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This Kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK To Say 4 Words

This Kid Thinks We Could Save So Many Lives If Only It Was OK To Say 4 Words | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

A powerful statement not just about himself but for us all.

 


Via Kenneth Weene
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Sometimes it just takes understanding oneself and the courage to let the truth be known.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, June 27, 2013 3:03 PM

This is a call for honesty when it really matters.

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Nelson Mandela Life Support Shut Down as Respected Humanitarian Dies Age 94

Nelson Mandela Life Support Shut Down as Respected Humanitarian Dies Age 94 | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

A reliable source has revealed that Nelson Mandela’s life support machine was shut down and he has died in hospital aged 94. According to the source, the iconic Mandela died last night while he was still in hospital for the recurring lung infection that left him in critical condition for several days.

 

Rumours have flooded the newspapers and the internet with several sources reporting his death days earlier in a cruel attempt to fool the public and to upset the many people who have respect for this great humanitarian. The loss of the great man will be felt across the world.


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Nelson Mandela inspired individuals to take action to help change the world for the better, and in doing so build a global movement for good.

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Marilyn Armstrong's curator insight, June 26, 2013 8:57 PM

He changed the world. I never thought I would live to see it, but he changed the world and made it a better place.

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Sparking Creativity [Infographic]

Sparking Creativity [Infographic] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
It's a rough time for Time Magazine. Take the cover article in this month's Town and Country Magazine: 'Empire of Excess. The Insane Egos and Extreme Expense

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's comment, June 28, 2013 12:56 PM
AnnC - Found this older HuffPo post. STEM to STEAM, intriguing! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/john-tarnoff/stem-to-steam-recognizing_b_756519.html
Lee Hall's curator insight, June 28, 2013 3:16 PM

We do need to encourage creativity in our students. They learn so much more when they handle the content to do something with it.

Ken Morrison's comment, July 12, 2013 1:29 PM
HI Jim, Thanks for following my topic. I hope that it is helpful for you . You have a great site started here.
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8 LinkedIn Tips and Basics that All Users should Practice

8 LinkedIn Tips and Basics that All Users should Practice | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
We all know about LinkedIn, but the business networking site still tends to fly under the radar more often than not. These LinkedIn tips and basics will ignite your profile and experience.
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It's a good practice to include relative keywords in your profile. Think of words that would be more niche and less traveled than "business", "social media", or "technology". Those mainstream keywords aren't worth it as you'll have to sacrifice your profile.

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Enjoy your online life, safely

------- Cardiff Design Festival AWARD W|INNER // The Best of Welsh Design awards talented designers and design thinkers across Wales------- A viral video, explaining…

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This Sandy Hook Elementary Teacher's Paying America's Kindness Forward | Education on GOOD

This Sandy Hook Elementary Teacher's Paying America's Kindness Forward | Education on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
As I fled Sandy Hook Elementary on the morning of December 14, 2012, clutching two of my student's hands tightly, I thought, "thank you, thank you." From that moment on I realized it is not the moment that defines you, it is how you react to the...
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This Rock Star Teen Scientist Designed a Sustainable Air Filter | Science on GOOD

This Rock Star Teen Scientist Designed a Sustainable Air Filter  | Science on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
A couple years ago, someone told me that "scientists can be rock stars too." Although these words resonated with me, a March phone call from Intel informing me that I was one of 40 finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search caught me completely...
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The WordPress.com Dashboard Gets a Beautiful Makeover

The WordPress.com Dashboard Gets a Beautiful Makeover | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Each day, you blog, you create, and you make things with your WordPress.com site. Meanwhile, behind the scenes, the code that runs WordPress.com gets updated dozens of times a day, as we deploy imp...

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Thanks, Gus! I wondered what was happening at Wordpress. Yep! Would be a lot better if someone would let us know when changes are in the making!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 17, 2013 3:58 PM

 

Seriously, I love it as there are more important information on it! BUT, first I thought that my account was hacked when I saw that it changed without any notification! COMMUNICATION could be BETTER, sorry guys ;)

 

===> FIRST making COMMUNICATION about the CHANGE and then doing it and NOT the reverse ;)

 

Learn more about blogs and blogging:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=blogs

 
Gust MEES's curator insight, June 17, 2013 4:04 PM

Seriously, I love it as there are more important information on it! BUT, first I thought that my account was hacked when I saw that it changed without any notification! COMMUNICATION could be BETTER, sorry guys ;)

 

===> FIRST making COMMUNICATION about the CHANGE and then doing it and NOT the reverse ;)

 

Learn more about blogs and blogging:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Blogging

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=blogs

 

 

Helen Teague's comment, June 21, 2013 4:11 PM
I agree, Gust!
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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
We'll reach a new state of web skills when we reinvent technology tools to better enhance our personal learning. We'll be at 3.0 when schools are everywhere and not viewed as daycare.

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StoryToolz : Resources for Authors

StoryToolz : Resources for Authors | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

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Authors are like teachers...their words enlighten, enrich and empower! And like teachers, there are never enough resources!

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Jasmin Rez's curator insight, July 4, 2013 11:28 AM

Useful Writing Tools and Resources

tom jackson's curator insight, July 6, 2013 7:48 AM

need assistance with writing prompts and critique?

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 8, 2013 6:59 AM

Really good tools for writters

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Pictures For A Blog - How To Get The Best Ones, Legally

Pictures For A Blog - How To Get The Best Ones, Legally | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

One of the challenging parts about blogging is sourcing big, beautiful and relevant pictures that you can legally use on a regular basis.

 

Yes, you can publish without photos.

 

But you’ll be missing out.

 

Images are an easy way to increase your readership because they tell your story better than text:

90% of the information that comes to the brain is visual.We process visuals 60,000 times faster than text.We recall pictures 6 times more easily than text. 

 

So, don’t let finding the perfect image stop you from creating great content. Here is everything you need to know to create beautiful blog posts, every time. 

 

But first…

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Images don’t just improve your message – if you properly optimize them, you have a better chance of making sure your friends find you!

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Why Chasing Facebook Likes is Not Clever Social Media Marketing | Jeffbullas's Blog

Why Chasing Facebook Likes is Not Clever Social Media Marketing | Jeffbullas's Blog | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
For many customers and marketers, social media marketing is the sole pursuit of chasing Facebook likes. Facebook is the largest social network on the planet. Bigger is better, or is it? Could you be doing more?
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"When it comes down to it, the two you cannot and should not ignore are Facebook and Twitter. This is where you need to start. The reason to choose these is that they are the biggest, most active, have high engagement and will drive the most traffic to your website or blog."

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Facebook adds hashtags, mends missing link to pop culture

Facebook adds hashtags, mends missing link to pop culture | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The social network bends to support a mainstream mode of digital expression popularized by a competitor. Read this article by Jennifer Van Grove on CNET News.
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Hashtags are in...no need to ignore them!

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7 Cybersecurity Myths Busted [Infographic]

7 Cybersecurity Myths Busted [Infographic] | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

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Apps for Multiple Intelligences

Apps for Multiple Intelligences | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, September 5, 2013 5:55 AM

This site is great for multiplying your multiple intelligences! 

David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 10, 2013 8:58 AM

Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 11, 2013 9:24 PM
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Mobile coupons trigger 51pc of consumers to shop in-store: study - Research - Mobile Commerce Daily

Mobile coupons trigger 51pc of consumers to shop in-store: study - Research - Mobile Commerce Daily | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Roughly half of shoppers would be more likely to buy products in-store if they were given a location-based mobile coupon, according to a new study from RetailMeNot.

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Mobile coupons! What WILL come next?

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Study: Trees save at least a life a year in each of 10 major U.S. cities

Study: Trees save at least a life a year in each of 10 major U.S. cities | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Urban trees suck up soot and other kinds of fine particulate pollution, and that helps keep us healthy and alive, researchers find.
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Suck it up, mighty trees! Just another reason why trees are awesome! Thank a tree today:-)

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WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release

WordPress 3.5.2 Maintenance and Security Release | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

 

 

 

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 

 

 

 

===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:11 PM

 

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 


===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===


The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.


Gust MEES's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:14 PM

 

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 

 

===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===

 

The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

 
Gust MEES's curator insight, June 21, 2013 5:15 PM

 

WordPress 3.5.2 is now available. This is the second maintenance release of 3.5, fixing 12 bugs. 

 

===> This is a security release for all previous versions and we strongly encourage you to update your sites immediately. <===

 

The WordPress security team resolved seven security issues, and this release also contains some additional security hardening.

 

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Amazing, Addictive, and Creative Uses of Google Earth and Google Maps | Technology on GOOD

Amazing, Addictive, and Creative Uses of Google Earth and Google Maps | Technology on GOOD | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Google Maps and Google Earth are pretty awesome on their own—you can see the whole world on your laptop in the comfort of your living room.
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Sleep mechanism identified that plays role in emotional memory

Sleep mechanism identified that plays role in emotional memory | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
Sleep researchers have identified the sleep mechanism that enables the brain to consolidate emotional memory and found that a popular prescription sleep aid heightens the recollection of and response to negative memories.

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Kenneth Weene's curator insight, June 13, 2013 2:43 AM

Fascinating as we move into the world of sleep, dreams, and emotionality, we find a tangled web that is human.

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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!

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Is this taking Twitter a bit too far?

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:54 PM

Twitter and Bloom's! I'm very very happy right now.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a great infographic to learn the multiple uses of Twitter for personal and student growth.

Elena Borge's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:58 PM

Try to use Twitter in class #motivation #newways #challenge

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The Psychology Of Facebook #infographic via @BerriePelser

The Psychology Of Facebook #infographic via @BerriePelser | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it
The Psychology Of Facebook, is addiction affecting our minds?

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Do These 5 Things To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible | Likeable Media - A Social Media and Word of Mouth Marketing Firm

Do These 5 Things To Make Your LinkedIn Profile Irresistible | Likeable Media - A Social Media and Word of Mouth Marketing Firm | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

LinkedIn is the most valuable network for the professional. Many people only consider LinkedIn when they are involved in a job search, but the value extends far beyond that. It can be used to find decision makers or network to find a new opportunity. However, like most things, the time to start using it is NOT when you need it. Your profile should be up-to-date and you should be regularly using it in anticipation of the moment when you do need it. Here is a list of five things you should check today in order to ensure your profile is up-to-date!

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Do You Make These 5 Common Mistakes Using Keywords In Your Blog?

Do You Make These 5 Common Mistakes Using Keywords In Your Blog? | Sizzlin' News | Scoop.it

Sometimes as marketers we go over the top naming things, which can make them seem more complicated than they are.

Keywords are simply the words and phrases you type into Google when you’re looking for something. They can be anything.

So, why should you care about them? 

If you understand what your customers are searching for, you can figure out what type of content to create (like blog posts, ebooks and videos) to capture their attention and answer their questions by providing value. You can read more about keywords here. 

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While it’s important to use keywords properly, it’s equally important to format your posts in a scannable manner. Your reader should be able to extract the key message at a glance. If they can, chances are they’ll come back because you gave them value.

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Raw: Philly Orchestra Performs on Delayed Plane

When the Philadelphia Orchestra found itself delayed on the tarmac in Beijing for three hours, a quartet decided to do an impromptu performance. (June 7)
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Making the best of a delayed situation: This is a flight I would not have minded being delayed!

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