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The Teacher Burnout Epidemic (Part 1 of 2)

The Teacher Burnout Epidemic (Part 1 of 2) | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Teacher burnout is an international epidemic. How is burnout affecting teachers, and why?
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More than 41% of teachers leave the profession within five years of starting. Teacher burnout is a massive problem in most countries with established systems of education. This 2-part Psychology Today article examines the issue.
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15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web via GDC

15 of the Best Open Source Image Sites on the Web via GDC | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Some of the best of the best in open source image sites are listed in this article, as well as great guidelines for ethical searches and Creative Commons

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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NEW BOOK: Standards for Reporting Data to Educators

NEW BOOK: Standards for Reporting Data to Educators | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
It has been a busy couple of months. The third book in a 3-book collection
published by Routledge/Taylor & Francis was just released today, offering
readers the chance to read the book(s) that speaks directly to their
particular job duties and interests related to education data. Standards
for Reporting Data to Educators: What Educational Leaders Should Know and
Demand summarizes over 300 studies and other expert sources concerning how
data should best be displayed for educators, so that busy educators can
quickly and easily understand data they use to inform decision-making.
This book is for people who want to examine the actual research behind two
other books on the same topic, released earlier this month and last month: 

* How to Make Data Work: A Guide for Educational Leaders (this book is
for educator leaders who guide and support other educators in using
data)
* Designing Data Reports that Work: A Guide for Creating Data Systems
in Schools and Districts (this book is for anyone who designs data
visualization, data reports, or data systems to be used by educators
or education stakeholders; readers might be educators who extract
data from a data system to produce data displays to be read by
others, educational technology vendors who provide data systems or
data reports to educator clients, other organization representatives
who support educators with data, etc.)

Thus the same topic is approached for all stakeholders who play central
roles in effective data use, with a book catered to each: educators, data
providers, and researchers. I am very grateful for the following
endorsements, from two of the most prominent and prolific experts in the
field:

"Too often, teachers are handed data that are inscrutable or easily
misinterpreted. In Standards for Reporting Data to Educators, Dr. Rankin
provides solid recommendations that will not only save teachers time, but
also improve their knowledge about students."

- Vincent Cho, Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Higher
Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College

"The ways that data are presented make such a difference in how educators
understand and use data. In Standards for Reporting Data to Educators, Dr.
Jenny Rankin uses research to identify best practices in presenting data to
educators. The result is a clear, research-based framework that will be an
important aid to anyone interested in educator data use."

- Jeffrey C. Wayman, Ph.D., Wayman Services, LLC

Standards for Reporting Data to Educators: What Educational Leaders Should
Know and Demand is available now in hardcover and Kindle. I hope those of
you who read it (or merely use it as a reference) enjoy it. Thank you to
all who help to improve data displays and support so busy educators can
more easily understand and meet students’ needs. Given the many demands
placed on educators’ time, data use should be simple so educators can focus
on what they do best: changing students’ lives.
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Designing effective data displays can be easy if these guidelines are followed, whereas poor data displays hurt educators' abilities to help students, hurt businesses' ability to make good decisions, etc.
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TEDxTUM Talk: How to Make Data Understood

Data is critical, but data has not always lead to success. If data is not communicated clearly, the results can be disastrous. Design lets us communicate dat...

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Even before Florence Nightingale illustrated mortality rates to save lives, data has helped us better understand a range of fields, problems, and needs. With the rise of technology and virtual communication, data is being visualized and shared more than ever before. In this TED Talk at TEDxTUM, a University of Cambridge lecturer illustrates how data saves lives, but only when it is effectively communicated. She shows us how we can communicate data more effectively by making data “over-the-counter.”

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How to Tell Stories with Numbers

How to Tell Stories with Numbers | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
A guide to using the techniques of data mining and data journalism to create compelling, original content in the form of data visualizations.

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Carlos Silva's curator insight, September 16, 2015 10:40 AM

añada su visión ...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 16, 2015 1:20 PM

#BigData #Numbers #Analytics #ContentMarketing

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, September 16, 2015 2:04 PM

Unless the data tells a story, no one cares.

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5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out

5 Presentation Tools That Will Make Your Slides Stand Out | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Presentation tools can make designing slides a heck of a lot easier. Here are 5 free tools for you to start using right now.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, June 21, 2015 11:15 AM

Five great suggestions how you can improve and enhance your presentation slides.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, June 22, 2015 8:51 AM

Nice resource! I look forward to adding these tools to the toolbox.

Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, June 22, 2015 12:38 PM

estas herramientas podrían ser de utilidad 

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Columbia University, Teachers College, and Ryan Baker Launch Big Data in Education MOOC on edX ^ CCNMTL

Columbia University, Teachers College, and Ryan Baker Launch Big Data in Education MOOC on edX ^ CCNMTL | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
In this course, Baker discusses how and when to use key methods for educational data mining and learning analytics. Participants will learn about methods being developed by researchers in educational data mining, learning analytics, learning at scale, student modeling, and artificial intelligence in education. Baker will discuss how to use each method to answer education research questions and to drive intervention and improvement in educational software and systems.

 

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Free...starts July 1


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 11, 2015 12:25 PM

Data Analytics, adaptive AI, Education in the 21st Century.  Some squirm other dream.  Why not find out more about the near future?

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, June 16, 2015 7:26 PM

Big data is for educators too!

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Who Is Really Responsible for Bad Data Use? | EdCircuit

Who Is Really Responsible for Bad Data Use? | EdCircuit | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Jenny Grant Rankin, Ph.D., offers recommendations for reporting data in a way that is easy to understand and use, just as over-the-counter products embed usage
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"Educators have to advocate for their data system providers to follow research-based best practices when reporting data to educators."

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A Framework for Differentiation

A Framework for Differentiation | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

"Differentiation is adjusting and modifying what skills and concepts student learn, what materials the use, and/or how their learning is assessed based on the needs of the students.

Our students are not all the same, so we cannot expect that teaching a lesson one way will reach every student."


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Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:57 PM

These differentiation flowcharts will prompt teachers to make good decisions around scaffolding of student learning.  

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 17, 2014 7:08 PM

Check out concepts, assessments, and activities for differentiation...

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, November 25, 2014 8:02 AM

Excellent resources for your teaching and learning environments. Thank you Mayumi for sharing.

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Self-Assessment Inspires Learning

Self-Assessment Inspires Learning | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Read and download this self-assessment rubric and accompanying questions to help you assess your own or your students' social and emotional development this year.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 6, 2014 9:24 PM

Self-Assessment is a powerful concept for all classrooms: traditional, blended, and fully online. 


Guide the self-assessment with a rubric and you have fundamentally sound assessment design. 

Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 8, 2014 5:41 AM

Note the relationship of the 3rd paragraph with 1) Banks' "empowering school culture and social structure" and with the Implicit Association Tests.

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The World Is Becoming A Better Place

The World Is Becoming A Better Place | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

"People who love to complain about how horrible everything is also love to point out that the world is always changing — and change is of course always horrible, because it destroys the way things used to be. It's easy to get depressed by all the 'everything is horrible' talk.  So it's nice to sometimes remind ourselves that some things — many things, in fact — are getting better all the time."


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Beth Marinucci's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:49 AM

Some good news . . .

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 19, 2014 5:10 PM

It is easy to talk about all the things that are wrong with the world today. It is a nice change in pace posting about something good going on in the world for once. Covering all regions of the world, this article is about how the world is becoming a better place. Thank god. Looking at the annual death because of battle, it is clear to see that the world is in fact, getting better. There are less deaths, which in turn also mean that there are less battles going on in the world. Poverty rate has also gone way down in the past couple of years. Even though there is still a huge amount of poverty, it has been getting better throughout the years. Another chart presented along with many other, was the life expectancy rate going through the roof. The best example is China, having their life expectancy at age 30 in the 1960's to age 75 now. There is still much room for improvement in the world such as disease, poverty, and climate changes, but this article makes me worry a little less about our world today.   

Aleena Reyes's curator insight, January 22, 2015 6:50 PM

This is something I knew to be true but felt distant towards because outlets like American news sources are always focused on the bad. Why is that? It seems American to be fearful and instill fear.

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Rethinking Teacher Time (Infographic)

Rethinking Teacher Time (Infographic) | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

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Ines Bieler's curator insight, November 8, 2014 4:01 AM

This is a a great reminder to put our focus on collaboration again. And both sides - teachers and students are beneficiaries.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:18 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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How to Tell a Powerful Story with Data Visualization

How to Tell a Powerful Story with Data Visualization | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

In the age of Big Data, folks are often overwhelmed by the volume of data sources, charts, and graphs thrown at them every day. Enter data visualization – the ability to condense, analyze, and share data that makes an impact. Throughout history, data visualization has been used to document everything from health crises to the effect of colors on mood.

But what exactly does data visualization do and how can you leverage it to grow your business? Are data visualization and infographics the same thing? Read on to learn more, plus discover some fascinating examples.


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Chris Biddy's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:30 PM

Very insightful look at the what, how and so what of data visualization. Another example of how a good visualization makes data digestible!

Marco Favero's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:52 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Over-the-Counter Data

Over-the-Counter Data | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
The heroics of well-displayed information
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Mensa cover story = for anyone interested in data use or data visualization.
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Expert Advice for Storytelling with Data

Expert Advice for Storytelling with Data | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Segment is the analytics API you've always wanted. It's the easiest way to install all of your favorite analytics tools at once!
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Excellent "Expert Advice for Storytelling with Data" via Michelle Greenlee includes OTCD guidelines for making data easy to understand.
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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.

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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | @scoopit via @joevans http://sco.lt/...

Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 19, 2:01 AM

Same like cars. Not about wheels, engines and fuel but all about the freedom of moving around.

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 7:58 PM

I am sure the teachers will find this interesting and useful. 

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Why data should be over-the-counter | Jenny Rankin | TEDxTUM

Data is critical, but data has not always lead to success. If data is not communicated clearly, the results can be disastrous. Design lets us communicate dat...
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Heroes like Florence Nightingale and the real John Snow have used data to save lives. This TED Talk shows us exactly how we can apply research-based best practices to visualizing and communicating data so it can be used effectively to help students and others. Hint: Data needs to be "over-the-counter" so it can easily be used without the help of an expert. #datavisualization #eddat #education #data
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Blended Learning at MIT


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David Bramley's curator insight, July 6, 2015 12:47 PM

This post is from 2012, but I guess MIT would want to claim they were ahead of the game!

 

I like it because it looks at a definition of blended learning and poses design questions.  But I particularly like the, 'Pre-course - Course - Post-course model it suggests, with the Course element having face-to-face interaction.  Looking at blended design in this way can help answer the question:  What is the best use of the face-to-face time I have available?

Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 2015 10:05 AM

This research paper provides a more detailed account of Blended Learning.  It discusses real world examples that can easy be applied to the Flipped Classroom.

Karen Olges's curator insight, July 27, 2015 9:52 AM

MIT sponsored Scratch and my students just thrive with that to learn the basics of computer science. Very important!

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A Visual on Learning Progression

A Visual on Learning Progression | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

Great learning progression visual.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 15, 2015 10:23 PM

Take a look at this visual that describes the learning progression. It looks at three questions as the starting point:

* What's the learning outcome for the lesson?

* How will I know if students have achieved it?

* How will I check if students have achieved it?

A variety of ideas are shared for each of these questions...short and sweet, and great for visual learners.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 16, 2015 6:11 PM

Thx Beth Dichter

Ra's curator insight, June 18, 2015 6:16 AM

Great graphic for teachers to identify the strength of their learning intentions and outcomes.

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5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015

5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015 | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Presentation Design Tips | Similar to websites, presentation design trends change over time. Follow these 5 presentation design trends and wow your audience!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 9, 2015 7:45 PM

If you are looking for ways to update your PowerPoint presentations -- or any kind of collateral material that tells your story -- here is a post about the latest design trends.


These should get your wheels turning and keep you busy for awhile :)


Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for originally finding and sharing this piece.

bernieshoot's curator insight, June 10, 2015 7:46 AM

#socialnetwork #blogging

Annie 's curator insight, June 11, 2015 10:40 AM

Which style do you like to use?

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Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
The Blended and Online Assessment Taxonomy Infographic presents types of activities and grading and feedback criteria to help you plan better assessments.

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, March 19, 2015 5:29 PM

Genial a utilização da taxonomia de Bloom nesse infografico das possiveis atividades em formato "blended"(mix presencial e on line)

Dr. Melissa A. Bordogna's curator insight, March 26, 2015 1:59 AM

At a glance, I thought this a helpful infographic.  It also made me think of the types of feedback I give my students.  In addtion to using a rubric (marking criteria), I tend to provide a fair bit of written feedback.  

How about you...Which types of feedback have you found to be very effective in terms of student learning (as oppose to time-saving for us)?

Karen Ellis's curator insight, April 1, 2015 6:57 PM

Designing and planning assesment in online learning is very important.  This infographic reminds us of the importance of making the task student centric and that  ongoing feedback is critical. 

 

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Chilean Students invent mobile monitoring system to collect biomedical data


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 10, 2014 5:56 PM

Learning is Global.  Entrepreneurship and the recognition of talent can change the world (one idea and one student at a time). 


Hear it from the source: http://vimeo.com/78736943


This is a feel good story. 

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Map shows how race is a social construct

Map shows how race is a social construct | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it

"Americans' understanding of who counts as 'white' has changed dramatically throughout the country's history and even over the last century alone. This map — which covers a decade of immigration to the US, from 1892 to 1903 — is a dramatic illustration of what it looked like when 'white' wasn't the same thing as European.  Mouse over any part of the map to magnify it."

 

Tags: race, historical, USA, map.


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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, November 9, 2014 3:23 PM

And a political construct, too ...

Caterin Victor's curator insight, November 10, 2014 8:43 AM

 Up to me, race and colour don`t matter. Most important is the personality. America have now a black President. Is it better??

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5 Best Prezi Alternatives

5 Best Prezi Alternatives | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
5 Best Prezi alternatives list from PowToon - the free animated presentation software for business. The best alternative to Powerpoint and Prezi alternative.

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Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:18 AM

Five presentation apps (with helpful annotations) that you may want to use when you get tired of Prezi.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 16, 2015 3:36 PM

Prezi est déjà tendance, voici quelques concurrents.

Eduard Lorda's curator insight, February 3, 4:01 AM

#recursos

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Vocabulary expanders for English

Vocabulary expanders for English | Education Data & Edtech | Scoop.it
Hi everyone,Here are a few fun suggestions to increase your vocabulary prior to undertaking your exam.Cheers,Kaitlin RobbsVivid-Verb-Listtone_mood_words

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Drora Arussy's curator insight, November 4, 2014 10:44 AM

Such a great simple visual tool. Should be in everyone's bookmark, on your physical wall hanging up, or whatever other means you use. It helps you start thinking a bit about what words you can use and how to use them.

Janet McQueen's curator insight, November 4, 2014 5:38 PM

Great tools for expanding ELLs vocabulary especially useful when writing.