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The Presentation Planning Checklist - Free eBook

The planning stage of your presentation is crucial but too often presenters don’t know where to start and don’t follow a clear process. This planning checkli...

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PCGS_rEDUcation's curator insight, March 22, 2014 5:09 AM

Una presentación muy sencilla con los puntos más importantes a recordar a la hora de preparar e implementar una presentación

Marisa Maiocchi's curator insight, March 25, 2014 6:51 AM

Muy buen resumen de las cosas que hay que tener en cuenta a hora de hacer una presentación efectiva, para un auditorio sin ojos cerrados ni bostezos!

Kamian's curator insight, April 9, 2014 10:24 AM

Documento recomendado para hacer presentaciones decentes (Muy buenos tips).

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Made With Code: A Project By Google To Encourage Girls To Code -

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Somewhere in this kind of social context comes Made With Code, a project by Google, Mozilla, Girls Inc, MIT Media Lab, and others to encourage girls to use code meaningfully to address problems and express ideas that are important to them.

We started Made with Code because increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, yet women aren’t represented in the roles that make technology happen.

If we can inspire teen girls to see that code can help them pursue their passions, whatever they may be, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their voices to the field of technology for the benefit of us all. (DOWNLOAD PDF)
Interested? Read more at madewithcode.com

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Lessons Learned as a Maker Educator – Medium

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It’s tough to be amazed when everyone in the class is churning out the same project. Conversely, I’ve found it impossible to not be constantly amazed by the work students do when given choice and the opportunity to create something new! One of the most rewarding experiences for me is to see the moment when the synapses fire and a student suddenly sees something that hadn’t been there before.


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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - TeachThought

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - TeachThought | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What are the latest emerging trends in education?

As trends to do, these are changing almost yearly. Consider how quiet iPads in the classroom have been recently, whereas three years ago they were going to replace teachers and were (unsarcastically) compared to magic. While mobile devices like the iPad can indeed parallel a kind of magic in the learning process, it obviously has to ‘fit’ into a progressive supporting ecology of assessment, curriculum, and instruction.

With that in mind, we’ve created a list of 15 (the graphic plus 3 bonus items below) new ideas every teacher should try. Not all will fit or work–again, it depends on the ecology of the classroom, school, and so on. But each of these ideas below–some learning models, some concepts, and some technologies–can be transformational for students, and your teaching.

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Susan McDonald's curator insight, June 3, 3:05 AM
This really is a good little framework to use as a 'to do' list in future planning. The implicit message is that ICTs alone won't fix your problems, but combine them with innovative teaching approaches and unit structures and fit them to the 'ecology' of your school and class, and you will be getting close!
Hollie Brassington's curator insight, June 3, 6:51 AM
This is a fantastic summary of ways to transform learning - in fact the PBL and Skype examples in combination with the current hot topic in the news about the value and virtues of allrefugees (Karl Stefanovic on WIN Today show)  makes me think I could devise an English  Unit on refugees where students interact through  these digital pedagogical tools  with actual refugees now in Australia to find out their stories and to hear about racial prejudice towards 'boat people', and then write a letter to the editor type assessment dispelling the negativities towards refugees via an online newspaper or blog situation. These could be shared with actual refugees to show them they have the support of Australian citizens....
Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 7, 8:16 AM
Great list of strategies that are making a difference in the learning space.
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10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Interesting Ways to Integrate QR Codes in Your Teaching (Infographic) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

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Jean Marrapodi's curator insight, September 3, 8:45 AM
Great ideas for school. How could this enhance training?
Heidi Hutchison's curator insight, September 3, 9:24 AM
Great ideas for a beginning-coding needs to become more of a main dish in our curricula!
Maggie McGuirk Veres's curator insight, September 8, 3:35 PM
Good ideas.
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Contributions to Creative Classrooms

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"Contributions to Creative Classrooms" is a unique ELTA publication. It is a collection of activities developed by the teachers who attended the ELTA/British Council training course

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 26, 12:25 AM

A free ebook on creativity.

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Green Screen Videos to Share with Teachers

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``Last week I led a 3 day iPad Media Camp at my school in Oklahoma City for K-12 teachers. I introduced participants to green screen videos and a production workflow including:

 

* the iPad Camera app 

* the Green Screen app by Do Ink 

* iMovie for iPad"


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Paul's curator insight, August 6, 2:33 PM

we have the screen, now we need to start using it to document learning

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Maker Projects: The Awesome Cardboard Maker Cave

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Last spring, I gave my after-school Makers Club a challenge – create a unique, interactive project that guests can interact with at our 2016 Maker Fair.  We had held the Cardboard Challenge earlier in the school year, giving my students lots of ideas on how to use cardboard as a medium.  So it was no surprise to me when a group of students enthusiastically told me that they would be creating a cardboard Maker Cave for our MakerFair.

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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Students can experience new cultures, history, and understand the world in better ways with virtual reality, augmented reality, and wearables. Teachers are using these technologies to send learners on virtual field trips or getting students to keep track of their steps, cardio, and health with fitness bands. These technologies help engage learners by providing sensory learning and sparking curiosity and imagination.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 25, 12:06 PM

Virtual Reality!  This in-depth presentation is a resource goldmine.  It can be expensive on the cutting edge. It is also endlessly fascinating. Learn more about it all!

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3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP

3D Printed Robots You Can Print, Build or Buy | All3DP | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Fancy a 3D printed robot for your home? Here’s a list of the best 3D printed robots you can print in one go, assemble or even buy as a kit.



Robots! We just love them: 3D printing and robots are a match made in mechanical heaven. So, we’ve made a short list on the best 3D printed robot projects you can find out there. This list is divided into two parts.

Working programmable 3D printable robots that are programmable, move and actually do things. They usually have to be assembled, which takes some basic knowledge of electronics and 3D printing. Their “brains” usually are powered by an Arduino, Raspberry Pi or other microcomputers. Start right here.
Printable 3D printable robots (without a function) for your shelf, desk, etc. They can be 3D printed in several parts or one go. Jump here to see them.

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Games and the Future of Education | ABUNDANCE

Peter Diamandis: Learning needs to be less like school and more like Angry Birds. We need get kids addicted to learning while they are having fun. http://xprize.or


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 1:23 PM

The future I dreamed of as a young teacher is happening right now. The next 20 years will be profoundly interesting for all teachers and learners.

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6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset (EdSurge News)

6 Must Haves for Developing a Maker Mindset (EdSurge News) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"Flashy spaces and shiny toys in makerspaces are enticing, but it takes time and explicit scaffolding to develop a true Innovator. Building and providing the space for Making to happen is one thing; nurturing a mindset that gives students the mental tools to engage with said spaces is a much larger, and timely, endeavor.

Best defined by the research and work of Carol Dweck, Jo Boaler and Eduardo Briceno, growth mindset is the recognition of the brain as a muscle that—with practice, effort, and nurturing—can continue to grow and develop. When you think of an inventor or innovator, past or present, what descriptors come to mind? Creative. Persistent. Curious. Fearless. Passionate. But educators know that most students don’t show up to your class on the first day of school exhibiting these qualities.

So how do we provide not only the physical tools but the mental tools to Make? Here are the essential pieces:

1. Give students permission to play

2. Build those Maker muscles 

3. Reflect often

4. Have some accountability

5. Cultivate an appreciation for failure

6. Use role models to inspire students to become Makers"


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 6, 6:46 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered

#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity and trend of the term “makerspace”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where to locate materials and determine the educational significance. Another complication is that the resurgence of this DIY movement found its grassroots in the public population and is just starting to make its way back to education. This makes navigating materials from an educational lens even more challenging.  Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 29, 9:23 AM
Engage students in the Maker Movement with a variety of spaces in your classroom for students to explore and create. Makerspace for Education is a resource for teachers who want to dive into this and want some ideas about how to do it.
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 29, 9:56 AM
Makerspaces are really in sync with UDL.  here is a wonderful resources that guides you through the "Making of a Makerspace" in you classroom.  If we had more makerspaces, we'd have more environments supportive of UDL.
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
We're showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 12, 11:35 AM

Great resource for educators of all levels!

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 15, 9:16 PM
Excellent list of resources. Well organized, too! 
Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 23, 2:49 PM
Incorporating videos in a PBL/flipped setting goes beyond just using YouTube or Khan Academy videos. What a great list of video sites. Lots of ideas here!
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The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research

The Top 10 Companies Working on Education in Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality - Touchstone Research | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality technologies are quickly changing the landscape of education with the help of some key companies.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 25, 6:05 AM

Some ineteresting videos and links.

Geraldine Jones's curator insight, September 27, 4:31 AM
Good examples of how AR/VR can be used in the classroom. Both HE and schools.
Chris Carter's curator insight, Today, 8:44 PM
VR is here and its here to stay.
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App of the Week: Free science and math simulations for all ages

App of the Week: Free science and math simulations for all ages | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of ways to use PhET simulations in (or out of) the classroom. Effectively, any time you’d use a static PowerPoint slide or textbook image to demonstrate a concept, it’s worth checking PhET to see if there’s an interactive version. Chances are high there is already one on the site. There are also virtual versions of common lab experiences, and it might be worth using the simulation if you’re short on class time or resources. Even if you have really great videos of experiments, the interactivity of these simulations will contribute so much to your lessons that it’s hard not to use both.

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Makerspace Stories and Social Media: Leveraging the Learning - Edutopia #makered

Makerspace Stories and Social Media: Leveraging the Learning - Edutopia #makered | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By assigning students a one-minute, social-media-friendly video reflecting on their makerspace experience, you encourage them to bring their learning into the world where they live.

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Five Ways to Ensure #Real #Learning Happens in #Maker #Enhanced #Projects

Five Ways to Ensure #Real #Learning Happens in #Maker #Enhanced #Projects | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
While not new, project-based learning has become a popular method to try and move beyond surface-level learning. Many teachers are trying to figure out the right ingredients for strong projects that interest and engage students, while helping them meet required learning targets. But implementing project-based learning well isn’t easy, especially when many teachers are more accustomed to direct instruction, when they can be sure they’ve at least touched on all the topics in the curriculum. On top of the push toward  projects, some educators are also embracing maker-education, a distinct but often overlapping idea.

“There’s a lot of research out there about integrating making into project-based learning to ramp up what students are learning in the core content areas that they’re going to be tested in,” said Michael Stone, an Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, who taught high school in Tennessee.

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What Do Great Makerspaces Have in Common? — Medium

What Do Great Makerspaces Have in Common? — Medium | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Since creating my makerspace and more recently, since publishing my book on makerspaces, I have had the honor of having conversations with, as well as working with, people all across the world. One of the most important lessons I have learned is that….

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mysimpleshow - create your own explainer video in minutes

It has never been easier to create your own explainer video. mysimpleshow transforms any text into an animated video you will love.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 1, 12:30 AM

This is an excellent tool for creating online learning or getting students to presenttheir work. Just add the script for each slide and it autogenerates images and voice to go with the text. You can then tidy up and edit it or add your own voice.

Elena Manou's curator insight, August 1, 8:15 AM
looks awesome! I need to check further - great for students' projects
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11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith

11 Tools to Verify that Online Info - Julie Smith | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This afternoon I had the pleasure of presenting at the Catholic Press Association National Conference here in St. Louis.  Great setting, great people and my time went way too quickly.

I shared with them some of my favorite sites/tools for verifying online information, and thought perhaps others might be interested.  So, in no particular order, here they are.

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Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, July 30, 11:00 AM
hoy mas que nunca es necesario
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SmartyReader

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SmartyReader is an interactive eReader platform that pairs award-winning content with challenging comprehension questions and active vocab acquisition.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 22, 8:47 AM

This looks pretty interesting.

Mark A J Ellis's curator insight, July 23, 2:57 PM
Looks like this could be worth a try...
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 12, 6:51 PM

I had already figured this out on my own. ;) Thanks to John Evans.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Online Collaborative Whiteboards

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Stoodle is a free online collaborative whiteboard tool hosted by CK12. On Stoodle you can create a whiteboard space and invite others to use it with you. Registration is not required in order to use Stoodle. In the video embedded below I demonstrate the features of Stoodle.




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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, July 9, 8:53 PM

Check out this blog post & video from Richard Byrne. Great tool... and it's free!

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, July 10, 9:56 AM
Not sure how well this will work in a cloud-based classroom, as it gives me an Office error, but the concept is fantastic. Will it enhance teaming over Google products? Let's see...
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Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes

Makerspaces Lead to School and Community Successes | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
While the Maker Movement continues to grow, it hasn't yet gained its greatest traction, which currently sits untapped in the minds of the students in front of us. Through forming partnerships with community makerspaces or building a school makerspace, educators and decision makers everywhere have the rare chance to help bring this truly all-inclusive learning experience into their schools, districts, and communities in order to help all students. Here are four ways that the "new industrial revolution" will help your students succeed and help breathe life back into your craft.

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Worlds of Learning | What Does Making Mean to You?

Worlds of Learning | What Does Making Mean to You? | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
June 7, 2016 marked the first annual MakerJam event. This event was created by students at our school, for students not only at our school, but for children across the country and world as well.  Footage of the day, along with student creations, can be seen at #MakerJam2016.  During the event, I touched base with several of our students to ask them:

What does making mean to you?
Their responses serve as an important reminder that making is a deeply personal thing to those who experience it.  Most students view it as an opportunity for the individualism to shine. We as educators cannot possibly try to define making as one thing, nor try to define what it means for our students.  The educational makerspace is based on student ownership of what making and learning means to them. Some of the student responses can be viewed below.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 15, 8:01 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.