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The Gettysburg Address as a Powerpoint

The Gettysburg Address as a Powerpoint | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
On the 150th anniversary of the speech, let's consider how the corporate world's native medium might improve it.
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Angie Mc's curator insight, November 19, 2013 9:16 PM

I don't know whether to laugh or cry!

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Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today

Lectures Didn't Work in 1350—and They Still Don't Work Today | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

It’s all about engagement. I’ve heard things like a child’s attention span, in minutes, is equal to their age in years. That’s so not true. If children are engaged in something, they’ll spend hours on it. We have a 6-year-old grandchild who will spend hours working on Legos or Tinkertoys because she’s got something in her mind that she wants to build, and she’ll do it. If children aren’t paying attention, it’s not because of a decreased attention span—it’s because they aren’t given tasks that honor their dominant ways of learning.


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, November 22, 2013 5:36 AM

kako res je to kar piše tukaj... razmislimo in upoštevajmo.

Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, November 23, 2013 4:01 PM

Engaging content and creativity will hold anyone's attention. 

Christy P.Novack's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:18 AM

I agree that 

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Harvard scientists invent the synaptic transistor that learns while it computes

Harvard scientists invent the synaptic transistor that learns while it computes | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

It doesn't take a Watson to realize that even the world's best supercomputers are staggeringly inefficient and energy-intensive machines.

 

Our brains have upwards of 86 billion neurons, connected by synapses that not only complete myriad logic circuits; they continuously adapt to stimuli, strengthening some connections while weakening others. We call that process learning, and it enables the kind of rapid, highly efficient computational processes that put Siri and Blue Gene to shame.

 

Materials scientists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have now created a new type of transistor that mimics the behavior of a synapse. The novel device simultaneously modulates the flow of information in a circuit and physically adapts to changing signals.

 

Exploiting unusual properties in modern materials, the synaptic transistor could mark the beginning of a new kind of artificial intelligence: one embedded not in smart algorithms but in the very architecture of a computer.

 

“There’s extraordinary interest in building energy-efficient electronics these days,” says principal investigator Shriram Ramanathan, associate professor of materials science at Harvard SEAS.

 

“Historically, people have been focused on speed, but with speed comes the penalty of power dissipation. With electronics becoming more and more powerful and ubiquitous, you could have a huge impact by cutting down the amount of energy they consume.”

 

The human mind, for all its phenomenal computing power, runs on roughly 20 Watts of energy (less than a household light bulb), so it offers a natural model for engineers.

 

“The transistor we’ve demonstrated is really an analog to the synapse in our brains,” says co-lead author Jian Shi, a postdoctoral fellow at SEAS. “Each time a neuron initiates an action and another neuron reacts, the synapse between them increases the strength of its connection. And the faster the neurons spike each time, the stronger the synaptic connection. Essentially, it memorizes the action between the neurons.”


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Clive on Learning: Knowing where to look is more valuable than knowing what

Clive on Learning: Knowing where to look is more valuable than knowing what | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

In one experiment, participants were given pieces of information to type into a computer. Half were told the computer would retain the information and the other half were told it would be erased.


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Bill Cosby’s Dissertation | DissertationRx

Bill Cosby’s Dissertation | DissertationRx | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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Bill Cosby writes in his abstract that “living in an age of accelerated technology, there can be little reason why schools should hesitate in applying that same technology to create a more diversified an open learning environment. (Cosby, 1976).”

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Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone

Top 10 FBI Behavioral Unit Techniques For Building Rapport With Anyone | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
What can an FBI expert on behavior teach you about rapport building skills? A lot.

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Angie Mc's curator insight, November 9, 2013 1:12 PM

While these techniques are geared toward building rapport with new people we encounter, the same techniques can be used to improve growing and on-going relationships as well.  This list can be very helpful for teens and young adults venturing out into the world.

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What Is It Really Like To Be An Introvert?

What Is It Really Like To Be An Introvert? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Being introverted has nothing to do with lack of confidence. In some ways, I believe that the ability to enjoy being by yourself says a great deal about your confidence.
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Some Great Quotes, Sayings and Lyrics!

Some Great Quotes, Sayings and Lyrics! | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"Maybe our girlfriends are our soulmates and guys are just people to have fun with"
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Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org

Your Brain on Books: 10 Things That Happen to Our Minds When We Read - OEDB.org | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Click above to view full image! Any book lover can tell you: diving into a great novel is an immersive experience that can make your brain come alive with imagery and emotions and even turn on your senses.

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sarah's curator insight, October 27, 2013 7:08 AM

intéressant

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, October 27, 2013 4:07 PM

Educators have long told us that reading expands our minds. Here are some of the specific ways in which they do so.

Carol Rine's curator insight, October 29, 2013 7:54 AM

This is a GREAT article that has lots of embedded cross-linked articles within it.  :O)

 

Carol

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How Your Myers Briggs Type Determines Your Career Path [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Your Myers Briggs Type Determines Your Career Path [INFOGRAPHIC] | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Think you have what it takes to be a crime scene investigator? Or would you be better suited for the medical field or computer technology? With so many car
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Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Theories of Learning. Connectivism: A new type of learning for the digital age


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Richard Samson's curator insight, November 8, 2015 8:48 AM

Like Moodle!

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 9, 2015 12:51 PM

Good, clear infographic comparing different learning theories alongside connectivism. Interesting to consider, whether you appreciate the theory or not. 

Ana Seb+'s curator insight, November 9, 2015 6:04 PM

¿Epoca de conectivismo?

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14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936 | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
"Write! Writing, to knowledge, is a certified check."

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupi

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a look back at timeless advice...

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Neuroscientists Seek Creativity in the Brain

Neuroscientists Seek Creativity in the Brain | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Researchers at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting say creativity is a whole-brain process—and it can highlight unusual strengths in students with emotional disabilities.
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In rare 1983 speech, Steve Jobs alluded to the iPad, Siri, the App Store, mainstream Internet connectivity, Google Maps and more

In rare 1983 speech, Steve Jobs alluded to the iPad, Siri, the App Store, mainstream Internet connectivity, Google Maps and more | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
About a year and a half ago, I attended a startup event in Chicago which featured Siri co-founder Dag Kittlaus as the keynote speaker.

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Internet 'may be changing brains'

Internet 'may be changing brains' | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Social network sites may be changing people's brains as well as their social life, research suggests.

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The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now

The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The 7 Most Powerful Ideas In Learning Available Right Now (RT @Gabriella_Rowe: #Connectivism and 6 other powerful ideas in #education right now via @TeachThought http://t.co/gIe4Pi2cUt #edchat #edte…)...

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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, August 14, 2013 8:36 AM

add your insight...

 

 
Maria Jose Vitorino's curator insight, August 15, 2013 11:13 AM

4. From schools to communities.

Have we noticed that? It's happening :)

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Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged

Going off the grid: Why more people are choosing to live life unplugged | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
For people who want to get away from today's consumerist society, living off-grid can be an attractive option.

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How to start a change movement

How to start a change movement | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Change movements fascinate me. People coming together to create change that is beyond the power of one individual, is how all of our greatest social accomplishments have been made.


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Steve Gillies's curator insight, November 6, 2013 4:06 AM

Got to agree with the small secretariat and tribal messages in this blog...

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 6, 2013 5:57 AM

Well, and voilà, the light in the tunnel... brief, concise, good summary... how to structure the team, schedule for success... and with a small variation/adaptation you can use it personally if you have detected in the  earlier too Scoop.it topic the early signs of depression or burnout and want to change... you just don't give up, do you? ...:-)))

 

Ali Anani's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:34 AM

I may call this "collective change".

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Glimpse: She Wears It Well | Mindful

Glimpse: She Wears It Well | Mindful | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
An inside look at Mindful’s December cover story on clothing designer Eileen Fisher.
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a wonderful article sampler featuring Eileen Fisher, who exhibits intentionality in her business

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Completion Is Perfection: 75 Vintage Dust Jackets of Classic Books

Completion Is Perfection: 75 Vintage Dust Jackets of Classic Books | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Looking at a beautifully designed book cover is one thing, but if you only get the front, you aren't getting the whole story. Older book covers served as windows into what people used to read, than...
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Research shows children only learn words through human interaction

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Tandoo Barcelona's curator insight, November 25, 2014 9:35 AM

The article proves it, the best way to learn languages is through practical training. That's why you should fastly find your perfect Tandoo and start talking! (Karina)

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Timeline: A Brief History of Publishing - GalleyCat

Timeline: A Brief History of Publishing - GalleyCat | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Timeline: A Brief History of Publishing
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very interesting infographic

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The Impact Of Technology On Curiosity

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Looking at the impact Of technology on curiosity is also a look at the impact of technology on learning
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How to tell a story

How to tell a story | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Why do we love our favorite stories? Do they need a beginning, middle and end, and a character who changes by the conclusion? Masters of storytelling explore new answers to age-old questions of the craft.

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no matter what the media, it all comes back to the content/the story...

You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying in the road. ~Richard Price

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