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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | Educational | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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Word of the Week "Moral Compass": Meditate on this Phrase

Word of the Week "Moral Compass": Meditate on this Phrase | Educational | Scoop.it

These two words used together are important – very important.  In the legal profession, we must use a moral compass because we meet people who have lost their way.  We have to make sure, at all time, that we do not head in the wrong direction also.

 

Take time to meditate about the meaning of the word “moral compass” to you.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Moral

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Values


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 24, 2014 9:42 AM

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Ethics

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Moral

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Values


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 20, 2014 6:04 PM

I am unsure that moral compass is a device. A compass is, but thinking of morals in an instrumental way, even metaphorically, misses the point. Having said this, the article makes good points. We communicate morals through our words, actions, thoughts, etc. It is communicating that is important.

 

Teachers communicate all the time. We should consider what that means to the learning of others.

 

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Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic]

Social Media 101: Is There a Place For Social Media in Classrooms? [Infographic] | Educational | Scoop.it
Constructive uses of social media in education is becoming an integral (and one might venture inevitable) part of the learning experience. Here’s a look at how so, at every stage of the game.

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ANA's curator insight, February 12, 2014 4:20 PM

The new learning experiences

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 13, 2014 2:20 AM

If you can do it with paper why use a digital alternative? Because for some of students, it makes the difference between engagement and being switched off.  Of couse finding the activities that you just can't do with paper...that's the real power of a digital solution.

Jennifer Turner's curator insight, February 24, 2014 1:40 PM

Don't be afraid of social media when you can learn how to use it in your classroom.  This reasource is a great find for educators that may want to use social media but just do not know where to incorporate it.

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Giving: The Most Important Lesson in Life

Giving: The Most Important Lesson in Life | Educational | Scoop.it
One of the most important lessons is that people who care about the needs of others and give of themselves go much further in life. Giving is a winning game

 

Some people may look at you cross-eyed after you make a kind gesture. “C’mon,” they’ll think, “why are you really doing this? No one does something for nothing.” Then, when they realize there’s no catch, something magical will happen. You’ll be viewed in an entirely new light.

 

Just think how far your kindness will go toward building trust, strengthening your relationships, developing teamwork and camaraderie, enhancing your reputation and sense of self-worth — not to mention, adding to your karma.

 

Giving is a winning game. As Patti Thor says, “It’s not that successful people are givers; it is that givers are successful people.” So remember, it IS better to give than receive. Go ahead; give it a try.

 

 
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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 9, 2014 10:18 AM


A MUST READ!!!


ANA's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:46 AM

Very good lesson

Allan Shaw's curator insight, February 10, 2014 4:14 PM

I am a 'slow learner' but have gradually come to this conclusion over time and experience. We are making, thus far a successful attempt to have young people learn this at a younger age. This is a useful read.

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Creating a Character Traits Thesaurus

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Because my students need to have a larger repertoire of "Character Traits" to choose from when describing characters in the books we read, we are creating a Visual Thesaurus of traits using Tagul. ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 2, 2013 9:33 PM

This lesson plan is a great way to incorporate a range of technology into a lesson. In this case Paul Solarz (the teacher) realized that students needed to learn to use a thesaurus, and chose to have them focus on traits, as they are a key component of literature. After providing lists of character traits to the students he taught them how to use Tagel (to create the word clouds) and thesaurus.com (free online). Click through to the website to read the full post. You will also find a link to the many word clouds that were created by his students) for some of the features included within it.

If you have students whom are ELL you may want to check out wordsift.com. It uses visual thesaurus (slightly different than thesaurus.com) and has other resources that help many learners, including images that are associated with specific words, the ability to create a workspace and pull in words and images, and lists of words (such as ELA, science, math, history) so students may learn which words are important in different subjects. WordSift does not allow you to make word clouds as do the many other word cloud tools but is a valuable tool to learn to use.

Mark McMahon's curator insight, September 5, 2013 1:15 PM

really takes the wind out of a Jane Austen novel.

Lauren Thorncraft's curator insight, May 26, 2014 4:47 AM

This resource is a terrific educational and interactive website relevant to the English Syllabus for Stage 2 learners, and links to outcome; 

WRITING AND REPRESENTING 2

OUTCOME

A student:
› identifies and uses language forms and features in their own writing appropriate to a range of purposes, audiences and contexts EN2-7B.

 

The site explain's a lesson idea that could be used to increase student's vocabulary on how to describe character traits/characteristics when composing a writing passage or story. It allows student's to broaden their vocabulary repertoire, and gain skills to be able to compose and present well-structured and coherent texts, that include descriptive and interesting character's. 

 

This site can be used following a lesson that has just explained what traits/characteristics are (such as my IWB resource). The site encourages student's to choose a word from the 'characteristic list' (such as the one on my IWB resource). Then determine its common antonym with help from the thesaurus and create a word cloud for it using the synonyms that were listed on thesaurus.com. Additionally, the site displays a link ‘tagul.com’ which is an ICT resource which allows student’s to create ‘word clouds’. Another great tool to introduce to student’s to assist with expanding vocabulary. 


Overall, this is a great resource that will provide an opportunity for students to learn about characteristics, and accumulate a diverse repertoire of new vocabulary and hopefully assist with writing well-structured and coherent texts.

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10 critical security habits you should be doing (but aren't)

10 critical security habits you should be doing (but aren't) | Educational | Scoop.it
Staying safe these digital days takes more than antivirus. Here are 10 fundamental things you do to protect your PC and other devices.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 30, 2014 10:22 AM
Staying safe these digital days takes more than antivirus. Here are 10 fundamental things you do to protect your PC and other devices.


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Critical Thinking Takes Courage

Critical Thinking Takes Courage | Educational | Scoop.it
Critical thinking isn't an entirely natural process; it's one that requires courage.

 

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 2014 7:33 PM

Yes, and YES!!! Critical thinking really takes risk, because someone is likely to disagree with you. How much better it is, however, to have a well thought opinion and stand alone, than to be a lemming. 

Lisa McCarthy's curator insight, June 25, 2014 8:21 AM

A really excellent article on something that can be hard to define and practice, and yet is such an essential skill for life.   I really like the distinction Terry Heick makes between thought and knowledge and the interplay between them.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 25, 2014 11:38 AM

El pensamiento crítico requiere coraje, actitud y valor que no se fomenta en los sistemas educativos en general debido a los riesgos que conlleva.

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The 6 Thinkers who Transformed Education and Pedagogy [Infographic]

The 6 Thinkers who Transformed Education and Pedagogy [Infographic] | Educational | Scoop.it

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:39 PM

There are a couple of more I might add to the list, but it is still a great group of educators and thinkers. Others I would consider are John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Paulo Freire, and Alfred North Whitehead.  Even with those nine, the list is likely incomplete.

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Good To know: Open Source Should Thank These Five Companies

Good To know: Open Source Should Thank These Five Companies | Educational | Scoop.it
Apps you use every day are based on free code from large companies. Why do they just give this stuff away?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 6, 2014 7:59 PM


A MUST READ!!!


James Jandebeur's curator insight, February 7, 2014 1:14 AM

Obviously, the list is not exhaustive (you only have to go to the Comments section to see this). However, these really are companies that do not get credit for their contributions to open source code, unlike, say, Bell Labs. It's nice to see the reminder. 

Lou Hemmer's curator insight, February 8, 2014 2:10 PM

There are lots of great developers out there creating code and allowing its free distribution and use.  Here is a great article that highlights LinkedIn's contributions.

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10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

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10 Of The Best Free Curriculum Resources For Teachers

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 30, 2013 12:32 PM

 

A MUST check!!! Great list...