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Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 28 | The P.E Geek

Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 28 | The P.E Geek | Anley Education | Scoop.it

"This truly innovative mobile app allows users to turn their device into a speed camera and see exactly  how fast they kick a football. The app guides your through the process of setting up the kick so that the app is capable of accurate detection. You will firstly start by selecting if you are right or left footed and then the app provides a frame overlay that you must position the ball over your resting soccer ball. Once setup its all up to the kicker and the app to track the overall speed, angle and estimated kick distance. It even records your kick and replays it back to you in super slow motion."


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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Anley Education | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Awesome Google Apps for Education guide to getting going with Google!!

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gwynethjones's curator insight, March 29, 10:01 AM

GAfE Baby!

WEAC's curator insight, March 31, 10:15 AM

There are some great tips here for using Google Apps in your classroom. For example:  #13. Mystery Hangouts. Using Hangouts – Google’s video chat service — classes from different parts of the country or the world can play this “guess where we are” game. 

Bookmarking Librarian's curator insight, April 2, 6:31 PM

Teaching with technology - using Google Apps

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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Anley Education | Scoop.it

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur.


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In a sea of innovation, how do we return teacher agency? This article has some great points.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 11, 2013 9:37 AM

Some really good points in this posting on teacher development (or the lack of)

Colleen Adam's curator insight, November 11, 2013 3:11 PM

Great post that highlights how educators, not just students, can be guilty of being stuck in a fixed mindset and how to revert your thinking back to one of a growth mindset.

Mário Ferreira's curator insight, November 12, 2013 3:14 PM

Um tema bem interessante.

Carol S. Dweck escreve de uma forma muito clara sobre  este assunto.

 

 

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Back to Basics - "QUESTION Basics", that is!

Back to Basics - "QUESTION Basics", that is! | Anley Education | Scoop.it
8 I've been getting a lot of flak recently for doing so much on all that "bloody TECHnology stuff"! 8 Come on...not my fault! I've been doing a few programmes / projects of late that are designed t...

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Very interesting - why do we use technology?

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Teaching Children With Dyslexia - Accommodations - Reading Horizons

Teaching Children With Dyslexia - Accommodations - Reading Horizons | Anley Education | Scoop.it

"As a dyslexic specialist and someone who knows a great deal about teaching children with dyslexia, I see on a daily basis the struggles these students face in the mainstream classroom. What can be written in an Individualized Education Program (IEP) varies from state to state, and, often, dyslexia is not even addressed. Sometimes, if you approach it as a reading disability or a processing disorder, the schools may be more willing to work with you. You have the right as parents to discuss with your children's teachers certain accommodations that will help your children perform better and allow them to measure a more-accurate assessment of their knowledge and intelligence. You may take this list in to your children's schools and/or teachers and discuss with them what they would be willing to do to help your children."


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terrymc's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:23 AM

Improving the understanding of dyslexia and how technology can help, with both condition and practice.

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How to Make Your Syllabi More Engaging

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Keeping students engaged with online content has never been easier.

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Very interesting, thank you.

 

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 15, 2013 2:50 PM

"Paper syllabi are officially outdated. Many professors make their course syllabi available online as a downloadable file, but an increasing few are actually turning their syllabi into interactive blogs, which we refer to as syllablogs.

The benefits to students are remarkable. A syllablog is a destination for students to download materials and interact with their professor and other students. For professors, a syllablog offers a place to constantly keep students informed about schedules, changes, projects, resources and feedback. With the right tools, a syllablog can also be easily updated and viewed on a mobile device. It’s a modern way to engage students, and it’s a task that can be accomplished relatively quickly with little investment. Here’s a guide to getting started."

Practical advice for using a blog to share a syllabus. 

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 15, 2013 7:12 PM
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"Paper syllabi are officially outdated. Many professors make their course syllabi available online as a downloadable file, but an increasing few are actually turning their syllabi into interactive blogs, which we refer to as syllablogs.

 

The benefits to students are remarkable. A syllablog is a destination for students to download materials and interact with their professor and other students. For professors, a syllablog offers a place to constantly keep students informed about schedules, changes, projects, resources and feedback. With the right tools, a syllablog can also be easily updated and viewed on a mobile device. It’s a modern way to engage students, and it’s a task that can be accomplished relatively quickly with little investment. Here’s a guide to getting started."

 

Practical advice for using a blog to share a syllabus. 

Susan Striepe's curator insight, August 16, 2013 1:09 PM

A creative participatory process whereby students can be engaged in active and authentic learning on a deeper level.

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How (And Why) To Flip Your Classroom - Edudemic

How (And Why) To Flip Your Classroom - Edudemic | Anley Education | Scoop.it

To free up some time and get to the innovative learning, you need to strongly consider a plan to flip your classroom. Here are a few tips and reasons.


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Excellent, accessible introductory giude to flipping the classroom

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Learner perceptions of Interactive Fiction - IF only

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"Cases on Digital Game-based Learning: Methods, Models & Strategies", a book edited by DGBL scholars Youngkyun Baek and Nicola Whitton, has recently been published by IGI Global.

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Joe Pereira's comment, July 19, 2013 2:00 PM
Not as good as a free copy, but this coupon will give you 50% off the cover price. http://www.igi-global.com/Files/Ancillary/2fd9f53d-2416-414c-a743-78356fe7dfcb_9781466628489_Baek_Discount.pdf
Dr. Pamela Rutledge's comment, July 19, 2013 3:09 PM
Joe - thanks so much. That's very kind. It's still pretty rich for an individual researcher. IGI - For a company whose tag line is "disseminator of knowledge" seems like making an inexpensive digital copy available would increase the reach and has absolutely no marginal cost. The price also means that faculty will be hesitant to assign it to students. Time to revisit the business model!
Joe Pereira's comment, July 24, 2013 9:53 AM
Pamela - I totally agree with you (and even mention it in my blog post - which has been read by folks at IGI. ) I can only assume that as the books continue to be published, there is still demand for them even at that price point. Time to revisit the business model indeed!
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BYOD School Tells Students, "Buy a Calculator Because You Can Cheat with Your iPads!"

BYOD School Tells Students, "Buy a Calculator Because You Can Cheat with Your iPads!" | Anley Education | Scoop.it

Can you believe this? 

 

My daughter goes to a 20th century school that mistakingly thinks it embraces 21st century learning simply because it allows students to bring their own device. This is particularly frustrating to me since I speak on this very subject at schools and conferences around the country. 

 

"Daddy, I need to buy a scientific calculator for math class!" I respond, "Oh sweetie, you're so cute. No one with a brand new iPad mini needs to buy a physical calculator any more. Just tell me what functions you need it to do and I'll help you find the right app." To which she says, "No. We're not allowed to use our iPads or phones. The teacher says we can cheat that way by texting, IMing, or emailing answers to each other." *facepalm*

 

I would like to crowdsource here and ask for comments as to how to best deliver my email to this school's academic director.

 

Thanks in advance!


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Sue Osborne's curator insight, April 30, 2013 7:54 PM

Seriously? It's amazing to me that this wasn't considered in the equation when the school went to BYOD....crazy!

Jo Blannin - Innovative Learning's comment, May 7, 2013 10:56 PM
totally disagree! teach them to source information from wherever - where does 'cheating' actually fit these days? Isn't crowd sourcing your answer a good strategy - just like you're doing?!?!?
Leslie Hays's comment, May 10, 2013 11:01 AM
The teacher could think about creating an assignment that involves much more than crunching numbers, and requires analysis, hypothesis proposal and other key scientific research skills that make using a Sci Calculator out of date - the whole notion of cheating is outdated.
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Project-Based Learning for Teachers

Tony Vincent's video for his project-based learning workshops. http://learninginhand.com Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:39 AM

I'm a big fan of PBL (Project Based Learning.  I first learned about Tony Vincent when I was in graduate school when we were talking about Palm Pilots in education..  Ironically, he started teaching where my brother currently teaches.  He followed the sun down the Phoenix.  I always enjoy his content and ideas.  

AnnC's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:05 PM

good opening infotainment

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:04 AM

brilliant for VET students... learning real skills to increase employability

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Anley Education | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.

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Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, September 7, 2013 2:35 PM
Interesting points made.
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Interesting points made.
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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift | Anley Education | Scoop.it

But the most important thing Williams does as a forward-thinking superintendent is to support principal and teacher innovation. Rather than saying no when an idea conflicts with district policy, he works to change the policy. He’s found that working that way removes most of the barriers people cite as obstacles to fully integrating technology into classrooms.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 7, 2013 6:09 AM

This really applies to management in many educational institutions. Many that try to inspire innovation just really need to release and support it.

Jennifer Hoover's curator insight, June 10, 2013 2:07 PM

Important as an instructional leader.

Carl Heine's curator insight, June 11, 2013 12:20 PM

Removing barriers is a big deal.

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12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom

12 Characteristics Of An iPad-Ready Classroom | Anley Education | Scoop.it

"Implementing iPads isn’t exactly a just-add-water proposition.

While they’re wondrous little devices capable of enchanting learners for hours, to get the learning results you’re likely after will take planning, design, and reflection"


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Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:16 AM

How can you harness an Ipad to enhance learning, it needs some thought planning and creativity...

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Upto Ipad and Tablet aware Parents to push as well please!
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The Obituary of the Student Desk 1887-2013

The Obituary of the Student Desk 1887-2013 | Anley Education | Scoop.it
The Student Desk (known by several aliases, most notably the Classroom Desk) died today when teachers at Bridge Point Elementary school in Austin, TX discovered that learning could happen in a vari...

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Hear! Hear! A well-written, tongue-in-cheek article about moving away from yeaster year confinements towards new age light in education!

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 20, 2013 11:30 AM

I love this post and its 21st Century implications.  Yes, the old wooded or even newer plastic, solo student desks are becoming a relic of the past.  With collaborative learning environments, mobile learning, project based learning, etc. those neat little rows of desks lined up in single file are a thing of the past.  However, if you're stumped on a practical alternative, I remain a fan of the harkness table that has a long, successful independent school history.  Here is a link if you're not familiar with the harkness table:  

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harkness_table

Chris Carter's curator insight, November 20, 2013 9:01 PM

Physicality matters is the digital age.

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The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces

The 21st century is challenging old notions of learning spaces | Anley Education | Scoop.it

Classrooms should be spaces that students don’t want to leave.  Some communities are still hesitant about these futuristic looking learning spaces and have resorted to older, traditional physical spaces. Hopefully, they will begin to embrace changes to better prepare students and move them in the 21st century global economy.

 


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Learning spaces are changing - time to challenge classroom design, technology integration and teaching praxis!

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Allan Shaw's curator insight, November 19, 2013 4:52 PM

While I do not ascribe to everything mentioned in this post, there is much to commend it.

Schools and the learning spaces within them should be engaging and attractive places for children in which to learn. Outside of their home, school is where they spend a significant portion of their lives.

richard Forward's curator insight, December 14, 2013 2:35 PM

Are you old school or Mr cutting edge?

www.englishcoach.fr

54321ignition's curator insight, January 18, 6:57 AM

To construct better learning environments we need to deconstruct our traditional view of the classroom.

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Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic from Common Sense Media

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Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013

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Very interesting look into American child media usage. I wonder what the South African picture looks like?

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Coolwired's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:15 AM

Welcome to the future! This Infographic hold important information for both Parents and Educators. :-)

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Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 28 | The P.E Geek

Top Apps for PE Teachers - Part 28 | The P.E Geek | Anley Education | Scoop.it

"This truly innovative mobile app allows users to turn their device into a speed camera and see exactly  how fast they kick a football. The app guides your through the process of setting up the kick so that the app is capable of accurate detection. You will firstly start by selecting if you are right or left footed and then the app provides a frame overlay that you must position the ball over your resting soccer ball. Once setup its all up to the kicker and the app to track the overall speed, angle and estimated kick distance. It even records your kick and replays it back to you in super slow motion."


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Seth's Blog: An end of books

Seth's Blog: An end of books | Anley Education | Scoop.it
Books, those bound paper documents, are part of an ecosystem, one that was perfect, and one that is dying, quickly. Ideas aren’t going away soon, and neither are words. But, as the ecosystem dies, not only will the prevailing corporate...

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aisha ertugrul's comment, August 17, 2013 8:11 AM
As well as completely and utterly disregarding the fact that essential reading skills are very well learned through reading for pleasure and extensively reading for pleasure!
OneSpring's curator insight, August 19, 2013 9:56 AM

A very interesting thought from a very interesting man...

John Bostock's curator insight, August 20, 2013 9:09 AM

I think this is especially true for text books!

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New Clues on Brain’s Ability to Learn

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Gray matter grows in adult brain related to color vision & perception in the acquisition of new, named categories.

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Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers

Terrible Times Lie Ahead for Bad Teachers | Anley Education | Scoop.it

by Felix Jacomino

 

As I prepare a presentation on 21st Century Skills, I find myself dealing with having to first be clear on what they are NOT. Only because for many, the term "21st Century" is synonymous with technology. In this post, I won't get into the details of why it's not.

 

What I would like to share is my realization that terrible times lie ahead for bad teachers. Conversely, there has never been a more exciting time for a good educator than today and the near future!

 

In order to make a statement like that, I owe it to my readers to give my definition of each type of teacher.

 

Bad teachers:

Do not want to learn new things.

Have "the book" lead instruction and feel the need to always stick to it.

Are comfortable doing the same lessons (the same way) year after year.

Never step out of their comfort zone.

Live in their own bubble and do not see the need to live outside of it.

Only teach facts and assess the ability to memorize those facts ("Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer, deserves to be." -David Thornburg). 

Design tests to be easily gradeable.

Think that all progress in education are "fads."

Do not learn new things... oops, I already wrote that! It bears repeating because SOOOO much can be learned from other colleagues!

 

Good teachers:

Care whether their students find the learning relative.

Are ALWAYS looking for new ways to engage their students.

Embrace quality professional development as often as they can.

Learn from and share with other educators.

Have gotten this far into this post and are nodding their heads ;-)

 

My hopes are that we QUICKLY get to the point where teachers who do not inspire and engage will be seen as employees who are simply not doing their jobs and be let go. Or, they may move to schools that don't "get it" (yet) and find a safe haven there for now. Either way, it's time for ALL teachers to pick a side. And yes, there's plenty of room on the "good side" for bad teachers to make the change. Here's hoping!


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Interesting good vs. bad

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Kimberly (Pope) Kindred's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:38 PM

Which category do you fall? How can we transition teachers who are not willing to update their skills?

John Rudkin's curator insight, February 8, 3:07 AM

Interesting take, and of course true, i.e. "technology" is not 21st Century.  It is almost a constant - technology facilitates (or can, used correctly) good teaching, and offers opportunities to add variety, flexibility and relevance.  Used badly it can be irrelevant.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 8, 10:30 PM

Diferencias entre Buenos y Malos Profesores

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The 5 Types of Technology Adopters in Schools: Which One Are You ?

The 5 Types of Technology Adopters in Schools: Which One Are You ? | Anley Education | Scoop.it
Today I am going to talk a little bit about Diffusion of Innovation Theory and relate it to our technology integration practices in education. Don't worry the post is not gonna be long , nor will it...

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Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:37 AM

are there still laggers??? sadly....

Ximorgan091's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:52 AM

Important point that will affect learning.

Mike Garcia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:01 AM

Tech. helps lots in school.

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Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic | Anley Education | Scoop.it
It's time to start asking the tough question about iPads in education. Why are we using it, not just how should we use it?

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Kristina Ayers Paul's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:12 PM

Think in "verbs not nouns."

Francesca Stella Bartucci's comment, July 9, 2013 12:57 PM
Verbs of course!
stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:42 AM

A good read for parent evenings

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Computer Learner Corpora: Analysing Interlanguage Errors in Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication

Computer Learner Corpora: Analysing Interlanguage Errors in Synchronous and Asynchronous Communication | Anley Education | Scoop.it

The synchronous and asynchronous communication analysed was part of the MiLC Corpus, a multilingual learner corpus of texts written by language learners from different language backgrounds. The main research questions centred on the differences in the amount and types of errors found in both the synchronous and asynchronous modes of communication, and whether different L1 groups committed certain errors more than their counterparts from other mother tongue backgrounds.


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I've always wondered about this, as I often notice many errors when children  post on our blog, but not as many when writing in class,...can SMS and chat rooms be blamed?

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:21 PM

Interesting research

Aïcha Doucouré's curator insight, June 6, 2013 5:58 PM

Soon, phone trees will understand me!

Margie's curator insight, June 7, 2013 4:10 AM

To read about research on the frequency and type of errors made by language learners from different L1 backgrounds check this out. The research was carried out by three teachers at the University of Valencia. A full copy of the report is available in PDF.

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Survey shows that social media has graduated to academia : JISC

Survey shows that social media has graduated to academia : JISC | Anley Education | Scoop.it
A new survey of colleges across Scotland shows that social media, and particularly YouTube, has firmly entered the learning environment as teaching and learning tools, with their use growing significantly year on year.

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Interesting review

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Martin Debattista's curator insight, June 8, 2013 11:56 AM

Do you agree that education is conservative by nature because it shares what is known and takes its time to digest what is new and therefore not yet fully-understandable?

suzanne kamal's curator insight, June 8, 2013 11:48 PM

Interesting that social media is used in academic settings but access is still blocked in many educational environments!  Time for change?

Charles Goodger's curator insight, June 11, 2013 3:30 AM

Read it!

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