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Nursery rhymes from all over the world – a gallery to share with children

Nursery rhymes from all over the world – a gallery to share with children | Resources for Inquiry | Scoop.it
Nursery rhymes pass down to all of us. Wherever we live these rhymes sow the seeds of a delight in language and stories. This beautiful gallery celebrates the diverse voices that speak to children in verse with illustrations by 77 international artists, collected together in Elizabeth Hammill’s new anthology Over the Hills and Far Away

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Engaging inquiry learning | Australian Teacher Magazine

Engaging inquiry learning | Australian Teacher Magazine | Resources for Inquiry | Scoop.it
INQUIRY learning was a teaching strategy that I had only seen in the classroom as a student and casual relief teacher until this year. It was student centred because learners were encouraged to think for themselves and take ...
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BBC - iWonder

BBC - iWonder | Resources for Inquiry | Scoop.it

This is a superb site from the BBC with interesting questions to inspire awe and wonder. There are videos and other media which attempt to answer questions on history, science and much more.
http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Cross+Curricular


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ANA's curator insight, March 23, 2014 6:37 AM

Interesting questions to work your brain

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, March 23, 2014 12:55 PM

A very interesting site!

Carol Thomson's curator insight, April 6, 2014 3:33 PM

will try this in academic review time.

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Wellcome Images

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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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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!

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I Am The New Creative

I Am The New Creative | Resources for Inquiry | Scoop.it
Creativity has changed. Check out who the New Creatives are, and why it's time the world sees what they can do.
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First part of video could a useful provocation in How we express oursleves unit. Love the combination of Art | Artist | Technology! Inspiring.

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30 tips for awesome presentations

Learn to create presentations, not slide shows, and start giving awesome presentations.

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Jan Peter van Zijl's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:12 AM

http://www.slideshare.net/wrttnwrd/30-tips-for-awesome-presentations

 

Ook ik ontkom er niet aan ... Binnenkort mag ik een presentatie houden. Handige tips.

Patrick Parsons's curator insight, March 3, 2013 8:04 PM

Excellent points to follow

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:04 AM

How to create and give great presentations.

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Should I be using Google or the Library resources for a paper? - YouTube


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 11, 2014 3:57 PM

The resourcefulness of the library in an information rich world.

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Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page

Wall of Films! | Over 500 Social Change Documentaries on 1 Page | Resources for Inquiry | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Films For Action is a community-powered alternative news center and learning library for people who want to change the world

 

"At an International Level:
Films For Action uses the power of film to raise awareness of important social, environmental, and media-related issues not covered by the mainstream news. Our goal is to provide citizens with the information and perspectives essential to creating a more just, sustainable, and democratic society.

Our website has cataloged over 900 of the best films and videos that can be watched free online.

"At the Local Level:
On the ground, our City Chapters are working to create alternative media channels that will inform, connect, and inspire action at a community level."


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This is great and something I didn't previously know about. Good resource when looking at both sides of a debate.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 10, 2013 11:40 PM

Be wise and preview these films before having students view them.

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Science Heroes: Digestive System for Kids

Science Heroes: Digestive System for Kids | Resources for Inquiry | Scoop.it
Get Science Heroes: Digestive System for Kids on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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NASA | Six Decades of a Warming Earth - YouTube

This visualization shows how global temperatures have risen from 1950 through the end of 2013. NASA scientists say 2013 tied for the seventh warmest of any y...
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Global warming, climate change

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The Book Chook: Play Guessing Games with Kids

The Book Chook: Play Guessing Games with Kids | Resources for Inquiry | Scoop.it

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Fun

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BookChook's curator insight, March 3, 2013 9:04 PM

A list and description of guessing games that help kids think critically and creatively. 

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5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation

5 Tips and Tools for Designing a Stand-Out Presentation | Resources for Inquiry | 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.


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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.

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:08 AM

How to create an exciting presentation.