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Tablets in the Classroom: Paperless Education

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Tablets in the classroom: why should educators embrace the learning technologies available today?

 

As tablets gain in popularity, many are beginning to see their usefulness in various areas of life. Although there are a few that are skeptical about using tablets in the school districts, there is still great potential to using them. Most of the arguments that float around the Internet are from districts whose teachers neglected to use them properly or failed to learn more about them in general. A new tool simply can’t be added to a classroom and expected to be utilized. Some kind of planning needs to be involved.

 

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Jake Gyllenhaal Reads 'The Great Gatsby'

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The new film version of The Great Gatsby, directed by Baz Luhrmann and starring Leonardo DiCaprio, isn't out until next month, but this week the actor Jake Gyllenhaal released his first audiobook—and sure enough, he chose F. Scott Fitzgerald's Great American Novel. Listen to him read the famous opening passage of chapter three, describing the excesses of the 1920s: 'There was music from my neighbor's house through the summer nights. In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.'

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Teachers Love Technology - Online Universities.com

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Once upon a time, the role of the teacher in the classroom conjured up images and ideas of blackboards, rulers, chalk, and pencils. But now, technology is becoming more and more integrated into modern school systems—not just as an added bonus, but as a necessity to how students learn and how teachers teach. While at one point in time, adopting technology into the classroom may have been perceived as stressful and forced for teachers and students alike, as it stands now, students aren’t just excited about using technology, teachers are excited and highly capable of utilizing its presence in the classroom. From smartboards to class computers to e-readers and e-textbooks, each new technology presents new modes of both teaching and learning opportunities. Now, every day teachers with tech access are finding new ways to embrace technology and incorporate it into the classroom. As a result, teachers are more efficient than ever, and students are capable of learning faster and more efficiently. In fact, a majority of students say that technology has helped them to achieve their academic goals, while a majority of teachers say they would like to use even more technology in the classroom. The following infographic looks into the tech-teaching phenomenon, and why teachers love it so much.

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#cuebc #edci515  Good article I found on Paulo Tomas' Scoopit.

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VirtualBox 4.2.12 released

VirtualBox 4.2.12 released | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

VirtualBox is a free, open source, cross-platform application for creating, managing and running Virtual Machines - full virtualizer for x86 hardware, targeted at server, desktop and embedded use.

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A Muslim College Mixes Subjects to Achieve an American Feel

A Muslim College Mixes Subjects to Achieve an American Feel | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
By his right hand, on a neat stack, was the Koran, the Muslim holy book. Beneath it was the quadrivium, the Renaissance curriculum, comprising arithmetic, geometry, music and astronomy. And at the bottom was the trivium, comprising grammar, logic and rhetoric, traditionally taught before the quadrivium. These seven arts were once the basis of a European education, and they have recently become popular with some Christian home-schoolers.
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25 SMART social media objectives

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How nonprofits can use SMART goals to chart impact

Guest post by Beth Kanter


Using SMART objectives for nonprofit communications strategies is not a new idea. Spitfire’s useful SMART chart planning tool has been used by many nonprofits over the years.


SMART Objectives are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely objectives. The Aspen Institute’s Continuous Progress blog points out they come in three flavors:


Tactical: Tools and techniques

Results: Money, time, or other tangible result that can be converted

Capacity: People, content, workflow, learning

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How Are Happiness and Learning Connected?

How Are Happiness and Learning Connected? | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
It's certainly true that a happy student is a happy learner, and also a potentially more productive one. The best way to get our kids to learn is to get them to really want to—to ignite within them a desire for learning how to own problems and challenges, and own the solutions they create for them. Rebecca Alber talks about the happiness and learning connection in the following Edutopia article.
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How Were Geometric Designs a Part of Islam?

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Geometric patterns have been an important part of Islamic culture since at least the eighth century, when the scholarly study of mathematics emerged with the consolidation of the Abbasid Islamic empire. In addition to its usefulness in engineering and architecture, geometry has also played an important role in Islamic art and religious philosophy. The legacy of medieval Islamic geometry extends not only to its application in contemporary Islamic design, but to modern mathematics as well.
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Techno toys all the rage | Science & Tech | News | Daily Express

Techno toys all the rage | Science & Tech | News | Daily Express | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Dolls, teddy bears and yo-yos have been eclipsed by laptops and electronic tablets.

 

Children as young as seven are ditching traditional toys for state-of-the-art gadgets, shows research.

 

Experts say it reflects a major change in the way they develop an ability to absorb modern technology much younger.

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Why It's Important To Teach And Learn - Edudemic

Why It's Important To Teach And Learn - Edudemic | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
It's important to teach and learn in a modern world because you can't do one without the other.
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Higher Ed 2.0 by Daniel Weintraub

Higher Ed 2.0 by Daniel Weintraub | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

One day soon, a student with a laptop in her bedroom in Mission Viejo will be able to take a full-credit, certified class online from a community college across the county. Or from Cal State Fullerton. Or UCLA. The student will watch the professor’s lectures on her computer, ask questions via email or text message, and take exams, probably from home.Click here to edit the title

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"Casual Conversations" by Supertramp from "Breakfast in America" (1979)

After eight months recording the Breakfast In America album, the group's mainstays Rick Davies and Roger Hodgson were not getting along. Their conflicting personalities led to a great deal of tension, and as each had a role in crafting the songs, there was often a power struggle over what made it to the record. As Davies explained to Melody Maker after the album was released, "Casual Conversations" dealt with their relationship. Said Davies: "That song, for me, is deeply personal. It can obviously relate to people, as well as boy-girl. I suppose it's me and Roger to a degree; me not being able to communicate with him, wanting to get out at times." (from http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=21950)

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Free Videoconferencing, Collaborative Viewing and Screencasting with Rabbit

 

 


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Selin Carrasco's curator insight, April 22, 2013 12:21 AM

lo que mas he buscado - a probar ahora!!

Raquel Oliveira's comment, April 25, 2013 5:28 PM
Hope this will be available for all very soon as e learning tool.
Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, April 25, 2013 5:29 PM

Amazing chat tool for better learning experiences.

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"Cybersecurity: A View From the Front" by Toomas Hendrik Ilves - the president of Estonia

"Cybersecurity: A View From the Front" by Toomas Hendrik Ilves - the president of Estonia | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
The changes in the digital world today represent a dramatically sped-up version of the changes the world underwent in a century of industrialization. It is a paradigm transformation of our world: Notions of a nation’s size, wealth, power, military might, population and G.D.P. mean something altogether different from what they meant a generation ago.
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Jesus in Islam | History Documentary

In Islam, Jesus (Isa; Arabic: عيسى‎ ʿĪsā) is considered to be a Messenger of God and the Masih (Messiah) who was sent to guide the Children of Israel (banī isrā'īl) with a new scripture, the Injīl or Gospel. The belief in Jesus (and all other messengers of God) is required in Islam, and a requirement of being a Muslim. The Quran mentions Jesus by name twenty-five times, while it only mentions Muhammad by name four times. It states that Jesus was born to Mary (Arabic: Maryam) as the result of virginal conception, a miraculous event which occurred by the decree of God (Arabic: Allah). To aid in his ministry to the Jewish people, Jesus was given the ability to perform miracles (such as healing the blind, bringing dead people back to life, etc.), all by the permission of God rather than of his own power. According to the Quran, Jesus, although appearing to have been crucified, was not killed by crucifixion or by any other means, instead, "God raised him up to himself".


Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus is considered to have been a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the "straight path" as commanded by God. Islam rejects the Trinitarian Christian view that Jesus was God incarnate or the son of God, that he was ever crucified or resurrected, or that he ever atoned for the sins of mankind. The Quran says that Jesus himself never claimed any of these things, and it furthermore indicates that Jesus will deny having ever claimed divinity at the Last Judgment, and God will vindicate him. The Quran emphasizes that Jesus was a mortal human being who, like all other prophets, had been divinely chosen to spread God's message. Islamic texts forbid the association of partners with God (shirk), emphasizing a strict notion of monotheism (tawhīd).


Numerous titles are given to Jesus in the Quran and in Islamic literature, the most common being al-Masīḥ ("the messiah"). Jesus is also, at times, called "Seal of the Israelite Prophets", because, in general Muslim belief, Jesus was the last prophet sent by God to guide the Children of Israel. Jesus is seen in Islam as a precursor to Muhammad, and is believed by Muslims to have foretold the latter's coming.


Muslims believe that Jesus will return to earth near the Day of Judgment to restore justice and to defeat Masih ad-Dajjal ("the false messiah", also known as the Antichrist).

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Five Reasons Why We Need Poetry in Schools

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Let me start with this: We need poetry. We really do. Poetry promotes literacy, builds community, and fosters emotional resilience. It can cross boundaries that little else can. April is National Poetry Month. Bring some poetry into your hearts, homes, classrooms and schools. Here are five reasons why we need poetry in our schools.
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Building a Better Tech School

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If all the hopes and hype are warranted, a nondescript third-floor loft in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan offers a glimpse of the future, for New York City and for Cornell University. In truth, it doesn’t look like much — just cubicles and meeting rooms in space donated by Google. But looks deceive; here, with little fanfare, Cornell’s new graduate school of applied sciences is being rolled out.
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Forty Ways to Learn a Language

Forty Ways to Learn a Language | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
We're paying tribute to the very first issue of ES-Instruct by reviving this cheat sheet of language-learning tools. The selected "twitteristics" come from needs voiced in our (dearly departed) #esinstruct language learning chat. The "Practice with native speakers" rating indicates some level of functionality for live online chat or audio exchange. "Cultural exchange or immersion" indicates which products provide an understanding of language in some context of the native country. Prices are relative. '$$' is in the range of the average price (~$120) per student for a language textbook.

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Igor Morski - Portfolio

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Igor Morski is a polish painter, illustrator and graphic designer whose surreal work is as thought evoking as they are beautifully rendered. Anyone wishing to glance at his work will find themselves staring. It’s the kind of art that would make a casual observer do a double-take. His work includes, among other fantastic things: a naked, balding, man leaking water from the holes drilled in his body, another one bearing a tied-up giant fly on his back, and a mother and child cat-people. Igo has created many wonderful and spectacular surrealistic illustrations. Igor is known for his huge imagination and creativity to bring to life such an interesting situations which are appreciated by many.

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An Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits

An Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

In André Aciman’s new Harvard Square, an Egyptian-born Jew and a Tunisian Muslim meet their limits.

 

Harvard Square, the powerful new novel by André Aciman, opens with a scene of the most bourgeois of American family rituals: the college visiting tour. The book’s narrator, whose name we never learn, is accompanying his son to Harvard, after stops at many other campuses, and is shocked when the high-schooler bolts the admissions office, refusing to listen to the usual sales pitch.

 

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Brains of different people respond in same way to music, Stanford study says

Brains of different people respond in same way to music, Stanford study says | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Do the brains of different people listening to the same piece of music actually respond in the same way? An imaging study by Stanford University School of Medicine scientists says the answer is yes, which may in part explain why music plays such a big role in our social existence

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Récital piano classique de Nelson Freire du 10.02.2012 #podcast #streaming

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Récital de Nelson Freire

 

Récital donné le 10 février 2012 à la Salle de Musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds, dans le cadre de la Saison 2011-2012 de la Société de Musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds. Au piano, Nelson Freire.



Au programme des oeuvres de Schumann, Prokofiev, Granados, Liszt, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Gluck, Debussy et Mompou.


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Bonheur ! Récital de Nelson Freire

Récital donné le 10 février 2012 à la Salle de Musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds, dans le cadre de la Saison 2011-2012 de la Société de Musique de La Chaux-de-Fonds. Au piano, Nelson Freire.

Au programme des oeuvres de Schumann, Prokofiev, Granados, Liszt, Bach, Villa-Lobos, Gluck, Debussy et Mompou.

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Isaac Newton: The Last Magician

Isaac Newton - brilliant rational mathematician or master of the occult? This innovative biography reveals Newton as both a hermit and a tyrant, a heretic and an alchemist.


Broadcast on BBC Two, 9:30PM Fri, 12 Apr 2013

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Curate Your Own (e)Book with Bindworx

Curate Your Own (e)Book with Bindworx | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

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Michiel Gaasterland's comment, April 13, 2013 10:29 AM
Yes - especially curious if it allows you to easily top and tail the content so you can frame it better towards your target audiences and objectives.
Joakim Baage's curator insight, April 16, 2013 12:26 AM

I really like the idea, the publishing business needs more of this!

AnnC's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:52 PM

Edit your own book?