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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 20, 2:01 AM
Molt bo!
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 24, 2:54 AM
Kit de desenvolvimento pessoal para professores.
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 29, 7:38 PM

Very useful! Thanks to Michel Verstrepen.      

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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, April 4, 2014 9:25 PM

Prezi can be very effective but they are fundamentally based on creating perceptions of movement.  Estimates in WSJ that 25%-40% of population has motion sensitivity depending on the mode of transportation.  That may be simplistic but as a media psych prof, I have seen more than my share of over-exuberant Prezis whipping in and out and around such that I could barely make it through.  (Yes, I'm one of those 25%-40%ers)  So a word of caution to presenters.  If presentations are about your audience, keep in mind that restraint applies to more than the number of words per slide.  There are lots of ways to lose an audience.  None are good.  This is one of the worst.

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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6 Presentation Design Dos and Don’ts

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Great presentation design can be difficult to master because it requires the coordination of many elements, including colors, fonts, images, icons and background. While there are a lot of pieces to the presentation design puzzle, don’t be overwhelmed.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 8, 2014 1:25 PM

A nice list of dos and don'ts in presentation design. The article suggests what you should avoid doing and what you should do instead to achieve the best result.

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, April 9, 2014 12:13 AM

Great visual reminders of how to prepare effective presentations

eLearningTV's curator insight, May 1, 2014 8:42 AM

A must to know.

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The Evolution of Bloom's Taxonomy: Original to Revised to Digital

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 4, 2014 7:10 PM

Check out three versions of Bloom's Taxonomy in this visualization. It includes the original Bloom's, the revised Bloom's, and adds on the Digital Bloom's, which provides a range of suggestions as to how students may demonstrate each level. This is another visual that you may want to share with other teachers in your school.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, April 5, 2014 5:21 PM

I love the clarity of the digital verbs! I think the specific content of the "doing" might allow for a bit of repositioning in the  chart, but it's certainly a great starting point in analyzing the tasks and output of a lesson.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 7, 2014 2:25 PM

It is interesting to see all of Bloom's side by side.

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New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition - The Digital Shift

New Report Hails Librarians as Drivers of Digital Transition - The Digital Shift | EdTech | Scoop.it

This past January, the Alliance for Excellent Education published a report showing school librarians in the front lines of the education movement to shepherd digital tools and skills into the hands of students.


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Power to the Librarians!! 

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Ephansen's curator insight, March 5, 2014 12:26 AM
An insight we've been trying to prove for awhile! Yay!
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Is iOS 7.1 Draining Your Battery Life Too Fast? Try This to Resolve It - OSXDaily

Is iOS 7.1 Draining Your Battery Life Too Fast? Try This to Resolve It - OSXDaily | EdTech | Scoop.it

"Now that more users have updated to iOS 7.1, a continuing (yet fairly small) stream of complaints have surfaced about battery life for some iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users that have moved to the latest version of iOS."


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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

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Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 23, 2014 8:41 PM

This infographic illustrates how SAMR may be used as a framework as we move from Education 1.0 to Education 2.0 to Education 3.0. The actual post also includes a wide variety of links to additional resources.

Have you considered using the SAMR model as you develop new curriculum or revise curriculum. As you move up SAMR (Substitution, Augmentation, Modification, and Redefinition) Gerstein would say that Substitution and Augmentation are Education 1.0, Modification is Education 2.0 and Redefinition is Education 3.0.

For more information on these concepts click through to the post.

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Edutech for Teachers » Blog Archive » The 12 Digital of Days of Christmas: Resource #7

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Free Technology for Teachers: Collaboration is a Daily Activity

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Collaboration in the classroom made easier through technology http://t.co/y521odHJ #cuedtech #edtech

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The Other 21st Century Skills: Educator Self-Assessment

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I've posted about The Other 21st Skills and Attributes.  This post provides links and resources about these skills as well as an educator self-assessment.  This assessment contains questions to ass...


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David Baker's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:54 AM

The power of the Infographic is that it references both teacher and student actions and habits. I have shared it with my teachers. This might become a solid self-assessment tool for coaching conversations with teachers.

jane fullerton's curator insight, March 29, 2015 10:21 AM

Love the graphics in this post.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, April 3, 2015 12:05 PM

Interesting graphic with some great ideas on interpreting 21st century skills as they pertain to teaching

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Digital Image Factory: All Pics

Free & Easy Digital Image AWESOMENESS by The Daring Librarian. What's your favourite digital imaging site? Slideshare Tip: Why the "All Pics" in the title?...

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Excellent slide show provides suggestions  and tips for students and instructors - no more death by powerpoint!  

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:46 PM

A great slide presentation that focuses on images in your presentations - how and where to get them, how to enhance them, how to work with fonts and colors. Finally, there is a long list of image editing sites which will help you do the job.

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 2014 1:48 AM

one more good resource of practices and resources to make presentations, classes and professional learning pop!

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest In The Classroom

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25 Ways To Use Pinterest In The Classroom According To Bloom's Revised Taxonomy
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Another list of innovative ways to integrate social media into the classroom. 

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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 6, 2014 9:25 PM

Richard Byrne shares seven free tools to help create graphs and charts. Check out the list below and click through to the post for additional information on each tool.

* LucidChart - available free to schools and also as a Google app

* Google Fusion Tables - a spreadsheet app that allows you " to create visualizations of data set comparisons"

* Hohli Online Chart Builders - allows you to create "a variety of charts for online display"

* Infogr.am - " an online tool for creating interactive charts and graphs to use in interactive infographics"

* Better World Flux - this was created for the World Bank and "allows users to create animated visualizations of development data"

* Gapminder - also allows for data visualization and provides a page for educators

* Haiku's Deck Web App - Haiku Deck continues to add new features and now provides the ability to create graphs and charts

As always it pays to check out each tool and determine which you think will best meet the needs of your class (and that may be a choice of more than one).

Laurent Picard's curator insight, April 7, 2014 3:30 AM

Beth Dichter's insight:

Richard Byrne shares seven free tools to help create graphs and charts. Check out the list below and click through to the post for additional information on each tool.

* LucidChart - available free to schools and also as a Google app

* Google Fusion Tables - a spreadsheet app that allows you " to create visualizations of data set comparisons"

* Hohli Online Chart Builders - allows you to create "a variety of charts for online display"

* Infogr.am - " an online tool for creating interactive charts and graphs to use in interactive infographics"

* Better World Flux - this was created for the World Bank and "allows users to create animated visualizations of development data"

* Gapminder - also allows for data visualization and provides a page for educators

* Haiku's Deck Web App - Haiku Deck continues to add new features and now provides the ability to create graphs and charts

As always it pays to check out each tool and determine which you think will best meet the needs of your class (and that may be a choice of more than one).

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, April 7, 2014 7:21 AM

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

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Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version

Modifying the Flipped Classroom: The "In-Class" Version | EdTech | Scoop.it
So. You've tried flipping your class, and it didn't go well. Or you've heard about flipping and want to try the approach, but you're pretty sure it won't work in your school. Don't give up yet -- wit
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This is a great idea for classrooms with 4:1 or 6:1 student/device ratios, too!  

"But instead of having students view the content at home, that video becomes a station in class that small groups rotate through. The rest of their time is spent on other activities -- independent work and group work, with some activities related to the lesson and others focusing on different course content. As with a traditional flip, the direct instruction runs on its own, which frees the teacher for more one-on-one time with students."

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25-point Website Usability Checklist

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Use this simple, 25-point checklist to assess critical website usability issues. Includes free download (1-page PDF).

 

The list is split into 4 roughly equal sections, (I) Accessibility, (II) Identity, (III) Navigation, and (IV) Content. I'll describe and rationalize all of the sections and line items below, but you can also download the checklist as a simple, 1-page PDF. I try to keep it simple with 3 basic ratings: (1) Green Check = Good/Pass, (2) Red Check = Needs work, but no disaster, (3) Red X = Bad/Fail. Not all points are necessarily applicable to all sites.


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Thinking of building a new website? Here's a quick and handy checklist to make sure your finished product is user-friendly. 

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Terry Patterson's comment, March 17, 2014 2:09 PM
Great short list. One to use that is very useful and best known is the Nielsen's heuristics list. Of course, we're talking about the generic aspects. Heuristics can be specialized as well depending on the type of software application and its function. :)
Kim Spencer's curator insight, March 18, 2014 7:05 PM

So useful to use in a class info literacy session.

GA13's curator insight, March 20, 2014 1:27 AM

Another good usability article.

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Raki's Rad Resources: 10 Ways to Use Your iPad’s Camera in the Classroom

Raki's Rad Resources: 10 Ways to Use Your iPad’s Camera in the Classroom | EdTech | Scoop.it

"With all of the amazing apps that can be downloaded onto iPads, I have found that we sometimes forget about the basic capabilities of our iPads, like the camera and video camera.  Adding a camera and a video camera to your classroom can be so powerful.  Kids can immortalize their creations and learning moments with this simple technology.  Here are some ways to use these powerful tools:"

basic capabilities of our iPads, like the camera and video camera.  Adding a camera and a video camera to your classroom can be so powerful.  Kids can immortalize their creations and learning moments with this simple technology.  Here are some ways to use these powerful tools:"
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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, February 17, 2014 8:51 AM

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Lee Hall's curator insight, February 17, 2014 9:42 AM

Using a camera or video in your classroom is not only motivational, it means the learning can be shared over and over again.

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Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup | EdTech | Scoop.it
Check out Edutopia's collection of articles, videos, and resources on cyberbullying, netiquette, and internet safety.

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Trudy Herbert's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:39 PM

Digital citizenship is an important subject to address with students before instigating online collaboration. It's an opportunity to establish the do's and don'ts and consequences for unacceptable behavior. Edutopia offers helpful information under clear headings - follow them on Twitter.

Mary McLaren's comment, June 9, 2013 4:26 AM
Great resource! I like the concept of teaching students to be "peacemakers" and learning real world skills to deal with bullying and others issues themselves, rather than depending on school rules and interventions. These skills will last them a lifetime. One note, I was surprised how much bullying education is aimed at helping gay students. Something I just haven't had to deal with yet and usually assume that the victims of bullying do not have a specific target-able trait.
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The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Inquiry Process Explained Visually for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech | Scoop.it

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Viv Hall's curator insight, November 2, 2013 10:55 PM

Very useful visual, especially to use with your students.