Ken's Odds & Ends
2.0K views | +0 today
Follow
 
Scooped by Ken Morrison
onto Ken's Odds & Ends
Scoop.it!

Ideology

deo

Ken Morrison's insight:

I wish that someone had explained it to me like this about 20 years ago. It is not perfect, but it is clear.

more...
No comment yet.
Ken's Odds & Ends
Links that I want to share and remember because they made me think more deeply on a topic. Warning: I do engage in some 'linkdumping' here. This is not a true curation page.
Curated by Ken Morrison
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

An Eye on New Media

An Eye on New Media | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it

Welcome to 'Ken's Odds and Ends'. Click this link to go to my 'real' site.

Let me be the first to tell you that this "Odd's and Ends' site is not a polished Scoop.it Page. It is the 'waiting room' or 'overflow room' for my primary Scoop.it page which you can find here:
http://www.scoop.it/t/new-media-technology

The focus of that site is New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms

This site reflects those interests as well as some other scoops that don't fit directly into nice little boxes under the 'new media' umbrella.

Ken Morrison's insight:

I am trying to streamline my primary site.  Oddz and Endz is kind of an overflow of this original site but will have content that doesn't fit into nice little  boxes under the 'New Media' flag

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Donald Trump hints at assassination of Hillary Clinton by gun rights supporters | US news | The Guardian

Donald Trump hints at assassination of Hillary Clinton by gun rights supporters | US news | The Guardian | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Republican presidential nominee says ‘second amendment people’ could stop Democrat choosing undesirable supreme court justices if she is elected
Ken Morrison's insight:
TBT
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

North Korea-Trump talks in 400 words

North Korea-Trump talks in 400 words | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
A very brief guide to a breakthrough day in the North Korean issue.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Spoiler alert. It isn't pretty

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Tapper: If this isn't a tailspin, what is it?

CNN's Jake Tapper looks back on a particularly chaotic week in the Trump White House.
Ken Morrison's insight:
If at first you don't succeed, start a trade war with allies.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a full education.

The student activists of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High demonstrate the power of a full education. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The students of Stoneman Douglas have been the beneficiaries of the kind of 1950s-style public education that has all but vanished in America.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Too soon?  What is it about Marjory Stoneman Douglas High that builds students so eloquent, composed, informed, and confident that many people simply can not fathom that they are anything less than actors?
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Wufoo!

Wufoo! | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Wufoo!
Ken Morrison's insight:
researching this service. If you have experience, please let me know.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Manifesto — Brand New.

Gretchen Rubin's Happiness Manifesto — Brand New. | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
For a long time, I’ve been meaning to write a Happiness Manifesto – a short statement that sums up what I think are the most important principles about happiness. I love other manifestos I’ve seen. One of my favorites is Bob Sutton’s “Fifteen Things I Believe,” on his fantastic Work Matters blog: 1. Sometimes the […]
Ken Morrison's insight:
A nice starter manifesto on Happiness by Gretchen Rubin (Happiness Manifesto)
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Education - Teachers

Education - Teachers | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Teach in ways you’ve always imagined. Learn from product tips, be inspired by real classroom stories, and explore other helpful resources.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Some nice ideas from Apple on how to improve your use of tech in the classroom.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

4 Ways To Not Let Others Dim Your Light

4 Ways To Not Let Others Dim Your Light | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
I had a great conversation with a new principal with very big aspirations on how they were going to help their school move forward.  Very quickly, she seemed to have detractors that were more focus…
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ken Morrison from technologies
Scoop.it!

Map of Contemporaries

Map of Contemporaries | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The history of the world in famous people’s lifespans.

Via John Dalziel
more...
John Dalziel's curator insight, June 3, 2017 4:02 AM
Map of Contemporaries is an interactive visual that chronicles the history of the world through the lifespans of famous people. 
For many of us, History is a giant collective tangle of thousands of interwoven stories involving millions of characters, countless chapters, and many, many narrators. 
Map of Contemporaries provides a "Flipped History" resource where, rather than teaching history by highlighting the "major events", the Map of Contemporaries targets different historical figures and through them an overview of the major events that marked their era. 
Different Educational Courses can use the Map of Contemporaries to search for famous people by content area (e.g., arts, music, religion, science…etc) and by their place of birth. 
Once users locate the filtered historical figures, clicking on their name, provides access to Wikipedia pages with more details. 
The Map of Contemporaries provides a fresh perspective on our history, unlike the conventional “vertical” approach of who came after whom and what happened after what. 
NOTE: The timeline uses the data set from Pantheon, which is a project from the Macro Connections group at The MIT Media Lab. 
They provide an excellent list of 15,343 historical figures each marked with a Historical Popularity Index (HPI) that helps us to show the most famous people at the top of the timeline. 
Well worth a closer look, even if you don't teach History!
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

John F. Burns

John F. Burns | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Recent and archived work by John F. Burns for The New York Times
Ken Morrison's insight:
A controversial writer who I respect gave very specific reason why we should study Burns' work. Basically, he takes great care to avoid clichés at all costs.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Scoop.it | You are the content you publish

Scoop.it | You are the content you publish | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Professionals: Create and grow your online presence in minutes by publishing curated content. || Marketers, business owners and agencies: Save time producing and promoting content. Get intelligent and actionable recommendations to amplify your results.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started

The Stoic Reading List: 3 Must-Read Books To Get You Started | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The starting point of any new pursuit is critical. Stoicism is no difference. Picking up the wrong book can derail even the most interested student. So where should someone start with Stoicism? We …
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Once you learn these 8 life lessons from Plato, you’ll be much wiser

Once you learn these 8 life lessons from Plato, you’ll be much wiser | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Plato is considered the most pivotal figure in the development of western philosophy.
Ken Morrison's insight:
A bit Buzzfeedish, but there is some nice wisdom in here.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

5 traits Tim Cook looks for in an Apple employee

5 traits Tim Cook looks for in an Apple employee | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
If you want to work for Apple, you'd better be a determined idealist.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Tim Cook says that all leading tech companies will always be torn between these three options of how to proceed:
being the best, being the first, or making the most.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - The Gun Show

Radiolab Presents: More Perfect - The Gun Show | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The shooting in Parkland, Florida on February 14, 2018, reignited an increasingly familiar debate about guns in this country. Today, we're re-releasing
Ken Morrison's insight:
Wow, this is great radio journalism. It is a mostly fair look at why analyzing the second amendment is tricky.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

How Elon Musk Learns Faster And Better Than Everyone Else

How is it even possible that Elon Musk could build four multibillion companies by his mid-40s — in four separate fields (software, energy, transportation, and aerospace)? To explain Musk’s success…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

The Tim Ferriss Experiment Extras

The Tim Ferriss Experiment Extras | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
The Tim Ferriss Experiment is all about showing you how accelerated learning can make almost any goal a reality. Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy your bonuses video. If you want to see me …
Ken Morrison's insight:
A few years after their original production, Tim Ferriss has negotiated a way to share some of his episodes and extended clips. These are definitely worth watching to learn how a master students takes on insane challenges.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ken Morrison from Learning & Mind & Brain
Scoop.it!

Storytelling with Data Visualization

Storytelling with Data Visualization | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Does your data tell a story and can you visualize it? We look at the history and thought processes behind data visualization and successful infographics.

Via Nik Peachey, Miloš Bajčetić
more...
Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 26, 2017 1:35 AM

Worth thinking about in terms of how we use data in the classroom.

Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, December 26, 2017 5:19 PM
Achei bem legal...vou exercitar...
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Home - Fearless Motivation - Motivational Videos & Music

Home - Fearless Motivation - Motivational Videos & Music | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
FearlessMotivation Fearless Motivation Music and Motivational Videos Gym & Life Inspiration
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Ken Morrison from Physical and Mental Health - Exercise, Fitness and Activity
Scoop.it!

Teens Are Just As Sedentary As 60 Year Olds

Teens Are Just As Sedentary As 60 Year Olds | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Exercise levels among teens are lower than experts thought, according to the latest national study.

Via Peter Mellow
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Emmett Till's Murder Stained America. What Followed Was Just as Important

Emmett Till's Murder Stained America. What Followed Was Just as Important | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
*/ The image remains unforgettable: The body of a young African-American boy, his skull smashed in, one ear clipped, one femur – the strongest bone in the body – broken, lying in an open casket because Emmett Till’s mother wanted all of America “to see what they did to my boy.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

No One Left

No One Left | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
Helping interpreters, and their families who served honorably alongside our forces in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan start a new life in the United States.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Share your insight
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action

198 Methods of Nonviolent Action | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
198 Methods of Nonviolent Action (PDF version) 198 METHODS OF NONVIOLENT ACTION Practitioners of nonviolent struggle have an entire arsenal of “nonviolent weapons” at their disposal. Listed below a…
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Ken Morrison
Scoop.it!

Eurasia Group | Top Risks 2017: The Geopolitical Recession

Eurasia Group | Top Risks 2017: The Geopolitical Recession | Ken's Odds & Ends | Scoop.it
This year marks the most volatile political risk environment in the postwar period, at least as important to global markets as the economic recession of 2008.
Ken Morrison's insight:
New trend? Walking Heads instead of Talking heads
more...
No comment yet.