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The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power

The perovskite lightbulb moment for solar power | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Cheap, abundant solar power from Britain's grey skies? Don't mock, this is one dream that could soon be a reality, writes Mark Miodownik
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Will Work For Free | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2013

Will Work For Free is a documentary by Sam Vallely on the subject of technological unemployment. this work is protected under fair use and will always be fre...
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How Machine Learning Is Eating the Software World

How Machine Learning Is Eating the Software World | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Marc Andreessen, who created the World Wide Web, famously said in 2011 that software was eating the world. Four years later, that trend has accelerated, on
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The $9 PC CHIP was launched on Kickstarter, rivals Raspberry Pi

The $9 PC CHIP was launched on Kickstarter, rivals Raspberry Pi | Education Technology | Scoop.it
A $9 computer is coming in the near future thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. The small PC called CHIP is nearly 4 times more inexpensive than Raspberry Pi, includes several open-source a...
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11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios

11 Essentials for Excellent ePortfolios | Education Technology | Scoop.it
An electronic portfolio can helping students reflect on their learning, organize and share their products, and maintain a record of their accomplishments for the future.

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Shane Schoff's curator insight, May 3, 6:27 PM

Capturing learning electronically more readily enables collaboration and the invitation for feedback. Deeper learning is promoted through reflective thinking.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 4, 8:33 AM

This is exactly what we need to be doing! 

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The end of college as we know it is coming

The end of college as we know it is coming | Education Technology | Scoop.it
The University of Everywhere is on the horizon....
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Stanford University's Carol Dweck on the Growth Mindset and Education

Stanford University's Carol Dweck on the Growth Mindset and Education | Education Technology | Scoop.it
"You're so talented!", "You are gifted - a natural!", "You're doing so well in school, you must be really smart!" - children receive these messages (or their negative counterparts), along with many...

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12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free

12 Dozen Places To Educate Yourself Online For Free | Education Technology | Scoop.it
All education is self-education.  Period.  It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop.  We don’t learn…
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This amazing map shows just how little of our galaxy we’ve explored so far | ExtremeTech

This amazing map shows just how little of our galaxy we’ve explored so far | ExtremeTech | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Astronomers have discovered a gas giant planet that's roughly 13,000 light-years from Earth -- among the furthest ever known -- and yet there's still so much more to find.
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TVP Magazine Issue no. 18

TVP Magazine Issue no. 18 | Education Technology | Scoop.it
In this issue, we look at two very important topics in detail:
First, we show the impact that our eating habits have, both on ourselves, and the environment (how many animals we raise to create food, how efficient they are in producing food,
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25 Google Search Shortcuts You Need to Know | Scholastic.com

25 Google Search Shortcuts You Need to Know | Scholastic.com | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Use these search engine shortcuts to save valuable time finding the information you need by simply using a single word or phrase.
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Deans announce new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society

Deans announce new Institute for Data, Systems, and Society | Education Technology | Scoop.it
MIT-wide effort aims to bring the power of data to the people.
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Smithsonian Science Education Center - What Makes an Effective Science Video?

Smithsonian Science Education Center - What Makes an Effective Science Video? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Smithsonian Science Education Center originally shared to STEM on Google+ (❖ Technology): What makes an effective science video?

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Inside The Dark Web - Documentary - YouTube


Twenty-five years after the World Wide Web was created, the issue of surveillance has become the greatest controversy of its existence. With many concerned that governments and corporations can monitor people's every move, this programme meets hackers and scientists who are using technology to fight back, as well as the law enforcement officers who believe it's leading to opportunities for risk-free crimes.

With contributors including World Wide Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee and WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

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Cosmin Mihaiu: Physical therapy is boring — play a game instead - YouTube

You’ve just been injured, and you’re on the way home from an hour of physical therapy. The last thing you want to do on your own is confusing exercises that ...
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7 Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Humans Are Free

7 Sins of Our System of Forced Education | Humans Are Free | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Forced education interferes with children’s abilities to educate themselves. In my last post I took...
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Spiders Ingest Nanotubes, Then Weave Silk Reinforced with Carbon | MIT Technology Review

Spiders Ingest Nanotubes, Then Weave Silk Reinforced with Carbon | MIT Technology Review | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Spider silk is one of the more extraordinary materials known to science. The protein fiber, spun by spiders to make webs, is stronger than almost anything that humans can make.

The dragline silk spiders use to make a web’s outer rim and spokes is amazing stuff. It matches high-grade alloy steel for tensile strength but is about a sixth as dense. It is also highly ductile, sometimes capable of stretching to five times its length.

This combination of strength and ductility makes spider silk extremely tough, matching the toughness of state-of-the-art carbon fibers such as Kevlar.

So it goes without saying that the ability to make spider silk even stronger and tougher would be a significant scientific coup. Which is why the work of Emiliano Lepore at the University of Trento in Italy and a few pals is something of a jaw-dropper.

These guys have found a way to incorporate carbon nanotubes and graphene into spider silk and increase its strength and toughness beyond anything that has been possible before. The resulting material has properties such as fracture strength, Young’s modulus, and toughness modulus higher than anything ever measured.

The team’s approach is relatively straightforward. They started with 15 Pholcidae spiders, collected from the Italian countryside, which they kept in controlled conditions in their lab. They collected samples of dragline silk produced by these spiders as a reference.

The team then used a neat trick to introduce carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes into the spider silk. They simply sprayed the spiders with water containing the nanotubes or flakes and then measured the mechanical properties of the silk that the spiders produced.

For each strand of silk, they fixed the fiber between t
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Top 10 Business Apps to help you Manage your Business

Top 10 Business Apps to help you Manage your Business | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Need to be more organized? Want to boost productivity? Need to create a business plan quickly and effectively? There's an app for that

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Nowadays, a mobile phone or tablet equipped with all the latest and most effective applications is replacing the personal assistant as the must-have tool for anybody running a business. Of course, app stores are like labyrinths, full of copycat programs that don’t deliver on their promises and even some malicious software.

Here is a list of top business apps that you’ll certainly want to be looking into if productivity and success are on your wish list this year:

I purchased my first personal computer in 1984. The digital evolution since then is difficult to comprehend, and I lived it. Today I don't have a computer. My business activities are completed 100% on hand-held devices, portable and cloud synchronized. This article contributes to our mutual search for APPs that contribute to our individual effectiveness.

Rascal's Perch, the Mobile Device Entrepreneur, just updated: http://bit.ly/1pcQW87

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The video game that teaches algebra to 4-year-olds

The video game that teaches algebra to 4-year-olds | Education Technology | Scoop.it
It's about putting the child at the center of learning.
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Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones

Clips: A Free Video Editor for iPads & iPhones | Education Technology | Scoop.it
iMovie is a great video editor for the iPad. Wait, let me restate that. iMovie is a fantastic video editor for the iPad. However, for many people it just seems a little intimidating. I can absolute...

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5 online privacy and security tips for travelers

5 online privacy and security tips for travelers | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Going on holiday or traveling for business any time soon?

Here are 5 online privacy and security tips for when you're on the road.
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What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future?

What Will Education Look Like in a More Open Future? | Education Technology | Scoop.it
Technology and rapidly evolving student needs are influencing how schools can think about trust, autonomy and collaboration.
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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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Miguel Garcia Mulet's curator insight, April 7, 7:25 AM

It pays to know how to "google"!

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, April 14, 8:59 AM

So much fun stuff! Liking Google Keep.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, May 21, 6:05 PM

Yes, Google can do lots more than you think...

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Why Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates Are Terrified of Artificial Intelligence

Why Stephen Hawking and Bill Gates Are Terrified of Artificial Intelligence | Education Technology | Scoop.it
We don't know how to control super-intelligent machines. How long until a thinking machine -- a smart killer robot, for example -- learns to program itself?...
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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Education Technology | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 7, 5:15 AM

Interesting article on how Minecraft is being used in education.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, April 7, 7:59 AM

Using a popular game to teach!

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, April 7, 11:12 AM

añada su visión ...

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New tech creates buttons and shapes in mid-air - CNN.com

New tech creates buttons and shapes in mid-air - CNN.com | Education Technology | Scoop.it
UltraHaptics is a young company with a big dream: changing the way we interact with electronic devices.
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The Best Free Grammar Websites - Psychowith6

The Best Free Grammar Websites - Psychowith6 | Education Technology | Scoop.it
  If your students struggle with grammar or find i …
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