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Education Plea for the Disabled - AllAfrica.com

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Education Plea for the DisabledAllAfrica.comMrs Kwegyir made the comments when closing a 14-day assistive technology training for people with visual impairment at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) that was sponsored by Sightsavers Tanzania.
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'Cloudy' bloats its visual feast with food puns - USA TODAY

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National Post 'Cloudy' bloats its visual feast with food puns USA TODAY If you rely on films to keep your kids entertained and distracted for an hour and a half, Meatballs (**½ out of four; rated PG; opens Friday nationwide) is a masterwork, a...
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In addition why not get educational games and toys for children so that they an learn while being entertained. This is a helpful way  for them to develop critical thinking and brain power, scooped for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned - Worcester Telegram

Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned - Worcester Telegram | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it
Benefit of mobile apps for toddlers questioned
Worcester Telegram
What babies need for healthy brain development is active play, hands-on creative play and face-to-face'' interaction. ...
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I would agree with what you say. From personal experience toddlers are responsive to 'play toys' that respond to their touch.  Mobile apps sometimes move around in ways one is not expecting. The result is that toddlers get bored easily with apps and sometimes throw them around in order to elicit a meaningful response. 

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Neurotransmitters–A Primer - Dana Foundation

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"The brain contains billions and billions of neurons. These cells communicate with one another by releasing small endogenous chemical messengers, called neurotransmitters, into the synapse, where they are then taken up by specific receptors on neighboring cells. There are many types of neurotransmitters in the brain—what they have in common is that they are produced inside a neuron, released into the synapse, and then cause an excitatory or inhibitory effect on receptor cells, helping to propagate or downgrade action potentials."

 

This is something that psychology students need to know, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk

 


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Yes, I use this illustration to demonstrate how drugs such as SSRIs work. I find it all fascinaing, Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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A brief yet clear description on neurotransmitters and the role they play.

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vAcademia: A virtual world for education

vAcademia: A virtual world for education | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it

vAcademia is a virtual world for education. Here you can learn, here you can teach. vAcademia has everything you need for effective classes and lectures: convenient classrooms, interactive whiteboards with presentation tools, text and audio communication, and web camera support.

 

This looks absolutely great. I hope it is not too costly, audrey@homeshoolsource.co.uk


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I need to learn more about this. It looks very interesting from audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk
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High School Teacher Lesson Plans Go Open Source

High School Teacher Lesson Plans Go Open Source | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it

Educators can download free teaching materials and get paid to share their lessons.

Audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk:  This is a good idea.  I also write Psychology lessons which my Students have called "bibles".


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Education Plea for the Disabled - AllAfrica.com

Education Plea for the Disabled - AllAfrica.com | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it
Education Plea for the DisabledAllAfrica.comMrs Kwegyir made the comments when closing a 14-day assistive technology training for people with visual impairment at the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) that was sponsored by Sightsavers Tanzania.
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How To Tell A Story—Right Now—From A Master Of Improv

How To Tell A Story—Right Now—From A Master Of Improv | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it
What we say matters a great deal, but so does what we don’t say. There are times when you just can’t afford to clam up when called upon to contribute.

 

I love that this article is approaching storytelling skills from the field of improv -- because we receive a couple of good (maybe new) insights.

 

Like "whatever makes a memory a memory makes it interesting" and "know when to hold back."

 

Many of these are good common sense rules that can often be forgotten. And I just like that even though when you read closely, a lot of this material sounds familiar, the voice from the improv world makes me think about some of these tips in different ways. That is always a good thing!

 

Oh, and BTW  -- it is hard to find good articles on story TELLING skills. There is always tons of stuff on story structure and story crafting. But live storytelling skills -- not so much. Another reason I doubly appreciate this article!


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Friday Morning Open Thread: Toys! » Balloon Juice

Friday Morning Open Thread: Toys! » Balloon Juice | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it
Somewhere I have a pinback that says “Some people have kids as an excuse to play with toys. I prefer to cut out the middleman and just buy my own!” In that spirit, I objectively approve of the goofiness creative use of ...
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Yes, I would agree up to a point, but it is easier to employ the middleman. Kids explain things in such a simple way, you cant help but learn.  And they dont mind repeating the lesson!!   How many adults know how to make their own glowing ectoplasm? Or how to assemble and paint their own planetarium model, highlight it to create the glow effect and charge it with any light source?  LET A CHILD SHOW YOU HOW!

 

This is why homes school learning is so important. There are so many useful educational resources that help adults as well as children: http:www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Understanding How the Brain Thinks | Edutopia

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Empowering and connecting teachers, administrators, and parents with innovative solutions and resources to better education. Join the conversation today!

 

Yes absolutely! Everyone should be interested in this, audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk


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Excellent Teacher Tips on The Use of Google Plus in Education

Excellent Teacher Tips on The Use of Google Plus in Education | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it

A fantastic learning tool.  For loads of other tools go to http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 


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Online Kids Educational Resource, Thousands of Items | HomeSchoolSource.co.uk

Online Kids Educational Resource, Thousands of Items | HomeSchoolSource.co.uk | Homeschoolsource | Scoop.it
Online child education resource - Shop our large inventory of items. Find affordable prices, fast shipping and secure ordering!
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Howard Gardner's Multiple Intelligences: Home

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Learning material to help you extend your intelligence.  Look at one website dedicated to learning: http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 


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Home School Source

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 These are some of the Resources for children on Home School Source:

*Biology, Anatomy & Botany:  Learn to make volcanoes

*Chemistry: Get your own perfume laboratory

*Meteorology: Put together a Magnetic Weather Board

*Achaeology: Learn Crystal Mining, start your own Dinosaur and Fossil collection

 

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