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Using DisplayNote to Collaborate with Students on iPads and Mirror Your Lessons - teachingwithipad.org

Using DisplayNote to Collaborate with Students on iPads and Mirror Your Lessons - teachingwithipad.org | Technologies in education | Scoop.it

"DisplayNote is a software and app solution that gives a way of tying all these elements together. Simply load the software onto your computer (Mac or PC). When you open it up, it will work as an overlay to the computer desktop and give you a bank of interactive tools that you can use from your computer or any interactive display."

 


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Learn, teach, and share online video lessons

Learn, teach, and share online video lessons | Technologies in education | 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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Agora Abierta's curator insight, January 16, 2014 6:13 AM

Cursos de todo un poco. También puedes colgar los propios.

Katherine Francis's curator insight, January 28, 2014 9:54 AM

for adult students ?

Met Kous's curator insight, February 1, 2014 6:03 PM

Μαθήματα online με ποικιλία θεμάτων, πολύ καλά κυρίως  για μαθητές.

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MyWebRoom | Ultimate web destination

MyWebRoom | Ultimate web destination | Technologies in education | Scoop.it

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callooh's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:43 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachy for this resource

Helene Bearup's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:28 PM

Now this is just awesome. 3d room where you can embed lesson resources.  gotta try this one

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, November 29, 2013 11:38 PM

This is a customizable personal space. I think I like it!

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Reading level - Search Help

Reading level - Search Help | Technologies in education | Scoop.it

Sometimes you may want to limit your search results to a specific reading level. For example, a second language learner may want more basic sites, a middle school teacher looking for educational material for her students may look for intermediate resources, and a scientist searching for the latest findings from the experts may want to limit results to those at advanced reading levels.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 13, 2013 6:00 AM

Very useful for lower level language students or those teaching them. The split into 3 levels is a bit basic, but can still sav a lot of time.

Mike Dilger's curator insight, November 21, 2013 6:13 AM

This method might make it a bit easier when looking for differentiated material  for your classes.  Remember, in Schoology you can deliver individual material to one student or set up groups within your class and deliver to a group as well.  This research technique may save a bit of time.

Jorge Leal's curator insight, November 27, 2013 2:42 PM

useful..

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Tynker: Computer programming for kids

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Tynker: Computer programming for kids | Technologies in education | Scoop.it

"What it is: Tynker is about the coolest way for kids to learn how to computer program- absolutely NO prior programming experience is needed!  Tynker leads kids through design thinking through interactive courses where kids can learn how to program at their own pace.

 

Anyone can teach kids how to program (no really!) because with Tynker, you don’t need any prior knowledge or understanding.  Tynker provides teachers with tools, curriculum and project ideas that will have your kids programming in no time!  The Tynker curriculum pack starts with 6 lessons.  Each one is appropriate for a 45 minute work period. Through the teacher dashboard, you can assign lessons to your students.  A built-in tutor provides step-by-step instructions that guides students toward creating a working project.  The teacher dashboard also helps you track student progress as they learn and master concepts.  No data entry is required, students login and the teacher dashboard auto-magically populates."


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Stepanov Sergey Mikhailovich's curator insight, November 24, 2013 2:43 PM

Reflection 

Teaching Technology for Beginners.

Statistics and practice show that the period of learning by standard music grammar is delayed for several years. Already at the early stage of learning at Children’s Music School, within of two – three months, up to thirty percent of children lose their interest to music subject and leave the study. This phenomenon is explained by the study overload arising at the first contact of the child to difficult format of adopted note coding and decoding of music information.
Considering the benefits of Digital Grammar in a Music Educational Program .
Synapse transmission between neurons in different systems of dimension - how can it improve
the music education for beginners?
Pysiological Base.
The physiological substantiation on the application of the digital system for coding and decoding of a melody is the following : children begin their contact with digits already in preschool age,when they are taught to count, and this system is learned by children quite firmly,since it is often used in their daily life.But the generally accepted music grammar is new for them and,naturally,requires some additional period of time to be acquired by children.It is for that reason that in the initial period of musical teaching,children inevitably spend a lot of time and efforts to read a melody written down in music signs.Naturally,it slows down rate of training,causes psychoemotional discomfort,lowers the child’s interest to music.Therefore, in the initial stage of teaching,besides work with generally accepted music grammar, will be useful to replace it with a digital system for a certain period.This does not mean that we want to do without standard music grammar,but at the initial stages of musical education,the system of digital coding and decoding of music sounds is undoubtedly useful,as it speeds up teaching of children.
Neurophysiological Aspect.
It is well known that the difficulties in the perception of any information,including musical one,cause strain of the main functional systems in the child’s organism.The developed digital technology of musical training is perspective,has a practical result,but it requires the physiologic and psychology researches devoted to studying of an influence of a recommended method to psychoemotional status and to a condition of the main functional systems of the child’s organism : the central nervous system,the muscular system and others.For this purpose,the experimental researches are to be performed,namely: ENG,EMG,EEG – tests to study the degree of mental load that the child has received in perception of the information recorded in different systems of dimension.Test Electronystagmography allows us to investigate eyeshot, positional nystagmus and also to determine the quantity of fluctuations of the eyeballs during the perception of melody written in the music marks and digital symbols.Electromyography test, allows us to investigate the threshold of muscular irritability( min – max )and amplitude of muscle tension,depending on effort and accuracy of pressing of a key on the keyboard of the instrument.The method of ENG and EMG joins the visual analyzer with neuro motor function of the hands and explains,on the scientific point of view,the ratio between the load on muscles of eyes and muscles of hands,and also it proves the possibility of development of muscular fatigue in hands depending on the quantity of eyeballs’ fluctuations.EEG - test allows us to make up the comparative diagrams of dynamics of the proceeding neurophysiological processes, and also it offers an opportunity to investigate the functional activity of neurons during the synthesis both of music and digital patterns.The realization of the described scientific researches in this direction will allow us to approach closer to understanding of more subtle mechanisms of the child’s mental activity
and to detect the physiological factors in the promotion to the enhancement of the speediness , quality and efficiency of musical education.
Parallel Description
In practice, using the generally accepted music grammar, the child connects the definition of the location of the melody to the pitch i.e., to the system of dimension , which is written down in the form of an expanded construction , both on x – the horizontal and on y - the vertical. By reading the music information ,the direction of eyeballs’ movements is spasmodic, and it has a multistep combination both on y – the vertical , from the G - key up to the F - key , and on x - the horizontal often with a return of eyesight to the starting point of support. For an integration , synthesis and the modification of the complex pattern of the received information the structures of the central nervous system require an additional period of time. It is a neurophysiological process proceeding in an interval of time between the moment of perception of the music information from the sheet and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument. A great number of irregular nervous impulses are transferred to the central nervous system per unit of time and , as the consequence of this , the fatigue of hand muscles is considerably increased (Berosov, Korovkin1990). An amplitude of muscle tension is directly dependent on the frequency of innervation, where each subsequent nervous impulse coincides with the phase of increased excitability of the muscle ( Green, Stout,Taylor 1990 ). At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see untimely synthesis of the neurotransmitter, deep and stable depolarization of the postsynaptic membrane and,as a result,the convulsive reflexes are thus formed.An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : within a short time interval the contracture , that is , constantly high muscular tension is formed, which in turn , is harmfully reflected on the content and character of the melody.
In practice , using the method of the digital key, the child connects the definition of digital melody to the system of dimension which is written down in the form of an integral construction both on x – the horizontal and on y – the vertical . Reading the digital information the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on y– the vertical is projected to the exact determinant ( digit ,sign, symbol ), the trajectory of eyeballs’ movements on x – the horizontal is projected in one direction, forward. In the given system of dimension the integration of the digital information proceeds instantly, its realization on an instrument proceeds in reflexive time - ratio. The paradoxical phenomenon is revealed : the time interval between the moment of perception of the digital information and the moment of the hands’ response on the keyboard of an instrument, is contracted to the minimum .We achieve a reduction of load on hand muscles at the expense of decreasing of an amplitude between muscle tension and the resulting movement and, consequently , the time intervals between effort and accuracy of pressing of a key are considerably shortened .At the level of the synaptic terminal we can see an allocation of neurotransmitter directly proportionally to the frequency of generated impulses by neurons and , as a result , the coordinated reflexes are thus formed. An important neurophysiological moment has been marked : the reciprocal muscular innervation is formed , that is, the rational distribution of the manual technique on the keyboard of an instrument, which in turn, is considerably reflected on the content and character of the melody. Grain of truth lies in the fact that at the expense of perception of melody by means of digits its realization becomes faster and easier, which in turn , is positively reflected on the psychoemotional status of the child and enables him to dynamically realize the potential music abilities in psychosomatic action as a result .

List of References

1.Beresov T.T. & Korovkin B.F.,(1990). The role of mediators in transmission of nervous impulses. Biological chemistry. p.498-500. Moscow .

2.Green A.P.Q. & Stout G.W.& Taylor D.J.,(1990).Contracting reaction. Synapse. Biological science.
vol.3.p.19-20,23,26.vol.2.p.253-258.Moscow.

Entire description on related research You can read at the webpages :
http://educationinjapan.wordpress.com/2011/02/04/considering-the-benefits-of-digital-music-grammar-in-a-music-educational-program/
http://www.m-piremagazine.com/Sergey.html review by Joe Gentile
http://reflectionmusic.ucoz.com/

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Why Tablets Are Great For Classrooms - Edudemic

Why Tablets Are Great For Classrooms - Edudemic | Technologies in education | Scoop.it

"Desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone/smartphone, there sure are a multitude of options when it comes to classroom technology. You may be stuck with one or the other, but if you have a choice, what option will be the best for your students? 

 

The handy infographic below takes a look at why tablets are a game changer for education. So whether you’re in the process of selecting (or at least lobbying the administration for) your classroom technology or if you just don’t get what all the hype is about, keep reading to learn more!"

 


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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | Technologies in education | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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MFaculty's curator insight, December 24, 2013 11:02 PM

I just 'test drove' this online application - it was very fast and accurately caught my spelling errors. As a basic tool for students, I think it is, or will be, one that they can use before they turn to the writing tutors. I don't advocate trying to replace professional writing tutors with this (or any other) online tool, but it would certainly reduce the number of common errors made in student writings.

 

Since it is a free service, I would recommend educators consider giving it a test drive in their writing courses to determine whether or not any value is added in doing so. While there are plenty of word processing tools avialble for students to use in order to hone in on their writing, this one is free and seems to adequately, and quickly, perform the basics.

 

Not really an endorsement, as much as a recommendation for other to consider testing for themselves.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2014 5:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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Media platform for blended learning, flipped classrooms and digital education | MediaCore

Media platform for blended learning, flipped classrooms and digital education | MediaCore | Technologies in education | Scoop.it

MediaCore’s powerful media library provides schools, higher ed institutions and businesses with an easy way to share and manage their educational content.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 11, 2013 3:05 AM

This looks like a great way for schools to host video and build learning around it. There is also a plugin for Moodle making it easier to import in video.

Ali Anani's curator insight, December 12, 2013 8:48 AM

Technology is changing how we learn

Polina Hadjipanayiotou's curator insight, January 26, 2014 6:44 AM

Once more media changing how education is delivered

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Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use - Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technologies in education | Scoop.it

"Creative Commons has recently rolled out  its new 4.0 licenses and made it available for adoption worldwide. This is a fruit of two years of hard work to overcome  some of the weaknesses that marked the 2011 version CC licenses .Some of the features and improvements included in 4.0 licences which make them easily shared and re-used include : improved readability and organization and common-sense attribution."


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Petra Pollum's curator insight, December 23, 2013 5:09 PM
Creative Commons 4.0 Is now Available for Everybody to Use
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an important moove on for education

Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 24, 2013 9:47 AM

It is nice to see the updates being done to Creative Commons.  Thanks to @Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)  for sharing this post on his scoop.it page.