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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
Curated by Chris Carter
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Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class

Three Focusing Activities to Engage Students in the First 5 Minutes of Class | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
When I teach workshops about designing the flipped classroom, I always encourage faculty to think carefully about the first five minutes of class. In my lesson plan template, one of the first tasks we discuss when planning in-class time is to prepare what I call a “focusing activity.”

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 3, 11:18 AM

A routine of instant focus helps maximise every minute you have with your students. When they are with you in class Carpe Diem!

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How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course

How Student Video Presentations Can Build Community in an Online Course | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
There was no way we could simply replicate in the online course the presentations that happen in the face-to-face version of the course. But we could use the online setting to do certain things that are uniquely suited to the online environment. So instead of having students present their solutions to problems in class, students presented their solutions to online homework questions by filming themselves and then posting the videos to YouTube.

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basil60's curator insight, November 17, 2015 4:14 PM

This could easily be applied to school environments - both primary and high school.

And it's a good way to demonstrate the SAMR or RAT model.

Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, November 19, 2015 2:22 AM

KlassikkaTV antaa mahdollisuuden jokaiselle opiskelijalle muodostaa oman videogalleriansa. Joulukuussa tuleva palvelinuudistus mahdollistaa jopa videoiden sisällä henkilökohtaiset muistiinpanot, yhteisölliset muistiinpanot ja monia muita sosiaalisen oppimisen työkaluja, jotka vahvistavat jokaisen Klassikkalaisen suoritumista lukio-opinnoista parhaalla mahdollisella tavalla,

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 21, 2015 3:51 AM

I agree that : 

"The presentations got students working at a higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy by having them create something of value in the course, and I believe that doing these videos helped them connect to the content in new ways."

The idea can work out well also in the classroom ...

The presentations got students working at a higher level of Bloom’s Taxonomy by having them create something of value in the course, and I believe that doing these videos helped them connect to the content in new ways.
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[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

[Infographic] Tips for Creating Online Courses with Offline Material - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
This infographic might guide you with tips for creating online courses with offline material.

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I love this infographic!

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Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 3:39 PM

Ideas for providing PD to your teaching staff.

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 2015 11:12 AM

Great tips!

Scott Holcomb's curator insight, March 2, 2015 11:12 AM

Great tips!

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Nancy Duarte: How to Create Better Visual Presentations

Nancy Duarte explains how to create better visual presentations so you can communicate your ideas with efficiency, clarity and impact. She is CEO of Silicon ...

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Words of wisdom, all in 3 minutes.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, March 18, 2014 11:27 AM

A fantastic video where Nancy Duarte is giving several important tips regarding slide design. Perfect for watching with your students as the tips are well-presented, exemplified and easy to understand.


Mike Donahue's curator insight, March 19, 2014 7:59 AM

Nancy Duarte offers some simple ideas for making a more effective slideshow to enhance your presentation.

Lon Naylor's curator insight, March 19, 2014 9:28 AM

I constantly see video "gurus" telling people to just insert all your script text into PowerPoint slides, read it aloud while recording, and...BAM!...instant video!

 

I've always contended that this is a questionable strategy at best for delivering a visual message. Here is one of the leading presentation experts on the planet explaining part of my contention.

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10 Ingredients For A Perfect Presentation

10 Ingredients For A Perfect Presentation | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
If you want to make the perfect presentation, look no further for guidance on this topic. The following is a simple list of ten ingredients for a perfect

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Lino Oliveira's curator insight, November 25, 2015 5:09 AM

As apresentações cuidadas poderão contribuir para a motivação dos estudantes.

Fritz Mehrung's curator insight, November 27, 2015 5:06 AM

A great guide to making a perfect presentation.

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9 Common Body Language Mistakes to Avoid During Presentations

Here are 9 body language mistakes and how to avoid them. Give them a try to improve the way you communicate and the way others perceive you. Practice until you…

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Most F2F communication is body language. 

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M. L. Elliott's curator insight, July 31, 2015 8:48 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

Iva Golec's curator insight, July 31, 2015 9:36 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:46 AM

Learn some professional tricks for better presentation performance.

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46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic

46 Hidden Tips and Tricks to Use Google Search Like a Boss: Infographic | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

How often do you use Google to find something on the internet?

If like a lot of people you use Google every day you’ll be astounded by the number of hidden tips and tricks their search facility offers.

Find 46 of them featured in this infographic.


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Impressive infographic

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Kelly Coffee's curator insight, January 9, 2015 10:46 AM

Nothing hidden about these "tips & tricks" - just standard every day library functions. This is not new, most these functions have been used since Win95, the days before we see the net as we do now. Nonetheless, whatever it takes for people to finally catch up and educate themselves about easier searching techniques! 

Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, March 11, 3:42 AM
And you do need Google power, right?
Teresa Maceira's curator insight, April 8, 8:32 PM
Add Google hacks to a students research skill set
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Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking

Training Teachers to Teach Critical Thinking | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

"Thinking critically is one thing, but being able to teach it can be quite another."


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Yes! also, <https://www.teachingchannel.org/?national=1&gt;

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 29, 2013 9:11 PM

How do we teach students to be critical thinkers? How do we train teachers to teach critical thinking? Edutopia has recently published a number of articles focused on 'Critical Thinking: A Path to College and Career.'

This link takes you directly to a page where a "Katie Kirkpatrick, dean of instruction at KIPP King Collegiate High School" shares her experience with a training she designed for teachers. From this page you may link to many other areas. Two that you may find helpful are:

* Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

* Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

The Resources and Download area includes lesson plans and rubrics as well as Tools for Critical Thinking.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 11, 2013 1:25 PM

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