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Eclectic learning and leading through technology and the arts
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Education: School: It's way more boring than when you were there

Education: School: It's way more boring than when you were there | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
New studies show that the disappearance of art, music and even recess is having a devastating effect on kids...
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The Partnership for 21st Century Skills

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

P21 and its members provide tools and resources to help the education system keep up by fusing the 3Rs and 4Cs (Critical thinking and problem solving, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity and innovation).

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Watch This: ETFO’s ‘Vote Against Kids’ ads | Marketing Magazine

The organization behind this campaign is the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario, and there are a handful of these spots now posted on its YouTube channel. The comments on the channel are, well, not positive (though with the viral vibe, who can tell if they’re even real).
No official release from the organization yet, but Marketing has received confirmation that Toronto agency Smith Roberts had a hand in creating the ads.
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Spicynodes : Mindmapping of Ideas

Spicynodes : Mindmapping of Ideas | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

It’s also a fresh way to display information for various creative and educational uses, from concept maps, to poetry and art, to new user interfaces and visualizations.

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The Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter In Education - Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Using Twitter In Education - Edudemic | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Twitter seems to be here to stay. As one of the most popular ways for teachers, students, and the general public to communicate, it’s becoming a must-have tool in almost every teacher’s toolbox. However, numerous recent studies have shown that education in general has been slow to adopt social media.

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What the iPad (and other technology) can’t replace in education - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post

What the iPad (and other technology) can’t replace in education - The Answer Sheet - The Washington Post | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
We have become focused so much on new technological devices and what they can do, we forget what they can’t, and that’s a problem when it comes to education.
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Quality Homework: A Smart Idea

Quality Homework: A Smart Idea | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Mind, Brain and Education methods may seem unfamiliar and even counterintuitive, but they are simple to understand and easy to carry out. And after-school assignments are ripe for the kind of improvements the new science offers.
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Tech Transformation: Technology - what teachers want

Tech Transformation: Technology - what teachers want | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Technology that is reliable, adequate and easy to use

Adequate technical support

Training

Time

Appropriate policies

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Book~The Art of Immersion: Dissecting the Future of Storytelling

Book~The Art of Immersion: Dissecting the Future of Storytelling | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Groping our way into next-gen entertainment, or how the original Star Wars trilogy birthed Lost.
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QR Code and Two dimensional Bar Code News

QR Code and Two dimensional Bar Code News | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

An international organization of QR Code enthusiasts who monitor the progress of 2-dimensional barcodes and keep you informed on 2d-code with news, views and analysis.

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Realtime Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo

Realtime Behavior Management Software - ClassDojo | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Improve student behavior and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback with ClassDojo.

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K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy | Edutopia

K-5 iPad Apps for Remembering: Part One of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy | Edutopia | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

In this upcoming series, they highlight apps useful for developing higher order thinking skills in grades K-5 classrooms. Each list will highlight a few apps that connect to the various stages on Bloom's continuum of learning. The seies will also assist educators in setting criteria necessary to identify apps that maintain the integrity of teaching for thinking.

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Fablevision's Channel - YouTube

Fablevision's Channel - YouTube | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

FableVision Studios, creates award-winning websites, games & activities, animated films, interactive graphic novels, museum kiosks, digital storybooks, desktop applications, and iPhone apps.

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iPads in the Classroom

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This site will be both a support site for presentations about iPad use for teaching and learning and it also includes links to other iPad information pages.

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An Incredible Way To Teach Music Using iPads In The Classroom [Video] - Edudemic

An Incredible Way To Teach Music Using iPads In The Classroom [Video] - Edudemic | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

What happens when you take a classroom of students, add 24 iPads as well as sound recording gear and then throw in a live band? A pretty catchy song that gives you hope for the future of music in the digital age.

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Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation - iPads in Education

Preparing Your School for an iPad Implementation - iPads in Education | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it
Planning is imperative for any technology initiative - iPad or otherwise.
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How Twitter will revolutionize academic research and teaching

How Twitter will revolutionize academic research and teaching | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Social media is becoming increasingly important in teaching and research work but teachers must remember, it's a conversation not a lecture, says Ernesto Priego...

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Best Free iPad App of the Week: Terra Web Browser — iPad Insight

Best Free iPad App of the Week: Terra Web Browser — iPad Insight | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Terra Web Browser is an alternative web browser for the iPad with some great power features, including tabbed browsing with unlimited tabs, find in page, and the ability to save pages to read offline.

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Transmedia: Inanimate Alice-A Digital Novel

Transmedia: Inanimate Alice-A Digital Novel | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Written first for and specifically to be read and viewed from the screen

Interactive-requires user action to drive the story forward.

Multimedia-uses text, images, music, sound effects, puzzles and games to illustrate and enhance the narrative.

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The Innovative Educator: The 5 Cs to Developing Your Personal Learning Network

The Innovative Educator: The 5 Cs to Developing Your Personal Learning Network | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

The five Cs will empower educators to discover how they and their students can begin building personal learning networks specific to the learner’s needs extending relevant learning connections to like-interested people around the globe.

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Flat Stanley Goes Mobile

The original Flat Stanley Project was conceived to open up the world for children, encourage literacy, and provide teachers and parents with a fun and interactive way to expand learning beyond the classroom. In a way, Flat Stanley is one of the first and oldest social networks for kids. With this new app, you can insert a Stanley from your collection into any photo, chronicling your experiences and Stanley's travels, share it with others, tell stories, create yoru own Stanleys, and begin adventures with your friends, family and many more around the globe..
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Lachlan Gadd's curator insight, March 25, 2013 1:37 AM

This app is an example of how digital media can be easily accessed and used by students to engage with and develop an understanding of character and setting. Students can be encouraged to develop their own character and features and describe how their 'flat stanley' is different to their classmates and describe the environment in which they are found. Taking a compolation of pictures from a single student or an entire classes photographs and turn those into its own narative

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About Discovr app for music/finding new apps/visual seach engine

About Discovr app for music/finding new apps/visual seach engine | Visual*~*Revolution | Scoop.it

Want to find awesome new music? Want to find the latest killer apps? Discovr Music and Discovr Apps are both Number 1 apps across the globe.

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