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The best free graphics software for Windows and Mac

The best free graphics software for Windows and Mac | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
We round up some of the best freebie image editors, photo organisation utilities, and even programs which dabble with the likes of CAD.

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A partilha e condição inerente  às redes sociais para  produção do conhecimento. É uma estratégia  que favorece e solidifica a inteligência emocional.

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WeAreTeachers: Keep That Bounce: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Resilience as a Teacher

WeAreTeachers: Keep That Bounce: 5 Ways to Nurture Your Resilience as a Teacher | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Teaching takes resilience—the ability to “bounce back” from an unanticipated change or disaster. Here are five ways to stay positive and keep going when it gets tough.
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Mindset Kit: Resources to Teach Learners about Growth Mindset

Mindset Kit: Resources to Teach Learners about Growth Mindset | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Students who have a growth mindset do better in school. Learn more about a growth mindset, the evidence showing its power, and the practices that promote it.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 15, 8:56 PM

The data shows that learners whom have growth mindsets do better in school. But how do we know which learners have growth mindsets and which have a fixed mindset. PERTS (the Project for Education Research that Scales from Stanford) has a mindset kit (in beta form) that is available at no cost. In it  you will find lessons that you can use with your learners. The website states that the mindset kit is a "free, online resource designed to help educators and parents learn about adaptive academic mindsets, learn practices that promote these mindsets, and download activity ideas."

You will also find a survey that you have learners take (and you will receive a report with the final score).

Are you interested in teaching your learners about growth mindset? This is a great tool, and they welcome feedback as they will continue to add resources to this site. Take some time to  explore this site.

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How do You Choose Good Online Sources?

How do You Choose Good Online Sources? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"Students often ask how to determine which websites and articles are good sources to cite. My answer is always, “Well, what do you think?” Students need to be able to think on their own. So, if your student offers some questionable sources, ask, “Why did you choose that one?” Try to get the student to think about the who, what, why, and when of the article and website. Let the student use critical thinking to come to a valid conclusion. They might just have a good reason for using the source."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 25, 10:06 PM

Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Mel Riddile's curator insight, March 26, 6:12 AM
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Mia MacMeekin recently posted a new infographic that helps students learn how to determine if online resources are reliable. It is split into four sections, and each section has seven questions. The four sections are:

* Who wrote it?

* What is it for?

* Why was it written?

* When was it written?

With the additional questions students should be able to determine if the site is relevant to their research, and use critical thinking skills as they come to their decision.

This is an area where many students struggle, and this visual may help them become more comfortable in learning how to evaluate information.

Anita Vance's curator insight, March 28, 11:11 AM

Helpful to encourage thinking and self-evaluating...

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Instruction That Sticks: The Right Questions

Instruction That Sticks: The Right Questions | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

"Julie Grimm, a teacher at Salem Avenue Elementary School in Hagerstown, Maryland, was concerned that many of her 2nd grade students failed to become engaged in their research projects. She found herself spending lots of time trying to provide the right research framework...

Then Julie made one simple shift that disrupted her typical classroom practice and led to a more dynamic learning environment."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 29, 10:41 PM

Learn about the power of question formulation in this post. The information comes from the Right Question Institute, and provides a great overview of how to teach your students to ask good questions. The post is split into the following sections:

* The Power of Question Formulation

* Question Formulation in Practice (which includes)

   - Step 1: The teacher designs a question focus

   - Step 2: Students produce questions

   - Step 3: Students work with open-ended and close-ended questions

   - Step 4: Students prioritize questions

   - Step 5: Teacher and students discuss next steps for using the questions

   - Step 6: Students reflect

* A Catalyst for Deeper Learning

* A Small but Significant Shift

There are also some examples of the question formulation technique from classroom teachers.

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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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angel's curator insight, March 31, 9:05 PM

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jane fullerton's curator insight, April 30, 9:15 AM

This infographc is informative and FUN!

Ursula Sola de Hinestrosa's curator insight, May 1, 3:01 PM

#HerramientasTiC

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.

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Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 29, 10:10 AM

Not only does this article give good information, but it gives suggestions on what to do and what not to do to keep our students motivated.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 30, 9:37 AM

This article shares the importance of autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance in getting students to be self-motivated. Thoughts?

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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
By Abhijit Bhaduri and Bill Fischer Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid [...]

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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, March 23, 5:09 AM

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Carol Rine's curator insight, March 27, 11:05 AM

Excellent comparison. I am challenged by some of these! #AlwaysGrowing

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 29, 3:28 PM

Le digital a certainement changé notre façon d'être. Ici l'auteur fait une extrapolation vers le leadership du 21st siècle. Évidemment les choses ne sont pas aussi noir/blanc. Il faut des styles de management différents selon les situations.

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School vs. Learning

School vs. Learning | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
I have been thinking a lot about the "traditional" model of school and how people actually learn. If done the wrong way, school can actually go against what is needed for learning.  There are a lot...

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Is School Enough for 21st Century Learners? - The Learning Lab

Is School Enough for 21st Century Learners? - The Learning Lab | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
21st century learners need more than traditional students of the past. They want autonomy and some guidance from professionals. They want Innovation Lab.

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Use Twitter to Create a Global Classroom

Use Twitter to Create a Global Classroom | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
At a time when global news is sounding alarms across so many issues, the need to connect, be informed, and deepen our understanding is greater than ever....

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Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines

Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it

Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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Life of an Educator: 10 shifts for educators to make in the upcoming school year

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How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn?

How Do We Learn? How Should We Learn? | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
If I ask you or your students, "How do you learn," how many of you could clearly articulate this process? If you can, are the strategies you're using the best ones for learning? Furthermore, if the...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 14, 11:25 PM

In this post Jackie Gerstein raises the question "if the research on the process of learning is compared to the practices being implemented in school, does this research influence school practices?"

After reflecting on her experience at school she shares five questions (shown in the image above) that will help guide learning:

* Is failure viewed as normal and as a productive part of the learning process?

* Is learning spaced out over time rather than crammed into a short time period?

* Are distractions during learning normalized?

* Is the learning practiced often and in a variety of contexts?

* Is the learning playful and fun? (especially important when one gets stuck at an impasse)

Each is discussed and there is also a link to a short video that provides a brief overview of learning from the book How We Learn by Benedict Carey.

Do you share current research on learning strategies with your learners? This post also references a post from Mind/Shift that discusses current learning strategies. Click through to the post to learn more and consider sharing this information with your learners as well as parents and staff in your school.

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Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class

Ten Reflective Questions to Ask at the End of Class | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Use these ten reflective questions at the end of class to help learners deepen their understandings of themselves and their work.

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These would be great questions for the end of any and all PD sessions we do!

Maybe they should take the place of the surveys we usually do?

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 19, 1:25 PM

Excellent questions to bring closure to a class Instead of the bell.

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12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru

12 Google Search Tricks You Probably Didn't Know | The Gooru | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Search is Google’s main business and they take it seriously. Features are constantly released that enable it to better display the information that is most relevant to you so you (…) Read more

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 27, 11:24 PM

Ask the Gooru has recently posted 12 google search tips, some of which may be new to you (or perhaps all will be new).

Will you be taking a flight soon? Type in My Flight and you should see your itinerary.

Are you having  trouble recalling words to a song or poem? Type in what you recall, and use astericks for the missing words.

Check out the post for 11 more tips...yes, they give you one extra as a bonus!

Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, March 28, 1:56 AM

GOOD FOR VISUAL LEARNERS!  YES!

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This Is Genius: A Spoken Word Poem

A spoken word poem by Ryan Lotocki. Filmed by: Nick Stroczkowski and Kurt Schlewitt If you would like to get in contact with Nick shoot him an email at nick....

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 10:12 PM

This spoken word poem is by a high school student, sharing their view of school today and why change/reform is needed. Listen and learn from his words.

Bruno Ferreira's curator insight, April 5, 4:51 PM

cool

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, April 6, 11:43 AM

Are we listening to what our students needs are?

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40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies

40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
40 Viewing Comprehension Strategies: Watching Videos Like You Read A Book
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This  is like the DI work we did with Think Literacy but in a short form. Great ideas!

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Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs

Malcolm Gladwell's 5 Best Life Lessons for Entrepreneurs | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Budding entrepreneurs can learn a thing or two (or three, or four... ) from this master debunker of conventional wisdom.

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Failing Forward: 21 Ideas To Use It In Your Classroom

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Stanford Professor: We Need to Take the Fear Out of Learning Math | Big Think

Stanford Professor: We Need to Take the Fear Out of Learning Math | Big Think | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Young math learners are done a major disservice by speed trials and drills, says education expert Jo Boaler. We need to redesign education so that students work on problems they enjoy.

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A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about! In the workplace, this practice is called 20 percent time. It first gained widespread notice at Google, but many companies have allowed employees to work on side projects as a way of fostering innovation. Since it's not often possible for teachers to sacrifice an ent

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Creative Educator - Five Habits of Great Coaches

Creative Educator - Five Habits of Great Coaches | Educating in a digital world | Scoop.it
Coaches do not spend most of their time lecturing or even “front-loading.” Coaches give players opportunities to practice and apply skills in a contextually appropriate situation, providing just-in-time feedback, asking targeted and specific questions, clarifying what is happening, and providing information relevant to what is happening at specific moments.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 4:55 AM

Some really useful tips. Focused on PBL teachers, but the tips can be applied to whatever you teach.

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 30, 5:47 AM

Good tips for whatever subject

Linda Croudace's curator insight, February 1, 5:19 AM

Don't underestimate the value of a good coach or mentor.

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Transition to the Role of Principal / Vice-Principal - Ontario study/report


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