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Typing Club Helps Students Learn to Type

Typing Club Helps Students Learn to Type | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Typing Club is a popular website offering free online touch typing lessons for students of all ages. Typing Club provides 100 free activities that begin with the basics and progress in difficulty until you can touch type on your entire keyboard.

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Carmelo Blandino ~ Independent Universes

Carmelo Blandino ~ Independent Universes | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Carmelo Blandino was born to Sicilian parents in Tübingen, Germany, and grew up in the culturally charged city of Montreal, Quebec. He studied art and design at the local colleges and began a successful career as a freelance illustrator, working with architects, designers, and advertising agencies. In 2002 Blandino shifted his focus and indulged in the world of fine art. Today, his paintings are widely known for their immediacy and lascivious expressions of colour, movement and shape.

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Dr. Ruben Puentedura's SAMR in 120 Seconds [YouTube]

This is a quick introduction to the SAMR Model, developed by Dr. Ruben Puentedura. It is not meant to be an in-depth view of the model. For more information, visit http://hippasus.com/.

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The Visual Revolution is Here!

The Visual Revolution is Here! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
The shift to the visual is evident everywhere we look, in all media — the infographic below explains why. A good, strong visual married to a good concept — with the right strategy and the right...
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15 Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein

15 Flower Mandalas by Kathy Klein | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

 Artist Kathy Klein makes beautiful mandalas using various plants and flowers. She began creating flower mandalas (or 'danmalas' as she calls them) in 2010 and has made hundreds since. 

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Two Good Resources for Helping Students Learn Proper Typing Technique

Two Good Resources for Helping Students Learn Proper Typing Technique | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Richard shares two web based typing programs:

Typing Club is a popular website offering free online touch typing lessons for students of all ages.Type Rocket is a free typing game from ABCya. There are two versions of the game;Type Rocket and Type Rocket, Jr

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Education can be encouraged from the top-down but can only be improved from the ground up

- Sir Ken Robinson

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What Is The World Wide Web? Beautiful Short Animated Explanation for Students

What Is The World Wide Web? Beautiful Short Animated Explanation for Students | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

This animation is created by Twila Camp and beautifully illustrates some of the key ideas related to the WWW that are used  in everyday language.

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Once I Believed: Refelctions on Shifting Leadership Paradigms

Once I Believed: Refelctions on Shifting Leadership Paradigms | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

How have your leadership paradigms shifted throughout the years? What did you once believe and what do you now believe? Questions that Shira Leibowitz answers on her blog "Sharing Our Blessings"

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Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development

Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Educators are creating their own professional development opportunities on their own time without compensation, acknowledgement, nor credit. With so many great resources on the web, teachers are realizing that they can learn just as much (if not more!) from their personal learning network (PLN) as they can from traditional professional development (PD). Educators are connecting with like-minded individuals across the globe, reading about best practices and new trends in education,

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Goodbye Cursive~Hello Coding: Conflicts over School Goals

Goodbye Cursive~Hello Coding: Conflicts over School Goals | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Schools as "museums of virtue"* and schools as engines of change have been dominant and conflicting metaphors in the history of school reform. Public schools are not only expected to instill the traditional three Rs and socialize children into dominant societal values but also expected to be responsible for the “whole child” and change society for the better.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 3:38 PM

I took away that we need to consider a broad overhaul of School to make it a holistic teaching and learning process for teachers and students. Larry Cuban points out that there is no evidence that teaching other languages, unless they are used extensively, helps students be more creative through transfer. Having taught French at various times, I would agree. Students have to find immediate usage. What it means to teach the "whole child" is something important to consider at the classroom level and allow that to inform changes.

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Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That!

Games in the Mathematics Classrooms: There’s an App for That! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Last month, the Institute of Play released a 160-page whitepaper on successfully designing and implementing video games as classroom assessment tools. It is widely hoped that the Institute's study, along with further research by SRI, will prove conclusively that cognitive skills are significantly improved by playing educational video games. 

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What It Takes For Public Schools to Move Forward

What It Takes For Public Schools to Move Forward | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Word to the wise: "Catch yourself every time you're systematically mis-predicting who can and who can't do what among your children. We mis-predict among race, gender, socio-economic status, and standardized test. It's not democratic and it's not moving us forward," says Larry Rosenstock, co-founder of High Tech High.

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TinEye Reverse Image Search

TinEye Reverse Image Search | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
TinEye is a reverse image search engine built by Idée currently in beta. Give it an image and it will tell you where the image appears on the web.
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How Google Works [infographic]

How Google Works [infographic] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Google is something that we often take for granted, but something we disregard even more is the amount of work that it takes to catalogue and index such an inconceivable amount of information.
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The Story of Tea

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Visualization Challenge! National Science Foundation & Popular Science-Gory and cash prizes for your pics

Visualization Challenge! National Science Foundation & Popular Science-Gory and cash prizes for your pics | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Do you love animating data, creating science apps, or taking macrophotographs? In the 2014 Visualization Challenge, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and Popular Science, your handiwork can receive its due glory and win you cash prizes.

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Hidden Miracles of the Natural World

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We live in a world of unseeable beauty, so subtle and delicate that it is imperceptible to the human eye. To bring this invisible world to light, filmmaker Louie Schwartzberg bends the boundaries of time and space with high-speed cameras, time lapses and microscopes. At TED2014, he shares highlights from his latest project, a 3D film titled "Mysteries of the Unseen World," which slows down, speeds up, and magnifies the astonishing wonders of nature.

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Let’s Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology

Let’s Move! How Body Movements Drive Learning Through Technology | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Work in the field shows promising signs that incorporating bodily movements—even subtle ones—can improve the learning that’s done on computers.

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Educational Leadership: 5 Ways To Influence Change

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“Increase your power by reducing it.” Daniel Pink

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How it Effects the Brain: The Science of Storytelling

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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.

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Chock full of teaching ideas, posters, videos and other great resources.

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Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students

Dan Pink: How Teachers Can Sell Love of Learning to Students | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

As education grows and changes educators have the opportunity to change the way they envision their roles and their classrooms.

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The Evolution of Visual Effects

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Video editor Jim Casey compiled this fantastic homage to visual effects in this amazing 3 minute montage. The chronological showcase captures defining moments in visual effects history starting from 1878. The progression is fascinating to see and it’s exciting to think what lies ahead.

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Blogging is NOT Analog Writing in Digital Spaces

Blogging is NOT Analog Writing in Digital Spaces | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Blogging in education is about quality and authentic writing in digital spaces with a global audience, while observing digital citizenship responsibilities and rights, as on documents, reflects, or...

Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn
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Adobe Released A New Free Storytelling App

Adobe Released A New Free Storytelling App | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Adobe has recently released a new free app for story telling called Adobe Voice. This app helps you create stunning animated videos in minutes. No filming — just talk to tell your story. Pick from over 25,000 beautiful iconic images to show your ideas and Voice automatically adds cinematic motion and a soundtrack.

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Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's comment, May 17, 11:04 PM
This looks great! Thanks for sharing.
Ursula O'Reilly Traynor's comment, May 17, 11:08 PM
Have downloaded and will report back
iCoachP53's curator insight, May 20, 12:14 PM

This is pretty awesome.  Great for business OR student presentations alike!