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Can I Vote? | Find Out If You Are Registered to Vote

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Why Men Should Take Women’s Studies | Inside Higher Ed

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Coursera Tops 1 Million Students | Inside Higher Ed

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The Most Astounding Fact – Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Errol Morris' quiz about killer asteroids was a secret experiment to find out how fonts affect our thinking

Errol Morris' quiz about killer asteroids was a secret experiment to find out how fonts affect our thinking | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Remember Errol Morris' New York Times quiz about being an optimist or a pessimist about killer asteroids? It turns out the quiz wasn't really about being an optimist or a pessimist. It was about how fonts affect people's thinking.
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All sizes | QR Code Periodic Table with Symbols | Flickr – Photo ...

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All sizes | QR Code Periodic Table with Symbols | Flickr – Photo Sharing! scoopit Posted on August 9, 2012. See on Scoop.it – QR Code Art. A collection of videos via QR Codes on the Periodic Table of Elements.


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Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body hackers

Cyborg America: inside the strange new world of basement body hackers | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Shawn Sarver took a deep breath and stared at the bottle of Listerine on the counter. “A minty fresh feeling for your mouth... cures bad breath,” he repeated to himself, as the scalpel sliced open his ring finger. His left arm was stretched out on the operating table, his sleeve rolled up past the elbow, revealing his first tattoo, the Air Force insignia he got at age 18, a few weeks after graduating from high school. Sarver was trying a technique he learned in the military to block out the pain, since it was illegal to administer anesthetic for his procedure.


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Antony And The Johnsons' 'Cut The World'

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Antony and the Johnsons are currently streaming their new live album Cut the World via SoundCloud, which you can listen to below.

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Pussy Riot needs your support - text and stand up for free speech | Blogs | Amnesty International UK

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redgaia: “ “ “ “ They all weigh 150lbs. ” There is no ‘right’ body type. Weight looks different on different people, and it is ALL OKAY. Don’t compare yourself to other people’s bodies, learn to love...
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10 Excellent Alternatives to PowerPoint

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Filminute: The International One-Minute Film Festival 2012

Filminute: The International One-Minute Film Festival 2012 | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

FILMINUTE is the international one-minute film festival that challenges filmmakers, writers, animators, artists, designers, and creative producers to develop and submit the world's best one-minute films.

 

Filminute's international jury awards the BEST FILMINUTE and five commendations. Audiences worldwide rate the films and vote for the People's Choice.

WHAT MAKES A GREAT ONE-MINUTE FILM? The best one-minute films resonate beyond one minute and affect audiences the same way any great film does. The challenge, of course, is to do it all in 60 seconds — no more, no less.

 

Take action and participate or go and watch the 2011 Films for inspiration
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How Do U.S. Students Rank Among Other Countries? | Teach.com

How Do U.S. Students Rank Among Other Countries? | Teach.com | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
Harvard releases a fascinating report that concludes that the performance rate of students in 24 other countries is growing faster than students in the U.S.

There are some interesting conclustions that are drawn in this report. "It analyzes the possible causes for the results and the disparities in student performance, both abroad and at home. Interestingly enough, it finds no evidence to support the theory that an increase in spending has any influence on student performance, as many states that spend a lot on education exhibited as high performance improvement rates as states that do not spend as much. Bottom line: Throwing money at the problem does not fix it. So what does?" 
To learn more access the full report at: http://www.hks.harvard.edu/pepg/PDF/Papers/PEPG12-03_CatchingUp.pdf.


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Indigenous women working together, raising the volume | UN Women

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Startup challenges textbook market by packaging open access materials | Inside Higher Ed

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U.Va. Rector Objected to Course on Lady Gaga | Inside Higher Ed

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SLACTIONS 2012 Machinima Festival - Yourmachinima Community

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Can your class survive a week without Technology?

Can your class survive a week without Technology? | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Gleeson shares three scenarios that may happen in your classroom (they did in his) and in each case the result was that the students were not able to use the Internet. When we work with technology things often happen, and the end result may be the lesson plan that you had goes out the window. This post asks us if we are prepared for these types of scenarios and raises some other questions that may be considered.
You may also want to check out a post he refers to in this post that shares Web 2.0 tools that may be used by students under 13. The post, Web 2.0 for the Under 13s Crowd, is located at:

http://mgleeson.edublogs.org/2012/07/05/web-2-0-for-the-under-13s-crowd/. (It is also in this Scoop.it).


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The Internet as Hive Mind: Memory and the Cybermind

The Internet as Hive Mind: Memory and the Cybermind | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it
No one can remember everything, and the Web can be a great mind-expanding device.

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Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources

Why Curation Is Important for Education and Learning: 10 Key Reasons, Tools and Resources | cool stuff from research | Scoop.it

Is Curation the new search?  Robin Good proposes that it is.  I believe that we do trust some people more than some algorithms.  This is a very interesting article about how curation can shape education.  

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Robin Good: Content curation will play a major role both in the way we "teach" and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. When and where it will be adopted, it will deeply affect many key aspects of the educational ecosystem.

 

This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.

 

In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught, how textbooks are put together, how students are going to learn about a subject, and more than anything, the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

If we learn not by memorizing facts, but by collaborating with others in the creation of a meaningful collection-explanations of specific topics/issues/events then, for the first time in history, we can enrich planetary knowledge each time we take on a new learning task.

 

And it's already happening.

 

Yes, we are only at the very early stages, but, in my humble opinion, there are enough signs and indications that this is not going to be something marginal.

 

In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.

 

Full article: http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/

 

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Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, August 9, 2012 9:41 AM
Thanks Robin!
I scooped your article one hour ago! :-)
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Thank you for the rescoop. If your aren't following him already, I highly suggest following Robin Good's topics on here. There is some great information about wise curation there. Good luck to you :)
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Thank you for the rescoop. I appreciate your scoop.it sites. Your 4th Era one was one of the first that I began following.
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Philip Rosedale at Virtual Ability

Gentle Heron talks to SecondLife creator Philip Rosedale as part of the diability conference at Virtual Ability. The theme of the discussion is "Virtual Comm...
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Futurity.org – Why we can’t really ‘live in the moment’

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The Challenge of Shifting Paradigms | The New Media Consortium

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Philip Rosedale: The Media Is Wrong, SecondLife Didn’t Fail

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Last night I spoke at an event put on by a site called IdeaMensch. It's a cool road trip, where the team is going city by city, holding events by and for entrepreneurs. I talked about why I started...
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Martin Ford Asks: Will Automation Lead to Economic Collapse? | Singularity Hub

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