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Looking for a Head Start, Microsoft Tailors Bing for Classrooms

Looking for a Head Start, Microsoft Tailors Bing for Classrooms | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A new generation of Bing users in the making. (A savvy move...
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Ding! I mean ... Bing!

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Wow!

 

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Monika Macias's curator insight, June 9, 4:50 AM

STEM experiences abound! Sites, challenges, even camps! Sections for Elementary, Middle, High School and a section aimed at STEM experiences for Girls - who, at over 48% of the workforce, make up less than 24% of STEM workers.

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 9, 12:37 PM

Let's be STEM advocates!

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5 Best Practices For Transforming Faculty Into Fully Online Educators - eLearning Industry

5 Best Practices For Transforming Faculty Into Fully Online Educators - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know how to transform Faculty into Fully Online Educators? Check the 5 best practices for transforming Faculty into fully Online Educators.
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This piece is refreshing, making #1 priority the need to collaborate with peers. Effective teaching is always relational at heart, on more than one level.

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14 social media hacks from the experts

14 social media hacks from the experts | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

This round-up of pro social media hacks comes from fourteen hard-hitting social media pros.


Use these 15 helpful and actionable social optimization tricks to boost your engagement, productivity, revenue, and following....


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Jerry Busone's curator insight, June 29, 8:28 AM

Track my life and Cam card apps are very interesting 

barbarabrn's curator insight, June 29, 8:46 AM

14 very useful social media hacks from experts. #1 looks especially valuable. 

Gigi Bozzano's curator insight, June 29, 11:29 AM

Whether you work for someone else, are an entrepreneur, or own a small business having a social media plan is essential to furthering your brand awareness and boosting both your visibility and engagement. How to do accomplish this without spending hours a day? Here are some helpful hacks to get you there.

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12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers

12 Things Students Remember Most About Good Teachers | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
In 2013, Canadian educator Lori Gard wrote a popular piece for Huffpost Living which highlighted caring as the most important thing a teacher can do for

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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True, true, and true. All effective teaching begins with the relational aspect. It is accurate to say that kids do not care how much you know until they know how much you care. It is a chiasmus, the switching of two words to make a memorable statement, and it is spot on!

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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, June 29, 2:41 AM

This article makes Sense.  Isn't this what good relationships are based on?  Isn't this kind of thinking what builds a real community where a person belongs and can feel safe?  -Lon

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A Wonderful TED Ed Video on The Cognitive Advan...

A Wonderful TED Ed Video on The Cognitive Advan... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A Wonderful TED Ed Video on The Cognitive Advantages of Bilingualism on iGeneration - 21st Century Education curated by Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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The Rise of Learning Resource Centres Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Rise of Learning Resource Centres Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The The Rise of Learning Resource Centres Infographic highlights how LRC are replacing traditional school libraries and help students' development.
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I do not know why we insist this is a Library. Learning Centers are their own, passing traditional institution.

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If You Give A Student A Website...

If You Give A Student A Website... | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A Rhyme? Why not! Let's start out in a rather unconventional way. Just in case you aren't familiar, the title of this post is a play on the popular children's book, If You Give A Mouse A Cookie, by...
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A playful piece, with wisdom.

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Tania Bumstead's curator insight, June 29, 8:34 AM

love the rhyme. Very cute for wall.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Helpful Hints for Combining Google Drive With Symbaloo

Free Technology for Teachers: 11 Helpful Hints for Combining Google Drive With Symbaloo | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Very cool!

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The 5 Persuasive Pillars of Storytelling | Visual.ly

The 5 Persuasive Pillars of Storytelling  | Visual.ly | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Content marketing is a matter of storytelling. When captivating for audiences, product- and/or service-pushing prowess is improved.

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Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 26, 2:59 AM

Muy buena base para la elaboración de contenidos para redes sociales.

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Create your own electrostatic motor using a 3D printer | MakerED | MakerSpaces

Create your own electrostatic motor using a 3D printer | MakerED | MakerSpaces | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
An Instructables user by the name of ‘Joehan’ shared a 3D printable solution for what is perhaps the only component that is more important than the actual wind turbine itself - an electrostatic motor that can reside within the wind turbine.

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace

 

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 21, 3:24 PM
An Instructables user by the name of ‘Joehan’ shared a 3D printable solution for what is perhaps the only component that is more important than the actual wind turbine itself - an electrostatic motor that can reside within the wind turbine.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/20/maker-space-a-new-trend-in-education-and-a-big-responsibility/


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=makerspace


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7 Steps to Better Time Management Habits

7 Steps to Better Time Management Habits | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

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Albert Einstein once said, "If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes." That is time management.

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Progressive training's curator insight, June 9, 8:14 AM

7 Steps to Better Time Management Habits

 

Elías Manuel Sánchez Castañeda's curator insight, June 9, 12:41 PM

In the book "Quick Fixes for your Productivity" share seven ways to improve time management:

Become aware.Analyse your data.Identify tasks which are not necessary.Identify the tasks which can be automated.Identify the tasks which can be delegated or outsourced.Make gradual changes.Right task, right time.
Jeremy Barton's curator insight, June 11, 9:17 AM

Always useful

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Autismpodcast | your audio connection to autism

Autismpodcast | your audio connection to autism | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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My friend and colleague has produced 98 podcasts concerning the challenges and triumphs of living with autism. Please, if you know anyone who is loving an autistic child, refer them to these wonderful, informative, nurturing podcasts.

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4 Basic Learning Methods In eLearning - eLearning Industry

4 Basic Learning Methods In eLearning - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know how to use basic learning methods in your eLearning courses? Check 4 basic Learning Methods in eLearning.
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Expand your eLearning palette! 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Very nice!

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6 Essential Tips for a Successful Online Meeting

6 Essential Tips for a Successful Online Meeting | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

While business owners are now turning to virtual meetings as a cost-effective way to accomplish certain business goals, it is crucial to remember that team meetings should not be compromised for cost savings. To ensure that virtual meetings will be successful, here are 6 proven tips to help you manage them more effectively.

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RoadtoGrammar.com - Free quizzes, notes and games to improve your grammar

RoadtoGrammar.com - Free quizzes, notes and games to improve your grammar | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Brilliant! I have been looking for just this thing! Tons of grammar quizzes, grouped by specific skill.

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Free Online Poster Maker

Free Online Poster Maker | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Lucidpress is a professional-quality poster maker for everyone. With a library of templates and a drag-and-drop interface, you'll have an attention-grabbing poster made in no time.


Via Nik Peachey
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Very, very nice! Connect this to infographics, and away we go!

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, June 28, 9:52 AM

Not just for teachers!  Students could use it, too.  I see some GREAT formative assessment potential here~

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 28, 2:30 PM

Thx Nik Peachey

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, June 29, 4:26 PM

Really nice smooth tool. 

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Teaching Students To Analyze Complex Texts Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Teaching Students To Analyze Complex Texts Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Teaching Students To Analyze Complex Texts Infographic presents a few questions students should ask themselves during the close reading process.
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The question I insist my kids memorize at the beginning of the year, prior to seeing their first primary source document, is: Why did this person write (create) this piece for these people at this time?

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How You Can Become a Champion of Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom (EdSurge News)

How You Can Become a Champion of Digital Citizenship in Your Classroom (EdSurge News) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
My students often travel with me when I lead professional development at conferences. A few weeks ago, eight-year-old Carson Griffin (pictured here to the right) was helping me lead a session for teachers on “iPads for Elementary Learners,” and we were talking about our classroom Twitter account as
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Brilliantly insightful.

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Creating An eLearning Incentives Program For Your Employees

Creating An eLearning Incentives Program For Your Employees | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Create An eLearning Incentives Program For Your Employees
eLearning is a powerful way to train your employees.
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We did, and we were well rewarded with excellent professional development!

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eLearning Localization: 6 Cultural Considerations - eLearning Industry

eLearning Localization: 6 Cultural Considerations - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Want to know how to develop effective training for global learners? Check 6 cultural considerations for eLearning Localization.
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As a teacher at an international school I vouch for the key points addressed in this article. No, not all culture process information in the same way.

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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today's classroom.  I really believe that classro...

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TWCLibrary's curator insight, May 25, 7:55 PM

Good insight and suggestions to achieve this

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 24, 11:13 AM

Thx Beth Dichter

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 25, 2:36 AM

Clear and easy to understand!

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Libraries without walls: when students become the core design consideration | Architecture And Design

Libraries without walls: when students become the core design consideration | Architecture And Design | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Hamilton Wilson, Education Specialist, Wilson Architects, shares his insights into the future trends of education architecture and how to design a 21st century library.
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Learning Commons are not Libraries. Traditional Library functions are subsumed into Learning Commons.

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Encouraging Metacognition for Learning

Encouraging Metacognition for Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

A critical component of learning is the ability to reflect on one’s
learning and the processes that occur while we are engaged in learning. If we are to develop independent, empowered learners then we need to build the skills required for metacognition both directly through the provision of suitable strategies and indirectly via the modeling of effective learning that we provide.

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The "Ladder of Feedback" alone is worth the look.

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 23, 6:36 PM

Thx Chris Carter

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This infographic and article from Edudemic features a cheat sheet for using edtech that every teacher can make use of in any modern digital classroom.
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Worth a look!

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