Resources and ide...
Follow
Find
492 views | +1 today
Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom
Includes technology and thinking skills.
Curated by Lucy Beaton
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

ProjectExplorer - Multimedia Content and Lesson Plans

ProjectExplorer - Multimedia Content and Lesson Plans | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Welcome to the multi-award winning ProjectExplorer.org - an educational series that provides free multimedia content and lesson plans that improve students’ global awareness and cross cultural understanding.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

BigML - Create a Model then Generate a Prediction

BigML - Create a Model then Generate a Prediction | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
BigML's goal is to create a machine learning service extremely easy to use and seamless to integrate.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
luiy's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:11 AM

BigML's predictive models will show you the patterns that are hidden in your data. You can adjust the granularity of the model by using the "live pruning" slider to prune away branches with less data, allowing you to focus on the most common cases, or explore fine details. Click on a decision node and follow the path to increasingly more specific cases by following the "branches" downward. See which values create the split points at every node. At every node, the model shows what the most likely prediction is.

 

 

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, April 28, 2013 4:33 PM

Not sure that I'd ever need to use this, but wow, it looks impressive!

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Delights - Avatars, Virtual Worlds, Gamification
Scoop.it!

Augmented reality in education: teaching tool or passing trend?

Augmented reality in education: teaching tool or passing trend? | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
AR shouldn't be another monster under the bed (or desk), says Judy Bloxham – used intelligently, it provides new ways for learners to access content and knowledge

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
Lucy Beaton's insight:

Very interesting article. AR far surpasses QR Codes.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Content Curation World
Scoop.it!

Find, Select and Post the Most Relevant Stories On Any Topic with ContentDJ

Find, Select and Post the Most Relevant Stories On Any Topic with ContentDJ | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

A news aggregation, curation and social media publishing commercial tool.


Via Robin Good
more...
Robin Good's curator insight, March 10, 2013 1:02 PM



ContentDJ is a commercial web app which allows you to easily monitor your favorite topics via keywords and to share the most relevant ones to your preferred social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIN) or to your self-hosted WordPress blog.


In addition to these core capabilities, ContentDJ integrates an excellent social media editorial calendar facility which allows you to schedule and organize your postings to different social media according to your preferences, as well as a clean-cut and well orgamized dashboard of stats covering your social media activities.


ContentDJ has an excellent user interface making easy and intuitive to set up and configure your account in minutes. The app can notify you via email, according to your preferred scheduled time slots, about new content being available for your review.


Pricing starts at $6.75/mo where you get:

  • three trackable keywords ($14.25/mo gives you five)
  • one social account connected ($14.25 gives you two)
  • social media editorial calendar
  • daily email digest


P.S.: ContentDJ promises also a Playlist page, a public web page in which you can organize and showcase your best stuff, but it looks like as this feature has yet to be released, or is not part of what you can presently access through the free trial.



Key strengths:


  • easy-to-use
  • intuitive interface
  • aggregates and visibly rank incoming stories
  • easy to pick or reject content stories
  • publishes directly to Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIN
  • posts directly via XML-RPC to self-hosted Wordpress sites
  • create a post from scratch feature
  • free trial - no credit card required



Limits:


  • no free base level account available
  • no editing for selected stories (possible in editorial calendar)
  • no possibility to input selected RSS feeds or sources to monitor
  • no bookmarklet
  • unclear billing options on purchase page
  • no in-depth tutorials or videos



Review: https://lonelybrand.com/blog/curate-content-more-efficiently-with-content-dj/


Free 14-day trial available.


Find out more and try it out now: http://contentdj.com/




Joyce Valenza's curator insight, March 10, 2013 2:25 PM

add your insight...

 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 11, 2013 1:59 PM

I always pay attention to Joyce Valenza's recommendations. 

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Leadership in Distance Education
Scoop.it!

What is Active Learning?

Discusses what active learning is and provides examples of how active learning can be used in both face to face and online classes.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Lucy Beaton's insight:

A neat, succinct explanation with examples.

more...
Scooped by Lucy Beaton
Scoop.it!

Blogs on Student Engagement | Edutopia

Blogs on Student Engagement | Edutopia | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Join the conversation today!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lucy Beaton
Scoop.it!

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning

Resources and Downloads for Collaborative Learning | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Students work collaboratively in many ways to reinforce learning at The College Preparatory School (right), such as working together outside (above) on geometry concepts they learned the previous d
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lucy Beaton
Scoop.it!

FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE

FreeBIEs | Project Based Learning | BIE | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century
Lucy Beaton's insight:

Great free resources such as planning forms, student handouts, rubrics, articles to download and use to design, assess, and manage projects.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom

10 Ways To Start Using Skype In The Classroom | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Using Skype in the classroom shouldn't be a daunting task. In fact, it's a simple and effective education tool that not enough students get to try out!

Via Gust MEES
more...
Gust MEES's curator insight, March 5, 2013 1:14 AM

A MUST try to get in touch with other students around the world...

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

Gyazo : Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing

Gyazo : Seriously Instant Screen-Grabbing | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Gyazo lets you instantly grab the screen and upload the image to the web. You can easily share them on Chat, Twitter, Blog, Tumblr, etc.

Available for Windows, Mac and Linux.


Via Baiba Svenca
more...
Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 1, 2013 5:37 AM

Gyazo has been in existence for quite a while but I came across the site only now. It is a free program for making screenshots and sharing them on social sites, via email or by URL. Looks easy and neat.

 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 1, 2013 9:53 AM

It is free. Free being the big word in education right now. :)

 

John Rudkin's comment, March 4, 2013 5:16 PM
Grab on the Mac OSX is very useful and very quick. Free as well.
Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

The Free Online Timeline Maker Is Here: Instant Timeline

The Free Online Timeline Maker Is Here: Instant Timeline | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Office Timeline is a free timeline maker PowerPoint add-in that allows you to easily create and share beautiful simple timelines, gantt charts, and project schedules.


Via Robin Good, Baiba Svenca
more...
John's curator insight, August 22, 2013 9:47 AM

That is just very handy. Thanks for sharing this excellent tool! 

Alfredo Corell's comment, May 1, 2014 1:08 PM
thanks, but the link is not working now
Margarita Parra's curator insight, December 14, 2014 12:20 PM

Hay que probar esta nueva herramienta. La liga directa:https://www.officetimeline.com/download
 

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential?

INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.

 

Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media...


Via Lauren Moss, Terheck, Gust MEES
more...
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:08 AM
INFOGRAPHIQUE: What Makes médias sociaux de manière influente?

If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.


Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media...














INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 6:51 AM
INFOGRAPHIQUE: What Makes médias sociaux de manière influente ?

"If your impression of social media is limited to your friends posting cat videos and teenagers glued to their iPhones – think again.

Social media possesses incredible influential power, and since the advent of the Internet it's evolved from a simple way for people to keep in touch into a massive global network connecting organizations, communities and people.Social media is the easiest, fastest and most explosive way to transmit and receive information! And best of all – absolutely anyone can take advantage of it.


Check out the infographic to learn how to embrace the ubiquity of social media and use its power to better yourself, your business, or cause, and find a host of statistics and facts that may surprise you about the influence of social media"...














INFOGRAPHIC: What Makes Social Media so Influential? via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


Bart van Maanen's curator insight, March 3, 2013 9:21 AM

Nice.

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

Pic Collage for iPad/iPhone and Android

Pic Collage for iPad/iPhone and Android | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
PicCollage is the most popular mobile collage app for iOS and Android.

Via Baiba Svenca
Lucy Beaton's insight:

Present your pictures as a collage or use collage in presentations.

more...
Katie Frank's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:28 AM

Ease of use is the strength of this app.  It makes putting together a collage and sharing a snap.

Robin Nelson's comment, May 15, 2013 1:48 AM
that's so cool. It would be nice to have electronic photo album and have that collage in it.
Thanh Minh's curator insight, January 19, 2014 9:28 AM

http://www.vngameviet.com/2014/01/thoi-trang-theo-phong-cach-nguoi-rung.html

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

Pixorial - What's your Story? Create videos and movies

Pixorial - What's your Story? Create videos and movies | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
What's Your Story

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, April 13, 2013 4:19 AM

Pixorial is a limitless, simple-to-use service that collects video from people who want to share their lives and experiences.

With just a few clicks or taps, you can effortlessly transform those shared experiences into unique, personal stories.

mariana chiappe's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:16 AM

Una forma de crear videos!

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Innovations in e-Learning
Scoop.it!

Learning-Beyond-the-Walls-with-PLNs-and-Curation

Learning outside the clasroom walls. A bit about personal leaning networks and curation

Via k3hamilton
Lucy Beaton's insight:

Fantastic.

more...
Gust MEES's comment, April 13, 2013 7:52 PM
Sharla, thank You! Together WE ALL in a PLN will make that wave BIGGER ;)
Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, April 14, 2013 9:02 AM

Curation and Sharing

enrique rubio royo's curator insight, April 15, 2013 4:05 AM

Una interesante versión actualizada de una  'docencia/aprendizaje' expandida (informal, mas allá del aula; aprendizaje informal). Interesante analizar 'Sliderocket' (pros y contras), así como Flipboard y Zite, paper.li

 

Video de la presentación  'Learning: Breaking Outside the Walls through PLNs and Curation', en YouTube... http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Z-VZEmWIJII

 

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson

50 Ways To Integrate Art Into Any Lesson | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Albert Einstein wrote:  The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. So the unknown, the mysterious, is where art and science meet.

 

Keeping his words in mind, educators everywhere are beginning to work art into education. Because we live in the 21st century, we have all the tools right at our fingertips, quite literally. The Internet hosts site after site devoted to integrating art into education.

 

Right here, you’ll find some of the best websites and some interesting ideas that are easily altered to fit various lessons. Explore 50 ways to add artistic elements to the simplest and most complex lessons.



Cited From: http://newsroom.opencolleges.edu.au/features/50-ways-to-integrate-art-into-any-lesson/#ixzz2PLSreQyH


Via Gust MEES
more...
Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:23 AM

An interesting read

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, April 6, 2013 4:40 PM

Primarily K-12, but some useful tips for higher ed as well. 

ohdesiderata's curator insight, April 12, 2013 8:21 AM

An incredibly valuable resource that authentically incorporates the arts across almost all the KLAs.

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

Free Graphic Design Software – DrawPlus

Free Graphic Design Software – DrawPlus | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
When you want to add artistic effects or drawings to your website or printed material, try Serif’s free drawing and graphics software. It’s free to download and you don’t need any artistic background or design experience.

Via Baiba Svenca
more...
Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, April 11, 2013 4:32 PM

Acabo de encontrarme con esta herramienta, habría que descargarla y probarla.

Shanika Journey's curator insight, April 12, 2013 12:27 PM

A good alternative for anyone who doesn't own Photoshop, Illustrator, or Painter to create custom pics and graphics for your projects.


Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 30, 2013 11:05 PM

I've quickly looked it over and it's easy to use with good features for a free graphics tool.

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from web 2.0 learning tools
Scoop.it!

10 Great New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Great New Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Via Yehuda Peled
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lucy Beaton
Scoop.it!

Manor Resources and Lesson Plans - STW 1203

Manor Resources and Lesson Plans - STW 1203 | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Resources on This Page:

Documents to Help You Get Started
Culture at Manor New Tech High School
Additional Resources on the Web
Suggested Readings and Viewings on Project-Based Learni
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Lucy Beaton
Scoop.it!

Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite

Teaching Presentation Skills with Ignite | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
I know that, in my project-based learning classroom, students did presentations all the time for a variety of purposes. One of the key components of a PBL project is the 21st-century skill of present
Lucy Beaton's insight:

Engaging because short - 5 mins., 20 slides with 20 sec. per slide. Good scaffolding tool and formative assessment tool. Link to a presentation rubric. A very useful tool.

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

Deck - create presentations on any device

Deck - create presentations on any device | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Deck is a powerful, yet easy-to-use, presentation app built from the ground up for your tablet.

Deck makes creating a world-class presentation complete with animated charts and transitions as simple as touching and tapping. Deck brings your content to life, enabling you to focus on crafting your story and letting us do the rest.


Via Baiba Svenca
Lucy Beaton's insight:

Can't wait to use this!

more...
Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 5, 2013 10:28 AM

Deck app works on iOS and Android. It is available in 15 languages, and it is totally free which makes it suitable for using in education.

 

Watch the Introduction to deck slideshow presentations video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgaRYQRO8oQ

Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, March 6, 2013 4:09 AM

An easy and superb presentation app... and it's Free !! 

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:59 AM

So many apps have Deck in the name I found it easier to put in Deck slideshow presentations to find this one. 

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Delights for Learners
Scoop.it!

21Classes – Classroom and Education Blogs - Home

21Classes – Classroom and Education Blogs - Home | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Blogs for your students. Classroom blogging made easy

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
more...
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 4, 2013 7:25 PM

This looks like a great resource worth digging into more deeply

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it

Most people who need to create an exciting presentation are not design experts. Fortunately, there are a number of really neat tools and websites that can assist you in creating a captivating, professional look for your slides.


Via Baiba Svenca
more...
Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 28, 2013 1:19 PM

The article shares some helpful ideas about the importance of color in your design, making screenshots to illustrate a point, using an attractive font, constructing mind maps for organizing your story.

R.G. Riles's curator insight, March 1, 2013 12:09 PM

Extremely important, especially now that we have websites where you're expected to upload your slide show so it can be examined in perpetuity! Great tips for eBook authors as well.

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from Digital Presentations in Education
Scoop.it!

iCharts - Charts Made Easy. Data Made Social.

iCharts - Charts Made Easy. Data Made Social. | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
iCharts accelerates data storytelling with simplistic, interactive, visualization tools for big and small data providers.

Via Baiba Svenca
more...
Sue Gould's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:34 PM

There is an emerging learning trend towards visual stimulus as a result of growing up with videos, TV, and technology from barbie laptops to Ipads.  This is a great resource for tutors to reach this audience while using few words. 

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 10, 2013 7:34 AM

simple, interactive, good...

Robert Sims's curator insight, March 15, 2013 5:07 PM

Here's a great tool for building up the Taxonomy usage in your classroom!

 

Rescooped by Lucy Beaton from 21st Century Learning and Teaching
Scoop.it!

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do

Educational Leadership:Students Who Challenge Us:Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do | Resources and ideas for the 21st Century Classroom | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

Via Tara Johnson, Gust MEES
Lucy Beaton's insight:
A good reminder.
more...
Michelle Woodard's curator insight, February 21, 2013 8:52 AM

Great article written by a teacher.  Brings several students to mind!

Andrea Linkous's curator insight, February 21, 2013 12:40 PM

This is AMAZING!

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, November 14, 2014 11:12 AM

Be positive and have a flexible mind set!