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Be The Knight

Be The Knight | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
The knight is unique. It is the most nimble piece there is. It alone can bound over others and it moves in unusual and interesting ways. Properly placed, it can defend and attack multiple other pie...
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55 Animated GIFS For When Words Just Aren't Enough...

  Do you ever shut up? Fake bravery: LOLing! Idiots who say climate change isn't real. OK (I REALLY agree with you... I do - NOT.) You're killing me here... Mind blown... Yes, let's do that! S...
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Really Cool Animated GIFS To Expand Your Mind

Internet traffic: Analyse / Synthesize / Analyse: The Big Bang visualized: Las Vegas Urban Growth 1986-2012: Almost 3D Nebula: I can almost smell it! Deeps thoughts: Mind blowing: Hard and soft: Se...
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Fact: Science is True For You Too

Fact: Science is True For You Too | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
It's funny how often people's response to a new piece of research is "well I don't believe that", or "that's not true for me". Sometimes this response is justifiable - particula...
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Home (Excerpted Quotes from the Movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand)

Home (Excerpted Quotes from the Movie by Yann Arthus-Bertrand) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
HOME by Yann Arthus-Bertrand (EXCERPTS) Catch the movie here: Today, life, our life, is just a link in a chain of innumerable living beings that have succeeded one another on Earth over nearly four...
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How Your Brain Messes With You (My Favorite Optical Illusions)

How Your Brain Messes With You (My Favorite Optical Illusions) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Read the sentence above carefully. Now read it again. Notice a repeated word. Lazy brain! The image below is static. Your brain invents the black dots whenever you're not looking. (Not everyone see...
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How to Learn Better (30 Brain Friendly Tips & Techniques)

How to Learn Better (30 Brain Friendly Tips & Techniques) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Try these neurologically nifty techniques to improve your learning... 
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Woot! Let's Play! (Levelling-Up Education Though Gamification) #gamification

Woot! Let's Play! (Levelling-Up Education Though Gamification) #gamification | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Let's play a game... (Note: Please see my next post on ClassCraft for the best tool their is to gamify your classroom!) Here is your character: You can earn Experience Points (XP) for doing good th...
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25 Questions Every 21st Century Student Should Be Able to Answer

25 Questions Every 21st Century Student Should Be Able to Answer | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
25 Questions Every 21st Century Student Should Be Able to Answer (And then a few more) What is the value of creativity? How do I evaluate the reliability of a website? How do I stay safe online? Wh...
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A Bangarang Peter Pan

A Bangarang Peter Pan | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Here's what Barrack Obama had to say about celebrating the life of the man who could make everybody laugh, except himself: Robin Williams was an airman, a doctor, a genie, a nanny, a president, a p...
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Teachers: 11 Steps Towards Becoming a Recognized Professional (A Message From the SOTP)

Teachers: 11 Steps Towards Becoming a Recognized Professional (A Message From the SOTP) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Dear teachers We are considering officially recognizing your vocation as a profession. We realize that you have all felt that what you do has always been a profession, but honestly, we at the Soc...
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20 Really Bad Things Some Teachers Would Say If You Forced Them to be Honest

20 Really Bad Things Some Teachers Would Say If You Forced Them to be Honest | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
There's a very funny list floating around the interwebz on 10 things teachers wish they could say but can't. It goes like this: 10 Things Teachers Wish They Could Say Since my last report, your chi...
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6 Calming Mantras for Teaching With Tech

6 Calming Mantras for Teaching With Tech | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
These are the mantras I would like every person I help to integrate technology into their teaching to chant quietly to themselves from their sternums when they begin to feel overwhelmed or desponde...
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55 Animated GIFS For When Words Just Aren't Enough...

  Do you ever shut up? Fake bravery: LOLing! Idiots who say climate change isn't real. OK (I REALLY agree with you... I do - NOT.) You're killing me here... Mind blown... Yes, let's do that! S...
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No, Maths & Science ARE NOT More Important Than The Arts! (Link)

No, Maths & Science ARE NOT More Important Than The Arts! (Link) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
I don't think I have ever written a title with both shouting caps and an exclamation mark. I feel strongly about this one!Please following the link below to read Zen Pencils's latest cart...
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My Dad's Rotary Drill: Why Teaching Critical Thinking in Traditional Schools is Pointless

My Dad's Rotary Drill: Why Teaching Critical Thinking in Traditional Schools is Pointless | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
You know when you were younger and you bought your dad a present for Father's Day that you knew was cool and useful and would change his life forever? Like, say, a small high-speed rotary dril...
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There's No Tomorrow (Excerpts from the Movie)

There's No Tomorrow (Excerpts from the Movie) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
"There's No Tomorrow" (Excerpts From the Hard-Hitting Animated Documentary.) Catch the movie here:  INTRODUCTION It took nature about 5 million years to create the fossil fuels that the world consu...
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Whispers and Whoops: How to Get as Smart as a Brick

Whispers and Whoops: How to Get as Smart as a Brick | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Who doesn't love Brick Heck? He's so cute and quirky (Softly whisper the word QUIRKY into your chest - because it comforts you.) In case you don't know, Brick is the youngest son of Mike and Fran...
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The Education Revolution vs The Scourge of Standardized Assessment: What Really Matters

The Education Revolution vs The Scourge of Standardized Assessment: What Really Matters | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  Teachers: Let's be brutally honest shall we: exam results are all that matters in education. Bottom line.   Don't misunderstand: What students can regurgitate and explain and do in a stress-fuele...
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Level Me Up! (Why ClassCraft is the Best Thing to Happen to Education Since the iPad.)

Level Me Up! (Why ClassCraft is the Best Thing to Happen to Education Since the iPad.) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
ClassCraft is simply awesome!I've been using it now for a few months and I have been amazed at how it increases engagement in my class.Developed by high school Physics teacher Shawn Young, and...
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30(ish) of the Best iPad Apps for Education (2014 Edition)

30(ish) of the Best iPad Apps for Education (2014 Edition) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
TWITTER  NOTABILITY  EXPLAIN EVERYTHING  VIDEOSCRIBE  BAIBOARD  RAPID BOOK CREATOR  STOP MOTION STUDIO  TELLAGAMI  THINGLINK  FLIPBOARD  ZITE  IDOCEO  BOOK CREATOR  SPLASHTOP 2  STOREHOUSE    TEACH...
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I Have a Dream: The Future of Education

I Have a Dream: The Future of Education | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
I have dream that one day students will be more important than syllabi.In the not too distant future, education will be a collaborative enterprise, with teachers and students assuming shifting role...
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Dear Teacher: Welcome to Teaching. You're Going to Like It Here.

Dear Teacher: Welcome to Teaching. You're Going to Like It Here. | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Dear teacher*:Now that I have scoffed at your youthful enthusiasm and use of university lingo the customary fifty-four times, it falls to me to welcome you officially into the fellowship. I know yo...
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The Most Insidious Thing a Teacher Can Say About a Student.

The Most Insidious Thing a Teacher Can Say About a Student. | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Perhaps the single most damaging and insidious belief in education over the course of the last century is the notion that any ability (and intelligence in particular) is hereditary. You either have...
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