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How can we improve education? @joannelipman says we need to go old-school

How can we improve education? @joannelipman says we need to go old-school | Education | Scoop.it
“ Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.”
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Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn

Smart Strategies That Help Students Learn How to Learn | Education | Scoop.it
“ What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know.”
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A Canadian computer game that lets anyone contribute to scientific research

A Canadian computer game that lets anyone contribute to scientific research | Education | Scoop.it
“ Crowdsourcing research, or ‘citizen science’ may give a cost-effective and innovative shot in the arm to R&D”
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Facts Are 20X Stickier With A Story

Facts Are 20X Stickier With A Story | Education | Scoop.it
“If I told you that a fact, wrapped in an emotional story, is 20-times more memorable, would you believe it?I didn’t at first.”
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21 Math Apps for High School Common Core


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CCSS: Write More - Grade Less - by Mike Schmoker

School and District Improvement, Assessment, Curriculum and Staff Development Consultation (Worried about grading all the writing called for in CCSS?
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By triggering or silencing certain brain cells, mice eat or stop eating regardless of hunger

By triggering or silencing certain brain cells, mice eat or stop eating regardless of hunger | Education | Scoop.it
By hijacking connections between neurons deep within the brain, scientists forced full mice to keep eating and hungry mice to shun food. By identifying precise groups of cells that cause eating and others that curb it, the results begin to clarify the intricate web of checks and balances in the brain that control feeding. “This is a really important missing piece of the puzzle,” says neuroscientist Seth Blackshaw of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. “These are cell types that weren’t even predicted to exist.” A deeper understanding of how the brain orchestrates eating behavior could lead to better treatments for disorders such as anorexia and obesity, he says. Scientists led by Joshua Jennings and Garret Stuber of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill genetically tweaked mice so that a small group of neurons would respond to light. When a laser shone into the brain, these cells would either fire or, in a different experiment, stay quiet. These neurons reside in a brain locale called the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, or BNST. Some of the message-sending arms of these neurons reach into the lateral hypothalamus, a brain region known to play a big role in feeding. When a laser activated these BNST neurons, the mice became ravenous, voraciously eating their food, the researchers report in the Sept. 27, 2013 Science. “As soon as you turn it on, they start eating and they don’t stop until you turn it off,” Stuber says. The opposite behavior happened when a laser silenced BNST neurons’ messages to the lateral hypothalamus: The mice would not eat, even when hungry. The results illuminate a complex network of neuron connections, in which some cells boost other neurons’ activity, while other cells apply brakes. In the experiment, stimulating BNST neurons with light — which consequently shut down the activity of neurons in the lateral hypothalamus — led to the overeating behavior, the team found. That result suggests that these lateral hypothalamus neurons normally restrict feeding. That finding is surprising, says Blackshaw. Earlier experiments hinted that these hypothalamic cells would encourage eating behavior, but the new study suggests the exact opposite. The researchers don’t know whether, if they controlled the neurons for long periods, the mice would ultimately starve or overeat to the point of illness. Stuber and colleagues used the laser technique, called optogenetics, in roughly 20-minute bursts. Longer-term manipulations of these neural connections — perhaps using a drug — might cause lasting changes in appetite and, as a result, body mass, Stuber says. This precise control of feeding behavior underscores the fact that eating disorders occur when brain systems go awry, Stuber says. “We think of feeding in terms of metabolism and body stuff,” he says. “But at the end of the day, it’s controlled by the brain.”
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Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More

Inspirational Teaching Videos: Covering Common Core, Math, Science, English And More | Education | Scoop.it

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My escape from North Korea

"As a child growing up in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee thought her country was 'the best on the planet.' It wasn't until the famine of the 90s that she began to to wonder. She escaped the country at 14, to begin a life in hiding, as a refugee in China. Hers is a harrowing, personal tale of survival and hope."
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Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live

Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live | Education | Scoop.it
"Our stuff often says a lot about us, whether we own a hybrid car or a station wagon, a MacBook Pro or an ancient desktop. Among other things, cell phone brands say something about socio-economics – it takes a lot of money to buy a new iPhone 5 (and even more money to keep up with the latest models that come out faster than plan upgrades do). Consider, then, this map of Washington, D.C., which uses geolocated tweets, and the cell phone metadata attached to them, to illustrate who in town is using iPhones (red dots) and who's using Androids (green dots)."
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This Pulsing Earth

This Pulsing Earth | Education | Scoop.it
“Spring comes, then summer, fall and winter and if you are off the planet with a camera looking down at Earth, the seasons seem like breaths. Speed up the imagery, and the planet seems to pulse, like a living thing.”
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The Great Language Game

The Great Language Game | Education | Scoop.it
“Challenge yourself to identify some seventy languages by their sound alone. Learn more about how languages sound and where they're spoken.”
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Follow the Things

"Who makes the things that we buy? Few of us know. They seem untouched by human hands. Occasionally there's a news story, a documentary film, or an artwork showing the hidden ingredients in our coffee, t-shirts, or iPads. They often 'expose' unpleasant working conditions to encourage more 'ethical' consumer or corporate behaviour. followthethings.com is this work's 'online store'. Here you can find out who has followed what, why and how; the techniques used to 'grab' its audiences; the discussions and impacts that this has provoked; and how to follow things yourself."

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The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom - Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide To Using iPads In The Classroom - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
“ You've heard of the iPad and seen it in action... but what purpose would it serve in the classroom? You might be surprised.”
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20 Informative and Useful Infographic Maps

20 Informative and Useful Infographic Maps | Education | Scoop.it
'We've gathered 20 Informative and Useful Infographic Maps with some unique subjects. They are well designed and contain some very helpful information.'
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5 Sure-fire Ways to Teach Vocabulary

5 Sure-fire Ways to Teach Vocabulary | Education | Scoop.it
"Before we begin, let’s lay some groundwork. Vocabulary (or word study) isn’t done in a vacuum. You don’t pass out lists and have students memorize words and definitions (you don’t do that, do you?). If you used to, that’s changed with Common Core. Now, you are expected to integrate vocab into learning. Every time students run into a term they don’t get, you need to pause and help them decode it. It may be obvious from context, its parts (roots and affixes), but always–always—pay attention so students know unfamiliar words are not skipped. With Common Core, every nuance is important. It’s about uncovering knowledge."
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Gaines, on Brains: Sound it out: Do you "see" or "hear" words you have to spell?

Gaines, on Brains: Sound it out: Do you "see" or "hear" words you have to spell? | Education | Scoop.it
It's striking to learn that 14% of U.S. adults can't read, and an additional 21% read below a 5th grade level. Given the relatively recent development of language in us humans, this may not be altogether surprising—while we began to develop linguistic abilities 30,000 to 40,000 years ago, written and spoken language only emerged around 5,000 years ago.
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How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Teach Critical Thinking Using Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
“You can now easily integrate Bloom's Taxonomy into the teaching of critical thinking skills in your classroom using a fabulously simple chart!”
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You Can't Teach Understanding - Grant Wiggins - TeachThought

You Can't Teach Understanding - Grant Wiggins - TeachThought | Education | Scoop.it
"A cardinal principle in aiming at understanding is that understanding requires different pedagogy than acquisition of knowledge and skill. Knowledge and skills are best developed by direct instruction and reinforcement if we want recall and fluency. Understanding, however, involves something beyond mere acquisition for later straightforward use. To understand, students must do something with, adapt, and sometimes question what they (think they) know."
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What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 - TIME

What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 - TIME | Education | Scoop.it
What Colleges Will Teach in 2025 TIME True, polls suggest that most students are happy with their college experiences (if not their debt loads), elite institutions are thriving, U.S.
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Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live

Map iPhone Users In a City, And You Know Where The Rich Live | Education | Scoop.it
"Our stuff often says a lot about us, whether we own a hybrid car or a station wagon, a MacBook Pro or an ancient desktop. Among other things, cell phone brands say something about socio-economics – it takes a lot of money to buy a new iPhone 5 (and even more money to keep up with the latest models that come out faster than plan upgrades do). Consider, then, this map of Washington, D.C., which uses geolocated tweets, and the cell phone metadata attached to them, to illustrate who in town is using iPhones (red dots) and who's using Androids (green dots)."
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Using Humor to Learn

“Iranian-American comedian Maz Jobrani takes to the TEDxSummit stage in Doha, Qatar to take on serious issues in the Middle East -- like how many kisses to give when saying “Hi,” and what not to say on an American airplane.”
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T-Shirt Travels

When filmmaker Shantha Bloemen was stationed in a remote village in Zambia as a worker with an international aid organization, she had to adjust to living in a different culture. But one thing struck her as oddly familiar: almost everyone in the village wore secondhand clothing from the West. Bloemen began to imagine stories about the people who used to wear the clothing, wondering if the original owners had any idea that the castoffs they had given to charities ended up being sold to Africans half a world away.
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Linguistic Diversity at Home

Linguistic Diversity at Home | Education | Scoop.it
"Counties where at least 10 percent of people speak a language other than English at home."
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Maps 101: Geography News Network

Maps 101: Geography News Network | Education | Scoop.it
"Introducing Geography News Network. Global culture, science, history and political stories have become a key component of Maps101 through weekly stories and associated lesson plans. This year sees the addition of 5 brand new authors bringing engaging stories from a range of perspectives."
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