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16 e-textbook providers: Who’s publishing and who’s selling?

16 e-textbook providers: Who’s publishing and who’s selling? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Education Dive compiles a who's who of publishers, marketplaces and platforms in the paper-to-digital shift.
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some notable names of the past missing from this current list...

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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:08 AM

intéressant

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Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

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Sprucing + Juicing. An ode to The Hiatus, and why I'm taking one (and you should too.) • Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life

Sprucing + Juicing. An ode to The Hiatus, and why I'm taking one (and you should too.) • Danielle LaPorte: white hot truth + sermons on life | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
You extend the life re-chargeable batteries if you let the battery drain completely before you re-charge it....When to Take A Hiatus and How to Make A Hiatus Extra Useful and Holy...Hiate. (I made that word up.) Hiate when you're pumped to jump. Let the pause be punctuated by excitement. Cleansing! Creating! Music always follows silence....
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Laugh Often to Live Well | Brain Blogger

Laugh Often to Live Well | Brain Blogger | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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Bobby Dillard's curator insight, May 10, 1:54 PM

You have heard it time and again – laughter is the best medicine. Humor and mirth offer a multitude of preventive and healing effects and a new study is offering more evidence that laughter has quantifiable benefits for the brain.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 10, 5:42 PM

Children laugh up to 300 times a day and adults an average of 5 times a day. If school were fun and enjoyable for children and adults, perhaps we would laugh more.

Fatima Formariz's curator insight, May 23, 5:49 AM

Laughter has healing effects, easy medecine.

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Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions

Scared Of Failing? Ask Yourself These 6 Fear-Killing Questions | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask...
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How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life

How Being Grateful Can Change Your Life | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"It's not just for Oprah devotees. Recent studies show that practicing gratitude can positively impact your life--and researchers believe it may help.us break our bad habits."

 

YOU’RE HELPING OTHER PEOPLE.

Gratitude is about focusing on other people, says Dr. Jo-Ann Tsang, a psychology professor at Baylor University, who led a study which will appear in the July 2014 issue of the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

 

“Previous research that we and others have done finds that people are motivated to help people that help them--and to help others as well. We’re social creatures, and so focusing on others in a positive way is good for our health,” Tsang said in a statement.


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Nermeen Hassan's curator insight, April 23, 9:07 PM

Alhamdullah... many of my friends and students told me in the past few days, keep repeating their own gratitude mantra helps them a lot through out life ups and downs... mine is "Alhamdullah for opening my heart" or just simply  "Alhamdullah" = "Thank God"

Randy Bauer's curator insight, May 13, 6:33 PM

Gratitude is about giving back, or giving thanks, to someone. It is an action that has a positive reaction; Happiness and Well-Being.

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In this post-digital age, we still thrill to the power of live

In this post-digital age, we still thrill to the power of live | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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"Post-digital is human congregation, and thank goodness for that"

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Simon Jenkins:  "The internet's tyranny is crumbling as we seek an antidote everywhere from galleries to Glastonbury. I find it all hugely reassuring" ...

Angela Antle's curator insight, June 21, 11:39 AM

The magic sauce is still a LIVE event!

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30 Most Exquisite Pictures of Nature - YourAmazingPlaces.com

30 Most Exquisite Pictures of Nature - YourAmazingPlaces.com | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

e. e. Cummings wrote, "I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes." - Here is a list of 30 Most Exquisite Pictures of Nature. Enjoy! Forest lori-rocks (Source: 1000scientists, via h3rmit) ominousplaces: Magic…

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a wonderful respite and seque way to the weekend!

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Four Secrets To Lift The “Curse Of Expertise” « Annie Murphy Paul

Four Secrets To Lift The “Curse Of Expertise” « Annie Murphy Paul | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"Experts can articulate only about 30 percent of what they know." Ken Koedinger, a professor of human-computer interaction and psychology at Carnegie Mellon University. This is a problem when designing courses, he noted, because the experts creating them often can’t adequately explain what they know to the novice learner. This phenomenon is called the “curse of expertise,” and it shows up in all sorts of settings—

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Success Has No Age Limit [Infographic]

Success Has No Age Limit [Infographic] | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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How to Pitch Yourself: A Lesson from Young Eudora Welty’s Impossibly Charming Job Application to The New Yorker

How to Pitch Yourself: A Lesson from Young Eudora Welty’s Impossibly Charming Job Application to The New Yorker | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
An exquisite yin-yang balance of erudition and irreverence, dignity and self-deprecation.

"Only when we take ourselves lightly can we tak
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Organisations Don't Change- People Do...Or They Don't(!?)

Organisations Don't Change- People Do...Or They Don't(!?) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
One of the biggest change management mistakes is to expect that everyone's reaction will be like yours. Organizations don't change. People do - Torben Rick (Organizations don't change-People do.

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400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 30, 11:53 AM

Thanks to Susan Bainbridge

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 1, 3:57 PM

What a wonderful resource to have available! To be able to see the creativity of others through time without having to visit is such a privilege.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 5, 9:42 AM

Imágenes Digitales del Metropolitan a Dominio Público.

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Dots Sequel TwoDots Takes Connecting Colored Dots To The Next Level

Dots Sequel TwoDots Takes Connecting Colored Dots To The Next Level | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Dots, the popular “game about connecting” created by Betaworks, now has a follow-up game. The sequel is called TwoDots, and it features the core color-connecting gameplay of Dots in a progressive level setting.

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I'm playing this game now because of the ScoopIt post I saw on the iPads in Education board

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Take Another Look – How Your Perception Is Changing Your World

Take Another Look – How Your Perception Is Changing Your World | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

We need to understand the way our perception shapes our world, this article gives some insight into how our perception can be changed


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David Hain's curator insight, July 6, 2:14 AM

There are no 'truths', only perceptions. Reframe your perception, change your mindset, the world my colour differently!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 6, 10:10 AM

Perceptions are continuously changing which suggests the world is continuously changing.

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Five Communication Traits That Turn People Off

Five Communication Traits That Turn People Off | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
We all fall victim to expressing ourselves in ways that alienate the very people we're trying to impress. Here are five annoying communication traits to avoid.

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How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation

How the Brain Learns—A Super Simple Explanation | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
eLearning professionals should learn more about the biological basis of learning. Check out this simple explanation.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 24, 7:53 AM

Are you looking for a simple explanation on how learning happens in the brain? The infographic above shows the shorthand version and a more detailed version is available in the post. Although this post is geared to e-learning the four processes that take place are also found in the traditional (and the blended) classroom.

Process 1: Getting the information which takes place in the sensory cortices. This is the time to touch as many of the senses as possible. Try to create lessons when introducing new material that include audio, visual and kinesthetic experiences.

Process 2: Make meaning which takes place in the temporal lobe. To make meaning of new information we must provide time for reflection.

Process 3: Form abstractions which takes place in the prefrontal lobe. The learner has received new information, reflected on the information and now begins to make meaning in their brain by making relationships, forming abstractions and creating new knowledge.

Process 4: Active testing which takes place in the motor cortex. The abstract becomes active, providing guides for future learning.

You will also find a link on this page which will allow you to download an eBook - Neuroscience Based eLearning Tips.

Chris Carter's curator insight, June 24, 4:35 PM

This is your brain ... this is your brain when it learns.

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Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions

Find Your Passion With These 8 Thought-Provoking Questions | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"Warren Berger, author of A More Beautiful Question, collected the provocative questions top designers, tech innovators, and entrepreneurs ask themselves about creativity."

 

In a previous post, I shared questions that can help in overcoming fear of failure. But sometimes, there’s an even more basic problem that can stop us from pursuing bold challenges and ambitious goals: not knowing which challenges or goals to pursue. These days, you're urged to “follow your passions” and “lean in”--but what if you’re not sure where your particular passion lies? What if you don’t know which way to lean?

 

The following is the second in a three-part series of posts adapted from Warren Berger’s new book,A More Beautiful Question(Bloomsbury), for which he spoke with top designers, tech innovators, entrepreneurs, and leading creative thinkers to explore the art (and innovative potential) of asking the right questions.

 


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The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Writing is thought put to page, which makes all of us writers -- even if we don’t have the chops to spin beautiful prose.

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MM Jaye's curator insight, June 20, 11:11 PM

Interesting and motivating!

Snapshotic's curator insight, June 22, 2:21 AM

In addition to academic writing I find autobiographical  writing quite cathartic...

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The Psychological Benefits of Writing: Why Richard Branson and Warren Buffett Write Regularly

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Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014

Workplace Trends to Watch in 2014 | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
While younger generations entering the workforce are pushing the envelope even further on work life balance, they are often sacrificing pay for said balance. This is causing a shift....

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"according to a recent Forbes article, "the Bureau of Labor and Statistics estimates that by 2020 as many as 65 million Americans will be freelancers, temps, independent contractors and solopreneurs, making up 40 percent of the workforce."

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Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman | Macmillan

Thinking, Fast and Slow | Daniel Kahneman | Macmillan | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman. Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the... Bonus Publisher Materials: Excerpt, Praise, Author Biography, Reading Group Gold, Audio, Video, Readers Guides
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Social media killing off quiet reflection, says Justin Welby - Telegraph

Social media killing off quiet reflection, says Justin Welby  - Telegraph | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Archbishop of Canterbury says ‘reflective comment’ being squeezed out in age of 140-character response
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"The best answer to a complex issue … is not always given in 140 characters." ~Archbishop of Canterbury

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Remembering D-Day in 18 Photos

Remembering D-Day in 18 Photos | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
We remember those who fought for freedom today.
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Appreciating those who served then and now.

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Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction

Every Leader Must Be A Change Agent Or Face Extinction | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
In a workplace infused with top down, hierarchical, departmental silos, change management is the new requirement for leadership success. With a market comprised of fickle consumers and workplaces brimming with employee identity crises, leadership success requires more patience, poise, and time-to-think – and the ability to seamlessly connect the dots of opportunity. The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost. As such, the demand for leadership that is willing and capable of tackling change management head-on – already in short supply – is at a premium. Leadership in the 21st century not only requires the ability to continuously manage crisis and change – but also the circular vision to see around, beneath and beyond the obvious in order to anticipate the unexpected before circumstances force your hand. As you embark upon your change management journey, here are ten things that will challenge your capabilities as a change agent and potentially become defining moments along your leadership success path.

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Lansana Gagny Sakho's curator insight, May 11, 11:47 AM

The marketplace requirements to compete are evolving so quickly that leadership is struggling to stay ahead of the course; unsuccessful efforts to be proactive and sustain organizational readiness will come at an extremely high cost.

Susan Taylor's curator insight, May 12, 5:47 AM

The new requirement for leadership success?  Change Management.

Pamela Perry King's curator insight, May 27, 10:34 AM

Does anyone have change for a "pair of dimes"?

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Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients

Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"Since our work shows we can reverse the processes that weaken synapses, we could potentially counteract some of the beta amyloid's effects of Alzheimer's."

 



The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 2:24 PM

The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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Instead of Framing ‘Failure’ As a Positive, Why Not Just Use Positive Words?

Instead of Framing ‘Failure’ As a Positive, Why Not Just Use Positive Words? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The importance of positive language within how society conceptualizes learning is evident for the growth of student potential and learning.

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In education failure is a negative word, but talk with engineers that they will tell you that they learn from failure. In this post there is a quote from Alfie Kohn "Although there are exceptions, the most likely consequence of having failed at something is that a child will come to see himself as lacking competence. And the result of that belief is apt to be more failure."

The post continues with a discussion on a study that took place in Finland where faculty in a middle school chose to implement "a final project where each student would produce a concrete artifact to denote their learning." This process discuss the learning journey of their students, which led them to discover that they were often using negative terms to describe students, which led them to discuss assumptions that were being made by them about their students. Click through to the post to learn what was learned and how you might choose to change your language in your classroom.

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In education failure is a negative word, but talk with engineers that they will tell you that they learn from failure. In this post there is a quote from Alfie Kohn "Although there are exceptions, the most likely consequence of having failed at something is that a child will come to see himself as lacking competence. And the result of that belief is apt to be more failure."

The post continues with a discussion on a study that took place in Finland where faculty in a middle school chose to implement "a final project where each student would produce a concrete artifact to denote their learning." This process discuss the learning journey of their students, which led them to discover that they were often using negative terms to describe students, which led them to discuss assumptions that were being made by them about their students. Click through to the post to learn what was learned and how you might choose to change your language in your classroom.

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what fun!

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