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Background Burner - Instantly Remove Backgrounds from Images and Photos

Background Burner - Instantly Remove Backgrounds from Images and Photos | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Free online background remover to remove the background from any image or photo. The fastest way to remove backgrounds online.

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Soms wil je een voorwerp uit een foto of afbeelding losmaken van de achtergrond, bijvoorbeeld voor je webwinkel. Als je nu geen Photoshop tot je beschikking hebt, is Background Burner een leuk en bruikbaar alternatief.

 

Selecteer of sleep een afbeelding naar het scherm en laat het programma zijn werk doen. Je kunt daarna de meest geschikte uitzoeken en eventueel nog bijwerken en een andere achtergrond kiezen.

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Transformational Teaching 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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60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers

60 Totally Free Design Resources for Non-Designers | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
A list of the best sites to bookmark for free design resources, including icons, images, fonts and DIY design tools.
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Teaching teachers to relinquish control - Christensen Institute

Teaching teachers to relinquish control - Christensen Institute | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Improving the world through disruptive innovation.
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I have learned to let go. I am now a guide on the side, not a sage on the stage.
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Search, explore, and more with Google Earth VR

Search, explore, and more with Google Earth VR | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Earth VR is updated with search, more places to explore, and support for Oculus Rift.
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Have you seen the new Google Earth VR? Oh my!
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Using Solution Fluency to Make a Meaningful Teacher-Learner Connection

Using Solution Fluency to Make a Meaningful Teacher-Learner Connection | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Here's how you can use Solution Fluency for overcoming barriers in the teacher-learner connection and listening with empathy and compassion.
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Design Thinking applied to teacher-student interactions
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7 Actively Engaging Ways of Developing Critical Thinking Skills

7 Actively Engaging Ways of Developing Critical Thinking Skills | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Enjoy these 7 strategies for developing critical thinking skills in any of your classrooms, no matter the subject or grade level.
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A good reminder of how to engage students in meaningful thinking.
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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Metacognition, simply put, is the process of thinking about thinking. It is important in every aspect of school and life, since it involves self-reflection on one’s current position, future goals, potential actions and strategies, and results. At its core, it is a basic survival strategy, and has been shown to be present even in rats.

Perhaps the most important reason for developing metacognition is that it can improve the application of knowledge, skills, and character qualities in realms beyond the immediate context in which they were learned. This can result in the transfer of competencies across disciplines—important for students preparing for real-life situations where clear-cut divisions of disciplines fall away and one must select competencies from the entire gamut of their experience to effectively apply them to the challenges at hand. Even within academic settings, it is valuable—and often necessary—to apply principles and methods across disciplinary lines.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 2, 10:28 PM
Metacognition is so very important to improved learning and achievement. Check this article out!
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The 16 Habits of Mind (Costa and Kallick) include metacognition.
Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 18, 12:13 PM
We allow extra time each period so teachers can talk about thinking process in their content area and students can think about thinking. It can improve the application of what they are studying, which provides deeper learning.
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10 Resources For A Student-Centered 1:1 Program

10 Resources For A Student-Centered 1:1 Program | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
10 Resources For A Student-Centered 1:1 Program
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11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students

11 online tools & apps for dyslexic students | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
How teaching tools and apps can make learning a lot more enjoyable for dyslexic students.

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Artifical Intelligence, the Future of Work, and Implications for Education

Artifical Intelligence, the Future of Work, and Implications for Education | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Human life is about more than work and productivity. The value of a human life is not measured by that person’s demand in the workforce. I believe that we are wise to reinforce and celebrate this message. We can also strive to create deeply human and compassionate communities where people learn and connect.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 11, 5:31 AM

A very interesting read.

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Artificial Intelligence has its place but it will never replace human interaction.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/luke-jubb-138026125/

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An very interessting article:"AI and the world of robotics is changing life and work. It will continue to do so, and this has important implications for education. It is time for us to invest the necessary time and effort to think through these implications."
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Teaching Strategies

Teaching Strategies | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Facing History offers student-centered teaching strategies that nurture students' literacy and critical thinking skills within a respectful classroom climate. The strategies suggested here can be used with students of all ages with any academic content. See complete list of teaching strategies.
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Student-Centered Teaching Strategies ... Brilliant!!!
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10 Ways Edtech Tools Can Change The Way You Teach

10 Ways Edtech Tools Can Change The Way You Teach | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
For many education professionals, the thought of implementing technology into the classroom can often be a worry. Not wanting to offer learners new distractions that will hinder their progress, teachers are wary of using education technology. However, if implemented in the right way, technology can be used as a tool to facilitate both teaching and learning inside and outside of the classroom. Here are ten ways that education technology can be used for both you and your students. 1) Shift the Focus in the Classroom Traditionally, focus in the classroom is directed at the teacher, usually placed front and center. …
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10 ways to make lessons more hands-on

10 ways to make lessons more hands-on | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Many of us want to learn by doing. Our students do, too! Here are some ideas for making learning more hands-on.
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On Gamification and Terminology

On Gamification and Terminology | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Why do we use "gamification" as an umbrella term? And what are we really talking about? Dr. David Chandross clarifies the infamous buzzword and others.
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I am experiencing eudaimonia after reading this piece!
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100 Most Brilliant Tech Hacks You Need To Know Right Now

100 Most Brilliant Tech Hacks You Need To Know Right Now | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Think you’ve seen every possible tech hack out there? Think again for this ultimate list of no common sense tech hacks that makes your life easier.
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I love simple, useful hacks.
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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-19 | The Procrastination Show!

Tech Talk Roundtable 04-19 | The Procrastination Show! | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Procrastination! This is it!
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It was inevitable.
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Supercharge School: 4 Benefits Of Replacing PowerPoints With This...

Supercharge School: 4 Benefits Of Replacing PowerPoints With This... | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Motivation. Engagement. Application. Feedback. Repetition.

This is year 15 for me and I strongly believe achieving all of the above in
one class period requires major creativity.

And achieving it using a PowerPoint presentation? Well... That's just plain
insane talk, if you ask me.

But.
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A thoughtful, step-by-step example of how to use Kahoot to teach. So much better than a straight lecture!
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Improving Creativity: 9 Ways to Make it Happen [Infographic]

Improving Creativity: 9 Ways to Make it Happen [Infographic] | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
From Spirit Button, here is an infographic that features 9 simple methods you and your learners can use for improving creativity.
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Game Thinking For Learning And Development: Are We Asking The Right Questions? - eLearning Industry

Game Thinking For Learning And Development: Are We Asking The Right Questions? - eLearning Industry | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Wondering whether you ask the right questions when using Game Thinking For Learning And Development? Check what questions you should be asking.
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"What people think of as the moment of discovery is really the discovery of the question." - Jonas Salk
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Tech Talk Roundtable 04-18 | The Lecture - Love it or Leave it?

Tech Talk Roundtable 04-18 | The Lecture - Love it or Leave it? | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Go to just about any education conference and you'll hear people lecturing about why we shouldn't lecture.
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I am such an ardent supporter of effective communication that I am taking this (free) Coursera course: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/communicating-complex-information/1/todo/10591
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Technology Rich Formative Assessment - Technology Enhanced Learning

Technology Rich Formative Assessment - Technology Enhanced Learning | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
From Poll Everywhere to Socrative to Google Forms, there is a huge range of tools available for formative assessment both in and out of face-to-face teaching hours. These methods of formative assessment can be extremely useful to gauge students’ understanding,…Read more ›
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I value being concise. Spot on!
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GwynethJones's curator insight, April 17, 6:50 AM

Who doesn't love a list of resources that can help measure information mastery? I know I do!

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Exploring ‘Explore’: How Google works for you and your students

Exploring ‘Explore’: How Google works for you and your students | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
I can only imagine the hours of time spent tinkering on Google Apps. Slide design. Looking up citation information. Fumbling with creating charts from data. If we can eliminate some of the mindless procedural stuff, we can spend quality time on learning. Google’s got your back. Within the last year, they created the Explore tool. [...]
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Stop Wanting And Start Doing: 5 Practices For Building Mental Toughness

Stop Wanting And Start Doing: 5 Practices For Building Mental Toughness | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it

I’ve been asked on a number of occasions the “secret” to harnessing mental toughness to overcome adversity. The “secret,” I tell them, isn’t a secret but a fact that they don’t want to hear because it’s simple. But simple isn’t easy. That secret is this: make a decision and go with it.

That’s it.

I remember waiting for Hell Week to begin in BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL training) and students asking the instructors—in a somewhat uncommon cordial setting—what the secret was to making it through five and a half days of constant, nonstop activity. Here’s what the instructors said, “The secret to making it through BUD/S, is knowing you’re going to make it through BUD/S.”

It’s belief.

You need to believe that you’re the type of person who has the skill and will to make that goal happen, and then make it happen. Don’t worry about what’s right and don’t wait for the perfect opportunity because “perfect” doesn’t exist—it’s an excuse to procrastinate.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, March 28, 6:17 PM

Mental toughness is a muscle, and like all other muscles, it demands consistent exercise to get stronger.

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Student-Centered Learning: How to Apply It

Student-Centered Learning: How to Apply It | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
Student-centered learning is an approach to teaching that presents ideas to students in a new and exciting way. How? Read to find out!
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How Hard Does Thor Hit Hulk in That Ragnarok Trailer? Let’s Do the Physics!

How Hard Does Thor Hit Hulk in That Ragnarok Trailer? Let’s Do the Physics! | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
In this scene from Thor: Ragnarok, Thor and The Hulk wage an epic fight in an arena. Let's look at the physics.
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Every physics student will love a lesson plan on this topic!
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You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work

You Think You Know Grades? Here’s How They Really Work | Transformational Teaching and Technology | Scoop.it
When you grade on a curve, you make assumptions about the student population. When you don't, you make an assumption about the test.
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Lucid, concise, and thought provoking.
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