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Eclectic learning and leading through technology and the arts
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Educational Technology Development Stages for Children

Educational Technology Development Stages for Children | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The Educational Technology Development Stages for Kids Infographic walks you through the educational technology milestones for different development stages.

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Just When You Thought... For Teacher Librarians Everywhere!

Just When You Thought... For Teacher Librarians Everywhere! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

From The Awkward Yeti treasury of cartoons and commentary!

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A Friendly Olympic Message To Our Neighbours In The U.S.

A Friendly Olympic Message To Our Neighbours In The U.S. | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Dear USA

You know we'll always love you, but we need to take a break. Every four years we're overcome with a ruthless desire to beat you at every sport involving snow or ice and we just can't pretend that things are "fine" between us anymore.

Love Canada

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Timeline.tv: Great Video Timeline Tool for Teachers & Students

Timeline.tv: Great Video Timeline Tool for Teachers & Students | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Timeline.tv is a platform that features a plethora of timelines on different historical events. This could be a great resource for teachers of history and social studies. Each timeline is made up of several videos illustrating the different events covered in history.

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Should We Let Our Students Multitask ? [TED Ed Talk]

Should We Let Our Students Multitask ? [TED Ed Talk] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Are you confused about whether multitasking is an asset or a liability? You probably are not alone in this. Some think that being able to do multiple tasks simultaneously is a necessity in this digital age; others view it as a waste of time and attention and a real hindrance to deep learning; a third camp adopts a softer stance claiming that it depends on the tasks you are doing: tasks that require profound thinking and attention are not to be multitasked while other less important tasks can be managed collectively.

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The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education [PDF]

The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education [PDF] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
As the field of media literacy education has matured over the past 25 years, its focus has evolved from WHAT is taught to HOW we teach.

The Core Principles of Media Literacy Education is a NAMLE project to expand the boundaries of the field and encompass the opportunities and possibilities of 21st century learning technologies to transform both learning and teaching – from kindergarten to college.

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Origins of Common UI Symbols [Infographic]

Origins of Common UI Symbols [Infographic] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

From ancient Egypt to present day, human beings have crafted written symbols for the purpose of simply and elegantly representing information.

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The Film: Loving Vincent - Van Gogh's Paintings Brought to Life

The Oscar-winning studio BreakThru Films is working on a remarkable and groundbreaking animated film, "Loving Vincent," in which every frame of the film is an oil painting on canvas, the very same technique in which Vincent himself painted. Following the intriguing, tragic, and inspiring story of Vincent Van Gogh himself, the animated feature requires 70 painters!

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Cheryl Dawson's curator insight, April 25, 4:01 AM

Oh this is exciting! I can see great things happening in the classroom in response to this stimulus...

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Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking

Resources and Downloads for Teaching Critical Thinking | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Using resources and tools,  educators at KIPP King Collegiate High School focus on honing critical thinking skills across all subjects. 

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Monica Gutiérrez's curator insight, February 26, 4:28 PM

#criticalthinking  #philosophy

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Where In The World You Can Find The Best Schools — And The Happiest Kids

Where In The World You Can Find The Best Schools — And The Happiest Kids | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (PISA for short) international survey compared test scores from 65 countries. Happiness was ranked based on the percentage of students who agreed or disagreed with the statement “I feel happy at school.” Test scores were ranked based on the combined individual rankings of the students’ math, reading, and science scores.

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The Science Behind Storytelling — and Why It Matters

The Science Behind Storytelling — and Why It Matters | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

As presenters we want people to pay attention, be engaged and remember the message. The key to doing that? Science now says it involves storytelling: Stories stimulate emotions, which may be the key to better learning, attention, memory and decision making.

 

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Interesting Chart Outlining the Differences between Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Heutagogy

Interesting Chart Outlining the Differences between Pedagogy, Andragogy, and Heutagogy | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Preparing our kids and students for a global knowledge economy necessitates a new teaching approach; one that will equip them with the skills and competencies needed to thrive in such an economy. It is widely believed that pedagogy as an educational method per see is no longer enough; teachers and educators need to embrace new methodologies that are more relevant to the exigencies of today's learning. Andragogy and Heutagogy are probably the answer.

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4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills

4 Great Rubrics to Develop Students Presentations and Speaking Skills | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
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10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others

10 TED Talks on How Leaders Inspire Others | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Some of the best TED talks on how leaders inspire and motivate others. From George Ambler's Blog "On Leading in Turbulent Times"

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Heitor Fox's curator insight, February 19, 7:09 AM

Porque a inspiração provoca uma reação positiva no cérebro de cada pessoa que se deixa influenciar, pelas sensações, pelas percepções e pela própria inspiração.

Michelle Daniels's curator insight, February 19, 11:29 AM

Here are tips for motivating others, be the best you that you can be!

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, March 21, 2:11 PM

Love TED talks! I use them as "virtual" guest speakers in many classes. 

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How To Keep Your Creativity Flowing [infographic]

How To Keep Your Creativity Flowing [infographic] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

We are already full of ideas. They shape everything we do, everyday. Yet it is important to strive for understanding. Reading more and listening to others can help you put life in a new light. Making adventure happen by traveling, taking the bus, or just experiencing something new will make you use new thoughts and strategies.

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The Science Of Happiness [infographic]

The Science Of Happiness [infographic] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

If you ask anybody on the street what they want most in life, they'll most likely say that they want to die happy. Most of the info on this little infographic points to one key element to staying happy: stay healthy. There’s more interesting facts on here that are worth checking out, but if you want to be happy, be healthy. 

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Everything You Want to Know About Google Hangout-Resources for Teachers

Everything You Want to Know About Google Hangout-Resources for Teachers | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Great resources on Google Hangout from Matt B Gomez's great blog.

http://mattbgomez.com/

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The Reading of Robert Munsch Soothes the 'Savage Soul'

The Reading of Robert Munsch Soothes the 'Savage Soul' | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

At the Animal Rescue League of Berks County in Pennsylvania, school-age children are brought in to read to the shelter animals. According to the organization’s website, the program helps children improve their reading skills and “cats find the rhythmic sound of a voice very comforting and soothing.

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Nature's Art: Universal Spirals and Fibonacci

Nature's Art: Universal Spirals and Fibonacci | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
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From a tiny baby to the massive expanse of the Universe, spirals are all around us. They link us all – me to you, you to nature, and us to the greater Universe. Maybe that’s the intrigue – the symbol that joins humans, animals, plants, Earth, galaxies and beyond.

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Passionate Exclamation Point!

Passionate Exclamation Point! | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
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Fabulous Krissy Venosdale and her magic words and illustrations!

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Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh's Masterpieces

Extremely Detailed Close-Ups of Van Gogh's Masterpieces | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

 The Google Art Project is a collaboration with museums large and small, classic and modern, world-renowned and community-based from over 40 countries. Together they have contributed more tha...

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The Most Important Skill I Wish I Had Learned In School

The Most Important Skill I Wish I Had Learned In School | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Some great insights from  Krissy Venosdale in her blog {Venspired}

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Using Picture Books to Grow as a Writer

Using Picture Books to Grow as a Writer | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Picture books are a fun activity when children are young.  As they get older, they begin to read less and less of these colorful, artistic works.  What most students and teachers fail to realize is that picture books can be a great resource for...

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