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Five Life-Altering Philosophies from Calvin and Hobbes.

Five Life-Altering Philosophies from Calvin and Hobbes. | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Have you ever experienced how the simplest of things can trigger and unfold a whole world of profoundness, weaving itself into the weft and warp of our lives? Be it a gesture, a remark, or a few wo...

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The BioSync Team's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:54 PM


Calvin and Hobbes and Bloom County were two of my all time favorite comic strips ... enjoy!


  1. Curiosity does not kill the cat!
  2. The best things are learnt outside of textbooks.
  3. Play saves the day!
  4. Express. Not suppress.
  5. There is treasure everywhere.


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LuAnne Holder's curator insight, October 28, 2013 8:35 AM

This article inspires me to write my own article about my favorite Calvin and Hobbes strips.

 

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11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

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3 Maneras de organizar grupos cooperativos en el aula

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Grupos cooperativos. El artículo de hoy tiene como finalidad darte a conocer de qué tres maneras se pueden organizar grupos cooperativos durante una sesión
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Diamond Ranking for Decision Making | Skills Converged

Diamond Ranking for Decision Making | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
When making decisions, you often need to choose between a series of options. When told to rank options, people sometimes want to give the same rank to multiple options. In some cases, it might be more important to learn about the most and least preferred options rather than to spend time judging between the middle choices.

A technique known as Diamond Ranking can help you focus on the most and least preferred options.
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32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies -

32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies - | Serious Play | Scoop.it
You want to teach with what’s been proven to work. That makes sense.

In the ‘data era’ of education that’s mean research-based instructional strategies to drive data-based teaching, and while there’s a lot to consider here we’d love to explore more deeply, for now we’re just going to take a look at the instructional strategies themselves.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, August 22, 1:54 PM
Una lista de estrategias para el diseño intruccional basadas en la investigación.
Gloria Huerta's curator insight, August 23, 12:12 AM
Estrategias para aprendizaje basado en la investigación, contiene links para ampliar algunas de ellas.
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How To Be An Expert: 8 Proven Secrets To Superior Skill

How To Be An Expert: 8 Proven Secrets To Superior Skill | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Here's what top researchers, Navy SEALs, professional athletes, business tycoons, and chess masters can teach you about how to be an expert at anything.
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Turn Your Instagram Pictures into a Virtual Museum

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Turn your Instagram pictures into a virtual museum in one click. Walk into your photo gallery in VR.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 20, 3:09 AM

Students can use this to create a VR space to view images from any public instagram account.

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Add images to questions and answers in Google Forms

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8 New Presentation Tools for Teachers

8 New Presentation Tools for Teachers | Serious Play | Scoop.it
By Rita Phillips Presenting information to anyone can be difficult, but presenting to students adds a new dimension. Most adults sitting through a presentation actually made a choice to be there.
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Everything You Need to Know About Gamification in E-Learning - Series - E-Learning Heroes

Everything You Need to Know About Gamification in E-Learning - Series - E-Learning Heroes | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Gamification, or applying the elements of games to other types of content, is a great way to add interest and engagement to e-learning. And if you can master gamification techniques, you’ll be on a super-charged path to being the “big boss” of your e-learning team. With just a little practice, you’ll rack up bonus points when you create learning experiences that take advantage of familiar game mechanics that nab learners’ attention. So get ready to score big. We’re going to help you unlock the next level of e-learning gamification with this series of helpful how-tos, examples, and free downloads. You’ll learn what gamification is and how to structure content to apply game dynamics, and see great examples that show you how it’s done.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Audio Recording Tools That Work In Your Web Browser

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3 Ways to Create More Fabulous PowerPoint Presentations - GovLoop

3 Ways to Create More Fabulous PowerPoint Presentations - GovLoop | Serious Play | Scoop.it
If you want your slides to have more oomph and less ho-hum, here a three simple ways to create more fabulous PowerPoint presentations
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The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun

An irresistibly funky animated movie designed to help you create more fun in your life.
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Talk nerdy to me

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Melissa Marshall brings a message to all scientists (from non-scientists): We're fascinated by what you're doing. So tell us about it -- in a way we can understand. In just 4 minutes, she shares powerful tips on presenting complex scientific ideas to a general audience.
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The Real Benefit of Design Thinking

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Design thinking is a proven method for business growth. But, the benefits go as deep for your company as they do for customers.
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Visão | O assunto é sério? Vamos gamificar!

Visão | O assunto é sério? Vamos gamificar! | Serious Play | Scoop.it
No trabalho, na saúde, na educação e até na esfera íntima, o recurso às técnicas de entretenimento é uma tendência que veio para ficar. A ideia é alcançar metas que envolvem trabalho e complexidade, usando técnicas lúdicas. Mas sera assim tão simples?
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7 Reasons You Absolutely MUST Use this FREE Workshop Feedback Form - Now! - The Launchpad - The Coaching Tools Company Blog

7 Reasons You Absolutely MUST Use this FREE Workshop Feedback Form - Now! - The Launchpad - The Coaching Tools Company Blog | Serious Play | Scoop.it
When I created this workshop feedback form I had no idea HOW MUCH it would help me AND my business grow! Get 7 Reasons To Use our FREE Event Feedback Form!
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3 Ways to Use Live Polling the First Week of School

3 Ways to Use Live Polling the First Week of School | Serious Play | Scoop.it
By Jason Franklin The start of the new school brings with it a great deal of promise. By the time students show up, you’ve already dedicated weeks of planning toward making the year amazing and effective. We’re all looking for an edge, a way to connect better with students.
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Visible Thinking

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Visible Thinking involves several practices and resources. Teachers are invited to use with their students a number of "thinking routines" -- simple protocols for exploring ideas -- around whatever topics are important, say fractions arithmetic, the Industrial Revolution, World War II, the meaning of a poem, the nature of democracy. Visible Thinking includes attention to four "thinking ideals" -- understanding, truth, fairness, and creativity.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 22, 1:05 AM

Very useful resource.

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“What Is Your Hope?” Video – Idea For First Day Of School Activity? Via Larry Ferlazzo

“What Is Your Hope?” Video – Idea For First Day Of School Activity? Via Larry Ferlazzo | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Stephanie Harvey shared this neat video on Twitter today. I’m thinking asking students to write a one-sentence response to the question “What Is Your Hope?” and have them use it t…

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How to Motivate More (And Better!) Writing With Blended Learning

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By Jessica Sanders Blended learning is the perfect solution for every teacher, whether your school can’t afford enough technology to go completely digital or you simply believe that technology is an important part of the modern classroom. While blended learning can improve any lesson or unit, it’s especially beneficial with writing. Writing is challenging for many students, and blended learning makes it more attractive and less daunting.
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5 TED Talks Every Social Media Marketer Should Watch

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Being a social media marketer is not an easy job. You have to keep yourself updated (you have us for that) and you have to stay inspired. Well, at WeRSM, we think TED talks are among the best material to keep one inspired. There are always interesting, they always inspire us to do more and […
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4 Tips for Creating High-Value Training Content

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Let’s say you’ve been given an assignment to create fulfilling, entertaining, and worthwhile e-learning materials for your organization. What can you do to ensure that your employees aren’t facedown in a puddle of their own drool after five minutes of taking your course? I spoke with Francesca Bossi, HR Manager at Docebo, which is our Editors’ Choice tool for online learning software, about what you can do to create compelling and effective training materials.

During our conversation, Bossi offered the following four recommendations for building an online course as well as the exam that follows.
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How to Use Narrated Presentations With Voice Overs in the Classroom

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Examples of ways students can use Visme's audio feature to create narrated, self-running presentations with voice overs.
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11 Public Speaking Tips From the Best TED Talks Speakers

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