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Nature Blows My Mind! The Strange SCUBA-Diving Spider

Nature Blows My Mind! The Strange SCUBA-Diving Spider | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
An amazing little spider has figrued out how to live life underwater using a bubble of air that acts like gills.
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The Human Body

A handmade "demo video" for Tinybop's Human Body App, which teaches kids about how body systems function. All parts are made with paper—including the sounds. Made…

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:17 PM

This is adorable in a weird kind of way! I definitely will have to explore this app for Science. 

Juan Carlos Cañadilla's curator insight, August 23, 2013 1:36 PM

A handmade "demo video" for Tinybop's Human Body App, which teaches kids about how body systems function.

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Spiral Herb Gardens

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* Grow more plants in a smaller space

* Grow herbs according to their needs and in varying soil depths

* Raises many herbs to a level comfortable for those with disabilities to work with

 

Follow the photo-link to find many beautiful designs suitable for location near your front entrance.


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Antonia's comment, March 1, 2013 5:21 AM
I like it!
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Long live English spelling

Long live English spelling | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
In English there is often more than one 'correct' way to spell a word, which is grist to the crossword setter's mill.

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The Cooperation Instinct

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In a dog-eat-dog world, people still cooperate, collaborate, and help each other out. Our species’ urge to work together has remained an evolutionary paradox, seemingly at odds with Darwinian theory—until now.
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Harry Madigan's curator insight, October 3, 9:56 PM

It was refreshing to see some optimism in this piece :). I had been trudging through so many negative articles about uncredible and unauthentic pieces, however finding this reinforced my faith. 

 

This article explores the notion of collaboration and cooperation being a characteristic of human nature. 

 

I found it difficult to rank this piece below "How to destroy your credibility by sacrificing Authenticity"  as it is extremely informative and inspiring, yet though it is more so based on theory and ideology i feel the former source is more imperative. 

 

 

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New Technology Pipes Daylight into Windowless Rooms

New Technology Pipes Daylight into Windowless Rooms | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
An innovative technology from a recent South Korean and British joint venture promises to deliver natural daylight to windowless spaces through a series of high-tech pipes, without heat gain or los...

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A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills

A Must Have Poster about 21st Century Learning Skills | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it

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Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
Lucy Georges's comment, November 27, 2012 10:04 PM
Great content, but really could benefit from a better graphic design.
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Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing

Why Listening Is So Much More Than Hearing | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Hearing, for the most part, is a no-brainer. When we listen, that’s when the neurons really fire.

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Where Does the South Begin?

Where Does the South Begin? | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Roads? Religion? Accent? Food? Which factor dictates where the North ends?

 

This is a great intellectual expercise to help student think about regions and how we define them.  The article can help also inform some of their thinking since one of the main problems for students in drawing regional boundaries is a lack of place-based knowledge.   

 

Tags: regions, USA.


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Matthew DiLuglio's curator insight, October 12, 2013 6:49 PM

Borders... the first thing I think of was a giant bookstore near my hometown... it now ceases to exist, having been replaced by Barnes and Nobel...  As for the political organization of space, I could apply this situation and laugh.  Borders will cease to be, and they will be called after people's last names!  I think this has already happened, when people unite together in countries such as the USA- although borders are specific, the general federal laws and many policies still apply in all states... generally. And people's names are often the namesakes of places.  I don't like the idea of borders, though, it seems like a bunch of warmongers trying to get ahead in a world where they can't truly cheat death, so they cheat other people of land that may have been decreed in ancient documents as property of their ancestors, or even in accordance with the righteousness of the universe and what should be alloted to whom.  Ownership is a concept of denial, because no one can truly own anything, not even our bodies, which contain trillions of infinite universes the size of the large one around us that we commonly refer to.  Borders are relative, and will likely become recognized as obsolete.  I know this was abstract, but it's my thoughts on the topic.

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BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2012: Language Mistakes Translate to Voting Mishaps | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online

BOSTON, Nov. 1, 2012: Language Mistakes Translate to Voting Mishaps | PRNewswire | Rock Hill Herald Online | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it

/PRNewswire/ -- With nearly one fifth of U.S. residents speaking a language other than English, it's imperative that words on American voting ballots are translated without error.


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Teaching in the Age of Siri: “Siri, what is 2x+7?”

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"You know the future is rushing towards us when students no longer ask the teacher if they can use a calculator, but instead ask if they can ask Siri. Yes, that iPhone phenom with the sort-of-sultry voice. When I asked Siri, I didn’t just get the answer to my query. Siri shows me a plot of the equation, what kind of geometric shape it is, and loads of other things that are well above the needs of my 8th graders."


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Johns Hopkins University School of Education Music and Learning: Integrating Music in the Classroom

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The following article is reprinted from the book Music and Learning by Chris Brewer, 1995. This book includes chapters on each method of integrating music in the curriculum. Music suggestions are included.
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Why Innovation Is About More Than Bright Ideas

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While many people make no distinction between creativity and innovation, in reality there is a huge difference between the two. Here's how to tell which one you've got.


While many people make no distinction between creativity and innovation, in reality there is a huge difference between the two. Not all bright ideas are innovative, even if they appear to be quite creative. And being a game-changer, not creativity, is what makes the difference between a market-altering product and one that has limited appeal.


In terms of business and commerce, a creative idea stops short of being ground-breaking if consumers aren’t willing to buy the resulting product or service readily and enthusiastically. Innovation pulls multiple threads together for consumers (quality, usefulness, coolness, look, feel, price, and life-enhancement). While creativity may be unique and even admired, it may not captivate others in a big enough way to change the marketplace. Or, it may not offer benefits that shift the market.


... Kanye West got it when he said, “The concept of commercialism in the fashion and art world is looked down upon. You know, just to think, 'What amount of creativity does it take to make something that masses of people like?' And, 'How does creativity apply across the board?'” Creativity for business is not just discovering the new and different, but turning it into something powerful and persuasive that motivates people to open up their wallets.


Making a connection between ideas and consumer wants, needs, fears, and dreams is essential if marketers want to achieve success. It’s not enough to compete on price alone, because a competitor can always undercut that price. Today’s consumers are willing to pay more for something if they love, especially if they see value that it’s a great product. Why are people paying hundreds of dollars for an iPhone when there are perfectly good phones available at a much lower cost? When the economy begins to rebound, firms that have relied on price-cutting instead of innovating won’t have anything new to offer. New ideas that sell are needed every day to satisfy customer demands, enter new markets, gain competitive advantage, or even just to keep pace with the competition.


When a company hits on something that resonates instantly with people, magic happens. Consumer buy-in at that point seems almost ridiculously easy, like it was with the iPad, Swiffer, and Target's designer clothing collobarations when the affordably priced Missoni line sold out in less than 15 minutes in Chicago and New York stores and crashed their website with consumer demand.


The distinction between creativity and ground-breaking also applies to marketers who are trying to use social media to connect with customers. Being creative is not just coming up with a great gimmick. During this year’s Superbowl, Toyota thought it was being creative when it came up with a Twitter campaign for the Camry. The intent was to engage users with Tweets to the effect of “Ready for Sunday? Make sure you’ve entered for your chance to win a 2012 Camry!” The effect was that there was no engagement and consumers simply felt they were being bombarded with unsolicited messages.


Innovation is getting consumers to do something by taking advantage of personal communication technologies. Social media strategies need to include consideration of the relationship, the type of message, the technological object (smart phone, computer, notepad, etc.) that is delivering the message, and timing. Together these components form a strong, viable structure. Old marketing theories and creative forms don’t fit into this new communications mechanism, which requires a unique understanding of symbolic and cultural meanings of the technological device and, particularly, timing, to sell differently. A new kind of inventiveness must join with creativity to draw crowds and change purchase behaviors.


Creativity in marketing today means finding the social media influencers as well as those capable of being influenced, building relationships, and engaging potential customers much earlier in the consumer relationship. It means thinking about the delivery form for the message - the object which will shape the message and perception of the brand. Social marketers today need to break the rules of traditional communication streams, manage their communities differently and become truly innovative instead of just relying on creativity to alter the market and sell their product.


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Opportunity Rover Begins Tenth (!) Year On Mars - IEEE Spectrum

Opportunity Rover Begins Tenth (!) Year On Mars - IEEE Spectrum | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Nine years and no maintenance later, Opportunity is still doing science on Mars

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7 Things Schools Of The Future Will Do Well

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"Seventeen years ago as a new superintendent I was invited to Microsoft to learn about 1:1 programs in Australia. The architect of those programs, Bruce Dixon, told a compelling story of student engagement in transformed learning environments. The ten superintendents at the meeting committed to Anywhere Anytime Learning and we began an exciting but challenging journey together."


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Ken Morrison's curator insight, February 5, 2013 10:22 PM

Ken's Key Takeaway

Future schools will be great at collaboration and focusing on how different students learn.

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State-of-the-Art Virtual Reality System Is Key to Medical Discovery

State-of-the-Art Virtual Reality System Is Key to Medical Discovery | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Surgeons from the University of Illinois Hospital & Health Sciences Systems Neurosurgery Department view a simulation of the human brain vasculature and cortical tissue in the CAVE2 Hybrid Reality Environment. This project is a collaboration between the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) Electronic Visualization Laboratory (EVL) and Bioengineering Department's Laboratory for Product and Process Design. EVL OmegaLib software is used to display the 3D model in the CAVE2 System.

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Crowdsourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science

Crowdsourcing site compiles new sign language for math and science | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
A multimedia feature published this week in the New York Times, “Pushing Science’s Limits in Sign Language Lexicon,” outlines efforts in the United States and Europe to develop sign language versions of specialized terms used in science, technology, engineering and mathematics
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Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics

Top 29 Best Ways to Stay Creative in Life Inspirational | All Infographics | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Infographics on being creative in life and inspiration with top 29 ways to be creative on success and startup exploring and researching ideas and concept...

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Elisa Vivancos's comment, December 22, 2012 3:46 AM
http://allinfographics.org/top-29-best-ways-to-stay-creative-in-life-inspirational
Kathy Jordan's curator insight, February 10, 2013 11:27 AM

I need motivation to stay creative and this infographic by @all_infographic is a winner.

Ana Gea's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:03 PM

Most importantly- Have fun & Finish something. 

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inklewriter - Write Interactive Stories

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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.

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12 Well-Designed Bicycles for Urban Dwellers - Flavorwire

12 Well-Designed Bicycles for Urban Dwellers - Flavorwire | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Flavorwire: Cultural news and critique from Flavorpill (RT @UrbanBikeBlog: RT @Flavorwire » 12 Well-Designed Bicycles for Urban Dwellers http://t.co/TVtsRTts / #design #bikenyc #bicycle...)...

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Companion Planting FTFA.jpg (739x1046 pixels)

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Your Age on Other Worlds | Exploratorium

Your Age on Other Worlds | Exploratorium | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Find out why people who love birthday parties should move to Mercury.
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Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age

Eight Things in Education That Will Change in the Digital Age | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it

"Are we asking our students to collect dots or connect dots?" asks author Seth Godin, who wrote the book Stop Stealing Dreams.


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Making the Most out of Every Second

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Below is a video shot in a relatively short time span this morning while my wife was running errands and I was hanging out with my 3 year old and my 21 month old.  It is a video inspired by &hellip...
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