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2012 Election with Past Laws

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These five maps look at how the 2012 election would have played out before everyone could vote.

 

This series of maps shows that election of 2012 would have looked very different if the voting laws had not changed.  The African-American, female and young (18-21) have all not been able to vote in the U.S. and all three are key constituencies of President Obama.  However, these maps are assuming the same percentages of today held true for back then. The white population is a declining share of the U.S. population. I remember seeing (somewhere) that if the demographics of the U.S. were today what they were in 1996, he would've won the election.  Here is a related article on the changing demographics of the electorate. 


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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: project based learning

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Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Amy Burns's curator insight, May 22, 11:54 AM

Long list of articles with links.

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Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy?

Should you live for your résumé ... or your eulogy? | Learning4Life | Scoop.it

Are we teaching our students to crave success building a résumé or self to seek connection, community, love making a great eulogy?

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Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement

Flipboard As a Textbook Replacement | Learning4Life | Scoop.it

"OK…so let me clarify that title. I honestly think textbooks are on their way out…or at least I hope they are. Really it should read “Flipboard as core curation artifact for classrooms” but that wouldn’t have you here reading now would it. "


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carldowse's curator insight, April 3, 6:58 AM

With its magazine function Flipboard is an attractive cross platform means of curating and delivering content fro teaching purposes.

Kim Flintoff's curator insight, July 8, 1:13 AM

Student created books generated from high quality collaborative curation strategies seems a very valid entry point to active learning.

Julie Bilz's curator insight, July 10, 9:35 AM

I am ready for a world without textbooks in both K-12 and higher ed.  Bring it on!!

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In 'Flipped' Classrooms, a Method for Mastery

In 'Flipped' Classrooms, a Method for Mastery | Learning4Life | Scoop.it
A system that reverses the lecture-homework routine makes it possible for students to learn subjects thoroughly at their own pace.
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Flipping cool!  

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Making Education More Like Real Life Through Design Thinking

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Modern education relies on a variety of different sources of information for discovery and drawing conclusions. Among the sources are mixed media such as videos, podcasts or text.
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Let the students go DEEP and make learning real!

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Proven Best Practices for Project-Based Learning

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Evidence-Based Practices at Manor New Technology High School

Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas, is part of the New Technology Network, a nonprofit that works with schools and d
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Otstanding resources  for PBL both downloads and web sites.  The place to start

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Free Technology for Teachers

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The corruption map of the world

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Transparency International's transparency index measures each country in the world on corruption.

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The Next Step in the Islamic Wave

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The Muslim Brotherhood has been gaining power in several countries since the Arab Spring. The rise of Islamist power in the Middle East is culturally and politically complex.  This interactive lets the user click on selected countries to see how groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood or Hamas are impacting them politically. 

 

Tags: Middle East, religion, Islam, political.


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Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy | The Nation

Exclusive: Lee Atwater’s Infamous 1981 Interview on the Southern Strategy | The Nation | Learning4Life | Scoop.it
The 42 minute recording, acquired by James Carter IV, confirms Atwater’s incendiary remarks and places them in context.

 

The southern strategy still very powerful and divisive even if it is only the minority of the party it still has roots that run deep.  Again revisit were the south begins.  Don't forget the about Regan's "'Welfare Queen' Loses Her Cadillac Limousine"

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The Urban Electorate

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"Why Republicans Can't Afford to Concede the City Vote Ever Again."

 

Not trying to make a political statement, just bringing the geography into an analysis of the political landscape: the United States is an urban country and any political party hoping to win a national election must capture at least some of the major metropolitan areas of the country. That isn't ideological; that's simple urban geography and demographics making it's way into national politics.  "The math of assuming that the cities will go to Democrats is just a losing game going forward for Republicans."


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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2:23 PM

Republicans in American can't afford to lose metropolitan areas, yet don't have the greatest pull in these areas making it an uphill battle. The metropolitan vote is important to US elections. The functional region of urban areas make ideas move faster and come together, making it ideal for political gains.

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9 states where the race will be won - Charles Mahtesian

9 states where the race will be won - Charles Mahtesian | Learning4Life | Scoop.it
The presidential race has narrowed to a core of nine states, a collection of margin-of-error battlegrounds spread across nearly every region.
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The Invisible Borders That Define American Culture

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We can be connected (or disconnected) based on where we move, how we speak, and even what sports teams we root for.
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Schoology vs. Edmodo; How Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes

Schoology vs. Edmodo; How Schoology solved my iPad workflow woes | Learning4Life | Scoop.it

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Linda Jones's curator insight, June 28, 2013 12:35 PM

Great comparison. Liked finding out more info on Schoology.

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, June 28, 2013 7:21 PM

I have always been a big supporter for Schoology as a LMS.

Marita Diffenbaugh's curator insight, July 5, 2013 3:55 PM

I like the feature of being able to grade the discussions. I love Edmodo, however, Schoology looks like a great solution for secondary classes and their workflow. 

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Exploring Resources for PBL - Project Based Learning Boot Camp

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Food Security and Globalization

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Cross-disciplinary studies covering economics, globalization, international policy.  Great unit for teaching PBL Three Sector Synergy.

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Two Guys and Some iPads

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New blog!! apps,augmented reality in education,& educators who are doing amazing things. iPad Two Guys and Some iPads Drew Minock Brad Waid
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Some fun stuff...  and useful apps for the learning.

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Constructing History in Our High School Project-Based Classroom

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"This past school year," writes guest blogger Margaret Haviland, "our exploration of World War I was designed to enable students to construct their own knowledge and their own meaning within a framework established by myself and my intern.
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Powerful Blog logging of the process of working through a PBL in History

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Constructing History in Our High School Project-Based Classroom

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"This past school year," writes guest blogger Margaret Haviland, "our exploration of World War I was designed to enable students to construct their own knowledge and their own meaning within a framework established by myself and my intern.
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Great example of how to construct a PBL and possible problems and rewards.

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What is the Purpose of Using Technology in the Classroom?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 6, 2013 7:33 PM

Using technology in education is incredibly important today...but we must remember WHY we want our students using these tools and not accidentally make the tool itself the objective. 

Pamela Hall's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:20 AM

This theme carries over to the business world too. Business owners need to realize that understanding the technology available and how to use it's tools can have a major impact on their businesses. "What do you want your business to do with technology?" 

Linda Denty's curator insight, October 10, 2013 1:50 AM

Absolutely true!

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The ReDistricting Game

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Fun!!!  Interactive game that teaches the power of geogrpahers in the democratic process.  

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Now That's What I Call Gerrymandering!

Now That's What I Call Gerrymandering! | Learning4Life | Scoop.it
Americans didn't intend to elect a Republican majority to the House of Representatives. Thanks to GOP-engineered redistricting, they did.
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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2:26 PM

GOP gerrymandering has let the House of Representatives have a majority of Republican representatives. Gerrymandering utilizes the place of people to create boundaries of districts and manipulate the voting outcomes. 

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2012 Election with Past Laws

2012 Election with Past Laws | Learning4Life | Scoop.it

These five maps look at how the 2012 election would have played out before everyone could vote.

 

This series of maps shows that election of 2012 would have looked very different if the voting laws had not changed.  The African-American, female and young (18-21) have all not been able to vote in the U.S. and all three are key constituencies of President Obama.  However, these maps are assuming the same percentages of today held true for back then. The white population is a declining share of the U.S. population. I remember seeing (somewhere) that if the demographics of the U.S. were today what they were in 1996, he would've won the election.  Here is a related article on the changing demographics of the electorate. 


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Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources

Election 2012: Teaching Ideas and Resources | Learning4Life | Scoop.it

We suggested ways to teach about Election 2012 and included links to lesson plans and Times features, and we'll be updating the page regularly as the march to the White House proceeds.

 

The Learning Network has partnered with the NY Times to produce lesson plans for all ages (and all disciplines) on how to teach using the 2012 United States Presidential Election. 

 

Tags: Political, K12, training, education.


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Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony

Conservatives and Climate Change: The Devastating Irony | Learning4Life | Scoop.it

Much of the states bearing the brunt of the global warming-induced droughts are deep red states such as Texas and Oklahoma.

 

Although many conservative members within the Republican partly such Governor Rick Perry have long denied the existence of global warming, climate change in many “red” states in the South and Midwest may soon force them to change this perspective.However, if they continue to hold their stance on climate change the political backlash may damage republican support in the agribusiness sector in the near future.


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