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20 Cognitive Biases That Screw Up Your Decisions - Educate Inspire Change

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Do you really thing you are a rational person? Are you aware of the way these cognitive biases screw up your decisions?
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10 Library Life Hacks

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Libraries are great centers of support for life hackers. Learn 10 unique ways you can use your library at Stuff of Genius.

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Andy Lee's curator insight, September 17, 2013 1:40 PM

Library life hacks.  Just keep your voice down when you read this.

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The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning -- Campus Technology

The Essence of MOOCs: Multi-Venue, Non-Linear, Learner-Initiated Learning -- Campus Technology | life learn cognit comput think.libr | Scoop.it
A discussion of MOOCs as the logical outcome of the move toward learner-initiated learning.
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Knowmad Society

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In a world driven by exponential accelerating technological and social change, globalization, and a push for more creative and context-driven innovations, how can we ensure the success of ourselves as individuals, communities, and the planet?
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Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges | HASTAC, Mozilla, MacArthur Foundation | Clinton Global Initiative

Better Futures for 2 Million Americans Through Open Badges | HASTAC, Mozilla, MacArthur Foundation | Clinton Global Initiative | life learn cognit comput think.libr | Scoop.it

President Bill Clinton today announced a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to massively expand access to a new method of academic and technical skills assessment known as Open Badges – online representations of earned knowledge and skills – to improve the futures of two million students and U.S. workers.


Speaking at the Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) meeting, an annual event of the Clinton Global Initiative that seeks innovative solutions for economic recovery, Clinton said three partners – the MacArthur Foundation, Mozilla, and HASTAC – have created the commitment to Open Badges. Outreach and technical assistance will be provided to help employers and universities across the country incorporate Open Badges in hiring, promotions, admissions, and credit over the next three years.

- See more at: http://www.macfound.org/press/press-releases/better-futures-2-million-americans-through-open-badges/#sthash.Rdd6MsVl.dpuf


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Major backing for using Open Badges from the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action.

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Backing for Open Badges from the Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action and how they can be used for admissions and credit.

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Govt commitment to lifelong education not "blank cheque" - Channel News Asia

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SINGAPORE: Acting Manpower Minister Tan Chuan-Jin has said the government's commitment to lifelong learning does not imply a "blank cheque" of subsidies.
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Earn Money Selling Your Electronics Kits and Projects

Earn money by designing electronics projects and kits
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The OTHER Side of 50 - Camarillo Acorn

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The OTHER Side of 50
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We can keep our eyes and mind open to the new norms that are emerging. We can bring microaggressions to the speaker's attention when we hear them.
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Lifelong Learners

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The concept of lifelong learning is an interesting one to me at the moment.
What do we actually mean in all our policy statements and curriculum guides and vision statements and so on when we say we...
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How a special-education student found success | Wash Post

How a special-education student found success | Wash Post | life learn cognit comput think.libr | Scoop.it

 

Seven years ago, when I first wrote about Paula Lazor’s teenage son ,John, his future was uncertain. My headline read: “Bright, But Falls Asleep in Class.”

 

Educators at both public and private schools had helped him for years with his learning disabilities. But homework was still torture and he had trouble following what teachers said. The nodding off in class had begun in eighth grade.

 

John became interested in welding after watching the Jesse James reality show “Monster Garage.” The Arlington County school system’s career center had an automobile repair course that seemed perfect. Then he bumped into one of those inexplicable rules that special-education families know too well. Students with learning disabilities, he was told, were not eligible for the course.

 

Out of frustration, John dropped out of Washington-Lee High School, which he discovered made him eligible for the Career Center course since he was no longer a full-time student. He did well in the vocational courses and enrolled at the Universal Technical Institute in Exton, Pa., to learn auto mechanics. At 18, he still had no high school diploma and was no closer to going to college. His life had been full of improvements followed by setbacks. Would this be one more?

 

Apparently not. I have told many stories of special-education students stumped and sidelined, struggling to find their way. This is different. At age 26, John is a certified master auto technician, specializing in European cars and living in Boulder, Colo. He is enrolled at Front Range Community College. He does not sleep in class. His disabilities are no longer an obstacle.

 

 

“We couldn’t be prouder of him,” his mother said. There are many stories like John’s.

 

Over the last few decades, public and private educators have created all kinds of pathways to financial and personal security that do not involve college. His own good sense and appetite for hard work proved enough for John to get where he wanted to go once he found the right opportunities. We should be building even more non-college options for such students. Sometimes, they even lead to college.

 

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Khan Academy

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With a library of over 3,000 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, we're on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.
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Infographic Resumes

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 12, 2013 7:22 PM

Here's a Pinterest board of graphic resume examples worth following. 

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21stCenturyLearner.info - Home

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transliteracy,digital literacy,information literacy,inclusion,lifelong learning,21st century learner,learner initiated learning,lil,self directed learning, digital inclusion, targeted instruction, digital inclusion targeted instruction, rentchler,...
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29 Ways to Raise Creative Students | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

29 Ways to Raise Creative Students | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | life learn cognit comput think.libr | Scoop.it

Fostering creative thinking inside our classrooms is one of the essential goals of our teaching. Ask any teacher today about what they want their students to develop and creativity will definitely be featured in their answers. Creativity is also a process that follows a thinking path, one that is inquisitive and noisy.  Saying that it is a process implies that it is learnable but it is not learned in the same rigorous way other thinking skills are learned.


Creativity calls for a specific arsenal of thinking activities starting from risk taking and ending with sharing.To help teachers unleash the creative spirits inside their students, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has a separate section devoted solely to materials and resources on this topic. I invite you to check them out.


I am also sharing with you this terrific graphic that features 29 ways to stay creative. Have a look and let us know what you think of it.


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Nine Things Educators Need to Know About the Brain

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"Psychology professor Louis Cozolino offers up an essay from his new book The Social Neuroscience of Education in this article for Greater Good. Understanding the whole child is essential in educat...
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Awesome Graphic Featuring 12 Learning Skills for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Computational Thinking: A Digital Age Skill for Everyone

Preparing students for their future in a rapidly changing world. A video from ISTE, CSTA, and NSF.
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Is technology the new driving force behind creating lifelong learners ...

Is technology the new driving force behind creating lifelong learners ... | life learn cognit comput think.libr | Scoop.it
This quote was taken form an article written by Laysha Ward called, "Re-Imagining Learning: Digital and Physical Convergence" She explores the potential of what some are now calling "blended learning." The blended model ...
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Learning in a Digital Age - extending higher education opportunities for lifelong learning : JISC

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An increasing number of students are benefiting from education later in life, bringing diverse experiences, skills and needs and adding value to employers and society.

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If You're Learning, You'll Never Need to Recharge

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In a recent interview I did with the Wall Street Journal, we hit on a wide range of topics: discount programs disguised as loyalty programs; the experiment in human nature that we call Panera Cares; ("I view my work as a lifelong learning journey."...
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Fifty Years Later, 'A Better Chance' Trains Young Scholars : NPR

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What do Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick, singer-song writer Tracy Chapman, and the president of the Ford Foundation have in common? Answer: They were all 'A Better Chance' scholars.
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What do you do if your child isn’t going to college?

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How do you prepare a child for the working world? Experts say the same courses, skills are needed.
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