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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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Valuable collection of design and social media tools.

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Pour toute présentation il est essentiel de choisir des couleurs qui vont ensemble. Voici une petite aide pour faire cela.

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New study reveals where low-income students are doing best - The Hechinger Report

New study reveals where low-income students are doing best - The Hechinger Report | On education | Scoop.it

"The new index is designed to provide a standard way of comparing how effectively schools and districts are teaching low-income students, regardless of how many such students they enroll.

 

"Overall, the study confirmed that low-income students are still performing well below national averages.


"But the report identified a small group of cities that are getting more promising results for low-income students, and eight of the top 10 came from the Lone Star State. Almost all the cities were predominantly Latino, and only one – Mesquite – was more than 15 percent African-American. Brownsville, a city of 175,000 along the Mexican border where 94 percent of students receive free or reduced-price lunch, received the highest marks.

"By breaking down the results not only by city, but also by school, Douglass hopes to create a measurement that will be equally useful to policymakers looking for systemic solutions and to parents looking for schools for their kids.


"Though the top-performing cities in the report were generally mid-sized and concentrated in Texas, the majority of schools with the best results for low-income students were clustered in large cities like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. In fact, eight cities account for half of the schools that reached “high above average” test scores for low-income students. New York City alone has 95 such schools."


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Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU

Six Ways the Teacher's Role is Changing | #LEARNing2LEARN #ModernEDU | On education | Scoop.it
During this time of significant educational change, we are forced to ask ourselves, what is the role of the teacher?

Teachers continue to be central to learning, but the role is changing significantly. Our children still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, but they also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves. This means students must learn how to self-direct their learning.

So if students are self-directing their learning, what's the role of the teacher?

Teachers build the curriculum/lessons with the individual student based on his/her needs and interests rather than move through a fixed curriculum en masse.


Teachers provide the experiences and tools to access new knowledge in specific areas of interest as facilitators of individual pathways, rather than being a provider of the content or expert in one or every area,Teachers become experts in how people learn, not only in teaching.


Teachers support a community of learners in teams, possibly of multiple ages, rather than alone in classrooms with fixed grades of students.


Teachers have more autonomy over their daily schedule, and can be flexible to adjust their schedules to support student needs.


Teachers provide opportunities for real-world, connected, practical learning rather than isolated academics.
These are the types of changes in the teacher's role that are fundamental to developing students who are capable of independent learning and reinvention in a rapidly changing world.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/05/25/so-whats-the-change-for-teachers-in-21st-century-education/

 


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Jan Swanepoel's curator insight, May 26, 7:31 PM
During a time of significant educational change, this article addresses the contemporary question: "What is the real role of the teacher?" Teachers continue to be central to learning and students still need to develop real skills and real knowledge, however 21st century learners also need to be self-reliant, resilient, and fully capable of re-inventing themselves, meaning that students must learn how to self-direct their learning. Please visit my blog at http://mymathsrules.weebly.com for my extended curator's insight.
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This is a short article on the ways that teachers' roles are changing. It is important to note that teachers are not becoming obsolete, but are just as important as ever. Teachers are here to facilitate learning and assisting the students in becoming resilient, self directed and capable learners.
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Gamification: How to Use Game-Based Learning in the Classroom

Gamification: How to Use Game-Based Learning in the Classroom | On education | Scoop.it
It’s really easy for instructors to implement a reward system that can improve both the learning experience of students and their behaviour. Active learning is more potent than its passive counterpart, and transferring video game concepts from the screen to the classroom is a great way to inspire students.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 1, 1:09 AM

Some good basic points.

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VocabReminder - The Dictionary That Reminds You!

VocabReminder - The Dictionary That Reminds You! | On education | Scoop.it

With VocabReminder you can search for any word in the English language for word definitions, parts of speech, synonyms, example sentences and word families.VocabReminder works 100% offline. But it is more than just an offline dictionary. VocabReminder is a dictionary designed for memory retention!


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It's  very useful and free :)
 
Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, May 22, 11:57 AM
Looks like a great little dictionary tool. 
 
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9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students

9 Great Search Tools Extensions for Students | On education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Power up your google searches.
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OER: Free Is Good

OER: Free Is Good | On education | Scoop.it
Open educational resources are free digital materials you can use with your students. Here are some ways to find them.

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 24, 9:11 AM
Open educational resources (OER) are found in the public domain and can be used for free for teaching, learning, research, and other educational purposes. These materials can be retained, reused, revised, remixed, and redistributed. These “5R permissions” of OER allow you to not only access the materials and resources free of charge, but also to make them even better. Sounds good, right? But what’s really out there, and why should you use these resources?
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Mark Cottee's curator insight, May 25, 7:12 PM
Learning how to learn is the priority - content exists everywhere
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Please review the updated OER list by Edutopia.org.
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The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator - Book Creator app

The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator - Book Creator app | On education | Scoop.it
We asked our Book Creator Ambassadors to choose their favourite apps for smashing with Book Creator. Here's their top choices.

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2nd-Library's curator insight, May 20, 7:16 PM
Book creator
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Que ce soit le logiciel Book Creator ou un autre, les e-books vont être utilisés de plus en plus, même si la progression est lente.
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I love Book Creator. I integrate other apps with it, intuitively. And then when I am asked about what I use, I have to stop and think about it. This is a one-stop article with great support for each app and very nice ideas!
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Free Images for Blogs and Marketing (38 sites)

Free Images for Blogs and Marketing (38 sites) | On education | Scoop.it
Free images for blogs and marketers. I have collected a bunch of sites that give you free images for commercial use. Check it out!

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Daily writing, it's on the goal list!
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Forget Memes. Here's What Blogs Can Really Do.

Forget Memes. Here's What Blogs Can Really Do. | On education | Scoop.it
Blogging has long been an effective way to share ideas and information, but it hasn't always been something that the cool kids embrace. Should that worry us? Last week someone kidded with me by saying that '...only idiots blog, so don't do it'. Don't worry, they were joking and I had a good laugh! But it did get me thinking about all the positive things that blogs can do, and how they're really not just for selfies and re-sharing memes. A good blog can change the world. Maybe not everyone knows about that. Today I want to show you some

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Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac

Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac | On education | Scoop.it

"FileVault full-disk encryption (FileVault 2) uses XTS-AES-128 encryption with a 256-bit key to help prevent unauthorized access to the information on your startup disk."


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Mobile Technology Meets Mindful Technology

Mobile Technology Meets Mindful Technology | On education | Scoop.it
A mobile technology program that aims to teach students to be purposeful, pragmatic, proportionate, and present can serve as a framework for achieving mindfulness.

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Yashy Tohsaku's curator insight, May 13, 1:43 PM
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Mindfulness is something I'm really interested. I should probably think harder about it!

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How To Get Great Sound From Your iPhone – Planet of Sound

How To Get Great Sound From Your iPhone – Planet of Sound | On education | Scoop.it

"The iPhone (and the iPod before it) has completely changed the way the majority of people experience and appreciate music. The ability to carry a huge amount of music with you wherever you go, and now to access streaming music services such as Spotify or Tidal, means that the iPhone (or other smartphones) are now the primary way people consume music.


"As audiophiles, this idea might be sacrilege, but let’s not lose hope, because there are some really easy ways to get all this great music out of the phone in a whole lot better quality."

 

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The article offers numerous helpful suggestions on how to maximize the quality of the audio from your phone. They range from somewhat to quite expensive, but if you crave good audio, you know you get what you pay for. 


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How Teens Can Fight Math Anxiety – Bright

How Teens Can Fight Math Anxiety – Bright | On education | Scoop.it

"A group of teenagers gathers after school at Math Guru, a small, independent tutoring center in Toronto, Canada. They sit in comfy chairs and sip mugs of tea. They’re here to work on their math homework, but not by memorizing formulas or solving problems. Instead, they’re going to talk about how their thoughts get in the way of finishing an assignment, solving a problem or passing a test. They will write down their fears on a piece of paper — for example, “I won’t get into university” — and then follow that with reasons why that fear is true or false. Soon it will become clear to them that their feelings aren’t a fair reflection of reality.

 

"It’s a scene playing out in classrooms and tutoring programs across North America, where mindfulness training is the latest answer to fighting teen anxiety about school. Research increasingly shows that these techniques work, which explains their growing popularity."


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Class Tech Tips: 5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners

Class Tech Tips: 5 Ways To Use Spark Creation Tools To Empower K-12 Learners | On education | Scoop.it
This past weekend I had the chance to share tips, strategies and lesson ideas for educators looking to empower their students with creation tools. At the Tomorrow’s Classrooms Today Conference in New Jersey I led a session with ways to use the totally free, BYOD-friendly Adobe Spark creation tools. I first started using the Spark creation tools when looking for a way for students to publish their creations on an iPad, Chromebook, or any device with a web-browser.

If you haven’t checked out these three tools before, Spark Post is perfect for making graphics, Spark Video lets students make their own movies, and Spark Page is a powerful and easy tool for creating a website. Click here to access all three free tools or for links to download the iOS apps. In the list below I share five ways to use Spark creation tools to empower students across in any subject area!

 

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If you haven't encountered Adobe's Spark Tools previously, Monica Burns provides an excellent starting point. The Spark Tools are very powerful, easy to use, and also FREE.


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The Google Tasks Guide: How to Get the Most Out of the Simplest To-Do App

The Google Tasks Guide: How to Get the Most Out of the Simplest To-Do App | On education | Scoop.it
Google launched Google Tasks, a simple to-do list app built into Gmail, in 2008. That's when I finally found a replacement for Palm's to-do list manager. Here's what makes it my favorite simple to-do list app—and how to get the most out of it.

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A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing :: NY Times

A Year of Picture Prompts: Over 160 Images to Inspire Writing :: NY Times | On education | Scoop.it
Teachers tell us they use these prompts to inspire student writing — whether in their journals, as a timed opportunity or to practice inferring meaning “without worrying about getting the right or wrong answer.”

They also use them with a variety of learners, from high school to middle or elementary school students to English Language Learners of all ages. As one teacher put it, she uses them “for helping teenagers to start talking to each other.”

Below, we’ve categorized the 160+ prompts we published during the 2016-17 school year based on the type of writing they primarily encourage students to do. All are still open for comment. Plus, we have a lesson plan on how to teach with Picture Prompts, along with other Times images, in case you’re looking for more inspiration.

 

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Great collection of photos with suggestions for their use.


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How to Rebrand Yourself as Creative When You’re Not Perceived That Way

How to Rebrand Yourself as Creative When You’re Not Perceived That Way | On education | Scoop.it

The contemporary business world lauds those who are seen as creative. Innovators such as Elon Musk and Jony Ive have become household names. Yet, for many of us, despite our best efforts to be recognized as creative thinkers, our suggestions in meetings are ignored and our pitches to bosses get rebuffed.

If your colleagues have already formed an opinion of you as technically competent but a little staid, it’s going to take a lot to change their minds and get them to listen — a situation that’s especially true for women, who, research suggests, are often unfairly viewed as less creative than men.


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The constant pressure on being creative can dry up the stream of ideas. One might have to rebrand one'self in order to appear at one's creative best!
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Mozilla Firefox is a free Browser and one of the most secure browsers. It has great features to stop unwanted

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Best EdTech and Authoring Tools lists

Best EdTech and Authoring Tools lists | On education | Scoop.it

Educational Technology and Authoring Tools lists by categories: electronic resources for teachers and elearning designers.


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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, May 30, 2:50 AM
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Une liste longue, mais qui vaut la peine d'être parcourue.
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15 Fantastic Virtual Reality in Education Resources - curated by Monica Burns

15 Fantastic Virtual Reality in Education Resources - curated by Monica Burns | On education | Scoop.it
I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite resources for virtual reality in education. Here are tools for teachers looking for new educational VR apps.

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, May 29, 8:51 AM
This week I had the chance to lead a virtual reality lesson with a group of second graders. It was absolutely amazing to see the students spinning around and looking side-to-side as they explored the top of a mountain and the bottom of the ocean. On this 360 Thursday I wanted to share some of my absolute favorite resources for virtual reality in education. Whether you’re totally new to this concept or looking for new educational VR apps to add to your toolkit, there are lots to choose from! Don’t worry, I’ll tell the whole story of my second grade virtual reality exploration in a June post (sign up here to get it in your inbox). And if you want an e-Book for summer reading you can grab my free getting started guide for virtual reality in education by clicking here.
The list below includes virtual reality apps for mobile devices and websites that give you quick access to virtual reality videos for your classroom. Of course, having a headset like the low-cost Google Cardboard is great but most of these virtual reality in the classroom resources work on web-browsers too. If you have a favorite you think I should add to the list, make sure to leave a comment at the bottom of this post!
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Virtual reality - a great way to get kids excited about learning!
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15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] | Shake Up Learning

15 Ways for Students to Use Google Keep [infographic] | Shake Up Learning | On education | Scoop.it
  PinterestHelp Students Get Organized, Track Progress, Take Notes, and more with Google Keep! Google Keep is a robust G Suite tool that can help teachers and students create and share notes, lists, and reminders. There are so many possibilities that I decided to put together this post and infographic with ideas for how Google Keep can …

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The free download by Kasey Bell is worth getting.  It has clear directions and explanations of how to use all that Google for Education has to offer.

 

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Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says.

Is mindfulness meditation good for kids? Here’s what the science actually says. | On education | Scoop.it
I read more than a dozen studies — including systematic meta-reviews, which account for thousands of other papers — analyzing the best available research on mindfulness (in both students and adults) and talked to researchers and advocates involved in the work. I asked these experts what questions and concerns parents should have when they hear mindfulness is coming to their schools. (Scroll down for those questions.)

The short of it: The relatively few studies we have on mindfulness in schools suggest a generally positive effect on decreasing anxiety and increasing cognitive performance. But the hype around mindfulness also seems to be outpacing the science, especially when it comes to teaching these practices to children.

 

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Appears to be quite a comprehensive synthesis of the available research.


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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, May 23, 12:49 PM
Meditation and mindfulness are not cure-alls. They offer benefits, but we need to make sure they are not treated as fix-its.
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Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! :: Exploratorium

Science Snacks: Projects and Activities You Can Do! :: Exploratorium | On education | Scoop.it

"Hungry for fresh, exciting science activities based in amazing phenomena? Science Snacks are hands on, teacher tested, and use cheap, available materials. Satisfy your curiosity without ever getting full."


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Using Metacognition to Reframe Our Thinking about Learning Styles

Using Metacognition to Reframe Our Thinking about Learning Styles | On education | Scoop.it

"References to learning styles have become commonplace when faculty and students discuss learning experiences. Although learning styles seem to provide a useful explanation of why students perform differently on different tasks, there is a lack of methodologically sound research confirming their existence in the way they are most often described (Reiner & Willingham, 2010). In fact, most research suggests that people do not use one discrete style to learn new information but vary considerably in the methods they use to learn (Paschler, et al., 2009). Rather than relying on learning styles, focusing instead on metacognition can provide students with strategies that can be adapted and applied based on the learning environment and task. In this article, we briefly address the research on learning styles and metacognition and provide examples of activities to help students develop key metacognitive behaviors."


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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | On education | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.

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Is Your School Literate? - Modern Learners

Is Your School Literate? - Modern Learners | On education | Scoop.it
While I think the “Are our kids literate?” question is certainly an important one, an even more significant one may be “Are our schools literate?” Is modern literacy something that is a part of our DNA, or is it something we try to “teach” as a separate entity using some off the web curriculum to pace us through it? I think you know that the answer, by and large, is that we’re not practicing literacy in schools in ways that either model or teach our students the skills they need to become truly literate in today’s world. Obviously, we’re not talking about a three week unit in the second half of seventh grade. And we’re also not helping our kids in this regard when we bring digital tools into classrooms and then employ them for traditional purposes. (The “digital worksheets” thing again.)

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