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Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

Top 100 Tools for Learning in 2014

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30 Trends In Education Technology For 2015 30 Trends In Education Technology For The 2015 School Year by Terry Heick What’s trending up for 2015 school year in terms of education technology? Plagiarism Checker To use this plagiarism checker, please copy and paste your content in the box below, and then click on the big green button that says “Check Plagiarism!” then sit back and watch as your article is scanned for duplicated content. The article you entered is scanned carefully, and so is the world wide web. It’s very likely you’ll see some red in your results as common phrases may trigger red flags. If there are complete sentences that aren’t original, this tool will identify the original source of any unoriginal or plagiarized content that was copied from the internet.

CLASSROOM - Splashtop Inc. Splashtop Classroom allows teachers to share their desktop and applications. Once connected, students can view, control and annotate over lesson content directly from their own devices. Splashtop Classroom is perfect for teachers and instructors who want to engage the entire room! ATP Challenge: 6-carbon fatty acid vs. glucose - Kreb cycle Objective 3: Enzymes Induced Fit (Carboxypeptidase) Objective 4: The Active Site of Carboxypetidase (for more see below) Objective 9: Chemiosmosis Video Chemiosmosis handout The Notebook This EFL lesson is designed around a beautiful short film by Greg Gray and the theme of household chores. Students learn and practise vocabulary related to household chores, talk about household chores and watch a short film. Language level: Pre-intermediate (A2)- Intermediate (B1) Learner type: Teens and adults

5 Blog Platforms for Teachers Compared In One Chart Maintaining a blog is my first suggestion whenever I am asked to give a recommendation for a good way to keep parents informed about what is happening in classrooms. The blog can be updated by teachers or by students and teachers. To help teachers decide which blogging platform could be best for them and their students, I created the following chart. Restoration of Resting potetial If impulse conduction involves inward flow of Na+ ions followed by outward flow of K+ ions, how does the neuron reestablish its original ionic balance? In other words, how does it get rid of the extra Na+ ions and regain the lost K+ ions? If the initial ionic distribution were not restored, the neuron would lose its ability to conduct impulses. But, we know that a normal neuron can continue to conduct impulses indefinitely, with only a very brief refractory period (on the order of 0.5 to 2 milliseconds) after each impulse, during which time it cannot be stimulated. Two mechanisms work to keep neurons functioning: (1) diffusion and electrostatic attraction, and (2) a sodium-potassium exchange pump. In the short run, as an impulse passes and the membrane is depolarized, diffusion restores the electrochemical balance between Na+ ions outside and K+ ions inside the cell almost instantaneously.

Video Lesson: Mr. Bean Follow me on twitter This is a video lesson based around the video “Mr. Bean packs his suitcase” thanks to British Council for bringing it to my attention in their lesson plan on making predictions but I’ve adapted it for use in different ways with different levels. Kids and lower levels

Great Educational Web Tools for Paperless Classrooms December 20, 2014 Few classrooms are entirely digital or paperless, though more and more are striving towards a middle-ground that can replace some of the workflow tedium with technology while remaining focused on their students. If that sounds like you, here are some digital classroom resources to consider. Engage your class using your tablet. Whiteboard, assessments, screen mirroring, collaboration, flipped classroom. Evolutionary Changes of Astrocytes - Nedergaard Lab - University of Rochester Medical Center Human vs Rodent astrocytes. (Courtesy Alexi Verkhratsky (Chapter 3), Neuroglia by Kettenmann). One of the most basic but fundamental questions underlying the study of brain science is understanding what factors account for the differences in interspecies intelligence and computational power. Sophisticated cognitive abilities, such as an unparalleled capacity for learning, language, abstract expression, and metacognition are said to set humans apart from animals. But what accounts for these differences?

Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink This is a guest post from Shawn McCusker of, an advertiser on this site. While there are some very creative web tools out there, ThingLink is one of my favorites. It has earned this status by passing several of my key benchmark-tests for the classroom: