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INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO
“In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” Warren Buffet
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Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans

Robin Williams: Good Will Hunting bench in Boston gets quote tributes from fans | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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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Why This Teen Can't Stop Eating: Life With Prader-Willi Syndrome

Why This Teen Can't Stop Eating: Life With Prader-Willi Syndrome | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Prader-Willi syndrome, which strikes only 1 in 15,000 people, can cause learning issues, muscles weakness, a slow metabolism and an insatiable appetite.
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Why Did the Ice Bucket Challenge Go Big? Boston

Why Did the Ice Bucket Challenge Go Big? Boston | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Where did the ice bucket challenge came from?
Since the beginning of June, the viral fundraising game has spread across social timelines and late-night talk shows.
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Effective Classroom Management?

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Is your classroom method any more effective that this?


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Columbia University and the Van Alen Institute Map How Our Brains Navigate the City

Columbia University and the Van Alen Institute Map How Our Brains Navigate the City | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
The GSAPP’s Cloud Lab teams up with neurologists and the design institute to track how urban environments can make people relaxed or tense.

This spring, the Cloud Lab at Columbia University and the Van Alen Institute tackled the challenge of assessing and mapping how people respond to their environment as a part of Van Alen’s Elsewhere series on wellness in the city.

Instead of the typical focus groups, however, the researchers tracked brainwaves to gauge the mental activities of nearly 100 volunteers; using electroencephalography-based (EEG) measurements and the GPS tracking app, the research team collected more than 1 gigabyte of data over 200 walking sessions that, in theory, create a snapshot of a day-in-the-life of the neighborhood’s mental states. 

Presenting the data in a manner that retained its spatial qualities required the researchers to develop their own software for visualization. At a public follow-up presentation in May, the team presented the simplified data on a 3D map of DUMBO. Areas in cyan indicate places in which participants were in a more meditative and relaxed state, while areas in red indicate places where participants had a more focused or heightened sense of awareness...


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Why Detroit May Be On the Edge of a Miracle

Why Detroit May Be On the Edge of a Miracle | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Cities sometimes just die, but Detroit isn't one of them.

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Why All of the U.S. Treasurers Since 1949 Have Been Women

Why All of the U.S. Treasurers Since 1949 Have Been Women | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
When Janet Yellen made history last year by becoming the first female chair of the Federal Reserve, economists and women’s advocates alike cheered the move. But Yellen’s victory also renewed scrutiny of the gender gap in top financial positions.
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How to Look Smart

How to Look Smart | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Choose your own adventure: You’re at a party, trying to have a good time, when someone brings up War and Peace.
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Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., After Police Shooting

Unrest in Ferguson, Mo., After Police Shooting | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, was shot and killed Saturday by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo. The Times examines the demographics of the town and its police force, as well as crime rates.

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This primer about the Ferguson, Mo. situation.  As this map shows, it is a predominantly African-American community with an overwhelming Caucasian police force.  

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A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips

A Professor's Pointers for Success in College: 21 Easy-to-Follow Tips | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Here's to ivy-covered buildings, critical thinking, independence, making friends for life, asking hard questions, becoming global citizens, and discovering who you really are....

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 14, 8:35 AM

This is some good advice...as I begin another semester, I think I'll share this with my students. 

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US gun crime map: interactive

US gun crime map: interactive | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
What do the latest US crime figures tell us about gun crime in America? Which states have the most firearms murders, robberies and assaults?

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This goes along very well with our thematic mapping assignment (in fact, the data we use came from the same source). You can look at data in several different ways on the map, and it shows that the way we present data can change the message of a map.

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The Triumphant Return of Private U.S. Passenger Rail

The Triumphant Return of Private U.S. Passenger Rail | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Can new train service between Miami and Orlando be a model for the rest of the country?

 

Tags: mobility, mapping, visualization, urban, planning, unit 7 cities, transportation.


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3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) - Edudemic

3 TED Talks That Might Actually Change How You Teach (And Think) - Edudemic | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
How do you conduct yourself in your classroom? As a leader, a learner, an observer, a participant, and a member of a larger group. All of these roles hold so much nuance that your students learn from.

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The Amish: Ten things you might not know - USA TODAY

The Amish: Ten things you might not know - USA TODAY | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
USA TODAY The Amish: Ten things you might not know USA TODAY The recent abduction and return of two New York State Amish girls has once more brought focus on America's "Plain People," whose shunning of technology and seemingly simple lives have...
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The first touch-sensitive LCD basketball court in the world is awesome

Nike has created this huge touch-sensitive LCD basketball court for a training session with Kobe Bryant. The court has built-in motion sensors that track every player's movements individually.
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Bill Gates And Tim Cook Dump Ice On Their Heads For ALS Awareness, Challenge Elon Musk and Dr. Dre

 Oh, you thought Bill Gates wouldn’t be up to Zuck’s challenge to dump a bucket of icewater on his head for ALS awareness?
You thought wrong. And because it’s Bill Gates, the video involves blowtorches and engineering.
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Effective Classroom Management?

Watching more Star Trek, had to put up this up even though it's already on YouTube. S01E11

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Is your classroom method any more effective that this?


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Ebola: Mapping the outbreak

Ebola: Mapping the outbreak | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

Maps illustrate the regions worst affected by Ebola in West Africa


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'How The World Was,' Drawn In Dreamy Lines Of Memory - NPR

'How The World Was,' Drawn In Dreamy Lines Of Memory - NPR | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
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What's interesting? All sorts of things, and people tend to agree on what they are. War, for instance, is more or less universally believed to be interesting.
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Burger King's Satisfries Are Over

Burger King's Satisfries Are Over | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
After less than a year, Burger King is discontinuing the better-for-you French fries in most North American restaurants
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How Ferguson Is Destroying Faith in Government

How Ferguson Is Destroying Faith in Government | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
There’s a long list of reasons to be angry about what’s happened in Ferguson, Mo., since a police officer there shot and killed an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, last Saturday.
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Palestinians share tear gas advice with Ferguson protesters

Palestinians share tear gas advice with Ferguson protesters | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
As authorities crack down on protests, Palestinians stand with teargassed Missouri residents.

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Fascinating social media and cultural interactions.

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Create Stunning Classroom Art with Pic Collage

Create Stunning Classroom Art with Pic Collage | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Pic Collage is a simple and free app for both phone and tablet that can turn your students photos and images into real works of art.

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Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S.

Global Parenting Habits That Haven't Caught On In The U.S. | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

If there's one thing have in common with those , it's that they both show us just how varied parenting styles can be.

Argentine parents let their kids stay up until all hours; Japanese parents let 7-year-olds ride the subway by themselves; and Danish parents leave their kids sleeping in a stroller on the curb while they go inside to shop or eat.

Some might make American parents cringe, but others sure could use a close study. Vietnamese mothers, for instance, get their kids out of diapers by 9 months.


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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Takes U.S. by Storm - The ALS Association

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Takes U.S. by Storm - The ALS Association | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it

In the last two weeks, the Ice Bucket Challenge has quite literally “soaked” the nation. Everyone from Ethel Kennedy to Justin Timberlake has poured a bucket of ice water over his or her head and challenged others do the same or make a donation to fight ALS within twenty-four hours.

Between July 29 and today, August 12, The ALS Association and its 38 chapters have received an astonishing $4 million in donations compared to $1.12 million during the same time period last year.


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Do you doubt the power of social media? The #IceBucketChallenge should back believers out of anyone. 

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9 Habits of Very Punctual People

9 Habits of Very Punctual People | INTRODUCTION TO THE SOCIAL SCIENCES DIGITAL TEXTBOOK(PSYCHOLOGY-ECONOMICS-SOCIOLOGY):MIKE BUSARELLO | Scoop.it
Being on time is easy, so long as you take the time to adopt these 9 habits of very punctual people.

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