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by Allie Gross
In this collection, we are presenting more than 12 useful online signature maker websites for you. These websites will help you in electronic transactions that are increasing day by day because of the increased trend of business transactions on the internet. Electronic signatures have made it easy to approve online contracts without the fear of having original content being imitated as documents.
The listed websites in this collection let you create your own electronic signature easily without requiring any installation. So here is the complete list after the jump. We hope you will find this collection useful. Do let us know what you think about this compilation....
Via Jeff Domansky
by John Marcus
“The college of the future,” said Chris Bustamante, Rio Salado’s president, “is going to need to be more like this.”
"If higher education is moving slowly toward that future, the Maricopa Community College District, of which Rio Salado is a part, is racing at high speed.
"Some of the innovations being tried by the district, which has nearly a quarter of a million credit-seeking students in all at 10 separate colleges in greater Phoenix, are controversial and unproven. And most are not unique; other community colleges and some four-year universities are nibbling at them here and there.
"But few places are throwing so many reforms at the problems of higher education all at the same time.
“If we can accomplish one half, one quarter, one third of what we’re attempting to do, this will be a better institution,” said Rufus Glasper, the district’s chancellor."
by Maria Popova
quotation from Ronald T. Kellogg
"[There is] evidence that environments, schedules, and rituals restructure the writing process and amplify performance… The principles of memory retrieval suggest that certain practices should amplify performance. These practices encourage a state of flow rather than one of anxiety or boredom. Like strategies, these other aspects of a writer’s method may alleviate the difficulty of attentional overload. The room, time of day, or ritual selected for working may enable or even induce intense concentration or a favorable motivational or emotional state. Moreover, in accordance with encoding specificity, each of these aspects of method may trigger retrieval of ideas, facts, plans, and other relevant knowledge associated with the place, time, or frame of mind selected by the writer for work."
by Annie Murphy Paul
"It’s a grounding in computational thinking — not a facility with the latest feature or product — that fosters future success in the field, whether students go on to become engineers or inventors or entrepreneurs.
That’s a powerful rationale for teaching computational thinking to our young people. But there’s a problem. In conventional computer science instruction, these principles are only accessible to those who learn how to program. This poses a big hurdle, especially for younger students. Enter Computer Science Unplugged, which has been developed at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand over the past two decades.
"Professors Tim Bell, Mike Fellows and Ian H. Witten, have figured out how to teach the concepts of computer science through games, puzzles and magic tricks. Taking the computer out of the picture — for the time being — allows children as young as five to learn about the basic ideas that undergird computer science. Youngsters can tackle topics as apparently abstruse as algorithms, binary numbers, Boolean circuits, and cryptographic protocols. The activities offered by Computer Science Unplugged are aimed at students in kindergarten through seventh grade, though they have been used by students in high school and even college."
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Jim Lerman's insight: Considered by many to be one of the best sources of information on bullying prevention.
by Adele Peters
"Around the world, many of the 783 million people who don't have clean drinking water also don't have access to electricity. A new design from an Australian high school student aims to solve both problems at once: While the device purifies wastewater, it uses pollutants in the water to boost power production in a separate compartment.
"17-year-old Cynthia Sin Nga Lam, one of 15 finalists in this year's Google Science Fair, started researching renewable electricity generation last year, and quickly realized that she could incorporate water purification into her process."
"Miller’s pyramid of describes the competences identified for the healthcare education specially. It is useful for mapping assessment methods (Miller 1990). Competence indicates what people can do in a contextual vacuum, under perfect conditions. This might be evident using controlled assessment methods. Performance, however, indicates how people behave in real life, on a day-to-day basis. Figure 1 shows five levels of Miller’s pyramid model, however Table 2 classify assessment methods for every of these levels."
Via Alfredo Calderon, juandoming
"At first, artist Mica Angela Hendricks didn’t want her four-year-old daughter near her new sketchbook. She is serious about her art, and she knew little Myla would want to scribble all over the pages. Then, her daughter said the words that changed everything.
“If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away.”
by Benjamin Herold
"In March, the social-media giant Facebook paid a whopping $2 billion to acquire Oculus VR, the Irvine, Calif.-based startup behind a new virtual-reality headset known as the Oculus Rift. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg described Oculus' device as a "new communications platform," akin to personal computers and mobile devices, that could have similarly far-reaching implications for gaming, entertainment, social networking, and classroom learning.
"Potential educational applications include virtual field trips, immersive digital learning games and simulations, and therapeutic experiences for students with special needs.
"But not everyone is buying the hype. Previous virtual-reality technologies got a lot of attention in the 1990s, and again in the early 2000s, before mostly falling flat, and public schools in the United States are not exactly known as hotbeds for nurturing emerging technologies.
"Virtual reality is super-cool, but schools are still struggling with the blocking and tackling of getting basic digital technologies in classrooms," said Trace A. Urdan, a senior analyst for Wells Fargo Securities in San Francisco who tracks digital learning investment trends."