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Blended Learning and Motivation

How Blended Learning and Gamification Increase Student Engagement Rob Schwartz, a teacher at a blended learning magnet school, shares how design missions validate “the individual over the content” and give students the freedom to fail. By Dan Gordon    01/27/15 … Continue reading

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Effective communication

Video Are you good at communicating ideas? Which of the tips will you put into practice?

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Is Your Food Expired? Don’t Be So Quick to Toss It By Alexandra Sifferlin

Use-by dates are contributing to millions of pounds of wasted food each year. A new report from the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic says Americans are prematurely throwing out food, largely … Continue reading

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On This Day in… 1930: Argentina’s First Military Coup by Marc Rogers, 06 September 2013.

“The provisional government thanks the serious press for keeping alive, through patriotic and inspired propaganda, the nation’s civic spirit, and provoking this popular revolt against the government’s excesses” – Excerpt of manifest emitted by José Félix Uriburu, 6th September, 1930. … Continue reading

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What’s below the tip of the iceberg? – Camille Seaman

Why do you think icebergs are an important part of our planet?  What do you think would happen if all the ice melted in the Polar Regions?

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Manal al-Sharif: Manal al-Sharif: A Saudi woman who dared to drive

There’s no actual law against women driving in Saudi Arabia. But it’s forbidden. Two years ago, Manal al-Sharif decided to encourage women to drive by doing so — and filming herself for YouTube. Hear her story of what happened next. … Continue reading

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Why You’re More Likely to Remember A Facebook Status Than a Face By Alexandra Sifferlin

Remember a year ago, when the cousin of your college roommate posted a Facebook status that she got engaged? Sure you do. In fact, according to a recent study, you remember that Facebook status more than a line from a book or … Continue reading

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Working on Thanksgiving: The New Class Divide? By Shamus Khan

As the holiday season approaches, I think back to my childhood and the times enjoyed with my family. We were lucky. My immigrant parents realized the American Dream, and on the fourth Thursday of every November we had much to … Continue reading

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What Does Your Sleeping Position Say About You – The Daily Orbit

October 22, 2012 What might you be revealing in your sleep without saying a word? What bites harder than a great white shark? And what’s fanning the flames in space exploration? Watch this video We’re on fire on today’s Daily Orbit! Here’s a new … Continue reading

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13 Food Hacks for Better Skin and Hair Look no further than the kitchen for skin and hair boosters By NICOLE MCDERMOTT

Good news: There are kitchen DIY projects that don’t require any cooking skills (who knew?). We’ve got 13 homemade solutions — from honey to mayo — for dry skin, rough elbows and unruly hair. They’re cheaper than the fancy-schmancy stuff … Continue reading

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