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Four easy steps to improve teaching

Four easy steps to improve teaching | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
The problem we face in the teaching profession is that we don't really know what we are doing. Of course, nobody really and truly knows what they are doing but doctors and engineers have the edge o...
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Turn your iPad into an old-school manual typewriter with Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer

Turn your iPad into an old-school manual typewriter with Tom Hanks’ Hanx Writer | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
In addition to being an actor, comedian, producer, writer, and director, Tom Hanks is a proud typewriter aficionado.

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Level up your presentation design by @orsnemes

10 quick and easy design hacks to turn your next PowerPoint into an eyecandy.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 11:03 AM

Beautifully designed slide presentation with 10 cool tips for your next visual project.

Edgar Mata's curator insight, August 17, 2014 5:43 PM

Excelentes recomendaciones para mejorar nuestras presentaciones.

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Labeling students 'gifted' isn't helpful - working harder makes you smarter

Labeling students 'gifted' isn't helpful - working harder makes you smarter | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Headteacher John Tomsett explains why the concept of growth mindset is so important for achievement and the flaws in labeling students gifted and talented
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Grit and the Secret of Success

Grit and the Secret of Success | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
How to cultivate the character quality that predicts excellence more than any other.

“Inspiration is for amateurs -- the rest of us jus
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Anton Chekhov on the 8 Qualities of Cultured People

Anton Chekhov on the 8 Qualities of Cultured People | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"In order to feel comfortable among educated people, to be at home and happy with them, one must be cultured to a certain extent."

What d
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Maira Kalman on Curiosity, Courage, Happiness, and the Two Keys to a Full Life

Maira Kalman on Curiosity, Courage, Happiness, and the Two Keys to a Full Life | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"What protects you in this world from sadness and from the loss of an ability to do something? … Work and love."

Maira Kalman is one of
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Be All Your Selves: Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement Address on Embracing Our Inner Contradictions

Be All Your Selves: Joss Whedon’s 2013 Wesleyan Commencement Address on Embracing Our Inner Contradictions | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"Identity is something that you are constantly earning. It is a process that you must be active in."

On the heels of this season's finest
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Ofsted: Teachers should be free to teach as they want as long as children learn - Education - TES News

Ofsted: Teachers should be free to teach as they want as long as children learn - Education - TES News | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Breaking education news, leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on schools and education from TES News
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Move over Mini-Boards...

Move over Mini-Boards... | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Only yesterday we were given the reminder that boys are twice as demotivated and ‘embarrassed’ by writing as girls, In a few recent language lessons at KEGS we have explored an alternative strategy...
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Houseygirl's curator insight, November 24, 2013 10:14 AM

simple but brilliant 

sharing in the classroom without digital tech

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The Kinship of Creativity: Robert Henri on How The Art Spirit Binds Us Together

The Kinship of Creativity: Robert Henri on How The Art Spirit Binds Us Together | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"Through art mysterious bonds of understanding and of knowledge are established among men."

American realist painter and educator Robert
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In pursuit of a polyglot nation

In pursuit of a polyglot nation | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
In today's globalised workplace,the ability to speak foreign languages is increasingly vital, yet take-up of language GCSEs in the UK remains low. How can we remedy this?
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The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity

The Science of “Chunking,” Working Memory, and How Pattern Recognition Fuels Creativity | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"Generating interesting connections between disparate subjects is what makes art so fascinating to create and to view . . . we are forced to
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Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up

Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Kids Give Up | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Kids with a fixed mindset believe that you are stuck with however much intelligence you're born with. When they fail, these kids feel trapped. They start thinking they must not be as talented or smart as everyone's been telling them. They avoid chall...
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5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools

5 Cool PowerPoint Slide Design Tools | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Tired of the same-old presentations? These five free tools can help you add visual oomph to your PowerPoint slides.

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Cynthia Day's curator insight, July 30, 2014 2:47 PM

pp

Athena Catedral's curator insight, August 6, 2014 3:52 AM

Because a good idea will go to waste if you can't present it right. 

becool's curator insight, August 21, 2014 7:51 AM
Voor wie nog graag ppt presentaties maakt, kan dit een manier zijn om er meer variatie in te integreren. Leve Prezi :)
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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Linda Jones's curator insight, August 1, 2014 11:47 AM

Looks interesting. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 2014 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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I need real people to help me learn a language

I need real people to help me learn a language | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
A few weeks into his attempt at learning Spanish only with a smartphone, Alan Haburchak is beginning to doubt he will succeed with tech alone
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How Art Can Save Your Soul

How Art Can Save Your Soul | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"Art can be a source of help with our problems -- our innermost problems -- the problems of the soul."

“Art holds out the promise of in
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A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching

A Liberal Decalogue: Bertrand Russell’s 10 Commandments of Teaching | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric."

British philosopher, mathematician, historia
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Ten Good Apps for a Teacher's New iPad

Ten Good Apps for a Teacher's New iPad | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Did you receive the gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you may be spending this holiday vacation trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend to try first. Free apps are great ...
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What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today

What Is Art? Favorite Famous Definitions, from Antiquity to Today | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"Art is not a thing -- it is a way."

After the recent omnibus of definitions of science by some of history's greatest minds and definitio
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10 Superb Psychological Advantages of Learning Another Language

10 Superb Psychological Advantages of Learning Another Language | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Learning another language can promote brain growth, stave off dementia, boost memory, improve attention and more...
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How Creativity in Humor, Art, and Science Works: Arthur Koestler’s Theory of Bisociation

How Creativity in Humor, Art, and Science Works: Arthur Koestler’s Theory of Bisociation | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
"The discoveries of yesterday are the truisms of tomorrow, because we can add to our knowledge but cannot subtract from it."

At a recent
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Does memorisation get in the way of learning? – Part 1

Does memorisation get in the way of learning? – Part 1 | Learning and teaching | Scoop.it
This post is in response to the article by Ben Orlin, ‘When memorization gets in the way of learning.’  I posted it on twitter several weeks back, and Will Burn rightly asked what my problem was wi...
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