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5 Great Sites for Student Animation

5 Great Sites for Student Animation | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
Animation is a great way to bring creativity into the classroom. Get your class excited and engaged with these 5 great websites for student animation.
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philosophy bites

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podcasts of top philosophers interviewed on bite-sized topics... (RT @philosophybites: Come and learn about philosophy in the cellar of a London pub!
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Family Says Teen Committed Suicide After Relentless Bullying, Pitt County Sheriff's Office Investigating

Family Says Teen Committed Suicide After Relentless Bullying, Pitt County Sheriff's Office Investigating | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
A family distraught over the death of their 17-year-old son is asking for answers. They say their son took his own life after years of bullying at a school in Pitt County.
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This is so very very sad.

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snopes.com: Fake Snow Falling on the U.S.?

snopes.com: Fake Snow Falling on the U.S.? | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
Has fake, chemical-laden plastic snow has been falling on the U.S.?
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I didn't believe this when it was being spread around earlier this year.

 

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Will Degrees in Creativity Be the Next New Hot Commodity?

Will Degrees in Creativity Be the Next New Hot Commodity? | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
Creative studies programs have been around since the 1960s, but as education and business leaders put more emphasis on creativity as a core academic skill, the
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NC Law Professor: Impossible to Improve Education While Ignoring Poverty

NC Law Professor: Impossible to Improve Education While Ignoring Poverty | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
Gene Nichol, a law professor at the University of North Carolina, patiently explains that none of the "reforms" endorsed by the legislature, like charters and vouchers, will make a difference. The ...
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Proposed plan would amp teacher pay, force retirement after 20 years

Proposed plan would amp teacher pay, force retirement after 20 years | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
A new plan that vows to overhaul the teaching workforce is stirring up controversy with lawmakers and education professionals in our state.
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I am not sure that I like this idea. It just doesn't allow for the stability that is needed. I am also not sure what all the details are. I feel that I would most likely oppose this plan. I pray that things change for our state's education system soon!

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An Antidote for Mindlessness

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Mindfulness is different from the hyperalert way you might feel after a great night’s sleep or a strong cup of coffee.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious are not to be regarded as Objects but as Subjects...

Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious are not to be regarded as Objects but as Subjects... | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it

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Researchers uncover the worst nightmares leave us sad and confused

Researchers uncover the worst nightmares leave us sad and confused | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
Canadian researchers say the worst nightmares leave us sad, confused and feeling guilty.

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Interpreting the Bible

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Why does an individual whose beliefs are rooted in the teachings of Roman Catholicisms' interpretation of the Bible differ greatly from the interpretation of the Bible by an individual non-RC, born again Christian, whose faith is ...
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Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak - San Jose Mercury News

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Town Hall Pope Francis urges protection of nature, weak San Jose Mercury News VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis laid out the priorities of his pontificate during his installation Mass on Tuesday, urging the princes, presidents, sheiks and thousands of...
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Thoughts, Observations, and Things Left Unsaid

Thoughts, Observations, and Things Left Unsaid | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
Ramblings and other musing from a teacher, amateur philosopher, and Parent
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This is one of my blogs. I work on it from time to time. Please feel free to follow.

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Teacher Of The Week Nominations

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WITN News and the North Carolina Education Lottery look forward to honoring a “Teacher of the Week” each Wednesday on WITN News at Sunrise during the 2013 - 2014 school year.
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Every teacher could use a little recognition. Please nominate your favorite teacher. I nominated a fellow teacher who I think works hard to help her students. She puts up with a lot, but is always an advocate for her kids and a professional towards her coworkers.

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Beyond the classroom

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Beyond the classroom
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This is the new website that I have created. It is a work in progress. Please feel free to visit it and bookmark it.

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The Logical Approach Is Not Necessarily The Best Approach

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Recently, I have been absolutely fascinated with the subject of treatments that seem logical, but don't necessarily work, or at least don't work as well as another treatment that may seem completel...
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Four emotions shown through expressions - research

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HUMAN BEINGS show four basic emotions through facial expressions, and not six as previously thought - according to scientists at a leading Scots university.

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New poll reveals public willingness to raise teacher salaries to national average through tax revenue | The Progressive Pulse

When it comes to educating our children, the public is pretty clear in understanding you get what you pay for. In a recent poll released by High Point University, 72% of respondents said they would favor a tax increase … Read More...
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Something must be done. When educators make more money they can spend more time focusing on their classes then worrying about providing for their families. Better pay = better performance!
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The World Needs Uncommon Children, Not More Conformists

The World Needs Uncommon Children, Not More Conformists | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
I cherish uncommon children who dye their hair purple, ask uncomfortable questions and solve problems in ways that I'd never considered. The world needs more artists, eccentrics, rebels and dreamers, not more cookie cutter adults.
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At First Glance: A Sentence Starter Adds Unexpected Rigor to Writing - Teach Like a Champion

At First Glance: A Sentence Starter Adds Unexpected Rigor to Writing - Teach Like a Champion | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it

How a rigorous sentence starter added rigor to the craft of writing a great sentence


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Washington and the Whiskey Rebellion | EDSITEment

Students weigh the choices Washington faced in the nation’s first Constitutional crisis by following events through his private diary.

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Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Carl Jung's "Collected Works" available on Amazon Kindle on March 1, 2014

Carl Jung Depth Psychology: Carl Jung's "Collected Works" available on Amazon Kindle on March 1, 2014 | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it

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Pope Francis: What attracts our hearts 'like a magnet?' :: Catholic ...

Pope Francis: What attracts our hearts 'like a magnet?' :: Catholic ... | Other Stuff from Around the Web | Scoop.it
During his Sunday Angelus address from Rome, Pope Francis encouraged listeners to reflect upon the day's Gospel in which Jesus reminds his disciples to treasure the things of heaven. “We can ask ourselves, where is my ...
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