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Wellcome Images

Wellcome Images | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Wellcome Images is a medical picture library and the world's leading source of images on medicine and its history. Pictures cover a period stretching from ancient civilisations to modern day photography.

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There are some great images here but a bit complicated with copyright. Check it carefully before you use any of them and some need to be paid for.

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Marianne Hart's curator insight, February 25, 2014 10:11 AM

Students & teachers are always looking for Creative Commons pics. Thank you!!!

Abe Soltani's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:23 AM

A great site to get images for presentation and production.

Linda Denty's curator insight, March 5, 2014 5:43 PM

Fantastic resource!

Primary Humanities and Social Sciences
Humanities and Social Sciences is a new learning area in the Australian Curriculum. This site captures current new resources for teaching and research about best practice in this teaching in primary school.
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Crossing borders: Technology and global competence

Crossing borders: Technology and global competence | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
AEF Executive Director's blog
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The new basics; what do young learners need to be skilled in. AEF ahead of the rest as usual.
 
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Q&A: Education Technology Expert On Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers

Q&A: Education Technology Expert On Teaching the Next Generation of Teachers | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

Teachers also need to learn how to engage students in higher-order thinking during the process. New teachers may get caught up in the technology and forget to have students pause and metacognitively think about what they are learning and how that connects to previously learned material. I coach my students to include questions in their lessons that ask students to explain their thinking or connect their ideas to the text.


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Does the technology drive the learning or does the overall lesson design? To what extent does technology change what we teach? I am not sure about this. There seems to be disciples for both views.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 1:33 AM

Interesting interview.

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20 lessons that incorporate the 4Cs

20 lessons that incorporate the 4Cs | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A session at TCEA offers insight into how real teachers structure their lessons to support the 4Cs into instruction.
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Teaching ideas using 4 Cs (communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity)
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8 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students

8 of The Best Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | 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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There are a couple of great Apps here which would work well for recording thoughts about lesson and activities as you go. Just find the one that is more intuitive for you.
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How Students Can Use Timeline Templates in the Classroom

How Students Can Use Timeline Templates in the Classroom | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
A foreign language teacher provides her ideas and examples for using infographic timelines in the classroom, both as assignments and visual aids.

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And the basic Visme program is free!! You can try and see how it goes. Learning to do timelines is so important in teaching History.
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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 19, 2016 4:06 PM

Great tips for students who need to create timelines. Experience shared by a foreign language teacher.

Thanks for the suggestion to April Alen Abion.

Lilydale High School's curator insight, November 20, 2016 5:20 PM
Different ways to do timelines.
Gianluca Pirraglia's curator insight, January 2, 6:23 AM

Great tips for students who need to create timelines. Experience shared by a foreign language teacher.

Thanks for the suggestion to April Alen Abion.

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25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers

25 awesome apps for teachers, recommended by teachers | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
What are the best apps for teachers? We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed community. Below, 25 awesome apps recommended for teachers, by teachers. For teaching students how to presen…
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What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active?

What’s Happening In The Brain When Your Imagination Is Active? | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Imagination is often associated with childhood, but that doesn’t mean the process is simple. Conjuring images that one has never seen before is more complex than it seems, requiring the brain to reconfigure images it can readily identify in new ways.

In one hypothesis of the imagination network, the prefrontal cortex plays a crucial function as coordinator, signaling different networks of neurons representing images that wouldn’t normally be associated together, to fire at the same time. Called “mental synthesis,” some researchers now believe the infrastructure for life-long imaginative pursuits may be laid during childhood.

This TED-Ed video explains in more detail what scientists think is going on in the brain when our imaginations are at work.

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Well how about that. Childhood is actually very important in future education and thinking?? So why isn't education better resourced!
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20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard

20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
If you have a Google Cardboard, you need to download these apps.
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Good to get an idea of how virtual reality can work for social studies teaching
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13 iPad Games For Honing Critical Thinking Skills

13 iPad Games For Honing Critical Thinking Skills | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
The following 13 iPad apps are designed dot boost critical thinking skills in kids of every grade level.
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Worth a look
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The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed

The 15 Most Useful Google Apps You Never Knew Existed | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Share links anywhere and start making money.
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Yes excellent Apps - I especially like the translater App!!!
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Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News

Students Need Our Help Detecting Fake News | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Given social media’s popularity as a news source, writes With social media a prime news source it’s critical to equip students with the analytical skills to
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Not only students need help with detecting fake news.
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60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought

60 Things Students Can Create To Demonstrate What They Know - TeachThought | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Nowadays, many educators use the same methods over and over again in their lessons for students to express themselves and demonstrate their new knowledge. Today’s students want to express themselves in a variety of different ways. They want their academic work to be relevant, engaging and fun.

Below is a diverse list adapted from resources found at fortheteachers.org of potential student products or activities learners can use to demonstrate their mastery of lesson content. The list also offers several digital tools for students to consider using in a technology-enriched learning environment.

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Love this - and need it- innovative assessment.
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Variety to keep things fresh
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Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try -

Becoming Innovative: 15 New Ideas Every Teacher Should Try - | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
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What do you think of these?
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Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom

Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
As teachers, we’ve all seen it in our classrooms: A student in the back of the room discreetly takes a selfie. We’ve probably all been frustrated by it at some
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I have had a go with Snapchat but not  very successfully. this gives me more incentive to get better with it.
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Four cautionary lessons about education technology

Four cautionary lessons about education technology | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

There's good failure and there's dumb failure. The dumb failure we see over and over again is just dumping technology into schools and hoping for magic to happen; not having a plan, thinking that things will happen automatically because kids are “digital natives,” a term that obscures as much as it illuminates; thinking that just because technology is there your problem is solved."


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This emphasises the importance of the teacher in any technology education. Some good follow up sections and blogs
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 20, 1:29 AM

A good short read.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 20, 12:49 PM
Digital tools are not a panacea of all things good.
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Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World

Preparing Young Americans for a Complex World | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
When students explore foreign cultures, they learn not just about others, but also about themselves.
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15 Best Online Presentation Tools for Students

15 Best Online Presentation Tools for Students | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

There are some fantastic online presentation tools for students that allow users to mix media and create engaging, fun and interactive slideshows. No one wants to sit through a boring PowerPoint presentation, let alone a class full of students with a low attention span. Using website presentation tools, students can collaborate in group projects or work solo, designing inspiring dynamic presentations that tell a story about their chosen topic. These tools are easy to use, and most have special education sections, so teachers can set up their class as quickly as possible. The list below includes tools for creating slideshows, digital storytelling and poster type mixed media presentations.


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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 1, 7:37 AM

Interesantes herramientas para hacer presentaciones.

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360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube - Class Tech Tips

360 Video Education Spotlight: BBC on YouTube - Class Tech Tips | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Looking for a clip to send home to students or want to connect a video link for a QR code scavenger hunt? Educational 360 videos are worth exploring!
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Some useful Youtubes here available free from BBC. Of course English oriented and not all Social Studies but lots of films on how television is made and of course great nature movies. A few things on virtual reality education. Must get into that !!!
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9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | 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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Some more apps to try. Are these the fundamental 9 skills for our 21st students? We really need to think about the categories don't we -research based?
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What's on the horizon for K-12 ed tech in 2017?

What's on the horizon for K-12 ed tech in 2017? | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
News, voices and jobs for education professionals. Optimized for your mobile phone.
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Putting the tech devices into students' hands. Focusing on pedagogy.
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Rich Web Resources to Raise Cultural Awareness

Rich Web Resources to Raise Cultural Awareness | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
Curtis Chandler looks at how educators can help students become more aware, understanding and appreciative of other kids and cultures, using rich web resources.
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5 American Habits I Kicked in Finland

5 American Habits I Kicked in Finland | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
From to-go mugs to small talk

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Some simple cultural differences between American and Finns. Now how do these apply to Australians.? Good conversation starter for intercultural  understanding.
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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 9, 2016 9:39 AM

I'm not trying to disparage one culture group over another, but to point out that some cultural traits and norms only make sense in a certain place within a particular cultural context.  Sometimes its hard to see our own culture until we go somewhere else with a different cultural background. 

 

Questions to Ponder: What is a cultural trait that you realized was distinct only after being in contact with those from places/cultural settings?  Why are some traits perceived as strange outside of their cultural context but perfectly normal within them?     

 

Tags: Finland, culturecultural norms.

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Using 'Geography Education'

Using 'Geography Education' | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it

The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology.

Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy.


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abdoss's curator insight, October 18, 2016 9:15 AM
Working on those 21st Century Skills!
Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 18, 2016 2:33 PM
Great global perspective on Essential Skills for ALL Learners
J A Jones's curator insight, October 20, 2016 8:08 AM
These "soft skills" will provide students for a changing workplace.  
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bright classroom ideas - ideas you can take to class today

bright classroom ideas - ideas you can take to class today | Primary Humanities and Social Sciences | Scoop.it
ideas you can take to class today
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