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Duncan Greenhill
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If you need to do any filming this could come in very handy. Via +James Clay 
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WHAT RUSS SAID. 
quote If education reformers really wanted to put kids first, they would try to make the job of teaching as attractive and rewarding as possible. Teachers would receive the respect that they have earned for spending years of good service in the profession. Teachers would be made an integral part of whatever evaluation system is put in place so they could focus on growth rather than job loss. Finally, the emphasis would be taken off standardized testing and placed on the valuable, daily formative assessment that teachers must use to insure each student is learning.
 If you want to put children first, you must also put the adults who are working closest with them, their parents and their teachers, first. The corporate education reformers love to talk about putting students first. Uber-...
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Embrace the shake
I recently had the opportunity to hear Phil Hansen speak at #iste2014. For the record, he is a phenomenal speaker and is an inspirational breath of fresh air to us all. Phil goes on to tell a compelling story about his journey in art. As Phil got more and m...
I recently had the opportunity to hear Phil Hansen speak at #iste2014. For the record, he is a phenomenal speaker and is an inspirational breath of fresh air to us all. Phil goes on to tell a compelling story about his journe...
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This article "just happens" to be included as a link in the online professional development course I teach for the Local School District.  Every time I read it, I'm reminded of why I became a teacher ... but when I read it these days, I wonder whether such an approach is actually possible within schools as they have become.

What do you think? +Brendan Storming +Mark Poole +Sapphire Densetsu +George Ochoa +Hatsune Miku +Brendan Riehl 
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The 'take home' messages from a recent ALT workshop in the 'Changing the Learning Landscape' series.
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Over on my (relatively) new blog: My experiences of day two of a #seasearch course
Day two of the seasearch course started relatively early (for a Sunday). We met at Towan headland in Newquay by the old lifeboat station, and the car park started to fill with divers in various sta...
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Wow, isn't this great??? Thanks so much to +Stacy Zemke 's colleague Cody Taylor for sharing this. I've just used the standard Twitter widgets, but I love the idea of combining the power of scripting with the hashtag as a filter. This could be really useful for me this fall. I will definitely be trying this out. Thank you, Cody! 
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“unlike in the past, the best tutors will not be professors or dons, but something similar to coaches and caddies, there to help motivate, soothe after frustrations, and offer advice on which tools to use in a rough spot.”
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Nature's natural fire retardants... in marine bacteria?!

So it seems that scientists from +University of California, San Diego have found that fire retardant-like chemicals called polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) are biologically synthesized by marine bacteria.  

These PBDEs are known to accumulate in the fatty tissues of marine critters, which is concerning because they are believed to be somewhat toxic (including to people too - we can also accumulate such toxins).  We thought we were the only producers of these PBDEs, but it seems that in this case at least, we are not 100% to blame for a nasty in the ocean.

The paper is published in the journal Nature Chemical Biology and sitting behind a paywall, but you can read the press release here http://ow.ly/yErgz

If you have access to the journal Nature Chemical Biology (or fancy paying for it), you can access the paper directly here http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nchembio.1564

Image: Marine bacteria under epifluorescence stained by SYBR green.  Taken from the University of California, Santa Cruz Marine Microbiology webpage  http://wwwzehr.pmc.ucsc.edu/~wwwzehr/research/links/

#marinescience     #scienceeveryday     #biology     #bacteria     #chemicalbiology   
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From my other blog: the second day of the #seasearch course.
Day two of the seasearch course started relatively early (for a Sunday). We met at Towan headland in Newquay by the old lifeboat station, and the car park started to fill with divers in various sta...
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eLearning technologist, interested in oceans and the environment
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My curiosity noses into many fields: eLearning and education professionally, the oceans and environment personally (I have degrees in marine biology and environmental science). Also a big fan of the open source ethos (in computer science and in education). Linux user (Kubuntu). Web developer and sometimes python coder. Always curious, always learning.
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