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Cold Turkey

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Cold Turkey is a free productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!


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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, December 16, 2013 7:43 AM

Wow. Really?  It's come to this ... there really is an "app for that."

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:06 PM

for those with barely enough self-discipline to use this app - Cold Turkey!

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A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Edudemic | technology | Scoop.it

Since it is a less radical departure from what students and parents expect, there’s less stress and uncertainty. If you fear that students may not have access to video lectures or get distracted from learning while on their own time, then teacher resources and equipment available in most schools solve this logistics problem. Wealth and home situation do not become a barrier to learning.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 4, 3:47 AM

Um? Sideways??

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Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes

Watch this: Google Docs can automatically generate QR Codes | technology | Scoop.it

Did you know that Google Docs has support for QR codes built-in? That's right, if you know the right function, the Spreadsheets app can generate QR codes with whatever inputs you like.



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Jenn Alevy's curator insight, October 6, 2013 10:30 PM

This is awesome!

 

Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, October 9, 2013 2:51 PM
Interesting,thank you.
harish magan's comment, October 11, 2013 8:00 AM
hi, thanks to all .
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Curation as a tool for teaching and learning

What is curation anyway, and how can it be used as a tool for student and teacher learning? This essay will investigate what curation is and the different contexts it is used in. Why is it important; who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator? What processes and tools are used for curation and what digital literacies are required for successful curation? It will conclude with an investigation into ways teachers can use curation both with and for their students and as a tool for their own professional learning and a brief look at some curation tools.


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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 14, 5:22 PM

Helpful insights on curation of information, lots of good source documents and a little video. 

Yvonne Middelkoop's curator insight, July 21, 2:17 AM

Who are the curators, what motivates them and what makes a great curator?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 23, 2:01 PM

Nice essay about curation. A useful example of using storify

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Maker Camp - Google

Maker Camp - Google | technology | Scoop.it
A FREE summer camp for building, tinkering and exploring

 

Join young inventors and artists from around the world on Google+ to make awesome projects, go on epic virtual “field trips,” and meet the world’s coolest makers. Maker Camp inspires kids ages 13-18* to embrace their inner maker, get their hands dirty, fix some things, break some things, and have a lot of fun doing it."


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John Evans's curator insight, July 7, 6:51 AM

Begins TODAY!

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Google Launching New Push To Get Girls Into Coding - Huff Post

Google Launching New Push To Get Girls Into Coding - Huff Post | technology | Scoop.it

" Diana Navarro loves to code, and she's not afraid to admit it. But the 18-year-old Rutgers University computer science major knows she's an anomaly: Writing software to run computer programs in 2014 is — more than ever — a man's world."


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8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

8 Things You Should Know About MOOCs - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | technology | Scoop.it

About the data: The edX MOOC data released by Harvard and MIT covered 16 sections of 13 courses from the first year of edX, from fall 2012 to summer 2013. About 475,000 students and about 640,000 registrations are included. Although there were 841,000 registrations in these courses, 200,000 rows of data were deleted by HarvardX and MITx in the de-identification process. De-identification was most likely to remove outliers and extremely active users, which may affect some of the analysis. You can learn more about the de-identification process from the HarvardX and MITx documentation.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 17, 11:15 PM

This is an easy to read overview article enhanced with graphics.  The Harvard and MIT moocs have been very high profile. Interesting that so few students view all of the materials. 

Library@NYP's curator insight, June 20, 10:16 AM

Learn about the latest trends and adoption of MOOCs.

Manuel León Urrutia's curator insight, June 24, 10:28 AM

Remarkable facts extracted from the release of edX MOOC data one month ago. The most surprising: apparently most MOOC learners are male!

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How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools?

How Should Social Media Be Taught in Schools? | technology | Scoop.it
The power of connected learning expands the classroom to infinity and beyond, but students still need a teacher’s guidance.

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Flip the Classroom with Slackmath

Flip the Classroom with Slackmath | technology | Scoop.it

What do algebra and QR codes have in common? The answer is Slackmath. Developed by math teacher Geoffrey Slack, this nifty site contains dozens of PDFs of algebra problems next to corresponding QR codes.

 


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52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom

52 Tips And Tricks For Google Docs In The Classroom (RT @ChrisStogdill: MT “@ShellyMowinkel: 52 Gdocs Tips for the classroom.

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Shannon Gray's curator insight, January 13, 2013 10:20 PM

Wow... I need to use google Docs more! This list offers a variety of options with Google Docs.

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10 Inspiring Videos To Kick-start 2014 Biz Storytelling

10 Inspiring Videos To Kick-start 2014 Biz Storytelling | technology | Scoop.it
Check out this awesome list of inspiring marketing talks by the likes of John Cleese, Elizabeth Gilbert and some lesser-known gems.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, January 5, 1:04 PM

What a great collection of videos about marketing to help us all grow business in 2014! Several of them are directly about storytelling. Others are about creativity and risk taking. All are superb.


Enjoy watching these videos and being inspired. Then map out the steps you are going to take to make 2014 a banner year. Game on!


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers

50 best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers | technology | Scoop.it
Here's the very best Mac tips, tricks and timesavers, whatever hardware you have.

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Must have future gadgets 2014 - YouTube


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SILICRAZ's curator insight, December 24, 2013 4:08 AM

Le monde va si vite. A chaque minute la vitesse s'accelère

Pierre Scampini's curator insight, December 24, 2013 4:26 AM

Une liste de cadeau et d'idées pour le père Noël "2014". De quoi vous faire regretter vos achats 2013.

Joyeux Noël !!! 

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Truly Amazing Teacher

The greatest life lesson ever taught in a matter of 10 minutes by an extraordinary man! Must watch!

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super inspiration! 

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Computer Science: The Future of Education

Computer Science: The Future of Education | technology | Scoop.it
Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 25, 6:40 AM

Η επιστήμη της Πληροφορικής: το μέλλον της εκπαίδευσης

Javier Marrero Acosta's curator insight, August 25, 10:32 AM

Curriculum y robótica

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 26, 12:49 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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Learning ability in math and reading are tightly linked and highly genetic, scientists say

Learning ability in math and reading are tightly linked and highly genetic, scientists say | technology | Scoop.it

Around half of the genes that influence how well a child can read also play a role in their mathematics ability, say scientists from UCL, the University of Oxford and King’s College London who led a study into the genetic basis of cognitive traits.


While mathematics and reading ability are known to run in families, the complex system of genes affecting these traits is largely unknown. The finding deepens scientists’ understanding of how nature and nurture interact, highlighting the important role that a child’s learning environment may have on the development of reading and mathematics skills, and the complex, shared genetic basis of these cognitive traits.

 

The collaborative study, published today in Nature Communications as part of the Wellcome Trust Case-Control Consortium, used data from the Twins Early Development Study (TEDS) to analyse the influence of genetics on the reading and mathematics performance of 12-year-old children from nearly 2,800 British families.

 

Twins and unrelated children were tested for reading comprehension and fluency, and answered mathematics questions based on the UK national curriculum. The information collected from these tests was combined with DNA data, showing a substantial overlap in the genetic variants that influence mathematics and reading. 


Dr Chris Spencer (Oxford University), lead author said: “We’re moving into a world where analysing millions of DNA changes, in thousands of individuals, is a routine tool in helping scientists to understand aspects of human biology. This study used the technique to help investigate the overlap in the genetic component of reading and maths ability in children. Interestingly, the same method can be applied to pretty much any human trait, for example to identify new links between diseases and disorders, or the way in which people respond to treatments.”


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Rick Frank's curator insight, July 14, 5:27 AM

I can hear the protesters screaming already :)

Diane Johnson's curator insight, July 14, 12:24 PM

Really interesting - the more we know about our genetic underpinnings, the more we know there is to learn.

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Earth's magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, swarm satellites show

Earth's magnetic field is weakening 10 times faster than originally predicted, swarm satellites show | technology | Scoop.it

Earth's magnetic field, which protects the planet from huge blasts of deadly solar radiation, has been weakening over the past six months, according to data collected by a European Space Agency (ESA) satellite array called Swarm.

 

The biggest weak spots in the magnetic field — which extends 370,000 miles (600,000 kilometers) above the planet's surface — have sprung up over the Western Hemisphere, while the field has strengthened over areas like the southern Indian Ocean, according to the magnetometers onboard the Swarm satellites — three separate satellites floating in tandem.

 

The scientists who conducted the study are still unsure why the magnetic field is weakening, but one likely reason is that Earth's magnetic poles are getting ready to flip, said Rune Floberghagen, the ESA's Swarm mission manager. In fact, the data suggest magnetic north is moving toward Siberia.

 

In fact over the past 20 million years, our planet has settled into a pattern of a pole reversal about every 200,000 to 300,000 years; as of 2012, however, it has been more than twice that long since the last reversal. These reversals aren't split-second flips, and instead occur over hundreds or thousands of years. During this lengthy stint, the magnetic poles start to wander away from the region around the spin poles (the axis around which our planet spins), and eventually end up switched around, according to Cornell University astronomers.


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7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning

7 Steps to Start a Coding Club at Your School - Fractus Learning | technology | Scoop.it
If you are inspired to start a Coding Club at your school this seven step guide will help turn that inspiration into action and reality.

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El Futuro deWaukesha's curator insight, July 10, 10:16 AM

We had a group of kids that loved working on Scratch last year so I would like to try and expand on that in our Makerspace.

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 10, 10:40 AM

Anyone interested in a coding club?

Mick Huiet's curator insight, July 10, 4:34 PM

I need to start one of these!

 

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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic | technology | Scoop.it

"Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.``


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 20, 12:26 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 21, 7:36 AM

Not just for the junior genius! Understanding how to code even if one doesn't actually do it provides insight into where we are and where we are going in the 21St century. Worth a look.

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What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog

What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog | technology | Scoop.it

While textbooks are clearly not obsolete, schools like Lawrence Intermediate School are learning to adapt to the impact the Internet is having on students — and figuring out how to take advantage of what it has to offer. In the end, there is no single right way to get kids engaged in learning, but it’s clear that these kids, at least, who are working in a SOLE environment feel a sense of empowerment, confidence and maturity.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 16, 4:55 AM

A nice read if you are interested in SOLE.

Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, May 17, 3:49 AM

Empowering kids and giving them confidence. What leaning should be about.

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Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead

Free Visual QR Code Generator | Custom QR Code Design | Visualead | technology | Scoop.it
Generate Visual QR Codes in less than a minute & Double Your Scans. Create Attractive & Intuitive QR Codes. Make Your Visual QR Code Today!

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Should I Post This Image Infographic

Should I Post This Image Infographic | technology | Scoop.it

As educators, it is not only important to encourage our students to push the technological envelope, but it’s equally essential that we teach them to navigate the digital world in a responsible manner. Unfortunately, students (and people in general) have the tendency to ignore the fact that media is regulated and requires compliance of copyright rules and fair use guidelines. Just like they need to be taught the basics of math and science, students need to learn that just because media is accessible, downloadable and free that this does not necessarily mean it’s acceptable to reuse it in a project of their own—especially without possible restrictions.

 

 


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Six odd and crazy technologies at CES

Six odd and crazy technologies at CES | technology | Scoop.it
Here are six odd and crazy technologies on display at the annual International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

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Jim Bockrath's curator insight, January 10, 1:27 PM

Great technology that is born here in Loveland OH!  

 

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The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Your Students

The Listening Teacher: Getting Feedback From Your Students | technology | Scoop.it

"Mid-year or more frequently, I ask students to complete an evaluation form. I craft the questions carefully so simple answers are hard to write. Instead, I try to create specific, complex questions that cover the material, the classroom activities and the students—peers and the individual.

Many teachers shake their heads and avoid these exercises. They scoff that students would actually take the forms seriously or that the students will say anything useful. But I find the nature of the questions often elicits a straight answer—short, but helpful."


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Mary Cunningham's curator insight, January 5, 7:35 PM

This is a great blog post on feedback and the importance of asking and listening to our students.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, January 6, 12:07 PM

Would you allow your students to evaluate you as a teacher? I think that you would learn a lot. 

macksayers's curator insight, January 6, 1:07 PM

Listening to our students through asking thoughtful questions and providing descriptive feedback to their peer and self assessments. 

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Create Google+ Buzz

Create Google+ Buzz | technology | Scoop.it

Whether you hopped onto Google+ because of the Publisher/Authorship tags or because you heard it’s important for the future of your site, you are there now and it’s time to take action!  Once you’ve got your profile completed and you are rocking an awesome picture and cover photo, what do you do next?


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Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey | technology | Scoop.it

Cold Turkey is a free productivity program that you can use to temporarily block yourself off of popular social media sites, addicting websites and games so that you can get your work done!


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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, December 16, 2013 7:43 AM

Wow. Really?  It's come to this ... there really is an "app for that."

Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, December 16, 2013 11:06 PM

for those with barely enough self-discipline to use this app - Cold Turkey!

Stephanie Anne Bales's curator insight, June 10, 1:31 PM

Tell students about this!