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The 25 Most 'Patriotic' Brands

The 25 Most 'Patriotic' Brands | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

"July 4 – the time for barbeques, the beach and fireworks. It’s also when some companies play up their all-American roots to appeal to the country’s patriotic sentiment. Brand Keys, a New York-based marketing research firm, released a survey to identify which of 197 brands were deemed the most “patriotic” by 4,500 consumers..."

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Robin Williams has been honoured at the spot where he touched the most hearts during his rich and eccentric career, with fans scrawling Good Will Hunting quotes by the bench in Boston where his character so articulately conveyed the beauty of worldly experience and the simple magnificence of love.
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Santa's real workshop: the town in China that makes the world's Christmas decorations

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, December 19, 8:32 PM

Do you ask for directions or prefer to struggle with a map and frustrate your travelling companions? Is it a matter of gender or do we have an inbuilt navigation system in our brain?

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“I love end of year “best of” lists. My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education. ...”


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, December 18, 9:44 PM

Finding great educational videos takes time...so I am always excited when I find a list of suggested video. Jackie Gerstein shares her top 11. They range from just over three minutes to about seventeen minutes. Below is  a list of the videos.

* Malala Yousuf Nobel Prize Speech

* Carol Dweck: The Power of Believing You Can Improve

* Sir Ken Robinson: Can Creativity Be Taught

* President Obama on the Whitehouse Maker Faire

* Toxic Culture of Education: Joshua Katz

* The necessity of the student voice | Catherine Zhang

* Rethinking Learning in the Digital Age – Mitchel Resnick

* If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching

* Kid President Throws a Surprise Party for a Retiring Teacher

* Erzah French: Sportskid of the Year

* Malcolm Mitchell Book Club

You will find brief descriptions for most of these videos and I suspect that many will choose to watch all of them over a period of time. You may find one or two that would be great to share at a faculty meeting.

Meg Swecker's curator insight, December 19, 1:03 PM

A 'must view' list of educationally related videos.

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This Is How Much Homework Teens Do Around The World

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Next time you want to complain about the amount of homework you do, remember that students in Shanghai spend an average of over 14 hours per week on take-home work.

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We take doing homework for granted thinking we have a lot but kids in other countries have far too much and spend double the time doing it.

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Why McDonald's Is Rationing French Fries

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Gas can be found below $2 a gallon at some stations in the country, as the price of oil plummets globally, as the price of milk and orange juice are now pricier.
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