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The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Elements of The Critical Thinking Process ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"You ask any teacher about the skills they want their students to develop and critical thinking will be among the first cited skills. So what is critical thinking all about ?


Critical thinking is  a cognitive process that requires disruptive patterns of thinking, ones that question the status quo of propositions and leads to the creation of alternative lines of reasoning. Defining critical thinking as a process signifies by implication the presence of different elements, stages, steps you name it that constitute and shapes its core. These elements are what I want to share with you today."


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Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Explanation on The Difference Between Primary and Secondary Sources for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"Knowing the difference between primary and secondary sources is  essential for students working on research projects. In the video below, LeFever from Commoncraft explains this difference using as example the story of Great Storm that hit England in the 18th century."


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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | Educational | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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Marianne Hart's curator insight, April 6, 9:14 PM

Really like the Lucidchart tool! 

flea palmer's curator insight, April 7, 11:45 AM

These look useful...

YB's curator insight, April 23, 10:32 AM

עוד כלים

http://tracks.roojoom.com/u/elapeleg,872/tsyvn-t-kly-vvb2,6236#/introduction

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Mind Mappin...

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Mind Mappin... | Educational | Scoop.it
"One of my favorite aspects of Google Drive is the option to create content with third party services and save that content in your Google Drive account.
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Resources with Effective Reading Lesson Plans

Resources with Effective Reading Lesson Plans | Educational | Scoop.it
As an instructor of English (reading, writing, lit, creative writing, etc.) and as an online course developer, I have found many valuable teacher resources for linguistic, literary, and rhetorical disciplines.
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A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"Today while I was browsing through my Twitter feeds I came across this fabulous Bloom's Taxonomy wheel of apps shared by Anthony. If you still recall, some previous versions of this wheel have already been featured here in Bloom's Taxonomy for Teachers section .

As you can see, the wheel outlines a wide variety of verbs and activities related to each thinking level of Blooms taxonomy coupled with iPad apps that go with it. These apps are supposed to help teachers and students better cultivate these different thinking levels in their use of iPad apps. And because the the visual is not hyperlinked, I went ahead and provided the links for each of these apps in the lists below. Enjoy"


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Jon C's curator insight, March 27, 7:33 PM

This could be useful resource to connect the old Bloom's taxonomy to new resources out there on the iPad. And a nice visual to boot.

Eileen Sepulveda's curator insight, April 15, 3:29 PM

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Daniel Stebbins's curator insight, June 19, 12:49 AM

These app guides are very useful to all teachers from the newbie to EdTech in the classroom, to the theoretical teacher to the 21st Century ESL Digital Classroom Practitioner. 

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Five Best Screen Capture Tools

Five Best Screen Capture Tools | Educational | Scoop.it
Capturing your computer screen is a terribly handy trick in all sorts of situations, ranging from creating tutorials to capturing web moments for posterity. Take a peek at the five most popular screen capture applications.

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Google Drive Workflow Solution

Google Drive Workflow Solution | Educational | Scoop.it
Using Google Drive, teachers and students can exchange digital work seamlessly. Teachers create and share (view only) a folder or class...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 21, 11:40 PM

Base your workflow on this foundation and you'll save yourself some painful trial and error.  Teachers build on other teacher's work... all free on the open web. Drive that Google Drive!

Jose Pietri's curator insight, March 22, 4:30 AM

Workflows on top of frameworks...

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it

"But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know."


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Teri Thomas's curator insight, March 18, 12:04 PM

Using this as a guide helps me deliver infornmation more accurately to my students, while increasing their accessibility to the information.  A quick link on my course overview pages..

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 18, 12:41 PM

Las 63 cosas que el estudiante debe saber en este Mundo Digital ... y que el Maestro debería poder enseñar.

Cynthia Duncalfe's curator insight, March 19, 10:22 PM

Some relevant insights here - worth the read.

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You Are No Longer Allowed To Present

You Are No Longer Allowed To Present | Educational | Scoop.it

Here are some reasons why your presentations are BAD!   We know that so many of you use programs like PowerPoint or Prezi because they have been around for a while, and it is what you know, but change is not always a bad thing, especially if that change can lead to presentations beyond your wildest imagination. 


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Gavin Meikle's curator insight, March 10, 6:02 AM

A (mostly) great post with some sound advice for better presentations.  Here's my take on it .....
 

Design

At the risk of upsetting all those wonderful Graphic Designers out there, I would recommend going easy on the fancy designs.   They are not essential.  What is essential  is a clear simple strategy with one idea per slide, minimal text, no bullet points (yes I mean it!) and clear simple pictures, graphs and diagrams to illustrate your verbal messages.
 

Content
Developing compelling content is important but try to avoid using a script when you deliver.    reading scripts leads to flat, lifeless delivery and makes it much harder to respond, "on the fly2 to your audience.  Instead use  a few cue cards with key points only or a simple mind map.  Either will keep you on track without restricting your ability to improvise in response to audience reaction.

 

Story Telling
To true. Stories are much more engaging that lists of facts or endless graphs.  Stories also create emotional engagement which is needed if you want the audience to be motivated to do something after the presentation. 

 

Humour
Yes it is powerful but it is risky too.   Telling jokes rarely works and can lead to all sorts of problems (poor timing, inappropriate content etc.)  Instead use gentle self deprecating humour.  Be willing to poke a little fun at yourself and the audience will warm to you. 

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, March 10, 10:43 AM

My take on good presentations:  1) Story 2) Content: Restrain your left brain 3) Design: the experience 4) Humor (optional).  Presenting starts with story and uses the visual design to reinforce and add new dimensions to your message. Design the experience, not the slides. Humor works if it's actually funny--not contrived. I've seen a lot that doesn't. Humor is optional.  If it comes naturally, great.  Focusing on story and image is mandatory.  Use serious restraint with putting words on your slides.  Words are processed by the rational, 'left-brain' which takes your audience out of any emotional experience and into thinking and linear processing.  Take them on a journey, don't give them a lecture.  If you feel compelled to give your audience words, give them a handout when you're done. 

rwestby's curator insight, March 10, 11:36 AM

PowToon, a Chrome Web App (in Beta) is a great presentation tool that can animate and jazz up even the most gray of presentations. Upgrades are available for those who like  a bit extra.

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Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students - Edutopia

Ten Tips for Engaging Underperforming Students - Edutopia | Educational | Scoop.it

"Guided by research, educators at Cochrane Collegiate have homed in on ten top teaching methods, and teachers receive weekly PD to help them implement the practices."

 


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Jeanne Munoz's curator insight, March 11, 11:37 AM

Research-based pedagogy for instruction.

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The Invention Of 'The Economy'

The Invention Of 'The Economy' | Educational | Scoop.it

"Until the Great Depression, nobody talked about 'the economy.' In a sense, it hadn't been invented yet."


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Darius Douglass's curator insight, March 3, 3:59 PM

A little history here, What we call the GDP is not really scientific #GDP #NationalIncome  #indicator #health

Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, March 4, 1:54 PM

Seth Dixon has it right. 

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, April 26, 4:01 PM

The parameters of the measure of the economy are so broad that the numbers don't really mean anything. Each country counts different things. The GDP of the US cannot be compared to the GDP of other countries because the cost of living in each place is so wildly different. When compared to Japan our economies are close but compared to any country in Africa they are completely different. Measurement of the economy is not an overly useful number.

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Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -TeachThought

Are You Teaching Content Or Teaching Thought? -TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it

"Thinking is troublesome.

 

For one, it is an intimate act splicing time and space. It is done right here, but it spans moments in the pasts and reaches out uncertainly towards moments in the future. Put another way, you think in a singular, precise space about plural, imprecise times."

 


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The Surprising Lesson of “How I Got My Teacher Fired” YouTube Tutorials - Tech The Plunge

The Surprising Lesson of “How I Got My Teacher Fired” YouTube Tutorials - Tech The Plunge | Educational | Scoop.it
I'm not a journalist! I don't even play one on TV! And I don't think writing this blog qualifies me as one either. But, maybe that's a good thing. Yesterday on FaceBook I came across this shocking video posted by a local radio celebrity. As I watched the video it left my disturbed and saddened.…

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Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Wonderful Visual Featuring The Three Versions of Bloom's Taxonomy ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"I have been sharing several visuals on Bloom's Taxonomy over the last couple of years but I  never came across a graphic that captures the essence of the three versions of Bloom's taxonomy as the one below. Actually, Bloom's taxonomy comes only into two versions, the original which was created by a  committee of educators chaired by  Benjamin Bloom  sometime in the 1950s of last century. During the 1990s another group of educators and cognitive psychologists led by Lorin Anderson ( a former student of Bloom) updated the original version to make it convenient with the learning needs of the 21st century."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 4, 6:31 PM

The digital Bloom's will likely continue to evolve like the original one has over time. That is essential in moving our learning and thinking ahead.

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, April 5, 1:34 PM

Great side by side graphic of Bloom's original, revised, and digital taxonomies.

Debbie Rogers's curator insight, April 5, 9:29 PM

Creating - the concrete,pictorial, abstract progression of deep comprehension  leading to higher level applications and with feedback, more creation! 

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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, 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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Technology the answer

Technology the answer | Educational | Scoop.it
Social media advocates see dramatic changes for education in the 21st century, writes Peta Doherty. (How do use social media in the classroom or in online learning?
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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Educational | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 PM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

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Kathy Schrock: Chromebooks in the Classroom

Kathy Schrock: Chromebooks in the Classroom | Educational | Scoop.it
This page will provide links to online information about the use of Google Chromebooks in the PreK-12 classroom. There have been many successful pilots of these devices and 1:1 adoptions, and this...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 12, 2:35 PM

Is a Chromebook a mobile device? Do they out perform an iPad? Hopefully you've answered these questions before you have a school full of either technology. 


If you're using Chromebooks, don't miss Kathy Schrock's guide!

ICTPHMS's curator insight, March 12, 3:23 PM

We have implemented the chromebooks district wide within the Sioux Falls School District. 

Per Holm's curator insight, March 21, 5:38 AM

Stor linksamling med fif og trix når du vil udvide og kvalificere din brug af Chromebooks.

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Drum Roll, Please! Announcing the Newly Released Doctopus, An Add-on for Google Docs

Drum Roll, Please! Announcing the Newly Released Doctopus, An Add-on for Google Docs | Educational | Scoop.it

Doctopus is truly the educator’s virtual personal assistant.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 21, 11:52 PM

Teachers don't have an office or a secretary (or they share the overworked front office staff  with 100 other teachers).


Along comes a set of add-ons that make Google Docs more useful for classroom teachers.  Since all teachers are basically broke, these free tools  help good people do a tough job.

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Equality of Opportunity

Equality of Opportunity | Educational | Scoop.it

"Is America the “Land of Opportunity”? In two recent studies, we find that: (1) Upward income mobility varies substantially within the U.S. [summary][paper] Areas with greater mobility tend to have five characteristics: less segregation, less income inequality, better schools, greater social capital, and more stable families. (2) Contrary to popular perception, economic mobility has not changed significantly over time; however, it is consistently lower in the U.S. than in most developed countries [summary][paper]. "


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Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume

Hiring Managers Rank Best and Worst Words to Use in a Resume | Educational | Scoop.it

CHICAGO, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- One in six (17 percent) hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less, on average, reviewing resumes, according to a new CareerBuilder survey. A majority (68 percent) spend less than two minutes. With so little time to capture interest, even a candidate's word choice can make a difference. The nationwide sample of employers identified which commonly-used resume terms are overused or cliche and which are strong additions.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 14, 3:22 PM

How do you react to the top 5?


The following terms are resume turn-offs as selected by respondents:

   1. Best of breed: 38 percent
 
   2. Go-getter: 27 percent
 
   3. Think outside of the box: 26 percent
 
   4. Synergy: 22 percent
 
   5. Go-to person: 22 percent

Lisa Jones's comment, March 15, 10:09 AM
Being a resume writer, I couldn't agree more. Catching up with those words is multitasking. However, people who write the job posting may be someone other than the hiring manager. if they put these words as priorities in the job posting the applicant must use them in the resume or it decreases their odds of being pulled by applicant tracking systems. Talk about a "Catch-22!"
MFaculty's curator insight, March 15, 1:33 PM

For anyone looking to take their resume to the next level, here are some vocabulary pit-falls to avoid, and insights to include.

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9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is a powerful productivity suite with an increasing potential in education. From storing documents to creating stunning presentations and drawings, Google Drive empowers you with the necessary tools to enhance your productivity and augment your workflow.  I have been sharing several guides and materials on how teachers can tap into the power of this platform and this section aggregates all I have shared in this regard so far."


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, March 11, 10:06 AM

Great suggestions on how students can use Google Docs

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, March 12, 2:28 AM
9 Things Every Student Should Be Able to Do with Google Drive
Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:51 PM

I've still got a few things to teach my class but we are getting there.

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Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text

Curriculet - Build interaction around digital text | Educational | Scoop.it

Curriculet’s digital reading platform allows teachers to enrich reading by embedding their questions, quizzes and rich media directly into the reading.


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Alexandra Koukoumialou's curator insight, March 6, 3:16 AM

Definitely worth trying!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 7, 2:17 AM

Amazingly easy to use. A good way to turn reading comprehension into something catchy!

lharvey's curator insight, March 9, 1:04 PM

Appears to be geared mostly toward secondary at this time.  Would love to see upper elementary text added.

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Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students

Addressing Our Needs: Maslow Comes to Life for Educators and Students | Educational | Scoop.it
In the mid-1950s, humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow created a theory of basic, psychological and self-fulfillment needs that motivate individuals to move consciously or subconsciously through le

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