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20 Blogs That Will Make You A Better School Leader

20 Blogs That Will Make You A Better School Leader | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
From the corporate workplace to the elementary school classroom, leaders are everywhere. Even born leaders need inspiration and practical tips to help them reach their highest potential.
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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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The top storytelling brands

The top storytelling brands | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Apple retains its title as the UK’s top storytelling brand, while supermarkets take a tumble.

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Things Get Weird When Objects Get Hooked up to the Internet

Things Get Weird When Objects Get Hooked up to the Internet | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Thermostats are just the start.

 

With the flood of new connected services and devices on the market, knowing how future users might hook them together or find unexpected new uses is a challenge, no matter what Silicon Valley’s confident young bucks may tell us. A service called IFTTT is giving us an interesting peek into the practical, clever and slightly weird ways people want to use the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

As a user-friendly dashboard that allows non-experts to fit feeds from favorite media, utilities (like cloud storage, social networks, home devices) and wearables in new combinations, or “recipes,” IFTTT is putting a broad array of tech in people’s hands for experimentation. Think of it as a friendly front end to the myriad of data connections and mashup of programming it would normally require to get our favorite apps and devices to talk together.

 

Users can do things are practical, like backup certain tagged photos to the cloud, find out when an apartment is available or highly personal, such as satisfying secret Kardashian fetishes.

 

Learn more:

 

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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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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Excellent Web Tools for The 21st Century Learner

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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, July 10, 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, July 10, 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

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13 Implications for Educational institutions at the primary, secondary, and post-secondary levels, are largely the products of technology infrastructure and social circumstances of the past.

The landscape has changed and educational institutions should consider how to adapt quickly in response. Some directions of change might include:

»Placing additional emphasis on developing skills such as critical thinking, insight, and analysis capabilities

»Integrating new-media literacy into education programs

»Including experiential learning that gives prominence to soft skills—such as the ability to collaborate, work in groups, read social cues, and respond adaptively

»Broadening the learning constituency beyond teens and young adults through to adulthood

»Integrating interdisciplinary training that allows students todevelop skills and knowledge in a range of subjects

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Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"Talking about augmented reality technology in teaching and learning the first thing that comes to mind is this wonderful app called Aurasma. Since its release a few years ago, Aurasma gained so much in popularity and several teachers have already embraced it within their classrooms. For those of you who are not yet familiar with how Aurasma works and how to use in it in your class, the video tutorials below will help you out."


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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 6, 10:55 PM

Students really love Aurasma.

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Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship

Education Needs to Factor In Entrepreneurship | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
It’s the best way to create value.

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21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

21 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Be an iPhone ninja with these 21 awesome tricks

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Top 10 ways technology will change the world by 2025 | Impact Lab

Top 10 ways technology will change the world by 2025 | Impact Lab | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

By 2025 electric vehicles will take over traditional vehicles. Technology is changing the way we live our day-to-day lives. It's exciting to imagine what the


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5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level

5 More Cool Tools to Take Classroom Collaboration to a New Level | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
More Fun Free Tools for Collaborative Classroom Assignments In May, we published the post, 20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration. Given the high level of interest in this topic,...

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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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