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The top 20 data visualisation tools via @gconole

The top 20 data visualisation tools via @gconole | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers with each tool bringing its own powerful mechanism for transforming the traditional narrative--both inside and outside the classroom...


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 7:19 PM

Lots of new tools to play with!

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, March 2, 2015 11:24 AM

while I haven't tried these apps, it's a great selection of giving your novel am visual summary.  Anything to breathe some life into that synopsis eh? I'll def. Be checking the, out

Charlie Dare's curator insight, March 6, 2015 6:28 AM

Lucky IT students of today ~

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The Difference Between Information & Knowledge

The Difference Between Information & Knowledge | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I’m in the process of completely revising how I teach the IB Theory of Knowledge curriculum. I used to have a good sheet distinguishing “information” from…

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2000 historical maps you can find online

2000 historical maps you can find online | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Okay. It's more than 2000. It's way more than 2000. I'm just not sure how many it is and 2000 seemed like a safe, round number. You can find the more than 2000 historical maps using two very cool m...
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Antonis Michailidis's comment, September 12, 2013 2:41 PM
Πολύτιμο εργαλείο κι αυτό, Γιώργο.
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America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor

America's Wealth Is Staggeringly Concentrated in the Northeast Corridor | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

"At the county level, America is a tremendously unequal place."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 1, 2016 1:30 PM

The concentration of wealth within U.S. cities is one of the most powerful geographic patterns in North America (and remains of of the key geographic stories of the 2016 presidential election). NYC served as a hub for the import/export of primary economic resources during the 18th and 19th centuries as the Erie Canal opened up the interior of the United States to become part of NYC's hinterland.  NYC expanded as a hub for the manufacturing of consumer products and then began to transition to a more tertiary based economy. “There are more than 3,000 counties in the U.S. Of the 75 with the highest incomes, 44 are located in the Northeast, including Maryland and Virginia. The corridor of metropolitan statistical areas that runs from Washington, D.C., through Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York and Boston includes 37 of these top-earning counties (where the median family takes home at least $75,000 a year)."

 

Tags: urbanindustrymanufacturinglabor, economic, NYC, Washington DC. Boston.

Tom Cockburn's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:54 AM
UK wealth is in South East
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Influences on settlement patterns. 

Where is Australia's population concentrated? 

Syllabus
Students investigate differences in urban settlement patterns between Australia and another country, for example:
- examination of urban settlements to determine patterns of concentration
- explanation of factors influencing urban concentration eg climate and topography, transportation networks, land use or perceptions of liveability
- assessment of the consequences of urban concentrations on the characteristics, liveability and sustainability of places


Geoworld 9 NSW
Chapter 7: Urban settlement patterns Australia and the USA
7.1 Population concentrated near coasts
7.3 Is Australia a nation of tribes?
7.4 Nature in control
7.5 Coastal colonial cities and ports
7.6 USA: Settlement, geography and history
7.7 Large cities: Contrasting patterns
7.8 Sprawling suburbs: similar patterns
7.9 Consequences of urban concentration

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America's 'Megaregions' using Commuter Data

America's 'Megaregions' using Commuter Data | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
New maps use math to define the amorphous term.

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Boris Limpopo's curator insight, December 11, 2016 1:43 AM
Le macroregioni americane con i dati del pendolarismo
Tom Cockburn's curator insight, December 13, 2016 3:53 AM
Plenty of space in the middle it seems
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Student learning with laptops: Measuring the effectiveness of laptops in American classrooms

Student learning with laptops: Measuring the effectiveness of laptops in American classrooms | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Student learning with laptops: Measuring the effectiveness of laptops in American classrooms
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Build Your Own VR Field Trip

Build Your Own VR Field Trip | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Chris Tucker is an assistant principal at Western Boone Jr/Sr High. He has a passion for providing personalized learning for teachers and students. 

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The 5 Best Free Collaboration Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry

The 5 Best Free Collaboration Tools for Teachers - eLearning Industry | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Free Educational Technology: The 5 Best Free Collaboration Tools. How To Use The 5 Best Free Collaboration Tools for Teachers.
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102 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools

102 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Today's student generation is Internet-savvy. Docurated provides a list of the best 102 Free (or Free-to-Try) Online Collaborative Learning Tools
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Best Free Photo Slideshow Software

Best Free Photo Slideshow Software | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
In a Hurry?   Go straight to the Quick Selection Guide
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Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich

Lessons to Be Learned From Paulo Freire as Education Is Being Taken Over by the Mega Rich | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Critical pedagogy, for Freire, meant imagining literacy as not simply the mastering of specific skills, but also as a mode of intervention, a way of learning about and reading the word as a basis for intervening in the world. Critical thinking was not reducible to an object lesson in test taking. It was not about the task of memorizing so-called facts, decontextualized and unrelated to present conditions. To the contrary, it was about offering a way of thinking beyond the seeming naturalness or inevitability of the current state of things, challenging assumptions validated by "common sense," soaring beyond the immediate confines of one's experiences, entering into a dialogue with history and imagining a future that would not merely reproduce the present.
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Is cursive writing less relevant in today’s classroom?

Is cursive writing less relevant in today’s classroom? | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

STILLWATER, Okla. — The new Common Core State Standards, which will be fully operational beginning in the 2014 school year, lays out standards that include keyboarding proficiency by the fourth grade. But the standards make no mention of the need for cursive writing ability.

Many educators believe cursive writing is less relevant in today’s educational environment that includes personal computers, smartboards and iPads. Many believe classroom time spent on cursive writing instruction could be better spent on meeting the rigorous standards that Common Core requires.

Stillwater Public School students in kindergarten through third grade get instruction in cursive writing.

During their fourth- and fifth-grade years, students begin a more rigorous instruction on keyboard skills.

“Our theory is, students need both,” said Diane Fix, director of elementary curriculum for the Stillwater district.

At the secondary level, most teachers encourage students to submit written work electronically, or at least type it on a word processor, said Becky Szlichta, the director of secondary curriculum for the Stillwater district.

“I am not aware of any secondary teacher that would require students turn in work in longhand,” Szlichta said.

Fix said Common Core will require students taking their tests online, and that includes written essays.

Students enrolled in English II and English III at the high school will take end of instruction tests this week.

The test requires a written response on paper, but the responses do not have to be written in cursive.

Educators are judging if they want to use classroom time to teach penmanship when that skill is not evaluated on high-stakes standardized tests.

“Work submitted electronically has more tools available, like spell check,” said Stillwater High School Principal Uwe Gordon. “It’s so much better for our students.”

The National Association of State Boards of Education issued a policy statement in September that indicated there is value in cursive writing instruction.

The national panel said research suggests the practice and process of handwriting may improve a student’s cognitive and motor skills development while enhancing literacy and retention.

“We think (cursive writing) is a life skill that is still important,” Fix said.

A researcher at Indiana University asked a panel of college students to memorize a paragraph and found students who wrote the paragraph in cursive retained more information a week later than those who used a keyboard or printed the same material.

“Oh, I can totally see how that can be right,” Fix said.


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Tweet from @RogersHistory


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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, January 30, 10:36 AM
Here's a great list of very resourceful #historyteacher websites and blogs to add to my growing #global collection.. Thanks @rogershistory
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9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers

9 Fundamental Digital Skills for 21st Century Teachers | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
' in a digitally focused world, education is getting more and more digitized pushing us, teachers and educators, to re-conceptualize what it really means to be a teacher in the 21st century.

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Arne Krokan's curator insight, January 16, 12:08 AM
Hva du må beherske for å være infokompetent ....
Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 19, 1:48 PM
This infographic article shares nine key skills for today's educators.
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, January 25, 10:51 AM
I think these skills are necessary for students.  It's a nice checklist  to see if you have expectations of your students that prepare them for communicating well in a digital world.
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Human Population Through Time

It took 200,000 years for our human population to reach 1 billion—and only 200 years to reach 7 billion. But growth has begun slowing, as women have fewer babies on average. When will our global population peak? And how can we minimize our impact on Earth’s resources, even as we approach 11 billion?

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ROCAFORT's curator insight, December 6, 2016 2:14 AM
Human Population Through Time
Ann-Laure Liéval's curator insight, December 6, 2016 2:23 PM
Pour la DNL seconde
 
Jordyn Reeves's curator insight, January 11, 3:44 PM
This relates to our topic by showing that our population is growing rapidly. By the time 2025 there will be more than 11 billion people on the Earth. But we have enough resources to last us.
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Based at Harvard’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy, Journalist’s Resource examines news topics through a research lens. We surface scholarship relevant to media practitioners, bloggers, educators, students and general readers. Our philosophy is that peer-reviewed research studies can, at the very least, help anchor journalists as they navigate difficult terrain and competing claims. […]
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Sign in - Gale Support - Gale

Welcome to support.gale.com. Get the most from your investment with no-cost support. Hundreds of choices include everything from widgets and posters to training and your own personalized website.
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Glog-ternatives, Or Try These Alternatives to Glogster

If you had a chance to use Glogster in the past, you know how much fun it is to create web based posters with images, video, funk
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7 Free & Easy-to-Use Online Collaboration Tools

7 Free & Easy-to-Use Online Collaboration Tools | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
During the last two years we have successfully managed to work on projects using only free online collaboration tools. And we want to share them with you.
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António Leça Domingues's curator insight, November 23, 2016 10:22 AM
Explorando as ferramentas de colaboração online.
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20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration — Emerging Education Technologies

20 Fun Free Tools for Interactive Classroom Collaboration — Emerging Education Technologies | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
These Free Applications can Enable a Tremendous Variety of Collaborative Teaching and Learning Interactions and Activities The 2014 Gates Foundation report, Teachers Know Best: What Educators Want from Digital Instructional Tools, indicates that teachers want tools “supporting student collaboration and
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Education World: Tech Lesson of the Week: Technology lesson plans

Education World: Tech Lesson of the Week: Technology lesson plans | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
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Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing

Noam Chomsky on the Dangers of Standardized Testing | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
"The assessment itself is completely artificial. It’s not ranking teachers in accordance with their ability to help develop children who will reach their potential, explore their creative interests. Those things you’re not testing.. it's a rank that’s mostly meaningless. And the very ranking itself is harmful. It’s turning us into individuals who devote our lives to…
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