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If You Can’t Diversify Your Content, Diversify the Length

If You Can’t Diversify Your Content, Diversify the Length | Geo160 | Scoop.it

Anyone who follows major content marketing and social media blogs has read about the importance of diversifying content. “People learn in different ways,”


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HeraldNet.com - Geography steps aside for House GOP

HeraldNet.com - Geography steps aside for House GOP | Geo160 | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON — Some conservatives are skittish about having a new House majority leader from left-leaning California.Rep. Charles Boustany, R-La.,...
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Astronomers discover a new kind of planet

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Alien Neptune like planets discovered by NASA's Kepler spacecraft have masses and densities ranging between one and four times the size of Earth. Most of these 'mini-Neptunes' have a rocky core surrounded by a hydrogen- and helium-rich envelope.
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Qatar corruption allegations: A potential massive governance, geo-political ... - Huffington Post

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Melting Arctic opens new passages for invasive species

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For the first time in roughly 2 million years, melting Arctic sea ice is connecting the north Pacific and north Atlantic oceans. The newly opened passages leave both coasts and Arctic waters vulnerable to a large wave of invasive species, biologists assert.
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Infant dies of starvation after parents replace her formula with water

Infant dies of starvation after parents replace her formula with water | Geo160 | Scoop.it
Markisha Jones, 19, (left) and Gene Edwards, 22, both of Barrington, were arrested after paramedics called to their Chicago home found their infant daughter dead.

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Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development

Educators Are Doin' It For Themselves: Creating Their Own Professional Development | Geo160 | Scoop.it
Educators are creating their own professional development opportunities on their own time without compensation, acknowledgement, nor credit. With so many great resources on the web, teachers are re...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 2014 6:56 PM

I think the Internet and digital technologies potentially help with PD, but it is not a guarantee. The other day I saw several tweets in my twitter feed that did little but amplify that a possible digital PD session was happening. There was little depth to it.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 18, 2014 10:28 AM

"Buyer Beware"

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Providing Feedback on Student Writing and Video - Edudemic

Providing Feedback on Student Writing and Video - Edudemic | Geo160 | Scoop.it
Providing timely and effective feedback on student work is a critical component to any classroom. As students increasingly operate and create in a digital environment, emerging tools provide unique new opportunities for teachers to provide feedback on both written work and video projects.   Feedback on Written Work With the increased adoption of Google Apps …

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Man released from prison, served for crime he didn't commit

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A local man served almost seven years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Friday he was set free thanks to DNA technology and the hard work of some law students.

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AMERICA'S FAILURE of US foreign policy in LATIN AMERICA- WAR ON DRUGS. - YouTube

AMERICA'S FAILURE of US foreign policy in LATIN AMERICA- WAR ON DRUGS. Tuesday marked the 20 year anniversary of the ex-Panamanian Dictator Manuel Noriega's ...
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Elizabeth Lang's curator insight, July 29, 2014 10:46 AM

This is very intense and shows us how lucky we have it.

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No one, including Jang, Geo, will be banned: Pervaiz - The News International

No one, including Jang, Geo, will be banned: Pervaiz - The News International | Geo160 | Scoop.it
Geo News, Pakistan No one, including Jang, Geo, will be banned: Pervaiz The News International The information minister said this during his visit to a protest demonstration outside the Geo/Jang Offices to express solidarity with the Group workers...
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Masked men attack Jang's resident editor in Multan - Geo News, Pakistan

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Geo News, Pakistan Masked men attack Jang's resident editor in Multan Geo News, Pakistan MULTAN: Unknown arms-wielding masked men attacked the Resident Editor of the daily Jang Zafar Aheer and left him injured near Western Ford Colony in Multan,...
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Business Card Directory

Assignment:  Browse through this Business Card Directory to see all of the careers that one can obtain by having Geographic Skills and Knowledge.  Thanks, Mr. Perry

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Developing a learning culture: reflecting on how teachers can take charge of their own development

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Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. Doris Lessing It’s the summer term and the sun has finally come out to...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 2014 7:05 PM

I took control of my PD which did not make my bosses happy, but what could they say when part of it was a PhD and it was all paid for by me.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 17, 2014 11:02 PM

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Take charge of our own CPD and draw upon the expertise we’ve already got in our school and share itUse Lesson Study to explicitly focus on the effect on students rather than making a judgement on teachers (each participant was given a cover token so they would not need to use a free period)Give time to staff to talk about their students, share their experiences and plan together.Focus on marginal gains; rather than flitting from one thing to the next, staff can focus on developing one aspect of pedagogy and track the effect of these changes.Set aside time to read the research that is out there and feel confident that what we’re doing is not just some whimsical notion.'
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Developing a learning culture: reflecting on how teachers can take charge of their own development

Developing a learning culture: reflecting on how teachers can take charge of their own development | Geo160 | Scoop.it
Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity to do so. Doris Lessing It’s the summer term and the sun has finally come out to...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 17, 2014 7:05 PM

I took control of my PD which did not make my bosses happy, but what could they say when part of it was a PhD and it was all paid for by me.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, May 17, 2014 11:02 PM

This is good stuff!  

 

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Take charge of our own CPD and draw upon the expertise we’ve already got in our school and share itUse Lesson Study to explicitly focus on the effect on students rather than making a judgement on teachers (each participant was given a cover token so they would not need to use a free period)Give time to staff to talk about their students, share their experiences and plan together.Focus on marginal gains; rather than flitting from one thing to the next, staff can focus on developing one aspect of pedagogy and track the effect of these changes.Set aside time to read the research that is out there and feel confident that what we’re doing is not just some whimsical notion.'