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Visual Resources To Teach About The U.S. Government Shutdown

Visual Resources To Teach About The U.S. Government Shutdown | 21st century educators | Scoop.it

"The shutdown of the United States government began today. With no plan of action from either political party, there is consequently no easy lesson for teachers to share with their students."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:08 PM

Are your students asking questions about the shutdown of the US government? Are you looking for some excellent resources to help them understand what is going on? ASIDE has put together a number of resources to help you out. Check out this article where you will find

* A short video from the BBC titled U.S. Government Shutdown in 60 Seconds

* An interactive tool "US Government Shutdown" visualization (you may use your mouse and roll over different departments to learn the impact of the shutdown

* An infographic "Who Goes to Work? Who Stays Home" from the NY Times

* An infographic that asks "How Would a Government Shutdown Affect Your Life?"

* A slide show from USA Today that catalogs the "Government Shutdown by the Numbers" and quite a few more.

Many students are interested in this and this article notes that their questions were mostly on "blame and healthcare." You may find different questions in your classroom with this robust list of resources.

Nat Sones's curator insight, October 2, 2013 8:13 AM

Shutdown is the ultimate failure of government. This seems not to have passed unnoticed exactly, but being missed as it gets covered in all sorts of other statements, facts, data and reactions. By shutting down, by neglecting their duty (not to mention wasting vast, unbelievable amounts of resource doing so), the US government has betrayed its people, and allowed political brinkmanship and the primitive desire to 'win the argument' to undermine the whole point of it. 

 

If, that is, you believe that the point of government is to protect people, nurture civilisation and direct growth. If you believe that the point of government and the purpose behind politics is to further the careers and feed the egos of politicians, however, it's fine!

 

This material shows in crystal clarity how the shutdown is affecting US society and people. A good clear way of seeing the shocking neglect of duty that this represents - by all sides. Reaching consensus is the duty of politicians; not fighting to the death. Because the politicians never have to actually pay any price - others do that for them. 

 

 

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Finding Images in Google Presentations

Finding Copyright-friendly Images in Google Presentations (My screencast on using the Research Tool in Google Presentations to find copyright-friendly images http://t.co/3stEdRCDGz #tlchat)...

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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:40 PM

A very useful post! Thanks for sharing!

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 25, 2013 9:35 PM

thank you...

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Finding Images in Google Presentations

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Burn to Learn Infographic - MakingHealthEasier.org

Burn to Learn Infographic - MakingHealthEasier.org | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Did you know that teens who receive mostly As are almost twice as likely to get the CDC recommended daily 60 minutes of physical activity than teens who receive mostly Ds and Fs?

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, July 28, 2013 5:38 AM

More HPE advocacy!

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App Smashing

Explain Everything, Tiltshift Video, Tellagami & iMovie.
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Laying Down the Virtual Law in Second Life

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Millions of people have created avatars that live in Internet virtual worlds. Those virtual worlds include Second Life and Maple Story, as well as video games.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:27 AM

Interesting stuff. $3.6 billion?!

Deborah Banker's curator insight, July 28, 2013 11:45 AM

Yes, there really are people behind those avatars!

Vladislav Arkhipov's curator insight, August 16, 2013 2:06 PM

Be sure to check Evans v. Linden Research, e.g. here: http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=14994713406594842869&q=%22evans+v+linden+research%22&hl=en&as_sdt=2,5&as_ylo=2012

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Chatbotmaker.com | Make a Chatbot

Chatbotmaker.com | Make a Chatbot | 21st century educators | Scoop.it

Chatbotmaker.com is a place to chat with conversational robots called chatbots. The chatbots on this system are speech recognition enabled for Chrome users but will work using iExplorer without speech recognition. Apart from just being a fun way to meet new people, Chatbotaker.com can help learners of English as a Second language practice their pronunciation and listening skills. For a growing list of chatbots on this website


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Fae Wilkes's comment, July 25, 2013 10:23 AM
Would this be a good app for helping speech therapists with kids? It could be used like a language lab-"Listen carefully and repeat after me." etc.
Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, July 26, 2013 8:50 AM

A useful tool...

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Elements 4D Augmented Reality Cubes: Virtual Building Blocks - Technabob

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The Elements iPad app is one of the best alternatives to the traditional periodic table.

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3 Easy Ways to Turn your Class Blog Into A Beau...

3 Easy Ways to Turn your Class Blog Into A Beau... | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
f you are wondering what to do with the class blog now that the school year is about to end, here is a solution for you: turn its blog posts into a beautiful ebook and share it with your students and their parents.
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Flipping the Classroom - iPhysical Education Technologies

Flipping the Classroom - iPhysical Education Technologies | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Bringing Technology and Physical Education Together.

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5 School-Worthy iPad Alternatives

5 School-Worthy iPad Alternatives | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Think Apple’s iPad and iPad mini are the only go-to tablets for educators? Well, think again, because here are five iPad alternatives that offer great specs, pricing and school-...

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Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic] | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves.
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This is Why Flipped Learning is Important for - Educational ...

This is Why Flipped Learning is Important for - Educational ... | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has also featured some previous posts and guides on how teachers can apply the concept of flipped classroom in their teaching, check out this resource to learn more.
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18 Great Science apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

18 Great Science apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
18 Great Science apps for iPad ~ Educational Technology and ...: Right now iPad has even mad... http://t.co/dKu34vwq #edapps #iPad #apps
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Infogr.am Charts for Excel

Infogr.am Charts for Excel | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Create infographics and interactive online charts. It's free and super-easy! Follow other users and discover amazing data stories!

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Make great charts for free

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How Long Does It Take To Burn Off That Big Mac?! | NordicTrackCoupon.com

How Long Does It Take To Burn Off That Big Mac?! | NordicTrackCoupon.com | 21st century educators | Scoop.it

Check out this infographic that may just make you reconsider that McDonald’s stop or that extra slice of pizza! Don’t waste your time on the treadmill throwing away all your hard work by eating a high calorie high fat meal!


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, July 28, 2013 5:36 AM

Possible consideration for Term 4 YEAR 9 HPE ASSIGNMENT

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5 Powerful Common Core Tools For The Connected Educator - Edudemic

5 Powerful Common Core Tools For The Connected Educator - Edudemic | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
With forty-five states plus Washington DC and four territories adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), I’m a little surprised educators are still questioning the benefits of becoming a connected educator.
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Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy

Why Online Courses [Really] Need an Instructional Design Strategy | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
In this post I examine and define instructional design, and share why it’s essential to the development of online courses. "Design brings forth what would not come naturally"  Klaus Krippendorff De...

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Why instructional design (still) matters...

 

I'd also add some ID characteristics that I've experienced in my 10 years of education design that "come alive" when collaborating with teachers and they include: iterative nature of the process, participatory ethos, shared (and contested) meaning-making, and an ongoing need to develop skills in evaluation (of online courses).

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Ten Reasons why Games Based Learning Works in Education

Ten Reasons why Games Based Learning Works in Education | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Familiarity – Most students use technology regularly at home, so integrating technology and games based learning into their school life can be very quick and easy. 2. Engagement – Games based learning can be engaging ...

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The Benefits of BYOD for m-Learning

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BYOD, or Bring Your Own Device, is the trend of allowing employees to use their own devices in the workplace. This could include personal mobile phones, tablets and laptops instead of company-issued devices.

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology

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How Students Take Physical Education Online

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About 148,000 students sucessfully completed 303,000 half-credit Florida Virtual School courses this past school year. And PE — as in physical education — is a popular class, according to students.

So how do you take PE virtually?


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Top 7 Best GPS Outdoor Gaming for Smartphones to Relax | Tech Web Stuff

Top 7 Best GPS Outdoor Gaming for Smartphones to Relax | Tech Web Stuff | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
Free best GPS outdoor games for smartphone (android, iPhone, iPad) to relax body & mind with Waymarking, Locomatrix Treasure Hunt, Geodashing, GPS Mission, Geohashing, Geocaching, Tourality

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Mobile Learning Academy | The world is your classroom

Mobile Learning Academy | The world is your classroom | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
The world is your classroom http://t.co/rGfvdmVG6m Mobile Learning Academy.
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Web-based Version of Blooms Taxonomy - Educational Technology ...

Web-based Version of Blooms Taxonomy - Educational Technology ... | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
One of the main objectives underlying our work as 21st century teachers and educators is to use technology to create innovative, creative, and engaging learning environments for our students. ...
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Classroom Technology is Constantly Adapting

Classroom Technology is Constantly Adapting | 21st century educators | Scoop.it
How do universities stay current with popular technology trends? They use technology that changes, itself, on a regular basis. iPads are an integral.
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