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15 Awesome Open Source Image Resources for Every Visual Project

15 Awesome Open Source Image Resources for Every Visual Project | Education | Scoop.it
If your students want to find free images for whatever awesome projects they’re working on, there are plenty of choices. That said, we’ve taken at least some of the guesswork out of that search with this post. Today we’re sharing 15 of the open source image resources that caught our eye recently.

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Microsoft Free Learning Tools

Microsoft Free Learning Tools | Education | Scoop.it

Microsoft Learning Tools are free tools that implement proven techniques to improve reading and writing for people regardless of their age or ability.


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Are you more focused on the “new”, or the “better?”

Are you more focused on the “new”, or the “better?” | Education | Scoop.it
In “The Innovator’s Mindset,” I use the following for the definition of “innovation”: For the purpose of this book, I’m defining innovation as a way of thinking that c…
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How Tech Can Help Students with Disabilities Thrive in STEM Education

How Tech Can Help Students with Disabilities Thrive in STEM Education | Education | Scoop.it
Tools give students with special needs the same access to science and math activities as other schoolchildren.
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Technology Alone Won’t Transform Education – We Need A Whole New Approach To Teaching And Learning

Technology Alone Won’t Transform Education – We Need A Whole New Approach To Teaching And Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Perhaps the main reason for this disappointing impact is that the inclusion of technologies in schools has done little to change the ‘tell and practise’ approach to teaching and learning – the predominant pedagogical practice of our time.

In this model, teachers tell students what knowledge is and what is worth knowing; meanwhile, students invest their limitless capacity for investigating, thinking critically, creating, hypothesising, and collaborating by memorising and practising what they’re told.

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Cindy Smith's curator insight, October 6, 2017 9:57 AM

"...when technology tools are used to enhance innovative practices that are grounded in sound research and theory, one can expect large to very large gains in student achievement and learning productivity."

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, October 16, 2017 7:49 AM
Good points
 
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The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People

The Difference Between Open-Minded and Close-Minded People | Education | Scoop.it
The rate at which you learn and progress in the world depends on how willing you are to weigh the merit of new ideas, even if you don’t instinctively like them. Perhaps especially if you don’t like them.

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Abel Linares's curator insight, October 7, 2017 11:53 AM
The ability to change your mind is a superpower.
Suzana Biseul PRo's curator insight, October 8, 2017 9:22 AM
Staying open-minded won’t happen by accident.
Pascale Hotterbeex's curator insight, October 8, 2017 1:59 PM
"Closed-minded people focus much more on being understood than on understanding others..." - tout est dit!
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8 Principles of Productive Gamification

8 Principles of Productive Gamification | Education | Scoop.it

Well constructed and applied, learning games and game-based strategies hold the potential to boost motivation, extend persistence, build automaticity, and deepen learning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 7, 2017 12:43 AM

Worth reading and thinking about how these can be applied to your classroom.

Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, September 8, 2017 12:02 AM

Worth reading and thinking about how these can be applied to your classroom.

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5 Selected Frameworks for Teaching and Promoting Digital Literacy | Emerging Education Technologies

5 Selected Frameworks for Teaching and Promoting Digital Literacy | Emerging Education Technologies | Education | Scoop.it

If you are interested in or responsible for digital literacy in your school or classroom, these frameworks can offer guidance, ideas, and tools that can help to ensure throughness and breath new life into your work.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 17, 2017 12:53 AM

Interesting to contrasst these frameworks.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, September 17, 2017 3:48 PM
Some collaborative  thinking needed as we all move forward through this challenge
Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, September 18, 2017 10:20 PM

Interesting to contrasst these frameworks.

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Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition | Education | Scoop.it

A great teacher doesn't teach as much as possible. A great teacher teaches as little as possible, while modeling the behaviors of how to figure something out. Perhaps it seems too obvious to say that your goal should be for students to think as much as possible during your class. But in this case, "thinking" really means thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that. It means thinking about how to constantly get better.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 17, 2017 12:58 AM

Some really good points.

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Teacher specializing in differentiated learning: These are “My Tech Essentials” by CAMILLE CAVAZOS

Teacher specializing in differentiated learning: These are “My Tech Essentials” by CAMILLE CAVAZOS | Education | Scoop.it

BY CAMILLE CAVAZOS


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The future will be augmented via Stephen Abram

Stephen Abram


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Q&A with Sir Ken Robinson on how schools are stifling students’ creativity via INGRID PERITZ

Q&A with Sir Ken Robinson on how schools are stifling students’ creativity via INGRID PERITZ | Education | Scoop.it

INGRID PERITZ


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Two Great Apps to Help You Integrate Augmented Reality in Your Instruction via Educators' technology

Two Great Apps to Help You Integrate Augmented Reality in Your Instruction via Educators' technology | Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Platform Wars (Part I): Google AI | IoT For All

Platform Wars (Part I): Google AI | IoT For All | Education | Scoop.it
Top AI Companies: This article reviews the Big Five (Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple, Microsoft) tech companies and their recent moves in AI offerings.

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Become a Funnier Speaker - Free download - 80 Public Speaking Tips You Can Apply Immediately

Become a Funnier Speaker - Free download - 80 Public Speaking Tips You Can Apply Immediately | Education | Scoop.it
Free eGuide to Become a Funnier Speaker - 80 Public Speaking Tips You Can Apply Immediately. Let's rid the world of boring content one presentation at a time!

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Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think

Stop Teaching Students What to Think. Teach Them How to Think | Education | Scoop.it

The challenge is not information storage but information processing. It's not about information itself but how to use information. The teaching of creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, analytical thinking, problem-solving, and a love of learning itself will be critical to transitioning from the industrial age to the automated age.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 3, 2017 1:26 AM

Have to agree with this.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, October 3, 2017 4:50 PM
All educators need to examine their practice to motivate learners to want to learn
Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, October 6, 2017 8:45 AM
The 21st Century teaching and learning environment teach students how to think vs. what to think.
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Thinking Critically through Digital Media

Thinking Critically through Digital Media | Education | Scoop.it

Thinking Critically through Digital Media enables teachers to use authentic materials and digital tools combined with motivating communicative tasks to develop students’ abilities to function as critical and well informed digital citizens.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 5, 2017 1:24 AM

My ebook on Critical Thinking & Technology

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The 10 Shifts of Practice That Will Benefit Today's Learners

The 10 Shifts of Practice That Will Benefit Today's Learners | Education | Scoop.it

If you want to begin incorporating the 10 shifts of practice into your teaching, we've made it easy with resources for professional learning—check it out.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 5, 2017 7:55 AM

This article links through to a free tool to start planning how you will incorporate these aspects into your teaching.

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NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition

NMC and CoSN Release the Horizon Report > 2017 K-12 Edition | Education | Scoop.it

Building upon research from the 2016 report on emerging global technologies, the 2017 edition expands the evaluation to the five-year impact of innovative practices and technologies for K-12 education across the globe. This latest publication is part of the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research endeavor designed to identify and describe developments in technology that are likely to impact teaching, learning, and creative inquiry.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 11, 2017 12:34 AM

Must read this when I have a moment.

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My Personalized Learning Approach Isn’t About Tech. It’s About Dignity. - EdSurge News

Personalized learning truly becomes "personal" once we develop real relationships with our students. There’s a spectrum of how much time and energy teachers can devote to building and maintaining these relationships. It can start within the classroom, extend out into the school, go deeper into the family and out into the community.


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Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates

Learning theories and online learning | Tony Bates | Education | Scoop.it
With a knowledge of alternative theoretical approaches, teachers and instructors are in a better position to make choices about how to approach their teaching in ways that will best fit the perceived needs of their students, within the very many different learning contexts that teachers and instructors face

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Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, September 18, 2017 10:19 PM

Some useful summaries.

Paquita Diego Olite's curator insight, September 20, 2017 11:01 AM
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5 Simple Things That Can Improve Your Videos - via @rmbyrne


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That Image is Not Yours. Do Not Touch. - by @AliceKeeler

That Image is Not Yours. Do Not Touch. - by @AliceKeeler | Education | Scoop.it

Images on a Website are NOT Public Domain It is essential that our students are able to communicate digitally and visually. However, this also means we need to ensure that students really understand copyright, fair use, creative commons, and public domain. There is a pervasive feeling that anything on the Internet is free, it’s not. …


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Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, September 13, 2017 3:20 AM
Brilliant! A really useful writeup of picture copyright laws. 
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Suggested tools for adding Augmented Reality to your class via EdShelf

Suggested tools for adding Augmented Reality to your class via EdShelf | Education | Scoop.it

edshelf Weekly - Tools for Adding Augmented Reality to your Classroom Augmented reality is a neat technology that can liven up your instruction, if used in a seamless and integrated way. Here ar


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