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8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education « Designer Instrucional ...

8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education « Designer Instrucional ... | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it
Designer Instrucional é um artista? O que eu acho de legal por aí, eu publico aqui. (as vezes invento alguma coisa). 11 jul 2012 · Leave a Comment. 8 Ways Technology Is Improving Education. The Education Tech Series is supported by Dell ...
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Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5 [Download] | Typebased

Typing Instructor for Kids Platinum 5 [Download] | Typebased | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it
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NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain

NASA Lands Car-Size Rover Beside Martian Mountain | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

NASA's most advanced Mars rover Curiosity has landed on the Red Planet. The one-ton rover, hanging by ropes from a rocket backpack, touched down onto Mars Sunday to end a 36-week flight and begin a two-year investigation.

The Mars Science Laboratory (MSL) spacecraft that carried Curiosity succeeded in every step of the most complex landing ever attempted on Mars, including the final severing of the bridle cords and flyaway maneuver of the rocket backpack.

 

Curiosity landed at 10:32 p.m. Aug. 5, PDT, (1:32 a.m. EDT Aug. 6) near the foot of a mountain three miles tall and 96 miles in diameter inside Gale Crater. During a nearly two-year prime mission, the rover will investigate whether the region ever offered conditions favorable for microbial life.

 

Curiosity returned its first view of Mars, a wide-angle scene of rocky ground near the front of the rover. More images are anticipated in the next several days as the mission blends observations of the landing site with activities to configure the rover for work and check the performance of its instruments and mechanisms.

 

Curiosity carries 10 science instruments with a total mass 15 times as large as the science payloads on the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. Some of the tools are the first of their kind on Mars, such as a laser-firing instrument for checking elemental composition of rocks from a distance. The rover will use a drill and scoop at the end of its robotic arm to gather soil and powdered samples of rock interiors, then sieve and parcel out these samples into analytical laboratory instruments inside the rover.

 

Pictures from Mars are here: http://mars.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/multimedia/images/

 

For more information on the mission, visit: http://www.nasa.gov/mars and http://marsprogram.jpl.nasa.gov/msl .


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Nuance introduces Nina, the virtual assistant for mobile customer-service apps

Nuance introduces Nina, the virtual assistant for mobile customer-service apps | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

With Nina, companies can now quickly add speech-based virtual assistant capabilities to their existing iOS and Android mobile apps, Nuance said. In other words, companies can now create custom Siri-like apps. Nina combines Nuance speech recognition, Text-to-Speech (TTS), voice biometrics, and natural language understanding (NLU) technology hosted in the cloud to deliver an interactive user experience that understands what is said, and can identify who is saying it.

 

Nuance also announced that USAA, a leading financial services provider that serves members of the U.S. military, veterans and their families, has adopted the virtual assistant for use within its popular mobile app. A pilot is planned for August and the functionality will launch to all USAA members early next year.

 

Nina is the first virtual assistant customer service app to incorporate both speech recognition and voice biometrics into a single integrated solution, according to Nuance. Nina is also the first solution that provides an open software development kit (SDK) to support the rapid integration of virtual assistant capabilities into existing mobile applications. In addition, Nina is the first to allow organizations to brand their own virtual assistant persona, including the visual appearance and implementation of optional custom TTS voices.

 


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Trip to the Dark Side of the Universe: Dark Matter and Dark Energy

A look at the theory of dark matter -- the undetectable mass thought to make up 96% of the universe, and dark energy -- the unseen force that is expanding the universe. Physicists use the latest cutting-edge technology and conduct groundbreaking experiments in an attempt to discover more about these mysterious forces.

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How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes

How to choose a #mobile device for #mLearning purposes | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

Choosing the best (smart)phone or tablet for mobile learning can be quite a challenge. It also depends on what you want to do with it and how easy you can get used to technology. The amount of features you want to use will also allow you to purchase a low or high cost smartphone or mobile device.


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Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly

Exploring Tappestry: A Storable Social Network for Learning | David Kelly | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

Now this sounds interesting if you think of it as a platform for augmented social cognition as peer learning -- a knowledge aggregator for personal learning networks. -- Howard

 

"Tappestry is the social network for learning.

For the first time, you can record what you have learned easily and immediately throughout your day. You can come back to it whenever you want. And the best part is you can share with others and learn from others with other social networks and websites.

What did you learn today? With Tappestry, you can track what you have learned and catalog it. Then you can tell everyone. Don’t be shy, you might just meet someone. You can use Tappestry to create and curate your own learning stream. Tappestry is a great place to store your learning and your thoughts and check in those little “A-ha!” moments you have. Think of it as your own learning journal or notebook for things you pick up over the course of your day all woven together to create your own distinct learning fabric, your Tappestry.

Why Tappestry? It helps you learn more. It helps you remember and track what you have learned. It helps take what you have learned and start using it."


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Educational Technology Guy: Social Media Cheat Sheets - free tips and more for social media sites

Educational Technology Guy: Social Media Cheat Sheets - free tips and more for social media sites | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

Walyou, a great site for interesting information and more, has a great collection of cheat sheets that have tips, shortcuts, and more for social media sites. The sites include Google+, Pinterest, Twitter and Facebook and have some great tips for making them more useful and easier to use.


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Learning in Touch- Lesson Ideas Secondary – Learning Maths with iPad

Learning in Touch- Lesson Ideas Secondary – Learning Maths with iPad | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

 Focuses on an Algebra lesson via the iPad utilising iTunesU, Khan Academy, Algebra Touch to reinforce concepts or as a prelesson and then Showme to show their understanding of the concepts.  From David Baugh - apple Professional Development Consultant


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Digital Teens and the Three T's

Digital Teens and the Three T's | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it
It would certainly change the culture of deception that leads kids and many of their parents to lie about their dates of birth to join social networking sites in the first place and provide a much safer environment for tweens who are already there...

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A Collection of 750+ Facebook Marketing Campaigns: Facebook Studio

A Collection of 750+ Facebook Marketing Campaigns: Facebook Studio | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for great examples of Facebook marketing at work, you may want to check the Facebook Studio, an official gallery/catalog of marketing campaigns using FB.

 

"...a place where creative agencies and marketers can deposit examples of great campaigns that leverages on the online social network to connect with audiences and have authentic conversations.


So far Facebook Studio has over 750 examples submitted and approved from around the world, and Facebook also holds the Facebook Studio Awards every year to recognize and laud the best work in the field.

 

Agencies can create an online profile on Facebook Studio that shows off their creative digital work, along with any of the awards accorded by Facebook.

 

These profiles go into a directory which is searchable and accessible, so you can preview the work.

 

Creatives who have worked on those projects or campaigns can be “tagged”, so people know who’s been involved in them. Creative individuals can also build their own profiles – which is separate from their regular Facebook profile (although they can be linked) – so that they can be tied to the work they’re involved in."

 

Source: http://www.youngupstarts.com/2012/07/13/digital-creatives-can-build-credibility-with-facebook-studio-and-facebook-studio-edge/

 

Get inspired.

 

Check it out here: http://www.facebook-studio.com/

 

 


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Explore YouTube Videos on Google Maps

Explore YouTube Videos on Google Maps | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it
YouTube Videos Near Me is a cool Google Map that allows users to look for YouTube videos by location.

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Engagement is not a goal it's an outcome

Engagement is not a goal it's an outcome | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

You often hear people talk about how technology is so “engaging” for kids. But that misses the point. It’s not the technology that’s engaging, it’s the opportunity to use technology to create something that is valued by the community and by yourself. Yes, a new device can be entertaining for a while, but when the novelty value wears off, what are you left with?


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Educational Responsibility

Educational Responsibility | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it
Clia Ren Strong Jagmin * Pedagoga Maira Lamaison (ZH of 15/01) was extremely happy in its ranks on the responsibility of the family on the current situation of the Brazilian education. Parents are the first and main models for ...
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Two separate extinctions brought end to dinosaur era

Two separate extinctions brought end to dinosaur era | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

The mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago was almost unprecedented in its size. There may be a simple reason why three-quarters of Earth's species disappeared during the event – there were actually two extinctions at the end of the Cretaceous, each devastating species in distinct environments. Famously, the dinosaurs met their end when a massive meteorite crashed into Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula around 65 million years ago. The extinction paved the way for the rapid evolutionary diversification of mammals.

 

Tom Tobin from the University of Washington in Seattle found two layers in the rocks, which formed in a shallow sea, where several species of shelled animals went extinct. One of the layers dates to the time of the impact, but the other layer is 40 metres below. Dating showed that the lower extinction occurred some 150,000 years before the meteorite hit – at the peak of the Indian eruptions. Tobin's team looked at isotopic ratios in the rock to work out the temperatures at the time: the first extinction followed a 7 °C rise in polar ocean temperatures – probably a result of global warming triggered by the Indian volcanism. Comparable numbers of species in the region went extinct in each event. Surprisingly, though, the types of animals affected differed strikingly.

 

The case for multiple factors contributing to the extinction is adding up, says David Archibald, a vertebrate palaeontologist recently retired from San Diego State University, California, who was not involved in either study. "I'm not suggesting the [meteorite] impact didn't have tremendous effects, and it probably was necessary for the extinctions, but there were other things leading up to it," he says.


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Physicists gain new insights into the remote control of quantum systems

Physicists gain new insights into the remote control of quantum systems | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

An international collaboration led by physicists of the University of Vienna shines new light on the question of the resources required for achieving quantum information processing. The scientists demonstrate that less demanding resources, which are easier to prepare and to control, can be used for quantum-enhanced technologies. In the experiment the researchers achieve remote quantum state preparation without requiring entanglement as a resource.

 

A fundamental characteristic of quantum physics is the fact that two or more particles can exhibit correlations stronger than classically allowed. This unique characteristic applies particularly to quantum entanglement: as soon as the quantum state of a particle is measured the state of its entangled partner changes accordingly, regardless of how far apart the two entangled particles might be. This feature allows for the remote quantum state preparation, which is an essential ingredient for applications in quantum communication, quantum cryptography, and quantum computation.

 

The degree of entanglement is often used as a figure of merit for determining its usefulness for quantum technologies. Strongly entangled systems, however, are very sensitive to extrinsic influence and difficult to prepare and to control. A team of researchers headed by the physicists Caslav Brukner (theory) and Philip Walther (experiment) at the University of Vienna have been able to show that in order to achieve successful remote state preparation entanglement is not the only way forward. Under certain circumstances, non-entangled states can outperform their entangled counterparts for such tasks - as long as they have a significant amount of so-called "quantum discord". This novel and not yet fully understood measure of quantum correlations quantifies the disturbance of correlated particles when being measured.


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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

The following topics are covered:

 

Aerospace, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computers, Cosmology, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Future, General Science, Geoscience, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics, and Sociology.

 

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.


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Great resources for online learning just about everything.  All you need is will power and self- discipline.

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Your knowledge is your strength and power 

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Acceso gratuito a documentos de las mejores universidades del mundo

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The Study of Instructional Design for “Problem Solving” in English ...

As the new curriculun reform goes far in our country, instructional system design has begun to shift the focus to the instructional design with learner-centered and the design of study model with learner-centered.That is the ...
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Les Français veulent avoir le droit de se faire oublier sur Internet

Les Français veulent avoir le droit de se faire oublier sur Internet | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

Vieux blog dont on a oublié les codes d’accès et qui est obsolète, commentaires postés sur un coup de tête, ou alors l’utilisation de données personnelles par des tiers sont des cas très fréquents de demande de retrait de contenu sur Internet. En effet, ces éléments peuvent constituer une mauvaise e-réputation personnelle et renvoyer une première impression négative.

 

Le droit sur Internet est une préoccupation de plus en plus importante de la part des français a en croire les chiffres annoncés hier par la CNIL (Commission nationale de l’informatique et des libertés). En effet la CNIL a enregistré en 2011 un nombre record de 5 738 plaintes, soit 19% de hausse par rapport à 2010. Mais surtout, la hausse la plus importante en matière de plaintes concerne plus précisément le » droit à l’oubli « , +42% par rapport à 2010, soit 1000 plaintes enregistrées.


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Careers | Action Learning Systems, Inc. — Increasing Student Achievement

Careers | Action Learning Systems, Inc. — Increasing Student Achievement | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it
Action Learning Systems, a leader in helping schools and districts increase student achievement, is seeking experienced, enthusiastic individuals to join our team. (Action Learning Systems is seeking a full-time Secondary Math Instructional Coach.

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Como listar todas as mensagens de um contato do Gmail

Como listar todas as mensagens de um contato do Gmail | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

Veja como encontrar todas as mensagens de um contato no seu Gmail.


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MentorMob University for Educators

MentorMob University for Educators | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it
Chicago-based startup MentorMob has just launched MentorMob U, a white-label version of its platform open to educational institutions and professionals, designed to help them create and manage their own courses and programs of study.

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Vik Muniz Recreates Iconic Paintings with Scraps of Magazines

Vik Muniz Recreates Iconic Paintings with Scraps of Magazines | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

Brazilian artist Vik Muniz entitles this series, Pictures of Magazines 2. He bases his torn, blended and formed magazine scraps on iconic paintings by such artists as Edouard Manet, Van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and other fore-fathers of art. The patience required is immense.


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MOOC Fluency – Some advice for future librarians

MOOC Fluency – Some advice for future librarians | Aline Reguine | Scoop.it

"I’m glad that UVa reinstated their president. Seems like the only logical action after the backlash. I keep waiting for “the real reason” to surface because it’s hard for me to believe that the whole thing can be boiled down to MOOCs. Really? I guess it comes down to inventing the future vs. sustaining (current) excellence. But I do want to point out that this is exactly the type of thing I was referring to in my startup paper. There is growing pressure on higher education to change—and we, as librarians, will have to adapt to that."


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Classroom presentations with Nearpod

"Marianapolis Prep Training Videos: Nearpod is a jaw-dropping presentation app that allows all your class to watch your presentation, answer multiple choice questions, draw, or answer open-ended questions.``


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