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Self-taught African Teen Wows M.I.T.

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators ...
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The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed | WIRED

The Laborers Who Keep Dick Pics and Beheadings Out of Your Facebook Feed | WIRED | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Inside the soul-crushing world of content moderation, where low-wage laborers soak up the worst of humanity, and keep it off your Facebook feed.
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Critical thinking? Perish the thought

Critical thinking? Perish the thought | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Critical thinking is seen as key to reforming Thailand's education system and improving Thailand's global economic competitiveness. Thailand's "Higher Education and Training" ranking (especially the quality of education sub-ranking) in the World Economic Forum's latest Global Competitiveness Report is again low, unsurprisingly to many educators.
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Father’s education level strongest factor in child’s success at school – study

Father’s education level strongest factor in child’s success at school – study | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Children seven and a half times less likely to succeed if father failed to achieve, with mother’s education a lesser factor
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The Guardian’s style guide editor on … putting the fears around texting into historical context

The Guardian’s style guide editor on … putting the fears around texting into historical context | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
David Marsh: Open door: Every minute, the world’s mobile phone users send more than 15 million text messages. There is no evidence that any of them have forgotten how to write
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Prioritizing Student Voices

Prioritizing Student Voices | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
In order to find value in their learning, students need to find their voices. Teachers can encourage student participation by enabling rather than enforcing it.
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IKEA Totally Makes Fun of Apple in its Hilarious New Ad

IKEA Totally Makes Fun of Apple in its Hilarious New Ad | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Introducing the 2015 IKEA catalog: the coolest, sleekest new gadget on the market
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Spoken BNC2014 project announcement | ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS)

Spoken BNC2014 project announcement | ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS) | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
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How the web lost its way – and its founding principles

How the web lost its way – and its founding principles | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
When Tim Berners-Lee invented the world wide web 24 years ago he thought he'd created an egalitarian tool that shared information for the greater good. But it hasn't quite worked out like that. What went wrong, asks Stuart Jeffries
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Fan Ho: finding love and light in 1950s Hong Kong – in pictures

Fan Ho: finding love and light in 1950s Hong Kong – in pictures | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Fan Ho, nicknamed ‘the great master’, earned his fame as one Asia’s most beloved street photographers capturing Hong Kong in the 50s and 60s
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Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books
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Is this the end of apps? New research says a third of us don't bother to download

Is this the end of apps? New research says a third of us don't bother to download | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
With billion dollar valuations aplenty, the so-called ‘app economy’ is responsible for a lot froth in the modern tech industry. But is it all downhill from here? A new report suggests that our interest in apps might be falling, with nearly a third of UK smartphone owners not bothering to try a single piece of new software during a typical month.
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Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research

Homework: An unnecessary evil? … Surprising findings from new research | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
A new study on the academic effects of homework offers not only some intriguing results but also a lesson on how to read a study -- and a reminder of the importance of doing just that: reading studies (carefully) rather than relying on summaries by journalists or even by the researchers themselves. Alfie Kohn explains.
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Scientist creates eye tracker for £43

Scientist creates eye tracker for £43 | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Device normally costing £20,000 opens up computer use for millions with restricted mobility and could hit shelves in two years
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Ello might or might not replace Facebook, but the giant social network won't last forever

Ello might or might not replace Facebook, but the giant social network won't last forever | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Ruby J Murray: Ello is the ‘anti-facebook’, positioning itself as a network with a social conscience. It might not be the one to replace the social giant, but Facebook is getting old
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Spanking the gray matter out of our kids

Spanking the gray matter out of our kids | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
The effects of spanking may include less gray matter in certain areas of the brain that have been linked to depression, addiction and self-control.
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Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Successful technology integration includes always having a non-tech Plan B, staying with what works instead of trend-hopping, and minimizing the elements beyond your control.
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Iceland - the home of the developed world's oldest graduates

Iceland - the home of the developed world's oldest graduates | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
A new report on education in the OECD shows that Iceland is the only place in the grouping where people are most likely to graduate when they are over 30
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Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum

Coding at school: a parent's guide to England's new computing curriculum | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
From the start of the new term, children as young as five will be learning programming skills in the classroom. By Stuart Dredge
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From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed

From marvellous to awesome: how spoken British English has changed | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
A study called the Spoken British National Corpus 2014 reveals how our use of language is evolving. Is British English succumbing to American influence, asks Tim Dowling
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Critical Thinking Pathways

Critical Thinking Pathways | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
To teach critical thinking, consider applying six definitions of that discipline to the practices of authentic inquiry, PBL, and integrated studies.
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Satire is dying because the internet is killing it

Satire is dying because the internet is killing it | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
Arwa Mahdawi: Facebook’s [satire] tag may prevent people believing Kim Jong-un was voted the sexiest man alive, but the damage is done
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Toddlers who can draw at four 'are more likely to grow up to be clever'

Toddlers who can draw at four 'are more likely to grow up to be clever' | MA DTCE | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard a doting parent pronounce that their toddler’s latest scribbling, proudly displayed on the fridge, is evidence of a nascent genius. Perhaps surprisingly, there may be a shred of truth to the claim.
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