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How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic]

How Does Writing Affect Your Brain? [infographic] | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
According to today’s infographic, writing can serve as a calming, meditative tool. Stream of conscious writing exercises, in particular, have been identified as helpful stress coping methods. Keeping a journal, for example, or trying out free-writing exercises, can drastically reduce your levels of stress.

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Eugene Fernandez's curator insight, July 22, 2013 7:21 AM

The act of writing is in of itself a reflective and creative journey.

Cathy Ternent Dyer's curator insight, August 7, 2013 10:22 PM

Great information! Thanks to Elvira for telling me about it. :)
I've always said that keeping a journal is cheap therapy! 

Ann Kenady's curator insight, February 5, 11:24 PM

Massage your brain....

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Literacies for the age: Visual literacy

Literacies for the age: Visual literacy | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

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Nice summary -sweet graphic

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Rashmi Rawat's curator insight, October 3, 11:39 PM

All this is so important today!

 

Karen Dunlap's curator insight, October 4, 9:59 AM

As the need to know more increases....what should pre service teachers focus on? Hmmm....

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5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

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5 Reasons You Should Be Teaching Digital Citizenship

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Ben Flinchbaugh's curator insight, April 15, 2:05 PM

This article talks about why schools should be teaching digital citizenship. I found this article very interesting and the 5 reasons made sense as to why teaching digital citizenship is important.

Siobhan Chantigian's comment, April 19, 4:27 PM
This has some great points. I feel like everyone should know the basics of digital learning and how to stay safe online. Teaching this in schools is a must.
Luke French's comment, April 19, 4:46 PM
I agree with this articles reasons for teaching digital citizenship in schools. I found the article to be very interesting, and I thought the reasons for knowing the basics of how to stay safe online were well thought through.
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No Tweets, Instagrams, iPhones at the Olympics, authorities declare

No Tweets, Instagrams, iPhones at the Olympics, authorities declare | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
The 2014 Olympics might feel more like 1914.
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I thought schools banning cell phones was bad, but this?

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Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling--Visualized

Pixar's 22 Rules of Storytelling--Visualized | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
See the rules that make up the Pixar playbook as image macros.
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Marguerite Sullivan: When anyone...

Marguerite Sullivan: When anyone... | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
Sullivan, outgoing director of the Center for International Media Assistance, talked with IJNet about the shifting media landscape, the importance of media literacy and the challenges independent media face.
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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)'s comment, August 14, 2013 2:44 AM
It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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21St Century Skills mapped to edtools - Poster

A suggested but not exhaustive list of possible applications that may help foster 21st Century Skills in today's language learners.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, August 30, 2013 5:19 PM

LOVE IT! I think I need to use this at work with staff and parents 

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How Would We Report on the Government Shutdown if It Were Happening in Another Country?

How Would We Report on the Government Shutdown if It Were Happening in Another Country? | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
This is the first installment of “If It Happened There,” a regular feature in which American events are described using the tropes and tone normally employed by the American media to describe events in other countries.  WASHINGTON, United...
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Social Media Analytics: Sentiment Analysis

Social Media Analytics: Sentiment Analysis | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

" I talked a little about sentiment analysis earlier. Sentiment analysis mainly tracks the prevailing opinion of your brand and it’s most effective for larger brands, especially consumer brands. For smaller brands, there just aren’t enough mentions of your brand to make sentiment analysis very insightful. For small brands, scouring specific websites, such as Yelp, EOpinions, and other places likely provides more insights regarding prevailing opinions about your brand".


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/social-media/social-media-analytics-sentiment-analysis-0537934


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Edward Phiri's comment, August 28, 2013 7:30 AM
Excellent relevant type of monitoring and evaluation tool
Francisco Pontes Estevan's comment, August 28, 2013 7:36 AM
Si que lo es y ademas muy funcional.
Casey Keppel-Compton's curator insight, September 12, 2013 3:06 AM

Small business have small budget but they want value! Selling professional social media into clients that want results quickly is a challenge. You need great metrics and you will need different approaches

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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Georgia Wemyss's curator insight, August 29, 2013 8:14 PM

Looks like a good idea. Especially since you become the owner of the work and it is not stored on a third party site...

Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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The Four Phases of Effective eLearning: an Indispensable Guide for Instructors

The Four Phases of Effective eLearning: an Indispensable Guide for Instructors | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

"Learning starts with real-world problems. Students should be able to relate to problems and tasks they can handle. Many course developers are guilty of introducing learners to problems that are either irrelevant or too complex. Try to avoid this by starting with a simple problem and moving towards complex yet manageable tasks. Also, make sure that students see tangible benefits from having these problems solved. Consider these questions when you create activities surrounding the problem."


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Patricia Christian's curator insight, August 2, 2013 11:27 AM

This is a practical guide to use to design your website visually.  Click into the original source and you will be able to download the guide.  It's a 40-42 page PDF document.

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CloudConvert - convert anything to anything

CloudConvert - convert anything to anything | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
convert anything to anything - more than 100 different audio, video, document, ebook, archive, image, spreadsheet and presentation formats supported.

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Nik always finds great stuff. 

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Helen Curran's curator insight, May 24, 2013 9:40 AM

If Nik Peachey scoops something, it's often worth having a look.

Claire Meehan's curator insight, June 3, 2013 10:23 PM

Kindle to Sony eReader? Hopefully!

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 3, 2013 11:16 PM

Log in with your G+ account for instant access or mor features/capability!

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Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students.

Kidblog | Safe and simple blogs for your students. | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

Kidblog is designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. Students publish posts and participate in academic discussions within a secure classroom blogging community. Teachers maintain complete control over student blogs and user accounts.


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Taryn Coxall's curator insight, August 4, 2013 6:59 PM

The "Kid Blog' is a safe and effective way to allow your students to keep up to date blogs in a secure evironment. With these blogs students can not only post their own blogs, but oarticipate in discussions.

I feel this is a gerat resourse to use within the classroom, as students and teachers can keep track of students posts and especially look at their progress throughout the year.

Xyleme Alex's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:58 PM

Looks like a great tool and it's entirely free. I like that it is based on the Wordpress platform, but removes the clutter and distractions that other blogging services have.

Antonio Tejero Aparicio's curator insight, August 8, 2013 2:59 AM

Unaplicaciones recurso en línea muy útil para desarrollar la lectura y la escritura digital. Aquí tenéis un ejemplo

http://kidblog.org/6EnRed/


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5 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Google+ - Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid on Google+ - Jeffbullas's Blog | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
Google+ is the second largest social media network.behind Facebook and people are still confused about it. Here are some common mistakes to avoid on Google+

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David Blundell's curator insight, May 17, 1:08 AM

Some good tips from Jeff Bullas on making sure you optimize your Google+ account. Don't know why he used Leo Sayer for the image though! . . .

Sylvia Alvarez's curator insight, May 19, 4:48 PM

Artículo interesante donde se plantean errores que cometemos por desconocimiento en el uso  de la herramienta Google+.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

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Linda Alexander's comment, January 4, 9:36 AM
Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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Powerful Ads Use Real Google Searches to Show the Scope of Sexism Worldwide

Powerful Ads Use Real Google Searches to Show the Scope of Sexism Worldwide | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
Here's a simple and powerful campaign idea from UN Women using real suggested search terms from Google's autocomplete feature.
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22 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report.

22 iPad Alternatives to the Book Report. | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
Tweet Tweet  Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose...

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BookChook's curator insight, October 15, 2013 1:05 AM

Aimed more at high school students, nevertheless, useful ideas for kids to create more than the traditional book report, using iPads. 

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, December 28, 2013 11:18 PM

 Tweet Tweet  Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose...

Trisha Collins's curator insight, June 19, 7:47 PM

Upon hearing that they will have to read another book students usually roll their eyes and moan in disagreement. So to make the reading process more fun for them we let them chose their own book and their own creative assignment.

 

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The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy

The Newest Version of Scoop.it: Welcome to the Meritoc[u]racy | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
1.  Why sharing ideas that matter, matters
We built Scoop.it to make it easy and rewarding to share ideas that matter.
Ideas matter: they make all of us, individuals, businesses and societies, progress.
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Scoop.it for iPad brings social curation and pu...

Scoop.it for iPad brings social curation and pu... | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

“Back in the mid-1980s, Apple's Macintosh helped launch a new industry, desktop publishing. Can the iPad similarly be the device of choice for a new generation of content creators?”


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How (And Why) Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic

How (And Why) Teachers Should Blog - Edudemic | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
You may not have considered it. You may have tried but given up. Here's some insight into why teachers should blog and keep learning.
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Is Content Curation in Your Skill Set? It Should Be. by David Kelly : Learning Solutions Magazine


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5 Google Apps for Education PD resources for busy teachers

5 Google Apps for Education PD resources for busy teachers | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it
Google Apps for Education has to be the hottest topic in education around the world at the moment as literally hundreds of thousands of schools are adopting this free resource which is changing the way teachers and students collaborate on work...

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just found a solution to all writing problems www.essayacademia.org
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10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know! | eFront Blog

10 eLearning buzzwords you need to know! | eFront Blog | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

In this post we've put together short descriptions of the top 10 buzzwords in eLearning at the moment: Tin Can, Social Learning, Gamification, mLearning, Tablet learning, Rapid eLearning, Microlearning, Personalization, ...


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Comment on The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad by The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad | Info...

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[...] The 55 Best Free Education Apps For iPad  [...]
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Nice list to remind you of some of the free ones. I'd forgotten about Pocket :-)

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Flipboard - To create and share magazines

Flipboard - To create and share magazines | Tools for Teachers | Scoop.it

The Flipboard Editor allows you to manage your magazines from a convenient dashboard. Rearrange and delete items, set covers and share your magazines with friends


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I can't start my day without Flipboard. It's awesome. 

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Julia Johnson's curator insight, June 24, 2013 7:57 PM

Edit and customise content from magazines for student use.

Helen Davies's curator insight, June 25, 2013 5:34 AM

I'm hoping this will allow me to create magazines with my students online -  fingers crossed. 

Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, June 25, 2013 10:30 AM
I like flipboard. must try it out to make magazine.