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Jeffrey Plaman

Want to help prevent online bullying? Comment on Facebook | ideas.ted.com - 1 views

  • The positive voices, when there are enough of them, keep abusive ones from spreading, just as a mostly vaccinated population protects those few people who are not. Together, we have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Free vector icons - SVG, PSD, PNG, EPS & Icon Font - Thousands of Free Icons - 1 views

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    Can download images as fonts and/or copy PNG files. Attribution is straightforward for web presence. 
Keri-Lee Beasley

25 Ways To Design an Awesome Poster and Create a Buzz For Your Next Event – Desig... - 0 views

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    Great tips for poster design, together with beautiful examples
Keri-Lee Beasley

9 Mobile Apps for Poetry Month | Edutopia - 0 views

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    Apps for Poetry
Keri-Lee Beasley

BBC News - Digital skills should be core subjects, says report - 1 views

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    "From an early age, we need to give digital literacy as much importance as numeracy and literacy.

    "While we welcome the introduction of the computing curriculum, we are concerned about the ability of teachers to deliver it - with more than half of our IT teachers not having a post-A-level qualification relevant to IT.
Sean McHugh

Why Scientists Say Wi-Fi Signals Won't Give Your Kids Cancer - Forbes - 0 views

  • readers might be misled into thinking that the scientific community or bodies such as the American Cancer Society are raising concerns about wireless devices. They aren’t.
  • the story made much of the fact that the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the World Health Organization (WHO), classified RF radiation as a “class 2B”, or possible carcinogens. What the story doesn’t say is that same category includes pickled vegetables (some epidemiological studies link them to stomach cancer), Styrofoam cups, and coffee.
  • It’s not just that we don’t know exactly how RF waves would cause cancer. It’s that there’s no plausible way for it to happen without rewriting the laws of physics and biology. It’s by the same reasoning that most scientists dismiss homeopathic medicine – at least the genuine kind that’s so dilute there’s nothing in it.
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  • Cell phone radiation is more powerful than that emitted by Wi-Fi devices and the predominant concern is brain cancer, since people tend to hold cell phones against their heads. If cell phones caused brain cancer, the scientists say, we should already be seeing an increase in overall cases. We don’t.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Photos For Class - The quick and safe way to find and cite images for class! - 0 views

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    Creative Commons search engine for kids with Attribution AND safe search built in.
Keri-Lee Beasley

10 Golden Rules You Should Live By When Combining Fonts: Tips From a Designer – D... - 0 views

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    "Take risks. Experiment. Use your intuition. Combining fonts is as much an art as it is a science."
Keri-Lee Beasley

10 Ways to Use Google Maps in the Classroom | The Thinking Stick - 0 views

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    "Google Maps has been out for 10 years now. Digital maps…starting with Mapquest has been out since 1996 (technically 1993 but mapquest was the first main stream map most people remember). For those of you keeping track that puts us almost 20 years into the digital mapping word. 20 years we have been using digital maps and yet for some reason digital maps have not replaced (there's that word again) mapping in our schools.
    In 2007…8 years ago now….Apple put a map in our pocket. Fast forward to 2015 and almost everyone has a digital map in their pocket. Pilots now fly with iPads, ship captains now navigate with GPS and digital maps. Truck drivers now drive via digital maps and GPS location. So basically every professional that needs to use maps is using digital maps. I'm not saying we need to stop teaching how to read a paper map…but really…that should be 10% of the mapping work a student does not 99%.
    With that in mind here are 10 ways you could use Google Maps in the classroom."
Keri-Lee Beasley

20 Essential Apps And Websites For Digital Nomads - 0 views

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    Try using the next 20 websites and apps to make your life as a digital nomad easier, less stressful and even more exciting!
Sean McHugh

There's one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don't - Quartz - 1 views

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    The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. Worse, you may be helping to perpetuate a pernicious myth that is harming underprivileged children-the myth of inborn genetic math ability.
Adrienne Michetti

Former Red Sox star tracks down Twitter trolls who harrassed his daughter - 0 views

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    Former Red Sox pitching ace Curt Schilling is striking back at Internet trolls who attacked his daughter online with real-world consequences. Last week, Schilling tweeted a congratulations to his daughter Gabby for being accepted into a college softball program at Salve Regina University in Rhode Island.
Keri-Lee Beasley

14 Websites To Find Free Creative Commons Music - 1 views

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    Audionautix is a good one...
Keri-Lee Beasley

A Difference: You, Your Kids, and Your Phones - 1 views

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    Digital Citizenship isn't an expression often heard outside of school. The ways in which it's discussed in main stream media are quite different from how it's discussed in schools. Most often the popular press shares sensational negative stories how kids use the internet and their phones to hurt each other.

    We have to have open and honest conversations about how things can and have gone wrong and what we can do to make things better in the aftermath of things like cyber bullying, online harassment, or sexting. That said, it's a far more powerful message to talk to kids and parents about how engendering empathy helps us understand each other so we choose not to hurt each other. It's also important to share stories and ideas how our modern mobile technologies empower us to effect positive change in the world around us in ways that weren't possible 10 or 15 years ago.

    We have to move beyond stranger danger and scare tactics. Sharing frightening stories (often overstated) does nothing to model positive outcomes or move the conversation to discussions of how to deal with something gone wrong.

    Kids need more models of empathy and empowerment. Parents do too.
Keri-Lee Beasley

Can good music help improve young brains? | Windsor Star - 1 views

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    A group of Canadian scientists who specialize in learning, memory, and language in children think so. They've found evidence that pre-schoolers can improve their verbal intelligence after only 20 days of classroom instruction using interactive musical cartoons.
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