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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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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, October 13, 2013 5:24 AM

Your brain on books. We all know reading is good for you, here's yet more proof.

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intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

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

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7 Habits To Build Your Center Of Influence

Use these stealth and natural conversational methods to rapidly build rapport, be memorable, and deduce what motivates the individual on the other side of the table.
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Teachers Tell All: Ten Tips for Online Course Success | PBS Education

Teachers Tell All: Ten Tips for Online Course Success  | PBS Education | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Your source for teaching inspiration, blogs, events, resources, and fresh ideas.
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Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (which is 10 years old today)

Word up! This is the story behind The New York Times’ most famous tweet (which is 10 years old today) | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"Once a month or so, that damn tweet would resurface."
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'Chameleon house' in the California covered in mirrors

'Chameleon house' in the California covered in mirrors | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This is the amazing house in California's Coachella Valley which has been created entirely out of mirrors that depending on the light can disappear completely from view.
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Chameleon house is striking innovation! 
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Big Mac inventor dies aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating iconic burger

Big Mac inventor dies aged 98 nearly 50 years after creating iconic burger | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

THE inventor of the Big Mac had died at the age of 98.

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I still can sing the commercial jingle...
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Harvard Researchers Print World’s First Heart-on-a-Chip | #3D #3DPrinting #Research #3DBioprinting

Harvard Researchers Print World’s First Heart-on-a-Chip | #3D #3DPrinting #Research #3DBioprinting | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Nature Materials, Harvard University researchers announced they’ve created the first 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip capable of collecting data about how reliably a heart is beating.

The printed organ is made of synthetic material designed to mimic the structure and function of native tissue. It is not designed to replace failing human organs, but it can be used for scientific studies, something that is expected to rapidly increase research on new medicine. The medical breakthrough may also allow scientists to rapidly design organs-on-chips to match specific disease properties or even a patient’s cells.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=3D-Printing

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 29, 2016 9:11 AM
Nature Materials, Harvard University researchers announced they’ve created the first 3D-printed heart-on-a-chip capable of collecting data about how reliably a heart is beating.

The printed organ is made of synthetic material designed to mimic the structure and function of native tissue. It is not designed to replace failing human organs, but it can be used for scientific studies, something that is expected to rapidly increase research on new medicine. The medical breakthrough may also allow scientists to rapidly design organs-on-chips to match specific disease properties or even a patient’s cells.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-innovative-technologies-and-developments/?tag=3D-Printing

 

 

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10 Playlists That'll Power You Through Your Day Better Than Coffee

10 Playlists That'll Power You Through Your Day Better Than Coffee | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

These 10 motivational Spotify playlists are perfect to listen to at work to inspire creativity, productivity, and energize your day.

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love the "Heading Home" playlist
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26 high-paying jobs for people who don't like stress

26 high-paying jobs for people who don't like stress | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Think there's no such thing as a high-paying, low-stress job? Think again.
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6 Ways to Crush the Common Enemy of Productivity

6 Ways to Crush the Common Enemy of Productivity | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Did you know that we have a common enemy in our workplace? This enemy will make us procrastinate and make us witness helplessly the growth of our task list.
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The Impact of Music on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Impact of Music on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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Emily Leffler's curator insight, September 19, 2016 4:36 PM

With the increasing emphasis on math and science, this proves that there is a direct correlation between the arts and learning. Unlike science, music helps the brain develop in many different areas.

Louis Goncalves's curator insight, October 17, 2016 7:14 AM
Infographie très précise sur l'apport de la musique dans l'éducation
Jen Fengler's curator insight, May 9, 2:15 AM

Exposure to Rhythm (hearing a beat and moving to a beat) can also help the vestibular system develop, which is responsible for balance and co-ordination. This is to do with the ear, not the brain, but still contributes to development.

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Newsela | 9/11 flag featured in iconic photo returns to ground zero

Newsela | 9/11 flag featured in iconic photo returns to ground zero | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Unlimited access to hundreds of leveled news articles and Common Core–aligned quizzes, with new articles every day.
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The long journey of the 911 flag
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7 Habits To Build Your Center Of Influence

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Tree Therapy? ‘Forest Bathers’ Say It Helps

Tree Therapy? ‘Forest Bathers’ Say It Helps | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Can the chemicals that plants and trees give off be good for your health? Yes, say forest bathers, who are immersing themselves in nature to combat stress.
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Author Spotlight: David Trowbridge

Author Spotlight: David Trowbridge | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Major kudos to our author David Trowbridge for the latest buzz around his mobile app and website, Clio. Clio – named for the Greek muse of history – allows you to input your geographical location and learn exactly what happened in history right there. Trowbridge hopes that the app will become the “Digital Museum of America”…

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New Favorite App - Clio @thecliodotcom Web presence too!So fun 4 travel/flyovers-Thx @DTrowbridge7 | @scoopit http://sco.lt/...
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10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech

10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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interesting trends, some are already in fluid practice
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This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower ‘superbloom’

This desert in the Southwest is experiencing a wildflower ‘superbloom’ | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This park hasn't experienced a bloom so prolific since at least 1999 according to park officials.
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100 Great Teaching Images

100 Great Teaching Images | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

"Nature and humankind are both great artists, and when they join forces, amazing masterpieces can be produced. Today Bright Side has collected for you works in which the combined efforts of mother nature and photographic artists have captured magic moments showing the wondrous diversity of modern life and the natural world. Pictured above is the Westerdok District in Amsterdam."

 

Tags: images, art, landscape, worldwide.


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Why I love Geography!
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100 Great Teaching Images
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Something here for everyone and every situation...Brilliant!

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Country roads, take me home… to my friends: How intelligence, population density, and friendship affect modern happiness - Li - 2016 - British Journal of Psychology - Wiley Online Library

Country roads, take me home… to my friends: How intelligence, population density, and friendship affect modern happiness - Li - 2016 - British Journal of Psychology - Wiley Online Library | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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Researchers from Singapore Management University and the London School of Economics & Political Science studied more than 15,000 young adults. Their study concluded that very smart people need more time alone than others.
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How the old and the new make the mind ebb and flow – Daniel J Siegel | Aeon Essays

For some 2,500 years, humans have located the mind in the brain inside our heads. But we ought to consider the origin of mind with an open mind. Is the mind truly within the brain? Or is this an illusion?

I gained some insight back in the 1980s, as college drew to a close. I was in my 20s and working in Mexico for the World Health Organization on a project to study curanderos – folk healers – in a region where the press of modernisation of a local dam, La Presa Miguel Alemán, 250 miles south-east of Mexico City, was changing communities and local medical services. One morning, on a horseback journey to interview a local healer as part of my project, the saddle on my horse loosened and, with feet still strapped into the stirrups, I was dragged, they tell me, a hundred yards over gravel and rock, my head banging against the ground beneath the horse’s racing hooves. When the young and frightened horse finally came to a stop, my riding companions thought I must be dead, or at least that I’d broken my neck. I did break my teeth and nose, and damaged my arm. The head trauma induced a state of global amnesia that lasted about a day.

In the aftermath of the horse accident, I became attuned to a level of knowing beneath personal identity, personal belief and personal expectation. I had no idea what to call this change in ‘me’ so I never discussed it with anyone, putting it into a category of some existential wakeup call to lighten up, given life’s fragility following that near-death accident, to be grateful to be able to move my neck, be alive, be awake and aware. I didn’t think of it then as a gift, but I realise now it was one of those unplanned experiences that are turning points, even if we don’t realise their impact at the time.

How do all these layers of reality, these domains of life, find some common home, some common ground of understanding? Two terms that offer some insight and indicate how information is processed in our minds and brains are ‘top-down’ and ‘bottom-up’. These terms are sometimes used for the anatomical location of processing: the higher cortex (seat of executive function) at the top, the lower brainstem (heart rate, breathing) and limbic areas (emotion) at the bottom. But the same terms are also used for layers of processing not related to the anatomical distribution of up and down. Instead, they are used for the degree of processing of information.


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Trump or No Trump, Elections Have Been Stolen

Trump or No Trump, Elections Have Been Stolen | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The Republican candidate's critics ignore two centuries of disputed presidential races.
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opponents contest our tennis match results and some of my line calls... been going on forever....
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6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz]

6 Types of Presenters: Which One Are You? [Quiz] | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A review of the different schemes for categorizing types of presenters, with a description of each and a short quiz to find out which one best fits you.

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The Naked Truth: How to Uncover an Insecure Leader

Our insecurities can kill our confidence and competence. Learn how to recognize them within yourself, so you can eliminate them.

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donhornsby's curator insight, September 14, 2016 10:00 AM
We all have tendencies toward insecurity from time to time. But making sure you don't give in to damaging behavior born of insecurity will make you a far better leader, boss, and person.
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Re-Starting: Strategies for Returning to Your Dissertation | GradHacker

Re-Starting: Strategies for Returning to Your Dissertation | GradHacker | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Getting back into the swing of things.
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