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What Neuroscience Really Teaches Us, and What It Doesn't

What Neuroscience Really Teaches Us, and What It Doesn't | Educated | Scoop.it

The sort of short, simple explanations of complex brain functions that often make for good headlines rarely turn out to be true.


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Meryl Jaffe, PhD's comment, December 4, 2012 1:52 PM
Super article. Thank you so much for posting.
Emre Erdogan's curator insight, March 12, 2013 2:15 AM

Our brain is Mach more çöpler than we know

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Generate Simple World Maps

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Free travel tip and photos from all over the world...

 

This map is not a professionally produced map and that is the beauty of this website. Virtually anyone can make a 1-feature world map by simply clicking on a checklist all of the countries you want highlighted on your map. Second, open the file and add some text and a few lines to label it. This took less than 20 minutes to make with no need for any cartographic or GIS experience (this PNG didn't compress well, the full image of this map can be seen here).


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 30, 2012 10:04 PM

This map is not a professionally produced map and that is the beauty of this website.  Virtually anyone can make a 1-feature world map by simply clicking on a checklist all the countries you want highlighted on your map.  Second, opened the file and added some text and a few lines to label it.  This took 20 minutes to make with no need for any cartographic or GIS experience  (this PNG didn't compress well, the full image of this map can be seen here).

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New National Survey Finds That More Than a Third of Middle School Students ... - MarketWatch (press release)

New National Survey Finds That More Than a Third of Middle School Students ...MarketWatch (press release)28, 2012 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- More than one in three middle school students are using mobile devices to complete homework, and more of those...


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Human Conflict Seen From Space

Human Conflict Seen From Space | Educated | Scoop.it

I'll let Douglas Keeney's own words and this image speak for themselves: "The geography of human conflict as seen from space at night. The Strait of Hormuz as seen at night from the space station is a beautiful lesson in the geography of conflict. How much we learn by simply tracing the fingers of human populations as seen superimposed over the geography of Earth. Enjoy." 

-From Lights of Mankind: Earth at Night From Space

 

What would a picture look like from a drone's perspective?  Where are these places that are being targeted?  This Instagram account is incredibly thought-provoking and informative.


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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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Global cities of the future

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Explore the cities and emerging urban clusters that will drive dramatic growth and demographic changes over the next generation. A McKinsey Quarterly Economic Studies article.

 

In the next 13 years, 600 cities will account for nearly 65 percent of global GDP growth. That is reason enough to explore this global dataset with over 2,600 metropolitan areas. 


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3 Useful Web Tools That Meet Common Core Standards

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Three Web Tools For Common Core Standards...


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What Could Disappear?

What Could Disappear? | Educated | Scoop.it
Coastal and low-lying areas that would be permanently flooded in three levels of higher seas.

 

This interactive feature is designed to answer a simple, yet profound set of questions.  What areas (in over 20 cities around the U.S.) would be under water if the ocean levels rose 5 feet?  12 feet?  25 feet?  The following set of maps show "coastal and low-lying areas that would be permanently flooded without engineered protection." 


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especially good!
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GITN: Pilgrims' Progress

This classic Geography in the News by Neal Lineback has been re-released on his Lineback World View site.  This is an excellent lesson for K-12 educators to prepare their students to understand the historic and geographic context of Thanksgiving.


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iPad Apps for Math Intervention

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"Over the past few months I’ve been experimenting with guided math strategies in my classroom. One station in my classroom has been dubbed as the technology table. This table has been primarily used to differentiate instruction to improve students’ understanding of mathematical concepts. I’ve been using the tech table for the past few months with great success. There are five iPad apps that are used at this table. Unlike many math apps that offer only demo versions, I’ve found the below apps to be useful in the classroom."


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NatGeo on Instagram

NatGeo on Instagram | Educated | Scoop.it

I'm not a photographer, so Instagram isn't one on of my preferred social media platforms.  However, since National Geographic is world renowned for their images, this is a perfect outlet to share more images that wouldn't fit into their articles or other collections.  According to their Social Media expert, this foggy image of NYC is their most viewed image on Instagram. 


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Climate Change, Disaster Mitigation and City Planning

TED Talks As Vicki Arroyo says, it's time to prepare our homes and cities for our changing climate, with its increased risk of flooding, drought and uncertainty.

 

Our major cities are suceptible to environmental catastrophes for a whole host of reasons.  Cities depend on a smooth of goods, money and services provided by infrastructure that we take for granted and assume will always work 24/7.  Presented in the video are some ideas about how we should rethink our cities with a different ecological paradigm to protect our cities more in the future. 

 

Tags: planning, urban ecology, environment adapt, sustainability.


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Denise Pacheco's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:44 PM

Governements around the world are slowly but surely creating new plans to ensure the safety of the people. They have already worked on evacuation plans and tranportation for getting people out but, they also need to think about where would people go and how will they adapt to their new enviornment. I'm glad that some places started working on plans to build houses, highways, and churches at a higher elevation, but other countries also need help figuring this stuff out. They need a solution to better secure homes and lives. Everyone needs to work together to prepare for climate change and natural disasters, especially those places where are most likely to hit.

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8 Apps for Aspiring Novelists | Mac|Life

8 Apps for Aspiring Novelists | Mac|Life | Educated | Scoop.it
There's no perfect formula for crafting a novel. In fact, some of the best tales that withstand the tests of time are the ones that break the rules and invent a new narrative. The simplest of ideas can blow up into 100,000 words of ...

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Katherine Conner's curator insight, March 29, 2013 1:39 PM

Everyone, without exception, requires a tool to complete the task that they were employed to do. Often, when writing, people may not know where to begin. They may not have any idea as to how to organize their thoughts. The applications suggested by AJ Dellinger on Mac Life seem like an excellent way to structure not only the key points within your story, but also helps you structure your time in order to incorporate those key points. The application "Novel in 30" allows the user to set a word count target, and a deadline goal. It also allows you to sync the document between itunes and allows the use of Dropbox for easy access. "Writers App" helps structure all ideas dealing with plot, character, and setting. "MindNode"allows the user to create a literal map of their thoughts, and therefore allowing the user to re-create or continue their previous thought process at a later time. Other applications discussed in this article assist with research, brainstorming, timing, and even publication! I think these applications will prove to be powerful tools not only for aspiring novelists, but also authors who are veterans of the writing and publication processes. Each story that a person decides to tell is individual, so each journey to bring that story to an audience is just as individual.

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Evaluating multimedia presentations

A PowerPoint presentation is just another form of communication, and the same rules apply to multimedia that apply to writing or verbal communication.

This article offers guidelines for using and assigning multimedia presentations in the classroom and includes a rubric based on the Five Features of Effective Writing.

When you consider adding a multimedia aid such as a slideshow to your presentation, or ask students to create a multimedia presentation, keep these four rules in mind:

1. Communication is everything.

2. Technology is only a tool.

3. Communication goes both ways.

4. Make your assessment reflect your priorities.

 


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Free Technology for Teachers: Cargo Bot - An iPad Game About Logic

Free Technology for Teachers: Cargo Bot - An iPad Game About Logic | Educated | Scoop.it

"Cargo Bot is a fun and challenging game that students can play to learn some principles of logic and programming. The object of the game is to program a robot to complete increasingly complex sequences of tasks. Students start out by programming the robot to move one box from point A to point B. After successfully programming the robot students are advanced to programming more complex tasks like a repeating loop of movements and staggered movements."


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LS_TICE_Philippe Charpantier's comment, December 2, 2012 9:17 PM
Thank you !
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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | Educated | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube...

 

 

 

Read more:

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/37-blended-learning-resources-you-can-use-tomorrow/

 


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Appealing Apps for Educators: How SonicPics amplifies a student’s voice

Appealing Apps for Educators: How SonicPics amplifies a student’s voice | Educated | Scoop.it

"SonicPics is a perfect example of such an app, and it’s one that should be in every elementary iPad classroom. The power of SonicPics is in its simplicity: essentially, it is an app where you can narrate a collection of photos. However, within that simple concept lie multiple transformative strategies for student content creation, assessment of student learning, and differentiation. SonicPics is one of those apps that just works, and once you use it with your students, it will become an app that you turn to again and again."


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Climate Change Video Guide

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An in-depth, multimedia look at climate change, its global impact, and efforts to combat it.

 

This guide on climate change from the Council on Foreign Relations (independent think tank) covers many of the geopolitical, economic and environmental issues that confront the Earth as global temperatures rise.  Rather than produce a full length feature film, they have organized the this as an interactive video, allowing the user to get short (a couple of minutes) answer to specific questions about the science, foreign policy or economic ramifications of adapting to climate change. 

 

Tags: climate change, environmental adaption, economic, industry.


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Seth Dixon's comment, November 27, 2012 8:21 AM
Thanks for sharing this Giovanni!!
Giovanni Della Peruta's comment, November 27, 2012 8:38 AM
Thanks to you, Seth! :-)
Jose Sepulveda's comment, January 13, 2013 8:58 AM
Very good information, Thanks!
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Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use

Free Technology for Teachers: 10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use | Educated | Scoop.it

"10 Google Search Tips All Students Can Use
I'm often asked for recommendations on how to help students use Google more effectively. This morning I sat down and thought about the recommendations that I make most frequently when I am asked. I wrote up my list and put it into PDF form for you to download and print if you like."


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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

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Mobile Learning is about self-actuated personalization.

As learning practices and technology tools change, mobile learning itself will continue to evolve. For 2013, the focus is on a variety of challenges, from how learners access content to how the idea of a “curriculum” is defined."


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Helene Testud's curator insight, December 17, 2012 2:41 AM

 

 

 
Emily DiGiulio's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:48 AM

12 Principles of Mobile Learning

roberto gilli's curator insight, October 31, 2013 5:46 AM

I would add: "on-the-job".

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Thanksgiving Maps

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Want to know where your Thanksgiving food comes from? 

 

This provides the geography of holiday food production with links to the data so you can map out the data with GIS (links produced by Western Illinois University).


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How To Safely Clean Your Tablet Or Smartphone's Touchscreen

How To Safely Clean Your Tablet Or Smartphone's Touchscreen | Educated | Scoop.it
Cleaning a touchscreen is simple. You don’t need a special cleaning kit or cleaning solution to safely clean your tablet or smartphone’s touchscreen – you can do it with materials you probably have on hand.

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Should high schools start later?

Should high schools start later? | Educated | Scoop.it

The first bells of high school ring in the 7 o’clock hour, and a new petition asks for later times: after 8:15 a.m.


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Learning in the 21st Century Mobile Devices + Social Media = Personalized Learning

""Within this context, the use of mobile devices such as tablet computers and smartphones combined with wireless accessibility and social media tools stand out increasingly as a game changer in this movement to more personalized learning."


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Workflow in the 1:1 iPad Classroom – First Grade

Workflow in the 1:1 iPad Classroom – First Grade | Educated | Scoop.it

"IT happened….. something went wrong in our first grade classroom when using the iPads. I know, BIG SHOCKER! One of the more important things teachers need to remember is things will not always go as planned when using the iPads. There will be technical difficulties, connectivity issues, and things that are unforeseen. You have to be able to think on your feet and improvise to teach in the 1:1 iPad classroom. I try to help teachers achieve this at my school."


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