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The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99

Andromium Inc. is raising funds for The Superbook: Turn your smartphone into a laptop for $99 on Kickstarter!

The Superbook is a shell that turns your Android smartphone into a complete laptop. Get the freedom of using just one computer.
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How to practice effectively...for just about anything - Annie Bosler and Don Greene

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/how-to-practice-effectively-for-just-about-anything-annie-bosler-and-don-greene Mastering any physical skil
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The Second Term after a long long break … – MasterTeacher

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In the Trenches with Project Based Learning - 20% Time
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Numberless Word Problems

Numberless Word Problems | PS recommends | Scoop.it
So I first heard this while I was a guest on Derek Rhodenizer's Podcast. during the podcast he mentioned this idea about Numberless Word Problems, you can read about them here.  The idea is basically, to guide and scaffold students through the structure of problems by making them ask and rethinking questions. Now this was…
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Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents? | Statistics South Africa

Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents? | Statistics South Africa | PS recommends | Scoop.it
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Two-factor authentication: What you need to know (FAQ)

Two-factor authentication: What you need to know (FAQ) | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Twitter's got it. Apple's got it, too. Google, Microsoft, Facebook and Amazon have had it for a while. But why's two-factor authentication important, and will it keep you safe?
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20 FREE, EASY WEB-BASED AUDIO TOOLS

20 FREE, EASY WEB-BASED AUDIO TOOLS | PS recommends | Scoop.it
20 FREE, EASY WEB-BASED AUDIO TOOLS, Podcasting, Royalty-free Audio, Utilities, Recording & Editing, Sharing
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Will Smith Talking About Why We Need To Face Our Fears Is Something We All Need To Hear

Will Smith Talking About Why We Need To Face Our Fears Is Something We All Need To Hear | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Prepare for mega-inspiration.
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Cape Town to host Ideas World Cup: Here's how to put your ideas into action

Cape Town to host Ideas World Cup: Here's how to put your ideas into action | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Think outside the box at Ideas World Cup Cape Town this April.
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WordItOut – enjoy word clouds, create word art & gifts

WordItOut – enjoy word clouds, create word art & gifts | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Generate, customise, save, share, gift, print, discover & love word cloud art with WordItOut, the free word cloud maker online since 2010.
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Plans for a 'vertical forest' hotel unveiled in China

Plans for a 'vertical forest' hotel unveiled in China | PS recommends | Scoop.it
China has revealed plans to construct two 'vertical forest' towers – one of which will house a hotel – in an attempt to combat greenhouse gas emissions.
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This is an interesting idea, i wonder where else this has been tried and if there are scientific studies to look at actual impact and plausibility for future developments
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7 Great Google Forms Templates to Use in Your Teaching

7 Great Google Forms Templates to Use in Your Teaching | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Automatically send Mendeley documents to your Kindle. Zero Hassle. | KinSync.com

KinSync makes your life easier by automatically sending documents from Mendeley to your Kindle.
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Wow in the World

Wow in the World is a podcast and a new way for families to connect, look up and discover the wonders in the world around them. Every episode, hosts Mindy and Guy guide curious kids and their grown-ups away from their screens and on a journey
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This futuristic school holds class in tree houses and trusts kids with power tools

This futuristic school holds class in tree houses and trusts kids with power tools | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Where the makers and doers get schooled.
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To Engage Students and Teachers, Treat Core Subjects Like Extracurriculars

To Engage Students and Teachers, Treat Core Subjects Like Extracurriculars | PS recommends | Scoop.it
It's tough to deny the excitement students have about extracurricular activities. Harvard researchers explore ways to bring that excitement to more core
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Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents? | Statistics South Africa

Overturning Verwoerd’s legacy: is this generation better-educated than their parents? | Statistics South Africa | PS recommends | Scoop.it
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25 of the Best RSS Feeds for Educators

25 of the Best RSS Feeds for Educators | PS recommends | Scoop.it
If Twitter is the firehose of information, then RSS is the water cooler. With this calming analogy, here are 25 of the the best RSS feeds for educators.
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Developing digital literacies in the curriculum - slidedeck

Developing digital literacies in the curriculum - slidedeck | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Developing digital literacies in the curriculum Activities from the Jisc Developing Digital Literacies programme 2011-2013 This slide show is yours to adapt, repurpose and reuse in your own institution
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7 Elements All Top Schools Have

7 Elements All Top Schools Have | PS recommends | Scoop.it
Diverse school models exist, but a fundamental question remains—how do we know how effective a school model is? How can effectiveness be judged? There are several research studies which focus on the characteristics of effective schools. However, there is debate over which attributes to consider when describing successful schools. Some researchers assert that student performance should be the primary indicator of a successful school. That makes sense, since the sole purpose of schools is educating their students. Other researchers propose that students’ social characteristics, such as personal growth, should be included when determining effective schools. Another issue with school effectiveness …
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A Fold Apart: Origamist Robert Lang's Incredible Paper Creations

Twenty five years ago, physicist Robert Lang worked at NASA, where he researched lasers. He has also garnered 46 patents on optoelectronics and even wrote
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Data in schools: Workflows and analysis, not products and systems - Matt Harris, Ed.D. - International EdTech Specialist

Data in schools: Workflows and analysis, not products and systems - Matt Harris, Ed.D. - International EdTech Specialist | PS recommends | Scoop.it
The medical system has figured it out. Governments seem to be focusing on it. And you know MNCs (Multi-National Corporations) live it: Data is the currency of the modern age. Organizations must know how to connect, flow, analyze, and leverage their data to best realize their purposes and meet their visions. No longer can you rely on the efforts of hard working employees or managers …
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The world’s smartest solar solution | smartflower

The world’s smartest solar solution | smartflower | PS recommends | Scoop.it
With smartflower, you get a beautifully designed, easy-to-setup solar solution fully integrated with smart features for nearly effortless ownership.
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