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The Most-Tweeted Words on Black Friday Were ... [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Most-Tweeted Words on Black Friday Were ... [INFOGRAPHIC] | Design in Education | Scoop.it
What was on the minds of Black Friday shoppers? This infographic details the top-tweeted words on Black Friday.
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Renderforest: An Amazing Tool For Students & Teachers To Create Motion Graphic Videos

Renderforest: An Amazing Tool For Students & Teachers To Create Motion Graphic Videos | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Motion graphics are some of the most effective learning tools today. Sometimes called explainer videos or animated infographics, these multi-sensory clips deliver information in a high-octane fashion that appeals to all of the learning modalities.

 

 

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"What Is Graphicacy?" — An Essential Literacy Explained In An Animated Motion Graphic

"What Is Graphicacy?" — An Essential Literacy Explained In An Animated Motion Graphic | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We live in a visual world. Smartphones, television, Internet, and social media all push information in real-time, all the time. Visual media bombard us in constant streams. Learners of every age, therefore, need to understand how to analyze pictorial information. This skill of parsing images, interpreting pictures, and decoding diagrams is known as graphicacy.

 

 

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STEAM Art Lessons

STEAM Art Lessons | Design in Education | Scoop.it

This list of ART and technology rich STEAM lessons will continue to grow as our ideas grow. See Wes Fryer's review of my live presentation at the Illinois Computer Educator's Conference and this post featuring the first 12 ideas below.

 

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8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom - TeachThought

8 Steps To Design Problem-Based Learning In Your Classroom - TeachThought | Design in Education | Scoop.it
What is problem-based learning? One definition, if we want to start simple, is learning that is based around a problem. That is, the development, analysis, and thinking towards a problem drives student learning forward.

We’ve been meaning to write a kind of beginner’s guide/primer to problem-based learning for, oh, about 18 months now and haven’t yet, so Mia MacMeekin’ss graphic here is going to have to do. And luckily enough, it’s a nicely done visual that provides a useful starting point to make sense of this learning and teaching strategy.

The graphic eschews Mia’s usual squared, grid approach for something a bit more linear and comprehensive–an 8-step sequence to designing problem-based learning in your classroom. It offers a slightly more specific approach than our model for inquiry-based learning we created last year.

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SXSWEdu 2015: The Boy Who Beeps - Who Can Speak The Language Of EdTech?

SXSWEdu 2015: The Boy Who Beeps - Who Can Speak The Language Of EdTech? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Now in its fifth year, the 2015 SXSWEdu rally in the Texas midland is more inclusive than ever. The panelpicker judges eschewed trendy topics like flipped learning and Big Data in favor of deeper discussions about Social Emotional Learning and Gamification. Major themes that ran through the first day included programming in schools, authentic PBL, and contemporary professional development.

 

A major highlight of the day was hearing about the impressive Coded Curriculum implemented by Beaver Country Day School in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. The school has embraced a "launch / test / refine" approach to incorporate coding into every academic discipline. The faculty actively seeks to "make excellent mistakes" as they teach children the "New Basics" of open-ended problem solving, non-linear thinking, and collaboration.

 

 

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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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Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: 10 Ways To Use The Meerkat Streaming Video App In Education

Innovation Design In Education - ASIDE: 10 Ways To Use The Meerkat Streaming Video App In Education | Design in Education | Scoop.it

The new Meerkat app has taken the tech world by storm. Especially in the cubicles of Silicon Valley and the newsrooms of political sites, early adopters of Meerkat are trying to figure out how this real-time streaming video app will transform both social media and news reporting.

 

 

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Most College Athletes Are Failures — Learning From March Madness

Most College Athletes Are Failures — Learning From March Madness | Design in Education | Scoop.it

Most NCAA athletes are failures. They don't win the championship. They don't enter the pros. They don't take home a trophy at the end of the season. Only a handful of elite programs reap the acclaim and hardware that accompanies major spectacles like the men's NCAA basketball tournament. Most Division I, II, and III competitors are well-rounded college students giving a tremendous amount of effort for the love of their sport and their college.

 

 

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5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners | Design in Education | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 11, 4:03 PM

When we ask students to become better questioners we are asking them to use critical thinking skills. The infographic/visual above is based on an article published by Edutopia called 5 Ways to Help Students Become Better Questioners. The post, by Warren Berger, suggests five ideas to encourage learners to ask more questions:

* Make it safe.

* Make it "cool"

* Make it fun

* Make it rewarding

* Make it stick

Additional information is found in the post.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 19, 1:29 PM

Because student questions and curiosity should drive the learning. @ramusallam

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SXSWEdu 2015: Education For All - How Far Have We Come?

SXSWEdu 2015: Education For All - How Far Have We Come? | Design in Education | Scoop.it

An important and undeniable thrust of the 2015 SXSWEdu conference has been the attempt to reconcile the nation's educational inequalities. Marquee panels and sofa conversations alike have centered on this notion of access – access to college, to technology, to careers, to mentors, to professional development, to contemporary learning tools.

 

 

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If Parents Can Work From Home, Why Can't Students? A Snow Day Doesn't Have To Be A "No" Day

If Parents Can Work From Home, Why Can't Students? A Snow Day Doesn't Have To Be A "No" Day | Design in Education | Scoop.it

We have another snow day today. The relentless snow this winter has forced many schools into crisis mode. Teachers are panicking about missed curriculum and make-up days. But with today’s access to mobile technology, shouldn’t there be a middle ground between all or nothing learning? Genuine remote learning should be a regular practice, not just a prediction. Even amid record-breaking blizzards, a snow day shouldn't have to be a “no” day.

 

 

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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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