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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
'Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere and then fail to show up when we most need them, and creative thinking requires complex cognition yet is completely distinct from the thinking process.'

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We want creative people teaching our children, encouraging them to explore, experiment, think in original ways.

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, March 16, 5:19 PM

Share with students!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 17, 11:01 AM

This includes a list of things creative people do. Many of the things on this list we should all be doing - like making time for solitude. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 9:44 AM

Give you and your students time to be creative.

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How Long Does it Take to Create Learning? (On Demand Corporate Training)

This deck contains research collected from 249 respondents about how long it takes to create different formats of learning including instructor-led training ma…

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As the excellence of and demand for instructional course design grows, the questions arise to determine the value of the work done by designers multiplied by the hours spent completing a contract. Excellent information!

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, July 25, 11:13 PM

Review for new estimates on LEC course development.

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, Today, 1:48 AM

Useful stuff

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, Today, 9:52 AM

Interesting study.  

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Would You Create An Online Course? Here’s Why Some Do (And Some Don’t)

Would You Create An Online Course? Here’s Why Some Do (And Some Don’t) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
There are a ton of sites out there now for teachers to share lesson plans and resources. Sharing, at least in this case includes having access to platforms where you can both get and give content.
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It is no longer hard to do - creating course content online. Many sites offer free space to teachers for just this purpose. There is a right and a wrong way to create a quality course. If well done, it is a gift to learners.

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The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom

The Best Tools and Apps for Flipped Learning Classroom | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
July 25, 2014
Following the posting of "Managing iPad Videos in Schools" somebody emailed me asking about some suggestions for tools and apps to create instructional videos to use in a flipped...
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The Flipped Classroom concept is here to stay and educators clearly need to be up-to-date with the most engaging tools to make that process easier. Read on - this will help.

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New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers

New Socrative 2.0 Guide for Teachers | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
July 23, 2014
Here is a new update for fans of Socrative. A few weeks ago Mastery Connect acquired Socrative but the good news is Socrative will still be free for all teachers. Subsequent to this new...
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"Free for teachers" always resonates and in this case, the tool Socrative deserves a closer look. Check out its capabilities and decide its usefulness in your classrooms.

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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.


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Here is the summit of the mountain for educators who are committed to the excellence of Google products. Use the "down" hours of summer to check it out.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 23, 9:01 AM

Here's a strong introduction from Greg Kulowiec to the ins and outs of Google Classroom. This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Get up to speed now, you'll need this info in the Fall!

Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 23, 6:07 PM

Mmmmm. What an interesting environment it is!!

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How are progressive teachers using technology? - Forbes

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"I am a progressive teacher who uses a variety of strategies in my classroom to engage students in learning and to help them take ownership in their learning environment ..."

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This article is jam-packed with information - do you use Doctopus, Goobric, Google Sheets and Forms, and NoRedInk.com? You need to read, save, and explore these options. Your students will thank you!

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A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools - Education Week News (blog)

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A Professor's Plea to Stop Teaching Calculus in High Schools Education Week News (blog) A Johns Hopkins University professor argues in a Forbes magazine piece that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and...
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This caught my eye. What say you, my Math educator colleagues? Read the blog and see if you agree. Thought-provoking conversation.

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Introducing the Motion Book Tool

Get started creating your story for free at create.madefire.com

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This new tool has some fascinating implications and capabilities but most important, it is fun! Check it out!

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Slides – Create and share presentations online

Slides – Create and share presentations online | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Slides is a place for creating, presenting and sharing presentations. The Slides editor is available right in your browser. Unlike traditional presentation software, like PowerPoint, there's no need to download anything.

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There is always a plus to creating and housing presentations online. Slides is one of several online sites with no need to install software. Check it out.

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Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning

Understanding Cheating in Online Courses - CUW Online Learning | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Live Events, Twitter Feeds, Chat Rooms, and other resources for the Understanding Cheating in Online Courses MOOC (Massively Open Online Course)

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Cheating in online coursework remains a hot topic. Take another look at the issue here.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 9, 10:52 PM

Clever Mooc Style open course on cheating in the online environment. All course modules are open and available to you. 


The hastag for this course is #cheatmooc .  Clever, and provocative; can you cheat your way through a mooc? Why would you? What would be gained?  Lots to think about here.

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Clever and Leading Online Learning Providers Declare End to Usernames and Passwords in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Clever and Leading Online Learning Providers Declare End to Usernames and Passwords in the Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Instant Login, an innovative new technology that lets teachers and students access all of their learning software with just one click – abolishing the need for separate usernames and passwords.
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One of the newest cutting edge concepts to release wasted time in classrooms and unify the log in process for students. I want to keep an eye on this trend. How will this work with database and software securities and compromised personal accounts? Have we licked the problem? Stay informed!

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When College Isn't Worth It - NPR (blog)

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When College Isn't Worth It
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Well, we here at NPR Ed thought we'd play the skeptic and ask: When is college not worth it? Because, lo and behold, sometimes it isn't.
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Heresy or truth? What do you think?

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Anatomy of The 21st Century Classroom

Anatomy of The 21st Century Classroom | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
May 29, 2014
As a doctoral researcher in the field of emerging literacies, I view the affordances brought about by the integration of digital technologies in education as a major game changer in the...
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Another conversation about how today's technologies are truly the game-changers in education.

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Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says - Education Week News (blog)

Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says - Education Week News (blog) | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The Federalist Teacher Pay Starts Low, Grows Slowly, Is Generally Awful, Report Says Education Week News (blog) A new report by the Center for American Progress argues that teachers not only have bad starting pay in many states, but also that...
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No surprises here.......

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Let education professionals handle teaching standards - The Daily Advertiser

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Let education professionals handle teaching standards
The Daily Advertiser
Concern is growing over a shift in educational decision-making that has left teachers and parents with little voice.
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Worthy of a read as the education world continues to make seismic shifts in policy, hiring, and content. Everyone deserves a voice.

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A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services

A Must Have Resource for Finding Educational Sites, Apps and Services | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
July 24, 2014
Graphite is one of the amazing platforms that connects teachers with technology. Graphite is a free website from Common Sense Media that  provides reviews of the latest exciting...
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It's been clear for a long time there are more quality innovations arriving daily than one teacher can possibly test and consider. Take a look at Graphite as a tool to assist with that process.

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U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.

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Food for thought and conversation: do these findings surprise educators and what needs to change?

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 23, 3:17 PM

The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.


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Sixty inspiring examples of Twitter in the classroom - OnlineUniversities.com

Sixty inspiring examples of Twitter in the classroom - OnlineUniversities.com | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

"Teachers around the world have found innovative ways to use Twitter as a teaching tool ..."

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Afraid of Twitter? Not sure how to use it, understand it, participate? I was too - but you don't need to be. Read on!

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Sabrina's curator insight, July 18, 2:10 PM

Twitter is microblogging so technically it fits on a scoop about blogging in education.  This blog has some wonderful ideas on how to use microblogging in your classroom.  Might be able to extend the idea to include full blogging.

Sabrina's curator insight, July 18, 2:11 PM

Wonderful ideas for using Twitter in the classroom.

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Fixing the Bugs: Teaching Kids to Code on a Zero-Dollar Budget - EdSurge

Fixing the Bugs: Teaching Kids to Code on a Zero-Dollar Budget - EdSurge | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Fixing the Bugs: Teaching Kids to Code on a Zero-Dollar Budget
EdSurge
When it comes to teaching students to code, finding cheap or free software isn't the problem.
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Teaching kids to code is all the buzz right now, as it should be. This bears consideration, especially with the knowledge that budget constraints are often the deal-breaker. Time to take a look at how to get it done.

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A round-up of interactive video options

A round-up of interactive video options | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it

"We take for granted that we can interact with text, but up until recently it’s been a challenge to interact (read/write/talk) with media...

Being able to interact with video allows us to personalize video-based instruction, by leading learners to the segment of video we like them to watch, by adding voice-overs, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, references, pauses. It also allows learners to create video with even more depth and features and can the interaction can be used to support media literacy learning."


Via Beth Dichter
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There are just too many excellent ideas and tools to single out which one is the best. Check these out and see how they can easily make your teaching move to the next level. 

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, July 22, 6:51 PM

A good overview on the available tools to make video interactive.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 4:38 AM
  • Created for educators, EDpuzzle allows teachers to set up classes, to assign specific video lessons and to engage students in creating their own video lessons.  Analytics share which students watch, when they last watched, and whether they watched at home or at school.
  •  Mozilla PopcornMaker is a powerful multiple-layer video editor that invites users to remix videos to include pop-ups, text boxes, images, maps (even in streetview), as well as Wikipedia articles that continue to update.
  • ThingLink for video,  looks so promising.
  • eduCanon is an interactive learning platform into which teachers may embed questions and any html object.  
  • TED-Ed lessons offer educators the opportunity to customize a TED video to meet their specific instructional needs.
  • Write-on Video is an iPad app that allows users to annotate and animate videos and pictures, by arranging the elements into storyboards and slideshows enhanced by free-hand drawing, text boxes, stamps, and sound clips.
Becky Roehrs's curator insight, July 23, 7:31 AM

Excellent round-up of tools we have available to update our videos with voiceovers, notes, pop-ups, screenshots, maps, and references!

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Certificate Magic - Free certificate generator

Certificate Magic - Free certificate generator | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
With Certificate Magic you can create your own printable personalized certificates for free, in seconds.

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Online teachers, remember to create it, do the pdf conversion, and email it....even with all our modern innovations, nothing motivates like one-to-one recognition. Five minutes spent yields weeks of on-task excitement.

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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, June 17, 7:37 AM

molto semplice da utilizzare, non richiede registrazione, utile in ambito didattico se si utilizza un approccio stile gamification basato su premi, riconoscimenti, badge

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The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic

The 7 characteristics of a digitally competent teacher - Infographic | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Being a proper digitally competent teacher is not as simple as picking up an iPhone and tweeting. You need to be a good digital citizen, understand privacy, and more. In an effort to clarify and explain some of the most important characteristics that a digitally competent teacher must have, we whipped up this fun visual. …

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I like this take on the issue. Since we have moved teaching skills online, educators are charged with the same level of role modeling as they do on the ground in brick and mortar. In fact, it is even more critical to help young people understand the risks.

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Jun Kim's curator insight, June 12, 8:05 PM

Making technology invisible.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 13, 7:29 PM

I really like this infographic. Are you a digitally competent teacher?

Kimberly House's curator insight, June 24, 1:50 PM

Good one to remind teachers that they are more competent with digital tools than they realise! If you can shop online, you can teach online! :-)

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Classkick for instant student feedback

Classkick for instant student feedback | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
Give students more feedback than ever! Classkick lets teachers see their
students' work instantly and respond quickly. Class Kick.

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The tools just get better and better. So many to experience, so little time! Have fun - summer is a good time to play around with new ideas.

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Julie Bourguignon's curator insight, June 12, 2:02 AM

This looks like a nice tool

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Online Collaboration Tools by Robin Good

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Software tools, web apps and services for online collaboration

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Assembled here are the myriad of possibilities for creating and continuing those priceless online conversations and collaborations. The content has been assembled by Robin Good, one of the foremost content curators online. Explore and enjoy!

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Robin Good's comment, May 30, 10:50 PM
Thank you Ana Cristina for sharing my work. Much appreciated indeed.
Annelie Medoc's curator insight, May 30, 11:23 PM

Oj, en sån massa verktyg att använda.

Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, May 31, 12:24 AM
You're most welcome Robin! As always, a great compilation of collaborative tools for everyone.
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Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive

Teacher's Visual Guide on Giving Audio Feedback to Students on Google Drive | Online Teacher Underground | Scoop.it
May 28, 2014
One of the best tools teachers can use to give both audio and textual feedback on students Google documents is called Kaizena. I have featured this tool in several posts in the past and...
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Don't miss the capability of Google Drive to enhance your interactions with students. Save or share so you have it in your toolbox for the upcoming school year. Ease of use makes this a winner!

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