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Explore what careers are right for you – About - – eParachute

Explore what careers are right for you – About -  – eParachute | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Are you a recent graduate searching for what to do with your education? Or a career-changer wondering where else you could go with your hard-earned skills? Or a job-hunter who just doesn't like the options in front of you?

Dream up your next career with eParachute:

Discover your most loved strengths,
Explore hundreds of potential career paths, and
See how well careers match what you love to do most.

Inspired by the best-selling career guide of all time.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 7:27 PM

This is the 21st Century version of the classic job search book: What Color is Your Parachute.

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Tips to make your website accessible - YouTube

Video produced by System Concepts for World Usability Day 2010. This video describes how making your website accessible to people with disabilities improves ...

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 23, 10:49 PM

Great short video with useful tips and examples to make your website more accessible.

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Richard Sober on Twitter

Richard Sober on Twitter | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Must remember this for future conferences!! pic.twitter.com/bgNbci8g6Q

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Jay Cross's curator insight, January 19, 5:52 PM

Guide to answering questions. I wish people behaved this way.

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#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants

#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
The Maseltov project on mobile incidental learning services to support language learning and the social inclusion of recent immigrants was presented by Mark Gaved  .

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Project was mentioned by Dr Joe Cullen in his presentation in INCLUDE conference yesterday

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#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants

#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
The Maseltov project on mobile incidental learning services to support language learning and the social inclusion of recent immigrants was presented by Mark Gaved  .

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Project was mentioned by Dr Joe Cullen in his presentation in INCLUDE conference yesterday

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Why CLIL?

"School is in need of creativity, problem solving, and innovation to face the challenges of the 21st Century in a global economy"

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John Clegg: Planning CLIL lessons

John Clegg: Planning CLIL lessons | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
To overcome the language barrier, CLIL teachers need to plan their lessons to include language support as well as content teaching. John Clegg explores the strategies that can be applied.

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Real Business - Happiness will save the economy

Real Business - Happiness will save the economy | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Boyd Kershaw argues that happiness boosts productivity so much it could bring the UK economy out of recession.

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Jay Cross's curator insight, June 4, 2013 12:13 PM

"At Nixon McInness, social business consultants based in Brighton, employees can place tennis balls in one of two buckets - marked "happy" and "unhappy" - when they head home. This happiness barometer acts as an early warning system so that any looming problems can be identified and addressed early on."

 

Maybe it's time to reinvigorate my Happiness app.

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Microsoft, Intel, and Gaming Companies Get Ready for Laptops and Tablets with 3-D Vision | MIT Technology Review

Microsoft, Intel, and Gaming Companies Get Ready for Laptops and Tablets with 3-D Vision | MIT Technology Review | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it

Laptops with 3-D sensors in place of conventional webcams will go on sale before the end of this year, according to chip maker Intel, which is providing the sensing technology to manufacturers. And tablets with 3-D sensors will hit the market in 2015, the company said at its annual developers’ conference in San Francisco on Wednesday.

Achin Bhowmik, general manager for Intel’s perceptual computing business unit stated, “You can bring all these digital characters into the real world. It could be your favorite Disney character or something from a game."


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 28, 2014 12:08 PM

As an online educator, I look at gaming technology and immediately see learning opportunities. At a conference in 1996 I listened to Ray Kurszweil describe a future where AI enabled holographic avatars would be personal mentors and master teachers able to meet the individual needs of each and every learner. It was a vision of ultimate differentiation that would allow everyone to meet there maximum potential.


This 3-D gaming announcement feels like another step into that future.

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CLIL: Teaching Science to Language Learners

Find resources at http://Pear.ly/b7VkT and http://pear.ly/b7Vlf

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Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:28 PM

excellent introduction of several products and apps for the science CLIL classes 

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, March 29, 4:34 PM

This presentation gives several great ideas on using CLIL to teach science.  It includes websites to use for projects as well as paper-based examples.  Very useful for CLIL teachers!

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Oxford Webinar: What's Beyond CLIL Theories?

Watch a brief excerpt of our Oxford Webinar with Manuel Blázquez, who shares a variety of ideas on teaching methods in Natural and Social Science. He also of...

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Uber, AirBnB : et si le digital replaçait l’humain au centre de l’économie. | Techtrends

Uber, AirBnB : et si le digital replaçait l’humain au centre de l’économie. | Techtrends | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Social Media, Web et Hi-Tech. Sur Techtrends, je partage le fruit de ma veille numérique et mes réflexions autour des tendances du web, des médias et nouvelles technologies. Christophe Lefevre.

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Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest

Pinterest for the Flippin' Classroom? 16 Ways Educators Use Pinterest | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Pinterest isn't just for wedding themes, DIY craft inspiration, and pretty pictures — it can also be a great educational tool! Here are some creative ways educators are using Pinterest to enhance the learning experience.

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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, August 14, 2014 9:32 PM

Useful ideas in how TLs can use Pinterest as a way to resource the curriculum.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:50 AM

Pinterest as an educational resource  for inspiration,  activities and classroom tools.

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Tips to make your website accessible - YouTube

Video produced by System Concepts for World Usability Day 2010. This video describes how making your website accessible to people with disabilities improves ...

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, June 23, 10:49 PM

Great short video with useful tips and examples to make your website more accessible.

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10 New & Useful Social Media Stats and Research Studies

10 New & Useful Social Media Stats and Research Studies | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
The latest social media research studies and statistics to help inform your marketing efforts.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, June 24, 2:41 PM

Thanks to Tina Howe for finding this gem. This shows some more recent findings for how to share to social media for best results. It looks like I'm going to have to study this carefully to improve my own results! 

--techcommgeekmom

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#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants

#CALRG14 Maseltov project and mobile incidental language learning for immigrants | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
The Maseltov project on mobile incidental learning services to support language learning and the social inclusion of recent immigrants was presented by Mark Gaved  .

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Veronique Maes's curator insight, January 23, 5:36 AM

Project was mentioned by Dr Joe Cullen in his presentation in INCLUDE conference yesterday

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Article: Planning CLIL lessons

Article: Planning CLIL lessons | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
To overcome the language barrier, CLIL teachers need to plan their lessons to include language support as well as content teaching. John Clegg explores the strategies that can be applied.

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Jaana Ohtonen's curator insight, October 15, 2014 12:06 PM

Planeringshjälp till ämnesläraren inför CLIL-lektioner.

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Preparing for Diversity: Resources for Teachers

Preparing for Diversity: Resources for Teachers | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
How can teachers effectively engage with students from diverse backgrounds? It's a question many teachers face at the beginning of the school year, and of course there isn't one prescribed solution.

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Why Save a Language?

Why Save a Language? | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Hint: It’s not to preserve a different way of seeing the world.

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A Basque colleague during INCLUDE conference in Pamplona was surprised to hear that we are not saving West-Vlaams ( one of the many Flemish dialects). Indeed, the young children are not thaught the language and their young parents are not using it to talk to them. Some research work is done on the dialect but that will be the only capture we got in a couple of decades. Should we ?

 

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Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started)

Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started) | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
For great educators, teaching is a calling more than an occupation. That’s why educators spend so much of their time not only teaching in and beyond the classroom, but also constantly learning themselves, exploring every avenue that can make them more effective (like using Twitter for professional development).


So why would they take the time to blog at all, much less regularly? And is it something every educator should consider? To find out, we asked six Milken Educators with regular blogs on different topics to share their insights. What we learned was that there is no one reason to blog, but myriad reasons and benefits for doing so.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 11, 2014 8:13 PM

I owe my start in online teaching and learning to the Milken Family Foundation.  Back in '95 I became a Milken National Educator.  The world changed. My access to information and ideas grew and my teaching spirit soared.  The MFF is still doing the good work!

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Oxford Webinar: What's Beyond CLIL Theories?

Watch a brief excerpt of our Oxford Webinar with Manuel Blázquez, who shares a variety of ideas on teaching methods in Natural and Social Science. He also of...

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CLIL policy and practice: an invitation-only policy workshop to draft a new strategy for CLIL in Europe | EnglishAgenda | British Council

CLIL policy and practice: an invitation-only policy workshop to draft a new strategy for CLIL in Europe | EnglishAgenda | British Council | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it

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Autism: Decoding Emotions Through Glass

Autism: Decoding Emotions Through Glass | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Ned Sahin is a neuroscientist and technologist with advanced degrees from MIT and Harvard, and an entrepreneurial background. His latest venture, Brain Power, is working on software and hardware to transform Google Glass into a tool to help children and families quantify and manage the challenges an...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, September 24, 2014 4:23 PM

While I didn't have the best experience with Google Glass myself, I've never said that it was not a good tool. I saw Google Glass promote this article on Google+, and by golly, it's worth a read. THIS is mobile learning at its finest. THIS is using technology used for the good of special abilities kids, specifically autistic kids. This article pushes all the right buttons for me. It's amazing what people can do with the right technology in their hands to make the world a better place! 

 

What do you think of this use of Google Glass/m-learning?

--techcommgeekmom

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Secondary schools offer courses in other languages | Flanders Today

Secondary schools offer courses in other languages | Flanders Today | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it
Now that the government of Flanders has made CLIL language learning legal by decree, secondary schools can begin teaching courses in French, English and German. (Finally, Flemish secondary schools start working with CLIL.

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11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru

11 Things You Need to Know About the Redesigned Google Drive | Google Gooru | WhatIbelieveworthtoshare | Scoop.it

Google Drive, once again, has a brand-new look and there are a lot of changes to absorb. While many changes were design and user-experience improvements, Google also added some new functions. Check out the video below for our quick walkthrough, along with a list of some of our favorite changes!


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 27, 2014 9:20 PM

Good video orientation video for those still calling Google Drive, Google Docs.  This is a great site for those looking to understand Google tech.  

Sue Walsh's curator insight, August 6, 2014 6:34 PM

A great speed update :-)

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, August 7, 2014 6:36 PM

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