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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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Safe YouTube videos - free technology tools for teachers, kids and others

Safe YouTube videos - free technology tools for teachers, kids and others | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Watch, crop and share safe YouTube videos without comments, ads, or other distractions. Our free technology tools are useful for teachers and parents to give kids a teacher and family friendly YouTube experience.
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The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership

The 5 Traits That Define Great Leadership | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead. These are the 5 most important traits leaders have - if you're a leader, they will transform the way you lead for mind-blowingly rewarding results.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, February 19, 5:33 PM

Great teams are led by great leaders, and great leaders all share traits that are absolutely essential to their ability to lead.

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Ann Zaslow-Rethaber's curator insight, March 2, 11:26 AM

Fantastic points on what characteristics make a good leader. I would also add transparency, I have found that employees thrive when having a very clear picture of what earns an A and conversely what  merits an F. It is very disconcerting for employees when working for someone when they are never quite sure where they stand,  

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7 collaboration tools for the modern classroom

7 collaboration tools for the modern classroom | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Technology and interactive tools can help support students as they develop expand their collaboration skills.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 24, 2:29 AM
7 collaboration tools for the modern classroom
Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, March 8, 4:22 AM
A combination of both makes miracles :)
 
Julian Diaz's curator insight, March 20, 3:28 PM
i'm sure that most of nowaday's teachers have used ICT's in classroom and actually enjoy doing it. It has became a really necessary tool the use of virtual aids into the classroom.
Here there are 7 proposals of "modern tools" to use into the classroom that are specially usefull for gropus tasks.

In my personal opinion I really liked numer 1 which is a board tool that lets users organize thoughts and ideas spatially and plus, it could be connected to youtube and google drive (two digital toolsvery used by students) and i liked numer4 aswell because it is specially designed for children and teenagers.

Enjoy the reading and i hope my colleagues use some of these digital tools in their classes.

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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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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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 Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ (EdSurge News) By Mary Jo Madda

 Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ (EdSurge News) By Mary Jo Madda | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
By Mary Jo Madda

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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, March 1, 3:04 AM
Always nourishing!!!!!
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learning revolution

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 3, 4:07 PM
It is not the schools that fail. It is people running schools and deciding what should be done in each classroom. Not only do they fail the children, they fail teachers. We confuse reform for transforming schools.
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Bringing Art Back With Technology | Edudemic

Bringing Art Back With Technology | Edudemic | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
Cuts to arts programs have shown a detrimental effect on learning motivation. With the use of technology, educators can bring arts back to the classroom.
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Five interesting new photo viewing and editing apps to download

Five interesting new photo viewing and editing apps to download | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it

"Here are five new image editing apps do most things right. They can be a serious challenge to the popular software like Photoshop and IrfanView ..."


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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Technology and Education Resources | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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De l'école du web 1.0 au web 3.0.
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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, March 3, 9:47 AM
I'm not sure I would define it this way.  How would you fill in column three?
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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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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

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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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