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How to Differentiate in Any Classroom!

How to Differentiate in Any Classroom! | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Customizing your teaching to suit each child makes eminent sense. Kids are different, they learn differently, so we should teach them differently, right? But when you're staring out at 20 or 30 stud

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Managing education - The Hindu

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Getting into a good school is becoming increasingly challenging in many Indian cities and towns. The demand for good school education has increased manifold.

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Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 ways Twitter makes me a better educator

Life of an Educator by Justin Tarte: 10 ways Twitter makes me a better educator | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Instagrok iPad App is Here

Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners: The Instagrok iPad App is Here | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

instaGrok has just released a free iPad app. The app combines the functionality of the web based version with interactivity to support learning on the touch screen.


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Vipula Sharma's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:11 AM

great app to get students researching easily

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30 Creative Ways Google Glass Can Be Used In Education Infographic

30 Creative Ways Google Glass Can Be Used In Education Infographic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Australia-based online learning service Open Colleges compiled the How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education infographic detailing how Google Glass could be

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5 things you should know about flipped learning

5 things you should know about flipped learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The process of flipping a classroom comes with growing pains, and knowing the challenges in advance can help you through the transition.

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These are The Skills Students Learn from Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

These are The Skills Students Learn from Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram

Simulations back up theory that Universe is a hologram | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A ten-dimensional theory of gravity makes the same predictions as standard quantum physics in fewer dimensions.

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Revolution

The video depicts the revolutionary nature of the life cycle of a droplet of water and it's cyclical journey. The project was a three-fold collaboration between…

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Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom - by Jon Bergmann - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Why Teachers Matter More in a Flipped Classroom - by Jon Bergmann - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

"The reason Flipped Learning makes teachers more valuable is that it changes the dynamic of the classroom. No longer is content delivery the focus of the class, nor is the teacher’s main responsibility the dissemination of knowledge. Instead, teachers take on the role of a facilitator of learning. They are able to work with students in small groups and have more one-on-one interactions. The simple act of removing the direct instruction (lecture) from the whole group changes the dynamic of the room and allows the teacher to personalize and individualize the learning for each student. Each student gets his/her own education which is tailored to his/her needs. Instead of a one size fits all education-each student gets just what they need when they need it."


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Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading

Infographics as Assessments for Nonfiction Reading | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This past weekend, my step-daughter Emily, who works in the field of non-profit fundraising, asked me out of the blue, "Do you you ever teach your students about infographics?" I beamed with pride as I showed off my students' hard work.

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Adrián Venegas's comment, January 26, 2014 12:04 PM
Me encanta las infrografías. Como sabemos se aprende haciendo. Una forma fácil de mostrar temas para faciliar la comprensión (por vs. para, pretérito vs. imperfecto), y una forma sencilla de evaluar comprensión al dejar una tarea donde ellos tengan que hacer uno propio sobre algún tema.
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What My Teenage Son Thinks About School | EdReach

What My Teenage Son Thinks About School | EdReach | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Now, before you jump to any conclusions or judge my parenting methods, let me tell you a little bit about my son. First of all, he is a freshman in high school. Secondly, he is a teenager. Thirdly, he thinks he is pretty funny.

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Paper from Fabriano - Google Cultural Institute

Paper from Fabriano - Google Cultural Institute | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

Fabriano is one of the few cities in the world where paper is still being made by hand as a testament to the will not to lose its ties with a tradition that is hundreds of years old.
The first paper in the West was created here thanks to the technological innovations that this area brought to the manufacture of this product.
The most important innovations were the introduction of gluing the sheets with animal gelatine to make them impermeable against the ink the adoption of the hydraulic multiple hammer mill to refine the mixture, and the invention of the watermark as a security element to demonstrate the quality of the paper and identify its manufacturer.
The precious watermarked sheets from Fabriano are destined for distinguished purposes, and are made with carefully selected raw materials through a method that has remained unchanged for 700 years. [...]


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Mariano Pallottini's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:11 AM

Italy long has been famed for its quality of life, its fashion, its heritage and its food. We believe the Internet can help promote the Made in Italy lifestyle brand and the Google Cultural Institute has worked with the Italian Agriculture MinistryUnion of Chambers of Commerce, the University Ca' Foscarithe Symbola Foundation to launch an online platform designed to help bring Made in Italy online.
On the new platform, anybody, anywhere can discover hundreds of digital displays, stories, pictures, videos, and historical documents about Italian craftsmanship. Many of Italy’s most famous culinary and handcraft products are represented, from Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and Prosciutto di San Daniele ham to Murano glass and Montappone Hats. Little-known gems also can be uncovered such as Vercelli accordions and Ascoli Piceno lace. [...]

http://googlepolicyeurope.blogspot.it/2014/01/made-in-italy-goes-digital.html 

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A Beautiful Timeline on The Past Present and Future of Education

A Beautiful Timeline on The Past Present and Future of Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

To better understand the present state of education and a have a clear picture of where we are heading in the next few years, we need to have a look at where education was and how it developed. The folks in Boundless did a great job by designing this handy visual that chronicles the different historical stages that education went through to get where it is now. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. 


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 25, 2014 8:25 AM

Puts things in perspective. ;)

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The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms

The Ultimate List of Content Curation Tools and Platforms | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Appositives Grammar Lessons (TEFL) -

Appositives Grammar Lessons (TEFL) - | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Appositive components come in two forms. They can be either restrictive or non-restrictive. The rules for commas and appositives vary depending on the way the phrases are used.

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Open source games educate kids, teach how to code | opensource.com

Open source games educate kids, teach how to code | opensource.com | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

When I founded my first startup in 2008, I was a programming newbie. A degree in economics from Oberlin College hadn’t prepared me for a career writing production-ready code. Despite my best efforts at slapping together crude HTML and CSS Django templates, my ability to contribute to our codebase was limited at best. So I started slowly teaching myself to code with online tutorials and lessons. After many disheartening starts and stops, I realized why I was having problems sticking with it: code lessons and videos felt like school to me, and I had no interest in returning to the classroom.

 

What we built next was CodeCombat, a game that teaches kids and students to code. Players use spells (JavaScript) to control their forces in a battle against Ogre enemies. And, on January 8 this year, we open sourced the entire project: servers, art, and all. You can literally clone our repo and have a working version of the game on your local machine in minutes.

 

CodeCombat is a for-profit, YCombinator-backed startup that sees the future of code education as beginning with instruction and ending with contributions to open source projects. When we designed the product, we knew we wanted to open source all of the code. We envision players learning to code using tutorials on the site and once they have reached a certain level of proficiency, diving into the codebase to work with real live production code with a world class developer network to help them learn and work on a project that’s meaningful for them.

 

Since we made the open source announcement, our repo has attracted more than 2000 stars, 400 forks, 200 watchers, and 25 contributors. CodeCombat remains in the top ten trending repos on GitHub.

 

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The 5 Best iPad Presentation Apps for Teachers and Students

The 5 Best iPad  Presentation Apps for Teachers and Students | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
January 11, 2014
 Somebody asked me today on the Facebook page of this blog about some suggestions on iPad apps to create and share presentations and tutorials with students. In fact there are a...

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Stay on Track with the Teachit Timer

Stay on Track with the Teachit Timer | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

So, you want to get the most out of instructional time? Then think about adding an online timer to your teacher techbox. Although there are many from which to choose, check out Teachit Timer, a free and simple countdown tool that includes two nifty features: In addition to displaying time elapsed, it also shows the time remaining. And users can even choose to sound an alarm when time is up as well.


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iPad Archaeology - Studying Egypt

iPad Archaeology - Studying Egypt | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
I always loved Egypt as a kid - I think was the mystery, magic and the element of the unknown that create the romantic idea. That and Carter's discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb and the subsequent series of fatal events that surrounded the discover.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 5, 2014 6:09 PM

Ancient Egypt has always been one of my most passionate interests. COOL beans...errr cool canopic jars!

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Personal Writing in the Classroom: Writers rather than People

Personal Writing in the Classroom: Writers rather than People | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Resources for Parents - Online Hate vs Freedom of Speech - what your child should know

Resources for Parents - Online Hate vs Freedom of Speech - what your child should know | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it

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Big Data and Higher Education

Big Data and Higher Education | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
In this infographic, datascience@berkeley and the Global Agenda Council have teamed up to paint a picture of the higher education online landscape —

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Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know

Google Tips and Tricks Every Student Should Know | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Whether you're a student in college (or earlier) or a
lifelong learner, Google is an essential tool for learning. Here are a few tips for
using Google search and other apps more effectively to further your education.

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Why Every ELearning Program Needs M-Learning | Elightenment Learning

Well-designed and incorporated mobile learning (m-learning) maximizes effectiveness of delivery, enhances access, and accommodates multiple learning styles.

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