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Top 20 Earth Images

Top 20 Earth Images | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
With five satellites scanning the globe, DigitalGlobe has collected impressive imagery of planet Earth this year. Check out their top 20 images here.

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Alex Schaerer's curator insight, December 5, 2013 11:50 AM

Incredible images of Mother Earth. It is all of our responsibility to look past our short term existence here to ensure that she flourishes for millenia for our future generations. 

Joy Kinley's curator insight, December 6, 2013 10:49 AM

The views of Earth from Space are fascinating.  Mountains, deserts, volcanoes, islands all seen from above.  My favorite is the city of Aleppo. What is yours?

megan b clement's comment, December 15, 2013 11:31 PM
Five satellites have taken some of the most amazing photos of amazing places all over the world. The photos show the beauty of each place some places i never even knew existed.

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Life of an Educator: 5 things we all need to agree on to move #edu forward...

Life of an Educator: 5 things we all need to agree on to move #edu forward... | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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PCGS_EduOMT's curator insight, October 16, 5:35 AM

Good reflexion and tips for students and teachers

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 16, 9:15 AM

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Viljenka Savli's curator insight, October 17, 3:11 AM

“It’s hard to sit there and push yourself for hours,” Mr. Carey says. “You’re spending a lot of effort just staying there, when there are other ways to make the learning more efficient, fun and interesting.”

The first step toward better learning is to simply change your study environment from time to time. Rather than sitting at your desk or the kitchen table studying for hours, finding some new scenery will create new associations in your brain and make it easier to recall information later.

“The brain wants variation,” Mr. Carey says. “It wants to move, it wants to take periodic breaks.”

This is one of the important highlights in the article. Worth reading and doing some changes on yourself and when teaching others :)

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25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED

25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently - InformED | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach educati

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 10, 9:32 PM

What habits and strategies to skilled learners have that other learners may be missing? And can others learn them? The answer to the second question is yes, that can be learned through practice. As to the first question, some of the habits and strategies are below, but you will need to click through to the post to find the rest of them.

1. Skill learners think about their own learning.

2. Skilled learners ask more questions.

3. Skilled learners make mistakes work for them, not against them.

4. Skilled learners use previous learning to help promote new learning.

5. Skilled learners share what they've learned.

Lisa Norris's curator insight, October 12, 1:49 PM

It's all about teaching the Growth Mindset!  We really need to encourage students to do more of the question asking and thinking!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, October 13, 3:49 PM

Great article! I'm sharing it with my students in a success seminar. 

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Why Teaching is the Original Strengths Based Profession

Why Teaching is the Original Strengths Based Profession | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Why Teaching is the Original Strengths Based Profession

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, October 10, 9:07 AM

I've long been a proponent of StrengthsFinder and firmly believe in the value of being aware of one's strengths. I've used StrengthsFinder with nearly all of my teams and everyone has found it immensely informative not only for reflection on their own work and practice, but as a means of conversing with their colleagues and developing better strategies and practices for working together and others' strengths.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 10, 7:03 PM

Once a person is a teacher, they are always a teacher.

 

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Gender Empowerment and Education

"In this exclusive, unedited interview, 'I Am Malala' author Malala Yousafzai remembers the Taliban's rise to power in her Pakistani hometown and discusses her efforts to campaign for equal access to education for girls. Malala Yousafzai also offers suggestions for people looking to help out overseas and stresses the importance of education."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 19, 4:37 PM

For younger audiences, hearing someone their own age discuss educational opportunities (or the lack thereof) based on gender can leave a profound impression. Today, Malala is a Nobel Peace Prize winner (deservedly so), as she's become an icon in her own right as she champions developmental opportunities for girls in cultures that historically have not had equal offerings for young women.  Watch this documentary to see who she was before she was thrust into the international spotlight, and hear her father's perspective.  Some, however, only see this as Western hypocrisy.    


Tags: developmentpoverty, gender, Pakistanmedia.

Jeremy Hansen's curator insight, October 10, 11:07 AM

A great video highlighting how lucky we are to be able to get an education, free of cost, without it being denied based on any qualifications. And from the mouth of a 16 year old.

analise moreno's curator insight, October 14, 8:01 PM

This was one of our focuses last chapter. I totally agree with this because woman and as well as men deserve education they need education to have a successful life. I like how she describes this so well and thoroughly she talks about what she wants and needs in her life.

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What is 'deeper learning' and why does it improve students outcomes?

What is 'deeper learning' and why does it improve students outcomes? | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"The pressure is on teachers this year. Students are preparing to be tested on the new, tougher Common Core State Standards in over 40 states where, in many cases, teachers will be evaluated on the outcome ..."


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Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students

Report Finds ‘Deeper Learning’ Model Improves Outcomes for All Students | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

The conversation about what kids need to know and to be able to do by the end of high school has gradually shifted over the past several years to emphasize not just rigorous content goals, but also less tangible skills, such as creative thinking, problem-solving and collaboration.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Deeper+Learning


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Laura Saavedra's curator insight, October 8, 5:24 PM

Interesting news, don't you think so?

WE's curator insight, October 10, 9:45 AM

Lesson design is important for this to take place. 

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Two Little Letters

Two Little Letters | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
It’s amazing how much of a difference two letters can make… I love technology in my personal life and I’m open to it in the classroom too. It’s part of my principled eclecticism approach to teachin...

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Geography Soup

"A great resource full of great links to accompany the Geography Soup channel on Vimeo."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 3, 7:19 PM

Geography Soup is a Vimeo channel designed to include interesting videos that are laden with geographic content in them.  This powerpoint slideshow has resources designed to help you get the most flavor and substance out of these (and any other) video resources.  This is especially great for K-12 students, physical and regional geography.


Tags: K12, video.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 1, 11:22 PM

Course resource

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The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

School has been in session for a few weeks, and things might be finally settling down for most teachers. Days seem to pass by so quickly that it seems amazing anything was accomplished. Despite the whirlwind start of the year, it's still important to make time for reflection.

It took me some time realize that reflection is vital to my growth as an educator. I also needed to learn what real reflection looked like. It's so much more than thinking that I did a good job or changing one essay question. Here are four things that I've done over the past few years to aid in my reflection and help me grow as a learner and a teacher.

 


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Mind Wandering: How It Helps and Harms Learning

Mind Wandering: How It Helps and Harms Learning | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
What happens on a neurological level while our minds wander is actually pretty fascinating.

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Preventing Teacher Burnout

Preventing Teacher Burnout | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

We’ve all known that teacher. He may be young or old, but his best teaching days are behind him. And that’s because he’s burnt out. Maybe he’s just lost his spark, and is going through his teaching days giving the same tired lessons in the same tired way. Or worse, maybe he’s become cynical – ready with a sarcastic comment to a student, and a stream of complaints in the teacher’s lounge. It’s no fun to be his student or his colleague because he sucks the life out of any room. He radiates negative energy, and it’s contagious. He might get fired, but he might stick around for years, making the days drag for the rest of us. 


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Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math

Using LEGO to Teach Hands-On Math | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

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Autism Daily Newscast's curator insight, September 10, 4:26 AM

Not an app but close enough - love it.

Elizabeth Bowden's curator insight, September 12, 7:52 PM

In addition to using Lego for maths, I've taken my sons (extensive) Lego collection into History and Society & Culture to have the students (high school) demonstrate their understanding of concepts such as globalisation, communism, nationalism, capitalism. Worked really well and classes sooo happy. 

 

Having been broken up into groups and given a concept each, They created cities or environments demonstrating the concept then talked the rest of the class through. 

Ness Crouch's curator insight, September 13, 4:06 PM

Fantastic ideas for using lego in mathematics. Simple hands on tasks.

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Aha Moments on the Road to Better Teaching | MiddleWeb

Aha Moments on the Road to Better Teaching | MiddleWeb | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Teacher Myron Dueck, author of Grading Smarter, shares aha moments that helped him change the way he tests and assesses students and manages project learning.

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Mindful Mantras for Teachers

Mindful Mantras for Teachers | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

I've learned that during tough moments in the classroom, I can call upon the inner stillness that is always with me, the stillness I cultivate through mindfulness practice. A simple way for teachers to bring mindfulness to the act of teaching is to recite a mantra -- a short phrase that helps us on those days when our classroom feels more like Lord of the Flies than Dead Poets Society.


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6 Ways to Motivate Teachers: Be the Hope

If you have one technology helping kids learn more than anything else, would you care for it? You bet you would. You’d lock it away. You’d polish it. You’d make sure no one messed with it. You’d take good care of it.

Well you have that one thing. Study after study shows that one thing is teachers. Besides the paycheck and the staff meeting “thanks for all you do” — do you take care of them?


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'I Teach Students, Not Subjects'

'I Teach Students, Not Subjects' | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Teachers, parents, and administrators are raising their voices louder, and in solidarity, as unrealistic demands for students are being handed down from education policy makers and corporate reformers. It is becoming apparent that we've had enough of the testing, enough of the scripted, fake curriculum, and enough of the crowded, underfunded classrooms where we can't possibly reach all of our students, daily, in any sort of a meaningful way.


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What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today

What’s It Like to Be a Student Today? (Infographic) | NEA Today | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
 

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Debra Evans's curator insight, October 9, 11:44 PM

Would apply to Australian kids too I would imagine.

Western Nutrition News's curator insight, October 11, 9:14 AM

Oh boy, oh boy!  When I was a student, we worked like blazes becoz we had to or we'd've failed, but we had FUN too - lots and lots of it!  Now these poor devils are being analysed to death - and not even good jobs at the end of it -  Guys, u woz robbed...  the world has just been computerised to death!   Kids, take my advice, Have Fun  - don't look back on your student days and sigh for lost opportunities.

Becky Roehrs's curator insight, October 13, 10:02 PM

What our future workers and college students will have experienced..

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Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation

Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

"Reading, in terms of scale and diversity, is different than it used to be. Thinking, in terms of context and application, is also different.

It makes since that learning is also changing–becoming more entrepreneurial than directly didactic. That is, more learner-centered ... than teacher-controlled."

 


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 8, 11:06 AM

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 9, 2:27 AM

Shifting Toward An Architecture of Participation

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10 Things That Terrible Teachers Do

10 Things That Terrible Teachers Do | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
The terrible teachers are not the ones who use bad strategies. They're the ones who use good strategies poorly.

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World Record Mapping Event

World Record Mapping Event | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

Join our FREE GIS Day World Record mapping event taking place during Geography Awareness week (Nov 17th -21nd 2014, video with more details).  With a local to global perspective, we want students to map their thoughts and feeling about their local area.

 

They can add their data to a global map that is shared with the world. Help us achieve our goal of having 100,000 students take part globally.  The event will provide great opportunities for:

 

Using the latest GIS technologySpatial thinkingData analysis with GISMap designConnecting students with their peers worldwide

Tags: mapping, GIS,  K12, ESRI, geospatial, edtech.

 


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CT Blake's curator insight, October 5, 10:40 AM

Aw ay for all of our students on a global basis!

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, October 6, 12:19 PM

We are totally doing this!!!! Unit 1

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How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset

How Educators Can Assist Learners in Developing a Growth Mindset | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
I have written, described, and presented about the growth mindset in education settings, see The Educator and the Growth Mindset The Educator with a Growth Mindset: A Staff Workshop Growth Mindset:...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 28, 5:23 PM

How can you, as an educator, help students develop a growth mindset? This infographic from Jackie Gerstein provides provides a  look at:

* "the common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

* "common beliefs of an educator who promotes a growth mindset"

She also discusses the need for a teacher to become a coach when we look at mindset, providing a link for additional information that you may find helpful, as well as links to some of here previous writings on mindset.

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Get Connected with Global Collaborative Projects

"Join us to learn how you can connect your students with students around the world through global collaborative projects. Register at: http://on.natgeo.com/1ymyZdC "


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 23, 1:36 PM

The Geo-Educator Community is planning a Google + Hangout on Wednesday, October 1st (7-8pm EST) to help link educators and organizations so you can link your students with classes around the world and learning to think globally.    

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 5:59 AM

NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development Research Capacity-Building in Africa

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Teaching in the Moment

Teaching in the Moment | teaching and technology | Scoop.it
Teaching can be a lot like improvisational acting when your goals are making your students look good, listening and responding appropriately, and "accepting the offer."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 20, 7:40 PM

Teaching is improvisational. The offers from administration are invitations when offered in the right tone. Otherwise they are ordering which is external to the work done in the classroom.

 

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Proof That American Teachers Are The World's Hardest Working

Proof That American Teachers Are The World's Hardest Working | teaching and technology | Scoop.it

American teachers work hard. Like, really hard.

This year's education report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development outlines the state of education in the world's most developed countries. It finds that American elementary school teachers spend more hours actually teaching students than peers in any other surveyed country.   American middle school and high school teachers spend more time educating students than peers in every OECD country except Chile, according to the report. In addition to classroom time, U.S. teachers are required to be at school for more hours than most of their international peers.

  


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, September 10, 10:47 AM
Working many hours means working hard, but what are the underlying reasons for the number of hours? Does it mean other countries have better supports? I did not experience great support in the Schools I taught in the last few years I taught. Quite to the contrary. @ivon_ehd1