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Geography for the learners of Masada College, Sydney http://www.masadageo.weebly.com
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The Names Behind The States

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An infographic of the etymology and cultural origins of the names that made the United States of America.


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Seth Dixon's comment, May 6, 2013 3:21 PM
@Carly, Texas is also inaccurate...
Francisco Javier 's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:52 PM

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Aulde de Barbuat's comment, May 18, 2013 7:08 AM
quite interesting, thanks. Unhappily, the link seems broken..Do you happen to have another one?
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Population Bracketology

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Try the Population Bracketology game from @uscensusbureau! Weekly data visualization from the U.S. Census Bureau compares populations for US states and metro areas.

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Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, March 29, 2013 9:51 AM

Try bracketology for geography while you're waiting for games to start!  :)

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 10, 2015 9:15 PM

I got 52 on both, some surprises for me.

Alex Smiga's curator insight, October 4, 2015 11:56 AM

I gotcha fantasy league right here.

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Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

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For the most part in American culture, intellectual struggle in school children is seen as an indicator of weakness, while in Eastern cultures it is not only tolerated, it is often used to measure emotional strength.

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Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 25, 2015 6:54 AM

This video lays out them main difference between educational theory in the west, and educational theory in the east. In the west, we place value on a student achieving the right answer. Right Answers eventually lead to high grades. All classes eventually boil down to the grade given. In reality, it is all that most parents, teachers and students care about. In the east knowledge is measured through the work that goes in to getting the correct answer. Mistakes are seen as a natural outcome of hard work. They are not discouraged as they are in western education.

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 15, 2015 2:16 PM

the difference in mentality is amazing as described in this article the difference in perception of struggling students in america and Asian countries is staggering and i think that our country has been so concerned for so long with only the best succeeding that it needs to be fixed, i know that we have taken steps int he right direction with different government programs which is promising and hopefully this development will continue

Alexis Rickey's curator insight, April 7, 2:05 PM
This article gives an overview and example of how cultural differences influence and affects societies, in this case, in the educational system. Research conducted and derived from eastern cultures (specifically Japan and Taiwan) were compared and contrasted to western cultures, and the findings are quite interesting. In eastern cultures, struggle is seen as an opportunity, whereas in American culture, it is seen as a form of failure and weakness. Furthermore, a student in the east who is struggling with finding the correct answer to a problem is encouraged to the board to figure it out, with guidance from the rest of the class and the teacher. In the west, the smartest student is usually the one that is invited to the board to share the answer with the rest of the class. Both cultures have their worries for their students, however. In eastern cultures, parents and educators are worried that the students struggle with individuality and are not creative enough,  as explained in the article, "they are just robots." In American culture, worries are around the fact that American students do not excel in mathematics and sciences like they are wanted to.