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10 Foods That (Thankfully) Flopped

10 Foods That (Thankfully) Flopped | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"No, we don't miss them, but it's fun to read about these failed food products. What were they thinking?"

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Here's another attempt at the toaster bacon: http://www.flickr.com/photos/bostworld/2152049666/

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share, admire and save your kids art and school work

share, admire and save your kids art and school work | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
keepy. we make awesome ways to save and admire your kids awesome art. join us!

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Agora Abierta's comment, September 9, 2013 4:40 AM
Amazing app! Perfect for school and for home like a scrapbook of memories
Agora Abierta's curator insight, September 9, 2013 4:40 AM

Great idea to organize your family work

Kim Adams's curator insight, September 21, 2013 5:35 AM

A fab idea for recording your art levels at ks3

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Many Reasons Why Pinterest Is Good For Business - Infographic

Many Reasons Why Pinterest Is Good For Business - Infographic | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
  That Pinterest is a pretty good tool for business to make a cut on social media is not a surprise anymore. More and more companies, including the big ones, have a Pinterest presence. Have a ...

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, September 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Thank you to Bee It Solutions for sharing this infographic....I am a fan of Ruud Reijmerink

 

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Classmint- Awesome Study Notes

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Classmint.com - Awesome Study Notes

 

Classmint is an interactive study notes service rooted in research-proven scientific techniques that help to learn faster and apply learned knowledge.

Classmint lets anyone create annotable, audible, beautiful notes that can be folded like a paper. It also maintains automated revision list to aid in timely revision.

Students/Teachers can keep their notes private or publish them.

Save trees as you choose to use less paper.


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Classmint notes features ability to add complex math, computer code, add images, explain notes with text and image annotations etc. to help create a note that you would love to study with.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, September 6, 2013 10:42 AM

Interactive study notes. 


Classmint lets anyone create annotatable, audible, beautiful notes that can be folded like paper. It also maintains automated revision list to aid in timely revision.

Students/Teachers can keep their notes private or publish them.

Amélie Silvert's comment, September 6, 2013 12:33 PM
Not only can you add links but also, you can "play" the note.Nice look and helpful for students.
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7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
How are teachers infusing social media into their everyday lessons? Here are some examples and ideas for how to best engage students.
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Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic]

Visual Thinking and Seeing Creatively [Infographic] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

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Deborah Chad's curator insight, August 31, 2013 6:02 PM

More inforgraphics and thinking again this is the way to present the FH journey from PD through implementation

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, September 3, 2013 12:42 PM

Good info!

Siri Anderson's curator insight, September 4, 2013 10:25 AM

Regardless of discipline this process can help organize student consideration of what is and what can be!

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Ed20Work Web20Tools - How to use different web tools in Videos

Ed20Work Web20Tools Skype 1 Join the Ed2.0Work SIGs at http://sigs.ed20work.eu/home On: • Learning and training pedagogies • Web2.0 and Internet resources • ...

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, August 24, 2013 8:13 AM

Videos on how to use Skype, WiZiQ, VoiceThread, Voxopop and others. 

Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 25, 2013 7:29 AM

More tools for education

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Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Forms for Teachers- A Must Read Guide ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"Google Forms is one of the potent services Google provides for free for its users. Using Google Forms, you can very easily and without the need for any advanced technology knowledge create all kinds of forms to use with your students from contact forms to quizzes and polls. Since its inception a few years ago, Google Forms has undergone some major updates and the last one in this regard is enabling users to embed pictures and images into forms."


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Just another step into the future of education!

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:24 PM

I haven't used Google forms in a while and this is a reminder to check out the new services it has on offer. You can now embed images, so quiz making just got a whole lot better.

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, August 18, 2013 7:07 AM

Inderdaad heeft forms nu net als Socrative de mogelijkheid afbeeldingen toe te voegen. Handig 

thanks John for sharing

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The new Google Plus is here!

The  new Google Plus is here! | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
After LinkedIn, it is Google’s turn to unveil major changes. The company announced on Wednesday, at its 6th annual Google I/O conference, that it had completely

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New Google+? Not sure I even know all that is necessary about the 'old' Google+. What about you? Are you in the know about the new?

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Twitter Cheat Sheet: Measure Your Tweet Engagement - Profitable Social Media

Twitter Cheat Sheet: Measure Your Tweet Engagement - Profitable Social Media | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Looking for a Twitter Cheat Sheet? This one can help. Know the myths about following and using this data before using any Twitter Cheat Sheet and these facts can help you improve entrapment and profits.

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Very interesting percentages many of which are surprising!

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9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle

9 Word Cloud Generators That Aren't Wordle | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The details about the following nine word cloud generators will give you a fair idea how, as an educator, you can get the best out of them.

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The author of this article, Kate Smitty, is an education blogger who loves to share easy study methods and teaching solutions. She also reviews various career-oriented programs to help the young and budding children.

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5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner

5 Ways to Use Video to Improve Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Social media gives more video options: Here are the new ways you can use videos within your social media marketing strategy.
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Picture of the Day: A Rose Made of Galaxies

Picture of the Day: A Rose Made of Galaxies | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"A ROSE MADE OF GALAXIES   Photograph by NASA/ESA/STScI/AURA   In celebration of the 21st anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope's deployment into space, astronomers at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., pointed Hubble’s eye to an especially photogenic group of interacting galaxies called Arp 273."

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"Arp 273 lies in the constellation Andromeda and is roughly 300 million light-years away from Earth." The vastness of the universe is totally overwhelming to say the least!

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Most Popular Social Networking Sites By Country - Infographic

Most Popular Social Networking Sites By Country - Infographic | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A map showing the most popular social networking sites by country according to Alexa and Google Trends for Websites traffic data Facebook with 1 billion active users has established its leadership ...

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It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds

It’s Not Word Bling: 7 Interesting Ways You Can Play With Word Clouds | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
We, the denizens of the Web, who live and work here also call them as tag clouds. Call them “word clouds” or “tag clouds” – they are visualization tools that helps your brain process information in a rather unique way.

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Jane Logan's curator insight, September 12, 2013 5:26 AM

I will be looking at many of these activities to do with my class

Louise Robinson-Lay's comment, September 12, 2013 6:17 AM
I particularly liked the idea of the writing activity. Thanks.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, September 12, 2013 6:17 AM

Some useful ideas for using word clouds in class.

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The Soldiers & the Schoolteachers: An Unlikely Coalition Committed to Liberating Genius in America

The Soldiers & the Schoolteachers: An Unlikely Coalition Committed to Liberating Genius in America | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Together, as an unlikely coalition of soldiers and schoolteachers, politicians and pastors, and business leaders and bankers we can lead the change we want to see--beginning right now.

 

Over the past 20 years, the Internet and technology have changed the world, and the workplace, dramatically. Unfortunately, most students today receive an education substantially similar to what their parents received in the 1970s and 1980s, even as the demands of the job market today are dramatically different than what their parents encountered, and continue to morph every day.

 

Instead of encouraging critical and creative thinking in our children, many of our schools demand that students memorize predetermined answers, or study predetermined methods to deliver the predetermined solution.

 

Instead of creating opportunities to spur kids to "color outside the lines" or "think outside the box," we reward them for turning off their imaginations and toeing the line, or staying in line. No questions asked.

 


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AnnC's curator insight, September 7, 2013 1:02 PM

We need to enlist more in the cause of education of all our children.

Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 8, 2013 9:29 PM

Unlock your inner genius!

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The Human Body

A handmade "demo video" for Tinybop's Human Body App, which teaches kids about how body systems function. All parts are made with paper—including the sounds. Made…

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, August 21, 2013 8:17 PM

This is adorable in a weird kind of way! I definitely will have to explore this app for Science. 

Juan Carlos Cañadilla's curator insight, August 23, 2013 1:36 PM

A handmade "demo video" for Tinybop's Human Body App, which teaches kids about how body systems function.

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Healing Internet Radio Podcast Show

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Follow the podcast show A FINE TIME FOR HEALING for a wealth of uplifting, healing, spiritual, and motivational information to help improve your life. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/randi-fine


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Congratulations, Randi!

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Randi G Fine's curator insight, August 20, 2013 12:09 PM

Follow the podcast show A FINE TIME FOR HEALING for a wealth of uplifting, healing, spiritual, and motivational information to help improve your life. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/randi-fine

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40 Sites for Educational Games

40 Sites for Educational Games | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Tech and Learning has just posted a wonderful article concerning Internet Gaming.  With school starting up, make sure you have your resources available to help that special student of yours make the...

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 17, 2013 8:27 PM

Adding more teaching resources...

Dawn Matheson's curator insight, August 27, 2013 11:20 AM

It is a hard call when "screen time" includes online gaming. Here are some ideas that might help balance your goals and your kids' too.

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Setting Goals - by Oscar Gonzalez at Notagrouch.com

Setting Goals - by Oscar Gonzalez at Notagrouch.com | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Setting goals is crucial to any project or endeavor. The problem with goals is that most people don’t write them down and don’t create a plan of action to achieve the goals set forth. There is no accountability or roadmap. The end result tends to be that goals become only dreams and then you wake up without them.


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Sometime sharing goals is a crucial step in the right direction!

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, August 18, 2013 3:48 PM

Outlining your goals, with dates, strategy and tactics is just as crucial as achieving the goals, this is what I’m doing here. But there is a balance between planning and doing.  -  Oscar Gonzalez 

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Simple iPad Usage Guidelines For The Classroom

Simple iPad Usage Guidelines For The Classroom | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
If you hand out an iPad or two, what do you do next? You better take a look at these straightforward iPad usage guidelines before proceeding!

 

When I was a kid, my dad always made me wash my hands before I was allowed to play video games. I’m not kidding. He would go on and on about how he hated picking up a sticky controller. When I went to friends’ houses, it felt like an immense luxury – a permitted naughtiness of sorts – to sit down and play video games without washing my hands first.

 

So what’s the moral of that story? Every family has different practices. You have expensive devices in your classroom, and you can’t necessarily assume that your students will have been all taught the same way to take care of those devices. If you want to keep your classroom devices intact and fully functioning, it is important that your students know what is expected of them when they’re using that device. Have you clearly communicated device usage guidelines to your students?


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The author of this article, Katie Lepi, was a teacher, graduate student, and is now the lady who makes sure Edudemic is as useful as possible. She oversees the editorial process and is basically a Swiss Army Knife of solutions.

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RoomRecess | Educational Games for Kids & Elementary Students

RoomRecess | Educational Games for Kids & Elementary Students | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Free educational online games for children. Our games reinforce the skills that are vital to elementary students. We offer many math and reading games.

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Games are what they are...games. Making them relevant and an addition for enhancement is the key AFTER appropriate strategies for learning are in place. What are your thoughts? Agree or disagree?

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Audrey's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:41 PM

These educational games can really help youngsters use their brains.

 

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 7:51 AM

Geared for elementary students, there's a few flash type games that can help students with spelling, writing, and math. For review purposes, I tried Shot Clock. I just so happen to love basketball. It offers addition, subraction, multiplication, or division problems. After the question is displayed, you must use the answer to know which basket to shoot at. Not to toot my own horn or anything but I had today's highest score with 41 points. Can you beat it? Pics or it didn't happen...

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iTranslate - free translator & dictionary

Get iTranslate - free translator & dictionary on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Speak any language in a second...phenomenal!

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Estelblau's curator insight, August 29, 2013 4:14 PM

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IT-Lyftet och IT-Piloterna's curator insight, August 30, 2013 2:43 AM

Bra översättning mellan svenska och engelska (det enda jag testat hittills) och överraskande bra talsyntes!

Donna Bryan's curator insight, August 30, 2013 10:54 AM

Always new technology to guide us moving forward.

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A Learning Journey

A Learning Journey | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Every student has a learning journey, but who is in charge of that journey? When you think about a great teacher, what comes to mind? A teacher who cares, excites, motivates and inspires? What abou...

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If we could only instill in our children that learning is a journey at any age [making it desirable and exciting], we would probably see the excitement in their eyes in middle and high school that we see in elementary school!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 1, 2013 1:15 AM

 

What should I say? Again one of a great blog article from Ashley which I want to share with you to find out a great mind of teaching, check it out!

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Great+Teachers

 

 

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Influence Scoring: All Klout(ed) Up and Nowhere to Go by @martinwaxman

Influence Scoring: All Klout(ed) Up and Nowhere to Go by @martinwaxman | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Intense levels of community activity over a short period of time will increase a Klout score. But what does that say about influence scoring? Read on.
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