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Raymond Tomlinson dies at 74; inventor of modern email

Raymond Tomlinson dies at 74; inventor of modern email | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Raymond Tomlinson, the inventor of modern email and a technological leader, has died. Tomlinson died Saturday, the Raytheon Co. said. He was 74. Email existed in a limited capacity before Tomlinson in that electronic messages could be shared amid multiple people within a limited framework. But...

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The @ sign is forever grateful...RIP...Raymond Tomlinson
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10 Great Apps to Make Travel Easier

10 Great Apps to Make Travel Easier | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
If you travel a lot I bet your phone looks a lot like mine: tons of folders loaded with apps. I easily could’ve written a post on a 100 travel apps to use but that would’ve been way too long… Read More
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Everything You Need To Know About Lost Luggage

Everything You Need To Know About Lost Luggage | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

No one wants to deal with lost luggage, and these tips will help keep your stuff safe.

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hope it never happens ... but just in case... these are good suggestionss
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A little known hack from Japan to get your notebook organized

A little known hack from Japan to get your notebook organized | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

th February 2015 by Adam 120 Comments

Tools like Evernote make organizing and finding information really simple. Yet despite that, I still often find myself using the humble notebook to jot down valuable ideas, especially when I’m on the go.

However notebooks are hard to organize your ideas. You either split your notebook into several sections for each ‘category’ and end up wasting valuable pages in the quieter sections or you just write your ideas as they come along making them hard to find

later on.


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I am using this method for my dissertation notes...

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, January 19, 2016 4:14 AM

Good advice for organizing your writing notebook too.

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The Myers-Briggs Types of 202 Fictional Characters

The Myers-Briggs Types of 202 Fictional Characters | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The Myers-Briggs personality types of 202 literary characters.

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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, January 28, 2016 10:21 PM

Where would your characters fit in?

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7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check

7 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Universe To Put Your Ego In Check | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
It's time for a little perspective.
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If the sun were as tall as a typical front door, Earth would be the size of a nickel. Post by Chris D'Angelo

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4,000 jobs to go in Pearson shake-up - BBC News

4,000 jobs to go in Pearson shake-up - BBC News | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Education publisher Pearson says it is to shed 10% of its worldwide workforce in an effort to cuts costs.
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Similar content appearing in WSJ and NYT

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One little change in how you talk to your kids can help them be more successful.

One little change in how you talk to your kids can help them be more successful. | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

king fIt's so simple, but a lot of people have no idea it's even a thing.

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Speaking to kids with a growth mindset emphasis. 

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Digital eye strain worse for multitaskers, survey finds

Digital eye strain worse for multitaskers, survey finds | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Three-quarters of people who use two or more devices simultaneously report symptoms of digital eye strain, compared with just over half who use one device at a time.
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Post by Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz points to current research on the effects of looking/staring at many types of mobile devices and stationary hardware

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What Level of Teaching is Right for Me?

What Level of Teaching is Right for Me? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Monday mornings, I welcome my 6th-grade homeroom, then immediately turn around and teach 12th-grade “higher-level” mathematics.
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LinkedIn Top Voices: Education

LinkedIn Top Voices: Education | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Meet the top 10 education and student writers of the year on LinkedIn,
ranked by engagement and more. Read — and follow — them now.
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A Visual on Building Excellence

A Visual on Building Excellence | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 12, 2015 10:36 PM

Check out this visual using the quote "Excellence is not a skill. It is an attitude." Consider printing out a copy and putting on the wall, reminding students that with time and effort they will improve!

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, April 13, 2015 3:23 AM

and it's an important one ...

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 13, 2015 5:38 AM

This is worth sharing. Attitudes of learning.

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Moderate Coffee Drinking May Prevent Early Death

Moderate Coffee Drinking May Prevent Early Death | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Host of risks reduced in those drinking up to five cups per day
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by Kathryn Doyle~~~"There is no evidence of harm of regular consumption in terms of chronic disease risk or mortality, and consistent evidence that consumption of coffee reduces the risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease," said Dr. Frank Hu, of Harvard School of Public Health.

(Go Java! Go Java!)

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Video: Waking Up to Five Planets

Video: Waking Up to Five Planets | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
With the help of an astronomer, a photographer captured this time-lapse video early one morning in late January.
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Awe-inspiring look at 5 planet line-up from the NY Times
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Rumi - Two Kinds of Intelligence

Rumi says there are two kinds of intelligence: "one acquired, as a child in school memorizes facts and concepts...With such intelligence you rise in the worl...


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a necessary rationale to teach in a variety of ways

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Charles Whitaker's curator insight, March 1, 2016 6:06 AM

Michael Meade, keeps bringing it....

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Michael Meade, keeps bringing it....

Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 3, 2016 7:02 AM

Michael Meade, keeps bringing it....

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Images of Aging Photocontest » Images of Aging Photocontest: The Story Behind the Image

Images of Aging Photocontest: The Story Behind the Image created by HELEN TEAGUE  using Adobe Slate |  02.29.16  | 
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Images of Aging Photocontest Digital Storytelling photo essay » Images of Aging Photocontest: The Story Behind the Images, made using Adobe Slate
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Two Signs of Overwriting and Why It’s a Problem

Two Signs of Overwriting and Why It’s a Problem | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Often, when I read a submission from a newer writer or one who has just come out of a fiction class, I flag it for overwriting. What is overwriting? Basically, it’s a sense that the prose (and the writer behind it) is trying too hard to get their point across or impress the reader. Sometimes I wonder if people who overwrite are trying to live up to some idea of “fiction writer” that exists in their heads…a scribe who uses $10 words and milks every image and otherwise packs every sentence until it’s dragging and bloated. They want to make sure we get they’re a real writer. Sometimes this process is at the front of their mind, sometimes it happens without them realizing. 


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Sharon Bakar's curator insight, January 22, 2016 10:22 AM

Very useful post on overwriting - what it is and how to prevent it.

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Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work

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"Forced into a challenge we're not prepared for, we often engage 'self-handicapping': deliberately doing things that set us up for failure." By

Megan McArdle

 

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Penelope's curator insight, February 3, 2016 8:52 PM

 

There are several theories espoused in this article. One is that procrastinating writers were the best English students. That isn't my problem, since I barely eked out a "C."

 

“Work finally begins,” says Alain de Botton, “when the fear of doing nothing exceeds the fear of doing it badly.”

 

At least we writers know we're in the majority when we head to the refrigerator instead of writing.

 

***This review was written by Penelope Silvers for her curated content on "Writing Rightly"***

 

Link to the original article: http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2014/02/why-writers-are-the-worst-procrastinators/283773/

Chris Simon's curator insight, February 4, 2016 4:01 AM

Non, vous n'êtes pas le seul à procrastiner ! ;-)

Sara Rosett's curator insight, February 4, 2016 11:15 AM

Sara's thoughts:  really interesting article on mindset and how it impacts work.

#tw

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The Classroom Is Dead — Bright — Medium

The Classroom Is Dead - Bright - Medium

For generations, thinkers have attempted to reimagine the classroom, to improve the classroom, and, of course, to disrupt the classroom, and where has all that gotten us?


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True learning happens when we least expect it, when we aren’t even attempting it. What is the opposite of school? Recess, of course. We must use the bricks and boards of the deconstructed classroom to erect a playground in its place, a fantasia of slides and forts and swings.

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Frances's curator insight, February 1, 2016 9:50 AM

Crazy? Brilliant? Off Base? Possible? How do you judge new ideas about learning?

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 2016 5:38 AM

Mais uma vez anunciam a morte da sala de aula. Temo que ela permaneça viva - e por muito tempo - pois continuamos a formar professores que a alimentam. Se as licenciaturas mudarem, haverá uma chance de mudarmos a escola, ainda que ela tenha sala de aulas. Se as licenciaturas permanecerem no passado, não haverá um outro futuro para a escola.

Marta Sponsiello's curator insight, March 11, 2016 6:37 AM

An interesting and light look at the future of education.

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America’s Oldest–And Most Adorable–Teacher Turns 102 Today, in Classroom Where She’s Happiest - Good News Network

America’s Oldest–And Most Adorable–Teacher Turns 102 Today, in Classroom Where She’s Happiest - Good News Network | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Doctors told her she has the heart a 40-year-old woman, but America’s oldest teacher is as happy as a teenager. “Granny”–as she is called-turns 102 today.
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Three cheers for New Jersey's Agnes Zhelesnik!

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Red wine is bad for you, say experts

Red wine is bad for you, say experts | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Government experts dismiss supposed health benefits of wine and are set to
rewrite the rule book on alcohol consumption
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A recent study by University College London found patients who gave up drinking alcohol for four weeks saw benefits for their liver function, blood pressure and cholesterol levels and were also at lower risk of developing diabetes and liver disease. The British Government currently advises men do not drink more than three to four units per day - up to 21 units or less per week - while women should drink no more than two to three units a day, or 14 units per week.

Under the new guidelines the gender difference will be thrown out and drinkers will be to keep off the booze for at least two days a week in order to allow their livers to recover.

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8 Holiday Movie Locations You Can Visit in Real Life

8 Holiday Movie Locations You Can Visit in Real Life | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
There's something magical about the holiday season to begin with…but add in a dash of movie magic at these real-life film locations, and, well, you're just in yuletide heaven.
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Season's Greetings!!
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Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2015 List of Lists

Hybrid Pedagogy’s 2015 List of Lists | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
These articles most warrant additional (or renewed) attention, reflecting the most active conversations in 2015 from the Hybrid Pedagogy community.
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Timely Go-To list for reference

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Window of insight

Window of insight | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
I was co-facilitating a coach training workshop for leaders last week. Sun was streaming in through the windows and I was thinking about how to illustrate the concept of psychological filters and...
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By Nick Wright~~~"As leaders, coaches and facilitators, we can grow in awareness of our own filters and their potentially distorting effects. We can learn to notice when we are projecting or transferring onto people and experiences. We can grow in awareness of our cultural beliefs and how they shape what we perceive and what we value. We can grow in awareness of our emotional states – what triggers them and how to handle them in the moment. ...  We can enable others to grow in awareness too, thereby broadening the range of possibilities, of options, available to them – and to us."

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Burnout: Is it Real? If Yes, Can it Be Codified?

Burnout: Is it Real? If Yes, Can it Be Codified? | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

From MedPage Today who surveyed a sample of health care professionals and asked them to choose among 10 factors contributing to professional burnout, the No. 1 rated factor, cited by 26% of respondents, was "loss of autonomy and control over content of clinical work."

 

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Post by by J. Duncan Moore, Jr.

Mayo Clinic researchers found,

Physicians were at higher risk for emotional exhaustion (32.1% versus 23.5%)Physicians have a higher level of depersonalization (19.4% versus 15.0%)Physicians are at higher risk for overall burnout (37.9% versus 27.8%)Physicians worked 10 hours more per week on average than the general population (50 hours versus 40 hours)

In 2012, the AMA commissioned an exhaustive research study by the RAND Corp. to look at all the factors that influence physician professional satisfaction, and identify potential targets for interventions to improve it. The RAND study examined "dissatisfiers and satisfiers" that physicians found in practice. The most important "satisfier," Madara reported, was "having enough face time one-on-one with patients."

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