Think Different #28

Resources for the Week of May 21, 2017

Tips and Tricks: Backing Up Your iOS Device

Backing up is something that you don’t think about until it’s ALL you can think about. You don’t really need it until the day comes when a device fails, and then you REALLY need it. As the old adage says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” In that spirit, let’s take a look at what you can do to be sure you are prepared when the day comes that you need that backup right away.

Backing up iOS devices used to be more of a problem when we had to rely on iTunes via a computer, alone. However, Apple has made things a lot easier since the introduction of iCloud in iOS 5. Since that time, we have had the capability to backup our devices to the cloud automatically.

Setting Up iCloud Backup

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Introducing TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

TED Ed: Lessons worth Sharing- Jumpstart your lesson Planning for next year

TED-Ed's mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos. You can nominate a teacher, nominate an animator or suggest a lesson here:

TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator or animator interested in creating a TED-Ed original?

Let’s Begin…

Tea is the second most-consumed beverage in the world after water –– and from sugary Turkish Rize tea to salty Tibetan butter tea, there are almost as many ways of preparing the beverage as there are cultures on the globe. Where did this beverage originate, and how did it become so popular? Shunan Teng details tea’s long history.

Here is the lesson

The history of tea - Shunan Teng

A Pedagogy of Questioning

A Pedagogy of Questioning is from the Independent Thinking Blog. Thanks to Larry Ferlazzo for the tip.

"What is really essential in this process is that both the teacher and the students know that open, curious questioning, whether in speaking or listening, is what grounds them mutually—not a simple passive pretense at dialogue."

Check out the list of questions and join the discussion here