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Taxonomy of the Logical Fallacies

Taxonomy of the Logical Fallacies | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A taxonomy of all of the logical fallacies listed in the Fallacy Files, based upon the subfallacy relationship.
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Reviewing and understanding these fallacies will improve the thinking/reasoning of students, as well as our own. I keep finding myself making assertions that are often based on a few of these fallacies. This will help direct research on any topic, and is useful when reading "cutting edge" or "bleading edge" research (actually, for any and all research). It must also improve our writing and our learning. This website may disappear, but the fallacies will be listed somewhere in the Internet so can be found as "logical fallacies", "formal fallacies", "informal fallacies", or "rhetorical fallacies". 

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Listening skills: The key to effective work relationships - by Victoria Rose Perkins - Helium

Listening skills: The key to effective work relationships - by Victoria Rose Perkins - Helium | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Listening skills are key to effective work and personal relationships.
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5 Hurdles Internationals Face When Moving to the U.S.

5 Hurdles Internationals Face When Moving to the U.S. | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Find out which are the top problems faced by internationals moving to NYC - and how to avoid them.
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How Adolescent\'s Brains Make The Transition To Mature Thinking Revealed By Sleep Study

How Adolescent\'s Brains Make The Transition To Mature Thinking Revealed By Sleep Study | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
A new study conducted by monitoring the brain waves of sleeping adolescents has found that remarkable changes occur in the brain as it prunes away neuronal connections and makes the major transiti
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from the article: Irwin Feinberg, professor emeritus of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and director of the UC Davis Sleep Laboratory said, "Our outcome confirms that the brain goes through a remarkable amount of reorganization during puberty that is necessary for complex thinking."

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The Six Best Ways To Find Your Next Job - Forbes

The Six Best Ways To Find Your Next Job - Forbes | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Whether you recently lost your job or are ready to jump ship from your current one, the chances of your getting a new position through the want ads is next to nil. A headhunter offers advice about other avenues to pursue.
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The top 8 cloud skills employers now demand

The top 8 cloud skills employers now demand | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Job security is tough in today's market, but perhaps the best way to stay in demand is to master the tech skills most directly related to the cloud
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I wonder if kids in school learning these skills will need them by the time they graduate from college or if there will exist automated and standardized (cut and paste systems the way webpage design is so user friendly) that will render such skills less valuable. 

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Massive Data-Deleting Attack Hits South Korean Banks, Broadcasters

Massive Data-Deleting Attack Hits South Korean Banks, Broadcasters | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Mystery malware wipes hard drives; amateurs claim responsibility.
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Tools and Techniques for Removing Backgrounds

Tools and Techniques for Removing Backgrounds | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Explore a variety of tools and techniques for removing the background from graphic images. Includes overviews of specialized masking software and specific tools in various image editing programs including Photoshop, Photo-Paint, and Paint Shop Pro.
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More on removing backgrounds. This is not my career so I won't buy graphics software anytime soon. Looking at free options.

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Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now

Want to Be Happier? Stop Doing These 10 Things Right Now | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Happiness—in your business life and your personal life—is often a matter of subtraction, not addition. Consider, for example, what happens when you stop doing the following things.
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We educators are challenged by these 10 things. We have data to collect, analyze, and share; we have behaviors to manage in the school; we have tests to administer and get students to perform on; and we have reflection as part of our professional practices. Complexities and complications are our daily bread, so we may fall on short cuts that lead to preaching, controlling, criticizing, interrupting, and blaming. Each of these 10 things can eat away out our well-being and happiness, but those mentioned seem to be an occupational hazard that we don't always recognize or confront. 

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Pew Pew! Scientists Build Lasers Out of Sound, Call Them Phasers | Wired Science | Wired.com

Pew Pew! Scientists Build Lasers Out of Sound, Call Them Phasers | Wired Science | Wired.com | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Using a nanoscale drum, scientists have built a laser that uses sound waves instead of light like a conventional laser.
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(from the article) "Optical lasers have found hundreds of uses in modern life, in computer electronics, science, medicine, and the military. But their power wasn’t immediately apparent when they appeared a half-century ago. The first paper on a laser using visible wavelengths was rejected from a journal whose editors thought it a waste of time."

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More teachers are grouping kids by ability

More teachers are grouping kids by ability | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
New findings based on more than 20 years of research suggest that despite decades of controversy, elementary school teachers now feel fine placing students into 'ability groups.'
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"New findings based on more than 20 years of research suggest that despite decades of controversy, elementary school teachers now feel fine placing students into "ability groups."

 

I wonder if it has to do with setting up AIS or small group interventions and trying to avoid sending kids to such groups based on standardized testing results during grades 3rd through 8th grades.

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4 Types of Innovation (and how to approach them)

4 Types of Innovation (and how to approach them) | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Innovation’s greatest challenge is to come up with a clear framework for defining innovation problems and approaches that are most likely to resolve them.
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This simply breaks down innovation into four kinds of innovation. It adds visual component. Innovation: breakthrough, sustaining, basic research, and disruptive. Maybe there are more, but at least it makes the discussion of "innovation" more inclusive.

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The A-Z of Words that describe emotions learning English

The A-Z of Words that describe emotions learning English | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
The A-Z of Words that describe emotions. A list of words about emotions that will help you understand different ways of describing emotions.
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This might be useful to increase student communication (oral and written). Wordwall and word banks may decrease verbal violence as well as increase sophistication in writing. 

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LEGO paper airplane folding machine

LEGO paper airplane folding machine | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
It does what it says on the tin.



My favorite part is how it shoots the airplane out at the end. "Be gone, good sir, I am q
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Hurricane Sandy and The Possibilities Of Sensor Journalism

Hurricane Sandy and The Possibilities Of Sensor Journalism | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
OK, first let’s define some terms. Here, I’m using the label ‘sensor journalism’ to mean the nascent practice of deploying a large number of sensors around an area, taking readings from those sensors...
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Camera sensor size: Why does it matter and exactly how big are they?

Camera sensor size: Why does it matter and exactly how big are they? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Gizmag looks at what the use of different sized image sensors in cameras means for photographers.
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Seven Things A Headhunter Won't Tell You - Forbes

Seven Things A Headhunter Won't Tell You - Forbes | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Love them or hate them, at some point you may find yourself working with a headhunter. So it's helpful to understand how they operate.
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From the article: "Finally, beware of unrealistic career moves or a job that sounds too good to be true. Due diligence is your responsibility–not the headhunter’s. No one cares about your career as much as you do.

 

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9 classic hacking, phishing, and social engineering lies

9 classic hacking, phishing, and social engineering lies | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Whether it is on the phone, online, or in person, here are 9 lies hackers, phishers, and social engineers will tell you to get what they want
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The "closing account" play almost worked on me."

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33rd Square | Kinect 2 and XBox 720 Leaks From Microsoft Also Show Augmented Reality Glasses

33rd Square | Kinect 2 and XBox 720 Leaks From Microsoft Also Show Augmented Reality Glasses | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
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The Kinect sensor has been used in many different contexts (outside of for use with the gaming console). It has been used in the sciences and scientfic research, it is used as part of marketing promotions in semi-public spaces like shopping malls, And now Microsoft has improved the hardware of the sensor and has new software, "The next iteration of Microsoft's Kinect Sensor appears to be an incremental improvement over the current hardware. Microsoft references higher accuracy, stereo imaging, improved voice recognition, support for four-player tracking, an improved RGB camera, and dedicated hardware processing." The Kinect sensor alone will make huge impacts on education and on educational spaces by adding the body image and body motion inputs. Augmented reality glasses are another high impact addition to the issue. After all, imagine setting up the Kinect and gaming console in the living room, slipping on the Augmented Reality Glasses, and interacting with the images without needing a big screen tv. Imagine an adaptive physical education interaction space for students needing accommodations. I expect students and teachers will interact in new ways as well. They will have even more interaction with images, sound, data, information, so will create knowledge in new ways. I hope Derek Cabrera will apply the DSRP learning approaches to this new era of interactivity. Modeling of concepts and systems may get even easier and more accessible.

 

Also from the article: "Microsoft plans differentiation for its next-generation Xbox, including support for Blu-ray, native 3D output and glasses, concurrent apps, and additional sensor and peripheral support. Along with a  promised 6x performance increase, there's also mention of true 1080p output with full 3D support and an "always on" state for the console."

 

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Why Most Recipes Ask for Kosher Salt (and When Its Really Necessary)

Why Most Recipes Ask for Kosher Salt (and When Its Really Necessary) | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
If you've started to really dig into cooking for yourself, you've probably found that a lot of recipes ask specifically for kosher salt rather than table salt.
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A question that has distracted me occassionally when cooking. Very informative. This might be useful as a metaphor or some other analogy one day, as well. 

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Transparency From Here to There

Transparency From Here to There | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
So, you just painstakingly removed the background from an image and now you want to use the partially transparent image somewhere else. What do you do? Well, the answer isn't simple--it depends on where you are going with it.
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I keep wondering how certain images are created. This is helpful.

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Soo Meta for Creating Stories and Presentations

Soo Meta for Creating Stories and Presentations | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it

Soo Meta is a storytelling tool that will help you to collect, sort, edit and publish web content faster and easier than ever before.

 

For educators: Learning and teaching is a lot more fun through visuals. Research and present material with the same tool! Share quickly assembled videos with your class!


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Jacqui Sharp's curator insight, March 20, 2013 12:00 PM

I can see that this would be a great tool for  students to use to curate their information and present it.

Louise B-Johnston's curator insight, March 21, 2013 3:37 AM

This looks like a great way to create videos using curated content.

Official AndreasCY's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:31 AM
Get your content from YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, add pictures and record your voice comments. Soo Meta will create a mixed-media story in minutes. Great free tool for classroom presentations.
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The Big Idea — The Carbon Bathtub — National Geographic Magazine

The Big Idea — The Carbon Bathtub — National Geographic Magazine | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
Draining excess CO2 from Earth's atmosphere will take a long time.
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A visual model of why we are experiencing global warming. 

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America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers?

America Loves Celebrity Chefs, But Who Are Our Celebrity Teachers? | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
GOOD is a global community of people and organizations working towards individual and collective progress.

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How to Manage Innovation

How to Manage Innovation | Writing, Research, Applied Thinking and Applied Theory: Solutions with Interesting Implications, Problem Solving, Teaching and Research driven solutions | Scoop.it
In the final analysis, innovation has little to do with flashy conference presentations or exciting case studies. Much like any other business process, effective management entails being able to infuse core principles into everyday operations.
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This simply breaks down innovation into four kinds of innovation. It adds visual component. Innovation: breakthrough, sustaining, basic research, and disruptive. Maybe there are more, but at least it makes the discussion of "innovation" more inclusive.

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