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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: America's worst companies to work for

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: America's worst companies to work for | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
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Dish Network is at the top of the list: Bet Direct TV is gloating over this one! Check out the list. You may/may not find some surprise ratings.

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Three things you didn't know about TOMS shoes

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Three things you didn't know about TOMS shoes | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

In an age of soaring corporate profits and bloated CEO salaries it may seem like fantasy for a company to put charity before profit. In this Breakout profile, we meet TOMS. On the surface they look like just another trendy footwear company, but for every pair of shoes TOMS sells, a pair gets donated to a kid in need. Last month, after less than seven years in business, they donated their ten millionth pair.

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"And he's seeking to make TOMS' pace of donation more robust, setting his sights on donating another ten million pairs of shoes in less than two years. Not bad for the 36-year-old businessman from Texas."

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Raising Science to the Girl Power | Science on GOOD

Raising Science to the Girl Power  | Science on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Get ready, fellas—girls are here to stay in science, technology, engineering and math. Historically, science has been a very male-dominated field. However, the role of women in STEM has grown exponentially in the last few years.
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So interesting to see girls involved in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics)! Such fascinating fields!

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7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
7 Key Characteristics Of Better Learning Feedback

Via Gust MEES
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Only thing to say about this one is "Just read it!"

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 20, 2013 6:59 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

N Kaspar's curator insight, July 21, 2013 3:26 PM

This article feeds well into the whole supervision for learning process.  Wother the read.

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DND says no to soldier’s walk to raise money for injured veterans

DND says no to soldier’s walk to raise money for injured veterans | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Less than a year after being lavishly and publicly praised by Defence Minister Peter MacKay for an arduous fundraising walk in aid of injured soldiers, a corporal says she has decided to leave the military after being ordered not to repeat the fundraiser again this summer.

 

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So the 34-year-old single mother, in her eighth year in the military, says she had a choice: Forget about the walk and continue her army career or forget about the career and do the walk.

 

She has chosen to leave the military early and do the walk. Her career officially ends Aug. 15.


Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
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"One thing I’ve learned over the past year,” she says, “is that having a fancy house or the latest model car and the biggest TV on the block means nothing if you can’t sleep at night knowing that you could have helped and didn’t.”Cpl. Kate Maceachern, Burton, injured soldiers walk, New Brunswick
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12 Powerful PDF Tools For Teachers And Administrators

12 Powerful PDF Tools For Teachers And Administrators | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
We all seem to use PDFs every day. Here are a few powerful (and mostly free) PDF tools for teachers and admins worth trying.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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PDFs have become too convenient to avoid. Now we find them being used everywhere. Since many teachers and administrators use PDFs regularly, this site offers a list of a dozen great PDF tools.Check them out including a crisp description of what you can do with them.

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Shannon Petty's curator insight, July 20, 2013 8:35 PM

Tech tools

Maureen Greenbaum's curator insight, July 20, 2013 9:35 PM

Excellent collection with goood brief decriptions

Robin Skogen's curator insight, July 25, 2013 11:23 AM

Tech help w/ PDFs

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The 40 Deadliest Ice Creams

The 40 Deadliest Ice Creams | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The summer heat is dangerous in mutiple ways. From Baskin-Robbins’ 1,900-calorie soft serve to Applebee’s 1,700-calorie sundae, The Daily Beast ranks America’s 40 unhealthiest frozen desserts.
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When you eat ice cream, don't EVEN think about counting calories!

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The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future [video]

The 7 Skills Students Must Have For The Future [video] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A powerful talk by Tony Wagner attempts to uncover the 7 skills students must have in order to prepared for the future.

Via Gust MEES
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Peparing our students for the future is THE must!

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Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, July 13, 2013 1:21 PM
Thanks Gust very interesting. Independent learning is essential in today's society.
Gust MEES's comment, July 13, 2013 6:26 PM
@Elizabeth I agree by 300%!!! OUT of ONLY #SchoolCocoon ;) ===> #SocialLearning MUST get ALSO included ;)
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, July 14, 2013 4:29 AM
There are pockets of teachers who do see how important this is. I can understand the pressure of teaching to the test though. Senior management in schools need to take responsibility to make this change. Teachers don't understand the social networking tool so difficult to teach....that's what I'm here/there for :)
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15 Most Expensive Things in the World

15 Most Expensive Things in the World | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
15 extravagant items money can buy
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15 Most Expensive Things in the World | Interesting but not sure why anyone would actually want such THINGS!

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Swapping Hot Cheetos for Whole Wheat Bread: A Corner Store Redesign | Health on GOOD

Swapping Hot Cheetos for Whole Wheat Bread: A Corner Store Redesign | Health on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
In Philadelphia, the poorest and most obese big city in the nation, nearly half the kids in low-income neighborhoods shop at corner stores twice a day.
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I have often heard 'we are what we eat' and if the youth are our future, then it would behoove us to introduce them to the healthier side of life! What do you think?

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How to Use the New Google Plus Changes to Build Your Brand More Effectively

How to Use the New Google Plus Changes to Build Your Brand More Effectively | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Have you noticed something funny about Google Plus lately?
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A few weeks ago, Google Plus started rolling out an update to its look, and by all accounts, this has been an amazing update to an already amazing service.

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Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers

Facebook's Android app leaks your mobile number, Symantec discovers | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A discovery about Facebook's official Android app once again puts into question if the social network's developers truly *get* security and privacy.

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge:

 


Via Gust MEES
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The good news is that Facebook confirmed Symantec’s findings, and has said it will fix the problem in the next version of its Android app. Furthermore, the social network says that it does not use or process the phone numbers it has been receiving, and has deleted them from its servers. [We hope!]

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As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


Gust MEES's curator insight, June 29, 2013 7:45 AM

 

As Symantec describe on its blog, when its developers tested its new Norton Mobile Security product against some of the world’s most popular Android apps, they were disturbed to see a warning message claiming that the Facebook Android app leaks personal information without the device owner’s knowledge...


AnnC's curator insight, June 30, 2013 9:35 PM

Beware Andriod users!  Will a vpn protect your info?

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Glittering, unlooted 1,200-year-old royal tomb found in Peru - NBC News.com

Glittering, unlooted 1,200-year-old royal tomb found in Peru - NBC News.com | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Gold and silver riches from more than a millennium ago have been found in Peru, within what appears to be the first unlooted tomb of South America's Wari civilization, researchers reported Thursday.


Via Kenneth Weene
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Not only is this find phenomenal but the fact that it was unlooted is remarkable! Step into the past, an era between the year 700 and 1000, to the first unearthed royal imperial tomb.Fascinating!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, June 28, 2013 5:34 PM

Some things are just filled with wonder for me. Archeology often supplies some of the best.

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Six health mistakes people make

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Six health mistakes people make | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
 

The little things you can fix right now to keep your body healthy and happy in the long run.

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Amazing how such simpleness can make such a big difference!

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We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Worst drivers by state

We pass the time of day to forget how time passes: Worst drivers by state | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Everybody thinks their state’s drivers are the worst. If you live in Massachusetts, like I do, you think Boston drivers are more aggressive and disconnected than anywhere in the country. If you live in New York, or southern California, you think your population has a lock on the Worst Driver title. But then there are the statistics that measure all kinds of things from the total number of crashes, the age of the driver, and how well drivers understand the rules of the road, and they prove that what you think about your state is a pretty different from the truth.

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Interesting article...see if you agree or disagree with the findings. Perhaps you have your own to add to the list!

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25,000 Mornings: 8 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine | Health on GOOD

25,000 Mornings: 8 Ways to Improve Your Morning Routine | Health on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
You’ll wake up for about 25,000 mornings in your adult life, give or take a few. According to a report from the World Health Organization, the average life expectancy in the United States is 79 years.
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"That’s what you get in your adult life. 25,000 times you get to open your eyes, face the day, and decide what to do next. I don’t know about you, but I’ve let a lot of those mornings slip by."

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Why Books Are Important in the World.

Why Books Are Important in the World. | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

"Nothing can add to our intellect more than reading a book.  In books, we can experience new things that we would not normally be able to experience. With an active imagination, you can go to other worlds or made up worlds. Books can change our lives and other people’s lives. Reading can make us more intelligent. Without reading we wouldn’t know anything that we know today. Our forefathers have taught us more than we know."


Via Tracy Kauffman
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Books are who we are, where we have been, where we are going!

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Watch the Single Drip Scientists Have Been Waiting to See For Decades

Watch the Single Drip Scientists Have Been Waiting to See For Decades | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Science lovers are aflutter today over the above video, which may not look like much—OK, definitely doesn't look like much—until I tell you some people have been waiting for the better part of a century to lay eyes on the long-elusive "pitch drop"...

Via Kenneth Weene
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OK science geeks, you will love this one!

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, July 19, 2013 1:23 PM

My moment of gink-atude for today.

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The World's Most Educated Countries - Education News [Infographic]

The World's Most Educated Countries - Education News [Infographic] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

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Check this out! Interesting, as well as surprising statistics!

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PHISHING: See how easily freaks can take over your life

http://www.safeinternetbanking.be/ Would you panic while internet crooks took over your life? We put one real victim through the test. We scared the hell out...

Via Gust MEES
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Scary is putting it mildly!

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Jason Toy's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:44 AM

People are still more scared of being mugged on the way home or fear that a burglar will break into their home while they are sleeping. This..THIS..right here is where the terror should be felt. The odds of this happening are much greater and people need to take the blinders off.

Christ Is My Savior Ministries's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:58 PM

Please be careful while on-line.

Christ Is My Savior Ministries's comment, July 19, 2013 9:58 PM
Please be careful while on-line.
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The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013

The 10 Skills That Will Get You Hired In 2013 | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
From computer programming to active listening, these 10 skills meet the needs of the jobs that are hiring the most in 2013. Brush up your resume and be sure to highlight them in your next interview.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 16, 2013 4:50 PM

 

===> Learning a technology is the easy part. Having the mindset to apply it, having the mindset and logic to process it, being thorough and detail-oriented while doing so, these are the critical skills.” <===


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/13/stop-theoretical-testing-and-test-for-future-skilled-and-educated-workers/



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Tumblr security lapse - iPhone and iPad users update your passwords now!

Tumblr security lapse - iPhone and iPad users update your passwords now! | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Tumblr has released a "very important" update for their iPad and iPhone apps following what they describe as a "security lapse".

 

It appears that passwords were being sent over the internet unencrypted, making it easy for anyone with bad intentions and a little technical knowledge to harvest Tumblr users' login details.

 


Via Gust MEES
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It is always a good idea to update passwords: too many people out there with nothing better to do than mess with other peoples' lives!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 17, 2013 6:06 PM

 

Tumblr has released a "very important" update for their iPad and iPhone apps following what they describe as a "security lapse".

 

It appears that passwords were being sent over the internet unencrypted, making it easy for anyone with bad intentions and a little technical knowledge to harvest Tumblr users' login details.

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/06/23/ict-awareness-what-you-should-know/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Passwords

 

 

midnight's curator insight, April 7, 2014 5:54 AM

This article contains information about the  security of the iphone and ipad users. This is very useful, because users wil be secured from any harm that could be done with their gadets. passwords were being sent over the internet unencrypted this could cause alot of problems because hackers would easily be able to access your password.

shirlyshabo's curator insight, April 22, 2014 8:03 AM

האם באמת יש דבר כזה  אתר מאובטח?????

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Make Anything Better in an Hour: How to Run a Public Brainstorm | Design on GOOD

Make Anything Better in an Hour: How to Run a Public Brainstorm | Design on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
When was the last time you really looked at a bus stop? It's the sort of mundane, everyday object that usually gets overlooked—and that's exactly why it's interesting to think about.
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There are so many unexplored opportunities for change all across the country. Even a small change can readily impact a community.

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Colonialism for Dummies (a story about chickens to help explain Canadian history) | rabble.ca

Colonialism for Dummies (a story about chickens to help explain Canadian history) | rabble.ca | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Please support our coverage of democratic movements and become a supporting member of rabble.ca.

 

Between June 21 and July 1 -- National Aboriginal Day to Canada Day -- we'll be featuring a series of articles examining and critiquing the uses of Canadian identity, the resurgence of Indigenous movements for justice, and the ways in which activists and thinkers across these lands are addressing these fundamental questions. This is part three of Robert Lovelace's contribution. 


Here's how it works. Sometimes a truth is revealed in a strange way. Elders have told me that when a song or teaching has been lost it will find a way to be sung or told again when it is needed. Sometimes when the truth needs to be told it just comes out.


Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
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I have told the story a few times since but I think it is time that we share it with our brothers and sisters who can understand first through a parable. I think this story has found its time. ~Robert Lovelace

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, June 29, 2013 9:42 PM

Here's how it works. Sometimes a truth is revealed in a strange way. Elders have told me that when a song or teaching has been lost it will find a way to be sung or told again when it is needed. Sometimes when the truth needs to be told it just comes out.

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Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow

Top 10 EduBlogs All Online Teachers Must Follow | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Here’s a list of blogs that feed my teaching soul, hunger for knowledge, and need for deeper insights into teaching,  learning and writing. There are so many wonderful blogs that it’s impossible to list them all here,  so I’m listing the ones that have been most relevant to my own professional development. As such, they should be relevant to any teacher who wants to turn online teaching and/or publishing into a fully-fledged career.

 


Via Nik Peachey
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I remember the first time I ever heard the word 'blog' I had no clue what people were talking about. Now it is evident blogging is a natural way of life. What is so fascinating is the ability to learn from others globally! In other words, your virtual neighbor is anyone anywhere in the world! Priceless educational tool...

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stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:46 AM

A must for our staff

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, September 1, 2013 8:40 AM

I am making my way through these but am excited about the content I am finding here. What did educators ever do with all this wisdom before we had the place to make it heard? How wondrous that we can each become an expert and a motivator in our field!

HerrMess's curator insight, September 16, 2013 5:02 PM

Für mehr Blog-Input von medienbegeisterten Lehrern wie uns :-)