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Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom

Five Reasons I Love Using QR Codes in My Classroom | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
There are so many tools that educators can use to get students interested and engaged in their work. Like most teachers today, I integrate technology into my instruction everyday. I'm lucky to work i

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Joan Stewart's curator insight, January 25, 2013 1:22 AM

Great ideas on QR Codes in the classroom and for use via schools and education and this is just the beginning. QR codes hold so much information they are able to be utilized just about anywhere if thought out correctly.

Joan Stewart's comment, January 25, 2013 1:23 AM
Great for educators, expand into fun learning via QR Codes.
Veille digitale's curator insight, January 25, 2013 1:32 AM

5 raisons d'aimer l'utilisation des QR-Code 

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Secrets to a Perfectly Crafted Social Media Post

Secrets to a Perfectly Crafted Social Media Post | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
What you say is important. But so is how and when you say it.
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- Replace Your Textbook with QR codes

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Instant grammar checker - Fast, 100% FREE scans for your writing

Instant grammar checker - Fast, 100% FREE scans for your writing | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Online grammar checker. You don't need to pay us, register or complete any test - you just copy-paste your text and see your grammar mistakes. Easy as pie!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 14, 2013 9:19 AM

I tested it as English isn't my mother tongue to improve my writing and I like especially the opening help window while clicking the highlighted errors. It reminds me the lost knowledge over the years and so I can refresh it.

Communica8GH's curator insight, January 14, 2013 6:37 PM

More in-depth than typical word processing. Has some prAACtical applications for sure.

Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, January 14, 2013 10:20 PM

a gr8 tool!

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Premium Content is Dead, Long Live Premium Content - Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark -

With the shift from print to digital and the explosion of the new open education resources (OER) is there any place for premium content?
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Top 12 Learning Blog Posts of 2012

Top 12 Learning Blog Posts of 2012 | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Thanks to all of you, we had a lot of successes on our blog last year! Here is a collection of your favorite e-Learning blogs from 2012.
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The New Breed of Children’s Book Authors | Digital Book World

The New Breed of Children’s Book Authors | Digital Book World | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The new children's digital content business has given rise to a new kind of children’s author. In fact, we may not even want to continue calling them simply authors.
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by Jeremy Greenfield

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The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013 - Edudemic

The 20+ Apps To Know About In 2013 - Edudemic | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
What are the biggest apps to know about in the upcoming year? Our friends at Education Dive have assembled a useful list!

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BubR1 Protein Fights Aging and Cancer

BubR1 Protein Fights Aging and Cancer | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Cancer biologist Jan van Deursen at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and his colleagues were initially interested in studying a common feature of cancers, called aneuploidy. Aneuploid cells have too few or too many chromosomes. Nearly all cancer cells fall into this category, but it's not clear whether aneuploidy actually causes cancer. van Deursen, along with a then-graduate student, Darren Baker, engineered mice to produce less BubR1, a protein that helps cells segregate their chromosomes when they divide. When BubR1 is reduced, chromosomes can't properly separate into identical daughter cells, leaving some daughters with the wrong number of chromosomes. van Deursen, Baker, and their colleagues wanted to see whether these mice would develop cancer.

To their surprise, instead of tumor-filled mice, they wound up with animals that aged very quickly. "These mice were clearly very, very different than a normal mouse," says Baker, who now studies the biology of aging at the Mayo Clinic. Last year, they reported that removing old cells—that is, cells with a genetic marker indicating senescence—from these mice could help them stay healthier longer. Adding intrigue is an extremely rare human condition caused by mutations in the BubR1 gene. Patients with the disease, mosaic variegated aneuploidy syndrome, age prematurely and have an elevated risk of cancer. Too little BubR1 seems to be bad news.

Too much, on the other hand, might be a good thing. In work published today in Nature Cell Biology, the biologists report that genetically engineered mice that make extra BubR1 are less prone to cancer. For example, they found that when they exposed normal mice to a chemical that causes lung and skin tumors, all of them got cancer. But only 33% of those overexpressing BubR1 at high levels did. They also found that these animals developed fatal cancers much later than normal mice—after about 2 years, only 15% of the engineered mice had died of cancer, compared with roughly 40% of normal mice. The animals that overexpressed BubR1 at high levels also lived 15% longer than controls, on average. And the mice looked veritably Olympian on a treadmill, running about twice as far—200 meters rather than 100 meters—as control animals. All of this left Baker, van Deursen, and their colleagues thinking that BuBR1's life-extending effects aren't due to only its ability to prevent cancer, although that's not yet certain.
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The Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas [infographic] | Daily Infographic

The Cost of the 12 Days of Christmas [infographic] | Daily Infographic | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This infographic takes a look at the actual cost of the items within the heart-warming carol The 12 Days of Christmas. It's very interesting and offers the opportunity to analyze our culture!

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How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology

How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The increasingly popular free digital media sharing app offers plenty of possibilities for educators. Guest post by Sam Peters. Tumblr is a web based
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Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay

Don't Burn Your Books---Print Is Here to Stay | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The e-book had its moment, but sales are slowing. Readers still want to turn those crisp, bound pages, writes Nicholas Carr.
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"Having survived 500 years of technological upheaval, Gutenberg's invention may withstand the digital onslaught as well. There's something about a crisply printed, tightly bound book that we don't seem eager to let go of."

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Keeping it real with Primary Sources! | Digital Learning Environments

Keeping it real with Primary Sources! | Digital Learning Environments | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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TED: Ideas worth spreading

TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading -- through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
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[INFOGRAPHIC] Instructional Design Model: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction

[INFOGRAPHIC] Instructional Design Model: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This weekend I decided it was about time I created a new instructional design themed infographic. I’ve created a few in the past, which I’ve shared on my blog (here, here and here), and...
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7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic

7 Fun Ways to Use QR Codes In Education - Edudemic | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
My students absolutely love using those black and white boxes in their activities. It's beyond simple (and fun) to deploy QR codes in education.

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What a Difference Difference Makes | TomorrowToday

What a Difference Difference Makes | TomorrowToday | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This so-called 'generation gap' influences expectations, attitudes and behaviors. Generational filters develop early in life, shaped by the political, economic, social, educational and cultural norms of the day in the first decade ...

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12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013

12 Great Motivational Quotes for 2013 | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
This set of inspirational thoughts for the new year will galvanize you into action.
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A multimedia journalist’s holiday wish list | Poynter.

Technology has filled the journalistic toolbox with an array of innovative gadgets that enable journalists to gather and deliver the news with speed and sophistication. But which ones do we need?

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Parents Can Influence Their Child's School Performance Simply By Talking

Parents Can Influence Their Child's School Performance Simply By Talking | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A new study shows that parental involvement matters more for performance than schools, but that doesn't mean going to PTA meetings
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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Meaghan recalls her first moments with the iPad and how she and her liaison discovered the variety of new opportunities that this one device presented. One of the first things she used was the ability to invert the colors of the screen. The iPad gives users the opportunity to read predominantly black text on a lighter screen, or to invert the colors and overlay white text on a black screen. This one feature, Meaghan recalls, was "transformative" in her learning of what the iPad could offer her educational experience.
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Mark Pegrum's curator insight, December 17, 2012 8:54 PM

An important reminder of the value of iPads for students with visual impairments.

Karen Johnson's curator insight, January 8, 2013 7:15 AM

Some useful tips for lecturers to pass on to their students.  This is why it is better to buy iPads than a less adaptable device.

Kathryn Wyeth's curator insight, January 8, 2013 10:22 AM

Great ideas from how one student with vision loss uses an iPad to participate and learn.

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- 8 Essentials of PBL: The Big Delivery….Santa Believes… Do You?

- 8 Essentials of PBL: The Big Delivery….Santa Believes… Do You? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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