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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | New learning | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


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This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

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Le top 20 des outils pour faire ses propres data visualisations

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Superb Article
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How is technology changing education? Are traditional forms of education going to be transformed?
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Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker

Elia Saikaly - Adventurer - Filmmaker - Speaker | New learning | Scoop.it
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Great experience to follow.  Elia has spoken to Ottawa students from the top of Mt. Everest and our school followed him live on one of his later climbs.

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Dear Parents- A Teacher's advice for the school year

Dear Parents- A Teacher's advice for the school year | New learning | Scoop.it
Dear Parents- As the school year starts, please listen to the following advice of how to help your child be successful in school (and life). You are vital to your child's educational process. Make ...
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Great message for parents

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Facebook Looks To Tackle Personalized Learning In The Classroom

Facebook Looks To Tackle Personalized Learning In The Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Facebook is working to give public school students an education that's more tailored to their needs. In a blog post today from Facebook's Chief Product..
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Interesting initiative by Facebook

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Research: 9 in 10 Teachers Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom -- THE Journal

Research: 9 in 10 Teachers Don't Use Social Media in the Classroom -- THE Journal | New learning | Scoop.it
Nearly nine of 10 — 87 percent — of teachers have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, according to a new survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the University of Phoenix.
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This is disturbing and shouldn't be acceptable.  The key is good PD to assist teachers.  This is what we are trying this year with Atomic

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8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School

8 Tech Tools to Get to Know Your Students for Back to School | New learning | Scoop.it
The first day of class can be daunting. Students are curious about the new faces around them, intimidated--even frightened by the prospect of so many people they know nothing about. As a teacher, y...
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36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom

36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Recently, it's been reported that U.S. "Millennials" are not making the mark when it comes to technology proficiency and problem solving when compared to counterparts in other countries (19th out o...
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terrific ideas for innovation in your classroom

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Mystery Science Reviews | edshelf

Mystery Science Reviews | edshelf | New learning | Scoop.it
Mystery Science is a resource for elementary teachers offering free open-and-go lessons that inspire kids to love science. The hands-on activity and video clues make it easy to re-create the process of scientific discovery for your students. Lessons meet Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Hands-on activities Highly visual and interactive If you have any questions, …
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another teaching tool that would be great in our schools

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Teach talk

Teach talk | New learning | Scoop.it
technology + pedagogy = change
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A summary of our innovation group working in Ottawa to promote innovation in the community

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Valuable Lessons from My First Makerspace Year | Knowledge Quest

Valuable Lessons from My First Makerspace Year | Knowledge Quest | New learning | Scoop.it
When I first started my makerspace at Stewart Middle Magnet School back in January of 2014, I was figuring everything out as I went along.  The term was still brand new, I couldn’t find any maker sessions at conferences, and there... Read More ›
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Best piece of advice - don't wait until you are ready

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Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom | New learning | Scoop.it
Blogger Andrew Miller explores ways to bring game-based learning to the classroom using Minecraft.
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We used Minecraft last year for primary math - really hope to use it more this year

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5 Tips and Tricks for Classroom Greenscreen Projects

5 Tips and Tricks for Classroom Greenscreen Projects | New learning | Scoop.it
In this post, we examine several great tips for you and your Classroom Greenscreen Projects. Learn how to create awesome video projects this year!
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want to use greenscreens this year at our school

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A Student Maker and the Birth of a Startup

A Student Maker and the Birth of a Startup | New learning | Scoop.it
A reluctant middle school student responded to a summer maker challenge and ended up demonstrating his sports training product prototype at a White House tech innovation fair.
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Micro-Credentials: The Future of Professional Learning

Micro-Credentials: The Future of Professional Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - A system of micro-credentials is how educators will be prepared and how they will be recognized for their professional learning.
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very interesting idea - how to get credit for taking on-line courses

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Start up

Start up | New learning | Scoop.it
This year began with a change in my role as an administrator. I find myself working with an exceptional group of middle school teachers. The past three days of school have been what I can only call...
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Great ideas on start-up of the year

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Free Technology for Teachers: Share to Classroom - Get Your Students on the Same Webpage With Ease

Free Technology for Teachers: Share to Classroom - Get Your Students on the Same Webpage With Ease | New learning | Scoop.it
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New report finds ongoing iPad and technology problems at L.A. Unified

New report finds ongoing iPad and technology problems at L.A. Unified | New learning | Scoop.it
Had things gone according to plan, every public school student in Los Angeles would be working on his or her own iPad by now and textbooks would be largely a thing of the past.
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I think they should consider Chrombooks and Android

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Back to school: Canada lagging in push to teach kids computer coding

Back to school: Canada lagging in push to teach kids computer coding | New learning | Scoop.it
Britain has become the latest country to start teaching computer coding in primary schools, on the assumption that tomorrow's workers need to know more tech than merely checking their Facebook feed. Why is Canada ignoring this trend?
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we need more of this in our schools - making an effort this year

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Be More Visible

Be More Visible | New learning | Scoop.it
I had an interesting interaction with a former, and recently reconnected thanks to Twitter, colleague just yesterday who was telling me that there were amazing things happening in her schools.  Tha...
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something we all need to do - make our learning more visible

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From a Marketing Perspective, Solar’s Growth Has Never Been Due to Lower Prices Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc.

From a Marketing Perspective, Solar’s Growth Has Never Been Due to Lower Prices Ottawa Renewable Energy Co-operative Inc. | New learning | Scoop.it
Since that’s the case, the most important goal for solar marketing, solar product development, and solar advocacy can be summed up in three words: “Make solar easier.”
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would love to be able to contribute to making solar easier by adding solar panels to our school!

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TeachEngineering Reviews | edshelf

TeachEngineering Reviews | edshelf | New learning | Scoop.it
Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms. Is membership required? No. An optional MyTE workspace allows you to keep track of your favorite lessons and activities, or to share your experiences, but that’s up to you to use or not. How do I get access? Just search and …
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Good resource for our makerspace

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A List of Some Good Teacher-tested Tools to Try in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A List of Some Good Teacher-tested Tools to Try in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | New learning | Scoop.it
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Some really interesting teaching tools like Teach Engineering

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School

Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School | New learning | Scoop.it
Alan November explains how he would use the first five days of school to lay the groundwork for a year of learning that goes far beyond the test.
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The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the best ways parents can help teachers and that teachers can help parents?

The Global Search for Education: Our Top 12 Global Teacher Blogs - What are the best ways parents can help teachers and that teachers can help parents? | New learning | Scoop.it
It's Back to School time! In efforts to help their children and their schools succeed in the next academic year, millions of parents around the world are already involved in school foundations or PTA's to support teachers and administrators with their critical work of educating a fresh set of young minds.
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great list of bloggers - are you following all these people?

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Staying the Same is Ultimately Falling Behind

Staying the Same is Ultimately Falling Behind | New learning | Scoop.it
“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”
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Great quote - “Once you stop learning, you start dying.”  what will you do that's new this year?

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.”

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