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Top 20 Foods to Try in Croatia

Croatia offers a wide variety of delicious food options that will leave you wanting more. Here are 20 that you must try.
By Mia. K Whether you're taking a city break in Zagreb or Split, or spending ti...
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What’s new in version 3 of AutoCrat for Google Sheets? See all of the updates and a tutorial video here: http://www.controlaltachieve.com/2016/06/autocrat3.html #googleedu  +NewVisions CloudLab 
For several years AutoCrat has been one of my favorite and most used Add-ons for Google Sheets. Just this week the latest version was released bringing new features, ease of use, and better performance. If you are not familia...
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This trick came in handy as we are using Chromebooks to display videos for a gallery walk (sleep mode is the enemy for this...)
When you close the lid of your Chromebook it enters sleep mode — but what if you don't want it to?
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We know Pythagorean's theorem. a^2 + b^2 = c^2. The square of the hypotenuse (the side opposite of the right angle) is equal to the sums of the other two sides.

When I was taking geometry which was an extra curricular class in high school, this example may have helped to create an understanding. Instead it was about memorizing the theories.However, the teacher did present a few examples with limited explanation. The text book was about  memorizing proof examples. They have already been proved time and time again by mathematicians. Understanding them would have been more helpful. For ex: in elementary school I was introduced to the 'new' math developed by mathematicians that believed the way was to teach proving methods It was a failure and the easier old math became the norm.  

The traditional curriculum of rigid memorization and rote based on limited predetermined parameters worked in its time but is now outmoded, including the "No child left behind act". Reform is needed, ie. many young adults that graduate from public High Schools are considered functionality illiterate.    http://www.ed.gov/blog/2013/08/americas-kids-need-a-better-education-law/

Many institutions have continually complained that many 'American', young adults are not adequately educated to face the new era, compared to other countries. Especially in math and science.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/03/248329823/u-s-high-school-students-slide-in-math-reading-science

http://nces.ed.gov/fastfacts/display.asp?id=1

 There are a few colleges and schools that have a great reputation. However, what about the other potential STEM students who may be the leaders of tomorrow that are hindered by out dated academic teaching methods? https://www.studentsfirst.org/pages/the-stats 

All of this when the current administration is trying to promote science, technology,engineering and mathematics to the current generation.I did a thesis on the need for education reform in college and this is a serious concern that I feel needs to be addressed.         
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Educators share their best practices for tech-enabled pedagogy, from building capacity to implementing lessons to supporting teachers and students.
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How to Lock your iPad into just one app
 
Another helpful tip for using iPads for displays or gallery walks...  (We are using this to lock the iPad in the Daqri app)... 
Apple’s iPad Tablets are perfect devices for showcasing your product or service offerings in a fun and interactive manner to prospective customers. It can be integrated into your conference booth display or mounted in a kiosk in your office entryway or waiting area. The iPad is well suited a...
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K-12, coding can be in the curriculum and these resources show you how!
http://www.edtechsmith.com/coding-in-the-classroom.html
A list of resources to teach and learn coding in the classroom.
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Whether you teach online classes or just love bringing social media and technology into the classroom, Google offers up some amazing tools to help you get students thinking, learning, connecting, and sharing.
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ELL teacher and trainer with an interest in technology and helping adult learners transition to college.
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