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Professors & Social Media - Best Colleges Online

Professors & Social Media - Best Colleges Online | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Students are on social media these days, so professors are taking to Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms as well to reach learners. Find out how teachers are utilizing social media for education.
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About Online Learning

About Online Learning | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Find out more about online learning or elearning - using audio and video-conferencing, email, chat, etc., and completing an online degree or certificate by distance.

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Car Pollution Linked to Autism

Car Pollution Linked to Autism | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Children exposed to higher levels of air pollution early in life may have an increased risk of autism, a new study suggests.  In the study, children living in areas with high levels of traffic-generated air pollution during their first year of life were three times more likely to have autism than children living in areas with low levels.

There was also a link between exposure to air pollution in the womb — particularly during late pregnancy — and an increased risk of autism, according to the study.

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Teaching Online

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Find out about the range of Internet technologies available for teaching online and enabling exciting online classroom activities to be developed at all levels.
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Minecraft In Education: How Video Games Are Teaching Kids

Minecraft In Education: How Video Games Are Teaching Kids | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
MINECON 2012: Some enterprising teachers are using Minecraft to teach subjects like physics, geography, and English language, and with promising results.

There are many positive aspects of games -- such as increased hand-eye coordination and social problem solving.  At Minecon, some attendees have taken the next step by using Minecraft to aid them in teaching children. It's a bold move, and one that's encountered some resistance, but they've seen some very positive results: increased attention levels, better collaboration with other students, and of course, better grades.

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Masters Teaching Programs

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In order to teach in public schools in the US, you need to have passed a suitable program of study and obtained teacher certification (licensure). This page provides details of masters teaching programs, where they can be found, what the career and salary prospects are, and more ...

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iPads for autism

iPads for autism | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Like most 15-year-olds, Connor Sendel knows his way around digital devices.

“I have always been keen at engineering and solving practical problems, so I figured I might as well try to help,” he posted on his “iPads for Autism” Facebook page.

The Cherry Creek High School sophomore launched his one-man movement to collect as many of the devices as possible after learning that handheld iPads could be an important educational and communication tool for children with autism.

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Special Education Masters Online Programs and Schools

Special Education Masters Online Programs and Schools | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The role of a special education teacher is to create a learning environment to meet the unique needs of students who are learning disabled, developmentally challenged or gifted and talented.  Find out about special education masters online programs, where you can take them, what the prospects and salary are, and more ....

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Nov 8 - IJEDICT Weekly News is out

Nov 8 - IJEDICT Weekly News is out | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This publication is a weekly news update on what's happening in the ICT for education and development arena.   Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/f-1325685118

Note: This newspaper is a weekly supplement to the "International Journal of Education and Development using Information and Communication Technology" - a free, open access, online journal that is published three times per year.

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Special Education Doctoral Programs

Special Education Doctoral Programs | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Find out about special education doctoral programs online and how they can prepare you for a most rewarding career. This page provides more detail about the programs and where you can take them.
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Top 5 Apps Your Kids Will Love This Week

Top 5 Apps Your Kids Will Love This Week | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

We’ve got quite the variety for you this week: Apps to help settle your kids down for bed and introduce them to the basic steps of cartoon animation. Plus, one particularly fun app that lets them (digitally) smash their food.

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Programs in TESOL

Programs in TESOL | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Find out more about programs in TESOL, especially online and distance learning certificates and masters programs online. With this training you are well-equipped to travel and experience other cultures, whilst having a rewarding teaching career.

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Doing Math Can Literally Hurt Your Brain [STUDY]

Doing Math Can Literally Hurt Your Brain [STUDY] | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Warning: Do not look at the image above if you have math anxiety. A new study from the University of Chicago found that, for people who get anxious at the idea of doing mathematics, just preparing to do a math problem can trigger activity in a part of your brain that registers physical pain.

Researchers studied 14 subjects who suffered from anxiety about doing math — but not generalized anxiety — in an fMRI machine that imaged their brain activity. When the subjects were asked to prepare to do a math problem, they showed significant activity in the posterior insula, an area deep in the brain that is associated with responding to threats and experiencing pain.

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Just one more reason why I should not do math...

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Top 5 Kids Apps of the Week

Top 5 Kids Apps of the Week | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Your children will learn basic Chinese in one day with a fun app that teaches them through repetition and drills. In this week’s Top 5 Kids Apps, they’ll also learn how to program by playing with lions, and the Jib Jab brothers are back with some excellent entertainment for kids.

Our friends at Children’s Technology Review shared with us these 5 top apps from their comprehensive monthly database of kid-tested reviews. The site covers everything from math and counting to reading and phonics.

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Nov 29 - IJEDICT Weekly News is out

Nov 29 - IJEDICT Weekly News is out | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This publication is a weekly news update on what's happening in the ICT for education and development arena.  Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/f-1325685118

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Undergraduate Students and Technology

Undergraduate Students and Technology | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Students today rely on technology to help them stay connected and current. Discover how different technologies affect academic success.

 

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Why Education Plays a Higher Role for better Lifestyle

Why Education Plays a Higher Role for better Lifestyle | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Infographics on how Lifestyle is affected by quality education studied online and statistics giving best possible career job options to earn more in life...

Education is one of the most important thing in the world today, but studying in college is still worth? This is an important question now since lot of people now prefer studying themselves. Better education can sometime give you the best possible accommodation and chance to live in 10 best countries of world. Every high degree acquired by an individual increases his/her income by 11% and high income will help them in having rich nutritious food and safer home resulting in less health risks.

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Nov 22 - IJEDICT Weekly News is out

Nov 22 - IJEDICT Weekly News is out | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

IJEDICT Weekly News, by Stewart Marshall: updated automatically with a curated selection of articles, blog posts, videos and photos about using ICT in education and development.  Read and subscribe free at: http://paper.li/f-1325685118

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Online education trend expands

Online education trend expands | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Over the past several months, dozens of universities, including the University of Texas System, Brown and Wesleyan, have joined the bandwagon, working with MOOC providers to offer free online courses to anyone with an Internet connection.

Last week, the American Council on Education, an association for higher education presidents, raised the possibility that such courses could count toward a degree when it said it would review several to determine whether they ought to be eligible for transfer credit.

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18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now

18 Ways iPads Are Being Used In Classrooms Right Now | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
iPads are quickly becoming a popular and powerful educational tool for classrooms. Beyond the immediate benefit of engaging students, iPads can improve education efficiency and standards.
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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
What’s been the single biggest innovation in education?

Don’t worry if you come up blank. You’re supposed to. The question is a gambit used by Anant Agarwal, the computer scientist named this year to head edX, a $60 million MIT-Harvard effort to stream a college education over the web, free, to anyone who wants one. His point: It’s rare to see major technological advances in how people learn.

Agarwal believes that education is about to change dramatically. The reason is the power of the web and its associated data-crunching technologies. Thanks to these changes, it’s now possible to stream video classes with sophisticated interactive elements, and researchers can scoop up student data that could help them make teaching more effective. The technology is powerful, fairly cheap and global in its reach. EdX has said it hopes to teach a billion students.

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Education Spending

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There’s a lot of discussion out there about how students from the US can ‘compete’ with students abroad, particularly students from China and India. Which group does better on test scores? Which group spends more time in class and studying? While all of that may or may not equate to producing the most successful or competitive students in the world economy, those are two of the major factors that most people consider when assessing student competitiveness. And where does education spending fit into the picture?

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Triumph of the Nerds: Nate Silver Wins in 50 States

Triumph of the Nerds: Nate Silver Wins in 50 States | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Barack Obama may have comfortably won re-election in the electoral college, and squeaked a victory in the popular vote.

But here is the absolute, undoubted winner of this election: Nate Silver and big data.

The Fivethirtyeight.com analyst, despite being pilloried by the pundits, outdid even his 2008 prediction. In that year, his mathematical model correctly called 49 out of 50 states, missing only Indiana (which went to Obama by 0.1%.)

This year, according to all projections, Silver’s model has correctly predicted 50 out of 50 states. A last-minute flip for Florida, which finally went blue in Silver’s prediction on Monday night, helped him to a perfect game.

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Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace

Massive Open Online Courses Are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace | Studying Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

In late September, as workers applied joint compound to new office walls, hoodie-clad colleagues who had just met were working together on deadline. Film editors, code-writing interns and “edX fellows” — grad students and postdocs versed in online education — were translating videotaped lectures into MOOCs, or massive open online courses. As if anyone needed reminding, a row of aqua Post-its gave the dates the courses would “go live.”

The paint is barely dry, yet edX, the nonprofit start-up from Harvard and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has 370,000 students this fall in its first official courses. That’s nothing. Coursera, founded just last January, has reached more than 1.7 million — growing “faster than Facebook,” boasts Andrew Ng, on leave from Stanford to run his for-profit MOOC provider.

“This has caught all of us by surprise,” says David Stavens, who formed a company called Udacity with Sebastian Thrun and Michael Sokolsky after more than 150,000 signed up for Dr. Thrun’s “Introduction to Artificial Intelligence” last fall, starting the revolution that has higher education gasping. A year ago, he marvels, “we were three guys in Sebastian’s living room and now we have 40 employees full time.”

 

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Technology Creating a Generation of Distracted Students [STUDY]

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A new study by the Pew Research Center has found that though digital technology has reshaped the way students conduct research, it has been harmful in the way students process material and their overall ability to distinguish quality content from unreliable sources.

87% of teachers in the study — performed in conjunction with the College Board and the National Writing Project — said technology is creating an “easily distracted generation with short attention spans.” And 64% of teachers (from middle and high schools) say today’s digital technologies “do more to distract students than to help them academically.”

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PEW Internet study which grounds the relationship between technology and distraction (especially in students) in data and analytical research results. Good read for those who'd like to see the hard facts behind these notions of shortened attention spans in the digital age.