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Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

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46 Tools To Make Infographics In The Classroom Infographics are interesting–a mash of (hopefully) easily-consumed visuals (so, symbols, shapes, and images) and added relevant character-based data (so, numbers, words, and brief sentences). The learning application for them is clear, with many academic standards–including the Common Core standards–requiring teachers to use a variety of media forms, charts, and other data for both information reading as well as general fluency. It’s curious they haven’t really “caught on” in schools considering how well they bridge both the old-form textbook habit of cramming tons of information into a small space, while also neatly overlapping with the dynamic and digital world. So if you want to try to make infographics–or better yet have students make them–where do you start?

7 Basic Things You Won't Believe You're All Doing Wrong If you're like us, you might sometimes have a problem with complex tasks, like trying to drive an ambulance and send a text message at the same time. But hey, at least most of us have figured out the simplest things that get us through the day, right? Except, you know, some of the simple things we've done every day of our lives, like ... What could be simpler than taking a good crap? Even babies are good at it. Badges/Issuers This page includes information about some organizations that are currently issuing badges. Badge issuing organizations are groups or individuals who have content to share and/or contributions and skills that they want to recognize. They determine the criteria and system design behind their badges, and they align those badges with the Open Badges Infrastructure. This benefits earners whose portable badges can then tell robust stories about what they're capable of. Organizations that issue badges come from various sectors and sizes.

Designing Creative Confidence Not only is it time to reclaim our creative confidence, it is time to reclaim failure too. So whenever I am asked a question, my response is to ask several questions back. Why do we need innovation in education NOW? How To Design Your Own Infographics Introduction Infographics seem to be a real trend today, with new ones popping up daily on all sorts of subjects. From mortgages to ice cream, estimating software to infographics about infographics, there is very little now that hasn't been 'visualised' in some form. Many people don't realise that the term information graphic, or 'infographic' was first coined over 100 years ago, with the Coxcomb chart by Florence Nightingale in 1857 being one of earliest recognised examples. They have existed in many forms since then, but only in the past few years have infographics developed into the art form we know today.

50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things.

A School With No Teachers, Where Students Teach Themselves Big Ideas UTC Library/Flickr By Eleanor Beardsley, NPR A new computer school in Paris has been overwhelmed by some 60,000 applicants. The school, called 42, was founded by a telecom magnate who says the French education system is failing young people. His aim is to reduce France’s shortage in computer programmers while giving those who’ve fallen by the wayside a new chance.

The Classroom Might Remain Relevant While the institution of school incentivizes control and predictability, the irony is that relevant skills result from autonomy and self-direction. As an early career teacher in a tight job market, I’ve struggled to find consistent job opportunities. I‘ve had to be enterprising in the five years since I received my teaching certificate, moving from a fringe private school to an outdoor leadership camp, from a foreign language school to daily substituting, and to my current role as a long term occasional. I’ve worked in three school districts, dozens of high schools, and shared face-time with thousands of teenagers. Walk around any public high school. You’ll see kids in class, thumbs tapping out texts, heads down on desks, raising their hands when they have the answer right.

New Report Assesses Content Consumption on Mobile Web Content on 10-inch tablets is mostly shared by email, while content on mini-tablets and the iPhone is more often shared through Facebook. That’s one of the findings of a new report about Content Consumption on the Touch Web. The report, by tablet publishing and ad provider Onswipe, is based on more than 150 million touches per month that the New York City-based company registers on its platform. More Sharing on iOS 10 simple habits to improve self-esteem Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbreak on. – Maxwell Maltz There are tons of articles out there claiming capability to change your life for the better, but the truth is that it’s completely up to you. Or not. Let me paraphrase that. In order to change anything in your life you need to look up for your old limiting habits first.

Intro to Online Course Design "Design is not just what it looks like and feels like. Design is how it works." — Steve Jobs As an online instructor, you may find yourself involved in numerous roles related to online course design. Whether you are responsible for the conversion or adaptation of a traditional course for online delivery, assigned to teach courses that were previously designed and developed by others, or relied on for content expertise as a member of a design and development team, your understanding of the online course design process is crucial to the development of an effective learning environment for future students.

Richard Hogarth: a misunderstood genius? Using language effectively as a teacher… The father of William Hogarth, the celebrated engraver, Richard Hogarth was a teacher and textbook writer, penning a combined introduction to Latin, Greek and English. He also established a coffee house in St John’s Gate, near Smithfield, in 1703, with an unusual concept: There will meet daily some learned gentlemen, who speak Latin readily, where any Gentleman that is either skilled in that Language, or desirous to perfect himself in speaking thereof will be welcome. To encourage creativity, Mr Gove, you must first understand what it is During a recent appearance on BBC's Question Time, Michael Gove, the secretary of state for education, extolled the importance of encouraging creativity in schools. He's right. Creativity is essential to the success and fulfilment of young people, to the vitality of our communities and to the long-term health of the economy.

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