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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Authors | Scoop.it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:47 AM

Clarification de deux types pensées, tous les deux aussi nécessaires l'un que l'autre. Puis le lien est fait avec l'apprentissage et le mobile.

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Understanding the differences between critical thinking, creative thinking and the intersection of both

Manú Iñaki's curator insight, April 7, 2015 9:08 AM

Muchas personas piensan que el pensamiento crítico y el pensamiento creativo son similares o iguales, sin embargo aunque hay áreas comunes, existen diferencias sustanciales, en este post se analiza la diferencia y coincidencia entre estas formas de pensar

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A Good Infographic Featuring Some of The Best iPad Apps for Writers (2017 Version)

A Good Infographic Featuring Some of The Best  iPad Apps for Writers (2017 Version) | Authors | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 8, 2017 11:17 AM

Writing on iPad? Here's a useful collection of apps to help you.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 9, 2017 6:20 PM
Il manque des outils aux étudiants pour écrire des textes. Voici une sélection.
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Magnet Car

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Here is a quick, easy way to create a self-propelled car using simple household items! All it takes is some magnets, a AA battery, and some aluminum foil!

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Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage from microseconds to weeks

Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage from microseconds to weeks | Authors | Scoop.it

A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks. 


The materials in most of today’s residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks — an advance that could change the way scientists think about designing solar cells.


The findings are published June 19 in the journal Science. The new design is inspired by the way that plants generate energy through photosynthesis.


“Biology does a very good job of creating energy from sunlight,” said Sarah Tolbert, a UCLA professor of chemistry and one of the senior authors of the research. “Plants do this through photosynthesis with extremely high efficiency.”


“In photosynthesis, plants that are exposed to sunlight use carefully organized nanoscale structures within their cells to rapidly separate charges — pulling electrons away from the positively charged molecule that is left behind, and keeping positive and negative charges separated,” Tolbert said. “That separation is the key to making the process so efficient.”


To capture energy from sunlight, conventional rooftop solar cells use silicon, a fairly expensive material.  There is currently a big push to make lower-cost solar cells using plastics, rather than silicon, but today’s plastic solar cells are relatively inefficient, in large part because the separated positive and negative electric charges often recombine before they can become electrical energy.


“Modern plastic solar cells don’t have well-defined structures like plants do because we never knew how to make them before,” Tolbert said. “But this new system pulls charges apart and keeps them separated for days, or even weeks. Once you make the right structure, you can vastly improve the retention of energy.”


The two components that make the UCLA-developed system work are a polymer donor and a nano-scale fullerene acceptor. The polymer donor absorbs sunlight and passes electrons to the fullerene acceptor; the process generates electrical energy.


The plastic materials, called organic photovoltaics, are typically organized like a plate of cooked pasta — a disorganized mass of long, skinny polymer “spaghetti” with random fullerene “meatballs.” But this arrangement makes it difficult to get current out of the cell because the electrons sometimes hop back to the polymer spaghetti and are lost.


The UCLA technology arranges the elements more neatly — like small bundles of uncooked spaghetti with precisely placed meatballs. Some fullerene meatballs are designed to sit inside the spaghetti bundles, but others are forced to stay on the outside.  The fullerenes inside the structure take electrons from the polymers and toss them to the outside fullerene, which can effectively keep the electrons away from the polymer for weeks.


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Ra's curator insight, June 23, 2015 5:27 PM

"A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks."

changes to solar panel construction that could do away with the need for bulky battery storage or any connection to the grid. Rural camp site looking brighter, although maybe somewhere in the future. 

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10 Tips for Building a Strong Story

Need to improve your storytelling? Here are 10 tips to help your presentation.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:55 AM

This can serve as a guide to students who are learning how to build a presentation that has a strong backbone and impressive muscle.

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Ruby Day's curator insight, May 25, 2015 2:48 AM

Basic tips, good resource for students. I like how it encourages building a script through practice as opposed to a written script 

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Authors | Scoop.it

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 2014 10:47 AM

Clarification de deux types pensées, tous les deux aussi nécessaires l'un que l'autre. Puis le lien est fait avec l'apprentissage et le mobile.

James Mackie's curator insight, December 22, 2014 9:43 AM

Understanding the differences between critical thinking, creative thinking and the intersection of both

Manú Iñaki's curator insight, April 7, 2015 9:08 AM

Muchas personas piensan que el pensamiento crítico y el pensamiento creativo son similares o iguales, sin embargo aunque hay áreas comunes, existen diferencias sustanciales, en este post se analiza la diferencia y coincidencia entre estas formas de pensar

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20 Surefire Ways To Get More Retweets on Twitter

20 Surefire Ways To Get More Retweets on Twitter | Authors | Scoop.it
More retweets leads to more followers, more visitors to your links, and more exposure for your brand. Here are top 20 ways to get more retweets.

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10 Scariest Things That Can Happen to Your Checkout

10 Scariest Things That Can Happen to Your Checkout | Authors | Scoop.it

What are the most frightening things that can happen in your checkout? These boners create all sorts of FUD that can fudge your conversion rates (Halloween puns intended).


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We all have these nightmares but this is the first time Im seeing it analysed and exposed this well. Cheers

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The SIM card is about to die

The SIM card is about to die | Authors | Scoop.it
If there's one thing I've learned about Apple's dealings with SIM cards in the past seven years, it's that Apple gets what Apple wants.
The little gold-plated circuits — which identify you as a...

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The SIM card has been a painful exercise where technological advances are concerned. Imagine carrying a silly designed pin, storing it in a safe place and fumbling around each time you want to change a card. 'Embedding' the technology is definitely the better way to go.

 

A simple solution, Internet based, app. locking and unlocking SIMs , without fidgety little gadgets would easily save on a few headaches. Cellphones with such advanced technology would rapidly gain market share. Apple is ahead in thinking like this.

 

It would be a smart move for a small business to start-up an adapter-like SIM that would fit into any brand of cellphone! Simple logic says that if you take away that prized bull from ISPs who manipulate the SIMs to 'keep' customers-then you create competition and a price drop immediately by transferring choice to the customer-and away from the company.

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Albert Costilo's curator insight, October 20, 2014 8:40 AM

Apple could make SIM cards a thing of the past

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The Book Sales Accelerator

The Book Sales Accelerator | Authors | Scoop.it
Indie author or self published? Check this out: http://t.co/IxOMZto2Xv
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All writers need such advice. Check this out. 

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How to Measure Social Media ROI with These Dead Simple Ways

How to Measure Social Media ROI with These Dead Simple Ways | Authors | Scoop.it
How do you figure out the money you spent on social media was worth it? Learn how to estimate your social media ROI with these dead simple ways.

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The task of keeping your profile alive in Social media is directly proportionate to a value. The greater numbers that become aware of your presence, the faster the value quotient will rise. For writers and Poets this is an important understanding. There is no point in writing a masterpiece to allow it to sell itself. It wont. You need to get it it out into the marketplace. This is where social media does the job. As long as you are specific, present and interesting the number of followers will grow. The minute you get boring, repetitive, or uninteresting the numbers will gradually decline.

 

Social media management is an art as good as writing a novel. It needs a plot, characters, straightforward language, interesting twists and turns and must tell a story that is believable. 

 

The ROI is readership and return. The value lies in that simple equation.

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How Wolves Change Rivers - YouTube

Visit http://sustainableman.org/ to explore the world of sustainability. For more from George Monbiot, visit http://www.monbiot.com/ and for more on "rewildi...

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THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, October 8, 2014 2:17 AM

The Domino Effect in Nature: How One Small Step can Change the World


Watch this video. It's the most profound short science video we've seen in a very long time. It shows how the re-introduction of wolves after a seventy-year absence led to...the river courses changing. Yes, that's right. The rivers responded to the presence of a few dozen wolves. Find out how in the video.

The metaphorical implications are enormous, almost too large to hold in our heads. If we can find the right domino to knock over, the resulting cascade of reactions can change the world. Scientists call it trophic cascades

Imagine how we can make use of this in our personal lives: Make an incremental change (and stick with it, and be patient), and you can change your life and those around you. 

And in our environment: A few of the right incremental changes could restore a healthy balance to the entire planet.

Even in politics: What if we elect more non-party candidates who bring reason rather than polarity to issues?


And what a great gift for novelists: It gives a greater leverage to the plot question, What if...?

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, October 8, 2014 9:42 AM

Much more than rivers. One aspect in the whole equilibrium called 'Nature' can change the whole picture. This little video is amazing. Imagine what you can do yourself when 'making a difference'.

Ms. Stephens's curator insight, October 9, 2014 10:20 AM

How the introduction of wolves into Yellowstone changed the course of a river.

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How to Defend Against Content Theft

How to Defend Against Content Theft | Authors | Scoop.it

It’s easy to steal content. With just a few keystrokes anyone with an Internet connection can claim your content. How do you defend against content theft?


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This becomes an important issue if your copyrighted work goes online. Without a digital signature, even the gems of your creativity is fodder to some unethical thief. read this article. It will help you decide.

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Why PR and Marketing Must Work Together to Measure Success

Why PR and Marketing Must Work Together to Measure Success | Authors | Scoop.it

With new methods of measurement, a blurring of responsibilities across social, and the growth of content marketing, an organization’s success is built on solid results from its communication efforts. And neither marketing nor PR can do that alone. Learn how PR and marketing can (and should) work together for maximum impact.


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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 1, 2014 4:51 PM

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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, October 3, 2014 7:50 AM

Did you forget to push out that #press release?

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FoxType  - Sentence Analysis

FoxType  - Sentence Analysis | Authors | Scoop.it

Visualise the grammar of a sentence.


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 16, 2016 2:06 AM
Foxtype is an interesting tool for college students and also for younger ones when learning to write proper texts
Bronwyn Burke's curator insight, June 16, 2016 4:51 AM
An interesting visual for planning instruction.
António Leça Domingues's curator insight, June 16, 2016 5:58 AM
Análise de construção de períodos de texto.
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More reading on Transhumanism: To be or not to be Human?

More reading on Transhumanism: To be or not to be Human? | Authors | Scoop.it
Want to spy on bats or whales? Cochlear implants could enhance hearing beyond the human hearing range. Did you ever want to see like Superman or Star Trek’s Lieutenant Geordi La Forge? The Fraunhofer Institute might just be able to fulfill such fantasies since they are developing an eye equivalent which can distinguish between light …

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:01 AM

More reading on transhumanism.

Ruth Robinson's curator insight, December 10, 2015 12:00 AM

I wish not to be, but all the tech that's going on and experimenting can't tell!

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Game-Changing Lamp Powered by Gravity Could Provide Light to Billions

Game-Changing Lamp Powered by Gravity Could Provide Light to Billions | Authors | Scoop.it
Solar-powered electricity systems have often been touted as a solution for those living without reliable access to electricity, but the GravityLight could

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Maggie Ojeda's curator insight, June 4, 2015 8:40 AM

#readingden a Must Have!

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They’re Alive! Watch These Mini 3D Printed Organs Beat Just Like Hearts

There’s something almost alchemical going on at the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine. Scientists there have genetically transformed

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There Are Only 4 Ways To Get Traffic From Twitter

There Are Only 4 Ways To Get Traffic From Twitter | Authors | Scoop.it

Can you believe that back in the days bloggers used to rely on Google as their primary source of traffic?

 

They launched new blogs, published lots of articles and waited patiently for people to find these articles in Google.

 

Today with sites like Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Reddit and others we can get a flood of traffic to our blog on the very same day that the first article went live!

 

In this article you can find out four different ways to get traffic from Twitter. And those are the only ways.


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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, December 6, 2014 11:25 AM

Twitter can be a powerful platform to get your information out in a very short time.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet to Manage Tasks

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Padlet to Manage Tasks | Authors | Scoop.it

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This application works beautifully. Teachers will find it useful. Try it out.

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Mardi's curator insight, November 23, 2014 1:38 PM

Padlet <3

 

hghodbane's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:25 AM

A collaborative 'To do' list for students working in groups.

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10 Digital Hacks Every Marketer Should Know

I've spent the last 10 years discovering the best digital marketing hacks to move the awareness and revenue needle. I'm giving you 3 examples and 10 hacks to improve your marketing game dramatically.

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Jerome Pernollet's curator insight, October 28, 2014 4:07 AM

Éveillez vous aux DIGITAL HACKS

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Largest Solar-Powered Car Makes U.S. Debut

Largest Solar-Powered Car Makes U.S. Debut | Authors | Scoop.it
'Stella' began as a school project and evolved into a prize-winning solar-powered racecar

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FMCG Smart Storytellers & Tasty Tips

FMCG Smart Storytellers & Tasty Tips | Authors | Scoop.it
Crafting a content strategy is the first challenge brands face on social; the second is monitoring their performance to improve. Socialbakers has cleverly designed the Smart Storytellers to lessen those difficulties.
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The Internet of Things Gets a New OS - IEEE Spectrum

The Internet of Things Gets a New OS - IEEE Spectrum | Authors | Scoop.it
ARM hopes its new operating system will help streamline IoT product development

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What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad | Authors | Scoop.it
Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad?

A look at using iPads with a focus on how an English teacher approaches the question. One example (of four) provided (and quoted):

I want my students to demonstrate their knowledge of the parts of the story.

Learning Objectives: In addition to learning the story elements, students learn...

 * To write a constructive review (plus three more objectives)

Followed by a project, in this case a book poster and suggestions on what apps might be used.

So perhaps the question is not what can a student do, but what can a student do with an iPad (that demonstrate their skills and expertise - think Bloom's taxonomy).


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Using an Ipad effectively in today's world is as essential as knowing your alphabets digitally. Its no more just to play games and take pictures. The number of Apps available to expand learning and knowledge is incredible.

 

Perhaps your child needs to expand his learning horizon much more than simple 'stunts'. Read this article to be informed.

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14 Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Marketing

14 Tools to Streamline Your Social Media Marketing | Authors | Scoop.it

Do you want to manage social media more efficiently? This article shares tools to help manage and optimize your social media marketing.


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Twitter and other SMM tools work because the exposure opens up a gateway to like-minded communities. Within a week of taking it up seriously I was able to list Publishers, writers, authors, SMM specialists, designers for Book covers, editors and journalists and filter Scoop and Swayy sites for interesting content. This would not have been possible otherwise. At the same time, communication with serious followers enables rapid growth of followers. 

 

This is a much better way of creating and exhibiting a social presence, rather than buying a block of followers for a price with almost all of them in an unknown category. What will you do with a Tower of Babel? Numbers don't mean much if its properly organised and managed.

 

Thanks to all my followers for the follow and I do do hope to help in your own publicity.   @GassMarshall

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Ashey Kumar's curator insight, September 30, 2014 8:54 AM

Great piece of information for digital marketers. 

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