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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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Seven STEM competitions for girls ^ Brookings ^ by Hillary Schaub & Darrell West

Seven STEM competitions for girls ^ Brookings ^ by Hillary Schaub & Darrell West | On education | Scoop.it
In 2013, President Obama stated that “we need to have more girls interested in math, science, and engineering. We’ve got half the population that is way underrepresented in those fields and that means that we’ve got a whole bunch of talent…not being encouraged the way they need to.” The Office of Science and Technology Policy, in collaboration with the White House Council on Women and Girls, touts a commitment to closing the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) industries. In addition to government reports and policies, there are several public and private organizations equally committed to this goal. Through female-only competitions and contests, these organizations provide hands-on extracurricular experiences to girls of all ages. The following are seven interactive tech competitions in STEM.

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How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions

How to Minimize Digital Classroom Distractions | On education | Scoop.it
Classroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless internet access offer exciting opportunities to enhance and deepen the learning process. However, using technology in the classroom can also bring multiple distractions to students. Without your proactive supervision, students might access games, web pages, and social networking sites as you deliver instruction.

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Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 27, 7:52 AM

Come evitare che i telefonini siano una distrazione

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 28, 10:30 AM

Do you have digital rules for technology for your office, classroom or school?  Here are some good ideas.

Antonio Bautista's curator insight, August 29, 6:06 AM

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The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters

The Student-Centered Classroom: Communicating What Matters | On education | Scoop.it
Students' ownership of the classroom and learning begins when you communicate that you're listening, that you respect them, and that they can trust you.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 27, 6:00 PM

Pernille Ripp shares how she builds community from the beginning of the year in her 7th grade classes. Some of her strategies include letting her learners chose where they want to sit, having them create the rules and listening to each other. Trust and communication are the hallmarks of a learner-centered environment.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 28, 2:58 PM

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Creating Upstanders inToday's World ^ Educator Innovator ^ 4 part webinar series

Creating Upstanders inToday's World ^ Educator Innovator ^ 4 part webinar series | On education | Scoop.it

Educator Innovator partner, Facing History and Ourselves, has teamed up withConnected Learning TV during the month of August to explore what it means to be an upstander in today's digital and physical worlds. In the month-long webinar series, which has been co-streamed at Educator Innovator, participants have explored the steps and strategies that can help students recognize their voice and agency in today’s world, starting with the creation of safe and reflective classrooms. Rich curriculum from Facing History and Ourselves helps students go deep into issues of human behavior, resonating in history, literature, and current events. This approach builds a foundation for students to choose to participate in their own community to make a difference for the world today. Catch the final webinar in the series this Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT, and watch the entire archive of Facing History webinars at Educator Innovator. 


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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 29, 10:57 AM

Always looking for ways to grow good digital citizens.

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6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | On education | Scoop.it

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Keeler provides us with a nice visual that highlights Google Classroom's new features for this fall.


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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 25, 11:18 AM

Great tool! our teachers are working with it, so this will be useful for them.  

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Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic ^ Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic ^ Teacher Tech | On education | Scoop.it
Google Classroom poster created by Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano ll. Check out Michaels blog at www.EDtechnocation.com

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Ra's curator insight, August 21, 6:39 PM

For teachers moving into using Google Classroom. 

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The Best Photo-Sharing Sites ^ Time magazine

The Best Photo-Sharing Sites ^ Time magazine | On education | Scoop.it

"...what happens when you switch phones, upgrade computers or simply want to search all your photos at once?

Uploading pictures to a photo sharing site is a simple way to answer all those questions—and the services offer lots of other benefits, as well. You can organize large photo collections, make it easier for friends and family to contribute to shared albums and ensure your pictures stay with you no matter which device they came from."


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What if students controlled their own learning? Peter Hutton

This talk was given at a local TEDx event in Melbourne,  produced independently of the TED Conferences.


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DebbyBruck's curator insight, August 18, 2:16 AM

I can't help but imagine what our world will be like if we fight for and defend the right of today's children to be who they are, to excel where they are strong and gifted, to acknowledge & foster the gifts they came into this world with.  We've all heard of indigo children, crystal children, etc. - although it is an esoteric thought that these types of children are here on earth at this time for a specific purpose.  Either way, WHY would we not treat them and support them in the ways that suggest we believe the absolute best about them?  We can support them in who they are in ways that our own generations and those before were never supported.  

 

Our world is changing rapidly and it is entirely possible these souls have chosen to incarnate at this time in order to help humankind with the special gifts they came in with.  We must support individualized learning and the direction these children wish to go and excel - in many cases, they know their own hearts, more than most of us do our own . The future we are leaving them isn't particularly stellar. What if they truly are here to change our world and help humanity during "The Great Change/Shift"? How will we know unless we fight for them?... unless we recognize their unusual giftedness and talents and their possibilities to change our rugged world in the ways we have not? 

Norton Gusky's curator insight, August 18, 8:39 AM

Here's a wonderful example of a secondary school that allows students to take control of their learning = personalizing learning. 

Debra Walker's curator insight, August 20, 3:34 PM

I was fortunate in primary and secondary school.  I had empassioned teachers and administrators, and a family that supported and fostered my curiosity and a healthy respect for learning.  Not all have that fortune. 

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5 digital sources of thought-provoking art for classrooms

5 digital sources of thought-provoking art for classrooms | On education | Scoop.it
Art can make students think and help them expand their imagination. Sources of artwork online are abundant and easily accessible for teachers.

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Sandra Ciccarello's curator insight, August 15, 12:38 AM

Great to read! I'm taking my students to the art gallery on Friday. Looking forward to it.

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Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom

Launching Personalized Teaching in the Classroom | On education | Scoop.it

In an effort led by Jobs for the Future and the Council of Chief State School Officers has identified the competencies educators need to lead personalized learning effectively.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 14, 10:41 AM

A guiding document, "Educator Competencies for Personalized, Learner-Centered Teaching" has been developed to assist school districts about the knowledge and skills educators need to create and sustain personalized, learner-centered environments.

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Personalizing Learning in a High School Math Class

Personalizing Learning in a High School Math Class | On education | Scoop.it
Rik Rowe provides examples from his high school math class where learners have voice and choice to build a strong culture of learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 13, 12:55 PM

Rik Rowe takes us on his personal learning journey in his HS math class where he has created learning environments where every learner is valued. He notes that they start building a strong Culture of Learning in the 1st 5 days (#1st5days) that enables everyone "to respect each other, depend on each other, challenge each other and value each other's contributions."


Discover how he personalizes the learning for every learner by giving them voice and choice and where learners take responsibility for their learning. Join Rik in the 5 W's of Personalized Learning eCourse this fall.


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Teaching the teachers: ‘5 Ws’ course sets the foundation for personalization

Teaching the teachers: ‘5 Ws’ course sets the foundation for personalization | On education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 12, 2:21 PM

“It’s a foundational course,” Betty Wottreng explained. “It gives us a common vocabulary; a common way to talk about it so we’re calling it the same thing. I think that’s critical for this so we’re all talking about this in the same way.”


The 5 W's of Personalized Learning course has been optional for teachers so far, just as embracing personalized learning in general has been. But the administration team has agreed every teacher must take the course soon, Wottreng said, to line up with the school board’s personalized learning timeline, which calls for personalized learning plans to be in place for the 2016-17 school year.


Learn more about the 5 W's of Personalized Learning at http://www.personalizelearning.com/p/5-ws.html. Fall Session starts on September 23rd.



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A New Literacy: Making Connections in Electronic Environments - YouTube

"This introduction video is an overview of a discussion about communication through electronic media. It explores and discusses internet communication, text messaging, social networks, and other electronic media: some of their uses, some myths created around them, and some ideas about how they can be used. Some of the video is based on the works of Dr. David Crystal, professor of linguistics and author. "


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A succinct summation of the changed communication/information environment in which we live. Nicely done, although a bit Ango-centric.


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Nancy Jones's curator insight, August 12, 9:01 AM

An interesting little video to spark discussion at a faculty meeting at the beginning of the year. Maybe we assauge the fears of those we are still reluctant because of their own discomfort with the medium.

 

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio | Cool Tools | On education | Scoop.it
A curated list of resources to help students find high-quality, copyright friendly media for use in projects or presentations.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, May 13, 8:50 AM

Nice list of sites on which students can find free images to use in their school work. 

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, May 14, 10:20 AM

Thx Susan Grigsby

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What digital storytelling is and is not ^ Langwitches ^ by Sylvia Tolisano

What digital storytelling is and is not ^ Langwitches ^ by Sylvia Tolisano | On education | Scoop.it

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When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose

When Educators Make Space For Play and Passion, Students Develop Purpose | On education | Scoop.it
These teachers made room for playful exploration and student passions in the classroom, helping their students to develop the purpose that drives them.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 25, 12:39 PM

Discover why it is important for learners to discover their passion through play so that they can find their purpose.

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Guest Post: 5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment

Guest Post: 5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment | On education | Scoop.it

Introducing the collaborative blog series on Learner Agency by Personalize Learning, LLC and The Institute for Personalized Learning.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 24, 2:07 PM

Over the next few months, we will be engaging with the Institute for Personalized Learning in a series of joint posts on Learner Agency. Learner agency often gets left out of conversations on education transformation and even conversations about personalized learning. Yet it is a critical component in any attempt to personalize the learning experience with learners.

To introduce our readers to the Institute, we would like to share a link to one of their previous posts, 5 Shifts to Learner Roles in a Personalized Learning Environment. The post examines several ways in which learners and learning play different and expanded roles in an environment where the goal is to prepare learners for a future in which continuous learning and the ability to learn independently are keys to life and career success.

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Educator roles must adapt to support personalized learning environments

Educator roles must adapt to support personalized learning environments | On education | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, August 20, 3:08 PM

As education continues to change, educator roles will need to adapt to expanded learning environments in which learners learn in new ways. Explore the new 7 roles that educators may have in the future to support personalized learning environments

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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne | On education | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 20, 11:01 PM

I would add http://photosforclass.com as a great tool to find CC licensed images from Flickr. The benefit is the CC license it adds to the bottom of the image for proper attribution. 

Mrs E.'s curator insight, August 21, 7:30 AM

Free images, audio and video ressources. A Must-Have

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, August 29, 10:55 AM

This is huge. If we don't direct students (and teachers) to public domain sites - they just google it.

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Create Personalized Teacher Newsletters for Each Student ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Create Personalized Teacher Newsletters for Each Student ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | On education | Scoop.it
One reason a parent might not read the classroom newsletter is that it is not about their child. Here is a solution for creating weekly newsletters for parents that are individualized for their child.

Newsletter Templates

http://tinyurl.com/newslettertemps
Add the above Google Drive folder of newsletters to your Google Drive. You can make copies and use these templates for your classroom newsletter.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 18, 9:20 AM

This is so helpful! Glad to have this link shared with me.

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PDF my Google Drive Folder ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

PDF my Google Drive Folder ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | On education | Scoop.it
In response to a tweet asking how to print a folder of student work in Google Drive I wrote a script that will list all the files in a folder in your Google Drive and create a PDF. The advantage to this is you can download all of the PDF’s at once to your computer. Usually, if you select a collection of files on your computer and choose to print them, you can print multiple files at once.

Create a list of files in your Google Drive folder.
Create a list of the URL’s to the files to make sharing easier.
Create a PDF of each file.

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16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation

16 Websites and Apps for Making Videos and Animation | On education | Scoop.it
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we are featuring websites and apps for making videos and animations. Teachers know that video making is a tried and true way to get kids engaged in building, demonstrating, and sharing knowledge. These apps and sites feature user-friendly tools and features...

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Richard Samson's curator insight, August 17, 5:09 AM

Always good to stay up to date on video apps. Thanks!

Angela Ribo's curator insight, August 17, 10:27 AM

I think this will come in handy this year.

Mrs E.'s curator insight, August 20, 7:28 AM

Meant to be Your Favourite...

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Managing a Twitter Chat ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Managing a Twitter Chat ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | On education | Scoop.it

This post is for people who run a Twitter Chat or are thinking of starting one up. I thought I would share the process I went through to organize and manage the weekly Twitter Chat #profchat."


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MOOCs and Quality: A Review of the Recent Literature

MOOCs and Quality: A Review of the Recent Literature | On education | Scoop.it

This literature review presents a number of different perspectives from a broad range of sources relating to the nature of MOOCs and considerations of quality.

 

It is an output from the recently established QAA MOOCs Network, which is designed to facilitate the sharing of experiences, knowledge and good practice in this area. More information about the Network is available through our MOOCs Network LinkedIn group, or via Twitter #MOOCsNetwork.


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Can We Interest You In Teaching? ^ NY Times ^ Frank Bruni

Can We Interest You In Teaching? ^ NY Times ^ Frank Bruni | On education | Scoop.it
How do we make teaching more rewarding, so that it beckons to not only enough college graduates but to a robust share of the very best of them?

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 12, 2:44 PM

The press beats up on teachers and becomes sagacious in deciding what programs work or not.  Those of us who disagree are literally run out of town, or made to suffer because we have a different opinion . The press brought us Michelle Rhee , TF

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, August 12, 5:42 PM

Thanks Frank Bruni! We need teachers!

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