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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Learning Technology | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ 

 

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I am adding this to my seminar resources. Having another set of tools for my teachers to create their PIE Infographics is important.  Creating visual representations of learning is such a powerful learning for teachers and is a skill they can transfer to their classroom and for students to create in the classroom.

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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

becool's curator insight, May 4, 2015 6:40 AM

Infographics voor zij die er nog steeds zot van zijn.

Sahana Chattopadhyay's curator insight, May 4, 2015 11:59 PM

Infographics are great tools to present curated and focused content from a specific perspective. 

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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, 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

The Power of the Visual for learning | Learning Technology | Scoop.it

"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. 

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Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

Download a Free Copy of Danah Boyd’s Book, It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
danah boyd (she doesn't capitalize her name) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and a Fellow at Harvard's Berkman Center, where she looks at how young people use social media as part of their everyday lives. She has a new book out called It's Complicated:

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I downloaded my copy this morning and am thinking that it might be a great book to share with parents.

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Robert Rodenbaugh's curator insight, April 11, 2014 4:17 PM

A book that takes a look at how the world is changing, and the impact technology is having on the social and emotional aspects of students lives. Download the book, and purchase it if you want it on your professional shelf in your office. I guess the world of publishing is changing, too!

 

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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The infographic is a good summary but the blog is even better as a description. 

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WEAC's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:29 PM

One of the best: 4. Exploration: It's the learner who has the initiative and takes control.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:52 AM

Me gusta el concepto de "Evento de Aprendizaje". puede que con él, si es suficientemente amplio, se pueda resolver el batiburrillo de métodos, técnicas, estrategias, procedimientos, protocolos, tácticas, etcétera, con la que nuestros profes se enredan más y más.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Learning events you need in your class.

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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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This is helpful for presentations and for course design.  Something to think about for seminars next year.

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 2014 11:32 AM

Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, April 18, 2014 9:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, April 18, 2014 3:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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20+ Ways to Engage your Students in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20+ Ways to Engage your Students in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Learning Technology | Scoop.it

20+ Ways to Engage your Students in Learning #edtech http://t.co/n4vAcv5ofm via @medkh9


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Another good infographic created by Mia.  This will be good for seminars. 

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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

7 Terrific Online Writing Tools to Inspire Your Students | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
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

Best Alternatives to PowerPoint | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
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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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The Educator and the Growth Mindset

The Educator and the Growth Mindset | Learning Technology | Scoop.it
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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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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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts | Learning Technology | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Here is a handy short guide to nine free infographic creation tools that can be utilized to create enticing visuals, word charts and data-based infographics without having special technical skills.

 

Useful. 8/10

 

Check them all out: http://www.infographicsarchive.com/create-infographics-and-data-visualization/ 

 

(Unearted by Andres Taborga)


Via Robin Good
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I am adding this to my seminar resources. Having another set of tools for my teachers to create their PIE Infographics is important.  Creating visual representations of learning is such a powerful learning for teachers and is a skill they can transfer to their classroom and for students to create in the classroom.

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Trude Burnett's curator insight, May 9, 2014 3:48 PM

Good tools to make Infographics

becool's curator insight, May 4, 2015 6:40 AM

Infographics voor zij die er nog steeds zot van zijn.

Sahana Chattopadhyay's curator insight, May 4, 2015 11:59 PM

Infographics are great tools to present curated and focused content from a specific perspective. 

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Digital Image Factory: All Pics

Free & Easy Digital Image AWESOMENESS by The Daring Librarian. What's your favourite digital imaging site? Slideshare Tip: Why the "All Pics" in the title?...

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one more good resource of practices and resources to make presentations, classes and professional learning pop!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 18, 2014 2:46 PM

A great slide presentation that focuses on images in your presentations - how and where to get them, how to enhance them, how to work with fonts and colors. Finally, there is a long list of image editing sites which will help you do the job.

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 2014 10:40 AM

Excellent slide show provides suggestions  and tips for students and instructors - no more death by powerpoint!  

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Turning documents into conversations

Turning documents into conversations | Learning Technology | Scoop.it

NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more.


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THis looks like an interesting tool for teachers in a 1:1 classroom.

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Volkmar Langer's curator insight, April 25, 2014 5:41 AM

That sounds really good :-)) 

CECI Jean-François's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:20 AM

Intéressant outil pour faire du commentaire social (débat électronique) sur un document, avec des possibilités de tri et de tracking ... Parfait pour l'hybridation de cours

Murielle Godement's curator insight, February 16, 2015 2:52 AM

Le pendant de VoiceThread à l'écrit. NowComment permet de commenter / débattre par écrit sur des documents du web en mode privé ou public. Le mode public ne propose pas de filtre de langue, difficile donc pour le moment de proposer des activités FLE de contributions à des débtas ouverts essentiellement en anglais.