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Schools of the Future May Not Be Actual Buildings at All | David Porter

Schools of the Future May Not Be Actual Buildings at All | David Porter | My Gems | Scoop.it

The notion that every person learns, retains, applies in the same way at the same rate, no longer holds water. Extending the use of costly school buildings for the community into evenings, weekends and holidays barely scratches the surface. The fundamental question is: does the next decade need automatic new schools?


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KipYellowjacket's comment, August 16, 2011 10:04 AM
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Create A RSS Feed From ANY Web Site: FeedDude

Create A RSS Feed From ANY Web Site: FeedDude | My Gems | Scoop.it

FeedDude lets you create an RSS feed from any web site on the Internet. If your favorite web site doesn't provide an RSS feed, you can generate one here for free.

 

The service is easy to use and free for non commercial use. ).99/month pays for a commercial license.

(Thx to Howard Rheingold for discovering this one) 


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Socrative | Student Quizzes

Socrative | Student Quizzes | My Gems | Scoop.it
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets. Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run.

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Joseph Stiglitz's 5-Point Plan For Fixing The Economy

Joseph Stiglitz's 5-Point Plan For Fixing The Economy | My Gems | Scoop.it

1. Repeal tax-cuts for rich Americans.
2. End wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that cost trillions of dollars.
3. Increase stimulus and programs that would get Americans back to work because it will generate massive tax revenues.
4.A Medicare D, with a provision that allows the government to negotiate prices instead of going with those set by pharmaceuticals. He believes this move alone could save the U.S. trillions.
5. "Homeowners Chapter 11" that would allow homeowners to continue to possess their homes, while they restructure their debt and continue to pay down their mortgages. He says, "It doesn't do any body any good to force these people out of their homes… An economy in which you have homeless people and empty homes doesn't make any sense, and that's where we're going."

 


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A New Culture of Learning: Rethinking Education

A New Culture of Learning: Rethinking Education | My Gems | Scoop.it

New book expresses "a vision that falls somewhere between Sir Ken Robinson’s call for creativity in education paradigms and Clay Shirky’s notion of “cognitive surplus.”"


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57 Things I've Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies

57 Things I've Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies | My Gems | Scoop.it

Words of wisdom from a serial entrepreneur. Jason Goldberg is the founder and CEO of fabulis.com.

 

"I’ve been founding and helping run technology companies since 1999. My latest company is fabulis.com.
Here are 57 lessons I’ve learned along the way. I could have listed 100+ but I didn’t want to bore you."


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European Venture Capitalists ‘Not Entrepreneur Friendly’ Says Founder

European Venture Capitalists ‘Not Entrepreneur Friendly’ Says Founder | My Gems | Scoop.it

The CEO of DataSift, which announced $6 million in funding yesterday, says European VCs view investments almost like bank loans and don't support the entrepreneurs.


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FeedMagnet: Social Content Curation for Fortune 500′s

FeedMagnet: Social Content Curation for Fortune 500′s | My Gems | Scoop.it
[Austin, TX] FeedMagnet is a web application that helps brands curate and display social media from 14 s (FeedMagnet: Social Content Curation for Fortune 500′s | tech.li http://t.co/N9cY4IP...)...
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Direct Evidence for Genetic Link to Human Intelligence

Direct Evidence for Genetic Link to Human Intelligence | My Gems | Scoop.it
Manchester, UK. Scientists have provided the first direct biological evidence for a genetic contribution to intelligence in human beings.
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The Google+ Guide For Educators

The Google+ Guide For Educators | My Gems | Scoop.it

Unless you've been living under a rock the last month, undoubtedly you've heard of the new social networking site everyone has been raving about: Google+.All this buzz has generated some great articles (my to-read pile just keeps growing!) so it's been hard to find just one favorite Google+ area to discuss...that's why I've decided to share some of my favorite articles to help get educators started.

 

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Greek debts wipe out £676m Commerzbank profits

Greek debts wipe out £676m Commerzbank profits | My Gems | Scoop.it

Commerzbank, Germany's second largest bank, has seen its second quarter profits all but wiped out by a 760m-euro ($1.1bn; £676m) writedown of its Greek debt.


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57 Things I've Learned Founding 3 Tech Companies

9. The only thing that matters is how good your product is. All the rest is noise.

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Here's Proof That Any Ridiculous Idea Can Get Funding Right Now

Here's Proof That Any Ridiculous Idea Can Get Funding Right Now | My Gems | Scoop.it

A social network for curly-haired people just raised $1.2 million.


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iBuildApp :: Create Free iPhone App Using Online Interface Builder| Android, iPad

iBuildApp :: Create Free iPhone App Using Online Interface Builder| Android, iPad | My Gems | Scoop.it
iPhone iBuildapp, Create your own iPhone/iPad App, iPhone Flash Builder, iphone app builder, make your own iphone apps, free iphone app builder, iPhone interface builder, make your own iphone and iPad app, design iphone iPad app, iphone app creator,...

[Just tested this—and it is remarkably easy. Like, really easy. Link this to a QR code and you could knock up something real quick for your retail experience or other location.

 

Interesting.]


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