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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

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José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. On a recent morning there was a 1940s-era tractor, a decaying boat in a ditch, and a herd of goats nibbling gray strands of grass. A cinder-block barrier separates the school from a wasteland—the far end of which is a mound of trash that grew so big, it was finally closed down. On most days, a rotten smell drifts through the cement-walled classrooms. Some people here call the school un lugar de castigo—”a place of punishment.”

For 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, it was a bright spot. More than 25 years ago, her family moved to the border from central Mexico in search of a better life. Instead, they got stuck living beside the dump. Her father spent all day scavenging for scrap, digging for pieces of aluminum, glass, and plastic in the muck. Recently, he had developed nosebleeds, but he didn’t want Paloma to worry. She was his little angel—the youngest of eight children


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8 Great New Educational Web Tools Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Great New Educational Web Tools Teachers should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

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Here's the world's first giant-screen Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 1520

Here's the world's first giant-screen Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 1520 | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Nokia announced the world's first giant-sized Windows Phone, the Lumia 1520. It will have a 6-inch screen, which makes the phone's display a full inch larger than Samsung's Galaxy S4 and two inches larger than Apple's iPhone 5S. It's also the first phone to take advantage of the newest version of Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 software, which has been designed to work on giant "phablets" (part phone, part tablet).


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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, October 23, 2013 10:26 AM

A phablet why not, but if you do want to make a phone call, best not to hold the thing to your ear: you may look ridiculous. Invest in a Bluetooth headset and yammer away with your phablet hidden.

Alex Simon's curator insight, November 21, 2013 7:35 PM

that is really cool. i was actually just asking myself the other day when they were going to come out with the next nokia lumia, and now i have an answer. i originally wanted the 1020 for christmas, but now i want the 1520. it looks really awesome.

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This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son

This awesome dad 3-D printed a prosthetic hand for his son | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
3-D printers are one of the coolest pieces of technology available. Part of what makes them so cool is how easily they can improve someone's life.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, November 4, 2013 9:48 AM

I think this says it all .... "After spending around $2000 on the printer, materials only cost about $10 — much less than the tens of thousands a prosthesis would cost." Things they are a changing!

 

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Curved handheld displays almost ready for market

Curved handheld displays almost ready for market | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

Both LG and Samsung plan to release phones that feature curved displays in the near future. Curved displays are in the early stages of development and allow bendable or foldable designs that could eventually allow mobile and wearable gadgets to take new forms that could radically change the high-end smartphone market.


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At Dot's curator insight, October 10, 2013 5:48 AM

El inicio de los smartwatch?

Ji-Wei's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:10 PM
Many phone technology companies like Apple, Samsung and LG are turning to curved screens. These curved screens are made of a flexible glass like willow glass or gorilla glass. Bendable glass will feature curved displays on phones. When is this technology going to be implemented and hit the market?
Nadia Fonseca's curator insight, October 11, 2013 10:02 PM

Just waiting ... Coming Soon , that sounds amazing :p !!

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How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com

How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash a Generation of Geniuses | Wired Business | Wired.com | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
Students in Matamoros, Mexico weren't getting much out of school -- until a radical new teaching method unlocked their potential.

-

José Urbina López Primary School sits next to a dump just across the US border in Mexico. The school serves residents of Matamoros, a dusty, sunbaked city of 489,000 that is a flash point in the war on drugs. There are regular shoot-outs, and it’s not uncommon for locals to find bodies scattered in the street in the morning. To get to the school, students walk along a white dirt road that parallels a fetid canal. On a recent morning there was a 1940s-era tractor, a decaying boat in a ditch, and a herd of goats nibbling gray strands of grass. A cinder-block barrier separates the school from a wasteland—the far end of which is a mound of trash that grew so big, it was finally closed down. On most days, a rotten smell drifts through the cement-walled classrooms. Some people here call the school un lugar de castigo—”a place of punishment.”

For 12-year-old Paloma Noyola Bueno, it was a bright spot. More than 25 years ago, her family moved to the border from central Mexico in search of a better life. Instead, they got stuck living beside the dump. Her father spent all day scavenging for scrap, digging for pieces of aluminum, glass, and plastic in the muck. Recently, he had developed nosebleeds, but he didn’t want Paloma to worry. She was his little angel—the youngest of eight children


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Why Apple's A7 chip will really shine in the iPad Air

Why Apple's A7 chip will really shine in the iPad Air | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

The new A7 processor in Apple's latest tablets and phones will help that even more. At first glance, this is nothing new. Every processor generation ends up being faster and more energy efficient in some way or another, so it's rare that a new CPU itself ends up being news outside of hardcore PC enthusiast circles.

 

 


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Laura Wiesner's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:35 AM

How will Microsoft, Dell, and other companies similiar apple react to the release of the apple iPad air?

poojarajput's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:31 PM

http://www.jagran.com/lifestyle/technology-news-hindi.html

sachin dixit's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:40 AM

Nice information

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Why Apple's A7 chip will really shine in the iPad Air

Why Apple's A7 chip will really shine in the iPad Air | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

The new A7 processor in Apple's latest tablets and phones will help that even more. At first glance, this is nothing new. Every processor generation ends up being faster and more energy efficient in some way or another, so it's rare that a new CPU itself ends up being news outside of hardcore PC enthusiast circles.

 

 


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Laura Wiesner's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:35 AM

How will Microsoft, Dell, and other companies similiar apple react to the release of the apple iPad air?

poojarajput's curator insight, November 7, 2013 11:31 PM

http://www.jagran.com/lifestyle/technology-news-hindi.html

sachin dixit's curator insight, November 12, 2013 1:40 AM

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INFOGRAPHIC: From Bricks to Brains - The Evolution of the Cell Phone

INFOGRAPHIC: From Bricks to Brains - The Evolution of the Cell Phone | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it
A look at cell phone trends and sales through the years.

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Peter Azzopardi's curator insight, November 5, 2013 9:58 PM

$3,995  - Price of first cell phone in 1983, the Motorola DynaTAC 8000X

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Apple Eyes 13-Inch iPad Hybrid? 8 Signs

Apple Eyes 13-Inch iPad Hybrid? 8 Signs | Technology in the Classroom | Scoop.it

As Mac sales fall, clues mount that Apple is prepping a 13-inch iPad-laptop hybrid. Microsoft, HP and Dell can't be happy about that.


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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, October 13, 2013 4:19 AM

When Apple announced the iPhone 5s, it called the processor ‘desktop-class. Apple's been thinking about laptop-tablet convergence for a long time. With it's 64-bit A7 processor, is a very clear signal that it will converge the iPad and the MacBook Air in an iPad-laptop hybrid.

Romeo Quijano's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:14 AM

Undoubthly this could means a big success for the company!

robyns tut's curator insight, October 15, 2013 4:57 AM

Seems like Apple has decided to look into answering Microsoft's surface tablets. Might be a bit redundant, considering the Macbook Air and original iPads already exist, but exploring the differences between this idea and the Microsoft counterpart might be quite insightful.

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