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The 20 best tools for choosing a colour scheme | Colour | Creative Bloq

The 20 best tools for choosing a colour scheme | Colour | Creative Bloq | On education | Scoop.it

Creating a colour scheme is essential to good design. We’ve gathered together 20 fantastic tools to help you perfect your colour choices.


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Lawrence Berezin's curator insight, December 18, 2012 7:21 PM

The color scheme you select for your website or blog really makes a difference. Choose your colors with care!

Hayesh Patoliya's curator insight, January 19, 2013 1:02 AM

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Shirley Moody's curator insight, January 28, 2013 7:46 AM

Color for PS, Illustrator, & InDesign

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MinecraftExperience - home

MinecraftExperience - home | On education | Scoop.it
Minecraft has been variously described as a game, toy sandpit, learning space, creative environment, virtual world, and game-infused service. But what really are the affordances of this blocky 16 bit program and how can we even begin to define its value to learning? Enter The Minecraft Experience, a global crowd sourced by The Massively Minecraft Project. People engaging in Minecraft activities about the globe are being invited to share all its contexts and adaptations. The categories for these experiences will emerge from the crowd sourced content as all of you contribute thoughts, media, resources and questions to build the Minecraft Experience evidence base.

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Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson

Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson | On education | Scoop.it
Evernote just got even more useful for me with its new iOS app Scannable. In many of my past posts regarding Evernote, I have made it clear that the Evernote note taking application is my everyday "go-to" app in both my professional and personal life. With all the smartphone apps, desktops apps, and browser extensions, Evernote makes note taking and web curation simple and easy.
Now, they've added an iOS app called Scannable. With this app, you can scan any document with your iPad or iPhone. You can then send it to someone by email, upload it to an Evernote notebook, place it in your photos, send it through the messaging app, or export it any number of your iCloud apps. It's rather simple interface is an added benefit.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 26, 9:25 PM

Maybe this is what I have been looking for! A Scannable IOS app where I can use my iPhone or my iPad to scan and organize all the papers that come my way! Time to test it out!

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

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Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Jorge Leal's curator insight, February 22, 1:46 PM

really good...!

Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 23, 5:18 AM

What a great way to make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

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LinkedIn rolls out new school selection services for prospective students

LinkedIn rolls out new school selection services for prospective students | On education | Scoop.it

Professional social networking site LinkedIn has introduced some impressive new services for its high school and university-aged users: Decision Boards, University Outcome Rankings, Field of Study Explorer, and University Finder.


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If You Teach At-Risk Kids, You Need This Book ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez

If You Teach At-Risk Kids, You Need This Book  ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez | On education | Scoop.it
Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain is not just a “bag of tricks” teachers can pull from to make their at-risk students do better. It is a thoughtful, holistic, brain-based approach to teaching the whole child.

By looking through the lens of neuroscience, Hammond shows us how the brain responds to various teaching approaches and learning environments, and helps us understand why, despite our best efforts, many students simply haven’t responded to the kinds of interventions many schools put in place for them. “The problem of the achievement gap won’t be solved by simply trying to motivate students of color to become more engaged learners,” she writes. “We have to create school environments that welcome their natural ways of learning and shape content so that they see its connection to their lives and funds of knowledge.”

The book is built around the Ready for Rigor Framework, four separate practice areas that — used together — give us the tools for culturally responsive teaching. The practice areas are:

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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C.Rathsack's curator insight, February 23, 2:13 PM

Looking for more Google tools, tips, & strategies? This will keep you busy for a while!

Susan Xerri's curator insight, February 24, 12:21 AM

Educators...from slide 15 you will be interested and impressed!!

Coolwired's curator insight, February 26, 10:22 AM

For those who could not attend this IT Educational Conference:

we are always learning new things about Google, to use with our students. Isn`t technology wonderful? Enjoy!

 

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Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic

Three Ways Film Can Enhance the Student Classroom Experience | Edudemic | On education | Scoop.it
Do you remember the joy that you felt as a student when you saw the teacher roll the TV into the classroom? Your students can experience the same joy when you show a film in your own classroom – and it won’t be because it’s a perceived distraction. In her recent Guardian.com blog post, Sarah Marsh outlines 12 ways to use film creatively in the classroom. Building on concepts from that piece, we’ll focus on three key themes here: film immersion, cultural immersion, and student activity.

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Ijad Madisch - Researchers: it's time to ditch the PDF

"The PDF is the digital equivalent to the desk drawer – a place where scientific results are hard to find and easily forgotten. And yet the PDF is still the default way for scholarly publishers to disseminate research on the web. 

To communicate research efficiently today, we need a new format for the digital age: one that’s open, easy to work with and social."


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Robert Farrow's curator insight, February 13, 4:58 AM

"Openness should not be seen as a risk, but an opportunity"

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Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’ ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Thom Markham

Redefining Teachers with a 21st Century Education ‘Story’ ~ Mind/Shift ~ by Thom Markham | On education | Scoop.it
Tapping the deepest energies of teachers, or any employees, requires a connection with big, meaningful themes that promise a significant, positive effect on the world. The themes contain simple, truthful, future-oriented plot lines—the elements of a story—that provide context for the daily work and help one refocus on larger goals. The more whole hearted the embrace of the goals, the more the hidden resources of the inner self are activated.

At a time of great transformation in the world, there are no shortages of themes to pick from. But teachers have special opportunities to tell a magnificent story about themselves and their profession:

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 6:27 PM

School continues to be caught in a backwash of endless reform/deform. Much of what is passed off as reform is rhetoric and the use of language in deceptive ways. Teaching is a vocation which should give voice to those who engage in it. Is that actually happening?

 

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Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy

Introduction to Google Tools: Free self paced video course: Udemy | On education | Scoop.it

Google Webmaster Tools, Google Analytics, and Google Tools - Free Course


This course gives an overview of several powerful Google tools that are free to web site owners. It focuses mainly on Webmaster Tools and Google Analytics. Webmaster Tools helps web site owners track the health of their website. Google Analytics helps web site owners track conversions and visitors.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 19, 2014 9:52 PM

Use E-Books and Videos to get stared with Google tools. 

Tom Perran's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:54 PM

Great place to start your journey into the world of Google tools for education! 

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7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams

7 Online Tools for Creating Charts & Diagrams | On education | Scoop.it

"Through the Free Technology for Teachers Facebook page I recently received a request for some suggested online chart creation tools..."


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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 13, 11:11 AM

Apps for Google doc integration and creation of charts.

Locke Chastaine's curator insight, February 13, 3:08 PM

I always struggle with graphics. 

Saberes Sin Fronteras Ong's curator insight, February 15, 10:10 AM

#tecnicas

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Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms

Innovative Ideas for Using Google Forms | On education | Scoop.it
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Alenka Andrin's curator insight, March 17, 2014 3:45 PM

Examples of Using Google Forms in education.

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, February 7, 1:22 PM

Différentes façons d'utiliser google form : des idées très intéressantes à utiliser. 

Anabela Luís's curator insight, February 10, 6:02 AM

Muito bom para quem usa formulários do Google ou quer aprender a usar.

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How to Make a Cartoon of Yourself in PowerPoint

My newest tutorial video about ways to make a cartoon of yourself in PowerPoint, including using CrazyTalk Animator, which is a separate software you can get...

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Teresa Torné's curator insight, January 26, 4:44 PM

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David Swaddle's curator insight, January 28, 11:01 PM

CrazyTalk is so much fun! Here's a quick demo of what it can do.

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, January 30, 10:31 PM

Can you authors think of ways you can use this?

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Report marks growing educational disadvantage for children of single-parent families @insidehighered

Report marks growing educational disadvantage for children of single-parent families  @insidehighered | On education | Scoop.it
Spending your teenage years in a single-parent family puts you at a larger educational disadvantage today than it did 40 years ago, claims a new study.
In 2009, young adults who spent time living in single-parent families had completed 1.32 fewer years of schooling than their peers from two-parent families, according to a paper published last week in the academic journal Education Next. The college completion rate also was 26 percentage points lower for 24-year-olds who lived in single-parent homes as teens.
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Office Mix

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"Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better. All you need is Office 2013 and the free Office Mix add-in.

 

"Office Mix is an easy way to take your PowerPoint presentations and bring them to life as interactive online lessons. From recording audio or video of yourself giving a lecture, to directly writing in the presentation as you would at your whiteboard, to quizzing, to sharing, to seeing how it all worked – Office Mix helps you do it all simply.

 

"Simple means more time to engage your students and teach on your terms. So dig in. Spend some time using Office Mix. We’re sure you’ll teach us a thing or two, or even show us what’s next – in your classroom and beyond.'

 

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This looks like quite a nifty FREE product. Please note you need to have Office 2013 to use it.


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How Digital Asset Management Makes Social Media More Effective at Baylor -- Campus Technology

How Digital Asset Management Makes Social Media More Effective at Baylor -- Campus Technology | On education | Scoop.it
Baylor University in Waco, TX, is the sixth most influential college on Instagram, according to College Atlas, and the university attributes this success to its digital asset management (DAM) solution. The technology enables Baylor staff to post professional photos to social media outlets within seconds, so people can easily follow academic and athletic news and events.

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Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader

Comprehensive List of Free e-Book Websites for your e-Reader | On education | Scoop.it
If you own an e-reader you often can only buy e-books from the bookstore that is bundled on your device. Many of the budget e-readers out there don't even have

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Using the 'Explain Everything' App in the classroom - YouTube ~ by Stephanie Castle

In this video tutorial I aim to introduce you practically with examples to how the iPad app 'Explain everything' which can be used to assess student understa...

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How to Record Your iPad Screen - Jonathan Wylie

How to Record Your iPad Screen - Jonathan Wylie | On education | Scoop.it
Once you learn how to record your iPad screen, you will be able to create your own iPad tutorials and app demonstrations. Here's what you need to know to screencast your iPad.

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EUSD BTSA/Induction's curator insight, February 17, 10:37 AM

I'm excited to try this!

Lee Hall's curator insight, February 17, 4:20 PM

Very helpful to be able to explain how to work an app for the children.

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 18, 4:01 PM

Always learning something new.

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How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic]

How To Find Openly Licensed Educational Resources You Can Use [Infographic] | On education | Scoop.it
Most of us turn to the internet when we are looking for resources to use for a presentation, report or article. The internet holds the key to so many robust resources.

Yet how many of these resources can you legally use for free? How many of them can you adapt?

That’s where Open Educational Resources (OER) can help. Here’s an infographic from the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (at the University of Texas at Austin) that can help.

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Suzanne's curator insight, February 17, 5:02 AM

Every language teacher and student should contribute to make this a powerful resource concept. Language is an instrument; use it, take care of it, share it.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, February 18, 11:15 AM

Thanks to @Dennis T OConnor for sharing this infographic on finding and identifying open source education resources.  

Iolanda Bueno de Camargo Cortelazzo's curator insight, February 19, 12:00 PM

Bastante úteis estas informações para professores e gestores educacionais.

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"The End of Average" presented by Dr. Todd Rose

Eight Harvard Ed School faculty members have eight minutes each to present their bold ideas for impact.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 12, 3:38 PM

Do not miss this all important video where Dr. Todd Rose explains why we need to abandon the "average" in education and create an education system that focuses on the individual learner. We can not continue in the current "average" system that was designed during the Industrial Age to support an Industrial Age economy. We need a system, as Dr. Rose points out, designed where "each student can become their very best". 

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Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez

Show Us Your #SinglePointRubric ~ Cult of Pedagogy ~ Jennifer Gonzalez | On education | Scoop.it

"The practice of using single point rubrics is slowly but surely catching on. The simplicity of these rubrics — with just a single column of criteria, rather than a full menu of performance levels — offers a whole host of benefits:

-Teachers find them easier and faster to create, because they no longer have to spend precious time thinking up all the different ways students could fail to meet expectations.

 

-Students find them easier to read when preparing an assignment. With only the target expectations to focus on, they are more likely to read those expectations.


-They allow for higher-quality feedback, because teachers must specify key problem areas and notable areas of excellence for that particular student, rather than choosing from a list of generic descriptions."


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British Columbia Education Plan 2015: Personalized Learning for Every Student


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 9, 10:27 AM

British Columbia recently updated their education plan and the focus again is on Personalized Learning for Every Student. 

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40 Maps That Explain The Middle East

40 Maps That Explain The Middle East | On education | Scoop.it
These maps are crucial for understanding the region's history, its present, and some of the most important stories there today.

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Sreya Ayinala's curator insight, November 30, 2014 9:53 PM

Unit 1 Nature and Perspectives of Geography

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, February 8, 3:41 AM

A great collection of maps - although because they are on a pop-culture website, it might be worth downloading and then referencing them in class. 

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 9, 9:26 AM

Seth Dixon - the teacher that sent this article at the first place - assess a very sound comment about the use of maps as tools of comprehenssion of the real world. I love maps, but can t avoid to be worried about what he is saying, so I recommend a thougthful reading of his statements.

(Seth Dixon - el profesor que envió este artículo en primer lugar - hace un profundo comentario acerca del empleo de mapas como herramietas de comprensión del mundo real. Yo amo los mapas, pero no puedo evitar preocuparme por lo que (Dixon) señala, así que recomiendo una reflexiva lectura de sus planteamientos.)  

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Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism

Do we really need learning objectives? « Connectivism | On education | Scoop.it

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Ray Tolley's curator insight, January 31, 5:55 AM

A helpful discourse with some good responses - but I'm not sure how the outcomes would be controlled with a class of 6-yr olds.

Shafeeq Husain's curator insight, February 1, 8:06 PM

I learn as I experience. "Our learning occurs in a rich environment of diverse experiences – email, conversations, communities, workshops, tutorials, seminars, etc". As I prepare to deliver lessons, as a lecturer, I closely engage with the contents of lesson.  Why don't make students do the same.  Make them closely engage with lessons in a rich environment of diverse experiences – peer instruction, group presentations, dialogues, debates, etc