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I’m Queer, and I’m (Still) an Evangelical - Brandan Robertson. On Feb. 21, broke the news that my evangelical publisher, Destiny Image, dropped a book contract it had made with me almost a year ago because its buyers refused to sell my book due to my pro-LGBTQ activism.

I’m Queer, and I’m (Still) an Evangelical - Brandan Robertson

Evangelicals for Marriage Equality spokesman Brandan Robertson. Photo via Stephen Voss Photography / RNS Take Action on This Issue. Quantum field theory. Build a Chain Reaction with Popsicle or Craft Sticks. Lemons – the versatile fruit. March 31st, 2011 | Filed under cleaning, personal care First published August 2007, updated March 2011.

Lemons – the versatile fruit

Mom Essentials. “Hi Jenni!

Mom Essentials

Thanks for the great flu report. Maker Education. TechNewsKids. Gamestar Mechanic. iOS Game Development Tutorials. Gamestorming. Web Tools to Enhance Kids Creativity. What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design. Quest to Learn Part 13 of MindShift’s Guide to Games and Learning.

What Happens When School Design Looks Like Game Design

In education, it seems as if innovation and revolution play like the song of the Sirens in a culture of perpetual obsolescence. It seems as if we’ve got an unhealthy fetish for new-ness, indiscriminately choosing the convenient disposability of shrink-wrap over the sustainability of the well-worn. Digital games can be amazing tools, but only when used to make it easier to contextualize the gifts we’ve received from Shakespeare, Socrates, Euclid, and others.

The thing about tools is that their strength is usually derived from the way they approach a problem rather than in the particularity of the solution they offer. Still today, a great deal of our teaching is essentially grounded in teaching the perspective that early tools enabled. Our current civilization is built on information technologies. Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students. Game designers understand how to make games memorable and "sticky" in the sense that, even when you aren't playing the game, you're still thinking about solving its problems and puzzles.

Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

As teachers, how might we make our projects and content as sticky as games? How can we engage kids in thoughtful learning even after they leave the classroom? Here are game designers' top five secrets and some tips on using these same game dynamics to make learning in your classroom as addictive as gaming. 1. The Story Dynamic: Wrap Them Up in the Story Some of the best games have engrossing stories full of memorable characters and following time-honored patterns from mythology and narrative fiction. What is Connected Learning. Who cares about the Platform - Let's just focus on 21st Century Skills. What skills will you need to succeed in the future? Top 10 skills for the successful 21st-century worker Leadership.

What skills will you need to succeed in the future?

7 Skills students need for their future. The Other 21st Century Skills. Many have attempted to identify the skills important for a learner today in this era of the 21st century (I know it is an overused phrase).

The Other 21st Century Skills

I have an affinity towards the skills identified by Tony Wagner: Critical thinking and problem-solvingCollaboration across networks and leading by influenceAgility and adaptabilityInitiative and entrepreneurialismEffective oral and written communicationAccessing and analyzing informationCuriosity and imagination Today I viewed a slideshow created by Gallup entitled, The Economics of Human Development: The Path to Winning Again in Education. Helping Students Fail: A Framework. Helping Students Fail: A Framework.

Helping Students Fail: A Framework

Out in the Open: The Site That Teaches You to Code Well Enough to Get a Job. A Parent's Guide to Minecraft: 5 Reasons to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Cubes. 10 places where anyone can learn to code. Teens, tweens and kids are often referred to as “digital natives.”

10 places where anyone can learn to code

Having grown up with the Internet, smartphones and tablets, they’re often extraordinarily adept at interacting with digital technology. But Mitch Resnick, who spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet, is skeptical of this descriptor. Sure, young people can text and chat and play games, he says, “but that doesn’t really make you fluent.” Mitch Resnick: Let's teach kids to code Fluency, Resnick proposes in this TED Talk, comes not through interacting with new technologies, but through creating them. 50+ Ideas for Places To Go In Southeast Michigan During Winter.

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Video: Blueprint for the Brain. Veg101 - Going Vegetarian Becoming Vegan Starter Guide. Whether you are new to the concept of becoming a vegetarian, curious about the benefits of plant-based diet, doing research, or if you are already a long-time veghead - and for whatever reason be it for the sake of your health, animal rights, or the environment, etc... welcome to HappyCow! Here you will find articles on a wide range of topics relevant to a vegetarian lifestyle, including nutrition, veganism, animal welfare, and more. Are you thinking about making the transition to a vegetarian or vegan diet? If so, that's good news. With more and more emerging research supporting the benefits of a plant-based diet, along with fast growing demands (and websites like HappyCow that leads one to vegetarian restaurants and health food stores), it is easier than ever to become a vegetarian.

Stereotypes project that vegetarians and vegans only eat lettuce and a few vegetables and that their diets are boring. A vegetarian diet consists of mostly plant-based foods and no animal flesh.