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Frequently Asked Questions | SUNY Geneseo

Frequently Asked Questions | SUNY Geneseo | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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Something to keep in mind when attending college: some schools have 504 Coordinators and the school libraries may have other resources available to students with disabilities (technology, e-texts, audiobooks, etc). This was listed at one of NYS SUNY school: "How are note takers and readers made available, selected and arranged?
The professors make an anonymous announcement in class for volunteers to copy their notes for other students. (We also recommend that students tape record their classes.) The ODS will arrange for readers when necessary for tests. We have technology in the library for reading books. (Kurzweil) We will also assist the student in obtaining e-text copies of texts."

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The brain is wired in a 3D grid structure. Our brain pathways are organized like woven sheets and not as tangled as once thought

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"The brain appears to be wired in a rectangular 3D grid structure, suggests a new brain imaging study. (...) “Far from being just a tangle of wires, the brain’s connections turn out to be more like ribbon cables — folding 2D sheets of parallel neuronal fibers that cross paths at right angles, like the warp and weft of a fabric,” (...)

 

“The wiring of the mature brain appears to mirror three primal pathways established in embryonic development.” (...) “Before, we had just driving directions. Now, we have a map showing how all the highways and byways are interconnected,” said Wedeen. “Brain wiring is not like the wiring in your basement, where it just needs to connect the right endpoints. Rather, the grid is the language of the brain and wiring and re-wiring work by modifying it.”

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"By looking at how the pathways fit in the brain, we anticipated the connectivity to resemble that of a bowl of spaghetti, a very narrow and discreet object," (...) "We discovered that the pathways in the top of the brain are all organized like woven sheets with the fibers running in two directions in the sheets and in a third direction perpendicular to the sheets. These sheets all stack together so that the entire connectivity of the brain follows three precisely defined directions." (...)
"This is the first time it has ever been determined that the geometry of the brain is described by a three-dimensional grid," (...)

 

"The research took MRI scanners and new mathematical algorithms to determine a geometry to the relationship of nearby pathways in the brain so that each pathway was part of a two-dimensional sheet of pathways that together looked exactly like a woven sheet of fabric," Each pathway was part of a parallel series next to it crossed by a perpendicular series at a right angle, together which formed a woven grid.

 

The structure was part of a three-dimensional scaffold connections of the brain conformed to the extremely simple three-dimensional structure, a single woven grid with fibers in only three axes. By using diffusion MRI and mapping the three-dimension motion of the water molecules in the brain, the scientists ran the maps through mathematical algorithms that inferred from the water motion pattern the fiber architecture of the tissue of the brain." -- http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=123711&org=NSF&from=news


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'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard

'Why Am I Dead?' He Never Asked. Here's The Answer He Never Heard | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Man goes in for a routine hip operation. In the corner of the operating room, there's a young med student watching. When things go wrong, she tries to make sense of what she sees.
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The Limits of Big Data: A Review of Social Physics by Alex Pentland | MIT Technology Review

The Limits of Big Data: A Review of Social Physics by Alex Pentland | MIT Technology Review | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Tapping into big data, researchers and planners are building mathematical models of personal and civic behavior. But the models may hide rather than reveal the deepest sources of social ills.
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These Maps Show Just How Segregated NYC Really Is

These Maps Show Just How Segregated NYC Really Is | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
New York City may be one of the most diverse cities in the world, but it's also one of the most segregated cities in the United States.
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Always Communicate the Why - George Ambler

Always Communicate the Why - George Ambler | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Communication is most importance to leaders. One problem we spend too much time communicating the "what" and the "how" and don't devote enough time to the "why".

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The Secret To Writing Great Titles

The Secret To Writing Great Titles | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Why did you click on this article? Hopefully, it's because you were intrigued by the promise made in the title.
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Dealing With Death on the Railroad

Dealing With Death on the Railroad | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Railroads have seen a recent uptick in highway-rail crossing and trespassing fatalities.
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What can you learn from a trip to Disney World

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100 Recommended Search Engines for Serious Scholars

100 Recommended Search Engines for Serious Scholars | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Check out this new, up-to-date collection to discover the very best search engine for finding the academic results you’re looking for.


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Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction

Six Easy Tips for Self-Editing Your Fiction | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
There are many editors who charge by the hour. If they're spending their time fixing blunders you could've easily repaired yourself? You're burning cash and time. Yet, correct these problems, and e...

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Overloaded with information, students need critical thinking skills - University World News

We must accept that we can no longer afford the luxury of believing that higher education exists in a ‘content delivery’ model. As Keeling articulated in Learning Reconsidered: A campus-wide focus on the student experience: “…knowledge is no longer a scarce – or stable – commodity. [It] is changing so rapidly that specific information may become obsolete before a studentgraduates and has the opportunity to apply it.”

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excerpt: "Based on the work of George Kuh and others, many institutions are placing an emphasis on ‘high-impact practices’. According to the report, College Learning for the New Global Century, these are “…teaching and learning practices that have been widely tested and have been shown to be beneficial for college students from many backgrounds”.

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33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer

33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Back in college, Sanket and I would hang out in bars and try to talk to women but I was horrible at it. Nobody would talk to me for more than thirty seconds and every woman would laugh at all his
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I forget tips. These are simple reminders to keep in mind when writing. 

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Gobbledygook generator

This page generates random examples of business jargon.

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This would be awesome for comedy writing around business.

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The solution can only be deconstructed through proactive strategic matrix approaches.

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Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains | TechCrunch

Bitcoin 2.0: Unleash The Sidechains | TechCrunch | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
"Cryptocurrencies will create a fifth protocol layer powering the next generation of the Internet," says Naval Ravikant. "Our 2014 fund will be built during..
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Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Commending Writing

Educational Leadership:Writing: A Core Skill:Commending Writing | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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this is a good article for teachers of the Common Core and also for teaching writing of any kind. i like the over view of author quotes covering the various reasons that writers write. Inspirational.
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Must Do’s for Planning a 12-13-14 Wedding

Must Do’s for Planning a 12-13-14 Wedding | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In order to have a dream wedding, couples getting married on this date (or any other date) need to be smart and avoid some common scams.
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saved for the wisdom and insights. and story potential. excerpt: " the date is 12/13/14, and wedding dates with repeating or sequential numbers have been big business the past few years. But in order to have their dream wedding, couples getting married on this date (or any other date) need to be smart and avoid some common scams." Cited from: Must Do’s for Planning a 12-13-14 Wedding http://nakedlaw.avvo.com/marriage-2/must-dos-for-planning-a-12-13-14-wedding.html#ixzz2z8GXnH5W
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Writing Process--Developing a Story Idea - Elizabeth Spann Craig

Writing Process--Developing a Story Idea - Elizabeth Spann Craig | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
by Elizabeth S. Craig, @elizabethscraig When I spoke to students recently,  they asked a lot of questions and some very good ones.  Naturally, though, one of the questions, which won’t surprise any writer who talks about his writing, was ‘where do you get your ideas?’  This question is practically mandatory any time you mention writing …

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A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up

A SILICON VALLEY DISASTER: A 21-Year-Old Stanford Kid Got $30 Million, Then Everything Blew Up | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Can a startup wunderkind save his startup, Clinkle?
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9 Countries That Hate America Most

9 Countries That Hate America Most | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
From 24/7 Wall St.: International approval of U.S. leadership improved last year, rising from of 41% in 2012 to 46% in 2013. This ended a downward trend in U.S. approval ratings, which had consistently declined since 2009.
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The Forgotten Childhood: Why Early Memories Fade

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Childhood amnesia descends gradually — and later than you might think, researchers say. Many 7-year-olds have robust memories of experiences from when they were 3 or even younger.
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Introducing Conflict into Your Story | Live Write Thrive

Introducing Conflict into Your Story | Live Write Thrive | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Introducing Conflict into Your Story talks about the central element of conflict in a story and how and when it should be introduced
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Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding

Visible Thinking Routines: Extend & Deepen Students Understanding | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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Harvard University has a website on visual thinking that is designed for educators and students. Silvia Tolasano, the author of Langwitches Blog, has taken a number of their routines and created visualizations that would be useful for students, visualizations that you might post on your walls or provide copies of for students to put in their binders. 
There is one twist to a number of these  visualizations...they are specific for blogging. The image above includes two of the visualizations. In the post you will find an additional five routines. You will also find an infographic of all the routines within the post available as an infographic

To go directly to the site at Harvard use this link: http://www.old-pz.gse.harvard.edu/vt/VisibleThinking_html_files/VisibleThinking1.html/. And if you are wondering why you might use visible thinking routines consider this statement from the website on visual thinking (at Harvard): 

"Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning."


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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, April 9, 6:38 AM

These routines have classroom merit, too, as we're trying to get students to think.

Julienne Feeney's curator insight, April 9, 7:21 PM

Complements MYP principles and Learner Profiles beautifully...

Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 12, 1:26 PM

This has so much relevance when teaching students questioning and critical thinking skills. Great tool for developing Inquiry based learning strategies. Also, I love an infographic!

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How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism

How to Build a Universe: Philip K. Dick on Reality, Media Manipulation, and Human Heroism | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." Philip K. Dick is as well-known today for his era-defining scien
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Equations Are Art inside a Mathematician’s Brain

Equations Are Art inside a Mathematician’s Brain | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A brain area associated with emotional reactions to beauty activates when mathematicians view especially pleasing formulas
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excerpt: "Investigating mathematical beauty allowed the researchers to test the role of culture and learning in aesthetic appreciation. The scientists hypothesized that while people with no musical or artistic training can still appreciate Beethoven’s and Michelangelo's works, only those who understand the meaning behind certain mathematical formulas would find them beautiful."

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In Justifiable Homicide Cases, Race Disparity Extends To Women, Too - ThinkProgress

In Justifiable Homicide Cases, Race Disparity Extends To Women, Too - ThinkProgress | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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In Justifiable Homicide Cases, Race Disparity Extends To Women, Too
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Past studies have found that the notorious Stand Your Ground laws that authorize deadly force in self-defense exacerbate racial disparities.

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Storytelling – The New Age Digital Marketing Tool

Storytelling – The New Age Digital Marketing Tool | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
This blog post from Activ Eight Dimensions (AED) talks about storytelling and why it is a very important tool in Digital Marketing.

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