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Fun English Games for Kids - Free Interactive Learning Activities Online | @m8y News

Fun English Games for Kids - Free Interactive Learning Activities Online #poetry http://t.co/f8U6ayL7...
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Steve Hargadon: Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story"

Steve Hargadon: Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story" | Keep learning | Scoop.it

Working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education and Emmy Award Winning Director, Allyson Rockwell, the Mason-Lake and Oceana ISDs are working on a documentary film chronicling the success in the pilot kindergarten and second grade iPad classrooms in Ludington, Michigan. The classroom pilots, funded by 21st Century Learning Environments, have had "tremendous success" and are gaining much attention at the state and national levels. The documentary project has already received funding, and those involved have submitted a grant application to expand the ipads to all pre-K-2 students in the three counties. We'll talk with members of the team involved in this project, and give time for Q and A."


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21st Century Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it

21st Century Tools for 21st Century Learners | Scoop.it | Keep learning | Scoop.it
What tools can we use to support our students' - and our own- teaching and learning? What tools will help us make the most out of every learning opportunity?

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Teaching - 20 Effective Google Applications that support Learning

Teaching - 20 Effective Google Applications that support Learning | Keep learning | Scoop.it
It's amazing to know how much Google Applications can be used as effective educational resources.Google services are either free or very cheap.
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How Video Communities Transform Learning and Teaching

What impact does YouTube have on educational institutions, teaching and learning? YouTube is becoming YouTubia. I also present a taxonomy of explanatory videos.
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Three Valuable Web Tools for Improved Online Learning

Three Valuable Web Tools for Improved Online Learning | Keep learning | Scoop.it
As the web continues to evolve and mature, the tools that expand humanity’s options for learning and knowledge grow exponentially. If you think back just 15 (What other sites can we add to this list?
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Pearson – Program: Professional Online Educator

Pearson – Program: Professional Online Educator | Keep learning | Scoop.it
Pearson Online Educator (POE)program trains and certifies K-12, higher education, and corporate educators on pedagogical, instructional, and technological principles of online learning.
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Words = 7% of Meaning? No Way! Busting the Mehrabian Myth

Can words really account for only 7 percent of the meaning of a spoken message? This short video animation puts 'Mehrabian's rule' under the magnifying glass...


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Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia | Keep learning | Scoop.it
Project-learning teaching strategies can also improve your everyday classroom experience.

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RubiStar

Want to make exemplary rubrics in a short amount of time? Try RubiStar out! Registered users can save and edit rubrics online. You can access them from home, school, or on the road. Registration and use of this tool is free, so click the Register link in the login area to the right to get started now.


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Lost in A Postmodernist Dystopia

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Portraits of Consumer Society: Brave New World and Fight Club

While the content may tread similar ground, the narrative style of the two books is vastly different, as is only to be expected from two novels written more than sixty years apart. The style of Brave New World’s prose is distinctive in itself, in that it is conspicuously unadorned, informative rather than elegant. There is something functional and subjective about Huxley’s penmanship on this novel, mirroring the emotional flatline of the society it describes, and suggesting that here is a story too important to require – or perhaps even allow – a lavish prose style. For example, in Chapter X, Huxley writes: ‘On all eleven floors of Nurseries, it was feeding time. From eighteen hundred bottles eighteen hundred carefully labelled infants were simultaneously sucking down their pint of pasturized external secretions.’ The writing is proficient and without technical fault; the statement is thorough and provides the reader with all the relevant information. However, there is no contrived sophistication or elegance in the way it has been written. George Woodcock observes: ‘… in Brave New World the form is less emphatic [than in Huxley’s other writing] because it is deliberately less elaborated. Huxley has a lesson he is anxious to teach, and he is willing to sacrifice something of elegance, something of pattern, to make sure that his homily does not go unheard.’ First and foremost, this novel was didactic. By contrast, Palahniuk has a style that encompasses blunt and gritty realism along with a certain elegance that is sophisticatedly jaded. This narrative form makes sense, considering the kind of protagonists he tends to create: flawed and dysfunctional and dissatisfied, but intelligent, well-travelled, urbane. In Fight Club, the narrative seeps middle-class ennui: ‘… when I came home angry and knowing that my life wasn’t toeing my five year plan, I could clean my condominium or detail my car. Some day I’d be dead without a scar and there would be a really nice condo and car.’ The prose style is carefully considered, incorporating free-flowing stream-of-consciousness, but with a sparseness to it that makes for greater impact, and provides such soundbites as ’On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone will drop to zero
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Politeia Articles: "The Dystopia of Paradise": positivist epistemology worked out

Politeia Articles: "The Dystopia of Paradise": positivist epistemology worked out | Keep learning | Scoop.it

Positivism: Positivism is defined as "the view that all true knowledge is scientific," and that all things are ultimately measurable. Positivism is closely related to reductionism, in that both involve the view that "entities of one kind... are reducible to entities of another," such as societies to configurations of individuals, or mental events to neural phenomena. It also involves the contention that "processes are reducible to physiological, physical or chemical events," and even that "social processes are reducible to relationships between and actions of individuals," or that "biological organisms are reducible to physical systems."

 

But positivism is rooted in irrationality and is a fallacy that denies objectivity, morality and follows the subjective 'thought creates reality' 'logic'. It is also nominalist (words are labels without reference in reality). Ayn Rand cracks it: Logical Positivism declares that “reality,” “identity,” “existence,” “mind” are meaningless terms, that man can be certain of nothing but the sensory perceptions of the immediate moment . . . it declares that the meaning of the proposition: “Napoleon lost the battle of Waterloo” is your walk to the library where you read it in a book.

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Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia

Ten Steps to Better Student Engagement | Edutopia | Keep learning | Scoop.it
Project-learning teaching strategies can also improve your everyday classroom experience.

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Academic Writing Task 1: Input Types

Academic Writing Task 1: Input Types | Keep learning | Scoop.it
In the IELTS exam, you may be asked to describe one of more of the following input types. Read about each one, and check that you know the meanings of the key words in bold.

Pie charts
Bar ch...

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Developing Inquiring Minds: Teachers Demonstrate Effective Descriptive Feedback Pt1

Using appropriate and respectful vocabulary, two teachers share their own moon journals and give each other feedback. Students deepen their appreciation of t...

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6 Essential Elements to Designing Games for the Classroom » Carol J. Carter

6 Essential Elements to Designing Games for the Classroom » Carol J. Carter | Keep learning | Scoop.it
The benefits of using #game-based #learning in the #classroom, and where to begin.
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Education Software Development -E-Learning Web Application Benefits | Information for Everyone

Considering the importance of education, it is very much required to make it available across the all levels of society.
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Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing | edteck-lms.org

Empowering Online Learning: 100+ Activities for Reading, Reflecting, Displaying, and Doing | edteck-lms.org | Keep learning | Scoop.it
This is an essential resource for anyone designing or facilitating online learning.
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Why you should purchase car insurance from an independent insurance agent - by Caryna St. John - Helium

Why you should purchase car insurance from an independent insurance agent - by Caryna St. John - Helium | Keep learning | Scoop.it
Insurance is part of your financial security. Think about what kind of setback you would have if your car is wrecked in an accident, you dont have..., Caryna St.
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How to Become an Online Teacher and Teach From Home - Distance Education.org

How to Become an Online Teacher and Teach From Home - Distance Education.org | Keep learning | Scoop.it
Online teaching is a flexible career that allows you to work from home and set your own hours. It can be a great job, if you can find it. But who gets hired as an online instructor? And how can you go about landing such a great job?

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edistorm: Online Brainstorming and Planning

edistorm: Online Brainstorming and Planning | Keep learning | Scoop.it
Edistorm is brainstorming without the bored room. Using sticky notes on a boardroom wall as a metaphor, users brainstorm ideas online and make better decisions.

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Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World | The GoodWork Project

Our Space: Being a Responsible Citizen of the Digital World | The GoodWork Project | Keep learning | Scoop.it

For most young people today, engagement with new digital media is a routine aspect of life. Through computers, mobile phones, and other handheld devices, youth can blog, tweet, participate in social networks like Facebook, play massive multi-player games, use online information sources, and share videos, stories, music, and art they’ve created. Important skills and knowledge can be gained from such activities, but there are also risks. For example, young people may only rarely consider what it means to be an ethical, socially responsible “citizen” on the Internet.


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Steve Hargadon: Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story"

Steve Hargadon: Live Interview Thursday Sept. 29th on "iPads in the Classroom--a Success Story" | Keep learning | Scoop.it

Working in conjunction with the Michigan Department of Education and Emmy Award Winning Director, Allyson Rockwell, the Mason-Lake and Oceana ISDs are working on a documentary film chronicling the success in the pilot kindergarten and second grade iPad classrooms in Ludington, Michigan. The classroom pilots, funded by 21st Century Learning Environments, have had "tremendous success" and are gaining much attention at the state and national levels. The documentary project has already received funding, and those involved have submitted a grant application to expand the ipads to all pre-K-2 students in the three counties. We'll talk with members of the team involved in this project, and give time for Q and A."


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Habibi: graphic novel is blends Islamic legend, science fiction dystopia, love and loss – Boing Boing

Habibi: graphic novel is blends Islamic legend, science fiction dystopia, love and loss – Boing Boing | Keep learning | Scoop.it

Craig Thompson's new graphic novel Habibi is an enormous and genre-busting graphic novel that blends Islamic mysticism, slave/liberation narratives and post-apocalyptic science fiction, creating a story that is erotic, grotesque, and profoundly moving.
Habibi is set in an atemporal Middle Eastern country that seems at times to be caught in classical times, but whose landscape is dotted with derelict jeeps, poisoned water awash in rotting consumer goods and other elements from out of time. Dodola, a child bride, is captured by slavers who murder her older husband, a scribe who had reared her on the stories, sutras and legends he was paid to calligraph. On the run, she rescues a younger slave boy, Zam, and the two become refugees together. They find a new home in the desert, a strangely out of place wrecked ship amid the sands, which they make into a snug home. Dodola raises Zam as her son, and to feed them both, she must prostitute herself to the caravans that pass by their hiding place.

When violence comes again -- when Dodala is enslaved to a capricious sultan's harem -- Zam is on his own, and is also soon in trouble. The story veers into Scheherazade territory as Dodola tries to charm the sultan into releasing her, but with the dark threat that usually lurks in the background in Scheherazade brought to the foreground. Zam is battered by life and circumstance, mutilated and enslaved, and still the two pine for each other.

Habibi is told in a dreamlike, non-linear, dense style, with asides for swirling Islamic legends, the theory and practice of magic squares, the hidden meanings in Arabic calligraphy, jumping from time to time and place to place, giving the book a deep, mythic resonance. The tale is epic and often horrific, but so well told that it grips you right through it's 670-odd pages.

I don't think I've ever read a book quite like this, and I expect I'll be thinking about it for a long, long time.

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