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Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements

Why Misogynists Make Great Informants: How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements | Education for All | Scoop.it
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Duncan's unusual 'state of education' report | Valarie Strauss Blog | Wash Post

Duncan's unusual 'state of education' report | Valarie Strauss Blog | Wash Post | Education for All | Scoop.it

Education Secretary Arne Duncan delivered what he called his annual “state of education in America” report at the National Press Club this week (see video and transcript below), just before the federal government was forced to shut down because of Congress’ failure to fund it. His speech, titled “Beyond the Beltway Bubble,” was, well, unusual.

 

Instead of starting out by talking about the unprecedented (but controversial) school reform effort he has led over the last five years, he slammed Washington D.C. as an “alternative universe,” Congress (which deserved it), as well as pundits and commentators on the right and the left who don’t agree with him.

 

The speech revealed Duncan as being thin-skinned, but more striking was what else it showed: that the education secretary still doesn’t seem to understand what many of his critics are saying. Here’s part of what he said:

 

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Learners NOT Students!

Learners NOT Students! | Education for All | Scoop.it
The term "student" was defined in the middle ages. It is time to rethink what that implies and redefine the learner.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 22, 2013 4:35 PM

This is so very true. People develop a real meaningful reason for learning or the learning will have much less staying power. I love what this article points out. Teacher's function best if they provide guidance for the process and monitor success.

Thomas C. Thompson's curator insight, April 26, 2013 2:53 PM

I like the debate this could start in my classroom!

Meri Walker's comment, May 1, 2013 3:40 PM
It's been so long since I could call anyone a "student" with a straight face. I call people participants and learners... because the "student" label means I'm a "teacher" and I'm not...I'm a learner, too.
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What College Admission Officers Don't Like Seeing On Facebook: Vulgarity, Drinking Photos & 'Illegal Activities' - Forbes

What College Admission Officers Don't Like Seeing On Facebook: Vulgarity, Drinking Photos & 'Illegal Activities' - Forbes | Education for All | Scoop.it
Yes, college admission officers are checking you out on Facebook.

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The Touch-Screen Generation

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Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?


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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, March 24, 2013 9:18 AM
Great read for parent and educators as we wrestle with the effects of screen time on children's development.
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Ghana: A Museum in Every Community? | Center for the Future of Museums

Ghana: A Museum in Every Community? | Center for the Future of Museums | Education for All | Scoop.it

Accreditation Commissioner Bill Eiland recently stopped by my office to share his concerns about the hundreds of small communities in the South struggling to maintain their culture, identity and population in the face of economic and demographic tides. Bill thinks (and I agree) that community-based museums can be both anchors and engines for such small towns.

But museum culture is such that each of our organizations is unique, and singular in origin. It takes a driven founder, or visionary group, to figure out everything from how to incorporate as a nonprofit, to what it means to BE a museum, design exhibits, collect, preserve, etc. etc. If every museum is a one-off, it makes it that much harder for them to spring up where they’re needed.

Bill's timing was extraordinary—on my computer screen at that moment was David Dewane's Kickstarter project, raising funds to launch the Librii community library project in Ghana. David plans to become the modern-day equivalent of Andrew Carnegie, spreading public libraries across the continent—except with an entrepreneurial business plan to create revenue-based organizations that meet acute local needs for education and for broadband access.

The Librii project tackles issues I think museums need to face: how to make museums scalable, replicable, easy to start and operate, and financially self-sustaining.

David proposes to solve this problem for libraries by creating a standardized template for architecture and operations that can be personalized for each community’s needs. Working with local partners, The Librii team finds a site, delivers and installs prefab modules grouped around a central plaza, provides trained staff, and works to make the library economically self-sufficient within 6 months of launch. Its strategy is to provide tools for a given community to tackle its own particular needs, rather than swooping in with solutions, as so many non-sustainable "aid" projects do.

 

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Making Thinking Visual With iPads

Making Thinking Visual With iPads | Education for All | Scoop.it
Making your Thinking Visual for iPads With touch screen technology, iPad allows you to make your thinking visual. Apps like ScreenChomp, ShowMe and Educreations allow you to record your voice and your annotations on the screen at the same time.

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EdTechSandyK's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:58 PM

Nice overview of three iPad screen recording tools: Show Me, Educreactions, and ScreenChomp.

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Indulge in time, the ultimate luxury

Indulge in time, the ultimate luxury | Education for All | Scoop.it
Being a bit profligate in how you spend your time on occasion can help you feel more in control of the rest of your life

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Pinterest beauty fans spend more than Facebook users - Times LIVE

Pinterest beauty fans spend more than Facebook users - Times LIVE | Education for All | Scoop.it

Julie Bornstein, head of digital for Sephora, reveals to tech blog Venture Beat that "Pinterest users who shop at Sephora spend 15 times more on its products than the brand's Facebook followers."


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Cristin Grogan's curator insight, March 3, 2013 3:11 PM

While social media experts still determine what role Pinterest plays in social commerce, Sephora finds that Pinterest users spend 15 times more than their Facbook users.  The reason behind it?  Facebook is better suited as a customer service tool, while Pinterest is a platform for collecting and acquiring items, influencing customer purchasing habits.

Venus Evans-Winters's comment, March 5, 2013 5:35 PM
I believe it. I had to step back from pinterest, because I found myself wanting to be more trendy.
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Rethinking Learning: The 21st Century Learner | MacArthur Foundation

From cell phone and video games to Facebook and YouTube, digital media are changing the way young people play and socialize in the 21st century. Learn more a...

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US Ed Dept Report - focus on how to evaluate digital tools/resources for their impact on learning


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25 phrases to guide you to greatness in public speaking

25 cardinal phrases to power your public speaking skills!

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Brian Buchmann's curator insight, June 16, 2013 1:03 PM

I like it

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anyone with difficulty with public speaking maybe this will help!

Elsie Barone's curator insight, June 21, 2013 10:03 AM

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GoClass - Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors.

GoClass - Redefining classroom learning. Empowering instructors. | Education for All | Scoop.it
GoClass is a unique app for teaching and learning interactively within the classroom using iPads. It allows teachers to create lessons, create formative assessments, and garner student response.

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North Korea’s Sexist Barb Stirs Gender Issue in South

North Korea’s Sexist Barb Stirs Gender Issue in South | Education for All | Scoop.it
South Korea’s first female president, Park Geun-hye, daughter of a dictator and admirer of Margaret Thatcher, is considered tough on security, but North Korea is testing her.

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You Are First…Go Lead!!! | Couture Purpose

You Are First…Go Lead!!! | Couture Purpose | Education for All | Scoop.it

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The End of Men

The End of Men | Education for All | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same.

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Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers | The New York Public Library

Africans in India: From Slaves to Generals and Rulers | The New York Public Library | Education for All | Scoop.it

Generals, commanders, admirals, prime ministers, and rulers, East Africans greatly distinguished themselves in India. They wrote a story unparalleled in the rest of the world — that of enslaved Africans attaining the pinnacle of military and political authority not only in a foreign country but also on another continent. Come discover their extraordinary story in a groundbreaking exhibition at the Schomburg Center — on view from February 1 to July 6 — and on March 21, join Dr. Faeeza Jasdanwalla, a descendant of the African dynasty of Janjirafor a conversation on this unique history.

 

Following free traders and artisans who migrated to and traded with India, Sri Lanka and Malaysia in the fist centuries of the common era; from the 1300s onward, East Africans from Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and adjacent areas entered the Indian subcontinent, mostly though the slave trade. Others came as soldiers and sailors. From Bengal in the northeast to Gujarat in the west and to the Deccan in Central India, they vigorously asserted themselves in the country of their enslavement. The success was theirs but it is also a strong testimony to the open-mindedness of a society in which they were a small religious and ethnic minority, originally of low status. As foreigners and Muslims, some of these Africans ruled over indigenous Hindu, Muslim and Jewish populations.

 

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The End of Men

The End of Men | Education for All | Scoop.it
Earlier this year, women became the majority of the workforce for the first time in U.S. history. Most managers are now women too. And for every two men who get a college degree this year, three women will do the same.

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NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart

NEW Personalization vs. Differentiation vs. Individualization Chart | Education for All | Scoop.it
New Revised Version of Personalization vs Differentiation vs Individualization (PDI) Chart (2013)

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davidgibson's curator insight, March 6, 2013 8:49 AM

Nice differences and all good!

Katrin Becker's curator insight, March 6, 2013 10:55 AM

Games are well positioned to supprt the personalization.

Angela Rupert's curator insight, March 18, 2013 10:56 AM

Love this chart, I need to print this and stare at it every day when designing blended learning!  Thank you for the share!!

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Free Digital Workshops Help Teens Design Robots and Apps | Mashable.com

Free Digital Workshops Help Teens Design Robots and Apps | Mashable.com | Education for All | Scoop.it

Teens combined paints and pastels with sensors and triggers Sunday, as they learned the fundamentals of digital design in New York City.

 

AIGA, the professional association for design, launched a series of free tech and design workshops for teenagers. The first Inspire/Make program in Harlem drew inspiration from the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Participants created drawing machines, Android apps and posters based off a previous field trip to the museum.

 

The three workshops, "Making a Mobile App," "Be a Graphic Designer" and "Electronics Prototyping with littleBits" catered to high school students, with the latter also open to young children.

 

Though there are similar programs available for students, many come at a cost. Providing free workshops is key to giving teens access to the skills necessary for their future, said Carla Echevarria, an AIGA board member.

 

"We thought it would be good to expose these kids to cultural instituions and getting them to think about design and art at an early age," Echevarria told Mashable. "It's a good idea to start them off even before they get to college so kids can start to understand that this is fun and not intimidating."

 

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It turns out that the best teachers are the best learners

I try to make a habit of visiting the Innovation Unit site on a regular basis because I am a fan of their educational research and practice. I have been most impressed with the pursuits of  Valerie...

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