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Eclectic learning and leading through technology and the arts
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Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids

Awesome Visual on The Importance of Reading Aloud to Kids | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

 Reading aloud to kids is not only beneficial to young learners linguistic abilities but is also connected to their social and cognitive development. And the most important of them all is that only 15 minutes of read-aloud is enough to make a difference.

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20 Web Articles & Videos Explaining Differentiated Instruction

20 Web Articles & Videos Explaining Differentiated Instruction | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Using differentiated instruction in your class will help your students learn effectively, despite their differing abilities.

 

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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

While it is impossible to know all of the reasons, there is no doubt that learning to listen and talk is an extremely important way to broaden knowledge, enhance understanding and build community. Perhaps this is why the core standards in English-language arts include an important emphasis on developing speaking and listening, the basic tools for conversation. This eight tips can be used regularly to help students learn good conversational skills.

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Audrey's curator insight, November 18, 2013 1:32 PM

The tips are: Imitate good conversations; encourage non-verbal behaviour as it shows interest; challenge hurtful comments; ask open-ended questions; Do not accept , 'I dont'know'. Ask, 'What do you think?; Ask students informal questions, e.g. about their other classes; make eye contact.  This shows you are listening; encourage turn-taking.

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The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know

The 5 Rules of Storytelling Every Teacher Should Know | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

 A good story does have to abide by certain rules and these rules are learned through practice. Andrew Stanton, the Pixar writer and director behind both Toy Story and WALL-E, talks some of these rules  in his popular TED Talk, The clues to a great story.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, November 11, 2013 12:30 PM

Story telling is a key to helping students remember facts and engage the imagination.

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The Six Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night And Morning [infographic]

The Six Smartest Things You Can Do Every Night And Morning [infographic] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Waking up and getting the day started is one of the toughest parts of the day. Everything you have to do is jumbled and floating around in your head. You want nothing more than to just stay in bed. But you can’t because you have a life and people that depend on you. It’s bad enough that you have responsibilities, but you have to dress nice too?!

 

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Lia Goren's curator insight, February 9, 6:02 AM

Las rutinas nos dejan energía disponible para resolver las cosas que caen fuera de ellas.

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Critical Search Skills Students Should Know

Critical Search Skills Students Should Know | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

There is a new digital divide on the horizon. It is not based around who has devices and who does not, but instead the new digital divide will be based around students who know how to effectively find and curate information and those who do not.

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Just what IS the difference between LCD & LED TVs? This site enables you to differentiate two similar subjects

Just what IS the difference between LCD & LED TVs? This site enables you to differentiate two similar subjects | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Differencebetween.net not only facilitates your understanding of a topic, but it also enables you to differentiate two similar subjects. The site provides you with instant information on various topics. The subjects are organized into a range of categories from ‘Business’ to ‘Technology’. 
Some examples include:

Difference Between Vitamin D and Vitamin D3 Difference Between LCD and LED Televisions Difference Between Goals and Objectives 
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A Questioning Toolkit: Using Questions to become Critical Thinkers

A Questioning Toolkit: Using Questions to become Critical Thinkers | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

From Jamie McKenzie's excellent website FNO (From Now On) which looks at 17 categories of different types of questions. With Jamie's questions students to begin to probe and ponder their own thinking.

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Lonely Planet: 2014-Top 10 Cities to Travel to (with Vancouver being one of them!)

Lonely Planet: 2014-Top 10 Cities to Travel to (with Vancouver being one of them!) | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Vancouver delivers on nature’s eye-candy – visit, and you’ll never be too far from spectacular mountain vistas, rambling evergreen parks and protected sandy beaches. You’ll appreciate the big-city-look/small-town-vibe the moment you arrive at the airport. People live here because they love to run, bike, swim, ski and play. 
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/travel-tips-and-articles/lonely-planets-best-in-travel-2014-top-10-cities#ixzz2jFnH8ReK

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How to Create a Story

How to Create a Story | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

From structure and plot to heroes and characters, your story must have everything in place if it's to connect with the reader. Follow our guide to storytelling success.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, November 4, 2013 7:37 AM

Stories are one of the most effective ways leaders can connect with their people ...this framework can be very helpful in think through the stories you cherish to help make them more impactful and meaningful.

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Be Sure to Thank a Teacher Today (and everyday)

Be Sure to Thank a Teacher Today (and everyday) | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

From Krissy Venosdale's fabulous blog-Venspired

http://venspired.com/

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The Inquiry Process, Step By Step

The Inquiry Process, Step By Step | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Created by educators in Australia, this diagram can be a helpful resource for students, as they embark on the inquiry learning process.
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A simple way to scaffold for deeper understanding

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Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration

Beyond Minecraft: Games That Inspire Building and Exploration | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The success and popularity of Minecraft in and out of classrooms is no surprise. It’s one of the best examples of the potential of learning with games because it embraces exploration, discovery, creation, collaboration, and problem-solving while allowing teachers to shepherd play toward any subject area.

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8 Good Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools for Teachers and Students

8 Good Mind Mapping and Brainstorming Tools for Teachers and Students | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Whether you want to start a new  project, write an essay, or plan an event, brainstorming is an effective method to outsource ideas and create mind maps. Brainstorming a topic before writing about it can help students focus their ideas and direct them in the writing process.

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Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation

Gratitude Can Fuel School Transformation | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

One of the most common complaints I hear from teachers, administrators, and staff working in public schools is something along the lines of, "I don't feel appreciated." I'd like to propose that by simply incorporating a range of practices that allow ourselves and others to express gratitude, we might transform our schools.

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10 Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers

10 Timeline Creation Tools for Teachers | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Timelines have become an indispensable part of the learning experience as they enable students to participate more actively in learning and acquire knowledge the easy way.


Via Gust MEES, Paul, John Purificati
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Make QR Codes in a Jiffy with Goo.gl

Make QR Codes in a Jiffy with Goo.gl | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Google's official URL-shortening service, Goo.gl, just added a very cool trick to its shortening arsenal: Quick QR code creation with a simple URL tweak.

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Excellent Guide on~Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills~

Excellent Guide on~Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Research Skills~ | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Explore the ready-to-use curriculum, including detailed lesson plans, student worksheets, and class demonstrations. Microsoft's Teacher's Resources have developed this critical thinking and web research curriculum guide.

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The Magic of Fibonacci Numbers [video-TEDTalk]

Math is logical, functional and just ... awesome. Mathemagician Arthur Benjamin explores hidden properties of that weird and wonderful set of numbers, the Fibonacci series. (And reminds you that mathematics can be inspiring, too!
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Fibonacci allowed me to see the natural beauty in numbers and the amazing interplay of numbers in nature. Every student needs know this magic.

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Critical Thinking: Asking Powerful Questions! [book]

Critical Thinking: Asking Powerful Questions! [book] | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Ask, Don’t Tell: Powerful Questioning in the Classroom addresses how artful questioning may be the most powerful tool a teacher has in his/her instructional tool kit to manage the class, engage students with the subject matter, encourage dialogue, and deepen understanding. 

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Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking

Ten Takeaway Tips for Teaching Critical Thinking | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Ideally, teaching kids how to think critically becomes an integral part of your approach, no matter what subject you teach. But if you're just getting started, here are some concrete ways you can be

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17 Illustrated Brainstorm Tips

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By Marc Heleven, author of the 7 ideas blog.

http://www.7ideas.net/

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Student Voices: What does Inquiry look/sound/feel Like?

Student Voices: What does Inquiry look/sound/feel Like? | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Student words to describe the engaging, creative, complex process of what inquiry looks sounds feels like...words to live by.

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Genius Hour: Empowering Students to Explore Their Own Passions

During genius hour students of all levels are empowered to explore their own passions. Discover how to transform your classroom into a place where students want to come in and learn.

www.geniushour.com

 

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