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Lessons on Success and Deliberate Practice from Mozart, Picasso, etc.

Lessons on Success and Deliberate Practice from Mozart, Picasso, etc. | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Deliberate practice is the one strategy that will make the biggest difference to your success. Read this article to learn more.
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"Researchers have noted that top performers in every industry are committed to deliberate practice. The best artists, musicians, athletes, CEOs, and entrepreneurs don’t merely work a lot, they work a lot on developing specific skills. For example, Jerry Seinfeld’s “don’t break the chain” strategy is all about deliberately practicing the skill of writing jokes."

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5 budget laptops for college students: We name the best - PCWorld

5 budget laptops for college students: We name the best - PCWorld | Family Learning | Scoop.it
5 budget laptops for college students: We name the best
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So you're heading back to school and you need a new laptop—but you didn't manage your finances over the summer.
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#1 Acer Aspire E1-572-6870 

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How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery - Yahoo! News

How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery - Yahoo! News | Family Learning | Scoop.it
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How to Teach Long Division through Guided Discovery
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can be interpreted to mean: 3 friends wish to share 7 dimes and 2 pennies (72 cents) as equally as possible.
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"I have developed a way to teach long division that enables kids to discover the steps of the algorithm and understand the underlying concepts while learning to perform the algorithm proficiently. I connect it with a problem involving money."

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Must-have software for college students - PCWorld

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Must-have software for college students
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For college students, the old “reading, writing, and 'rithmetic” morphs into writing papers, doing basic stats, and creating presentations (and yes, still lots of reading).
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"Most of them are free, and all of them are bound to make the start of the new school year smoother than the last."

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How to Create a Comic Strip With Your Kids in 7 Easy Steps

How to Create a Comic Strip With Your Kids in 7 Easy Steps | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Comic strips for kids: here's an easy way to bring out the artist and storyteller in your kids, in seven easy steps.

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Grupo Olympus's curator insight, September 27, 2013 7:28 AM

Very useful hints/steps. I liked the video a lot. Besides, many children during the class start drawing on their notebooks/books, so it would be a great time to create a comic strip. What do you think?    (Larissa Monteiro)

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Back to School: Oh, How I Wish the iPad Had Existed in 1982 - TIME

Back to School: Oh, How I Wish the iPad Had Existed in 1982 - TIME | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Back to School: Oh, How I Wish the iPad Had Existed in 1982
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I'd gone to a high school with a PC lab outfitted with Radio Shack TRS-80 machines; I owned an Atari 400; my parents both used microcomputers.
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"If someone from the future had traveled back to 1982 and presented me with an iPad, my jaw would have dropped to the floor and my eyes would have ping-ponged out of their sockets and then back into place. But then I would have taken it and used it. And I wouldn’t have any regrets about the matter 31 years later."

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Marianne Mabile Burnham's comment, August 20, 2013 7:20 AM
I had my typewriter with my white out at college...if I had an ipad I would have definitely used it! Late night reading a breeze with the lights out! Notes and photos on the ipad? WOW!
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So, You Think You Can Dance? - NPR

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So, You Think You Can Dance?
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What humans and birds have in common, Patel noticed, is that they are vocal learners, that is, they use what they hear to modify the sounds they make.
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How to Teach Your Children About Investing - Wall Street Journal

How to Teach Your Children About Investing - Wall Street Journal | Family Learning | Scoop.it
How to Teach Your Children About Investing
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Financial advisers spend lots of time explaining investing principles like diversification, compounding and dollar-cost averaging to clients.
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11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks

11 Convenient Sites for Cheap Textbooks | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Summer is almost over. Here are the best sites for snagging a great deal on your fall semester textbooks online.
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Create Your Own Art Collections With One Of These Free Art Curation Tools

Create Your Own Art Collections With One Of These Free Art Curation Tools | Family Learning | Scoop.it

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Sue Alexander's curator insight, August 10, 2013 12:17 PM

This site will be a hit with my students! Can't wait to plant some "trees".

Sue Alexander's comment, August 10, 2013 12:18 PM
Thanks for sharing this tool. The format will really appeal to my students.
John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2014 8:50 AM
If you are an art lover, you will be happy to know that there is a growing number of free curation tools designed specifically to help you find and discover as well as collect, organize and save your favorite artworks into online digital collections. The latest one of these free art curation tools to hit my radar is Saatchi Online, which gives you the opportunity to discover community collections, created by registered users to curate their own favorite sets of artworks. When you curate one of this art collections, you can focus on one specific artist or on a theme that brings together different ones. Next to Saatchi Online, you can go to the Metropolitan of New York online, which also offers curatorial facilities, to Artsy, or to Kapsul and Pictify, two curation tools specifically focusing on art. *Art curation tools is now a section of the Content Curation Tools Supermap
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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | Family Learning | Scoop.it

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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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7 Must-Have Apps for Summer Learning - TakePart

7 Must-Have Apps for Summer Learning - TakePart | Family Learning | Scoop.it
7 Must-Have Apps for Summer Learning
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Bookster is a free iPhone, Android and tablet app that offers a kid-friendly, easy- -to-use interface that gets young readers learning.
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52 Character Building Thoughts for Children by Leah Davies, M.Ed.


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GranGoddessa's curator insight, June 25, 2013 1:13 PM

Very important!

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40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World | Family Learning | Scoop.it
  If you're a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this c...

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"Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new." 

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me3rd's curator insight, August 19, 2013 1:56 AM

Really cool perspectives on the world!

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Curb Summer Learning Loss with MoneyBall - Huffington Post

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Curb Summer Learning Loss with MoneyBall
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The start of the school year is upon or soon upon us.
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"In time, we'll find out which legends are born in October. For now, compute the numbers, curb summer learning loss, and enjoy some baseball."

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The 10 Best iPad Apps for The Start of School Year

The 10 Best iPad Apps for The Start of School Year | Family Learning | Scoop.it

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Fang Feng
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"the 10 most indispensable apps I would recommend not only for the start of school but also to constantly use in the course of the entire school year. "

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10 iPad apps for back to school - ZDNet (blog)

10 iPad apps for back to school - ZDNet (blog) | Family Learning | Scoop.it
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10 iPad apps for back to school
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If you are a student with an iPad or are about to send one back to school these apps will go a long way to help keep on top of things once the school year starts.
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Rim Riahi's curator insight, August 14, 2013 1:19 AM

10 iPad apps for back to school 
ZDNet (blog) 
If you are a student with an iPad or are about to send one back to school these apps will go a long way to help keep on top of things once the school year starts.

Leon Williamson's comment, August 26, 2013 2:48 AM
Top 10 Back to School Apps for iPad
http://www.apprevels.com/reviews/top-10-back-to-school-apps-for-ipad.html
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Family Learning | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Mithuhassan, Ivo Nový
Angie Mc's insight:

Excellent infographic with helpful information for parents, teachers, coaches and all who want to support a positive learning environment.

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Richard Samson's curator insight, November 8, 2015 8:48 AM

Like Moodle!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

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8 Reasons Why Good Spelling Matters ...

8 Reasons Why Good Spelling Matters ... | Family Learning | Scoop.it
There are a number of reasons why good spelling matters. Unfortunately, many people pay little attention to correct spelling; perhaps because of the influence of text speak, which has become far too common outside its proper environment.
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Developed By Literacy Experts, Learn With Homer Launches On The iPad To Change How Kids Learn To Read | TechCrunch

Developed By Literacy Experts, Learn With Homer Launches On The iPad To Change How Kids Learn To Read | TechCrunch | Family Learning | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.
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Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day

Want To Conquer A New Skill? Do It Every Day | Family Learning | Scoop.it
At the intersection of psychology and productivity lies a simple truth: To do something well, you must embrace quantity.

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Moms and dads getting smarter about how they finance their kids' college tuitions - New York Daily News

Moms and dads getting smarter about how they finance their kids' college tuitions - New York Daily News | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Moms and dads getting smarter about how they finance their kids' college tuitions
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The recession has taught parents a lesson or two about financing college tuition.
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Social Media in Schools | Social Media Today

Social Media in Schools | Social Media Today | Family Learning | Scoop.it
This infographic tells the story of social media among children from a statistical side--an astounding 96% of students who go online use social media--but it also includes ways teachers, schools, parents, and s (The Use of Social Media in Schools ...

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Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment? - Investopedia

Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment? - Investopedia | Family Learning | Scoop.it
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Is Higher Education Still A Good Investment?
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While the opportunity to pursue a course of higher education was once a fundamental part of the American Dream, it is now a trail fraught with risk and cumulative debt.
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Has the Tipping Point for Higher Education Occurred? - Huffington Post

Has the Tipping Point for Higher Education Occurred? - Huffington Post | Family Learning | Scoop.it
Has the Tipping Point for Higher Education Occurred?
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With unemployment rates among college graduates rising, the well-regarded reputation of higher education in the United States teeters precariously between relevance and irrelevance.
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