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Infographic Builders: 9 Free Tools To Create Great Visual Charts

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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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great for students to use after focus surveys and data collection

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Dave Wood's curator insight, March 31, 7:50 PM

Useful tools for creating infographics

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, April 1, 8:27 AM

Nice collection of infographic tools from an expert in digital curation.

 

David Baker's curator insight, April 3, 11:47 AM

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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In this paper, students provide insight into their
use of Quick Response (QR) codes and mobile
devices to assist in mathematics homework efforts.
These QR codes were directly linked to instructional
videos related to their unit on fraction algorithms
and were hosted on YouTube. Link: http://infonomics-society.org/IJTIE/Using%20QR%20Codes%20and%20Mobile%20Devices%20to%20Foster%20an%20Inclusive%20Learning%20Environment%20for%20Mathematics%20Education.pdf
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The British Library

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The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...

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The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...


Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 22, 1:20 PM

Great resources for visual application

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Effective virtual facilitation

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As virtual classes rapidly become de rigueur, the need for an effective virtual facilitation framework accelerates. I propose the 5-stage model of e-moderation developed by world-renowned networked...

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sdoukakis's curator insight, April 3, 12:38 AM

Για το πλαίσιο λειτουργίας προγραμμάτων e-tutoring... 

Inger Langseth's curator insight, April 4, 5:39 AM

Lesson design inpiration!

 

Bodil Hernesvold's curator insight, April 5, 8:55 AM

I have rescooped this from Inger Langseth, trying to keep up with ideas on how to teach (online).

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

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A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...

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David Baker's curator insight, March 15, 7:21 PM

This is the second perspective on Maslow's hierarchy I have seen in the past few weeks.  As we try to make learning more rigorous and more inclusive for all students the importance of meeting student needs in a variety of ways is very important.  This must include Social/emotional as well as technological.  

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 4:42 AM

A fresh perspective on Maslow's Pyramid of Needs

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:43 PM

I really like this pyramid. It certainly makes the psychology of learning clear. 

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Can People Collaborate Effectively While Working Remotely?

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As more workplaces become knowledge based, more companies will experience the tension of helping employees work together effectively while allowing them to do their jobs from almost anywhere.


One of the most important questions regarding the ability to work from anywhere is the effect it has on employees' engagement levels. On the one hand, working remotely offers employees a measure of autonomy that helps them feel better equipped to do their jobs well. On the other hand, employees must have positive, trusting relationships with their managers and coworkers to stay engaged, and such relationships may be more difficult to sustain with fewer opportunities for face-to-face interaction.

 

Gallup's extensive employee engagement research - presented in its recent State of the American Workplace report -- suggests that the ability to work remotely corresponds with higher engagement, but primarily among those who spend less than 20% of their total working time doing so.

 


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seems like the ability to discipline self to remain engaged is important

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 15, 5:33 PM
Findings form Gallup's extensive employee engagement research: 

  • Among those who never work remotely, 28% are engaged - meaning they are emotionally involved in, enthusiastic about, and committed to their work -- while 20% are actively disengaged, meaning they are unhappy at work and tend to disrupt their coworkers' productivity. The remaining on-site workers fall into a middle category -- not engaged.
  • Among employees who spend up to 20% of their time remotely, 35% are engaged - but engagement levels drop as employees spend more time off-site.


Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 15, 7:38 PM

It could be we need to find what works best and when it works best. It might be less about working remotely or working side-by-side and doing both at appropriate times.

Stephen Dale's curator insight, March 16, 6:58 AM

Gallup found that overall, remote workers are sllighlty more engaged (32%) than employees who work on site (28%). But there is a point of diminishing returns for engaging remote workers: Those who spend less than 20% of their time working remotely are the most engaged (35%) and have the lowest level of active disengagement (12%). These employees likely enjoy an ideal balance of both worlds opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie with coworkers at the office and the relative sense of freedom that comes from working remotely. #socbiz #agile

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CardKiwi | Create flashcards together with your friends and save a ton of time !

make flashcards online with cardkiwi and improve recall rate by up to 50 % through the power of spaced repetition.

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Improving Student Writing Using iPads - Dr. Wesley Fryer

"Slides for a series of hands-on iPad workshops by Dr. Wesley Fryer with elementary teachers in Lewisville, Texas, January 23-24, 2014. Learn more on: http://maps.playingwithmedia.com"


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Gunnar Sewell's curator insight, January 25, 7:56 AM

While tablets such as the iPad can be a very useful tool for teachers and for student engagement, it is my strong belief that they should never replace or reduce interpersonal activities. Educators must always remember that the push to use technology in the classroom is mainly the result of high tech companies' marketing campaigns. 

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, January 25, 6:31 PM

teachers often underestimate or underuse the power of the iPad

Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 27, 5:45 PM

Interesting perspective ... will engaging kids in elementary school translate to the stronger writing we expect of students.

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Unhangouts - A platform for unconferences

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"Unhangout is an open source platform for running large scale online un-conferences. We use Google Hangouts to create as many small sessions as needed, and help users find others with shared interests.

Think of it as a classroom with an infinite number of breakout sessions. Each event has a landing page, which we call the lobby. When participants arrive, they can see who else is there and chat with each other. The hosts can do a video welcome and introduction that gets streamed into the lobby. Participants then break out into smaller sessions (up to 10 people per session) for in-depth conversations, peer-to-peer learning, and collaboration on projects. UnHangouts are community-based learning instead of top-down information transfer."

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, February 20, 12:36 AM

"Unhangout is an open source platform for running large scale online un-conferences. We use Google Hangouts to create as many small sessions as needed, and help users find others with shared interests.

Think of it as a classroom with an infinite number of breakout sessions. Each event has a landing page, which we call the lobby. When participants arrive, they can see who else is there and chat with each other. The hosts can do a video welcome and introduction that gets streamed into the lobby. Participants then break out into smaller sessions (up to 10 people per session) for in-depth conversations, peer-to-peer learning, and collaboration on projects. UnHangouts are community-based learning instead of top-down information transfer."

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5 Questions To Evaluate Curriculum For Rigor

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Leslie Minton's curator insight, January 24, 7:52 AM

Rigor across curriculum content, not just a particular subject matter is essential to effective teaching and learning. It is knowing what rigor is in order to determine if it exists.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 24, 8:59 PM

This iactually the second article of a series . This is a  word used frequently, but it's definition varies.  I  think rigor need to also differentiate , say, reading levels so each learner is challenged from the level they are currently at. Rigor does not mean, "one size fits all!"

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 25, 3:03 AM

A text does not the curriculum make. The curriculum is what the children learn and mesh with their lived history. The ultimate test is Life and all its manifestions according to Alfred North Whitehead.

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Teaching With QR Codes

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"So, what are QR Codes, you ask?  Well, you know what barcodes are,  like when you buy something at the store and the clerk scans a code to enter the item and amount into the till?  The QR (Quick Response) Code is kind of like that, except that it offers much more information.  Quite often the QR Code will give you a link to a website, or a text message, image, etc.  To read the QR Code, you need to install a QR Code Reader onto your device.  There are many available for free.  I like using i-nigma, seen below. Simply open the app, point it at a QR Code and your device will do the rest.  Try it with the code above.  It should take you back to this blog."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, January 15, 7:40 AM

Good information.

Martha D's curator insight, January 16, 7:48 AM

Wondering how to use QR codes in your classroom? Here are some great ideas.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, January 19, 11:34 PM

SWe've used this in classes and the students loved it.

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Will wearable technologies steal the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show?

Will wearable technologies steal the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show? | Lurk No Longer | Scoop.it
By Ken Kaplan, Intel iQ Editor-At-Large Tablets were the standout new gadgets at last year's Consumer Electronics Show, but this year a wave of wearable computing devices is expected to sweep across the showroom floor.

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5 Predictions for Social Media in 2014

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The game is changing in social media marketing--big time. Are you ready?
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the rise of erasable media

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Paper Vs. Screen—Does It Matter Anymore?

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Until the 11th century, people wrote text without spaces between the words. Gutenberg’s printing press changed that standard, and we can expect to see even more changes in the future.


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, December 10, 2013 5:13 AM

screens near you

Nataliasterns's curator insight, December 10, 2013 3:30 PM

la lectura se ha transformado?

jgarate's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:05 AM

buen resumen de ideas y estudios sobre el tema

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How Digitally Enabled Educators are Using Technology and What They Want to Learn More About

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Survey Results: Today's Tech-Aware Educators are Focused on Engaging Students, Learning About New Tools, and Enabling Active Learning. Over the last month or

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Derek Wenmoth's curator insight, April 14, 9:57 PM

First post commenting on the findings of a survey of tech aware teachers - interesting to see what they are focused on and what they consider contributes to engaged learning. Is this your experience?

Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, April 15, 5:55 AM

Very useful stats for a project that I am engaged in here !

WEAC's curator insight, April 15, 12:36 PM

Educators are passionate about learning how they can use technology to improve education.

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Teaching with Data, Simulations and Models ~ National Science Foundation

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Today's geoscience education reaches beyond the traditional teaching tools such as rock samples and topographic maps. With the addition of computers in many geoscience classrooms and laboratories, faculty have unprecedented opportunity to create innovative learning experiences by bringing real-world data sets and models and simulations of geoscience processes into the classroom. This site provides resources to help faculty use these resources effectively and easily, by providing access to teaching materials, tips from the classroom and literature about the supporting pedagogy.

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Luciano Lampi's curator insight, April 5, 7:26 AM

is this trend replacing travels?

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Turning documents into conversations

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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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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 2:23 PM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Thoreauback's curator insight, April 9, 1:14 PM

WOW! I use freewrites in my face-to-face class because I don't believe a person can write without thinking. Yet, the document students are writing about is always distinct from the free write. In LMS discussion boards the situation is the same.

 

Do you remember how annotations use to appear in the margins of really good books? This is the same. The two-pane interface puts the document right in front of the student and lets them attach their comments to specific paragraphs, pictures or videos.  How perfect is that?

 

I want to try this for a quarter.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 2:02 PM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

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Why It’s Imperative to Teach Students How to Question

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Are our schools doing a good job of preparing students for a world where questioning is a survival skill?

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 16, 8:37 PM

The complete title of this post is Why It's Imperative to Teach Students to Question as the Ultimate Survival Skill? Do you believe this is important? If so, how do you go about teaching your students to ask good questions?

This post begins by looking at the importance of questioning, and notes that many leaders in the high-tech world began with a Montessori education, a system that encourages curiousity from a young age.

The ability to ask insightful questions is something that may be more critical as we move forward. The question is how to we do this. The post notes that many teachers do not feel like they have time for students to ask questions. If this is true what should we do? It suggests that we make it both "safe" and "cool" to ask questions, and also suggests looking at resources available from

The Right Question Institute and from Question Day 2014.


Nancy Jones's curator insight, March 18, 2:52 PM

Risk taking and questioning have always been learning skillls. It just seems that students, and possibly their parents, aren't willing to acknowledge them as the best way to learn. The whole idea of thinking critically and making a "best guess' seem to be unacceptable to some folks. What does that say about the whole quality/gift  of wonder?

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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

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A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students' intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner's needs do not enter into...

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I like Beth Dichter's insight:

Although our jobs as educators is to teach our students we must also be aware of their other needs. In this post Jackie Gerstein explores how Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs intersects with education and technology. The infographic above (from the post) shows how each of the area of needs intersects with technology and some of the 21st century learning skills.

The post looks at each area Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and provides additional information in the six areas that may be addressed through technology. (Physiological needs, the base of the needs, is not addressed via technology.)

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David Baker's curator insight, March 15, 7:21 PM

This is the second perspective on Maslow's hierarchy I have seen in the past few weeks.  As we try to make learning more rigorous and more inclusive for all students the importance of meeting student needs in a variety of ways is very important.  This must include Social/emotional as well as technological.  

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 18, 4:42 AM

A fresh perspective on Maslow's Pyramid of Needs

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 29, 5:43 PM

I really like this pyramid. It certainly makes the psychology of learning clear. 

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The 8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have on Your eLearning Course

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A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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the renewed emphasis on exploration and experimentation and creation, well....all of these.... is noteworthy!

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

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Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.


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Kotter's Change Model, Step 1: Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way.

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Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, March 5, 12:32 AM

I would add: things that should or at least could be obsolete. 

In reality all these still remain in the 21st century schools and we even feel lucky if we have them.

Unless money is poured in today's many countries' wounded economies, all we can do is daydream.

Nicole Masureik's curator insight, March 5, 11:20 AM

These are things I've been saying for a while. If only the DBE and WCED would give us freedom to experiment and explore. The one size fits all model DOES NOT WORK.

Judy Onody's curator insight, March 19, 8:13 AM

Some interesting views on 21C schools of the future and standardized testing. I am interested in how we can learn to measure and assess the 21C learning skills he mentions!

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Bloom's Digital - Web 2.0

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TOUCH this image to discover its story. Image tagging powered by ThingLink

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interesting that "Evaluating" and "Creating" have switched spots.

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Siti Noraisha Mohamed Senin's curator insight, March 3, 9:01 AM

Bloom's Taxonomy accompanied with useful websites that make it easier to carry out the various levels.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 4:31 PM

A brilliant tool for all educators.

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An Introductory Guide to Content Curation

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 17, 12:38 PM

Thanks Robin for sharing this Curation guide on your scoop.it site. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 23, 3:25 PM

A very useful guide from one of the Pioneers in Content Curation

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Content curation
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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

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add your insight...

 
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13 Amazing Social Media Stats From 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

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13 Amazing Social Media Stats From 2013 [INFOGRAPHIC]
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The 8-Hour Workday Doesn't Really Work

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I'm a sucker for productivity discussions: Improve efficiency and effectiveness, ways to work faster/smarter/better... can't resist.So here's a guest post from Leo Widrich, the co-founder of Buffer,
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Justin Gardner's research found that our brain use a 2-step process:

1.) “Sensitivity enhancement” Start by picturing a scene or setup and taking it all in. Then focus on what needs your attention.

2.) “Efficient selection” This is how the actual zooming in on a task happens, allowing us to enter into what Mihály Csíkszentmihályi calls “flow” state. That's when our actual work on a task happens.

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Top 10 eLearning Statistics for 2014 Infographic

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The rise in eLearning's popularity isn't showing any signs of slowing. In fact, judging by the following Top 10 eLearning statistics for 2014, the future of the
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E-learning has the power to increase information retention rates by up to 60%.

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