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Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Mindmapping is a big feature of Howard Rheingold’s course – Towards a Literacy of Cooperation. We are not only expected to collaboratively mindmap in the live sessions…. ...... but also the first i...

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These are the kind of tools we need to make digital technology effective in our classrooms.

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This article answers effectively the one main question: what is mindmapping? A good read!

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Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | MindShift

Are Teachers of Tomorrow Prepared to Use Innovative Tech? | MindShift | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Getty Images With a new generation of teachers coming into the work force, there's a discrepancy between what principals expect of teachers-in-traini
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Connected Learning: A New Research-Driven Initiative

Connected Learning: A New Research-Driven Initiative | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Connected Learning, a new research-driven initiative, was introduced at the Digital Media and Learning Conference 2012. We see a growing gap between the learning mediums with which young people eng...
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How to Size Images on Social Media: A Cheat Sheet (Infographic)

How to Size Images on Social Media: A Cheat Sheet (Infographic) | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Take the pain out of adding images to your brand's social media accounts by following this easy guide to sizing images.Get the latest blog articles on...
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Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen

Professional development reform: 8 steps to make it happen | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Every year, school districts around the country waste a tremendous amount of time and money on ineffective professional development. The traditional model
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20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture

20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture | emerging learning | Scoop.it
20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture
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Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis -

Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - | emerging learning | Scoop.it
A major shift in the force of education has emerged as teachers have become self-directed, independent designers of their own learning.
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The World in 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts - Forbes

The World in 2033: Big Thinkers And Futurists Share Their Thoughts - Forbes | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Photo credit: DonkeyHotey Put yourself back in 1993.  Could you have predicted the success of the web, tablets and smartphones, privatized space travel, the rise of terrorism, or the myriad of small changes that impact how you live today?
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Augmented TED Ed Talk

Augmented TED Ed Talk | emerging learning | Scoop.it
This was created with Popcorn Maker - part of the Mozilla Webmaker initiative

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7 Things Next Gen Schools Will Do Well

7 Things Next Gen Schools Will Do Well | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Seventeen years ago as a new superintendent I was invited to Microsoft to learn about 1:1 programs in Australia. The architect of those programs, Bruce Dixon, told a compelling story of student engagement in transformed learning environments.
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“On-Task” is not a waypoint on the route to engagement

“On-Task” is not a waypoint on the route to engagement | emerging learning | Scoop.it

"Can you recall a time when you were so engaged in learning that you became unaware of your surroundings, that each step of the process energized you to pursue your goal further, and the learning became its own reward?

Recently, I was working with a gathering of administrators from my county, contemplating the puzzle of student engagement. Most of the small groups in the room organized their exploration around the premise that on-task behavior is a necessary but insufficient step toward engagement. The T-charts they created focused on how an administrator observing a class might recognize subtle differences."


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Self-organizing crystals could be a step toward creating self-repairing smartphones

Self-organizing crystals could be a step toward creating self-repairing smartphones | emerging learning | Scoop.it

A study in which chemical compounds are prompted to self-form into crystals could be a step toward creating self-repairing smartphone screens, experts say, or even body armor.

 

Showing that microscopic particles can be made to come together or break apart on their own "opens a new area for design and production of novel and moving structures," wrote the study authors, a team of physicists and chemists from New York University and Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass.

 

The researchers said they were inspired by the way flocks of birds and schools of fish are able to move as if they are a single living organism. The team wanted to see if they could duplicate — and control — that collective motion using non-living objects.

 

The objects they used were made of simple chemicals including sodium, iron, chloride, oxygen and hydrogen. Roughly the size of a single bacterium, they included a piece of the mineral hematite that jutted out, like the front of a car.

 

The researchers placed hundreds of these particles into a drop of a liquid solution on a glass slide. One of the ingredients in the solution was hydrogen peroxide, which is like fuel to a piece of hematite when it's exposed to blue-violet light.

 

Without the specialized light, the particles pretty much vibrated in place like so many tiny idling engines. When the scientists turned on the light, the hydrogen peroxide and hematite began a chemical reaction that propelled the particles forward.

 

The scientists watched under a microscope as, at first, the particles moved about at random. Then, about 25 seconds into the chaos, the limited space and directionless driving produced a traffic jam of particles, said study leader Jeremie Palacci, a postdoctoral fellow at NYU.

 

The jammed particles forced themselves against each other in the pattern of a crystal, each dot surrounded by six others in a hexagonal shape. When they reached a certain size, some of the particles on the edge broke off and grew into other crystals, which slowly moved about. When the blue-violet light was switched off, it took about 10 seconds for the crystals to dissolve.

 

In additional tests, the researchers induced a magnetic field in the liquid to see if they could steer the crystals in a particular way. They found that the iron in the particles was drawn toward the magnetic field, making it possible to control the crystals' movement.

 

Since the crystals are able to sense changes in their environment and move accordingly, they are alive in a fundamental way, the researchers said.

"They're flocking," just like birds, said Paul Chaikin, a coauthor of the study and an NYU physicist.

 

Creating materials that can respond to conditions around them is a long-held goal of scientists and engineers working in the field of active materials, said Aparna Baskaran, a physicist at Brandeis who wasn't involved in the study.


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Minding mapping in the Social Media Classroom

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Mindmapping is a big feature of Howard Rheingold’s course – Towards a Literacy of Cooperation. We are not only expected to collaboratively mindmap in the live sessions…. ...... but also the first i...
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Teaching, Learning and Making in Design Education

Teaching, Learning and Making in Design Education | emerging learning | Scoop.it
One of the major assumptions in design education and
pedagogy is that students have to “make” or “produce” objects, from for
example, web pages to bicycles to books in order to prove that they have
learned to become designers.
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very relevant as I move into the tech areas.

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Introducing our Newest Cause: #sugarkills - The Tempered Radical

Introducing our Newest Cause: #sugarkills - The Tempered Radical | emerging learning | Scoop.it
One of the questions that I'm asked time and time again is, "How can teachers use technology to motivate our students?" And if you've spent any time reading Radical posts, you probably know my answer already: Technology DOESN'T motivate students....
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Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis -

Teachers Inspiring Teachers in a New Age of PD - Getting Smart by Susan Lucille Davis - | emerging learning | Scoop.it
A major shift in the force of education has emerged as teachers have become self-directed, independent designers of their own learning.
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Magnetoelectrics could advance computer memory, ending reliance on 1s and 0s | ExtremeTech

Magnetoelectrics could advance computer memory, ending reliance on 1s and 0s | ExtremeTech | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Generally, hardware upgrades incrementally -- processors slowly gain more cores, graphics cards slowly become more powerful, and storage devices slowly gain more capacity.
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Online Instructor Toolkit - List | Diigo

Online Instructor Toolkit - List | Diigo | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Dennis OConnor's List: Online Instructor Toolkit - References for online instructors: time management, course checklist, discussion dynamics
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7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift

7 Essential Principles of Innovative Learning | MindShift | emerging learning | Scoop.it
Flirck:WoodleyWonderworks Every educator wants to create an environment that will foster students' love of learning. Because the criteria are intangible,
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Does Your Language Shape How You Think?

Does Your Language Shape How You Think? | emerging learning | Scoop.it
The idea that your mother tongue shapes your experience of the world may be true after all.
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13 Wiki Tools Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Diigo

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