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S.I.A.M. – Energy Saving Induction Cooktop

S.I.A.M. – Energy Saving Induction Cooktop | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

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very cool, where to get one?

 

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10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom - TED Ed Blog

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Education expert Sir Ken Robinson notes that in the factories of the 20th century, creativity was not valued. Yet in the startups of the 21st century, it’s critical for success. What can teachers do — right now — to prepare students for the world of the future? Below, 10 ways to teach creativity in the classroom:

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It's old blood, not old bones, that makes fracture healing difficult among the elderly

It's old blood, not old bones, that makes fracture healing difficult among the elderly | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

A recent finding by scientists from the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, and Duke University challenges long-held ideas about why our bones have a harder time healing as we age. Their research discovered that old mouse bones mend like youthful bones do when they're exposed to young blood after a fracture.


“The traditional concept is that as you get older, your bone cells kind of wear out so they can't heal as well, and we thought we'd find that during this study as well,” explains study co-author Benjamin Alman, of the Hospital for Sick Children. “But it turns out that it's not the bone cells, it's the blood cells. As you get older, the blood cells change the way they behave when you have an injury, and as a result the cells that heal bone aren't able to work as efficiently.”


The researchers paired lab mice, one old and one young, and subjected them to bone fractures, but that wasn't all they had in common. The living animals' circulatory systems were also joined together by a 150-year-old surgical technique known as parabiosis. Scientists removed a layer of skin from each mouse and stitched the exposed surfaces together. As the animals healed their capillaries joined, enabling their two hearts to pump the same blood throughout the two bodies as a single system. Parabiosis, which has been gaining new popularity in aging research, allowed Alman and colleagues to see what impacts the circulating factors of the younger mouse's blood had when introduced into the body of an older mouse.


The experiment, published this week in Nature Communications, suggests that young blood cells secrete some as-yet-unknown molecule, likely a protein or possibly some other chemical, that speeds up the healing of fractured bone. The molecule apparently does so by regulating levels of beta-catenin in bone cells known as osteoblasts. Keeping beta-catenin at the proper levels appears crucial for the formation of new high-density bone.


This ability is greatly diminished in older animals' blood because it no longer secretes the molecule, whose exact chemical nature remains a mystery at this point. “My guess is that there are a number of proteins involved that are made differently as we get older, and that they are responsible for the difficulty in healing bone,” Alman says.


The findings could prove good news for aging humans, but healing our bones won’t require the type of transfusions used in the experiment—nor will it borrow the synthesized “True Blood” variety that may soon enter clinical trials. Sharing human blood in this manner raises a number of red flags ranging from practicality to possible medical complications.


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Break This One Habit & Find More Writing Time

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I noticed a bad habit the other day and realized it is rather costly to my productivity. No, it's not just wasting time on the internet or any other act of procrastination. Rather, it is a bad habi...
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10 Inspiring Quotations To Help You Differentiate Instruction Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

10 Inspiring Quotations To Help You Differentiate Instruction Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
When it comes to differentiated instruction, one of the most common questions asked by busy teachers is “How can I find the time?”

In her newly revised book The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners. 2nd Edition. Carol Ann Tomlinson offers valuable insight into the power of differentiated instruction in today’s classroom. In this updated second edition of her best-selling classic work, Carol Ann Tomlinson offers teachers a powerful and practical way to meet a challenge that is both very modern and completely timeless: how to divide their time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct so many students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.

Whether you need motivation to implement differentiated instruction in the classroom or simply need reassurance that it’s working you’ll find inspiration in these words of wisdom from Tomlinson:

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How to Transform Teaching with Tablets

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Bereft of examples and inspiration, many educators struggle to conceive of iPad integration beyond mere substitution for whatever came before. Educators need guidance on how to leverage iPads as hubs of innovation that nurture the learning skills, competencies, and habits of mind that help students develop skills for today's world.


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Rosa Saló Sagué's curator insight, May 18, 4:16 AM

Tablets, m-learning

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Karen Anson's curator insight, May 23, 2:02 AM

A long read but a great reminder that effectively using devices means more than just a new way to take notes and distribute materials.

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6 Ways to Make Learning Visible - Brilliant or Insane

When we make learning visible, teachers and students are better able to assess their impact.These six strategies will get you started.

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Paul Simmons's curator insight, April 20, 5:44 AM

Unlike talent, the attainment of knowledge cannot be seen unless you make it really visible by creating a medium to showcase learning. And now, technology offers many ways to show that learning takes place. 

Anita Vance's curator insight, April 20, 8:56 AM

I like the idea of sharing and keeping a progression with a time for reflection...and the sketchbook for kids - their own book - how perfect.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 20, 8:29 PM

It's one thing to post student work, but it's quite another thing for the students to reflect on their work over time. Imagine what an impact it could make for a student to see how far he has progressed or for a student to see the final product of something she thought was beyond her reach.

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Some of The Best Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning

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The apps below are particularly useful for elementary students but they can also be used with other age groups. Elementary teachers often complain about the paucity of apps that are kids appropriate compared with apps for other age groups. So we thought it would be useful to create a section in this blog devoted entirely to apps specifically curated for elementary teachers. After we have covered math and writing apps, today’s post features some very good iPad storytelling apps to use with young kids. You can use these apps to help kids develop a wide range of basic literacy skills that include: writing, reading and speaking.

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media - Edutopia | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized? Do you remember a time when non-traditional learners struggled, and absenteeism meant a high likelihood of students doing poorly in school, and possibly having to retake the course?

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to support all learners. If any of these scenarios bring back memories as a teacher or student, then you understand that we have many more tools today to ensure that learners succeed despite struggles, because students and teachers have so much more available to meet every learner's needs.

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12 Marvelous Math Apps for Kids - ParentMap

While it might seem unlikely that “math” and “fun” can exist in the same sentence, it's easier than you think.

There is a googolplex of math-related games and apps for smartphones and tablets, just waiting to be played by eager learners. And, believe it or not, they make math fun.

Read on for 12 fun apps that make math a "piece of pi" for kids of all ages (on Pi Day and every day).

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Text Engine was developed to offer cell phone users a means to search the web using their text messaging service. This is great news for educators and students in low-income and rural communities.  

And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. There is also a need in districts like NYC that empower students to bring their own devices to school, but don't have the means to enable students to connect to the internet.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 12:06 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:01 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Tony Guzman's curator insight, March 30, 9:44 AM

In this short article and video advertisement learn how you can leverage a texting free tool to obtain Internet info. This is a great tool for anyone with limited data plan, or no data plan.

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10 iPad apps you should be using | ZDNet

10 iPad apps you should be using | ZDNet | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Looking for apps for your iPad that you'll actually end up using? These 10 apps are a good place to start.

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What Is A Personal Learning Network? - TeachThought

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What is a personal learning network, or rather a Personal Learning Network? How about a Professional Learning Network?

In the video below, Marc-André Lalande offers a concise, useful definition that simplifies the idea from hashtags and movements and social engagement and badges and, well, all the buzzwords you hear, into a clear explanation that works not just within education, but any field.

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edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:04 PM

Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects. 


Libraries become hives of invention when you promote a maker culture.

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Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought

Tomorrow's Learning Today: 7 Shifts To Create A Classroom Of The Future - TeachThought | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Below are some ideas that are truly transformational–not that they haven’t been said before. It’s not this article that’s transformational, but the ideas themselves. These ideas aren’t just buzzwords or trendy edu-jargon but the kind of substance with the potential for lasting change.

And the best part? This is stuff that’s available not tomorrow with ten grand in classroom funding and 12 hours of summer PD, but today. Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

But therein lies the rub: Tomorrow’s learning is already available, and below are 7 of the most compelling and powerful trends, concepts, and resources that represent its promise.

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Pilar Ledezma's curator insight, May 22, 12:39 PM

añada su visión ...Cualquier inversión es buena siempre y cuando sea en educación, considero que es la clave para tener un mundo mejor. Cada día la tecnología avanza a pasos agigantados y si la educación no avanza a la par, tenemos grandes problemas...

David Baker's curator insight, May 23, 4:27 PM

This captures the shift we are trying to make in my district. I think this might make an excellent focus for a seminar

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Some of The Best Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning

Some of The Best Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
The apps below are particularly useful for elementary students but they can also be used with other age groups. Elementary teachers often complain about the paucity of apps that are kids appropriate compared with apps for other age groups. So we thought it would be useful to create a section in this blog devoted entirely to apps specifically curated for elementary teachers. After we have covered math and writing apps, today’s post features some very good iPad storytelling apps to use with young kids. You can use these apps to help kids develop a wide range of basic literacy skills that include: writing, reading and speaking.

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Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic

Why Reading Comprehension in the Content Areas is so Important | Edudemic | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
To prepare students for college and careers, reading comprehension needs to be a part of all subject areas. Students cannot master complex scientific concepts, comprehend historical treaties, or follow complex logic problems without it. Content areas deal with complex texts that require analytical reading skills. Students in social studies, science, and math classes have to be able to compare and synthesize ideas, and use specific academic vocabulary. In 2002, Fisher, Frey, and Williams compiled this list of literacy strategies for the content areas. Today, we’re going to add to the list and suggest certain reading comprehension strategies to try in your content area classroom

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19 Tips, Tricks and Apps for Classroom Management - Class Tech Tips

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"If anyone tells you that an iPad is just for playing Angry Birds, this list of teacher tools is sure to change their mind.  Check out these tips, tricks and apps for classroom management!"


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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 7, 5:15 AM

Interesting article on how Minecraft is being used in education.

Frank Napoli's curator insight, April 7, 7:59 AM

Using a popular game to teach!

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, April 7, 11:12 AM

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HLT Magazine- Creativity in language teaching

HLT Magazine- Creativity in language teaching | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication
notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge. Produced in associated with Pilgrims Limited.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 4, 10:41 AM

The focus of this issue of Humanistic Language Teaching focuses on different forms of creativity and how they can be employed in teaching and teacher training.

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5 Great Writing Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning

5 Great Writing Apps for Elementary Students - EdTech & MLearning | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
The selection we curated for you today contains some  useful iPad apps to use with elementary students to help them with their writing. Some the things your kids will get to learn from these apps include: learning how to write letters, learning phonics and spelling, composing syllables by combining vowels and consonants, and several other basic literacy skills. Some of these apps also include tracking features which allow teachers and parents to keep updated about the progress of their kids.

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Allison Leckie's curator insight, April 19, 9:29 PM

Fantastic apps that will meet the students expectations of learning and great for parents and teachers to see the progress of the children's learning.

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6 Free Apps to Teach Coding Skills - ClassTechTips.com

6 Free Apps to Teach Coding Skills - ClassTechTips.com | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
I’ve shared some of my favorite apps for teaching coding skills to students.  From early elementary through high school, each one has a place in the hands of students holding a tablet.  Whether you incorporate these apps into a lesson in math or science or provide time during an after school program for children to develop problem solving skills, you’re sure to find one on this list that meets the needs of your students!

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Diane Davis's curator insight, April 5, 2:59 PM

Code.org has exceptional coding lessons for elementary schools.

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Maker Education Resources - Edutopia

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"How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice."


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35 Educators You Should Follow on Pinterest

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35 Educational Pinners You MUST Check out! I love Pinterest! It’s kind of hard to believe this is my first post about this wonderful curation tool. Pinterest is NOT just for crafts and recipes, and...

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really good sites and links here... lots on pinterest, this is a wealth of ideas.

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Cristina Reyes's curator insight, April 4, 2:03 AM

I agree , it´s a great curation tool. Intuitive interface and a variety of topics for educators 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 6, 3:48 PM

Are you just getting started using Pinterest? Check some of these people for ideas.

Mark Rasi's curator insight, April 13, 8:56 PM

A wealth of info out there!

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edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric

edutopia: Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, February 19, 3:29 PM

Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:04 PM

Creating rubrics is always a challenge.  Look here for ideas on assessing Maker projects. 


Libraries become hives of invention when you promote a maker culture.

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Fun App for Kids Turns Writing Into Interactive Game | Edudemic

Fun App for Kids Turns Writing Into Interactive Game | Edudemic | tools for learning and teaching | Scoop.it
Do your students suffer from writer’s block? I’ve found a cure for what ails them: Writing Challenge for Kids, an app by Literautas. After reading several positive online reviews, I tried this app with my students and got results that surpassed my wildest expectations.

With this app, the task of brainstorming a story introduction, scenes, and characters becomes a game. Working against the clock, students respond to specific prompts that guide them through the story-writing process. It’s fun, it’s fast, and, as the name suggests, it’s challenging. Read on to discover if this challenge is right for your students.

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