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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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Teaching and Human Memory, Part 2 - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Teaching and Human Memory, Part 2 - Do Your Job Better - The Chronicle of Higher Education | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

memory matters, even for those of us teaching the most complex cognitive skills we can imagine. Given its importance to our work in higher education, I sought help from Miller, first of all, in thinking about how her research might apply to the design and presentation of college courses.

"The mind isn't a sponge that absorbs whatever disjointed information we happen to pick up through our senses," she said. "Rather, we acquire information from the environment that we (a) understand, and (b) care about. It follows that when we design our courses, we should start by asking ourselves how we will capture and direct students' attention, and then plan how we will frame the information in a meaningful, interpretable way. This is different from the traditional approach of starting with the material to be covered and how we plan to spread it out over the course of the semester."


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The Notorious R.A.V.: Networking: An Ancient Jewish Practice

The Notorious R.A.V.: Networking: An Ancient Jewish Practice | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

Here's something incredibly cool: The networking that took place historically, and continues to take place around Jewish wisdom has unique characteristics:

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Free Technology for Teachers: Book Reviews for Kids, By Kids

Free Technology for Teachers: Book Reviews for Kids, By Kids | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
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Surprise! Gender equality makes everyone better at math! : Starts With A Bang

Surprise! Gender equality makes everyone better at math! : Starts With A Bang | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
"Every year I teach dozens of students at the University of Birmingham. Most of the students on the gender and sexuality courses are women. I guess this is because the boys don't think that gender applies to them: that it's...
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Philosophy for Kids

Philosophy for Kids | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
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Five Tips for Creating PowerPoint Slides that WON'T Bore Your Audience - The Tempered Radical

Five Tips for Creating PowerPoint Slides that WON'T Bore Your Audience - The Tempered Radical | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
After stumbling across my collection of PowerPoint slides on Flickr and here on the Radical, Dov Emerson -- a digital friend from Long Island reached out with this question: @plugusin - working on a presentation - any wisdom u can...
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Idaho Teachers Fight a Reliance on Computers

Idaho Teachers Fight a Reliance on Computers | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Teachers in Idaho and elsewhere have been in revolt over policy makers thrusting technology into classrooms and shifting money to unproven teaching methods.
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One Size Fits Some

One Size Fits Some | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

It doesn't have to be either/or...


Far too often, people shift from "that doesn't work for some students" to "this shouldn't be used with any students." In the process of reminding people that "one s...

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Where Students Read Textbooks FREE | Flat World Knowledge | Flat World Knowledge

We are the world's largest publisher of free and open college textbooks. With our ever-expanding catalog of top quality books by expert authors, now is your chance to be a hero and help your students save thousands of dollars. Get started today and join the textbook affordability movement.

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Six Steps to Master Teaching: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner | Edutopia

Six Steps to Master Teaching: Becoming a Reflective Practitioner | Edutopia | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Longtime educator Peg Regan outlines six critical steps toward becoming a master teacher.
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Award-winning teen-age science in action | Video on TED.com

TED Talks In 2011 three young women swept the top prizes of the first Google Science Fair. At TEDxWomen Lauren Hodge, Shree Bose and Naomi Shah described their extraordinary projects-- and their route to a passion for science.
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Weekend Websites #84: Planet in Action

Weekend Websites #84: Planet in Action | EdTech Today | Scoop.it

The fascinating geniuses at Planet in Action use Google Earth to power some of the greatest toys I’ve seen around the internet.

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The Human Anatomy, Animated With 3-D Technology

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A 3-D virtual body, now used by medical students in anatomy studies, represents an unusual collaboration between industry and academia.
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educational free apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad - iFreeware downloads

educational free apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad - iFreeware downloads | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
Download free educational apps for iPhone, iPod and iPad at iFreeware.net...
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5 Tips for Teachers to Navigate Facebook's Features and Risks – SchoolBook

Many teachers view Facebook as a digital monster, poised to steal their privacy and set them up for ethical breaches with their students.
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Digital Classrooms: Is The Investment Paying Off? - Forbes

Digital Classrooms: Is The Investment Paying Off? - Forbes | EdTech Today | Scoop.it
There is a raging debate about the effectiveness of the ‘digital classroom’ – with arguments solely focused on the $31.2 billion education technology market and whether the investment is delivering a return to cash-strapped school districts.
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