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How ignorance of civics undermines governance

How ignorance of civics undermines governance | John Dewey | Scoop.it
How ignorance of civics undermines governance - Washington Post http://t.co/8qHYF2aK #palin #teaparty...

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Big history

The Big History Project is dedicated to fostering a greater love and capacity for learning among high school students. Started by Bill Gates and David Christian our goal is to get Big History taught to as many students around the world as possible.

 

Seeking Australian Pilot Schools for 2013- Year 9 Elective History-worth a look at


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Global Citizenship – What Are We Talking About and Why Does It Matter?

Global Citizenship – What Are We Talking About and Why Does It Matter? | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Editor’s note: This guest entry was written by Madeleine F. Green, a Senior Fellow at NAFSA and the International Association of Universities. It was originally published in NAFSA’s new...
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CongressLink - A Resource for Teachers Providing Information About the U.S. Congress

CongressLink - A Resource for Teachers Providing Information About the U.S. Congress | John Dewey | Scoop.it

"CongressLink is a resource for teachers that provides information about the U.S. Congress -- how it works, its members and leaders, and the public policies it produces."

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When Will Blended Learning Be Mainstream?

When Will Blended Learning Be Mainstream? | John Dewey | Scoop.it
At the CUE conference this month, a questioner asked our Panel a simple question about blended learning – What is your prediction for when blended learning will be a mainstream application in education?

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Anthropocene: Why You Should Get Used to the Age of Man (and Woman)

Anthropocene: Why You Should Get Used to the Age of Man (and Woman) | John Dewey | Scoop.it
The cover package of this week's TIME—which should still be on newsstands—detailed the 10 ideas that are changing your life. What kind of ideas, you ask?

 

"Welcome to the Anthropocene. It’s a new geological epoch, one where the planet is shaped less by natural forces then by the combined activity, aspirations—and emissions—of more than 7 billion human beings."  Humanity's technological advancements and impact on the Earth's planetary systems is significant enough that many scientists agree that it has fundamental shifted the geologic paradigm. 


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Journalist's Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center

Journalist's Resource: Research for Reporting, from Harvard Shorenstein Center | John Dewey | Scoop.it

Excerpted from the article by Harvard Gazette:

 

"We live in a world of too much information and not enough knowledge. No one feels the strain of that digital-age truism more than journalists, who are asked to ferret out and process information with ever-increasing speed — and often at the expense of providing solid context for the news of the day.


Journalist’s Resource, a new online tool developed at Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, aims to put that background knowledge at the fingertips of reporters, bloggers, or even concerned citizens by making the work of academics less opaque and easier to find.


But the website, which curates scholarship on government, economics, society, and the environment, is more than just a reliable shortcut for deadline-driven journalists.


“There is a real need for deepening journalism with verified, high-quality knowledge that informs the kind of serious journalism that makes our democracy work,” said Alex S. Jones, director of the Shorenstein Center and a lecturer in public policy at HKS.

 

“It becomes very difficult for journalists, journalism professors, and students to go through and find the key items that would help them. We’re trying to be a useful filter and curator.”...."

 

Check out official website http://journalistsresource.org  

read more here: http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/03/academia-meet-the-press/

 

Photo by Stephanie Mitchell/Harvard Staff Photographer


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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads | John Dewey | Scoop.it

These are my notes from Felix Jacomino and Inge Wassmann‘s breakout session, “Combining 21st Century Skills, Project Based Learning, and iPads” at the 2012 Mobile Learning Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 13, 2012. MY THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS ARE IN ALL CAPS. The official conference session description was:


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Critical Neuroscience: Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience | The Creativity Post

Critical Neuroscience: Social and Cultural Contexts of Neuroscience | The Creativity Post | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Multi-disciplinary scholars from around the world explore key social, historical and philosophical studies of neuroscience.
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The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement

The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement | John Dewey | Scoop.it

Free webinar Wednesday, March 20, 2012, 2-3 pm EDT. Webinar will be archived for 6 months after event.

 

"In this special webinar, brought to you by K12 Inc., Kim McClelland, Assistant Superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, will discuss how her district leveraged lessons learned from the implementation of a full-time, online virtual school to address a much broader spectrum of student needs. Opening the district’s Falcon Virtual Academy in 2010 helped tackle the challenges of a crowded district and improve student performance.

 

"Based on the success of that experience, McClelland and her team took online learning to the next level. Now, as Innovation Leader for the district’s iConnect Innovation Zone, McClelland and her team have developed nine additional part-time and blended learning schools and programs, meeting more individualized learning needs of more students. Next up for the district is the addition of online credit recovery, RTI interventions, gifted-and-talented enhancement, and foreign-language programs."


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Think About This: Progress Report on the State of American Education by Lowell Milken

Think About This: Progress Report on the State of American Education by Lowell Milken | John Dewey | Scoop.it
Think About This: Progress Report on the State of American Education, presented by NIET Chairman and TAP Founder Lowell Milken, takes a hard look at some of the most daunting challenges American K-12 education has faced for more than four decades,...
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Jill Abramson At South By Southwest: New York Times Editor Talks About The Future Of The Paper

Jill Abramson At South By Southwest: New York Times Editor Talks About The Future Of The Paper | John Dewey | Scoop.it
The media world has been going through a period of intense change for over a decade, but, as New York Times editor Jill Abramson noted on Monday, not everyone loves that.
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John Dewey Society Ning - A social network for keeping Dewey's ideas alive in practice

John Dewey Society Ning - A social network for keeping Dewey's ideas alive in practice | John Dewey | Scoop.it
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Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other

Creating a “Fourth Culture” of Knowledge: Jonah Lehrer on Why Science and Art Need Each Other | John Dewey | Scoop.it

"From Gertrude Stein to Karl Popper, or how to architect "negative capability" and live with mystery."



An important thread in Dewey's work is the relationship between art and science. 

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