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Maureen Dowd Columnist Page. Readlists. Twenty Beloved New York Writers on the Magic of Central Park. By Maria Popova “You cannot live without establishing an equilibrium between the inner and outer.”

Twenty Beloved New York Writers on the Magic of Central Park

New York has had its share of love letters, old and new and famous and private. In Central Park: An Anthology (public library), Andrew Blauner collects twenty paeans to this one particular, and particularly beloved, part of the city by twenty of its most celebrated authors. Adrian Benepe promises in the introduction: Reading this volume is a little like a walk in the park with some truly excellent companions… . And the slim but potent volume lives up to that promise. In “Through the Children’s Gate,” Adam Gopnik brings a dimensional lens to one of New Yorkers’ most persistent and enduring laments: the city’s inescapable pace of change, with its embedded nostalgia for what once was and never will again be: May pole in the park, May 1912 (Library of Congress) Explore.

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Harvard Graduate School of Education. ED. Magazine. All Along 1 Comment When Lecturer David Rose, Ed.D.’76, and his colleagues came up with a new idea called Universal Design for Learning to help all learners, he had no idea just how big it would one day become.

ED. Magazine

(From "Ed. " magazine.)... Read More... Brennan by Design 1 Comment Assistant Professor Karen Brennan doesn’t want everyone to become a computer programmer, but she believes that it’s important for everyone, especially students, to be creators of technology and their learning, not just consumers. Launches online learning initiative. MIT today announced the launch of an online learning initiative internally called “MITx.”

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MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Khan Academy. Academic Video Lectures. The Upside of Dyslexia. Dyslexia is a complex disorder, and there is much that is still not understood about it.

The Upside of Dyslexia

But a series of ingenious experiments have shown that many people with dyslexia possess distinctive perceptual abilities. For example, scientists have produced a growing body of evidence that people with the condition have sharper peripheral vision than others. Gadi Geiger and Jerome Lettvin, cognitive scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, used a mechanical shutter, called a tachistoscope, to briefly flash a row of letters extending from the center of a subject’s field of vision out to its perimeter. Typical readers identified the letters in the middle of the row with greater accuracy.

eSchool News. Top 200 best iPad apps 2012. If you've got yourself an iPad Air or new iPad mini, you'll want to start downloading the best iPad apps straight away.

Top 200 best iPad apps 2012

And if you already have an iPad 4 or older iPad, you might want to update it with some new apps. It's the apps that really set iOS apart from other platforms - there are far more apps available on the App Store for the iPad than any other tablet. Top Charts - iPad - United States - Education. Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic. With the advent of the 2011/2012 school year, teachers who have access to mobile technology are scrambling to find the best education apps for the iPod Touch, iPad and iPhone.

Top 20 Must-Have Educational iPhone & iPad Apps Used By Real Teachers in the Classroom - iPhone app article - Shara Karasic

Educators use apps for everything from communicating with students to inspiring creativity to dissecting virtual frogs. Luckily, we have lots of educators (including Apple Distinguished Educators) on Appolicious who share their lists of the best education apps for elementary, middle school, junior high, and high school. These are the education apps most listed by educators on Appolicious. 1. 3D Brain (iPad, iPhone. Free) Reviewed by educator lmorris: “This is a great learning tool for any student. Subject/Grade: Science (Biology). 4-12. Listed by: Alline, techsupv, and SkylineiPads. 2. 20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators. When one looks at how technology has changed education over the past decade, one can’t help but be blown away by the sheer number of iPad apps for educators that have absolutely flooded the electronic marketplace.

20 Amazing iPad Apps for Educators

There are so many iPad apps for teachers released every month that even the most plugged-in educator would have a difficult time processing and utilizing them all. Luckily, when teachers are looking to learn how to use iPads in the classroom, they need to look no further than TeachHUB magazine and -- an educator’s primary go-to resource when researching iPad apps for teachers and iPads in the classroom.

Teenagers: Speaking: How to encourage teenagers to use English. Teenagers often do not feel comfortable using English in the English classroom because they feel self-conscious doing so.

Teenagers: Speaking: How to encourage teenagers to use English

Teenagers are very sensitive and a way of helping them deal with this, that I have tried successfully, is to introduce different ‘masks’ for them to hide behind. Famous people At the start of a lesson put stickers on the front of the teenagers’ shirts – these stickers have on them names of famous international figures that all the students will know (George Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pamela Anderson, Che Guevara, Aristotle etc). Tell the students that for the entire lesson they will BE this person.Students must walk around the classroom and greet each other without speaking – to encourage students to internalise the characteristics of these people.Next they can speak and say hello. This approach may not work with all groups of teenagers but has worked very successfully with groups I have taught, especially in the 11 – 14 age group, once they trust the teacher. The Rise of the New Groupthink. How Will Today's Texting Teenagers Compete?