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Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
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An Eye on New Media

An Eye on New Media | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Welcome to 'Ken's Odds and Ends'. Click this link to go to my 'real' site.

Let me be the first to tell you that this "Odd's and Ends' site is not a polished Scoop.it Page. It is the 'waiting room' or 'overflow room' for my primary Scoop.it page which you can find here:
http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology

The focus of that site is New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms

This site reflects those interests as well as some other scoops that don't fit directly into nice little boxes under the 'new media' umbrella.

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I am trying to streamline my primary site.  Oddz and Endz is kind of an overflow of this original site but will have content that doesn't fit into nice little  boxes under the 'New Media' flag

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Kids have three times too much homework, study finds - CNN.com

Kids have three times too much homework, study finds - CNN.com | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Students in the early elementary school years are getting significantly more homework than is recommended by education leaders, according to a new study.
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It’s worse than Jerry Seinfeld says: PC is undermining free speech, expression, liberties

It’s worse than Jerry Seinfeld says: PC is undermining free speech, expression, liberties | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The "shut it down" crowd that would sanitize humor just doesn't get it: Radical comedians should be allies
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An interesting view on major comedians' views of changing trends in comfort with freedom of speech. It has a nice historical background to help us get a better sense of how current times compare to the past.

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Howard Schultz: A Profile in Failure

Howard Schultz: A Profile in Failure | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The greatest people in history have been failures. Certainly, we remember these individuals as successes--success stories--and we treat those stories as legends and those individuals as gods. But each of them failed epically and repeatedly, more so than the combined successes of all of humanity. Failure should not be overlooked in anyone, especially not those we admire. It is through failure that these individuals were able to learn, grow and ultimately succeed. We know this about ourselves but even as we learn to accept our own failures, sometimes we don’t recognize that the most
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This is a great reminder that Starbucks has made many mistakes through they years. They have also always regrouped, refocused, and kept moving.

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Be Inspired, Be an Innovator!

Be Inspired, Be an Innovator! | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This collection of targeted video segments, audio files, lesson plans, and guides is designed to give you the tools you need to drive innovative thinking among middle and high school students. Resources explore the critical and creative skills that engineers, inventors, musicians, farmers, and scientists rely on to develop the innovative products and processes that underpin our everyday lives.
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I am a big fan of Steven Johnson's ideas and way of sharing them in an easy way for all to understand. I am glad that PBS is supporting his series with excellent classroom resources.
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11 Moves To Get You Seriously Sculpted

We had the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team trainer devise this exclusive kick-ass routine.
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Some of these may be helpful for getting back in shape.
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You Must Be Happy: What the Commercialization of Feelings Does to Workers

You Must Be Happy: What the Commercialization of Feelings Does to Workers | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
There is now even an “optimal” way of taking a break from work, and simply going for a walk can be viewed as a calculated act of productivity management.
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A nice history of the effort to measure happiness and productivity at work.

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Standing desks increase productivity (but you have to do it right)

Standing desks increase productivity (but you have to do it right) | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
“Sitting is the new smoking.” It’s an increasingly common and playfully snarky phrase coined by Dr. James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative. ...
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These are the 23 meanest office pranks EVER. The last one is pure evil! LOL!

These are the 23 meanest office pranks EVER. The last one is pure evil! LOL! | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Having a 9to5 job can be boring at times, but there's a way to fight boredom that never gets old: pranking the colleagues. Birthdays, comebacks, the lunch break, every occasion is good to play an e...
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Not very accurate, but interesting

Not very accurate, but interesting | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This 5-foot-long chart captures 4,000 years of history
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This old "Histomap" is clearly biases and left out most of Chinese and Indian history. But it is interesting to view.

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Parents Share What They Wish They'd Known Before Having A Baby In Tear-Jerking Video

Parents Share What They Wish They'd Known Before Having A Baby In Tear-Jerking Video | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
It's no secret that becoming a parent is a life-changing event, and with it come new challenges and a whole lot of questions. To provide some guidance to new moms and dads and parents-to-be, Extra Space Storage put together a video called "10 Th...
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1.5 Million Missing Black Men

1.5 Million Missing Black Men | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

A vAcross the country, hundreds of thousands of black men are missing from everyday life.

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Very interesting report by the New York Times about the effects of a society that sends too many African American men to jail.

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Daum Kakao's 'Radical' Hire of Korea’s Youngest CEO - Branding in Asia Magazine

Daum Kakao's 'Radical' Hire of Korea’s Youngest CEO - Branding in Asia Magazine | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
South Korea's Daum Kakao company has hired the youngest CEO in the country in what some are calling a 'radical' move for a Korean top 500 firm.
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He is the youngest of the 500 biggest Korean firms.  Dam Kakao also suggests that employees use English names as a way to shift away from some aspects of strict hierarchy in Korean business culture.

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Quality assurance designing quality online course - UBC Wiki

Quality assurance designing quality online course - UBC Wiki | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

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Full text of "History of Dodge and Washington Counties, Nebraska, and their people"

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Here is a very interesting archive of the settlement of my part of Nebraska. I was raised in Colfax country, which touches Dodge country. It is interesting to see the blame-shifting in the documentation of clashes between Native Americans and new Nebraskans.  

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Why Men Should Stop Lifting Weights

Why Men Should Stop Lifting Weights | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
When I look back at all the time I spent in the gym, lifting weights as a teenager playing high school sports and then later pumping out my frustrations with work and the city as I got older, the
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Storyline 2 vs. Captivate 8

Storyline 2 vs. Captivate 8 | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
As an eLearning professional, I know that choosing a software platform can be difficult and even confusing. I have used both Captivate and Storyline (multiple versions of each) and have been curious about ZebraZapps and other platforms that seem to have interesting features. It can be difficult to really find information that compares the various tools.

Lucky for you, dear eLearning professional who is trying to pick between Storyline and Captivate (that totally describes you, right?), I am embarking on a journey to make your life a little easier. This summer I am taking a class that focuses around Adobe Captivate (version 8). I am also a regular user (and superfan!) of Articulate Storyline 2.

So, I decided to try and check my bias at the door and do a series of posts comparing the two systems. I will also be adding to this post along the way as a kind of master document. If you find this is helpful, or have questions about particular features, please comment below and let me know!

Via Miloš Bajčetić
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16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do

16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and twice as capable as you have ever imagined. When you add up nearly a decade worth of online conversations with o...
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There is no new or mind-bending points in this article, but they are important reminders.
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Underwater Highway, Busan Korea (Engineering Megastructures) - YouTube

Underwater Highway, Busan Korea (Engineering Megastructures) Great Engineering Projects :- Under water highway project in Busan, S.Korea. Credit: History lif...
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A well-made feature on Busan's attempts to build an underground (under-ocean) highway to create more room for citizen's in the second-biggest city.

 

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Lars - Ep. 45 - Timing

Lars is a yeti just trying to find his own place in the world. Awkward by nature, his approach to life and people can be a bit uncomfortable at times, often in relatable situations.
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40 more maps that explain the world

40 more maps that explain the world | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I've searched wide and far for maps that can reveal and surprise and inform in ways that the daily headlines might not.
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75 Of The Most Popular Films Of 1980-1995 - How many have you seen?

75 Of The Most Popular Films Of 1980-1995 - How many have you seen? | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Here is a list of 75 of the 200 most popular films of 1980-1995 according to IMDB. From Wikipedia: "The films of the 1980s covered many
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Movies from my childhood

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Martin Scorsese Makes a List of 85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs to See

Martin Scorsese Makes a List of 85 Films Every Aspiring Filmmaker Needs to See | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Before the rise of institutional film schools—ensconced in university walls with all the formality that entails—those seeking to learn the craft did so by apprenticing themselves to studios and master directors, and by watching lots and lots of movies.
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The Century of the Self

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This series is about how those in power have used Freud's theories to try and control the dangerous crowd in an age of mass democracy. Sigmund Freud, the...
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I have shared this excellent resource before, but the links have been broken. Here it is again.

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