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David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

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by Maria Popova

 

"On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title This Is Water, and was even adapted into a short book. Now, the fine folks of The Glossary have remixed an abridged version of Wallace’s original audio with a sequence of aptly chosen images to give one pause:"

 

Wallace: “The real value of a real education … has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness.”


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 17, 2013 4:22 PM

Self-Awareness and Mindfulness.  Two pillars to smart decisions about what environments you invest in (education, knowledge), choose now and for the near future.  ~  Deb

Becky Poisson's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:07 PM

Not banal at all.  Always good to get a different perspective.

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6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together ^ Global Digital Citizen Fndtn.

6 TED Talks Educators And Students Should Watch Together ^ Global Digital Citizen Fndtn. | English Education | Scoop.it
Education is a pretty hot-button issue for so many people out there. The issues in education are numerous and varied, and interestingly, many people find themselves feeling pretty strongly about one or two issues, and could take or leave many of the others. So whether special needs students, public funding, gender equality in education, or something else is ‘your’ issue, you can at least understand that many facets of education get people fired up.

 

"Below are six TED Talks that each address different aspects of education. You may look at some of the titles and think “that’s not ‘my’ issue”, but each one carries an important message and is worth the few minutes it will take to watch. These talks will both get you thinking about different issues, and will make you proud, angry, sad, excited, and inspired all at the same time."


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Students deserve a better vision for education

Students deserve a better vision for education | English Education | Scoop.it
Are schools able to set the priorities that they know are fitting for students for now, rather than they might have been for 25 years ago? Teachers are in perhaps the most powerful position in the ...

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Susan Oxnevad's curator insight, November 17, 2013 11:29 AM

Listen to the words of Tricia Kellaher as you watch the animation. 

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Virtual Frog Dissection on Your iPad

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"Frog Dissection for iPad is an app that is popular with biology teachers. The latest version of the app includes more labels, quizzes, and videos. Of course, the main purpose of the app still remains. That purpose is to provide a virtual environment in which students can dissect a frog just as they would if they had a frog and a scalpel in your classroom. The app provides step-by-step directions for students to follow as they virtually dissect their frogs."


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Digital Directions's curator insight, May 23, 2013 12:56 PM

A cleaner way to learn about dissection.

Linda Jones's curator insight, May 24, 2013 10:19 AM

What a great way to introduce dissection to students.

Lee Hall's curator insight, May 24, 2013 2:11 PM

This would be good practice even if you are going to let them dissect an actual frog.

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6 iPad Apps for Documentaries

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Since the time I published " The Best Free Documentary Websites " Two years ago I got several recommendations from teachers asking to add some new titles to the list. I have been bookmarking several...

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Thinking Cinematically in Prezi

Thinking Cinematically in Prezi | English Education | Scoop.it

Editor’s note: Steve Wishman is a presentation designer at Prezi. Known for creating rich cinematic presentations for TED presenters and Silicon Valley leaders, engineers, startups, and more, Steve comes to Prezi with a lofty but simple goal: to create breathtaking visual stories that help change the world.  


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LucaVanin's comment, May 27, 2013 3:29 AM
:-) i think Prezi creates two team: who loves it, and who hates it! :-)
Vittorio Canavese's curator insight, June 4, 2013 8:19 AM

Prezi realizza presentazioni di grande effetto con il minimo sforzo, ma spesso l'autore non riesce a sfruttare il supporto nel migliore dei modi. Questo post fornisce indicazioni utili e semplici almeno per cominciare nel migliore dei modi.

Ken Morrison's comment, July 9, 2013 10:59 AM
Thanks for following my topic. Ir eally like what Isee on your site as well!
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David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film

David Foster Wallace’s Timeless Graduation Speech on the Meaning of Life, Adapted in a Short Film | English Education | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova

 

"On May 21, 2005, David Foster Wallace got up before the graduating class of Kenyon college and delivered one of history’s most memorable commencement addresses. It wasn’t until Wallace’s death in 2008 that the speech took on a life of its own under the title This Is Water, and was even adapted into a short book. Now, the fine folks of The Glossary have remixed an abridged version of Wallace’s original audio with a sequence of aptly chosen images to give one pause:"

 

Wallace: “The real value of a real education … has almost nothing to do with knowledge and everything to do with simple awareness.”


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 17, 2013 4:22 PM

Self-Awareness and Mindfulness.  Two pillars to smart decisions about what environments you invest in (education, knowledge), choose now and for the near future.  ~  Deb

Becky Poisson's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:07 PM

Not banal at all.  Always good to get a different perspective.

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What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning - TeachThought

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning - TeachThought | English Education | Scoop.it
I spent more than 5 years in public school classrooms, both urban and suburban, and while I saw a lot of educators working their behinds off and engaging kids in valuable, essential learning, I also saw a lot of kids that were disenchanted by what school had to offer. After years in the public school system, many of the students that need school the worst had been taught one irrevocable truth: learning was not for them. And not just because school was too hard or too easy, but because it was often at odds with their interests and desires.

And then, in just the past few months, I’ve had my eyes opened to the world of schooling that happens beyond the walls of the traditional brick and mortar education. Suddenly, I saw living rooms, parks, co-ops, libraries, churches, and community centers as steady, stimulating learning environments. I saw parents confidently addressing the educational needs of their children without necessarily having the formal training to do so (my good friend, Becky, is among them). I saw how certain learning methods and perspectives could yield the type of student that regularly scores above the national average on an array of standardized tests and feels empowered as a lifelong learner. But what exactly were these families able to do that was so different? And what could we as public educators borrow from these homeschool classrooms–or any non-traditional or informal learning environment–that would be of benefit in our own? Here are the five things that stand out.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, August 1, 2015 9:06 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Elizabeth Walton Coleman's curator insight, August 1, 2015 11:19 PM

These are the things I've learned that the half is never greater than the whole.

Hiran Mayee's comment, August 3, 2015 3:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UA2_VwJzwug
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The trickle down effect

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By now most of you will probably have seen the BBC's revelations about HS2, and how the government tried to conceal the predicted negative economic effects on areas not served by the new line. A Fr...

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A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education - Edudemic

A Straightforward Guide To Using Pinterest In Education - Edudemic | English Education | Scoop.it
Wondering how to use Pinterest in education? Find out with this highly visual and simple look at how to use Pinterest (great for beginners!)

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, May 18, 2013 2:20 AM

I am a huge fan of Pinterest and will definitely try this out in my classroom; though Pinterest is not so well known in the UK.

Jan Schwartz's curator insight, May 18, 2013 1:32 PM

I admit to knowing nothing about Pinterest, but this makes it look interesting and useful.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, May 18, 2013 3:15 PM

Good guide

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46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students

46 Education App Review Sites For Teachers And Students | English Education | Scoop.it
Katie and I can't cover the entire education app industry by ourselves. Luckily, there are dozens of other sites specifically devoted to education app reviews for teachers and students.

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 28, 2013 4:25 PM

Have used some of these apps but there are more to look at.

Homeschool FL's curator insight, June 2, 2013 8:33 PM

Educational apps are popping up daily, but the question for parents is, how to know which ones are worth using, and which ones are not? Because let's face it, the app industry is out to make money, and many times app developers are very astute at making an app that "looks" educational, but in reality is just full of ads and sneaky ways of getting your children to buy something.

 

This article lists 46 different websites that review apps for teachers and students. This should help cut through the clutter and help pinpoint the useful from the fluff.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 4, 2013 5:45 AM

Try them out see what you think. I'm investigating

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Idioms human body English lesson

Idioms human body English lesson | English Education | Scoop.it
Idioms about the human body and meaning English lesson. Also a link to the A to Z of idioms

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Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:20 AM

What a great way of learning English Idioms related to the Body.