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Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

! 180Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Street Journal hears that the search firm is planning to


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Wow! 180 satellites means better connectivity, e-commerce, and a better 24X7internet experience! What it means is that students will be able to do research on the go, housewives access recipes on line, and mergers and takeovers take place in mid-flight!

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Interesting news. The race between Google and Facebook is still on.

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Trading one form of surveillance and censorship for another.

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10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic | e-Learning Infographics

10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic | e-Learning Infographics | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
The 10 Signs You Are a Tech-Savvy Teacher Infographic helps you find out just how much technology has become integrated with your teaching life.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Hey friends, this is a really interesting article! The ten signs that you are a tech-savvy teacher suggests that upcoming teachers should be well versed with twenty-first century skills, they should be themselves intrinsically motivated, and they should be without the inhibition to share tips and stuff on learning topics to one and all, and that includes even those whom they do not know! Collaboration should be high on the list of priorities for the successful teacher of the twenty-first century! 

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Revisions, Re-writing, Re-Publishing in the Digital Age

Revisions, Re-writing, Re-Publishing in the Digital Age | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Anne Gallagher: Crazy hippie flower child mother of a nine year old daughter having a mid-life crisis writing Regency romance novels, women's fiction and taking a stab at literary short stories. This is my writing blog where, ...
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I have been no stranger to the possibilities of re-writing, re-publishing and revising what has been written and some of the posts on my blog are a testimony of this fact. The use of technology has made it so much more easy to so multiple drafts, and I am glad about this!

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Discovery Education’s Vivid Approach to Learning

Discovery Education’s Vivid Approach to Learning | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
 

Scott Kinney, Senior Vice President at Discover Education, joined us at ISTE 2014 in Atlanta to talk about their approach to innovation and more importantly student engagement. Kinney shares his opinion on the role media plays in new educational environments and how teachers should be supported to effectively deploy these services. Kinney's affable nature gives ...

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Wow, I have always enjoyed watching programs on Discovery Channel. Education becomes all the more effective when you have all the benefits of Educational Technology. This is an incredible attempt to take the classroom to the homes! Yes, you can't do without formal education, and the teacher, but then you can at least make the process even more powerful, effective and magical! An important take away for me, is that technology can transform pedagogy to a great extent. I am glad that Scott Kinney has spoken about the Common Core State Standards, and the importance of differentiation. I hope that Discovery Channel will come up with more and more interesting programs!

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7 Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones

7 Leadership Lessons from Game of Thrones | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Sex, murder, dragons, warring leaders, and a wall impossible to scale. Does this sound like any corporations you know today? Perhaps, but I am talking about Targaryens, Lannisters, Starks, and Baratheons in Game of Thrones.

 

Game of Thrones is set in a medieval world of knights, dragons, and magic, characterized by long, cold seasons, and populated with White Walkers. This most amazing and compelling TV series has captured the hearts and minds of people around the world. In the history of mankind, never has a TV series been so downloaded and watched, so are there leadership lessons we can take from this series?


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Games can surely be  a good medium for teaching important life skills. In fact the use of, games and simulations are being researched as important tools in teaching across grades. One of the reasons why games and simulations can be effective pedagogical tools is that they provide for  experiential learning. Teaching Life Skills often proves to be a challenge especially since  the subject area is rather vast, and subjective in nature. It is as if you were trying to re-engineer the mindset of the learner. So, then how do you motivate a rather introverted learner to change? I guess role play, simulation and games might provide intrinsic motivation such that can never be provided through regular class room teaching which makes use of lectures, discussions and note taking. You need to feel the desire to lead from inside, and it is not about being told to lead!

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Chris Enstrom's curator insight, June 24, 7:34 AM

Context is everything!

Birgit Plange's curator insight, June 25, 2:37 AM

Well, even Game of Thrones can teach us something....

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I'm sure there are many more but here's a good start!

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Couple Could End Up Behind Bars If Convicted Of Sending Kid To School Outside Their District

Couple Could End Up Behind Bars If Convicted Of Sending Kid To School Outside Their District | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
A Pennsylvania mother and father face felony theft charges Tuesday – and up to seven years in prison – for allegedly sending their five year old daughter to a public school outside of their zoned school district.
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This is rather difficult, especially where parents want to send their children to a particular school. Where it is a matter of preference or choice, parents might decide that sending their children to a far away school rather than the neighborhood school.

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How to Know If your PC is Hacked?

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What would happen if a PC is hacked and what one can do about it? After doing a lot of research, I came to this conclusion that hackers gonna hack.

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This is really good, although, I guess there is no fool proof protection from hacking. Many of us would have come across the symptoms mentioned in this article like the P.C. playing truant, slowing down, and hey, " where did that tool bar come from?" It is unfortunate that antivirus software cannot prevent your P.C. from being hacked. The best you can do is, I guess to be alert and not visit unknown sites especially those that offer you a windfall in a lottery  which you never tried!

 

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Diversity in Children's Lit: Mediocrity Matters as Much as Masterpieces - The Atlantic

Diversity in Children's Lit: Mediocrity Matters as Much as Masterpieces - The Atlantic | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
Diversity in Children's Lit: Mediocrity Matters as Much as Masterpieces The Atlantic Other independent bookstores and authors have taken up the challenge, offering prizes and incentives, creating what is essentially a grass-roots marketing effort...
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Yes, you can't give them all the good stuff and spoil them for choice! If you don't give them literature that is mediocre in nature, then how will they know what good literature is?

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Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job

Why Taking A Vacation Can Make You Better At Your Job | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

A 2014 Oxford Economics Assessment of Paid Time Off in the U.S. showed 42% of employees with paid time off finished the year with unused days, leaving an average of 8.1 days unused.

Small business owners are especially bad at taking time away. According to the 2013 Sage Reinvention of Small Business Study, 43% of small business owners are taking less vacation time than five years ago.

 

The fact that we don't use all of our vacation time isn’t all that surprising. After all, getting away for a few days or weeks can be overwhelming when it feels like stepping away from the office will create a painful backlog of work when you return.

 

But what if stepping away from the daily grind made you better at your job?


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This is a good one! Nothing like a vacation, a week away from work, with your family or your co-workers. What matters is the change, change of atmosphere, the adventure activities, the star-studded sky above you, and the fresh air you breathe, enough to recharge your batteries, and yes inspire you with new ideas and thoughts!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 22, 3:37 PM

We say we want more time off, but most of us don't use all of our vacation time. Life won't fall apart if you take two weeks off in fact your work might actually improve.

Michael J Rutherford's curator insight, May 23, 6:26 AM

Today's virtual world that works makes it possible for anyone who wants to travel abroad making it a lifestyle...

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That's what I'm talking about!

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Top 10 skills children learn from the arts

Top 10 skills children learn from the arts | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
You don't find school reformers talking much about how we need to train more teachers in the arts, given the current obsession with science, math, technology and engineering, but here's a list of skills that young people learn from studying the arts.
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This is exactly why even students of pure sciences should also have at least one subsidiary subject in arts- this would help them enhance their creative skills, focus, perseverance, ...and so on! Some of my grade twelve science students tend to make fun of Arts, which in itself is a very bad trend! There is so much to be learned from arts, even if one is training to be an engineer or a physician!
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16% of Okla. 3rd graders fail reading test - kjrh.com

16% of Okla. 3rd graders fail reading test - kjrh.com | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
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16% of Okla. 3rd graders fail reading test
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... reading test were released to school districts across the state Friday.
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Is it because rigor was missing, or is it a general trend all over the world, a steady veering away from reading and writing? Perhaps this about a change in perception about the very need for these skills today, when you can have everything on a laptop connected to the internet. Whatever may be the cause, educationist and policy makers need to integrate technology into pedagogy in such a way that core skills like reading and writing are enhanced and not suppressed. When a significant number of students fail in a reading test, that too in their first language, then I guess it is high time we took notice! Developing reading skills would include Cloze gap reading exercises, training students in different reading strategies like perhaps skimming,  scanning, and reading for pleasure.

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UNESCO researcher: Teachers have great difficulty teaching Holocaust education - Jerusalem Post

UNESCO researcher: Teachers have great difficulty teaching Holocaust education - Jerusalem Post | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
UNESCO researcher: Teachers have great difficulty teaching Holocaust education Jerusalem Post Zehavit Gross, a professor of education at the Churgin School of Education at Bar-Ilan University in Ramat Gan, analyzed the Holocaust curriculum at...
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It is certainly difficult to teach about the Holocaust mainly because of the sensitive nature of the whole episode. How do you teach students that Psychopaths can become so depraved that they have no qualms about extermination camps like Auschwitz, Sobibor and Treblinka? In many cases the details are so sordid that one feels overwhelmed by them!

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5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education

5 Bold Predictions For The Future Of Higher Education | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Everything from the emergence of MOOCs to new learning styles and mounting financial and sustainability pressures are impacting the education landscape. Every day higher education leaders are developing new strategies to leverage across these developing challenges and opportunities.

 

The common denominator amidst all this change: students. What should they learn? How can institutions best attract them? How do you best empower their learning? How do you keep them safe? What do they value? These aren’t new questions but the answers are shifting rapidly. The questions are also becoming more critical for our educational institutions given the National Center for Education Statistics report revealing in 2012, for the first time in three decades, demographics predicted a diminishing population for college age students in the United States.


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Most of the innovations in the field of education are the result of cost-saving issues, and to some extent  issues related to flexibility and accessibility. The use of technology has made it possible to provide cost-effective learning modules for everyone. MOOCs. are an effective way for online learning especially as they are easily accessible and don't burn a hole in the pocket. Formal courses that require your presence in a classroom over a period of time will soon be things of the past.

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The future of higher education is a constantly moving target. What, where, and how will we learn?

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People Don't Like Google Glass Because It Makes Them Seem Weak

People Don't Like Google Glass Because It Makes Them Seem Weak | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
A blind writer reflects on the persistent stigma attached to assistive technologies, even advanced ones.

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I guess there is an innate fear of technology in all of us! If people don't like Google Glass, then it could also be because they feel conscious about using it (according to the article).  Using Google Glass might become a rather intimidating experience for some because  of its rather prominent appearance. Perhaps something less intimidating something less obtrusive would be a good idea? 

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Genius Hour: Nourishing Intrinsic Motivation

Genius Hour: Nourishing Intrinsic Motivation | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

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To understand how teachers and educators can help students develop Type I behavior in students, one needs to take a look into pedagogy that can lead to intrinsic motivation in students. I guess it is all about serving the students with life changing moments, the Aha! Moment where the teacher steps back a little and gets the student to arrive at the solution himself rather than dictating or telling the student everything and thus robbing the student of that chance of savoring the fruits of intrinsic motivation! The writer of the article suggests providing the student with enough resource materials, links, and videos  so that the student is able to deduce from them the the 'Big Idea'. The 'Idea' is what is more likely to motivate a student intrinsically. Thus, developing twenty-first century skills is one way of motivating the learner according to the writer of this piece.

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The Science and Psychology of Twitter: Why We Follow, Favorite and Share – 3cseo

The Science and Psychology of Twitter: Why We Follow, Favorite and Share – 3cseo | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

When I choose someone new to follow, when I compose a new tweet, when I share and favorite an update, I seldom think about the why. My following sessions would probably seem haphazard to an outsider, and my favoriting technique comes and goes from one strategy to another.

 

Even so, the way I use Twitter is far less random than I thought. There is science and psychology behind the way we all tweet.

 

Researchers have discovered trends in the way that we perform every major action on Twitter—favoriting, updating, sharing, and following. And there's even an interesting bit of psychology behind what makes Twitter so attractive in the first place. Here's a look at the psychology of Twitter: what makes us follow, favorite, share and keep coming back for more....


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This is so informative and so helpful! It is an exhaustive study on my we are addicted to micro-social networking sights, and the writer has explained this through his understanding of Psychology. Intermittent conditioning is the term used to explain why we keep returning to the site. A single re-tweet, or a single favorite would be enough to keep us visiting the site from time to time! The researcher has also narrowed down some of the possible factors that might contribute to one's popularity on a social networking site. The findings of this research have implications for not just Twitter, but also Facebook, and Blog spot.  Being a regular writer on Blog spot, I was able to gain important ideas about how to make my posts more visible, and to be able to get more hits. I am sure that all bloggers and  tweeters will gain a lot after reading this!

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What spurs us to follow someone on Twitter? Researchers at Georgia Tech and Michigan combined to study the factors involved in following.

 

The factors they came up with boiled down to three categories: social behaviors, message content, and social network structure. Here are the individual factors for each, starting with social behaviors:

Tweet volumeBurstiness – tweets per hourInteractions – replies, mentions, and favoritesBroadcast communication – the ratio of tweets with no @-mentionTrustworthiness of the profile – How well is the bio filled out? Is there a URL in the profile? Is there a location listed?

 

The individual factors for message content:

Positive/negative sentimentInformational content – ratio of tweets containing either a URL, RT, MT, HT, or “via”Meformer content – ratio of tweets containing self-referencing pronouns like “I,” “me,” “we,” and “us”Topic focusRetweets – how often your content gets retweetedHashtag usageTReDIX – Tweet Reading Difficulty Index (based on the frequency of real English words longer than 6 letters)

 

The individual factors in social network structure:

Reciprocity – The number of people you follow who also follow youAttention-status ratio – Total followers compared to total followingNetwork overlap – How similar are the people you follow to those a follower follows

 

Does any of this resonate with how you choose who to follow?

 

#socmed

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Tweet shrink

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Eternas preguntas del marketing y todas las ciencias humanas: por qué "megusta" en FB,  por qué "seguir" en Twitter, por qué "conectar" en LinkedIn... ¿¡Por qué "comprar" en el supermercado!?

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11 Mistakes You Make At Work Every Single Day

11 Mistakes You Make At Work Every Single Day | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

You might think the “perfect employee” works around the clock, constantly checks email and never takes a break or goes on vacation. But it turns out this perception is all wrong. In fact, the most successful people tend to know when to switch off, kick back, and refocus their energy.

 

So whether you’re angling for a raise, a promotion or just a few kind words from your boss, here are a few common workplace mistakes you should quickly correct. Your employer will appreciate your newfound productivity, and so will you.

 


Via Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor
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This is absolutely true! To learn to prioritize, know when to switch off and on according to circumstances and  work pressure makes good sense, and this is supported by the article that I have re-scooped! Not being able to prioritize and switch off might result in burn out and ineffectual performance at work!

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Are you making any of the 11 mistakes people regularly make at work?

Nicolas Menard's curator insight, June 22, 10:46 PM

Take it easy...

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U.S. Education Secretary on Common Core Opposition: 'This is About Politics' - TheBlaze.com

U.S. Education Secretary on Common Core Opposition: 'This is About Politics' - TheBlaze.com | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
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U.S. Education Secretary on Common Core Opposition: This is About Politics.
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If it is mere politics, prejudice, or prestige issues, then I guess the losers will be the very states that opt out of the Common Core State Standards, which I feel is a genuine attempt to standardize pedagogy in terms of objectives, goals, methods, and benchmarks! An in depth analysis of the CCSS document will reveal its dynamic nature. When we started integrating the CCSS into our own curriculum, we noticed that it did contribute to a more standardized pedagogy across grades, and it helped standardize pedagogy across a group of teachers.

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Ten Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life

Ten Tips for Building Stronger Networks in Work and Life | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

Most people understand that to be successful, they need to network. But actually going out and doing it is another matter. People “are daunted by the task and believe it requires inauthentic, uncomfortable behavior and is an activity that is inconsistent with focusing on job performance,” says Jeffrey Pfeffer, a Stanford professor of organizational behavior, who covers the subject of networking as part of his Paths to Power elective course. Too often, he says, people view networking “as something that ‘is not them’ or that they could not see themselves doing.”


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For many, success comes with networking. Take for example, the Insurance industry, or for that effect Multi -Level Marketing schemes. In many cases it is all about knowing a large number of people. You might as well call it the Social Quotient, or Social intelligence! Isn't it high time we learned more about the art of building a sound Social Network? The article mentions ten tips for building a sound social network which are most helpful!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, June 1, 1:49 PM

Ten tips for building stronger networks in work and life.

Tania Tytherleigh's curator insight, June 2, 5:58 AM

A reminder of the importance of networks - the human kind!

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Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

! 180Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Street Journal hears that the search firm is planning to


Via Marylene Delbourg-Delphis
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Wow! 180 satellites means better connectivity, e-commerce, and a better 24X7internet experience! What it means is that students will be able to do research on the go, housewives access recipes on line, and mergers and takeovers take place in mid-flight!

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Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, June 2, 6:04 AM

Interesting news. The race between Google and Facebook is still on.

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Trading one form of surveillance and censorship for another.

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Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology - Forbes

Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology - Forbes | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
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Education Needs to Change as Fast as Technology
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American education remains basically modeled on an approach hundreds of years old.
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That Education is finding it difficult to keep pace with technology is a fact and cannot be denied! The introduction of computers into education has had  a mixed response among students and teachers alike. There are many traditionalists who would rather do everything the good old way, while others are interested in the copy-paste culture. What is required to combat this deficit in attitude towards change is the need to develop the relevant 21st Century skills, and this is not about plagiarism, but about collaborative learning and using technology to develop new thought. Education has not kept pace with change and technology, it has not provided for collaborative learning in the true sense, it has not provided for the development of twenty-first century skills, and in many cases has not developed a convincing enough case for not plagiarizing the works of others!

 

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Planning Your Future Is Pointless. The How And Why Of Embracing Uncertainty

Planning Your Future Is Pointless. The How And Why Of Embracing Uncertainty | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

willYou can’t figure out the future.

Even young people who have a plan (be a doctor, lawyer, research scientist, singer) don’t really know what will happen. If they have any certainty at all, they’re a bit deluded. Life doesn’t go according to plan, and while a few people might do exactly what they set out to do, you never know if you’re one of those. Other things come along to change you, to change your opportunities, to change the world. The jobs of working at Google, Amazon or Twitter, for example, didn’t exist when I was a teenager. Neither did this job.


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I guess it makes sense to plan for the unexpected, an oxymoron, I guess, but then this is the fact. In many cases, our planning caters to only five to ten percent of what will really take place. This however doesn't that you don't plan! Having a lesson plan ensures that there will be standardized teaching taking place in the class. A Lesson plan is like a road map that a substitute teacher can take up in your place, and he or she can pick up from where you left. But then coming back to planning, I remember how even the elaborate five year plans made by the government under the Socialist Regime in Ethiopia couldn't account for the lack of rains leading to a drought and famine!

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Vicki Kossoff @ The Learning Factor's curator insight, May 22, 4:21 PM

Wondering what the future holds is a tough question at any age. Instead of trying to figure it all out, get comfortable with the discomfort of uncertainty.

Sharifah Raudhah AlQudsy's curator insight, May 27, 2:52 AM

Totally agree. The 21st century begs for this skill.The skill to embrace uncertainty and be calm in facing change.

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You're Getting Scammed About Public Education

John Kuhn, public school superintendent in Texas, a vocal advocate for education, and the author of Fear and Learning in America and Test and Punish, joins David to discuss so-called education...
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This is about doing a revisit not just our evaluations methods and the use of standardized tests, but also the way we teach our students. The need to have a common platform has been addressed by the Common Core State Standards, now what we need to do is to train teachers to meet the expectations and the benchmarks set by the Common Core State Standards. Sometimes it is also about rewarding outstanding teachers and using them to train other teachers. Yes, and fear is something that has been a hurdle in the process of learning, and this fear might arise from the fear of exams, so, we try to make exams more user friendly, but then without compromising the efficacy of the test.

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Who's Defining Your Version of Beauty? - URBANETTE MAGAZINE

Who's Defining Your Version of Beauty? - URBANETTE MAGAZINE | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it
It’s said the “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” But the individual opinion is frail compared to the moment of the collective. (Who's Defining Your Version of Beauty?
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This is all about the way market forces play with our perceptions. Take for example, propaganda techniques, peer pressure, and the need to confirm to the popular opinion. Popular opinion is apparently fueled by market forces which decide what you should think or feel so that they can continue to sell their products. To say that individual opinion is frail compared to the moment of the collective is a most apt statement. Today we are defined by our collective thoughts and not individual opinions lest we should be termed as nerds. So you will cut off your beautiful hair because others have told you that it is no longer a trend or in fashion!

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Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute

Internet Users Send 204 Million Emails Per Minute | Writing about Life in the digital age | Scoop.it

rne...In one minute, email users send 204 million messages,  Amazon makes about $83,000 in online sales and Apple users download 48,000 apps. On the social front, Facebook users share 2.46 million pieces of content, 277,000 tweets are tweeted and Tinder users swipe left or right 416,667 times.

 

We've never seen a small town quite like that.

 

The folks at Domo have created an infographic detailing a chunk of the incredible amount of data the Internet generates each minute....


Via Jeff Domansky
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The quantum of information that is being exchanged on the internet is absolutely mind-boggling! I wonder how much information the individual human mind can process. Soon, even the human mind will have to concede defeat with respect to its ability to process all this information. Does it mark the end of one era and the start of another?

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Bis Sie diesen Text gelesen haben, wurden bereits wieder1 Millliarde (!) mails verschickt...

Inside Market Strategy's curator insight, April 25, 6:47 PM

Interesting info here.  I read something similar on CNN.

AffiliateMarketHelp's curator insight, April 27, 6:49 PM

So what does this mean for an affiliate marketer?  Do you realize just how much potential for exposure this represents?  Look at all the events transpiring in 'a moment's time'.....awesome, isn't it?

 

This is also an excellent example showing how very important it is to build a targeted list for your particular niche of choice (or several areas if you are so inclined).  Each area must be treated as a unique entity to allow proper attention.  

 

Affiliate marketing is a vast 'realm'; with tools such as those found on my website http://affiliatemarkethelp.com, you can make sure you are doing your utmost to claim and cultivate your "stakehold'.

 

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When we introduced tablets in our school, we had some initial problems as students rushed up with their work so that they could play Hungry Birds, or enter into a chat session. The pointer here is that technology is good as long as it serves its purpose, and doesn't distract! The tablets were used for online tests and assessments, and so that had WiFi connectivity. If net books are being provided to students in large numbers, and they have WiFi then it would make good sense to control the students assess to the internet in the form of firewalls and other mechanisms.

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