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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom | education in english | Scoop.it
46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom

 

 

Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences).

The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world.


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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 9, 2013 3:35 PM

creating infographics is easy using these sites. The most important thing is to do quality research first.

Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, November 10, 2013 9:26 AM

gosto de ferramentas que facilitem o aprndizado visualmente. Para quem compartilha da ideia, mas nao tem o dom grafico como eu...pode recorrer a algumas estrategias prontas...

Filipe Cálix's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:54 PM

Sempre apelativos os infográficos são uma boa ferramenta para trabalho na sala de aula. Esta lista é extensa e apresenta muito boas sugestões. A explorar.

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The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects

The Difference Between Doing Projects Versus Learning Through Projects | education in english | Scoop.it

"We’ve clarified the difference between projects and project-based learning before. Projects are about the product, while project-based learning is about the process."


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 5, 2013 6:57 AM

Easy approach, reeeeeally useful!!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 11, 2013 8:31 AM

Not research per se, but it's an interesting prompt towards thinking carefully about uilding projects for education. There are may things to think about to make a project a really good, worthwhile learning experience. 

Miles McGeehan's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:28 AM

I completely concur.  Excellent graphic.

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Technology Will Not Replace Teachers

Technology Will Not Replace Teachers | education in english | Scoop.it
Technology can open doors, expand minds, and change the world. That may be true, but it's not the panacea that it's been made out to be. As much innovation as the iPad may bring to the classroom, it's not going to replace a teacher anytime soon.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:20 PM

So yes, technology is going to play a critical role in the future of education. But not as big a role as that of a teacher.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:01 PM

Indeed - good teachers are going to become even more valuablem not less. 

Audrey's curator insight, November 3, 2013 2:07 PM

Absolutely true.  Technology is another way to present material which needs to be learned.   Learners will always need someone to explain information found on the iPad in the same way they do with books.

 

 

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Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference | education in english | Scoop.it
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...

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Tiziana Rosanna Iozzi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:37 AM

Un insegnante ha il ruolo di un mentore, è un modello, sa aiutare i ragazzi nelle difficoltà e li incoraggia a seguire i loro sogni... A chi di voi è capitata la fortuna di conoscerne almeno uno/a nella vita?

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:56 PM

I had the opportunity to tell my first grade teacher thank you 5 years ago. She actually had kept my first grade picture all these years. My teachers were great and school was my favorite place and I excelled there. So thanks to all the teachers that I did not get to thank. :-)

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:22 PM

There are days when we ask ourselves why we teach...and this infographic shares lots of reasons for why we teach and how we impact our students...so as a visual to share, or one to look at you when you need some building up.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube | education in english | Scoop.it

"Excellent educational content can be found on YouTube. However, not every teacher can access YouTube in his or her classroom. That's why a few years ago I compiled a big list of alternatives to YouTube. Over the years some of those sites have shut-down, started charging a fee, or have switched into another market. So this evening I went through and eliminated some sites from the list and added a few new ones."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:33 PM

Richard Byrne has updated his list of sites that provide free videos. His top five list is below:

* Next Vista

* PBS Video

* Explore.org

* The National Film Board of Canada

* Vimeo

Each link provides a short description of what the site has to offer. You will also be able to access the fill list of sites through this post.
And if you are trying to search for a video you might want to try out the Custom Search Engine he has created through Google. This search engine is accessible at this link: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/a-youtube-free-video-search-engine.html

Videos are a great tool to quickly engage students in learning and this list of websites as well as this search engine are great options to put in your toolbox.

Gary Faust's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:10 PM

So nice to have an update of video resources. Thanks!

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:35 AM

I will certainly be sharing this with staff at my school! The list is thorough and gives a brief desciption of each of the sites mentioned. The list is also up-to-date, having just been checked and edited by it's original creator.

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A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules

A Really, Really Well-Written Set Of Classroom Rules | education in english | Scoop.it

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:48 AM

I really like the accentuating of the positive in both of these posters. 

Joshua Farber's comment, August 17, 2013 1:51 PM
Interesting. I often try to test rule-sets like this by running them past an anecdotal example - in this case, "how would student texting during class be managed by this poster's rules?" Which may expose a dilemma of application - because students texting during class can get an educator a black mark in an impromptu learning walk or unnanounced observation, and because it can tempt other students who cannot afford to be so distracted to think that texting would be a good idea for THEM, I'd define it as a "problem" - but cannot think of many students who would agree. The primary issue here, then: who defines what is a "problem for someone else"? If teacher and student cannot agree on that category, I see little use - and some distraction and danger - in such a set.
N Kaspar's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:51 PM

Good post.

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How to Make an Infographic

How to Make an Infographic | education in english | Scoop.it
Hello, World! Lots of my friends have been asking me how I make the infographics. I find it very simple. But, I admit that that simple mindset is after hundreds of hours playing with Piktochart. I ...

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 8, 2013 11:13 AM
Thanks for posting this...I'll try it soon.
Marteana Davidson's comment, September 8, 2013 9:41 PM
I'm going to try this with my production report on hour my facility is used each year!
Piktochart's comment, September 26, 2013 2:15 AM
Hi Kimberly! Thanks for thumbs up!
Also we ask teachers to fill a survey that could help us to improve. Maybe you could find a few minutes to fill it yourself and pass to other teachers who use it? Thanks!
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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | education in english | Scoop.it

"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)'s comment, August 14, 2013 2:44 AM
It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Interactive Rapid e-Learning Content

Turn PowerPoint Storyboards into Interactive Rapid e-Learning Content | education in english | Scoop.it
Would you like to know why PowerPoint is a fantastic tool for outlining, or storyboarding, your e-Learning courses?

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Jenifer Rettler's curator insight, August 8, 2013 12:39 PM

Snap is a plug in software enhancer for Microsoft's PowerPoint.  The cost is $99.00 and it allows you to enhance and convert your PowerPoint slides/storyboards into e-learning content by adding: audio, video, flash animations, quizzes and surveys, attachments/documents, and/or a web window link to another website or blog.  Your finished Snap enhanced product can then be uploaded to your e-learning site to be accessed by your learners.

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graphite | Ingredients for effective teaching

graphite | Ingredients for effective teaching | education in english | Scoop.it

"There are no limits to what a great educator can achieve when they have the right tools. Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Media, helps teachers find, understand, and share the best digital learning products available."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 24, 2013 10:33 AM

Graphite has just been launched by Common Sense Media. If you have not used resources from Common Sense Media it is worth your time to check the site out. They are an ad free site with a focus on education. This new website will help you find digital learning products that have been rated by "professional educators – early childhood development experts, doctorates in education, and teachers with hands-on classroom chops." 

What will you find at this site? Information about websites, games and apps, with ratings "based on our detailed rubric that scores each product on 15 dimensions. Plus, we tag each product for subjects, skills, and grade band and map them to Common Core and other state standards."

You can become a member for free and have access not only to Graphite, but also to many other great resources!

Elena Keating's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:41 PM

Here is a site for those few sleepless night  I may experience. I can trawl through and see what I could adopt

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The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic)

The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic) | education in english | Scoop.it
Hola: Una infografía sobre el proceso socrático. Un saludo

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Audrey's comment, August 9, 2013 7:31 AM
I agree Teri. It encourages reading and encourages students to be in charge of their learning.
Audrey's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:39 AM

Using the Socratic process the educator is a tutor.  The process  encourages evaluative and analytical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:55 PM

This is an easy and yet thorough infographic.

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13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About

13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About | education in english | Scoop.it
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 11, 2013 7:17 PM

This post presents 13 free web tools selected by "Adam Bellow, founder of EduClipper, and Steve Dembo, Online Community Manager for Discovery Education." Each has a brief explantion and provides suggestions on how to use in the classroom. Below is a list of four of the tools.

* Ipiccy

* The Noun Project

* BigHugeLabs

* Padlet

For more information on these tools plus 9 more click through to the post.

Kristi O'Neil's curator insight, July 12, 2013 1:17 PM

Definitely going to have to check some of these suggestions out. Knowledge is power.

Thays Miranda's curator insight, November 15, 2014 12:52 PM

First of all, basic information about web tools.

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Bloom’s Taxonomy Paint Palette

Bloom’s Taxonomy Paint Palette | education in english | Scoop.it

"An article I read this week had me thinking about Bloom’s Taxonomy and what learning really is.  It led to me coming up with a new graphic for Bloom’s Taxonomy, this one a Paint Palette.  I like thinking about Bloom’s in the form of an artist paint palette because each color has equal importance.  For an artist, the greatest beauty comes in the mixing of colors.  Using a multitude of shades and blends on a canvas.  I think the same can be said of learning."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 19, 2013 2:14 PM

This is a work in progress based on student work at Anastasis Academy. We know that we would like our students to be able to demonstrate their understanding in a variety of ways, but often they find one way and that becomes the only way (from their perspective). In this post Kelly Tenkely describes her experiences with students at Anastasis Academy and how this experience has led her to create this paint palette that will contain two additional components.

Along with this palette you will find a painting that provides "students ideas for different outcomes and evidences of learning" and a component that is still a work in progress, that will "an app and website catalog organized by the same colors so that students can be introduced to the many options they have for the different types of learning and producing." You can see the page with apps in this post that are specific to Create and additional pages with apps will be posted in the future.

Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 21, 2013 9:40 PM

An excellent analogy, and a visual my students will surely relate to in the Art Room. I think this will be helpful as they plan and reflect upon their own learning goals.

Jessica Rebstock's curator insight, July 22, 2013 11:55 AM

I appreciate that this view of Bloom's Taxonomy is less linear. Every course needs a different blend of Bloom's learning levels.

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | education in english | Scoop.it

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. On a recent morning there was a 1940s-era tractor, a decaying boat in a ditch, and a herd of goats nibbling gray strands of grass. A cinder-block barrier separates the school from a wasteland—the far end of which is a mound of trash that grew so big, it was finally closed down. On most days, a rotten smell drifts through the cement-walled classrooms. Some people here call the school un lugar de castigo—“a place of punishment.”


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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:32 PM

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/10/free-thinkers/all/

Víctor Xepiti Eme's curator insight, November 12, 2013 9:52 AM

"La escuela primaria José Urbina López está cerca de un basurero al otro lado de la frontera con México. La escuela es para los residentes de Matamoros, una ciudad polvorienta de 489,000 habitantes, siendo ésta un punto central en la guerra contra el narcotráfico. Hay balaceras con frecuencia, y es común que los lugareños por la mañana se encuentren con cuerpos tirados por la calle. Para llegar a la escuela, los estudiantes recorren un camino de terracería que corre paralelo a un canal de aguas negras. Una mañana reciente había un tractor de los años 40s, un bote pudriéndose en una zanja, y un grupo de cabras mordisqueando hilos de pasto. Una pared de bloques de hormigón separa a la escuela de un terreno baldío—su parte más lejana es un montecito de basura que creció tanto, que finalmente lo cerraron. Casi todos los días, un olor fétido se cuela por los salones construidos de cemento. Algunos le llaman a escuela “un lugar de castigo.” ...

 

Versión en español del artículo de la Revista Wired, publicado en Octubre 2013

http://www.wired.com/business/2013/11/aprendizaje-independiente

samuel prieto's curator insight, November 15, 2013 11:25 AM

Inspirador //SOLO DEJARLOS HACER

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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic] | education in english | Scoop.it
This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

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David Baker's curator insight, October 29, 2013 5:48 PM

Selecting the correct type of format greatly increases effectiveness of content.  THis is similar to helping students learn to write for audience and purpose.

Deborah Owen's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:54 AM

Good to know about.

John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 8:47 AM

info graphics are something that I really want to develop more skills in.

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OnlineConference Schedule 2013

MACMILLAN ONLINE CONFERENCE 2013

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 18, 2013 1:26 PM

There is a great collection of speakers for this online event. I'm proud to say that I'm also one of them. Will be presenting some ideas for using Word Clouds on Friday 15th November.

 

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Commitment and language learning and teaching

Commitment and language learning and teaching | education in english | Scoop.it
I have worked with many teachers and students over the years. One fact stands first among many - those who will succeed, those who will be great teachers or students are always those who day in and...

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The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

The Price is Right: 11 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks | education in english | Scoop.it
If you're committed to shifting your curriculum to e-textbooks, consider trying free first. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost your students a dime.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 14, 2013 9:03 PM

Are you looking for resources for free digital books? This post provides information on 12 sites (plus 3 bonus sites with hot links but no information) including the types and levels of books available. Although most are for college level you will find some of middle school and high school. Some of the sites listed are below:

* Bookboon

* Boundless

* California Learning Resource Network (for K-12 and higher ed)

* The Global Text Project (some books available in Chinese, Spanish and English)

* Open Stax which also provides some additional teaching materials (high school and college)

* Open Education Group (out of Brigham Young University) has six science textbooks designed for middle and high school.

Find more information at the site.

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Infographic: Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the Internet Generation

Infographic: Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the Internet Generation | education in english | Scoop.it
Kids these days... am I right?  The following infographic takes a look at today's kids as compared to the children of the past.  In other words, it's a no-holds-barred face-off: Kids of the Past vs. Kids of the internet Generation!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 22, 2013 7:34 PM

Check out this infographic to learn how the Kids of the Past compare with the Internet Generation in the following areas:

* Cultural and Social Characteristics
* Technology and Social Media
* Intelligence

Yasemin Allsop's curator insight, August 23, 2013 11:28 AM

Kids of poverty? That would be interesting comparison too..

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 9, 2013 3:47 AM

Can we compare them?...

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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | education in english | Scoop.it

"Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning." Terry Heick

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:20 AM

This has been cross posted in Innovation and in the Agile Learning curation stream, with over 250 comments.  It has garnered quite the attention this past month!  


~  Deb

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 2, 2015 6:07 AM

Intéressant de voir des initiatives l'un à côté de l'autre. Un bon résumé de quelques possibilités.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 3, 2015 5:48 AM

Thanks!

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Understanding Global Statistics

Understanding Global Statistics | education in english | Scoop.it

"Infographics to explain global statistics."


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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 27, 2013 3:49 PM

Un conjunto de sencillas infografias para visualizar estadisticas de la humanidad en el tiempo presente

trampolinecalf's comment, September 27, 2013 2:46 AM
good one
Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 12:11 PM

If the World was 100 People shows the statistics of the world as in smaller proportions allowing them to be easily visualized.

Some of the graphics divide the people into regions and nationalities mainly as Formal by continents .

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Make Yourself a YouTube Expert with these 13 Brilliant Tutorials

Make Yourself a YouTube Expert with these 13 Brilliant Tutorials | education in english | Scoop.it
Is your business fully leveraging the power of YouTube? If not, then you NEED to read these 13 articles to help you become a YouTube Expert!

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Two Pens's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:43 PM

These are excellent. Now kept in my Bookmarks folder for easy access.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2013 5:41 PM

YouTube is the second web search engine... just after google, and the 3rd social media around the world.

 

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

- See more at: http://www.postplanner.com/become-youtube-expert-13-brilliant-tutorials/#sthash.8wukhOnw.dpuf

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

- See more at: http://www.postplanner.com/become-youtube-expert-13-brilliant-tutorials/#sthash.8wukhOnw.dpuf

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

- See more at: http://www.postplanner.com/become-youtube-expert-13-brilliant-tutorials/#sthash.8wukhOnw.dpuf

YouTube is the 3rd largest social media site on the planet. And its activity makes up about 20% of all social media activity.

YouTube is also the web’s 2nd most popular search engine — behind parent company Google!

- See more at: http://www.postplanner.com/become-youtube-expert-13-brilliant-tutorials/#sthash.8wukhOnw.dpuf
Anabela Santos's comment, September 3, 2013 3:56 PM
Real good! Thanks
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Resilience: The Other 21st Century Skills

Resilience:  The Other 21st Century Skills | education in english | Scoop.it

"Due to the interest of my post The Other 21st Skills, I decided to individually discuss each of the skills or dispositions I proposed that are in addition to the seven survival skills as identified by Tony Wagner.

This post focuses on resiliency. The first post focused on Grit:  The Other 21st Century Skills. Some would categorize Grit and Resiliency as the same skill, but it is my belief they are involve two different, but interconnected, skill sets. While grit focuses on persistence, resilience is about bouncing back in the face of challenges and/or failure."

 


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Marta Braylan's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:34 PM

Understanding the power of resilience

Kaylin Burleson's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:43 PM

We must not forget that in order to accomplish the four Cs it takes timer and effort.   One must not be afraid to try and try again if needed to succeed. 

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, July 2, 2013 10:45 AM

Good discussion of resilience as a skill.  Often forgotten or ignored in busienss today.  it may be the key to survival.

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Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Reading Websites for Young Readers

Glenda's Assistive Technology Information and more...: Reading Websites for Young Readers | education in english | Scoop.it

"Learning to read starts with being exposed to great books. Reading should be fun and intimate. The Internet has become such a rich resource that software is rarely needed any longer and I guess this could be the only exposure a child has to books, but I sure hope not! Part of learning to read is the intimacy that comes from sharing a good book. Not just reading it but discussing it, talking about the pictures, relating it to your life."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 11, 2013 9:45 PM

Are you looking for great online resources that support reading? This post shares 14 websites as well as reading resources for the iPad.

* Bitesize, a site in the UK, "offers reading games and lessons on a variety of topics.  The KeyStage 1 site has lessons on phonics, spelling, alphabetical order, and rhyming words.  The KeyStage 2 site has lessons on deductions, poetry, dictionary and finding information."

* Read To Me offers books read aloud as well as lesson plans for teachers to use. This site has a great introductory video with students explaining how to use the site.

An additional 12 sites are listed. If you work with struggling readers or ESL learners you may find some great new resources.

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | education in english | Scoop.it
A new Stanford study shows that students learn better when first exploring an unfamiliar idea or concept on their own, rather than reading a text or watching a video first.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 18, 2013 9:33 PM

What is the best way to flip a classroom? Perhaps it is not showing videos first, but allowing the student to experiment first and then watch videos or read material. This study shows that students experimented first had substantial improvement in performance.

This study used a specific "new interactive tabletop learning environment, called BrainExplorer, which was developed by Stanford GSE researchers to enhance neuroscience instruction." Based on the use of this environment students did better exploring first. The experiment is described and data is shared in this article and it shows that the group who experimented first had a significant improvement in their final score.

There is an explanation as to why they chose the field of neuroscience as their goal (quoted from post below):

“Part of our goal,” the researchers write, “is to create low-cost, easy-to-scale educational platforms based on open source, free software and off-the-shelf building blocks such as web cameras and infrared pens so that our system can be easily and cheaply deployed in classrooms.”

The article also notes that this 'many educational researchers and cognitive scientists have been asserting for many years: the “exploration first” model is a better way to learn.'

Ra's curator insight, July 21, 2013 5:43 PM

Implications for fabric tech in relation to systems. Trial and error as the lead in. Provide basic skill set and try to evolve the understanding of the systems and processes required to achieve identified outcomes.