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Generation Like: Young People & Social Media (w/ Dr. Lisa Damour and others...)

Generation Like: Young People & Social Media (w/ Dr. Lisa Damour and others...) | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
In today's media, for many teens, you are what you like. Marketers know that too.
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This is a precursor to a Frontline piece about how teens see themselves today in terms of how many "likes" they have...and marketers use this to their advantage.  Listen...

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A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it


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Jeroen Boon's curator insight, February 21, 2014 8:06 AM

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur. 

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, February 22, 2014 7:18 AM

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:59 AM

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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5 trends poised to rock education | eSchool News

Education is often slow to adopt new trends, but these five technologies are poised to transform teaching and learning in classrooms today.
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How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News

How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game.

Via EDTC@UTB
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Gamifying the curriculum is engaging and really works!  The sky is the limit....

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Tony Ges's curator insight, May 28, 2014 7:37 PM

The "Video Game" model for education!!! Make it fun to learn, then students will want to learn!!!

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21 ways to have a safer and less worrisome online life

21 ways to have a safer and less worrisome online life | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

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To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
As schools refocus on team-based, interdisciplinary learning, they're moving away from standardized, teach-to-test programs that assume a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. Instead, there is a growing awareness that students learn in a variety of ways, and the differences should be supported. With that in mind, here's how one architecture firm is redesigning learning spaces.
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 2, 2014 5:14 PM

Creating nearness is a theme....for 21st Century Learning.

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Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King Day

Why We Celebrate Martin Luther King Day | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

"Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once stated,"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live." Arrested over twenty times, stabbed in the chest, his house firebombed and, ultimately shot and killed, King embodied the idea that equality and the African American Civil Rights Movement were worth dying for.He was a husband and father to four children as persecution and death threats filled his days, yet his example was one of nonviolent, civil disobedience.Had he not been assassinated, King would have celebrated his 85th birthday on January 15th."


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Joseph Thacker 's curator insight, January 29, 2014 11:16 PM

Martin Luther King Jr. is an iconic figure in American history. A man that will be remembered forever, as he overcame so much adversity and risked his life on a daily basis for the greater good of America. After being arrested multiple times, injured and threatened, most people would have given up, but not him. He is one who never gave up on his dreams and proves that anything is possible.  

Jess Deady's curator insight, April 16, 2014 1:27 PM

We celebrate Martin Luther King JR because he was a man of pride. In history, those who are remembered did something great most likely. He was an activist for the Civil Rights movement and had a dream that one day the world would treat everyone as equals. He was assassinated and unfortunately that is another reason we celebrate and honor his life.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 16, 2014 11:40 PM

This article wouldn't open when I clicked on it. It said I had to sign into some website that I have never used so I couldn't access this article. So I'm basically winging this one and making it an opinion scoop. I think that celebrating Martin Luther King Day is very important. Not only did he do all he could to make the blacks be treated equally, but he went through hell trying to do it. He was tortured by people in the town and his house was even set on fire. This is just as important as the Rosa Parks incident and the Brown V.S. Board of Education. We celebrate this day to remind us about how he died trying to set things right and have everyone be treated equally. We also celebrate this day to continue his love and peace in this world. Because of Martin Luther King Jr., we now can all live, work, and be a part of the same community, whether you are black or white.

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How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public

How people in Muslim countries prefer women to dress in public | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Even as publics in many of the surveyed Muslim-majority countries express a clear preference for women to dress conservatively, many also say women should be able to decide for themselves what to wear.

Via Seth Dixon
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Visual always tell the story of cultural diversity better than anything else--world geography!

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mjonesED's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:02 PM

For our colleagues who might be traveling in the middle east.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 5, 2014 2:57 PM

I am not sure if it is because I am an independently raised western woman but this whole article seems to completely address women as property.  I realize that some countries are much stricter than others but it is not something I can comprehend.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 22, 7:09 PM

It appears our friends in Saudi Arabia like their women to be almost completely hidden from view with 74% claiming that the most appropriate dress is to have no more than the eyes showing while in public. Pakistan is the second most tolerant at a distant 35%. Overall, the most popular "form" for women in public is to show the facial region only with 44% of countries surveyed agreeing. On the other end of the spectrum is Lebanon who think that women with no head dress is appropriate nearly half the time. Turkey is in second with 32% believing that this is okay.

Put another way, Lebanon thinks it is okay for their women to dress with no head dress by a 15-1 ratio over the Saudi's. Unbelievable that I am writing about this in the year 2015. The Middle East should allow more than the middle of their women's face to be shown. Lebanon seems to be the most tolerant, let's hope the rest of the countries can follow their lead.

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700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!!

700 iPad Lessons Pinned HERE!!! | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
If you would like more iPad resources, visit my blog www.techchef4u.com, download the TechChef4u app, or find all things TechChef4u at www.kimtag.com/techchef4u.
Also check out the new TechChef4u FB!

Via Lisa Johnson , Stewart-Marshall
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I don't like to make a habit out of posting these exhausting iPad lists that seem to come out daily, but here is one more for the road that is a little more creative and comes from a Pinterest Account...

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Okay, this is my last "list" posting for awhile....it got me at the 700 number...
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 6, 2014 7:06 AM

iPad para todo el mundo ...

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, May 18, 2014 7:15 AM

Interesting Resource for iLearn

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How Scarcity Trap Affects Our Thinking, Behavior (Poor Financial Planning or Time Mgt.)

How Scarcity Trap Affects Our Thinking, Behavior (Poor Financial Planning or Time Mgt.) | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
A Harvard economist says scarcity experiences cause biases in the mind that exacerbate problems.
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Interesting comparison!

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Geographic Midpoint Calculator, Find Your Personal Center of Gravity

Geographic Midpoint Calculator, Find Your Personal Center of Gravity | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Finds the exact point that lies halfway between two or more places. Find your personal center of gravity--the geographic average location for all of the places you have lived in.

Via Seth Dixon, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
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Steven Flis's curator insight, December 17, 2013 6:35 AM

Very insightful tool when it comes to travelling or family reunions. i personally used this for a while to figure out a good place for me and my friends from chicago/trenton to met up and it brought me to the middle of penn. also this was pretty fun just to mess around with to see random midpoint locations between two places.

Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, December 17, 2013 10:37 AM
Find your personal center of gravity. Select all cities or addresses where you have lived, then view those places on a map along with a marker pointing at your exact average location.Where is it?______________________________________ Find the midpoint of a flight between Haddonfield and:              SAN JOSE_______________________              NEW ORLEANS___________________________              FARGO, N.D. ______________________________              SAN FRANCISCO___________________________               ORLANDO, FLA.___________________________________Locate the midpoint for where you hope to go to school:______________________________________________You are going to initiate a family reunion. Choose 6 family members and find a center location that will be fair and equitable for those who are traveling. Where are the 6 family members coming from? 1.____________________________2._____________________________3.________________________________4._____________________________ 5.______________________________ 6.____________________________ Where will the reunion take place?___________________________________________Find a central place in Haddonfield for  a new business or facility that will serve all of the folks in Haddonfield. here will that be?__________________________________________NJSIAA want to build a multi sport facility for football and track. Where should this facility be constructed?_________________________________________________________
Nancy Watson's curator insight, December 29, 2013 10:05 AM

Fun geographic activity

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Design Thinking: Beyond the Bounds of Your Own Head

This talk was co-written by Will Evans and myself.

Via Fred Zimny, Michael Sabah
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The explanations are some of the best I've ever read about DT...

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Laila Bröcker's curator insight, December 21, 2013 6:53 AM

In-depth presentation on service design. 

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90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

90+ Twitter Tools Teachers Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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I am not sure how one keeps track of all the new technology features and tools, but here is a huge list of all the twitter tools you'd ever need to know!

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A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School

A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
How can an iPad be used to enhance the school day? Which apps are the best? Nick Dempster, a Year 6 teacher at Linaker Primary School in Southport and an Apple Distinguished Educator shares his experiences.

Via John Evans, Linda Alexander
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I really want to check out Explain Everything--the app.

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:53 AM

There are a few apps that may be of interests.  Explain Everything sort of jumped out at me!

Carey Leahy's curator insight, February 19, 2014 7:45 PM

Print by WiFi?

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10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation

10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
10 Ways Teacher Planning Should Adjust To The Google Generation
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Sex Talk on the Carpet: Incorporating gender and sexuality into 5th-grade curriculum

Sex Talk on the Carpet: Incorporating gender and sexuality into 5th-grade curriculum | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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Student Contest | Write an Editorial on an Issue That Matters to You

Student Contest | Write an Editorial on an Issue That Matters to You | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
In our first Student Editorial Contest, we’re asking teenagers to write short, evidence-based persuasive essays like the editorials The New York Times publishes every day. Post yours here by March 17.
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It's a great way for the NY Times to get free content, but also a good exercise for students....  A win-win, as they say!

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New Teacher’s Reading Guide: Ten Steps to Turn High School Students Into Readers by Sarah Krajewski

New Teacher’s Reading Guide: Ten Steps to Turn High School Students Into Readers by Sarah Krajewski | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Congratulations, newly minted English teacher!  After ____ months/years of trying, you have finally found a teaching job!  Now comes the task of training the youth of America on how to be successfu...
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A few of the tips are worth considering.  Getting students sharing what they read and more student choice in what they read is key!

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How Design Thinking Can Empower Young People

At People Serving People, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, local design firms and educators work together to show kids how design thinking can help them ma...

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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.

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If you love maps, here are 40 beauties that you may use to visually inform others on human geography...

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Terheck's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:58 AM

Une sélection de 40 cartes qui permettent de mieux comprendre notre monde.

Jessica Rieman's curator insight, February 11, 2014 2:30 PM

When looking at this map there area few things that stick out to me and not just the colors. Fistly what I founf interesting was that South America in relation to where we live is quite different. For example, The US economic status is High Class at $12195 or more for most of the East and West Coast and then it is dull in the middle. These facts compared to South America where they are mostly upper middle class at around $3946-12185 and a portion of them are the lower middle class which rings in at around $886-3945.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:39 PM

 On map 33, it shows the religious borders map of the different religions that are occupying certain areas of the Middle East. The area of Baghdad and east is mostly Shiite Islam and west of Baghdad is Sunni Islam. What I found to be most interesting is that even though Jerusalem is surrounded by many different religions they still celebrate Judaism. They are religiously protected by its borders. There is some sign of Sunni Islam being practices within their borders but it is mostly dominated by Judaism. 

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Where Are Facebook's Teens going?

Where Are Facebook's Teens going? | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it

"Last month, Facebook's CFO, David Ebersman, confirmed that teenagers were becoming less active on Facebook. There was a 16% fall for American teens,...


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Teenagers are a fickle market and easily get bored with any tool...there they go mobile!

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Diane Rayfield's curator insight, December 4, 2013 3:24 PM

Interesting. My teens have left Facebook for SnapChat, Twitter and Instagram.

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Freakonomics » What’s the “Best” Exercise?: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast

Freakonomics » What’s the “Best” Exercise?: A New Freakonomics Radio Podcast | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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Important information to consider for students--and faculty.

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2013 in review: Social media stats | Social Media Slant

2013 in review: Social media stats | Social Media Slant | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
Time to say goodbye to 2013 and welcome 2014! Here are some fascinating social stats from this year. Listed are Buffer, Facebook, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, MailChimp, Pinterest, Reddit, Skype, and Twitter.

Via Cendrine Marrouat - SocialMediaSlant.com
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This list includes some of the most popular social media sites--and interesting facts related to users.  Twitter has made strong gains into the classrooms with faculty also discovering creative applications for Pinterest and a few others....

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Music & Motion: Learning The 7 Habits by CASA Middle School. Bronx, NY - YouTube

Once again The Entire Body of CASA middle school comes together to create this beautiful song inspired by the best selling book :"The 7 habits of Highly effe...
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Music and motion is always, always a great way to memorize important information....

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Graph: Rural & High Poverty Students Benefit Most from Trip to Museums...

Graph: Rural & High Poverty Students Benefit Most from Trip to Museums... | Lean Toward Risk (to Reach Students) | Scoop.it
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What great research and an awesome graph --at a time where the arts and trips to museums are being cut!!!

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