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#CSFirst has some new features for the coders in your classroom. Check them out here: http://goo.gl/KFjbG7
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Sierra Nevada del Cocuy - Expediciones - VIajes - Montañismo colombia
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Blue sunset on the Red Planet courtesy our Curiosity Mars Rover. Full res + info: http://go.nasa.gov/1cxeNgq
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Can neuroscientists dispel the myth that children have different learning styles?

http://www.theguardian.com/science/head-quarters/2015/apr/24/can-neuroscientists-dispel-the-myth-that-children-have-different-learning-styles-im-a-scientist-learning-zone-wellcome-trust

A new initiative from the team behind “I’m a scientist – get me out of here” aims to bring neuroscientists and teachers together to discuss how brain science can inform education

Over the past few years, there seems to have been an insidious pandemic of nonsense neuroscientific claims creeping into the education system. In 2013, the Wellcome Trust commissioned a series of surveys of parents and teachers, asking about various types of educational tools or teaching methods, and the extent to which they believe they have a basis in neuroscience. Worryingly, 76% of teachers responded that they used learning styles in their teaching, and a further 19% responded that they either use, or intend to use, left brain/right brain distinctions to help inform learning methods. Both of these approaches have been thoroughly debunked, and have no place in either neuroscience or education.

In October last year, I reported on another study that showed that in the intervening time, things hadn’t really improved – 91% of UK teachers in that survey believed that there were differences in the way that students think and learn, depending on which hemisphere of the brain is ‘dominant’. And despite lots of great attempts to debunk myths about the brain, they still seem to persist and take up residence as ‘commonplace’ knowledge, being passed onto children as if they are fact.

When I wrote about an ATL proposal to train teachers in neuroscience – a well-intended idea, but ultimately grounded in nonsense about left brain/right brain myths – I commented at the end that we need to do more to bring teachers and neuroscientists together, to discuss whether neuroscience has a relevant role in informing the way we teach students. Now, a new initiative funded by the Wellcome Trust is aiming to just that.

“I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here” is a long-running public engagement initiative that brings scientists and students together, giving children a chance to ask real-life researchers their burning questions about science and the life scientific.

It also gives scientists a crucial opportunity to learn how to engage with children, and it’s one of the best science communication events I’ve ever taken part in. Until 9th May, they’re running a special Learning Zone, which gives teachers the opportunity to pose questions about neuroscience, evidence for learning styles, and generally anything to do with the brain and education, to five practicing neuroscientists.

“Teachers are encouraged to improve their teaching, and improve student progress at schools, but they don’t necessarily have the access to knowledge that researchers have” says Shane McCracken, Director of Gallomanor Communications, the team who run the event. “This is our way of letting them access that knowledge without having to subscribe to and read a bunch of academic papers.”

So far, questions have asked about a wide range of topics, including the potential effects of diet on memory, to what extent parental involvement can have an effect on learning and development, exam revision techniques, and the impact of apparent increase in rates of dyslexia among schoolchildren. Over a hundred teachers from schools across the country have been involved to date.

Of course, given the scope of the event, it’s impossible to target a critical mass of schools. But while it may not make a widespread mark on busting brain myths in education, it’s an excellent start, and it’s great to see these sorts of initiatives being funded. “We’re hoping these four weeks demonstrate that teachers want to talk with researchers about the science of learning” says Shane. “If the demand is there then we hope to keep providing similar opportunities in future on the platform. And potentially for researchers in other areas to talk to professionals in different fields.”

The event is running until May 9th, and if you’re a teacher, or know one who may be interested in getting involved, then you can take part by following the link below.

http://learning.imascientist.org.uk/

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Virtually visit coral reefs and explore the ocean floor in this week's @EarthEcho#Hangout http://goo.gl/1I2tDF
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Una canción para todos los que estamos fuera de nuestro país y ansiamos regresar a él, lo buscamos en cada calle, en cada mirada, en cada sabor. Te extraño mi amada Bolivia
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Teachers have the power to spark the creativity that will change the world.

Inspire your students to follow a path of innovation both in and out of the classroom. Thanks to a teacher that pushed +vint cerf to go beyond his comfort zone, he eventually founded the Internet. So, here's to the teachers who make their students go above and beyond the norm. http://goo.gl/nyM4Md 
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Gente de todo el mundo está buscando regalos para sus madres. Haz que encuentren tu negocio cuando busquen lo que ofreces. Visita Google Mi Negocio goo.gl/TFOqTU

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13 science museums. 35,000+ students. 1 big idea.

We're taking over science museums across the US and London in hopes of sparking and inspiring a unique way of learning for more than 35,000 students. Google Field Trip Days will give students the opportunity to explore historical museums and transform the way they learn about science. Learn more about this cool new program and how you can get involved here:  http://goo.gl/4lriHK
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Collaborate. Innovate. Change the way students and teachers think

#GAFE and #ChromeEdu are helping to change the learning structure at three very different schools with one same goal: to bring learning beyond the classroom. Learn how you can follow in their footsteps: http://goo.gl/FfVTZb
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Investigo la biacústica de los murciélagos en Sudamérica y también soy formador en Tecnología Educativa. También soy Paleontólogo aficionado del Paleozoico.
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Innovate, create, leave an imprint on my time in this world are goals I want to get to be happy. The learning, providing my experience and work for the welfare of all is essential to be part of a personal and business growth. I wish to have happiness in my youth to give my best to the people around me. I get to do 10 things at once.
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  • CEO of Evolution and Paleontology of the Museum of Natural History Noel Kempff Mercado, Bolivia.
  • Co-founder of the Association for the Grupo de Apoyo a la Biologia (GAB), first CEO for two years.
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  •  Technical paleontologist invited by Dr. Fernando Novas for reconstruction of a new species of dinosaur science Austroraptor cabazai project developed at the Museum of Natural Sciences Bernardino Rivadavia, Buenos Aires – Argentina and funded by the National Geographic Society.

  •  Teacher of Applied Biological and Chemical Sciences in the San Francisco Javier Virtual College (Bogotá – Colombia).
  •   Coordinator of technological processes, social networking management, management of educational platforms of the San Francisco Javier Virtual College (Bogotá – Colombia).

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La cercanía de la Biblioteca Luis Angel Arango hacen de este restaurant un sitio propicio para hablar de cultura mientras se disfruta de un buen café en pleno centro de la ciudad.
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Sitio ameno para compartir entre amigos o la pareja. La carta ofrece variedad de comidas basadas en salsa BBQ, alitas y costillas.
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sitio hermoso, organizado y que demuestra de forma organizada la flora y vegetación de la región andina de Colombia
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Muy buena atención y comida dentro del rango normal según la especialidad. El show de los chefs es divertido
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Un hermoso museo, ubicado en una zona muy hermosa de Colombia.
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