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8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them

8 Free Mind Map Tools & How to Best Use Them | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Choosing from the many excellent mind mapping and brainstorming web apps and tools is a matter of nitpicking. But how should you go about selecting the right tool that doesn’t befuddle you? Keeping your needs front and center, here are few standout features you can look at:

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How To Design A 21st Century Assessment - TeachThought

How To Design A 21st Century Assessment - TeachThought | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Contemporary curriculum design involves multiple facets: engaging 21st Century skills, using digital tools, collaborating with others around the globe, performance tasks, and more. Getting these design elements into a teacher’s current curriculum demands that teachers create professional habits around Replacement Thinking.

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abinaya's curator insight, October 28, 2015 9:35 AM

The problem with the 21st Century skills concept is that education may not be ready for it just yet. ... design side stop with this big picture, abstract notion of21st Century ... The real trick is in figuring out how to assess that students are ... ....http://goo.gl/n4mThN... #Web Design Training,#Web Design Training in Chennai

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Content Curation and the School Librarian


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Virtual Realities

Virtual Realities | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Making any sort of prediction for the future of technology is fraught with  difficulty and Chris Dede’s analysis published as 'Planning for
Neomillennial Learning Styles' confronts this as well as any. Written in
2005 it hints at things yet to come and the possibility of virtual reality
environments to allow for ‘situated learning’ to occur within classrooms
without access to exotic locations or facilities. Chris’ emphasis is on
immersion in a virtual world, a digitally constructed reality


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 20, 2015 10:36 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Patu's curator insight, August 4, 2015 8:08 AM

An interesting look at the potential of virtual reality to impact on education and situated learning.

NikolaosKourakos's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:41 AM

An interesting look at the potential of virtual reality to impact on education and situated learning.

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10 Things You Don't Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane

10 Things You Don't Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Formative assessment is a verb, not a noun: ten things you don't know about formative assessment.

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We Learn Through Stories- @dkuropatwa

Slides to support a workshop at the Building Learning Communities Conference in Boston, MA. 15 July 2015. How can we make learning sticky using powerful storyt…

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ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 15, 2015 3:53 PM

#Storytelling #STEM #STEAM #Learning

Hanne Alsen's curator insight, August 17, 2015 5:52 AM

Make it personal - tell your story - make it matter

Carlos Silva's curator insight, October 25, 2015 10:07 AM

añada su visión ...

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Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning

Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Interactive and informative discussions around Universal Design for Learning and Personalized Learning during 7/6/15 #plearnchat.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 7, 2015 10:08 AM

Over 35 educators across the country came together in a vibrant and vital discussion around the big question in #plearnchat: "Why is Universal Design for Learning the framework for Personalized Learning?" Read the Storify and be amazed what educators are saying about UDL and PL.

Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 7, 2015 10:13 AM

Over 35 educators across the country came together in a vibrant and vital discussion around the big question in #plearnchat: "Why is Universal Design for Learning the framework for Personalized Learning?" Take a look at the Storify and be amazed what educators are thinking about this big question.

Kevin Boozer's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:51 PM

Hope this helps me learn about makerspace

 

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23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn - TeachThought

23 Tools For Students To Publish What They Learn - TeachThought | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
It’s no surprise that’s no surprise that there are so many tools available for students to publish their ideas to in the year 2015.

There was once a time when publishing thoughts to the web required considerable knowledge of HTML and CSS, however with the surge of online blogging and publication systems, the power of expression has never been easier. Students now have a well of opportunity to express their thoughts and ideas with the added chance of getting global feedback on those insights. Here is a list of some of the best online publication tools that students can post their creative impressions on.

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ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: Takeaway Tips for a Library Maker Space | ISTE 2015 | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The maker movement was front and center at the 2015 ISTE conference—and that’s a good thing for me. After following maker initiatives with great interest for some time now, I have the opportunity to design a maker space this year for 6th–12th grade students at my school, Worcester (MA) Academy.


A search of this year’s program at ISTE, held June 28 to July 1 in Philadelphia, using the term “constructivist learning/maker movement” resulted in 67 related sessions. The ISTE Librarians Network hosted a maker station at their Digital Age Playground and convened a panel on library maker spaces, featuring elementary and middle school librarians, a school administrator, and the coordinator of a public library maker initiative. Vendors and exhibitors demonstrated tools, lessons, and ideas for maker spaces. Meanwhile, a four-hour Maker Playground Wednesday morning drew a huge crowd of attendees.


One of my goals at the conference was to gather ideas and tips to help me create my library’s maker space. Here are some highlights of what I discovered at ISTE."


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3 Terrific Tech Tools Every Teacher MUST Try - FRACTUS LEARNING

3 Terrific Tech Tools Every Teacher MUST Try - FRACTUS LEARNING | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
There’s nothing better than a great app or website that makes my life as a teacher easier! Below are three apps that I think teachers will love!

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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 2015 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 2015 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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Project -Based Learning
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Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story.

Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story. | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Slate lets you turn anything you want to say – whether it’s a book report, a newsletter or your latest travel adventure – into a beautiful visual story, in minutes. Bring your words and images together, tap on one of the professionally designed, magazine-style themes and beautiful fonts, colors and motion are automatically applied! The good news is, you don’t have to make any complex design decisions. You can just focus on your story.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 4, 2015 2:22 PM

Adobe Slate is a new free iPad app for making and sharing presentations on any device.

Valentina Tanzillo's curator insight, May 26, 2015 5:12 AM

Adobe Slate | Make a beautiful visual story. #VisualStorytelling

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Infographic: Ed tech can change the world

Infographic: Ed tech can change the world | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Educational technology is making a huge impact on how students learn, how teachers teach and how education is done.

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SA Fia Z's curator insight, September 29, 2015 4:15 AM

Technology is and will continue to revolutionize education. I

elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, September 29, 2015 9:05 AM

Great inforgraphics

Tom Georgiev's curator insight, September 29, 2015 5:18 PM

Lets Change The World Together , I'll Show You How to Make Things Right Again, Gain Trust and Fix any Problems We Face! Give Me Your Hand and Trust Me!

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littleBits Electronics for Education: Tools for Hands-on STEM Learning

littleBits Electronics for Education: Tools for Hands-on STEM Learning | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
GETTING STARTED WITH LITTLEBITS
With just a little bit of prep and planning, it's easy to get your students learning and inventing with littleBits.

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The Kids' Guide to Google Search

The Kids' Guide to Google Search | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. The world's most popular search engine offers clever features, shortcuts, and fun stuff to help your kid search faster and smarter.

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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, October 29, 2015 7:52 AM

Kids do need to know good search techniques!

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, October 29, 2015 9:34 AM

Timely as we are implementing Google Apps for ED in our district @lynwoodusd

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, October 30, 2015 11:51 AM

Fun tips on how to use Google. 

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10 Reasons for Students to Blog Infographic

10 Reasons for Students to Blog Infographic | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
So, you want to increase motivation for reading and writing, improve confidence levels and/or encourage ICT literacy? Well, regardless of the rationale, blogging is a very powerful learning tool that can assist teachers with these goals.

Still not convinced that blogging is a meaningful activity? Then check out the nifty sketch note shown below, one that illustrates ten additional reasons you should get your blog on with your students.

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Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning

Guide: Using the SAMR Model to Guide Learning | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Technology is an immense tool that can transform the way students learn. One of my favourite quotes which demonstrates this comes from Steve Jobs:
 “What a computer is to me is it’s the most remarkable tool that we’ve ever come up with, and it’s the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.“

 


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Ann Middlemiss's curator insight, August 14, 2015 4:55 AM

Interesting and intuitive way of looking at how technology can enhance learning.

Maria Bañeres's curator insight, September 19, 2015 12:17 PM

Just technology!

Sebastián Vásquez's curator insight, September 21, 7:13 PM
In my opinion, substitution, argumentation, modification and redefinition (SAMR) model is a very useful tool to have into account as a starting point, or as a reference one, to start thinking about the way teachers can design lessons and the role they want technology to play into the classroom. It could also be used as a way to make students reflect upon the way they normally use technology and to make them aware of other possibilities and different ways in which they could do it. Furthermore, we can use this method as a pretext to discover others and to explore other ways in which technology could help us all to enhance teaching-learning processes.
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Learn to Code: Do it For the Kids

Learn to Code: Do it For the Kids | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

"There is a shortage of people who know how to program. These are high quality, high paying jobs. How do we encourage students to learn how to code? Learning to programming not only is a skill that is in high demand, it is also incredibly useful. We have all wished we had an app or a program that would do a particular thing that is specific to ourselves. I know some HTML and some JavaScript and Google Apps Script and it is amazing what you can do with just a little knowledge"


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From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines - Langwitches

From Visible Thinking Routines to 5 Modern Learning Routines - Langwitches | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

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Lawrence Buck's curator insight, July 31, 2015 7:29 AM
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, July 31, 2015 2:42 PM
I have been a fan of Visible Thinking Routines which were developed by Project Zero from Havard, for a while now. I have used these routines with students, as  blogging routines and in professional development workshops.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/

 

Shelly Reckow VanVoorst's curator insight, October 25, 2015 3:45 PM

I scooped these visible thinking routines because they reminded me of class, and the expectations of how we will utilize information.  I hope that when other educators and teachers look at these visuals they not only share them with their students, but also consistently reference them, and demonstrate how to work through the routines themselves. 

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UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture

UDL and The Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

Jackie Gerstein proposes an experiential flipped classroom learning model where she believes there a  great opportunity to change the predominant didactic model of education that is especially prevalent in upper elementary through graduate school education.

 

"UDL is a strategy, a process that provides opportunities for all students, not just those with special needs (but I believe all learners have special needs), to be successful learners. This is the same goal for the flipped classroom model designed as an experiential learning cycle.

 

This model has experiential learning at the core of the learning process with the content videos supporting the learning rather than being the core or primary instructional piece. Experiential learning is the process of making meaning from direct experience.. Simply put, experiential learning is learning from experience. Experiential learning can be a highly effective educational method[ It engages the learner at a more personal level by addressing the needs and wants of the individual. For experiential learning to be truly effective, it should employ the whole learning wheel, from goal setting, to experimenting and observing, to reviewing, and finally action planning. This complete process allows one to learn new skills, new attitudes or even entirely new ways of thinking. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Experiential_learning)"

 

Thank you Jackie for your insight in creating this model where all learners can experience success!


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Steven E Teator's curator insight, July 19, 2015 9:48 AM

This article provides some "brain science" and discusses how the flipped classroom can be applied to the Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

asli telli's curator insight, August 1, 2015 1:33 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

wernerio's curator insight, August 2, 2015 11:27 AM

Great article connecting UDL/brain science and experiential learning. It even integrates the "Three What " reflection method.

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My Reading Buddy Lives 1000 Miles Away - @KathyCassidy @klirenman

My Reading Buddy Lives 1000 Miles Away - @KathyCassidy @klirenman | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
I’m always looking for new ways to encourage my students to read. If you’re a primary teacher, I know you do, too. I encourage students to read alone. To read with their teacher. To read to a classmate. To read to a big buddy. To read to their parents or siblings. The more you read, the better reader you will be, so it just makes sense.

Because our classroom is connected with so many people OUTSDE the four walls of our physical space, I have sometimes been able to find a pre-service teacher or someone else who is willing to listen to my students read via Skype. When this happens, I have the students choose a book ahead of time. Then, I just make a list of the students who will be reading, post it near the computer and make sure the first student is connected and ready to go. As each student finishes reading, she tells the next student on the list that it is her turn to read. I am free to work with other students while this “reading center” runs itself.

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Education Through Students' Eyes: A Dry-Erase Animated Video - Getting Smart

Education Through Students' Eyes: A Dry-Erase Animated Video - Getting Smart | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Let’s face it. All teachers talk, but not all teachers listen. I know, I know. You are probably thinking, “Well, students talk all the time, but they don’t all listen.” Granted, you may have a point there. But perhaps the root of the problem, a lack of honest and transparent conversations between teachers and students, can be discovered when Holmes’ famous quotation is crossed with The RSA’s animated video covering Daniel Pink’s Drive.

What results is a dry-erase animated video that took two sophomore students from Studio 113 and East Hall High School six hours to plan, draw, and fully articulate their concerns about the following educational concerns:

Teachers’ view versus students’ view of school schedules.
School systems’ expectations of students versus students’ own expectations of themselves.
Purpose, application, and importance of certain curricula.
The practice of not asking the most important people of all…the students.
Ignoring successful educational models, such as Finland.

Care to listen? The wise teachers already know it is the “privilege of wisdom” to click “play.”

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 25, 2015 11:08 AM

If we talk about "life skills," we have to make sure our teaching reinforces actual "life skills." We talk about what students need to know. . .to do well on tests. But we have to help students understand that some of what they need to know won't look the same in life after high school and it's quite probable that some of the stuff they learn won't be relevant or useful, at least not in ways we can think of just now. Or, if we're really honest, ever. Of course, then they'll want to know why they have to learn it, a question students have been asking for a very, very long time.

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Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different

Highly trained, respected and free: why Finland's teachers are different | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

 
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Kati Pärkkä's curator insight, June 25, 2015 1:39 AM

Teachers' basic training is very qualified. To make sure that the quality of teaching stays on high level we should invest on in-service training of all teachers. The world and society is developing faster and faster every day...

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 3, 2015 9:43 AM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

Boutara Nour Eddine's curator insight, August 10, 2015 12:55 PM
Welcome to a country where teaching is a highly prized profession. Finland’s teachers have kept the nation near the top of the influential Pisa performance rankings since they were first published in 2001, leading to an influx of educational tourists as other teachers have endeavoured to learn from the Finnish experience.

 

The high-level training is the basis for giving young teachers a great deal of autonomy to choose what methods they use in the classroom – in contrast to England, Krokfors says, where she feels teaching is “somewhere between administration and giving tests to students”. In Finland, teachers are largely free from external requirements such as inspection, standardised testing and government control; school inspections were scrapped in the 1990s.

 

“Teachers need to have this high-quality education so they really do know how to use the freedom they are given, and learn to solve problems in a research-based way,” Krokfors says. “The most important thing we teach them is to take pedagogical decisions and judgments for themselves.”

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 23, 2015 10:27 AM

Had to share. Someone took the time to assemble this information. Greatly appreciated

hghodbane's curator insight, September 4, 2015 6:04 AM

Really useful guide to online presentation tools+

Roselink's curator insight, March 9, 4:19 PM

Not so much a 'Quick Guide' as an in depth guide, really! Looks of detailed explanation and screenshots giving a solid overview of a whole host of tools. Much more useful than a list as you can read and look and get a clear idea of what the tool is and how it might be used.

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5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015

5 Presentation Design Trends for 2015 | Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
Presentation Design Tips | Similar to websites, presentation design trends change over time. Follow these 5 presentation design trends and wow your audience!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, June 9, 2015 7:45 PM

If you are looking for ways to update your PowerPoint presentations -- or any kind of collateral material that tells your story -- here is a post about the latest design trends.


These should get your wheels turning and keep you busy for awhile :)


Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for originally finding and sharing this piece.

bernieshoot's curator insight, June 10, 2015 7:46 AM

#socialnetwork #blogging

Annie 's curator insight, June 11, 2015 10:40 AM

Which style do you like to use?