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How Can You Teach If You Don’t Learn? (27 Things Teachers Can Learn About Students by Changing Roles.)

How Can You Teach If You Don’t Learn? (27 Things Teachers Can Learn About Students by Changing Roles.) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Nothing Like A MOOC. As I write this, I am finishing my first MOOC, titled ‘Think Again: How to Reason and Argue’*.  The triumphs and failures I have experienced in this course have taught me a car...
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How Training Cats is Like Teaching Kids

How Training Cats is Like Teaching Kids | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
 Ever tried to train a cat? I'm talking the kind of training it takes to get them to do tricks - not potty training or not-scratching-the-furniture training. I can't say as I have ev...
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10 Laws for a New World

10 Laws for a New World | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Once, I started writing a science fiction novel about a society recovering from the end of civilization. Then I realized it wasn't particularly good. The rules I made up by which this society ...
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On the Wretchedness of Memory

On the Wretchedness of Memory | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
There are so many things I wish I could forget - so that I could experience them again as if for the first time: reading Kurt Vonnegut or John Steinbeck, falling for the woman I share my life with,...
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The Musings of a Skeptical Tourist Part 3: Missing the Ausfahrt to Bumplitz (From the Bottom to the Top of Europe)

The Musings of a Skeptical Tourist Part 3: Missing the Ausfahrt to Bumplitz (From the Bottom to the Top of Europe) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
The Water CityFirst this: Venice needs a sound track. Perhaps something operatic, or if you can't stand wailing soap operas, perhaps something classical. And if your collection doesn't in...
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20 Reasons Why the FIFA World Cup is Like Traditional Old-School Education

20 Reasons Why the FIFA World Cup is Like Traditional Old-School Education | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
 ******************************This just in from the Half Tongue-in-Cheek Department:******************************The FIFA World Cup, said someone once, rather disparagingly, involves nationa...
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My New Top 20 Favorite Teacher Hacks, Tips & Ideas

My New Top 20 Favorite Teacher Hacks, Tips & Ideas | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
What follows are a few hacks, tips and ideas I picked up over two days of at the Google Apps for Education Summit in Johannesburg (2014). For most of them, I feel foolish for not knowing they exist...
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The Brave New World of Twenty-First Century Learning (A Retort)

The Brave New World of Twenty-First Century Learning (A Retort) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Dear MargaretI read your article in The Globe and Mail (Saturday, Jun. 28 2014) with dismay. In the article, you assert that "21st century learning is nothing more than warmed-over romantic progres...
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10 Things That Sucking at Chess Has Taught Me About Life

10 Things That Sucking at Chess Has Taught Me About Life | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
10 Things That Sucking at Chess Has Taught Me About Life ♚ The Game I love playing chess. Mostly because it seems that I am involved in a very tiny way in one of the greatest collective intellectua...
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What the 'Afterlife' Can Teach You About Life

What the 'Afterlife' Can Teach You About Life | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
I love Radiolab. It is in my top twenty list of my favorite things ever. (I list which includes my wife-like girlfriend, pizza, tigers and the ocean.) Recently, I happened to catch an old podcast a...
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On The Virtues of Laziness

On The Virtues of Laziness | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
When you really think about it, there' s lot to be said in favour of being lazy:   Posted with Blogsy
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Speed-Bumping: How Not to Spoil A Twitter Edchat

Speed-Bumping: How Not to Spoil A Twitter Edchat | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  For me, fast-paced, high intensity, put-it-all-out-there education related Twitter chats (edchats*) are the best things since speed dating. You meet interesting people, have some semi-stimulating...
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What Is Education Technology For?

What Is Education Technology For? | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
In case you haven't ever seen it, here's my favorite thought ever on the true purpose of edtech in schools:“When you go to the hardware store to buy a drill, you don’t actually want a dri...
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My Favourite Quirky But Useful iPad Apps

My Favourite Quirky But Useful iPad Apps | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
iPAD RULE ONE: THERE IS ALWAYS AN APP FOR THAT. Here are a few of my favourite less well-known, slightly strange, and strangely useful iPad apps. Click on the link below to access the list:
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A Terminal Tailspin (Why We Need a New Economic Order)

A Terminal Tailspin (Why We Need a New Economic Order) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Even as the world economy falters, its champions are already predicting that the disease which afflicts it, though malign, is not terminal. They predict an ‘up turn’ within a few years of what is a...
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Questions From a Pangalactic Anthropologist (Batch #1)

Questions From a Pangalactic Anthropologist (Batch #1) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
I met a very strange and interesting individual called David a few days ago. He asked me if I would use my blog to help him find answers. He seemed particularly agitated and a little sad (quite pat...
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This guy needs answers. Please help!

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To the Class of 2104: Life Is Long, Do Something Big

To the Class of 2104: Life Is Long, Do Something Big | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
 Dear Class of 2014In just a few short weeks, your time at school will be over. And that time is going to fly. In many ways, though, the rapid passing of the final part of your schooling sets ...
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Occupy Education: On Using the Occupy Movements' Hand Gestures to Stimulate Engagement in Flat Classrooms

Occupy Education: On Using the Occupy Movements' Hand Gestures to Stimulate Engagement in Flat Classrooms | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Image credit: Hands up if you've heard of the Occupy movements which have sprung up all over the States and elsewhere in the last few years. For the benefit of those who did not raise their hands, ...
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Does the Quest to Program an Intelligent Robot Provide a Model for 21st Century Education?

Does the Quest to Program an Intelligent Robot Provide a Model for 21st Century Education? | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Processing Learning is a system with inputs, processes and outputs. There has been much discussion in recent years around how we need to improve the inputs so that the outputs become more relevant ...
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Twenty-First Century Learning & The Education Revolution: One Big Thing

Twenty-First Century Learning & The Education Revolution: One Big Thing | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Is there one thing that makes trying to transform my classroom into a twenty-first century learning environment worth doing? Is there a single outcome that unlocks all the others - including indepe...
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The Passing of Greed - The Greatest Speech Ever Given (Transcript)

The Passing of Greed - The Greatest Speech Ever Given (Transcript) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  The following speech comes from a movie called The Great Dictator starring Charlie Chaplin. It is a moving an empassioned plea against greed and cruelty and an exhortation to humanity to create a...
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The One True Conspiracy?

The One True Conspiracy? | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
You've got to love a good conspiracy theory. My favorite is the one about how the existing Sir Paul McCartney is actually a doppelgänger who secretly replaced the first one after this original...
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How to Make a Zombie: Send a Kid to School

How to Make a Zombie: Send a Kid to School | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
Exams + exams + exams + tests + tests .... = zombies
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10 Things I Want Parents To Know About School

10 Things I Want Parents To Know About School | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
If you tell your child that school and learning are not that important in the grand scheme of things, and if you are never curious about anything, and if your entertainment choices involve more min...
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Real Horror Stories to Make You Cringe and Quiver

Real Horror Stories to Make You Cringe and Quiver | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
  I don't really like horror stories. Except for the kind Stephen King writes. But he doesn't really write horror, he writes stories which sometimes have a supernatural edge. But Mr King's true tal...
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Essential iPad Apps for Teachers (2014)

Essential iPad Apps for Teachers (2014) | Life, Learning & the Things That Matter | Scoop.it
I've created a list of essential apps for educators on list.ly. Click on the link below to navigate to the list. Please feel free to return to this page to offer your suggestions in the comment box...
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