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Building relationships through educational choices that are creative, connected, classic, and cool.
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How 3 Different Generations Use The Internet - Edudemic

How 3 Different Generations Use The Internet - Edudemic | Family Learning | Scoop.it
There's a stark difference between how different generations use and share content on the web. This visual breakdown sheds some light on the future.

Via Ivo Nový
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"The millennial generation seems to be far and away the most connected and ready to share online. 20% of all members of that generation have posted a video of themselves online. That’s compared to just 2% of the boomer generation."

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 15, 2013 4:00 AM

There's a stark difference between how different generations use and share content on the web. This visual breakdown sheds some light on the future.

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Science Explains Why Spending Time Outside Is Important to Your Health

Science Explains Why Spending Time Outside Is Important to Your Health | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Most of us spend huge amounts of time indoors and barely get outside at all, much less in the daytime. Unfortunately, staying indoors can have serious effects on our health, both physical and mental.
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"For starters, you need the Vitamin D that your body produces from direct sunlight to keep your bones healthy and stave off diseases like osteoporosis."

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How Do Children Learn to Regulate Their Emotions?

How Do Children Learn to Regulate Their Emotions? | Family Learning | Scoop.it
We want children to have their feelings, but not be overwhelmed by them -- to feel discouraged but not give up; to feel anxious but not stay home; and to be excited but not get so carried away in their enthusiasm that they use poor judgment in...
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"When we accept and value our children's emotions, we not only help them feel better, we help them do better, in all aspects of their lives."

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How to Rebuild an Attention Span

How to Rebuild an Attention Span | Family Learning | Scoop.it
In the war on distraction, a new long-term study of disrupted attention, multitasking, and aging shows dramatic results in improving working memory for older participants through use of an online game.
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"The most significant contribution of the current study was its role in providing “a substantial rebuttal of the view that the cognitive capacity of an individual is a fixed trait."

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me3rd's curator insight, September 6, 2013 3:12 AM

Posting this to read later!

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Your Home Stretch with Multiplication Tables

Your Home Stretch  with  Multiplication Tables | Family Learning | Scoop.it
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Tried and true, practice makes perfect.

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How people learn

How people learn | Family Learning | Scoop.it
The ever-popular lecture structure? Not very effective.
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Includes examples of how teaching and learning can be improved.

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This Augmented-Reality Sandbox Turns Dirt Into a UI

This Augmented-Reality Sandbox Turns Dirt Into a UI | Family Learning | Scoop.it
It's a sandbox that lets kids mold its contents into miniature mountains, lakes and rivers--and then, with a little high-tech magic, brings that terrain to life before their eyes.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, GranGoddessa
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" a project out of UC Davis offers a glimpse of an entirely different type of high-tech educational engagement–one that doesn’t involve youngsters pressing their faces up against screens for hours on end. It’s a sandbox that lets kids mold its contents into miniature mountains, lakes and rivers–and then, with a little high-tech magic, brings that terrain to life before their eyes."

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Learning to learn: losing yourself in passion

Learning to learn: losing yourself in passion | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Have you ever noticed that, when we’re younger, school and learning seem like a chore, and yet when we’re older, we wish we could just spend all of our time consuming information and advancing our knowledge?
Angie Mc's insight:

“I work hard during the day, but at night I get to plan the future and expand my knowledge.”

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5 Ways To Make Students Better At Sharing Online - Edudemic

5 Ways To Make Students Better At Sharing Online - Edudemic | Family Learning | Scoop.it
There are a number of important tips for helping make students better at sharing online. From authenticity to slowing down, these are important.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, vananh.com
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"Teach your students good sharing practices, and they’ll be better prepared in the digital world."

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Seriously, How Much Did You Learn in College? - Businessweek

Seriously, How Much Did You Learn in College? - Businessweek | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Seriously, How Much Did You Learn in College?
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It's called the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus, and it's administered by the Council for Aid to Education. The CLA+ isn't multiple choice, like the SAT.
Angie Mc's insight:

"It’s called the Collegiate Learning Assessment Plus, and it’s administered by the Council for Aid to Education. The CLA+ isn’t multiple choice, like the SAT. It requires students to write lengthy essays to test their scientific and quantitative reasoning, critical reading comprehension, problem-solving skills, and writing ability."

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Learn Everything About the Solar System with This Awesome Animation - Gizmodo

Learn Everything About the Solar System with This Awesome Animation - Gizmodo | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Learn Everything About the Solar System with This Awesome Animation
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Now this is fun. Kurzgesagt made a fantastic animation video detailing our solar system.
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Seven sleek minutes of helpful information.

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Smart technology may help kids with autism learn, communicate - MyFox Austin

Smart technology may help kids with autism learn, communicate - MyFox Austin | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Smart technology may help kids with autism learn, communicate MyFox Austin Rhonda McEwen, an assistant professor with the Institute of Communication Culture and Information Technology at the University of Toronto Mississauga in Ontario, and her...

Via Sudip Das
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"We find that it's actually a bridge to talking, because it gives these children a different mode with which to communicate. It helps them use language in a functional capacity, by giving them a way to get there faster and more efficiently."

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5 Spanish-learning programs for kids - NBC Latino

5 Spanish-learning programs for kids - NBC Latino | Family Learning | Scoop.it
For parents who would prefer materials they can use at home instead of an online program, PetraLingua has recently launched complete multimedia language learning sets that include DVDs, CDs, an activity book, playing ...

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"More parents seek online programs and Spanish learning curricula that they can use at home with their kids. Listed below are five Spanish programs for home use."

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My Top Ten Classic Novels for Teenage Girls

My Top Ten Classic Novels for Teenage Girls | Family Learning | Scoop.it
I used to mentor teenage girls.  I spent a lot of time with them, and sometimes part of that mentoring was teaching them interviewing skills.  During many of those practices, the girls would be ask...
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My daughter, who is just out of her teens, would agree! This looks like her stack of books :) She went on to study liturature and earn a degree in journalism at college.

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Download Free Music from 150+ Classical Composers, Courtesy of Musopen.org

Download Free Music from 150+ Classical Composers, Courtesy of Musopen.org | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Yesterday, we told you about a new Kickstarter campaign that intends to put 245 pieces by Frédéric Chopin into the public domain.
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"Musopen provides free public domain scores and a library of recordings by classical composers that you’ll want to check out."

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The Case for Teaching Entrepreneurship in High School

The Case for Teaching Entrepreneurship in High School | Family Learning | Scoop.it
A nonprofit group that teaches business skills in low-income schools says its programs lead participants to graduate and attain higher degrees
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“Kids are making decisions when they’re 12 or 13 that will destine them to poverty,” says NFTE’s chief executive, Amy Rosen. “The question is: Can you change the trajectory of a kid’s life in one year-long course by getting them involved in their work? I’ve seen over and over again that you can.”

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Esther Coronel De Iberkleid's comment, September 19, 2013 3:11 PM
Angie Mc´s this is fantastic. Congratulations to your son from now and to you, since I am sure you have been his "model" to follow. He can as well write his comment here. Tell him I would love to read it.
Angie Mc's comment, September 19, 2013 5:06 PM
Thank you, Esther, his dad & I enjoy supporting his talents & interests. Javi, his main passion is baseball! His business serves baseball players which is very enjoyable for him.
Esther Coronel De Iberkleid's comment, September 19, 2013 8:05 PM
Sounds fantastic! Thumbs up for him!!! Much success! Congratulations to both of you Mom and Dad!
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15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of

15 Free Learning Tools You've Probably Never Heard Of | Family Learning | Scoop.it

It can be hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of free educational sites out there, much less distinguish which ones will best meet your needs and help you learn skills you really need without shelling out big bucks.

 

Even those who are in the ed tech loop can miss out on some seriously helpful free learning sites. Here we highlight just a few of these under-the-radar free learning sites, that offer a little something for every kind of learner.


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"Run the gamut from providing full degree programs to simple job-skill training tools, offering a little something for every kind of learner."

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7 Quotes To Inspire You To Keep Learning

7 Quotes To Inspire You To Keep Learning | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Here are words of wisdom from Martha Graham, Bishop T.D. Jakes, John Updike and more that will encourage you to keep expanding your education.
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"I believe that we learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or t learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same. ~ Martha Graham"

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Study techniques that work — and (surprisingly) don’t

Study techniques that work — and (surprisingly) don’t | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Is cramming before a test better than not studying at all? Is underlining material a good way to retain information? The answers may surprise you.
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Highly Effective Study Techniques: Practice testing, Distributed practice

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13 Children's Book Quotes Every Adult Should Know

13 Children's Book Quotes Every Adult Should Know | Family Learning | Scoop.it
A collection of quotes from classic children's books that can be applied to adult life.
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"The words of Dr. Seuss and Shel Silverstein might be more reassuring now that you can read them yourself. At the very least, they're easier to appreciate."

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4 Ways Children Learn Gratitude

4 Ways Children Learn Gratitude | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Children learn by example and gratitude is a win-win.

Via Dr. Amy Fuller, Fuller Life Family Therapy
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“We think that in helping young people become more grateful, they will feel happier and more satisfied with their lives. In addition, it may make them less likely to lash out at others when they lose a game or feel hurt in some way.”

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, September 14, 2013 9:38 PM

Being a good example of gratitude is so important.

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Teaching Introverts Is Different

Teaching Introverts Is Different | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching Introverts Is Different

Via Maria Lopez Alvarado, MBA, Dr. Helen Teague
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1. Never embarrass them in public

2. Let them observe first in new situations

3. Give them time to think

4. Reprimand them privately

5. Be mindful of transitions

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A New Theory of Elite Performance

A New Theory of Elite Performance | Family Learning | Scoop.it

The belief that success comes from God-given talent is not only discouraging—what if you don’t feel “gifted”?—but profoundly incorrect. Because researchers love to study super-high achievers, we know that the vast majority of achievements don’t spring from innate talent as much as they emerge from hard work and passion.


Via Ariana Amorim, Bobby Dillard
Angie Mc's insight:

"Because researchers love to study super-high achievers, we know that the vast majority of achievements don’t spring from innate talent as much as they emerge from hard work and passion."

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How to Make an Infographic

How to Make an Infographic | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Hello, World! Lots of my friends have been asking me how I make the infographics. I find it very simple. But, I admit that that simple mindset is after hundreds of hours playing with Piktochart. I ...

Via Beth Dichter, vananh.com
Angie Mc's insight:

Clear, simple, brief and helpful tutorial.

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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 8, 2013 11:13 AM
Thanks for posting this...I'll try it soon.
Marteana Davidson's comment, September 8, 2013 9:41 PM
I'm going to try this with my production report on hour my facility is used each year!
Piktochart's comment, September 26, 2013 2:15 AM
Hi Kimberly! Thanks for thumbs up!
Also we ask teachers to fill a survey that could help us to improve. Maybe you could find a few minutes to fill it yourself and pass to other teachers who use it? Thanks!
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5 Businesses You Can Start In College To Pay Tuition - Forbes

5 Businesses You Can Start In College To Pay Tuition - Forbes | Family Learning | Scoop.it
5 Businesses You Can Start In College To Pay Tuition
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For those of you who have students preparing to go to, or currently attending college, the costs probably are daunting. The cost of a year in college runs right around $23.000/year.
Angie Mc's insight:

"College can be expensive, but it’s an opportunity for students to gain practical business skills as well as a more traditional academic education."  

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