them develop discussion and debate skills, a component of Common Core Speaking and Listening,  and a rubric is also provided.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, January 9, 5:34 AM

Método de Discusión ... socrático Smackdown, un juego en el Instituto de Reproducción |scoopit travésBethDichter http: //sco.lt / ...

Sue Alexander's curator insight, January 18, 2:10 PM

Thanks again Beth, for sharing your toys. Students learning critical thinking and CC literacy skills while having FUN? Yes!

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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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miracletrain 夢想驛站's curator insight, January 5, 6:33 AM

Interactive infographic on Financial Literacy. 

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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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