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Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online

Free Technology for Teachers: 9 Tools Students Can Use to Create Music Online | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

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How Your Mood Affects Your Creativity

How Your Mood Affects Your Creativity | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

To make sense of our elusiveness, some psychologists study the relationship between our mental states and creative output. Is relentless focus good for creativity? Or is it better to let the mind wander? Where does inspiration come from?


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How To Stop Time

How To Stop Time | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Human beings have the capacity to stop time. It is, in fact, a commonly used capacity. We use our ability to stop time as a bulwark against the threat of disruptive newness that encroaches with the future. It also allows us to keep what we remember from turning into the mere past.

So how do we stop time?

The answer that I have in mind is: through ritual.


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A Random Walk with Pi

A Random Walk with Pi | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Of course, the number of digits in π is infinite, but over the years, as computers have become more powerful, we know many more of them than ever before. But it’s one thing to say that I can download trillions of digits of π and another to make some sort of sense out of all of these digits. Into this steps a team of researchers from Australia, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Simon Fraser University with some elegant visualizations of π. In a recent paper, they used a classic method of visualizing large strings of numbers: the random walk.

 

More on "Pi": http://www.scoop.it/t/science-news?tag=pi

 


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The Venus Transit and Hunting for Alien Worlds : Discovery News

The Venus Transit and Hunting for Alien Worlds : Discovery News | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Venus did a lot more than just transit the sun; it provided us with a vital tool in the hunt for Earth-like exoplanets orbiting other stars.
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Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning

Top 12 Ways Technology Changed Learning | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

In the 21st century, technology has changed the ways in which we communicate and go about our lives. Very few educators would disagree with the notion that technology has dramatically changed the teaching and learning process.

 

With the help of some fellow teachers, here is a short list of the top 12 ways technology has changed the way we learn:

 

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http://www.teachhub.com/how-technology-changed-learning

 


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5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health

5 Tips to Prevent Digital Burnout and Maintain Good Mental Health | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

The Internet's reach is so pervasive, it feels as though it has always been around. The reality is that the web is still in its infancy, and we don't really understand the risks it poses to our mental health. In fact, various experts, such as Larry D. Rosen, a psychologist and author of "iDisorder," believe that personal gadgets are making us mentally ill and are exacerbating other problems such as narcissism, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder. Other mental health professionals have already identified disorders ranging from "Facebook depression" to "phantom vibration syndrome."

 

Realistically, most of us don't have the luxury of disconnecting from the Internet, particularly communication professionals whose work depends more and more on it.

 

However, there are various things you can do to curtail the negative effects it may have and prevent digital burnout.

 

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http://www.pbs.org/mediashift/2012/06/5-tips-to-prevent-digital-burnout-and-maintain-good-mental-health-159.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+pbs/mediashift-blog+(mediashift-blog)&utm_content=Google+Reader

 


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There and Back Again: A Packet’s Tale. How Does the Internet Work?

There and Back Again: A Packet’s Tale. How Does the Internet Work? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

How does the Internet really work? Ride shotgun with a packet of data—one of trillions involved in the trillions of Internet interactions that happen every second. Look deep beneath the surface of the most basic Internet transaction, and follow the packet as it flows from your fingertips, through circuits, wires, and cables, to a host server, and then back again, all in less than a second.

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How black holes change gear

How black holes change gear | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Black holes are extremely powerful and efficient engines that not only swallow up matter, but also return a lot of energy to the Universe in exchange for the mass they eat.


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[VIDEO] Touring the Ocean Bottom

This visualization tours the ocean floor from the gentle continental slopes to the deepest trenches using data analyzed and archived by NOAA. Does it look familiar? It is actually the same data that Google has incorporated into Google Earth and Ocean.


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[VIDEO] Earth's Magnetism

In order to illustrate the earth's magnetic field, three datasets for Earth's Magnetism have been created. All of these datasets show the changes in the magnetic field from 1590 - 2010. The first dataset shows the magnetic field lines at the surface of the Earth. The magnetic poles are indicated by stars. The blue lines show where the magnetic field dips into the Earth and the red lines show where the magnetic field emerges from the Earth. Where the field lines are horizontal to the Earth, between the red and blue lines, is the magnetic equator shaded yellow.


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125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology

125 Great Science Videos: From Astronomy to Physics & Psychology | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
125 Great Science Videos covering Astronomy & Space Travel; Physics; Biology & Chemistry; Environment, Geology and & Ecology; Psychology & Neuroscience; and Technology & Mathematics.

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3 Reasons to Use Digital Mind Mapping | Edudemic

3 Reasons to Use Digital Mind Mapping | Edudemic | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

"Digital mind mapping simply offers improved flexibility, collaboration, and multimedia embedding. There are a variety of software tools, both free and paid, for digital mind mapping."

 

There are many digital mindmapping tools available: Mindomo, Mindmeister,  MapMyself, MindMaple, bubbl.us and others, but the original is the Buzan iMindMap - all great for brainstorming and assisting students to visually construct new knowledge, argument mapping and brainstorming.


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BBC series about time: Michio Kaku - Time, a physical reality?

Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=DDC8B9A17F8A88A4 In this four-part series, string theory pioneer Michio Kaku goes on an extraordinary explo...

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Humor is a Test of Character: Why Our Classrooms Need More Joy and Laughter

Humor is a Test of Character: Why Our Classrooms Need More Joy and Laughter | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

In their 2011 book Inside Jokes: Using Humor to Reverse-Engineer the Mind, Matthew M. Hurley, Daniel C. Dennett and Reginald B. Adams, Jr. explain the tight link between brain development and humor that cognitive neuroscientists have found.


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Tracking Emotions with Twitter in Realtime with EmotiMeter

Tracking Emotions with Twitter in Realtime with EmotiMeter | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

EmotiMeter is a client-side application that continuously search for emoticons (happy / sad) in Twitter updates and draws a circle in a world map regarding the user location.


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Macro Photos Reveal the Mystical World of Insects

Macro Photos Reveal the Mystical World of Insects | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Macro Photos Reveal the Mystical World of Insects “ Courtesy of Thomas Shahan’s Flickr page come these spectacular photos of insects. Curious how Shahan captures such amazing images? Check out this...

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Why is the sky blue?

Why is the sky blue? | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Rayleigh scattering, and why the is sky blue... and yield white near the horizon.


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BYOD in the 21st Century

Wondering what BYOD means or if your school is ready for it? In this 8-minute Pedagogical Quickie, I present some of the many advantages and limitations of his concept for education.

 

Gust MEES: A MUST WATCH Video! Best I have seen about BYOD... It explains very well...

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=SSXyfX8ABhA


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Cute cartoon figures combined with a Star Trek analogy is a recipe for success. Thanks for passing on this BYOD gem.

Loretta VU's curator insight, April 25, 2015 3:01 AM

This is a very interesting video and raises some good questions but working in a school that is currently implementing a BYOD policy all we are seeing are students using their technology for social interactions and gaming. 

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15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners

15 Secrets of the Most Successful Self-Learners | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Though self-motivated learners will always find a way to learn, these tips certainly don't hurt!

 

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http://www.onlineuniversities.com/blog/2012/05/15-secrets-of-the-most-successful-self-learners/

 


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[VIDEO] Creativity in the Cloud: From the Big Bang to Twitter

[VIDEO] Creativity in the Cloud: From the Big Bang to Twitter | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

What does it mean to be connected in the 21st century? Hope, interdependence, and possibly the creation of a new consciousness, says Tiffany Shlain. Shlain is the founder of the Webby awards and creator of a new documentary, Connected: An Autoblogography about Love, Death & Technology, which premiered this year at Sundance.


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[VIDEO] Picture of the Big Bang (a.k.a. Oldest Light in the Universe)

Where does all the stuff in the universe come from?


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[VIDEO] Sea Surface Currents and Temperature

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[VIDEO] Do numbers EXIST? - Numberphile

An expert on the philosophy of mathematics, Dr Jonathan Tallant, outlines some of the key arguments about whether or not numbers ACTUALLY EXIST? Exploring platonism, nominalism and fictionalism.


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10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities

10 Reasons Why Students Aren’t Using eTextbooks | Online Universities | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Here are several reasons why students aren't yet warming up to the idea of e-textbooks today.

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