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- 108 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom...Word Clouds in Education Series: Part 2 - Michael Gorman

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The Resource for Education Technology Leaders focusing on K-12 educators.

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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. | Histories Mysteries | 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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Chandrima Roy's curator insight, January 14, 2013 3:36 AM

wow

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.

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World unlikely to end in 2012, say scientists

World unlikely to end in 2012, say scientists | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
The claimed prediction by the ancient Mayas of the end of the world, as popularised in the film '2012', gets a sceptical assessment from the scientific community.
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Easter Island’s statues may have been ‘walked’ to their location

Easter Island’s statues may have been ‘walked’ to their location | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
Were the giant statues on Easter Island actually "walked" to their final resting spots? Researchers have unveiled a new theory that may redefine the historical understanding of how natives on Easter Island transported the iconic moai statues.
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Iceman Photoscan

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The Iceman Photo Scan is an innovative project which records the complete photographic documentation of the body of the Iceman mummy.
Thanks to 12 differing angle-shots it is possible to see the whole body of the mummy.
The intuitive zoom function enables a high-resolution navigation, from a total body image down to millimetric detail.


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World's oldest temples were not temples at all

World's oldest temples were not temples at all | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
Ancient structures uncovered in Turkey and thought to be the world’s oldest temples may not have been strictly religious buildings after all, according to an article in the October issue of Current Anthropology.

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Amarissa Amber Cale's comment, November 18, 2012 6:16 PM
The link refers to a a 'forbidden ' site, unless you are logged in. You don't have permission to access /2011/10/archaeologist-argues-worlds-oldest-temples-were-not-temples-at-all/ on this server.
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Women and Children First? Not Anymore : Discovery News

Women and Children First? Not Anymore : Discovery News | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
The idea that women and children should be helped off a sinking ship first died with the Titanic.
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Lucy lived among close cousins | Archaeology News from Past Horizons

Lucy lived among close cousins | Archaeology News from Past Horizons | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
A team of scientists announced the discovery of a 3.4 million-year-old partial foot from Ethiopia which does not belong to Lucy's species, Australopithecus (Lucy lived among close cousins http://t.co/vk5OguO5 - now...

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Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain

Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that long-term meditators have larger amounts of gyrification ("folding" of the cortex, which may allow the brain to process information faster) then non-meditators.

 

I usually like to focus on the proven benefits of meditation that might be realized within a relatively short time frame, however this recently publicized study has such significant implications for the long term that it caught my eye.

 

Imagine -- over the 20 years of my meditation practice, my cortex has folded much more often than that of non-meditators.  I love picturing all those folds -- and I'm looking forward to developing many more. . .

 

Kat Tansey

www.choosingtobe.com


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Help Find Genghis Khan’s Tomb From the Comfort of Your Home

Help Find Genghis Khan’s Tomb From the Comfort of Your Home | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
From time to time, people in charge of large internet-based projects request the help of the general public to assist in their work. Think S...
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Seven deep mysteries of history

Seven deep mysteries of history | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
What happened to Amelia Earhart? Genghis Khan? History provides us with lessons, but also with puzzles that have yet to be solved. Here are seven of them.
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Yonaguni Pyramid

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One scientists investigation of the Yonaguni Pyramid, Japan's 'Atlantis'...

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The UnMuseum - The Lines of Nazca

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Why were the Nazca lines created? 

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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it

"new tools are hitting the market constantly and older ones rising to prominence, broadening their scope, or just adding new features that make them better matches for education, which can make it hard to keep up with the newest and most useful tools even for the most tech-savvy teachers. Here, we’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools,"


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virtual classroom

1. Does this "virtual classroom" mean a mock-up classroom, not a regular one, just for testing? What do you think is the meaning of "virtual" here? 2.
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Violent knights feared posttraumatic stress

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Knights in the Middle Ages were not the brutal and merciless killing machines depicted on film. New research draws a different picture of the medieval military elite.

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Teti Konstantinidou's comment, August 21, 2012 8:12 AM
Apparently cinema has got nothing to do with historical reality.
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... "or the writers give in to the appeal of lucrative fictional, or they have no real historical interest!"
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Save The Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus

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Information about the endangered Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus and what you can do to save it.

 

So many of our student passively accept what they read on the internet as truth, especially if the website looks professional.  Since we are trying to help foster critical-thinking skills, we can present this website as though it were factual and encourage our students to analyze, critique and evaluate the 'information' presented.  Personally, I wish I lived in a world where the Tree Octopus was safe to freely climb in the old-growth forests.    


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If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere

If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
If All of Earth's Water was put into Single Sphere, from the USGS Water Science School...

 

"This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth's water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States, reaching from about Salt Lake City, Utah to Topeka, Kansas, has a diameter of about 860 miles (about 1,385 kilometers) , with a volume of about 332,500,000 cubic miles (1,386,000,000 cubic kilometers). The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant."

 

The sphere does not include the potential water that some scientists believe may be trapped in the mantle (and thus not accessible on the surface).  For more about water that is not on or near the surface, see: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html


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Gary Robertson's comment, May 7, 2012 9:36 PM
Water is also tied up in hydrated minerals in the rocks of the earth's crust. While not "free" it is still significant and is occasionally freed through subduction and volcanic activity. Furthermore, the earth's mantle may contain even more water than the rest combined! So, maybe the Single Sphere should be larger by more than the cube root of 2, or about 1,083 miles in diameter. See mantle water data at http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2002/03/0307_0307_waterworld.html
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Thanks Green Uncle Mary! I mean Mean Uncle Gary!
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Massive 1,100+ year old Maya site discovered in Georgia's mountains

Massive 1,100+ year old Maya site discovered in Georgia's mountains | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
Archaeological zone 9UN367 at Track Rock Gap, near Georgia’s highest mountain, Brasstown Bald, is a half mile (800 m) square and rises 700 feet (213 m) in...

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Renato Xavier - www.renatoxavier.com's comment, January 26, 2012 10:03 AM
Do you know about Katipsoi Zunontee. He is an old Mayan
descent who claims that the world will not end. It is not just a misinterpretation.I'm still not know if the story is true. http://www.renatoxavier.com/katipsoi-zunontee
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Amazing Ancient Drawbridge At Machu Picchu

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Hidden Inca Videos -Amazing Ancient Drawbridge At Machu Picchu -...
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Headless Egypt King Statue Found; Link to Cleopatra's Tomb?

Headless Egypt King Statue Found; Link to Cleopatra's Tomb? | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
Unearthed at an Egyptian temple, the figure is likely of Egypt's King Ptolemy IV—suggesting a link to Cleopatra's tomb, dig leaders say.

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5 guesses on Emperor Qin Shihuang's tomb -- china.org.cn

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Guess what lies buried in the most rumored tomb in history.

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Nazi looted Europe's great art treasures — Confiscation of "Degenerate" Art — Crime Library on truTV.com

Nazi looted Europe's great art treasures — Confiscation of "Degenerate" Art — Crime Library on truTV.com | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
During World War II, Nazis destroyed art works that were not what they considered Germanic enough and plundered many great art works. Some of these have never been recovered and may have been casualties of war.
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Jack The Ripper In America. Did Jack The Ripper Visit The United States?

Jack The Ripper In America. Did Jack The Ripper Visit The United States? | Histories Mysteries | Scoop.it
Where did Jack The Ripper Go When He Stopped Killing In London? Did he come to America And Continue His Crimes In New York City The Ripper In America
Once Jack The Ripper stopped killing in London what happened to him?
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Sea Captain solves Mary Celeste mystery

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Captain David Williams spent thirty+ years researching the Mary Celeste. He was the first person to solve the mystery of why her crew jumped overboard.
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