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BYOD: The Benefits of Embracing Diversity

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There is something powerful about allowing students to use their own devices in the classroom. These are the devices they use to navigate the world. They are also the devices they are most comfortable with. Both of those factors translate into more meaningful, relevant and engaged learning.


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Instead of isolating themselves with their devices, students lean in and collaborate using the devices available. The trick is to design learning opportunities that encourage conversation and collaboration. This approach is more social and engaging for students anyway and allows teachers to leverage the collective intelligence in the room.

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How the BYOD could change the education

Emma Murphy's curator insight, September 12, 2013 9:57 PM

This is very interesting! I've never considered this idea! I would like to see some studies that prove this article right, however. I wonder why this is encouraged in most schools? I would love to hear more about this! 

robyns tut's curator insight, September 16, 2013 4:12 PM

I think this is a great idea. We truly are moving into an era where technology is taking over and transforming our lives. The way we work and communicate are totally technological based. Teachers need to embrace this new era of technology, we are moving forward and they need to get with it or they will fall behind. 

 

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Is Nature A Gateway To Understanding The Secrets Of The Universe ...

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Any individual or organization that discourages or prohibits inquiry into nature, science, or the cosmos, should immediately cause red flags to rise, for the only reason for doing so is to subvert attention away from an opaque ...
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Attraction, Just Between Friends

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New research reveals what really happens when Harry meets Sally. (Attraction, Just Between Friends | Psychology Today http://t.co/VO2joGKUTO)
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Tulane University - Study: Family violence leaves genetic imprint on children

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A new Tulane University School of Medicine study finds that the more fractured families are by domestic violence or trauma, the more likely that children will bear the scars down to their DNA.
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Teens Create A Way To Use Urine As Fuel

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Four teenage girls figured out a way to convert a liter of urine into six hours of electricity.
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How extreme isolation warps the mind

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When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?

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If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist?

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The Long-Term Evolution Experiment, as the E. coli project is known, has surpassed 60,000 generations now, giving Lenski a deep data set from which to draw inferences about the interplay of contingency and convergence in evolution. Subtle changes in the bacteria’s DNA that make them larger and better able to proliferate in the flask have been relatively common across the groups. At the same time, Lenski has witnessed “striking” cases of contingency, in which one population did something completely different than the others. But as in convergence, he adds, these transformations weren’t entirely random.

 

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The Future Of Universities - The Rising Demand For Online Courses

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Steady increase in online courses taken by students has been observed over the last decade or so. To cater to rising demand for online courses,

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Sad statistics: 25 Alarming Global Warming Facts

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Global warming is among the most alarming environmental issues that the world faces today. This phenomenon does not simply involve the significant rise in the earth’s temperature but a lot more. The adverse effects of global warming have become more and more apparent since the dawn of the 20th century, with more hurricanes and tropical storms causing massive destruction in different areas around the world, more animal species losing their habitats and becoming extinct, and more people dying because of too much heat. Here are 25 alarming global warming statistics.


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Sad statistics: 25 Alarming Global Warming Facts

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6 fascinating people who own almost nothing

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These people have rejected the stuff-cluttered life for something more meaningful.
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Israeli computer 'game' teaches brain to be happier - Health & Fitness

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A cognitive training program developed by Israeli psychologists quickly and easily decreases rumination and the resulting blues.
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UK child poverty targets are 'impossible' to reach

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A new report claims the government's UK child poverty targets are 'impossible' to reach even if the most optimistic projections are met
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10 Things Every CEO Should Know

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#1The world has entered a new stage where new rules apply. This is a global stage that requires looking at everything from a completely new perspective. Companies that disregard this new scenario

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Thousands In Nepal Hug Trees In World Record Bid

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KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — More than 2,000 people, mostly students wearing their school uniforms, gathered in Nepal's capital on Thursday in a bid to set a world record for the largest tree hug.

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New developments in quantum physics could lead to game-changing technologies ranging from electric airliners to artificial intelligence

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RT @cinnamon_carter: New developments in quantum physics could lead to game-changing technologies http://t.co/luyyz2UeX7
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Games Can Advance Education: A Conversation With James Paul Gee

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Games and learning champion James Paul Gee discusses literacy, systems thinking, education, socio-economic inequality, and, of course, video games.

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Massive malnutrition may come with climate change

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Israeli researchers were part of a Harvard study showing that crops of the future will contain fewer nutrients as a result of more CO2 in the air.
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Breaking Bad Habits: Overcoming Negative Behaviors

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Find out how to break bad working habits, so that you can more easily reach your goals.
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Are we teaching empathy by example?

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Are you good at being able to understand the feelings of others and share in their struggles? Here is why it is important to model empathy for your children to learn from.

 

Being a parent requires a lot of patience. It requires us to be kind, understanding and empathetic towards our children. However, this is often easier said than done. It's not so simple to keep calm when you're under stress or when you need to get the kids out the door. It's not so simple to pay attention to your child's needs all the time.

 

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modelling empathy to your children.

 


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If the World Began Again, Would Life as We Know It Exist?

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The Long-Term Evolution Experiment, as the E. coli project is known, has surpassed 60,000 generations now, giving Lenski a deep data set from which to draw inferences about the interplay of contingency and convergence in evolution. Subtle changes in the bacteria’s DNA that make them larger and better able to proliferate in the flask have been relatively common across the groups. At the same time, Lenski has witnessed “striking” cases of contingency, in which one population did something completely different than the others. But as in convergence, he adds, these transformations weren’t entirely random.

 

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'Superfluid spacetime' points to unification of physics

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Thinking of space and time as a liquid might help reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity.

 

If spacetime is like a liquid — a concept some physicists say could help resolve a confounding disagreement between two dominant theories in physics — it must be a very special liquid indeed. A recent study compared astrophysical observations with predictions based on the notion of fluid spacetime, and found the idea only works if spacetime is incredibly smooth and freely flowing — in other words, a superfluid.


Thinking of spacetime as a liquid may be a helpful analogy. We often picture space and time as fundamental backdrops to the universe. But what if they are not fundamental, and built instead of smaller ingredients that exist on a deeper layer of reality that we cannot sense? If that were the case, spacetime’s properties would “emerge” from the underlying physics of its constituents, just as water’s properties emerge from the particles that comprise it. “Water is made of discrete, individual molecules, which interact with each other according to the laws of quantum mechanics, but liquid water appears continuous and flowing and transparent and refracting,” explains Ted Jacobson, a physicist at the University of Maryland, College Park. “These are all ‘emergent’ properties that cannot be found in the individual molecules, even though they ultimately derive from the properties of those molecules.”


Physicists have been considering this possibility since the 1990s in an attempt to reconcile the dominant theory of gravity on a large scale — general relativity — with the theory governing the very smallest bits of the universe—quantum mechanics. Both theories appear to work perfectly within their respective domains, but conflict with one another in situations that combine the large and small, such as black holes (extremely large mass, extremely small volume). Many physicists have tried to solve the problem by 'quantizing' gravity — dividing it into smaller bits, just as quantum mechanics breaks down many quantities, such as particles’ energy levels, into discrete packets. “There are many attempts to quantize gravity—string theory and loop quantum gravity are alternative approaches that can both claim to have gone a good leg forward,” says Stefano Liberati, a physicist at the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) in Trieste, Italy. “But maybe you don’t need to quantize gravity; you need to quantize this fundamental object that makes spacetime.”


Liberati, along with his colleague Luca Maccione of Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, recently explored how that idea would affect light traveling through the universe. An emergent spacetime, one that acted like a fluid, would not be immediately distinguishable from the spacetime of any other theory. But in extreme situations, such as for very energetic light particles, Liberati and Maccione found that some differences would be noticeable. In fact, by examining observations of high-energy photons flying across the universe from the Crab Nebula, the physicists were able to rule out certain versions of emergent spacetime, finding that if it is a fluid at all, it must be a superfluid. The researchers published their results in Physical Review Letters1 in April.

 

In this analogy particles would travel through spacetime like waves in an ocean, and the laws of fluid mechanics — condensed-matter physics — would apply. Previously physicists considered how particles of different energies would disperse in spacetime, just as waves of different wavelengths disperse, or travel at different speeds, in water. In the latest study Liberati and Maccione took into account another fluid effect: dissipation. As waves travel through a medium, they lose energy over time. This dampening effect would also happen to photons traveling through spacetime, the researchers found. Although the effect is small, high-energy photons traveling very long distances should lose a noticeable amount of energy, the researchers say.



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How Playing Games Can Improve Your Life Right Now

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Did you ever meet anyone that does not like playing? Why did we even invent games to begin with? What do we learn from playing a game? These issues have been researched in depth through psychology,

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consciousness & quantum physics ~ Reality is an illusion - YouTube

"If quantum mechanics hasn't profoundly shocked you, you haven't understood it yet." ~ Niels Bohr ~ must-see film, it will change the way you look at things ... (REALITY IS MERELY AN ILLUSION , ALTHOUGH A VERY......
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Wormwood Extract Kills Cancer Cells

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In a test tube, a mix of iron and wormwood targets cancer
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Metal Studs Treat The Homeless 'Like Animals'

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Both Employers And Employees Can Benefit From Greater Workplace Flexibility, Study Finds

Both Employers And Employees Can Benefit From Greater Workplace Flexibility, Study Finds | Heal the world | Scoop.it
More than two-thirds of U.S. workers feel a constant strain between meeting the demands of their work schedules and tending to their personal lives. However, a new study shows that a little extra flexibility on the part of employers can go a long way...
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