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Opening up education through innovation

Opening up education through innovation

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Resources and Downloads for Differentiated Instruction Tips for downloading: PDF files can be viewed on a wide variety of platforms -- both as a browser plug-in or a stand-alone application -- with Adobe's free Acrobat Reader program. Click here to download the latest version of Adobe Reader. Educator's Guide to the Exhibition An Educator’s Guide for the “Genome: Unlocking Life’s Code” exhibition has been developed by the National Museum of Natural History to provide teachers with tools to plan a successful field trip to the exhibition, or lesson plans about the exhibition (if a visit is not possible). The guide offers information, strategies, and activities for teachers to use with middle school and high school students who have a range of knowledge about genomics – from the basics to a more advanced understanding of the subject. Like the supporting Unlocking Life's Code website, the Educator’s Guide includes activities to prepare students for a visit to the exhibit, to use during the exhibit, and to follow up after returning to the classroom. (Download PDF)

One vision of tomorrow’s college: Cheap, and you get an education, not a degree (Illustration by Doug Chayka) Higher education — increasingly unaffordable and unattainable — is on the verge of a transformation that not only could remedy that, but could change the role college plays in our society. Can you imagine the benefits of colleges having little bricks-and-mortar overhead, of each student being taught in ways scientifically tailored to their individual needs, of educators, students and researchers being able to capi­tal­ize on global intelligence?

Free Preschool Concept Worksheets. Welcome to On this page you will find lots of worksheets to help introduce different concepts such as up and down, happy and sad, ordinal numbers, and much more. Teachers and parents have found these worksheets to be very useful and kids think they're fun! In order to view and print these preschool worksheets you will need to have Adobe Reader version 6 or later. You may download the free Adobe Reader here. Janet Iwasa HIV entry and egress Chromatin remodeling Visualizing neurons Molecular flipbook Cell image library World Food Programe 9 Countries Where Students Are Happy They Went To School Today The promise of daily food can change how a student, and a family, looks a going to school. In partnership with local governments across the developing world, WFP provides school meals, which encourage families to keep sending their children to class each day and improve focus among the students. Post date: 07/25/2014 - 16:57

Easy Java Simulations Wiki About Easy Java/Javascript Simulations Easy Java/Javascript Simulations, also known as EjsS (and, formerly, EJS or Ejs), is a free authoring tool written in Java that helps non-programmers create interactive simulations in Java or Javascript, mainly for teaching or learning purposes. EjsS has been created by Francisco Esquembre and is part of the Open Source Physics project. A brief historical and naming remark: Before release 5.0, EjsS could only create Java simulations. Hence, its former name was “Easy Java Simulations” and its acronym just “EJS”. Now, since release 5.0, EjsS can create (also) simulations that use Javascript and HTML5, and hence can be run on tablets and smartphones (see our Reader App). Step by Step: Designing Personalized Learning Experiences For Students The phrase “personalized learning” gets tossed around a lot in education circles. Sometimes it’s used in the context of educational technology tools that offer lessons keyed to the academic level of individual students. Other times it’s referring to the personal touch of a teacher getting to know a student, learning about their interests and tailoring lessons to meet both their needs and their passion areas.

52 Great Google Docs Secrets for Students Google Docs is such an incredible tool for college students, offering collaboration, portability, ease of use, and widespread acceptance – a must for students in online colleges for online marketing, for instance. But there are so many options, both hidden and obvious, that there’s a good chance you’re not using Google Docs to its fullest capability. We’ve discovered 52 great tips for getting the most out of Google Docs as a student, with awesome ideas and tricks for collaboration, sharing, and staying productive. Online Video Streaming Archive For selected articles and letters Nature presents streaming videos featuring interviews with scientists behind the research and analysis from Nature editors. To view the videos you will need the free Flash browser plugin. You can also visit the Nature Video YouTube channel which enables you to easily embed and share our videos through websites, mobile devices, blogs and email. Tell us what you think of Nature's online video at Glaciers lost in time Nature Video explores how recreating old photographs is helping to reveal the secrets of Greenland’s disappearing glaciers.

UN Global Education First Initiative – United Nations Secretary General’s Global Initiative on Education – 1. Every child in school © 2000 Mohsen Allam, Courtesy of Photoshare A group of school children in Egypt. Education is a great driver of social, economic and political progress. CSP-AIMS - - Getting Started The AP Computer Science Principles framework is explained in detail in the AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework document located on the College Board website. It can be downloaded at the College Board Website. In the CSP-AIMS workshop we will be focusing on preparing teachers to integrate computer modeling and simulation into AP CS Principles courses.

Sixth form colleges left on starvation rations by government cuts, says report Sixth form colleges are on “starvation rations” as a result of government funding cuts that have put their survival at risk, according to a report. Almost four out of every 10 sixth form principals say it is likely their college will cease to be a going concern within five years, according to Tuesday’s report, while seven out of 10 say they cannot provide students with a quality education with the money they are set to receive next year. Research by the Sixth Form Colleges Association (SFCA), which represents England’s 93 sixth form colleges, reveals an alarming picture of a beleaguered sector “under serious threat”, with almost all college leaders worried about the financial health of their institutions. In contrast with schools, where the government has largely protected budgets, sixth form colleges have been subjected to three separate funding cuts since 2011, with the threat of more to come as the treasury seeks further savings.

Love Language: The 5 Love Languages of Children iMOM » Tweens » Relationships » Child » Love Language: The 5 Love Languages of Children Storybooks and television tell our children that love is a mushy, wonderful thing that’s all butterflies and romance and rainbows. But as adults, we know that loving others—whether a spouse, a family member, a friend or simply your neighbor—is more often an exercise in self-sacrifice and putting others first. Butterflies are optional.

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