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The Real eHarmony

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How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile
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25 Essential 21st Century Leadership Skills

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25 Essential 21st Century Leadership Skills. Serve to Lead is a Baedeker travel guide for effectively navigating the new world of 21st century leadership.

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Prof. Hankell's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:29 PM

A service mentality is not just an ethical plus - it's required...

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Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S.

Mapping the Spread of Drought Across the U.S. | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
Droughts appear to be intensifying over much of the West and Southwest as a result of global warming. Over the past decade, droughts in some regions have rivaled the epic dry spells of the 1930s and 1950s. About 37 percent of the contiguous United States was in at least a moderate drought as of March 31, 2015.
Things have been particularly bad in California, which has just imposed its first mandatory water restrictions, the latest in a series of drastic measures to reduce water consumption. California farmers, without water from reservoirs in the Central Valley, are left to choose which of their crops to water. Parts of Texas, Oklahoma and surrounding states are also suffering from drought conditions.
The relationship between the climate and droughts is complicated. Parts of the country are becoming wetter: East of the Mississippi, rainfall has been rising. But global warming also appears to be causing moisture to evaporate faster in places that were already dry. Researchers believe drought conditions in these places are likely to intensify in coming years.
There has been little relief for some places since the summer of 2012. At the recent peak last May, about 40 percent of the country was abnormally dry or in at least a moderate drought.
The patterns above come from the Drought Monitor, which has data going back to 2000. A different measure, the Palmer Index, goes back more than a hundred years. It does lag the Drought Monitor data by more than a month, so it’s less useful for measuring what’s happening right now. But the Palmer Index shows how unusual the current period is. A 10-year average of Palmer values has been increasing for most of the last 20 years, which is to say that the country is in the midst of one of its most sustained periods of increasing drought on record.
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LEONARDO WILD's curator insight, April 5, 9:03 AM

Climate change is all about the "Pendulum Effect," where the extremes is what matters, not so much the median or average. The average may fluctuate some, but the real problem comes when the weather goes haywire. Too much water can be as destructive as too little water, and this doesn't only happen in time but in space as well, where regions get too much of one and too little of the other. We'll see strips of drought and strips of wetness, strips of cold and strips of heat, like bands across regions and across the planet.

Michele Lally's curator insight, April 5, 6:05 PM

I would appreciate and will participate in step-by-step efforts individuals should actively do to help publish and ameliorate this crisis.

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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Six Powerful Motivations Driving Social Learning By Teens

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Woman builds 186 sq. ft. modern tiny home to bypass unaffordable housing market ("real estate effect")

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Tired of renting and of roommates, this Vancouver woman decided to get a relatively spacious tiny home custom-built instead.

Faced with this dilemma, Mori got a tiny home builder, John McFarlane of Camera Buildings, to build her a custom-designed tiny house. Mori spent about CAD $39,000 (USD $30,995) to create a home that is well-lit, and packed with lots of transformer furniture for her and her two cats. A sense of financial security -- without having to shell out a fortune for a condo -- was her top priority, as Mori told The Province:

Basically, I was looking for some kind of housing security in Vancouver — which we all know is hard to find — and also not having a lot of money to go out and buy something. I was having to seriously think about looking at what’s going to happen to me.

It's one of the better designed tiny homes we've seen: the elongated layout, with the galley kitchen to one side, and the full wall of slatted windows to the other side, makes it feel much more spacious. The home has two levels, with the entry, closet and kitchen on the lower level, and up a couple of steps is the mezzanine, which has a lovely workspace, another closet and a 6-foot by 27-inch washroom with shower and composting toilet (the kitty litter box is in here too, with kitty poo smells vented out with the help of a computer fan).

One of the best parts of the design is the awesome pull-out bed, which is hidden under the mezzanine level. It solves that head-conking problem with conventional tiny home gabled roofs, with the exposed steps also serving as extra storage.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, April 10, 1:30 PM

The housing backlog is further strained by rising real estate prices all over the world. Architecture can beat the real estate monster by designs such as this.

"Punctuating it with a lot of adorable Japanese knick-knacks, Mori loves her new home so far and has dubbed it "Thousand Crow." It's currently parked on rented land in an RV park, but Mori can easily move it anywhere she wants to in the future -- one of the perks of living tiny."

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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, April 1, 12:04 AM
Students having a relationship (friend) could bring test scores up and grades
Hayden Andrews's comment, April 1, 12:04 AM
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

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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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Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace? empathy, innovation, new teamwork and new leadership.

Future of Work: What Skills Will Help Us Keep Pace?  empathy, innovation, new teamwork and new leadership. | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it

These are the changemaking skills of empathy, innovation, new teamwork and new leadership. As STEM skills help us learn the latest technologies—changemaking skills can help us flourish in a society transitioning from hierarchical to flat, fast moving networks.

 

 

Each of the changemaking skills is key, but I’ll focus on the most important one—empathy.

 

In our increasingly interconnected world, one’s actions have a bigger impact on others and can create tremendous positive or negative outcomes in record time. From the Arab Spring, Occupy Wall Street, ISIS, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and the increasing rate at which new companies and industries are forming and collapsing—change that traditionally took decades is now happening in months.


Hierarchical systems of authority are increasingly struggling to keep up. The systemic solution is to help everyone develop the new skills needed to get along with others in a flat, fast-moving world.

 

We have already seen the power of empathetic and decisive people successfully leading and navigating in this new world.

 

BY DARLENE DAMM

 


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12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

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Embarrassing or belittling students may interfere with learning and lead to long-term resentment. Teachers should treat students respectfully and be mindful of their feelings.

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How the world's religious landscape will look in 2050: Islam will become ... - Daily Mail

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The number of Christians in the US will decline from three quarters of the population in 2010 to just two thirds in 2050, researchers predict - with Islam becoming the second largest religion.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, April 9, 9:00 AM

We tend to forget that people and populations are constantly changing.  The world as it looks right now is not how it has always been and it will look different in the future.

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Unique Earth Day Traditions To Start As A Family (earth day everyday, everywhere, for every one")

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When trying to raise young stewards of the planet, it's never too early. Here are 4 unique Earth Day traditions you can start this year as a family.

1. Think outside the tree

Many people choose to plant a tree to honor Earth Day, and this is an honorable and beneficial tradition, of course, especially if your city or town organizes a tree-planting event at a local park. However, your family can take this idea to another level by starting a garden on Earth Day that can be tended to by the entire family year round. 

2. Start a neighborhood or school recycling program

Spearhead a block-wide or even school-wide recycling initiative by going door to door as a family to enlist neighbors who are willing to cans, glass or plastic water bottles. Or speak with your kids’ school administration about placing recycling bins in the classrooms and cafeteria.

3. Make a green pact - as a family

Bond through your earth-friendly efforts by make a concerted effort to "go green" as a family this Earth Day. Gather together and decide which go-green tasks most interest each member of the family.

4. Make an earth friendly dinner

Little kids may not fully understand the significance of Earth Day, but they can certainly be part of a simple family tradition this April 22 — a special meal. Bring the family together for dinner honoring Earth Day. The ingredients of this meal should be conscious of the environment in any way possible. For example, make a meatless meal or use ingredients bought entirely from a local farmers market. Instead of scraping remnants into the trash or even thecompost heap, turn the leftovers into a second creative meal for the following night. This Earth Day meal can be the very beginning of a new tradition to make every meal just a little bit more earth-conscious.


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Bert Guevara's curator insight, April 10, 1:44 PM

April 22 is International Earth Day.

"Learning how to be green not just on Earth Day but every day is a wonderful way to bond with your family while making a very beneficial impact on our planet day after day."

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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

What Teachers Need to Know about Neuroscience and Brain-Based Learning | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
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