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New way to learn online - self-organized groups http://myeducationpath.com/content/groups.htm
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4.17.15

addressing the following recipients of this letter, my blog is called the ashen skull blog, and it has been running for over a year now.

it contains information pertaining to a lot of concepts explored by your own blogs, and i would like to share it with you.

i have learned many things from visiting your blogs, and i would like to thank you for this inspiration.

mainly, the reason that there are no ads on my blog is that i would like to keep my content as genuine as possible.

for this same reason, notice that i make no references to any other sites (except wikipedia) on my blog, or post any content from any previously published work.

i hope this fact of my blog is appreciated by other future bloggers. 

one of the other ideas that i have had for my blog is to construct my ideas and publish them on my blog. if you would like to contribute to this ongoing project of ongoing projects, 

please visit my blog for instructions. 

http://awillhenge.blogspot.com/, http://armanwillis.blogspot.com/
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Why isn't science fiction used more often to teach science in schools?

Among the many things that can be said about science fiction, there's no question about its tremendous entertainment value and ability to convey difficult concepts in a clear and compelling manner. Which is why a pair of researchers from the University of Valencia are urging educators to get their act together and start using science fiction as a way to engage their students and motivate interest in science and technology.

To get a better sense of science fiction's current place in the classroom, researchers Fanny Petit and Jordi Solbes reviewed over 30 compulsory science and technology textbooks for physics, chemistry, biology, geology, and various technology subjects. They also took a look at teacher books, CD-ROMs, and activity books. Of these resources, only 30% made any kind of reference to a scifi story or concept — neither through images, comments, texts, activities, or web references.

In terms of an explanation, the researchers noted that scientists very rarely make appearances in the most popular films. And when they do, they're typically portrayed as the supervillans. "In these films, the antagonist is usually the crazy scientist that wants to rule the world or even increase their power after finding a powerful 'weapon'," noted the researchers.
Perhaps the popularization of more positive scientifically-inclined role models would be in order.

Article link: http://io9.com/5949397/why-isnt-science-fiction-used-more-often-to-teach-science-in-schools

#science #sciencefiction #education #schools #scienceeducation #scientists
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"Be warned: Employing the practices in this book moves teachers into the big leagues of teaching -- empowering them to become apathy-busting, creatively charged, highly effective professionals." -- Rick Wormeli, Teacher and Author of Fair Isn't Always Equal

Ditch That Textbook: Free Your Teaching and Revolutionize Your Classroom

Available on Amazon now!

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Who do YOU think will win the race? http://bit.ly/1b1rsH4
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Friday Funnies!

Isn't that the truth? It's almost the weekend and hopefully you can shut some of those browsers down! Happy Friday! #itstheweekend  
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Distance learning MBA from NIMS University

Distance Learning

If you’re bearing in mind registering yourself in an online institute that is distance learning institutions, take the time to make up your mind. There are institutions which can help you choosing the exact course and can help you in keeping a balance between your studies and your other accountabilities, and have a successful career. You can continue your studies even without going college on regular basis, and it is possible because of distant learning programmes.

MBA

The key reason behind each and every other student opting for MBA is that it can increase their earning potential, it can fetch them a higher position at their existing career and it can as well open new avenues before them. Opting for this course is without doubt a well-thought decision and a smart move. There are many variations of a business degree program like

Distance learning MBA

If you are considering for an MBA correspondence course in India, there are various options. Online MBA courses popularity have increased way far, it has made a connection between the students who cannot manage to pay for regular programme. Techno world has facilitated knowledge from any part of the world to take place virtually and empower people. 

A big section of today's MBA students are full-time workers. They opt for this degree because they look for advancement in their existing career or want to shift to some other field of their interest. While keeping the job, getting into full-time study for two years becomes quite a challenging task that many of them cannot afford to do. To cater to this need of the working executives, many colleges and universities are delivering MBA education through distance learning mode.

The course taught through this mode can vary from 1 to 8 years. But students are offered with the flexibility to fine-tune their course according to their suitability. It not only brings detailed learning of business processes but also offers great networking opportunity such that students get to interact with like-minded professionals which become an exposure for them in different sectors.
Course material is delivered to the students by post services. As for classroom learning, many institutions arrange contact classes at the study centre. These classes are generally conducted through Video Conference.
MBA programmes can be also done in a specific field. These include:

• Marketing 
• Finance 
• Human Resource 
• Information Technology 
• Retail Management 
• Insurance and Risk Management

MBA from NIMS University

NIMS University aims to provide students the best management education across the world. It programme provides strong and systematic abilities of the students. The University runs MBA in HR, Marketing, Finance, Banking and other specialism program. They deliver students the best facilities during the whole period of learning. The course covers all aspects of managements. NIMS University, recognized in 2008 is a technical university.  At the start, took place as a National Institute of Medical Sciences, then in 2008 it was altered into a university. NIMS University considers in delivering the finest education to the students, assisting students in reaching to their dreams. NIMS University with its advanced teaching approaches and widely studied syllabus, grow students for the finest in the industry.

Source: http://www.sooperarticles.com/education-articles/reasons-choose-distance-learning-mba-nims-university-1411219.html 
If you're bearing in mind registering yourself in an online institute that is distance learning institutions, take the time to make up your mind. There are institutions which can help you choosing the exact course and can help you in keeping a balance between your studies ...
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Listen to the Tortoise and the Hare with +Naptural85 - full clip here: http://bit.ly/1b1rsH4
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Thinking about how and why teaching and learning are redefined in the age of the Internet. Join us in our other online space at http://www.LearningRevolution.com. ---- I'm starting this Google+ community to have a dialog on the changes in education that are (and could be) taking place, and the ways in which we might influence those changes. My "Hack Your Education" tour around the US the last few months has left me even more convinced that policy changes are not the answer, but that the change needs to come from us. That we need, as individuals, families, and communities, to reclaim the conversation around "learning," and to do so in such a way as to recognize the inherent worth and value of every student, with the ultimate goal of helping them become self-directed and agents of their own learning. Associated with the FutureofEducation.com interview series. Posting policy: self-serving links to commercial sites, or links or posts that are not relevant to the conversation here will be removed. Artwork courtesy of flickr-1542693364-original.jpg

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Power of Vision
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Lawerance Lanham
I watched a thing on 60 minutes the other night. They were using... Polio, to kill cancerous brain tumors. No kidding!
Kids keep away from visionaries.
Visionaries who are changing your world.
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before asking such question you should know history of inventions
and also the destructive power of polio virus
Polio affects both the skeletal and muscular system. When the polio virus enters the body it immediately attacks the nervous system, followed by the muscular system.
Duke Cancer Institute
etaining its ability to kill cancer cells in the brain. To do ... polio proteins kill the cancer cells ... normal cells. 
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Get "Book Of The Lost Deadly Poetry" Available Now On Amazon & Createspace!
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The entire world where we live is actually evolving. We have been demanding the current world is demanding more and more from the people. There is a solid competition among the people and country to be in power. For instance united states of America have been ruling the rest of the world. The sole reason for this power is the educated citizen, who gave this power to the country. United states of America have got good education system and the universities in their country are also world class. So we all need good education. We must go to those places where we can get good education and enroll ourselves in the good educational program, so we can get chance to base our skills and knowledge. There are numerous alternatives available for receiving a college degree these days. Among them four years college degree is the best and most popular education option available.
If we go on advocating on favor of these four year college degree, we can list many points, but few reasons are mentioned below:
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Teachers - You need to get to know Google Apps
 
If your school is Google Apps, these trainings might be a nice way to help teachers know how to apply the tools not just use them. 
This week I took a look at Teach for Google ( This is a service that does not just give you tips about how to use Google Apps but rather gives instructional strategies for teaching. The instruction...
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Educators have widely accepted the importance of using data to inform their treatment of students’ needs. This is a good thing, as research touts the benefits of effective data use. Thus many educators worldwide have embraced data use with gusto. http://buff.ly/1yzlo3C
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Threeding.com, the 3D printing marketplace, is now offering 3D scanned, textured anatomical models captured with Artec 3D scanners for educational purposes.
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When do Teachers get to "spend" their Data? http://buff.ly/1ywIfNg
If you're a teacher, you've been making extensive deposits into “data banks” for years. But how can teachers "spend" their deposit asks Randall Dennis.
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