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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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Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching

Why Texting Should Be Part of Teaching | New learning | Scoop.it
62%
The percentage of teachers who say they want to use technology in the classroom more than they do now*
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The percentage of teachers who say they want to use technology in the classroom more than they do now*

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Exposing Every Student to STEM

Exposing Every Student to STEM | New learning | Scoop.it
By Mark Elgart - Our challenge, our opportunity is to help every student discover how STEM skills can be the foundation for success no matter the pathway.
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Looking to collect more information on STEM for this year at our school

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True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It | New learning | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis identifies the nature of grit, its necessity and value of grit in education, and ten ways of teaching students to develop their own grit.
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"Now we as teachers just need the grit to do whatever it takes to turn education around, and that starts with hard work and our own modern version of true grit. Teaching it and living it is now front and center in the education conversation." @coolcatteacher

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What Should We Be Teaching?

What Should We Be Teaching? | New learning | Scoop.it
The other day I ran across an article authored by Mark Manson for the Business Insider called, "5 things we should teach in school but don't." (You're probably thinking someone should have taught m...
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what would you put on your list?

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what would you put on your list?

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what would you put on your list?

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what would you put on your list?

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What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway?

What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway? | New learning | Scoop.it
We know that by consistently helping teachers reach their full potential in the classroom, we could put millions of students on the path to success. And as we shared previously, conventional wisdom is that we all already know how to help teachers improve. But do we really?
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Looking forward to hearing their conclusions

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Making Doesn't Have An Age Limit

Making Doesn't Have An Age Limit | New learning | Scoop.it
@DianaLRendina @jhunderhill @venspired Went to a session & speaker said making should only happen at elem. level after that it was too late. — Heather Moorefield (@actinginthelib) July 26, 2015...
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We should be seeing makerspaces at all grade levels.  Looking forward to the Makerfaire to be held in Ottawa this fall

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What Google's virtual field trips look like in the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

What Google's virtual field trips look like in the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | New learning | Scoop.it
Students were plugged into Google’s latest virtual reality creation — Expeditions, which creates immersive, 360-degree tours out of a cardboard viewer and a smartphone.
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Students were plugged into Google’s latest virtual reality creation — Expeditions, which creates immersive, 360-degree tours out of a cardboard viewer and a smartphone. Need to learn about this!

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6 Questions to Prepare for the New School Year

6 Questions to Prepare for the New School Year | New learning | Scoop.it
February. Making the turn into Assessment Alley. Revised schedules. Computer labs are reserved. MacBook carts are off limits. Time is tight to wrap up grades for the quarter. Space and resources ar...
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could questions to start your prep for the upcoming year 

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5 Practices for Nurturing Happiness

5 Practices for Nurturing Happiness | New learning | Scoop.it
We offer this teaching on happiness to honor the great Buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh, who suffered a serious stroke in November.
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Good article on Mindfulness 

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Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 3- Challenges

Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 3- Challenges | New learning | Scoop.it
This is part 3 in a series of posts: Building a Professional Development Hub for your School: Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 1: Why? Building a Professional Developme...
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Part III of the series on new PD - characteristics

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Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 1- Why?

Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 1- Why? | New learning | Scoop.it
Teachers and administrators struggle to find time to work together in a meaningful way. There are plenty of meetings scheduled. Many teachers leave these meetings though with the feeling of "could ...
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This is so important - creating a PD hub in your school - this is how PD should be delivered in schools - part I in a 4-part series

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Quality learning begins with teachers | Global Partnership for Education

Quality learning begins with teachers | Global Partnership for Education | New learning | Scoop.it
Today, I have the honor of addressing the 7th Education International World Congress in Ottawa. Education International is the world’s largest federation of unions, representing 30 million education employees in 400 organizations in 170 countries and territories around the world.
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Teachers must remain central to the discussions now taking place about the next iteration of global development goals. With a strong focus on quality learning and equity, achieving the new SDG on education will require a renewed commitment to the work of teachers.

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The "WHY" Guide to #Edchat topics

The "WHY" Guide to #Edchat topics | New learning | Scoop.it
summary of the key take-aways from each model that you should aim to implement in your teaching.
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Summary of the key take-aways from each model that you should aim to implement in your teaching.  Very useful article

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Making Doesn't Have An Age Limit

Making Doesn't Have An Age Limit | New learning | Scoop.it
@DianaLRendina @jhunderhill @venspired Went to a session & speaker said making should only happen at elem. level after that it was too late. — Heather Moorefield (@actinginthelib) July 26, 2015...
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21st Century Education: Preparing Today's School for Tomorrow's Future

21st Century Education: Preparing Today's School for Tomorrow's Future | New learning | Scoop.it
The world is changing in exponential ways due to technology. Education is not an exception. Consumers are turning into producers. Kindergarteners are turning into authors with a worldwide audience....

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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I like the idea of social media being about story-telling - would like to see more of this at our school

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Yes, it is an exciting time, but also a time with a lot to learn about how to do it well.

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This article, while emphasizing on K12 sector, shares some insights from recent workshops and conferences about what today's schools need to be considering to be ready for tomorrow's learners.

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Teach Mindfulness, Invite Happiness

Teach Mindfulness, Invite Happiness | New learning | Scoop.it
Teaching students mindfulness can help them counteract the negative emotions and low self-esteem associated with a culture of standardized testing.
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Something that we should start in elementary scool

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About Professional Development

About Professional Development | New learning | Scoop.it
I was really excited to see the title for this article fly by on my reading this morning.What Does the Research Say on Professional Development, Anyway?I'm looking forward to doing the reading.  Wh...
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Good points by Doug Peterson on professional development for teachers and I would say administrators.  Teachers like to learn, but they should have more control over the process - the same for school administrators.

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The Art of the Brick | The Franklin Institute Science Museum

The Art of the Brick | The Franklin Institute Science Museum | New learning | Scoop.it
The Art of the Brick is the world's largest collection of LEGO® art, featuring LEGO® renditions of classic works of art and even a giant T-Rex!
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Incredible exhibit, what can be done with lego 

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The Importance of Taking Risks

The Importance of Taking Risks | New learning | Scoop.it
Innovative teaching and learning will involve risks. If we are to create new opportunities for the learners we serve, things will not always work.  Yet why would we take risks in the classroom, esp...
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Like Minecraft? Try these 7 engaging world builders, too | eSchool News | eSchool News

Like Minecraft? Try these 7 engaging world builders, too | eSchool News | eSchool News | New learning | Scoop.it
With the popular explosion of Minecraft among middle schoolers and beyond, it’s worth noting that it isn’t the only open world virtual environment with educational value. Nor is it always the most ideal game for teaching every concept, leading other games are picking up the slack. As a result, inspired educators and students are taking notice and branching out.
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Looking to learn more about Minecraft and alternatives

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Educator = Trajectory Changer

Educator = Trajectory Changer | New learning | Scoop.it
My hope is that I can do everything I can to change trajectories for the positive.  Sometimes it might be a blip, sometimes it could be a large leap, but as long as it is positive, I am happy.
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My hope is that I can do everything I can to change trajectories for the positive.  Sometimes it might be a blip, sometimes it could be a large leap, but as long as it is positive, I am happy. - George Couros

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Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 4- Steps

Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 4- Steps | New learning | Scoop.it
This is part 4 in the series of Building an online Professional Development Hub for your School Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 1: Why? Building a Professional Develop...
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Part IV of the series - implementation

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Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 2- Characteristics

Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 2- Characteristics | New learning | Scoop.it
This is part 2of the blog post series: Building an online Professional Development Hub for your School Building a Professional Development Hub for your School- Part 1: Why? Building a Professional ...
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Part II in the series on new PD

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Three Traits of the Best Principals.

Three Traits of the Best Principals. | New learning | Scoop.it
Let me start with a simple statement of truth:  I am JUST a classroom teacher.   I've never worked as a building principal -- and my knowledge of the principalship is limited to tons of reading, to...
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What qualities make for the best principals? Great question

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How Neighbors Can Grow a Community-Centered School to Teach Kids and Adults

How Neighbors Can Grow a Community-Centered School to Teach Kids and Adults | New learning | Scoop.it
A school in a low-income neighborhood in Tampa is tapping into community members to be a part of the learning experience for the children and the adults.
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Important article establishing how important it is to reach out to the community

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