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Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun

Learning Never Stops: 50 websites that help make learning science fun | Music Innovation | Scoop.it

"Without a doubt my most popular posts have consistently been science websites. Below, I have combined all the science websites that I have shared so far and have added nine new ones. Whether you have been following my blog, or if this is your first time, I promise you will find many great resources for your students."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:52 PM

What an incredibly well-sourced collation of resources...follow this immediately! Thanks so much for sharing!

Sally Tilley's curator insight, April 7, 2014 9:52 PM

What an incredibly well-sourced collation of resources...follow this immediately! Thanks so much for sharing!

Elizabeth Brookfield's curator insight, April 8, 2014 5:35 AM

Must check a few of these out...

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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WEAC's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:29 PM

One of the best: 4. Exploration: It's the learner who has the initiative and takes control.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:52 AM

Me gusta el concepto de "Evento de Aprendizaje". puede que con él, si es suficientemente amplio, se pueda resolver el batiburrillo de métodos, técnicas, estrategias, procedimientos, protocolos, tácticas, etcétera, con la que nuestros profes se enredan más y más.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Learning events you need in your class.

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UX the Bruce Lee Way | UX Magazine

UX the Bruce Lee Way | UX Magazine | Music Innovation | Scoop.it

As a UX professional I take inspiration from a great many things. Since I’m also a big pop culture geek, that’s the biggest well I draw from. I’ve read a lot of entertainment biographies lately, and the latest was about famed martial artist and actor Bruce Lee. As I was reading The Bruce Lee Story (written by his wife) I was pleased to note that he, too, believed in borrowing ideas and techniques from other fields.


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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 13, 2014 8:55 AM

Thanks to Rick Sapir for posting this on Google+.  As a big Bruce Lee fan and as a "retired" martial artist myself (black belt in taekwondo), I was interested to see how the author of this article would tie together UX strategy and Bruce Lee philosophies in his analogy, and he did an incredibly  excellent job of it. Definitely read this. It's easy reading, but it's intuitive reading, too. 

--techcommgeekmom

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10 Reasons Nobody Reads Your Blog and How to Fix It! | The Marketing Nut

10 Reasons Nobody Reads Your Blog and How to Fix It! | The Marketing Nut | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
Build it and they will come! This statement couldn't be further from the truth when it comes to online marketing. It is amazing that some business and marketing

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, March 18, 2014 1:10 PM

Some of the tips in here echo tips made by Darin L. Hammond, but they are worth repeating! I certainly hope that I'm following most of these tips (I try to make this content worthwhile, at least!)

--techcommgeekmom

Valary Oleinik's curator insight, March 19, 2014 10:12 AM

I could use many of these same arguments when people ask me why their elearning is not being used or viewed.

Tony Park's curator insight, March 26, 2014 6:06 PM

Some great insights

 

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2013 Year in Pictures: Part 2

2013 Year in Pictures: Part 2 | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
Documenting the power of humans and nature resulted in images that depict great achievements and horrible destruction. Here is a selection of images from May - August 2013 from around the world (and here's Jan.-April and Sept.-Dec.). --Leanne Burden Seidel (32 photos total)

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2013 Year in Pictures: Part III

2013 Year in Pictures: Part III | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
Our collection of the best photojournalism of 2013 concludes with a look at the months of September, October, November, and December. News as always dominated the period with Typhoon Haiyan battering the Philippines, the attack on the mall in Kenya, the funeral for Nelson Mandela, unrest in Ukraine and the conflict in Syria continuing. Here is just a glimpse of what stood out to me in the final months of the year. For the rest of the year, see part I and part II. -- Lloyd Young [Editor's note: The Big Picture will not publish during the week beginning December 23. We will return posting December 30.] ( 35 photos total )

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There Will Never Be Another Myspace - Digital Music News

There Will Never Be Another Myspace - Digital Music News | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
“ Occasionally you still read sensationalist headlines about “The Facebook Killer” or “The New Myspace,” but we’re finally starting to move past the era of “new”...”
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The five types of music discovery

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How we’ll find new bands and songs now, and in the future – and why your smartphone may be a key factor. By Stuart Dredge
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50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition)

50 Ted Talks Every Educator Should Check Out (2014 Edition) | Music Innovation | Scoop.it

"The communication explosion reaches its peak when you explore the endless avenues running through TED Talks. Moreover, the title educator embodies many forms within these talks.

So it’s precisely for this reason that any educator benefits from so many of these talks. Each speaker reveals his or her passion of a view or a subject with the enthusiasm of a first-year teacher."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 2, 2014 9:07 PM

Every year new TED Talks become available online but it is tough to determine which of the many you want to watch. Here is a list of 50 TED talks that focus on education. Check out a few of the titles below.

* 100,000 Tutors - Peter Norvig

* School Cloud - Sugata Mitra

* Autistic Brothers - Faith Jegede talking about her autistic brothers

* Teaching Design for Change - Emily Pilloton

* What We're Learning from Online Education - Daphne Koller

Click through to the post for additional videos and have fun watching, listening and learning!

Lisa Simmons's curator insight, April 3, 2014 4:11 PM

I love listening to these amazing and inspirational TED Talks!

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It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined

It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
Apple’s Mac desktops and laptops may still count for a fraction of the global market for PCs, but when you tally up all the computers (iPhones, iPads, etc.) on which people actually get things done, the number of computers sold by Apple exceeds the number of Windows-based PCs shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:01 AM

This is important, because these numbers are dependent on Apple's mobile sales as well as their desktop/laptop sales. To me, it's proof that this is a more mobile world, and more have to catch up to it. It's amazing to me that more isn't being done to create content for mobile at this point--more than what's already out there.  When it comes to my desktop/laptop, I'm still firmly a PC gal on Windows 7 at the moment. But for mobile, as regular readers here know, I'm firmly an Apple gal, and can't imagine using anything else. I'm not saying that other things are bad, but I do love my iPhone and iPad immensely and have had less issues with them as compared to my husband and son who have Android devices. Just sayin'. 

--techcommgeekmom

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By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America?

By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America? | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
The British Government just put America to shame by mandating a programming curriculum in all primary and secondary schools. The UK Department of Education has been fiddling with the idea for awhil...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:20 PM

This is a very hot topic to me.  When I took a proposal writing course last summer, I chose to write a (fake) proposal seeking funding for initiatives to teach 3D printing at my son's school.  While doing the research on STEM curriculum initiatives to support my project proposal, there were a lot of articles about the UK curriculum changes to add more STEM topics to school curriculums starting at the kindergarten level, including the basics of computing and coding. I agree with this article that I don't understand why bigger initiatives aren't being brought to the forefront to make this happen in the US--or anywhere, for that matter. It was just a little bit of coding that I had learned as a child, and a little bit that I learned as an adult that helped me get to where I am today. I am not a developer, but I understand how computing works, and that helps me immensely as a technical communicator.  

 

Having a digital education doesn't mean only understanding how to use a laptop or tablet. It means also understanding how it works, and how to make it work--or at least have an understanding of how it works enough to respect what full-fledged developers do. If any country is going to get ahead, it needs to start now. 

 

I grew up when personal computers were just becoming mainstreamed. I remember my father bringing home an Apple II from work, and I learned some BASIC to draw pictures and such. I didn't learn elementary HTML until 15+ years later--and that was 17 years ago. My son is very used to having computers around him due to having computing parents. He thought one of his friends was "poor" because they didn't have a laptop or desktop out for everyone to use, or at least each person didn't have their own, like we do. (For my husband and I, we both brought our own desktops/laptops into the relationship, and then inherited another machine we let our son use. So, no, we aren't rich. LOL).  But he's very used to being around computers. Not all kids have this advantage, and yet in this day and age, they should. 

 

So, BRAVO to the UK for its forward thinking and initiative. It's going to be a big adjustment, and it'll be a lot of work to keep up with ever-moving technology, but it'll be advantageous to its student population in the end. The rest of the world needs to catch up. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Creative education: is now the time for realism or optimism?

Creative education: is now the time for realism or optimism? | Music Innovation | Scoop.it

“ Education policy misses the fact that our economy needs creative risk-takers more than ever, says Simon Ofield-Kerr The ongoing tug of war between the Treasury and the ever vulnerable Department for Culture, Media and Sport is moving along familiar...”


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2013 Year in Pictures: Part I

2013 Year in Pictures: Part I | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
The first quarter of 2013 was a tough one for many people. It certainly was difficult for us here in Boston. Putting together the best photos of the year can be depressing. For the most part, the wire services move their most dramatic photos of the most significant events and many of those are violent. In this post, you will see photos from the horrific collapse of the garment factory in Bangladesh, the Boston Marathon bombings and you will see a few light moments sprinkled within. It’s critical for us to document these tragic moments. Because of the images of the building collapse seen around the world, Bangladesh now has a new labor law that boosts worker rights. But after this edit, I'm going to start gathering some positive images for a future post. --Thea Breite (28 photos total)
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IFPI and RIAA 2013 Music Sales Figures: First Take

IFPI and RIAA 2013 Music Sales Figures: First Take | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
The IFPI and RIAA today released their annual music sales numbers. Though there are positive signs overall they make for troubling reading Total sales were down 3.9%. Based on 2012 numbers the ...
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US music sales down in 2013, but streaming more than making up for downloads decline

US music sales down in 2013, but streaming more than making up for downloads decline | Music Innovation | Scoop.it
It’s raining music industry stats today. First, the IFPI revealed its global music sales figures for 2013, and now US industry body the RI
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