Your Own Honey Cow Beekeeping is an ancient DIY art, practiced by amateurs and makers for centuries. Anyone can produce natural honey at home by making their own hive. Here’s how to build a cheap and simple beehive called the Honey Cow. The Honey Cow is designed to mimic nature. The Key To Learning: Knowing How Learning Works What’s the key to effective learning? One intriguing body of research suggests a rather riddle-like answer: It’s not just what you know. It’s what you know about what you know. To put it in more straightforward terms, anytime a student learns, he or she has to bring in two kinds of prior knowledge: knowledge about the subject at hand (say, mathematics or history) and knowledge about how learning works. In our schools, “little emphasis—if any—is placed on training students how they should go about learning the content and what skills will promote efficient studying to support robust learning,” writes John Dunlosky, professor of psychology at Kent State University in Ohio, in an article just published in American Educator. Research has found that students vary widely in what they know about how to learn, according to a team of educational researchers from Australia writing last year in the journal Instructional Science. • I draw pictures or diagrams to help me understand this subject.
DIY Growing potato tower with turning bins Nowadays a lot of people lives in the city and they have most of the time a small gardening place. With this growing potato tower made of bins, we offer a DIY solution wich is very easy to heighten your potatoes just by turning the inside bin! You can make this product on different proportions with other size of bins. It depends on how much money you want to spend and how many potatoes you want to get. Another interesting thing about this "potato tower" is that you can use it for several years and once you made this product you don' t have to put a lot of effort in it to heighten your potatoes. We are students industrial design from the University of Ghent and we invented this product in two weeks.
Effective Online Teaching As I venture through my online teaching and course development I have been drawn to the question, what does an effective online teacher look like? If I am to develop a good online course then I will need to know what aspect I need to include in the course that would facilitate good online teaching practices. 1. Provide helpful resources on the course site: their summary indicated that “guiding questions helped students focus and develop their projects” (pg. 21) 2. Let students have control over the pace that they work through the course: they did indicate that their findings were mixed and that the more successful students finished the work sooner than the less successful students. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 1. 2. 3. 4. Cole and Kritzer (2006) expressed the need to create each unit as a module where all of their objectives, readings, presentations, questions, and activity were presented in one complete block.
Easy no mess mason jar beehive Sorry for the safety info, it just too important so you can enjoy your beekeeping. Woodworking can be a safe and enjoyable hobby or vocation, IF you follow some very basic woodworking safety rules. All of the rules are common-sense ideas, but failure to follow these rules will greatly increase the chance of injury when working with your tools. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Source : about.com/woodworkingsafety by chris baylor
Blended Learning Toolkit | Backyard bees in the 'burbs Why keep honeybees?My reasons for beekeeping are varied.. 1. I LOVE honey!2. Pollination for my fruit trees and other plants3. Environment - help improve the honeybee population4. Other things to keep in mind1. 7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom 7 Must-Have Tools For The Flipped Classroom by first appeared on gettingsmart.com The flipped classroom uses technology to allow students more time to apply knowledge and teachers more time for hands-on education. It’s a continually changing strategy that evolves with technology. Innovative educators are usually on the lookout for the latest technology breakthroughs that will help them better organize and conduct flipped classrooms. The following tools are listed from most basic to most sophisticated and can be used alone or in tandem to make flipped classrooms more engaging. Google Drive Google Drive (Docs) has many advantages over traditional word processing programs, including real-time automatic updates visible to all users, a feature that enables robust discussion and sharing. YouTube Ideal for first-time flippers, YouTube offers a user-friendly, universally understood platform for taped lectures and other educational videos. Teachem The Flipped Learning Network Camtasia Studio
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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners Technology is a tool that can be used to help teachers facilitate learning experiences that address the diverse learning needs of all students and help them develop 21st Century Skills. At it's most basic level, digital tools can be used to help students find, understand and use information. When combined with student-driven learning experiences fueled by Essential Questions offering flexible learning paths, it can be the ticket to success. Here is a closer look at three components of effectively using technology as a tool for digital differentiation. Note: The interactive graphics you see below have been updated. They can be found in a newer post on this blog. The goal is to design student-driven learning experiences that are fueled by standards-based Essential Questions and facilitated by digital tools to provide students with flexible learning paths. Essential Questions: Student-driven learning experiences should be driven by standards-based Essential Questions.
Big Steps In Building: Change Our Wiring to 12 Volt DC Edison was right; direct current is better than alternating current. Tesla and Westinghouse won the current wars, because it was easy to transform into different voltages without electronics, and they needed high voltages, which travel longer distances in smaller wires than low voltage. Our current system is based on big, central power plants like Niagara Falls shown above, that pump out high voltage (as much as 400,000 volts), step it down to 22 thousand volts for distribution at street level, then down to 110/220 for distribution to our houses. At every step, there are transmission losses; as much as 10% of the electricity transmitted by the power plant is lost on the way. The losses are higher in AC than in DC because it grounds so easily; according to the Economist, DC distribution is far more efficient. And then we get to our homes and offices.... The Google boys, Sergei and Larry, think this is dumb too. 1) Develop a universal standard around 12 volt dc for all electronics.
How to Learn (Almost) Anything This is a guest post by Glen Allsopp of PluginID. Have you ever read an informative book, only to later remember just a few main points — if anything at all? The problem might be that you’re using one of the least efficient ways of learning available. The Cone of Learning I remember back about 7 years ago when I was taking music lessons at school, there was a poster on the wall that really grabbed my attention. Image Credit After doing some research, I found that the contents of that poster were based upon the work of Edgar Dale back in 1969. Today, many of you may know this as the Cone of Learning, but beware: although the cone is in fact based upon the results of Dale’s research, the percentage figures were never actually cited by Dale, and added by others after the initial investigation. Based on the research we can see that: The Cone of Learning suggests why you are more likely to remember parts of a movie than you are from a book on the same topic. Learning Almost Anything
The Art and Science of Muskrat Cooking Do you have what it takes to win a rodent cooking competition? One man's journey into a most unusual culinary challenge. By Troy Andrews on March 26, 2014 I live in Washington, D.C. We all live in some kind of a bubble. From my gentrified perch in a renovated Columbia Heights row house, I recently stumbled upon an episode of “Bizarre Foods” with Andrew Zimmern that profiled the Baltimore and the Chesapeake Bay region. More to the point, what is a muskrat? While I had traveled across the Bay Bridge to Maryland’s Eastern Shore before, never had I been that far south. Not being one to shy away from a good challenge, my journey into muskrat cuisine — and the National Outdoor Show, the beating heart of muskrat culture — began. My dad is from Hong Kong. But the notion of “food” is perhaps just as fluid, if not more so, than the confusing identity baggage I drag to each meal I consume. But something else caught my attention. This isn’t like bringing home meat from the grocery store.