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How Texting Is Changing Your Grammar

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Now that text talk is widely accepted as a legitimate form of communication, we are left wondering: Will text talk become our main form of communication in the future? Will the widespread use of text talk negatively impact the way we communicate? Or are we engaged in the creation of a colorful new language every time we text?


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David's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:24 PM

My thoughts:

This article talks about how texting and the new media age may not be as bad of a thing as it is hyped up to be. They have done studies that show the pros and cons. This article shows how although we are using shortcuts to write it is just a way of us adapting; yet people still continue to use proper grammar more often than not.

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Personalizing Learning

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Richard Culatta is with the US Department of Education at the Office of Educational Technology. He is an exceptional speaker and a “smart cookie”, I dig his self-deprecating style. He k...
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Why Learning Should Be Messy

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The following is an excerpt of One Size Does Not Fit All: A Student’s Assessment of School, by 17-year-old Nikhil Goyal, a senior at Syosset High School i...
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Exercise for your mind | Does exercise help you study? | Study Tip #5

Exercise for your mind | Does exercise help you study? | Study Tip #5 | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Exercise improves learning by increasing oxygen flow to the brain, enhancing energy production and waste removal. Exercise for your mind (RT @BPPLawSchool: Work-outs to help you study.
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College-Ready Wars: Common Core vs. ACT and the College Board | NewAmerica.net

College-Ready Wars: Common Core vs. ACT and the College Board | NewAmerica.net | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it

Author(s):Anne Hyslop
Published: October 11, 2012

 

More significant, ACT and College Board are positioning themselves to directly compete with the Common Core – and win.

 

Rather than collaborate with PARCC, ACT announced its own next-generation assessment system, which is aligned to Common Core and includes formative and summative assessments offered from elementary to postsecondary.

 

Similarly, the College Board’s incoming president and Common Core architect, David Coleman, has big plans for the SAT, “transforming it from an aptitude test intended to control for varying levels of school quality, to a knowledge test aligned with the Common Core.” And don’t forget about College Board’s increasingly-popular Advanced Placement exams, offering students an edge in the admissions process and accepted for credit at many institutions.


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DARPA Humanoid Robot Climbs Stairs

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http://youtu.be/aqCmX5dMYHg This video shows humanoid robots by DARPA and Boston Dynamics successfully climbing stairs, doing push-ups, and walking on a treadmill.

 

What's facinating is the mastery of transition from climbing stairs on the forefoot to heel-toe gait on flat surface


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World Food Day 2012: Food scientists working to find sustainable solutions to world hunger

World Food Day 2012: Food scientists working to find sustainable solutions to world hunger | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
In honor of World Food Day on October 16, 2012, the Institute of Food Technologists is highlighting the role of food science in environmental sustainability—a key component to solving the world's hunger problem.
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HRP-4C Miim's Human-like Walking

A good example of the Creepy factor when robots begin to look too lifelike.
AIST has succeeded in making HRP-4C Miim walk like a human being. Her knees are stretched by up/down motion of the waist, the single-toe supporting realizes ...


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istanbul design biennale: fictional buildings by xavier delory

istanbul design biennale: fictional buildings by xavier delory | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it

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Geo-Literacy

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The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance seeks to promote geo-literacy here in the Ocean State.  So what is geo-literacy? The National Geographic Society’s Educational team...


As the Alliance Coordinator for the state of Rhode Island, I organized  these three videos (two from National Geographic) and some pictures to provide a basis for understanding what geo-literacy is and why it is important for society and within the workforce.  In the spirit of sharing, I thought I'd share these links beyond the borders of Rhode Island. 

 

Tags: GeographyEducation, NationalGeographic, geo-inspiration, RhodeIsland.


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Where Does Your Water Come From?

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This interactive map documents where 443 million people around the world get there water (although the United States data is by far the most extensive).  Most people can't answer this question.  A recent poll by The Nature Conservancy discoverd that 77% of Americans (not on private well water) don't know where their water comes from, they just drink it.  This link has videos, infographics and suggestions to promote cleaner water.  This is also a fabulous example of an embedded map using ArcGIS Online to share geospatial data with a wider audience.  

 

Tags: GIS, water, fluvial, environment, ESRI, pollution, development, consumption, resources, mapping, environment depend, cartography, geospatial. 


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Nic Hardisty's comment, October 15, 2012 9:01 AM
I was definitely unaware of where my drinking water came from. This is nice, user-friendly map... Hopefully it gets updated regularly, as it will be interesting to see how these sources change over time.
Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 1, 2013 3:55 PM

water is a resource we all depend on. Some of my best studies were on local Chesapeake Bay issues.

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11 Unbelievable Microscopic Images From Nikon's 2012 Small World Competition

11 Unbelievable Microscopic Images From Nikon's 2012 Small World Competition | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
Every year, Nikon's Small World contest rounds up the best in microscopic images, taken by scientists and artists alike.
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Thermite fire-fighting robot removes firefighters from harm's way

Thermite fire-fighting robot removes firefighters from harm's way | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it

"The Thermite is designed to be used in areas of extreme hazard, such as aircraft fires, refineries, chemical plants or nuclear reactors...Not only is it preferable to risk a robot instead of a person, the Thermite is also immune to smoke, fumes and fatigue – the last of which is a major cause of death in firefighters by heart attack"


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Teaching Kids Math and Science

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The emphasis is on learning through fun activities on those cool gadgets...
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Nature Blows My Mind! The Strange SCUBA-Diving Spider

Nature Blows My Mind! The Strange SCUBA-Diving Spider | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
An amazing little spider has figrued out how to live life underwater using a bubble of air that acts like gills.
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Why university students need a well-rounded education

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Universities have long been accused of failing to equip students for the real world, but that world has changed: Today’s grads must be more than well-trained (Excellent.Why university students need a well-rounded education
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School Gardening - Vegetable of the month

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October: Lettuce


Lettuce is the world’s most popular salad crop. It is one of the very few vegetables that cannot be preserved for future use – you can’t bottle it, can it, freeze it or pickle it – you have to eat it fresh.

 

Read the entire article by clicking on the picture.


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Robot wheelchair “grows” legs, climbs stairs

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If there is one thing the modern day wheelchair cannot do, it would be to climb up stairs.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Animation Desk - Create Short, Animated Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Animation Desk - Create Short, Animated Videos | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it

"Animation Desk is an iPad app (free and premium versions available) for creating short, animated videos. The app allows you to create drawings using just your finger on your iPad's screen."


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Billionaire Plans to Turn Hawaiian Island Into a Solar-Powered "Eco Lab"

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Oracle CEO Larry Ellison bought nearly the entire island of Lanai for $500 million. Now, he says he's going to turn it into a sustainable paradise filled with electric cars, organic farms, and solar power.
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Map as Art

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There are many amazing examples of artists who turn to cartography and geography for inspiration. Whether through the lens of a camera, paint, ...


This series of cartographically-inspired art works changes how we look at maps.  Some of these artists also make us think of places that are on the Earth as explicitly "mappable" features.  I think the Google Maps push-pin in the city center is my favorite.  Which do you prefer? 


Tags: art, mapping, place, cartography. 


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GeoMapGames's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:47 AM

Amazing map art! I like Google Maps push-pin in the city center :)
Which do you prefer?  #geomapgames

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Remind 101

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A safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.


I've tried numerous methods including Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags as ways to digitally connect with my students through emerging social media platforms.  Every method seems to have a few privacy or accessibility issues and this is no expection.  However, for this one, I think that the benefits outweigh the negatives and it has much greater privacy control than most.  I haven't tried this out yet, but next semester I hope to use this free way to text message all my students (and/or parents) without the privacy issues of sharing cell phone numbers or getting them to sign up for a new social media platform.  


Tags: training, edtech, socialmedia, GeographyEducation.


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mkauls's comment, October 14, 2012 1:03 PM
I use this with all my classes and I would recommend it! It's simple and very easy to use and teach parents/students to sign up.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Great way to maintain communication. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:25 AM

This is an interesting possible way to connect with students or organizational members.

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Study: 83% of video operators plan to offer TV Everywhere by 2013 | News | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine

Study: 83% of video operators plan to offer TV Everywhere by 2013 | News | CED Magazine - Communications, Engineering and Design Magazine | Bloomfield Hills Schools | Scoop.it
TV Everywhere services are poised to hit the mainstream, according to a recent study by Infonetics Research.
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