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8 Most Shocking Bullying Stories

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From the mother who gave a gun to her bullied kid to another who choked her daughter's bullier, meet some unbelievable cases of bullying.

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Nick Lesley's comment, May 27, 2014 3:57 PM
it's crazy and downright ignorant on how much bullying goes on, there is no point in it and people who do it must be heartless and dont care about anyone but their selfs .
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Making Connections

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When teachers make a point of connecting with students as individuals, those students will feel valued, be willing to take risks, and ultimately thrive.
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Hayden Andrews's comment, Today, 12:04 AM
Students having a relationship (friend) could bring test scores up and grades
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Maybe its because someone helped them and believed them
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The Teacher Who Believes Math Equals Love

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NPR Ed is celebrating 50 Great Teachers. Today: The story of a young algebra teacher in Oklahoma oil country, who has taken an unorthodox approach to classroom math.
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Teachers’ Most Powerful Role? Adding Context

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When information is available in abundance, teachers will still be subject matter experts, but their true value will lie in their ability to facilitate and share the expertise of their students.
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Hayden Andrews's comment, March 31, 11:51 PM
Her teaching could bring different ways to teaching students and possibly a new era of teaching
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5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes

5 Ways Literature Can Teach Global Lessons in Elementary Classes | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
Children's books with multicultural settings and characters can transport us on a global adventure, dispelling negative stereotypes, teaching tolerance and respect, encouraging pride in kids' cultura
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Jasmine Caldwell's comment, March 18, 2014 11:14 AM
I definetly agree with this statement because in our society today everybody is always steep typed with their race. As long as we have children in our mist we can change the way they look at the world this could be a great thing for everybody and a start for a new world.
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What does freedom look like in Africa?

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As part of our freedom2014 season, we are asking the world what freedom looks like to them. Here is what freedom looks like in Africa (What does freedom look like in Africa?

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Rachel Calero's comment, March 24, 2014 10:26 PM
Even though this only showed pictures it spoke so much to me. Us as Americans are such materialists and have stopped enjowing the simplicity in life and the joys that come from them. The people in the pictures were glowing with happiness over things such as swimming and taking in all the beauty mother nature offers us for free.
Nick Lesley's comment, March 25, 2014 11:32 AM
I was hoping that there would be more information and facts on their freedom but the pictures showed alot to me and how their freedom is compared to ours.. it just doesnt take as much to please them as it does the people in the US. Great pictures to.
Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:39 AM
Even though it was just pictures you still can get a sense of what freedom is to them and it seems so much simpler than freedom in a America, Americans ask for so much more compare to them
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Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors - National Geographic

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The Malay Mail Online Gladiator School Discovery Reveals Hard Lives of Ancient Warriors National Geographic Ancient Rome's gladiators lived and trained in fortress prisons, according to an international team of archaeologists who mapped a school...

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:59 PM

The life of a gladiator wasn't an easy one but trained gladiators wouldn't have often fought to the death, they were to valuable.  Gladiators were well trained and valued slaves for the income that they could bring their owners.

Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:46 AM
If I went through what gladiators went through I probably would be aggressive too but I never thought of gladiators as slave but since they technically don't have freedom I guess they still are slaves, it almost seems a waste though to spend all that time and money just to watch one fight and you may lose your gladiator
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Unique phenomenon: Salt crystals on frozen lake amaze people in China

The winter chill created a wonderful scenery: crystals of Glauber's salt, in the city of Yuncheng in north China's Shanxi Province. The prismatic crystals ga...

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, February 3, 2014 8:47 AM

The frozen salt crystals on the lake are pretty.  There is an ad at the beginning of the video.

Rebecca bentley's comment, February 16, 2014 8:56 PM
this shows that you will never know what will happen during winter but that you just can appriciate what you get
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▶ iEARN International Conference 2014- Puerto Madryn- Chubut- Argentina - YouTube

www.iearn2014.org Conferencia Internacional iEARN 2014. Puerto Madryn, Chubut, Argentina. www.iearn.org www.fundacionevolucion.org.ar

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, January 27, 2014 8:40 AM

Another opportunity to learn with and from the world in Argentina, the iEARN conference brings together students and teachers. It is a wonderful event!

Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:53 AM
I think it would be cool if we could get the international club up & going so that we could take a trip to one of these meetings you get to meet new people learn new things and get to see some things in the city that it is in as well so it's an all around great opportunity that I would like to participate in
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Remote Sensing and Land Cover Change

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By moving the slider, the user can compare 1990 false-color Landsat views (left) with recent true-color imagery (right). Humans are increasingly transforming Earth’s surface—through direct activities such as farming, mining, and building, and indirectly by altering its climate.

 

This interactive feature includes 12 places that have experienced significant change since 1990.  This is an user-friendly way to compare remote sensing images over time.  Pictured above is the Aral Sea, which is and under-the-radar environmental catastrophe in Central Asia that has its roots in the Soviet era's (mis)management policies.  

 

Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, environment modify, esri, unit 1 Geoprinciples, zbestofzbest.


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Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 22, 2014 2:24 PM

Looking at the images above it is understandable that the disappearance of the Aral Sea is known as the greatest environmental disaster (that we are not talking about). The amount of change that has taken place in this area is incomprehensible for the amount of time it has taken. Humans so often do not consider their actions on this planet , I believe what has taken place here is an utter shame.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:25 PM

Clearly the water level has decreased in Kazakhstan from 1990 until now. Farming, mining, and building are all indirectly changing the geography of some places. The use of rivers for cotton irrigation has shrunk by 3 quarters in the last 50 years and it is extremely affecting the Aral Sea. 

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 13, 2014 3:10 PM

Is sad to see how humans are changing the environment forcing the wild creatures to abandon the places they've been living for hundred or years or die of starvation. I wonder what will happen in 300 years when there is no more big lakes and the oceans will be completed polluted .

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▶ Population Pyramid - Tutorial Demostration - YouTube

Learn more about population: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion To coincide with the arrival of the world's 7 billionth person on October 31, 2011, ...

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Luke Walker's curator insight, January 6, 2014 7:31 PM

A REALLY useful tutorial on how to use the US Census Bureau's International Database. This will show you how you can access raw data (numbers) as well as population pyramids.

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Enquiries into Islam: Is it Correct to Label Days as Auspicious and ...

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Accordingly, if we come to possess religious proofs that reach us by way of revelation and which serve to illuminate wider horizons for us in connection with this issue, not only is there no harm in accepting them, but on the ...
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Telling the African Story: Komla Dumor at TEDxEuston - YouTube

http://www.tedxeuston.com Komla Dumor is one of the most recognised faces voices at the British Broadcasting Corporation. After a successful career in journa... (Telling the African story: #KomlaDumor's talk at TEDxEuston.

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Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Not Curriculum?

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Learning Is Non-Linear. Why Not Curriculum?
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Rewriting the Future: Using Science Fiction to Re-envision Justice

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Originally posted at Bitch Media1 When I tell people I am a prison abolitionist and that I believe in ending all prisons, they often look at me like I rode in on a unicorn sliding down a rainbow. E...
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A bunch of people lost hope of our world becoming peaceful and equal because of prisons and violence
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Classic Children's Books That Would Be Ruined by Modern Medicine - Inkfish | DiscoverMagazine.com

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Kids who love books know the world is a perilous place. Any day a tornado may carry away your house; your little brother may be kidnapped by a disembodied
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Nick Lesley's comment, April 16, 2014 4:01 PM
I have never really thought about it that was, when I read the books I just read them and don't think about medical terms but that's interesting though...
Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:30 AM
If it's a children's book then I don't think kids will over think it to the point where they're looking up stuff about modern medicine but I liked it
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What Teachers Need to Know about Neuroscience and Brain-Based Learning

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Neuroscience has disclosed important information about the brain and how we learn. We now know more about how the human brain processes, interprets and...
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Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:35 AM
Maybe if more teachers knew about neuroscience and brain-based learning we could remove some of the test because if they teach in a way that they know there students will remember there won't be a need to guess at what is more important for a student to learn & focus on
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Connect with Mr. David Burton

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Here are a variety of ways to stay up to date with the postings made by Mr. David Burton.

 

School webpage: http://www.mooreschools.com//Domain/2094

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/MrDavidBurton

Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/APteacherBurton

Tumblr: http://apteacherburton.tumblr.com/

Blogger: http://roamingremoteroads.blogspot.com

TGC Capstone: http://tgccapstone.weebly.com

 

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Mr. David Burton's comment, January 6, 2014 2:35 PM
Arlis...absolutely; it's not original with me. I actually saw a similar item all over Jodi's school when I went to visit her in April 2013.
Coach Cates's comment, July 16, 2014 11:28 AM
Mr. Burton, How did you add your information on this scoop it? I would love to do this!
Mr. David Burton's comment, July 16, 2014 6:21 PM
Mr. Gates, you create a new posting without a link to another source. Then just give it a title and type in your information. If you want it to permanently stay as the top post then you have to pin it in place.
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Amount of old ice in Arctic, 1987-2013 - YouTube ("images don't lie; warming undeniable & worsening")

The winter ice pack in the Arctic was once dominated by multi-year*, thick ice. Today, very little old ice remains. This animation shows maps of sea ice age ...

Since 1988, Arctic sea ice is getting younger, and young ice is not a good thing. In 1988, ice that was at least 4 years old accounted 26 percent of the Arctic’s sea ice. By 2013, ice that age was only 7 percent of all Arctic sea ice.

The vanishing act is occurring because climate change is helping warm the ocean waters in parts of the Arctic. Those warmer temperatures are whittling away at older sea ice during the summer melt season.

Replacing this thicker, harder old ice with young ice, which is generally thinner and melts more easily, is also contributing to the steep decline in summer sea ice extent and could trigger a feedback loop. That’s because less ice means more dark ocean water is exposed to the sun, which absorbs more of the incoming sunlight than white ice. That means warmer waters, which could in turn mean even less old ice and ice cover with each passing year.

 


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, February 23, 2014 12:52 PM

Watch the 59-second video and you can see the older ice do a vanishing act as it’s replaced by newer ice.

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5 (Recent) Historical Events You Should Discuss with Your Students

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One of my students recently asked me about something he saw on the news regarding the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. His question was not about a certain sporting event but instead about the increased s
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Far Beyond Test Scores, What We (Should) Value In Students

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From Jackie Gerstein's resource-rich site comes this sweet infographic depicting the skills we'd like to instill in our students.

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Nick Lesley's comment, May 17, 2014 10:02 AM
Very interesting article I like it though. Its creative as well
Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:48 AM
It's good to know that the test is not all teachers care about it seems like it at times because almost everything you do goes off test scores at least we know some teachers value other things besides scores, I like it good article
Kelly Ann Hopkins's curator insight, July 28, 2014 1:17 PM

Good points to remember for the start of school

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7 Shocking Statistics Illustrating the Importance of Global Education

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Image Source: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/ Technology has changed the world’s landscape. President Barack Obama explains, “In a 21st-century world where jobs can be shipped wherever there’s an Internet connection ...
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Karlie Calloway's comment, June 2, 2014 9:11 PM
This is interesting. The first one about understanding different cultures being really important. I think it is, but I feel like we don't learn about it in school enough. Same with current events. Our social studies classes seem to only focus on the past when they should be focusing on the past and the present. Take things from the past and compare that to our present. Also, why is Chinese not offered as one of the main two foreign language classes at our school? Its the most popular language spoken in the world.
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Blue Gold : World Water Wars (Official Full Length Film)

Please visit http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com and consider donating to the filmmaker if you enjoyed the film! There you can also link to vendors to buy...

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Luke Walker's curator insight, October 24, 2013 7:35 PM
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This is the full documentary used in class. You may use this youtube link as a means of reviewing the film when working on your assignment from class.

Always remember, when quoting or paraphrasing other people's work be sure to give credit. 

Go to this link for more on MLA citations of films: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/09/

Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:57 AM
Really? Water is everywhere instead of people fighting able I think we should come to together and find a cheap, effective way to purify salt water with the ice caps melting and turning into salt water I think we should be looking into ways to convert salt water to fresh water
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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom.
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Nick Lesley's comment, February 17, 2014 6:32 PM
think that this article wasnt really fit for my needs, but great for teachers needs just becahse you dont want to teach a class for houre and not get a single thing down in their head. Thats why this article is helpful for them and the students that would like to succeed and make it somewhere in life
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India’s crisis of learning

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The Annual Status of Education Report reported some disturbing findings, which did not get enough attention from media or politicians
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