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WordPress › Groups « WordPress Plugins - 0 views

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    "Groups is an efficient and powerful solution, providing group-based user membership management, group-based capabilities and content access control. Groups is designed as an efficient, powerful and flexible solution for group-oriented membership and content access control."
Luciano Ferrer

Tip Jars: The 5 Best WordPress Donation Plugins That Work | Elegant Themes Blog - 1 views

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    "Give https://wordpress.org/plugins/give/ Seamless Donations https://wordpress.org/plugins/seamless-donations/ Smart Donations https://wordpress.org/plugins/smart-donations/ Total Donations http://codecanyon.net/item/total-donations-for-wordpress/9985487 PayPal Donations https://wordpress.org/plugins/paypal-donations/ Not every WordPress site has products to sell. Although many can turn their blogs into a revenue stream by offering goods and services somewhere in the mix, there are various reasons you might not be in a position to do so. For example, you may not be running a commercial business. You could be managing a non-profit organization or have no current goods or services to monetize. Many designers, writers, and voluntary groups find themselves in this situation and need to explore alternative sources of income. Donations are one of the most common ways to do just that, and they can sometimes even be more effective than ads or sponsored posts. If your readers are ready to put their hands in their pockets, you just need to provide the means. In this article, we've gathered together five of the best WordPress donation plugins to help you make that process simple. Why Use a Tip Jar? At first you might have some reservations about placing a donation button on your website. Some might feel it's in poor taste - as if you're begging your readers for help. Others doubt that it'll work, thinking readers will automatically ignore it. But the truth is that a tip jar is a great way to garner support for your WordPress site. It can provide supplemental income if you're a freelance designer or developer, and the amount brought in over the course of a month or year can offset hosting costs for your website. Furthermore, with the growing use of ad blockers, donations can be more effective than traditional online revenue streams. For startups and non-profit groups, donations are a vital means of funding campaigns. Other sites may choose to use tip jar
Luciano Ferrer

What's Wrong With Latin American Early Education - 0 views

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    "Back in the 1980s, a group of social workers in Jamaica visited low-income homes one hour a week for two years, bearing age-appropriate toys for the kids and advice on child rearing for the parents. Researchers tracked the outcomes, and a generation later, the results are in. The children whose homes were visited by social workers became adults who earn wages that are 25 percent higher than those earned by peers who had not been visited. Their I.Q.s are an average seven points higher, and they are less likely to resort to crime or suffer from depression. Other studies, including several recent ones in the United States, have shown similar results, contributing to a consensus on the importance of early childhood development that has led governments around the world to increase spending on the first five years of life. In Latin America and the Caribbean, a region of longstanding social and economic inequality, several countries have been especially ambitious. Brazil and Chile doubled the coverage of day care services over the past decade, while in Ecuador they grew sixfold. These investments build on historic gains in child nutrition and health. But while Latin American children are now healthier and more likely to attend preschool, they still lag far behind in learning, particularly in the areas of language and cognition, when compared with their counterparts in wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong? ..."
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    "Back in the 1980s, a group of social workers in Jamaica visited low-income homes one hour a week for two years, bearing age-appropriate toys for the kids and advice on child rearing for the parents. Researchers tracked the outcomes, and a generation later, the results are in. The children whose homes were visited by social workers became adults who earn wages that are 25 percent higher than those earned by peers who had not been visited. Their I.Q.s are an average seven points higher, and they are less likely to resort to crime or suffer from depression. Other studies, including several recent ones in the United States, have shown similar results, contributing to a consensus on the importance of early childhood development that has led governments around the world to increase spending on the first five years of life. In Latin America and the Caribbean, a region of longstanding social and economic inequality, several countries have been especially ambitious. Brazil and Chile doubled the coverage of day care services over the past decade, while in Ecuador they grew sixfold. These investments build on historic gains in child nutrition and health. But while Latin American children are now healthier and more likely to attend preschool, they still lag far behind in learning, particularly in the areas of language and cognition, when compared with their counterparts in wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong? ..."
Luciano Ferrer

The Tree of Languages Illustrated in a Big, Beautiful Infographic | Open Culture - 0 views

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    "Call it counterintuitive clickbait if you must, but Forbes' Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry made an intriguing argument when he granted the title of "Language of the Future" to French, of all tongues. "French isn't mostly spoken by French people and hasn't been for a long time now," he admits," but "the language is growing fast, and growing in the fastest-growing areas of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. The latest projection is that French will be spoken by 750 million people by 2050. One study "even suggests that by that time, French could be the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin." I don't know about you, but I can never believe in any wave of the future without a traceable past. But the French language has one, of course, and a long and storied one at that. You see it visualized in the information graphic above (also available in suitable-for-framing prints!) created by Minna Sundberg, author of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent. "When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor," writes Mental Floss' Arika Okrent. "An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian)." Sundberg takes this tree metaphor to a delightfully lavish extreme, tracing, say, how Indo-European linguistic roots sprouted a variety of modern-day living languages including Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Italian - and, of course, our Language of the Future. The size of the branches and bunches of leaves represent the number of speakers of each language at different times: the likes of English and Spanish have sprouted into mighty vegetative clusters, while others, like, Swedish, Dutch, and Punjabi, assert a more local dominance over their own, separately grown regional branches. Will French's now-modest leaves one day cast a shadow over the w
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    "Call it counterintuitive clickbait if you must, but Forbes' Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry made an intriguing argument when he granted the title of "Language of the Future" to French, of all tongues. "French isn't mostly spoken by French people and hasn't been for a long time now," he admits," but "the language is growing fast, and growing in the fastest-growing areas of the world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. The latest projection is that French will be spoken by 750 million people by 2050. One study "even suggests that by that time, French could be the most-spoken language in the world, ahead of English and even Mandarin." I don't know about you, but I can never believe in any wave of the future without a traceable past. But the French language has one, of course, and a long and storied one at that. You see it visualized in the information graphic above (also available in suitable-for-framing prints!) created by Minna Sundberg, author of the webcomic Stand Still. Stay Silent. "When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor," writes Mental Floss' Arika Okrent. "An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various branches (e.g., Romance, Germanic), which themselves have branches (West Germanic, North Germanic), which feed into specific languages (Swedish, Danish, Norwegian)." Sundberg takes this tree metaphor to a delightfully lavish extreme, tracing, say, how Indo-European linguistic roots sprouted a variety of modern-day living languages including Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Italian - and, of course, our Language of the Future. The size of the branches and bunches of leaves represent the number of speakers of each language at different times: the likes of English and Spanish have sprouted into mighty vegetative clusters, while others, like, Swedish, Dutch, and Punjabi, assert a more local dominance over their own, separately grown regional branches. Will French's now-modest leaves one day cast a shadow over the w
Luciano Ferrer

El Sistema Solar... a escala real - 0 views

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    "Las ilustraciones del sistema solar nunca evidencian a las claras su tamaño. Parece una cuestión cuántica: o los planetas están a escala o lo están las distancias, pero nunca ambos. Sería imposible. Por ello un grupo de seis amigos se dirigieron hacia el desierto de Navada, en Estados Unidos y contruyeron el primer modelo del sistema solar, con sus órbitas y a escala. En él la Tierra es una canica y el diámetro del conjunto completo es de unos 10 kilómetros. Aunque está en inglés, el vídeo se entiende perfectamente y destaca por dos factores: cada planeta está iluminado y se ve su órbota por la noche en time-lapse y al amanecer, el modelo del Sol, tiene el mismo tamaño que el astro rey que se alza por el universo. Un ejemplo de escala perfecto. On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh"
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    "Las ilustraciones del sistema solar nunca evidencian a las claras su tamaño. Parece una cuestión cuántica: o los planetas están a escala o lo están las distancias, pero nunca ambos. Sería imposible. Por ello un grupo de seis amigos se dirigieron hacia el desierto de Navada, en Estados Unidos y contruyeron el primer modelo del sistema solar, con sus órbitas y a escala. En él la Tierra es una canica y el diámetro del conjunto completo es de unos 10 kilómetros. Aunque está en inglés, el vídeo se entiende perfectamente y destaca por dos factores: cada planeta está iluminado y se ve su órbota por la noche en time-lapse y al amanecer, el modelo del Sol, tiene el mismo tamaño que el astro rey que se alza por el universo. Un ejemplo de escala perfecto. On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh"
Luciano Ferrer

Eleven Ways to Improve Online Classes - 0 views

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    "It has me thinking about what it would mean to improve online classes. A few ideas come to mind: Use multiple platforms. I'm not against using an LMS as a central hub. However, I think it's valuable to experiment with the types of productivity tools you will actually use outside of a classroom. Use Google Docs to share ideas, create surveys, and ask questions. Use Google Hangouts to meet as a group. Go project-based. I haven't figured this out entirely with my first class but my hope is that we can go fully project-based in the same way that my face-to-face class is. In fact, the asynchronous nature of online classes actually means there is a better potential of creating a project-based culture that mirrors the way people actually work on projects. Make something together. I use a collaboration grid with co-creating and communicating on separate spectrums (x-axis) and multimedia and text on another spectrum (y-axis). This has been an effective way to think through collaborative tools that allow students to co-create. Embrace a synchronous/asynchronous blend: I love using Voxer because students can speak back and forth in the moment. However, if they miss it, they can listen to it later. The same is true of using a Google Hangouts On Air. Make it more connective. We tend to treat online instruction as if it is a linear process and we don't do enough to link things back and forth and connect ideas, resources, discussions and content creation in a seamless, back-and-forth nature. Incorporate multimedia. It's a simple idea, but I create a short video at the beginning of each week and I encourage students to create video and audio as well. This has a way of making things more concrete. There's something deeply human about hearing an actual human voice. I know, crazy, right? Go mobile. I don't simply mean use a smart phone. I mean assign some things that allow students to get out in the world and create videos, snap pictures,
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    "It has me thinking about what it would mean to improve online classes. A few ideas come to mind: Use multiple platforms. I'm not against using an LMS as a central hub. However, I think it's valuable to experiment with the types of productivity tools you will actually use outside of a classroom. Use Google Docs to share ideas, create surveys, and ask questions. Use Google Hangouts to meet as a group. Go project-based. I haven't figured this out entirely with my first class but my hope is that we can go fully project-based in the same way that my face-to-face class is. In fact, the asynchronous nature of online classes actually means there is a better potential of creating a project-based culture that mirrors the way people actually work on projects. Make something together. I use a collaboration grid with co-creating and communicating on separate spectrums (x-axis) and multimedia and text on another spectrum (y-axis). This has been an effective way to think through collaborative tools that allow students to co-create. Embrace a synchronous/asynchronous blend: I love using Voxer because students can speak back and forth in the moment. However, if they miss it, they can listen to it later. The same is true of using a Google Hangouts On Air. Make it more connective. We tend to treat online instruction as if it is a linear process and we don't do enough to link things back and forth and connect ideas, resources, discussions and content creation in a seamless, back-and-forth nature. Incorporate multimedia. It's a simple idea, but I create a short video at the beginning of each week and I encourage students to create video and audio as well. This has a way of making things more concrete. There's something deeply human about hearing an actual human voice. I know, crazy, right? Go mobile. I don't simply mean use a smart phone. I mean assign some things that allow students to get out in the world and create videos, snap pictures,
Luciano Ferrer

Twitter y educación, ejemplos de uso e ideas. También podés colaborar. Por @_... - 0 views

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    1) the ways they currently implement Twitter in their teaching and learning, 2) ideas for future development of Twitter-based assignments and pedagogical practices, and 3) issues concerning the integration of Twitter and other digital media into both traditional and non-traditional pedagogies. Collaborators should feel free to add material to these pages, to comment on existing material, and to share links to relevant external readings and resources. It may be helpful to tag your contributions with your Twitter handle. Collaborators are asked to please respect this space as a forum for open and respectful dialogue and networking. Let's fill up the pages below with great ideas! Share the ways you currently implement Twitter in your teaching and learning: Students in my course New Information Technologies do an "Internet Censorship" project, focused on a specific country. I ask them to follow a journalist who tweets on that country as part of their research to understand the state of Internet freedom in the country they select. -- Lora Since shortly after Twitter was launched, I've experimented with various iterations of "The Twitter Essay," an assignment that has students considering the nature of the "essay" as a medium and how they might do that work within the space of 140 characters. -- Jesse (@Jessifer) In my fully online classes, I've started using Twitter to replace the discussion forum as the central location for student interaction. -- Jesse (@Jessifer) Show Tweets that have gotten people arrested and prompt discussion on whether it is fair that anyone be arrested for any Tweet in the US, who is likely to be arrested for their Tweets, what kinds of Tweets are likely to prompt arrest, etc. Students in my First Year Seminar course "The Irish Imagination: Yeats to Bono" developed a platform for digital annotation of Irish literature. Embedded in their platform was a twitter feed of relevant individuals/groups, m
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    1) the ways they currently implement Twitter in their teaching and learning, 2) ideas for future development of Twitter-based assignments and pedagogical practices, and 3) issues concerning the integration of Twitter and other digital media into both traditional and non-traditional pedagogies. Collaborators should feel free to add material to these pages, to comment on existing material, and to share links to relevant external readings and resources. It may be helpful to tag your contributions with your Twitter handle. Collaborators are asked to please respect this space as a forum for open and respectful dialogue and networking. Let's fill up the pages below with great ideas! Share the ways you currently implement Twitter in your teaching and learning: Students in my course New Information Technologies do an "Internet Censorship" project, focused on a specific country. I ask them to follow a journalist who tweets on that country as part of their research to understand the state of Internet freedom in the country they select. -- Lora Since shortly after Twitter was launched, I've experimented with various iterations of "The Twitter Essay," an assignment that has students considering the nature of the "essay" as a medium and how they might do that work within the space of 140 characters. -- Jesse (@Jessifer) In my fully online classes, I've started using Twitter to replace the discussion forum as the central location for student interaction. -- Jesse (@Jessifer) Show Tweets that have gotten people arrested and prompt discussion on whether it is fair that anyone be arrested for any Tweet in the US, who is likely to be arrested for their Tweets, what kinds of Tweets are likely to prompt arrest, etc. Students in my First Year Seminar course "The Irish Imagination: Yeats to Bono" developed a platform for digital annotation of Irish literature. Embedded in their platform was a twitter feed of relevant individuals/groups, m
Ana Rodera

7 Awesome Collaborative Whiteboard Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobi... - 6 views

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juan domingo farnos

Stoos Stampede Phoenix - 2 views

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    Fourteen of us spent Friday evening and all day Saturday exploring how to create better organizations.


     

    Group Synthesis

    A collective movement focused on humanity at work (and elsewhere).

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Luciano Ferrer

Una introducción histórica a la sociedad de consumo (2/3): Fordismo y consumo... - 0 views

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    "A lo largo de los tres siglos que necesitó el capitalismo para consolidarse como sistema hegemónico -en el sentido gramsciano-, se fue imponiendo la ley de la oferta y la demanda, en detrimento de los gremios medievales, que durante siglos impidieron la competencia. Y cambió el significado social del dinero, que ganó un protagonismo central al tiempo que, progresivamente, se justificó el cobro de interés, que había sido condenado durante siglos. Los sistemas políticos europeos se tomaron más en serio la libertad que la igualdad y la fraternidad, de la tríada de valores de 1789 (liberté, égalité, fraternité), y la propiedad privada se erigió en el valor supremo de las constituciones, mientras se expandían por Europa las ideas de Adam Smith y John Locke. El Estado, en su concepción moderna, apareció como garante último de la reproducción del capital como eje ordenador de la sociedad; aunque, eso sí, no exento de tensiones y contradicciones, pues los estados europeos debían -y deben- sostener simultáneamente dos instituciones contradictorias: la acumulación creciente de la riqueza económica y el mantenimiento, al menos formal, de la democracia política. El engranaje capitalista estaba en marcha, pero su despegue sólo fue posible con la Revolución Industrial, que comenzó en la Inglaterra del siglo XVIII y se profundizó y expandió el siglo siguiente, sobre todo, desde el momento en que comenzaron a utilizarse los combustibles fósiles (Fernández Durán y González Reyes, 2014). La ingente cantidad de energía que éstos proveían, junto al desarrollo tecnológico, permitió el abaratamiento de los procesos productivos y la expansión de la industria y, con ello, del consumo. Entre los siglos XVIII y XIX, Europa y Estados Unidos asistieron a un espectacular aumento de la producción: para el historiador Neil McKendrick, fue la primera revolución consumista de la historia. La consecuencia inmediata fue una profundización y aceleración
Luciano Ferrer

To Scale: The Solar System on Vimeo - 1 views

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    "On a dry lakebed in Nevada, a group of friends build the first scale model of the solar system with complete planetary orbits: a true illustration of our place in the universe. A film by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh"
Gloria Quiñónez Simisterra

the-advantage-of-facebook-groups-in-education/ - 4 views

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    Este profesor se ha arriesgado a hacer algo que muchos ven con miedo: compartir conocimientos académicos usando facebook. Demuestra que más allá de la mala fama que circula sobre lo que hacen los jóvenes en facebokk, es posible hacer uso de este medio para continuar con nuestra labor educativa o formativa. La motivación de los estudiantes se incrementa y así también su capacidad de colaborar en su propio proceso de aprendizaje. Liberar el conocimiento para aprender en un ambiente colaborativo, confiar en el criterio del estudiante, no mirarlo desde arriba, colocarlo frente a frente sin miedo.
Luciano Ferrer

No, Coalición de Creadores, el Estado no ha perdido 1.648 millones de euros e... - 0 views

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    "Con las Elecciones Generales a la vuelta de la esquina, la Coalición de Creadores (compuesta por SGAE, FAP y otras entidades de gestión de derechos) ha aprovechado para hacer balance de la actual legislatura y no parecen estar nada contentos con el Partido Popular. Según dicha organización, la "piratería" ha generado numerosas pérdidas tanto a los creadores como al propio país en concepto de impuestos no ingresados. Entre los datos que ofrece la Coalición se menciona que el Estado ha perdido 1.648 millones de euros en impuestos no recaudados entre 2012 y 2014 debido a las descargas, que "perjuicio económico causado por la piratería" a los creadores asciende a 54.601 millones de euros y que en España hay 9.000 accesos a contenidos ilegales por minuto. ¿El problema con estas cifras? Además de la forma de contarlo (¿"accesos a contenidos ilegales"?), precisamente el origen de estos datos. Cifras Coalicion El estudio "encargado" con metodologías misteriosas La Coalición se remite al estudio que encargaron (sí, ellos mismos) a la consultora Gfk y sobre el que ya hablamos a comienzos de año. En la metodología se explica que se han realizado encuestas a 50.000 "panelistas con captación personalizada". ¿Han preguntado a 50.000 personas entonces? No exactamente... En el informe de 2012 incluían exactamente la misma frase en su metodología, "encuesta a internautas de panel GfK de 50.000 panelistas con captación personalizada", pero el responsable del informe aclaraba a Eldiario.es que en total se habían realizado 3.262 encuestas, de las cuales se habían validado 2.571. Una muestra que, si bien dicho diario asegura que puede ser una muestra representativa fiable, se completó con entrevistas en focus group presenciales. No entrevistaron a 50.000 personas, aunque es lo que quieren dar a entender Para las estimaciones económicas todavía es más difícil encontrar la fuente utilizada por Gfk. La consultora habla de un nuevo término, el "lucro ces
Luciano Ferrer

Industrial Ecology: Some Directions for Research - Pre Publication Draft - 0 views

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    "Industrial Ecology: Some Directions for Research May 1997 - Pre Publication Draft Prepared by: Iddo K. Wernick and Jesse H. Ausubel Program for the Human Environment, The Rockefeller University with the Vishnu Group for the Office of Energy and Environmental Systems, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory"
Javier Carrillo

Homepage - LabXchange - 0 views

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    " THE POWER TO CREATE Reuse learning assets LabXchange brings together high-quality content from a variety of sources in the form of online learning assets, including videos, assessments, and simulations. Our re-engineered Open edX platform gives users the flexibility to search, select, and insert these assets into their own customized learning pathways. Create your own pathway Users can add material to link the learning assets they select to create their own storylines, clarify new learning objectives, and adapt existing pathways to better meet their needs. Share what you have learned Users will be able to share their pathways privately or with a small group to spark discussion and receive feedback. THE POWER TO EXPERIMENT"
Paz Gonzalo

Educación Imaginativa Grupo de Investigación Portal - Educación Imaginativa R... - 6 views

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    El grupo de investigación IE, aporta ideas, materiales y prácticas que muestran como incorporar la imaginación a la rutina diaria del aula, diseñando un plan de estudios situado en la realidad, en la vida.
Luciano Ferrer

La minga y el trabajo comunal, por todo el mundo. Por @Antropologaluna - 0 views

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    ""La unión nos hace fuertes, y el individuo es importante como parte de un todo." Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan, aguaruna. "Debemos trabajar de forma colectiva porque ahí es donde radica nuestro poder y, ademas, actuar así resulta ventajoso". Tanien Ashini, innu. .... "
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    ""La unión nos hace fuertes, y el individuo es importante como parte de un todo." Evaristo Nugkuag Ikanan, aguaruna. "Debemos trabajar de forma colectiva porque ahí es donde radica nuestro poder y, ademas, actuar así resulta ventajoso". Tanien Ashini, innu. .... "
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