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CTV Ottawa: Business and politics of Trump

CTV Ottawa: Business and politics of Trump | New learning | Scoop.it
Retailers like Nordstrom, Hudson’s Bay ponder what to do with Trump family brand, some choose to stick with it.
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Will continue to boycott Hudson's Bay, Walmart and Amazon

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Other Groups That Steve Bannon Recently Joined

Other Groups That Steve Bannon Recently Joined | New learning | Scoop.it
Keep your wits about you, condo board.
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These of course are all very appropriate choices

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Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable

Steve Bannon Believes The Apocalypse Is Coming And War Is Inevitable | New learning | Scoop.it
Trump's top adviser thinks we're in "the great Fourth Turning in American history.”
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"This is the great Fourth Turning in American history, and we’re going to be one thing on the other side.” This guy is really scary

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Keep Yourself Informed – Make a Twitter List

Keep Yourself Informed – Make a Twitter List | New learning | Scoop.it
In times like these, you really need to keep yourself informed.  It is one of the responsibilities that come with living in a democracy. It is not enough to complain about the bizarre situation in the United States.  Even though I am Canadian, it is really important to keep informed. One new way I am…
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This is a democratic responsibility - not good enough to just complain.

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7 Blogging Tools for Teachers Compared and Ranked - via @Rmbyrne

7 Blogging Tools for Teachers Compared and Ranked - via @Rmbyrne | New learning | Scoop.it
One of last year's most popular posts featured my chart comparing seven popular blogging tools for teachers and students. Given th

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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always good to look at the blogging tools available

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mirna ayoubi's curator insight, February 5, 11:49 AM
Blogs can facilitate  a teacher's job by creating accounts with the students so they can share information online. This article shows the popular blogs that can be used in nowadays. 
raymonda's curator insight, April 29, 5:48 AM
A blog is an online journal which allows users to post their ideas and thoughts. It also allows them to link to other resources or websites to back up their views or to give examples. Why makes it good to be used in learning? The fact that users can comment on posts and interact with other learners make it motivating and helpful in collaborative learning. It is the place where learners can get updates and new ideas about topics of interest.
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Conscience Quietly Let Go As Paul Ryan Policy Advisor

Conscience Quietly Let Go As Paul Ryan Policy Advisor | New learning | Scoop.it
The Onion, America's Finest News Source.
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“While my conscience has played an important role in helping me develop a number of policies to this point, it will nevertheless be stepping down from the position effective immediately,” said Ryan

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Appeals Court Panel Appears Skeptical of Trump’s Travel Ban

Appeals Court Panel Appears Skeptical of Trump’s Travel Ban | New learning | Scoop.it
Three federal judges were considering a lower court’s ruling that allowed previously barred travelers and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim countries to enter the country.
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The appeals court judges sometimes seemed taken aback by the assertiveness of the administration’s position, which in places came close to saying the court was without power to make judgments about Mr. Trump’s actions.

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Winning Words - Fun Word Games for Kids

Winning Words - Fun Word Games for Kids | New learning | Scoop.it
Parts of this post originally appeared on one of my other blogs, iPadApps4School.com . Winning Words is the developer of seven fre
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The Winnings Words games are free and do not require registration in order to play them. That makes these apps a nice option for a quick review activities in elementary school classrooms.

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How to Make America Great Again: Rachel Carson on Protecting Nature and Heeding Science as a Force of Democracy

How to Make America Great Again: Rachel Carson on Protecting Nature and Heeding Science as a Force of Democracy | New learning | Scoop.it
“The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth — soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife… Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics.”
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“The real wealth of the Nation lies in the resources of the earth — soil, water, forests, minerals, and wildlife… Their administration is not properly, and cannot be, a matter of politics.”

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30hands Digital Storytelling Tool for Chomebooks and iPad - Class Tech Tips

30hands Digital Storytelling Tool for Chomebooks and iPad - Class Tech Tips | New learning | Scoop.it
If you haven't used 30hands before, this digital storytelling tool for students is definitely worth checking out! You'll love this app and web browser tool.
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I love storytelling tools!

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Does your school principal make house calls?

Does your school principal make house calls? | New learning | Scoop.it
A South Jersey principal aims to visit the house of every students in his elementary school this year.
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Terrific idea - I wish I had done more of these.

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#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence

#07: Getting Started Using Twitter for Educational Excellence | New learning | Scoop.it
Billy Krakower (@wkrakower), co-author of 140 Twitter Tips for Educators, is a co-moderator of a weekly Twitter discussion for current and emerging school leaders called #Satchat. He is one of the Lead Organizers of edcampNJ. Billy is currently a Computer & Resource Reading Room Teacher in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Today for Tech Tool Tuesday, Billy Krakower […]
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Great to hear from one of the experts!

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The big lesson of Trump's first 2 weeks: resistance works

The big lesson of Trump's first 2 weeks: resistance works | New learning | Scoop.it
Protests, phone calls, and mobilization are making a difference.
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He’s having unprecedented difficulty getting his Cabinet nominees confirmed, even though the Senate’s rules have changed to make confirmations easier than ever. Conservatives in Congress have put their big plans to privatize Medicare and public lands on hold. And the drive to repeal the Affordable Care Act is running into very big trouble.

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The Original Trump Haters | Full Frontal with Samantha Bee | TBS

We sent Amy Hoggart to Scotland to discuss resisting oppression with people who are born crotchety. Watch Full Frontal with Samantha Bee all new Wednesday
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The Scottish have a way of defeating Trump!

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Maddow reads parts of Coretta Scott King's letter on Sessions

Maddow reads parts of Coretta Scott King's letter on Sessions | New learning | Scoop.it
Rachel Maddow reads passages from the 1986 Coretta Scott King letter about Jeff Sessions that Mitch McConnell couldn't bear to hear read aloud in the Senate.
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Incredible story from the Senate

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Now You Can Insert Videos from Google Drive Into Google Slides

Now You Can Insert Videos from Google Drive Into Google Slides | New learning | Scoop.it
Today, Google announced that you can now insert videos from Google Drive into your Google Slides. This means that you are no longe
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Sarah Palin touted as US ambassador to Canada? You betcha!

Sarah Palin touted as US ambassador to Canada? You betcha! | New learning | Scoop.it
Canadians have expressed dismay on social media after the White House press secretary refused to rule out the ex-Alaska governor as our woman in Ottawa
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This would certainly not be a good thing...

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#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking | New learning | Scoop.it
Learn the pitfalls, challenges, and advantages of these BreakoutEDU adventure game boxes used to teach everything from grammar to math. Kids and teachers are raving about BreakoutEDU boxes. Let’s learn what they are from Adam Bellow, cofounder of BreakoutEDU. Adam Bellow (@adambellow)  began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher. He has […]
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Are Guatemalan Kaibiles Hired Guns for Canadian Mining?

Are Guatemalan Kaibiles Hired Guns for Canadian Mining? | New learning | Scoop.it
During the country's 36-year civil war and genocide, the U.S.-trained Kaibil special forces committed some of the very worst atrocities and war crimes.
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These lawsuits have yet to get to trial, as Hudbay’s law firm of Fasken Martineau appears to be using procedural tactics and legal motions to drag the lawsuits out as much as possible, perhaps in an effort to wear out the impoverished Q’eqchi’ plaintiffs and their lawyers.

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Mitch McConnell Aimed to Silence Two Powerful Female Voices Last Night

Mitch McConnell Aimed to Silence Two Powerful Female Voices Last Night | New learning | Scoop.it
Elizabeth Warren and Coretta Scott King will be heard.
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Crazy session yesterday banning Senator Warren from quoting Coretta Scott King in a speech in the Senate

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Amidst Everything Else, We're Now Dealing with a War on Science

Amidst Everything Else, We're Now Dealing with a War on Science | New learning | Scoop.it
Esquire is the premier men's publication.
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One of these committees is the ironically named House Committee on Science, Space and Technology, and it is chaired by one Lamar Smith, Republican of Texas. Congressman Smith is a complete creature of the fossil fuel industry. Smith is one of the more prominent climate denialists in a caucus full of them.

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Coding Comes of Age -- THE Journal

Coding Comes of Age -- THE Journal | New learning | Scoop.it
Coding is gradually making its way from club to curriculum, thanks largely to the nationwide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) phenomenon embraced by so many American schools.
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"Once relegated to after-school and extracurricular activity status, coding is steadily making its way into the curriculum, both in the United States and abroad. The nationwide embrace of STEM-infused curricula has accelerated coding's ascendance."

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Google, Facebook, Uber, and other tech firms team up to take on Trump's travel ban

Google, Facebook, Uber, and other tech firms team up to take on Trump's travel ban | New learning | Scoop.it
97 major firms in the US have joined hands in filing an amicus brief tonight with with US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit opposing Trump’s travel ban.
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Who's missing?  Amazon #grabyourwallet

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84 Lumber Super Bowl Commercial - The Entire Journey

The full, uncut 84 Lumber Super Bowl promotional film. See a mother and daughter’s symbolic migrant journey towards becoming legal American citizens
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This is the America I know and respect

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