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Emerging Education Technology’s Greatest Hits of 2013 – Marking a Year of Transition

These excellent, inspiring articles garnered a good deal of traffic as many readers shared them via social media and they earned respectful positions in the search engines.

 

Teaching and Learning With the iPad – A 3 Year Review: 

 

Picture This: 5 Ways Teachers Can Use Instagram in the Classroom: 

 

5 Great Tools for Creating Your Own Educational Infographics: 

 

How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom:

 

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates: 

 

Create a Custom Facebook Cover Image in 4 Easy Steps with MS Paint

 

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Student Created Content is an Exciting and Inspiring Learning Tool that Teaches Many Skills


7 Excellent Free Blended Learning Resources – Understanding the Whys and Hows of Mixed Mode Instruction


10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent (and Hugely Popular) Digital Learning Platform


11 Awesome Mash Up Tools for Creating Digital Learning Content: 

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★ Guerrilla Art | Gardening | Knitting | Cool Street Installations & Feel-Good Public Messages ★

★ Guerrilla Art | Gardening | Knitting | Cool Street Installations & Feel-Good Public Messages ★ | Serious Play | Scoop.it
In recent years, yarnbombing and other guerilla art activities have become more popular - and easier to organize thanks to the rise of social media. This page displays examples of this type of art.
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For inspiration. Some might work as teambuilding activities.
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3 mental barriers to learning

3 mental barriers to learning | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Whether you are an executive, a tradesman or a highly accomplished professional, the biggest barrier to learning is not your lack of time or resources. Your biggest barrier to learning is your own ego. We live in a sea of opportunity for learning through other people, yet we fail to see the opportunity due to three mental barriers:
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Motivate Your Team with Poker Points | Better Teams

Motivate Your Team with Poker Points | Better Teams | Serious Play | Scoop.it
I’m sure you have heard of using a points system to motivate and reward behavior. Poker Points is a unique and fun way to incentivize your team. 

This rewards activity sparks energy and ignites the competitive spirit (especially if the “winner” gets a prize). Simply put, the person with the best poker hand at the end of a designated period of time wins the prize. 

You can use Poker Points in either of the following situations: 

To reward specific behaviors (i.e.: going the extra mile, sharing new ideas, or identifying methods to improve a process) 
To encourage active participation (i.e.: engagement at staff meetings/retreats or training)
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20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students

20 Great Creativity Apps to Use with Your Students | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Best content around OER Advocacy selected by the EdTech Update community.
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Trainers' Tips: Active listening exercises

Trainers' Tips: Active listening exercises | Serious Play | Scoop.it
There have been lots of requests for active listening exercises, so we trawled the TZ archives. Here is what the community said...Ch
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Team Effectiveness Assessment

Team Effectiveness Assessment | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Use our interactive quiz to find out how good a team player you are and how effectively your team is working, and get advice on which tools will help you improve.
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Kudoswall - ePortfolio Tool

Kudoswall - ePortfolio Tool | Serious Play | Scoop.it
KudosWall stores your portfolio securely in the cloud, so you can access it anywhere. Snapped a photo of an award ceremony and don’t want to lose it? Upload it right away. Have a teenager who wants to write up a scholarship application from a coffee shop? No problem. And what’s more, unlike a dark corner in the basement, your memories are safe from wear, tear, or loss.

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This is an interesting eportfolio tool aimed at parets.

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Knock-Knock! - Who’s There? - Humor in the Workplace!

Knock-Knock! - Who’s There? - Humor in the Workplace! | Serious Play | Scoop.it
It’s incredible how using humor appropriately at the workplace can transform the drab work environment to a happy and exciting one. By nature, sharing jokes and laughing things out tends to help relieve tensions. At work, additionally, humor
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5 Questions Every Team Member Should Be Able to Answer - Patrick Leddin

5 Questions Every Team Member Should Be Able to Answer - Patrick Leddin | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Every year, organizations invest millions, if not billions of dollars to generate sales, launch new products, improve customer service, increase employee effectiveness, and reduce inefficiencies, all in an effort to ultimately deliver on strategic priorities. Process improvement initiatives, computer systems sporting acronym-laden names, and continual reorganization efforts often lead the pack. At times, desired results … Continue reading "5 Questions Every Team Member Should Be Able to Answer"
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A board game design project for kids

A board game design project for kids | Serious Play | Scoop.it
BIO Pen-Pen Chen, M.S. CCC-SLP, TSSLD is a bilingual speech and language pathologist at PS 503 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, and a speech evaluator on the Central Speech Evaluation Team in the NYC Depa…
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Personal Accountability to change in Teams Individual progress team goals

Personal Accountability to change in Teams Individual progress team goals | Serious Play | Scoop.it
When we bluntly challenge ourselves to figure out what we can change & can’t, what to lose & keep, we often surprise ourselves
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10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video

10 Awesome Places to Find Background Music for Video | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Video content has exploded in popularity, and it’s no wonder. Consumers find video engaging, compelling and convincing — so much so that they’re anywhere from 64% to 85% more likely to buy after…
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Marketing video editor and animation maker

Marketing video editor and animation maker | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Make engaging marketing videos online for your business. Create animated videos and presentations. Grow your business with the power of video.

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30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students by Lucie Renard

30 creative ways to use Padlet for teachers and students by Lucie Renard | Serious Play | Scoop.it
by Lucie Renard

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9 Dimensions Team Building Activity | Better Teams

9 Dimensions Team Building Activity | Better Teams | Serious Play | Scoop.it
9 Dimensions is a powerful activity designed to build relationships and trust among team members. I just used this with my Mastermind group and everyone raved about it, so I hope you find it helpful too!
There are 2 variations of this icebreaker. The first version is for teams who want to get to know each other better. The second version is for teams who want to explore how they are working together as a team.
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Break the Ice with The Four Quadrants Activity | Better Teams

Break the Ice with The Four Quadrants Activity | Better Teams | Serious Play | Scoop.it
The Four Quadrants is a tried and true team building activity to break the ice with a group or team. It is now one of my favorite activities because: 
It is EASY to prep for and set up. 
It can be MODIFIED to work with any group and/or topic (just change the questions). 
It is FUN, COLORFUL and VISUAL.
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Trainers tip: Change management exercises - stepping out of the comfort zone

Trainers tip: Change management exercises - stepping out of the comfort zone | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Looking for a quick and easy change management exercise, with no props required? Our trainers have come up trumps with their suggestions. Read on, and do ple
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Team Building Activities: an Introduction: Making Team Building an Everyday Priority

Team Building Activities: an Introduction: Making Team Building an Everyday Priority | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Embrace team building activities as an important, ongoing part of your corporate culture, and understand how and when to use team building exercises.
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Getting people to work better together – what are the stages of successful team development?

Getting people to work better together – what are the stages of successful team development? | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Effective team work is the lifeblood of every organisation. Yet my experience is that very little time is spent developing teams that truly work towards a co
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Adding Eye-Popping Visuals for High-Impact Learning! | Emerging Education Technologies

Adding Eye-Popping Visuals for High-Impact Learning! | Emerging Education Technologies | Serious Play | Scoop.it
we have pulled four websites both students and teachers can use to communicate information visually. Explore these four options and we hope they support you in adding visual communication projects to your class and to your instructional material tool belt
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34 Strategies For The Stages Of Assessment: Before, During & After -

34 Strategies For The Stages Of Assessment: Before, During & After - | Serious Play | Scoop.it
34 Strategies For The Stages Of Assessment: Before, During & After by TeachThought Staff For professional development on assessment, contact us today.  The follow graphic from the infographic-famous Mia MacMeekin offers 34 strategies for each stage of the assessment process–before, during, and...

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Top-Viewed Business TED Talks of All Time - Cultivate Communications

Top-Viewed Business TED Talks of All Time - Cultivate Communications | Serious Play | Scoop.it
Keep your business thinking creatively. Watch these 7 thought-provoking videos and check out this list of the top-viewed business TED Talks of all time.
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Storytelling Exercise: Form a Line | Skills Converged

Storytelling Exercise: Form a Line | Skills Converged | Serious Play | Scoop.it
This is a creativity exercise that encourages delegates to create a story together as a group. It is ideal for team building, acting and creativity
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20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Demonstrated the Perfect Way to Respond to an Insult | Serious Play | Scoop.it
In 1997, Steve Jobs was answering developers' questions when one audience member took a shot at him. What happens next is remarkable.
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Updated Empathy Map Canvas – The XPLANE Collection – Medium

Updated Empathy Map Canvas – The XPLANE Collection – Medium | Serious Play | Scoop.it
We designed the Empathy Map at XPLANE many years ago, as part of a human-centered design toolkit we call Gamestorming. This particular tool helps teams develop deep, shared understanding and empathy…
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