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Genius Hour Blog - Genius Hour Introductions

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Genius Hour Introductions to my 6th grade class. Courtesy of ckesler@gmail.com and posted at http://www.geniushour.com/2013/03/31/genius-hour-introductions/

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I introduced the idea of a genius hour project to my three 6th grade honors science classes on Thursday. Overall, I think that it was very well received by the students. I’m trying to focus all of my energy on the 75% of them that ‘got it’, but I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t a little concerned about the few that were either apathetic or asking questions like, “Do we have to do this?” Not everyone is going to be as excited about the project as I am. Once they realize that the alternative to genius hour is far inferior, their feelings about the project may change.

I had the students raise their hands if they were excited about the project, and I saw a bunch of hands in the air. I then asked if anyone was scared or nervous about what I was asking them to do, and there were also many hands in the air, including mine! We had the conversation about how they have been told all of their life what they had to learn in school and how I was liberating them from that style of learning. They definitely seemed to appreciate that.

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Let’s get this straight: bipolar is not a useful tool for productivity

Let’s get this straight: bipolar is not a useful tool for productivity | Durff | Scoop.it
My PhD was spent in a blur of bipolar mania, which left me bald from stress, overweight and completely exhausted
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Free Technology for Teachers: Add Interactive Elements to Videos With TouchCast

Free Technology for Teachers: Add Interactive Elements to Videos With TouchCast | Durff | Scoop.it

TouchCast lets users record a short video and then overlay widgets called vApps. These moveable vApps can hold live web pages, live Twitter streams, photos, maps, or multimedia, and you can even ask your audience live questions. Anyone watching the video via the TouchCast app (or website) can click on a vApp and interact with it all while remaining in the video ...


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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:38 AM

This is beyond exciting. Is there a  catch?  I am downloading the free app can't wait to get started.  

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Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn

Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To Learn | Durff | Scoop.it

Jackie GERSTEIN: I absolutely love planning lessons from scratch.  I just got a job teaching technology units for a summer camp for elementary age students. I can design and teach whatever I want – planning for a different theme each week. Some of the themes I am planning are: Expanding and Showing Your Personal Interests Through Blogging, Photos, and Videos; Coding and Creating Online Games; Tinkering and Making – Simple Robotics; Hacking Your Notebook; and Creating Online Comics, Newspapers, and Magazines.  I have begun the process of planning these classes through reflecting on what the lessons will look like.


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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, May 19, 8:02 AM

Diseñando creativamente...Questions to Ask Oneself While Designing Learning Activities | Design | Learning To L... | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

Nancy Jones's curator insight, May 20, 3:45 PM

I like the comment that suggest also adding "Do they care?"

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, May 24, 4:57 PM

more questions uoon which to reflect when designing lessons

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Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn

Connectivism: Learning as a Community - Designed:2:Learn | Durff | Scoop.it
In a modern world where knowledge objects are ubiquitous and openly accessible, the roles of educators and learners must evolve to meet the growing needs of the resulting high-paced, digital society. Connectivism is an emergent, net-enabled learning theory that suggests the most important result of a learning situation is the ability of the learner to make connections between distinct ideas using social capital and the affordances of digital networks.

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jane fullerton's curator insight, May 24, 10:02 AM

Great ideas for engaging students in broader engagement in social responsibility and personalized learning on the Web.

Alfio Gangemi's curator insight, May 24, 8:05 PM

This article talks about how educators roles have to evolve to meet the growing needs of a high paced digital society as well as Connectivism and how important it is in a modern day classroom to help students develop better understanding of distinct ideas using social capital and capabilities of digital networks. 

Heraclio Muñoz Cruz's curator insight, May 25, 8:14 AM

Conectivismo: Aprendizaje en comunidad.

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27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz

27 Ways to Inspire Students to Innovate ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Katrina Schwartz | Durff | Scoop.it
Educator Mia MacMeekin made this infographic about ways to inspire students to think more deeply about how innovation applies to them. It’s a helpful way to begin a conversation about what it means to innovate, a word that sometimes seems to belong in the adult domain of business and is estranged from how students think about living their lives.

 

Excellent! - JL


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, May 10, 12:41 PM

Learning to approach a topic from different directions/mindsets can produce new and different results.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, May 21, 8:59 AM

This infographic helps students see the value of innovation within their learning. Most of the ideas shared apply beyond the classroom as well.

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Building Online/Blended Course Environments

Building Online/Blended Course Environments | Durff | Scoop.it
I was recently invited to speak with the  #eLearnOnt "Game Changer" series where I discussed various options around building online and/or blended course environments via Google Hangout. I began wi...
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Over 76 Best Free Apps for kids and Education - AppFriday April 17 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids

Over 76 Best Free Apps for kids and Education - AppFriday April 17 - Fun Educational Apps for Kids | Durff | Scoop.it
Great FREE AppFriday today with a TOP PICK on sale - Understanding Math and 76 FREE apps for kids and Education: 5 reviewed apps including our latest TOP PICK - SpellNow Year1, A fun app for the young ones to learn new words - Monki Home; 2 math apps - OctoPlus and 10 Fingers+; A fun play app Tracks ’n’ Trains; A summary of what still FREE this Week and a lot more! Happy Download and have fun with apps!

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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | Durff | Scoop.it
By Abhijit Bhaduri and Bill Fischer Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid [...]

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Carol Rine's curator insight, March 27, 11:05 AM

Excellent comparison. I am challenged by some of these! #AlwaysGrowing

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 29, 3:28 PM

Le digital a certainement changé notre façon d'être. Ici l'auteur fait une extrapolation vers le leadership du 21st siècle. Évidemment les choses ne sont pas aussi noir/blanc. Il faut des styles de management différents selon les situations.

Sarah johnstone's curator insight, May 19, 4:59 AM

Digital - DIGItal - DIGITAL All The Way For Me!! ��

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All About That [Upright] Bass - Jazz Meghan Trainor Cover ft. Kate Davis - Postmodern Jukebox · YouShare.TV

All About That [Upright] Bass - Jazz Meghan Trainor Cover ft. Kate Davis - Postmodern Jukebox · YouShare.TV | Durff | Scoop.it
All About That [Upright] Bass - Jazz Meghan Trainor Cover ft. Kate Davis - Postmodern Jukebox
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Mr. Carper & Ms. K on Twitter

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Family Life Experiment! Please help us retweet this picture to see how many retweets we get! #lctitans #lchs pic.twitter.com/HqHn4l5ShK
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Wenn die Schule stimmt: Microsoft macht Office 365 weltweit...

Wenn die Schule stimmt: Microsoft macht Office 365 weltweit... | Durff | Scoop.it
Kaum eine Woche vergeht gefühlt ohne eine Meldung aus dem Hause Microsoft in Verbindung mit Office. Heute meldet das Unternehmen aus Redmond, dass man das kostenlose Office 365-Angebot für Lehrer, Schüler und Studenten über die Grenzen der USA hinaus erweitern will. Und Microsoft macht keine...
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Toodledo : A productivity tool to manage your tasks, to-dos, notes, outlines and lists

Toodledo : A productivity tool to manage your tasks, to-dos, notes, outlines and lists | Durff | Scoop.it
Toodledo is one of the most popular online productivity tools. Use it to manage your to-do list, take notes, organize ideas into outlines and make custom spreadsheet like lists for any purpose.
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What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers

What to Learn in College to Stay One Step Ahead of Computers | Durff | Scoop.it
Universities are struggling to figure out how to impart information to students that won’t be overridden in the near future by computers and robots.
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The best site I've ever used! | Padlet

The best site I've ever used! | Padlet | Durff | Scoop.it

We've created a new padlet to collect the most useful resources around the world. It's very simple to use: Click here http://padlet.com/papadel1/37fkwl5a1qvj and you'll find a noteboard. Double click on the noteboard and create your note. Simple! Write the language as a headline and share your link. Only one, the BEST site you've ever used!

 

We'll upload all lnks at https://papadeligames.wordpress.com

 

Share your ideas! Teachers or students! Because sharing is caring!


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Anita Rissler's curator insight, March 14, 9:54 AM

Samla idéer, som Post-it-lappar, ladda upp filer till lapparna, brainstorma tillsammans - lättanvänt!

ITTC_TEFL's curator insight, March 20, 10:28 AM

Here's a vast array of great teaching materials to have a look at.

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10 children's app trends for 2015

10 children's app trends for 2015 | Durff | Scoop.it
How your kids might be playing, learning and creating on devices this year, as well as how those apps may get them out in the real world

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67 Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn in 2015

67 Influential Educators Who Are Changing the Way We Learn in 2015 | Durff | Scoop.it
Who are the influential leaders in education today? We scoured the field to present you with 67 individuals we believe are shaping learning around the world.
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@coolcatteacher is on this list!

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#SocialMedia Tools List: +100 web 2.0 tools #edtech20 #iste12

#SocialMedia Tools List: +100 web 2.0 tools #edtech20 #iste12 | Durff | Scoop.it

Welcome in the New Tech Age because Curation Restart Education in our Project http://bit.ly/credproject ; Follow http://twitter.com/web20education http://twitter.com/LucianeCurator http://xeeme.com/LucianeCurator ; like http://web20education.bo.lt/credprojectfacebookpage . and get free our mLearning app http://web20education.bo.lt/credapp . Subscribe to My blogs http://bitly.com/feededtech20blogs ; http://bitly.com/egr8blog : related to new web 2.0, social media startups http://bitly.com/web20eblog , curation http://bitly.com/curationblog ; mLearning apps http://bitly.com/mLearningblog , google plus http://bitly.com/googleplusblog , and my romanian blog http://bitly.com/eblogulmeu .

Tired of social media experts answering Hootsuite and Radian6 when asked about social media tools? Well dailytekk.com does an incredible job of keeping a social media tools list. So we’ve taken their incredible list and have mashed it with a few favorites of our own.

25+ RANDOM, MUST-SEE SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS

Percolate – Turns brands into curators. Creates content for the social web.
awe.sm – Analytics for social media.
TweetReach – How far did your tweet travel?
Contaxio – Contact management for your social networks.
PostPost – Awesome stuff gets lost on Twitter. Strip-search your timeline.
SocialScope – A mobile inbox for your social networks.
NutshellMail - Delivers a social media summary to your email inbox.
Amplicate – Find out what people love and hate on social media.
Bottlenose - A smarter way to surf the stream.
AddShoppers – Reward sharing, measure results, add shoppers.
GroupTweet - Create a more dynamic Twitter account with multiple authors.
HowSociable - Measure your brand magnitude.
North Social - Quickly create and manage Facebook pages.
BrandMyMail - Include live social content in your Gmail emails.
Social Mention - Real-time social media search and analysis.
FeedMagnet - Social curation for websites and events.
TabJuice – Ultimate e-commerce solution for Facebook (100% free).
Conversocial – Deliver great customer service in Facebook and Twitter.
Bitly Enterprise – Short URL branding, real-time alerts, monitoring and more.
PeopleBrowsr – Social analytics for marketers.
Needium - Social media lead generation.
Crowdspoke – Find relevant content to share with customers, fans.
The Archivist – Save and analyze tweets.
MyLikes - Publishers promote your content through social networks.
Postling - Provides small businesses with social media tools.
MARKETING

Shoutlet - Enterprise social marketing platform.
Awareness, Inc. - Publish, manage, measure, engage. (Socialnomics Favorite!)
Unified – The world’s first social operating platform. Enterprise marketing.
Wildfire – Promotion, analytics, monitoring and more.
EngageSciences - The fastest growing European social marketing vendor.
LocalResponse – Helps marketers respond to real-time consumer intent.
GraphScience – Leverage the social graph. Optimize Facebook marketing.
GoChime – Reach the people who are a perfect fit for your products.
Adly – Celebrity endorsements in social media.
Hy.ly - From fans to leads. Facebook presence, contents and more.
SocMetrics – Engage influencers.
MarketMeSuite – Your free social inbox. End-to-end social marketing.
Fanplayr – Social game marketing.
memelabs - Branded Facebook contests and much more.
PowerVoice – Advertisers harness a consumer-to-consumer platform.
Lithium – Social community and marketing solutions.
Syncapse - Social media marketing, measurement and management.
Vitrue - Helps you utilize social communities for business.
Adotomi – Performance marketing for social media.
Zoniz – Full-service social marketing management platform.
Argyle Social - Data-driven social media marketing software.
Buddy Media - Offers a social enterprise marketing suite.
Extole – Consumer-to-consumer social marketing.
BuzzParadise - International network of social media advertising.
Zuberance - Energize your brand advocates.
Involver - A social marketing platform and more.
Silentale - Market and customer insights for Facebook page data.
SocialTwist - Acquire new customers using social referrals.
eCairn - Social media marketing solutions for marketing agencies.
MONITORING AND INTELLIGENCE

Netvibes - Social media monitoring, analytics and alerts dashboard.
Brandwatch - Social media monitoring tools.
ThinkUp - Free open source social media insights platform.
DataSift - Unlock insights from historical Twitter data.
Odimax - Actionable intelligence for social media marketing.
GlobalWebIndex - Provides data on users of your web presence.
Attentio - See what the world is saying about your brand.
Traackr - Find the influencers who matter to you.
Unmetric - The social benchmarking company.
LiveWorld - Moderation, community programming and actionable insight.
PeerIndex - Understand your influence across social media.
Jive - Social media monitoring and much more.
ethority – Social media intelligence.
CliMet - Maintain your brands reputation on Facebook and Youtube.
YourBuzz - Get the buzz on your business (American Express OPEN).
Eqentia - Enterprise content curation, monitoring and republishing.
Sentiment Metrics - Social media monitoring, measurement, engagement.
MutualMind - Intelligently monitor, analyze and engage.
Appinions - Discover and engage leading influencers on any topic.
Social Fixation - Apps. Automation. Awesomeness.
Digimind - Competitive intelligence and online reputation monitoring.
StepRep - Listen to what people are saying about your brand online.
Trackur - Social media monitoring made easy.
CustomScoop - Online news clipping and social media monitoring.
Beevolve - Comprehensive and affordable social media monitoring.
Visible - Social media monitoring, analytics and engagement.
Sysomos - Social media monitoring tools for business.
SOCIAL CRM

Radian6 - Social media monitoring and engagement, social CRM.
Sprout Social - Social media management, Twitter tools, social CRM.
Spredfast - Social CRM and enterprise marketing.
Nimble - Social CRM simplified. Turn communities into customers.
Sprinklr - Social CRM, enterprise social media dashboard.
MANAGEMENT

HootSuite - Dashboard for teams using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn.
SocialFlow – Optimized publisher for Facebook and Twitter.
uberVU - The intelligent social media dashboard.
tracx – An end-to-end social media management system.
thismoment - Engage everyone, everywhere, easily.
Hearsay Social - Enterprise social media software.
Sendible - Social media marketing, monitoring and management.
Pluck - Integrated social media solutions from Demand Media.
SocialVolt - Social media management software.
Engage121 - Social media management that enables customer relationships
Parature personalized approach to web-based customer service & help desk software
Tweetdeck Dashboard for teams using Twitter and Facebook
BLOGS AND WEBSITES

The Future Buzz – Digital marketing and social media blog.
SocialTimes.com – Your social media source.
Social Media Today – News, strategy, tools and techniques.
Mashable – Social media news and tips.
Socialnomics – insights from brands & experts on the why & how of social
Social Media Explorer – A blog about social media marketing.
Social Fresh – The business of social media.
The Social Media Marketing Blog – Marketing insights from Scott Monty.
Chris Brogan – Learn how human business works beyond social media.
Brian Solis – Defining the convergence of media and influence.
Britopian – Discussing the latest in social business.
AGENCIES

Likeable Media – Dave Kerpen’s agency – top clients (Neutrogena, Verizon)
Banyan Branch – Social media strategy, engagement, analysis and more.
Converseon – Social strategy and analytics agency.
Brickfish – viral map software – top clients (Redbox, Lemonhead)
Splashcube – Social media marketing and training.
WannaBeeSocial – Southwest Airlines of Social Agencies (cater small biz)
Webtrends – Social, mobile and web analytics and tools.
iStrategyLabs – Experimental social media marketing and more.
OTHER / MISCELLANEOUS

Klout - Measures social media influence.
Yammer – The enterprise social network.
Gigya - Social login, social plugins, analytics, gamifaction and more.
TrustYou – Social media monitoring for the hospitality industry.
Cyfe – All-in-one business dashboard and real-time monitoring.
Janrain – Social login, social profile storage, game mechanics, analytics.
BzzAgent – A word of mouth marketing company.
IZEA – Connects social media publishers with advertisers.
Lotame – Data and audience management platform.
OneDesk – Connect employees, partners and customers.
SocialVibe – Engagement marketing.
TwentyFeet - Social media monitoring and ego-tracking.
Timehop – What were you doing 1 year ago today?
Refollow – Discover, manage and protect your Twitter social circle.


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5 Digital Note-Taking Methods That Are Transforming Teaching and Learning - BAM! Radio Network

5 Digital Note-Taking Methods That Are Transforming Teaching and Learning - BAM! Radio Network | Durff | Scoop.it
New digital note taking methods are transforming teaching and learning. Our guest opens our eyes to the new possibilities with digital inking, collaborative note taking and enhanced note taking. Learn more...

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Swoosh - deliver presentations with the swoosh of your hand

Swoosh - deliver presentations with the swoosh of your hand | Durff | Scoop.it

Take your presentation to the next level to persuade clients, woo customers, and train internally by delivering your presentation with Swoosh. 

No more added complexities, configurations, or expensive hardware. Simply use intuitive gestures to control your presentation, keeping your hands free.


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Take your presentation to the next level, check out SWOOSH!

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

This looks like fun

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When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge

When School Leaders Empower Teachers, Better Ideas Emerge | Durff | Scoop.it
Teachers are increasingly being pushed into new roles as their ability to connect online opens up new opportunities. Educators are finding their own professional development, sharing lesson plans and teaching tips with colleagues around the world…
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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Durff | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 24, 4:39 AM

Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.


Atika MOKHFI's curator insight, February 25, 2:55 AM

Moovly semble intéressant et facile à utiliser pour la création de vidéos en ligne, mais personnellement je ne l'ai pas encore  testé...

Une version Free est disponible.

Moovly propose aussi une license "Education" : Ready to use Moovly for your educational projects or in your classroom? We offer educational licenses at a discount for individuals and groups.

Valérie Bardot's curator insight, February 28, 1:32 PM

Moovly, un outil qui a de multiples applications en ingénierie pédagogique (vidéos,, tutoriels..)

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WizIQ on Twitter

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Learn 9 ways to reinvent writing with @coolcatteacher in a free webinar. Enroll Now Here: http://goo.gl/FnOaxs pic.twitter.com/MNtrrFSUWT
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Empower students with collaborative writing tools

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Empower students with collaborative writing tools - Vicki Davis
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Webinar 2-26 4pmEST/9pmUTC->Empower students with collaborative writing tools: Online Course http://ow.ly/JDmjv @FluencyMC @coolcatteacher 

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