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Grammar. Reported Speech Exercises. Reported Speech Exercises Here's a list of all the reported speech exercises on this site: (Click here to read the explanations about reported speech) Reported Statements: Reported Questions: Reported Orders and Requests: Reported Requests and Orders Exercise (intermediate) (in PDF here) Mixed Exercises: Return to reported speech explanations from reported speech exercises. LoginSubscribe to PEG+What's New? How Children Succeed Quotes by Paul Tough. Paul Tough Bio | How Children Succeed | Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiousity & the Hidden Power of Character Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs.

But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Early adversity, scientists have come to understand, can not only affect the conditions of children’s lives, it can alter the physical development of their brains as well. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character. When we started ASCEND, the K-8 school in Oakland, CA., that I've written about here at Edutopia, we asked our students to practice six habits.

We called them the "Ways to Ascend," although later students remembered them as "the rules. " They were: Take charge of your own learning Be kind and considerate Help each otherPersevere Be responsible for yourself, your family and your community Be reflective We built lessons around these traits, included them on the report card, and offered rewards when we saw students exhibiting them. As a middle school teacher, I knew that it was critical that our students internalize these habits; sometimes I even wondered if they were more important than mastering a grade level standard.

Our first class of 48 students graduated from ASCEND in 2004. I'd taught these kids for three years -- I was very attached to them and needed to know how they'd fare after leaving our cocoon. "What really stuck with me is the ASCEND RULES. A Long-Awaited Validation. Machine Learning in Python Has Never Been Easier! At BigML we believe that over the next few years automated, data-driven decisions and data-driven applications are going to change the world. In fact, we think it will be the biggest shift in business efficiency since the dawn of the office calculator, when individuals had “Computer” listed as the title on their business card. We want to help people rapidly and easily create predictive models using their datasets, no matter what size they are.

Our easy-to-use, public API is a great step in that direction but a few bindings for popular languages is obviously a big bonus. Thus, we are very happy to announce an open source Python binding to BigML.io, the BigML REST API. The BigML Python module makes it extremely easy to programmatically manage BigML sources, datasets, models and predictions. Just like magic! We have tried to build a very simple binding just wrapping all the HTTP requests and responses to BigML.io within one class. Beautiful Models: See our former post about it. Like this: Mlpy - Machine Learning Python.

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Facebook: To access Facebook.com, you must create an account on the site which is free. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. myYearbook: myYearbook, the best place to meet new people and one of the 25 most-trafficked sites in the United States. myYearbook has Flash-based games, and the games incorporate Lunch Money (the myYearbook virtual currency). 13. 14. 15. 17. 18. Tableau Public | explore, create, share. Many Eyes. Easel.ly | create and share visual ideas online.

Weave (Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment) Oysters and phonebooks (fungi forum at permies) My background with growing mushrooms started out with doing everything sterile. I have been working bit by bit each year to try to reduce all the sterile measures I use and for this oyster mushrooms are great because they're so vigorous. This phone book I originally soaked in a weak solution of bleach water. The stem butt cultures involve no sterile technique whatsoever. I simply chop the butts off on my cutting board, tear off some cardboard or paper product from the recycle bin, and raid our cabinet full of plastic bags. I run the cardboard under water until it's reasonably saturated and squeeze out excess then sandwich the stem butt in there and wrap it up in the plastic bag loosely.

I do continue to add materials which are not sterilized to these cultures. As for maintaining humidity it shouldn't be a concern while the cultures are in bags and have adequate water. Mushrooms. Growing mushrooms in a laundry basket. Thought you might like to see a great way to grow mushrooms outdoors if you have a shady place that gets watered regularly… This technique also works indoors, but the laundry basket is usually bagged or boxed until the straw is completely colonised with mycelium. This technique has both upsides and downsides, but most importantly, it’s easy, and gets people growing mushrooms!

Huzzah… Zodd’s oyster mushrooms VelaCreations’ colonised straw Fungifield’s golden oysters VelaCreations’ basket, bagged and ready to fruit VelaCreations’ fruiting oyster mushrooms Grow your own’s oyster mushrooms – delish! At Milkwood Farm, we’ve opted to grow our oyster mushrooms in double buckets. However, many home mushroom propagators use the laundry basket technique, and it illustrates yet another way oyster mushrooms can be grown inside, outside and upside down, once you have the basic knowledge, skills, tools and of course mycelium… mmm mushrooms. >> More posts about mushrooms at Milkwood Farm. Coffee Grinds to Mushrooms: A How to Guide | LunarHarvest. Yup. I’m not pulling your leg and I’m not kidding you around; oyster mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) are a species of fungus that can digest coffee grinds, including the filters that they are often discarded with, and produce reliable crops of mushrooms.

I was skeptical at first but after doing what seemed to be no more than a month casually searching through online do-it-yourself blogs and investigating companies which distribute mushroom kits and spawn (such as The Mushroom Patch) I had the confidence to give it a shot. I was rewarded with not only beautiful and tasty oyster mushrooms but an acquired set of skills that I can now use to develop further cultivating techniques for this sadly underappreciated crop.

Approximately one month after mixing together the coffee grinds and mycelium together, the oyster mushrooms are well into their first flush. But why would you want to grow your own mushrooms? Step 1. Chances are, there is a coffee shop near where you live. Like this: Mushrooms, shiitake. Long a symbol of longevity in Asia because of their health-promoting properties, shiitake mushrooms have been used medicinally by the Chinese for more than 6,000 years. More recently, their rich, smoky flavor has endeared them to American taste buds. These exotic hearty mushrooms can now be found in supermarket shelves across the U.S. throughout the year. Like other mushrooms, these specialty mushrooms are as mysteriously unique as they are delicious. While often thought of as a vegetable and prepared like one, mushrooms are actually a fungus, a special type of living organism that has no roots, leaves, flowers or seeds.

What's New and Beneficial about Shiitake Mushrooms Although immune system support has often received much of the spotlight in shiitake mushroom research, recent study results involving support of the cardiovascular system have caught the attention of many researchers. WHFoods Recommendations Mushrooms, Shiitake, cooked0.50 cup(72.50 grams) NutrientDRI/DV Health Benefits. Mushroom Growing Plugs for Shiitake, Miatake,Oyster, Reishi, Turkey Tail and other varieties of mushrooms. Mushroom Logs - Spawn - Gourmet Mushroom Cultivation Supplies and Kits.

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So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to contribute our own collection. Some of these are pretty nerdy, but I think they're no less fascinating and easily understandable. A majority are original to this blog, with others from a variety of sources. I've included a link for further reading on close to every one. [Additional read: How Ukraine became Ukraine and 40 more maps that explain the world] Click to enlarge. Maps Of War: Visual History Of War, Religion, & Govt. 22 Gorgeous Maps That Define The United States Of America.

What One Product Makes the Most Money For Each Nation? Check This Map. Mali makes makes the most money from exporting cotton. New Zealand's most valued export is dairy. India profits most from selling precious stones abroad, and Sri Lanka's hottest export is tea. The export topography of each country's most valuable product demonstrates where countries trading in the world market are yielding financial gains.

Although some are extremely obvious, other countries benefit financially from unlikely sources. Predictably, oil is the most traded commodity in the global market. After mining data from the CIA's World Factbook, Global Post assembled a map illustrating each country's top exports, according to their worth on the international market. Commodities like electronics-related equipment, motor vehicles and parts, and clothing command the top spot in North America. The Middle East and Central Asia make the most money from selling oil and its derivatives.

And finally, in Africa, mineral resources dominate: Mali makes makes the most money from exporting cotton. Watch 1000 Years of European Borders Change In 3 Minutes. 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World. If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life.

Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit. You should also check out ChartsBin.com. There were also fantastic posts on Business Insider and Bored Panda earlier this year that are worth checking out. 1. 2. 3. 4. Pangea was a supercontinent that existed during the late Paleozoic and early Mesozoic eras, forming about 300 million years ago. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 37. 38. 39. 40.

Old Maps Online. British have invaded nine out of ten countries - so look out Luxembourg. The analysis is contained in a new book, All the Countries We've Ever Invaded: And the Few We Never Got Round To. Stuart Laycock, the author, has worked his way around the globe, through each country alphabetically, researching its history to establish whether, at any point, they have experienced an incursion by Britain. Only a comparatively small proportion of the total in Mr Laycock's list of invaded states actually formed an official part of the empire. The remainder have been included because the British were found to have achieved some sort of military presence in the territory – however transitory – either through force, the threat of force, negotiation or payment.

Incursions by British pirates, privateers or armed explorers have also been included, provided they were operating with the approval of their government. Among some of the perhaps surprising entries on the list are: * Cuba, where in 1741, a force under Admiral Edward Vernon stormed ashore at Guantánamo Bay. Andorra Belarus. Forgotten Nations. First Aid. Forgotten Nations. Education. MasteryConnect - Home. ATLANTEAN GARDENS. The True Story of the Philadelphia Experiment 1. Fix means: | English Vocabulary. Fun & Games.

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