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Learning, like breathing, is natural, vital, (usually) joyous & happens non-stop.
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How Does Data Visualization Work?

How Does Data Visualization Work? | Learn Allways | Scoop.it
We work with data visualizations so much at Visually, that we often forget not everyone is as familiar with them as we are. One of our goals is to increase the
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Terrific overview of how and why visualizing data is valuble as a learning and communication tool.

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The Joy of Quiet

The Joy of Quiet | Learn Allways | Scoop.it
The urgency of slowing down — to find the time and space to think — is nothing new, of course, and wiser souls have always reminded us that the more attention we pay to the moment, the less time and energy we have to place it in some larger context. “Distraction is the only thing that consoles us for our miseries,” the French philosopher Blaise Pascal wrote in the 17th century, “and yet it is itself the greatest of our miseries.” He also famously remarked that all of man’s problems come from his inability to sit quietly in a room alone.

 

When telegraphs and trains brought in the idea that convenience was more important than content — and speedier means could make up for unimproved ends — Henry David Thoreau reminded us that “the man whose horse trots a mile in a minute does not carry the most important messages.” Even half a century ago, Marshall McLuhan, who came closer than most to seeing what was coming, warned, “When things come at you very fast, naturally you lose touch with yourself.” Thomas Merton struck a chord with millions, by not just noting that “Man was made for the highest activity, which is, in fact, his rest,” but by also acting on it, and stepping out of the rat race and into a Cistercian cloister.

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When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids

When an adult took standardized tests forced on kids | Learn Allways | Scoop.it
A school board member takes versions of his state’s standardized tests in math and reading, and realizes something is really wrong with these high-stakes exams.
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A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods | Learn Allways | Scoop.it

Amazing collection of visualization methods to help people learn how to convey data in interesting ways.

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Amazon Acquires Yap Speech Recognition Startup, Might Compete Against Apple's Siri

Watch out, Siri. You're not the only speech-recognizing intelligent assistant out there. Amazon aquires yap speech recognition might compete against it. The more learning the better!

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Networked Society 'On the Brink'

In On The Brink we discuss the past, present and future of connectivity with a mix of people including David Rowan, chief editor of Wired UK; Caterina Fake, ...

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Three core values of science, engineering and how ed reform contradicts them

Three core values of science, engineering and how ed reform contradicts them | Learn Allways | Scoop.it

Three values are at the heart of the practice of science and engineering and are central to discovery and innovation: searching for uncertainty, recognition of ambiguity and learning from failure. Therefore, it makes sense to nurture these values in school. In sharp contrast, popular education policies ignore ambiguities in assessment data and punish failure as determined by uncertain evidence. Unless checked, the latter will undermine the former.

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#middleschoolmemories

#middleschoolmemories | Learn Allways | Scoop.it

Nothing made you happier than seeing this when walking into a classroom as a kid. #middleschoolmemories #howtrue

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The Twitter Experiment - Twitter in the Classroom

Dr. Rankin, professor of History at UT Dallas, wanted to know how to reach more students and involve more people in class discussions. She used Twitter. 30-40 people were able to engage at once.

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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education

How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education | Learn Allways | Scoop.it

Cathy Davidson, founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, in her new book, Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn is a fascinating meditation on how “attention blindness,” has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplace.

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Enterprise 2.0 = Learning 2.0

Enterprise 2.0 = Learning 2.0 | Learn Allways | Scoop.it
2.0 technologies are enabling technologies that connect us with each other, facilitating communication and collaboration.
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Education is Individualistic

Education is Individualistic | Learn Allways | Scoop.it

There are some common skills such as reading, writing, and arithmetic (but not many). Each area must be discovered, expanded, tested, and rigorously honed. (As they say in the marketing world, most people have never tasted their favorite breakfast cereal.) And someone who loves cooking may have to fill in the non-intuitive and uncomfortable skill of reading a balance sheet if they want to open a restaurant. But educational activities that involve large passive groups are delaying tactics in meeting these goals, not solutions.

 

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