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A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teaching With Infographics

A Media Specialist's Guide to the Internet: Teaching With Infographics | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Resources for teaching with infographics! Excellent post.

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Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website

Eye Tracking 101: How Your Eyes Move on a Website | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Engage website visitors better by designing your site to match how people's eyes move on the page. Here are some surprising eye tracking stats to help.

 

Putting together a great looking website is a great start, but it is just a start.

 

True web design requires you to venture beyond the aesthetic and into the worlds of User Experience and Conversion Rate Optimization.

Knowing how the viewers of your site really see it can help to shine light on new and/or missed opportunities within your current design. It may also bring out the need for new elements or changes.

 

While there are plenty of options for improving CRO, eye tracking analysis provides some of the most useful information for optimizing your biggest digital marketing asset, your website.

 

A good design will catch people’s eye, but a great design will keep people on your site and get them engaged with your content. And while you shouldn’tunderestimate the power of good copy, your design is what people notice first.

 

We teamed up with our friends over at Single Grain to put together the infographic below in hopes that it will help everyone get a better, basic understanding of what eye tracking is and what it can do.


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Steve Baker's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:37 AM

Designing clean, effective websites that work and deliver clients 

Mike Milazzo's curator insight, February 21, 2014 10:09 AM

When we get past all the ads.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 6:55 AM

One of my students' favorite topics... XD

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5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom

5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
5 Smart Ways To Use Digital Images In The Classroom

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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Great Resource from Amy Poeh|er! Smart Girls at the Party

Great Resource from Amy Poeh|er! Smart Girls at the Party | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Change the World by Being Yourself
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Learn about girls/women from around the world. Free downloads too! Nice site from the talented Amy Poehler!   

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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from ALL video sites, Free! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.

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Works via computer, not ipads or phones.

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11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic

11 Signs That Technology Is A Key Part Of Education - Edudemic | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
The current trend of education technology is nothing to sneeze at. There are iPads and Android devices popping up in classrooms around the world.
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How to Clean Up and Fine Tune Your Twitter Feed

How to Clean Up and Fine Tune Your Twitter Feed | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Twitter is a serious communications medium with a really silly name. Regardless of the vernacular, Twitter can actually be really useful for getting up-to-the-minute information. Assuming, of course, you know how to get just the good stuff and filter out the junk.
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Make Your Students “Poetry Geniuses”!

Make Your Students “Poetry Geniuses”! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Make Your Students “Poetry Geniuses”! by Abi Frost I recently discovered a web resource called “rap genius”.    This Brooklyn-based startup allows users to explore and understand the meaning behind...

Via Darren Burris
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Elizabeth Sky-McIlvain's comment, December 19, 2013 10:21 AM
Before you use this tool with students, learn to use it. Many of the rap lyrics are not appropriate for MS (at least not to read in print...). Many of the annotations are crude - are these good models? Also, strongly consider citations for images and poem texts - without these, we are teaching annotation, yes, but also how poor digital citizenship. And where is the conversation? It might cost more, but that would make the tool more useful. VoiceThread does the same thing, by the way, in a cleaner environment.
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Cool Comic Creators - LiveBinder

Cool Comic Creators - LiveBinder | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
30+ Comic Creators for the Classroom...

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add your insight...

 
KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 27, 2013 3:24 PM

Excellent resource for teachers. Jam packed!

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10 Teaching with Technology Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

10 Teaching with Technology Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Avoid These Mistakes in Your Approach to Integrating Technology in the Classroom Are you tentative about how to go about integrating technology in your
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Animaps - Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!

Animaps - Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free! | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Create and view beautifully informative animated maps, for free!

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How Are You Connecting Your Students with the World? Skype in the Classroom

How Are You Connecting Your Students with the World? Skype in the Classroom | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Nothing terribly earth-shattering happened the first time elementary teacher Krissy Venosdale used Skype to connect her Missouri students with children in another state. "It was kind of awkward at fir
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8 Good iPad Poetry Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Good iPad Poetry Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home

6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
6 Ways To Support Students Without Internet Access At Home

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA
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VidCast Bookmarklet Sends Web Video to Chromecast

VidCast Bookmarklet Sends Web Video to Chromecast | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Send video from Vimeo, TED, FunnyorDie and more directly to the Chromecast with a new bookmarklet.
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I love my Chromecast and am looking forward to using Vidcast.

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What Reader Species Are You?

What Reader Species Are You? | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
We all live in the Domain of Readers—but what species of book reader are you? The fun, appropriately wordy infographic below is my homage to the classic Linnaean classification charts of plants and living things. In this case, we’re describing and classifying close to 50 reader species—from the folks who see books as precious display …
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White House to announce its first-ever Maker Faire - CNET

White House to announce its first-ever Maker Faire - CNET | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"The maker movement is officially coming to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Today, as CNET reported first, the White House announced its first-ever official Maker Faire, bringing a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math, not to mention the ground zero of the do-it-yourself world, to the home of the leader of the free world."


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Digital Learning Day :: Classroom Resources By Subject

Digital Learning Day :: Classroom Resources By Subject | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

"Do you want to use more digital learning to meet the needs of each of your students? Teachers, librarians, and instructional coaches from across the country have helped us to develop these toolkits that are ready for you to use today! These toolkits are not the totality of good information available; instead, they are designed to provide a few ideas about how technology can enhance the educational experience for students in the topic areas addressed."


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Not just for Digital Learning Day, but all through the year; this is a fine collection of tools to facilitate tech integration into the classroom -- all organized by subject.




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Nice toolkits to take a look at.

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PBS Kids Writers Contest

PBS Kids Writers Contest | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
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Create your own story and read  stories by others!  Contest for grades K-3.

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Five practical tips for differentiation

Five practical tips for differentiation | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Differentiation doesn't have to entail mountains of extra work. Teacher Rachael Stevens shares her tips for making sure your alterations are both practical and efficient

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Efficient, practical differentiation

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Listly List - Best Sites for Creating Quote Graphics

Listly List - Best Sites for Creating Quote Graphics - Pinwords, PoteQuotes | Home of Potent Quotables, Pinlet Magic - Create Quote Pictures in Seconds, Share As Image | Turn Text Into Images...Anywhere, Photo editor | PicMonkey: Free Online Photo...

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Amélie Silvert's curator insight, June 5, 2014 12:32 AM

my favourite...the keep calm generator :)

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Should We Let Our Students Multitask ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Should We Let Our Students Multitask ? ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it

Via Suvi Salo
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Interesting question! 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:01 PM

In a word the answer is no, but there will be times it is unavoidable. What we need to do is help them learn ways to effectively work within those situations. So we should not "let them" but they do need to learn what it means.

 

We only need to look at the adults who multitask and the way they cannot look you in the eye. Their twitter feed is more important than the person they grunted "hey" to.

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Mosaic Academy teacher brings 'little libraries' to Aztec - Farmington Daily Times

Mosaic Academy teacher brings 'little libraries' to Aztec - Farmington Daily Times | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
Mosaic Academy teacher brings 'little libraries' to Aztec
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The birdhouse libraries were a collective effort. One student's father helped put them together. A teacher cut wood panels.

Via Karen Bonanno
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Fantastic service learning project for classrooms. Win-win for all!

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework

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Resource for upper grade math and science videos

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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading | Education Matters - (tech and non-tech) | Scoop.it
This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.
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