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WordPress for iOS: New Visual Editor and More!

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WordPress for iOS version 4.8 comes with exciting editor and navigation enhancements.

Visual Editor

We’re thrilled to announce that the 4.8 release includes a beautiful new visual editor. With the new editor, you can add rich text like bold, italics, links, and lists naturally as you type. You can also insert images with a tap, seeing real-time uploading progress and images right in the post.


New Editor

App users have long wished for a „what you see is what you get“ (WYSIWYG) editor on iOS. Until now, a rich mobile editing experience on the iOS app was reserved for those who felt comfortable with HTML. But not everyone is comfortable with coding, and few find it convenient to use code on a mobile device. The visual editor removes this technical friction and makes creating and publishing content on the go simpler. No code necessary!

The new…

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Solar power set to become cheapest source of energy over next decade, German think tank says.


Solar energy is set to become the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world within the next 10 years, according to a new report released by German think tank, Agora Energiewende.

The report was commissioned by the independently funded organisation, designed to steer Germany towards its 80 per cent renewable energy target.

Chief executive officer Dr Patrick Graichen said they wanted to see if recent falls in the cost of photovoltaics would continue.

„The finding is there’s no end to the cost decline in photovoltaics,“ he said.

„The technology still has further improvements so we expect that within the next 10 years photovoltaics will become, in many regions of the world, the cheapest source of electricity.“

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The UK election 2015 and the European Parliament

Connected Teaching and Learning

Preparing for the UK election 2015

Watch this video from the Houses of Parliament

To do:

The House of Commons has the important role of checking the actions of government and all state employees and ensuring these people remain accountable for their mistakes. Parliament forces the Government to justify bills, explain their motives, defend their actions and policies. An adjournment debate is simply a way in the Commons of having a general debate without requiring the House to vote.

  1. Note 3 of the important responsibilities they have and write about it on your blog

The House of Commons Chamber

  1.  Note 3 of the important responsibilities they have and write about it on your blog

An Introduction to Parliament

This short animation introduces the UK Parliament, including its structure, how laws are made, holding Government to account and how you can get your voice heard.

The election explained in 60 seconds

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Create Learning Maps with Edynco –

Edynco is an online tool for creating learning maps.  A learning map is a version of a mind map specially designed for teachers and students.  Learning maps can include several elements (called nodes) including: title, instruction/summary and an attached resource, which can be a website, quiz, video, audio, PDF, image or document. Nodes are placed on an endless canvas and are connected to each other with branches that help visualize a learning path to follow.


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Spotlight on Strategies: 6-Word Stories – Edutech for Teachers

„Even though there is always a mind-boggling amount of invaluable info shared on theDiscovery Education Network(DEN), one of the best resources available is the Spotlight on Strategies (S.O.S) series, a must-see DEN favorite designed to provide teachers with simple yet effective instructional practices for using digital content to support student learning.


To date, there are 70+ teacher tried and tested strategies featured on the DEN blog and now thanks to Lance Rougeux, Vice President of Learning Communities and Educational Consultants at Discovery Education and all-around DEN tech guru, I will now be featuring these techniques on my space. Two thumbs up to this guy!


So, enough of that… Let’s fast forward to the good stuff…


This week’s spotlight: 6-Word Stories, a digital media strategy that focuses on summarization skills related to an image. Check out this simple but effective idea below.“


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