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How to Make Your Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic

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The Classroom Dyslexia Friendly Infographic presents 8 tips that teachers can implement to better accommodate the learning needs of the dyslexic students

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The true cost of oil

TED Talks What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project -- and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat.

 

This is a visually stunning portrayal of Canadian landscapes.   He shows incredibly gorgeous photographs of the ecosystems of the boreal forest, indigenous cultural landscapes and natural scenery.  This is unfortunately the backdrop for the impacts of industrial extraction of oil from the tar sands of the Athabasca in Canada.  Collectively, this makes for a jarring justaposition of environmental landscapes.


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Elizabeth Bitgood's curator insight, January 29, 2014 10:59 AM

This presentation is very moving on the emotional side of the plight of Canada’s natural resources.  When it comes to oil production no matter where it is it will be dirty, messy and fraught with problems that impact the environment.  The idea that everyone wants oil but they don’t want to mess up their own country to get it is an interesting problem.  Frankly the more developed countries like Canada are more likely to mine the resources responsibly then a country that has little or no environmental protections.  This speaker gives a very impassioned presentation but he offers no alternatives to oil.  Getting oil from a country that has environmental protection laws is cleaner and better then getting it from a country that cares nothing for the environment; it is less accountable and more environmentally damaging to get it from somewhere else.  Pipelines are cleaner ways of moving oil as they seldom leak and don’t crash and spill.  The debate over oil and environmental responsibility will continue until a viable source of clean energy is created. 

Louis Mazza's curator insight, January 28, 2015 12:37 PM

this video shows the beauties to be found in world, and the negative effects that mining for oil can do to these areas. in one region it was home to a type of deer but all they could be found was the deers antlers. that showed that mining for oil was killing all the deer. all these regions are under threat. the largest toxic wastelands on the planet are being created.

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I'm an American teacher in Finland, excavating Finnish education as I teach in Helsinki, and keeping a blog to share insights.

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Sinikka Laakio-Whybrow's curator insight, October 19, 2013 3:33 PM

An American teacher's blog about his teaching experiences in Helsinki Finland.

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10 Pros And Cons Of Looping In Education

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10 Pros And Cons Of Looping In Education

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, August 17, 2013 9:57 PM

Looping is integrated as a regular procedure and is all about relationships. Looping means that you have your students for four or more years or a multi-year approach with students at different grades and levels. When you have students for several years, you get to know them and their families well.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, November 26, 2013 2:00 AM

Looping.. I loved it.

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Finland's education ambassador spreads the word

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You promised to learn from the world's best, so what happened Mr Gove? http://t.co/3Bb0t0O7NO
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Emigrating for a cheaper education - Irish Times (blog)

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Those studying full-time secured a place to study in Finland by no other means than their merit.
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Education experts lament downward trends for teachers - Deutsche Welle

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"We see that in many countries, the reputation of a profession only partly depends on the salary," says Andreas Schleicher.
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If you want quality educators to support our system you need to be able to provide adequate recompensation.

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UDL Guides Personalized Learning | Overline.info

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the process to personalize learning using the UDL principles.
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Scottish Schools Focus on More Than Just Tests - New York Times

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New York Times Scottish Schools Focus on More Than Just Tests New York Times In the same week that Britain's education minister, Michael Gove, announced yet another measure to make the national exams taken by high school students in England more...
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constructivist teacher

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My Journey to Finland to Explore Learning Through Discovery and Play

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The ability to admit to ourselves that we don't have to be the one who can solve all problems is a wonderful gift. It allows us to be more open in our learning. At least that is how I see it.

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Marianna Sydänmaanlakka's curator insight, May 15, 2013 4:23 PM

An elementary school teacher Amanda Siepiola from DC is experiencing the Finnish school life as a Fulbright grantee. Read!

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Universal Design for Learning and the Arts | UD...

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In this article, Don Glass, Anne Meyer, and David H. Rose examine the intersection of arts education and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to inform the design of better art, curricula, and UDL checkpoints.
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Naturally Embed UDL in No Time | MiddleWeb

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Framing lessons through the lens of the Universal Design for Learning isn't about more time so much as it is about more strategic thinking, says Elizabeth Stein.
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Defining My Dyslexia | Assistive Technology For Education, LLC

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See on Scoop.it – Assistive Technology for Education. Perhaps I've succeeded not. despite of, but because of,. my disability. Diana Petschauer's insight: Such a Phenomal Article by an excellent author and medical student!
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Classroom Practice - 10 commandments of successful innovation - news - TES

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Teachers love to experiment, but too many interventions spoil a lesson. Follow our tips to make the most of your bright ideas

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:34 AM

Here are 10 commandments that focus on learners first. TES magazine's article by David Weston is written in an interesting way. Starting with the learners and not reinventing the wheels are both good advice for teachers who have so much on their plates. The author brings in ideas like doing your research on why something works before experimenting with your kids. It is okay to take risks and the author is right about prioritizing your ideas. Spend the time to research, collaborate with other teachers to see what worked and what you need to do different next time. Interesting read!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 10, 2014 3:09 PM

Theory and practice integrated is a fascinating idea which is under utilized.

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Pixiclip

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Pixiclip's web-based whiteboard makes it easy to create and share sketches online


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BC Ministry of Education sends high school grad to research Finnish education ... - Ubyssey Online

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INteresting approach - feel it would have more validity if there were other students involved. And of course trained educators.

 

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LEARN - LEAD - GROW : #ISTE13 GEMS: #AudioBoo App on #Edmodo

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Learn-Lead-Grow: #ISTE13 GEMS: #AudioBoo App on #Edmodo http://t.co/i7Nna1RrDk #edtech #cast #udl
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How do Finnish kids excel without rote learning and standardized testing?

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The OECD’s PISA studies show Finnish students are among the best in the world in reading, math and science. (@EduTweetOz The questionable value of comparision and competition in Education. Finland.
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Top marks for Canada's post-secondary schools - Macleans.ca

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Haaretz Top marks for Canada's post-secondary schools Macleans.ca Surprisingly, countries that follow the low/no-tuition model—like Finland, Norway, Sweden, Germany and France—don't have any more students entering post-secondary education (75 per...
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What I Would Change About Arts Education in Canada - Huffington Post Canada

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What I Would Change About Arts Education in Canada Huffington Post Canada For example, in Finland, a country that routinely tops the international education rankings, arts education is not marginalized but is an essential part of the overall...
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UDL Guides Personalized Learning

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Universal Design for Learning (UDL) guides the process to personalize learning using the UDL principles.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 28, 2013 9:16 PM

The UDL 2.0 Guidelines can assist anyone who plans lessons/units of study or develops curricula (goals, methods, materials, and assessments) to reduce barriers, as well as optimize levels of challenge and support, to meet the needs of all learners from the start. They can also help educators identify the barriers found in existing curricula. You can use the UDL Guidelines to help you determine your learners strengths, interests, and challenges and how they:

 

> prefer or need to access and process information.

> prefer to express what they know.

> like to engage with the content.

 

When learners know how they prefer or need to access information, engage with the content, and express what they know and understand, then they take responsibility for their learning. 

 

Access, Engage, Express is a trademark of Personalize Learning, LLC

 

Barbara Bray's curator insight, June 28, 2013 11:47 PM

UDL Principles guide learners to understand how they learn best. They determine how they prefer or need to access information, engage with content, and express what they know. 

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Readlang

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The online eReader for language learners. Import other websites or novel length texts and read them in a distraction free environment with one-click translation. After reading, review the new vocabularly with spaced repetition flashcards.

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Vocabla - Vocabulary App

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Build your English vocabulary. Collect new words you really need and memorize them in simple tests

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The First #Finland Comparison I've Cared About in Months – @ THE ...

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I've told people that I'm tired of hearing the ongoing, back-and-forth debate about Finland's educational model. Christine McCartney is a New York teacher currently teaching and researching in Finland, which means I'm more ...
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Fabulous - I would like someone to do a similar comparison with the Canadian system.

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The Global Search for Education: Finnish Math Lessons - Huffington Post

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Then I compared the results of Finland (Female 541/Male 548) to the results to all OECD participating countries (Female 494/Male 506).
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