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Blogs to read to enhance the practice of data science.
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The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students

The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it

The Comprehensive Guide to Google Free Tools for Teachers and Students, by Med Kharbach


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Patty Ball's curator insight, January 27, 2013 9:28 PM

google free tools

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Free tools FTW

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e-Portfolios: How They Promote The Flipped Classroom | Newsanywhere

e-Portfolios: How They Promote The Flipped Classroom | Newsanywhere | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
e-Portfolios: How They Promote The Flipped Classroom: http://t.co/X7ArAlJb #flippedclassroom #edtech #flipclass

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1831-1836: The (Second) Voyage of the Beagle - a different Christmas tale! | Jabberites

1831-1836: The (Second) Voyage of the Beagle - a different Christmas tale! | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
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Darwin's Voyage: Piecing together evolution

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Mice Regain Hearing | Jabberites

Mice Regain Hearing | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
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The Jabberites Concept casting tool engages young people in the news, flips the classroom, provides curriculum links with interactive popups and links the news to careers.

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Giant Squid Caught On Film! | Jabberites

Giant Squid Caught On Film! | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
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Flip the classroom, interactive collages bring the news to life, contextualize it and make curriculum links.

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Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning

Using Social Media In The Classroom For Real-World Learning | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it

There is already evidence that teachers are using social media as part of teaching strategies, with the aim of encouraging students to view social networks as less of a pleasurable distraction, and more as something that can be used in projects and for personal expression in a medium they prefer.


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Mark Keane's comment, December 3, 2012 1:49 AM
The use of social media for learning is essential, particularly in secondary (high schools). Too many teens are engaged with social media, for fast periods of time, with no return on their investment. Schools and their pupil's would benefit from the social media angle.
Mark Keane's comment, December 3, 2012 1:49 AM
The use of social media for learning is essential, particularly in secondary (high schools). Too many teens are engaged with social media, for fast periods of time, with no return on their investment. Schools and their pupil's would benefit from the social media angle.
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Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves

Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
Using water flow sensors and plastic "leaves" that measure wetness, biologists have discovered that trees living in tropical montane cloud forests drink through their leaves as well as their roots.

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Musical Tesla - "Sweet Home Alabama"

These are two gigantic solid state musical Tesla Coils. A Tesla Coil is a special type of transformer invented by Nikola Tesla that is able to generating ext...

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Home | Jabberites

Home | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
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A new interactive site geared towards 13-18 year olds. The interactive Concept casting tool is easy to use. News items, interesting articles, teaching materials are posted. Students can also post and share their own casts. This tool has potential in the Flipped Classroom too!

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[VIDEO] NASA - Walking On Air [TIME-LAPSE]

This video features a series of time lapse sequences photographed by the Expedition 30 crew aboard the International Space Station. Set to the song "Walking in the Air," by Howard Blake, the video takes viewers around the world, through auroras, and over dazzling lightning displays. 

 

Articles about ASTRONOMY: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=astronomy

 


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How Our Brains Set the World Spinning

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If there’s ever excuse to publish an optical illusion as cool as the “Rotating Snakes,” I’ll take it. This illusion was invented in 2003 by Akiyoshi Kitaoka of Ritsumeikan University in Japan, and ever since, Kitaoka and other scientists have been trying to figure out why it works. A new paper by Stephen Macknik at the Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix may have the answer.


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Life won't be the same without antibiotics - Telegraph

Life won't be the same without antibiotics - Telegraph | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
The over-prescription of these drugs to humans and animals spells the end of modern medicine as we know it.

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Dung Beetles Directed by the Milky Way! | Jabberites

Dung Beetles Directed by the Milky Way! | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
Scientists discover that the dung rolling beetle is the first insect to navigate in straight lines using the milky way to guide them.
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The Google Teacher Academy Helps Teachers Bring Tech Innovations Into the Classroom

The Google Teacher Academy Helps Teachers Bring Tech Innovations Into the Classroom | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
Google's Academy is training teachers to use new technology in education. It's a model that more tech companies would be smart to copy.

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Dolphins Try To Save Dying Dolphin | Jabberites

Dolphins Try To Save Dying Dolphin | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
Dolphins were seen trying to save a dying dolphin in the East Sea, off the coast of Ulsan, South Korea.
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Jabberites reporting dolphin news, using their Concept Casting tool to engage learners.

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Is It Really Hip to Flip? -- THE Journal

Is It Really Hip to Flip? -- THE Journal | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
"Try it! You might like it!" is not a sufficient reason for initiating flipped instruction. What are the questions educators should be asking in order to ensure the best outcomes for students?

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Are Wrinkly Fingers Primate Rain Treads?! | Jabberites

Are Wrinkly Fingers Primate Rain Treads?! | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
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Wrinkly fingers explain! 

 

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Let it Snow! | Jabberites

Let it Snow! | Jabberites | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
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One Concept Cast in action from www.jabberites.com

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BigPic: A Rare And Spectacular View Of Saturn

BigPic: A Rare And Spectacular View Of Saturn | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
Saturn: A Splendor Seldom Seen Click here to see this amazing picture even larger! NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science InstituteNASA's Cassini spacecraft captures a dark planet, wreathed in the sunlit glow of its rings.

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Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves

Cloud forest trees drink water through their leaves | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
Using water flow sensors and plastic "leaves" that measure wetness, biologists have discovered that trees living in tropical montane cloud forests drink through their leaves as well as their roots.

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Home | Jabberites

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A new interactive site geared towards 13-18 year olds. The interactive Concept casting tool is easy to use. News items, interesting articles, teaching materials are posted. Students can also post and share their own casts. This tool has potential in the Flipped Classroom too!

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[VIDEO] Exo: A Visualization of Kepler's Exoplanet Candidates

Exo is a visualization tool for exploring the nearly 2,300 exoplanet candidates that have been so far identified by NASA's Kepler mission.

 

http://www.fastcodesign.com/1669702/explore-the-galaxy-using-the-actual-minority-report-interface

 

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Does your brain really have the power to see the world upside-down?

Does your brain really have the power to see the world upside-down? | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it
A famous experiment was conducted in the late 1800s, in which a scientist wore glasses that showed him an upside down image of the world. After some time, he claimed he saw the world right side up.

 

Articles about NEUROSCIENCE: http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=neuroscience

 


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Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use

Imagination may be more important than knowledge: The eight types of imagination we use | Engaging Science for Kids | Scoop.it

Imagination is the ability to form mental images, phonological passages, analogies, or narratives of something that is not perceived through our senses. Imagination is a manifestation of our memory and enables us to scrutinize our past and construct hypothetical future scenarios that do not yet, but could exist. Imagination also gives us the ability to see things from other points of view and empathize with others.


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