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Exploring farms from above

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"Stunning gallery of 15 images depicting agricultural landscapes.  Shown above are cut flower fields in Carlsbad, California circa 1989."


Via Seth Dixon, Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks
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When photography of farmland becomes an art form..!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 22, 2013 4:33 PM

"Aerial photographer Alex MacLean estimates he has spent about 6,000 hours in the sky photographing American farms.  His unique perspective depicts the dramatically changing agricultural landscape in the U.S., something he has been drawn to since he started flying nearly 40 years ago.  'I’ve been photographing agricultural lands since I started flying, in the early 1970s,' he says. 'I was drawn to the aesthetics of farmland, in part because of its natural response to environmental conditions, climates, soils and topography…A lot of what I photograph is through discovery of seeing crops, seeing patterns.' 


Tags: agriculture, landscape, images.

Mary Rack's curator insight, May 23, 2013 10:28 AM

These are really beautiful and interesting, but I wish  photos could also reveal what substances are used on the land: fertilizers, pest killers, etc. I will go to his site and see if he addresses that. 

Mary Rack's comment, May 23, 2013 10:35 AM
MacLean's http://www.alexmaclean.com/ is a rich treasure trove of beauty and information! I could lose myself in it for the rest of the day. I recommend it to all thoughtful people.
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September 2014's Best Books: 12 Fiction Must-Reads for Your Imagination to ... - Bustle

September 2014's Best Books: 12 Fiction Must-Reads for Your Imagination to ...
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Whether or not you're a student, you have to acknowledge that back-to-school season has arrived.
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Newsmaker: Jane Goodall is in touch with her wild side - The National

Newsmaker: Jane Goodall is in touch with her wild side - The National | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The English ethologist, who will give a talk at NYU Abu Dhabi next week, has spent her life helping us understand the relationship between humans and primates. And what a life it's been.
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I have been a forever fan of Jane Goodall.  I didn't realize it was the spark from reading the children's book, "Doctor Dolittle," that her dream began.  Oh, those children books and their life-long influence!

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The Best Brain Pickings Articles of the Year

The Best Brain Pickings Articles of the Year | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
The psychology of the perfect daily routine, how to criticize with kindness, the creative purpose of boredom, Kafka on what books do for the
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From mindsets to what it takes to be a genius...

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, January 5, 5:18 PM

The list includes a broad range of topics i.e. happiness, neuroscience, gender, etc.

 

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Very Good 

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Coming to Terms With My Father's Racism

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How to find the fragile middle in a time of racial tension
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An award-winning piece (I feel) by Connie Schultz in The Atlantic today. She shares the experiences of many baby boomers who grew-up during the era of white flight, the 60s, and attitudes that shape more progressive views today.  

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Take the test: Are you color blind?

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Color blindness can pose serious problems in daily life. Look at some images from the Ishahara vision test to see if you have color blindness. 
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The ads are a little annoying but interesting test...

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Better Together: Parenting a Child in an Independent School

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While all good schools work to meet the needs of every child, it can seem as if demanding "squeaky-wheel" parents get more attention than those who quietly try to follow school protocol. Yet how much of our protocol is explicit? Who helps p...
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This is sound parenting advice for anyone....public school, boys and girls.  It just happens to be coming from Ann Klotz, Laurel School headmistress...a gem!

 

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Linda Alexander's curator insight, December 12, 2014 7:44 AM

Ann Klotz is one of my favorite heads of school.  This works for any parent in any school...and for boys as well as girls.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, December 12, 2014 10:30 AM

I worked closely with parents, but, when it is not the cultural norm, it is resented. An independent school has some advantages in breaking free from repressive norms.

 

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RIP: Celebs We Lost In 2014

RIP: Celebs We Lost In 2014 | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
We’ve said goodbye to many well known faces in 2014 including comic legend Joan Rivers, Hollywood star Robin Williams and Brit TV stars Rik Mayall, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Clarissa Dickson Wright.

Both Peaches Geldof and GRL singer Simone Battl...
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Robin Williams, Lorin (Cleveland Orchestra fans), Joan, Cream, Paul R, and many more greats... 

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What Every School Can Learn From Preschools

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A new report argues that non-academic "skills for success" can and should be cultivated and assessed in older students.
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Life skills are as important, if not more, as academic skills....too bad they don't test all that easily. 

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The Neuroscience of Storytelling: Quick2LAUNCH

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Quick2LAUNCH's online platform helps businesses develop & manage presentations.
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Creating Real World Painting. Calm Vibes on Twitter

Creating Real World Painting. Calm Vibes on Twitter | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
I love the world's endless creativity. Someone created a real world painting. pic.twitter.com/BCWW7qhgxi
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NPR: (Cleveland Restaurant) Bistro Trains Ex-Inmates In the Art Of Fine Dining

NPR: (Cleveland Restaurant) Bistro Trains Ex-Inmates In the Art Of Fine Dining | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
A French restaurant in Cleveland not only offers artisan cuisine, it also gives former inmates a job and the chance to learn a new skill.
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The last two visits to Cleveland have included a stop at Edwins.  Hats off to putting former inmates back to work.  This is an excellent restaurant that should be duplicated throughout the country!

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Complete Package: College admissions by Khan Academy (Resource Kit)

Complete Package: College admissions by Khan Academy (Resource Kit) | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Navigate college admissions like a pro with Khan Academy's evolving resource! Inside, find advice that is relevant for all college applicants in addition to portions tailored for high potential students who are worried about whether they can afford higher education.
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Khan Academy will help many students who attend high schools that do not have strong (if any) college counseling.  It is also useful for organizations that support students seeking college admissions. 

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Colleges With Learning Disability Programs

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Just because you have a learning disability doesn't mean you can't compete in college. Respected institutions across the country offer all kinds of excellent programs aimed at supporting the learning disabled.

Via Tina Marie DeLong, Lou Salza
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Thanks, Lou. . useful list 

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Lou Salza's curator insight, October 26, 2014 2:35 PM

Very useful list!

Lou

Shannon Prendgergast's curator insight, November 12, 2014 1:25 PM

Even though I do not want to attended these colleges it is a helpful to consider this while looking at colleges. I will need to call the representatives of the school I wish to apply to and talk with them about what kind of accommodations they have for students like me.  I know I will need to have  accommodations for extended time on tests and assignments as well as needing provided notes because of the challenges I face while trying to copy material from the board. information just gets lost between the link of my brain to my hand. This article is just a reminder of the steps I will need to take.

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Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences - Education - TES News

Sir Ken Robinson: give the arts as much weight as sciences - Education - TES News | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Agreed!  

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Children Photographed With Their Most Prized Possessions 

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Anna Ream tried careers in both investment banking and financial advising, but often felt like a fraud. When she started studying photography in 2008, things finally clicked. “I find with photography I don’t care how dumb my questions sound because I’m so driven to know the answer,” she said. “I’ve always...
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oh...that worn-out blanket or old, eyeless duckie (Rach:). 

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Notable Opinion Art of 2014

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The best illustrations that accompanied opinion pieces in The New York Times this year, as selected by the section’s art directors.
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Timely, provocative, thought provoking...

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What mattered in 2014, according to your Google searches

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Google's released its annual list of top trending searches for the year, showing Robin Williams, the World Cup and Ebola were top of mind in 2014
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The Ten Best Movies of 2014 - The New Yorker

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At this time, I offer a mere list, except for a note on what is by far the best movie of the year.
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Mapping Migration in the United States

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An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
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In my limited experience, places where "some" migration occurs tend to be friendly and easier to make friends and get involved.   Arizona is that way....very easy to make new friends, get involved in the community, etc. because social ties are not restricted to people who have known each other forever.  However, too much migration isn't good either.  People feel less tied to the community and willing to volunteer, pay taxes, etc.  

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5 more apps that make you say wow

5 more apps that make you say wow | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
There are approximately 1.3 million apps available for our smartphones and tablets. Many are simply a bad idea. Most are average in use or scope. Fortunately, some very innovative developers have changed the
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I love the ruler app (teachers note) & the app that automatically crops, fixes and then saves all your old photographs the best...

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Cowbird · A witness to life.

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A witness to life.
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The most loved stories of the week....Cowbird.

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10 Female Abstract Expressionists You Should Know

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Few art movements are as synonymous with the image of a paint-splattered male painter than abstract expressionism. Some of art history’s most radical masculine personalities emerged from the period...
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How to find daily creativity in uncreative jobs - Central Desktop Blog

How to find daily creativity in uncreative jobs - Central Desktop Blog | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
Creativity isn’t owned by any role, department or job description; it’s a process that everyone goes through. We all need to create new ideas and solutions.
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Walking for me is the best medicine. Read here: http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/30/want-to-be-more-creative-take-a-walk/?_r=1

 

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Bruce Springsteen’s Reading List: 28 Favorite Books That Shaped His Mind and Music

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From Montaigne's philosophy to Flannery O'Connor's short stories, literary anatomy of the creative icon.

"A book is a heart that only bea
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An impressive reading list.  I wonder how many songs were inspired from Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" or Flannery O'Connor's short stories?  My bet is quite a few...

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What Would You Change About Your Body. Adults & Children - YouTube

Tweet: http://ctt.ec/eYsSu | Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1vfL4dr These days it is so easy to feel insecure about our appearance. Whether it is because of the m...
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Linda Alexander's curator insight, November 3, 2014 8:53 AM

It does make you think.  A "mermaid tail"...that's what I want!

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20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know

20 Quotes From Children’s Books Every Adult Should Know | The Best of Art & Imagination | Scoop.it
It’s interesting how some of life’s greatest lessons can be found in children’s literature. And chances are that we did not realize this back when we were kids. Sometimes it’s only when we’re older that we learn to fully appreciate and understand the poignant words from our childhood entertainment.




Here’s some of the best quotes from books we used to read.









1. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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2. Dr Seiss, Horton Hears a Who




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3. Aesop, The Lion and the Mouse




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4. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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5. Roald Dahl, The Twits




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6. Dr. Seuss, Oh the Places You’ll Go




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7. Shel Silverstein, A Light in the Attic




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8. Antoine de Saint-Exupery, The Little Prince




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9. L. Frank Braum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz




10. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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11. E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web




12. J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire




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13. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan




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14. Shel Silverstein




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15. Roald Dahl, The Minpins




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16. Dr. Seuss, The Lorax




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17. P.L. Travers, Mary Poppins




18. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz




19. Lewis Carroll, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland




20. A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh




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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, October 27, 2014 4:08 PM

I had some of these posted in the classroom and others I shared with students.

 

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