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How to Use Creative Commons Visuals

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Learn how to incorporate creative commons licensed content into your site with this helpful infographic.

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Online Diagram Software and Flowchart Software - Gliffy

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Zoho Show 3.0

Zoho Show is an online presentation tool that helps you to create visually appealing presentations, collaborate online with your peers and deliver them anywhere...


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Dweeber is a social site designed to make doing homework easier, more fun, and more effective by doing it together with your friends.
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Evernote: A 0-to-60 MPH Guide

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Evernote is many things to many people because it’s so powerful. But for the same reason, Evernote’s purpose is vague enough that it can be hard to get started with it. First, you have to figure out what it can do for you.

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Students as Curators of Their Learning Topics

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Robin Good: Must-read article on ClutterMuseum.com by Leslie M-B, exploring in depth the opportunity to have students master their selected topics by "curating" them, rather than by reading and memorizing facts about them.

 

"Critical and creative thinking should be prioritized over remembering content"

 

"That students should learn to think for themselves may seem like a no-brainer to many readers, but if you look at the textbook packages put out by publishers, you’ll find that the texts and accompanying materials (for both teachers and students) assume students are expected to read and retain content—and then be tested on it.

 

Instead, between middle school (if not earlier) and college graduation, students should practice—if not master—how to question, critique, research, and construct an argument like an historian."

 

This is indeed the critical point. Moving education from an effort to memorize things on which then to be tested, to a collaborative exercise in creating new knowledge and value by pulling and editing together individual pieces of content, resources and tools that allow the explanation/illustration of a topic from a specific viewpoint/for a specific need.

 

And I can't avoid to rejoice and second her next proposition: "What if we shifted the standards’ primary emphasis from content, and not to just the development of traditional skills—basic knowledge recall, document interpretation, research, and essay-writing—but to the cultivation of skills that challenge students to make unconventional connections, skills that are essential for thriving in the 21st century?"

 

What are these skills, you may ask. Here is a good reference where to look them up: http://www.p21.org/storage/documents/P21_Framework_Definitions.pdf (put together by the Partnership for 21st Century Skills)

 

 

Recommended. Good stuff. 9/10

 

Full article: www.cluttermuseum.com/make-students-curators/

 

(Image credit: Behance.net)

 

 


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 13, 2013 7:43 PM

I had a similar conversation yesterday and as I prepare my lit review this thinking has emerged. It is less about content and more about skills, attitudes, habits, practices, etc. in learning.

Priscilla Der's curator insight, April 6, 10:12 PM

This article is a reminder that as we are curating content as teachers so are students. Rather then memorizing or reciting textbook facts, students should be able to steer and set their own learning goals (this is where PBL) comes into mind. 

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How to turn students into curators.

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Design your Digital Classroom - A wonderful interactive chart!

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Click on the small circle next to Slideshow to view a linear presentation of the big concepts OR click on the small circle associated with each idea to view more information and find resources on my wiki.

 


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Hi Enrique, Isn't this a great chart? Glad you enjoyed it also.
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A Principal's Reflections: Flipping Instruction in a Captivating Fashion

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108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2

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Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers a...

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Educational Technology Guy: CellCraft - learn about cells through interactive game

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Teaching English through Film and Screenwriting… | Langwitches Blog

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By Stephen Wilmarth on Silvia Tolisano's blog, Langwitches.

 

Wilmarth describes (and provides ample video samples of) a very rich project in which students at his middle school in Wuhan China exchange videos with an all-girls Catholic high school in Liverpool, Australia.

 

The basic idea of the project is that students at one school create a video with images and audio and prepare to send it to their partner school. Before doing so, however, the audio track is stripped out. Then the students at the receiving school create their own audio track. Then students are asked to analyze both versions of the films for cultural, language, and creative differences and similarities.

 

As Wilmarth describes the project further, "I’m interested in finding “evidence” of learning. How does making a movie, including storyboarding, scripting, filming, directing, and producing help to improve language and communication skills? Is there evidence here that language teaching objectives are being met?"

 

This is a great project and the videos Wilmarth provides are wonderful resources to be considered from numerous perspectives. While the project was designed originally as an ESL project, certainly native speakers can benefit significantly from the analytical and communcation skills the exchanges incorporate.  -JL


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10 Ways College Students Use Technology | Edudemic (Infographic)

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Did you know that a new study from NortonLive shows "that 1/3 of college students find technology issues to be among their top three stressors (even more so than financial issues or studying for finals)."

This infographic provides additional findings such as:

* the average amount spent on technology was $760

* a laptop/desktop computer malfunction would be a "complete disaster" according to 81%

For more information check out the infographic.


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Book Report Glog: text, images, music, video | Glogster EDU - 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

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Scribblar - Free Interactive Online Whiteboard

Scribblar is a free online collaboration tool that is perfect for online tutoring. It is used by teachers, students and schools in over 25 countries. Give it a try today. Scribblar - simple, effective online collaboration.
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Simple, yet useful student organization. | TrackClass

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Gooru Alpha - A Search Engine with 2,600+ Study Guides

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"Gooru is a search engine for learning that allows you to explore and study over 2,600 standards-aligned and personalized study guides. Study guides cover 5th-12th grade math and science topics, and resources include digital textbooks, animations, instructor videos and more. All resources are vetted and organized by teachers or Gooru’s content experts, so you don’t have to sort through the mess of subpar educational resources available online yourself."


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Using Evernote in School : A Collection of Links | Doug Woods

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Collaborative Tools Project: Creating "Homework" Google Sites

"Can I automatically create 80 or so HomeWork Google Sites from a template for students? And when the deadline has been reached can their access be revoked and links sent out to examiners". The students' task will be ...

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The truth about flipped learning | eSchool News

A flipped classroom is all about watching videos at home and then doing worksheets in class, right? Wrong!
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Educational Technology Guy: BioLogica - interactive Biology lessons and learning resources

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Tweeting for Teachers: how can social media support teacher professional development?

In the current constrained financial climate where, despite the best intentions, CPD budgets are often the first to be cut, this type of low cost, self-directed teacher development is interesting. ...

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108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2

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