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Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics. A BBC documentary featured Dr.

Data Visualized: More on Teaching With Infographics

Hans Rosling, a founder of Gapminder, which uses data animation to educate the public about gaps in health and wealth. Go to related article » “In an uncharted world of boundless data, information designers are our new navigators,” begins a recent Times article, “When the Data Struts Its Stuff.” Last summer we did a popular series of posts on classroom uses for data visualization — the graphs, charts, timelines, diagrams, flowcharts, interactive slide shows and maps also called “infographics.”

You can find all five posts linked from the first one, “Teaching With Infographics | Places to Start.” Today we add to our collection with some new resources inspired by this latest Times article. Key Questions What are the purposes of visual displays like the charts, maps, graphs, timelines, tables and other features known as “infographics”? Teaching About the Creation and Interpretation of Infographics Why Visualize Data?

How Do They Do It? Cool Infographics Flowing Data. How To Curate Learning Paths and Engage Students: Curatr. I’m seeing more Scoopit links in my Twitter stream and I’m not crazy about it.

How To Curate Learning Paths and Engage Students: Curatr

Sure it’s quick and easy to share with Scoopit. But it not quick and easy to consume. For me it's all about the econ... Marty Note (here is comment I wrote on Dr. V's blog) Appreciate Bryan’s and Joseph’s comment, but I rarely use Scoop.it as a pass through. Rich snippets are “blog” posts that fall between Twitter and the 500 to 1,000 words I would write in Scenttrail Marketing.

I was taught NOT to pass through links on Scoop.it early on by the great curator @Robin Good . Bryan is correct that some curators new to Scoop.it haven’t learned the Robin Good lesson yet. For my part I always identify my Scoop.it links, probably about half the content I Tweet and about a quarter of my G+ shares. When you follow or consistently share content from a great curator on Scooop.it you begin to understand HOW they shape the subjects they curate. So, sorry you are sad to see Scoop.it links and understand your frustration. StoryKeepers - StoryMaking Software. StoryMaking is a process facilitated by a variety of tools.

StoryKeepers - StoryMaking Software

Following the Seven Steps of StoryMaking provides an opportunity to master a variety of tools. The following suggestions offer a starting place for integrating technology that supports this process. The list is updated frequently as new choices enter the marketplace so check in often or send additional ideas to Bernajean@Digitales.us. Depending on time and interest, choose the tools that best fit your readiness for digital storytelling. See more in-depth information for video-making and other media production tools on the navigation side bar.Bibliography Maker - Track ALL Media SourcesBibme.org Online Audio-Editing Image - Editing LiveQuartz Online 1.9 (MAC)SplashUP Online (PC/MAC)PhotoShop Elements (PC/MAC) Purchase or LicensedPixie (PC/MAC) Elementary - Purchase or LicensedPixlr (OnLine) - FAB highly functioned w/ layers too!

Image Creativity Music / Audio Generators Aviary (Online)JamStudio (Online)GarageBand (MAC) Free Animations. Educational Crafts. Share My Lesson - Free K-12 Teacher Resources Aligned to Common Core State Standards. Lesson Planning.

Taking Notes

TOK. The-Week-In-Rap. Contact Us | Log In The Week in Rap Recommended forGrades 5 to 12 All Units Aligned to April 18, 2014 T.


April 11, 2014 Ukraine Crisis Cont'd & the Zebra Stripe Mystery April 4, 2014 Earthquake in Chile & Money Shift in US Politics March 28, 2014 G8 Ousts Russia & Mudslide Devastates Washington March 21, 2014 Big Bang Breakthrough & Hello, Spring! March 14, 2014 Malaysia's Lost Jet & Crimea's Vote March 7, 2014 Russia Invades Ukraine & An Oscar “First” February 28, 2014 SAT Raises Questions & Obesity Rate Drops February 21, 2014 Student Athletes Demand Change & US Skaters Win February 14, 2014 Mafia Drug Bust & Major Meat Recall February 7, 2014 Mount Sinabung Erupts & Olympics Kick Off January 31, 2014 State of the Union Address & Punxsutawney Phil January 24, 2014 Iran's Sanctions Stop & Syria's Peace Talks Start January 17, 2014 A Delivery by Space Ship & A-Rod's Suspension January 10, 2014 US Freezes Over & Papaya Industry Sparks Debate January 3, 2014 Scientists on Ice & Soap Controversy Year in Rap 2013 May 3, 2013.

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship. 10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship Added by Jeff Dunn on 2012-07-22 YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship.

A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart. Google (which owns YouTube) built the lessons to educate students about YouTube’s policies, how to flag content, how to be a safer online citizen, and protect their identities. Below is a list of lessons, and the recommended flow for delivery. Or you can download the Full Teacher’s Guide or the Full Set of Slides in PDF . The killer feature for this curriculum is the extra features that come with each video.

Category: Videos Tags: digital citizenship , guide , How To , presentations , Videos You may also like 4 Comments. Reality TV and E-Learning: The Next Frontier? Three Possible Edu-Reality Shows. You don't want to watch, but once you do, you want more and more.

Reality TV and E-Learning: The Next Frontier? Three Possible Edu-Reality Shows

You ask yourself why, and all you can come up with is that there is something cathartic about tragedy (not exactly a new finding -- but ranks up there with the eternal verities) -- and, the Aristotelian ideas / precepts still hold: the tragic hero is compelling because of the essentially flawed nature of his/her beingness, and hubris resides at the core. "There but for the grace of God ... " we intone because we all have a "hubris trigger" in our heart of hearts -- we all would love to be invincible and to somehow transcend / escape angst, pain, fear of death, and death itself.

But the tragic hero tends to die -- and to die prematurely -- precisely because he / she tried to cheat death, and to grab onto all the spoils of life -- wealth, glory, fame, progeny -- and the act of grasping is what triggered the downward spiral. In very cogent terms, we can say that we participate in our own destruction and salvation. Ratatat! Re: Cohen Cash. Lectures: Brenzel. The Essential Value of a Classic Education.

Lectures: Brenzel

JEFFREY BRENZEL, Philosopher, Dean of Undergraduate Admissions, Yale University Lesson Overview Some people regard the classics as mere historical artifacts or fodder for cocktail party conversation. To succeed in today's world, the thinking goes, it's not necessary to closely read Plato's Republic or Dante's Inferno when one can easily find a summary in Cliff Notes or on Wikipedia. Professor Brenzel argues that not only can reading the great classics enrich your education, it can actually make your life better. From "What's the best kind of life for a human? " Readings Course Pack: Hubert Dreyfuss & Sean Kelly, All Things Shining. Discussion Questions (1. . ) (2. . ) (3.)

Literature Poetry etc.

Shakespeare. Literary Devices. Fairy Tales. Think.com, Oracle Education Foundation, Projects. Online Lang and Lit. AP Visual Literacy Resources - WriteSpace. Teaching Writing. Reasoning, Logic, Using Evidence. Other prompts and AP Lang multiple choice. Cartoons/Graphic Novels.


Turn of the Screw. Freakonomics. Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Post Office. Salem Witches. Successful Leader prompt. Monuments. Libraries. Research. Synthesis.

The Extended Essay (IB DP) Writing. Lexiphilia.

Rhetorical Analysis

Listen and Write - Dictation. Free English Tests and Exercises Online for ESL, TOEFL, TOEIC, GRE, SAT, GMAT. Language Arts Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives. Holt Literature & Language Arts Home Page. Functional Grammar. Graphic Organizers. Ed Tech Tools. The 5 Minute Lesson Plan by @TeacherToolkit. Language Arts Presentations in PowerPoint format, Free Interactives. The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes.

Yesterday, the Open University released ‘The History of English in 10 Minutes,’ a witty animated sequence that takes you through 1600 years of linguistic history.

The History of the English Language in Ten Animated Minutes

The Vikings gave us “give” and “take.” Shakespeare added another 2,000 words and expressions to the mix. The British Empire (see video above) then brought the evolving English language to new lands, creating new varieties of English worldwide. And so the story continues. You can find this series featuring the voice of Clive Anderson on iTunes or YouTube. Related Content: What’s Your English? Learn Languages for Free: Spanish, English, Chinese & 37 Other Languages.

Kerpoof Studio. Fun 4 the Brain - English Games. This fun English game has some silly pandas to help teach the parts of speech.

Fun 4 the Brain - English Games

Get enough of the questions correct, and you can make your own silly sentence. Sharlayne Overton, author of A Daily Dose of Writing, came up with the concept for this game. To get exercises to help with writing, check out her fun book! Strike 1! Help the Chimpunks win their Championship Baseball gameby helping them read base words with suffix endings. Pop! Help Syllable Sammy decode two syllable words. Help the Prince Frog get back to his princess by using the Magic "e" wand. See if you can find the treasure by using the tools that you have learned to read. The hard copies of the above five games were created by Sheri Sather. Want a hard copy of her games? Fantastic Book Trailers And The Reasons They’re So Good.

There tends to exist a general skepticism toward book trailers.

Fantastic Book Trailers And The Reasons They’re So Good

While some of it is a reaction to their novelty—and the question of whether they can actually generate higher book sales—another part is rooted in more of an ethical uncertainty. A trailer, in a way, violates a book’s very construction. We are taught from a young age that reading, unlike pretty much everything else, forces you to use your imagination. A trailer inherently removes an element of the imaginative process and potentially cheapens the medium by suggesting a sort of inadequacy.

While there may be truth behind these ideas, we also live in a world where information has to be conveyed in an increasingly succinct and stimulating manner. The purpose of a book trailer, ultimately, is to bring attention and readers to a book and its author. As book trailers are still relatively new, the bulk of them have been made at a glaringly low production quality: cheap graphics, still frames, simple fonts, cheesy music. Free Interactive English Games - Fun Learning Activities.

The Pleasures and Perils of Rereading. In his often anthologized essay “On Reading Old Books,” William Hazlitt wrote, “I hate to read new books. There are twenty or thirty volumes that I have read over and over again, and these are the only ones that I have any desire to ever read at all.” This is a rather extreme position on rereading, but he is not alone. Larry McMurtry made a similar point: “If I once read for adventure, I now read for security. How nice to be able to return to what won’t change.

When I sit down at dinner with a given book, I want to know what I’m going to find.” Spacks herself feels slightly differently. Yet there are far more positive spins put on rereading in Spacks’s book and elsewhere. Rereading is also a form of pedagogy. To really love a book we must spend time with it, and that means rereading — for love, too, falls under the heading of Bloom’s “difficult pleasure.” Yet there were attendant issues with such a role model: “He wasn’t even divisible into parts, you couldn’t be half a Rimbaud. We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading - The Chronicle Review.

By Alan Jacobs While virtually anyone who wants to do so can train his or her brain to the habits of long-form reading, in any given culture, few people will want to.

We Can't Teach Students to Love Reading - The Chronicle Review

And that's to be expected. Serious "deep attention" reading has always been and will always be a minority pursuit, a fact that has been obscured in the past half-century, especially in the United States, by the dramatic increase in the percentage of the population attending college, and by the idea (only about 150 years old) that modern literature in vernacular languages should be taught at the university level. At the beginning of the 20th century, perhaps 2 percent of Americans attended a university; now the number is closer to 70 percent (though only about 30 percent get bachelor's degrees). The extreme reader, to coin a phrase, is a rare bird indeed. Those are my tribe, but they are few. Perhaps it isn't anyone's fault. So what did those poor deluged people do?

Alan Jacobs is a professor of English at Wheaton College. The Art of Reading: How to Read A Book. One of the secrets to acquiring knowledge is to read. A lot . But reading alone is not enough. We need to read with the aim of increasing our understanding. Knowledge cannot build over-time unless we’re comprehending what we’re reading. To do that we need to think about how we read. This is the first article in a multi-part series. Mortimer Adler originally published How To Read A Book in 1940. With so much changing recently with how we read and what we read, a keen observer would ask what we can learn from such an ancient book? One constant is that, to achieve all the purposes of reading, the desideratum must be the ability to read different things at different— appropriate— speeds, not everything at the greatest possible speed.

As Pascal observed long ago, “When we read too slowly, we understand nothing.” Another thing that hasn’t really changed much is the failure to continue to learn how to read beyond the instruction we receive in elementary school. Active reading The Levels of Reading. How to Read Faster: Bill Cosby's Three Proven Strategies. By Maria Popova “Nobody gets something for nothing in the reading game.” “All attempts at gaining literary polish must begin with judicious reading,” H.

P. Lovecraft famously advised aspiring writers. Indeed, reading is an essential skill on par with writing, and though non-reading may be an intellectual choice on par with reading, reading itself — just like writing — is a craft that requires optimal technique for optimal outcome. Bill Cosby may be best-known as the beloved personality behind his eponymous TV show, but he earned his doctorate in education and has been involved in several projects teaching the essential techniques of effective reading, including a PBS series on reading skills. 1.

Skimming can give you a very good idea of this story in about half the words, and in less than half the time it’d take to read every word.So far, you’ve seen that previewing and skimming can give you a general idea about content — fast. Donating = Loving Share on Tumblr. Jewish Literacy as the Road to Riches: The Chosen Path of the 'Chosen Few' By Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein In an encore post, Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein explain that the early Jewish emphasis on literacy set Jews up for economic success. Paul Solman: Of the three most popular posts in the six-year history of the Making Sen$e Business Desk, two seem unsurprising, at least in retrospect: Charles Murray’s “Do You Live in a Bubble Quiz” to test how in or out of touch you are with mainstream white American culture and “Ask Larry” Kotlikoff’s original retirement post: “34 Social Security Secrets You Need to Know Now”.

But the popularity of the third-ranked post, of the more than a thousand originals we’ve run on this page since 2007, was as remarkable as it was gratifying: a 3000-word essay by two eminent economic historians who teach in Italy and Israel respectively summarizing their explanation of Jewish economic success, a thesis more than a decade in the making that has become the book “The Chosen Few.” The answer is: no. SQ3R. Literacy-Based and Other Guessing Games. Research Databases & Archives. National Libraries. Digital public library of america - Google Search. Smithsonian Libraries : Digital Library. Library of Congress Home. Teacher's Guides and Analysis Tool - For Teachers. The New York Public Library. Information Research. Drawing Lessons. Notetaking.

Text Compactor: Free Online Automatic Text Summarization Tool. N I N E S. History of Philosophy without any gaps. Our Third Annual Summer Reading Contest. eBooks. Grading.

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Kansas 8th Grade Graduation Exam 1895. Critical Thinking On The Web. Creative Thinking Is a Specific Process That Can Be Replicated. What Is Intelligence? Just a Byproduct of Cooperation. Discrepant Events. Are we asking the right questions? - Ideas. Look to Learn. Brain Games & Brain Training - Lumosity. Six Tips for Brain-Based Learning. Project-Based Engineering for Kids. Social Studies. Badges. Lessonopoly. Resources & Advice § Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning. The student authored syllabus.