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Changing Our Mindset (Visual)

Changing Our Mindset (Visual) | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 30, 2013 5:50 PM

This chart looks at the difference between a fixed mindset and a growth mindset by looking at eight areas:

* Desire

* Evaluation of situations

* Dealing with setbacks

* Challenges

* Effort

* Criticism

* Success of others

* Result...

You may want to share this with students or other teachers at your school.

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:55 AM

Mindset can we use DH to shift user mindsets?

Phil Turner's curator insight, December 1, 2013 5:50 PM

Learning experientially can be more or less painful ... depending on your mindset.  You can pick your mindset, and this checklist helps you reflect on what mode you are operating in.

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Projectile Rings

High school physics students completing a practicum, shooting a projectile through a series of aluminum rings.

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We have got to try this!

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Explain and Send Screenshots

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Capture a webpage, write text, arrows and circles on it and share it with a direct link to the screenshot without a frame!

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John Dalziel's curator insight, September 15, 2013 3:49 PM

Explain and Send is a free Chrome extension that, because I've got synchronization enabled, I have installed on all my browsers.

 

The extension allows me to quickly select all or a portion of my screen, draw on it, type on it, and share it.


After a screen capture has been created, users can share it via email, Twitter, or Facebook.

john Larmour's comment, September 15, 2013 5:15 PM
handy tool Thx
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Re-Defining Failure

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 16, 2013 10:55 PM

Check out the notes from the talk above, consider watching the video embedded within the post and think about new ways to work with your students this year about the concept of failure. If you are an engineer failure you understand that failure is a teaching tool, allowing you to improve the project, but in education most students consider failure just that...they have failed. A couple of quotes found in this visalization are below. What are your thoughts as you read them?

* Have courage. It's not easy to do new things!

* No failure means no risk which means nothing new.

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Let the Students Set the Rules

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Is this a crazy idea? I have found it very effective. I usually spend a substantial amount of time the first class creating rules with the class. It starts the students thinking , bonding, and taki...

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 24, 2013 9:53 AM

Mia's infographics are amazing resources. This classroom management tool is especially useful for those new to student voice. Here you find a flow-chart of steps to make the rule setting process efficient and the outcome a set of classroom expectations created and owned by the kids.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 24, 2013 5:42 PM

Nit just the why, but the HOW. Thx Beth

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:36 AM

I have found that students will reinforce the rules with each other when they have actively participated in creating them. Just have to make sure that they do it respectfully. This is a win-win for everyone.

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Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: 43+ Alternatives to YouTube | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

"Excellent educational content can be found on YouTube. However, not every teacher can access YouTube in his or her classroom. That's why a few years ago I compiled a big list of alternatives to YouTube. Over the years some of those sites have shut-down, started charging a fee, or have switched into another market. So this evening I went through and eliminated some sites from the list and added a few new ones."


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So nice to have an update of video resources. Thanks!

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:33 PM

Richard Byrne has updated his list of sites that provide free videos. His top five list is below:

* Next Vista

* PBS Video

* Explore.org

* The National Film Board of Canada

* Vimeo

Each link provides a short description of what the site has to offer. You will also be able to access the fill list of sites through this post.
And if you are trying to search for a video you might want to try out the Custom Search Engine he has created through Google. This search engine is accessible at this link: http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/08/a-youtube-free-video-search-engine.html

Videos are a great tool to quickly engage students in learning and this list of websites as well as this search engine are great options to put in your toolbox.

Kimberly House's curator insight, August 15, 2013 4:35 AM

I will certainly be sharing this with staff at my school! The list is thorough and gives a brief desciption of each of the sites mentioned. The list is also up-to-date, having just been checked and edited by it's original creator.

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The Socratic Process - 6 Steps of Questioning (Infographic)

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Hola: Una infografía sobre el proceso socrático. Un saludo

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As I begin modeling this year I am finding this more difficult than it seems. I'm so used to the transmission mode.

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Audrey's comment, August 9, 2013 7:31 AM
I agree Teri. It encourages reading and encourages students to be in charge of their learning.
Audrey's curator insight, August 9, 2013 7:39 AM

Using the Socratic process the educator is a tutor.  The process  encourages evaluative and analytical thinking.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 9, 2013 12:55 PM

This is an easy and yet thorough infographic.

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13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5]

13 Reasons Why Your Brain Craves Infographics [HTML 5] | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it
Enjoy our HTML 5 interactive infographic that exaplains why infographics are so successful

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The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations - The Digital Shift

The Best PowerPoint Alternatives for Creating Great Presentations - The Digital Shift | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

"We’ve all endured “death by PowerPoint.” It’s a painful experience for the audience and probably not all that fun for the presenter either. To help my students deliver effective presentations—free of those deadly bullet points—I have my go-to applications."


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Good ideas to help students add interest.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 21, 2013 10:12 PM

Richard Byrne shares alternatives to PowerPoint with a twist. He includes additional tools that help students outline their stories; find high quality images that are public domain and/or Creative Commons; and a variety of web-based presentation tools as well as Haiku Deck, and app for the iPad.

In total he shares eight resources providing links to all as well as short descriptions. 

Michael Kleven's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:15 PM

This isn't directly related to film production. Still, we all are called upon to make presentations. Some great resources here. Perhaps even helpful for producers, directors, DoP's. 

Dawn Perea's curator insight, January 2, 2014 1:52 PM

very helpful, great tools!

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Physics of Particle Colliders

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Many other interesting activities.

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Dolores Gende's curator insight, January 26, 2013 7:03 AM

Students will utilize conservation of mass-energy to explain how the annihilating collision of a proton and an anti-proton can produce a particle with six times the mass of either.

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Determine the Speed of Sound

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I will go through a process that will allow you to determine the speed sound travels. This is a classic physics lab that in the past would have requir...

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William Shatner and Wil Wheaton narrate NASA's two new Mars - io9

William Shatner and Wil Wheaton narrate NASA's two new Mars - io9 | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it
NASA just gave Curiosity the Star Trek treatment. In anticipation of the rover's upcoming landing, the Agency has released two versions of a video entitled "Grand Entrance." The first is narrated by William Shatner, the second ...
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Is Multitasking Myth or Fact: How Personality May Impact Multitasking

Is Multitasking Myth or Fact: How Personality May Impact Multitasking | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

"Some of us are really out-going and enjoy being around other people, which is also known as an extrovert; while others rather be an observer and keep to themselves, which are called introverts. Many of us pretty much know which one of these we fall under, but can our personality affect how well we multitask?

This graphic shows you which one multitasks better; will it be the introverts or extroverts?"


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The Five Levels of Student Engagement (Infographic)

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 24, 2013 1:08 PM

Phillip Schechty is an educator whom has looked at "five ways that students respond or adapt to school-related tasks and activities." This infographic looks provides an overview of the five stages. If you want more information about this please visit the website The Schlechty Center located at http://www.schlechtycenter.org/

malek's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:40 PM

Any marketer dream!

If only customers behave like students....

Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, November 27, 2013 5:57 PM

This is an interesting way to look at and evaluate your child's engaement with school as well as your parenting. Are you encouraging "ritual compliance" or real engagement? And, for those of with kids with special needs, the behavior labels in the green boxes might be more helpful in terms of both describing what we see as well as considering in motivating our childen.

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Here Are Some Questions I Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?

Here Are Some Questions I Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours? | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

"I've previously written about research on the importance of “good endings.” It’s a priority for me to end my classes on an upbeat note, but I’ve been thinking lately that I might be able to enhance its benefit to students if I’m a bit more intentional about it with a regular formal closing activity that might take a minute or two. I’ve certainly often done this, but I’m going to try doing it more like 70-80% of the time instead of its present 50%."

 


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LucaVanin's curator insight, September 22, 2013 3:50 AM

Chiusura delle sessioni di apprendimento. Applicabile a un WebTraining via Webinar?

LucaVanin's comment, September 22, 2013 3:51 AM
Really curious too!
LundTechIntegration's curator insight, September 22, 2013 11:44 AM

This a great waky to do that AFL at the end of the day. 

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The Real Neuroscience of Creativity

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'The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction is not the right one when it comes to understanding how creativity is implemented in the brain.

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In experience creativity seems to be volitional not physiological, now there is some science to counteract this socially accepted point of view. 

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Regis Elo's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:40 PM

BY understanding the brain working with scientific studies like that one, the interest for the use of it shoud be remind.

it should lead to the opportunity to act and react on "natural " original creativity . Beware of the delay between research and applicable process " in free sale"...if on the same time , nothing is drastically done in term of collective life on earth.,it may be tricky to survive in peace otherwise.

 Acting artificially on creativity should increase the differences between these who knows  and can afford it ,and those who don't even ask em a question.tHE MORE WE LEARN...THE MORE WE ASK.

Should we really accept to live with superpowered X- men? when wisdom AND compassion are showing us so much miserable sub-human earth's citizen?? 

I DO PREFER cautionning about a potential danger when nothing is done concerning abusive increasing inequality......Sorry for that long.

I Love sciences. 

Regis Elo's comment, September 18, 2013 7:01 PM
Sorry again for the delay.thankx for your comments. I add that it seems coherent to agree with both of you Kathy and Louise , inclueing the possibility to care about the individual self-consciousness and empathy as a specific human condition to be eternally unsatisfied WITHOUT SPIRITUALITY?....IT'S BEYOND! i guess
Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's comment, September 19, 2013 1:18 PM
Thanks for the comments.
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The Gift of Failure: 50 Tips for Teaching Students How to Fail Well

The Gift of Failure: 50 Tips for Teaching Students How to Fail Well | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

"What if, when students failed, teachers praised them? In the business world, the world of entrepreneurship, failure remains inevitable but so does success if you keep plugging away at your goal.

Embracing this in education teaches students to learn that mistakes lead to success. Science teachers probably understand this concept better than most teachers. They just happen to call it hypothesis or refer to it as an experiment instead of failure."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, August 20, 2013 10:11 PM

What would happen if we taught our students (or learners) that failure is a gift, that we learn lessons when we fail. This post provides 50 tips to use with students to help them "fail well." Five are below. Find the forty-five in the post, as well as additional information on each.

* Point out their mistakes

* Praise them immediately

* Experiment with them

* Expose them to the unknown

* Teach them to start over

Use these tips to shift communication around failure. Help your students see failure as an opportunity to learn, to grow.

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5 Things Students Expect From Their Teachers

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Is there "a difference between a 'student' and a 'learner,' between a 'teacher' and an 'educator.'
Teachers want their students to be responsible and curious. They expect their students to follow class rules and do their homework. But what about the reverse? What do students want from their teachers?"

 


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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 17, 2013 10:51 AM

Some wonderful questions that I look forward to answering.

Allan Shaw's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:36 AM

I consider points two and three absolutely necessary! Points one, four and five are more difficult to maintain for six hours per day each day of the school year for all students.

Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:42 PM

¿Hay diferencia entre "alumno" y "aprendiz" y entre "profesor" y "educador"?

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RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation

RADCAB - Steps for Online Information Evaluation | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

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These guidelines are particularly helpful in evaluating "science" sources. So much that isa presented as "science" is biased and may be more appropriately categorized as "political science".

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Jennifer Hurley-Coughlin's comment, July 26, 2013 7:15 PM
awesome rubric with this
Carol Thomson's curator insight, July 30, 2013 5:12 AM

Clear and easy to understand.

Alejandro Ibañez Bonilla's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:32 AM

Pasos para evaluar la información en línea...

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Vernier Fan Attachment

How to construct and attach a constant force/acceleration fan attachment to a Vernier dynamics cart.

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The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming!

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What will the next fifty years bring in the world of social media, mobile, robotics and more? Our fifty year timeline shows you just what could be in store

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Very interesting. Product development is possible, but the human brain has capabilities that a computer sill not surpass in that time. I doubt we understand the human brain sufficiently at this time to speculate about a computer's comparitive ability. Good ideas for science fiction writers, though.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, May 18, 2013 11:08 PM

Technology changes at such a rapid rate that it is tough to look ahead and envision where it will be in five years let alone fifty years...but that is what this infographic does. This timeline focuses on digital and mobile as well as big data, and references are provided for the information. 
Check it out and see if you agree or disagree. 

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 26, 2013 12:07 AM

Predictions over the the next 10 years are usually better focused and more possible.  As the event horizon extends things get wilder. This infographic will give you food for thought. 

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Technology-Driven Community Building Activities with Cell Phones

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, January 30, 2013 10:52 PM

If you are looking for "mobile learning and technology-based activities that facilitate a sense of community in a variety of educational and training settings" then this post is for you. The site provides over 25 activites with detailed descriptions that include goals, procedures and samples of final products. You may also choose to look at the site as an eBook. If you are planning to make use of mobile technology as a learning tool this site will provide a wealth of ideas!

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If you are looking for "mobile learning and technology-based activities that facilitate a sense of community in a variety of educational and training settings" then this post is for you. The site provides over 25 activites with detailed descriptions that include goals, procedures and samples of final products. You may also choose to look at the site as an eBook. If you are planning to make use of mobile technology as a learning tool this site will provide a wealth of ideas!

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Direct Measurement Video Library

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Scroll through this library of direct measurement videos. You can step through the video frame-by-frame. Use the grids, rulers, and frame counters to make measurements from the videos.For each video, sample ...

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NASA's Huge Mars Rover Curiosity: 11 Amazing Facts

NASA's Huge Mars Rover Curiosity: 11 Amazing Facts | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it
A look at the Curiosity rover's science instruments and what they can do.

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A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media (Infographic)

A Teacher’s Guide to Social Media (Infographic) | Understanding Physics | Scoop.it

Do you wonder how you might incorporate social media into your classroom? This infographic will give you some ideas on ways faculty are using social media in class, which may include connecting, notifying, teaching and curating. Although geared to college many of the ideas are useful for secondary education.


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