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The Most Honored Photograph

The Most Honored Photograph | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Doesn’t look like much, does it? But, depending upon your definition, this photograph, a team effort by 9 men, is the most honored picture in U. S. History

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Anyone interested in history will LOVE this article. If you are not a history buff, read it anyway and expand your knowledge base.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:16 AM

If you are a history buff, this is a must read.

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Twitter plans to encrypt its direct messaging service

Twitter plans to encrypt its direct messaging service | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
As a result of the growing NSA revelations, the social microblogging site is upping its defenses by planning to encrypt its direct messaging Service.

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17 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom

17 Interesting Ways to use Prezi in the Classroom | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

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betulbetul's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:41 PM

Prezi is awesome. It has a number of different template options and a modern way of making a presentation. Kids like it.

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:57 PM

Good beginners ideas for using Prezi with your students :0)

David Baker's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:51 AM

The Prezi show is a great resource for different teacher and student uses of Prezi as well as modeling quality thinking strategies such as ,"Zoom In", as described Making Thinking Visible.

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10 of the World's Most Frightening Museums

10 of the World's Most Frightening Museums | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
People usually go to museums to learn, appreciate beauty, and celebrate history, but these 10 museums are likely to cause goosebumps and vivid nightmares.

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With Halloween just around the corner, why not check out these 'horrors'! Nothing like a few early goosebumps!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, October 28, 2013 1:13 PM

Some great horror for your dreams.

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LG Unveils New Ultra-Stable Chicken Cam

LG Unveils New Ultra-Stable Chicken Cam | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"As cell phone companies continue to improve their cameras, users are finding it increasingly easy to take better photos. Aside from resolution and low light capability, most phones now offer some sort of Automatic Image Stabilization."

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Illustrating the image stabilization in a humorous way...

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Ingenious 19-year-old Develops Plan to Clean up Oceans in 5 Years

Ingenious 19-year-old Develops Plan to Clean up Oceans in 5 Years | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
19-year-old Boyan Slat, creator of the Ocean Cleanup Project, has a plan that could potentially remove 7,250,000 tons of garbage from the oceans in only 5 years.
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How to Use Google+ for Social Media Contests

How to Use Google+ for Social Media Contests | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Here's how three brands leverage Google+ as a core component of their social contest strategy and the keys to their success.
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For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply

For Teenage Brains, the Importance of Continuing to Learn Deeply | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
It used to be that neuroscientists thought smart people were all alike. But now they think that some very smart people retain the ability to learn rapidly, like a child, well into adolescence.

 

“Until adolescence there are lots of new connections being made between neurons to store patterns and information collected from the environment,” Brant says.

 

The brain adds many synapses in the cortex. This comes at a time when the brain is especially responsive to learning. This is typically followed by cortical pruning in adolescence, as the brain shifts from hyperlearning mode.

Hewitt agrees: “The developing brain is a much more flexible organ than the mature brain.”

 

Learning doesn’t stop at adolescence, of course, but the “sensitive period” — where the brain is hyperlearning mode — does appear to come to an end. Learning new things gets harder.

 


Via Gust MEES
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For some reason, as kids get older, they no longer 'think that thinking' is important! They don't want to think; instead, they simply just want the answer.

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Alex Rada's comment, September 24, 2013 11:26 AM
Maybe
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, September 24, 2013 11:44 AM
Thanks Linda. I appreciate the reference to the NPR discussion.
Aramis's curator insight, September 25, 2013 1:56 AM

brilliant

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iPad Integration: Nine Top Tips

iPad Integration: Nine Top Tips | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Innovative, tech-integrating teachers share lessons learned as students embraced iPads in the classroom.

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, September 21, 2013 9:36 AM

If you want to introduce Ipad in the classroom take into account these advices, mainly look for free apps to start and when you know exactly your student needs ans skills, then you can choose better the apps way.

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Build More Than Presentations. Create Experiences.

Build More Than Presentations. Create Experiences. | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
IntuiFace is the next generation of presentation programs. Build interactive experiences for multi-touch displays, remote gesture devices like Microsoft Kinect and Leap Motion,

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IntuiFace — the world's premier platform for creating interactive digital experiences without writing one line of code.

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Peter Steen-Andersen's curator insight, September 16, 2013 3:34 PM

Et lille gratisprogram.

Det ser lovende ud, men jeg har ikke testet det.

Ruedi Grob's curator insight, September 17, 2013 3:19 AM

the futures beginns . . .

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Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote

Back To School? How To Organize Your Classroom Work With Evernote | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
School time can become stressful for both students and teachers, especially in high school and later in college. Therefore, it

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John Purificati's comment, September 16, 2013 9:54 PM
Evernote is a tool whose functionality seems endless.
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22 Amazing LinkedIn Facts [INFOGRAPHIC]

22 Amazing LinkedIn Facts [INFOGRAPHIC] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
There are numerous recruiting websites out there that will assure you to land you your dream job.
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Very interesting stats. Did not know LinkedIn purchased Slideshare in 2012 (estimated price $119 million). Someone is profiting!

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The Dark Side of Peter Pan

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"All children except one, grow up. They soon know that they will grow up …this is the beginning of the end." The first paragraph of James Barrie's classic story, Peter Pan, introduced its central theme. It sounds innocent, but a look into James Barrie's life gives it a more sinister twist.

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James Barrie, creator of Peter Pan, ended up famous and rich, but a sad and lonely man. He was described as looking prematurely old and withered. Just before he died in 1937, he willed all proceeds from the copyright of Peter Pan to London's Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children. Millions of dollars were realized from the bequest. Under British law, copyrights may extend no longer than 50 years before becoming public property. In this special case, Parliament made an exception and allowed the hospital to continue offering the world's best pediatric care because of the boy who never grew up.

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Helping Educators Get Started With Twitter

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Learn, teach, and share online video lessons

Learn, teach, and share online video lessons | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Join Curious.com for free online video lessons, how-to DIY projects, and community. Find or become a student in baking, photography, math, and more!

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betulbetul's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:06 PM

Even though we began to use videos less in classrooms  compared with the previous years when the technological tools and applications wasn't improved and made use of extensively; we shouldn't ignore the amazing contribution of videos to lessons. Just a simple video, which is chosen carefully for being appropriate with the subject, can easily summarize the whole subject and convey the message effectively and implicitly to kids in a very short time.  No need for talking long hours. Select a good video and fancy the atmosphere in the classroom. I advise you a few websites. You'd have a look at them!

1.st is www.curious.com

2. nd is http://www.watchknowlearn.org/

3.rd is www.goanimate.com (You can prepare your own video here)

4.th is www.youtube.com

 

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Blended Professional Development Just Might Have Some Answers -

Blended Professional Development Just Might Have Some Answers - | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Blended Professional Development Just Might Have Some Answers by Paul Moss, edmerger.com, and Terry Heick Curating new and relevant content and tailoring it to their own, unique needs will become a key skill required by future...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 28, 2013 6:20 AM

 

Curating new and relevant content and tailoring it to their own, unique needs will become a key skill required by future teachers.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/webwizard

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/01/23/is-your-professional-development-up-to-date/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=PLN

 

 

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Game Based Learning / Serious Games Journals

Game Based Learning / Serious Games Journals | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Trying to rebuild a list of journals dealing specifically with game-based learning, serious games, and virtual worlds. Obviously, anything to do with digital media and learning or computers and lea...

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The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating "Ocean Cleanup Array"

The Fallacy of Cleaning the Gyres of Plastic With a Floating "Ocean Cleanup Array" | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The barriers to cleaning up ocean plastic pollution are so massive that the vast majority of the scientific and advocacy community believe it’s a fool’s errand. The solution starts on land.
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There is always a story behind the story...

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10 Moments on Twitter That Will Go Down in History

10 Moments on Twitter That Will Go Down in History | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
These 10 key moments highlight important changes in how Twitter has been viewed and used.
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Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia

Smithsonian Finds E-readers Makes Reading Easier for Those with Dyslexia | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"As e-readers grow in popularity as convenient alternatives to traditional books, researchers at the Smithsonian have found that convenience may not be their only benefit. The team discovered that when e-readers are set up to display only a few words per line, some people with dyslexia can read more easily, quickly and with greater comprehension."


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The wonders of modern technology never cease!

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Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, September 23, 2013 10:40 AM

I think as time goes on, there will be more discoveries like this!

Heather MacDonald's curator insight, September 23, 2013 11:20 AM

I love these kinds of advances.  For those of us who know of people who've struggled with language learning challenges this is a great discovery. Language leaning problems create way too many other personal and social problems for children who then grow to be adults with problems unless they are diagnosed and helped.

Way to go Smithsonian researchers!

LS5043-2014's curator insight, November 6, 2014 6:34 PM

Important evidence re: usefulness of e-readers to underserved library populations.

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CristinaSkyBox: Who are you? Where is your Avatar?

CristinaSkyBox: Who are you? Where is your Avatar? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

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Marja Oilinki's curator insight, September 22, 2013 8:26 AM

Mietin avataria opetuksessa. Mitä jos kirkkohistorian kurssilla kaikilla olisi historialliset avattaret, tai voisi tuunata filosofian kurssille filosofi-avataran? Näihin ei ole tietääkseni mitään valmista ratkaisua. Useimmat avatar-työkalut ovat stereotyyppisiä, mutta ehkä tuo oma supersankariavatar on näistä vaihtoehdoista houkuttavin.

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SMART Board Links and Resources

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Links, tools, and resources for teachers to help them maximize their use of the SMART Board Interactive Whiteboard and Notebook collaborative learning software.

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, September 18, 2013 6:09 AM

El hecho de facilitar recursos para PDI se hace esencial en el mundo educativo actual.

Anita Vance's curator insight, September 19, 2013 9:03 AM

These links give ideas of successful applications.

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17 free resources for lessons about jobs and careers | Teach them English

17 free resources for lessons about jobs and careers | Teach them English | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
At some point in your teaching you'll have to do a course book unit based on jobs and careers. Here are 16 resources for you to take a look at, all on the theme of jobs and careers

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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GREAT resource! A never ending question from students is "When are we ever going to use this anyway?" Making instruction relevant is the key and what better way than through lessons/units related to jobs and careers.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 14, 2013 3:09 PM

Thank you Adam for such great resources!

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Animoby ℠ – Paint, type, draw, use voice in interactive board - Make presentations

Get Animoby ℠ – Paint, type, draw, use voice in interactive board - Make presentations on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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The age of technology...wonders never cease!

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Kim Adams's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:23 AM

Looooove this app

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, September 21, 2013 4:35 PM

A great app for creating presentations on iPad.

Animoby's comment, September 23, 2013 12:58 PM
Hope you folks enjoy using it! Let me know if you have any questions or need help! Thanks! - Eric (eric@appsis.com)
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LinkedIn to welcome teen users ahead of share sale - CNBC.com

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LinkedIn to welcome teen users ahead of share sale
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LinkedIn is lowering its user age limits this week, in a move that is unlikely to help it overtake social network rivals such as Facebook, but could boost company profit down the line.

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"LinkedIn is not looking to profit from this younger demographic in the short-term, but they expect students will eventually enter the workforce and use this platform as their career resource, thus driving future page views, advertisers and paying subscribers."What do you think?

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