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5 Storytelling Lessons From Superhero Stories

Love reading comics? You're not the only one. What about these stories about super-beings keep our eyes glued to the pages and our minds salivating for more? W…

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Kim Zinke (aka Gimli Goose)'s curator insight, May 3, 2016 4:28 PM

Based on the success of the many comic book superheroes, this is a good story structure to follow.

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Helping Your Students Identify Their Values

Helping Your Students Identify Their Values | middle school | Scoop.it
Have your students write about the principles they want to live by, using these prompts to help them get started.
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The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen

The Most Visual Science Textbook You've Never Seen | middle school | Scoop.it
Evolution happens so slowly, it's hard to see up close. Now you can.
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This Classic Storytelling Model Will Help You Give a Mesmerizing Presentation

This Classic Storytelling Model Will Help You Give a Mesmerizing Presentation | middle school | Scoop.it
Have you ever gotten a sense of déjà vu while reading a book or watching a movie that’s otherwise totally new to you? Obviously you have— so many stories are built on the same foundations of archetypes and tropes. Stripped of complexities, all stories are basically the same: an individual ventures into the unknown to acquire something they desire.

That’s not a new idea— Joseph Campbell broke the door down in 1949 with his book, The Hero With a Thousand Faces. Odysseus, Christ, Captain Ahab, Gautama Buddha, Jane Eyre, Luke Skywalker… different names and faces, different times and places, but all the same story. Not only that, the same effective story. What Campbell called “The Hero’s Journey” has resonated with humanity for millennia, and is the root for so many stories that we cherish.

So why wouldn’t this apply to public speaking? Any muttonhead can tell you that good speeches tell a story. This infographic will show you exactly how Campbell’s 17 Steps can lead to storytelling success. It doesn’t matter if you want to discuss Martin Luther King’s march to Selma, why you deserve a raise, or Walking Dead plot summaries. The Hero’s Journey can apply to almost any presentation.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 6, 2016 10:51 AM

David Hahn shares a valuable storytelling model for every storyteller, blogger and marketer.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 6, 2016 10:56 AM

David Hahn shares a valuable storytelling model for every storyteller, blogger, presenter and marketer.

Sylvie BH's curator insight, October 7, 2016 3:22 AM
Storytelling, comment fabriquer son histoire étape par étape
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Should You Break the 5-Second Rule?

Should You Break the 5-Second Rule? | middle school | Scoop.it
HEALTH Supposedly, dropped food is relatively hygienic for about five seconds. Is there any truth to this supposed "rule"? (BBC) Use our resources to better understand why the five-second rule is . . . misunderstood. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas What is the “five-second…
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5 lessons to teach with timelines

5 lessons to teach with timelines | middle school | Scoop.it
Unfolding of events. Cause and effect. Critical thinking. Timelines can guide students through these important lessons. Here are some ideas.
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The Ultimate Canadian Geography Quiz

The Ultimate Canadian Geography Quiz | middle school | Scoop.it

"From treasure maps to smart phone apps, geography makes sense of our world by describing locations, patterns and relationships of the Earth’s natural and social systems — both past and present. Canadian Geographic’s editors, along with the help of a number of Fellows of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society and other experts, compiled this ultimate Canadian geography quiz to truly test you. Think you’re a geo genius? Prove it!"


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 10, 2015 5:40 PM

These are 50 HARD questions (any student not from Canada that gets over 50% right should pat themselves on the back).  I will only give you one of the 50 answers since most of you have never been to the explore the frozen tunda; pictured above is a pingo.  Pingos form when groundwater is pressurized and forced upward in a concentrated area by advancing permafrost. This groundwater-saturated sediment freezes and expands as it’s driven toward the surface, causing the earth above to bulge and eventually break open. 

 

TagsCanada, trivia, games, Arctic, landforms.

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The Periodic Table of Elements Scaled to Show The Elements’ Actual Abundance on Earth

The Periodic Table of Elements Scaled to Show The Elements’ Actual Abundance on Earth | middle school | Scoop.it
When you learned about The Periodic Table of Elements in high school, it probably didn’t look like this. Above, we have a different way of visualizing the elements. Created by Professor William F. Sheehan at Santa Clara University in 1970, this chart takes the elements (usually shown like this) and scales them relative to their abundance on the Earth’s surface.

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Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, November 19, 2015 7:57 AM

elements abundance

16s3d's curator insight, November 23, 2015 7:16 AM

Morphisme du tableau périodique des éléments en fonction de leur abondance

Lilydale High School's curator insight, May 17, 2016 5:57 AM
science!
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"Clips" Might Be The Easiest Tool Out There For Editing Videos

"Clips" Might Be The Easiest Tool Out There For Editing Videos | middle school | Scoop.it
I have my IB Theory of Knowledge students create a fair number of videos, and a challenge for many of them is finding a tool they can use for editing. Even the relatively small cost of of some edit...

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Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources

Coding in the Classroom: 16 Top Resources | middle school | Scoop.it
As cool as technology is, its intricacies and inner workings are sometimes intimidating, especially for young people who may be more interested in what technology can do for them rather than what they can do with technology.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, August 24, 2015 8:29 AM

Des outils pour coder pour néophytes. 

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 26, 2015 2:54 PM
Some resources to begin coding in the classroom.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 5, 2016 10:15 PM
Coding resources from Edudemic.
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This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film

This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film | middle school | Scoop.it
There’s an aching difference between an adult and the child the adult once was. When I was a small child I wanted to be a…

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 20, 2017 2:23 PM

Well, yes. But this suggests that somehow "society" is a nameless, faceless thing. Every human being is a part of society so how we encourage creativity, how we choose to be who we are, how we support those who are not the same as us and who add beauty to our lives makes a difference in how "society" influence what others think and do.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, August 20, 2017 7:14 PM
Been around for awhile but I seemed to have missed it. 
hayley peluchette's curator insight, August 21, 2017 10:45 AM

Everyone should take 2 minutes to watch this beautiful, brilliant short to remind us why we do the jobs we do! 

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Here Are 5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work

Here Are 5 Effective Classroom Management Strategies That Really Work | middle school | Scoop.it
Here are 10 all-around useful classroom management tips that are applicable to almost any modern innovative learning environment.
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50 Ideas, Tricks, and Tips for Teaching 7th Grade - WeAreTeachers

50 Ideas, Tricks, and Tips for Teaching 7th Grade - WeAreTeachers | middle school | Scoop.it
Teaching middle school is tough! Whether you're old hat or new to teaching 7th grade, these lesson ideas and classroom management tools will save the day!
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Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset - Math Coach's Corner

Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset - Math Coach's Corner | middle school | Scoop.it
Children (and adults!) need to understand that math is something everyone can do!
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Chalkmotion

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ChalkMotion is a a collaborative library of simple hand drawn images and online presentation tool, designed to help visualize and share ideas


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 2016 10:03 AM

Great way to animate students' drawing.

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Viking Treasure Discovered in Scotland

Viking Treasure Discovered in Scotland | middle school | Scoop.it
WORLD Buried for more than a thousand years, Scotland's “Galloway hoard” may include rare artifacts looted from medieval monasteries. (Nat Geo News) Use our resources to see a similar Viking vessel. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit, including today’s quick-and-easy MapMaker Interactive map. Discussion Ideas Images from…
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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom | middle school | Scoop.it

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#TeachNatGeo: Classrooms Around the World

#TeachNatGeo: Classrooms Around the World | middle school | Scoop.it
The classroom is a sacred space. It may look different around the globe, but the classroom is a place where students come to learn, make friends, and get inspired. It can also be a haven, a shelter, and a place to eat. Here are six classrooms from around the world, from Nepal to New York.…
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Race to Save Ancient Human Secrets

Race to Save Ancient Human Secrets | middle school | Scoop.it
WORLD Archaeologists enlist UNESCO's help to protect prehistoric sites threatened by karst quarrying. (Nat Geo News) What is karst? Find out here! Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key reso...
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Circle of Life

Circle of Life | middle school | Scoop.it
SCIENCE Scientists have released a new version of the tree of life, showing everything we know about how the 2.3 million living things of Earth are related to one another. (Washington Post) Learn w...
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The Real Pirates of the Caribbean | ESRI.com

The Real Pirates of the Caribbean | ESRI.com | middle school | Scoop.it

Explore the travels and exploits of five real pirates of the Caribbean. Click through the tabs to track the adventures of each pirate overlaid on Spanish ports and pirate strongholds in the area. Zoom into the map to see additional detail. Click headline to access the interactive maps--


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Jared Medeiros's curator insight, February 11, 2015 10:00 PM

This pirate excursion map is so cool and gives a great look at the travels of different pirates.  As we get farther away from these time periods, it seems like the idea of these Caribbean pirates are fictional.  To hear true historical events about these individual pirates is very interesting.  I would  love to take a time machine back to Port Royal during these times to experience that madness.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 28, 2015 9:34 AM

Imagine the horror a native of the Caribbean must have felt when white men came into their scenic lands and pillaged their villages and plundered their treasuries? Blackbeard otherwise known as Edward Teach, would light slow burning cannon fuses and place them in his beard to create an aura about him as he fought and raided these port of call. Calico Jack Rackham, a great pirate name if there ever was one, was best known for having  a pair of female pirates aboard. Instantly becomes one of my heroes! Then you have William Parker who was actually an opportunist backed by England who plundered Spanish treasures throughout Central America. Here is my favorite pirate joke; what is a pirate's favorite letter? "R" you say? No, it's the letter "C", pirates love the sea....

Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, September 14, 2015 9:28 AM

very interesting interactive map