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China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction

China's Sustainable Cave Hotel Under Construction | Instruction | Scoop.it

Construction has started on a cave hotel resort by Atkins that will nestle into the rockface of an abandoned water-filled quarry near Shanghai, China.

Once complete, the hotel will offer around 400 rooms, as well as conference facilities, a banquet hall, restaurants, a swimming pool and a water-sports centre.

The building will use geothermal technologies to generate its own electricity and lighting, while greenery will blanket a roof that extends just two storeys above the edge of the quarry.

 

Sustainability is integral to Atkins' design of this unique resort, built into an abandoned, water-filled quarry.


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what an article to use or open up class discussion with in any number of classes - world geography, science, economics, government........ interesting article in general.   

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John Blunnie's curator insight, July 12, 2013 11:20 AM

It seems even the Chinese tourist industry is at the forefront of hotel construction. This place looking breathtaking.

Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 17, 2013 4:51 AM

China is a major topic this year, could be good.

Resort and Hotel Mythbusters's comment, September 10, 2013 2:08 AM
This sustainable hotel is one another impressive work that architecture has been done. The basic idea itself is impressive considering its built in a cave over a waterfall and 3 storeys of them were beneath the water. However, the most important thing is this hotel generates their own energy which is incredible considering most new hotel nowadays have to promote their sustainability in the future. We can't wait to see the hotel to be finish and ready to use.
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Bett show: four areas of technology that could transform universities

Bett show: four areas of technology that could transform universities | Instruction | Scoop.it
Google Glass, 3D printers and more: our expert evaluates the gadgets (Google Glass, 3D printers and more: our expert evaluates four areas of technology that could transform universities: http://t.co/GHbsdB9gPJ)...
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World of Learning - Badges in Professional Learning

World of Learning - Badges in Professional Learning | Instruction | Scoop.it

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Book Creator for iPad Now Supports Handwriting - iPad Apps for Schools

Book Creator for iPad Now Supports Handwriting - iPad Apps for Schools | Instruction | Scoop.it

"The very popular iPad app Book Creator recently received a couple of updates of note. The first update was a new look for iOS 7 users. iOS 6 users will be happy to see that even though the app has been updated, it will still work the same way on their devices. The more important update to Book Creator is the addition of support for handwriting and free-hand drawing in your books."

 


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:14 PM

De ondergang van #Adobe Creative Cloud? Leuke discussie gaande in #BNO-kringen.

IE.Digital's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:27 PM

#elearning #DigiPub

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

An Introduction to Project-Based Learning | Instruction | Scoop.it
Project-based learning is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying. Watch an introduction video.
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Ray Tolley's curator insight, August 29, 2013 3:18 PM

Another helpful video.

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Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years

Storytelling--The #1 Business Skill Of The Next 5 Years | Instruction | Scoop.it
Last year, a pale woman with crazy eyebrows and a keytar strapped to her back made a video of herself, wearing a kimono and holding up hand-Sharpied signs on a street in Melbourne. One by one, the

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Karen Dietz's comment, August 27, 2013 12:48 PM
Thank you David, Penelope, and Ron for your comments and insights!
Penelope's comment, August 27, 2013 10:37 PM
You're welcome, Karen. Thanks for sharing this great article. Loved it!
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Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback

Don't Be Afraid to Give Direct Feedback | Instruction | Scoop.it

Until several years ago, I had a hard time confronting my subordinates with direct, straight-up critical feedback. I didn't want the awkwardness I thought would come from telling someone he wasn't doing his job correctly. However, I grew out of this feeling over time and found constructive, professional ways to provide critical feedback.


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Feedback is so necessary for all if we are going to move forward and learn.  

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Ray Tolley's curator insight, July 10, 2013 12:41 PM

Yes, it is important that we create an environment in which students may expect and be able to ask for direct feedback.

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Educational Musings: School Evolution

Educational Musings: School Evolution | Instruction | Scoop.it
RT @Stephen_H: Great article on PBL - School Evolution http://t.co/RYIqNGzerK & download to @innovation_unit @davidpriceobe 'Learning Futur…
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Add Your Signature to Documents With HelloSign for iPad

Add Your Signature to Documents With HelloSign for iPad | Instruction | Scoop.it

"If you have ever received an email with an attachment that you need to put your signature on, you need to check out Hello Sign. Hello Sign is a free service that allow you to digitally sign documents. Hello Sign can be used on your computer, on your iPhone, and on your iPad."


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Helpful. 

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ColAR Uses Augmented Reality To Bring Your Kid’s Drawing To Life | TechCrunch

ColAR Uses Augmented Reality To Bring Your Kid’s Drawing To Life | TechCrunch | Instruction | Scoop.it

"I would’ve written this earlier, but I was busy picking pieces of my mind up off the floor. I get to write about cool stuff all day, but this… this is incredible.

 

colAR is the coloring book of the future. By mashing up traditional coloring books with some good ol’ augmented reality voodoo, colAR brings your kid’s drawings to life in full, animated 3d."

 


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This amazes me with the possibilities.   

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John Evans's comment, July 18, 2013 9:24 AM
I've collected several other links on Augmented Reality (AR) in the Literacy with ICT group on Diigo https://groups.diigo.com/group/LitwICT/search?what=AR&dm=middle&sort=updated
John Evans's comment, July 18, 2013 10:18 AM
Just found this great Scoop.it! page on Augmented Reality http://www.scoop.it/t/augmented-reality-by-drew-minock by Drew Minock from the Two Guys and Some iPads blog http://www.twoguysandsomeipads.com/
Misty Lingerfelt's curator insight, July 19, 2013 10:42 AM

Hmm, wonder if this would support Math SPIs?

 

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Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World

Critical Assessment Ideas from PBL World | Instruction | Scoop.it
I had a great time at the PBL World Conference in so many ways: as a presenter, as a panelist, as a listener, as a collaborator, and even as the subject of art. (Now, that is something I would never,

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Good points made, and I love the graphic. 

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To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small

To Get Students Invested, Involve Them in Decisions Big and Small | Instruction | Scoop.it

When asked why he became a scientist, Nobel Laureate Isidor Rabi attributed his success to his mother. Every day, she would ask him the same question about his school day: “Did you ask a good question today?”

“Asking good questions – made me become a scientist!” Rabi said.

Questions are critical, and how to manage and navigate a good question requires practice.

The hardest part about using design thinking in class is getting the question right and staying in the question. Educators regularly notice how challenging it is for students to stay in the question.  Student conversation can veer off track and the students can lose focus. It takes discipline for students to learn how to dig deep with focus on a design question.

For teachers, in designing learning experiences for students that are embedded with technology, the wording and focus of the question are paramount.  The question needs to be deeper than simply “Should or shouldn’t we use the iPad with this project.” The question needs to be open ended, elastic and invite multiple interpretations. Learning outcomes based on the question need to be defined and articulated,  and experiences to achieve those outcomes need to be created with student engagement in mind. Engagement alone is not enough. But engagement matched with outcomes around a carefully worded question propels student learning.


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It really is all about the questions! 

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All-Star Final Vote Distribution Visualization

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Data visualization of the 2013 MLB All-Star Final Vote distribution

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AnotherAa other great geography source

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Litfy - Free Books

Litfy - Free Books | Instruction | Scoop.it

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Will share with our 9th grade 1:1 teachers.
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Abílio Accioly Bello's comment, July 14, 2013 6:59 AM
Thanks for sharing this literature tool.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, July 14, 2013 7:38 AM
Glad you found it of interest Sally! So many people don't have access to libraries and bookshops; being able to access e-publications is vital.
Lee Hall's curator insight, July 15, 2013 2:56 PM

This goes past just the books, for example some of Mark Twain's speeches are available here.

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Howtoons - D.I.Y. Comics

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Looks like this would be so much fun 

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Resources for Teaching

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Download our free resources and begin using the arts to inspire your teaching.

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Beth Kanter's curator insight, November 9, 2013 8:51 PM

some good ideas to adapt for teaching adults 

rwestby's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:22 PM

These tie in nicely with Common Core State Standards.

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Book Creator for iPad Now Supports Handwriting - iPad Apps for Schools

Book Creator for iPad Now Supports Handwriting - iPad Apps for Schools | Instruction | Scoop.it

"The very popular iPad app Book Creator recently received a couple of updates of note. The first update was a new look for iOS 7 users. iOS 6 users will be happy to see that even though the app has been updated, it will still work the same way on their devices. The more important update to Book Creator is the addition of support for handwriting and free-hand drawing in your books."

 


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 1, 2013 1:14 PM

De ondergang van #Adobe Creative Cloud? Leuke discussie gaande in #BNO-kringen.

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#elearning #DigiPub

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Five Habits of Great Students: Lessons from Top-ranked STEM School

Five Habits of Great Students: Lessons from Top-ranked STEM School | Instruction | Scoop.it
Five habits of great students: Read, write, be prepared, collaborate, and question.
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Isn't this what we want from every student?
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The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Roles of The 21st Century Librarian ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Instruction | Scoop.it

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Interesting. 

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Brad Ovenell-Carter's curator insight, July 30, 2013 1:34 PM

I like that these are not about tech, not as such

Cynthia Alvarado's curator insight, July 31, 2013 12:27 PM

Many hats librarian wear

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Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First

Before Reading or Watching Videos, Students Should Experiment First | Instruction | Scoop.it

The study’s conclusion suggests that the current model of the flipped classroom should itself be flipped upside down. The researchers advocate the “flipped flipped classroom,” in which videos come after exploration and not before.

 


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This just makes good logical sense flipped or not flistudent learners need to be able to explore and find thei own questions first.   Inquiry wins . 

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:21 PM

A very worthy observation.

Dr. Gordon Dahlby's curator insight, August 1, 2013 2:27 PM

and the pendulum swings

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, August 2, 2013 3:33 PM

Experimenting first sounds good, though I think it depends on the learner and on what is being taught. I like the idea of pushing the envelop to be more inclusive...yet not throwing out things that continue to work (for some types of learners).

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Educational Musings: School Evolution

Educational Musings: School Evolution | Instruction | Scoop.it
“@shhartley: PBL as a basis for a school evolution: http://t.co/fdYrvBPE0G via @rdudgeon @jennyluca” This is from @Innovation_Unit, no? :D
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5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic

5 Ways To Support Teachers Skeptical Of Technology - Edudemic | Instruction | Scoop.it
As more schools move to a 1:1 or BYOD format, it becomes increasingly important to support teachers - all teachers - effectively make that transition and to support them in that process.

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We are moving to 1:1 so anything that helps teachers is beneficial.  

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Francois Adoue's curator insight, August 13, 2013 3:19 AM

Accompagner les enseignants dans leur appropriation des outils techniques. Bien entendu, ce ne sont que des outils, mais utiliser le bon outil permet d'augmenter l'efficacité ! Il en est de même pour les enseignats, comme des chirurgiens ! 

Nataliasterns's curator insight, August 14, 2013 2:43 PM
formas de apoyarlos inicios de la docencia con las TIC
Rolf tynan's curator insight, September 10, 2013 6:08 AM

Something we need to be very very aware of and to consider with the appropriate steps as we follow the path..

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Score Rubrics on Your iPad

Score Rubrics on Your iPad | Instruction | Scoop.it
If you use rubrics to grade student work you have to try ForAllRubrics! Once you set up your class list, this website allows users to import rubrics they've already made, or easily create new ones....

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Fabulous! Imagine the efficiency. 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 18, 2013 5:57 PM

Really good information

Brian Romero Smith's comment, July 19, 2013 12:09 AM
Awesome! Definitely an asset to the iPad classroom.
ChristopherBell's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:09 PM

YEAH!

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Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides

Assessing Student Learning - five practical guides | Instruction | Scoop.it

After a decade of rapid expansion in Australian higher education, student numbers have grown considerably in many courses and subjects, especially at the undergraduate level.

Larger class sizes pose significant teaching challenges, not least in the assessment of student learning. Perhaps most troubling, large classes may limit the amount of feedback provided to students.


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Good thoughts/good ideas. 

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Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning

Why we need more visual texts in our teaching and learning | Instruction | Scoop.it

"Found this fantastic infographic touting the success of infographics. Reading it (or more correctly, viewing it) immediately focused my thoughts on the use of visual texts in classrooms today...Unlike other infographics I link to on Mr G Online, I’m not going to discuss the specific points presented – that would be contradictory to the message of the infographic. I’ll let you get your own meaning from it. However, I am going to reflect on how it made me consider the use of visual texts in education."


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I know that visuals help all learners.  This gives me the documentation. 

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 15, 2013 1:50 PM
 

As a visual learner myself, I love onto graphics, beginning with the dAiley ones posted NBC USA Today since its inception. 

Caleb Yap's curator insight, July 17, 2013 11:30 PM

really? more of these non-classical pedagogical methods?

Audrey's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:53 PM

You can absorb the visual faster and make sense of it in a holistic way; particularly if you spend time engaging with the information from different physical points of view. The information is embedded in the memory because the individual is encouraged to project their own meaning.  Having been directed to view educational materials, the learner can them be asked questions to test their understanding. 

 

Visual learning is necessary from a young age and is what home school sources learning is all about.  

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Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool

Why Scoopit Is Becoming An Indispensable Learning Tool | Instruction | Scoop.it
Additionally, using Scoop.it will meet multiple standards (Common Core and NETS-S) across the curriculum. Students use critical thinking skills to collect, evaluate and analyze content; they may identify trends from discourse; they develop writing skills in original expression; and they interact, communicate and publish to a global audience. But perhaps more importantly, students practice digital citizenship and personal responsibility to lifelong learning.

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This is a great way for me to keep the articles and information I want to refer back to on a regular basis. Easy to find and share
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cutesqualid's curator insight, August 12, 2013 4:44 AM

great work

gwynethjones's curator insight, August 13, 2013 2:05 PM

SO true! This is my FAV new Curation tool....well, add Scoopit to MentorMob & you have a dynamic duo!

Freek Kraak's comment, August 26, 2013 9:23 AM
Lees het op teachtought.com!