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Resisting Our Inner Two Year-Old

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​In my classroom (and most elementary classrooms) students are encouraged to share. .  The only exceptions are food (possible allergies/sensitivities/dietary restrictions) and answers during an activity designed for assessment purposes.  Sharing is an act of empathy that demonstrates the ability to recognize and fill a need of another person. 

So why do we revert to two year-olds who want to claim everything as “mine” when it comes to creative works?  Why do we abandon our childhood teachings?…
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TeachMeet Connect #teachmeet evolution

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TeachMeet Connect

This move from Susan Ward looks like continuing the re-boot of TeachMeet in Scotland.

On Wednesday 21st September, we are launching TeachMeet Connect, a series of TeachMeets happening across Scotland on the same day, where teachers will get together and share what they do.

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Staring Across the Abyss

Visible Learning:  http://screencast-o-matic.com/watch/cDhUrEiiRA

This week I feel like I am standing at the edge of an abyss.  I have all the materials I need to build a bridge to cross to the other side…except one.  The pivotal piece that is essential to making the bridge hold together.  Without this integral piece I cannot cross to the other side.
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My Baynes Sound Shellfish Map is Growing

Yeah! This week I figured out how to get the map coordinates from a photo sent from a smart phone, and it began with a Google search of course. This will be important if the map I build doesn’t allow public input and all viewer photo submissions must pass through me or the website manager.…
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From Underwater Cables to Undersea Current Power

​This story on The Weather Network surprised and amazed me. Apparently Microsoft and Facebook have teamed put a cable under the Atlantic Ocean from the US to Spain to deliver high speed internet access to Europe. And Google did the same thing under the Pacific Ocean in 2014 in association with some Asian companies.…
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What Is Natural Law Theory?

In attempting to garner an understanding of the nature of law, very early lawful philosophers and also academics formulated some things has become referred to as the natural law theory, and also has actually ended up being an actual cornerstone of the development of modern-day legal thinking.…
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From Lurker, to Follower, to Leader: Mozilla All Hands in London Goals

The “Mozillian Lurker”

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Sitting next to Sunny Lee and Carla Casilli on on school bus exploring Vancouver during the the “Open Education” Conference in 2012, I discovered that I was already a Mozillian. Although on the fringes of the community, I learned about open badges and realized, that’s what I am doing already!  …

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Animal Control Failures

In America today, there are states that are actively pressing animal owners to be managed by law. States such as The golden state are establishing legislations where pet dog proprietors are required to make sterile or neuter their family pets. This is something that numerous are discussing as the solution to the pet over population troubles.…
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