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Claude Almansi

Rogue Downloader's Arrest Could Mark Crossroads for Open-Access Movement - Technology -... - 0 views

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    "July 31, 2011
    By David Glenn

    Cambridge, Mass.

    This past April in Switzerland, Lawrence Lessig gave an impassioned lecture denouncing publishers' paywalls, which charge fees to read scholarly research, thus blocking most people from access.

    It was a familiar theme for Mr. Lessig, a professor at Harvard Law School who is one of the world's most outspoken critics of intellectual-property laws. But in this speech he gave special attention to JSTOR, a not-for-profit journal archive. He cited a tweet from a scholar who called JSTOR "morally offensive" for charging $20 for a six-page 1932 article from the California Historical Society Quarterly.

    The JSTOR archive is not usually cast as a leading villain by open-access advocates. But Mr. Lessig surely knew in April something that his Swiss audience did not: Aaron Swartz-a friend and former Harvard colleague of Mr. Lessig's-was under investigation for misappropriating more than 4.8 million scholarly papers and other files from JSTOR.

    On July 19, exactly three months after Mr. Lessig's speech, federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment charging that Mr. Swartz had abused computer networks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and disrupted JSTOR's servers. If convicted on all counts, Mr. Swartz faces up to 35 years in prison."
saleem shahid

China faces challenges in year of the rabbit - 4 views

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    China faces challenges in year of the rabbit: China faces challenges in year of the rabbit: Could not be reached on the Lunar New Year began on a note more edgy for China's rulers, who have been quick to..
David Wetzel

Modeling the Composition of Earth's Atmosphere: The Layer of Gases Surrounding Planet E... - 6 views

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    This is a hands-on, minds-on approach to provide students with a concrete model of the earth's atmosphere to visualize the gases which comprise the air they breath.

David Wetzel

Tips and Tricks for Finding Science and Math Images on the Web - 14 views

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    Like everything else on the Internet, trying to find images is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Without the right tools for finding science and math images on the web it is often an impossible, or at least mind-numbing, task. What is needed are search engines which make the job easier.

    This is where the tips and tricks provided below help this seemingly impossible task by using the top search Web 2.0 search engines and tools available today. These are valuable resources for both you and your students when trying to find just the right image for lesson or project involving digital media.
Carl Bogardu

Rafi.ki - the online learning community - 12 views

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    Global collaboration site - take your classroom to the world
Joseph Alvarado

Tools of the Mind | Extended Campus | Metro State - 8 views

  • Tools of the Mind is a research-based early childhood program that builds strong foundations for school success in preschool and kindergarten children by promoting their intentional and self-regulated learning. In a series of rigorous experimental trials, Tools of the Mind has been shown to have a significant impact on self-regulation of preschool children. The study also found these gains in self-regulation to be related to scores in child achievement in early literacy and mathematics.
David Wetzel

Tips and Resources for Using the iPod Touch in Science and Math - 10 views

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    These management and technical issues include how to name the iPods, recharging , syncing, accessories, play-lists, transferring apps, iTunes account, and many more.

    Like all technology tools, classroom management is always an issue. Here are a few recommended " Dos" tailored for a classroom set of iPod Touches.
David Wetzel

12 Expert Twitter Tips for the Classroom: Social Networking Classroom Activities That E... - 15 views

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    A dozen activities are presented for using an online education technology tool to engage students in classroom activities to develop a better understanding of concepts.


Ruth Howard

Voices from The Internet as Play's videos on Vimeo - 9 views

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    The videos of the Internet as Playground and Factory Conference here.
Ruth Howard

The Next Movement In Education - Synthesizing Education - 5 views

  • Desks signify the “old guard” of education where people sat in their seats, listened, maintained compliance, and were forced to stare at the front of the room as an older individual barked information. Desks signify a form of education that created widgets and workers for factories where everyone was expected to perform the same rote task at the same time and finish at the same level of understanding.
  • Instead, we should be equipping all classrooms with a diverse mix of tables, couches, exercise balls, bar stool tables, and anything else that reminds us of something other than the traditional classroom. Every classroom should have a variety of these items and as many different combinations as possible. Why? Kids spend 6-7 hours a day in a classroom and every, single one looks the same. Same color, same shape, same seats. If not the same, they look pretty damned similar. It forces kids to think the same in every class and stunts any flow of creative juices that might be triggered by a change in environment.

    Who’s with me?

Ruth Howard

ZaidSwoosh: The Ultimate Plagiarism Resource? - 13 views

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    tools to combat plagiarism
Joseph Alvarado

Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds | Video on TED.com - 9 views

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    Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
Ruth Howard

EOTL - Semaphore Poster.pdf (application/pdf Object) - 0 views

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    Chefs, Homeconomists, Scientists, concerned citizens Described as the 'Inconvenient Truth' of our oceans, this internationally acclaimed film has been screened to packed audiences across Australia. Featuring brilliant underwater footage, sweeping cinematography and interviews with scientists, activists and fishermen, The End of the Line reveals the devastating impacts of overfishing on our oceans plus the simple solutions to the problem.

    Want to find out more about the film? Visit www.endoftheline.com/film/.
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