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How I learned a language in 22 hours

How I learned a language in 22 hours | African education | Scoop.it
Could Joshua Foer really learn a language from scratch in less than three months? (How to learn a language in 22 hours http://t.co/2Zqwktn08t)
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This is fasinating, with much potential. I think I will be using Memrise to learn more Lugandan and Lusoga. Wondering about the potential of learning theory on teaching things that have to be remembered in education, so that more time can be spent on applying the learning. Big thought provoker and investigation definitely needed.

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Innovative Device Boils Water and Produces Electricity | The Energy Collective

Innovative Device Boils Water and Produces Electricity | The Energy Collective | African education | Scoop.it
Power Practical, a company that sprang out of research from the University of Utah, has developed a pot that can charge wireless devices through a USB connection while boiling water. (RT @2morrowknight: Awesome & Cool!
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Great for science understanding and an interesting innovation that if a LOT cheaper would be really helpful to many in Africa.

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Mathematics for Dyslexics: Including Dyscalculia

Great resource for teaching math fundamentals to students with dyslexia and dyscalculia. The book is loaded here, though it is a bit difficult to scroll in this format, it has many valuable tips and suggestions. Chapters range from number concepts to fractions, decimals, percentage, and time.

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Looking forward to checking out the book.

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www.multiplication.com

www.multiplication.com | African education | Scoop.it
www.multiplication.com - activities, games, worksheets to help teach the multiplication facts.
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Interesting methodology for learning tables - not mathematical but would be really good for visual learners. Games seem good but not very sophisticated.

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IfItWereMyHome.com

 

Welcome to IfItWereMyHome.com

The lottery of birth is responsible for much of who we are. If you were not born in the country you were, what would your life be like? Would you be the same person?

IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

You can also use our visualization tool to help understand the impact of a disaster. The Pakistan Flood and BP Oil Spill are currently featured. Check out the individual pages to gain some perspective on these awful tragedies.

 


Via Carole Bird
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A concept I like to use when explaining the difference in our lives. Like to consider its uses.

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Carole Bird's curator insight, May 6, 2013 12:14 AM

Great tool to use when comparing countries, on infant mortality, oil and electricity consumption etc. 

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Education a must for change, progress in Nigeria – Experts

Education a must for change, progress in Nigeria – Experts | African education | Scoop.it
At the Eko Hotels last week, it was a gathering of captains of industry in Nigeria to discuss the way forward for the crawling Nigerian economy. The gathering was organized by the Nigerian Economic Summit Group and sponsored by Etisalat.
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Education is not an option for Africa and it must be good quality. The key alluded to is that teaching has to become a profession worth pursuing.

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