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The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free

The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The New York Public Library just released a treasure trove of digitized public domain images, everything from epic poetry from the 11th century to photographs of used car lots in Columbus, Ohio from the 1930s. Over 180,000 manuscripts, maps, photographs, sheet music, lithographs, postcards, and other images were released online Wednesday in incredibly high resolution, and are available to download using the library's user-friendly visualization tool. It's a nostalgist's dream come true.
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Mike McCallister's curator insight, February 6, 2017 4:20 PM

Blogs and social media posts are always enhanced by graphics. More people look at and interact with posts with photos. Here's another place to find compelling graphics.

ROCAFORT's curator insight, February 7, 2017 2:48 PM
The New York Public Library just uploaded nearly 200,000 images you can use for free
Ginger Jewell's curator insight, February 11, 2017 12:54 PM
Wow, just wow.
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The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC

The Critical Thinking Skills Cheatsheet [Infographic] via GDC | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
We'd like to share this critical thinking skills cheatsheet for you to use with your students. Get them asking questions on any topic!

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Love the color coding of the questions for critical thinkers.
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Lee Hall's curator insight, April 4, 2017 9:35 AM
Help your students with their critical thinking skills. 
Heather Temske's curator insight, April 4, 2017 10:35 PM
I think this could be very useful. 
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 5, 2017 12:34 PM
Great tool for teachers to use in the classroom.
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5 Must-Have Tools to Successfully Teach Online

5 Must-Have Tools to Successfully Teach Online | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

Are you an online teacher or instructor? Are you planning to start your career as an educator?
Whether you are an experienced online instructor, an e-learning business with thousands of students or are a new author with a few screen-captured tutorials, educational content is your treasure. Why?

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3 Key Tools to Manage & Grow Your Online Students

3 Key Tools to Manage & Grow Your Online Students | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

Let's highlight 3 tools that helps you manage & grow online students through an online education platform where you create, share and sell your courses.

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Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset | MakerED

Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset | MakerED | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
In a maker classroom, no two projects look alike, which can be difficult to manage within a 40- or 50-minute period. Stanford’s d.school has developed design thinking, which is a codification of the artistic or scientific way of thinking:

 

 



- Understanding and empathy
- Defining the problem
- Brainstorming solutions 
- Prototyping a solution
- Testing the solution
- Reiterating.


Design thinking allows teachers to have control over messy maker projects. You can set distinct time restraints for different steps of the process that will keep everyone on roughly the same timeline. For instance, you can insist that the research phase is finished by a certain date so that students can share information with one another before they move on to the brainstorming stage.

Understanding vs. Experience


So should students make things? Asking them to express an idea translated into another medium requires them to know something holistically and more deeply. They must understand both its complexities and its parts. It's the same as knowing something well enough to teach it -- you have to understand it completely, as well as how all the different pieces fit together. Students may know how many troops died during the Vietnam War, but going to the Memorial and experiencing it physically, walking through the space, touching the names and having a personal connection is a more human way of knowing.

 

This understanding is intricately tied to our senses and creates a deeper, layered knowing of an abstract concept, making it personal and relevant.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, December 2, 2014 5:56 PM

In a maker classroom, no two projects look alike, which can be difficult to manage within a 40- or 50-minute period. Stanford’s d.school has developeddesign thinking, which is a codification of the artistic or scientific way of thinking:


  • Understanding and empathy
  • Defining the problem
  • Brainstorming solutions 
  • Prototyping a solution
  • Testing the solution
  • Reiterating.

Design thinking allows teachers to have control over messy maker projects. You can set distinct time restraints for different steps of the process that will keep everyone on roughly the same timeline. For instance, you can insist that the research phase is finished by a certain date so that students can share information with one another before they move on to the brainstorming stage.

Understanding vs. Experience

So should students make things? Asking them to express an idea translated into another medium requires them to know something holistically and more deeply. They must understand both its complexities and its parts. It's the same as knowing something well enough to teach it -- you have to understand it completely, as well as how all the different pieces fit together. Students may know how many troops died during the Vietnam War, but going to the Memorial and experiencing it physically, walking through the space, touching the names and having a personal connection is a more human way of knowing. This understanding is intricately tied to our senses and creates a deeper, layered knowing of an abstract concept, making it personal and relevant.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 3, 2014 4:39 PM

Yes, I like to include the study of the  basics within the larger picture. This gives these smaller goals broader applied meaning.

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An Interesting Visual Featuring Blended Learning Models for Teachers via medkh9

An Interesting Visual Featuring Blended Learning Models for Teachers via medkh9 | Teaching Tools | 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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Coursmos Launched New Open Education Platform

Coursmos Launched New Open Education Platform | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

Hey guys,

Hope you're doing great! We are proud to announce the global launch of the new Open Education Platform.

The Open Education Platform is a complete and comprehensive solutions for authors, instructors, companies, universities and schools. By combining the power of over a 100 to

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The Biggest Education Platform on Earth - Coursmos Blog

The Biggest Education Platform on Earth - Coursmos Blog | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

Long story short, Coursmos became the biggest education platform on Earth with more than 30,000 online courses, containing 127,000 online lessons.

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Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn

Fear of learning, or 5 reasons why you should constantly learn | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it

Here are 5 reasons why you should never stop learning. Hope this will help you to fight your fears and allow you to discover the amazing world.

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The Persuasive Writing Pack -

The Persuasive Writing Pack - | Teaching Tools | Scoop.it
The Persuasive Writing pack offers teaching resources, activities and display materials to help your children to develop their persuasive writing skills.
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