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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning in a Traditional or Post Modern Classroom.
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How to Find Free Stock Photos & Clip Art for PowerPoint

How to Find Free Stock Photos & Clip Art for PowerPoint | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to find the free stock photos, clip art, and other multimedia files using Microsoft's site. You'll need to bookmark this link.

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Artist and art teachers can't have too many sources like this.

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Mary Starry's curator insight, October 29, 2013 11:35 PM

If you use the free online clip art from Microsoft, this article explains how the site has recently changed and how to still easily access the free clip art and stock photos.

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Intelligent Noise Eliminating Technology Portable Long Range

Intelligent Noise Eliminating Technology Portable Long Range | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Noise Eliminating Technology Long-Range Listening Device. Spy-Max Sound Pro III, a powerful long-range portable listening device with twomicrophones.
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I need this for my classroom....well or maybe not. Smart earplugs might be better. Just kidding....so click and read on. Here's an interesting gadget article.

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Handy Chrome Extensions and Apps for Teachers

Handy Chrome Extensions and Apps for Teachers | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
I just learned through a tweet by Noami Harm about this Google Drive document featuring a wide variety of Chrome extensions and apps. Some of the extensions you will find in her document have already...
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Helpful tips in case  you haven't seen them or used them yet.

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The case for boredom: When a crayon is better than an iPad - Christian Science Monitor

The case for boredom: When a crayon is better than an iPad - Christian Science Monitor | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The case for boredom: When a crayon is better than an iPad Christian Science Monitor These organizations are not anti-technology – indeed, they point out studies showing that for children over 3 years old, some exposure to thoughtfully constructed...
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A reminder of the value of classic activities in school and at home.

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George Siemens: Changing Schools, Changing Knowledge

While more and more knowledge is available to us, the amount of time for us to pay attention to it remains the same. What kind of knowledge will be needed in...

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How true is this?

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Mel Richey's curator insight, October 21, 2013 4:32 PM

Great overview on the changing role of knowledge and what should be learned.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 5, 2013 5:31 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

BeaBesango's curator insight, February 19, 2014 3:16 PM

Una entrevista muy interesante.

Really worth to watch it!

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Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement

Kids Share Their Thoughts on Student Engagement | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
A twelve-year teaching veteran and a California regional Teacher of the Year, Heather Wolpert-Gawron's musings on educational policy, curriculum design, and daily school life can also be read at www
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Greg Davies on why he couldn't go back to teaching - Radio Times

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Greg Davies on why he couldn't go back to teaching
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“Don't say I was an inspirational teacher – my former pupils would laugh their heads off. I was grossly incompetent, but I hope I didn't do the children a disservice.
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A very fun look at some facts about teachers and teaching.

 

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 I had a breakthrough moment when the kids realised that the novel was not just about talking animals. Then a kid put his hand up and asked, ‘Can you do the lambada, sir?’ I was constantly hampered by children with their own agenda.”

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How Technology Can Help Kids Around the World Find Their Inner Artist - Huffington Post

How Technology Can Help Kids Around the World Find Their Inner Artist - Huffington Post | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
How Technology Can Help Kids Around the World Find Their Inner Artist Huffington Post For instance, One Laptop per Child (OLPC) is a well-known organization that is committed to delivering educational tools to children around the world who would...
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Can technology inspire a young creative mind? Here are some ways that might happen.

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How to Make Halloween Minions Pumpkins

How to Make Halloween Minions Pumpkins | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Paint your pumpkins yellow and blue to make them look like Minions

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OK this one is just re-scooped for  the fun of the season!

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4 Apps for Learning How to Read Music

4 Apps for Learning How to Read Music | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Students hoping to progress to playing an instrument first must conquer what some consider to be the most difficult challenge: learning how to read music. Utilizing these apps can help teachers find new ways to engage their students, test their knowledge, and ensure their skill development.


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Anyone with dreams of learning music might like this info!

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(SALES) Ten Ways To Be A Better Trainer - Radio Ink

(SALES) Ten Ways To Be A Better Trainer - Radio Ink | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
(SALES) Ten Ways To Be A Better Trainer
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The best trainers use video clips, flip charts, guest speakers, creative experiments, PowerPoint, case studies, questions, field trips, and a variety of communications techniques.
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Well, it doesn't hurt to sell your stuff well! That is important even if what you are selling is art, music, math, english or salesmanship lessons. Here are some tips!

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Strategies needed to widen student access and success - University World News

Strategies needed to widen student access and success - University World News | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Strategies needed to widen student access and success University World News The study report, International Research on the Effectiveness of Widening Participation, also uncovers participation disparities relating to the reputation and prestige of...
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Really interesting and worth your time to look over.

 

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The report highlights, for instance, extraordinary success in expanding access but dismal retention and completion rate of students at South African universities – where about 50% of undergraduate and postgraduate students do not complete their degrees – compared with The Netherlands, where the average progression rate for traditional university students is 85%.


 The study’s aims were to examine the impact and effectiveness of activity and policies on widening participation and success in higher education, and to investigate education systems from pre-school to higher education to discover “whether there are systemic factors which make progression to and success in higher education for those from more disadvantaged backgrounds more or less likely”.

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The 5 Minute Guide to Shine on the Web with the new Scoop.it

The 5 Minute Guide to Shine on the Web with the new Wednesday, October 2, 13

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This is for those educators, community organizers, marketers and anyone with a focused interest to share.  Scoop.it is a great way to communicate organized information you come across and want to collect and share. Here is the new guide for Scoop.it.

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Share My Lesson- A Good Resource for Lesson Plans

Share My Lesson- A Good Resource for Lesson Plans | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Share My Lesson is one of the largest online community of educators, which was developed by the American Federation of Teachers and TSL Education. It's kind of like the Yelp of teacher lesson plans,...
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Here's a great online source for new lesson plans and to share plans.

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A Nice Graphic Featuring Differences between Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants

A Nice Graphic Featuring Differences between Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The terms digital natives and digital immigrants were first coined by Mark Prensky to distinguish between what is called  now the net generation or generation Z and generation Y and X. If you...
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This brings up the digital differences between us. 

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Sounding the School Bell - Spencer Daily Reporter

Sounding the School Bell
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Parents usually know more about their child's learning styles, likes and dislikes than we can hope to learn in a year. Talk to us about this.
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I thought this said such a great truth in a student's life. It is often hard to get students to express their real interest in class or to teachers. I often try to pull this information out of my students and have them include and follow their interest through our activities and projects. Perhaps peer opinion or shyness restrains them. A teacher should appreciate parent input of a student's interest or struggles which they often will not share. This information from parents when students might not speak up is valuable and in some classes this information might help shape a book selection or an activity.

 

I personally try to have students assume responsibility for their own conduct, behavior, learning and not to promote direction and pushing from the home or the high school office, but have the push come from within the student.  I normally call on parents only when a student is unwilling to show self-direction, or control and most my students are fully aware that I am trying to have them assume self-direction with-in my class behavior requirements. I work with high school students and some are parents already. They are someone’s parent as well as someone’s child. I would actively engage parents from all sides if I worked with younger children. I however work with soon to be adults. I do respond to parents that closely monitor their children as that is their choice. 

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Simple Tools to Help Teachers Introduce Students to Hunger Issues | WFP | UN World Food Programme

Simple Tools to Help Teachers Introduce Students to Hunger Issues | WFP | UN World Food Programme | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Getting classrooms involved in the fight against hunger is important to WFP. For teachers who want to start teaching about hunger and food assistance, it can be tough to know where to start. Our website has several great options for crafting a lesson.


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Meaningful learning last the longest. Learning applied to solving real life problems makes learning meaningful.....that is after all why we teach and why we  want to learn. Education is not just about getting a job nor is it only about doing something because it's on the next page or a test. That is a reality is hard for both student and teacher to remember. Activites like this can help bring home what education is about.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 21, 2013 11:54 AM

Getting classrooms involved in the fight against hunger is important to WFP. For teachers who want to start teaching about hunger and food assistance, it can be tough to know where to start. Our website has several great options for crafting a lesson.


Learn more:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2011/12/29/for-a-better-world-test/


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Experts & NewBIEs | Bloggers on Project Based Learning: Does Project Based Learning Teach Critical Thinking?

Experts & NewBIEs | Bloggers on Project Based Learning: Does Project Based Learning Teach Critical Thinking? | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is a foundational skill for 21st Century success, a reality recognized by P21 adherents and educators everywhere. But how do we help students learn to do it? And what is critical thinking, anyway? Is Project Based Learning (PBL) really the best way to help students become critical thinkers? 
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MY ANSWER FOR THIS IS A WHOLE HEARTED YES!  WHILE ROTE LEARNING HAS ITS PLACE, PROJECT BASED LEARNING IS THE REAL WORLD PROBLEM SOLVING USE OF WHAT WAS ROTE STUDIED. 

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Hybrid learning pilot program deemed a success in PA - witf.org

Hybrid learning pilot program deemed a success in PA - witf.org | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Hybrid learning pilot program deemed a success in PA witf.org "Eighty-eight percent achieved higher academic performance in the hybrid classes than in the traditional model, and I think that is speaking to the student engagement and the addressing...
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This style of teaching offers logical outcomes. Teachers usually do not have time to go over in detail what they just taught with every student that may not have "gotten it" from the good efforts of the teacher's main, first or second attempt to present information. Going over things means one is not moving forward with other information that needs to be covered as well and will bore those that did "get it" the first time.

 

Often the information is "not gotten" because a student or sometimes many students were not present for the main show and tell… Using a hybrid method allows for students to review while "helping" others understand in a group activity as well as helping students take ownership of what they have been taught. Students in  group activities use what they understood by passing it on to others that need more applied information and understanding. The activities allow and encourage discussing ideas and identifying common problems with others. Group activity is social in nature which allows an acceptable way to become acquainted with others in class and bond as they work together to solve a problem or complete a task.

 

Technology can also be set up for review links or extended supplemental growth or remediation for individual learning development.

 

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"The hybrid model combines direct teacher instruction, group activities and independent learning through technology."

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Fine Art: Drawing & Painting with Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor on Craftsy

Fine Art: Drawing & Painting with Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor on Craftsy | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Master perspective, shading, proportion, and texture in painting, drawing, and more with Craftsy.
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Here is a little how to and suppy connection some folks might enjoy!

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The Wild (?) Future Of Storytelling

The Wild (?) Future Of Storytelling | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Think "Choose Your Own Adventure" crossed with the holodeck and Amazon.com.

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Interesting article with links to research to support the ideas here.

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Karen Dietz's comment, October 16, 2013 12:52 AM
Good comment Michelle. Offering frameworks is great and valuable for clients that need them when well facilitated. I get that frameworks/structures for you are ‘true storytelling.’ There is more than one way to skin a cat, however. I come from the world of oral training in storytelling. There’s a huge difference between oral storytelling training and writing for those who are reading this. In oral story telling, listening skills come first – learning how to listen for stories, learning how to listen for how a story wants to be told, learning how to listen for key messages and deeper meaning. Skills in storytelling and better crafting quickly and organically emerges. I also help clients know the types of stories they need for different applications. That does not negate your work, it's just different and readers need to know that. My clients are just like yours – sweating their next presentation and wanting to do well. And we build repertoires together so they gain confidence and can excel. All of my clients want to know 'the structure of a good story' and I provide that to them -- at the right time for the work we do together. Yet for the last few years, I never even have to focus on structures. I've found that people already know how to tell great stories and my work is to simply remind them of that -- and coach them to excel in sharing their stories in personal, vulnerable, and powerful ways that connects people and moves people to action. And to be self-sufficient. But in the end, it's the ongoing practice of telling stories that for me creates great storytellers. Our end goals are the same. I'm certainly not an armchair academic pontificating. I come from the school of hard knocks with my storytelling experience in business for 25+ years. Working with stories is careful and dangerous work, not the next tool or trend or entertaining fluff as some people relate to it (not you). That being said, bravo for helping people in companies in the ways you do. My apologies if you thought I was discarding your work when in my own inept way I was trying to broaden my reader's knowledge. And likewise I challenge my other colleagues to expand their thinking. And I think you and I are aligned in all the ways that really count. LOL, I've created a lot of my own tools about story structures! Although I’ve abandoned most of them. But I do worry about folks (again, not you) who want to reduce storytelling to simple formulas when it is anything but – which is what I see and experience A LOT. And just to be totally honest, in our new book "Business Storytelling for Dummies' Lori and I offer lots of structures for people to play with depending on different needs and applications. And we had to focus on story elements for crafting stories. So they have their place. Yet our caveat is always to craft stories first, then check for story elements and structures to make sure pieces weren’t forgotten. We do it this way because our focus is still on building listening and oral telling skills. Open dialogue like this is really important. I agree with you that we need many voices in the story space. And those voices need to be willing to share with each other, and question each other. In the end we are both focused on the same things -- helping to make the world a better place. We just get there in different ways.
Michelle Nelson LeBow's comment, October 17, 2013 5:34 AM
Karen, I know very little about your story approach. I'm flattered you seem to think you know so much about mine. We've never even spoken!<br><br>I'd be pleased to have a real-time conversation with you about story ideology, philosophy, and approach. Until that happens, I believe, and I'm certain you'd agree, the professional and supportive course of action is to reserve the cautioning, worrying, questioning, and assuming. Looking forward to talking.
Karen Dietz's comment, October 17, 2013 11:26 AM
Then contact me Michelle. My information is here: http://www.juststoryit.com/contact.htm And BTW -- my job as a curator (and a professional in the field) is to support, caution, worry, question and assume. And for all of us to learn and teach and grow. I am not picking on you personally as I keep trying to explain. I shared with everyone in my comment above about how I work as a way for all of my readers to understand differences, not make you wrong as I keep saying.
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Subtext to build interaction around online text

Subtext to build interaction around online text | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

Subtext is a free iPad app that allows classroom groups to exchange ideas in the pages of digital texts. You can also layer in enrichment materials, assignments and quizzes—opening up almost limitless opportunities to engage students and foster analysis and writing skills.


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This is interesting! This app allows those with iPads to make comments on digital texts.

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Terry Yelmene's curator insight, December 12, 2013 4:28 PM

This development might serve a a simple model for more comprehensive evolving seven-dimensional  knowledge artifacts.

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:15 PM

This is awesome.  Use digital text for discussion with the class on your iPad and the academic can see what the class discussion is, and can also interact...

Aunty Alice's curator insight, December 28, 2013 2:00 PM

Sounds like a great tool that also fosters discussion and interaction with others

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Discover digital arts - Tempo (blog)

Discover digital arts - Tempo (blog) | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Tempo (blog)
Discover digital arts
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Q: What digital arts techniques and software will I learn to use? How about if I want to ...
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Scooped this because this list the common technology studied for digital arts at the moment. Always good to keep in mind what is going on and being used in the industry.

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The Real Reasons Children Drop Out of School - Huffington Post

The Real Reasons Children Drop Out of School - Huffington Post | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
The Real Reasons Children Drop Out of School
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Passive instructional strategies are being used without regard to individual student learning styles.Teachers are not trained in the latest teaching/learning/technology techniques.
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The author has many years of various levels of experience in education. It is likely the facts will bare out if one double checks these ideas as to why children drop out of school.

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Scoop.it in Seven Tools for Finding Great Content to Share

Scoop.it in Seven Tools for Finding Great Content to Share | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it

"Content - Not enough time to find the best content to share with your audience? Too many articles to read to keep up with what's going on in your industry?"


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Marketing is critical no matter what you are into unless it is just private journal keeping. Artist market mainly one thing  if they are ever working artist during their life time.

 

Each artist markets one's self through personal ideas, abilities and products.  No one can have too many tools to help do that. Curating is about organizing information, sharing, caring and marketing as well. Here are some tools to help with this marketing and communication tool.

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Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 12, 2013 11:35 PM

Something for most tastes and styles herein...

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Awesome content to build your brand!

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How to get your content to be seen by more people through content curation and other social media tricks.