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Creating American Borders

30-second animation of the changes in U.S. historical county boundaries, 1629 - 2000. Historical state and territorial boundaries are also displayed from 178...

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I love animation maps.  Great for getting students interested in learning.

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Seth Dixon's comment, January 29, 2013 4:54 PM
Here's where you can get the data and more info on the project: http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/
Emma Lafleur's curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:53 PM

I am interested in US History and watching the creation of the boundaries with the year that they were created gives a lot of insight into the people and population of that time. Also the rate of change in size from year to year gives insight into the economic and political status of the country at that time. This is a great clip to watch even if just to see how much the country has physically changed over time.

Jesse Olsen's comment, March 16, 2013 1:04 PM
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Attention Talk Radio

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Our mission is to make available relevant information related to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...
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Finland's Wuxi Theater: An Iconic Design that Harvests Rainwater

Finland's Wuxi Theater: An Iconic Design that Harvests Rainwater | Virtual World Education for Learners with ADHD and Dyslexic | Scoop.it

Like the iconic waterfront Sydney Opera House, the Wuxi Grand Theatre, built by Finland’s PES-Architects, benefits from its location.


Located on a manmade peninsula, the theater is highly visible from all directions- a prime spot that provided the opportunity to construct an eye-catching roof that places the building in a direct dialogue with the city’s weather. Eight massive steel wings stretch out from the roof 50 meters high, adding a distinct sculptural element while reflecting direct sunlight, sheltering interior spaces from excessive heat. The slanted roof also works to harvest rainwater, taking advantage of the local climate and reducing the building’s impact on the environment.

Thousands of LED lights illuminate the aluminum wings; inside, the Main Auditorium is covered by over 15,000 bamboo blocks, capturing the local character while infusing a distinctly Finnish element in its forms and materials.

 

One year after its opening, the theater has seamlessly integrated its green terraces and lakeside landscape into the urban context and local culture...



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We can save the world through education.  Expose your students to innovations around the world as starters for innovative student projects.

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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, April 29, 2013 10:35 AM

A breathtaking setting and an award winning design.

 

"Evoking the character of a butterfly, eight massive steel wings stretch out from the roof 50 meters from the ground. While the wings add a distinct sculptural element to the crown of the theater, they reflect direct sunlight, sheltering interior spaces from excessive heat. The slanting of the roof wings also work to harvest rainwater, taking advantage of the local climate and reducing the building’s impact on the environment"


bravo....beautiful...PES Architects

Natalie Curtis's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:03 AM

I love the idea of Finnish architecture meeting in this locale to design this magnificent theater. Not only does the purpose of the architecture and the sustainability and environmental friendly aspects of this building speak for itself but the design of the life-like butterfly wings blends in gorgeously to it's surrounding landscape. The design and overall appearance can be appreciated at home and abroad and is a sight to behold, I'm sure. The inside is as equally as impressive as the outside- which has an interesting job of harvesting rainwater and regulating the amount of heat that may need to be reflected off of the building... which cuts down on energy usage. 

Impressive, PES Architects.

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Video Resources for PBL and Deeper Learning

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Video resources for PBL 


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One in Five: Dyslexia Information - A dyslexia Support Community

One in Five: Dyslexia Information - A dyslexia Support Community | Virtual World Education for Learners with ADHD and Dyslexic | Scoop.it
Millions of American children & adults need the right support when they are struggling with a learning disability like dyslexia. Find what you have been looking for at Explore1in5.org.

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Lou Salza's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:43 PM

Learning Ally has built a web site to collect the stories and testimony of students who share their journey. Love the kids!!--Lou

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, April 18, 2013 8:48 PM

A great site with stories from students who describe their journey!

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Creating American Borders

30-second animation of the changes in U.S. historical county boundaries, 1629 - 2000. Historical state and territorial boundaries are also displayed from 178...

Via Seth Dixon
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I love animation maps.  Great for getting students interested in learning.

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Seth Dixon's comment, January 29, 2013 4:54 PM
Here's where you can get the data and more info on the project: http://publications.newberry.org/ahcbp/
Emma Lafleur's curator insight, January 29, 2013 6:53 PM

I am interested in US History and watching the creation of the boundaries with the year that they were created gives a lot of insight into the people and population of that time. Also the rate of change in size from year to year gives insight into the economic and political status of the country at that time. This is a great clip to watch even if just to see how much the country has physically changed over time.

Jesse Olsen's comment, March 16, 2013 1:04 PM
Whooooaaaaaaa!!!!
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Sir Ken Robinson- Do schools kill creativity? [TED Talk]

Sir Robinson expresses his views on the creative potential of our youth and how the current education system doesn't nurture that but rather suppresses it wi...
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Betty Klug's comment, April 25, 2013 2:21 PM
Everyone knows the public schools are not succeeding in educating many of our needy children, whether they are poor, learning disabled, or just learn differently. However, there is hope and many of us in educations, at the PhD level, are trying to solve the problems and find ways to teach children in the way they learn. In addition, most schools of tomorrow will look very different. If education joins with its community and schools teach most of their classes on line, school buildings can become learning centers and all children can receive education from the best educators and experts. This can be achieved by using virtual worlds as classrooms, where the students can work on projects and hands-on individualized learning.
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What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE

What is PBL? | Project Based Learning | BIE | Virtual World Education for Learners with ADHD and Dyslexic | Scoop.it
Project Based Learning for the 21st Century...

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Lauren Jackson's curator insight, February 19, 3:50 PM

Another article that provides explicitly the essentials for Project Based Learning. The Buck Institute focuses on PBL to produce 21st Century Skills. Incorporating technology is fundamental in PBL. What worries me, as a future educator, is the unknown. I want to fully prepare my students with the skills they need, but we are preparing them for an unknown future. For example, in elementary school my computer class focused on "words typed per minute." But now students need to know much more than that when it comes to technology. How can we prepare globally competent students when we don't know what the global sphere will look like in 2020 and beyond?

Robin Kinney's curator insight, February 19, 5:12 PM

This picture truly says 1000 words, which is why I like it.  While reading an article, this one or another, is necessary to understanding what PBL is, this graphic is an excellent at-a-glance reminder.  I'd actually like to take this image, transform it into a trumpet flower, then slide the graphic into the front of my planning binder to act as a beautiful reminder of what I should imbed into my lessons.

Harry Greenhouse's curator insight, February 20, 9:57 PM

This article by BIE shows the basics to project based learning. The article shows the major important factors that make project based learning possible and how to do them. Like we covered in class, PBL's need to be significant and relate-able so they are interesting as well as have a driving question that works as the thesis statement for the project.

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Open Badges | Games based learning in Education

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A presentation about the history, current state, and future of Mozilla's Open Badges Infrastructure given at SETT (Scandinavian Educational Technology Transformation) 2013. An excellent Slideshare ...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 17, 2013 7:42 AM

Badges, badges, badges...have to get around to this soon. ;)

CIPP's curator insight, October 17, 2013 8:48 AM

Great slideshare looking at the history, current state and future of Open Badges