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Breaking the Bias Against Women in Science

Breaking the Bias Against Women in Science | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

A new Yale study has revealed that there is a pervasive and unconscious bias on university campuses that favors male science students over their female counterparts. The result is fewer women in scientific professions. And as a recent Sunday Review article pointed out, it’s not just in science where women are underrepresented, electrical engineering, a huge growth industry, is dominated by men.
 

Should there be affirmative action, or something similar, to advance women in science and related subjects? Or is there a better way?


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Three Amazing Resources For History Teachers That Students Will Love

Three Amazing Resources For History Teachers That Students Will Love | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
In this post Kirsten shares three great resources for history teachers they can use in the classroom to immerse their students in ancient cultures and WWI.

 

«in this article I’d like to point you to some projects and websites to use in class, either to prepare for a trip abroad or to have the possibility of exploring when going abroad is not possible. So I took a closer look at some of the sources the New York Times mentioned in its article about digital humanities»


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Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures

Why We Need To Get Rid of Class Lectures | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Each school day, millions of students move in unison from classroom to classroom where they listen to 50- to 90-minute lectures. Despite there being anywhere from 20 to 300 humans in the room, there is little actual interaction. This model of education is so commonplace that we have accepted it as a given. For centuries, it has been the most economical way to “educate” a large number of students. Today, however, we know about the limitations of the class lecture, so why does it remain the most common format?

 

Read more: http://ideas.time.com/2012/10/02/why-lectures-are-ineffective/#ixzz28YWVhUWB

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The Dark Side Of The Online Struggle Against Plagiarism

The Dark Side Of The Online Struggle Against Plagiarism | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

College students are under a lot of pressure, what with classes, resident activities, helicopter parents and a none-too-rosy job market waiting for them after graduation. Add the ease of cut-and-paste to the need to grab the almighty A and it's no surprise that many students turn to plagiarism. Unfortunately, I've seen that the technological war against plagiarism can do more harm than good.

 

As a college instructor, I have seen students with otherwise strict ethical codes panic and turn in work that doesn't belong to them, just because something in their world blew up and they thought getting something in on time was more important than doing their own work.


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Survey Said, More Twitter, Less Facebook, Says Pac Crest

Survey Said, More Twitter, Less Facebook, Says Pac Crest | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Pacific Crest‘s Andy Hargreaves, Evan Wilson, James Faucette, Chad Bartley and Michael Bowen today offered up the results of their Q3 consumer technology survey, which offered perspectives across various industries within tech, including tablet computers, streaming video and social networking

 

In particular, Twitter is seeing rising usage trends versus Facebook:

 

31% of respondents who are on Twitter said they have increased usage over the past 6 months vs those only 24% of those on Facebook  20% of Facebook users reported they have been using Facebook less over the past 6 months versus only 9% on Twitter.


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Converting ideas to a MindMap

Converting ideas to a MindMap | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

It is that time of the year here. The end of year exams are looming for our year 12 students and some are looking for good ways to revise. and study. They want to put down what they know, how thing...


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GooglePlus Helper: The importance of your Google+ profile

GooglePlus Helper: The importance of your Google+ profile | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Create your profile!

What is the most important thing when joining Google+?
It’s not finding friends or family, though you might think so, especially if you’re used to using Facebook.

Your profile is like your business card:
Fill up your profile’s “About” page with photos and information about who you are, where you work, what your hobbies and interests are.

This will help you to find like-minded people among the Pluserati, i.e. the other G+ users. The more you share about yourself, the better.


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Collage Photoshop Tutorials Bundle: 70 Awesome Manuals

Collage Photoshop Tutorials Bundle: 70 Awesome Manuals | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
If you start learning Photoshop the most effective method to be familiar with this graphic editor is to follow excellent Photoshop tutorials.

 

With Thanks to Nancy Young for this suggestion. 


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LocalData wants to democratize the process of gathering community information | NiemanLab

LocalData wants to democratize the process of gathering community information | NiemanLab | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

LocalData, winner in the data round of the Knight News Challenge, is working to simplify the data collection process through a specialized toolkit that will make it easy for civil servants or civilians to gather information about where they live and work.

 

LocalData is a combination of several things. It provides for the collection, organization, and visualization of information in one continuous system. It’s designed to be used beginning at the street level: City workers or community members can either use an app to register information directly or scan paper documentation into the system. From there the information can be exported into different formats for display or analysis.

 

With the $300,000 awarded from Knight, LocalData founders Alicia Rouault, Prashant Singh, and Matt Hampel will refine the interface and launch the service in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, and Boston. “We feel the impact this tool can have in other cities will be really robust,” Rouault told me.

 

What types of things will LocalData enable? Nonprofit organizations, community groups, or others can create custom surveys, which could be used for gathering demographic information about a residents in a particular neighborhood. Or it could be used to assess property within specific regions of city.


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Death by Powerpoint: Top 10 Ways to make your Audience Suicidal during a Presentation

Death by Powerpoint: Top 10 Ways to make your Audience Suicidal during a Presentation | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Presentations can be an extremely effective way to communicate a point or pitch but it also has the opportunity to be the death of you or be an utter...

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Online passwords: keep it complicated

Online passwords: keep it complicated | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

By now, you probably have about 20 different passwords you're struggling to remember. There must be an easier way. How do you stay one step ahead of the hackers – and still stay sane?


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10 Excellent Alternatives to PowerPoint

10 Excellent Alternatives to PowerPoint | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

There are several  presentation tools that we can use as an alternative to PowerPoint and guess what ? they are way easier and simpler especially for use in education.


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In an Age of Internet Cruelty, 5 Rules of Netiqutte For Kids

In an Age of Internet Cruelty, 5 Rules of Netiqutte For Kids | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
What is the "right" age for youngsters to begin texting and using social media? As the Mom of two elementary school-aged daughters and an educator on girl bullying, I field this question from parents all of the time. Truly, there is great debate on the subject among professionals, along with a whole lot of hand-wringing by parents. As adults, we are all-too-aware of dangers online -- both from anonymous predators and familiar "frenemies" who use the internet as a weapon. Indeed, social media sites are ripe for cyberbullying, when kids (and adults!) feel liberated to post cruel messages and taunts online without the discomfort of having to say something to a peer's face.
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Phys.Org Mobile: Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi

Phys.Org Mobile: Data that lives forever is possible: Japan's Hitachi | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

A woman holds up Japanese electronics giant Hitachi's new quartz glass plate technology, which can be used to store data indefinitely, in Tokyo on September 24. The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever.


As Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones prove, good music lasts a long time; now Japanese hi-tech giant Hitachi says it can last even longer—a few hundred million years at least.


The company on Monday unveiled a method of storing digital information on slivers of quartz glass that can endure extreme temperatures and hostile conditions without degrading, almost forever.

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‘Near riot’ breaks out in France over Islamic art

‘Near riot’ breaks out in France over Islamic art | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
As part of an installation (Technologia) by Moroccan artist, Mounir Fatmi, Koranic verses were projected onto the bridge, Pont Neuf, which “nearly set off a riot when local Muslim youths saw pedestrians walking on the words,” the television station reports.
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10 Tricks to Get the Creative Juices Flowing

10 Tricks to Get the Creative Juices Flowing | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Amateurs wait for inspiration to strike. The pros know how to cultivate creativity on an ongoing basis.

 

Imagine if you could turn on creativity like starting a car, rev the engine to get up to speed, cruise along in the fast lane, and then park it in the garage until you needed it again. Is there anything you couldn’t accomplish?

 

Unfortunately, at times it feels like the engine has stalled, the tire is flat, or road construction has brought traffic to a screeching halt. Nothing gets you going.

 

You can’t always sit around and wait for inspiration to strike. Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work. They understand that you are not born with creativity--it's something you have to cultivate on an ongoing basis.

 

Here are some ideas.

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Albert Camus on Nihilism

Albert Camus talks about his stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky's "The Possessed", (also known as "The Devils" and "Demons"), in 1959, a year before his death in an automobile accident. Interviewer: Pierre Dumayet.
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Who Uses Social Media? - Freelance Social Media Management - Social Colleague

Who Uses Social Media? - Freelance Social Media Management - Social Colleague | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Who Uses Social Media? - Freelance Social Media Management


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How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different

How 21st Century Thinking Is Just Different | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
In an era dominated by constant information and the desire to be social, should the tone of thinking for students be different?

 

Read more, very interesting:

http://www.teachthought.com/learning/how-21st-century-thinking-is-different/

 


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Steps to Make a Mind Map presentation with PowerPoint | PowerPoint Presentation

Steps to Make a Mind Map presentation with PowerPoint | PowerPoint Presentation | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Mind map is an effective graphic organizer tool which helps in arranging all the scattered ideas and brings them in a concrete form. Mind maps can be created easily by using the graphic feature available in Microsoft PowerPoint.

 

These facilitate audience to get a brief idea about the topic of presentation thereby making it even more interesting.


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Professional Powerpoints and Powerful Presentations- Why Your Webinar Can’t Live Without Them

Professional Powerpoints and Powerful Presentations- Why Your Webinar Can’t Live Without Them | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

In a world of reduced face to face experiences, we often forget how easy it is to go the extra mile and provide that extra layer of professionalism. From conference calls to emails to talking on the phone, the 21st Century has given us more ways and more reasons not to speak to audiences in person face-to-face. Don’t make the horrible mistake of thinking that just because your webinar audience is not looking at you in person that they do not care about the appearance of your powerpoint.


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50 Google+ Circles for Cutting-Edge Educators

50 Google+ Circles for Cutting-Edge Educators | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Google+ may still be finding its own footing among the Twitters and Facebooks of cyberspace, but nevertheless hosts a cornucopia of networking opportunities spanning numerous…...

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QRreader beta ☛ Read qrcode direct from your browser

QRreader beta ☛ Read qrcode direct from your browser | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Read qrcode direct from your browser

 

QR codes are frequently used on mobile devices, but sometimes you want to decode QR directly from your web browser, without your phone.

With this extension you can scan QR code fast and directly from right click (context) menu of your browser.

 

How to use it:

 

- right click on image, than select "Read QR code from image" from context menu and wait a moment until we scan your code;


- if QR code is a link you will see it in a new tab or, if code is a text, you will see it in a prompt box (than just click ok to copy it to clipboard).

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25 Prefixes You Should Know

25 Prefixes You Should Know | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
So what prefixes should you know? With some help from my kids’ English classes–which thankfully use the stems approach–I present some common prefixes with their meanings and examples. Once you learn these prefixes, you can often discern the definition of a word you didn’t think you knew.
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Public Domain Films

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The Public Domain Review showcases a growing  collection of films (no total number available is listed), mainly from the Internet Archive, which are now, because of time, in the public domain (free of copyright). Categories include : Clips · Shorts · Silent Features · Talkie Features Animation · Comedy · Drama · Thriller/Noir · Horror · Fantasy/Adventure · Documentary · Ephemeral. the films can be also be filtered by decade/period ( from pre-1900 - 1960s). Each film is supported by useful notes and comments which will be helpful for further research.

 

I would suggest if you are remixing video this would be an excellent source from which to draw content. It also features a very early remix - Charles A. Ridley's Nazi Style Lambeth Walk.

 

This is an interesting collection of historical films, many of which can be downloaded from the website. Very useful for film and media studies courses and possibly some other topics as well (e.g. musical composition for film).

 

Two suggestions:  (1) that the film thumbnails have a note showing the time duration of the movie or video clip - I always like to know how long an item is before I build a learning activity around it. (2) that the website has 'total films available' information somewhere (e.g. in the 'about' page).  

 

Thanks to theo kuechel for curating this resource.

 

My rating: 8.5/10


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