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A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative - TeachThought

A Simple, Open-Ended Assignment: Explain When You're Creative - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it

- TeachThough"Below is an assignment recently given to a 10th grade classroom. The assignment was inspired by Ken Robinson’s The Element.

As you may remember, Ken Robinson defines The Element in the first book you read earlier this year with the same name. Within that text he explains that we all have talents and gifts. When those talents and gifts work in concert with our passions, we are functioning within a productive, sweet spot called The Element.

He firmly believes that we are all capable of being creative, and he reaffirms that within this book. He also criticizes schools (that often separate arts from core subjects) and workplace environments that notoriously stifle the natural, creative juices we all possess."

 

 


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Gilda Macedo's curator insight, March 29, 2014 11:15 PM

A escola precisa rever seu papel social pois servir ao sistema enquanto máquina motriz da sociedade não corresponde  mais aos anseios pessoais dos cidadãos, que rejeita, mesmo inconscientemente, ao seu formato curricular aristotélico.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking - TeachThought

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Yes, there are mounds of curricula they must master in a wide breadth of subjects, but education does not begin and end with a textbook or test. Other skills must be honed, too, not the least of which is how to get along with their peers and work well with others. This is not something that can be cultivated through rote memorization or with strategically placed posters.

Students must be engaged and cooperation must be practiced, and often. The following team-building games can promote cooperation and communication, help establish a positive classroom environment and — most importantly — provide a fun, much-needed reprieve from routine.

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The Future of eLearning Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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Here is a peek into the future of eLearning. The possibilities are endless, and The Future of eLearning Infographic highlights some of them.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, January 9, 1:58 PM

See the big picture - all in one infographic.  Where to you fit in?

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers - TED-Ed | Educational | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 4, 2015 3:07 AM

Les applications sont sécondaires dans la pédagogie, mais sans elles on ne peut y arriver. Voilà une belle liste.

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#Education #Apps #iPad

Scott Langston's curator insight, December 4, 2015 8:03 PM

I've gone through the 'download every new app and try to play with it' phase and now rarely seek out new apps. From time to time though, it's good to see what other professionals are recommending and using...

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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom | Educational | Scoop.it

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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom | Educational | Scoop.it

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How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset - TeachThought

How Games Naturally Promote A Growth Mindset - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Let’s face it: our students are playing games. Lots of them. It’s easy to vilify games and say they are the cause of shorter attention spans and behavior issues, but for better or worse, games are not going anywhere. As educators, we have the chance to tap into a movement that has captivated our students’ attention. By incorporating games and using the language of games in the classroom, we can shift students’ thinking so the resilient behavior demonstrated while playing a game transfers to the process of learning.

In a growth mindset, there are larger factors than the outcome. Progress and growth are acknowledged as valuable in the learning process. This is directly in line with our students’ relationship to games. They generally play games to win, of course, but mostly the point of playing a game is to play. They enjoy the experience of the game, and then there is an outcome. With this in mind, it’s not such a leap from a sandbox game (like Minecraft) to the sandbox that is art class. Yes, the final product is important, but how we get there is also of great importance. In any class, educators hope that students value the content, but also the very process of learning and thinking. We can spark excitement about learning by adopting a game mentality.

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Naomi Nuñez Ponce's curator insight, November 12, 2015 6:48 PM

Mi nuevo reto es llevar el juego al aula. Es hora de investigar jugando

Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, November 16, 2015 2:31 AM

Ik was vorige week in een school waar een groep gemotiveerde leerkrachten hun collega's proberen overtuigen om activerende en coöperatieve werkvormen te hanteren. Daarbij botsen ze geregeld op het argument dat ze geen 'spellekes' in de klas willen. Jammer dat deze leerkrachten de speelse component van een werkvorm verwarren met een spel. En eigenlijk helemaal fout als je weet hoe (leer)rijk 'een spel' is. Dit artikel viel enkele dagen geleden in mijn mailbox en versterkt me in de overtuiging dat leren op talrijke manieren kan. Dus ook als spelend en via games.

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Are you ignorant about the world?

Are you ignorant about the world? | Educational | Scoop.it
The world is spinning so fast that it can be hard to keep track of everything going on. And most of us aren't doing a good job of it, writes Hans Rosling.

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 7, 2015 9:47 AM

perception of place units 1 &3

John Puchein's curator insight, November 9, 2015 8:42 AM

Hans Rosling is a very important influence on Geography. He created Gapminder and continuously makes great Ted Talks.

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, November 25, 2015 9:18 AM

I believe that there are many people in the U.S. who do not pay attention to the news. Some are too poor to own a phone or television to keep up with what is going on in the world (although they can read the news paper, but you get my point). Others are too rich to care. And some base there opinions off of other peoples views and don't have an opinion of their own. Am I ignorant about the world? No, because I like to know what's happening world wide, especially if there are issues going on that can affect the survival of the human race, survival of the environment, and survival of my country.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne | Educational | Scoop.it
One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos. I now have more than 75 videos in that playlist. All of the videos were created by me using Screencast-o-matic. The entire playlist is embedded below. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to be notified whenever a new video is added to my channel. Lately, I've been creating two new videos per week.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, November 5, 2015 10:10 PM

This comes from the 'Free Technology for Teachers Blog' written by Richard Byrne and it is FANTASTIC!

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Ten reasons to teach thinking

Ten reasons to teach thinking | Educational | Scoop.it
The teaching of thinking is a critical endeavour for teachers and one that brings enhanced learning opportunities for students. Unfortunately thinking is not something that we naturally do well and as a consequence it is a skill we need to learn. Understanding this is the first step towards establishing a culture of thinking in your classroom

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Bill Ruma's curator insight, October 28, 2015 8:11 AM

Students have trouble formulating opinions and creating ideas; we must help them generate thoughts and problem solve by sharing frameworks for thinking.

Makhosonke Sydwell's curator insight, October 28, 2015 1:58 PM

That is true.

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The Atlas of Economic Complexity

"The Atlas is a powerful interactive tool enabling policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics, students and the general public to map the path of diversification and prosperity for 128 countries.  The tool will allow users to explore growth opportunities by country and industry, with the potential to provide input into economic policy and private investment decisions. The analysis may also be used to inform the agendas of development banks in policy recommendations and loan programming; an entrepreneur developing a market plan; an investment promotion agency pitching a new factory, as well as guide other choices we have yet to imagine." http://wp.me/P2dv5Z-21a


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 14, 2015 8:15 PM

This video is an introduction to the Atlas of Economic Complexity; in it they use the visualization tool to analyze the Netherlands' economy and the cut flower industry.  The Atlas of Economic Complexity is hosted by the Center for International Development at Harvard University (MIT also worked on this project and on their site it is called the Observatory of Economic Complexity).


Tags: developmentindustry, visualization, statistics, economicNetherlandsvideo.

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Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses

Web Accessibility MOOC for Online Educators (Fall 2014) | Desire2Learn Open Courses | Educational | Scoop.it

Many eLearning educators are under-prepared to deal with web accessibility issues. This free MOOC, sponsored by Portland Community College and D2L, provides a free professional development opportunity to help eLearning professionals meet the challenges of addressing accessibility in online learning.

Registration is open from September 29 until November 14, 2014.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 20, 2015 4:16 PM

I want to invite all of my online students as well as my online teaching colleagues to this amazing MOOC on Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning.


I completed this course last year and enjoyed it so much I'm signing on again. What I learned in this course has helped me redesign my classes.  This is a rich and nuanced learning opportunity. Don't Miss it!


I've joined the Universities discussion group and hope you will do the same.  I look forward to learning with you all. ~ Dennis

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Why Americans should care about the Canadian election

Why Americans should care about the Canadian election | Educational | Scoop.it
The close race comes after a decade of leadership by Stephen Harper, whose relationship with Barack Obama has suffered. But a victory for Justin Trudeau and the Liberals on Monday could help the US and Canada forge renewed ties

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 2015 8:18 AM

Last night the Liberals in Canada had a resounding victory...this will profoundly impact Canadian politics but also will change some of the frostiness in U.S.-Canadian relations.  Trudeau was stated that Canada will return to its old role in the world by reversing many of the conservative stances of the Harper government instituted over these last 10 years. 

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, November 9, 2015 3:12 PM

As Americans, we often forget about how major a player Canada is in all of our economic sectors. But, despite the ignorance of most American citizens on Canadian politics, the results of the coming election in Canada will have a major impact on the lives of every US citizen in the next few years (at least until the next US presidential election).

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

How to Evaluate Web Resources | Educational | Scoop.it
Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:04 PM

So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

ICTE Solutions Australia's curator insight, December 28, 2015 11:43 PM

In an ICT integrated society, it is important that people are information literate. That means being able to search for and analyse information for their benefits. As websites on the Internet become more popular teachers need to teach their students the right skills and knowledge so that their students are able to become information literate. Any guide therefore, that will assist teachers in doing so is worth using as a resource as reference for both teachers and students to use.

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Analyze My Writing

Analyze My Writing | Educational | Scoop.it
An Online Writing Sample Content and Readability Analyzer: analyze your writing and get statistics on words you use most frequently, word and sentence length, readability, punctuation usage, and more.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 23, 2:10 AM

This looks a bit messy but has some useful features. It can pull out colocations and create close tests, so can be a real time saver.

Julia Polshina's curator insight, January 23, 3:55 AM

Some more tools to help with developing writing skill.

Monica Jan's curator insight, January 23, 6:19 PM

This might be used as a useful writing analysis tool to find out the features of EFL writing. 

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Are we better off than we think?

"Despite global inequalities, most of the world is better off than you think - and better off than it has ever been before.  Watch Hans Rosling explain why."


Tags: media, models, gapminder, development, perspective.


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20 Best Google Education Resources for Teachers

20 Best Google Education Resources for Teachers | Educational | Scoop.it
20 Google education resources every teacher should have nearby.

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Angela Ribo's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:50 AM

This is certainly something I need to learn more about!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, December 2, 2015 1:13 PM

#Google #Apps #EdChat #TechEd #EdTech

Juan Miguel Guirado's curator insight, December 3, 2015 3:33 AM

Estamos inmersos en la sociedad del conocimiento, si no aprovechamos todo lo que la red nos ofrece, como docentes, estamos perdidos y, por ende, nuestro alumnos también.

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Be the Learner Your Kids Need @Venspired

Be the Learner Your Kids Need  @Venspired | Educational | Scoop.it

"Either way you look at it, teachers are learners and when we let our students know that, we empower them to be learners, too. "


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Why Teaching Is The Best Job In The World - TeachThought

Why Teaching Is The Best Job In The World - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Sometimes, good teachers quit. Teaching is an increasingly demanding job with divergent influences, dynamic sources of innovation, and aging dogma that makes it all a struggle. It can be emotionally draining, and at times, impossible.

But in lieu of that–and in an age where start-ups are glorified, entertainment is endlessly emphasized, and tech is kind, teaching continues to be the best job in the world. Or at least I think so anyway. Here are 7 reasons why.

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Isabel's curator insight, November 13, 2015 11:23 AM

añada su visión ...

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Are Standing Desks the Next Big Thing in Education? - Global Educator institute

Are Standing Desks the Next Big Thing in Education? - Global Educator institute | Educational | Scoop.it
It’s estimated that American school kids spend roughly 60-70 percent of their day sitting – a figure that might help explain why roughly 30 percent of all kids are obese, according to the CDC. Educators are now on board trying to help students become more active and healthy and less likely to pack on the pounds. It began with better menu offerings in school cafeterias and the elimination of snack and soda vending machines.

Now in several school districts across the country, elementary classrooms are being outfitted with standing desks,  a fixture in many workplaces across the country today.

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Politeness checker

Politeness checker | Educational | Scoop.it

Foxtype helps you write in a more polite, friendly tone. We rate the politeness of your sentences. We also help re-write your sentences to sound more polite.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 2, 2015 12:42 AM

This is an interesting concept. Not really sure how trustworthy it is though.

Carolyn Quarterman's curator insight, November 2, 2015 9:36 AM

Could be interesting idea for raising students' awareness in politeness registers and discussing things that raise (or lower) the politeness level,, but not convinced it would work well as a tool for writing politely. 

adion's comment, November 7, 2015 10:06 AM
"Are you sure?" => "Would you know if you be would sure?" :-\
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The Kids' Guide to Google Search

The Kids' Guide to Google Search | Educational | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. The world's most popular search engine offers clever features, shortcuts, and fun stuff to help your kid search faster and smarter.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, October 29, 2015 7:52 AM

Kids do need to know good search techniques!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 29, 2015 9:34 AM

Timely as we are implementing Google Apps for ED in our district @lynwoodusd

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, October 30, 2015 11:51 AM

Fun tips on how to use Google. 

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Six Myths About a Teaching Persona

Six Myths About a Teaching Persona | Educational | Scoop.it
Teachers often exchange advice on how to create a classroom identity. Let's look at how a teaching persona develops and the role it plays in learning.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, October 26, 2015 10:28 AM
What is your teaching persona? Do you believe the following myths? Read on for great tips that can be applied to teaching in online settings.
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Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today?

Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today? | Educational | Scoop.it

"“Show What You Know With Media” is a book series and website created by Dr. Wesley Fryer to serve as a menu, handbook, andmap for teacher-leaders and learners in the twenty-first century who seek to develop digital literacies as multimedia communicators and help students “show what they know with media.” * Mapping Media to the Curriculum (Volume I) explores the first six products in the framework: Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, Radio Shows, 5 Photo Stories, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts. Videos in each chapter (hosted on YouTube) are directly linked for compatible eReaders and also linked via QR codes, so readers can optionally use a smartphone to view them."


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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:02 PM

Try it and experience the differentiated engagement in learning!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 27, 2015 8:04 AM

#StoryTelling #STEM #STEAM #Media #SlideShow

Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, October 27, 2015 1:35 PM

This creative-commons licensed site is chock-full of ideas for how kids can show off what they know by CREATING it!  Very exciting.  Plus, I like that they called it "media."  Good idea.  Put the media in our own hands!

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Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants

Revisiting Digital Natives, Digital Immigrants | Educational | Scoop.it

As with many ideas which may be simply stated Prensky’s world of ‘Digital Natives and Immigrants’ has been oversimplified and misunderstood. In part this is the danger that comes with relying upon a cultural metaphor and a consequence of society’s love affair with neat dichotomies.


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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, October 23, 2015 9:50 AM

"Prensky’s analysis continues to spark debate and that is a positive thing. The reality of how our supposedly Digital Natives or Immigrants engage with technology and learning reveals a more complex landscape than a simple dichotomy allows for. A richer subculture analysis is required where individual narrative of technologies meanings may be revealed"

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, October 24, 2015 12:06 PM

Well written and relevant...instructional designers often talk about this. Thanks Nik!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, November 8, 2015 4:05 PM

Prensky revisited 15 years later.

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Create polls, lists, quizzes and personality tests in 60s

Create polls, lists, quizzes and personality tests in 60s | Educational | Scoop.it

Our goal is to provide best-in-class tools that making creating interactive content simple, so you can concentrate on the content instead of worrying about the tools.So we’ve made Riddle - create and share great content, then use our beautifully intuitive dashboard to learn what your fans loved most.


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Marcelo Ballester's curator insight, October 20, 2015 4:47 PM

añada su visión ...

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, October 22, 2015 3:12 AM

Pour créer très facilement des sondages à partager sur les réseaux sociaux. À tester ! 

Lydia Gracia's curator insight, October 23, 2015 4:16 AM

Des applications non négligeables pour générer de l'intéraction sur des pages Facebook notamment.