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Survey Finds Rising Job Frustration Among Principals

Survey Finds Rising Job Frustration Among Principals | Educated | Scoop.it
Three out of four public school principals believe their job has become "too complex," and about a third say they are likely to go into a different occupation within five years, according to a new MetLife survey.

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Missouri Secondary Principals's curator insight, February 22, 2013 1:52 PM

Principals are being overwhelmed more than ever.  They need a break from new reforms and additional mandates so they can deal with the increased job responsibilities.

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A Needle Made of Sugar Could Deliver Your Next Vaccination

A Needle Made of Sugar Could Deliver Your Next Vaccination | Educated | Scoop.it
Researchers have developed a series of pin cushion-like needles, made entirely out of sugar, that can hold and painlessly distribute vaccinations.
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What the World Eats

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What's on family dinner tables around the globe? Photographs by Peter Menzel from the book "Hungry Planet"

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John Peterson's comment, April 30, 2013 10:38 AM
This collection of slides does a very good job of showing their very different diets that are present in different areas of the world. While the price of food is obviously going to be different throughout the world, it is very interesting to see he very different types of food that are consumed by different groups of people. In different areas of the world, there is more emphasis on different types of food. In some places for example they may eat a lot of fruit while in others they may eat a lot of beans or bread. The different amounts that these foods are eaten are tied into both the economic and social aspects of these different cultures. This is because in each area, different things are going to be more affordable and available, as well as being more traditionally eaten. There can also be a difference in the percentage of homemade food in a weekly diet in different areas of the world. While some areas will not have any fast food places or restaurants readily available, others will and will often use these locations which will drastically change their diet habits.
Jess Pitrone's comment, May 5, 2013 5:47 PM
These photos are very interesting, in the way it’s interesting to explore someone else’s house the first time you visit. Looking to see the differences in what people around the world eat, but also how much people around the world eat is fascinating. The fact that the family in Chad eat about one quarter of what most families around the world eat is really telling. What a family eats in week reveals a lot about both their culture, their economy, and their geographic location. It’s no surprise that the people in Japan eat a lot of fish, because they’re an island country; and it wasn’t surprising to see so much bread on the table of the Italian family, because bread is such a large part of the Italian culture. What I did find absolutely fascinating is that most of the families had a bottle of Coca-Cola on their table, which just goes to show you how interconnected our global community is.
Jess Pitrone's comment, May 5, 2013 5:47 PM
These photos are very interesting, in the way it’s interesting to explore someone else’s house the first time you visit. Looking to see the differences in what people around the world eat, but also how much people around the world eat is fascinating. The fact that the family in Chad eat about one quarter of what most families around the world eat is really telling. What a family eats in week reveals a lot about both their culture, their economy, and their geographic location. It’s no surprise that the people in Japan eat a lot of fish, because they’re an island country; and it wasn’t surprising to see so much bread on the table of the Italian family, because bread is such a large part of the Italian culture. What I did find absolutely fascinating is that most of the families had a bottle of Coca-Cola on their table, which just goes to show you how interconnected our global community is.
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Blended Learning Implementation Guide


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Ignacio Sáenz de Miera's comment, March 8, 2013 7:36 AM
Excelente!
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Ignacio Sáenz de Miera's curator insight, March 8, 2013 7:37 AM

Completísimo manual, útil y lleno de estrategias y reflexiones.

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Algebra 1 Teachers - Algebra Lesson Plans aligned to the Common Core

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50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students

50 Activities To Promote Digital Media Literacy In Students | Educated | Scoop.it

"Literacy is changing–not at its core necessarily, but certainly at its edges as it expands to include new kinds of “reading.”

 

Digital media is quickly replacing traditional media forms as those most accessible to most 21st century learners. The impact of this change is extraordinarily broad, but for now we’ll narrow it down to changes in how learners respond to the media they consume."


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, February 1, 2013 5:27 PM

The list is English teacher orientied but could be used across a number of subject/content areas.

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10,000 Teachers Collaborate on Common Core-Alignment Project

10,000 Teachers Collaborate on Common Core-Alignment Project | Educated | Scoop.it

Tom Vander Ark

 

None of those old basal textbooks are aligned to the Common Core State Standards, but they all include great content. What to do? About 10,000 teachers on Edmodo have turned to the The Basal Alignment Project, an online library of revised replacement lessons from common basal reading series (3rd-5th grades) each carefully aligned to the Common Core State Standards (Edmodo Group code: etuyrm).


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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | Educated | Scoop.it
There's a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning... it can get overwhelming.

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 3, 2013 8:14 PM

This is a nice visual summary of terms in education technology.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:10 PM

Implementos tecnológicos móviles y mezcla de entornos presenciales y virtuales para potencializar el aprendizaje, van a requerir de estrategias eficaces pedagógicas variadas y diversas para cada caso y situación concreta educativa.

Dolores Gómez's curator insight, July 23, 2013 2:50 PM

Para familarizarnos con la terminología.

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The People vs. Winter

Ice-induced pavement pile-up's, out of control vehicles, winter wipeouts and a smattering of death defiers. Nobody was hurt in the making of this video apart...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 24, 2013 1:32 PM

For those of you in the freezing cold, remember to take into consideration your environment.  Stay warm and upright!

Alejandro Restrepo's curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:03 PM

Just stole this from my Professor over at RIC!

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Inverted Earth - Imgur

Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 iPad Apps to Help you Stay Organized

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 10 iPad Apps to Help you Stay Organized | Educated | Scoop.it

"Are you having problems organizing your stuff on iPad ? Well you are not alone ,  sometimes we do get overwhelmed by the multitude of tasks we have and it becomes hard to keep track of everything. But with the apps below your  chances to keep and stay organized are higher. I am only featuring what I think are the top apps for this purpose and of course there are many other cool apps that can help you get your things organized on iPad. I am also adding this list to the comprehensive List of The Best Educational iPad Apps for Teachers. Check it out to learn more."

 


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Interactive Earth at Night

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Giovanni Della Peruta's curator insight, January 14, 2013 11:54 AM

Thanks to Nic Hardisty

Giovanni Della Peruta's comment, January 14, 2013 12:02 PM
Very good comment, Seth
سعيد محمد's comment, January 15, 2013 11:03 AM
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Teaching Strategies | Facing History and Ourselves


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Tom Perran's curator insight, January 10, 2013 8:14 PM

Student-centered teaching strategies that can be used with students of all ages and all academic subjects via @NEAToday #spedchat #edchat #ntchat #sschat

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What is the reason that, similar objects, a hot object weights more than a cold object?

What is the reason that, similar objects, a hot object weights more than a cold object? | Educated | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 6): The reason why hot objects are heavier is because E=mc^2. If you have absolutely identical objects that have the same weight exactly when they are at same temperature, then when one object is heated, it will weigh more.
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The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching

The Ultimate Guide to The Use of Blogs in Teaching | Educated | Scoop.it

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Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:23 AM

The how and why of it all....

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World Within Worlds: Geeky Math Equation Creates Beautiful 3-D Worlds

World Within Worlds: Geeky Math Equation Creates Beautiful 3-D Worlds | Educated | Scoop.it

The quest by a group of math geeks to create a three-dimensional analogue for the mesmerizing Mandelbrot fractal has ended in success.

 

They call it the Mandelbulb. The 3-D renderings were generated by applying an iterative algorithm to a sphere. The same calculation is applied over and over to the sphere’s points in three dimensions. In spirit, that’s similar to how the original 2-D Mandelbrot set generates its infinite and self-repeating complexity.

 

The following images are worth a look. Each photo is a zoom on one of these Mandelbulbs.  Daniel White, the amateur fractal image maker who coordinated the Mandelbulb effort, admits this creation isn’t exactly the Mandelbrot in 3-D. It’s mesmerizing and beautiful, but as he notes, only some versions of their original formula generate the kind of detail and complexity they are looking for. Their original equation doesn’t work very well unless you take it beyond the 2nd power. The picture above, White says, doesn’t have the level of detail that should be there.

 

“That means the biggest secret is still under wraps, open to anyone who has the inclination, and appreciation for how cool this thing would look,” White wrote on his website.


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Foreign Subcultures You've Never Heard Of

Foreign Subcultures You've Never Heard Of | Educated | Scoop.it
Dandies in Congo, emos in Iraq, electro-hillbilly truckers in Japan. No matter how hard life can be, people carve out original ways of living.

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Treathyl Fox's comment, February 8, 2013 11:20 AM
P.S. The guy in the top photo reminded me of my dad. He was always a sharp-dressed man! :)
John Dyhouse's comment, February 25, 2013 11:35 AM
Interesting cultures showing that people have a need to identify with their peers to be one step ahead of the crowd, I guess
Kaitlin Young's curator insight, September 17, 2014 12:35 PM

When considering subcultures, it is sometimes easy to forget that they exist in other countries. While I was familiar with groups such as the "chavs" in England, and the Dandies in the Congo, I never realized that some subcultures that are prevalent in the USA exist in places such as Indonesia. It's amazing to see how some fads have globalized and are present in different places. I doubt that the Ramones, while making music in their garage would dream that they would spark a globally present subculture. 

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Boston's unnatural shoreline

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Today's 100-year storm surge could be tomorrow's high tide.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 5, 2013 3:05 PM

This set of maps and articles help to explain why sea level rise is such an issue for many major metropolitan areas.  In coastal cities with substantial economic development, much of the current coastal areas where once underwater until landfill projects filled in the bay.  During storm surges (or if and when sea levels rise) these will be the first places to flood.  


Tags: disasters, water, physical, Boston, weather and climate.

Charlotte Hoarau's curator insight, February 6, 2013 5:57 AM

Surging sea represented on an imagery background layer.

Color ramp should be graduated.

James Hobson's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:18 PM

Here's somehing to "Swett" over for those who live along the coast:

"Coastal cities are now living in what Brian Swett calls a “post-Sandy environment.” In this new reality, there is no more denying the specter of sea-level rise or punting on plans to prepare for it. And there is no more need to talk of climate change in abstract predictions and science-speak. We now know exactly what it could look like."

Keep in mind that as globalization expands, urbanizaion does as well, putting more and more people at this type of risk.

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15 foods you can regrow from scraps

15 foods you can regrow from scraps | Educated | Scoop.it
The interest in urban gardening and organic foods has grown as a reaction against a mechanized, commercialization agricultural industry with genetically-modified produce.  Modern consumers are seek...

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Mary Burke's comment, April 14, 2013 5:56 PM
I love this idea. And I every one of these foods. When I'm done with school in two years I'm going to have a garden and get my grandchildren involved. They need to know where food comes from. My dream would be to grow my own food.
Meg Conheeny's comment, April 26, 2013 7:37 PM
This is really cool. In this day and age so many consumers are trying to find ways to stay away from the “genetically-modified produce." Many people want to grow gardens and eat more organic and natural products. This article shows ways to grow products from scraps of food such as growing carrots from carrot tops or tomatoes from seeds. This concept is really interesting I had no idea this could be done. I think this idea will catch on and could ultimately make people healthier.
Dave Cottrell's comment, April 27, 2013 4:01 PM
This works very well. I don't just throw out tomatoes that spoil in the house or even on the vine late in the season. If you throw them into a heap in the fall with other garden scraps, they will produce very hardy plants that you can transplant in the spring. When you buy a (non GMO) pumpkin in the fall, save the seeds. Clean them well by washing them, dry them on an old towel, and plant them in cardboard egg cartons in some compost in the spring. These are just a few of the things you can grow from so-called waste!
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The “Flipped” Classroom and Transforming Education

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Recently, I wrote a post regarding some ideas that I did not believe that would transform school culture.  Although most agreed on two of the ideas that I shared, there was a large contingent of ed...

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jheil65's curator insight, January 25, 2013 2:44 PM

I love this statement from Will Richardson in the post regarding 2013 being the "year of the learner":

"This moment is all about learners having an amazing new freedom to learn, not teachers having an amazing new freedom to teach. I’d love to see 2013 all about making that shift in our thinking around education."

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How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology

How Teachers are Using Tumblr in the Classroom | Emerging Education Technology | Educated | Scoop.it
The increasingly popular free digital media sharing app offers plenty of possibilities for educators. Guest post by Sam Peters. Tumblr is a web based

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Innovate My School - The 10 most important teaching strategies

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Innovate My School is a global community for discovering, sharing, and promoting the latest innovation in education.

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Martin Luther King-Then and Today

I Have a Dream Speech Martin Luther King's Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring fro...

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, January 20, 2013 10:38 AM

Teachers:  How great would it be to use the actual speech?  Can you say, "primary source?"  Here's an idea:  Print it out and let students close read this important speech, too.

Ana Cristina Gil's curator insight, October 12, 2013 4:56 PM

Probably they think that martin Luther king is more important to African American, then the rest of the United States population, but I personally feel that martin Luther king, represent a changing America also he is a very important figure in American history, he should be place in a better location so people that come to visit united states could venerate him as a man who fought for not only for African American but also for every minorities living in the United States.

Norman Chan's curator insight, July 12, 2014 7:50 PM

After watching his speech, I feel that he really worked hard fighting for the African Americans. He must have been really brave to step up and fight for the African American. If there was someone like him at this date, I feel that racism would greatly decreased as many would be inspired one his/her words.

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Stores reject 'wasted food' claims

Stores reject 'wasted food' claims | Educated | Scoop.it
Britain's biggest supermarkets defend their practices after a report suggested that up to half of the world's food is thrown away.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 16, 2013 4:09 PM

The mechanization of the all stages of food production has lead to some strange practices.  The geometry of a food matters for a mechanized processing and also for the aesthetics at the grocery store which leads to slightly misshaped vegetables and fruits are routinely discarded.  There is waste throughout the system, from 'field to fork.'  

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, unit 5 agriculture.

Tourism's comment, January 16, 2013 11:29 PM
thanks for the info
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Record The Rest Of Your Life One Second At A Time With One Second Everyday

Record The Rest Of Your Life One Second At A Time With One Second Everyday | Educated | Scoop.it
How would you like to create a video that includes one second from every day of the rest of your life?
If you think that’s something you can get behind, then the newly released One Second Everyday app is just the thing for you.

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