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Learning and the Brain- A few quick facts

Learning and the Brain- A few quick facts | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
What do we and don't we know about the brain? It used to be that we thought we knew it all. Well, maybe not all. But, over the last couple decades new research reveals and debunks some of our previ...

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This is part of the post on infographics as well, but is interesting enough to have a link just in its own.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 11, 2013 5:59 PM

One image with six facts about learning and the brain. As educators these are six facts that are useful to know as we work with our students.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:56 PM

Thanks for this valuable reference.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, October 12, 2013 1:52 AM

Η γνωστική ψυχολογία και οι νευροεπιστήμες έχουν αναδείξει τη σημασία των γνωστικών και μεταγνωστικών δεξιοτήτων  που λαμβάνουν μέρος στην μνήμη εργασίας, στην πορεία για τη  μάθηση.

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Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics

Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
I wanted to share my research findings and hopefully inspire more creativity in the classroom. Teachers, here's why you should start using infographics.

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Angela Hoistion, PMP's curator insight, August 3, 1:37 AM

More conversation regarding usability of infographics

CGS Library's curator insight, August 3, 4:16 PM

A snakes and ladders glide around some interesting websites

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Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster

Are You A Tech-Savvy Teacher, This Infographic Will Tell You | TechFaster | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Through the course of our “summer school” here at Techfaster we’ve met plenty of tech savvy educators. From ISTE in early July to the NAESP show and Campus Tech that wrapped up this week, teachers, administrators and education enthusiasts were learning, sharing, and networking with each other. These are definitely the tech savvy teacher type, and that’s validated in the infographic below from Daily Genius. But just because you spent part of the summer at EdTech conferences doesn’t necessarily mean you are a tech savvy teacher. Of course the reverse is true as well, maybe you had family events and your own kids to tend to during the summer. Are you a tech savvy teacher? A strong indicator would be that you’re even reading this article here at techfaster.com. Are you keeping your students, parents, fellow teachers and administrators up to date with the goings on in your classroom with your own blog? That’s a good sign you’re a tech savvy teacher. Just think about what the communication you can have with a blog, would have been like in the days of the ditto machine? You would have to plan out your thoughts, outline them, create a ditto original, print them, pass them out to students, and just pray they didn’t end up on the floor of the school bus. Are you networking with other teachers you’ve never met on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest or a knowledge sharing educational site? Are you regularly attending edtech chat or listening to podcasts? All of these are signs that you care about your own professional development, living in current times and caring about your students. YouTube, Twitter, SnapChat, Minecraft, Instagram, and Vine are all a part of your students lives. Facebook, Pinterest and email are all a part of your students’ parents’ lives. You’re almost too far behind if you’re not a “tech savvy” teacher. Check out the infographic below and see how you stack up.

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anne walker's curator insight, August 3, 8:37 AM

Some Tech-Savvy goals worth aiming towards.

arveen kaur's curator insight, August 3, 8:24 PM

Yall should know

PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, August 4, 8:06 AM

Professional routines for Tech-savvy teachers, but also useful for tech-savvy students: creation of Personal Learning Networks, belonging to learning communities, using technology for the co-production of knowledge...

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101 iPad Tips & Tricks

101 iPad Tips & Tricks | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Enjoy 101 iPad tips and tricks. These amazing iPad tips cover setup, new users, entertainment and much more.

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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, July 22, 11:33 AM
Teachers: let's take advantage of a few weeks of summer left to become iPad pros
David Baker's curator insight, July 29, 3:17 PM

Great as we go 1:1 with the mini in our middle schools.

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 12:15 AM

Lots of great help in this article

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20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills

20 Things Educators Need To Know About Digital Literacy Skills | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Widely understood to be essential to success in the workplace and modern life, digital literacy is beginning to emerge as a necessary component of curric

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Eeva Kurttila-Matero's curator insight, July 28, 1:46 AM

"Digitaalinen lukutaito ei ole tietotekniikkaa, se on teknologian käyttöä ajattelun kehittämiseen. Jos kriittisen ajattelun taidot eivät vielä ole olennainen osa oppilaittesi tietoyhteiskuntavalmiuksia, sinun on aika pohtia opetusstrategioitasi."

 

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 3:51 PM

What does the term "digitally literate" mean? This article gices some prompts about what digital literacy is- and what it isn't.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, August 4, 8:15 AM

I really enjoyed this article on "do's" and "don'ts" for empowering students in digital literacy techniques.  I think we forget - this is where our students shine. The article points out that today's undergraduates have NEVER known life without the internet.  How do we use that to help our students learn more?

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Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list

Top Alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint - the ultimate list | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

If you are tired of looking for great alternatives to Prezi – look no further, because I have the ultimate comprehensive list of PowerPoint alternatives right here.  No more boring presentations. With this list you can pick the perfect presentation tool or software for your presentation (be it on stage in-front of an audience or online for sharing).
We tested these 10 different alternatives to Prezi and PowerPoint and summarized what we thought about each one.


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 25, 8:49 AM

It is obvious that a commercial alternative (eMaze) says that eMaze itself is the best option. isn't it?



Claudie Graner's curator insight, August 17, 4:27 AM

It is no more just about PowerPoint...

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 7:28 AM

this is truly amazing. 

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The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs (Great list of suggested reading!)

The 2014 Honor Roll: EdTech’s Must-Read K–12 IT Blogs (Great list of suggested reading!) | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
We collect some of the brightest voices from the world of educational technology.

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Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – 2 Good Strategies

Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – 2 Good Strategies | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Making Sure Students Really Watch, Listen to, or Read Online Learning Content is Often Cited as a Challenge in the Flipped or Blended Classroom "How do I make

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5 TED Talks to Support Innovation

5 TED Talks to Support Innovation | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
"Laura Devaney from eSchool News has 5 innovative TED Talks she wants you to look at—see them all at the links below in this article." Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these ...

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Differentiating Professional Development - Tech Adoption Curve in Education

Differentiating Professional Development - Tech Adoption Curve in Education | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
@ashleyhurley, a Literacy and Professional Development Specialist, recently made my day when she shared the Understanding the Technology Adoption Curve in Education poster on twitter—sparking some great conversation around driving technology adoption, and prompting us to do a post on this much-loved free resource!

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Michael Millard's curator insight, June 14, 3:50 AM

För skolledare att studera inför förändringar.

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The 7 Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers

The 7 Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Web 2.0 describes sites that go beyond basic static sites that only provide some form of basic information. Here are the 7 best web 2.0 tools for teachers.

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Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity

Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Relevant reading for educators and parents, especially the part on digital role modeling Reblogged from:

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The Remind101 Blog

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TEDTalks: WATCH: 5 Wildly Viral TED Talks That Will Show You The Power Of Courage

TEDTalks: WATCH: 5 Wildly Viral TED Talks That Will Show You The Power Of Courage | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
We've pulled together five of the most-watched TED talks from this year as voted by you, our loyal TEDWeekends audience. On the surface, they seem so different.
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Communicating with parents in the digital world

Communicating with parents in the digital world | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
This post was written by Erin Dye, a ClassDojo Thought Partner who works in professional development at Green Light Learning





Gone are the days when you only had access to parents via one-way monthly newsletters or twice-a-year parent teacher conferences. Thanks to technology you can easily keep in touch with your students’ parents all year-round.


Here are some tips to get your communicating with parents in the digital world: 





Keep a Class Blog


Rather than sending home a monthly or weekly newsletter to parents that might never make it out of the bottom of your students’ backpacks, try starting a class blog. Set a schedule for posting and share that schedule with parents. Allow moderated comments on the posts to get parents involved with the classroom.


Have your students do most of the blogging. Assign one student a week to be the class chronicler. Have that student take photos, record interviews with other students, and summarize what the class learned. Weebly is an easy platform for students of all ages to use.     


Get your class blog linked to your school’s homepage to show all the exciting work your class is doing!


Use a Messaging Service


Sending individual texts or emails to parents is time consuming and not very private. Let a messaging service, such as ClassDojo Messenger, do all the work for you. Once students and parents opt into the system, it allows you to easily send text message blasts to update all parents at once, or you can privately message them to keep them up-to-date on their child’s progress. You don’t see their phone numbers and they don’t see yours. This is a great option for families who may not have home Internet but do have smartphones.


Set Up a Class Social Media Account


If parents don’t want to have their phones buzzing all the time, consider starting a class Twitter account or Facebook page. You can use the page to share updates, photos, and links to student work. If your students are under 13, be sure to set the account to private. To view the page, all parents will need to have Twitter or Facebook accounts (many of them probably already do). Before setting up any class social media accounts, review your school’s Privacy Policy and check with administrators.


Make Parents Feel Welcome


Let parents know that your classroom is a welcome space for them. Consider inviting parents to your classroom on days when students are giving presentations or sharing projects. Working parents can use Skype or Google Hangouts to visit virtually.

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Audrey Menard's curator insight, August 3, 2:20 PM

Great ideas!

Colette Cole-Saner's curator insight, August 4, 6:53 AM

For beginners, many good suggestions are offered to optimize communication.

Brandon Enos's curator insight, August 4, 12:18 PM

Great article for teachers.

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8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books

8 Places for Thrifty Bookworms to Download Free E-Books | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Summertime is prime time for getting a good read in. Here's a list of eight places where you can download free e-books.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 21, 6:03 PM

Here is one list with eight places where you can find free e-books. Some are well known, but others may be new to you. The sites are:

* Google eBookstore

* Project Gutenberg

* Open Library

* Internet Archive

* Book Boon

* ManyBooks.net

* Free eBooks

* LibreVox

Each has a brief explanation and there is also an extra feature, a video that shares 5 Facts About Comic Books. Have fun exploring!

Recep's curator insight, August 21, 7:21 AM

I tried openlibrary.com to find setting limits for your strong-willed child and found it. try it, you wont regret.

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A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit

A Professional Learning Teacher Toolkit | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Afelio Padilla's curator insight, August 14, 12:41 PM

Rescooped for Charles Voth. Try,alternatively, http://toolkit.aitsl.edu.au/category/professional-learning/

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Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, August 14, 1:51 PM
THe link worked for me. Sorry if you were having trouble Charles Voth, one notification is enough. Regards
Chris Carter's comment, August 14, 5:21 PM
Link works for me, too. Perhaps it was a digital hiccup.
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Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes

Teamput - brainstorm, collaborate and plan with online sticky notes | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Online sticky note brainstorming and brainwriting for remote or virtual teams. Great for project planning, agile development, and education.

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flea palmer's curator insight, July 7, 7:45 AM

Sticky notes always work well in face-to-face workshops so this online version looks good. Up to 5 collaborators with the free plan - notes can then be saved as a PDF

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 7, 10:05 PM

The interface seems a little buggy, but the possibilities are broad. Can't get an invitation email to load, some sticky windows become unresponsive. Hope for fixes, so we can try this for teaching team collaboration, if nothing else.

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:04 PM

Save your completed board as a PDF.

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11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

11 Habits of an Effective Teacher | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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21st Century Book Talks & Trailers (using iMovie)

21st Century Book Talks & Trailers (using iMovie) | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Edweb webinar - Pearltrees list of recommended Apps from Michelle Luhtala

Edweb webinar - Pearltrees list of recommended Apps from Michelle Luhtala | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Pearltrees lets you organize, explore and share everything you like.

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EUMETSAT Learning Zone » Earth's Weather

EUMETSAT Learning Zone » Earth's Weather | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
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How cool is this?

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Motivation and mindset anchoring

Motivation and mindset anchoring | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
When I was at University, a running joke was how little we’d all worked on our papers, how late and last minute we’d left them, and how little effort we’d put into them. A couple of things jolted m...

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Engagement Landscape

Engagement Landscape | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
A survey from the Education Week Research Center offers important insights about the levels of engagement and dedication teachers and school-based administrators see among their students.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 6, 8:57 AM

When we describe classrooms as landscapes, teachers engage in a hermeneutic process within the living landscape inhabited by other human beings.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 6, 10:45 AM

I do so love a great visual "Infographic!"

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Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School

Classroom design can improve performance by 25%, research reveals - Innovate My School | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Different school cultures approach the design of the classroom in different ways. Innova Design Solutions have chosen this time of education reforms to conduct research into the advantages of creating bespoke classrooms to fit the class’ needs.

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The Rice Process's curator insight, June 1, 5:58 AM

 Structure shapes behavior. Teachers should design the space to support learning in a flexible yet organized environment. Classrooms designs are shifting from being teacher-focused to a focus on active learning. The teacher is charged with motivating, exciting and encouraging their students to be engaged in a lesson or activity.  

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, June 2, 12:21 PM

I totally agree!!!

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10 Reasons Why Personal Branding is a Requirement for Marketers & Business Leaders | The Marketing Nut

10 Reasons Why Personal Branding is a Requirement for Marketers & Business Leaders | The Marketing Nut | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
One of the most overlooked aspects of social business and social media is the power of the personal brand.
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