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Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning

Evidence Rebuts Chomsky's Theory of Language Learning | numeracy and education | Scoop.it
The research suggests a radically different view, in which learning of a child’s first language does not rely on an innate grammar module. Instead the new research shows that young children use various types of thinking that may not be specific to language at all—such as the ability to classify the world into categories (people or objects, for instance) and to understand the relations among things.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 10, 2:04 AM

A very interesting read.

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How Modern Cartographers Marry Math and Art

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"Old maps get a lot of love, and with good reason—with their sea monsters and sheer craftsmanship, they can transport us through both space and time. But although they lack fold-mark furrows, there’s something to be said for new maps, too. Leafing through Mind the Map, a stunning new book from Gestalten, it’s hard not to think we’re living in the middle of a map renaissance, a time when cartographers and illustrators have good design on their minds and satellite data at their fingertips. This partnership between math and art allows for representations that are not only technically accurate, but also have a sense of a place."

 

Tags: mapping, visualization, cartography, unit 1 Geoprinciples.


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New Message's curator insight, October 31, 2015 6:08 PM

The vulnerability of coastal areas so evident! #SeaLevelRise

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Map: art and math

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Teachers Nurture Growth Mindsets in Math

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Despite skepticism from some parts of the mathematics field, new strategies are emerging for teachers to help students develop positive learning attitudes toward math.
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Case Study: 21CIF Scoop.it Magazine

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 - Teaching Information Fluency describes the skills and dispositions of information fluency adept searchers. Readers will receive in-depth information on what it takes to locate, evaluate, and ethically use digital information. The book realistically examines the abilities of Internet searchers today in terms of their efficiency and effectiveness in finding online information, evaluating it and using it ethically. Since the majority of people develop these skills on their own, rather than being taught, the strategies they invent may suffice for simple searches, but for more complex tasks, such as those required by academic and professional work, the average person’s performance is adequate only about 50% of the time. The book is laid out in five parts: an introduction to the problem and how search engine improvements are not sufficient to be of real help, speculative searching, investigative searching, ethical use and applications of information fluency. The intent of the book is to provide readers ways to improve their performance as consumers of digital information and to help teachers devise useful ways to integrate information fluency instruction into their teaching, since deliberate instruction is needed to develop fluency. Since it is unlikely that dedicated class time will be available for such instruction, the approach taken embeds information fluency activities into classroom instruction in language arts, history and science. Numerous model lessons and resources are woven into the fabric of the text, including think-alouds, individual and group search challenges, discussions, assessments and curation, all targeted to Common Core State Standards as well as information fluency competencies.


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Brenda Vargas's curator insight, March 23, 2015 10:32 PM

It is and interesting tool to get useful information to learn and teach

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 2015 11:56 AM

Understanding curation by creating and using a Scoop.it magazine is one of the projects in EDUC 760: E-Learning for Educators.  Constructing knowledge by skillfully tagging, annotating, and sharing information is a way to filter and use the ocean of information we live and teach with. 8-) 

Elizabeth Hartley's curator insight, August 4, 2015 5:10 PM

This link leads you Google Books where you can read specifically about how to use our Scoop.it magazine dedicated to 21st century information fluency. 

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Using 'Geography Education'

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"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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Using 'Geography Education'
Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, December 3, 9:33 PM
Just getting familiar with ArcGis and lots of ideas picked up at #ncss16
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Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories?

Learning Theory v5 - What are the established learning theories? | numeracy and education | Scoop.it

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, February 27, 2015 4:53 AM

Really useful mindmap with links to further info about the theories and theorists. Shame it isn't in an easily downloadable format.

Cris Mepham's curator insight, February 27, 2015 6:52 AM

If you need a few ideas!

Dennis Danielson's curator insight, May 6, 2015 7:46 PM

This one really helped me to see a bigger picture of the many Learning Theories and some of their connections.

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WeAreTeachers: 16 Apps That Will Motivate Even Your Most Resistant Readers

WeAreTeachers: 16 Apps That Will Motivate Even Your Most Resistant Readers | numeracy and education | Scoop.it
For every kid who is caught hiding beneath his covers with a flashlight and a novel at midnight, there is another who has to be begged and pleaded with to read.  And the latter might need a little extra—shall we call it encouragement?—to become a great reader. To help, we've rounded up a list of the top apps that not only teach essential reading skills but also motivate kids—even the most book-phobic—to read, read and read some more.

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Mathematics proves that it pays to be lazy

Mathematics proves that it pays to be lazy | numeracy and education | Scoop.it
"Tidy your room!" you shout, for the fifteenth time. Your child, and the explosion of Lego, are unyielding. Tired of stepping on surprisingly painful bricks, you cave and tidy it yourself. But no s...
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#nice "To live your life to the optimal full, mathematics says you shouldn’t always tidy up." 

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A strong economy has to based on basic literacy and numeracy skills says ... - WalesOnline

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Thousands of Students Protest over Government Budget Cuts to Higher Education

Thousands of students protest in Sydney and Melbourne over the federal government budget cuts to higher education. Full Story: Thousands of students protested in Sydney and Melbourne on Wednesday...
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Grab Math Tools iPad App While It's Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Grab Math Tools iPad App While It's Free  ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | numeracy and education | Scoop.it

"I just learned from Tony Vincent that Math Tools iPad app is now free for a limited time. It used to cost $4.99. Math Tools is a great Math app that is designed specifically to cater to the math needs of kids and preschoolers. Math Tools comprises a collection of familiar math learning tools that allow young learners to:
 

 

Learn to count Practice addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and times tables Develop an understanding of number ideas and number values Create number bonds Learn to use and practice multibase and number bond theories Challenge themselves through setting numbers and operations to create complex equations"


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Francois Adoue's curator insight, May 2, 2014 11:08 AM

Les maths par mobile learning ! 

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Entire Faculty Of School Says Standardized Testing Has Taken Over Education

Entire Faculty Of School Says Standardized Testing Has Taken Over Education | numeracy and education | Scoop.it
The entire faculty at a New York City public school is taking a stand against standardized testing.

The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit education news outlet, on Wednesday published an op-ed written by the entire faculty at P.S. 167 in Queens, dec...
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The rise of alternative education in China - CNN

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Xiao is part of a fast-growing number of Chinese children whose parents are turning their backs on the state-run education system, which is based on rote learning and limited critical thinking.
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Chart Making

The Do’s and Don’ts of Chart Making | numeracy and education | Scoop.it
A guide to creating accurate and effective charts and graphs, with a checklist of the most common errors and how to avoid them.

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Jim George's curator insight, September 1, 9:59 AM
Some excellent tips to spruce up the old visuals!
Lee Hall's curator insight, September 2, 11:12 AM
Our students still need help in understanding charts and graphs. Here are some good tips to help.
La pluma digital's curator insight, October 31, 10:12 AM
Una guía para elaborar gráficos no solo fáciles de leer, sino también atractivos para el usuario. 
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How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift

How Adding Math to a Child’s Home Routine Can Advance Achievement - Mind/Shift | numeracy and education | Scoop.it
Parents who are uneasy about their own math skills often worry about how best to teach the subject to their kids.

Well … there’s an app for that. Tons of them, in fact. And a study published today in the journal Science suggests that at least one of them works pretty well for elementary school children and math-anxious parents.

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Electronic Computers And Applied Mathematics - 1961 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42 - YouTube

Electronic Computers And Applied Mathematics - 1961 Educational Documentary - WDTVLIVE42 Early 1960's look at how computers can be used to assist with comple...
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These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa

These Amazing Maps Show the True Diversity of Africa | numeracy and education | Scoop.it

"African countries are also quite diverse from an ethnic standpoint. As the Washington Post's Max Fisher noted back in 2013, the world's 20 most ethnically diverse countries are all African, partially because European colonial powers divvied up sections of the continent with little regard for how the residents would have organized the land themselves. This map above shows Africa's ethnographic regions as identified by George Murdock in his 1959 ethnography of the continent."

 

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Chris Costa's curator insight, October 27, 2015 4:51 PM

We have seen the repercussions of ethnic tensions play out in the Balkans, the Middle East, and even in the United States, and Africa is no exception. Arbitrarily drawn national borders- the remnants of European colonialism- means that there is often significant ethnic diversity within many African nations. Although this creates interesting blends of language and culture, it has often bred violence in many countries, perhaps most notably in South Africa and Rwanda. Although many members of the West like to lump the entire continent into a single category, this could not be further from the truth. The second largest continent with extreme biodiversity, it has bred thousands of languages and hundreds of different cultural backgrounds, sometimes within a single country. It is important for the West to understand the complex make-up of the African continent in order to avoid the Eurocentric assumptions many Westerners make when discussing the continent. There isn't a single "Africa"- there isn't even a single "Nigeria," but rather a multitude of different peoples and cultures, equally as complex as those found in other regions of the world. This map does a very good job at illustrating the complexity and richness of the continent.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 30, 2015 7:20 AM

People often underestimate how diverse Africa really is. We often have the tendency to lump all Africans together in one large ethnic group. The actual number of different ethnic groups in Africa is rather staggering. This map can also be used as a partial explanation for the amount of ethnic conflict in Africa. Often times, these ethnic groups are squashed together in states with poorly drawn borders. Under that situation, ethnic conflict becomes inevitable.

Patty B's curator insight, February 11, 4:52 PM

This map of Africa not only shows the true diversity of the African continent, but it represents the diversity that truly exists everywhere on a global scale. In many ways, people are the same everywhere you go. But people are also vastly different in a multitude of ways. In a highly globalized society it has become easy to focus on the similarities between the people of different countries, but the fact of the matter is that no matter how far reaching a corporation’s influence is, we are always talking about and dealing the individual lives. Towns, cities, states, countries, continents are all comprised of individuals and our society today makes it difficult to remember that by focusing on group statistics and other forms of impersonal data (not to say those tools are useless, there just needs to be a balance between the tools used). Each person that falls within any group being examined or categorized is vastly unique in a variety of other ways and I think this map brings that notion to light. As someone born in the U.S., I would never think of Africa as such a diverse place. Not even close as a matter of fact. It really is easy to examine Africa as a country instead of a continent. I think that goes for many continents, including Europe. We often think of the U.S. as being the melting pot and the most diverse place, but the article points to the fact that 20 of the world’s most diverse countries happen to be in Africa. 

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Glean — Find the best videos in education for you

Glean — Find the best videos in education for you | numeracy and education | Scoop.it

Explore awesome math and science video lessons from the best teachers online! High quality videos to save you time and help you ace your homework


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, January 30, 2015 4:52 AM

This is a really useful site if you are looking for online video lessons for flipped learning or CLIL.

Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 3, 2015 1:51 AM

Nice clips for CLIL learning

Tina Jameson's curator insight, February 5, 2015 5:35 PM

With many teacher created clips and videos to specifically support mathematics and science - this could be a fabulous resource for staff to use with our students.  Appears to be free to use, but does require to to 'register' with site.

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10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips

10 Must-Have Free Math Apps - Class Tech Tips | numeracy and education | Scoop.it

"There are tons of fantastic math apps for iPads and here are ten you should download today! "


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Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, February 23, 2015 9:54 AM

These apps are for both elementary and high school students. 

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, February 25, 2015 2:07 PM

These 10 provide a great starting point for Math on the the iPad. 

Roos de Groot's curator insight, February 27, 2015 11:49 AM

Some good apps for K12 and secondary classes.

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Better Ways to Learn

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Getting a good grade doesn’t mean you retained the information. In his book, Benedict Carey offers better ways than cramming for you to hold on to knowledge.
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Book: Big Data - The Future of Education

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In Learning With Big Data: The Future of Education, authors Viktor Mayer-Schönberger and Kenneth Cukier apply the insight gathered from their best-selling Big… (RT @DataScienceCtrl: Book: #BigData - The Future of Education:
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Literacy and Numeracy Skills and Labour Market Outcomes in Australia - Australian Productivity Commission

An increase in #literacy & #numeracy by one skill level = approx 10% wage increase. New report from @ozprodcom http://t.co/1zIr9i88kD
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The beauty of mathematics – in pictures

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Mathematicians' favourite pictures revealing the beauty of their subject
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22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life

22 Interactive Lessons to Bring Earth Day to Life | numeracy and education | Scoop.it
Some great resources to bring environmental science alive in the classroom.
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How Mathematics is Used In Pixar

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In this video, Tony Derose from Pixar explains how school mathematics such as coordinate geometry and the concept of midpoints are used in Pixar animations.
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