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What’s Inside Your Computer? These 6th-Graders Can Tell you

What’s Inside Your Computer? These 6th-Graders Can Tell you | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
By Sheena Vaidyanathan Have you ever looked inside a laptop? Have you ever held a CPU or studied the components on a computer motherboard? Though we use comp

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We have a lot to learn to catch up with kids of today when it comes to technology!

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Why Social Is More Important to Sales Than Marketing

Why Social Is More Important to Sales Than Marketing | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
If an organization is to derive the most benefit from social media today it must be driven deep into the organization and used as a tool for individual connection.

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Amazing world

Amazing world | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Natural world, Aamzing facts, Bing photos, Desktop Wallpapers
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Admire the beauty of the amazing world around you!

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Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers

Tablets in schools: coding, creativity and the importance of teachers | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Using iPads in the classroom with a curriculum that integrates IT and traditional subjects is helping pupils learn at one UK school. By Stuart Dredge

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World's oldest bird has baby

World's oldest bird has baby | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

At 63, The World’s Oldest Wild Bird Just Had A Baby


Jennifer Welsh

Feb. 7, 2014, 2:37 PM


At 63 years young, the oldest wild bird that we know of, Wisdom the Laysan albatross, has had another baby!

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How fascinating! It takes 365 days to lay and incubate the egg, then raise the chick. The albatross only lays one egg a year and then usually takes a breeding year off. But Wisdom amazingly, usually has a new chick each year.

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Amazon may raise prime subscription prices after a bad holiday season

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Amazon may raise prime subscription prices after a bad holiday season | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

If the world’s biggest, most aggressive, and lowest-cost online retailer had a bad quarter, then it really was one of the worst holiday seasons in years. Amazon reported earnings today that missed expectations on both sales and profit.


The company had sales of $25.59 billion, a 20% increase from the year before but below analysts expectations of $26.06 billion. The earnings miss was bigger, 51 cents per share versus the 66 cents analysts expected, for a net income of $239 million.

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Amazon isn’t the only online retailer to report weak results: eBay revenue and sales for the fourth quarter also missed expectations. More confirmation of what many analysts and companies have already described as a weak holiday shopping season is expected to come when retailers report their financial results in February.

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Find out how much time you've spent/wasted on Facebook in the last ten years - Metro

Find out how much time you've spent/wasted on Facebook in the last ten years - Metro | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Metro Find out how much time you've spent/wasted on Facebook in the last ten years Metro The Facebook Time Machine, from Time magazine, runs through a user's timestamps on posts until it reaches the earliest one, so it does not include time spent...

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This is a totally awesome tool! When I equated by daily time on facebook, my first thought was I am so glad I am NOT wasting my life away on Facebook! Yippee! THEN, I did some additional calculating to only find that since joining facebook in 2012 my average time is 16.994 min per day. That is the baseline for the figures above! Facebook, you just may have to go bye-bye! Life is too short and time too precious to wile it away for who knows what purpose!

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5 Better Ways To Say 'I Don't Know' In The Classroom

5 Better Ways To Say 'I Don't Know' In The Classroom | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Do you allow students to answer a question with the response "I don't know" in the classroom? Perhaps you should consider no longer allowing that phrase and instead offering up these five other ways that might get students thinking a bit more.

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Anything to get the creative juices flowing is a definite added plus! If they don't know, make them think about WHY they don't know!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 4, 2014 11:17 AM

 

A MUST READ!!!

 

Nancy Jones's curator insight, January 5, 2014 12:04 PM

Such a simple idea that not only helps students but causes them to think about thinking!

Michael Westwood's curator insight, January 5, 2014 1:17 PM

Very interesting way to challenge students.

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Behind the scenes @ Kinetic HiFi 15 BONUS Feature: BTS On the Road - YouTube

New progress on the studio, an intern get their own show, wait until you see which one. We look at 3 radio shows as well (The BTS Radio Show, My Positive Per...

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Tune in and you'll never tune out! Great show!

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Learning Without Technology

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As long as I have been involved with education there has been a discussion of whether or not technology is making a difference in learning, and whether or not we should use it in schools. This disc...

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What tools are used by Industry, Business, Banking, and the Arts. If the answer is TECHNOLOGY, why is there any debate about why, and how much technology should play a role in education?

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Apparently Iceland is One Giant Abstract Painting

Apparently Iceland is One Giant Abstract Painting | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
  Andre Ermolaev is a photographer from Moscow, Russia (featured previously). In an ongoing series of aerial photos, Andre captures Iceland's incredible landscape like you've never seen. Many ...

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The photographs on this site are amazing. Visit now! You won't be disappointed.

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David Hellard's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:27 AM

Truly amazing photos. Take a second to look

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STUDY: When is the Best Time to Publish a Blog Post?

STUDY: When is the Best Time to Publish a Blog Post? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
After you've written an article you may have the urge to publish it right there on the spot and share your new masterpiece with the world. Should you post it immediately or is there a more optimal time of doing so?
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If you are active in the blogosphere, you may find this to be very interesting. It could change your strategy and schedule for posting to a blog or for a promotion.

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Just because something is online... | Creative Ramblings

Just because something is online... | Creative Ramblings | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A while ago, a Google+ user shared a lovely photo in one of the Communities to which I belong. When I asked them who had taken it, they explained that they had no idea. The same thing happened with several other users in the next few days...

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Visit this site for a list of sites with free images available for usage.

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, January 9, 2014 9:18 PM

Cendrine Marrouat, Social media  researcher, blogger, teacher, curator, author and my friend.....tells it like it is and keeps it REAL.   

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Hometown News

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Your Local News and Information Source

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A horse is a horse (of course, of course) but sometimes a horse can also be an encourager, a friend, a life coach and therapist.

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Trish Jackson's curator insight, February 22, 2014 10:46 AM

I love the way horses are used to help humans with mental and physical challenges.

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Epic California Drought and Groundwater: Where Do We Go From Here?

Epic California Drought and Groundwater: Where Do We Go From Here? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Yesterday our team at the UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling released a report on the California drought.  The report describes the birds-eye view of statewide water resources that we see from the NASA GRACE satellite mission. We’ve been working since the mid-1990’s, well before the mission was launched in 2002, to develop and test methods…
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A little up, a lot down, a little increase, a big plunge.  The downs are way bigger than the ups, which means that groundwater levels are on a one-way journey to the very bottom of the Central Valley. Without an effective groundwater management plan, we’ll be in Trouble.  If we jump off that cliff, there may be no safety net to break the fall. Stay tuned!

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20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Great Math Websites for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

The list features some very useful Math websites specifically handpicked for teachers to use with their students. The initial list I compiled contained over 40 websites but as I reviewed it deeper I decided to take some out and keep the rest here. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues. Enjoy!


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20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools

20 collaborative Google Apps activities for schools | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Google Apps are collaborative, which makes them highly powerful. They offer opportunities for students to engage unlike ever before. Here are 20 ideas.

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Chatter Busy: Bob Dylan Stars In Chrysler's "America's Import" Super Bowl Commercial (VIDEO)

Chatter Busy: Bob Dylan Stars In Chrysler's "America's Import" Super Bowl Commercial (VIDEO) | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Bob Dylan starred in Chrysler's 2014 Super Bowl ad.

The commercial focused on the brand's made-in-America pride.

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While the majority of the Super Bowl commercials received a thumbs-down (from me anyway), Bob Dylan and of course, the Budweiser commercial (with the Clydesdales!) definitely are winners! Let's go for more that are supportive of Made in America!!!!!

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Simple Yet Effective Tips To Flourish On #LinkedIn #Infographic

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Simple Yet Effective Tips To Flourish On LinkedIn [Infographic]
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What we have here today is an infographic made by digital marketing training site Boot Camp Digital which gives us a staggering 37 tips on how to thrive on LinkedIn.

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Social networking is BIG in our technological society of today so learn as much as you can. What has benefited so many others may well be beneficial to you!

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Facebook News Feed Changes (and What it Means for Pages)

Facebook News Feed Changes (and What it Means for Pages) | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Facebook just changed things up again, but this time it's really good news for Page owners. Yesterday, Facebook announced a slight tweak to the News Feed algorithm. Starting today you will begin to...

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Facebook is always changing...hope this change is for the better!

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:44 PM

PAGE owners....this is great news

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These 21 Pictures Are Not What You Think. They Will Blow Your Mind.

These 21 Pictures Are Not What You Think. They Will Blow Your Mind. | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The artists that created these images are so talented; prepare for your jaw to hit the floor.

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The talent depicted by these artists is mind boggling!

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Deaf NFL Player Responds To Hearing-Impaired Little Girl With Encouraging Letter

Deaf NFL Player Responds To Hearing-Impaired Little Girl With Encouraging Letter | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
"Even though we wear hearing aids, we can still accomplish our goals and dreams."

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WOW! Can I relate to this! How heart warming :-) Check this out: http://catnipoflife.wordpress.com/2012/07/13/personal-reflection-a-silent-world/

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Here's Why Teachers Should Not be Digital Dinosaurs in 2014

Here's Why Teachers Should Not be Digital Dinosaurs in 2014 | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
This year, I won’t tell you what EdTech Apps you should use, or what social platforms you should be on, or the gadgets you should choose. Let 2014 be the year when online teachers set a trend for other teachers to follow!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 3, 2014 2:26 PM

 

Well said ;)

 

Inge Quets's curator insight, January 4, 2014 6:58 AM

If you're a digital dinosaur: be true about it - youngsters will see right through you if you pretend to be something you're not ...

And learn from and with them!

Maddison Halliday's curator insight, October 17, 2014 11:26 PM

A little funny comic along with an article on why teachers should be technologically advanced in today's society. Using technology is key in education TODAY.

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Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom

Best Practices by Teachers for the Flipped Classroom | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
List of some of the best practices by teachers for the Flipped Classroom.

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Flipped classroom is a classroom in which students view the lecture components of the class at home, then work with the teacher in class on projects and what previously would have been called homework.


What a flipped classroom model does?
• Students watch lectures at home at their own pace, communicating with peers and teaching via online discussions.
• Concept engagement takes place in the classroom with the help of the instructor.

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Sirin Karadeniz's curator insight, January 3, 2014 3:58 AM

Flipped learning advantages

Tammy Morley's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:32 AM

Love the idea of flipped learning - so much potential.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 20, 2014 12:25 PM

The Flipped Classroom approach is been widely implemented in schools and colleges around the world. It is even considered as one of the greatest achievements of 21st century education.

The concept behind it is to reverse the traditional classroom practices with the aid of technology. Students access the already prepared lecture materials at home, in advance of the class and in the class they engage in structured class activities to work through problems with their teachers’ help, further their knowledge and learn through collaboration with fellow students. For the Flipped model to be successful, teachers before its implementation need to assess whether it is appropriate for their curriculum and students. They need to see if their students will be receptive to the new learning environment and upon implementation and use, teachers should employ effective practices to keep the model functioning successfully.

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The best worst U.S. map ever

The best worst U.S. map ever | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The best of the worst.


Ever wonder what your state was the best at being the worst at? Well, wonder no more. Thanks to this awesome map -- built by Jeff Wysacki of Pleated-Jeans.com -- you can see the states in all of their whatever-the-opposite-of-glory is. The best of the worst? North Dakota's ugliest residents.


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This was produced in 2011. Makes one wonder if any changes have occurred since that time.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, January 9, 2014 4:23 PM

Even though I come from Massachusetts, home of worst drivers, lived for years in N.Y., longest commute, and now live in Arizona, alcoholism, I thought this a great map to share.