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Alcohol and tobacco by far the worst drugs for human health, global review finds

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No country in the world reports harm from illegal drugs rivalling culturally acceptable substances

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The Science Of Great Ideas--How to Train Your Creative Brain

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Creativity is a mystery right? Maybe not. Here's a look at the science of the creative process and how to harness your brain's power to come up with...
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Great article Especially the bit about giving your life space to allow creativity to happen organically!  I want to encorporate many of these ideas into my classroom. 

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Hands On With “YouTube Kids,” Google’s Newly Launched, Child-Friendly YouTube App

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This could be so awesome!! 

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Sarah Perez:  "Late last week, news leaked that YouTube was poised to release a new, kid-friendly version of its YouTube service for mobile devices. Today, much to the delight of families everywhere, that app has now arrived, complete with a simplified design, a curated selection of kid-safe content, parental controls, and more."

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Brevemente

Youtube Cats: só com vídeos virais de gatinhos

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8th grade ICT Digital Citizenship Comic Strips 2015

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Dan KIRSCH: The following are my 8th grade ICT students Digital Citizenship Comic Strips they created via Pixton and then posted on their blogs! The objective was to create a comic strip depicting some form of digital citizenship with a safe/realistic resolution at the end....

 

 

 

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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 

https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/

 

 

 


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Dan KIRSCH: The following are my 8th grade ICT students Digital Citizenship Comic Strips they created via Pixton and then posted on their blogs! The objective was to create a comic strip depicting some form of digital citizenship with a safe/realistic resolution at the end....




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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/01/28/practice-learning-to-learn-example-2/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/11/learning-to-become-a-good-digital-citizen-digital-citizenship/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/


https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/


https://gustmeesen.wordpress.com/2012/02/13/why-ict-security-why-the-need-to-secure-a-computer/


maria papanikou's curator insight, February 7, 2015 10:23 AM

Amazing ICT 8th Grade students comic strip. ICT application in education serves multiple interdisciplinary goals very well!

comicstrips's curator insight, September 28, 2015 11:57 AM

Some examples of comic strips as a tool of education!

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What is wearable tech? Everything you need to know explained

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You'd be forgiven for wondering what the fuss about wearable tech is, given the explosion of smartwatches, fitness trackers, sports watches and other connected devices in 2014. Put simply, wearables are the biggest new innovation in technology since the smartphone – and the possibilities are endless. Essential reading: The A-Z of wearable tech terms Over…
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Who Needs Rebels at Work?

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By Carmen Medina "I promise to read the book and make sure to keep it from all the people in my group. Last thing I need are rebels." The above is a genuine reaction we received from a longstanding friend about our new book "Rebels at Work: A Handbook for Leading Change [...]

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 14, 2015 2:51 PM

Rehabilitating your Troublemakers. Corporate leaders may worry that Rebels at Work will create gangs of rebellious employees (cue Les Miserables). But the reality is rebels are already inside your corporate gates and increasingly unhappy. Many of them have the potential to become positive forces for your organization — to become good rebels. For that to happen, however, employees need different skills and managers need more effective ways of managing individuals who think differently.

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, January 14, 2015 8:08 PM

But rebelling is not just about rebelling. It is about changing the way things are done and the paradigm within which it is done. Retaining neo-colonial and patriarchal ways does not change anything.

 

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Rebels who still understand the vision of the organization and find new ways to stir the pot and innovative approaches to achieving the objectives are needed in every organization.

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Super-Colossal Hole Spotted On Sun As New Year Begins

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Talk about big!

A dark hole hundreds of times bigger than the Earth has been spotted on the surface of the sun. A photo of the enormous "coronal hole" (below) was snapped by a camera aboard NASA's 

Solar Dynamics Observatory on Jan. 1, 2015.

 

The irregularly shaped hole spans about 400,000 kilometers (250,000 miles) at its widest point, said Dr. C. Alex Young, associate director for science for the heliophysics division at the space agency's Goddard facility in Greenbelt, Maryland. Its total surface area is about 410 times that of the Earth, he said (see below for size comparison).

 Coronal holes were first seen in photos taken by NASA astronauts in the 1970s. They aren't holes in the usual sense. Rather, they're colder, cooler regions where the sun's magnetic field reaches out into space. The holes can remain visible for five years or longer.
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Sepp Hasslberger's curator insight, January 6, 2015 7:36 PM

We don't know the significance of this one yet ... or the consequences, if there are any.

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Excellent Tips to Stimulate Creativity ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Handmade bullets could make 3D printed guns a reality

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Forget about a metal 3D printed gun. These homemade metal bullets could make plastic 3D printed guns potent.
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Create Course Evaluation Using Google Forms

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Learn. Relearn. Unlearn. Those three powerful characteristics of teachers with growth mindset. I believe LEARNING is FOOD for PASSION. Without strong learning motivation, I think it's impossible fo...

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 6, 2014 7:31 PM

Learn. Relearn. Unlearn. Those three powerful characteristics of teachers with growth mindset. I believe LEARNING is FOOD for PASSION. Without strong learning motivation, I think it's impossible fo...


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Mª Jose's curator insight, November 7, 2014 5:44 AM

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Preparing New Teachers - 2014 Ed Tech Summit

PANEL I: PREPARING NEW TEACHERS What do schools of education need to do to prepare incoming teachers for a networked learning environment? Moderator: Ruth Ma...

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5 Things You Should be Doing to Have an Insanely Productive Week

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Your most important job every day is to make sure your time is not just spent on busy work.

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Stop planning, start doing.

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The Poisoning of Our Minds

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I watch the killing that’s taking place around the world and ask myself why?

 

How can someone be so intolerant that they can kill another person over their beliefs? How can someone be so angry that they’re willing to take the life of an innocent child to advance a cause? How can someone be so confused that they refuse to honor and value a life?

 

There’s no simple answer to the horrific crisis that we face, but I’m convinced that a contributing factor is the poisoning of our minds.

We are bombarded with hatred, intolerance, and violence every day. The entertainment industry incorporates hate, intolerance, and violence into movies, music, comedy routines, and video games in order to increase sales.

 

The news media hypes violence to boost television ratings. Politicians appeal to our dark side to win votes. These acts are desensitizing our personal values, polluting our minds, and corroding our culture.

 

While violent and hateful stimulation do not affect everyone, repetitive, negative stimulation may confuse an already deranged mind and cause that mind to snap — just as steel may break if bombarded continually at its weakest spot.


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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 4, 2014 8:16 PM
I watch the killing that’s taking place around the world and ask myself why?


How can someone be so intolerant that they can kill another person over their beliefs? How can someone be so angry that they’re willing to take the life of an innocent child to advance a cause? How can someone be so confused that they refuse to honor and value a life?


There’s no simple answer to the horrific crisis that we face, but I’m convinced that a contributing factor is the poisoning of our minds.

We are bombarded with hatred, intolerance, and violence every day. The entertainment industry incorporates hate, intolerance, and violence into movies, music, comedy routines, and video games in order to increase sales.


The news media hypes violence to boost television ratings. Politicians appeal to our dark side to win votes. These acts are desensitizing our personal values, polluting our minds, and corroding our culture.


While violent and hateful stimulation do not affect everyone, repetitive, negative stimulation may confuse an already deranged mind and cause that mind to snap — just as steel may break if bombarded continually at its weakest spot.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?q=values


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Developing Empathy and Anger Management Strategies Through Drama and Play

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Drama and Play Therapist, Dr Sue Jennings came to our school to talk about Neuro-Dramatic-Play and how it can help children learn to develop empathy and anger management strategies,


Neuro-Dramatic-Play Techniques

Appropriate massage – upper back and shoulders,or handsRocking in pairs – row, row, row the boatBlowing bubbles and catching themMessy play with finger paints, sand and water (see also: therapeutic sand play)Drum rhythms and echoesClapping songs with words and movementDrama games: stop start, healthy struggles

Embodiment Techniques

gross body movement involving the whole bodyfine body movement with different body partssensory movement involving textures, sound, taste, smell and sightsinging games which name hands, feet, eyes, nose and so onrhythmic movement and dancerough and tumble playcreative ideas of moving as monsters, aliens, mice, etc.stories with sounds and movement
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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

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"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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Jewelelelel's curator insight, February 8, 2015 7:56 AM

I agree with the fact that recently,students have been 'trained' to give the correct and not ask smart questions.In school ,teachers usually ask us questions and if we answer that correctly, we get praised.For subjects sciences and humanities require a lot of questioning and thinking in order to understand and to learn  more quickly.In my opinion, i think that teachers should give students a chance to ask questions that they have and not go through a topic blindly.If the students is shy to ask, the teacher could create a website so that the whole class can ask questions whenever they feel like and both the teachers and students themselves can answer the questions.This would enable the student to think out of the box to ask and answer questions by themselves 

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dice student

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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20 tips for when you have 5 minutes left in a lesson.... - Innovate My School

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You have a few minutes to go before the bell goes, and you’ve managed to get everything done. What next? Teacher and #PedagooCurator Rachel Jones gives her top 20 tips on what to do with this time.

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RebeccaMoore's curator insight, January 28, 2015 3:15 PM

I really like some of these ideas for little short tasks to have students do at the end of a class to ensure there is learning happening the whole time. Exit slips are quick and easy ways to check for understanding and to hold students accountable for their learning.

Arvid Andresen's curator insight, January 29, 2015 3:23 PM

Det er vel ikke alltid du har fem minutter til overs, men disse aktivitetene kan jo også være igangsettere eller hyggelige avvekslinger. 

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What's Your Style of Leadership?

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What's your leadership style? Learn more about some of the most common leadership styles and frameworks.

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Has a quiz too. This is great for any person that mamages people, or a College student working in groups. good to know. 

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Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 24, 2015 12:34 PM

I scooped this article because it relates to the concepts of leadership style detailed in the book "SuperVision". Yes, all leaders have a tendency to favor a particular leadership style, however, different methods are justified in different circumstances (especially in education). Something profound in this article is the idea that it is MORE difficult to transition from a democratic style to a authoritarian style of leadership. I also believe, that participative, shared leaderhship should be the default. When trust is cultivated with shared leadership it is more likely that staff will have faith that authoritarian decisions are done in the best interests of all. 

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Leadership Courage: Creating A Culture Where People Feel Safe To Take Risks

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The human ingenuity within any organisation are it's greatest competitive advantage. Yet according to the latest statistics, over half of todays workers are disengaged . When leaders are committed and actively working to engage, inspire and embolden – they unleash untapped potential and raise the bar not just on productivity, but on the value their organization contributes to all stakeholders.
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great points to increase engagement and generate a positive culture in the workplace.

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C.S. Lewis on Why We Read

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A book is a heart that only beats in the chest of another,” Rebecca Solnit wrote in her gorgeous contemplation on reading. A century earlier, Kafka asserted in a memorable letter to his childhood friend that “a book must be the axe for the frozen sea inside us.” Indeed, the question of what books do for the human soul and spirit stretches from ancient meditations to contemporary theories about the four psychological functions of reading. But hardly anyone has articulated the enchantment of literature more succinctly yet beautifully than C.S. Lewis, a man deeply invested in the authenticity of the written word.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, January 25, 2015 10:13 AM

CS Lewis: Those of us who have been true readers all our life seldom fully realize the enormous extension of our being which we owe to authors.

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Why teachers must embrace disruptive technologies - Forum:Blog

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Introducing so-called disruptive technologies to the classroom can bring about a range of behavioral changes, challenges and benefits writes Saori Imaizumi.
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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

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These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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A Round-up of The Best iPad Apps for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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The 20 Most Popular TED Talks Of All Time

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You won't want to miss these.

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Spectacular rendering of the solar system to scale

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I don't know about you, but every time I'm reminded about the huge scale of the universe, I mentally re-evaluate my own life and my relationship with what is around me. This amazing illustration by Roberto Ziche's with the Sun and the planets laying on the floor makes that comparison even more impressive.

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THE OFFICIAL ANDREASCY's curator insight, November 5, 2014 12:30 PM

The Earth looks so unbelievably small here.

Елена Полякова's curator insight, November 5, 2014 11:32 PM

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Kelley Gonzales's curator insight, November 6, 2014 10:32 AM

Amazing!