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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...

 

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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.

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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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Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education

Flipped Classroom: The Full Picture for Higher Education | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

"The Flipped Classroom, as most know, has become quite the buzz in education.  Its use in higher education has been given a lot of press recently.  The purpose of this post is to:

Provide background for this model of learning with a focus on its use in higher education. Identify some problems with its use and implementation that if not addressed, could become just a fading fad. Propose a model for implementation based on an experiential cycle of learning model."

A very comprehensive post from @jackiegerstein.


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Teaching Ninjas's comment, June 1, 2012 4:29 AM
Thanks--this will be helpful to share with colleagues who are not sure if they understand the flipped classroom idea.
monica núñez alvarez's comment, June 3, 2012 10:10 AM
Excelente referencia para cambiar paradigmas en educación. Una guía muy completa con referencias y bibliografía útil.
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10 Social Media Secrets from the Social Scientist

10 Social Media Secrets from the Social Scientist | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
Value is the currency on the Web, and the more value you create, the more people will flock to you. It has been said give till it hurts and you will receive it back in spades.

 

There are some secrets regarding social media that I’d like to share.


I’m a bit of a hard-core social media user and I’ve been doing web and content development for many years now. Because I have been online for a very long time (pre-graphical Web), I am pretty attuned to what constitutes authentic and cooperative behavior online. There are things that set apart the altruistic contributor (check out this cool thing!), for instance, from the self-serving ones (buy my stuff!).

 

If you do nothing else this year, consider shifting your social media strategy to encompass increasingly pro-social guidelines. The more you give, the more the community will give back, but it needs to be done with a sensitive hand.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/LvDTsm


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What Makes a Master Teacher

What Makes a Master Teacher | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

My name is George Couros, and I am currently a Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning with Parkland School Division, located in Stony Plain, Alberta, Canada. The schools are from ages K-12, and I love working with kids of all ages.

 

I am passionate about distributed leadership within my division, and believe that creating a collaborative environment with all stakeholders, will help to ensure that we meet the best needs of all children.

 

The term “master teacher” seems to get thrown around a lot, but is something that many educators aspire to be. In my ten years in the field of education, I would say that the definition of “master teacher” has definitely changed. When I think of a master teacher, here are the qualities that I would suggest they have:

 

1. Connects with kids first

2. Teaches kids first and curriculum second

3. Ensures that they draw relevance to curriculum

4. Works with students to develop a love of learning

5. Embodies lifelong learning

6. Focuses on learning goals as opposed to performance goals

7. Ensures that “character education” is an essential part of learning

8. Passionate about the content they teach

9. A master teacher is a “school teacher” -

10. Strong communication skills

 

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http://georgecouros.ca/blog/archives/267

 


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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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How Google & Technology is Changing Your Brain’s Rote Memory (The Google Effect Study)

How Google & Technology is Changing Your Brain’s Rote Memory (The Google Effect Study) | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

A recent study has confirmed that the search engine Google is changing your brain and altering the way it works, seriously. But then again, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise since any new technology is going to change the way that our neurons fire and brain works. Anyways, a group of people got money for a study called “The Google Effect” led by Betsy Sparrow at Columbia University. Findings from the study led by Betsy were published in the popular journal, “Science.”

 

How is Google changing your brain? What did The Google Effect study find?

 

Contrary to popular myth that using the internet is making people dumber, that wasn’t what the researchers found. What they found was the fact that using the Google search engine causes the brain to reorganize its memories for information. Instead of relying on what is called “Rote memory,” people are using new technology such as their computers and Google to get the job done. In other words, instead of people using their brains directly to pull up information are basically saying, “I can just quick go Google it instead of try to test my memory.”

 

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Daniel Pink on the surprising science of motivation

http://www.ted.com Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Tradi...

 

http://www.ted.com  Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories -- and maybe, a way forward.

 

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at

 

http://www.ted.com/translate.

 

Gust MEES: A MUST watch and listen! I actually read one of his books...

 

 


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