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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
By apuustin | apuustin created a magazine on Flipboard. "Finnish Education Highlights" is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free and search for "apuustin".

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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:34 PM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

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Create Halloween Movies With Magisto for iPad - iPad Apps for School

Create Halloween Movies With Magisto for iPad - iPad Apps for School | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Earlier today I published a post on FreeTech4Teachers.com in which I mentioned using Magisto to create videos online. This afternoon I tested out the Magisto iPad app.

The Magisto iPad app works in a manner that is very similar to the web app. To create a movie with the Magisto iPad app you simply select videos and images that are on your iPad’s camera roll, select some music (Magisto has a large selection of royalty-free music) to serve as your video’s soundtrack, and choose a theme for your movie. Magisto is currently offering a Halloween theme that you can apply to your movie. Magisto handles all of the mixing of your media to generate a movie for you. See the app in action in the video embedded below.

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9 Interesting Tips A Parent Can Help With Reading ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

9 Interesting Tips A Parent Can Help With Reading ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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12 ways to use your older iPad

12 ways to use your older iPad | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

If you're among the millions planning to upgrade to a new iPad, then what can you do with your older Apple tablet? Here's some cool suggestions.


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Historia

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Historian sähköisen ylioppilaskokeen tehtäväesimerkkejä
Tämänhetkisten suunnitelmien mukaan historian kokeen rakenne muodostuu seuraavalla tavalla: tehtäväsarja koostuu yhdeksästä (9) tehtävästä, jotka jakautuvat osioihin I ja II.

Osiossa I...

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Professori: Tehokkuustempoilu mennyt överiksi kaikilla elämänalueilla

Professori: Tehokkuustempoilu mennyt överiksi kaikilla elämänalueilla | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Suomalainen, numeroilla mitattava tehokkuusajattelu ei kestä kriittistä tarkastelua millään elämänalueella, sanoo professori Jaana Erkkilä Lapin yliopistosta. Hän muistuttaa, että luovuus ja aito tehokkuus tarvitsevat ympärilleen tyhjää tilaa.

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Superintendents turn to Twitter to tell their stories

Superintendents turn to Twitter to tell their stories | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Superintendents (and principals) who are avid tweeters say the site helps them promote their schools, share ideas and connect directly with parents, students and members of their community.


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Bob Farrace's curator insight, October 27, 10:31 AM

Principals, learn more about get your story out to the community with the Principal's PR Portal www.principalspr.org

Nancy J. Herr's curator insight, October 27, 12:05 PM

Twitter allows school leaders to connect with stakeholders daily.  The increase in communication can help make the school brand universal and can pave the way for tough conversations when they occur. 

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Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules | TorrentFreak

Embedding Is Not Copyright Infringement, EU Court Rules | TorrentFreak | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

One of the key roles of the EU’s Court of Justice is to interpret European law to ensure that it’s applied in the same manner across all member states.

The Court is also called upon by national courts to clarify finer points of EU law to progress local cases with Europe-wide implications.

This week the Court of Justice issued a landmark ruling on one such case that deals with a crucial and integral part of today’s Internet. Is it legal to embed copyrighted content without permission from the rightsholder?

The case in question was referred to EU’s Court of Justice by a German court. It deals with a dispute between the water filtering company BestWater International and two men who work as independent commercial agents for a competitor.

Bestwater accused the men of embedding one of their promotional videos, which was available on YouTube without the company’s permission. The video was embedded on the personal website of the two through a frame, as is usual with YouTube videos.

While EU law is clear on most piracy issues, the copyright directive says very little about embedding copyrighted works. The Court of Justice, however, now argues that embedding is not copyright infringement.

 

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Jaana Ohtonen's curator insight, October 27, 2:42 PM

Ska vara tillåtet att bädda in copyrightat material på sin webbsida. Suropadomstolen har sagt sitt.

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Innostussyylliset ja innostussyyttäjät

Innostussyylliset ja innostussyyttäjät | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Parhaat ideat ja oivallukset olen itse asiassa saanut silloin, kun en ole niitä innokkaasti etsinyt. Silloin, kun olen ottanut hiukan perspektiiviä, aikatilaa ja henkistä etäisyyttä asioihin, katsellut vapautuneena ja rauhallisena horisonttiin. Tä...

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How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom

How Standing Desks Can Help Students Focus in the Classroom | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

"The rise of the standing desk may appear to be a response to the modern, eat-at-your-desk, hunched-over worker chained to her computer, but history paints a different picture: Hemingway, Benjamin Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson all stood while they worked. Donald Rumsfeld had a standing desk, and so did Charles Dickens. Workplaces are moving toward more standing desks, but schools have been slower to catch on for a variety of reasons, including cost, convenience, and perhaps the assumption that “sit down and pay attention” is the best way to learn."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 26, 9:19 PM

How would your classroom change if you were to switch to standing desks? Would it help your students who prefer to move? Would they learn more?

This post looks at one small study and the results show that standing desks may make a difference. Students (and adults) need to move. Sitting in a chair is more confining than sitting on a stool or standing. Take the time to read this post and you may find yourself trying to create your own standing desk, or perhaps you might write a grant to bring one or two standing desks to your classroom.

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Technology Will Soon Create a New Paradigm of Learning | Big Think

Technology Will Soon Create a New Paradigm of Learning | Big Think | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

“Current technology is not far from ushering in a new paradigm of human learning, said Google’s vice-president of research Alfred Spector at a recent conference in New York.”


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OAJ: Häirikköoppilaita ei pystytä auttamaan

OAJ: Häirikköoppilaita ei pystytä auttamaan | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Kouluilla ei ole tarpeeksi mahdollisuuksia puuttua oppilaiden häiriökäyttäytymiseen, sanoo OAJ:n puheenjohtaja Olli Luukkainen.


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Mobiluck - Mobiiliopetusteknologia lukiolaisen arjessa: Mobiluck osallistuu Iloa oppimiseen -seminaariin seuraavilla pajoilla.

Mobiluck - Mobiiliopetusteknologia lukiolaisen arjessa: Mobiluck osallistuu Iloa oppimiseen -seminaariin seuraavilla pajoilla. | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

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A Presentation Guru Shares His Top 10 Speeches

A Presentation Guru Shares His Top 10 Speeches | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Drew Banks, head of International at Prezi, ranks his top-10 speeches, each with its own features.

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