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Collecting fun, interesting and informative science content for Science and Environmental Science Teachers!
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Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics)

Stunning Portraits Of The World’s Remotest Tribes Before They Pass Away (46 pics) | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
Living in a concrete box with hot water pouring from the tap, a refrigerator cooling our food and wi-fi connecting us to the rest of the world, we can barely imagine a day in a life of, say, Tsaatan people.
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The Flipped Class: Homework At School, Lessons At Home

The Flipped Class: Homework At School, Lessons At Home | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
Across the country, teachers have turned the education process upside-down, in a new teaching trend where lessons are taught at home and students complete their homework at school.

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Turning Education Upside Down | Transformationa...

Turning Education Upside Down | Transformationa... | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
“Flipped schools,” where students watch video lessons at home and do “homework” in class, are showing early promise in improving learning. (Yep!
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Three Tools for Improving Flipped Video Lessons

Three Tools for Improving Flipped Video Lessons | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
In the right setting the flipped classroom model can work well for some teachers and students. One of my concerns has always been that in many instances of flipped classrooms students watch a video then answer questions after the video is complete.

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5 Great Apps for Future Scientists - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, EdTech, ipaded, scichat

5 Great Apps for Future Scientists - Getting Smart by Jon Samuelson - edapps, EdTech, ipaded, scichat | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
These are the apps that have stood the test of time with my fourth grader. Each one of them different, but helping to cultivate the love of science and inquiry with the iPad.

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 7, 2013 2:02 AM

More pocket Einsteins are coming our way...

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Do Indoor Plants Really Clean the Air?

Do Indoor Plants Really Clean the Air? | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
Sure, that potted fern is pretty, but can it really spruce up the air quality in your home? Studies by scientists at NASA, Pennsylvania State University, the University of Georg... (Do indoor plants really clean the air?
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Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads - AcademiPad

Seven simple tricks to impressively speed up slow iPads - AcademiPad | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
Is your iPad getting slow? Check out these 7 tricks to speed up your iPad. This post delivers long-term results, and it explains what does NOT work as well.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:27 PM

Every now and then the iPad needs a little TLC to keep it in tip top condition. These are worthwhile and simple hints on how to keep your iPad running at its best speed.

Jenn Alevy's comment, May 9, 2013 11:27 PM
I so need to do something about my slow iPad, it is a first generation, filled to capacity.
Tyncan learning's comment, May 10, 2013 5:31 AM
You could try exporting flies etc to iCloud Google drive,dropbox or other cloud storage that would free space but stillretain access if you needed it
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Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning - Edutopia

Five Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning - Edutopia | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
Studies show that sustained and well-integrated social and emotional learning (SEL) engages students and improves achievement. Explore classroom practices that make up the most effective SEL programs.

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Erin Larcey's curator insight, December 8, 2013 4:47 PM

This is a great video. By addressing social-emotional needs we can open students up to learning new content.In order for students to be college and career oriented, we need to focuss on the 5 social and emotional developments; Self-Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills and Responsible Decision-Making.  Self awareness is a particularly rough area of development. Students are typically still in this mindset of "everything is all about me". By working with students to be aware of their own space, aware of how they impact others and how they impact their community, we can teach students and help them grow into understanding that the world doesn't revolve around them and that what they do effects people other than themselves. Self managemenet is all about managing themselves and their feelings, motivating themselves to do bigger and better things.This can give students with emotional issues such as anger management tools to deal with these problems in a less stressfull way. Social awareness comes in the form of service projects and just understanding that people everywhere have similar experiences to us.Relationship skills allow students to develope meaningful relationships with people to help support their goals as well as teach them to be compassionate with other peoples goals as well as how to resolve conflict and work with those that we may not get along with. Finally responsible decision making teaches students to be responsible for themselves, make good choices and know that those choices impact us and those around us. By supporting these life skills, we can help them become good, productive citizens. This also helps students find themselves and their place in their learning environment. This is important to help students not only feel worth while of having a good life, but to also see that they can help people and help the world. It's a great way to help students learn to deal with real life issues as well as develop into human beings and realizing that they have an effect on the world. 

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More flipping, less failing — Joanne Jacobs

More flipping, less failing — Joanne Jacobs | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
“Flipping the classroom” — students watch video lessons at home and practice skills in class — has cut the failure rate at Clintondale High near Detroit, reports Tina Rosenberg in the New York Times. Teachers record video ...
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Flipping Classrooms the SMART Way #edchat #ncedchat ... - SeedPD

Flipping Classrooms the SMART Way #edchat #ncedchat ... - SeedPD | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it
I presented a breakout session during the day about flipping the classroom with SMART products. I started flipping lessons in my 6th grade science classroom last year. As a SMART Exemplary Educator and SMART Certified ...
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos | Science in Primary school | Scoop.it

This is a round-up of the ways that you can add interactive elements to your videos. The first four tools could be used by students to create a series of choose your own adventure videos. These tools could be used by teachers to enhance the short videos that they create for flipped lessons.


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Scientists Discover A New Mammal - The Olinguito

Here is an animal that lives in the cloud forests of the Andes, only comes out at night, and is the first new carnivore described in 35 years! It's also the ...
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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Ah yes, at last, another inspiring talk from Ken Robinson!

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academiPad's curator insight, May 12, 2013 1:55 PM

I really liked Sir Robinson's contrast between a culture of compliance and a culture of creativity, when discussing standardized testing. Also, notice how this is a master storyteller at work: his main point of "creative possibilities" is presented using a story about the Death Valley being in blossoms in Spring 2005. A Dormant Valley, not Death Valley.

Sílvia Zurita's curator insight, May 16, 2013 1:40 PM

Ken Robinson is always interesting. His critical vision of the "no child left behind" project 

PacoRivière's comment, June 15, 2013 9:11 AM
Really interesting 'n inspiring!