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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Neil Gaiman: Why our future depends on libraries, reading and daydreaming

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A lecture explaining why using our imaginations, and providing for others to use theirs, is an obligation for all citizens

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

There were quite a few take-aways from this article. Here are two examples.  "How many prisoners are there going to be, 15 years from now? And they found they could predict it very easily, using a pretty simple algorithm, based on asking what percentage of 10 and 11-year-olds couldn’t read" and "The challenge becomes, not finding that scarce plant growing in the desert, but finding a specific plant growing in a jungle."

See on www.theguardian.com

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Posted by on February 24, 2014 in Technology

 

Tour Builder – Put your story on the map.

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Tell your stories with photos, videos and rich text on Google Earth.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

This is a useful tool to have students build on something they have already done, will do in the future, or want to do.  It is useful to inspire reflection and imagination.

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Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Technology

 

10 Reasons Not to Hit Your Child

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1. HITTING MODELS HITTING There is a classic story about the mother who believed in spanking as a necessary part of discipline until one day she observed her three- year-old daughter hitting her on…

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

As a teacher this seems obvious.  However, parents seem to forget that hitting is not the appropriate reaction to a child’s misdemeanours.  I particularly thought this was important, "Spanking guidelines usually give the warning to never spank in anger. If this guideline were to be faithfully observed 99 percent of spanking wouldn’t occur, because once the parent has calmed down he or she can come up with a more appropriate method of correction."  

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Posted by on February 23, 2014 in Technology

 

Life is a game. This is your strategy guide

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Real life is the game that – literally – everyone is playing. But it can be tough. This is your guide.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Simple. Effective. Game of Life. Makes sense.  Listen and heed to this advice.

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Technology

 

Are You Falling In Love? Facebook Knows!

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Facebook also knows when you are about to break up!

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Based on simple algorithms, Facebook is able to predict reflectively relationship status changes.  Wow.  And…of course.

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Technology

 

Investopedia – Educating the world about finance

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Investopedia is a premiere resource for investing education, personal finance, market analysis and free trading simulators. With a comprehensive financial dictionary, exam preparation materials and active trading strategies, Investopedia is a leading destination for investors of all stages.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

An ambitious site that offers insights into investing.  I need to peruse it for a year or so to make educated investments.

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Technology

 

25 Websites that will make you a Genius. Websites Educational

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There are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites.

Thomas Adam Johnson‘s insight:

Some great sites, including: Khan Academy, Duolingo, Cooking for Engineers, The Dating Specialist, Nerd Fitness, NIT Open Courseware, Investopedia, Quora, Information is Beautiful, Spreeder, Project Gutenberg, Codeacademy, Geography IQ, Anki, Lumosity, Cliffs Notes, TED, Pinfruit, Mindtools, Learn Street, HowStuffWorks, OneLook, The World Factbook, and CouchSurfing.

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Posted by on February 18, 2014 in Technology

 
 
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