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School ditches rules and loses bullies

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Ripping up the playground rulebook is having incredible effects at an Auckland school.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Getting rid of the rules at this school, actually saw less problems.  Some teachers were against the University experiment, but it turned out there were great consequences.

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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Technology

 

Coming to an office near you

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INNOVATION, the elixir of progress, has always cost people their jobs. In the Industrial Revolution artisan weavers were swept aside by the mechanical loom. Over the…

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

"Oxford University suggests that 47% of today’s jobs could be automated in the next two decades" A little scary and exciting!  What does this mean?

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Posted by on January 31, 2014 in Technology

 

21 Incredibly Simple Photoshop Hacks Everyone Should Know

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These tips and tricks should be easy enough for anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of Photoshop.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

5, 8, 9, and 13 are new and awesome to me!

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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Technology

 

Pisa 2012 results: which country does best at reading, maths and science?

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How do countries compare for reading, maths and science performance? The latest Pisa results from the OECD show which countries are making the biggest improvements and which could do better

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Not only does the post compare reading, writing, and math scores, but it correlates these to the amount of money spent on education by countries around the world.

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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Technology

 

Global Food Index :: Oxfam

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Oxfam’s Global Food Index is a snapshot of 125 countries indicating the best and worst places to eat. The data has been compiled as an interactive graph – to show where people face particular challenges in getting enough of the right food.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Interesting and interactive overview of which countries around the world have enough to eat, have affordable food, have good food, and have incidents of diabetes and obesity.

See on www.oxfam.org.uk

 
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Posted by on January 29, 2014 in Technology

 

Thinking, Fast and Slow – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

System 1: Fast, automatic, frequent, emotional, stereotypic, subconscious | System 2: Slow, effortful, infrequent, logical, calculating, conscious

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Technology

 

A Conference Call In Real Life :)

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Comedy duo Tripp and Tyler perform a sketch on what conference calls would be like if they took place in an actual office meeting.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Good for a laugh!  I can surely relate to this video.  I have done conference calls using Skype, Adobe Connect, Google Hangouts and have experienced every one of these situations.

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Posted by on January 28, 2014 in Technology

 
 
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