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Dagga pill better than zol

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Marijuana provides greater pain relief when taken in pill form than when it is smoked, according to a study that touches on a controversial medical issue.
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10 Things I Want Parents To Know About School

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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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What every parent should know about school... and I might just print this out for all the parents in my grade at the start of next year...

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What is a more effective way of taking notes - laptop or notepad? | Neurobonkers | Big Think

What is a more effective way of taking notes - laptop or notepad? | Neurobonkers | Big Think | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
Walk into any modern university lecture theatre and you can expect to see a wall of laptop lids, with students' eyes peering over them.
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As they say, this is on,y the first study into this, and it's a small one, but never the less, the results are very interesting. Anecdotally I find that part of the problem of using a laptop to take notes is the inability to daw images easily. It would be interesting to set his study repeated but compare the notes of those who use a digital pen to draw as well as make notes using the keyboard, to those who not use the keyboard, to those who only use longhand.
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It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner - The Wire

It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner - The Wire | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
The Wire It Took Just Four Days to Hack the Samsung Galaxy S5's Fingerprint Scanner The Wire It took German "researchers" at SRLabs just four days to created a fake fingerprint using wood glue that can bypass the scanner on the brand new Samsung...
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If they want to get in, they will. There is no such thing as an unbeatable security system.

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Teaching Children to Be Responsible - Huffington Post (blog)

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Teaching Children to Be Responsible
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Reward and punishment teach children to expect an adult to be responsible for their behavior. Our goal as parents is to guide our children toward self-discipline.
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Education Update || 19

Newspaper of the Western Cape Education Department
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This issue contains a fabulous article about inclusive education. PNPS - you ROCK!!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Tools That Help Students Organize Research and Create Bibliographies

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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
This Concept Map, created with IHMC CmapTools, has information related to: Learning Theory v5, Organisation Kolb, Psychology Vygotsky, Psychology Bloom, Piaget genetic epistemology, Psychology Skinner, Montessori constructivism, Dewey constructivism, radical constructivism Knowledge as mental representation: 1a. Knowledge is not passively received either through the senses or by way of communication; 1b. Knowledge is actively built up by the cognising subject; 2a. The function of cognition is adaptive, in the biological sense of the term, tending towards fit or viability; 2b Cognition serves the subject’s organization of the experiential world, not the discovery of an objective ontological reality., social constructivism connectivism, Taylor Organisation, Holt homeschooling, unschooling, constructivism radical constructivism, Kolb experiental learning, Montessori Montessori education, Social anthropology Lave & Wenger, Vygotsky zone of proximal development, Lave & Wenger situated learning, Education Illich, scientific pedagogy Education based on science that modified and improved the individual., communities of practice Groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly.

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 A fascinating graphic seeking to link and differentiate learning theories

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Learning theories

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I love infographics like this that depict the 10,000 foot view to show the overall subject, the various theories or parts, and how the pieces fit together and influence one another.

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About Teaching with Tablets

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This topic is all about the use of mobile devices, in particular tablet computers, in education and teaching. We include articles of interest with regards to all current devices, whether Android-based, iOS-based or whatever, as they can all play a role in education.

 

WebTeachers aims to seek out the most useful and interesting web content for inclusion in this curated topic.

 

To find out more about WebTeachers, please visit our website at: http://www.webteachers.co.uk

Our Ed Tech Report can be found at:

http://paper.li/WebTeachersUK/1372141362

You can follow us on Twitter:

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You can also visit our Facebook page:

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Wide reading is important when assessing technology in the classroom.  Add this to your reading list.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, March 24, 4:41 AM

You need to read widely as to what is happening in the world of teaching and tablets.

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14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools

14 things that are obsolete in 21st century schools | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it

Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way. Teacher and administrators all over the world are doing amazing things, but some of the things we are still doing, despite all the new solutions, research and ideas out there is, to put it mildly, incredible.


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These are things I've been saying for a while. If only the DBE and WCED would give us freedom to experiment and explore. The one size fits all model DOES NOT WORK.

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Gina Paschalidou's curator insight, March 4, 9:32 PM

I would add: things that should or at least could be obsolete. 

In reality all these still remain in the 21st century schools and we even feel lucky if we have them.

Unless money is poured in today's many countries' wounded economies, all we can do is daydream.

Helen Teague's curator insight, March 5, 10:48 AM

Kotter's Change Model, Step 1: Saying that it has always been this way, doesn’t count as a legitimate justification to why it should stay that way.

Judy Onody's curator insight, March 19, 5:13 AM

Some interesting views on 21C schools of the future and standardized testing. I am interested in how we can learn to measure and assess the 21C learning skills he mentions!

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Nasa release images to coincide with Gravity Oscar win

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After the film Gravity picked up a handful of Oscars, including for best cinematography and best visual effects, Nasa releases images of the real thing
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Black Death Left a Mark on Human Genome

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There have been multiple plagues throughout history around the world, but none have been so deadly as the Black Death, which killed an estimated one in every four Europeans, and so exerted very strong selection. The Black Death didn’t just wipe out millions of Europeans during the 14th century. It left a mark on the human genome, favoring those who carried certain immune system genes, according to a new study. Those changes may help explain why Europeans respond differently from other people to some diseases and have different susceptibilities to autoimmune disorders.


Geneticists know that human populations evolve in the face of disease. Certain versions of our genes help us fight infections better than others, and people who carry those genes tend to have more children than those who don’t. So the beneficial genetic versions persist, while other versions tend to disappear as those carrying them die. This weeding-out of all but the best genes is called positive selection. But researchers have trouble pinpointing positively selected genes in humans, as many genes vary from one individual to the next.


Genetically, the Rroma gypsies in Romania are still quite similar to the northwestern Indians, even though they have lived side by side with the Romanians for a millennium, the team found. But there were 20 genes in the Rroma and the Romanians that had changes that were not seen in the Indians’ versions of those genes, Netea and his colleagues report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. These genes “were positively selected for in the Romanians and in the gypsies but not in the Indians,” Netea explains. “It’s a very strong signal.”


Those genes included one for skin pigmentation, one involved in inflammation, and one associated with susceptibility to autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. But the ones Netea and Bertranpetit were most excited about were a cluster of three immune system genes found on chromosome 4. These genes code for toll-like receptors, proteins which latch on to harmful bacteria in the body and launch a defensive response. “We knew they must be important for host defense,” Netea says.

 

What events in history might have favored these versions of the genes in gypsies and Romanians, but not in Indians? Netea and his colleagues tested the ability of the toll-like receptors to react to Yersinia pestis, the bacterium that caused the Black Death. They found that the strength of the immune response varied depending on the exact sequence of the toll-like receptor genes.


Netea and Bertranpetit propose that the Rroma and European Romanians came to have the same versions of these immune system genes because of the evolutionary pressure exerted by Y. pestis. Other Europeans, whose ancestors also faced and survived the Black Death, carried similar changes in the toll-like receptor genes. But people from China and Africa—two other places the Black Death did not reach—did not have these changes. The similarities in the other genes were likely caused by other conditions experienced by Rroma and Europeans, but not Indians.


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Blobfish wins ugliest animal vote

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The blobfish, a threatened gelatinous deep-sea fish, wins a public vote as ugliest animal.
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Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us

Prominent scientists sign declaration that animals have conscious awareness, just like us | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
An international group of prominent scientists has signed The Cambridge Declaration on Consciousness in which they are proclaiming their support for the idea that animals are conscious and aware to the degree that humans are — a list of animals...
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Mobile Opportunity

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Towards the end of last year I spent a number of weeks on holiday with my family in Tanzania. On our way back from visiting a town by the coast, we found ourselves in a village with no more than a few dozen inhabitants.
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5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn - TeachThought

5 Apps To Help Students Organize What They Learn - TeachThought | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it

"Most students need all the help they can get when it comes to planning big projects. Here’s a list of apps that can help them stay organized when they’re working on group presentations, research papers or other big tasks that might take a little extra energy to keep everything together."

 


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Looks like te@chthoughts site is down. Check the link later on in the day!
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Looks like te@chthoughts site is down. Check the link later on in the day!
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1 teen arrested, 1 detained for social media threats - U-T San Diego

1 teen arrested, 1 detained for social media threats - U-T San Diego | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
10News 1 teen arrested, 1 detained for social media threats U-T San Diego SAN DIEGO — One student was arrested and another was detained by San Diego police Wednesday in separate incidents involving threats made over social media sites, authorities...
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£2.9m pot for life sciences project - Oxford Mail

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£2.9m pot for life sciences project
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It will help firms co-operate, encouraging the area to discover more in the life sciences sector – any discipline that focuses on living organisms, such as biology, zoology and biochemistry.
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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers - Edudemic | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
How do you make students better online researchers? By understanding how they can and should use Google, of course!
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The Social Media Solution

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How often should you tweet? How many times per day do you need to post on Facebook? Which sites are the most important? Does Klout matter? And how can I get it all done? Is social media overwhelming you?
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eBook: How Gamification Reshapes Learning

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Dedicated Learning Professionals and Educators across the globe were, until recently, desperately seeking for ways, methods, and techniques to engage employees and students in the learning process. Surprisingly enough, no one would think that games was the answer. After all, games tend to increase learners’ natural desire for competition, goal achievement, and genuine self-expression, while they also promote interactivity, have rules, a quantifiable outcome, and can be colorful, appealing, and extremely realistic.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 5, 6:24 AM

Not exactly a book, but a 25 page collection of interviews with various education professionals.

Wayan Eka Budiartha's curator insight, March 6, 2:05 AM

add your insight...

 

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eBook: How Gamification Reshapes Learning
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Geddit - Quickly Gather Feedback from Students

Geddit - Quickly Gather Feedback from Students | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it

Geddit is a new service that allows you to quickly gather feedback from your students through any web-enabled device. Like similar services Geddit gives you the ability to push questions to your students' devices. You can create and send multiple choice and short answer questions. You can also simply ask "do you get it" at any time to check for your students' general feelings about a lesson you're conducting. The feedback that you gather from your students through Geddit can be displayed in a variety of graph and list formats.


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Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o's Speech On Beauty That Left An Entire Audience Speechless

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Lupita Nyong’o deserves all the awards in the universe for this speech.
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This is just so incredible - tear-inducingly, achingly beautiful. Well worth the watch.
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Single-sex education unlikely to offer advantage over coed schools, research finds | Science Codex

Single-sex education unlikely to offer advantage over coed schools, research finds | Science Codex | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - Single-sex education does not educate girls and boys any better than coed schools, according to research published by the American Psychological Association analyzing 184 studies of more than 1.6 million students from around the world. The
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Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray – Aeon

Children are suffering a severe deficit of play – Peter Gray – Aeon | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
Children today are cossetted and pressured in equal measure. Without the freedom to play they will never truly grow up

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So true! How do we change our education system from within to take cognisance of this, especially at higher levels? 

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Dorian Love's curator insight, September 19, 2013 4:28 AM

I agree whole-heartedly!

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7 habits of highly effective teachers Always Prepped Blog

7 habits of highly effective teachers Always Prepped Blog | Nimming recommends... | Scoop.it
RT @eyeoneducation: 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology http://t.co/LYGcDGQk @alwaysprepped #edchat #edtech #tichat #talktech #teachchat...
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