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How Art Can Be Used To Enhance Your Mind

How Art Can Be Used To Enhance Your Mind | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
The study of art can be used to enhance your mind, encourage you to dig through your past, and even mold a better future.
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Guo's curator insight, March 26, 2013 11:01 AM

Great ideas to support what art can do. My thought that fine art and digital art both are source of inspiration for the artists, photographers, graphic designers and everyone related with the designing industry. People who are inspired from nature. We have also bewitching and enchanting photos of natural scenes. look on them and take inspiration.

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Stunning Images Show The Old As Young Once Again

Stunning Images Show The Old As Young Once Again | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Aging affects all of us, but just because our appearance has changed, doesn't mean our identities have. That's exactly what Czech photographer Jan Langer wanted to capture with his collection, "Faces Of Century."

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Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math?

Why Is It So Hard to Change How We Teach Math? | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Educators have been talking about changing the traditional way of teaching math for a long time, but nothing seems to change. Elizabeth Green’s New York Times Magazine article digs into why it has been so hard for schools to effectively implement changes to math pedagogy.

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Student Voice: Transforming Relationships

RT @jca_1975: Ontario: Student Voice - Transforming R'ships http://t.co/hoOlAinbFS @philmcrae @CarolCampbell4 @HargreavesBC #ptchat http://…

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What is Appreciative Inquiry?

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Appreciative Inquiry (AI) is a way of looking at oorganizational change which focuses on doing more of what is already working, rather than focusing on fixing problems. It mobilises strategic change by focusing on the core strengths of an organization, then using those strengths to reshape the future.

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Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs

Why Emotional Learning May Be As Important As The ABCs | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

A growing body of research suggests that teaching really young kids how to recognize and express their feelings can help them into their adult lives.

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Computational thinking: A digital age skill for everyone

In a rapidly changing world, today's students will need a whole new set of skills to solve tomorrow's problems. Computational thinking gives them the ability to recognize when and how technology can boost their own critical-thinking, creative and problem-solving skills in order to find innovative solutions to real-world problems.

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Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students

Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The phrase “personalized learning” gets tossed around a lot in education circles. As with most education jargon, the phrase isn’t fixed, but it usually connects to the idea that not all students need the same thing at the same time. It implies choice, multiple pathways to learning, many ways to demonstrate competency and resists the notion that all students learn the same way.

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Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education

Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Twitter can be a busy place with lots of tweets–and thus lots of “noise.”

A #hashtag is a way to aggregate tweets that are appended with a hashtag. Picture it like a magnet that attracts all messages categorized by that topical word or phrase 

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Curiosity in Young Learners Is the Foundation of Academic Success

Curiosity in Young Learners Is the Foundation of Academic Success | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

They may not be doing algebra, but pre-K kids can master scientific concepts that will make a big difference later on.

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LearnToLearn: LEGO-A Powerful Hands-on Educational Tool

LearnToLearn: LEGO-A Powerful Hands-on Educational Tool | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

LEGO® Education LearnToLearn is a hands-on educational tool that helps elementary school students experience the possibilities of what can be learned using LEGO Education solutions within Design and Engineering, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies while also building and reinforcing the most fundamental learning skills of the 21st century: Collaboration, Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking, and Problem Solving.

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What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child?

What’s Going on Inside the Brain Of A Curious Child? | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

New research suggests that curiosity triggers chemical changes in the brain that help students better understand and retain information.

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AnnC's curator insight, December 7, 2014 4:05 PM

How do we engage a child's curiosity?  

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Hey Science Teachers - Throw Out the Textbook and Really Reveal the Passion of Learning!

Hey Science Teachers - Throw Out the Textbook and Really Reveal the  Passion of Learning! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) -- and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations.

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Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

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 Based on the work of Stanford University psychologist, Carol Dweck, the idea of mindset is related to our understanding of where ability comes from. It has recently been seized upon by educators as a tool to explore our knowledge of student achievement, and ways that such achievement might be improved.

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Finding the Beauty in Math

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How does a person fall in love with math? For too many, math class conjures up anxious worksheets filled with rows of unanswered problems. Students go along, seeming to perform the steps required -- plug in the formulas, solve for x -- without ever understanding what they’re doing, or why.

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Making Sense of Words That Don't

Making Sense of Words That Don't | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Introduce students to the world of etymology and morphemes as they become linguistic detectives solving the mysteries of those puzzling "sight words."

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The Appreciative Inquiry Portal of Resources

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A worldwide portal devoted to the fullest sharing of academic resources and practical tools on Appreciative Inquiry and the rapidly growing discipline of positive change.

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100 Children's Books for Reading and Sharing from NYPL

100 Children's Books for Reading and Sharing from NYPL | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

100 Titles for Reading and Sharing from the New York Public Library~2014

http://childrens100.nypl.org/2014/#/_

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Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Practicing kindness has proven health and psychological benefits, and teaching kindness contributes to behaviour patterns that counteract the impulse toward bullying.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 23, 2014 9:29 PM

What if we treated each other kindly every day instead of on special days? This might begin with the way adults treat each other in School.

 

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What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades

What’s Lost as Handwriting Fades | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Even as the emphasis shifts to the keyboard, experts say that learning to write by hand improves motor skills, memory and creativity.

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AnnC's curator insight, December 7, 2014 4:01 PM

What do we gain and lose as our brains rewire with the changing patterns of our culture?

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"Google Keep" Great Note Taking App from Google

Google Keep is an excellent tool to use for creating digital sticky notes. You can use both text and images to capture and share your notes.  You can also use it   to create to-do lists and bookmark content from the web.It has an intuitive and user friendly interface that makes it way simpler to navigate and control than is the case with several other note-taking apps out there.


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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2014/11/a-wonderful-note-taking-app-from-google.html

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The Myth of Multitasking And What It Means For Learning

The Myth of Multitasking And What It Means For Learning | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

We all do it, and some see it as a badge of honour, but if we think multitasking makes us more productive then we need to think again.

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Visually Stunning Tilt-Shift Van Gogh

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The visually stunning field of tilt-shift photography became a fairly big thing in the Web a couple of years ago. It uses a special lens that gives a real-world scene the illusion of being a miniature model.

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Personalized Learning: Ready, Set, Blend!

Personalized Learning: Ready, Set, Blend! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The conceptual age is upon us. How does your classroom need to change? This infographic presents the basics of new blended learning models that will enable you to rethink school and prepare students for the world they’re about to enter.

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects and THINK!

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects and THINK! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

 Terry Heick uses these sorts of stems to create “learning blends” for students–either with them, or for them. He couples these prompts with other components–technology like apps or social media channels, texts from literary classics to postmodern non-fiction, creativity, or even local matters of citizenship.

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