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Private school success due to better students, not better schools, StatsCan says - Cana... - 0 views

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    "Students at Canadian private schools have more educational success than their public school peers because of their backgrounds and classmates, not the schools themselves, Statistics Canada says in a new report.

    The study followed 7,142 Grade 10 students, focusing on standardized test scores in reading, math and science at age 15, as well as the educational qualifications they had earned by age 23.

    Private school students had better test scores (about nine per cent higher on average) and more educational success after high school.

    None of the differences, however, could be attributed to school resources and practices, Statistics Canada says."
John Evans

Gold in faeces 'worth millions' - BBC News - 1 views

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    "US researchers are investigating ways to extract the gold and precious metals from human faeces.
    The group identified gold in waste from American sewage treatment plants at levels which if found in rock could be worth mining.
    Details were outlined at the 249th national meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Denver."
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Manitoba to review funding process for special needs students - Manitoba - CBC News - 0 views

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    "The Manitoba government says it will review the application process and funding formula for students with special needs, following concerns raised by parents and the province's largest school division that funding was being cut this year.

    In a statement issued late Tuesday, Education and Advanced Learning Minister Peter Bjornson said there will be a review of the special needs application funding process."
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Yik Yak app: Why schools are concerned - Technology & Science - CBC News - 2 views

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    "An Ottawa school was in lockdown earlier this week because of a gun reference posted on the social messaging service Yik Yak. And Charlottetown police said this week that some local students aren't attending school because they can't take reading the comments on Yik Yak.

    Yik Yak is the latest anonymous messaging app to cause trouble among teens
    Be anonymous, share online with these social networking apps

    The app has been linked to threats, pranks and cyberbullying at schools across North America, prompting many to block it.

    But is that a good idea? Here's what you need to know about Yik Yak."
John Evans

BBC News - Free online textbooks from top private school - 2 views

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    "A leading private school, with some of the best results in England, is publishing digital textbooks which are available to download free online.

    The Stephen Perse Foundation in Cambridge is publishing 12 multimedia textbooks for IGCSE biology.

    They are being made available on Apple's iBooks online store to use on iPad tablet computers."
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News-O-Matic - Daily News for Kids in English and Spanish | iPad Apps for School - 1 views

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    "News-O-Matic is a service that offers daily news stories for elementary school students. Along with the news stories News-O-Matic provides videos, games, and quizzes to help students learn about the world. The latest update to the News-O-Matic iPad app introduced an option to quickly switch between an English and a Spanish version of the app."
John Evans

Newsela | About - 1 views

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    "Newsela is an innovative way to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing."
John Evans

How do you keep up? Part 2: Scoop.it (and other newsy tools) for current awareness. - @... - 0 views

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    "In my last post I shared how presentation platforms/communities contribute to my professional learning, sharing, and growth.

    Search the Scoop.it community
    Also in my arsenal are tools that, in the old days, we would have called current awareness services.
    These curation tools allow you to follow others who share your interests and to push newsfeeds to your inbox after setting up a variety of search/interest parameters.
    Some push automatically; some allow you to hand-pick and annotate specific items from those feeds. Most also allow you to curate discoveries made on the fly through the use of a handy browser bookmarklet to facilitate clipping, scooping, pinning, bookmarking, etc. when you are not actually on the platform.
    These curated newspaper/magazine communities allow members to follow other members to facilitate discovery.  Again, it's all about the network.  Your discoveries will be as powerful and the people and organizations you chose to search and follow."
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Good News! Sitting Won't Kill You After All - 1 views

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    "Sitting is undeniably one of the comfiest ways to arrange your body. Almost as good as lounging, really, and just short of "dangling worry-free from hammock." But it has acquired a very bad rap over the past few years. A bad rap it doesn't quite deserve.

    Studies say sitting will kill us in all sorts of ways. It will kill us by heart attacks, kidney diseases, chronic diseases, and colorectal cancer. If it doesn't outright murder us, it will shorten our life expectancy and give us mental health issues. Sitting has been compared to smoking. It is the reason I panic-purchased an exercise ball chair from the internet. It is the reason fancier people buy stand-up desks and treadmill desks and have jogging meetings.

    New research from the Mayo Clinic Proceedings joins the pile-on. As Outside pointed out, the Mayo researchers found that every hour you sit reduces the gains of your daily workout by eight percent.

    Are those of us who spend our days in offices, homes, or cafes huddled in front of our computers, taking notes in lecture halls, or otherwise engaged in activities that generally require butt-to-chair contact really so screwed? "
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MIT Students Create 3D Printed Ice Cream | News & Opinion | PCMag.com - 4 views

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    "Forget Uber Ice Cream. If you really want to get high-tech this summer, try printing your dessert.

    Three students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have created a machine that is sure to delight your inner child and tempt your sweet tooth - a 3D printer for ice cream. The trio - Kyle Hounsell, Kristine Bunker, and David Donghyun Kim - hacked a Solidoodle 3D printer and hooked it up to a Cuisinart ice cream maker and to create a contraption that offers on-demand soft serve, according to a report from 3ders.org."
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Mac 101: Using QuickTime to record video of your Mac's screen | Apple news, reviews and... - 1 views

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    One of the Mac's best kept secrets is the ability to record video/screen capture without the need for extra software.
John Evans

BBC News - Texting 'can boost children's spelling and grammar' - 2 views

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    "Children's unorthodox spelling and grammar while texting does not stop them learning the rules of formal English, suggests research.

    Just over 160 children, aged between eight and 16, from the West Midlands, took part in the snapshot study.

    The researchers compared spelling and grammar in formal tests and in text messages, at the start of the project and again after a year.

    The results showed the most creative texters were among the best spellers.

    The children were asked to copy out all their text messages over a two-day period."
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Five Newsworthy Apps for the Connected Learner - 3 views

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    "Web connected classrooms provide opportunities for students and teachers to read original material, discuss current events, and analyze multiple perspectives in search of truth. There are numerous ways in which readers can access news. Here are five free apps that can bring a steady stream of news, and information to the connected learner."
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BBC News - Do children need to learn to code? - 0 views

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    "From September 2014, a change to the curriculum means the study of computing - and specifically coding - will be mandatory across all state primary and secondary schools in England.

    The government has announced that 2014 will be its 'Year of Code', as it attempts to tackle a skills shortage in an increasingly digital world.

    But are teachers ready for the move and how will they engage pupils with the subject?"
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