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40 iPad Apps For Science By Category

40 iPad Apps For Science By Category | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
The iPad has found its way into hospitals, retail stores and homes across the nation, but it’s also making a big splash in the classroom.…...
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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
By apuustin | apuustin created a magazine on Flipboard. "Finnish Education Highlights" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "apuustin".

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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:34 AM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

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30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen the light since then and therefore I decided to create another more comprehensive list of some of the best iPad apps for teaching music to give music teachers more options to choose from."


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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 8, 6:41 AM

Music in the Content areas also

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Inpaint photo restoration software - remove elements from your photos

Inpaint photo restoration software - remove elements from your photos | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Inpaint photo restoration software magically removes unwanted objects with just a click.

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Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, July 9, 11:54 PM

Helppo käyttää. Vaikka ilmaisversiolla ei virallisesti voi tallentaa, se käy kuitenkin helposti Windowsin leikkaustyökalulla.

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Tutkimus: Hampurilaisten myyminen 16-vuotiaana enteilee parempia tuloja aikuisena

Tutkimus: Hampurilaisten myyminen 16-vuotiaana enteilee parempia tuloja aikuisena | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Alaikäisenä kesätöitä tekevät löytävät muita todennäköisemmin hyviä työpaikkoja, selviää tuoreesta tutkimuksesta. McDonald'sissa hampurilaisia myyvä 16-vuotias Annina Junnonen uskoo, että kaikki työ on hyväksi.

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How to create a Google Drive classroom

How to create a Google Drive classroom | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Using the cloud in the classroom can be a powerful thing.

 

One of the most common uses of the cloud in today’s classroom is word processing, and one of the most common cloud-based word processing platforms is Google Drive.

 

We’ve talked about offering voice feedback to documents. In the above below, teacher Bjorn Behrendt explains how to set up a classroom in Google Drive. He offers dozens of tips to pre-empt the kind of challenges that you’re likely to see (e.g., students unknowingly duplicating the same file several times, not knowing which folder to turn work in to, etc.)

 

Since he clearly has experience in the classroom, this video is immediately better than the vast majority of universal Google Drive tutorials you’ll find.

 


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Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education

Introducing Classroom for Google Apps for Education | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.

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For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters

For Students, the Importance of Doing Work That Matters | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
If our students look at the work we’re asking them to do today and say “It doesn’t matter,” we’re missing a huge opportunity to help them become the learners they now need to be.

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Cecilia Rosas's curator insight, July 6, 12:49 PM

Instead of passing paper, digital or otherwise, back and forth between students and teacher, what if we allowed students to do real work for real audiences that can read and interact far beyond the limits of the school walls, schedule, and curriculum? What if we let our students do work that they actually cared about and wanted to create, not for a grade but because of its potential contribution to and effect on the world?

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What Is the Internet of Things? | Mashable Explains - YouTube

You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things? The latest video in our Mashable Explains series takes a look...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things



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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 6, 12:31 AM

You've heard of smart homes and fitness trackers, but have you heard of the Internet of Things?


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Internet+of+Things


http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things


Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, July 6, 5:42 AM

Great explanation. You have to see this, because it's happening, and it's the next big thing.

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5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons

5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

“ Here are five sites that will help you discover free icons to download.”


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Paul McKillop's curator insight, July 7, 10:24 PM

great share from Recursos Online

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The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book!

The future is in their hands: Using cell phones for literacy - Free book! | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Should Teachers Run Schools? Archives - Education Week Teacher

Teaching Ahead: A Roundtable - Should Teachers Run Schools? Archives - Education Week Teacher | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

A recent survey conducted by Education Evolving, a nonprofit group specializing in school redesign, revealed that 54 percent of teachers are very interested in working at a "teacher-powered" school (also known as teacher-led, teacher-run, and teacher partnership schools). In teacher-led schools, teachers work in teams—with shared accountability and responsibility—to design and run their schools.


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How The World Really Connects To The Internet

How The World Really Connects To The Internet | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
The internet: Not just for first world countries anymore. While high speed, broadband access may be much more ubiquitous in more developed countries, internet infrastructure and broadband connectivity is much more widespread than you may be aware of.

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Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language!

Best iPhone and iPad apps to help you learn a new language! | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Whether you're learning a language for the very first time or just want to brush up, these are the very best language learning apps for iPhone and iPad! Looking for the best iPhone apps and Best iPad apps to help you learn a new language? No matter what language you want to learn, there are hundreds of options available in the App Store. Whether you're getting ready to travel the...

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Enää alle sata kuntaa vetää väkeä – muuttomagneetit hiljentävät reuna-alueet

Enää alle sata kuntaa vetää väkeä – muuttomagneetit hiljentävät reuna-alueet | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Kuntien välinen muuttoliike jakautuu yhä vahvemmin voittajiin ja häviäjiin. Vuonna 2013 enää 96 kuntaa oli "vetovoimaisia" eli sai muuttovoittoa muista kunnista. Muille asukkaitaan menetti peräti 224 kuntaa.


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A ThingLink challenge and new video tagging

A ThingLink challenge and new video tagging | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"One of the most versatile and easiest-to-use platforms I’ve used over the past several years is ThingLink.

I’ve used the interactive poster tagging tool to create and embed media-rich image maps, to annotate and evaluate the claims infographics make, as a portfolio and as a curation tool."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 9, 6:11 PM

ThingLink has been around for quite some time and is a great tool for educators. This summer they are running a professiona development program which is free and self-paced (and it is not too late to join). For more information on this opportunity check out the Google+ Community.

ThingLink has also just launched a new video tagging tool. For more information on that check out the post.

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, Today, 1:13 PM

Thinglink is providing some free professional development!

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#CultureCode: Designing a Culture of Innovation

#CultureCode: Designing a Culture of Innovation | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

DEO knows a thing or two about building businesses: The renowned design firm specializes in designing organizations, products and experiences that will revolutionize the way things work, and has helped revamp companies ranging from Kraft Foods to the National Health Services. So how did the international agency go about creating an innovative workplace of its own?


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Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago

Listen to the Oldest Song in the World: A Sumerian Hymn Written 3,400 Years Ago | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
In the early 1950s, archaeologists unearthed several clay tablets from the 14th century B.C.E..

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 8, 11:36 PM

A great lesson for students to teach culture.

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ReplayCam - Slow Motion Replay Video Camera

ReplayCam - Slow Motion Replay Video Camera | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Get ReplayCam - Slow Motion Replay Video Camera on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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4 characteristics of Learning Leaders

4 characteristics of Learning Leaders | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Writing is always a learning experience for me. It forces greater clarity. In addition, the tranquility of the unique Australian bush setting in which I am currently sitting, miles from anywhere, provides a perfect environment for learning. I’ve been working on a chapter for our new forthcoming book (from Amazon in September) called ‘A Practical Guide to Self-Determined Learning: Experiences from the Field’.

 

It’s an edited work where lots of people share their experiences of using heutagogy in a variety of contexts. It should be fun and, hopefully, useful to people wanting to try something a bit different in their ‘classrooms’. I got so excited while writing the chapter that I thought I’d share some of its content with you. In this day and age there is no need to be patient, which suits me, as patience is not a strong point. And I might get some comments back to help me refine the chapter before it goes to air.

 

A number of insightful writers have suggested the skills that people need in order to cope with the 21st century. One of my favourites that appears to summarise all of them is from Jackie Gerstein who has put together a neat pictorial of these skills. See also Tony Wanger’s work, which Jackie acknowledges.

 

The skills she has identified are: effective oral and written communication; collaboration across networks; agility and adaptability; grit; resilience; empathy and global stewardship; vision; self-regulation; hope and optimism; curiosity and imagination; initiative and entrepreneurialism; and critical thinking and problem solving.

 

Some of the implications of self-determined learning are:

 

 


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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

7 Tenets of Creative Thinking | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, July 7, 12:24 PM

Very down-to-earth approach: I like that in today's edu-buzzword cacophony.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, July 7, 8:10 PM

Interesting comments by

Marshall BarnesFounder, Director of SuperScience for High School PhysicsSome of these I agree with in regard Edison and 1000 failures before finging a light filament and worthy of a read in his Paranovation blog~Especialy his claims to producing Video Rock early on~
Gary Harwell's curator insight, Today, 9:39 PM

It shoudl be our Mantra to teach Cretive Thinking skills to our students everyday.

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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Infographic

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 - Infographic | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
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The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020

The 6 Drivers of Change
○ All of the 10 skil(...)

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DPG plc's curator insight, July 7, 2:33 AM

An interesting look at the skills that are going to be needed in 2020 or are these skills needed right now? Where are the current gaps?

José Antônio Carlos - O Professor Pepe's curator insight, July 7, 4:45 AM

Muito do que se precisará para trabalhar nos próximos anos nem sequer é percebido e muito menos ensinado. Este excelente infográfico mostra algumas destas competências emergentes. Confira e saia na frente.

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 7, 9:01 AM

Based on 19 page report by Institute for the Future (IFTF) is an independent, nonprofit strategic research group with more than 40 years of forecasting experience for The University of Phoenix Research Institute

http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/front/docs/sponsored/phoenix/future_work_skills_2020.pdfPage

13 Implications for Educational institutions at the primary, seconda