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The Firefox Phone Is Real And You Can Get One Next Month

The Firefox Phone Is Real And You Can Get One Next Month | educational implications | Scoop.it
Another alternative to iPhone and Android.

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Dissection of an Argument - Toolkit For Thinking

Dissection of an Argument - Toolkit For Thinking | educational implications | Scoop.it
Toolkit of ideas and techniques to help your creative and critical thinking including problem solving, logical fallacies and decision making.
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This resource may be of help for those in writing, education, and other fields where critical thinking is necessary for production and for producing value. Along with keeping rhetorical fallacies at hand. 

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The Natural World of Disney - Education and Science.

The natural world of Disney. The Natural World of Disney - Dr. Jill Mellen, Disney Animal Kingdom Education and Science Director.
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6 key findings about going to college

6 key findings about going to college | educational implications | Scoop.it
College-educated millennials are outperforming their less-educated peers on virtually every economic measure, and the gap between the two groups has only grown over time.
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more research supporting the need to go to college...

The concept of "multiple pathways" to career readiness and post-secondary success may end up being another illusion.

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4 Things You Should Know About Platforms

4 Things You Should Know About Platforms | educational implications | Scoop.it
Power no longer resides at the top of the heap, but at the center of the network; that is in platforms.
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Important concepts to learn for the postmodern, post-industrial era. How to support mutiple pathways to success.
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Alternative High Schools: Models For the Future?

This paper deals with the creation of alternative schools to deal with the at-risk student population. These schools usually focus on skills more relavent to the workplace. Could they be a model for reform of the broader public education system?
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 10:07 PM

We need options that provide options for students and teachers. I taught in a small school, which was technically not approved as a school, where we made it work. The bosses did not like that so they changed it and insisted it be a program of their choosing. When we eliminate student and teacher choice, we do great violence.

 

 

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What Matters Most to People Around the World #infographic

What Matters Most to People Around the World #infographic | educational implications | Scoop.it
Have you ever wondered what USA has in common with Cuba and Iran or how is South America different from the rest of the world, or perhaps how your country of birth contributes to forming your beliefs about what's important in life? More than 80,000 people from around the world expressed their opinions on what they value most in life and this infographic map shows their No1 priorities in almost every country in the world.
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might be fun for kids in global studies classes (secondary school level) and might also introduce Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.

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6 Technologies Shaping Higher Education

6 Technologies Shaping Higher Education | educational implications | Scoop.it
The NMC Horizon Report looks at the technologies that will shape the future of higher education over the next 1-5 years.

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Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, May 15, 6:30 PM

The examples highlighted in this article--flipped classrooms, wearables, 'Internet of things' equipped classrooms--spark the imagination with their potential.  I fear that the adoption rate will be, sadly, slower than the article projects given that we still have people debating the evils of social technologies and video games unable to lift their view high enough to see the learning concepts that frame the content.  The good news is that some of the stalwarts of technophobia, such as the American Association of Pediatricians who published some of the more unreasonably restrictive guidelines for childhood screen time, are reevaluating their positions, and school districts are starting to think about introducing the long-needed "CyberCivics" into their curriculum.  

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Does gaming really improve your brain power?

There has been excitement among researchers in recent years that playing certain video and computer games may strengthen core components of cognition, helping us to make quicker decisions, think more fluidly, and avoid harmful distractions.
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How to Stimulate Curiosity | TIME.com

How to Stimulate Curiosity | TIME.com | educational implications | Scoop.it
Three practical ways to use information gaps to stimulate curiosity and promote learning
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Mindset | What is Mindset

Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. Mindset explains: Why brains and talent don’t bring success How they can stand in the way of it Why praising brains and talent doesn’t foster self-esteem and accomplishment, but jeopardizes them How teaching a simple idea about the brain raises grades and productivity What all great CEOs, parents, teachers, athletes know Mindset is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success—a simple idea that makes all the difference. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment. Virtually all great people have had these qualities. Teaching a growth mindset creates motivation and productivity in the worlds of business, education, and sports. It enhances relationships. When you read Mindset, you’ll see how.
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Prosopagnosia Research - About Prosopagnosia

Prosopagnosia Research - About Prosopagnosia | educational implications | Scoop.it
What is prosopagnosia? Prosopagnosia (also known as 'face blindness') refers to a severe deficit in recognizing familiar people from their face. While some people report a very selective impairment that only influences the recognition of faces, others find the deficit extends to the recognition of other stimuli, such as objects, cars, or animals. Many people also report deficits in other aspects of face processing, such as judging age or gender, recognising certain emotional expressions, or following the direction of a person's eye gaze. Finally, a substantial proportion of prosopagnosics report navigational difficulties.
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Why do poor children perform more poorly than rich ones?

Why do poor children perform more poorly than rich ones? | educational implications | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Caucutt says if we want a society that is meritocratic, we need to answer a fundamental and vexing question: why do less well-off children perform so poorly?
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GamifiED: Why Gamifying Education Is Effective

Using game design, elements and principles to engage students in learning.
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Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls

Report of the APA Task Force on the Sexualization of Girls | educational implications | Scoop.it
This task force found that the proliferation of sexualized images of girls and young women in advertising, merchandising and media is harmful to girls' self-image and healthy development. Recommendations for what parents and girls can do to teach girls to value themselves for who they are, rather than how they look, media literacy resources and more.
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AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs | educational implications | Scoop.it
Key themes: reasons to be hopeful
Advances in technology may displace certain types of work, but historically they have been a net creator of jobs.
We will adapt to these changes by inventing entirely new types of work, and by taking advantage of uniquely human capabilities.
Technology will free us from day-to-day drudgery, and allow us to define our relationship with “work” in a more positive and socially beneficial way.
Ultimately, we as a society control our own destiny through the choices we make.
Key themes: reasons to be concerned
Impacts from automation have thus far impacted mostly blue-collar employment; the coming wave of innovation threatens to upend white-collar work as well.
Certain highly-skilled workers will succeed wildly in this new environment—but far more may be displaced into lower paying service industry jobs at best, or permanent unemployment at worst.
Our educational system is not adequately preparing us for work of the future, and our political and economic institutions are poorly equipped to handle these hard choices.
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Key themes: reasons to be hopefulAdvances in technology may displace certain types of work, but historically they have been a net creator of jobs.We will adapt to these changes by inventing entirely new types of work, and by taking advantage of uniquely human capabilities.Technology will free us from day-to-day drudgery, and allow us to define our relationship with “work” in a more positive and socially beneficial way.Ultimately, we as a society control our own destiny through the choices we make.

 

Key themes: reasons to be concernedImpacts from automation have thus far impacted mostly blue-collar employment; the coming wave of innovation threatens to upend white-collar work as well.Certain highly-skilled workers will succeed wildly in this new environment—but far more may be displaced into lower paying service industry jobs at best, or permanent unemployment at worst.Our educational system is not adequately preparing us for work of the future, and our political and economic institutions are poorly equipped to handle these hard choices.

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Why No One Wants The Rohingyas

Why No One Wants The Rohingyas | educational implications | Scoop.it
As thousands of members of the persecuted minority flee Myanmar and Bangladesh on rickety boats, the rest of Southeast Asia is showing a distinct reluctance to take them in. Predominantly Buddhist Thailand has been battling an Islamist insurgency in its south for decades and has "no stomach" for bringing in more Muslims, says Lex Rieffel, a nonresident senior fellow and expert on Southeast Asia at the Brookings Institution.
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16 Easy Ways To Improve Your Focus

16 Easy Ways To Improve Your Focus | educational implications | Scoop.it
To up your concentration, work with your environment, your workflow, or your mind.
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Kimberly Brosan's curator insight, May 13, 3:16 PM

Love #14 Read physical books. It will train you in paying attention to an object for an extended length of time — something the digital world doesn't provide very well. 

I find myself easily distracted as windows pop up on my device screens alerting me to new messages, world events, etc. There are some good tips here. 

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15 Research Based Secrets To Bulletproof Willpower

Everything you need to know about 15 Research Based Secrets To Bulletproof Willpower
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Research: Young Students Learn Better with Mix of Virtual and Real Worlds -- THE Journal

Research: Young Students Learn Better with Mix of Virtual and Real Worlds -- THE Journal | educational implications | Scoop.it
Young learners do up to five times better when instruction combines the real world with the virtual world.
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Researchers find more sex doesn’t lead to increased happiness

Researchers find more sex doesn’t lead to increased happiness | educational implications | Scoop.it
Countless research and self-help books claim that having more sex will lead to increased happiness, based on the common finding that those having more sex are also happier.
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Choosing appropriate research methodologies

It is vital you pick approach research methodologies and methods for your thesis - your research after all is what your whole dissertation will rest on.

 
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Teaching Principles - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University

Teaching Principles - Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation - Carnegie Mellon University | educational implications | Scoop.it

Teaching is a complex, multifaceted activity, often requiring us as instructors to juggle multiple tasks and goals simultaneously and flexibly. The following small but powerful set of principles can make teaching both more effective and more efficient, by helping us create the conditions that support student learning and minimize the need for revising materials, content, and policies. While implementing these principles requires a commitment in time and effort, it often saves time and energy later on.

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Attention and consciousness - Scholarpedia

Attention and consciousness are two closely related psychological concepts that are often conflated, even among scholars. However,  modern psychological and neurophysiological researchers can now independently manipulate top-down selective attention and perceptual consciousness. This allows them to untangle the distinct contributions these two make to processing in the mind and their underlying neuronal mechanisms.  

Current controversies revolve around three questions

Can we become conscious of some object without attending to this object?  Can we attend to objects that are consciously suppressed, that is, invisible?Can top-down selective attention and perceptual consciousness have opposing effects?   

Although by no means conclusive, current evidence suggests that top-down attention and perceptual consciousness are two distinct but often allied processes with distinct neurobiological processes. As a consequence, it will be important to carefully distinguish the neuronal correlates of consciousness from the neuronal correlates of selective attention (Tse et al., 2005).

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