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Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With

Storytelling's Periodic Table: A Great Tool to Play With | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
You probably won't recognize these storytelling elements from creative writing class.

Via Karen Dietz, Ally Greer
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What a great support to deepen writing practice for students as they learn to identify different roles, ideas and structures in their reading and use it in their writing

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Ali Anani's curator insight, February 13, 2014 12:25 PM

Amazing! I wrote recently on the Periodic Table of Emotions in my presentation Emotions Movement (Slides 18-21)

http://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/emotions-movement

Sieg Holle's curator insight, February 14, 2014 2:31 PM

Cure for writers cramp......

Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, February 15, 2014 7:42 PM

This infographic would be a hit in creative writing class

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Infographics and Learning - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING

Infographics and Learning - Learnnovators - Bringing INNOVATION to LEARNING | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
We believe that infographics is going to evolve further as one of the best ways to disseminate information in our learning programs.

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I will be sharing this as a part of my CU - Boulder seminar tonight.
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eclat's curator insight, January 4, 2014 5:30 PM

поддерживаю

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6 Tips on the Future of Learning from Actual Teenage Exponential Thinkers

6 Tips on the Future of Learning from Actual Teenage Exponential Thinkers | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
The first thing that became very clear during our conversation was that our group of “Generation Me” millennials expect their learning to be highly personalized. It should be “my choice” to pursue…
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David Baker's curator insight, April 18, 3:41 PM
Student voices and insights make this a powerful reminder of why keeping students in mind is powerful and important.  The graphics of "if you could redesign education" and "What's the purpose of Learning" are great PD conversation starters.  

Quotes like "It should be “my choice” to pursue “my interests” at “my pace,” they argued. Although this may at first sound childish, these demands are far from selfish. Why? Because personalization is necessary to compete in today’s intricately specialized world." help us to keep our work with students purposeful.
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“The more innovative I have become, the less classroom management I have to deal with.”

“The more innovative I have become, the less classroom management I have to deal with.” | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Someone who was reading “The Innovator’s Mindset”, approached me and talked about the impact it had on their teaching and learning.  I was honoured by their kind words, but this s…
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This quote supports the importance of empowering students in doing meaningful learning. "I believe that we need to teach students that ultimately they create their own future and that there are some times in school, work, and learning, where things will be boring and we have to plow through. But this applies to ourselves as educators as well. We create our own realities. A teacher’s job isn’t to “entertain”, but showing value and meaning in learning, can often help connect the seemingly most menial tasks to a larger purpose. When we focus on what we control and constantly work towards creating deeper and more meaningful learning opportunities for our students, the impact on our students will be that much more profound." Connecting work to the larger purpose is very important. Thank you @gcouros
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The 10 Innovation Secrets of Google

1. Have a mission people understand and care about.


2. Start with the user.


3. People matter; build a meritocracy. 


4. Be transparent and data based. 


5. Small teams that demo and iterate. 


6. 20 percent time. 


7. Apply a portfolio model. 


8. Set high expectations, but measure progress.


9. Provide a platform for others to innovate.


10. Set the expectation that innovation is the rule, not the exception.


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Designing for change without considering the group and the audience is vital. Reflects Design Thinking principles.
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Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? - Mind/Shift

Can the Maker Movement Infiltrate Mainstream Classrooms? - Mind/Shift | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
At the White House Maker Faire recently, where President Obama invited “makers” of all ages to display their creations, the  President investigated a robotic giraffe, a red weather balloon and shot a marshmallow cannon made by a student. With so much fanfare and media attention on the event, some educators are hopeful that the idea of tinkering as a way of learning might finally have made it back to the mainstream. But will the same philosophy of discovery and hands-on learning make it into classrooms?

“Most of the people that I know who got into science and technology benefited from a set of informal experiences before they had much formal training,” said Dale Dougherty, editor of Make Magazine and founder of Maker Faire on KQED’s Forum program. “And I mean, like building rockets in the backyard, tinkering, playing with things. And that created the interest and motivation to pursue science.”

That spirit of play and discovery of knowledge is missing from much of formal education, Dougherty said. Students not only have no experience with making or the tools needed to build things, they’re often at a tactile deficit. “Schools haven’t changed, but the students have,” Dougherty said. “They don’t come with these experiences.”

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This supports the movement I am seeing in our schools as they strive to promote rich learning, STEM, Design Thinking, and innovation. I see this thread from preschool through high school.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, July 3, 2015 3:09 AM

El "Maker Movement" debe ser un elemento clave en el desarrollo de proyectos multidisciplinares en las universidades. No es posible concebir soluciones innovadoras desde la perspectiva de una sola disciplina. Aún cuando hay avances importantes en algunas universidades, "una gaviota no hace verano".

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7 Terrific Online Writing Tools to Inspire Your Students

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Here are 7 great online writing tools to inspire creativity for writing and other creative projects for any student.
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Thank you @MrsLauer

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Best Alternatives to PowerPoint

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Nice to have a variety of tools to supplement my slidedecks and keynote.

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Leaving a legacy: connecting to your inner superhero

Leaving a legacy: connecting to your inner superhero | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Part of what motivates me everyday is legacy. I continually ask myself – what am I doing and saying each day that will make a lasting difference in someone’s life? I have a strong desire to leave education and the world...
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What we do every day as teachers makes a huge impact on our students and ourselves. Tantalizing are the unseen and unknown impacts that are a legacy we may never know.
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PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems

PBL- Let the Class Solve World Problems | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Can kids solve real life problems that affect our world? Sure! Why not? Many of you know the 7 sterile steps to PBL. How about adding a little more to the 7 steps? Here are a few ideas about how to...
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A nice companion to the work today in design thinking.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Math Chat - Solve Problems Together in Real Time

Free Technology for Teachers: Math Chat - Solve Problems Together in Real Time | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
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Checking out this app to use with students.
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The Educator and the Growth Mindset

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I am facilitating an in-service on Growth Mindsets for Educators.  I created an infographic, Thinglink, and Slide Presentation of resources that I am sharing below: Thinglink that contains links to...

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This will be a valuable tool to share in seminar with my new teachers as we look at their students and how the teacher views their classroom.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 26, 2014 11:08 PM

Do you teach your students about growth mindset? Is this a topic of discussion with other staff in your school? Jackie Gerstein has shared three excellent resources in this post that focuses on growth mindset.

She has created an infographic (image above) that looks at fixed mindset and growth mindset, showing how a student may identify based on their mindset.

The next step was putting the infographic into ThingLink and creating links to over 15 resources. Here is the link: ThingLink version of the infographic.

There is also a slideshow that provides additional resources (although some may be repeated in the ThingLink). The slideshow is split into four sections:

* Mindsets

* Historical Background

* The Educator with a Growth Mindset

* Teaching the Growth Mindset to your Learners

Since this post is based on a workshop she provided it is a great resource to share with teachers at your school (or other teachers whom you know). Make sure to check out the resources for students. You may find yourself creating a poster to help your students learn more about growth mindset.

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, July 28, 2014 4:10 PM

Another nice infographic on mindset

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Design Thinking Made Visible

Integrative Thinking, and its cousin Integrative Innovation, is the disciplined ability of recognizing, orchestrating and integrating the diverse brainpower of cross-disciplinary teams as they grapple with and navigate complex innovation challenges. At its core, Integrative Thinking is about recognizing and respecting the default thinking preferences of individuals regardless of discipline, and how those preferences map to innovation process. Integrative Thinking is also about unlearning old thinking habits and learning new behaviors.
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I plan to share this with my PLP.
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How does one of the top-performing countries in the world think about technology? - Hechinger Report

How does one of the top-performing countries in the world think about technology? - Hechinger Report | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
SINGAPORE—Forty students in bright yellow shirts hunched over their computers in Singapore’s Crescent Girls School as they raced against their teacher’s digital stopwatch.
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Thinking about the similarities and differences we are experiencing as a district. We are working to establish a culture of learning with technology just as Singapore is doing.
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Quiznetic

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Quiznetic is the perfect classroom tool to make lessons fun and engaging. Create learning games however you want and watch as student's players progress across your game in real time.

Via Nik Peachey
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This is a tool that I hope to share at our annual teachers tech conference. I will try it our next week with my seminar students as we continue to model ways to use technology to enhance instruction.  I want to see how teachers react to this as a part of their professional learning.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 18, 1:34 AM

A nice free tool for creating gamified quizzes.

Graeme Noll's curator insight, May 11, 1:55 AM

I re-scooped this from Nik Peachey, and trialled this game for making quizzes and seems like a nice tool. I also like that you could link to a ThingLink page or a blog. Lots of potential to "gamify" a lesson.

Within a lesson instead of making a questionnaire for students I would get every student to make a short quiz of 10 questions relating to what they have just learnt, the options from there are endless, but culminating all the quiz questions (but removing similar questions) would allow learners to get a holistic idea of the learning objectives. Also it would be interesting to get the students to pose one bonus question from there own research to go into a group quiz that could be done collaboratively in an open forum, therefore the question designer can also provide insight effectively leading the class.

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7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic}

7 Reasons 'Classroom Leadership' Is Better Than 'Classroom Management' {Infographic} | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
There are a number of visuals like the one above that illustrate some distinctions between a boss and a leader. I bet you can thin
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I really liked the infographic. The text and the visuals are a powerful tool to support coaching conversations. Teachers are leaders too!  This is valuable for them to think through.
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Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google

Ten search engines for researchers that go beyond Google | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Using search engines effectively is now a key skill for researchers, but could more be done to equip young researchers with the tools they need. Here, Dr Neil Jacobs and Rachel Bruce from Jisc’s digital infrastructure team share their top ten resources for researchers from across the web.

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I needed an academic search engine for a presentation.  Here are 10.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, January 8, 12:54 AM

Vale la pena revisar.

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Five Minute Film School: Movie Making For the Rest of Us!

Everyone is a filmmaker. Learn how to be one here!

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What a great tool for explaining the process. Fun way to introduce project to students or teachers. I'm wondering how this might be part of new teacher induction, PIE or student teacher seminars.
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David Baker's curator insight, May 24, 2016 6:15 PM
What a great tool for explaining the process. Fun way to introduce project to students or teachers. I'm wondering how this might be part of new teacher induction, PIE or student teacher seminars. This might be a fun option for PIE infographic night. 
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Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work

Why a 'Growth Mindset' Won't Work | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
John Hattie's research shows that growth mindset vs. a fixed mindset has an effect size of .19, which is below the Hinge Point, and the biggest reason why the growth mindset may not work is in the classroom.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 22, 2015 6:32 AM

"Students are conditioned to have a fixed mindset, and it's due to us." Ultimately it's one thing to believe in the value of growth mindset, but it's quite another to assist students in developing a growth mindset. We have to believe so they can believe.

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A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR

A Flow Chart that Describes SAMR | Learning Technology | Scoop.it

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I shared this with several teachers who are supporting teachers and schools in our 1:1 deployment. This will be a tool to help teachers think about their work.
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How To Get Started With Sketchnotes - Smashing Magazine

How To Get Started With Sketchnotes - Smashing Magazine | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
People make all sorts of visual notes. An army of sketchnoters is out there, and everyone has their own style when creating their sketchnotes. Some do amazing sketches and lavish letters.
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Another way to help students connect to learning content
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The Power of the Visual for learning

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"Visuals are so powerful. Carl Hendrick wrote recently about motivational posters recently here and I tend to agree when they’re used out of context, however I think visualisations can be a great learning tool, particularly when students make them themselves."


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So many tools that I need to look at and think about using with professional development classes in a targeted process. Thinglink, wordclouds and Glogster are three that jumped out.

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Marie Vans's curator insight, March 3, 2015 10:04 AM

A good list of apps to try out.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 9, 2015 2:44 AM

Un très bon résumé de tout ce qui est possible pour visualiser des informations au lieu de le mettre dans un slide avec du texte.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Math Chat - Solve Problems Together in Real Time

Free Technology for Teachers: Math Chat - Solve Problems Together in Real Time | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
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MIT Rethinks How You Consume News

MIT Rethinks How You Consume News | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
No idea where Ukraine is? Confused about the differences between Sunnis and Shiites? MIT Media Lab has a solution.
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So how might we engage students to do similar thinking in the public schools? How do we use this idea to rethink how we engage students in learning?
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30 Graphics That Explain the Last 100 Years - Made From History

30 Graphics That Explain the Last 100 Years - Made From History | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
Given we’ll shortly be reaching the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, we compiled this piece to explain the key global events of the...

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Visuals that include original source materials make classroom experiences much more relevant to students. It allows the story of the events to be made more real whether it is the experiences of WWI, WW II, or Civil Rights.
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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:00 PM

If you teach history/social studies this post is right up your alley. The website MadeFromHistory has put together 30 infographics that look at 30 key events in the last 100 years, and they do acknowledge that the have "left out quite a few events" due to space limitations. You can also find sections that focus on World War I, World War II, and Civil Rights as well as a Referenced Blog, which shares a wide variety of topics.

For many students, using visuals helps them to recall information more readily. If you teach history from the past 100 years it is worth checking out this website.

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:44 PM

 valuable tool for teaching of history. A series of infographics, timelines and a referenced blog which give valuable visual insight into key events from the last century.

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8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads - Mind/Shift

8 End-of-Year Questions To Ask Students About iPads - Mind/Shift | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
"As the school year heads into the final days and weeks, now’s the perfect opportunity to gather feedback from students about their use of iPads. Taking the time to construct a thoughtful survey that will elicit helpful feedback can help set the stage for professional development, program enhancements, and more thoughtful steps into using the devices. Here are eight key questions to ask:"
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Monty Bell's curator insight, June 11, 2014 10:36 AM

Great question about creation or consumption. 

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 11, 2014 11:44 AM

Student input is one of the best qualitative voices in schools.  Great questions.

Paula Jamieson's curator insight, August 5, 2014 4:54 PM

This got me thinking as I am constantly gathering feedback from teachers but not capturing student voice as often.