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The Role of Principals in Successful Schools : Education Next

The Role of Principals in Successful Schools : Education Next | Educated | Scoop.it
RT @adamsteaching: School Leaders Matter #edadmin #teachers #teaching http://t.co/shHlCOVK via @EducationNext...

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Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers

Guest Post: 5 Tricky Ways to Prepare Video Presentations for Classes - Edutech for Teachers | Educated | Scoop.it
Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

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Every teacher knows that visual aids are a good way to facilitate the learning process and grab students’ attention for a long time. Educators use different posters, videos, slideshows to explain a new topic, provide more details or even test students. Presentations take a prominent part in the visual aids collection. Their main benefit is that teachers can combine various types of content in one presentation: text, images, video clips, music. Saved in a video format, presentations can be easily shown in class, uploaded to YouTube, embedded into a school website, or shared on any other educational resource.

 

 Several years ago, teachers had a limited choice of software to create presentations. Namely, there was only one tool for all presentation needs: Microsoft PowerPoint. With it, educators created, edited, and showed their presentations to students. The software was often non-responding in the most crucial moment. To say more, unskilled users often corrupted PPT files, did undesired edits, and simply could not show their works in incompatible school PC operating systems. Only a couple years ago, Microsoft added the possibility to save presentations in popular video formats and upload to YouTube. At the same time, there appeared a great deal of free alternatives, which allowed teachers to create video presentations much easier and faster than with PowerPoint. Here are the most prominent of them.

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Techlandia 79 - What Does The Coach Say?

Techlandia 79 - What Does The Coach Say? | Educated | Scoop.it
A discussion with Ashley Williams @cashleywilliams and John Stevens @jstevens009 about the switch from teacher to technology coach. This show includes hosts Karl Lindgren-Streicher @ls_karl, Amy Fadeji @mrsfadeji, and Jon Samuelson @jonsamuelson. Listen to this show and get informed on what it's like to be a teacher on special assignment. Tune in every Monday for the live show at 7PM PST.

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Google Tips and Tricks - "I didn't know I could do that in Google!"

Google tips and tricks presentation to educators on Nov. 6, 2014 at BIT14 (ECOO) in Niagara Falls Ontario Canada.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, February 27, 11:46 PM

Lots of learning in this online presentation filled with Google search tips and tricks.

Linda Greenleaf's curator insight, February 28, 9:22 PM

Are you good on google?  Take it to another level.

Xavier Lambert's curator insight, March 1, 8:59 PM

C'est touffu, parfois même difficile d'accès, mais on apprend effectivement des tonnes de trucs :-)

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | Educated | Scoop.it
Social media can enhance differentiated instruction if the tools are selected with a careful eye on individual students' readiness, interests, and learning profiles.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, February 7, 10:53 PM

Article breaks down the first tools by readiness, interests, and learning profiles plus adds another round of tools to explore.

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Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World

Take A Mouth-Watering Tour Of School Lunches From Around The World | Educated | Scoop.it
Eating at the school cafeteria could've been amazing if you grew up almost anywhere but the U.S.

 

Tags: agriculture, food distribution. 


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Matt Davidson's curator insight, February 26, 5:02 AM

Food for thought! Could generate some great discussion around the value of eating local produce - even an investigation of what conditions foster such a variety of foods in different places

Phil LAUGRAND's curator insight, February 27, 6:00 AM

education  may also start in sharing culinaries cultures...

Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 28, 6:49 PM

Location, climate, culture, and economic problems affect how people do things in certain environments around the world. The article mentions that schools “should be eating what grows around you,” but we cannot always rely on local agriculture since some products could actually cause more health problems for the public. Educational institutions, especially for children, should be the most concerned with this issue. Schools systems should be trained and ensure that their lunchroom meals adhere to nutritional standards and offer healthy choices for their students. Another problem is that some region’s agriculture may be affected by the climate and low farm budgets which forces schools to have to settle for non-natural and unhealthy food options in order to reduce costs

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Videos on Making Flipped Video Lessons | Educated | Scoop.it
Creating flipped video lessons is one of the topics that I frequently receive questions about in my email inbox. I've started putting together some videos about how to use various tools for creating and sharing flipped video lessons. In the videos embedded below I demonstrate how use EduCanon, VideoNotes, EDpuzzle, Versal, and Otus to create and distribute flipped video lessons.

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SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2:05 PM

These are great options for creating and sharing video lessons. 

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, February 25, 5:15 PM

5 videos to help with Flipping your class.

Steven penn's curator insight, February 26, 11:28 AM

Great videos

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips | Educated | Scoop.it

"There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! "


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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, February 23, 9:54 AM

These apps are for both elementary and high school students. 

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2:07 PM

These 10 provide a great starting point for Math on the the iPad. 

Roos's curator insight, February 27, 11:49 AM

Some good apps for K12 and secondary classes.

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Use Apple TV in the Classroom? Please Do This Tip! - teachingwithipad.org

Use Apple TV in the Classroom? Please Do This Tip! - teachingwithipad.org | Educated | Scoop.it
This is a must for those teachers use the great benefits that the AppleTV can bring to the classroom.

Do you see this intro screen when the Apple TV turns on?


Those movies on the top? While a lot of these are the most popular movies playing though it is, they may not be the most appropriate for our students. This happened just today as I was teaching in another classroom, and it was a small distraction during my lesson. Kids were excited to see their favorite movie, in this instance, Big Hero 6. They cheered and became excited. Wild this case was harmless, I can only imagine other cases where movies that are rated PG-13 or higher can cause some concern for teachers of younger students. These can even be a distraction for high schoolers, who will likely veer off topic if they see a movie that they like or dislike.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, February 17, 7:23 PM

Quick tip to remove Movie Ads from home screen.

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The Most Common Job In Every State

The Most Common Job In Every State | Educated | Scoop.it

"The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This interactive map and accompanying charts show how those changes played out across the country."

 

Tags: economic, labor, USA, transportation, industry.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, February 11, 11:21 AM

Look at all of those truck drivers!

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, February 12, 2:31 PM

job in USA

Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 14, 7:48 PM

With the new millennium, jobs have been changed. Also, with new technology, which has led to an increased unemployment rate, different kind of jobs have shifted during the last past two decades. Driver trucks are one of the vast modes of transportation in the U.S. and between Mexico and Canada. It does not require too much to be a tractor-trailer truck operator. Usually, the drivers have a high school diploma and attend a professional truck-driving school. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail, and distribution centers. As technology continues to advance, massive globalization seems to be a better option for the economy. Driver trucks present a good chance in the workforce. As a result, driver truck careers are projected to grow 11% between 2012 and 2022. Furthermore, truck driving is a part of American lifestyle, and one of the fastest growing of all occupations.

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Google Earth Pro is now free

Google Earth Pro is now free | Educated | Scoop.it

"Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world.

Starting today, even more people will be able to access Google Earth Pro: we're making it available for free. To see what Earth Pro can do for you—or to just have fun flying around the world—grab a free key and download Earth Pro today."

Tags: google, mapping, virtual tours, geospatial, edtech.


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Flora Moon's curator insight, February 4, 8:50 AM

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Jennifer Ryan's curator insight, February 6, 6:48 AM

Before you #holidayin1770agneswater check this out!

Rich Schultz's curator insight, February 11, 11:21 AM

Spread the word and get your Google Earth Pro FREE today!!!

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ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation | Educated | Scoop.it

 - As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, January 24, 10:49 PM

Rings very truw with our experience in iLearn Program - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Clyp.it - Create Short Audio Recordings Online, on iOS, or Android

Free Technology for Teachers: Clyp.it - Create Short Audio Recordings Online, on iOS, or Android | Educated | Scoop.it
Earlier this week Larry Ferlazzo wrote a good post about how he is using Clyp.it to have his ELL students create and share short audio recordings. His post even includes an example from a student. I had not heard of Clyp.it prior to reading Larry's post so I had to try it out.

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Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, February 2, 9:31 AM

Great for setting spoken assignments

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Worldwide Country Comparison

Worldwide Country Comparison | Educated | Scoop.it

"MyLifeElsewhere allows you to compare your home country with different countries around the world. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else?"


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HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, January 31, 1:56 AM

Un site d'une grande simplicité d'utilisation bien qu'en anglais. Le principe est de choisir deux pays dans un menu déroulant pour en comparer les principaux indicateurs de développement sous la forme de petites infographies très pédagogiques.
La comparaison est évidemment un processus de raisonnement à mettre en place pour situer et caractériser en géographie. On songera ainsi à l'utilisation d'un tel outil dans le cadre de l'étude des inégalités de développement en classe de 5e et de Seconde, mais aussi pour une mise en perspective sur les Territoires dans la mondialisation en classe de 4e afin de caractériser un PMA, un pays émergent, un pays développé (cf. exemple réalisé pour l'illustration).

Dernière information sur ce site, les statistiques utilisées proviennent des bases de données open source de la CIA américaine.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, February 7, 7:51 PM

After studying this comparison tool and using it to find the best of the best and worst of the worst, I picked out some highlights I'd like to share. Monaco is clearly the place to be born, earn, and live. When compared to the USA, the infant mortality rate is 71% less, the life expectancy is 10 years longer @ 84, and you'll earn 62% more money, no doubt because you have ten more years in which to do so. I believe the stats may be skewed a bit in this country comparison as the very rich live there and they have access to the best medical care, and probably don't have very many infants with them when they make the move from elsewhere, hence the low infant mortality rate. Austria is not a bad second choice as you are 33% less likely to be unemployed. On a sobering note, the life expectancy if you live in Namibia is only 52! Yikes, I'm already 53... It's far worse however in Swaziland. The life expectancy is sadly only 50.5 years and you are 44 times more likely to have AIDS than if you lived here. 26.5% of the population has AIDS! Be thankful for where you live and stop complaining, it's far worse on average in nearly all other countries.

Monika Fleischmann's curator insight, February 15, 4:59 AM
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Did you know that with 1/30th the territory of the United States, Norway still has over 25% more coastline?  I didn't either until I compared Norway to the United States using My Life Elsewhere.  This site is designed allow United States students to imagine how their lives might be different if they were born in a different part of the world.  Students would probably die 21 years earlier if they were born in Liberia and 11 times more likely to have died in infancy.   Students would be 43.8% less likely to grow up and be unemployed and have 36.3% less babies if they were born in Taiwan.  This side-by-side format is a great way to help students help make these statistics real and meaningful.  One major drawback: this site only allows users to compare a country to the United States.  If you prefer to have students compare, say Cuba to the United Arab Emirates, I would recommend that you try If It Where My Home. 


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Digital Creativity Guide | Common Sense Media

Digital Creativity Guide | Common Sense Media | Educated | Scoop.it

adHelp foster kids' interest in art, science, music, and construction by using these hand-selected educational apps, games, and websites to unleash creativity.


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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, March 1, 12:39 PM
Language learning happens in all areas of academic and social tasks. Boost language input and expression with fun, engaging activities that make kids think and have fun
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Imagining Continental Drift

"This animated documentary tells the story of polar explorer Alfred Wegener, the unlikely scientist behind continental drift theory."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 18, 9:04 PM

While plate tectonics is now universally accepted, when Alfred Wegener first proposed continental drift it was it was greeted with a great deal of skepticism from the academic community.  This video nicely shows how scientific advancement requires exploration and imagination, and whole lot of heart.   


Tagstectonicsphysicalgeomorphology, K12STEM, video.

Bharat Employment's curator insight, February 20, 12:47 AM

http://www.bharatemployment.com/

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FREE Google Cheat Sheets eBook for Teachers and Students! (8 Cheat Sheets in one eBook)

FREE Google Cheat Sheets eBook for Teachers and Students! (8 Cheat Sheets in one eBook) | Educated | Scoop.it
This ebook includes 8 Google Cheat Sheets for Teachers and Students, including: The NEW Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Sheets, Google Drawings, Google Drive for the iPad, and Google Chrome! Each cheat sheet is filled with t

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Unplugging To Connect: A Tech Timeout For Schools? - TeachThought

Unplugging To Connect: A Tech Timeout For Schools?  - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it

TecFrom a press release: As part of a national movement called the Tech Timeout Academic Challenge, a San Francisco school will shut down their tech devices for three days beginning February 12.

SAN FRANCISCO What happens when over 1,100 students in grades K-12, at a school that prides itself on ubiquitous access to technology, power down their electronic devices for three straight days? That question will be answered on February 12-14 when students at Convent & Stuart Hall in San Francisco take The Tech Timeout Academic Challenge. It will be the first school in the greater Bay Area to take the challenge and just the third in California.


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EdTech@FAIS's curator insight, February 5, 11:01 AM

Challenge your students to have a "Tech Timeout" during winter break!

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com | Educated | Scoop.it
With more than 18 million downloads to date, Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game’s free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too. Former teacher Joel Levin and his colleagues founded a startup called TeacherGaming that aims to bring Minecraft into classrooms everywhere, helping students and teachers of all disciplines use their creativity to design projects, free from the kinds of limitations they would face using traditional methods.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, February 9, 4:27 PM

Kids like to check out other kid's worlds.  Learning together! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 10, 4:45 AM

Minecraft in de klas

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The Most Common Job In Every State

The Most Common Job In Every State | Educated | Scoop.it

"The jobs picture has changed profoundly since the 1970s. This interactive map and accompanying charts show how those changes played out across the country."

 

Tags: economic, labor, USA, transportation, industry.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, February 11, 11:21 AM

Look at all of those truck drivers!

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, February 12, 2:31 PM

job in USA

Norka McAlister's curator insight, February 14, 7:48 PM

With the new millennium, jobs have been changed. Also, with new technology, which has led to an increased unemployment rate, different kind of jobs have shifted during the last past two decades. Driver trucks are one of the vast modes of transportation in the U.S. and between Mexico and Canada. It does not require too much to be a tractor-trailer truck operator. Usually, the drivers have a high school diploma and attend a professional truck-driving school. As the economy grows, the demand for goods will increase, and more truck drivers will be needed to keep supply chains moving. Truck drivers provide an essential service to industrialized societies by transporting finished goods and raw materials over land, typically to and from manufacturing plants, retail, and distribution centers. As technology continues to advance, massive globalization seems to be a better option for the economy. Driver trucks present a good chance in the workforce. As a result, driver truck careers are projected to grow 11% between 2012 and 2022. Furthermore, truck driving is a part of American lifestyle, and one of the fastest growing of all occupations.

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'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested?

'Basic Skills' or 'Soft Skills:' What Should Be Taught and Tested? | Educated | Scoop.it

Soft they may be, but these skills constitute a combination that is essential to the core work of innovation, which rarely happens in instantaneous individual breakthroughs but rather evolves through collaborative group endeavors in which personal ad...


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Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool

Using Book Creator as an Assessment Tool | Educated | Scoop.it

Book creator has probably been the app I have used most, in my teaching, with pupils and in my training. The blank canvas aspect means it can be used across the whole curriculum and the addition of the pen tool in the last few weeks has added to that.

 

We use Showbie at school for pupils to share their work, including books made with Book Creator from the iPads and home to the teachers for assessment. Recently, we have used both the Pen Tool and Record feature to give feedback on the pupils' eBooks. The pupils send their books using Showbie and the teacher opens them up on his/her iPad. They can then annotate with their voice, pen and text. The book can then be sent back to the pupils using Showbie. The pupil can either change the original book and delete the annotated one or change the annotated book and delete the original.

 

The screenshot shows a book of a Science experiment. The teacher can annotate with arrows but also add audio feedback. All elements of Book Creator can be deleted so the pupil can restore any annotated book to the original.

 

This is obviously not a new idea but the pen tool has certainly made this quicker in a widely used app such as Book Creator.


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Vanessa Monell Mercado's curator insight, February 8, 9:19 AM

Next year when we start on Chromebooks!

 

Katharina Kulle's curator insight, February 8, 12:13 PM

BookCreator, a really good app! 

tom cockburn's curator insight, February 9, 4:22 AM

Could be useful  in a number of ways in classes at various levels

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Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference

Teaching Cultural Empathy: Stereotypes, World Views and Cultural Difference | Educated | Scoop.it

"I am torn about how to teach these two ideas about cultures and societies all around the world:

People and cultures are different all over the world.People and cultures are the same all over the world.

These points may seem like a contradiction, but when put into proper context they teach important truths about culture."


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Bharat Employment's curator insight, February 12, 12:22 AM

http://www.bharatemployment.com/

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I've posted several resources here about some of the intriguing cultural interactions in the Middle East stemming from globalization.  I thought there was some excellent public dialog after the Charlie Hebdo shooting, but I was disheartened by some of prejudiced responses that I've heard since then--that inspired me to pull some of them together in this this article I wrote for National Geographic Education.

Cass Allan's curator insight, February 17, 7:44 PM

general article about teaching cultural empathy

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Thousands of Free Media Files in the Public Domain Project - FRACTUS LEARNING

Thousands of Free Media Files in the Public Domain Project - FRACTUS LEARNING | Educated | Scoop.it
It doesn’t take a lot of digging to find free media online, but more often than not, although these assets may be free to view and often download, copyright and licensing rules can put some pretty heavy restrictions on using them. This is where sites like the Public Domain Project can be of huge value, providing easy and searchable access to media files that are completely free of all known copyright restrictions. And that’s about as free as free gets on the modern web.

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Without Technology, You'd be Dead in Days

Without Technology, You'd be Dead in Days | Educated | Scoop.it
How humans evolved with technology, and why we would be extinct without it.

 

Our bodies are not configured to survive without the aid of technology. Without technology, we are birds without nests, beavers without dams. We cannot live without tools. We never have.


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5 Ways to Keep Creativity Alive in Your Common Core English Class | Edudemic

5 Ways to Keep Creativity Alive in Your Common Core English Class | Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it

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