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Channel 4 Paralympics: Commercial of the Year

Channel 4 Paralympics: Commercial of the Year | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Recognising excellence in TV and cinema advertising
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I just want to leap from my seat. What a powerful reminder of the indomitability of the human spirit. 

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.
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Another cogent argument in favour of reading. 

Read Maryanne Wolf's Proust and the Squid if you want another great insight into reading and the brain.

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Revolutionizing Education...With Weirdos

Check out Crash Course: http://www.youtube.com/crashcourse and SciShow: http://www.youtube.com/scishow I am at the conference right now, so I actually can't ...
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One stop intro to the "weirdos" providing/creating classroom resource videos via You Tube. 

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14-Year-Old Prodigy Programmer Dreams In Code

Fourteen-year-old programmer and software developer Santiago Gonzalez might just be the next Steve Jobs. He already has 15 iOS apps to his name and dreams of...
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Is coding the next language that all students will need to learn?

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

Children's Media Use in America 2013 Infographic from Common Sense Media | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Zero to Eight: Children's Media Use in America 2013 (The Increasingly Powerful Role Of Media In Children’s Lives.
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Hard to understand anyone who says education does not need to change to fit 21st Century learners. The shoe does not tell the foot how to grow.

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Grades Do More Harm Than Good

Grades Do More Harm Than Good | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
As those report cards come home in the coming weeks, ask yourself and your child, what do these grades tell us about your learning?
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Cannot stress enough to parents and students that they should not stress about assessment. It does not need to be astressment!

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How Many Countries Are There?

How Many Countries Are There? | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
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I guessed 186.

And I was wrong.

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Will Gourley's comment, October 27, 2013 8:58 PM
Nice try.Maybe you need a better teacher?
Nicolas Martinez's comment, October 27, 2013 9:00 PM
Or just maybe a digital Aristotle.
Will Gourley's comment, October 27, 2013 9:02 PM
lol
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Kid President Songified on Devour.com

Kid President Songified on Devour.com | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Kid President Songified – The Gregory Brothers put their auto-tune magic on the already magical Kid President....
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a MUST have for every rainy day in the classroom.

Auto-tuned version of Pep Talk from Kid President.

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Listening for Student Voices | Critical Pedagog...

Listening for Student Voices | Critical Pedagog... | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
by Chris Friend and Sean Michael Morris Teachers don't teach; instructors don't really instruct. The lecture-based course fell out of favor years ago, and we know today to bring front and center the role students play in their own learning.
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3 more reads through this and it might sink in.

Fact 1- Students need to be at the table  to negotiate.

Fact 2 - It is not guaranteed that the current regime is ready for them.

Fact 3- Change is inevitable. You can embrace it or be embarassed by having your head in the sand.

Fact 4 - Not all change is good, but hey! We were all young once too!

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Let's Call Bulls#!t PSA

It's time to CALL BULLS#!T on how society deals with mental health. Sign the declaration at www.callbs.ca.
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Continuing this convo until those who suffer are afforded dignity and support while recovering from menta illness,

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Re-Imagining the Future of Education by WillGourley

Re-Imagining the Future of Education by WillGourley | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
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This is an interactive graphic borne out of the recent #learn2030 conference at the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo, Ontario.

I have attached some relevant content to this document in the hopes of furthering the conversation. 

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Expert in Modesto discusses violence's effects on kids' brains - Merced Sun-Star

Expert in Modesto discusses violence's effects on kids' brains - Merced Sun-Star | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Expert in Modesto discusses violence's effects on kids' brains Merced Sun-Star Most children spend the day in an alert state of mind, learning and doing classroom activities, but victims of child abuse are in an alarmed state that short-circuits...
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How can a child whose brain is hijacked ever become an effective and successful learner?

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When Homework is a Waste of Time | TIME.com

When Homework is a Waste of Time | TIME.com | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Most after-school assignments are based on out-of-date and often ineffective methods
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And here is another canister of fuel for the fire.

Homework. Love it or leave it?

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No TV Show Has Ever Loved Math as Much as Futurama - Wired

No TV Show Has Ever Loved Math as Much as Futurama - Wired | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
No TV Show Has Ever Loved Math as Much as Futurama
Wired
It was more a steady learning process, where when we first started writing the show [14 years ago], we were afraid to hit the science and the sci-fi too hard.
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From the same minds that brought you Homer J and Professor Frink

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know  by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that...

Via Tom Perran
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Compendium for teachers looking to develop ongoing understanding of brain based learning and neuroscientific terminology.

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David Hain's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:55 AM

Neuroscience 101!

Audrey's curator insight, November 16, 2013 7:11 AM

I would agree one hundred per cent!  Everyone should know about how their brain works. and not only teachers.  On www.hotmoodle.com  there is a helpful way to start learning about the brain.

 

Mind Mappen's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:05 AM

Mindmappen zorgt voor een optimale samenwerking van beide hersenhelften; het helpt je o.a. om beter te onthouden en te leren. Maar hoe werken je hersenen eigenlijk bij het leren van nieuwe vaardigheden / kennis. Dit interessante artikel geeft jouw antwoorden.

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Homer Simpson vs Pierre de Fermat - Numberphile

Simpsons Book: http://bit.ly/SimpsonsBook --- Main Fermat Theorem video: http://youtu.be/qiNcEguuFSA --- Water Ballons: http://youtu.be/nacPIOb68Ws Author Si...
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I now have a lot of Simpsons episodes to rewatch.

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Mindful Moments: Teaching Students Self-Awareness

Mindful Moments: Teaching Students Self-Awareness | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Teacher Brett Bohstedt discusses a program he created to teach mindfulness to students using breathing, body awareness, and positivity.
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Myers-Briggs Type Infographic

Myers-Briggs Type Infographic | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Knowing your Myers-Briggs Type can help you identify the typical strengths and weaknesses in your natural personality. Working on the known weakness for your
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Who are you?

I lean in around the ENFP and ENFJ.

Does this mean I'm going to be poor?

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The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words

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The Gradual Release Of Responsibility Model In 6 Simple Words: A Useful Learning Model
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If we are to really honour the spirit of inquiry all teachers need to adopt to the role of guide on the side. Let students at it! They will far exceed our plans if we encourage them rather than lead them by the nose.

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A Photographer Persuades Strangers To Do Something Really Odd, And They Totally Love It

A Photographer Persuades Strangers To Do Something Really Odd, And They Totally Love It | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
At a time when people seem addicted to their phones, this kind of connection is totally unexpected.
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You'll need tunnelbear.com  or witopia.net if you are in Canada in order to by-pass the VPN issues first. Worth the effort.

 

"humanity as it could be," 

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Marshall tweets letter on $10,500 green-cleats fine

Marshall tweets letter on $10,500 green-cleats fine | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
Bears receiver Brandon Marshall was fined $10,500 by the NFL for wearing green cleats in Thursday's 27-21 win over the Giants , and shared the news early Wednesday via Twitter.
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Perhaps this might encourage the NFL to put the green on its greens in November?

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Education Is NOT The Same As Schooling

Did high school ever feel somewhat like a prison? Did it ever feel like being in a machine that had its own purposes and goals separate from yours? This feel...
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Right By You Campaign Video

It's time to do right by our youth. Watch this video to see why we need to do more to support youth mental health & prevent tragedies like suicide. Take acti...
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We must look beyond the slamming doors and sharp words in order to reach the heart of the matter. 21st century teens are suffering. Many too often in silence. Only to be heard after it's too late.

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An education conference without teachers. Confused?

An education conference without teachers. Confused? | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
The Equinox Summit gathered international experts to debate the future of education but one group was missing
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Background to last week's #learn2030 stream

Long overdue sit down with the real stakeholders in the future of education. 

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Violence and Mental Health « The Democratic Society

Violence and Mental Health « The Democratic Society | Constant Learning | Scoop.it
@dolphinmaria http://t.co/s8B6Uj2Z0B
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Even if the statistic was only 1% of students. It would still be too many who suffer. How do we begin to reverse the cycle?

Think TREES...

Time

Relationship

Engagement
Encouragement

Support

 

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