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Turn a Quote into a Visual Masterpiece with ReciteThis

Turn a Quote into a Visual Masterpiece with ReciteThis | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

OK, if you hang out on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, you have no doubt noticed that quote graphics are uber popular. Yep, these visuals have gone viral—especially those that layer meaningful sayings with cool photos to project thoughts, beliefs, moods and attitudes...


Via Jamie Forshey, Felix Jacomino
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Useful EdTech article, and great (but slow) site.

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BookChook's comment, July 2, 2013 1:32 AM
I,ve been using Pinwords and Quozio, both of which have a neat bookmarklet.
Chris Carter's comment, July 2, 2013 3:57 PM
Nice! Thank you!
LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:38 PM

Great resource.  

Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology
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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A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Excellent Google Drive Guide for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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how emotions help you learn

how emotions help you learn | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Human tutors—teachers who work closely with students, one on one—are unrivaled in their ability to promote deep and lasting learning. Education researchers have known this for more than 30 years, but until recently they haven’t paid much attention to one important reason why tutoring is so effective: the management of emotion. Studies show that tutors spend about half their time dealing with pupils’ feelings about what and how they’re learning.

Now the designers of computerized tutoring systems are beginning to make sensing and responding to emotions a key part of the process, and they’re finding that users learn more as a result. At the same time, researchers are using the data generated by these programs to make new discoveries about emotion and its central role in learning.

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MOOCs are beginning to figure out why they are failing, and how to solve the issue. All good teaching is relational.

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A 3D Printed Microscope for Your iPhone for Pennies - The Mac Observer

A 3D Printed Microscope for Your iPhone for Pennies - The Mac Observer | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Richland, Washington have developed a 3D printed microscope housing for various mobile devices that costs pennies. Combined with an easily available glass bead, the device can offer up to 1,000x magnification. The result is a cheap, digital microscope that can be used in the field to photograph and transmit images of biological samples and get results in minutes. If contaminated, the device is so cheap, it can be thrown away and a new one substituted.
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Fascinating!

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Institute of Play

Institute of Play | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We bring together game design, rigorous research & interdisciplinary partnerships to create, study and promote game-based materials, strategies and systems as critical tools for personal and social development.
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I am ready to play!

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Showbie - The paperless classroom made simple

Showbie - The paperless classroom made simple | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Showbie makes it easy to assign, collect and review student work in iPad classrooms.
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Learning Never Stops: 3 Sites every teacher should try this year

Learning Never Stops: 3 Sites every teacher should try this year | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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3 Excellent recomendations

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Mark Solomon's curator insight, September 15, 3:11 PM

Kahoot is great for in-class reviews, and I'm looking forward to trying the others.

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5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

5 Ways For Teachers To Use Tumblr In Their Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are a few ways in which teachers can use Tumblr to bring a whole new life to your classroom.
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Free voice calls from Hangouts through Android, iOS and the web | Google Gooru

Free voice calls from Hangouts through Android, iOS and the web | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Best free Android apps for teachers

Best free Android apps for teachers | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Become a technology all-star in your classroom with these excellent Android apps.
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Celia Molares's curator insight, September 11, 5:00 AM

Aplicaciones para profesores, tanto si es para gestionar papeleo, como preparar lecciones.

Todas las aplicaciones que aparecen son libres en play store.

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There aren't enough teachers with coding skills

There aren't enough teachers with coding skills | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Teachers learn to code on the fly as more districts incorporate digital requirements.
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Do girls learn differently?

Do girls learn differently? | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

To hear some ed tech enthusiasts tell it, online learning is sweeping aside the barriers that have in the past prevented access to education. But such pronouncements are premature. As it turns out, students often carry these barriers right along with them, from the real world into the virtual one.

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Ever thoughtful, reflective, and well researched.

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We Are Born Learners

We Are Born Learners | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Our awareness of the world and our place in it is fueled by a natural sense of inquisitiveness and curiosity. When we encourage this motivation in ourselves and in others, we discover that our capabilities extend far beyond the limits of school and work. School does many things well, but it...
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Concise, common sense advise.

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The 10 biggest current and future edtech trends - Daily Genius

The 10 biggest current and future edtech trends - Daily Genius | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Share on FacebookTweet ThisGoogle+Pin ItLinkedIn The education technology trend continues to heat up and, slowly but surely, a lot of the most innovative tools are making their way into the classroom. Teachers text messaging parents and students with assignments and feedback, BYOD is trumping school-purchased technology, and even 3D printing is pushing in. It’s an …
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Nice discussion starter!

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How Kahoot Can Help Teachers to Engage Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

How Kahoot Can Help Teachers to Engage Students - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Since Kahoot is a great platform for creating a fun, social and game-like environment in the classroom, teachers worldwide are using it in their classrooms.
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Tech Talk Roundtable 62 | It Is Relational But Not Like a Database - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast

Tech Talk Roundtable 62 | It Is Relational But Not Like a Database - Concordia Ed Tech Podcast | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips. Articles of the Week Conversations, Clicks, Community, and Content | Student Affairs and Technology @insidehighered insidehighered.com “How a school handles its social media endeavors says a lot about the culture on its campus. Some institutions treat their social media channels like virtual billboards. Content …
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A pleasure to be a part of this awesome team, now featured on BAM Radio Network's EdTech Minute!

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Back to School Ideas: Questions to Ask At The Start of the School Year

Back to School Ideas: Questions to Ask At The Start of the School Year | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
One of the key back to school ideas is to be aware of how students are feeling at this busy time. Here are some questions you need to ask your students.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Socratic Smackdown - A Game for Learning and Practicing Discussion Strategies

Free Technology for Teachers: Socratic Smackdown - A Game for Learning and Practicing Discussion Strategies | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Socratic Smackdown offers a fun approach to having students practice discussion strategies. Socratic Smackdown is a printable game designed to be played with up to forty students at a time. In the game students are awarded points for using each of six questioning and discussion methods. Students can lose points for interrupting or distracting others.

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100 Leaders

100 Leaders | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Our world is full of individuals who have risen to the occasions presented before them to provide guidance and direction to inspire others to follow. By uncovering the past, we find heroes and role models and are motivated to do as those who came before them — to become involved, to participate, to take a stand for what we believe in and to take action to improve their communities, country and even the world.

 

Studying leaders in history exposes us to what happens when leadership goes awry and allows us to examine the consequences that might start locally but reverberate globally. This is why we chose to refer to these leaders as significant, rather than great. Great leaders have a positive connotation to them. By focusing on significant leaders, we can consider the full spectrum of leadership, with all of its positive and negative implications. This gives us a more nuanced view.

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A must-see for all HS History teachers!

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Transform Chrome's New Tab Page With These 5 Extensions

Transform Chrome's New Tab Page With These 5 Extensions | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Sure, Chrome's New Tab page is useful enough, and forged from the analysis of millions of user experience clicks, but why stick with what Google wants to serve up to you? There are several impressive extensions that can transform your New Tab page and provide some handy extra functionality.
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Knocking down barriersHow California superintendents are implementing blended learning | Christensen Institute

Knocking down barriersHow California superintendents are implementing blended learning | Christensen Institute | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

 

School districts across the United States are implementing blended learning to boost student achievement. We convened several California school district superintendents to answer the question:


"What are the barriers, real or perceived, to implementing blended learning in your district?"

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20 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

20 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Google Classroom ( is available to schools with a Google Apps for Education (GAfE)domain. Classroom is a way to get all of your students in one place and allows you to easily assign work and for st...
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8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic

8 Uplifting Quotes For Discouraged Students | Edudemic | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
There are many reasons a student can lose focus in school. It can be bad grades that will discourage them to be inactive and to rebel. It can be the environment that can be stifling and suffocating for the students. It can be the fact that many of them don’t find it easy to see …
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The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

My 5-year-­old son has just started reading. Every night, we lie on his bed and he reads a short book to me. Inevitably, he’ll hit a word that he has trouble with: last night the word was “gratefully.” He eventually got it after a fairly painful minute. He then said, “Dad, aren’t you glad how I struggled with that word? I think I could feel my brain growing.” I smiled: my son was now verbalizing the tell­-tale signs of a “growth­ mindset.” But this wasn’t by accident. Recently, I put into practice research I had been reading about for the past few years: I decided to praise my son not when he succeeded at things he was already good at, but when he persevered with things that he found difficult. I stressed to him that by struggling, your brain grows. Between the deep body of research on the field of learning mindsets and this personal experience with my son, I am more convinced than ever that mindsets toward learning could matter more than anything else we teach.

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Yes, we can!

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7 Ways to Customize Gmail, Add Features and Save Time | Google Gooru

7 Ways to Customize Gmail, Add Features and Save Time | Google Gooru | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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If you use Gmail, this piece is for you.

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Digital DBQs Prompt Deeper Learning for All Students

Digital DBQs Prompt Deeper Learning for All Students | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Great teaching with tablets: In Sabba Quidwai’s classes, students use iPads to browse, explore, share, and elaborate beyond summaries.
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Agree? Disagree?

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