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Chinavasion

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Founded in 2005, Chinavasion.com was the first ever Internet/Ecommerce-only wholesaler to ship direct from China, to Business (B2B) customers worldwide. We are the biggest existing wholesale provider of hi-tech gadgets and consumer electronics products from the China market. Our service office and warehouse are in Shenzhen. Shenzhen is one of the world's fastest growing cities, and is a huge electronics manufacturing hub including the top factories that make Apple, Samsung, Sony, HTC and other big-brand products. Situated in China's Guangdong Province right next to Hong Kong, Shenzhen is the ideal place both for product choice and low-cost international logistics/freight solutions.

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HammerOn Press - The Para-Academic Handbook

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There is a name for those under-and precariously employed, but actively working, academics in today's society: the para-academic.

Para-academics mimic academic practices so they are liberated from the confines of the university. Our work, and our lives, reflect how the idea of a university as a place for knowledge production, discussion and learning, has become distorted by neo-liberal market forces. We create alternative, genuinely open access, learning-thinking-making-acting spaces on the internet, in publications, in exhibitions, discussion groups or other mediums that seem appropriate to the situation. We don't sit back and worry about our career developments paths. We write for the love of it, we think because we have to, we do it because we care.

We take the prefix para- to illustrate how we work alongside, beside, next to, and rub up against, the all too proper location of the Academy, making the work of higher education a little more irregular, a little more perverse, a little more improper. Our work takes up the potential of the multiple and contradictory resonances of para- as decisive location for change, within the university as much as beyond it.
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CLICK HERE to support Lumo Interactive Projector

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Lumo is an interactive projector that reacts to motion. Download, play, and design your own games. | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!
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What Does Your Classroom Look Like? Design Matters, Say Researchers

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A new report finds that simple factors like classroom lighting and use of color can have a significant impact on student performance.

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, April 8, 2:21 PM

This is an article to come back to at the beginning of each school year. These factors (temperature, lighting, color, size of the room) may not always be under the teacher's control, but working to include student work, the proper amount of wall space, etc., could be beneficial for student achievement.

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, April 8, 7:04 PM

Some good research and indicates that simple changes in classroom set up and design can have large impacts in student development.

David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 9, 10:42 AM

No more desks in rows! Abolish it now!! ;)

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Health in Difference - A National LGBTI Health Alliance conference

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Health in Difference is a flagship conference of the National LGBTI Health Alliance, and Australia’s premier conference on the health and wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, queer and other sexuality and gender diverse people.
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Starting with young learners: Using critical literacy to contest power and privilege in educational settings.

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Machine generated contents note:
  • ch. 1 Treatises into the Life of Paulo Freire: Critical Pedagogy for the Oppressed / Greg Wiggan
  • ch. 2 Starting with Young Learners: Using Critical Literacy to Contest Power and Privilege in Educational Settings / Katie Stover
  • ch. 3 Outsiders in the Middle: African American Students and Culturally Responsive Middle Schools / Tarra D. Ellis
  • ch. 4 Mapping Social Relations in Special Education Classrooms: Power, Pedagogy, and Ruling Relations / Paul Bennett
  • ch. 5 Successful Charter Schools: A Pathway to Closing the Student Treatment Gap Perpetuated by Traditional School Failures / Cedric L. Stone
  • ch. 6 Preparing Tomorrow's Teachers: The Components of a Culturally Responsive Educational Approach / Lindsay Sheronick Yearta
  • ch. 7 Recruiting and Retaining Female and Minority Engineering Students: A Critical Social Feminist and Race Perspective / Patricia Tolley
  • Contents note continued: ch. 8 "Turn in Something that you're Proud of
  • - Pedagogical Scripts and the Re-Education of U.S. Educated English Learners / Spencer Solas
  • ch. 9 Some Urban Parents' Responses to White Power and Privilege in Edmonton's K-12 Education Structures: Self-Actualization Outcomes of Some Caribbean-Canadian Blacks / Jean Walrond.
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Coding for Kids Revisited

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Learn about six new or improved resources designed especially to help elementary school students learn and develop coding skills.
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Teach Your Kids to Code: 6 Beginner's Resources for Parents

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Blogger Matt Davis has collected some helpful resources parents can use to help their kids start learning about computer programming.
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Citizenfour HD high speed download

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Citizenfour is a 2014 documentary film directed by Laura Poitras concerning Edward Snowden and the NSA spying scandal.

The movie just entered public record, so I am offering it as a download on my server with no bandwidth limit. It is rated 8.2/10 on imdb.

 

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UNIMA: World Puppetry Day 2015

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At the occasion of the World Puppetry Day 2015, that would be celebrated on March 21st, UNIMA is glad to present you the International Message written by Behrooz Gharibpour.

UNIMA sincerely thanks this great Iranian Master for accepting its invitation.

Jacques Trudeau
UNIMA Secretary General
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A Good Tool for Reading and Summarizing Long Articles

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Kym Reinstadler, SCN Feature Writer's curator insight, March 11, 11:00 PM

Kinda wish I had known about this plug-in for Safari, Firefox and Chrome before I finished my master’s program. TLDR stands of “Too Long, Didn’t Read.”  The plugin uses Stermor's proprietary language heuristics engine, Liquid Helium, to summarize articles on the Web. The user can choose whether they want a short, medium or longer summary. Has anybody used it? Can you vouch for its accuracy?

Sue Osborne's curator insight, March 12, 6:59 PM

Well this is my new best friend!  Some of my Uni articles are 40 pages long - needed this one desperately!

SageRave's curator insight, March 13, 12:12 PM

A great tool for bloggers who lean on "asides", keeping their main entries viable fore several weeks after their original post dates.

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moDernisT_v1

"moDernisT" was created by salvaging the sounds and images lost to compression via the MP3 and MP4 codecs.
The audio is comprised of lost mp3 compression material from the song "Tom's Diner" famously used as one of the main controls in the listening tests to develop the MP3 encoding algorithm.
Here we find the form of the song intact, but the details are just remnants of the original.
The video is the MP4 ghost of a corresponding video created in collaboration with Takahiro Suzuki.
Thus, both audio and video are the "ghosts" of their respective compression codecs.

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Shall We Play?

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Today, we want to expand upon that report with the first of two reports that emerged from our own PLAY (Participatory Learning and YOU!) project, discussing core insights we derived from a year-long program working with teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District to develop more participatory approaches in their classrooms. The teachers spanned both grade-levels and curricular categories, allowing us to develop new approaches together that work in a variety of contexts.

The first of these reports, Shall We Play?, was written by Erin Reilly, Henry Jenkins, Laurel Felt and Vanessa Vartabedian. It represents a revisiting of my original MacArthur white paper, Confronting the Challenges of a Participatory Culture, and lays out what we see as core principles for participatory learning. It includes some core reflections on what has happened in the Digital Media and Learning movement over the past six years as we have sought to bring a more participatory spirit to those institutions and practices that most directly touch young people’s lives.

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Check out my collection of curated topics - primarily Education and Technology focus...  Dad, husband, student, a teacher, researcher, son, brother, friend...its all relative! Academic Engagement Developer | Arts Educator | Arts Management


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Report - Safe at school? Exploring safety and harm of students with cognitive disability

This report reveals students with cognitive disability experience higher rates of abuse, neglect and exploitation than students without disability.

This research was conducted by the Centre for Children and Young People at the Southern Cross University.

The project investigated what students, their families and other key supporters such as teachers, disability, and child protection workers think about personal safety in and around school, together with their perspectives on what might make things better. The research was supplemented by an extensive analysis of relevant law and policy in this area.

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Working on LibreOffice Online Document Editing, an Open Source Alternative to Google Apps, Office 365

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Through a project contributed by IceWarp on the principles of Free Software, LibreOffice Online will become the trusted free alternative to proprietary solutions Springfield, Washington Metro Area and Cambridge, United Kingdom – March 25, 2015.


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NMC Academy

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The NMC Academy is a fresh approach to accelerate professional learning among educators, providing personalized and powerful online and offline experiences that inspire and transform teaching practices. The NMC Academy’s courses and events are hosted by a variety of education leaders and specifically designed for busy teachers and faculty, along with museum and library professionals.
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COPMI | Schools/Education

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School teachers and their support staff play an increasingly important role in supporting parents with a mental illness and their children.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids to Code

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For teachers interested in incorporating coding and computer programming into the curriculum, VideoAmy has collected a variety of inspiring videos and helpful resources in this Five-Minute Film Festival.
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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

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Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.
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Don't Become a Teacher, Advises Award-Winner Nancie Atwell

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After receiving the Global Teaching Award, renowned educator Nancie Atwell made remarks discouraging prospective teachers from entering the profession and criticizing the effects the common core has had on education.
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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | A Random Collection of sites | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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The relatively arbitrary process of knowledge siloes called "subjects" has long been a nagging concern - why are so few people comfortable with highly integrated knowledge systems that serve a broad basis for engaging with the world?  Because that's how we frame their earliest conceptions of knowledge in formal education. Schools, unversitiues and libraries are the only places knowledge is segmented and isolated from its context, relationships and juxtapositions...

I'm increasingly of the belief that challenge-based models provide the context and the authenticity to support high order computational thinking that engages knowledge in integrated ways.

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María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

Alejandra Martín Delgado's curator insight, April 21, 7:12 PM

This scoop is particularly useful for those of you attending Grade 6 who have to deal with the topic of the educational system. Here you can find some inspiration t develop your speech.

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Cards Against Originality, an online app for Cards Against Humanity.

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A Cards Against Humanity app for iOS, Android and computers. It has all the cards you know and hate, plus all 5 expansions. You still need to be in the same room to play.
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STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 4 | Tech Learning

STEM Resource Series: Over 70 Stemtastic Sites, Pt. 4 | Tech Learning | A Random Collection of sites | Scoop.it

Part 4 of this helpful series. -JL


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In Support of Excellence

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The Padagogy Wheel visual places the idea of motivation and capabilities at the center, which gets at one of its more compelling characteristics as a model – the meshing of technology, thinking, and student motivation. Many of the failures in #edtech are failures in #edtech integration, and frameworks like the Padagogy wheel attempt to clarify the relationship between “big picture” elements. Seeing the pieces–tablets, apps, learning goals, cognitive actions, etc.–and how they work together is everything. Without that vision, any bit of #edtech is limp and lifeless.

Extracted from te@chthought blog post: The Big Picture Of Education Technology: The Padagogy Wheel published 12 Dec 2014

When the above quote was published I was excited. It is such a succinct explanation of what the Padagogy Wheel is trying to achieve. It has been 2 years since V3 was published and over a 100,000 copies of the PDF poster have been downloaded from this blog, I am truly honoured by the interest in the model. Two years is a long time in the development of technology enhanced education and tablet app development has come a long way. It is time for the next generation of the Padagogy Wheel. Today V4.0 goes public…. yeeess!
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