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Top 10 Skills for the 21st Century Young Professional [Infographic]

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Via Beth Dichter, Martin Hombre Hormiga
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These skills make a lot of sense and all tend to be included in education, right now. In addition to learning the standard topics, most educational establishments incude socio-cultural, moral and practical lessons for students to be able to cope with life in the 21st century.

 

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 28, 2013 10:12 PM

What are the top ten skills that are needed in the workplace today? The University of Phoenix has published this infographic that provides a look at the top ten skills as well as information on how to acquire the skills. Are you providing your students the opportunity to learn and/or practice these skills?

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Apps for multiple intelligences | ipadders.eu

Apps for multiple intelligences | ipadders.eu | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
What makes the iPad brilliant is that it caters to all different intelligences. In fact most apps touch upon all different types of intelligences.

Via S. Lustenhouwer
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Not only are you able to increase your own intelligence orientation you can also explore other methods of learning which will certainly increase your neural network..  For example, if you are a visual learner, you could combine this logical-mathematical.  Just think:  you could see numbers and learn to add up and multiply much faster.  You could also store your bank account numbers in the visual area of the brain...................................Just think of how you can increase your brain power!!

Have a look at www.hotmoodle.com for different examples of learning.

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, December 5, 2013 8:06 AM

Multiples intelligences by Gadner in apps

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Musical Instruments - Animal Soft Toys, Childrens Animal Masks, Pocket Money Toys - Online Toy Store

Musical Instruments - Animal Soft Toys, Childrens Animal Masks, Pocket Money Toys - Online Toy Store | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
  (A Few Ideas for Musical & Noisy Kids #Bizitalk #Purplebiz #Fpsbs Fun Ideas for Kids! #Mums #Toys #Birthdays http://t.co/iJ0slyMllU)

Via Lucy Best
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Also great toys at homeschoolsource.co.uk. for pre-schoolers for Christmas!

 

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Teaching Your Students How to Have a Conversation

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While it is impossible to know all of the reasons, there is no doubt that learning to listen and talk is an extremely important way to broaden knowledge, enhance understanding and build community. Perhaps this is why the core standards in English-language arts include an important emphasis on developing speaking and listening, the basic tools for conversation. This eight tips can be used regularly to help students learn good conversational skills.


Via Andrea Zeitz
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The tips are: Imitate good conversations; encourage non-verbal behaviour as it shows interest; challenge hurtful comments; ask open-ended questions; Do not accept , 'I dont'know'. Ask, 'What do you think?; Ask students informal questions, e.g. about their other classes; make eye contact.  This shows you are listening; encourage turn-taking.

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MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages

MAKE BELIEFS COMIX! Online Educational Comic Generator for Kids of All Ages | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
MakeBeliefsComix.com is an educational comic strip creator from author Bill Zimmerman. Create, print, email and post to Facebook your original comic strips through this site!

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Looks good, we should all have one of these

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A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Beautiful Visual on The Importance of Games in Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

Via Hamid Eusafzai, BilingualStudyGuides
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Games engage the brain as it is exercise, it involves intensity, readiness, leads to mastery of something you find enjoyable.  And the rewards can be so satisfying that you try to find different ways to improve. 

 

This is how pre-schoolers are able learn naturally. Educational technology and mobile learning is good;  however young children need to take charge of their learning early, so that they can utilise their brain's potential before the subscribed learning imposed by technology.

 

Written by Audrey Foster for curated content at www.homeschoolsource.co.uk.

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How Toy Stores are Failing Women

How Toy Stores are Failing Women | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Consider the last time you walked down a toy aisle. You probably could guess which toys were targeted for girls and which ones were targeted for boys. Maybe you
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Why bother going to stores, why not buy online.  One of the best shopping stores for children is http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk where you are able to select hundreds of educational resources in the fields of science, technology, engineering, maths, physics, geology, astronomy, metereology, archaeology, biology..........which will captivate girls as well as boys.  

 

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Connectivism is about how the brain processes information by linking ideas stored in our memory and then being able to retrieve the information..  We can learn anything through using any of our senses.  Using technology does not change learning.

 

We have learned to read books.  We can also learn to use technology in order to access information that we get from books.

 

Because there are so many different technologies being developed, it is complicating and confusing the fact that it is the technologies that are difficult to learn, NOT the actual information.

 

All the theories of learning that are mentioned are already being used. The question is: How many different technologies are these developers expecting people to use?  Whether we are teachers and or learners, there is a limit to how much technology we  have time to learn to use. Learning is supposed to be pleasurable not about suffering.   

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Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

maralma's curator insight, October 15, 2016 7:39 AM
INTERESTING!

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Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning

Open Colleges Presents Your Brain Map: 84 Strategies for Accelerated Learning | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Explore the Open College's interactive brain map to learn about how your brain functions and ways to improve your learning.

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Ante Lauc's curator insight, October 26, 2013 3:48 AM

I will try follow it!

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 26, 2013 12:22 PM

Brains are fascinating - view this map to learn more!

Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 9:11 AM

Especially helpful in science and health classes

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know! Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

Inquiring Minds Want to Know! Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. 


Via Andrea Zeitz
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Tools to help learning are everywhere. No educational instiitution should limit learning to reading, writing, arithmetic, and science in confined spaces. The arts, cooking, games, languages, debating, gardening, playing cards, flower arranging expands the brain as much as everything else we learn.  

 

Education and learning do not belong to schools, colleges or universities. There are lot of spaces in city buildings housing banks  where youngsters can spend part of their week learning to add and multiply real figures.  

 

How about teaching youngsters about healthy nutrition by spending half terms on farms. Nutrition incorporates science, biology and expands the brain.........................  

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 7, 2013 3:09 AM

That's right! Inquiry learning works best on longer, deep dive projects when students have to create something of their own out of what they’ve found.

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Iron Man, Elmo Among Hottest Holiday Toys - CBS Local

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Iron Man, Elmo Among Hottest Holiday Toys
CBS Local
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A flying Iron Man and a huggable Elmo are being labeled the hottest toys for the holiday season, WCBS 880′s Marla Diamond reported.
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Great toys.  There are also huge amounts of fantastic educational games and toys which can be bought for Christmas which children will love, curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk 

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Backyard Mystery Afterschool Curriculum

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The super team of Barbara Alonso and Peggy Lemaux have developed another set of materials for engaging children with science. This one is about diseases and pathogens of plants and animals. By contacting the authors you can download a link to a complete set of materials for teachers and children. It's designed for afterschool groups, but you could bring the materials into any classroom, or maybe even use as a birthday party activity for future scientists!


Via Mary Williams
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Thank you for these materials as they can be used for homeschool learning.  www.homeschoolsource.co.uk also has educational resources such as these which are fantastic for assisting learning without stress.

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Mary Williams's comment, September 17, 2013 12:23 PM
Peggy and Barbara have developed other resources including "Dirt to Dinner", "DNA for Dinner" etc - find them here http://ucbiotech.org/resources/teaching_aids/index.html
Audrey's comment, September 26, 2013 5:21 AM
Thank you I am looking at them.
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Early Education

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Children are eager to learn. Home learning cannot start too soon.

 

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Audrey's comment, September 19, 2013 5:11 PM
Go for it. Some really inexpensive fantastic educational toys and games at www.homeschoolsource.co.uk
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Parts of the human body parts learning English body parts words

Parts of the human body parts learning English body parts words | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
Body parts English lesson. Learning the vocabulary for the human body.

Via Learning Basic English vocabulary and grammar
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Knowing the body is something that all children should learn from a young age. This is part of biology.  

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Learning Basic English vocabulary and grammar's curator insight, November 26, 2013 7:44 PM

Learning the vocabulary for the human body

Nynha Jawasang Triangle Talas's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:24 PM

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Ana Parres's curator insight, November 27, 2013 3:46 AM

Vocabulario de las partes del cuerpo humano.

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8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog

8 Surprising Ways Music Affects and Benefits our Brains - - The Buffer Blog | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of music, and use it a lot when working, but I had no idea about how it really affects our brains and bodies.

Via Anita
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Happy/sad music affects how we see neutral faces

moderate noise level is great for creativity.

Different genres correspond to personalities, e.g.

Blues fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing, gentle and at easeJazz fans have high self-esteem, are creative, outgoing and at easeClassical music fans have high self-esteem, are creative, introvert and at easeRap fans have high self-esteem and are outgoing

 

Curated by Audrey Foster for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk.

 

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Anita's curator insight, November 21, 2013 10:53 AM

So many benefits. Listen up!

The BioSync Team's curator insight, November 22, 2013 11:17 AM


Without music, life would be a mistake.

—Friedrich Nietzsche


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Amazon's Toys Cheaper Than Wal-Mart Online - Bloomberg

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Bloomberg Amazon's Toys Cheaper Than Wal-Mart Online Bloomberg Amazon's prices, excluding those from its third-party sellers, were 3 percent lower on average than Wal-Mart's on a basket of 87 toys, according to a study conducted by Bloomberg...
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Yes. Have a look at the toys on homeschoolsource. Incredible prices. Fantastic Christmas presents for children of all ages.

curated by audrey@homeschoolsource.co.uk for http://www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary (Infographic)

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I previously published 21 Digital Tools to Build Vocabulary which has been widely read and quite popular with educators.

Via Beth Dichter
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This is really great.  It is very helpful for students, particularly those whose first language is not English and are learning subjects in the UK.  

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, November 15, 2013 10:44 PM

This infographic provides 21 digital tools that help build vocabulary. It is split into the following sections:

* Reference Tools

* Word Clouds
* Games and Reviews

* Word Walls and More

Why use digital tools?  Here are a few reasons (and there are many more). They allow students to hear spoken words; often words are acccompanied with images, providing a deeper understanding; students may play and manipulate words; and create virtual word walls. We are told to personalize instruction today and digital tools help us do that. Teaching vocabulary is critical and these tools will provide you with resources for a range of students. For more information on the tools you might look at the original post located at http://www.learningunlimitedllc.com/2013/02/20-digital-tools-for-vocabulary/

Melissa Jenkins 's curator insight, November 16, 2013 8:33 AM

Time to make use of this. 

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know  by Judy Willis M.D., M.Ed., radteach.com As education continues to evolve, adding in new trends, technologies, standards, and 21st century thinking habits, there is one constant that...

Via Tom Perran
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I would agree one hundred per cent!  Everyone should know about how their brain works. and not only teachers.  On www.hotmoodle.com  there is a helpful way to start learning about the brain.

 

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David Hain's curator insight, November 15, 2013 9:55 AM

Neuroscience 101!

Will Gourley's curator insight, November 15, 2013 5:44 PM

Compendium for teachers looking to develop ongoing understanding of brain based learning and neuroscientific terminology.

Mind Mappen's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:05 AM

Mindmappen zorgt voor een optimale samenwerking van beide hersenhelften; het helpt je o.a. om beter te onthouden en te leren. Maar hoe werken je hersenen eigenlijk bij het leren van nieuwe vaardigheden / kennis. Dit interessante artikel geeft jouw antwoorden.

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A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic]

A Wonderful Graphic Featuring The Importance of Music in Education [Infographic] | www.homeschoolsource.co.uk | Scoop.it

Via Gust MEES, Tom Perran
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I believe this is absolutely amazing!  This must be really great for those people whose preferred way to learn is through sound. Music is a very helpfu way to encourage learning. I have watched young children become captivated when they hear certain types of music.  At the Royal Festival Hall in London there are concerts with classical music specifically aimed at pre-school youngsters and above.  The growth in their neurons must be incredible!!!  Written by Audrey Foster for curated content at www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 8, 2013 1:03 PM

I found students enjoyed finding out what music I listen to. It did not mean they liked it, but it gave them insight that other things don't always.

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Technology Will Not Replace Teachers

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Technology can open doors, expand minds, and change the world. That may be true, but it's not the panacea that it's been made out to be. As much innovation as the iPad may bring to the classroom, it's not going to replace a teacher anytime soon.

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Absolutely true.  Technology is another way to present material which needs to be learned.   Learners will always need someone to explain information found on the iPad in the same way they do with books.

 

 

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mayela perez's curator insight, October 26, 2013 1:36 PM

great!

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 27, 2013 6:20 PM

So yes, technology is going to play a critical role in the future of education. But not as big a role as that of a teacher.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 27, 2013 8:01 PM

Indeed - good teachers are going to become even more valuablem not less. 

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Harnessing Children’s Natural Ways of Learning

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Fed up with the restrictions at his conventional school, 10-year-old Scott Gray convinced his parents to transfer him to one where children control their own education.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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“Children can educate themselves and are good at doing so if the conditions are right."


They also need guidance, in the ways put forward by both Piaget and Vygotsky.  


Materials in the form of educational toys, games, books, where they can make their own selections are crucial.

Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk 

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Beatriz Montesinos's curator insight, October 29, 2013 4:48 AM

FREE TO LEARN: Conclusiones del psicólogo Peter Gray en un estudio realizado acerca de qué es lo que ocurre cuando los niños son parte activa y deciden acerca de su aprendizaje. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:01 PM

Children, with appropriate guidance, can provide insight and direction for their learning. They usually know what they like and what they do not like. The key is to elicit information which helps to bring what they want to fruition. I think educators are afraid of these conversations.

Begoña Iturgaitz's curator insight, December 14, 2013 4:10 PM

Mind opening article on the effective ways children teach themselves and others..

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How to Build a Happier Brain

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A neuropsychological approach to happiness, by meeting core needs (safety, satisfaction, and connection) and training neurons to overcome a negativity bias (How to Build a Happier Brain http://t.co/iL6GJWTxQ7...


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The brain is hard-wired with connections. It is lined with millions of nerve cells called neurons that can send and receive electrical signals. Whenever a cell receives a signal from another cell, an electrochemical impulse passes between them. The second cell passes the signal on by releasing a chemical known as a neurotransmitter that stimulates the nearest neighboring cell to release its own chemical messenger, and so on. This is how the brain communicates with the rest of the body and controls the various functions.

 

This means that we start learning from we are young 

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Dora's Great Big World - a Virtual World with Games, Videos, Stickers and more

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Dora's Big World is filled with stickers, Explorer Stars and Tools, games, and more. Let's start exploring!

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, MrsM
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Build up your collection of virtual games and toys with vast amazing stickers, from which youngsters can learn while having amazing fun.  Such a natural way to take in information, scooped for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

 

 

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Ugglys Pug Electronic Pet | Hot Christmas Toys 2013

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Ugglys Electronic Pet Dog Ugglys Review ...

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Yes!  Get more 2013 toys from www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

 

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN FACT: Babies Are The Model Of How We Learn

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Babies learn by active testing through observation and experimentation. Apart from doing, youngsters learn best visually. Pre-school home learning are the best years to learn.  . 

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