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Inside J.J. Abrams’s Brain-Bending Book-Within-a-Book

Inside J.J. Abrams’s Brain-Bending Book-Within-a-Book | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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This looks incredibley creative and exciting!

 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:05 AM


Joe Berkowitz:  "Doug Dorst is co-author of S., a book that takes place within the margins of another book (it's complicated). Here, Dorst reveals how he collaborated with J.J. Abrams to create a kind of printed alternate reality game."

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Reflecting on daily life, interactions, choices, events keeps us in the moment. Live in the moment and be present to live life well!
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Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 2 | Tavis Smiley | PBS

Actor-activist Harry Belafonte, Part 2 | Tavis Smiley | PBS | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
The Tony- and Emmy-winning singer, actor, activist and author of the memoir My Song continues his conversation with Tavis and discusses faith, spirituality, war and peace. (RT @tavissmiley: "Paul Robeson gave me the spine for my manhood.
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Flipgrid - for short video discussions

Flipgrid - for short video discussions | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Flipgrid is simple: Teachers create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond to through recorded videos. Flipgrid boosts community and social presence in face-to-face, hybrid, and online classrooms.

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Looks like it has many possibilities.

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Silverback Learning's curator insight, April 6, 11:00 AM

Interesting

Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 6, 7:56 PM

A handy tool to share discussions and create 'buy in' on relevant issues, thank you for sharing!

Ángeles GUTIÉRREZ's curator insight, April 14, 1:15 PM

Los profesores crean redes de preguntas y los alumnos responden a  través de videos.

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Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly

Evolution of Storytelling | Visual.ly | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Evolution of storytelling created for iversity.com.

Origins of storytellingAncient Egyptian storiesAncient Greek poetsShadowplay in AsiaTroubadoursPrinting pressShakespeare's playsMovies & radioGolden age of tvInternetTransmedia storytellingAlternate reality games
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Claude Emond's curator insight, April 5, 8:11 AM

Good story told on this infographic. For those leaders who know that nothing beats telling a good story :)

Marta Torán's curator insight, April 6, 5:56 AM

Genial!

Clare Treloar's curator insight, April 10, 6:04 PM

Another interesting infographic

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What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound

What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters - More Than Sound | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
What Makes a Leader: Why Emotional Intelligence Matters by Daniel Goleman - collection of HBR and other articles on leadership

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Knowing how to "read others' emotions" allows leaders to lead from the heart to the heart and gain the most from the talent that surrounds them.

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Peg Gillard's curator insight, March 26, 7:30 PM

I can't imagine any leader thinking EQ wouldn't matter.

U-M Human Resource Development's curator insight, April 11, 4:08 PM

What makes a leader?

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Amazon.com: Extraordinary Lessons From an Ordinary Life - Simple Insights for a Better Life eBook: Mike Jaroch: Kindle Store

Extraordinary Lessons From an Ordinary Life - Simple Insights for a Better Life - Kindle edition by Mike Jaroch. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets.
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What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways?

What If Kids Co-Created Customized Learning Pathways? | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
New tools are making it easier to customize learning for every student. Playlists, projects, and portfolios support big blocks, maker spaces, and flex schools. One thing I appreciate about the Christensen Institute definition of blended learning is that it stresses student agency by requiring "student control over time, place, path, and/or pace."

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The era of PLPs for each student and adult has begun. The tools for doing this are increasingly more sophisticated and easy to use. These tools will transform education to make learning and access to big ideas and The Great Conversation individually meaningful.

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FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators

FlipQuiz | Gameshow-style Quiz Boards for Educators | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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David Baker's curator insight, February 27, 5:43 PM

Starting to think about digital resources to support teachers and students as we move 1:1.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 2, 12:57 PM

Easy to design gameshow-style quizz board

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, April 14, 3:02 PM

An important approach for all learners and no more so than for reluctant or at-risk  learners.

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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

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More of this in education might begin a long overdue transformation. 

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june holley's curator insight, February 22, 7:11 PM

It is essential that network leadership development learn from constructionism and the maker movement about "tinkering, exploring building, inventing" as they weave networks and help people self-organize.

Leadership Learning Community's curator insight, February 23, 6:21 PM

It is essential that network leadership development learn from constructionism and the maker movement about "tinkering, exploring building, inventing" as they weave networks and help people self-organize.

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Saving Our Kids, At Every Turn

Saving Our Kids, At Every Turn | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
By Bethany Meyer School is the place to be right now. My kids are experiencing magic at their school. Teachers know and celebrate the students. Curriculum is rigorous. Technology is embraced. Design based thinking is explored. Character education is emphasized. Community outreach is in place. The

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Great article about how we all "save our kids" instead of raising them.

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Christine Heine's curator insight, February 14, 7:57 PM

A timely and terrific post by Bethany Meyer about building resilience in children.

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Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books

Glossi - create digital magazines or e-books | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Free digital magazine creation platform. Add images, photos, videos, animations and audio. Customize and publish for desktop and mobile devices.

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Great way for students to showcase learning.

 

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, January 31, 9:36 AM

This is another FREE tool that can be used to help students sum up the information they learned into a neat little package.  It seems to be relatively easy to use and creates a wonderful product.  Let us know if you want to create a lesson around this type of product and we will be happy to help you!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 9, 3:51 PM

Free app for creating e-papers or e-books


Easy and friendly even for beginners. Highly Recommended for storytelling and presentations.

Character Minutes's curator insight, April 3, 2:11 PM

Looks like a great way to display work!

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SAMR in 120 Seconds

This is a quick introduction to the SAMR Model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. It is not meant to be an in-depth view of the model. For more information,...

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Great way to have teachers assess their own use.

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ned kirsch's curator insight, December 12, 2013 12:39 PM

A framework to tech integration in the classroom. We worked with Dr. Puentedura three years ago. 

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Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro

Moovly - Create Animated Content like a Pro | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Moovly is an online tool that allows you to create animated videos, tutorials, explainers, presentations, infographics, video clips, display ads or e-cards.

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:23 AM

A tool that could be used to do animated video projects with students. A potentially fantastic learning experience in an ELT environment. 

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:49 AM

Another keeper!

Naomi Bates's curator insight, December 3, 2013 10:40 AM

Love this website....could play and create for hours! A Whiteboard presentation that will be more eye-catching than many other presentation tools used

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Inside J.J. Abrams’s Brain-Bending Book-Within-a-Book

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This looks incredibley creative and exciting!

 

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:05 AM


Joe Berkowitz:  "Doug Dorst is co-author of S., a book that takes place within the margins of another book (it's complicated). Here, Dorst reveals how he collaborated with J.J. Abrams to create a kind of printed alternate reality game."

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15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning

15 Interesting Ways to use Google Maps to Support Learning | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
As many of you will know I am a bit of a map nerd and have always enjoyed peering down at the Earth through a map or using tools like Google Earth and Maps.

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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, April 13, 11:16 AM

add your insight...

 

 
Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 14, 12:59 AM

Using Google Maps is Good if done effectively.

niftyjock's curator insight, April 14, 3:09 AM

love google maps

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Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom

Critical Thinking in the Language Classroom | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

When you ask people to define ‘Critical Thinking’, there is no shortage of definitions. In a recent online webinar for English Language Teachers, the lecturer started the webinar by asking participants to share their own definition of the term, Critical Thinking. With around 100 teachers from various backgrounds, there was a wide range of ideas and suggestions.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 6, 11:52 AM

You can download the complete book in exchange for registering. Seems like a good enough deal.

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John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 8:49 PM

Critical thinking skills are something all teachers need to present to students and here are some realistic activities for class.  John Hughes has very kindly offered this PDF free. You do have to register to open it.

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Why Leaders need to ask Empowering Questions?

Why Leaders need to ask Empowering Questions? | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

Peter Drucker, considered the leadership guru of the twentieth notes that, “The leader of the past may have been a person who knew how to tell, but certainly the leader of the future will be a person who knows how to ask.”


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Asking yes, and then LISTEN to the answers with an open mind and a flexibility to understand.

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Peter Ø. Christensen's curator insight, March 31, 3:28 AM

A kind of coaching approach to leadership which cope great with the non-hierarchic company structure, which the greatest employeers and top minds of the future demands.

 

Efficienarta's curator insight, March 31, 6:00 AM

One of the more rewarding periods of my business career included a leadership meeting weber of CEO adjourned discussion of a topic because the team were not asking questions ............. When we discussed the topic at the following meeting we had a lively debate both initially in a  "seek to understand" phase and then later in what amounted to brainstorming of potential solutions.

Ron McIntyre's curator insight, March 31, 9:45 AM

Absolutely a valid assumption for the 21st century leader.

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A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry

A Solitary World: A Breathtaking Homage to H.G. Wells from a New Genre of Cinematic Poetry | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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Beautifully powerful and haunting. A possible project arena for students, a way to share powerful images from literature, science, studies of social sciences, life.

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David Collet's curator insight, March 4, 9:28 PM

This is an unusual one. But I really enjoy reading the works of H.G. Wells and upon viewing this, I felt it kept to the quality of that author.

 

Enjoy.

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, March 5, 3:12 AM

A Solitary World — a breathtaking homage to H.G. Wells, with text adapted from five of his most celebrated works: The Time Machine (1895), The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896), The First Men in the Moon (1901), In The Days of the Comet (1906), The World Set Free (1914). Read by Terry Burns and featuring an appropriately haunting score from the young British composer Lennert Busch, the film belongs to — pioneers, perhaps — an emerging creative genre: the cinematic poem.

Roger Ellman's curator insight, March 5, 6:27 AM

OK. So is this Progress?  Are Humans Moving Forward?

Well - art, creativity and idea-innovation are all part of that. So in the loose and all-embracing way we love, the sanswer is yes!

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10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic)

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes (Infographic) | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Ever wondered what the most common grammar mistakes are that bloggers make? Run-on sentences, punctuation, or maybe use of wrong tenses? This infographic highlights common blog post writing errors and blogging facts.

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Great resource for students' blogging endeavors. 

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, April 2, 4:48 PM

Read it... or not... :)

JordiMarínba's curator insight, April 6, 6:37 PM

Excellent infografic to bear in mind when writing blogs.

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, April 13, 1:12 AM

Common grammar errors and how to fix them.  Applicable to more than just blog posts.

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Why aren't we more compassionate?

Daniel Goleman, author of Emotional Intelligence, asks why we aren't more compassionate more of the time.

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All it takes is noticing and stepping forward with "You First."

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Empathy | Activities to Grow Empathy

Empathy | Activities to Grow Empathy | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

“Could a greater miracle take place than for us to l
ook through each other’s eyes for an instant?”

Henry David Thoreau


Do we start from empathy when we set out to solve educational challenges and design learning pathways for our students?

How do we foster empathy and make it a starting point for problem solving and the design of new solutions for both ourselves and for our students?

 

Empathy over sympathy
Lately it seems all roads lead to empathy: 
 

Tony Wagner in Creating Innovators identifies empathy as a necessary characteristic for innovators;
 

 David Kelly of Stanford University identifies empathy as the starting point for all problem solving;
 

 Daniel Goleman states leaders with empathy do more than sympathize with people around them: they use their knowledge to improve their companies in subtle, but important ways.
 

 

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Not only is empathy vital for

solving problems responsively and

meaningfully, empathy is an

underpinning for connection

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 by Carolyn Durley


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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, February 25, 4:51 PM

Good... like it...:-)))

Mrs. Monsour's curator insight, March 1, 12:31 PM

How do we foster empathy in pre-professionals?

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Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor

Strut - An HTML5 Presentation Editor | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

An editor for creating web based presentations.

All you need is a web browser.

Strut presentations work on desktops, laptops, mobile devices and tablets.


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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, February 22, 12:58 PM

This looks super cool.  A much simplified version of PowerPoint and might be more intuitive for many of you.  Give it a try and let me know if you like this.

alexislucas's curator insight, February 22, 12:59 PM

encore en beta mais top pour les diaporama web 2

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 23, 3:04 PM

ziet er goed uit! en html5!

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5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom

5 Steps to Foster Grit in the Classroom | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
The word "grit" suggests toughness and determination. The question is how do we get students to value struggle, failure and perseverance in our classrooms? ASCD recently published Thomas Hoerr's shor

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Many students and adults lack well-formed resiliency. The biggest predictor of academic and assessment success is perseverence. Teaching students how to perevere and "polish" their grit is a gift.

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6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers -

6 Alternatives To Bloom's Taxonomy For Teachers - | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
This post is updated from an article we published in April. At the end of the day, teaching is about learning, and learning is about understanding. And as technology evolves to empower more diverse and...

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:08 AM

"At the end of the day, teaching is about learning..." An interesting interpretation  of the goals of bllom's applied to deeper learning skills.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 18, 2013 10:55 AM

This is an interesting way of rethinking Bloom's.

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Haiku Deck - Presentation Software that's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun

Haiku Deck - Presentation Software that's Simple, Beautiful, and Fun | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Haiku Deck is a completely new kind of presentation software -- it’s simple, beautiful, and fun.

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This looks like a great tool and possibility!

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 23, 2013 12:14 PM

What a great news for those who do not own an iPad - Haiku Deck have launched a web app! Admittance via the waiting list.

Patricia Buckley's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:42 PM

I would like to introduce this app to you as an altenative to keynote and PowerPoint

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Embedding Creativity in Change Management ~ Future of CIO

Embedding Creativity in Change Management ~ Future of CIO | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it

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David Ednie's curator insight, November 16, 2013 3:19 AM

What got you here, will not get you there. Real change and (existential) creativity is deprogramming old mindsets, letting go of "the voices from the past", reprogramming our minds with new values, norms and attitudes; establishing a new blueprint for how we want to create our future reality.

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Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases

Learning to Learn: fighting cognitive biases | Reflections from a Life Lived | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is an increasingly important skill that has been overlooked by many as information becomes more accessible and superfluous.
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Brain research is the new frontier and learning about learning is not only fascinating it can open up myriad opportunities to stretch and grow.

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