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Great resources for online learning just about everything.  All you need is will power and self- discipline.

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Let's build a quantum computer!
Understanding the architecture of a quantum processor

Andreas Dewes explains why quantum computing is interesting, how it works and what you actually need to build a working quantum computer. He uses the superconducting two-qubit quantum processor which he built during his PhD thesis as an example to explain its basic building blocks. He shows how this processor can be used to achieve so-called quantum speed-up for a search algorithm that can be run on it. Finally, he gives a short overview of the current state of superconducting quantum computing and Google's recently announced effort to build a working quantum computer in cooperation with one of the leading research groups in this field.

Google recently announced that it is partnering up with John Martinis - one of the leading researchers on superconducting quantum computing - to build a working quantum processor. This announcement has sparked a lot of renewed interest in a topic that was mainly of academic interest before. So, if Google thinks it's worth the hassle to build quantum computers then there surely must be something about them after all?


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Netiquette: Ground Rules for Online Discussions


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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to the mobile revolution, people could at times be seen staring off into space, just thinking. If you were to spot someone doing that today, you’d …”
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Mari Rodrigues's curator insight, February 17, 2015 5:59 AM

Um artigo bastante pertinente que nos remete para uma importante reflexão (Writing and keeping journals. A guide for educators and social practitioners)  sobre os benefícios associados à criação de um jornal, independentemente do propósito para o qual seja criado...

 

According to the American Library Association, by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Without reflection, we become locked in a pattern of remembering and communicating information without taking the time to assess whether the information is true, utter garbage, or a valuable missing piece in a puzzle.[...]


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A journal is also a tool for self-discovery, an aid to concentration, a mirror for the soul, a place to generate and capture ideas, a safety valve for the emotions, a training ground for the writer, and a good friend and confidant. (op. cit.)

Ressources pour les cours d'anglais's curator insight, March 15, 2015 3:28 AM

Une autre façon de créer un portfolio d'apprentissage.

Ngel Mitchell's curator insight, August 5, 2015 7:18 PM

Useful article on learning journals

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The Benefits of School Trips Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Benefits of School Trips Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“The Benefits of School Trips Infographic points out 15 benefits of school trips, including breathing life into boring subjects and giving kids the chance to learn through experience.”
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Very nice infographic
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10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Schools | Scoop.it

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rwestby's curator insight, February 6, 2015 2:34 PM

AND with Google Earth Pro now "free," it's an even better application to use in the classroom. 

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Five free video editors that deliver impressive results

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“You don't have to buy expensive software to handle small business video editing tasks. The tools on this list will help you quickly put together professional-quality videos -- for free.”
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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 15, 2014 8:43 AM

Interessant lijstje video editing webapps die je gratis en online kan gebruiken.

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iKeepSafe - Digital Safety for Digital Citizens

iKeepSafe - Digital Safety for Digital Citizens | Online Schools | Scoop.it

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3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook

3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook | Online Schools | Scoop.it

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Google Will Use Your Profile Information In Their Ads – Unless You Opt Out

Google Will Use Your Profile Information In Their Ads – Unless You Opt Out | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Google has just updated their terms of service allowing them to use your Google profile information in their ads. Which is worrying, because who really reads terms and conditions? The scheme is called "Shared Endorsements" and Google describes it as follows: To ensure that your recommendations reach the people you care about, Google sometimes displays…”
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Livin’ on the Edge: 7 Sites That (Thankfully) Don’t Hold Back

Livin’ on the Edge: 7 Sites That (Thankfully) Don’t Hold Back | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Where do you get your news? Some sources are too concerned about political correctness to give the news the treatment it deserves. The following are some news websites that (thankfully) don't hold back. Continue reading →”
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Why Teachers Should Play Minecraft In Class (EdSurge News)

Why Teachers Should Play Minecraft  In Class (EdSurge News) | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ Getting Started Pick up a copy at MinecraftEDU Check out the Wiki Participate in the forums Plan and discuss before you play! Dig, dig, dig. Break and build. Such are the simple, hallmark mechanics behind one of the world’s most popular indie games, Minecraft, which has sold an estimated 20 mil”
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Why Educators Need to Know Learning Theory

Why Educators Need to Know Learning Theory | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ This is the second in a three-part series about Learning Design. The first post introduced the Learning Design Framework; a guide for educators to create optimal learning experiences for students b...”
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How dolphins see the world: A comparison with chimpanzees and humans

How dolphins see the world: A comparison with chimpanzees and humans | Online Schools | Scoop.it

Bottlenose dolphins use auditory (or echoic) information to recognize their environments, and many studies have described their echolocation perception abilities. However, relatively few systematic studies have examined their visual perception. A team of scientists now tested dolphins on a visual-matching task using two-dimensional geometric forms including various features. Based on error patterns, they used multidimensional scaling to analyze perceptual similarities among stimuli. In addition to dolphins, they conducted comparable tests with terrestrial species: chimpanzees were tested on a computer-controlled matching task and humans were tested on a rating task. The overall perceptual similarities among stimuli in dolphins were similar to those in the two species of primates. These results clearly indicate that the visual world is perceived similarly by the three species of mammals, even though each has adapted to a different environment and has differing degrees of dependence on vision.

 

Because dolphins have adapted to an underwater environment, they have developed a perceptual system that differs considerably from that of terrestrial mammals such as primates. One strikingly different aspect of the perceptual system of dolphins is echolocation1,. They can recognize shapes, materials, and the texture of objects using this form of biological sonar. Many echolocation studies on cetaceans have been conducted both in the laboratory and in the wild4. A few studies have investigated dolphins' ability to use cross-modal integration through vision–echolocation matching5, 6,. In these studies, dolphins were very accurate in matching three-dimensional complex objects using information gathered via echolocation. On the other hand, these results indirectly suggest that dolphins may also visually discriminate complex objects. Dolphins (e.g., bottlenose dolphins) have poorer in-air and underwater visual acuity (12.6 min of visual angle from a distance of 2.5 m) than that of primates10. Nevertheless, they still visually recognize and discriminate human gestural signs11, 12, 13, mirror images of themselves14, 15, numbers of objects16, three-dimensional objects4, 17, and two-dimensional forms17, 18. Moreover, researchers have used visual stimuli to study the basic features of the vision and various cognitive abilities of dolphins17, 18.


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Great visual for bio studies.

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14 TED Talks that re-imagine school

14 TED Talks that re-imagine school | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“All over the world, there's a growing consensus that our education systems are broken. These educators offer lessons in how we might re-imagine school.”
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Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs

Bloom's Digital Taxonomy Verbs | Online Schools | Scoop.it

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, June 16, 2015 4:31 PM

This infographic puts the Blooms digital taxonomy into a more workable format

RESENTICE's curator insight, June 17, 2015 8:40 AM

Tous les verbes d'action correspondant à chacune des étapes de la taxonomie digitale de BLOOM depuis la mémorisation jusqu'à la créativité...à destination des formateurs


jbcassidy's curator insight, July 23, 2015 8:53 AM

Great tool to keep the  language in one place and remind us to challenge students in many different ways! May also spark some ideas for Genius Hour projects that are deeper.

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Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and create something awesome.”
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Parenting in the Digital Era

Parenting in the Digital Era | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“As James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." If parental digital illiteracy can cause one type of problems to children, parental overindulgence in tech...”
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Christian's curator insight, February 12, 2015 5:04 PM

Very interesting topics

RJ Lavallee's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:46 AM

Yet another opinion, but fairly balanced.

Gunter Swoboda's curator insight, February 15, 3:30 PM

A simple but insightful article on being put to speed with technology. One of the new parental responsibilities.

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19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism - Teachers With Apps

19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism - Teachers With Apps | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ 19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism”
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CristinaSkyBox: Inspiring Creativity with Storytelling

CristinaSkyBox: Inspiring Creativity with Storytelling | Online Schools | Scoop.it

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 12, 2014 11:25 AM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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5 Math Manipulatives for your Digital Toolkit

5 Math Manipulatives for your Digital Toolkit | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Five FREE apps for your virtual math toolkit. Geoboard by The Math Learning Center (a nonprofit organization dedicated to K – 12 education) is a FREE app that turns your iPhone/iPad into a virtual...”
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Lindsey Hammonds's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:52 AM

Math teachers - you might want to take a look at these!

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12 Most Crippling Mindset Hurdles on Google Plus

12 Most Crippling Mindset Hurdles on Google Plus | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ Google Plus got your stuck? Jimmie Lanley shares the 12 Most Crippling Mindset Hurdles on Google Plus to get you onto Google greatness.”
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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, May 22, 2014 3:01 AM
Google Plus is like Facebook?  Wrong!
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Gmail-Delay-Send: Schedule Gmail to be sent later

Gmail-Delay-Send: Schedule Gmail to be sent later | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Gmail send later. A review of an open-source app called Gmail-Delay-Send, allowing you to schedule messages for later delivery.”
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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“The Best Google Drive Add Ons for Education will help you be more productive and add cool academic content into Google Drive. Revise better and more...”
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Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success | Selected Reads

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success | Selected Reads | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ A platform featuring academic reviews of books spanning different topics. Selected Reads is particularly helpful for Teachers, educators, academics, student researchers and bibliophiles.”
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Is cube satellite broadcasting bringing a free Internet to the entire world?

Is cube satellite broadcasting bringing a free Internet to the entire world? | Online Schools | Scoop.it

A small team of workers at a New York based non-profit organization called Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) has announced its intention to build an "Outernet"—a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to virtually any person on the planet—for free. The idea, the MDIF website says, is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of censorship.

As the Internet has grown in size and importance, human rights organizations, or those (such as MDIF) promoting freedom of expression, have begun to propose that access to the information that the Internet can provide, is a basic human right. Conversely, they suggest that restricting access to the Internet is a violation of human rights. MDIF seeks to circumvent those that might wish to violate such human rights by bypassing their ability to restrict access—they are proposing that hundreds of cube satellites be built and launched to create a constellation of sorts in the sky, allowing anyone with a phone or computer to access Internet data sent to the satellites by several hundred ground stations.


MDIF claims that 40 percent of the people in the world today are still not able to connect to the Internet—and it's not just because of restrictive governments such as North Korea—it's also due to the high cost of bringing service to remote areas. An Outernet would allow people from Siberia to parts of the western United States to remote islands or villages in Africa to receive the same news as those in New York, Tokyo, Moscow or Islamabad. That they say, would guarantee all people the same Internet rights as everyone else.


The Outernet, as envisioned, would be one-way—data would flow from feeders to the satellites which would broadcast to all below. MDIF plans to add the ability to transmit from anywhere as well as soon as funds become available. At this time, it's not clear how much MDIF has been able to collect for the project, but acknowledge that building such a network would not be cheap. Such satellites typically run $100,000 to $300,000 to build and launch. Still, the timeline for the project calls for deploying the initial cubesats as early as next summer.


As conceived, at least in its initial stages, the constellation of satellites would broadcast data received in a continuous loop until new fresh data arrives. Broadcasting will be done using already accepted international standards such as UDP-based WiFi multicasting, DVB, and Digital Radio Mondiale.


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This transformative innovation will overcome huge obstacles around connectivity for vast numbers of people around the globe.  Education will be available to all provided that the hardware is made available to all to link in.  The future is almost here!

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