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36 Brain Breaks for Students - Infographic

36 Brain Breaks for Students - Infographic | Educational | Scoop.it
Brain breaks are short mind-body challenges that offer students a reprieve from routine learning activities. Not only are brain breaks fun, they’re a simple way to refocus students’ energy and get them back on track!

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 12, 2014 10:25 AM

Here is something fun to offer your students! Thanks Beth!

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 14, 2014 4:27 PM

We all need a break now and then, but for some reason teachers think students can sit still longer than teachers will when they are in a class. Beth Dichter says, "If you find this version too difficult for your students you will find a simpler version of it at http://www.yourtherapysource.com/files/Roll_Some_Fun_Freebie2.pdf "

Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, April 18, 2014 4:02 AM

Kind of Isaac Asimov's Multivac decisions based on flipping a coin, "Heads or tails, gentlemen?" http://www.olivenri.com/machine_won_files/The_Machine_that_Won_the_War01.pdf

 

Educative, no doubt.

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10 Critical Thinking Activities Students Will Love

10 Critical Thinking Activities Students Will Love | Educational | Scoop.it
Today we will tackle the driving question “How can students own their learning with critical thinking activities they’ll really love?” Let’s get beyond the simple “right answers” and get to the critical thinking skills that really matter.


Allowing our students to take stands on issues that matter to them engages the classroom in a way that fosters great critical thinking. Who? What? Why? When? Where? How?


When they can relate these questions to themselves and exercise personal self-reflection, we build community and “heart-centered” learning.


From www.facinghistory.org, here are some amazing critical thinking activities that you can do with your students."


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Gabriel Grey Boyd's curator insight, August 20, 1:05 PM

The article reads "... Activities Students Will Love" and it holds true to it's title. Although it isn't exactly breaking edge techniques that might bring a student to becoming a professor, it relies on student driven classes. This is extremely important for education now. Student have begun to lose interest in the attention-hoarding professor hauling information to you by the truck loads. We students want the power and control over our knowledge. What better way to change this than by using the professor as a catalyst for student education rather than a single cell library. Innovative articles like these, time and time again, leave a golden idea stuck in the seams.  

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30 Universal Strategies For Learning - TeachThought

30 Universal Strategies For Learning - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
So how can this help you as an educator? Use them as thinking prompts or discussion cues. Consider them as starting points for project-based learning. Have students use them as “empty shells” to fill with self-selected learning topics to create learning paths of their own. Use them for Genius Hour.

The big idea is that these kinds of “brain actions” are not only the kinds of tasks you can use to create assignments, but more importantly are the kinds of acts that promote inquiry-based understanding. So rather than start with a topic–fractions, metaphors, or racism–you can simply insist on the cognitive action itself. Learners can choose topics of their own, or you can offer a range of topics.

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Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care?

Defining Geography: What is Where, Why There, and Why Care? | Educational | Scoop.it
One reason why geography has languished in the curricula of many American schools is that so few people understand the nature of the discipline or its relevance to our everyday lives. What is geography? What is its unique perspective? What do geographers do? Why is geography important? Why should we teach (and learn) geography in the schools? These are questions that have gone largely unanswered in American education. This brief essay presents an easily taught, understood, and remembered definition of geography.

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This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

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Yolanta Krawiecki's curator insight, August 7, 5:29 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jade ten Kate's curator insight, August 7, 11:01 PM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.

 

Tags: education, K12, geography education.

Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 12:14 AM

This poster nicely summarizes this classic essay on what geography is and what geographers do...it's a perfect article for student to read.


Tagseducation, K12geography education.

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Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain - Edutopia

Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain - Edutopia | Educational | Scoop.it
Every instructor wants to crack the code -- to determine just what children and adolescents need to transform feelings of defeat, cognitive and emotional exhaustion, and outright hostility into something positive. They want to connect with students whose stress response states are chronically activated. They want to help learners know that they are more than just their genetics or their history. They want to share with their most fragile students that the traumas of their past can strengthen rather than harden their minds and hearts. No one needs to live in constant conflict and pain.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 22, 9:02 AM

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Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right - TeachThought

Smarter Teaching: 10 Ways You'll Know You're Doing It Right - TeachThought | Educational | Scoop.it
Notice that we didn’t use the more vague “good teacher” phrasing.

That’s an important distinction, because here we’re talking about something a bit more clinical. Not entirely scientific and analytical and icky, but not entirely rhetorical and abstract and mushy either. Something somewhere in the middle–human, efficient, and hopefully happy and sustainable as a result.

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40 weirdly intriguing questions...

40 weirdly intriguing questions... | Educational | Scoop.it
1. What’s a question you’re afraid to ask? To whom?
2. What’s something you hide about your personality?
3. What’s something other people think about you that you don’t agree with?
4. How do...

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 5:13 PM

Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on semi anonymous tumblr blog. 


Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, June 20, 5:20 PM

Discussion Prompts are where you find them and I just found this thought provoking list of question on a semi anonymous tumblr blog.

Questions demand answers. Open ended questions evoke stories.


Icebreakers anyone?

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Educator Resources | Agency by Design

Educator Resources | Agency by Design | Educational | Scoop.it
A key goal of maker-centered education is to help young people and adults feel empowered to build and shape their worlds. Acquiring this sense of maker empowerment is strongly supported by learning to notice and engage with the designed dimension of one’s physical and conceptual environment—in other words, by having a sensitivity to design. This sensitivity develops when young people and adults have opportunities to: look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design, and understand themselves as designers of their worlds.

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5 Reasons Why Teachers Learn Best From Other Teachers - A.J. Juliani

5 Reasons Why Teachers Learn Best From Other Teachers - A.J. Juliani | Educational | Scoop.it

"Ahh, in service. Whether it is at the beginning of the school year, end of the school year, or smack dab in the middle of the school year…it seems like there is never a good time for school-wide in service.

 

Part of the problem I had with in service as a teacher is that it never seemed “worth my time” to sit and listen to someone from district administration talk, go through powerpoint slides, and share out the new initiative our state was planning on doing to ramp up student achievement.

 

On the flip side, my cynicism usually melted away (almost immediately) when another teacher was presenting, sharing, or leading us during an in service time. In fact, when I look back at my most valuable learning experiences as a teacher, they are almost always with colleagues and other teachers, instead of with an administrator or consultant or presenter.

 

Flash forward a couple years and now I’m in an administrative role, planning in services and realizing just how hard it is to plan an in service that is meaningful, relevant, and worthwhile to our teachers’ time. Yet, every time I’ve had teachers lead an in service or professional development session at my district, it seems to have a positive impact on everyone."


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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | Educational | Scoop.it
We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, June 15, 1:57 PM

Makerspaces are coming to our County - Solana Beach is leading the way! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

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24 ways to jump start group creativity - Think Jar Collective

24 ways to jump start group creativity - Think Jar Collective | Educational | Scoop.it
Simply put, the key to increasing creativity in any organization is to make it start acting like a creative organization. Suppose you wanted to be an artist: You would begin behaving like an artist by painting every day. You may not become another Vincent Van Gogh, but you’ll become much more of an artist than someone who has never tried. Similarly, you and your organization will become more creative if you start going through the motions and acting the part. The following are 24 suggestions to encourage you and your colleagues to jump start creativity in your group.

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52 Ways to Make a Colleague’s Day: The Teach Kindness Project @AngelaStockman

52 Ways to Make a Colleague’s Day: The Teach Kindness Project @AngelaStockman | Educational | Scoop.it
We are proud to share Brilliant or Insane senior writer Angela Stockman’s new book, The Teach Kindness Project, with you today.

The Teach Kindness Project: 52 Ways to Make a Colleague’s Day is available now for free. Stockman has thrilled hundreds of thousands of B or I readers with her inspirational articles, and many have been eagerly anticipating her new book, which is certain to launch a powerful movement in schools and in the work place.

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Why Some Countries Are Poor and Others Rich

"The reason why some countries are rich and others poor depends on the quality of their institutions, the culture they have, the natural resources they find and what latitude they're on."

 

Tags: development, statistics, economic, globalization, poverty.


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Henk Trimp's curator insight, June 12, 6:26 AM

Questionable, but intriguing contribution to an ever continuing discussion...

Kaitlyn Evans's comment, July 30, 5:24 AM
I'm not sure if I believe everything this video stated, however I think it is a good topic to analyze. I think it would be interesting to see how the rich countries became rich. They can't just have started on top. I also believe the rich countries abuse the poor countries because we can get goods/minerals/just about anything for a small price and then sell it in the rich country for much more.
Rob Duke's comment, July 30, 3:34 PM
...certainly privilege from times past when there were no international watchdogs comes into play, but even when we control for colonialism, certain countries do much better than others. I'm inclined to think like Jared Diamond (The World Until Yesterday) and David Landes (The Wealth and Poverty of Nations. 1998) that institutions matter. If we protect property, provide vertical institutional support while also making room in the shadow of the law for ad hoc cooperation (see Elinor Ostrom's work), and protect intellectual property rights, we tend to have more wealth developed.
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Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN — Emerging Education Technologies

Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN — Emerging Education Technologies | Educational | Scoop.it
Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn? Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, as and knowledge required to pass standardized tests, but how often are they actually teaching students

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Living in the Shadow of Industrial Farming

"The world eats cheap bacon at the expense of North Carolina's rural poor." 


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 31, 2:25 PM

In a recent article by QZ (the video above comes from the same investigation), they explore the negative impacts of the pork industry.  People love their bacon memes, but forget about social and environmental impacts of an increased global trend towards higher pork consumption


Tags: food, agriculture, agribusiness, unit 5 agriculture, agricultural environment, environment, environment modify, pollution. 

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 17, 1:50 PM

Industrial farming, manure lagoons... do you know this type of farming?

Lilydale High School's curator insight, August 17, 7:33 PM

Consequences of living near industrial sites - even if it is farming.

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The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New — Life Learning

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New - Life Learning - Medium
There is absolutely no excuse for you not to master a new skill, expand your knowledge, or eventually boost your career.

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Anita Vance's curator insight, August 13, 8:13 AM

A great jumping-off point for expanding knowledge in many areas

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, August 13, 11:32 AM

Some great resources here for DIY professional development. 

Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, August 14, 10:51 AM

Nice list :)

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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | Educational | Scoop.it

Such debate about the place and purpose of online searching in learning and assessments is not new. But rather than thinking of ways to prevent students from cheating or plagiarising in their assessed pieces of work, maybe our obsession with the “authenticity” of their coursework or assessment is missing another important educational point.


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Interesting read about the nature of knowledge and learning.

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Ruth Hall's curator insight, August 10, 10:05 AM

Interesting read about the nature of knowledge and learning.

DebbyBruck's comment, August 18, 3:29 AM
This is so right on - thank you. Educating one's self online is empowering only if the user understands the difference between "crap collection" and that which is meaningful and useable at the time of curation. Curation only has value when we use the information in the moment as a motivator and inspiration to carry on in bettering ourselves in the here and now. This is my idea of content curation and educating on what speaks to our hearts in the very NOW moment.
DebbyBruck's curator insight, August 18, 4:23 AM

Online searching/learning has a definite and substantial impact in our world today. Just remember to use regularly what you are saving (or curating), and to balance it all with real world experience.  Visit your elders, your neighbors, your parents, your community, your friends (and listen to their stories): in many cases they were alive many decades before you were.  They saw wars, political changes, social movements, etc., that can never be described in the same way online than from first hand experience.  Honor these people by your presence AND learn all you can online. Temper all of it by having one foot in the world of FREE information and one foot in the world of first-hand contact with those who lived those times. The cool thing about attending a school (in person) is you get the best of both worlds - interaction with others and your time online.

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8 Pathways to Every Student's Success - Edutopia

8 Pathways to Every Student's Success - Edutopia | Educational | Scoop.it
The world has changed dramatically since the early 1900s when Montessori made her mark in education. Yet the same goal remains: scaffolding children toward self-sufficiency. How does this occur today, particularly when test results often seem more important than the development of a child ready to tackle career-life challenges?

In a nutshell, it happens when we understand how children and teens successfully mature to adulthood and how we impact their growth in key developmental areas. Based on decades of research in child and adolescent development, neuroscience, education, and psychology, we know that relationships with teachers, parents, and other supportive adults determine how school-age children acquire their personal guidance systems, full of interconnected abilities and pathways to success. When we envision those abilities as an internal compass, it's easy to see how education and development go hand in hand -- how children navigate successfully through school and life.

I created The Compass Advantage™ model as a visual, research-based, engaging way for families, schools, and communities to apply the principles of positive youth development. A framework for understanding why kids need these interconnected abilities and how they're nurtured in different contexts, it's also a call to act on behalf of children who deserve to live full, meaningful lives beyond external measures of success.

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Jason Smith's curator insight, July 18, 12:34 PM

A great way to engage familes, schools, and community

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24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter

24 Quick Daily Habits You Can Use to Be Smarter | Educational | Scoop.it
Would like to be better, faster, stronger, and all that good stuff? As you might expect, the road to self-improvement isn't short, and it isn't easy. It all starts with forming good habits, habits that you can carry with you through each day of your life. Once you do them enough, they'll become second nature,…

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maria papanikou's curator insight, July 1, 5:20 AM

The way to a better Self!

Anita Vance's curator insight, July 1, 7:30 PM

A little advice for self-improvement.

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 2, 2:12 PM

Some obvious and not so obvious reminders.

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Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills

Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic | PBL | eSkills | Educational | Scoop.it
The Using Google Tools in Project-Based Learning Infographic presents how teachers can use google apps in project-based learning to streamline learning.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=PBL

 


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Karen Dunlap's curator insight, June 21, 9:51 AM

Fantastic framework! 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, June 23, 6:02 AM

Aplicaciones de Google en el aprendizaje basado en proyectos. Infografia útil y clarificadora!

Lee Hall's curator insight, June 23, 10:30 AM

More reasons to use Google apps for education with your students. 

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10 Things You Don’t Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

10 Things You Don’t Know About Formative Assessment - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman | Educational | Scoop.it
Assessments come in varied forms, and they’re executed for different purposes. While summative assessments attempt to measure mastery at the end of a learning experience, the best formative assessments illuminate the strengths and needs of learners throughout the experience, enabling teachers to respond in ways that are just right and just in time.

Ready to ramp up your practice? Consider these little known facts about formative assessment.

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Engaging Students Through the Arts, Sports and Community Service: Why Kids Need More Than the 'Three Rs'

Engaging Students Through the Arts, Sports and Community Service: Why Kids Need More Than the 'Three Rs' | Educational | Scoop.it
Every child deserves the opportunity to shine, whether academically, through the arts, in sports or via community service. School districts throughout our country work to fulfill their mission to provide these opportunities, first by offering the most robust curriculum possible. Financial strains, however, can often limit extracurricular activities. Yet we can all remember from our own experience that schools, at their best, provide an array of performing and visual arts programming and a wide variety of sports and community service clubs.

Numerous studies support engaging students in such a broad range of activities. In fact, as noted by John H. Holloway, a consultant for the teaching and learning division of the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, New Jersey, limiting outside activities can have a negative effect for students:

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Infographic: Ed tech can change the world

Infographic: Ed tech can change the world | Educational | Scoop.it
Educational technology is making a huge impact on how students learn, how teachers teach and how education is done.

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Luz Godina's curator insight, June 12, 12:36 PM

¡It feels great to be part of this innovation!

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 13, 2:26 AM

How does technology change your classroom?

Ruth

OnlineFacCareer's curator insight, June 28, 8:47 AM

Online IT Faculty Careers: Search by job title, company, location and more:  http://onlineitfacultycareers.simply-partner.com

Also check outhttp://www.onlinefacultycareers.com


                     

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Free Technology for Teachers: Move Your Body, Move Your Mind

Free Technology for Teachers: Move Your Body, Move Your Mind | Educational | Scoop.it
Whether you're trying to come up with new lesson plan ideas or new blog post ideas, at some point we all feel our creative energy sag. One of the ways that I get my creative juices flowing again is to go for a long walk, a hike, a bike ride, or paddle down a river. I emphasize long because a quick 15 minute lunch time walk doesn't do it. I have to get outside for an extended time, at least an hour, to let my mind really wander. When my mind wanders it can come up with some interesting ideas.

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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, June 10, 11:41 PM

In addition to regular weekly times for extended (more than 30 minutes) of exercise teachers have the advantage of summer months. The challenge is taking advantage of the time off to boost exercise and activity.

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3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman

3 Ways to Cultivate a Growth Mindset - Brilliant or Insane @AngelaStockman | Educational | Scoop.it
Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck’s best-selling book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, started a revolution in most of the schools that I work in this year, and for good reason: her findings are inspiring teachers and students and parents alike to rethink what it means to be a successful learner and what dispositions we must cultivate in order to make that vision a reality.

This a complex study, and reflecting as we read brings interesting considerations to the surface. For instance, how can we stop perseverating on performance in order to cultivate a growth mindset?

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Koen Mattheeuws's curator insight, June 8, 2:47 AM

Nog een bron die duidelijk stelt dat lerenden beter presteren als we (hoge en haalbare) verwachtingen blijven stellen. Blijven reiken, ongeacht de leercontext. Zo lang de doelen die we (samen) stellen binnen bereik zijn, zullen leerlingen blijven groeien.

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The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 10 Most Popular TED Ed Videos for Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational | Scoop.it

"One of the wonderful video resources we have been recommending for teachers and students is TED Ed video library on YouTube. This library features a wide variety of educational videos curated specifically for education community. These TED Ed videos are explanatory tutorials and animations that cover a wide variety of topics.

 

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Below is a selection of the top 10 TED Ed videos in TED Ed video library on YouTube.  We have also added the links to the lessons attached to each of one of these videos. Check them out and share with your students"


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