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School Technology: Important for Teaching, Learning

School Technology: Important for Teaching, Learning | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it

"As school districts work to prepare students for careers, education and life beyond high school, teaching and using technology in schools has become increasingly important. This doesn't mean simply purchasing and using new devices in school."


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5 Ways Small Actions Have Huge Power by Sarah Lazarovic —

5 Ways Small Actions Have Huge Power by Sarah Lazarovic — | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
To those who take the bus or refuse plastic toothbrushes: Don’t listen to the cynics. Research shows the little things matter.

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Image Based Lesson Plan - Bundle

Image Based Lesson Plan - Bundle | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
This bundle contains a collection of six image based lesson plans.

The plans are ideal for teenagers and young adults.

The aim of the plans is to encourage conversation skills whilst fostering creativity, critical thinking and encouraging empathy.

All of the lessons include a variety of discussion and conversation tasks that you can use to get students thinking, talking and creating stories about the images.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 6, 4:18 AM

The first six plans in my series of image based lessons to encourage, creativity, conversation and empathy.

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The Power of a Smile

The Power of a Smile | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
You often hear of the positive power of a smile.  A recent business trip brought this to light to me, as well as the negative power that is portrayed when it is missing. 

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Did you ever wonder what's in the power of a smile? When we meet folks face to face its easy but what about when you are answering the phone....

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Royal Wedding Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Speaks Out

Royal Wedding Cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason Speaks Out | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
They're so lovely. I'm just so glad to have been a part of their special day," Sheku Kanneh-Mason tells PEOPLE
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Over 1,000 Writing Prompts for Students - The New York Times

Over 1,000 Writing Prompts for Students - The New York Times | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Of all the resources we publish on The Learning Network, perhaps it’s our vast collection of writing prompts that is our most widely used resource for teaching and learning with The Times.

We’ve published iterations of this post in the past — 200, 401 and even 650 prompts — but never before have we gathered all our prompts, for both personal and argument writing, into one categorized list.

Admittedly, the list is huge. In fact, there are 1,225 questions below on everything from video games and fashion to smartphones and parenting, and each prompt links to a Times article as well as to additional subquestions that can encourage deeper thinking.

To help you navigate this page, here’s an index of topics:

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7 High School Dropouts Who Went On To Do Incredible Things | Noodlings | Noodle

These seven musicians, entrepreneurs, actors, and entertainers went through the tough decision to drop out of high school, but yet they continued on to achieve great success. (RT @NoodleEducation: Do you know who this famous high school dropout is?

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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, July 11, 2014 1:37 PM

For what it is worth..............

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Celebrate Failing - Matt Harris, Ed.D. - International EdTech Specialist

Celebrate Failing - Matt Harris, Ed.D. - International EdTech Specialist | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Though there were a host of professional learning takeaways for me, one stood out as a real actionable item. Funny, this same theme came up at every conference I attended: Celebrating Failing.

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Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible

Participation Points: Making Student Engagement Visible | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
In order to help students become aware of the need for a new level of academic performance, let’s change our own strategies concerning participation points.

Use a new moniker
Instead of participation points, call them engagement points
The goal is to move students from grade seekers (passive regurgitation of information—written or verbal) to knowledge seekers (independent, engaged learners who see, reflect on, and share their thoughts on the complexity of problems/situations)
Balance preparation and participation

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, December 15, 2017 4:25 PM
Participation can be superficial. Empowerment sggests teachers give power to students. They don't. Engaging is students enter into their learning as responsible and autonomous beings.
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Yoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss 

Yoga better than crosswords for preventing pre-Alzheimer’s memory loss  | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
After 12 weeks the scientists saw similar verbal memory improvements in both groups of volunteers. However, visual-spatial memory was increased to a greater degree in the yoga-meditation group.

Participants practising yoga and meditation were also less likely to be depressed and anxious, and were better able to cope with stress.

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Maggie Rouman's curator insight, May 13, 2016 1:34 PM
Yoga is not only a great way to find balance, but it helps us as we age.
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Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters

Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Vegetarians have a lower BMI and drink alcohol sparingly, but vegetarian diets are tied to generally poorer health, poorer quality of life and a higher need for health care than their meat-eating counterparts.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, July 24, 2017 8:27 AM
Study: Vegetarians Less Healthy, Lower Quality Of Life Than Meat-Eaters
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What Ifs?: Education Provocations

This keynote, first offered at Sc Midlands (South Carolina) is all about provocation over pontification. I pose questions to help us rethink education and "edt…

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Discover, Organize And Save Your Trusted Recipes Into Collections With The New York Times Cooking

Discover, Organize And Save Your Trusted Recipes Into Collections With The New York Times Cooking | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it

From "about us" of Official Website:
"Yesterday (May 13, 2014), The Times launched a closed beta of a new product, NYT Cooking.


NYT Cooking is an intuitive and dynamic recipe box designed to make cooking easier. The site features more than 15.000 recipes from The Times archive to browse and search. Users can save their favorite recipes to a digital recipe box, get inspired with hand-picked collections of recipes from Times cooks, create custom recipe collections of their own and learn how to make recipes with instructional videos featuring Melissa Clark, Sam Sifton and Mark Bittman, among others.


The limited web beta will be available to approximately 10.000 NYTimes.com users. The Times will use the beta to develop insights on how users interact with the product, and to learn from those insights as it approaches the launch of the full product later this year..."


Now I am surfing into site, and there are some key sections:
- RECIPE BOX
Anywhere you see a recipe, you can drag it into this drawer and access your saved recipes here at any time.
You can also group recipes together to create menus or plan a meal by creating a collection. Use the button below to get started.


- RECIPES
More than 16.000 recipes now: there is a box search or you can use related filters as Barbecue, Dairy-Free, Dinner, Japanese, Middle Eastern, Soup.
Other different filters with key related words are: diets, cuisines, preparation methods, meal types, and more.


- TIMES COOKS
They are your guides to NYT Cooking. Use your recipe boxes as inspiration for recipes and the start of your own collections.


Already have an NYTimes.com account as me? Login and try it:
http://cooking.nytimes.com 

Or request an invitation.


"About Us" of NYT Cooking:
http://www.nytco.com/nyt-cooking-beta-product-testing-begins/


One of first review articles is by Nieman Journalism Lab:
http://www.niemanlab.org/2014/05/the-new-york-times-has-a-lovely-new-cooking-site/


BTW: the website is beautiful!


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Diversity Is Our Strength? - LewRockwell LewRockwell.com

Diversity Is Our Strength? - LewRockwell LewRockwell.com | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Diversity Is Our Strength? https://t.co/bn3eDQMha4
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Steve Moneghetti's top tips for training for a marathon

Steve Moneghetti's top tips for training for a marathon | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
I did something recently that scared me. I registered for the Medibank Melbourne Marathon ... and I have my work cut out for me.

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Checkmate: top chess players live longer

Checkmate: top chess players live longer | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Deaths of chess players led to alarm the game could cause fatal stress. Some researchers have tested that theory.

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The story of Fred and Esther


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K.I.R.M. God is Business " From Day One"'s curator insight, June 18, 8:33 AM

Laughter is good medicine. Fred and Esther healed a lot of people from way back when and continuing now. Brother Law and Sister in Law know what to do. Funny thing is to see them try and fight Fred aint never hit Esther but she got her some bocket book action in. They got jokes for sure cracking them to and from. Not one curse word but we know Lol that how family do. Lol family inlaw thry show is funny got that you know i love you anyhow love going on.

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Older workers want to change the world: Culture Amp study

Older workers want to change the world: Culture Amp study | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Older workers may not be as jaded as you might think.

New data provided to Business Insider from employee feedback platform Culture Amp found that employees between the ages of 55-64 are more likely than their younger counterparts to want a job that does good in the world.

Culture Amp, which is used by Airbnb, Lyft, and a number of prominent tech companies, gives employees a platform to give feedback to employers. The startup has raised $36.3 million in venture capital funding since it was founded in 2011.

Since the company has a wide user base, CEO Didier Elzinga tells Business Insider that he wanted to see if he could debunk some of the prevailing narratives about Millennial workers — especially the idea that younger workers want more autonomy and purpose than older ones. 

"It certainly surprised me," Elzinga said. "It's not just young people that want to make a difference in the world, it's us old fuddy duddies as well."

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David Hain's curator insight, April 16, 9:13 AM

Generational stereotypes are not always very helpful! It's not only the younger generation who want to make a difference in the world. Most humans do!

Andrea Ross's curator insight, April 17, 6:39 AM

No surprises that the older generation are looking for roles that are meaningful....I'm not sure about you but when you've been around the block a bit you do strive for opp's that give you a sense of purpose. I think there is still a long way to go with companies embracing seasoned individuals and seeing the experience & maturity they bring to a company than putting them on the shelf....

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Different types of hats vocabulary

Different types of hats vocabulary | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Different types of hats vocabulary. Learn the English words for types of hats
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Teachers, Students, Families Win – Strike Over In West Virginia | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

Teachers, Students, Families Win – Strike Over In West Virginia | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
The West Virginia legislature agreed to the demands of West Virginia’s teachers, and the strike is over. Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Learning About – & Supporting – T…
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Life in reverse By George Carlin

Life in reverse By George Carlin | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
"The most unfair thing about life is the way it ends... I think the life cycle is all backwards."
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40 Quotes for Coping with Things You Can’t Control

40 Quotes for Coping with Things You Can’t Control | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
When you face struggles with an attitude of openness—open to the painful feelings and emotions you have—you find out that it’s not comfortable, but you can still be fine and you can still step forward.  Openness means you don’t instantly decide that you know this is only going to be a horrible experience—it means you admit that you don’t really know what the next step will be like, and you’d like to understand the whole truth of the matter.  It’s a learning stance, instead of one that assumes the worst.

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"Luck" Is All About Your Perspective 

"Luck" Is All About Your Perspective  | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Welcome back to Mid-Week Meditations, Lifehacker’s weekly dip into the pool of stoic wisdom, and how you can use its waters to reflect on and improve your life.

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malek's curator insight, July 27, 2017 9:00 AM

“always look on the bright side” isn’t very useful on its own, but it can be if you apply it the right way. 

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Pallet Ideas

Pallet Ideas | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Find and save ideas about Pallet ideas on Pinterest, the world's catalogue of ideas. | See more about Pallets, Diy pallet and Pallet projects.

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Greg Millward's comment, May 16, 2017 10:05 PM
Be sure to check for nails, or small bits of rusty nails before passing through the thickness-er.
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An ICT addition maybe to interact a step by step video using real time recording of progress and upload to Pintrest or U-tube.
todd harmsworth's comment, May 28, 2017 9:37 PM
I like your idea of utilising time during lunch breaks for behaviour management, Greg. it is very time consuming and would be a perfect solution
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Pallet Ideas

Pallet Ideas | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
Find and save ideas about Pallet ideas on Pinterest, the world's catalogue of ideas. | See more about Pallets, Diy pallet and Pallet projects.

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Greg Millward's comment, May 16, 2017 10:05 PM
Be sure to check for nails, or small bits of rusty nails before passing through the thickness-er.
Greg Millward's comment, May 16, 2017 11:34 PM
An ICT addition maybe to interact a step by step video using real time recording of progress and upload to Pintrest or U-tube.
todd harmsworth's comment, May 28, 2017 9:37 PM
I like your idea of utilising time during lunch breaks for behaviour management, Greg. it is very time consuming and would be a perfect solution
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Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept | John Hawkins' Right Wing News

Multiculturalism: A Failed Concept | John Hawkins' Right Wing News | ED 262 Above and Beyond the Call | Scoop.it
German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that multiculturalism has “utterly failed,” adding that it was an illusion to think Germans and foreign workers could “live happily side by side.” The failure
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