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Dual Task Performance - Assessment and Training for the Older Adult

Falls are the leading cause of accidental death among older adults. Most falls involve multiple factors, but research shows that balance impairment is a majo...
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20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere? Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these presentations, pay attention [...]

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 18, 3:15 AM

presentations - getting it right

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 12:29 PM

What type of presentations are we using?

Tim Brook's curator insight, Today, 3:18 AM

There's loads of this kind of stuff out there but this one actually has some good advice!

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RHAPSODY: European research project aims at improving care for people with young onset dementia

RHAPSODY: European research project aims at improving care for people with young onset dementia | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The project RHAPSODY analyzes European health and social care systems for the underserved group of people with young onset dementia. Results will be used to build and probe an educational, interactive e-learning programme for carers.
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6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code - Field Guide

6 Inspiring Websites That Teach You To Code - Field Guide | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
If you've always had a desire to build your own apps or create your own websites, then you can begin your coding education with nothing more than a browser, an internet connection, and some spare time. Here we've picked out six of the best resources currently available online.

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get to know your internet and your computer more intimately.

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Inspiring... Know how to built!!!

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How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint - Edudemic

How To Actually Delete your Digital Footprint - Edudemic | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Helping students understand their digital footprint is an integral part of being a good digital citizen. Knowing that you leave behind a little trail of digital breadcrumbs as you conduct your digital life is useful  - and can even help you in some scenarios (like when you need to hunt down something you remember seeing …
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It never hurts to know how to do this!

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Associations: The New Lifelong Learning Hubs - Associations Now

Associations: The New Lifelong Learning Hubs - Associations Now | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Associations Now Associations: The New Lifelong Learning Hubs Associations Now A 2013 University of Michigan report, “Lifelong Learning: Generation X Illustrates the New Reality,” highlighted the fact that generation X is the first to fully embrace...
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Lifelong learning is really for everyone.

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How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away

How Cities Use Design to Drive Homeless People Away | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

"Saying 'you're not welcome here'—with spikes."


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Lack of understanding of mental disability can lead to heartlessness. There is so much that needs to be done.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 23, 8:01 AM

Geography explores more than just what countries control a certain territory and what landforms are there.  Geography explores the spatial manifestations of power and how place is crafted to fit a particular vision.  Homeless people are essentially always 'out of place.'  This article from the Atlantic and this one from the Guardian share similar things: that urban planners actively design places that will discourage loitering which is undesirable to local businesses.  This gallery shows various defensive architectural tactics to make certain people feel 'out of place.'  Just to show that not all urban designs are anti-homeless, this bench is one that is designed to help the homeless.     


Tags: urbanplanning, architecture, landscape, place.

dilaycock's curator insight, August 3, 12:50 AM

I'd never really taken notice, or heard of some,  of the architectural deterrents mentioned here. I can't believe that we, as a society, go to such lengths to make life even more difficult for those already struggling. 

MsPerry's curator insight, August 12, 3:52 PM

APHG-U7

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Understanding and Serving the Lifelong Learner (Part 1) | The ...

Understanding and Serving the Lifelong Learner (Part 1) | The ... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
... Youtube Delicious Stumble Upon Digg · Start Here · Opinions · News · Research · Special Features · About Us · Contribute · Subscribe ...
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World Learning Supports Inclusion

World Learning seeks to create a more inclusive world by addressing the needs of and drawing on the contributions of all members of society. We hope you'll join us!
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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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Terri Rice's curator insight, July 30, 8:39 AM

"Where students of all ages retain the kindergarten enthusiasm....[for] the joy of learning".... Now that is what I hope for in my students everyday. That joy and enthusiasm. Now we know this type of joyful, playful atmosphere enables better imprinting of information into accessible memories. Let's get back to kindergarten thinking!

LSE Learning Technology and Innovation's curator insight, August 1, 5:49 AM

Learning that is rewarding is also learning that's more effective. The challenge lies in producing engaging pedagogies which promote discovery and the joys of learning; something that can be quite challenging in an increasingly metrics driven sector

Imanol Oquiñena's curator insight, August 10, 1:22 AM

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning


If students are stressed out, the information cannot get in.


The factors that have been found to affect this comfort level such as self-confidence, trust and positive feelings for teachers, and supportive classroom and school communities are directly related to the state of mind compatible with the most successful learning, remembering, and higher-order thinking



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Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable'

Traditional publishing is 'no longer fair or sustainable' | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Chief executive of 9,000-member UK group argues that while 'authors' earnings are going down generally, those of publishers are increasing. 

After figures released this week showed professional authors' median annual incomes have collapsed to to £11,000, The Society of Authors' chief executive has claimed that traditional publishers' terms "are no longer fair or sustainable".


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Commerce 1, Creativity 0 .  

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 14, 5:31 AM

No surprises here.

Randy Nichols's curator insight, July 14, 7:16 AM

The "Book of the Future" awaits? And will it not be digital?

Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, July 14, 7:35 AM

All the more reason that all universities should move open access publishing of their research - using an open source system such OJS - https://pkp.sfu.ca/ojs/ - with automatic listing in Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) - http://doaj.org/ ; :-)

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What Is Differentiated Instruction?

What Is Differentiated Instruction? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
So, how would you define differentiated instruction? In her newly revised book, The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, 2nd Edition, Carol Ann Tomlinson discusses the meaning of differentiation and how teachers can modify their instruction to engage all students. The book highlights key principles of differentiation, including: An invitational learning environment that encourages and supports learning Quality curriculum Assessment that informs teaching and learning Instruction that responds to student variance Take a look at the infographic below that highlights some of the best and worst practices for differentiation in today’s classrooms. Post it in your office and share it with your colleagues as a reminder to refine your teaching strategies to meet the learning styles of all students. Want to read more? Pick up a copy in print or e-book format in the ASCD Online Store.

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For all my teacher friends.

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Best Apps for Special Needs & Learning Differences

Best Apps for Special Needs & Learning Differences | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Support students with special needs and learning differences with these great apps. Featured tools: Proloquo2Go; The Social Express Pro; Kids in Story Book Maker.

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Good apps for care givers, parents or Special Education teachers, especially multiple exceptionalities and developmental delays

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Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM ... - Huffington Post

Technology Education for Students Is Essential in Creating a Future STEM ... - Huffington Post | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
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Are Special Needs Students The New Fall Guys? - Forbes

Are Special Needs Students The New Fall Guys? - Forbes | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Are Special Needs Students The New Fall Guys?
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For the best part of 30 years, there has been a clear trend in education towards inclusion, as children with special needs are increasingly taught alongside their peers in mainstream schools.
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Things can slip backward without being noticed. Those who care about those with special needs must remain watchful.

 

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UNIVERSITIES NEED TO OPEN UP TO LIFELONG LEARNING

UNIVERSITIES NEED TO OPEN UP TO LIFELONG LEARNING | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
The role of higher education may need to change ... Here, lifelong learning is much more institutionalised and is supported by national legislation and initiatives to provide education for all at all times.
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Universities need to lead with new ways of thinking about education.

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How Accurate Are These 4 Big Name Virus Scanners?

How Accurate Are These 4 Big Name Virus Scanners? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
If you're not using an anti-virus suite, but have discovered that living dangerously has led to your PC behaving oddly, there's a fair chance that your system has been infected by some form of malware. With no security suite on your PC already there is a strong chance that installation will be blocked by the…
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Commitment Trumps Content When It Comes to Learning and Development

Commitment Trumps Content When It Comes to Learning and Development | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
Commitment to growth learning and development drives us to actively and openly engage in learning activities. (Relevence supports learning & growth so find your employee's personal interest or win.
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Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student | TechCrunch

Four Note-Taking Apps For The Tech-Forward College Student  | TechCrunch | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

As we head into the depths of August (the month where time stands still), there is one interesting thing that starts to happen. Kids head back to school...


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Dr. Joan McGettigan's curator insight, August 2, 4:29 AM
What about Notability??!!??
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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

How To Become A Better Online Researcher | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

We’re sort of led to believe that the ‘best’ search results are the ones on the first page. Companies pay tons of money to be featured on the top of the search results for this reason! Don’t be fooled – it is worth the time you spend sifting through the search results.

 


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How To Become A Better Online Researcher

Bernard Rentier's curator insight, July 30, 1:15 PM

A very wise advice. And some good tips.

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, August 2, 12:51 AM

Nothing that  we have not read before but it doesn't hurt to be reminded. 

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How Playing Music Affects The Developing Brain

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Researchers in the burgeoning field of music neuroscience discuss the effects of music on brain development.
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OPINION: Who Needs Learning Relationship Management? We All Do - EdSurge

OPINION: Who Needs Learning Relationship Management? We All Do - EdSurge | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
OPINION: Who Needs Learning Relationship Management? We All Do
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... organizational theory and, in building our industrial system of education, forgot what our four-year-olds know: Learning doesn't work without relationships.
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The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies

The Importance of Asking Questions to Promote Higher-Order Competencies | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
How to use open-ended, close-ended, and a double question technique to inspire deeper thinking in your students.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 11, 8:46 PM

Here's a bit of online facilitation wisdom: "The Two-Question Rule: This means to follow a question with another question that probes for deeper understanding."


Author/Blogger Professor Maurice Elias does a fine job of explaining how questioning helps deepen thinking. 

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, July 18, 10:45 AM

I like asking open ended questions to see how students think,

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Is It Therapy or Is It a Video Game?

Is It Therapy or Is It a Video Game? | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it

Head-mounted displays, joysticks and surround sound systems may be coming soon to a therapist’s office near you.


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The near future, filled with digital paraphenalia!

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Micah Russo's curator insight, July 15, 11:03 AM

Applications of games continue to spill over into other fields.

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Four Scams Targeting Older Adults | Chicago's Geriatric Care ...

Four Scams Targeting Older Adults | Chicago's Geriatric Care ... | Individual and Special Needs Examiner | Scoop.it
When I talk to people about advocacy and geriatric care management, they get that part of what we do in our professional role is look out for older adults and guard against abuse of a variety of sorts.
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Always be on the look out!

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