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Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Train, Exercise, and Better Your Brain

Top 10 Tips and Tricks to Train, Exercise, and Better Your Brain | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
While we're always using our brains, we're not necessarily doing much to keep them in good shape. Here are the top ten sites and tools to train your brain and exercise your mental muscles.
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Kinect helps TV shows talk to your kid - CNN.com

Kinect helps TV shows talk to your kid - CNN.com | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
Microsoft is joining forces with two television shows to make TV a two-way experience for kids.

 

This is so stinkin cool!!

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Luna seeks 5 percent more for Idaho schools | Education | Idahostatesman.com

Luna seeks 5 percent more for Idaho schools | Education | Idahostatesman.com | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
State schools superintendent Tom Luna Thursday unveiled a budget request for fiscal 2014 that would increase the state’s school spending by 5 percent and increase teacher compensation by that same percentage.
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The Global Search for Education: In Search of Special Education - Huffington Post (blog)

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The Global Search for Education: In Search of Special EducationHuffington Post (blog)A new book published by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER), An Extraordinary School: Re-modelling Special Education, tells the story of the...
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8 Must-Have Google Chrome Apps For Students | Edudemic

8 Must-Have Google Chrome Apps For Students | Edudemic | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it

I am convinced that the Google Chrome network is the best solution for Idaho's mobile computing devices. The Chrome apps, most of which are free, are great for so many things in the classroom. I really hope Idaho invests in Chromebooks or just pushes districts to utilize the Google network through Chrome.

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Top 5 Ways Humane Education Can Save the World

Top 5 Ways Humane Education Can Save the World | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
Imagine if youth grew up understanding the impacts of their choices, realized that they have the capacity to participate in changemaking, and graduated prepared to embrace their roles as solutionaries for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.
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33 Rapid-Fire Thoughts On Meetings | timmilburn.com

33 Rapid-Fire Thoughts On Meetings | timmilburn.com | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it

I have a confession to make…I don’t like meaningless-gatherings-where-nothing-is-accomplished-but-someone-had-an-hour-to-kill!

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5 Ideas To Inspire Your Followership | timmilburn.com

5 Ideas To Inspire Your Followership | timmilburn.com | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it

Leadership is so much more than barking orders at people. Tim Milburn writes about some exemplary things that quality leaders do.

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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship | Edudemic

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship | Edudemic | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy's videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there's a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools.
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The 60-Second Guide To Texting In The Classroom | Edudemic

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Cell phones in the secondary classroom is a heated debate. This educator wants us to know the benefits of texting in the classroom.

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Is Social Media Sabotaging Real Communication? - Forbes

Is Social Media Sabotaging Real Communication? - Forbes | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
Social media may have revolutionized communication, but it threatens our ability to communicate. Without the benefit of body language, we are operating with a major deficit.
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Why thousands of K-12 teachers are turning to SchoolTube - EdTech Times

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Why thousands of K-12 teachers are turning to SchoolTube http://t.co/2BgWtU0o #edtech #education #elearning #schooltube...
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Idaho Education Cuts Among Deepest In The Nation

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Idaho has cut per-student education spending by 19 percent in the last five years.  That's according to a report published this week by the Center on Budget Policy and Priorities.
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Standardization Will Destroy Our Education System, If It Hasn't Already

Standardization Will Destroy Our Education System, If It Hasn't Already | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
Do we want schools to squash creativity and reinforce a model that worked well in the 20th century but will not prepare our students for their future?
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10 Distractions You Can Control | timmilburn.com

10 Distractions You Can Control | timmilburn.com | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
We’re all busy. We can all fill up a to-do list with the greatest of ease. But if you’re anything like me, it’s sometimes difficult to get the stuff on the list done. Of course, there are all kinds of strategies of what to do and how to do it.
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How Steve Jobs Impacted Education | Edudemic

How Steve Jobs Impacted Education | Edudemic | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it
The untimely death of Steve Jobs provides an opportunity to reflect on the passing of an American icon and take some lessons from his extraordinary life. Steve Jobs had a passion for education.
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10 Things in School That Should Be Obsolete

10 Things in School That Should Be Obsolete | The Ford Focus | Scoop.it

This gives a different perspective on what schools should be doing to keep up with the times. Sometimes I can't believe how fast education is changing. The oddest one I saw was about eliminating corridors.

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‘Game-based’ learning  | ajc.com

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Bill and Melinda Gates have a future for education: we need to play games to engage students. Schools need to adjust the way they teach to fit the way students learn.

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