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"Districts wading into the "bring-your-own-technology," or BYOT, waters are wrangling with which issues should be tackled through districtwide policy, and which should fall under school-level procedural codes. In the process, they're trying to leave room to solve unanswered legal questions about Internet security and privacy." Quillen ( Education Week )
Kenyan farmer Zack Matere, who discovered the cure for 'potato disease' on the internet. Recently, when a potato disease ravaged Kenya, farmer Zack Matere searched "potato disease" on the internet and discovered that ants were eating his potato stems. On the same website, Matere found that the cure for his potato disease was to sprinkle wood ash on the crop.
On its surface these claims seem strange. I've never doubted that many animals are self-aware and have a consciousness not that different from my own. It seems rather obvious from their behavior. Why else would dogs and cats recognize and display affection for their owners? I suspect this Cambridge Declaration is simply a ploy to devalue human lives, by eliminating what are in their scientific-and-nothing-else minds are our unique characteristics.
There are plenty of ways to collaborate for businesses. They all offer their own interesting features and benefits, but most of them are not of much use to someone looking to collaborate outside of business. What if you are not looking for a way to work on spreadsheets?
Editor's Note: Posts about the flipped class on The Daily Riff beginning in January 2011 have generated over 240,000 views to-date - thanks contributors and readers . . . See our other links related to the flipped class below this guest post. Since this post was written, Bergmann and Sams have released their book, Flip your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day . Do check it out. - C.J. Westerberg How the Flipped Classroom was Born
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Enquiry based learning describes approaches to learning that are based on a process of enquiry, study, and research in which the student takes considerable responsibility for their own learning. Effective learning occurs when your students’ learning experiences are engaging , that is, when your students are doing rather than just listening. In enquiry-based learning, students take on more responsibility for identifying precisely what they need to learn and finding resources which will allow them to fill their knowledge gaps. Enquiry-based learning can begin in first year and progressively help students to develop their research skills as self-directed learners.
We shape Australia’s future economy through skills, learning, discovery and innovation. We help to: Develop competitive and innovative industries Strengthen scientific research, engagement and awareness Develop a skilled and productive workforce Foster collaboration between industry, business and research sectors New portfolio arrangements On 26 March 2013, The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary Education was established. References to the former departments will be updated in due course.
A frequent topic on this blog is the likely trade-off between a higher population and a higher quality of life at some point in the future. Some people – often total utilitarians – are willing to accept a lower quality of life for our descendants if that means there can be more of them. Others – often average utilitarians – will accept a smaller population if it is required to improve quality of life for those who are left. Both of these positions lead to unintuitive conclusions if taken to the extreme. On the one hand, total utilitarians would have to accept the ‘ repugnant conclusion ‘, that a very large number of individuals experiencing lives barely worth living, could be much better than a small number of people experiencing joyous lives.
Educational Games Research Research and discussion concerning instructional video games Top 20 Blogs about Game-Based Learning Thanks to the people over at onlinecolleges.net for including this blog in their list of The 20 Best Blogs About Game-Based Learning . I’m honored to be on there at #3. Here’s the list:
This is a list of games using a version of the Unreal Engine . The main article on the Unreal Engine gives further details on the engine itself and its versions. [ edit ] Unreal Engine 1 [ edit ] Unreal Engine 2 [ edit ] Other licensees Unreal Engine 2 Runtime Custom License is used in many non-gaming projects including construction simulations and designs, training simulations, driving simulations, educations, virtual reality shopping malls, movie storyboards, continuities, pre-visuals and etc.
We know that parental involvement in children’s education is important, but what exactly does that look like when the youngsters are in school? The OECD’s Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) has some good news: Parents don’t need a PhD or oodles of time to make a significant difference. “ Most parents know, instinctively, that spending more time with their children and being actively involved in their education will give their children a good head-start in life. But since most parents have to juggle competing demands at work and at home, there never seems to be enough time , ” the organization says in a report titled Let’s Read Them a Story – The Parent Factor in Education . “ Sometimes, too, parents are reluctant to offer to help their children with school work because they feel ill-equipped to do so….(and some) also believe that only the school is responsible for education their children .”
by Maria Popova Down the rabbit hole in colorful dots, twisted typography, and strange eye conditions. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass endure as some of history’s most beloved children’s storytelling, full of timeless philosophy for grown-ups and inspiration for computing pioneers . The illustrations that have accompanied Lewis Carroll’s classics over the ages have become iconic in their own right, from Leonard Weisgard’s stunning artwork for the first color edition of the book to Salvador Dali’s little-known but breathtaking version.
Here at Knewton, we put a high value on creativity and entrepreneurship, and it shows in the way our team members choose to spend their time outside of work. At any given time a large number of Knerds are working away at side projects — artistic endeavors, business ventures, athletic competitions, and more. Robbie Before he started working in edtech at Knewton, Senior Marketing Associate Robbie Mitchell was working on a different educational project: rap songs.
Neologism is a web-based RDF Schema vocabulary editor and publishing system. With Neologism, you can define vocabularies , consisting of classes and properties . These are the building blocks that enable a growing number of web sites to share not just documents, images, videos and applications, but also linked data on the web. The main goal of Neologism is to dramatically reduce the time required to create, publish and modify vocabularies for the web of data. Quick feature list Support for subclasses, subproperties, domains, ranges, inverses, disjointness, functional and inverse functional properties Support for XSD datatypes RDF/XML and N3 output Vocabularies are served with content negotiation Customizable class diagram Import from file or from the Web Mapping to external vocabularies Follows the W3C's Best Practice for publishing RDF vocabularies and Cool URIs for the Semantic Web guidelines