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A collection of articles, websites, and apps designed to catalyze creativity and success in today's schools!
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5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology

5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
5 Big Classroom Problems You Can Solve with Technology

In this episode, technology guru Jennifer Gonzalez shares ideas for increasing engagement and making teacher easier with technology. If you’re...

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Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else

Teaching how to think is just as important as teaching anything else | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A new paper on teaching critical thinking skills in science has pointed out, yet again, the value of giving students experiences that go beyond simple recall or learned procedures.

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I believe it is more important than content.

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#Education #Teaching #Learning #Thinking

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Quick Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills

Quick Tips to Improve Your Communication Skills | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Your communication skills will determine your level of success in your next project, venture or business deal.


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Tommi Tarkkonen's curator insight, September 1, 4:47 AM

Communication definitions, of which the latter one is far more interesting, no!?


1) The imparting or exchanging of information by speaking, writing, or using some other medium

2) The successful conveying or sharing of ideas and feelings

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Saadia Asif's curator insight, September 2, 6:31 AM

Social media has made communication both easier and harder at the same time. As we chat, SMS, blog etc. we sometimes forget the basics. Here is a handy reminder of some of the elements that drive success.

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Liberating Genius: A Plan for the First 20 Days of School - BAM! Radio Network

Liberating Genius: A Plan for the First 20 Days of School - BAM! Radio Network | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Our guest founded the Choose2Matter movement. This year the program has gained momentum and in this segment she shares a plan to bring out the best in students in the first twenty days.

Follow: @AngelaMaiers @coolcatteacher @bamradionetwork

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WeAreTeachers: 5 Fun Alternatives to Think-Pair-Share

WeAreTeachers: 5 Fun Alternatives to Think-Pair-Share | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

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M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, September 1, 6:20 AM

des idées intéressantes, toutes simples

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The future of learning spaces is open ended

The future of learning spaces is open ended | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Collaboration and creation do not lend themselves to rows of desks. What is the future of learning spaces?
Ed. note: This post, the first of a three-part series, was originally published on SmartBlog on Education.

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Oh, yes. We cannot fully encourage sharing and collaboration while all the while insisting that students must remain in concrete boxes. Blow out the walls! Create a Learning Commons! 

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Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

One of the most common complaints I hear from teachers, administrators, and staff working in public schools is something along the lines of, "I don't feel appreciated." I'd like to propose that by simply incorporating a range of practices that allow ourselves and others to express gratitude, we might transform our schools.


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Life is about relationships, and healthy relationships are built on trust and appreciation ... dare I say gratitude? I dare!

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Web 2.0 Presentation Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected Web 2.0 presentation tools

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liblist4u's curator insight, April 6, 3:47 PM

Moving beyond PowerPoint

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 23, 10:27 AM

Had to share. Someone took the time to assemble this information. Greatly appreciated

hghodbane's curator insight, September 4, 6:04 AM

Really useful guide to online presentation tools+

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HSTRY: content curation and fun in one easy package | tech tools daily #1 - tech tools daily | BAM Radio Pulse

HSTRY: content curation and fun in one easy package | tech tools daily #1 - tech tools daily | BAM Radio Pulse | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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This tool just keeps getting more effective. Now classes can share their work with each other, making HSTRY even more powerful.

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Teacher tools for creating quizzes or polls

Free tools or websites that teachers can create or share quizzes and polls. Please add your recommendations. | ProProfs (Quiz Maker), ExamTime Quizzes, Riddle, Learningpod, and QuestBase | Freely create on-line and printed assessments, quizzes, exams, surveys
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Wow! Awesome!

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Here Are 3 Ways to Take Your Team From Good to Great

Here Are 3 Ways to Take Your Team From Good to Great | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
By building an environment where individuals know that following their instincts is encouraged, you're empowering your team to push the limits of what even they may have thought possible.

Via Rami Kantari
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Sometimes I feel like the Hulk. Sometimes I don't.

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Victoria D'Apice-Loh's curator insight, August 28, 4:30 PM

The last sentence is the best..."In the end, they may surprise both themselves and you with what they can achieve when you remove roadblocks to empowerment, collaboration and creative thinking."


That sounds like a reason for working social if I ever heard one!

Ivan Ang's curator insight, August 28, 7:53 PM

Most people are not natural born leaders. The majority develop over time but needs encouragement to do so. How are you creating the right environment for leaders to be developed in your organisation?

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Shaping School Culture: 5 Reasons You Should Smile More as a Leader

Shaping School Culture: 5 Reasons You Should Smile More as a Leader | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Several years ago, when I was the CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, I was presiding over our monthly business review meeting. One by one, each of our divisional managers would appear before the executive team and review their operating results for the previous month. At the first break, one of my business consultants who was […]

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Mel Riddile's curator insight, June 18, 2:11 PM

Check out the following for a PD session:


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Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual - InformationWeek

Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual - InformationWeek | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Big Data Is Nothing If Not Visual
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Presenting data clearly and visually is now as important as finding it. Enter data visualization tools that create heat maps, data relationship trees, and geospatial overlays.

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John Burns Brings the Power of Scale to Creativity and Innovation | Education Vanguard #17 - 21CL Radio

John Burns Brings the Power of Scale to Creativity and Innovation | Education Vanguard #17 - 21CL Radio | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
I think we all agree creativity is good. I think most of us agree that innovation is good. Only a few of us might think think the idea of an administrator whose title is Director...
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Fantastic interview!

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MuseScore | Free music composition and notation software

MuseScore | Free music composition and notation software | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Create, play back and print beautiful sheet music with free and easy to use music notation software MuseScore. For Windows, Mac and Linux.
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Wow! Wow! Wow!

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Thimble by Mozilla - An online code editor for learners & educators.

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Thimble is an online code editor that makes it easy to create and publish your own web pages while learningHTML, CSS & JavaScript.

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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've led many teachers and administrators on classroom walkthroughs designed to foster a collegial conversation about teaching and learning. The walkthroughs served as roving Socratic seminars and a catalyst for reflection. But reflection can be a challenging endeavor. It's not something that's fostered in school - typically someone else tells you how you're doing!


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Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 31, 7:27 AM

I think these questions would be help practitioners in reflecting on their own practices as well as having kids answer these questions.  

Krystyna Gadd Founder How to Accelerate Learning's curator insight, September 1, 4:29 AM

Fab!!

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#Education #EdTech #STEM

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Andy Vasily Bets It All To Share His Core Beliefs On The Powerful Role Of Physical Education For Our Students | Education Vanguard # 23 - 21CL Radio

Andy Vasily Bets It All To Share His Core Beliefs On The Powerful Role Of Physical Education For Our Students | Education Vanguard # 23 - 21CL Radio | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
As we move along in life we face decision points.  Often there is a level risk associated with the direction we take.  For Andy Vasily, a fear of risk did not stop him from moving...
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A must-hear!

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12 Must-See TED Talks for Purposeful Women

12 Must-See TED Talks for Purposeful Women | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A TED talk means you are ten minutes away from feeling like you can do amazing things! | 12 Must-See TED Talks for Purposeful Women

Via Ariana Amorim, Dean J. Fusto
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Rock on sister spirits!

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30 Great Research Websites for Kids

30 Great Research Websites for Kids | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Here are quick, safe spots to send students for research: BrainPop Citation Machine CoolKidFacts–kid-friendly videos, pictures, info, and quizzes–all 100% suitable for children CyberSleuth Kids Dic...
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10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015

10 Trends to Personalize Learning in 2015 | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Check out the 10 Trends to Personalize Learning around Learning Culture, Learning Environments, Deeper Learning and Partnerships in Learning.

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Bernard VULLIERME's curator insight, December 18, 2014 11:55 AM

Exercice de trêve des confiseurs : traduire (ou non) ces tendances dans le cadre de l'entreprise 

Anita Vance's curator insight, December 19, 2014 9:04 AM

insight for planning....


Jennifer Gandarias's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:55 AM

This will be a good site to follow and apply to my English classroom.  I am already on this path but new insight will be helpful in the development.

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31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed

31 Things You Can Make With A Cardboard Box That Will Blow Your Kids' Minds - BuzzFeed | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Who needs an iPad when you've got a cardboard box?

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Yes, sometimes the best technology really is a cardboard box. 

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Daniela Poggi's curator insight, August 31, 3:42 AM

Idee da realizzare con uno scatolone

Supartois Université d'Artois's curator insight, August 31, 3:53 AM

Interessant pour les parents et les profs de primaire :)

Steve Whitmore's curator insight, August 31, 7:32 AM

No doubt about it.  This is just some pretty cool stuff. It will put a smile on your face and get the creative juices going. 

 

Could one of these projects be used with a group of kids?  Could older ones build for younger ones?

 

@oaklandssw

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5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom

5 Reasons Students Want Technology in the Classroom | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
By empowering student learning with more opportunities for them to communicate with classmates, you’ll soon realize how important technology is in the classroom. These five reasons why students want to learn with technology can help you and your teacher-friends determine the right technology to implement.
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Good reasons.

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How to Quickly Create an Audio Slideshow

How to Quickly Create an Audio Slideshow | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
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Always a good source of EdTech goodies.

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5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network

5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
April 23, 2014
Over the last decade the educational landscape has witnessed some landsliding changes thanks to the massive uptake of digital technology and broadband access. Even those core notions...

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Ines Bieler's comment, April 25, 2014 2:03 AM
Wonderful work, puts the changes in a nutshell - thanks.
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