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British engineers produce amazing 'petrol from air' technology - Nigeria Business News

British engineers produce amazing 'petrol from air' technology - Nigeria Business News | Embracing the Edge Conference | Scoop.it

 

"A small company in the north of England has developed the “air capture” technology to create synthetic petrol using only air and electricity. Experts last night hailed the astonishing breakthrough as a potential “game-changer” in the battle against climate change and a saviour for the world’s energy crisis."

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The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Educational Twitter Hashtags | Edudemic (Infographic)

The Teacher’s Quick Guide To Educational Twitter Hashtags | Edudemic (Infographic) | Embracing the Edge Conference | Scoop.it

A while ago Edudemic published their 2012 A-Z Guide to Twitter Hashtags. This is a great resource, and now there is a new way to view it thanks to Online Courses. Check out this infographic that lets you know the most popular educational hashtags. They are categorized by color into: education, most popular according to Edudemic, technology, Higher Ed, subject specific, specific areas/roles and K-12.


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Library director refuses to restrict access to yaoi manga - Comic Book Resources

Library director refuses to restrict access to yaoi manga - Comic Book Resources | Embracing the Edge Conference | Scoop.it
Comic Book ResourcesLibrary director refuses to restrict access to yaoi mangaComic Book ResourcesOccasionally we see public clashes between the mandate of public libraries to serve everyone without restricting access to books and the desire of...
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Novel idea helps to boost literacy skills

Novel idea helps to   boost  literacy skills | Embracing the Edge Conference | Scoop.it

A SCHOOL is celebrating major improvements in children's literacy skills after basing its entire curriculum on the plots of novels and short stories.

Pupils at Chesterton Primary study a different book each term and link the story to their history, geography, science, and creative arts work.

Pupils have studied the novel The Firework-Maker's Daughter.

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Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb

Brain Research: Adolescents Learn More in Cooperative Groups | MiddleWeb | Embracing the Edge Conference | Scoop.it
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says adolescent brains learn more through interactive, interdependent group work.

Did you know that "peer group influence plays an important developmental role in the psychosocial process of separation from parents"? What does this mean to teachers of middle school students? That "interactive, interdependent group work" helps middle school students "build happy, learning brains."

This post will help you learn more about brain science, successful group work, how to plan for success, provides some researched-based guidelines and more.


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Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, February 13, 2015 11:08 AM

Supportive middle school teaching strategies like cooperative learning, class celebrations, and community-school collaborations lower stress and increase resilience in students and create HAPPY MIDDLE-SCHOOL BRAINS, neuro-imaging shows.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 2015 2:45 PM

This site was recommended by Ruth Burton.  I taught middle school for 15 years and the insights found here make great sense to me. 

Ana María Hurtado's curator insight, August 14, 2015 8:16 AM

Of course, they do! 

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The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide | SVA Education Technology

The Global Education Conference Network - GlobalEdCon: Connecting Educators and Organizations Worldwide | SVA Education Technology | Embracing the Edge Conference | Scoop.it
Join our online community for those interested in global education. Contribute by adding media, conversation, and collaborative projects.
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21st century Learning: Preparing Students For Complex Futures

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How do we prepare students for 21st century learning? The Common Core Standards call for "more rigor, complex reasoning, problem solving, and critical thinking than traditional learning." How do we teach so that students meet these new standards? What professional development will need to be done so that teachers may provides their students with the necessary skills? As the titleof the article states, "How do we prepare students for compelex futures?"

The post looks at a variety of materials that discuss skills and strategies that one might consider. In 2008 Tony Wagner suggested 7 areas that were critical for students to learn:

* Problem-solving and critical thinking

* Collaboration across networks and leading by influence

* Agility and adaptability

* Initiative and entrepreneurship

* Effective written and oral communication

* Accessing and analyzing information

* Curiosity and imagination

Materials from David Conley regarding "key cognitive strategies", Costa and Kallick and habits of mind, and other dispositions are also discussed.

The last section of the post looks at "a new paradigm: on-going, formative, self-assessment."

 


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8 Ideas, 10 Guides, And 17 Tools For A Better Professional Learning Network

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Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other…...

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