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How A 90-Year-Old, A Composer, And A Struggling Music Student Are Changing Education Forever

How A 90-Year-Old, A Composer, And A Struggling Music Student Are Changing Education Forever | Education | Scoop.it
Critical thinking has been the buzzword in education for a while, but it's not critical or creative thinking. It's critical AND creative thinking....
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With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools | TechCrunch

With 1M Sold In The Last Quarter, Google’s Chromebooks Are A Hit With Schools | TechCrunch | Education | Scoop.it
During its earnings call this week, Google announced that it -- and its partners -- sold a million Chromebooks to schools in the last quarter. Overall PC..
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29 Online Educational Activities Kids Will Love This Summer

29 Online Educational Activities Kids Will Love This Summer | Education | Scoop.it
What are we as parents and teachers most worried about over the summer? That kids will lose that education sharp edge. It will be dulled by sun and sand and something else. Worry no more. Here's yo...

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Advanced learning hidden in games- for kids (and big kids!)

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What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

What Teachers Want More than New Technologies? PD Opportunities To Learn to Use them Effectively - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Education | Scoop.it

Without professional development that can give teachers the full practical knowledge on the use of technology, you will not see technology being successfully integrated in the classrooms for better learning.


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Teachers, expand your opportunities with a Vocational Graduate Certificate in Digital Education http://digitaleducation.learnr.net.au

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Marisol Araya Fonseca's curator insight, July 29, 2014 12:50 PM

Sure!

TWCLibrary's curator insight, August 1, 2014 2:21 AM

Good points

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 4, 2015 10:20 PM

I'm hearing you! A common problem with introducing new ideas or technologies. There is always a need for professional learning to help teachers feel comfortable with what is new. 

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The periodic table of iPad Apps - Mark Anderson's Blog

The periodic table of iPad Apps - Mark Anderson's Blog | Education | Scoop.it

"I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins’ (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too – being able to map Apps to activities – I thought it a really helpful too. With that in mind, I wanted to be able to use it as a poster myself but whilst I thought it was great I didn’t however quite agree with some of the App choices. I wanted different categories too that related more to the use I thought would be useful in UK schools, hence I created my own version from scratch in Photoshop which I share below."

 


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Another nifty way to find that perfect App...

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Reimagining Education Through Technology - Wired

Reimagining Education Through Technology - Wired | Education | Scoop.it
Reimagining Education Through Technology Wired I knew my mission: connect zero client technology — desktop solutions composed of a screen, a keyboard and a mouse that function entirely by remotely connecting to a central server — in rural and urban...
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What do all mentally tough people do?

What do all mentally tough people do? | Education | Scoop.it
The seven things common to everyone who displays psychological fortitude.
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Think big and stick to your vision...

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20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code | Education | Scoop.it
Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids absorb information so fast, languages (spoken or coded) can be learned in a matter of months.
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Kids learn languages fast- teach them to code!
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3aday

3aday | Education | Scoop.it
EGet 3aday on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews. (3aday - GEMS Education http://t.co/h5T5KsmQIW)
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Be inspired- learn with your children!

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The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning | Education | Scoop.it

The highest-level executive thinking, making connections, and "aha" moments of insight and creative innovation are more likely to occur in an atmosphere of what Alfie Kohn calls exuberant discovery, where students of all ages retain that kindergarten enthusiasm of embracing each day with the joy of learning.


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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 31, 2014 4:19 PM

While stress may be useful for learning not to touch a hot stove, it tends to inhibit the kind of learning that is most needed by students in today's world.

Josefina Santos's curator insight, November 25, 2014 12:09 AM

Amazing

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Muse: the brain sensing headband

Muse: the brain sensing headband | Education | Scoop.it
Muse is the brain sensing headband that helps you do more with your mind with training sessions designed to reduce your stress and improve your emotional strength by teaching you to calm and settle your mind.
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Can't wait to play with one of these!

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