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The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic

The 14 Best Resources on the Web for STEM Educators | Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
It’s all over the news: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education ranks among the country’s most pressing needs. Countless news stories talk about the renewed national concern with educating students in the STEM fields, and policy initiatives such as Common Core push forward with new attempts to fill that gap. But just what is causing this emphasis? And what can be done to solve the problem?

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Everyone in the world of learning, and that's all of us, can always use any resources offered.  Have them when you may need them.

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How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog

How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

When working with young students, typing can be quite a difficult thing for them to do. Why not make use of the iPad's dictation tool instead?


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Works in many circumstances.  Dictate your essay or your shopping list too.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, November 16, 7:28 PM

The dictation tool on the iPad is a bit under-used. This might be part of the solution in encouraging reluctant writers to at least get their ideas out on paper before then editing the work. 

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Playlist: 3 TEDx Talks from kids doing amazing things - TEDX Innovations

Playlist: 3 TEDx Talks from kids doing amazing things - TEDX Innovations | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
This Saturday and Sunday, TEDx communities across the globe will be celebrating TEDxYouthDay, a weekend of TEDx events dedicated to the ingenuity of kids worldwide. Every year we’re taken aback by the amazing things that come out of these events, and to celebrate, we’re featuring some of our favorite TEDx Talks from young people. Below, three great TEDx Talks from kids you have to watch.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 12, 11:47 AM

When TED talks, why not listen?

David Smart's curator insight, November 16, 8:22 AM

Kids are more than precious; they may also have the ansews. Are we listening?

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Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android - The Verge

Microsoft's next surprise is free Office for iPad, iPhone, and Android - The Verge | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

 - THE VergeMicrosoft's Office suite for iPad, iPhone, and Android is now free. In a surprise move, the software giant is shaking up its mobile Office strategy to keep consumers hooked to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents. Starting today, you'll no longer need an Office 365 subscription to edit documents or store them in the cloud. The move comes just days after Microsoft announced a strategic partnership with Dropbox to integrate the cloud storage service into Office across desktop, mobile, and the web. You can now download Office for iPad and store all your documents on Dropbox without paying Microsoft anything at all. Microsoft is also releasing a brand new iPhone app today, alongside a preview of Office for Android tablets, all with Dropbox integration.


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If you're a Word. Excel and PowerPoint user, this has to be worthy news.

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Paul Wetmore's curator insight, November 9, 4:51 AM

It's true! And it works! Have tried it out - now there's no excuse not to work... To be honest, I do find Apple Pages to be a little more user-friendly on my iPad, and it also allows one to save one's documents as Word documents which is what I've being doing. So it's understandable why Microsoft has gone this route.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 10, 11:50 AM

This is what we are waiting for. Great news.

Jan Eade's curator insight, November 11, 2:56 PM

Microsoft Office is now free for all mobile devices with Dropbox integration.

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Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014

Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014 | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Got a tech-shaped hole in your life and money to spend? Here's all of TechRadar's buying guides all in one place.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, October 27, 12:56 AM

An extensive catalog of cool tech gadgets from smartphones/tablets and Home Entertainments Systems to  large-screen TVs and computers/laptops.   All products are rated by Techradar.com and come with suggested retail prices.  A good place to shop for that special device for your home or office.  Aloha, Russ.

Techstore's curator insight, October 27, 9:56 AM

Cool gadgets: The best tech you can buy in 2014.

 #gadgets

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Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School

Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
A few years ago Explain 3D launched as a website to showcase 3D animations of simple machines. Later the site expanded to include 3D animations of elements of the universe. This week Explain 3D launched a new iPad app for the same purpose as the website.

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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 10:04 AM

This looks like a cool science app!

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Posted on October 16, 2014 by Saga Briggs
Imagine for a moment that all human beings had the same IQ, but that some of us knew how to tap into it better than others. How would we approach education differently?


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insightful.

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, October 21, 6:52 PM

Skilled learners ... Are we?

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 22, 4:34 AM

tout le problème est de l'intégrer dans les cours. 

Nick van Breda's curator insight, October 22, 11:58 AM

Interesting article. Reflections…. Self worth and achievement seem to be linked together in most of Western Society. We personalise events in our life and then begin to live from our memories, gaining a false sense of identity instead of seeing it simply as a series of skills to learn. 

Takeaways: 

"people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners"

"these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice… The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."

#RT insights Zen Hustle group via Facebook

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Flickr Launches for iPad

Flickr Launches for iPad | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Good news for Flickr users today – the Yahoo-owned photo-storage and sharing app has finally been optimized for iPad, though it will only work for those running iOS 8. While Flickr already worked...


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Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com

Better Ways to Learn - NYTimes.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

For starters, long and focused study sessions may seem productive, but chances are you are spending most of your brainpower on trying to maintain your concentration for a long period of time. That doesn’t leave a lot of brain energy for learning.


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DareDo's curator insight, October 30, 6:26 AM

Beaucoup de bon sens et de choses connues. Néanmoins très utile à relire et intégrer...

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, November 15, 7:54 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Great Online Tools for Creating Infographics | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Professional infographic designers rely primarily on a core vector graphics software program to create their infographics designs. The main advantage is that all the icons, charts, images, illustrations, and data visualizations are treated as separate objects that can be easily moved, resized, overlapped, and rotated. 


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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 15, 12:56 AM

These tools are mostly web-based and provide ways in which students can visually represent their ideas. 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:27 AM

Getting students to create infographics and using them ourselves to present information are more than justifiable reasons for these kind of tools

Isabelle Heymans's curator insight, November 8, 4:43 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED

35 Psychological Tricks To Help You Learn Better - InformED | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Have you ever considered letting your students listen to hardcore punk while they take their mid-term exam? Decided to do away with Power Point presentat
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Lots of good info to get all learners on track.

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How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Link Audio Recordings to QR Codes - Class Tech Tips | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Audio recordings can definitely support students who have trouble reading directions or need extra help with new vocabulary words.  I’ve shared one way to make QR codes talk to students but if you’d like to add your own voice to a QR code, here’s how:"


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 14, 3:25 AM

Enriching QR codes turns them into an even more powerful educational tool.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 14, 5:38 AM

Awesome educational...

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7 Ways to Include a Student with Special Needs ...

7 Ways to Include a Student with Special Needs ... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Physical education teachers around the world are coming up with new ways to include all students and get everyone moving. Here are 7 challenges and solutions in
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The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014

The 30 Best Educational Apps For iPad In 2014 | Google Drive, Duolingo, Evernote, ZoomNotes - Note take, Sketch, Annotate PDF and Present, Brainfeed – Educational Videos for Kids, Bitsboard, The Elements in Action by Theodore Gray, The Sandbox­ - ...


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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning - MindShift

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning - MindShift | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Third grader Cordell Steiner makes a pretty convincing argument for using video games in the classroom in this TEDx talk. He describes feeling more motivated to learn and master new skills because of his eagerness to beat his own high score or finish before the clock runs out. He says he used to be bored in class when his teachers had to slow down to explain concepts, but now each student plays games intended to help him or her with specific skills they’re trying to master. He even gives examples!"


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Robyn Harrison's curator insight, November 12, 5:53 PM

Responding with wonderment and awe

Janelle Tassano's curator insight, November 13, 10:53 AM

This is my ideal school

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New Guidance Issued to Address Bullying of Spec...

New Guidance Issued to Address Bullying of Spec... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
While Bullying Awareness Month brought this issue to the center stage in October, many school and transportation administrators may not know that bullying is a civil rights issue for students with special needs.
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How computers change the way we learn

How computers change the way we learn | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.


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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 31, 6:46 AM

Des applications pour apprendre les langues sont déjà beaucoup utilisées, mais l'article va plus loin.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 11:54 AM

This a conversation dating back to Socrates and others. It is not so much that it changes how we think although it does. The more important point is we remain aware and work with that understanding. How does it impact teaching and learning in the classroom?

 

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Fun & Free Business English Courses

Fun & Free Business English Courses | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
BEhereBEthere offers fun and free courses which improve your business english. Select your study level Watch videos, take tests and complete activities.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 25, 7:14 AM

This site has some great interactive materials for teachers and students of Business English.

Anica Petkoska's curator insight, October 30, 6:58 AM

Free Business English Courses

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12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy

12 Essential Elements of a Social Media Marketing Strategy | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

If you want to attract and engage social-media fans and followers — and convert them into paying customers — you need to map out a clear, goal-oriented social media plan


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Gina Tucker's curator insight, October 20, 2:14 PM

Don't treat all social channels the same. Here are some guidelines for developing the most effective sales strategy.


I especially agree with the point that brands should treat all social networks differently. Don't post the exact same content to twitter, facebook, linkedin, etc. Put some variety in your publishing and cater it to your particular audience on that social network! 

Josep M Agusti Roca's curator insight, October 21, 7:08 AM

Infography, social media success!

Jacques Lebègue's curator insight, October 24, 10:02 AM

Pour ne rien oublier sur la route des médias sociaux...

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44 Apps That Will Make You More Productive - #infographic

44 Apps That Will Make You More Productive - #infographic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

From social media management to to-do lists to file storage, here's an infographic filled with 44 of the top apps to help small business owners. bloggers, and entrepreneurs manage the unwieldy process of building a business.


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Stephen Fournier describes the value of teamwork, flexibility, lifelong ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com

Stephen Fournier describes the value of teamwork, flexibility, lifelong ... - The Post-Standard - syracuse.com | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
"As I look to mentor people, I try to not only draw from my own personal experiences, but the folks like my father, my brother, my coaches. I try to draw from different experiences I've had."
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Maker Education Conference Workshop Presentation - User Generated Education

Maker Education Conference Workshop Presentation - User Generated Education | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The slide presentation and participant photos from a professional development workshop for educators:  

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7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

7 Tips to Effectively Use Google Scholar ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

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WEAC's curator insight, October 12, 12:25 PM

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. 

Ruby Day's curator insight, October 12, 11:01 PM

Great resource to share with students

 

Stephan Hughes's curator insight, October 21, 9:29 AM

Could be useful for student teachers who have to prepare academic articles as part of their research methodology subject. 

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Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Expertly facilitated online discussion is the driving force for community in e-learning classes. Creating norms for discussion quality and timing improve the dialog. This also helps the facilitator step back as students learn to deepen their online dialog.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, October 9, 11:30 AM

Guidance on how to add value and quality to your discussion posts.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 10, 3:20 AM

Best Practices for Online Discussion: 16 Quality, Timing, and Value Added Response Tips

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A Short Film that Supports Special Needs: Tentura

A Short Film that Supports Special Needs: Tentura | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The film, Tentura, addresses the problem, 'different' people should be treated differently. We are looking for any form of donations of help to make this film a reality and to impact our community....
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