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Could a Social-Media Tool Increase Kindness?

Could a Social-Media Tool Increase Kindness? | HASTAC | Scoop.it

When I lived in downtown Boston, I was surprised by how standoffish everyone in my apartment building was. We would see each other twice a day in the elevator but we'd rarely exchange a word of greeting or acknowledgment....Boston is the grumpiest place God ever created.

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Recent Reflection: On "assessment for learning"; the petrifaction of a ...

Recent Reflection: On "assessment for learning"; the petrifaction of a ... | HASTAC | Scoop.it
My personal experiment here was around learning outcomes, the value of “sharing” them I have always wondered about. And I have to be honest and say that for this lesson I might as well have just whistled the learning ...
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Twitter Can Track Disease -- Can It Predict Outbreaks?

Twitter Can Track Disease -- Can It Predict Outbreaks? | HASTAC | Scoop.it
The Department of Health and Human Services is hosting a contest for tracking disease via social media. Meet one of its forerunners.

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Not exactly a learning experience

Not exactly a learning experience | HASTAC | Scoop.it
The expense of remedial courses, which typically cost students the same as regular classes but don't fulfill degree requirements, run about $3 billion annually, according to new research by Complete College America, a Washington-based national...
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How to Harness Your Attention in the Age of Distraction

How to Harness Your Attention in the Age of Distraction | HASTAC | Scoop.it

I selected this piece because it's something many people are struggling with on a daily basis. This article was written by Peter Bregman for Harvard Business Review.

 

He gives very simple suggestions, they seem so obvious but if you're having trouble with distraction, maybe you should try this.

 

Read full article here: [http://tinyurl.com/6lhftvv]


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Beth Kanter's comment, May 29, 2012 4:42 PM
I love, love Bregman's writing - esp his new book -have you read? Read it earlier this year and it literally changed my life - http://www.bethkanter.org/18-minutes-three-words/
janlgordon's comment, May 29, 2012 7:08 PM
Thanks Beth, you're like a walking library, always so full of information!!
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Metacognition - BrainFacts.org

Metacognition - BrainFacts.org | HASTAC | Scoop.it

Metacognition -- awareness of one's attention and thinking process -- is increasingly a 21st century necessity. -- Howard

 

"At New York University, Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellow Dr Steve Fleming is exploring the neural basis of metacognition: how we think about thinking, and how we assess the accuracy of our decisions, judgements and other aspects of our mental..."


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A new paradigm of knowledge? How the Web transforms our comprehension of knowledge and the way of academic research - videolectures.net

A new paradigm of knowledge? How the Web transforms our comprehension of knowledge and the way of academic research - videolectures.net | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Digitalization and virtual network technologies change not only the way we communicate, get informed and entertain ourselves - they also have modified the conditions under which this is done as well as the standards that are applied to these...

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Glad you liked this post.
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Why 15 Minutes? - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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Why 15 Minutes?- ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education http://t.co/iLWPV2XV...
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The Death of the Cubicle — and the Killers Are Collaboration and Innovation - ERE.net

The Death of the Cubicle — and the Killers Are Collaboration and Innovation - ERE.net | HASTAC | Scoop.it
The Death of the Cubicle-and the Killers are Collaboration & Innovation http://t.co/5Ac7TzXR #e20s #socbiz #digitalworkplace #intranet...
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Latest Round of NCLB Waiver Bids Critiqued

Latest Round of NCLB Waiver Bids Critiqued | HASTAC | Scoop.it
The Education Department presses states seeking NCLB flexibility for more-ambitious goals in their applications.
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Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried

Why women leave academia and why universities should be worried | HASTAC | Scoop.it
A recent report reveals that only 12% of third year female PhD students want a career in academia.
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Grockit Wants to Build a Pinterest for Learning

Grockit Wants to Build a Pinterest for Learning | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Grockit's latest product re-configures online content such as YouTube videos, Wikipedia entries and ebooks into ordered lesson plans.
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Lady Gaga's Little Monsters may scare social media giants - Boston Herald

Lady Gaga's Little Monsters may scare social media giants - Boston Herald | HASTAC | Scoop.it
MTV.comLady Gaga's Little Monsters may scare social media giantsBoston HeraldBy Jessica Van Sack Pop megastar Lady Gaga might just be onto something with her new social network, Little Monsters, launching this summer.
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Edward Campbell Media: State Department: Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative Awards, " goal of the initiative is to further strengthen, through faculty exchanges, joint research, and othe...

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Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest

Readers build vivid mental simulations of narrative situations, brain scans suggest | HASTAC | Scoop.it

Much of what is being learned about attention comes from studies of reading and reading disorders (I recommened Wolf's "Proust and the Squid" and Dehaene's "The Reading Brain" -- Howard

 

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new brain-imaging study is shedding light on what it means to 'get lost' in a good book — suggesting that readers create vivid mental simulations of the sounds, sights, tastes and movements described in a textual narrative while...


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108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2

108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom…Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Welcome to a series of posts devoted to the use of Word Clouds. I know you will find new information… whether you are a seasoned user of word clouds, or brand new. I enjoy working with teachers a...

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21st Century Bloodletting Reduces Cardiovascular Risk - Science Daily (press release)

21st Century Bloodletting Reduces Cardiovascular RiskScience Daily (press release)ScienceDaily (May 29, 2012) — It seems that while the practice of bloodletting throughout history had little or no effect on most diseases, and the practice was abandoned...
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Neuroscience & the Classroom - Harvards-Smithsonian

Neuroscience & the Classroom - Harvards-Smithsonian | HASTAC | Scoop.it

Insights drawn from neuroscience not only provide educators with a scientific basis for understanding some of the best practices in teaching, but also offer a new lens through which to look at the problems teachers grapple with every day.


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Glad you liked this post. Should be lots more of these types of courses appearing this year.
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This Week in Ed-Tech News: Making More Makers

This Week in Ed-Tech News: Making More Makers | HASTAC | Scoop.it

The Maker Education Initiative was announced at Maker Faire this past weekend. Sponsored by Intel, Cognizant and O’Reilly Media, the Maker Education Initiative will help “create more opportunities for young people to make, and, by making, build confidence, foster creativity, and spark interest in science, technology, engineering, math, the arts—and learning as a whole. We want young people to join—and eventually lead—the growing Maker Movement.”

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THE INTELLIGENCE REVOLUTION

THE INTELLIGENCE REVOLUTION - Visions Of The Future - BBC In the opening instalment, Kaku explains how artificial intelligence will revolutionise homes, work...

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At a Tech-Savvy School, Smart Questions About City's New Social Media Policy - New York Times

At a Tech-Savvy School, Smart Questions About City's New Social Media PolicyNew York TimesBy Beth Fertig Students and teachers at the NYC iSchool in Manhattan greeted the city's recently announced social media policy with a shrug because it won't...
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Dragging medicare into the 21st century

Dragging medicare into the 21st century | HASTAC | Scoop.it

More than 50 years after the introduction of [Canadian]  universal health care, we need a new approach to our most important social program – and a commitment to putting the interests of the patient first...

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Romney unveils higher education platform | Inside Higher Ed

Romney unveils higher education platform | Inside Higher Ed | HASTAC | Scoop.it

"WASHINGTON -- The presumptive presidential Republican nominee Mitt Romney pledged Wednesday that, if elected, he would reshape or do away with two major Obama administration higher education policy initiatives: the overhaul of the federal student loan program and tighter regulations on for-profit colleges. . . ."

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Ebook Converter - Applications Android sur Google Play

Ebook Converter - Applications Android sur Google Play | HASTAC | Scoop.it
Convert your files to Ebook formats! ePub, FB2, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PDF, TCR!

Ebook Converter allows you to convert almost all files to the below mentioned ebook formats! You can even change specific settings and select sometimes for what ebook reader the file is going to be used.

How can we convert almost every file on your phone? Well, the converting is accomplished by uploading your file to the cloud where it will be converted and downloaded back to your phone. This all occurs really fast and while the converting is being done you can just continue using your phone.

Features:
- Over 100 source formats are supported
- Convert to ePub (.epub), FB2 (.fb2), LIT (.lit), LRF (.lrf), MOBI (.mobi), PDB (.pdb), PDF (.pdf), TCR (.tcr)
- Use your own file manager application and select Ebook Converter to open. This will load the file automatically! 

 

I have used this App several times now and it is quick and works without a hitch. The question is why convert to ebook? Simple, an ebook is easier to read and keeps a bookmark. When you read alot of research documents like I do these features alone are worth their weight in gold. Plus, the ebook bookshelf is a nice way of browsing my files instead of trawling through document folders on my device.

 

5 stars for this one


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Why students of the Humanities should look for jobs in Silicon Valley

Ok, I’ll risk sounding like a broken record to say again that the notion that humanities students are ill-positioned for solid careers after college is simply misguided.  It still bears repe...
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