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6 Classic Lessons We Can All Learn From Stephen Covey

6 Classic Lessons We Can All Learn From Stephen Covey | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Dr. Stephen Covey, wrote the best-selling book in 1989 titled “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”. Here are 6 classic lessons we can learn from Ste

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Profound truths are often simple.

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Thank you for sharing, Bobby Dillard! The most profound truths are often simple, yet we need to be reminded of them so often. Being mental hygiene, we need to bathe in these waters daily.

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8 Reasons that today’s high school is poor preparation for today’s college

8 Reasons that today’s high school is poor preparation for today’s college | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
I'm working hard on my next literacy post: Meanwhile, this occurred to me on my walk just now, after pondering recent chats with my two kids who are currently in college: The schedule. No college h...
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Feeling vindicated in my course construction choices for my history classes!

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A discovery engine of websites, mobile apps, desktop programs, and electronic products for teaching and learning.
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Please check this site out. The resource reviews are impressive.

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How To Create A Meaningful eLearning Experience: 6 Tips For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry

How To Create A Meaningful eLearning Experience: 6 Tips For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for tips to create Meaningful eLearning? Check the How To Create A Meaningful eLearning Experience: 6 Tips For eLearning Professionals!
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Christopher Pappas is on a roll! This piece mirrors the last post, viewing the challenge from a course designer's perspective.

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8 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills with EdTech

8 Ways to Develop Critical Thinking Skills with EdTech | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
This article covers 8 different edtech strategies that can bring a positive difference to any tech-oriented student's classroom experiences.

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Yes, the emphasis must be on skills. Lifelong learning is not gathering ever larger amounts of content knowledge, but the forever refining one's ability to apply one's intellectual skills to the tasks at hand.

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Coding from kindergarten to graduation

Coding from kindergarten to graduation | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
We interact with computing devices every day—so should we have a better understanding of the science behind them?

An increasing number of districts are saying yes.

This year, 25 states require c
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It is the computational thinking that is essential to teach and learn.

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How to Create a Website Style Guide that Builds Your Brand

How to Create a Website Style Guide that Builds Your Brand | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
© 2014 Weebly, Inc.
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I believe that it is not too early to introduce this topic to high school students. If they have a website project, certainly. They already contemplate clothing style and choice, and typically choose a consistent look to communicate their brand to the world. Introducing this same concept for websites may allow a discussion of personal brand, appearance, messaging ... an opportunity to address self-representation.

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Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom

Trends | How Technology is Changing the Classroom | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

From the University of Cincinnati.

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Attractive info-graphic that actually lists a few ways teaches are using technology creatively. My favorite is the history teacher who takes the class to a apocalyptic 2045 for the study of ancient civilizations, with the goal of arguing for one of them, or a hybrid, to use as a guide to rebuild society.

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MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning

MOOCs and Meetups Together Make for Better Learning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

Everyday, thousands of students around the world perch themselves in front of computer screens in homes, libraries, coffee shops, and Internet cafes to take a massive open online course (MOOC).


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Right! It is within the interpersonal relationships that most of us find the motivation to complete a long, challenging task.

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Christa Meenan's curator insight, April 23, 9:14 AM

While highlighting the obvious benefits of MOOCs for self-motivated individuals, this aricle does a nice job of also explaining the importance of face-to-face interaction with the instructor for many students to succeed.  Blending MOOCs with other forms of delivery may be a way for MOOCs to move forward with lower dropout rates.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 124 Recordings of Famous Poets Reading Some of Their Poems

Free Technology for Teachers: 124 Recordings of Famous Poets Reading Some of Their Poems | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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Online Learning And Teaching: Teachers Are Critical To Students' Success

Online Learning And Teaching: Teachers Are Critical To Students' Success | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Online Learning And Teaching: Why Teachers Are Critical To Students' Success
“Technology is just a tool.
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Is this news?

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A Wonderful Multi-purpose Rubric for Teachers

A Wonderful Multi-purpose Rubric for Teachers | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
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A fantastic rubric foundation! Balanced and near-universal, this rubric incubator is so much more effective than "cutting from whole cloth."

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Common Sense Education Launches Free Gaming Platform to Teach Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal

Common Sense Education Launches Free Gaming Platform to Teach Digital Citizenship -- THE Journal | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Based on lessons from Common Sense Education's K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship Curriculum, Digital Compass addresses cyberbullying, privacy and security, creative credit and copyright, information literacy, Internet safety, digital footprint and reputation, self-image and identity, relationships and communication.
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Common Sense Media simply rocks!

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Low-Income Kids Thrive In Music Class

Low-Income Kids Thrive In Music Class | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
New research makes a case for music education.
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Right, so which programs are cut first?!?

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Teaching with Aurasma - YouTube

A helpful teaching tool on how to integrate Aurasma into the classroom at high cognitive levels via Bloom's taxonomy. For further examples, follow our channe...
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Interesting YouTube celebrating various academic applications of Aurasma.

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Getting to Know Skype Translator and its Uses for Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Getting to Know Skype Translator and its Uses for Education - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Skype Translator is a fantastic tool that removes the language barrier in your communication in real time.
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Yes, we have seen the video. I said on the day of release that the world has changed forever. I stand behind my statement. As the world moves to greater internet connectivity I foresee the day when smart devices will allow people from all works of life and languages to communicate face to face and distantly. the Universal Translator of Star Trek fame is arriving centuries earlier than imagined. 

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7 Tips To Create eLearning Experiences That Stick - eLearning Industry

7 Tips To Create eLearning Experiences That Stick - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Wondering how to create eLearning Experiences That Stick? Check the 7 Tips To Create eLearning Experiences That Stick
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Christopher Pappas hits another home run with this piece on e-learning. Collaboration and reflection are essential components, as they are with any effective learning experience.

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Gamification Does Not Equal Games, It Equals Engagement And Innovation

Gamification Does Not Equal Games, It Equals Engagement And Innovation | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Gamification Equals Engagement And Innovation The first example is an onboarding program that we at Apex created for an international mining company, who approached us after an Association of Talent and Development (ATD) presentation we gave on...
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Yes, more than a distinction, gamification is taking aspects of games and game-mechanics to motivate and engage students.

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My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective

My Favorite Teachers Use Social Media: A Student Perspective | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
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Worth a read.

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How to hold the attention of anyone, including students? Use social media! 

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Crop your images into different shapes

Crop your images into different shapes | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
A colleague asked me today about cropping a square image into a circle using Google Drawing. This process is called "masking," and it can be done quickly and easily not only in Drawing, but also in...

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Certainly useful when building a consistent look/feel.

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5 Tips To Enhance Motivation In eLearning

5 Tips To Enhance Motivation In eLearning | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
How To Enhance Motivation In eLearning
What is motivation?
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Anything, please!

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 23, 9:23 AM

This article shares some excellent tips on how to increase the learning motivation of your online students. How many have you used already? How has it gone?

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10 phrases you hear in resilient families: are you using them? - Kidspot

10 phrases you hear in resilient families: are you using them? - Kidspot | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Michael Grose's latest research reveals ten of the most common phrases you'll hear in a resilient family. Are they things you say at your house?
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I was going to delete this article but then I thought, "Just laugh it off! I know it looks bad now, but it may get better!"

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Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour Through Ancient Rome, 320 C.E.

Rome Reborn: Take a Virtual Tour Through Ancient Rome, 320 C.E. | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it

“ Christian churches were being built.' Rome Reborn offers, declared Matthias Rascher, 'a truly stunning bird’s-eye view of ancient Rome that makes you feel as if you were actually there.' You may also remember our posts on video analyses of great...”


Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc, Lewis Walker, Bonnie Bracey Sutton, NikolaosKourakos, Luciana Viter
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Simply beautiful!

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iC Merici's curator insight, April 9, 11:32 PM

An amazing view of an ancient city.

Luciana Viter's comment, April 22, 7:19 AM
Thanks for the mention, Chris!
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Any time Luciana, you certainly do a wonderful job of assisting teachers and EdTech types with valuable resources
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Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change

Five Science Videos That Make You Think About Ethics, Habitat and Climate Change | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
Awesome science videos to spark students' interests in everything from wildlife protection to ocean acidification.

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The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom

The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
The Assessment Range: Using Data In The Classroom Meaningfully
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Thick, and worth it!

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An Edtech Minute with ClassCharts - BAM! Radio Network

An Edtech Minute with ClassCharts - BAM! Radio Network | Transformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology | Scoop.it
ClassCharts is a web service that is both an interactive seating chart and student behavior tracker. The logic of the site is that student location, both vis-à-vis the teacher and specific other students, has a significant impact on that student’s ability
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EdTech Minute: Concise reviews of EdTech apps, sites, and services, all squeezed into 3-4 minutes!

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