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Ultimate List of Free Storyboard Templates for eLearning

Ultimate List of Free Storyboard Templates for eLearning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning and Traditional and Post Modern Classroom.
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Respecting Children's Unique Learning Styles - ChicagoNow (blog)

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Respecting Children's Unique Learning Styles
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Schools have a difficult task to teach children of different abilities, backgrounds, and learning styles.
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When children are not able to learn within the expected timetable, it is assumed that the problem is the child rather than the teaching.  What is the prescription?  More of the same.  Summer school.  Retention.  Do it over and over again.  And if the child is still not learning, he just becomes discouraged, assumes he is stupid, and loses interest in school.  Sadly, even when children are referred for special education services, they often get the same basic reading strategies, just presented in a smaller group.


Schools have a difficult task to teach children of different abilities, backgrounds, and learning styles.  The number of children with neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD) and learning disorders continues to be on the rise.  No longer can general education teachers simply rely on the special education teachers to educate children with learning differences.


So what can we be doing better to reach more of our children and celebrate their unique gifts and abilities?  A multi-sensory approach to learning is one that can benefit all children. 

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8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching

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8 Tips For Updating Your Teaching To Something Messier

Via Grant Montgomery, David Mackzum, Ed.D.
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Uplifting ideas for waking up your students motivation to learn!

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The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed

The 9 Skills Students Must Master to Succeed | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
April 17, 2014
Of all the things I have read about the 21st century skills required for students success in today's info rich society, the visual below from edutopia captures the essence of these...
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Here are the new ways for students to advance!

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3 New Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids

3 New Digital Storytelling Apps for Kids | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
April 17, 2014
In today's post, I am sharing with you three useful iPad apps for storytelling. These apps are newly featured here and they are ideal for helping young learners unleash their...
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These might be helpful tools for any creative ideas.


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Handel's degree claim nearly makes the grade - PolitiFact

Handel's degree claim nearly makes the grade - PolitiFact | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Handel's degree claim nearly makes the grade
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She said the country needs more creative approaches, such as offering credits for learning outside the classroom.
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There are so many ways to learn new things today. Learning on your on for credit just makes sense!

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27 Ways to Obtain Students Attention

27 Ways to Obtain  Students Attention | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
April 13, 2014
Attention is a rare currency in today's digitally focused world. It is also the price we pay for being constantly connected. Being repeatedly exposed to various digital stimuli makes...
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You never can have too many infographs for teachers.

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Seven new rules for interacting with technology. - Slate Magazine

Seven new rules for interacting with technology. - Slate Magazine | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
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Seven new rules for interacting with technology.
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Here are seven wise rules about technology to remember in school and at home.

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Pricey technology helps the deaf-blind go online - Columbus Dispatch

Pricey technology helps the deaf-blind go online - Columbus Dispatch | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Pricey technology helps the deaf-blind go online Columbus Dispatch “Modern technology has rapidly progressed, and we are available to provide individuals with combined vision and hearing loss the best technology and telecommunications tools for...
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Hopefully this will get more affordable. Finding  new ways of helping those with limitations is one of the best things about technology. In schools iPads and iPhones make it easier to communicate to the deaf when a sign language aid is not available.

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Hopefully this will get more affordable. Finding  new ways of helping those with limitations is one of the best things about technology.

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Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction

Growing Up Digital, Wired for Distraction | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The constant stream of stimuli offered by new technology poses a profound new challenge to focusing and learning.

Via Susan Bainbridge
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How much is too much? That is the question ask here!

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Dany Malaver's curator insight, April 12, 12:10 PM

el avance tecnologico en las escuelas y universidades, contribuye y apoya el proceso de aprendizaje de los jovenes para un futuro mejor

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"Researchers say the lure of these technologies, while it affects adults too, is particularly powerful for young people. The risk, they say, is that developing brains can become more easily habituated than adult brains to constantly switching tasks — and less able to sustain attention."

WEAC's curator insight, April 13, 12:48 PM

“I am trying to take back their attention from their BlackBerrys and video games,” he says. “To a degree, I’m using technology to do it.”

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OECD - Creative Problem Solving: Students' Skills

OECD - Creative Problem Solving: Students' Skills | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
PISA 2012 Results: Creative Problem Solving: Students’ skills in tackling real-life problems (Volume V) examines the extent to which 15-year-olds have acquired the problem-solving skills needed in the 21st century.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Too often we teach students answers when life throws them questions. We need to teach them problem solving skills. Classes can get messy when you let students take more control and responsibility for their situations which is what is needed to enable students to learn and problem solve.


Problem solving activity is tricky to do and stay on standard test taking plans. Problem solving involves failing while discovering the best resolution.  In today's classroom there is little time to waste on risk taking behavior like exploring the best answers, realizing the best question or struggling to find either of those. All that diverts from the standardized testing that everyone's fate hangs on.

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How Do You Teach Kids to Respect Adults? | Mental Health Center

How Do You Teach Kids to Respect Adults? | Mental Health Center | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
How Do You Teach Kids to Respect Adults? | Mental Health Center http://t.co/swpIeeFxmm
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Can you have too many tools to teach respect? Here is another one.

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Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity - Forbes

Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity - Forbes | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Why Playful Learning Is The Key To Prosperity
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This starts with changing the way students, especially the youngest ones, learn. They're the future, ...
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It is good to know Forbes feels we should not turn young children into 30 year olds as a means to educate our young.

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Visme - Create Interactive Online Presentations

Visme - Create Interactive Online Presentations | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Easily Create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser. Visme is the perfect alternative to Flash and Powerpoint or keynote to create professional presentations, infographics, HTML5 banners and interactive content in HTML5.

Via Baiba Svenca
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This is a great presentation tool for any browser!

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Want to liven up your resume?

Give VisMe a trial, it's free

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 6, 8:11 AM

A Nice tool to create infographics, animations, presentations, etc.. web based (called EWC presenter before)

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 12, 10:17 AM

This is an interesting site that I want to try.

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RCampus on edshelf

RCampus on edshelf | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about RCampus
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This is Rcampus and if you need to develop rubrics or more it is a great tool to use.


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RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. Our suite of award-winning, innovative productivity tools connects students and educators with important information crucial to student success while allowing school administrators real-time access to data for better tracking of institutional effectiveness.

Educators, students and school administrators can manage courses, build ePortfolios, create websites, join eCommunities, assess school work with rubrics and much more, from a single location. Everyone will find RCampus a familiar environment with tools that are easy and effortless to use.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 20, 9:49 AM

This is Rcampus and if you need to develop rubrics or more it is a great tool to use.


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RCampus is a comprehensive Education Management System and a collaborative learning environment. Our suite of award-winning, innovative productivity tools connects students and educators with important information crucial to student success while allowing school administrators real-time access to data for better tracking of institutional effectiveness.

Educators, students and school administrators can manage courses, build ePortfolios, create websites, join eCommunities, assess school work with rubrics and much more, from a single location. Everyone will find RCampus a familiar environment with tools that are easy and effortless to use.

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Youth, new media and violence: a manual for young people, parents, and teachers

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Via Manuel Pinto, Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This is helpful for teaching media literacy.

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In-Class Flip Vs Flipped Classroom Learning

In-Class Flip Vs Flipped Classroom Learning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
April , 2014
Have you heard of this teaching configuration called in-class flip?Well I am personally not familiar with the name but I know the concept, it is similar to blended learning. In the video...
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Here is how to do the in-class flip.

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Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts

Four Great iPad Apps That Provide Kids with Writing Prompts | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
April 17, 2013
Do your students struggle to come up with topics to write about in their stories? The collection below features some awesome iPad apps that can provide your students with ideas and...
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When ideas are hard to come by this might help!


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Learning Styles | Project Based Learning

Learning Styles | Project Based Learning | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
SAGE: A Framework for Project-Based Learning http://t.co/sRBM1AWgf3 #learning #style #PBL (Learning Styles | @scoopit via @shamblesguru http://t.co/WFLnChFOND)...
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Great resource for those that like project based lessons and units.

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Educator as Model Learner

Educator as Model Learner | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The educator’s role has or should change in this age of information abundance or Education 2.0-3.0.  The educator’s role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but  somewhere along the line, the major role of the educator...
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The educator’s role has always been to model and demonstrate effective learning, but  somewhere along the line, the major role of the educator became that of content and knowledge disseminater.   Now in this information age content is freely and abundantly available, it is more important than ever to assist learners in the process of how to learn.

The world is changing at a rapidly accelerating pace. What you learn today can quickly become outdated. HOW to learn, though, is a skill that lasts a lifetime. When you think about it–it makes sense for us to be taught how to learn before we are taught any specific subject matter. But rarely, if ever, does that happen (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/gurbaksh-chahal/learning-how-to-learn-wha_b_4790668.html).

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Ipswich talk: Making sure digital age doesn't cross wires - Wicked Local Ipswich

Ipswich talk: Making sure digital age doesn't cross wires - Wicked Local Ipswich | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Ipswich talk: Making sure digital age doesn't cross wires Wicked Local Ipswich She came away with a practical, everyday-life view of how constant connection via smartphones, iPads and social media sites can breakdown the human "glue" that holds...
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Remembering to connect face to face is critical to holding relationships and communication together. Technology in school and at home should enhance face-to-face interaction and not replace them.

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7 Essential Tips For Writers Who Hope To Engage Millions Of Readers | Forbes

7 Essential Tips For Writers Who Hope To Engage Millions Of Readers | Forbes | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"According to Amy Newmark, publisher and author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul line of books, there are seven critical strategies for writers and speakers to inspire, engage, and even entertain large numbers of people representing a diverse audience."


Read the full article to find out more about Amy’s seven recommendations, and a tip to accomplish each, for writers and speakers:

  1. Use the power of storytelling
  2. Start your stories in the action
  3. Focus on positive
  4. Be brutally honest
  5. Make darn sure you are passionate about your topic
  6. Don’t get creative
  7. Don’t tell the reader what to do

Via Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)
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Help your students be better writers with these tips!

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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, April 11, 2:59 PM

This format has been a successful formula for the Chicken Soup series.  To sum it up, if you aspire to make an impact with your writing, learn to be more yourself.  Be brutally honest, transparent, and real, and write about what lights you up and gets you out of bed in the morning.

Dr. Tom Larder's curator insight, April 12, 10:35 AM

GOOD ADVICE......

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10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently

10 Things Highly Intuitive People Do Differently | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
'Pretty much everyone has experienced a gut feeling -- that unconscious reasoning that propels us to do something without telling us why or how. But the nature of intuition has long eluded us, and has inspired centuries' worth of research and inquiry in the fields of philosophy and psychology.'

Via stan stewart
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What happens in the creative mind? Here is an article that breaks that down.

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36 Brain Breaks for Students - Infographic

36 Brain Breaks for Students - Infographic | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Brain breaks are short mind-body challenges that offer students a reprieve from routine learning activities. Not only are brain breaks fun, they’re a simple way to refocus students’ energy and get them back on track!

Via Beth Dichter
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Here is something fun to offer your students! Thanks Beth!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 12, 6:44 AM

Do you have a set of dice in your classroom? If not  you may want to locate a set. This infographic provides 36 brainbreaks for students, all based on rolling the dice. Although many of these activities may not be new to you the fact that the decision is made by rolling two dice is a great way to engage your students, and to teach them a lesson in probability. In fact, if you choose to do this over a period of time you might also record each activity and at some point discuss probability with them. You might also print a copy.This would allow one student each time to roll the dice, and the other to read out the brain break.

Please be aware that you will need to fill in a form to access the graph. If you find this version too difficult for your students you will find a simpler version of it at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/files/Roll_Some_Fun_Freebie2.pdf 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 14, 4:27 PM

We all need a break now and then, but for some reason teachers think students can sit still longer than teachers will when they are in a class. Beth Dichter says, "If you find this version too difficult for your students you will find a simpler version of it at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/files/Roll_Some_Fun_Freebie2.pdf "

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 18, 4:02 AM

Kind of Isaac Asimov's Multivac decisions based on flipping a coin, "Heads or tails, gentlemen?" http://www.olivenri.com/machine_won_files/The_Machine_that_Won_the_War01.pdf

 

Educative, no doubt.

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Universities See Regional Broadband as Critical to Success - Campus Technology

Universities See Regional Broadband as Critical to Success - Campus Technology | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Campus Technology Universities See Regional Broadband as Critical to Success Campus Technology The ability of students to consume content outside the classroom affords professors opportunities for more engaging, meaningful interactions with...
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The web needs to be accessable, affordable, nuetral and open for education and a democracy to thrive.

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How not to think about the humanities - The Stanford Daily

How not to think about the humanities - The Stanford Daily | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
How not to think about the humanities
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Basically, we benefit from learning how others have dealt with proximate dilemmas, desires, fears, joys and problems, and in doing so we feel a little less alienated, particular and peculiar.
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Thomas Piketty’s new book, Capital in the 21st Century, which has been called “one of the watershed books in economic thinking” by Branko Milanovic of the World Bank, amasses 200 years’ of data to show the inevitability of ever-increasing economic inequality.


The plight of the 99-percent will only grow larger. So in a terribly ironic sense students are forced by this “market” to abandon the humanities precisely at a time when we need the critical, introspective, philosophical, aesthetic and ethical judgment that the humanities nurture in us.

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