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The Glory Days of American Journalism

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The recent improvements in news distribution are astonishing. You don’t need to go to a specialty shop to find out-of-town newspapers or foreign magazines. Just open a browser. You can check on Israeli news sites when a new government is formed or during an American presidential visit and ignore them the rest of the year. The Internet also brings the enormous back catalog of journalism to life. That five-year-old Anderson essay on Cyprus is still relevant today. Recalling that he wrote a book on the island, I looked up an old Christopher Hitchens column on Cyprus yesterday evening.

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, March 20, 2013 5:08 PM

White we keep talking about information overload and it's problems (some even suggesting an information diet - a very Malthusian concept to me), we forget all the good things that come with it and this insightful article makes excellent points highlighting them. The financial problems of media publishers don't mean news consumers are worse off: they're actually better off. Not only because they enjoy more supply hence more choice, but also because consumers benefit more and more from new distribution models such as social networking but also content curation platforms which brings different context and perspectives from various people adding their own expertise to news.


So shouldn't we maybe refer to information overload as information abundance to give it the more positive spin it deserves?

A. Brian Dengler's comment, March 22, 2013 7:57 AM
The "abundance" of information is helpful. This abundance begs the next task of analyzing it, checking its veracity, and putting it into context.
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Guest Post: Economy In Pictures: Have We Seen The Peak? | Zero ...

Guest Post: Economy In Pictures: Have We Seen The Peak? | Zero ... | Global Range | Scoop.it
The general mantra from mainstream analysts and economists since the first of the year is that the "economy is set to finally turn the corner." The premise of the assumption is that the Fed's continued monetary actions, and now ...
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Evidence mounts on Blair's Iraq dishonesty | Scottish National Party

Evidence mounts on Blair's Iraq dishonesty | Scottish National Party | Global Range | Scoop.it

New reports in today’s Independent on Sunday reveal even more evidence of Tony Blair's dishonesty in his planning for the illegal invasion of Iraq.

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Getting into the right mindset for better learning

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Mark Gleeson once again provides insight into an infographic. This one on fixed vs growth mindset. In this post he states "Originating from Stanford University psychologist/researcher Carol Dweck, its premise (from my initial reflection) is that as learners, we can either improve our intelligence through hard work or that we are born with a skill set and intelligence level that we are stuck with."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:58 AM

What do you think? Do your students come to you with a fixed mindset? Is there future pre-determined by birth? Is intelligence static? Or do you students come in with a growth mindset, with the knowledge that learning takes effort and time, the ability to try and fail, and try again (and again...)? Can intelligence be developed?

Gleeson provides an overview of the two mindsets and explores the infographic and the five categories within in it by asking each as a question. Below is one example...but you will find questins for each category in the post (challenges, obstacles, effort, criticism, success of others).

Quoting from the post:

OBSTACLES: Do we allow our children/ourselves to give up when learning becomes too difficult and stay in a growth- limiting ‘comfort zone’? OR Do we expect our childen/ourselves to persist until we overcome those obstacles and celebrate the achievement of success against all odds?And if you would like to watch a short video that discusses fixed mindset check out this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhLJPhxuvGM.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:54 PM

This fits really well with the SIM work that has been happening!  It is a nice visual representation of the Dwek work.

 

Jaimee's curator insight, March 5, 2014 10:06 AM

People/Students do not go for the challenges because they are scared of failure. With failure come consequences fro example low grades. Anyone can say the grade doesn't matter  it is what you learned, however without the grade you can lose out on getting accepted into colleges or fail a class. 

 

This article is about  about how one can reach success by having a growth mindset.  By gaining and having the drive to gain more knowledge. 

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Trust and the Sharing Economy | Trusted Advisor

Trust and the Sharing Economy | Trusted Advisor | Global Range | Scoop.it
What if everyone could be trusted? And everyone became willing to trust? Unrealistic? Sure, if you insist on all or nothing.

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Twitter / RossSHouston: 'NHS cuts''wards closng'. This ...

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Health insurance company using government cuts & closures to drum up business. Respect the honesty tho http://t.co/YTGoSJSDgb
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RT @D_Didka: @MariaMaraki2320 #HappyApril7 the day all health professionals!maybe don't care but still can't delete u from my life http://t.co/xjtI9nyto5
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Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness

Born To Die - The Paradise Edition -- Out Now Double album including Video Games, Born To Die, Blue Jeans & National Anthem. Plus eight brand new songs inclu...
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10 Ways to Use Technology to Teach Writing > Eye On Education

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"The Common Core’s Anchor Standard 6 for writing in grades K–12 requires students to “use technology, including the Internet, to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others”. Here are some ideas for meeting this standard (besides the obvious use of technology—word processing).


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 7, 2013 9:35 AM

What tools are there to help students PRODUCE writing online? Lauren Davis identifies five areas that for producing writing:

* Collaborative tools

* Grammar and language resources

* Fun prompts to get their juices flowing

* Brainstorming and drafting graphic organizers.

* Research tools

What tools are there to help students PUBLISH writing online?
* Magazines

* Online contests

* Class e-newsletter or newspaper

* Book review website

* Class blog or website

There are links to many resources thoughout this post and in many cases specific suggestions are provided for grade levels. If you are not using online tools with your students this post provides great resources to help you begin the process.

mshudson's curator insight, April 7, 2013 12:04 PM

Very interesting! I use some of the tools highlighted but must expand my application to include consistent student usage.

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 9, 2013 4:20 PM

So much more fun than just word processing.

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Wearable tech full of potential for health care applications

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It’s exactly what it sounds like. ‘Wearable technology’ involves sensors that are worn in something like a bracelet, that gather information and send the data to a computer via bluetooth.

 

This technology is now being developed for use across a range of health-related applications. New research suggests that it could be used to help prevent seizures in people living with epilepsy.

 

“We build sensors that allow people to measure information from the surface of their skin and this information changes with your activity, with your stress, with your sleep.”

 

MIT professor Rosalind Picard says she and her team discovered by accident that the technology can recognize 100 percent of large epileptic seizures through changes in the skin.

 

“We were quite surprised one day when we looked at the data and the biggest peak I’ve ever seen in my whole life was present. I thought the sensor was broken. And it turned out it was a seizure in a small boy,” says Picard.

 

“Since then we have done careful, controlled studies and we have 100 percent of grand mal seizures showing enormous responses on the skin sensor.”


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Art Jones's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:28 PM

MIT team working with wearable tech designed to detect and measure small changes on the surface of the skin. #Amazing

Brenda Elliott's curator insight, April 8, 2013 7:59 AM

Great advances-

Fatima Zunara's curator insight, October 19, 2014 11:55 AM

capteurs et santé

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Fed up with politics, public shuns debate on charter changes - The ...

Fed up with politics, public shuns debate on charter changes - The ... | Global Range | Scoop.it
Fed up with politics, public shuns debate on charter changes. Sarcasm, lack of substance has turned public off, pollster says.
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Crimes Against Humanity: Arrest Warrants Issued for Pope Benedict ...

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Pope Benedict XVI, also known Joseph Ratzinger, recently stepped down, citing a lack of strength brought on by his advanced age [1]. In the history of the Roman Catholic Church, a Pope has never resigned because of ...
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ECET2 – Technology as a Powerful Enabler of Teacher Inquiry, Collaboration, and Professional Development | Emerging Education Technology

ECET2 – Technology as a Powerful Enabler of Teacher Inquiry, Collaboration, and Professional Development | Emerging Education Technology | Global Range | Scoop.it
The Gates Foundation's 'Elevating Teaching' Conference Yields Inspiring Takeaways, Connections, and More Recently I had the honor and privilege of attending

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40 Ways Educational Technology Will Be Used in the Future

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40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | Edudemic « Educational Discourse (40 Ways Education Technology Will Be Used In The Future | Edudemic « Educational Discourse http://t.co/iybe7TXGF3)...

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 7, 2013 10:15 AM

Another interesting chart. 

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The Smartphone Physical: The evolution of the checkup

The Smartphone Physical: The evolution of the checkup | Global Range | Scoop.it

Imagine a comprehensive, clinically relevant well-patient checkup using only smartphone-based devices.  The data is immediately readable and fully uploadable to an electronic health record. The patient understands – and even participates – in the interaction far beyond faking a cough and gulping a deep breath.

 

For real?

 

Johns Hopkins medical student and Medgadget editor Shiv Gaglani says it is not only possible, but may in fact be the checkup of the future. Gaglani and a team of current and future physicians will do a first-of-its kind demo of a “smartphone physical” for hundreds of attendees at TEDMED 2013.

 

The checkup will capture quantitative and qualitative data, ranging from simple readings of weight and blood pressure to more complex readings such as heart rhythm strips and optic discs. Measurements and instruments will include:

 

• Body analysis using an iHealth Scale.

 

• Blood pressure reading using a Withings BP Monitor.

 

• Oxygen saturation/pulse measured simultaneously with blood pressure,

using an Masimo iSpO2 placed on the left ring finger.

 

• Visual acuity via an EyeNetra phone case.

 

• Optic disc visualization using a Welch Allyn iExaminer case attached to a 

PanOptic Ophthalmoscope.

 

• Ear drum visualization with a CellScope phone case.

 

• Lung function using a SpiroSmart Spirometer app to conduct a

respirometer test.

 

•Heart electrophysiology using the AliveCor Heart Monitor.

 

•Body sounds: A digital stethoscope from ThinkLabs auscultates and amplifies the sounds of a patients lungs and heart.

 

• Carotid artery visualization using a Mobisante probe.


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Schumer: ‘Gang of Eight’ on track for immigration agreement by week’s end

Schumer: ‘Gang of Eight’ on track for immigration agreement by week’s end | Global Range | Scoop.it
The Senate's third-ranking Democrat said he remains optimistic about a bipartisan immigration reform agreement.
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A Printable List of the Best Education Hashtags [#Infographic]

A Printable List of the Best Education Hashtags [#Infographic] | Global Range | Scoop.it
Use this infographic to help you find conversations and build a following on Twitter.
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New Tech Economy: Mayer's excellent Yahoo adventure - USA TODAY (blog)

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New Tech Economy: Mayer's excellent Yahoo adventure
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New Tech Economy: Mayer's excellent Yahoo adventure.
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Can I borrow your... sharing economy? | Pricing of Experiences

Can I borrow your... sharing economy? | Pricing of Experiences | Global Range | Scoop.it
The more she shares, the more he shares, the happier they both feel. With the emergence of the sharing economy, even grown ups can share nicely! (Tarvitaanko hinnoittelua jos olemme jo "sharing economy?

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tmi.me - MaxMckeown: Principles for

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Principles for a work culture than believes corporations are communities and life comes first... ... http://t.co/7t7gBUU3Jo
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