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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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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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A Principal's Reflections: Tips for BYOD Equity

A Principal's Reflections: Tips for BYOD Equity | New learning | Scoop.it
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Equity is the major issue with BYOD - good examination of the issue

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10 Steps For Publishing Weekly Student Newsletters

10 Steps For Publishing Weekly Student Newsletters | New learning | Scoop.it
For the past two school years, I have put together a collection of updates, photos, highlights, and announcements that I email to parents in a weekly newsletter. As positive as this outreach has be...
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pretty simple rules - interesting that they use MailChimp

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Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits

Tech Ed Resources for Your Classroom: Survival Kits | New learning | Scoop.it
I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I'm going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Some are edited and/or written by membe...
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Good article on survival kits for starting the year!

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8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal

8 Tips and Tools for Teaching Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal | New learning | Scoop.it
This list of four tips and four tools will allow every educator to create lessons and units that can help make all of your students better digital citizens.
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important points regarding Digital Citizenship

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Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content?

Grammarly: Just another Spellchecker, or your path to better content? | New learning | Scoop.it
When we heard about Grammarly we decided to give it a try. Here is the story of my first experience with the tool.
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Looks like a really useful app to try out

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Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future

Harvard Business School really has created the classroom of the future | New learning | Scoop.it
Whether they're in Beijing, Warsaw, or San Francisco, every student in Harvard's HBX Live! virtual classroom now sits front and center.
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Really different concept of the classroom

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Valuable Lessons from my First Makerspace Year

Valuable Lessons from my First Makerspace Year | New learning | Scoop.it
In my second article for AASL's Knowledge Quest blog, I decided to reflect on my first year of having a Makerspace in my library.  I started our Makerspace back in January of 2014, so 2014-2015 was...
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Good to read as we move into our second year with a makerspace
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Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video)

Mobile MakerSpaces in Action (Video) | New learning | Scoop.it
The entire concept is really quite simple.  The Mobile MakerSpace carts that line the hallway leading into our Media Center are capable of transporting new opportunities and tools to virtually any ...
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Looking forward to the University of Ottawa Mobile makerspace!

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Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths

Teacher Collaboration: Matching Complementary Strengths | New learning | Scoop.it
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with school-wide best practices.
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The best PD for teachers comes from teachers
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5 Ways to Take Document Cameras Beyond Documents | IPEVO Blog

5 Ways to Take Document Cameras Beyond Documents | IPEVO Blog | New learning | Scoop.it
Document cameras are shaking up education and becoming a next-gen accessory of choice for educators looking to share teaching material in fresh new ways.
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Very cool uses for the document camera!
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Teachers open up about the (mostly lousy) economics of their dream job

Teachers open up about the (mostly lousy) economics of their dream job | New learning | Scoop.it
17 public school teachers working in locations from Kildare to Kathmandu, Johannesburg to Oslo, tell us what they earned last month, and give us a sense of how they spent their salaries. Their resp...
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Why teachers should tweet - Innovate My School

Why teachers should tweet - Innovate My School | New learning | Scoop.it
As discussed in Cazzypot’s article on teacher-blogging from earlier this year, teachers are often very active in their communities. Twitter plays a huge part in this; here, Mark ‘@ICTEvangelist’ Anderson explains why he considers tweeting to be a crucial part of being a modern teacher.
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would love to have everyone Tweeting this year!

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Save Time This Year With 10 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers

Save Time This Year With 10 Free Tech Tools for High School Teachers | New learning | Scoop.it
High school teachers can use these tools to aid with organization, teaching, assessing students and more.
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Great collection of apps including Remind

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Does class size really matter?

Does class size really matter? | New learning | Scoop.it
Class size is frequently a topic for discussion by administrators and teachers. Even when we end up in a school that has lower class size averages compared to other schools, the class size issue do...
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thoughtful article - it has to be more than smaller class sizes

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3 C's For Navigating A New School Year

3 C's For Navigating A New School Year | New learning | Scoop.it
something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers.
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"something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers."

something magic happens when teachers begin sharing “how-to” ideas on instruction. Ideas on best practices come when you recognize and mimic the practices of highly effective teachers.

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Schools Going Social - #SocialSchool4EDU

Schools Going Social - #SocialSchool4EDU | New learning | Scoop.it
Spreiter, J. (2015, February 5).  Schools Going Social.” Retrieved from http://www.weau.com EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)– Teachers and students are spending less time at the chalkboard and more time on social media. By breaking down walls and raising spirits, schools are going social. Link to Video Andrea North is a social media expert. She started her business,
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Great opportunities with social media - hope to try live streaming this year

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Makerspace Mysteries: Overcoming the Challenges of Learning by Doing - BAM! Radio Network

Makerspace Mysteries: Overcoming the Challenges of Learning by Doing - BAM! Radio Network | New learning | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are all about exploring, creating and learning by doing. Our guest shares his insights on how to get over some of the challenges this model of learning presents for teachers and students.
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30 Great Research Websites for Kids

30 Great Research Websites for Kids | New learning | Scoop.it
Here are quick, safe spots to send students for research: BrainPop Citation Machine CoolKidFacts–kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children CyberSleuth Kids Dic...
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Back-to-School Night 2.0

Back-to-School Night 2.0 | New learning | Scoop.it
With innovation and technology vital to our profession, let's use both of those elements to engage and connect with our students' families this year.
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useful article - again writes about the value of Remind when it comes to communicating with parents

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7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers

7 Habits Of Innovative Thinkers | New learning | Scoop.it
Emotional Intelligence plays a big role in innovative thinking. Here are traits that these people have in common.
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The importance of emotional intelligence
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Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably

Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably | New learning | Scoop.it
Should Teachers Use Twitter? This Flowchart Says Probably
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For sure they should
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Integrating the 4 Cs into Your Classroom - Guest Blog Post | Atomic Learning Blogs

Integrating the 4 Cs into Your Classroom - Guest Blog Post | Atomic Learning Blogs | New learning | Scoop.it
Who better to speak to integrating the 4 Cs in the classroom than the eLearning Contributor who developed the training herself? Guest Blog Post by Stacci Barganz, eLearning Contributor
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Looking to get Atomic Learning for all staff this year
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