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Where They Stand on Gun Violence

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Unlike Warner and Kaine, Wolf is mostly silent on regulating firearms.
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Yesterday was ANOTHER sad day in our nation (USA), 27 elementary students/ teachers gunned down like animals. A misused Constitution.
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The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn?

The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn? | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it

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Artículo interesante: ¿realmente el futuro del aprendizaje está en el conectivismo?. Las clases invertidas son el futuro?

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, April 29, 2:10 AM

Very interesting research.  Thanks Susan for sharing this.

Lindy McKeown Orwin's comment, April 29, 9:51 PM
Downes' response http://halfanhour.blogspot.ca/2014/04/response-to-dron.html
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Under new standards, students are struggling "productively!"

Under new standards, students are struggling "productively!" | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it

I can remember spending almost a full period on one short paragraph while reading about endothermic and exothermic reactions in science class. We spent time highlighting, underlining, making connections to things we already knew, asking questions in the margins, defining words and more. The room might as well have smelled of smoke— these kids were thinking, brains-on-fire style! They were struggling…PRODUCTIVELY! I was hooked, and unbelievably, so were they. I heard several kids exclaim, “Ohhhhhhh, I get it.”


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Georgia Governor Signs Bill Allowing Guns In Bars, Churches, Libraries And Schools

Georgia Governor Signs Bill Allowing Guns In Bars, Churches, Libraries And Schools | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
The new law allows guns in bars, churches nightclubs and libraries. It expands Georgia's Stand Your Ground law so that felons may invoke this defense. And it permits certain schoolteachers and administrators to carry firearms inside their schools.
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After Newtown — Public Opinion on Gun Policy and Mental Illness — NEJM

After Newtown — Public Opinion on Gun Policy and Mental Illness — NEJM | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
Perspective from The New England Journal of Medicine — After Newtown — Public Opinion on Gun Policy and Mental Illness
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List of school shootings in the United States - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This is a chronological list of school shootings in the United States.

Prior to 1989, there were only a handful of incidents in which two or more victims were killed by firearms at a school, including the 1966 University of Texas massacre, the 1974 Olean High School shooting, the 1976 California State University, Fullerton massacre, and the 1979 Cleveland Elementary School shooting (the 1927 Bath School disaster was a bombing, not a shooting, with a firearm used only to detonate explosives). School shootings prior to the late 1990s, when they received intensive press and official coverage, were considered local incidents and may be substantially underreported in current tabulations, raising questions as to whether school shootings are actually increasing or are simply receiving more attention in recent years. From 1989 to 2012, there have been at least 40 such incidents.

The earliest known United States shooting to happen on school property was the Pontiac's Rebellion school massacre on July 26, 1764, where four Lenape American Indians entered the schoolhouse near present-day Greencastle, Pennsylvania, shot and killed schoolmaster Enoch Brown, and killed nine or ten children (reports vary). Only three children survived.[1]

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Thinking About Guns - On Hiring - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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US teacher stops school shooting

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A teacher at a high school in California is praised by police for averting a serious shooting incident, by persuading a student to put down his gun.
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Gun advocates can say what they may...but were this student carrying one of the assault rifles (which are designed for no other reason than mass killing), this would have a very different outcome. Please consider outlawing "weapons of war." We, at least, owe our children that much.

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How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown?

How Many People Have Been Killed by Guns Since Newtown? | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
Read more on Slate about gun control. Since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14, we at Slate have been wondering how many people are dying from guns in America every day.
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Why Is Congress Protecting the Gun Industry?

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Gun manufacturers and dealers enjoy broad legal immunity, even though lawsuits against them would help improve safety
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Time for Congress to stand up to NRA!

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If Congress is going to make a meaningful attempt to reduce gun violence, it will have to stand up to the National Rifle Association.
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Where They Stand on Gun Violence

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Unlike Warner and Kaine, Wolf is mostly silent on regulating firearms.
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Deport me? If America won't change its crazy gun laws... I may deport myself says PIERS MORGAN

Deport me? If America won't change its crazy gun laws... I may deport myself says PIERS MORGAN | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
The MoS columnist angered 90,000 gun-lovers in the US with his views on gun control. Here he explains why he may leave the country that has become his second home.
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As an American I become very annoyed with those who would rather ignore good advice from a non-American born "outsider," than to actually examine what they have to say. Our nation has been dumbed-down for so long we are not even willing to think...or worse, not even willing to try.

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Guns endanger more than they protect

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David Frum says the NRA's "Death Wish" style vision of America as a land of armed civilians fending off criminals is a fantasy
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Did owning guns protect Nancy Lanza?

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The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn?

The Landing: Connectivism: a learning theory or a theory of how to learn? | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it

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Adriana Guerrero López's curator insight, April 28, 1:07 PM

Artículo interesante: ¿realmente el futuro del aprendizaje está en el conectivismo?. Las clases invertidas son el futuro?

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, April 29, 2:10 AM

Very interesting research.  Thanks Susan for sharing this.

Lindy McKeown Orwin's comment, April 29, 9:51 PM
Downes' response http://halfanhour.blogspot.ca/2014/04/response-to-dron.html
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7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success

7 Brain-based Tips for eLearning Success | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it

The brain is constantly on the lookout for ways to improve by obtaining new knowledge and skills, even before birth. Unfortunately, retaining information can be challenging, simply because instructors and course designers do not always use methods that facilitate remembering. The following seven points look at key principles from neuroscience research paired with tips that will allow course creators to achieve effective eLearning development.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, May 1, 8:48 PM

Must read.

Siegfried Holle's curator insight, May 2, 10:57 AM

food for thought

Iris Velasquez P's curator insight, May 3, 5:44 AM

Muy interesante y útil.

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eSchool News – Current Issue | eSchool News

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Futurity.org – Survey: Most Americans support stiffer gun laws

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Research news from leading universities
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WATCH: 19 Second Amendment FAILS In Honor Of 'Gun Appreciation Day'

WATCH: 19 Second Amendment FAILS In Honor Of 'Gun Appreciation Day' | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
On January 19, our nation will have a new holiday to celebrate. Normally, we’d have the Hallmark corporation to thank for this, but this time there is a very different force behind the movement: the American gun lobby.
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And we want to keep our guns why???????????

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Student Critical After Shotgun Attack at Taft High in Kern County

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TAFT, Calif. (KTLA) -- A student was shot and wounded at Taft Union High School in Kern County Thursday morning.
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The Evolution of the NRA's Defense of Guns

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Since 1934, when the first major federal weapons regulation was enacted, the National Rifle Association has significantly shifted its rhetoric and tactics regarding federal gun control.
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How To Disarm the NRA

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Read the rest of Slate’s coverage of the Sandy Hook school shooting. In his sober, sad speech in Newtown, Conn. Sunday night, President Obama sounded like he meant it when he promised to address gun violence.
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Time for Senator Harry Reid to take a stand on gun control - The Hill's Congress Blog

Time for Senator Harry Reid to take a stand on gun control - The Hill's Congress Blog | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
When CODEPINK, MoveOn and representatives of other organizations marched into Senator Harry Reid’s D. C.
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Gavin Baker's curator insight, February 5, 2013 9:46 AM

This explains what some of the concerns with the gun laws are.  From not having large capacity magazines, and to take guns that only have large capacity out of circulation since they are only being used for mass murder.

Brett Bradford's comment, February 8, 2013 12:32 PM
I agree with Senator Harry Reid that we have the right to have guns .I think that there should be control but us as Americans deserve the freedom of choice no matter what. If a person wants a larger magazine gun, than so be it. If its necessary for them to feel safe in there own homes that it should be okay.
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Gun Control: Where Does Your Congressman Stand?

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Patch contacted 10 newly elected representatives to find out what they plan to do to help curb gun violence in our country in the wake of the December 14 mass killing in Newtown, CT.
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United States Congress: Stand Up Against Gun Violence: Increase Gun Control in the United States

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'Chaos:' Gunman ambushes, kills two firefighters at New York blaze

'Chaos:' Gunman ambushes, kills two firefighters at New York blaze | Time has Come to Disarm; Updating the Constitution in Context | Scoop.it
Four firefighters were shot, two fatally, while responding to a blaze in upstate New York on Monday, and investigators believe the shooter set a trap.
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