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Using Blogs to Add Value to the Writing Process

Using Blogs to Add Value to the Writing Process | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

"Sean Dowling, an Educational Technology Coordinator, looks at how teachers can add value to the student writing process by using blog posts in writing tasks."


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I will be using this activity with my International Students in Personal Branding.  Just tweak it a little.  Thanks for the Blog

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Audrey's comment, November 25, 2013 3:14 PM
Good idea"
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Essential Conversation Skills for Leaders

Essential Conversation Skills for Leaders | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

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We seem to have lost the art of having meaningful conversations without upsetting each other. Can we learn to be more objective and less personal in our efforts to co-exist in the workplace? It's a skill for sure

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Daniel Watson's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:01 PM

 

A business owner's day is filled with multiple conversations, and the effectiveness of these conversations over time, will determine the level of success that the business ultimately achieves.

 

Unfortunately, many business owners are not as adept as they believe that they are, when it comes to conducting effective conversations across the broad spectrum of people with whom they need to converse.

 

This excellent article, suggests that business owners must practise the practical and personal skills of communication to be effective leaders, and it identifies seven interaction sins to avoid in communicating with others to achieve desired outcomes.

Tony Phillips's curator insight, November 14, 2013 5:23 PM

Leaders must have high levels of self awareness and flexibility. It is more that technical expertise.

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Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series)

Kurt Squire on Civic Engagement Through Digital Games (Big Thinkers Series) | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Game-based learning scholar Kurt Squire explores how leveraging young people's interest in gaming could encourage greater youth community involvement and deeper connections to civic and political life.

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Game-based learning: How to improve your English skills with computer games | Vocabla Blog

Game-based learning: How to improve your English skills with computer games | Vocabla Blog | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

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Something for the guys...Get learning!

 

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Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Edutopia's Made With Play series takes a look at game-like learning principles in action and commercial games in real classrooms -- and offers tips and tools for bringing them into your own practice.

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The Chinese Teachers will be arriving from the Jiangsu Province in early December.  Can't wait to teach them how to learn through PLAY!

Me too!!

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Making Decisions Together (When You Don’t Agree on What’s Important)

Making Decisions Together (When You Don’t Agree on What’s Important) | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Collaborative work has built-in tensions. Here's how to resolve them.
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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

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Technology is my living textbook.  But when tech fails...better have a Plan B.  Enjoy!

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Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

Judy Brown's curator insight, May 29, 2014 7:32 PM

Autistic kids need to be shown lots of love and need a teacher who will treat them right.

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Learner Journey - ePortfolio Tool

Learner Journey - ePortfolio Tool | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
E-portfolios for lifelong learning. Provides a safe, private online space to share resources, record achievements and communicate

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Anything that can keep track of my files is a bonus.  Happy to try this out!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:18 AM

This looks like a useful tool if you want to create an eportfolio with your students. It seems to have quite thorough security.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 8, 2013 7:30 PM

As a school, you can 'try' a free account which will allow you to add 20 students - costs for upgrading are not given on site.  Pending costs, the tool looks like a fantastic way to manage student progress.  Acting a little like a Wiki, it allows you to share, communicate and encourage collaboration within a class group.

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Prezibase - Prezi Templates

Prezibase - Prezi Templates | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Prezibase.com is an independent marketplace for ready-made Prezi presentation templates. Everyone can join in by downloading or selling their own templates.

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30 million presentations take place in North America every day.  I like Prezi & Keynote.  Check out the new templates

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Amandine Duffoux's curator insight, October 23, 2013 4:19 AM

Pas de nouveau modèle transcendant mais quelques templates gratuits que vous pouvez ajouter et customiser avec Prezi.

Jordan Fowler's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:32 PM

test

 

Daniela Ayala's curator insight, February 19, 2014 5:57 PM

Templates-plantillas para #prezi :) 

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Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category

Apple Launches Apps for Teachers Category | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

"In recognition of the widespread use of iPad sin schools and general education, Apple recently released a new "Apps for Teachers" http://bit.ly/16HvwHx category in the App Store. You'll find them listed among a wide and extensive list of categories under the "Education Collection" banner."


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Looking forward to checking out these new Apps for incorporating technology into my teaching.  Great for self directed learning. I also use Vocabology.

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csleynse's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:17 AM

Utility and project based learning apps for teachers and specialists. Worth checking out!

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carldowse's curator insight, January 19, 2014 8:43 AM

Productivity and teaching apps - old and new -  listed and even easier to find now

Monika Macias's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:10 AM

Apple finally gives us our own category! 

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Word Sense

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Word Sense is a dictionary, thesaurus, and valuable tool for matching thoughts to words. Explore word meanings and relationships.

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A nice tool for learners, writiers and teachers. Creative!!

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jennifer glenn's curator insight, October 8, 2013 4:04 PM

a great digital tool in a time of shrinking vocab

Mary Starry's curator insight, October 17, 2013 10:29 PM

Looks like a great tool to use when you're looking for that specific word you can describe but can't remember.

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:11 PM
What a great tool for students to use in their writing.
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Why is crowd-funding site Kickstarter so popular? - Video on TODAY.com

Why is crowd-funding site Kickstarter so popular? - Video on TODAY.com | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Video on Today: The crowd-funding site is helping some independent creators, including well known filmmakers like Spike Lee, fund their passion projects.

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Casey Brothers, stay tuned  for their Kickstarter Campaign on a new Canadian Army meets self discovery short.

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Marty Koenig's curator insight, August 31, 2013 10:36 AM

Only 20% have ever heard of Crowdfunding. Maybe this will bump it up to 21%. 

Marie-Brigitte Souci's curator insight, August 31, 2013 7:36 PM

Crowdfunding is the hottest thing in the entrepreneurial arena. #BrigitteSouci

Richard Platt's curator insight, September 29, 2013 1:00 PM

Film crowd-funding for the novice

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10 ways to learn how to use Prezi

10 ways to learn how to use Prezi | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Starting your first prezi is exciting—the blank canvas contains so much potential, creat...

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tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Good overview

tracey morgan's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:33 PM

Nice overview

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 13, 2013 2:55 PM

We have taught several classes with Prezi and the students seem to love it.  Anyone interested in a lesson?

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'My Name My Story': Empowering High School Students through Storytelling

'My Name My Story': Empowering High School Students through Storytelling | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

by Erika MacLeod

 

"Amit Dodani, a 15-year-old from Los Angeles, CA, talks about 'My Name My Story'--his youth-run leadership program to inspire the next generation of leaders."

 

"I encourage young people like myself to find their passion and run with it! Everyone's talents can be used for the greater good. For an athlete, it may be teaching disabled children how to play their sport. For a musician, it may be holding a charity concert to raise money for cancer. For a scientist, it may be working with corporations on finding new developments in medicine that can cure millions. For a writer, it may be writing inspirational poetry that moves people in healthy directions. For me, it is public speaking. I recently realized my words really can make a difference."

 
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My goal is to help my students to make their story part of their Personal Branding message.  This article will be a good example for them. Thanks for sharing!

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David Hain's curator insight, November 19, 2013 12:40 PM

You don't need to be old to be wise! Amit Dodani's story and how he is paying it forward.

Melanie Greenberg's curator insight, November 20, 2013 12:46 AM

Uplifting article!

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Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play

Teaching Empathy Through Digital Game Play | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Video games can offer a playful approach to learning a new concept, providing a jumping off point for diving deeply into a topic. Games can’t do all the teaching, but they are an engaging way to get kids thinking -- even about ethics.

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8 Educational (and Fun) iOS Games for Teens

8 Educational (and Fun) iOS Games for Teens | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
 
via Mashable
There’s a reason you learned more from Bill Nye than your actual science teacher. Mr. Nye made learning fun.
If your middle/high school student is struggling to grasp some concepts in school, there’s an app for that.

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How to be Successful in Business

How to be Successful in Business | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

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This is great.  I intend to use these tips and insight with my Business Communications class

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Kira Saini's curator insight, March 6, 2014 9:28 AM

This article is describing how to be successful in the right way. The key factor in order to be successful is to persevere, don't be held back by something, have high expectations, your goal should be to do your best, LEARN  from your experiences, and use the knowledge to do better in the future. According to this article, success is more about learning than proving how smart you are

Ivo Nový's curator insight, October 25, 2014 11:14 AM
Although you may not be 100% successful in whatever you do, your goal should be to do your best, learn from your experiences, and use this knowledge to do better in the future.
Venkadesh Narayanan's curator insight, January 21, 2015 5:27 AM

www.fhyzics.com

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Chuck Chiang: Canada must try harder to attract Chinese investment - Vancouver Sun

Chuck Chiang: Canada must try harder to attract Chinese investment - Vancouver Sun | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
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Chuck Chiang: Canada must try harder to attract Chinese investment
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After all, the past few years have seen a flurry of Chinese business activity in Canada, especially in British Columbia and Alberta.
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Top 20 Essential Public Speaking Tips

Top 20 Essential Public Speaking Tips | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

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Thanks for sharing .  Some good tips here. Recently I attended a presentation through Sliding.ca.  My takeaway...One slide One message. Emphasize the verbal & Downplay the visual.  You should stand out over your slides!

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Gary Stroud's curator insight, October 30, 2013 3:32 PM

If you do any public speaking this article has something for you. 

Catherine Rocheleau's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:31 PM

Business owners and managers are well served when they hone their public speaking skills.  Good delivery engages your audience and ensures your message is heard.   There is nothing worse than sitting in the audience when the speaker isn't in touch with the audience and delivers their message poorly.

Tony Gough's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:01 AM

See if this will help you!

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Phraseum - language learning online

Phraseum - language learning online | Personal Branding | Scoop.it

The Web offers huge opportunities to improve any foreign language you’re learning, from news stories, blog posts, comments and all that content. So, find sites with your favourite topics and read them regularly. Phraseum will help you save and organize all useful sentences you come across while reading, in order to learn them later.
You can organize your clips by tags (situation, meaning …) and personal categories (your projects, meetings …)
You can also search for and re-save phrases that others have saved
or discover phrases that match the topics of your interests in your Phrase feed.


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Great way to keep track of all those phrases you want to incororate into your language learning.  IEP's take note!

Check out Phraseum

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carldowse's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:18 AM

Vocabulary builing tool with a web clipper that can be added to a browser for quick additions to a tagged phrasebook - looks like a very interesting use of browser technology that promotes learner autonomy

Amadeu Marin's curator insight, June 7, 2014 8:23 AM

Excellent idea! A fantastic tool to build up a collection of useful chunks or phrases around topics, situations, etc.

 

LEARNING TIP:

Phraseum provides what they call a 'clipping button' that you

drag onto your browser bookmark bar. Then, while you're reading online, you can highlight a piece of text (collocations, chunks, idioms, etc.) you want to clip, then hit the Phraseum clipping button to save and categorize the phrase into your account to learn or use later.

 

You can also share the phrases and phrasebooks you create and subscribe to other people's.

Juan Fernández's curator insight, August 1, 2014 3:29 PM
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This is a really fantastic tool for the collaborative learning of phrases and collocations. Every language learner should be using this.

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Why content curation is a new form of communication

While the history of communication until the end of the previous century has only been focusing on enlarging the distribution to a few published or broadcasted content creators, we now live in information overload where content curators can be the new super heroes.


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Why reinvent the wheel! !I have just spent my morning doing content curation on the supbect of Personal Branding and Career Development. All depends on your audience.

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 9, 2014 8:47 AM

Why content curation is a new form of communication

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 1, 2014 12:47 PM

Curaduría de contenidos.

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Metta = Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format

Metta = Storytelling + Polls In One Compact Format | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Metta helps turning stories into short movies out of pictures, videos, text and sounds that are already published on the web. Polls and quizzes can also be embedded anywhere inside a video presentation to get controlled responses from viewers.

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Very appealing...now I have to take the time to get to learn how to use this great App. 

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 14, 2013 2:24 AM

It allows teachers and educators to produce learning guides

Ingrid Cristina Florence Yamine's curator insight, November 19, 2013 1:14 PM

very interesting and useful one! I'll preset on it next monday!

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 28, 11:35 PM
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Metta (which is the former Soo Meta) is a versatile web application that lets you create presentations with text, images, videos and voice recordings, as well as create polls and stories.


Metta is integrated in Edmodo. It is a great tool for flipped classrooms.

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Lessons Worth Sharing

Lessons Worth Sharing | Personal Branding | Scoop.it
Use engaging videos on TED-Ed to create customized lessons. You can use, tweak, or completely redo any lesson featured on TED-Ed, or create lessons from scratch based on any video from YouTube.

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For teachers and for presenters who are finding interesting ways to get their message out. Topics to suit every discipline

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Katja Kranjec's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:14 AM

Really good. A wide variety of engaging TEDx videos with comprehension checks and further discussion questions.

Jet Houwers's curator insight, October 18, 2013 3:15 AM

Volgens Hattie (2009) leren studenten  enorm van inhoudelijke feedback van docenten, maar ook van lessen geven aan elkaar. ik ga starten met hiermee experimenteren! #mli #yam

 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, November 1, 2013 2:10 PM
Hmmm...maybe a lesson where students create lessons? You would definitely know if students knew the material!