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What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over

What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over | contemporary issues | Scoop.it
Steal these ideas! We invited anyone who has ever blogged for The Learning Network to post an example of “connected teaching” or “connected learning.” Read their wonderful responses, then tell us how you’d answer the question.

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Excellent ideas that can promote effective classroom practice

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:30 AM

Some great examples here and great ideas.

Cheryl Turner's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:56 PM

these are great ideas for teens,making learning meaningful and purposeful...

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Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More

Free Online Grammar Check, Plagiarism, Spelling, and More | contemporary issues | Scoop.it
Grammar, Plagiarism, and Spelling Check; Free Online Proofreading; No Downloads...Allows you to find those pesky mistakes and correct them before your teacher does...

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Gary Yarus's curator insight, December 28, 2013 9:40 AM

For other writers.  I tried it on a recent article I wrote and found it very helpful.

ella88's curator insight, January 29, 2:09 PM

Many studies have addressed the issue of identifying the different dimensions of culture. In the presentations concerning culture by Madlin Reck and Anne Tornow the ways in which national culture may influence management processes, including Hofstede’s dimensions of culture have been discussed extensively (Luthans & Doh, 2012).

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Afghanistan and the Taliban: Before, After and Now

The Kite Runner was set in the years 1975-2001. Everything during these years went from being peaceful, to bad, to even worse. The Taliban during these fateful years have taken control of Afghanistan and its government. They were thought of as heroes to the people of their once peaceful country, but their way of controlling their government is sadistic. In the present, they are even involved in the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center.

During 1975, Afghanistan was a quiet place to live. There were economic hardships, but the residents of this pleasant country got through it. Kabul is the capital city of Afghanistan. It had the most economy problems in the country. Most of them were poverty difficulties. The president of this country at the time was Daoud Khan. Then, when winter came along, resistance towards communists began. Amir from The Kite Runner even knew of these communist attempts to rule his country. “Huddled together in the dining room and waiting for the sun to rise, none of us had any notion that a way of life had ended.” (Hosseini 36). The Afghan Islamist part of the resistance was favored by Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and the United States instead of the Afghan traditionalist and royalist parts. The uprising has just begun for the communist takeover in Afghanistan.

In 1979, the Soviet Union invaded Afghanistan. Even Amir from The Kite Runner even knew about this before it all happened. “And then in December 1979, when Russian tanks would roll into the very same streets where Hassan and I played, bringing the death of the Afghanistan I knew”(Hosseini 36) The Taliban during this time were thought of as refugees and were part of a resistance movement to expel the Russian troops from their country. The United States and Pakistan provided financial and military support so the Afghans could win against the Soviet soldiers. Despite the fact that there were civilians in Kabul, the Afghans did not care and used missiles, provided by the United States, to drop on the city resulting in civilian casualties and killed Soviet troops. In 1989, Ahmed Shah Massoud, took over Kabul as new leader. They ended up overthrowing President Sayid Mohammed Najibullah, who headed the Afghan government. In 1994, the Taliban were more powerful because Pakistan favored them and did everything in their power to support them. “Pakistan support for the Taliban is based on strong religious and ethnic bonds between the Taliban and Pakistan” (Amghar, Web 6). The militants of the Taliban are Sunni Muslim Pashtuns. They are thirteen percent of Pakistan’s population. They are basically most of the Taliban in general.

In 1996, Osama Bin Laden moved from Sudan to Afghanistan and met with Mullah Mohammed Omar, the Taliban’s leader. “Bin Laden was involved in the bombing of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania in 1998” (Amghar, Web 6). On September 11th, 2001, Bin laden prompted the bombing of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. This resulted in the United States asking the Taliban to immediately hand over Bin Laden. General Pervez Musharraf, president of Pakistan, told the U.S. that he would support the capturing of Bin Laden. Instead, they couldn’t take down Bin Laden and Al Qaeda because of the ethnic and religious ties with the Taliban. Basically, Pakistan let the Taliban do what like to the people in there cites by robbing them and raping women. “The Taliban were exceedingly ignorant, which made them cruel” (Arbabzadah, Web 1). The Taliban used to be heroes to the people of the country, but now they are just plain evil. In The Kite Runner, Amir’s friend Farid said the Taliban would look for any excuse for violence. Amir bought a fake beard because it is considered a sin to shave and that all men should have beards. He saw Kabul during this time and was unfamiliar with it as it is not how it used to be when he was a kid. Afghanistan is just plagued by the Taliban with no hope for escape.

 

 In conclusion, the Taliban before, after, and now are a deadly force to reckon with. I have to say that religion has a strong connection with them as they think of most things as sins. Amir from The Kite Runner depicts Afghanistan as a peaceful state. Now, he thinks of it as a wasteland that is ruled by a stubborn government with a false sense of religion. In my opinion, as much as I hate the Taliban, they must be removed from Afghanistan and Pakistan because they can cause a lot of trouble for those countries and can stir up many civil wars within those countries.

 

 

Works Cited

Amghar, Adderrahim. "Home." The Resurgence of the Taliban in Pakistan. Nazareth College, 2014. Web. 01 May 2014.

Arbabzadah, Nushin. "The 1980s Mujahideen, the Taliban and the Shifting Idea of Jihad." Theguardian.com. Guardian News and Media, 28 Apr. 2011. Web. 01 May 2014.

Bai, Laxmi. "Security Research Review." : Volume 1(3) Truth and Reconciliation Commission on Afghanistan. Bharat-Rakshak, 2005. Web. 01 May 2014.

Hosseini, Khaled. The Kite Runner. New York: Riverhead, 2003.

 

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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

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Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 10:55 AM

Amazing

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Why games are good for learning?

Why games are good for learning? | contemporary issues | Scoop.it

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Francesco G. Lamacchia's curator insight, November 21, 2013 8:48 AM

Giocando....s'impara! 

Julio Cirnes's curator insight, November 25, 2013 12:46 PM

Please teacher, more games!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 5:19 AM

Self explanatory visual on the benefits of gaming as a means of learning. Outlined are the rewards, mastery, engagement, intensity, exercise, readiness, and competitiveness. These types of graphics need to be displayed in the classroom. There's always parents who are unsure of how gaming qualifies as teaching. Can't they just sit their kid in front of an iPad all day at home? Well, in the appropriate setting, with the right direction and guidance, games are certainly good for learning. Some people just don't know that from experience yet.

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Teacher research: what’s the point?

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There are two possible ‘research systems’ we might nurture – research undertaken by research professionals, and research undertaken by teachers. Each has the potential to improve our schools. But they will be the most effective when they function in parallel, successfully engaging with one another like cogs in a well-oiled machine.

 


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Research undertaken by teachers is qualitative research and it is meant mainly to improve practice. It is Action research as it is aimed at solving a problem that a teacher would have identified.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 28, 2013 7:09 AM

Interesting article on research and action research.

Karen Ford's curator insight, December 30, 2013 8:43 AM

This definitely sounded interesting and very timely for our class this semester.  What do you think?

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Election spending: how much have they promised?

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See how much Kevin Rudd and Tony Abbott have promised on the election trail with our interactive spending tracker (And if you'd like a less sweary, more unbiased analysis, try this (and see how Tony Abbotts numbers just don't work):
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false promises that are never fulfilled like what happened in Zimbabwe recently. Empty promises we are fed up.

 

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Free Student Interactives from ReadWriteThink - Language development

Free Student Interactives from ReadWriteThink - Language development | contemporary issues | Scoop.it
Engage your students in online literacy learning with these interactive tools that help them accomplish a variety of goals—from organizing their thoughts to learning about language—all while having fun.

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CAB Soldiers attend Interactive Training - Hawaii Reporter

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Hawaii Reporter CAB Soldiers attend Interactive Training Hawaii Reporter SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii – Fifteen Soldiers from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division were educated on several types of Improvised Explosive Devices at...

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Russell Roberts's curator insight, August 25, 2013 8:18 AM

This type of training will be in demand for the foreseeable future.  IEDs are often the weapon of choice by terrorists.  Aloha, Russ.

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5 Tips for Creating an Interactive Classroom - Teq Blog

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by Daine Quirk

 

"Giving students the right tools and opportunities to process their thinking, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and present their work are all part of the learning process in an interactive classroom.  Here are some tips and related tools to get you started."

 
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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

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Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 10:55 AM

Amazing

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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

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Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 10:55 AM

Amazing

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What 'Connected Education' Looks Like: 28 Examples From Teachers All Over

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Steal these ideas! We invited anyone who has ever blogged for The Learning Network to post an example of “connected teaching” or “connected learning.” Read their wonderful responses, then tell us how you’d answer the question.

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Excellent ideas that can promote effective classroom practice

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:30 AM

Some great examples here and great ideas.

Cheryl Turner's curator insight, October 13, 2013 7:56 PM

these are great ideas for teens,making learning meaningful and purposeful...

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Smart TV study finds interactive ad formats increase brand engagement

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An international study looking at the impact of smart TV on advertising effectiveness has concluded that interactive formats are the best...
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Learners like TV and its the best way to capture their interest, I agree and subscibe to this notion
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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 10:55 AM

Amazing

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Zeega - create and share interactive videos

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Zeega is a new form of interactive media, enabling anyone to express themselves by easily combining media from the cloud. Make the web you want. Zeegas work across all platforms, from iOS to Android to Chrome, Firefox, IE and Safari. A Zeega can play inside Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other apps.


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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, August 25, 2013 1:55 PM

more of a monologue than dialogue at first sight but maybe I've missed something about the interaction...still learning

Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 2:53 AM

awesome teaching and learning tool!

Melanie Faizer's curator insight, March 10, 6:57 PM

Zeega.com is a great example of storytelling through aggregating and curating, and in addition, embedded, automated attribution. It removes much of the burden of copyright. From a storytelling perspective, it has limitless possibilities, but one of the challenges is finding that story worth telling. Some Zeega examples are beautifully executed; too many are (from a journalistic perspective) one-dimensional in their execution and not thought-provoking. We are still new at curating content, and it shows. Curating is another form of narrating: the story still needs a point, a trajectory.

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Miss L's Whole Brain Teaching: Interactive "Connect With Us" Display

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" I am now spending almost every day in my classroom getting organized and prepared for the upcoming school year. As you know, I've created quite a strong online presence for my classroom and I want to make sure that my students utilize these resources and have easy access to them. To address this, I've created an interactive Connect With Us display at the entrance of my classroom!"


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Terri Roberts's curator insight, August 23, 2013 6:12 AM

Super! Thanks for sharing!