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How Cellphones Helped Researchers Track Malaria In Kenya : NPR

How Cellphones Helped Researchers Track Malaria In Kenya : NPR | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
By tracking nearly 15 million cellphones in Kenya, scientists mapped out how malaria spreads through the Texas-sized country. The findings pinpoint areas where efforts to control malaria would be the most effective.
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Cell phones are so critically important for LDC's such as Kenya.  I saw some of this first-hand there last summer.

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18 Epic Productivity Apps to Help You Live Your Dreams

18 Epic Productivity Apps to Help You Live Your Dreams | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Productivity can be an elusive way to slave drive yourself into exhaustion. If you choose the right habits and the productivity apps, you can get it done.
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Thanks to @coolcatteacher for this great analysis of apps to help us be more organized and productive. #WaldenETLII http://www.coolcatteacher.com/best-productivity-apps/?utm_content=buffer29caf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Global Education Conference 2014!

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                The fifth annual Global Education Conference is a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the worl...
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20 Ways to Kick Start Your Motivation Beginning Today

20 Ways to Kick Start Your Motivation Beginning Today | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Raise your hand if you are motivated all the time? Wish it was so. But not realistic, right? The...
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50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) - InformED

50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) - InformED | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many f
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Wasp's 20-Foot-Tall 3D Printer To Make Mud Houses in Rural Areas

Wasp's 20-Foot-Tall 3D Printer To Make Mud Houses in Rural Areas | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
A new Italian company is demonstrating a super-tall, portable machine that will bring 3D-printed dwellings to impoverished regions.
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Resources on Engaging Student Voices

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Explore resources related to recognizing and valuing student knowledge, input, and expertise and building student-centered learning environments where students make decisions about how learning happens.
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Do you recognize these Obsolete Technologies?

Do you recognize these Obsolete Technologies? | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Hardly anyone uses them anymore, but at one point they were cutting edge and people were thanking their lucky stars that they existed!
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18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life

18 Apps That Will Inspire Creativity In Your Everyday Life | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Mobile devices like iPads and Androids have transformed the way we experience boredom. No longer is a wayward commuter forced to play Snake or Tetris, occupying themselves in a hardly satisfying, and utterly pixelated virtual reality. The tablet or s...
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Your Project - Google Science Fair 2014

Google Science Fair is a global online competition open to students from 13 to 18 years old. What do you want to change?
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Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media ~ Athabasca University Press

Teaching Crowds: Learning and Social Media ~ Athabasca University Press | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it

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"Within the rapidly expanding field of educational technology, learners and educators must confront a seemingly overwhelming selection of tools designed to deliver and facilitate both online and blended learning. Many of these tools assume that learning is configured and delivered in closed contexts, through learning management systems (LMS). However, while traditional "classroom" learning is by no means obsolete, networked learning is in the ascendant. A foundational method in online and blended education, as well as the most common means of informal and self-directed learning, networked learning is rapidly becoming the dominant mode of teaching as well as learning.

 

"In Teaching Crowds, Dron and Anderson introduce a new model for understanding and exploiting the pedagogical potential of Web-based technologies, one that rests on connections — on networks and collectives — rather than on separations. Recognizing that online learning both demands and affords new models of teaching and learning, the authors show how learners can engage with social media platforms to create an unbounded field of emergent connections. These connections empower learners, allowing them to draw from one another’s expertise to formulate and fulfill their own educational goals. In an increasingly networked world, developing such skills will, they argue, better prepare students to become self-directed, lifelong learners."


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How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks

How to Stay Safe on Public Wi-Fi Networks | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Public Wi-Fi networks--like those in coffee shops or hotels--are not nearly as safe as you think. Even if they have a password, you're sharing a network with tons of other people, which means your data is at risk. Here's how to stay safe when you're out and about.
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98 Free Templates to Make Visual Content Creation Quick & Painless

Free visual content creation templates for infographics, SlideShares, social media graphics, CTAs, and more!
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Stop Killing Us With Boring Infographics - Do This Instead

Stop Killing Us With Boring Infographics - Do This Instead | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
If you are thinking about creating infographics then read this post. There'll be no more boring infographics when you include these simple tips.
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Far Beyond Test Scores, What We (Should) Value In Students

Far Beyond Test Scores, What We (Should) Value In Students | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
From Jackie Gerstein's resource-rich site comes this sweet infographic depicting the skills we'd like to instill in our students. The post also includes a long, helpful list of resources for everything from how to help students develop hope, to encouraging empathy and social and emotional skills, to how to foster grit, tenacity and perseverance: an educator's guide.
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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction

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Educators from Mesquite Elementary School, in Tucson, Arizona, have provided these resources for you to use in your own school.
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The Powet of I Don't Know

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My visual notes on "the power of I don't know" by Heather Wolpert-Gawron Edutopia www.edutopia.org/blog/power-i-dont-know-heather-wolpert-g...
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9 Reasons You Should Know a Little HTML and CSS

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Take your tech skills to the next level and you'll be on your way to a more fulfilling career.
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11 Simple Ways To Start Using Technology In Your Classroom | Edudemic

11 Simple Ways To Start Using Technology In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
If you’re on the education technology fence, you probably can’t decide which device or app is the best one to really use. You aren’t sure if you want to jump into the edtech pool with Evernote, Moodle, an iPad, a Chromebook, or some other hot new product or service. That’s because there are an overwhelmingly …
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easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online

easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Easel.ly is a simple web tool that empowers anyone to create and share powerful visuals (infographics, posters)... no design experience needed! We provide the canvas, you provide the creativity.
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Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play | Perfecting Educational Practice | Scoop.it
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.
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