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The National Digital Public Library is launched

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Robert Darnton: The Digital Public Library of America, to be launched on April 18, is a project to make the holdings of America’s research libraries, archives, and museums available to all Americans — and eventually to everyone in the world — online and free of charge.

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Ahh.. More information...This will prove as valuable as Wikipedia. I rely on that site for readily available information about a variety of subject matters...

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Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 6, 2013 3:51 PM
Oh, my - your mother was well ahead of her time!
Melaina Borchert's comment, April 7, 2013 10:51 AM
Well this will be nice too have in college. It will make getting information easier. But I don't understand how they are going to make this free of charge for everyone. How will the people who write these books get paid.
Cathryn Wellner's comment, April 7, 2013 1:28 PM
New models are going to have to be developed. Newspapers are facing this as well, but few people these days want to rely on only one news source. So perhaps a prescription service that allows access to multiple sources. I'll bet people are working on the models as I type.
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The Five Warning Signs of Asperger's Syndrome | Education.com

The Five Warning Signs of Asperger's Syndrome | Education.com | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
Could your child have Asperger's? Here are five questions parents should ask themselves.
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Mark Zuckerberg Donates Almost $500 Million In Facebook Stock To ...

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Mark Zuckerberg announced today that he is donating 18 million Facebook shares (almost $500 million worth) to a philanthropic organization called the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. His donation will be used for ...

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20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart

20+ Free Online Libraries - Getting Smart | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
It’s a shame more people are not aware of the wide array of free online libraries. Databases, books, videos, audio recordings and e-books are available, just waiting to be viewed and used.

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"Lessons in Compassion: A Teacher's Education in Exile": Carolyn Gamtso

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TED...

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Brain scans prove meditation `effective in curing mental illness`

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Meditation can be effective in treating mental illness, brain scans have proved.


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12 Things To Start Caring About Today

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Life is all about taking chances. It’s about doing something you initially thought you could never do. It’s about being a little crazy, following your heart, and not worrying about every detail of what everyone else thinks. And above all, it’s about learning to love who you are and what you have.

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- instaGrok - awesome education search, curation, and journal site

- instaGrok - awesome education search, curation, and journal site | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
instaGrok is a type of search engine that finds educational content and retrieves it in multiple formats, including web pages, images, videos and even forums. It filters out non-educational content and profanity, uses crowd sourcing to rate the quality of each search result, displays search results according to grade level difficulty, provides source notes, visualizes concepts in an interactive concept map, updates the concept map as you refine your topic. It also allows curation and tracking of your websites, concepts, student activities, and can generate multiple-choice questions from the search results. Students can use it to create editable research journals ("groks") and the groks will be populated with websites visited and the concepts covered. Teachers can review the students' groks and add comments.

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Using the Google site: advanced operator

This is a short piece that explains how to use Google's advanced operator site: This is part of a series explaining advanced operators created by the 21st Century Information Fluency Project. 


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Estudiantes mexicanos estarán en competencia mundial de robótica

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Un grupo de estudiantes de la Universidad Tec Milenio Campus Cuatitlán Izcalli estarán representando a nuestro país en la First Robotics Competition a realizarse del 22 al 28 de marzo en Milwaukee, Winsconsin, Estados Unidos, en donde participarán...

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Is it time to delete your old Tweets? Market researchers salivate at opening of Twitter Firehose

Is it time to delete your old Tweets? Market researchers salivate at opening of Twitter Firehose | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
Did you think Twitter was just for fun? That your tweets were just harmless irrelevant mutterings into the electronic ether? You're wrong. You're taking part in a massive market-research study.

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Emotional intelligence is a workplace concept that should be taken seriously

Emotional intelligence is a workplace concept that should be taken seriously | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
If everyone was just like me, the entire office would be made of Belgian chocolate and we'd watch movies all day, stopping only occasionally to nibble on the walls. Unfortunately, my workplace is...

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Barbara Kerr's curator insight, March 26, 2013 12:20 AM

"For too long, emotions have been unwelcome at work. We had a job to do, darn it, and we weren't going to let silly things like feelings get in the way. So we stifled tears, anger (sometimes) and even passion, lest we risk seeming unhinged."

donhornsby's curator insight, March 28, 2013 8:50 AM

(From the article): Somewhere along the line we decided the way we interact in a work environment should be quite different than the way we interact with friends and family. That's as it should be, up to a point. But it overlooks the fact that we don't become robots when we walk through the office door.

We remain human beings throughout the day. Fleshy, warm-blooded, emotional.

 

Appreciate that. And hope that someday we can all work in office buildings made of rich Belgian chocolate — which would help smooth out everyone's emotions.

Patricia Clason's curator insight, March 28, 2013 9:21 AM

Handling emotions in a healthy way in the workplace creates more engaged employees, more satisfied and healthier employees. It's a win for everyone and an idea whose time has come. The way our work world has shifted now means many people spend more time in a week with their fellow workers than their family members. 

 

Consider the emotional culture of your organization. What needs to change for it to be healthier? more emotionally intelligent?

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Compassion quiets the mind, improves the body, embraces the world

Compassion quiets the mind, improves the body, embraces the world | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
An experience at a conference on compassion leads this writer to consider the extent to which our thoughts can benefit those around us.

 

Even more than a desire to relieve the suffering of others, compassion is born of an innate recognition that we are all embraced in a universal and unconditional love. Although all too often this recognition lies buried beneath the stress of circumstance, this doesn’t mean it’s beyond our capacity to discover, uncover, and benefit from.

All it takes is a willingness to listen and the humility to respond.


 Eric Nelson


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Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:07 PM

In other words, compassion begets compassion..........love it.  

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I agree Mary... I am just discovering that I can coment on comments made here at ScoopIt... Learning something new everyday.
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365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources

365 things to make you go "Hmmm..." | Thinking skills resources | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
365 things to make you go

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netquester's curator insight, February 3, 2013 12:32 PM

Excellent  way to start the day

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, February 3, 2013 11:22 PM

writing prompts? discussion starters? debates or research?

Tui Needham, Career Development Specialist's comment, April 20, 2013 9:01 PM
Like this a lot, some goodies when running workshops and you want get people thinking.
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Mindful Mornings: 4 tips to get the day going | Mindful

Mindful Mornings: 4 tips to get the day going | Mindful | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
How we start the morning often sets the stage for how the rest of the day unfolds. Of course life throws us curve balls in the middle of the day, maybe you get a stressful email or someone rear ends you with their car or you lost that deal that you were looking forward to. Anything can happen in the present moment, but how we start our day can often affect how we greet those challenges.

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 28, 2012 8:09 AM

This is an insightful article - and I especially appreciated the second point:

 

"Prime Your Mind for Good – After a brief mindful check-in, one way of inclining your mind toward resiliency and even opening up to the good of the day is to consider an intentional gratitude practice. What in your life right now do you have to be grateful for? It could be something simple, like waking up on the right side of the bed, to having a roof over your head, to having a good cup of coffee in the morning. Just practice inkling your mind to the good in life."

God Is.'s comment, December 30, 2012 9:48 AM
Just what I needed to read today. Thank you.
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Instant Web-Based Free Videoconferencing with Meetingl

Instant Web-Based Free Videoconferencing with Meetingl | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: Meetingl is a free video conferencing tool that allows you to meet, talk and chat with up to eight people without having to download, install or configure any software.

 

Fully browser-based Meetingl works across PCs, Macs and mobile devices, and it is as simple to use as it gets. To start a session you simply click on "New Room" and instantly you are placed in a uniquely numbered room where you can invite your guests. You can share the URL of the meeting room by clicking on the "room number" that will appear on the lower left part of your interface.

 

Free to use.

 

Try it out now: http://meetingl.com/

 

 

 

 

 


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Raphael Souchier's comment, December 4, 2012 6:05 AM
@God Is. When you create a new room. A small window opens, where you are asked to chose wether you want to authorize meeting.com's access to you mike & camera. It says: If you click on Authorize, your conversation may be recorded.
Susan's curator insight, February 20, 2013 5:02 AM

It looks great!

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:54 PM

"Meetingl" é uma ferramenta gratuita de conferência de vídeo  que permite  conversar com até oito pessoas, sem ter que  instalar ou configurar qualquer software.

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A Look into the Causes of Poverty in the U.S.

A Look into the Causes of Poverty in the U.S. | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it

"Are more and more people in the western world dropping off the radar and becoming the invisible poor or is the opposite happening?  We recently heard that an astounding 46 million Americans are officially below the poverty line (That's $23,050/year for a family of four according to the official sources).  That number really caught our eye and as such we decided to do a little more digging to help put some more facts and figures around it.  Above is a nice visualization of the results we came up with."


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Ivan Koh's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:37 AM

This is my insight using See-Think-Wonder.
From this statistic, i can see alot of statistic about the number of people who are poor and the people's opinion related to poverty and welfare. In the article, i can see that 46million american are considered to be poor, and form the authors opinion, to prevent porverty, we should manage our wealth and make sure that we earn more than we spend.

I think that from the statistics, most people are poor mostly due to the fact that  they were uneducated in alot of ways. From the statistics, 1.2 million students drop out from high school every year. Thus, these people were mostly uneducated and cannot find a proper job, leading to drugs and borrowing of money. i also think that most people are poor because they are lazy and do not want to help themselves, as agreed by half of the americans that the poor are not doing enough to help themselves, and by 43% of americans that people who are poor can find a job if they are willing to work.

This article and statistics makes me wonder why american governments are not doing enough to educate students the importance of jobs and studies. Because people who are poor can actually work, but are too lazy to do it, this also makes me wonder why the government are giving money to the poor when they are able to help themselves 

Brandon Lee's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:36 AM

The insight of this article merely showed that more and more people does not really have  a good financial health, which also has translated into people wer e "invisible poor" especially those living in the western world. Comparison had been made on its poverty line between USA and UK statistics.

In my opinion, managing a country's budget its not an easy task, this is because a country need competitive global presence and to boost the economy. People need to produce more and more services outside its own country.

I have often thought that a country's population does have an impact on a country's economic growth.

Tim Stark's curator insight, October 24, 2015 9:54 PM

Great visual for economics and sociology courses

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What are Contemplative Practices?

What are Contemplative Practices? | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it

Contemplative practices quiet the mind in order to cultivate a personal capacity for deep concentration and insight. Examples of contemplative practice include not only sitting in silence but also many forms of single-minded concentration including meditation, contemplative prayer, mindful walking, focused experiences in nature, yoga and other contemporary physical or artistic practices. We also consider various kinds of ritual and ceremony designed to create sacred space and increase insight and awareness to be forms of contemplative practice.


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Why Doctors Should Practice Mindful Meditation

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Mindfulness meditation doesn't just lower stress and regulate our emotions -- it could also improve a doctor's ability to care for his or her patient, according to a new study.

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Physiology of fear

Physiology of fear | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it
Had a conversation regarding fear and anxiety with someone yesterday. In light of that I am resurrecting a post I wrote from 2007 (with a few edits) regarding the physiology of fear. We often view ...
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Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks) « NeverEndingSearch

Finding the right moment (and many more YouTube tricks) « NeverEndingSearch | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it

YouTube is the largest video repository known to (wo)man. The global looking glass has changed the way we view and share news, culture, politics, our world. It’s changed the way we learn, both formally and informally.

 

Sometimes we don’t manage this monster of content as powerfully as we might. Though there are many others, here are an assortment of tips and tricks that may improve your YouTube experience, because . . .


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Lecturas para bebés menores de 2 años - Consumer

Lecturas para bebés menores de 2 años - Consumer | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it

Fomentar la lectura en los niños es algo que interesa a los padres. Sin embargo, muchos dudan de si merece la pena leer un cuento o un poema cuando aún son bebés: con entusiasmo, creatividad y paciencia, el aprecio por los libros se puede estimular desde la cuna.


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Google+ Guides for Newbies! Great links, save these.

Google+ Guides for Newbies! Great links, save these. | Let us learn together... | Scoop.it

Google+ Guides for Newbies:
Links and user suggestions, take a look.


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