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The Real Reason Leaves Change Color In the Fall

Tags: environment, biogeography.


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The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet

The 20 Most Bike-Friendly Cities on the Planet | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
Investment in bicycle infrastructure is a modern and intelligent move. Many cities get this. Many don't.

 

Tags: urban, place, transportation, planning, urbanism, architecture.


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joellemillery's curator insight, August 28, 5:28 AM
In Munich, bike paths feel overcrowded, for example, there is a need for a new #urbanism #transportation # plan ;-)
malek's comment, September 6, 10:09 AM
@pdeppisch Montreal made it 20 !!
pdeppisch's comment, September 6, 7:23 PM
I have friends, she is Quebecois, and they are in fact doing a bicycle tour of Montréal and surroundings. Toronto, of course, did not. I lived in Montreal from '53 to '86. :)
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Why Making Is Essential to Learning @Edutopia #makered

Why Making Is Essential to Learning @Edutopia #makered | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
Making is as old as learning itself. While the maker movement may only be about a decade old, the human desire to create dates back to the earliest forms of human activity, from making stone tools to drawing on cave walls (Halverson & Sheridan, 2014; Martinez & Stager, 2014). Thinkers such as Pestalozzi, Montessori, and Papert helped paved the way for the maker movement by stressing the importance of hands-on, student-centered, meaningful learning. Instead of viewing learning as the transmission of knowledge from teacher to student, these thinkers embraced the idea that children learn best when encouraged to discover, play, and experiment.

More recently, maker education is being used as a way to connect do-it-yourself informal learning to classrooms. Driven by new technologies such as 3D printing, robotics, and kid-friendly coding, making is emerging as an effective way to introduce students to STEM, particularly women and minorities. By incorporating elements of making into the classroom, educators can bridge the gap between what students are passionate about and what they're learning in school.

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8 Must-Try Creative Image Maker Tools for Student Projects - Global Digital Citizen Foundation

8 Must-Try Creative Image Maker Tools for Student Projects - Global Digital Citizen Foundation | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

"Students and teachers alike continue to look for cool design tools to give any project that extra visual punch, and we continue to find great ones all over the Web. This post features 7 fairly unique free online creative image maker tools that are easy to learn and lots of fun to experiment with.

Make things like motivational posters, memes, Keep Calm posters, Webcam pics, and so much more with these great image generators. Have fun trying them out and having students add creative flair to lesson projects of every kind."


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8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal

8 Design Steps for an Academic Makerspace -- THE Journal | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

"If you build it, will they come? That is the question many schools have about finding room on campus for a "makerspace."


The just-released 6th annual New Media Consortium Horizon Report K-12 Editionlisted makerspaces as an emerging technology in the year-or-less adoption timeframe. "Makerspaces are increasingly being looked to as a method for engaging learners in creative, higher-order problem-solving through hands-on design, construction, and iteration," the report noted.

 

That sounds great, but what is the definition of a makerspace, and how do you launch one? As Dale Dougherty, one of the founders of the maker movement, has said, a makerspace might share aspects of shop class, an art studio, science labs and home economics. It could focus on electronics, robotics, woodworking, sewing, laser cutting, programming or any combination of those."


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The 10 Worst Body Language Mistakes People Make While Giving Presentations

The 10 Worst Body Language Mistakes People Make While Giving Presentations | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
The way you give a presentation is just as important as what you're presenting. Avoid these common mistakes.

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10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic)

10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education (Infographic) | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
10 Drivers Of Blended Learning In Education

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, October 19, 2014 4:21 PM

10 tendencias para a aprendizagem mista

(blended= tech+presencial)


Minha tendencia favoita  é :

Aumentar o engajamento e motivacao do aprendiz.


e a sua ?

#avancee

Leonard Waks's curator insight, November 16, 2014 1:20 AM

Of these 10 proposed drivers, I an guessing that the most important will be #5 and #6. At least for the time being, universities are really strapped for funds. Consider for # 5 a 'MOOC-Based wrapped course' where a prof assigns a MOOC as homework, and then  meets with the class one day a week = and follows up with a couple of weeks of class time at the end for projects and examinations. This strikes me as a  good division of labor in many courses - letting the high production videos do what they do best and the prof do what demands a human mind and heart for problem solving and coaching and mentoring. It can reduce faculty time by more than 1/2 without loss of quality. Now for #6, consider a group of twenty faculty members teaching wrapped courses based on the very same MOOC. They will have many questions and concerns and they can (a) find each other and (b) address them collectively through their learning network. The only other 'driver' that floats my boat at this point is #3. Many students like MOOC-based courses. The lectures are excellent and fit conveniently into schedules, and the professor is available to serve his or her most important functions. But I wouldn't oversell this. Many students still prefer day to day hand holding and may actually need it from a socio-emotional perspective to stay engaged in the course. So I'm betting on #5 and #6 as most important.

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Twenty terrible reasons for lecturing

One reason for lecturers not responding to their everyday experience is, I believe, their ignorance of alternatives. If you can't imagine what else you might do than lecture, then it hardly matters what your everyday experience is telling you. Lecturing is taken for granted. Courses are designed around lecture topics. Knowledge is packaged in our heads in one-hour-lecture-sized chunks. Why is this?


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All educators should read this! Great in thinking about presenting any info.Makes me think of all school faculty meetings and how we could do it differently!

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Leona Ungerer's curator insight, July 27, 2014 3:57 AM

Wonder what more recent literature would suggest (on lecturing as a teaching tool).

Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, August 1, 2014 5:20 AM

Not about mobile learning, but even when we start to design an online course we tend to think in terms of lecture-type input first, even though the input may be some kind of online reading material, or (quite commonly) a video of a lecture. The ideas here are pertinent, therefore, in the preparation for syllabus design both for face to face and online.

Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 9, 2014 11:06 AM

... because the person who is "doing" the reading, writing, talking, listening, and investigating is the person who is doing the learning.

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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 2014 11:46 PM

Here's a bit of online facilitation wisdom: "The Two-Question Rule: This means to follow a question with another question that probes for deeper understanding."


Author/Blogger Professor Maurice Elias does a fine job of explaining how questioning helps deepen thinking. 

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 18, 2014 1:45 PM

I like asking open ended questions to see how students think,

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 2015 12:49 AM

A great article with some simple ideas for encouraging higher order thinking. 

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7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning

7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
If you are inspired to start a Coding Club at your school this seven step guide will help turn that inspiration into action and reality.

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El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, July 10, 2014 10:16 AM

We had a group of kids that loved working on Scratch last year so I would like to try and expand on that in our Makerspace.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 10, 2014 10:40 AM

Anyone interested in a coding club?

Mick Huiet's curator insight, July 10, 2014 4:34 PM

I need to start one of these!

 

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Top 10 Apps to Help with Executive Functions

Top 10 Apps to Help with Executive Functions | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

http://www.smartappsforspecialneeds.com/2013/12/why-cant-you-be-more-organized-10-apps.html


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Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:03 PM

While this topic focuses on literacy, I believe many issues of illiteracy center on this very idea of executive functioning and metacognitive abilities.

Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:12 PM

Katherine McCloskey scooped this resource of apps for organization. My favorities on this list include the 30/30, Toodledo apps. I also would include apps like Notability, Awesome Note and Alarmed!

More for your OT mTool Kit!

 

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Teresa Pearl's curator insight, February 11, 2014 7:12 PM

We had a few PD's on executive functioning and kids this year. This is a great site with suggestions for apps and descriptions or students with executive functioning issues.

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10 Apps for Social Supports and Behavior

10 Apps for Social Supports and Behavior | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
Children with learning disabilities sometimes have social and behavioral challenges. These mobile apps may help them learn and practice connecting with others.

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Some of these look really promising. I think you could use some of these apps with all kinds of kids, especially younger kids!

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 26, 2014 2:07 PM

 "Children and teens with learning disabilities sometimes have a hard time with social skills and behavior, including reading or communicating nonverbal signals. The following mobile apps may provide your child or teen with some high-tech support. Although we did extensive research on available apps, we also learned that just because “there’s an app for that” it doesn’t mean that it’s right for everyone."


Darla Hatton and her teenage daughter have reviewed these 10 apps in Apple products for you to try out.


> iEarnedThat

> Hidden Curriculum for Kids

> Model me Going Places

> Tap to Talk

> Verbally

> Middle School Confidential 1

> Middle School Confidential 2

> Cyber Bullying

> Angry Octopus

> Your Turn - Kid Timer

Tony Ges's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:36 PM

Great autism spectrum apps!

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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.


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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 2014 5:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 2014 9:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

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Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, September 3, 8:45 AM
Great ideas for school. How could this enhance training?
Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 8, 3:35 PM
Good ideas.
Jeff Rhodus's curator insight, October 27, 8:57 AM
Great uses of QR Codes in the classroom!
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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing.

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Administrators need to lead the way in modeling this for their communities!
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 4:14 AM

For sure. This is why I wrote my Digital Literacy lesson plans: http://peacheypublications.com/products

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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, July 24, 2:41 PM
Digital literacy.  That's tech speak for "It is written".  :)
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7 Ways To Unleash Your Presentation Genius

7 Ways To Unleash Your Presentation Genius | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

Don't be the same as everyone else. Use these 7 tips to find the presentation genius in you that your audience wants to see.


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Deb Talbot's curator insight, June 27, 8:10 PM
Refreshing approach to presentations
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7 Ways To UnLeash Your Presentation Genius
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helpful tips
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Travel speeds in the U.S. in the 1800s

Travel speeds in the U.S. in the 1800s | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
Maps from the 1932 Atlas of the Historical Geography of the United States put travel in the 1800s into perspective.

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Awesome resource to use in our social studies/humanities classes!!

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Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, September 8, 2015 1:02 PM

unit 1

Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 14, 2015 4:05 PM

This series of maps shows the great leaps and bounds that were made during the 19th century in transportation technology in the United States.  This impacted population settlement, economic interactions and functionally made the great distances seem smaller.  This is what many call the time-space compression; the friction of distance is diminished as communication and transportation technologies improve.  


Questions to Ponder: When someone says they live "10 minutes away," what does that say about how we think about distance, transportation infrastructure and time?  How is geography still relevant in a world where distance appears to becoming less of a factor?  

 

Tags: transportation, modelsdiffusion, globalization, diffusion, time-space.

Erik Glitman's curator insight, September 18, 2015 11:39 AM

Comparing how long it took to travel even 150 years ago opens up a question on trust. At that time, checking accounts were rare, credit cards non-existent, and every one had to travel with cash. Yet, incidents of robbery were uncommon and trust in the stranger was high. Now travel takes a small fraction of the time it did 150 years ago and strangers are seen as a threat. Trust has eroded, but is it a fear based or fact based erosion?  Is travel less safe now than it was in the 1860's?

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, July 7, 2015 4:52 PM

Here are some resources for teaching with iPads.

Anne-Marie Armstrong's curator insight, July 10, 2015 8:16 AM

Keep for reference and for own enjoyment.

Carlos Silva's curator insight, January 9, 9:15 PM

añada su visión ...

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The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills - Chart/Infographic

The 4-Step Guide To Critical Thinking Skills - Chart/Infographic | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
Here is a guide to critical thinking skills complete with four (count 'em, 4!) steps accompanied by fill-in-the-blank questions designed to pique your interest and illustrate how each step works.

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I think creating your own content and questions needed to do this should have been on this chart. Good chart though.

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Digital Vaults - explore and create

Digital Vaults - explore and create | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

Exploring the Digital Vaults is easy. You can browse through the hundreds of photographs, documents, and film clips and discover the connection between some of the National Archives' most treasured records.


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I can't help thinking how great of a resource this wIll be for my students to use to create a Glogster poster On the American Revolution.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 11:22 AM

The National Archives offer a very interesting tool for students who study American history. They can create a poster or a movie based on thousands of files that can be found in the Digital Vaults. The final product can be shared digitally or printed.

Great for history projects or presentations.

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 30, 2014 1:43 PM

Wel Flash nodig, dus niet geschikt voor op de iPad

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The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius

The 6-step guide to flipping your classroom - Daily Genius | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

The handy graphic below synthesizes the overwhelming to-do list of flipping your classroom into 6 easy steps that make the whole process a little less daunting


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Andrea Stewart's curator insight, July 27, 2014 12:12 AM

Helpful, though I don't quite follow the traditional flip.

Daniel Compton's curator insight, August 13, 2014 6:55 AM

Flipped classroom in a simple step-by-step chart

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:33 AM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia

Coding for Kindergarteners - Edutopia | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

"Last year at this time, I was trying not to think about kindergarteners. I was still teaching ninth grade English and had just accepted a job teaching technology to K-5. I was excited about the challenge, and I knew that I'd bitten off more than I could chew.

 

Developing the tech curriculum challenged me to teach programming or at least computational thinking at each elementary grade level. Our school is mid-pivot in technology -- we're in our second year of a middle school 1:2 iPad program, our first year of having a cart of iPads available for elementary, and our last year of two PC labs for the students to use (next year we'll have only one lab). Knowing this, I wanted to design a program that mostly used tablet-based tools."


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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it

"Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.``


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:26 PM

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 21, 2014 7:36 AM

Not just for the junior genius! Understanding how to code even if one doesn't actually do it provides insight into where we are and where we are going in the 21St century. Worth a look.

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iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support

iPad Apps for Dyslexia/Reading Writing Support | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
Staff at CALL Scotland have produced a helpful Wheel of Apps guide for iPad that may be useful for students with dyslexia or who just need some additional support with reading and/or writing diffic...

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Ra's curator insight, March 31, 2014 4:14 PM

Looking from a SENCO perspective as a resource that can be used by teachers to get them thinking about using apps for those students with high learning needs. Student voice and autonomy could be increased by having them explore the apps indicated as being useful and give feedback on how and why they think the app would fit with their learning needs. 

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, April 1, 2014 12:40 PM

iPad Apps for students with Dyslexia.

Erin Schettler's curator insight, August 14, 2014 6:47 AM

This is an AMAZING compilation of apps to aid struggling readers!

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Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning Heroes

Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning Heroes | Heidi Hutchison | Scoop.it
E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.

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This is so great! I can think of so many ways to incorporate this into teaching. How fun!  Math word problems, social studies, and making grammar fun come to mind right off the bat!

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Sieg Holle's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:09 AM

Will try to use this to make a government cancer treatment game.

 

Alison Hewett's curator insight, February 28, 2014 3:51 PM

Interesting ideas for presenting questions in a board game format.

Anju Patel's curator insight, September 22, 2014 4:31 AM

These templates are really good.