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A Deepness In The Mind: The Symbol Grounding Problem. The Symbol Grounding Problem reared its ugly head in my previous post.

A Deepness In The Mind: The Symbol Grounding Problem

Some commenters suggested certain systems as being symbol-grounding-problem-free because those systems learn concepts that were not chosen beforehand by the programmers. However, the fact that a software program learns concepts doesn't mean it is grounded. Hans-Georg Gadamer – The Hermeneutic circle « A – Z. Deep Intelligence. Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom (14 pics) "The rope bridge is connected to the top of the jail cell, built to accommodate evil doers, thieves and little sisters.

Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom (14 pics)

" Designer Steve Kuhl fulfills every boy's fantasy with this insanely cool pirate ship bedroom. The six-year-old occupant from Minnesota chose between a space ship, race car, castle, and pirate ship. Most of us would probably agree, he made an excellent decision. The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Teacher Evaluations Pose Test for States. Efforts to revamp public education are increasingly focused on evaluating teachers using student test scores, but school districts nationwide are only beginning to deal with the practical challenges of implementing those changes.

Teacher Evaluations Pose Test for States

Only an estimated 30% of classroom teachers in the U.S. work in grades or subjects covered by state standardized tests. Currently, most states test students only in math and reading in third through eighth grades and once in high school, as mandated by the federal No Child Left Behind law. Few states test students in other core subjects, such as science and social studies, and for many other subjects there is no testing at all. Rolling out systemwide tests and devising ways to measure educator effectiveness require additional spending for states and districts, many already low on cash. And some parents and teachers complain that the effort has translated into more testing for children, taking away from classroom learning. Engineering and Technology Jobs - IEEE Job Site. The Disposable Film Festival - Events. One of the world's "coolest film festivals" according to MovieMaker Magazine, the Disposable Film Festival premieres its 7th annual competitive shorts program here in San Francisco before screening it around the world.

The Disposable Film Festival - Events

Has the internet sparked an educational revolution? What Mel Brooks Can Teach Us about “Group Flow” In 1949, the comedian Sid Caesar brought together a legendary group of comedy writers and created one of the biggest television hits of the 1950s, Your Show of Shows.

What Mel Brooks Can Teach Us about “Group Flow”

Caesar’s team included Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner, and Neil Simon. It may have been the greatest writing staff in the history of television. They developed the show in a small suite of rooms on the sixth floor of 130 West 56th Street in Manhattan. Caesar created a fun and improvisational environment, where the team would riff on each other’s ideas constantly. 4 Great Twitter Applications for Teachers Using Twitter In The Classroom. These tools offer free functionality that extend and enhance the possibilities for instructional uses of Twitter.

4 Great Twitter Applications for Teachers Using Twitter In The Classroom

Twitter is playing a role in more classrooms every day. Articles like “6 Examples of Using Twitter in the Classroom” and “100 Ways To Teach With Twitter” have drawn tens of thousands of readers, a clear testament to the high level of academic interest in this wildly popular microblogging platform. Teachers are finding new ways to use Twitter to engage their students, build stronger academic and professional relationships, and to share information in a richer learning environment, and they are using tools like these to bring more fun and functionality to the process. It’s easy to get started with these applications.

Beauty of mathematics. Home - International Max Planck Research School. DIY Contact Mic - Collin's Lab. Circuit Skills: Circuit Board Etching. Does Google Make Us Stupid? Overview of responses.

Does Google Make Us Stupid?

The Real Iran the US Doesnt Want You to See. William Cooper UFO's Are Not what you think. A Jew exposes the Truth about Jesus Christ. Orthodox Rabbi Reveals Name of Messiah "JESUS","Yehoshua" or "Yeshua"(Hebrew) Hillary Clinton accidentally admits that the CFR runs this nation. Wow. NAVY Veteran says GET OUT NOW. Former CIA Agent's Message to America - WATCH NOW. Partner With Us  :  Overview. Broad Museum's scandalous math: A $7.7 million land gift to billionaire from broke Los Angeles City Hall. By Tibby Rothman What can $1 a year get a billionaire in Los Angeles these days?

Broad Museum's scandalous math: A $7.7 million land gift to billionaire from broke Los Angeles City Hall

Click to enlarge Hard bargainer. City of L.A. Smuggles $884 Million From Redevelopment Agency At Surprise Meeting, Ducking State Cuts And Public Scrutiny. Click to enlarge Update: Do we really want $1 billion and the future of L.A. urban development to remain trapped in the incestual CRA-City Hall family?

City of L.A. Smuggles $884 Million From Redevelopment Agency At Surprise Meeting, Ducking State Cuts And Public Scrutiny

Update: Turns out they actually transferred all CRA assets and projects, bringing the total city transfer to more like an abstract $1 billion, according to Kaye. Grand Avenue Drenched in Misdirection. The Luxe Grand Avenue Project, if ever built on a hunk of taxpayer-owned land downtown, will feature a glittery five-star hotel and the curious involvement of the wealthy royal family of Dubai, who control a tiny Gulf oil nation cited by the U.S.

Grand Avenue Drenched in Misdirection

State Department for human rights abuses. One thing the public project does not feature, however, is transparency. In a series of moves unusual even for the cloaked deals that precede official rubber-stamping of controversial projects in Los Angeles, key politicians in City Hall and the County Hall of Administration will not — or maybe cannot — answer basic questions about a project that will receive up to $158 million in taxpayer subsidies. The developer, the nationwide Related Companies, says it needs more time because the construction loan market is virtually frozen. Jerry Brown Redevelopment Alert: Wealthy Eli Broad Gets $52 Million for a Garage; the Entirety of South L.A. Gets $32 Million. By Tibby Rothman and Jill Stewart click to enlarge Mitch Handsone Jerry Brown goes after Community Redevelopment Agencies.

How a Different America Responded to the Great Depression. By Jodie T. Allen, Senior Editor, Pew Research Center. Prison Break: Realignment Inmates Enter Rehabilitation in S.F. Why Brown Gave Redevelopers a Haircut. Steve Barr, the ballsy, visionary, sometimes impossible founder of Green Dot Public Schools, still recalls the reaction he got from the Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA/LA) when he suggested they partner to open schools in education-poor downtown.

Eli Broad, L.A. Elite, Offers $250K Prize to Charter Schools That Serve Low-Income Kids. Click to enlarge New Yorker Eli Broad, lover of L.A. art and equality in education.