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Comment on 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom by Margot Roemischer

Comment on 20 Things You Can Do In (About) 10 Minutes For A Smoother Running Classroom by Margot Roemischer | TechLib | Scoop.it
Neat ideas. I like the idea of taking their phones for the class period. However, kids will outsmart that and just tell the teacher that they don’t have one on them. What then?
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Apple working on innovative solar charging system for MacBooks, iPads and iPhones

Apple working on innovative solar charging system for MacBooks, iPads and iPhones | TechLib | Scoop.it
An innovative approach to solar charging revealed in an Apple patent application published today (via Patently Apple) could make it more practical to power both MacBooks and iOS devices from the sun.
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Are iPads and Other Classroom Gadgets Really Helping Kids Learn?

Are iPads and Other Classroom Gadgets Really Helping Kids Learn? | TechLib | Scoop.it
Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Peg Tyre sheds light on the promise and perils of education technology. (@jennyinglee: With all the craziness going on @LAUSD re: iPads, this piece @pegtyre nails it.
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Teens Are Leaving Facebook, This is Where They Are Going

Teens Are Leaving Facebook, This is Where They Are Going | TechLib | Scoop.it
If the teens are leaving Facebook, where are they going? (RT @ABC: Teens are leaving Facebook...
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Comment on How Digital Learning Is Becoming The Fourth Literacy by Kahtlyn

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This is really an interesting question. I have to say that in someways yes and in someways no.
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Comment on How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners by Sherri Spelic

Comment on How We Can Actually Create Lifelong Learners by Sherri Spelic | TechLib | Scoop.it
Congratulations on your successes with your students. I agree with the points you make concerning the need for and efficacy of student centered learning.
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iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again - TechCrunch

iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again - TechCrunch | TechLib | Scoop.it
The Week UK iPad Air Review: Apple Makes Big Tablets Beautiful All Over Again TechCrunch Apple introduced two new iPads this month at a special event in San Francisco on October 22, and the first of those to go on sale is the iPad Air, which is in...
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Amazon’s Kindle Countdown Deals makes it easy to sell your ebooks for a limited-time discount

Amazon’s Kindle Countdown Deals makes it easy to sell your ebooks for a limited-time discount | TechLib | Scoop.it
Amazon has announced a new Kindle Countdown Deals initiative, allowing publishers and authors to offer short-term discount on their ebooks.

The price promotions are designed to help ...
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Salman Khan: Let's use video to reinvent education | Video on TED.com

TED Talks Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects.

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Old but good

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Heather Daugherty's curator insight, April 18, 2013 3:46 PM

How much do you learn through video instruction? Is this the future?

Siri Anderson's curator insight, May 18, 2013 9:09 AM

Happening!

So why isn't learning to create video more of a content/skill requirement in our K-12 scope and sequence?

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How Robots Will Change the World - BBC Documentary

This video is for educational purposes only. I did not make this film, i am uploading it for educational purposes. The audio in this clip is for educational ...

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XYEYE's curator insight, November 2, 2013 5:17 PM
If you read Sci Fi or do robotics you already know this!
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The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World

The 50 Most Amazing University Libraries in the World | TechLib | Scoop.it
If there’s anything the editors of BestMastersPrograms.org love more than classes and books, it’s universities and libraries. It’s no surprise, then, that university libraries rank right up there among our favorite places.

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Wow! I can dream...

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Irini Kassidis's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:42 PM

I didn't realise there were so many beautiful libraries around the world.

Lance W. 's curator insight, October 30, 2013 9:58 PM

Privileged places and spaces!

Helena Dias's curator insight, October 31, 2013 6:30 AM

I love to read and I love to visit libraries.... and I was in some of these ones, sometimes as tourist other times as a student.... 

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The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know | TechLib | Scoop.it
The Neuroscience Of Learning: 41 Terms Every Teacher Should Know

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, November 8, 2013 10:25 PM

This article is part of a larger, on-going effort to help connect teachers and other learning professionals with the neuroscience of learning.

Moses B. Tambason's curator insight, November 9, 2013 2:40 PM

More people are running to charity tube to post free videos and watch free videos than posting on you tube. Try posting at charity tube and you will never leave. http://www.africatube.net/ More visitors and more video views. Don't take our word for it, try it. Post one same video on youtube and put it on  http://www.africatube.net/ and return ater five hours and compare the viewers rate and decide for yourself. Create your very own group or forum and control who watch it and invite everyone to watch the video. Above all, post video in English or in any language and viewers can watch video description in their own language. Try it and let us know your experience. Above all it is absolutely free like youtube

Vincent Munch's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:51 PM

Something we should all read

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How to Create a Killer Cover Page

How to Create a Killer Cover Page | TechLib | Scoop.it
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Not many people take heed of the dos and don'ts when it comes to PPT slideshows. 

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:03 PM

There are excellent points here.

Matthew's curator insight, December 4, 2013 9:54 AM

Biznesowe Prezentacje

Marc Woltering's curator insight, December 12, 2013 4:06 AM

Helemaal mee eens: de eerste sheet van een PowerPoint is vitaal.

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Your iPad is now officially cleared for takeoff (and every other part of the flight, too)

Your iPad is now officially cleared for takeoff (and every other part of the flight, too) | TechLib | Scoop.it
The long struggle between airlines and your unrelenting in-flight boredom is over. The Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) announced today that airlines can expand passenger use of tablets and oth...
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:-) Will South Africa follow suit?

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Kindles and iPads to be Allowed at All Times in Flight by End of 2013 - Heels First Travel

Kindles and iPads to be Allowed at All Times in Flight by End of 2013 - Heels First Travel | TechLib | Scoop.it
The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has decided that Portable Electronic Devices may be used in Airplane Mode at all stages in flight.
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Google Wants To Edit And Soundtrack Your Videos

Google Wants To Edit And Soundtrack Your Videos | TechLib | Scoop.it
Your memories will be BEAUTIFULLY FORMATTED.  (Google Wants To Edit And Soundtrack Your Videos:     Want to make a highlight reel of all of your different v...
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Comment on Why You Should (And Shouldn’t) Use Digital Textbooks by Antonia Bralic

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I feel like the problem with usage of digital textbooks is an important issue that deserves much more attention – as long as we have a huge percentage of students (and workers) printing out e-books and reading them in that form, we have a serious...
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Comment on How (And Why) Teachers Should Blog by Kahtlyn

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I am interested in moving my classroom into the era of using Web 2.0 tools.
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Company Builds a Face-Scanning Emotion Detector, Seeks Important Uses for It | MIT Technology Review

Company Builds a Face-Scanning Emotion Detector, Seeks Important Uses for It | MIT Technology Review | TechLib | Scoop.it
A technology for reading emotions on faces can help companies sell candy. Now its creators hope it also can take on bigger problems.
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Reading peoples emotions...

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iPads Face Toughest Holiday Season Yet - ABC News

iPads Face Toughest Holiday Season Yet - ABC News | TechLib | Scoop.it
iPads Face Toughest Holiday Season Yet
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Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Santa's sleigh will be loaded with iPads this Christmas, but a variety of competing tablets are sure to be along for the ride, too.
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HarperCollins goes direct-to-consumer for global e-book sales | The Bookseller

HarperCollins goes direct-to-consumer for global e-book sales | The Bookseller | TechLib | Scoop.it
Book Publishing Industry News. Regular news updates from The Bookseller's news desk. The latest press reports about the publishing sector and updates from the City (Harpercollins start selling ebooks via brand author websites.
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In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic]

In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever [infographic] | TechLib | Scoop.it
It's so good such infographics like the one presented below are created. They don't only list challenges both librarians and library patrons face in times

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Cambridge Marketing College's curator insight, October 21, 2013 2:45 PM

These are the roles of a good tutor . 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 28, 2013 2:50 AM

Librarians and the Digital Age

Freek Kraak's curator insight, October 30, 2013 7:11 AM

"In digital age, librarians are needed more than ever..."

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Five Steps to Reboot Schools

Five Steps to Reboot Schools | TechLib | Scoop.it
It's time for the technology industry to claim responsibility for underserving the nation's schools and to take steps to incite transformation, writes Cameron Evans.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, November 12, 2013 12:19 PM

Found this spot-on! Love the conclusion:

"Now is the time for us to be honest in assessing the shortcomings of our current solutions, optimistic in our vision for a better approach, and, most importantly, possessed of the will to change." 

Indeed! --Lou

 

Excerpt: "Two-thirds of United States 4th graders read below grade level, and the weakest ones are falling further behind, according to the U.S. Department of Education's 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress. In a 2011 report, the Annie E. Casey Foundation found that 16 percent of children who are not reading proficiently by the end of 3rd grade do not graduate from high school on time. And when we see business leaders questioning recent college graduates' competencies, such as the value of their diplomas and grade point averages, something's clearly wrong.

Worse still, the skills students acquire in school may not even translate to the modern workplace. According to findings from the market research firm International Data Corp., or IDC, that identify and analyze the skills required for the best jobs of the future, "While education reform is high on the agenda of many political leaders and aspirants, academic experts, and even many corporate leaders and entertainment icons, there remains debate regarding the relevance and aspirations of school requirements."

After years of accumulating performance deferments and declining success rates, it's time to hit the reset button. Schools are investing heavily in gadgets and devices without necessarily giving thought to reform through transformative smart models and learning tools. Digitizing analog materials and processes is not enough..."

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14 Statistics That Prove Beyond A Doubt The Importance Of Social Media

14 Statistics That Prove Beyond A Doubt The Importance Of Social Media | TechLib | Scoop.it
Customers are expecting a greater degree of service on Social Media and this infographic explains why it's becoming imperative that brands achieve this.

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Melissa Mackal's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:19 PM

My own fault for not advocating for this topic more aggressively.

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The best Prezi presentation ever!

When the CEO's presentation is approaching or a company's event is occurring, and if you think power point is boring... Take a look at our Prezi presentation...
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Great example of what Prezi can do.

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Techno victime 's curator insight, July 2, 2013 4:29 PM

Adieu les réunions soporifique :)

Margje Van Der Lei's curator insight, October 10, 2013 3:50 AM

Leuk om ideeën te krijgen en te creëren.

Ian Korman's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:19 AM

Prezi isn't new but it is still pretty innovative. I recommend using just to stick out from the PowerPoint crowd. You will really stick out if you use it as creatively as they did in this video.