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Hello, Instagrammers! TIME is looking at the role of the cellphone in everyday life, and we want your phone pictures to help illustrate this project. Our goal is to feature your photos from around the world–and show as many countries as possible. To become a part of the project, include the hashtag #TIMEwireless when you post your picture to Instagram so that we and our partners may use it. (The photo you submit must be taken by you and you acknowledge that use of the photo will not violate anyone’s rights.) Please include a caption with your name and where in the world you’re located, and geotag the photo. Need suggestions for what to shoot? Self-portraitYour homeWhat you ate for breakfast this morningLandscape that shows where in the world you are We are accepting submissions now, so please send your pictures today. Wants Your Instagram Photos Wants Your Instagram Photos
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23 November '12, 06:07pm Follow Instagram saw a new record set during Thanksgiving 2012 in the US: 10 million photos shared at a rate of 226 per second during the peak at 12:40PM PST. For several hours on Thursday, its users posted more than 200 photos about the American holiday every second. In fact, the day broke all Instagram records, making it the busiest day for the mobile photo sharing service ever. The Facebook-owned company says it saw the number of shared photos more than double from the day before. The numbers are huge if you remember that Instagram typically sees over 5 million photos uploaded each day, and that Facebook averages about 300 million daily. Unsurprisingly, the two-year-old company is very happy about the news: We’re thrilled to see people use Instagram to share their holidays. The biggest changes are yet to come: Instagram is taking huge hints from Facebook in redesigning its profiles as my colleague Harrison Weber details details extensively here. Thanksgiving Breaks Instagram Records: Over 10 Million Photos Shared Thanksgiving Breaks Instagram Records: Over 10 Million Photos Shared
Instagram just launched video functionality. Glorious, 15-second, editable video functionality. Complete with image stabilization. So what does this mean for Vine? Instagram’s filters, longer video length, stability technology and already-ingrained user behavior will keep its video offering very similar to its photo offering. But to end my endless list of predictions, let’s go ahead and take a hard look at how these platforms are different: Creation Let’s start with length. Vine videos are approximately 6.5 seconds long, if we’re getting specific. Instagram video allows for 15 seconds of video, which could feel long for the Instagram video viewer, but roomy and quite comfortable for the creator. Editability? Well, both platforms let you shoot multiple, disjointed clips and string them together. Vine, on the other hand, doesn’t let you edit at all. Neither Vine nor Instagram will let you pull video from your camera roll. They also have front-facing camera functionality in common. Consumption Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference? Instagram Video Vs. Vine: What’s The Difference?
Highlight cells in markdown tables | rapporter Hello, world! Back in July we have read Markus Gesmann’s great blogpost about a prediction for the 100m final in London. Soon we decided to create similar estimates about the forthcoming events and started to post our results on Facebook . We would like to emphasise again that these kind of extrapolated estimates are rather just for fun and we also think that any sport fan can give more valid and even more reliable estimates about the results without any statistical knowledge. All our models assume that the performance of the winners, so the expected results also fit the historical data. In this article we will show how the models look like, what kind of tools we used to build and visualise those and also providing a demo web application where anyone could compile a similar plot with a decent amount of annotations with a single click. As you could see in the above demo graph, we have built two models for all sport events. Hello, R users! Introducing rapport Introducing pander Fetching data Highlight cells in markdown tables | rapporter
There’s been a lot of justifiable excitement in the R community about Yihui Xie’s great work, and most recently the incorporation of his knitr package into the RStudio software. Knitr is seen, justifiably, as a worthy successor to SWeave for dynamic, beautiful report generation. It is all that, but as an Org mode user, I already have something better than Sweave for both reproducible research and literate programming, which works with more than 30 different computer languages, not just R. This is not to mention the astonishing amount of functionality that Org mode provides for any number of problems. I mean, really: it’s Emacs! But then Markus Gesmann wrote a interesting blog post about using knitr and the googleVis package to produce interactive HTML presentations by converting the knit-produced markdown to Slidy, and I wanted to do the same in Org mode. So instead I’m using org-slidy, which exports to Slidy, the same format Markus used. Any R code source blocks can be done as usual. Making interactive slides with Org mode and googleVis in R | Flowmentum Making interactive slides with Org mode and googleVis in R | Flowmentum
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Innovating a (PE) Department | iPad TeacheriPad Teacher Over the past couple of years I have been reviewing the departments effectiveness and looking for ways to develop it to become truly 21st Century. In that time the department has become fully engaged in digital technology both for teaching and learning, staff efficiency and for the tracking and progress of students in all courses. This year also sees the work being developed in supporting literacy and numeracy across the school which has been a bit of a passion for me. I wanted to just take a moment to sum up where we are, as a tool for any new staff that join us in the team, but also to support other departments in moving in a similar direction. Starting in KS3 there are a few things that we have put in place, Edmodo All classes have an Edmodo group which serves several purposes. the students use it to reflect on their practice after sessions. Literacy Quality Feedback As practical teachers our marking is often the verbal discussions we have in the middle of a lesson. Numeracy Progress Innovating a (PE) Department | iPad TeacheriPad Teacher
Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers Today, more and more teachers are looking for ways to integrate their smart phones and iPads (and other tablets) with their physical education and health courses. Below is a list of apps that we’ve found helpful for Physical Educators. Click Here to view a recording of our webinar, Apps for PE Teachers: “Don’t be a Sap, Know Your Apps!”. The webinar goes into more detail of how each app can be used in the classroom to engage students and maximize outcomes. Coach’s Eye Videos students performing a skill. Team Shake Team Shake is the technological and environmentally friendly way to choose teams. StopWatch This stopwatch shows time on a digital display as well as on an analog clock face. Giant Scoreboard A generic scoreboard, featuring: Timer/Countdown (editable); Team names (editable); Giant digits, visible from 50ft; Fits any sport; Simple, accurate and reliable. Nutrition Tips Pocket First Aid & CPR from the American Heart Association iFitness HD An exercise companion app. Pocket Body Numbers Physical Education (PE) Apps for Teachers
The following is a guest article from Vanessa Burke. In her words: “Ever since I was knee-high, I’ve been incessantly talking and communicating with anyone who would even begin to listen to me. I guess not a lot has changed!” Feel free to encourage Vanessa to start using Twitter more by following her @BurkeVanessa. Want to have your work posted on Edudemic? When I was in high school, I had a gym teacher who made us climb rope, do outdated calisthenics, and then shower together. Today’s student population is much different than a decade ago. Fast Food Calories An inevitable part of part of the junior high or high school diet is the inclusion of fast food. Calorie Counter and Diet Tracker You always have your phone on you. This app has the calories of over one million foods in its database. MyPyramid App The Campbell Soup Co. has teamed up with MyPyramid USA in order to create a new smartphone app that helps people eat more balanced meals. Livestrong MyQuit Coach Itrain Map My Run Fitocracy 10 Exciting Apps To Enhance Physical Education 10 Exciting Apps To Enhance Physical Education
The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen. First of all — this is not my writing. It's a Facebook post by someone I don’t even know, a man named Michael Arnovitz in Portland OR. But as a Facebook post it passes the fair use test and I’m quite certain he would not object that I share it here (he doesn’t). "In the course of a single conversation, I have been assured that Hillary is cunning and manipulative but also crass, clueless, and stunningly impolitic; that she is a hopelessly woolly-headed do-gooder and, at heart, a hardball litigator; that she is a base opportunist and a zealot convinced that God is on her side. And I’m reading pieces like this because now that Hillary has (essentially if not officially) won the Democratic Primary, I have become increasingly fascinated by the way so many people react to her. To conservatives she is a radical left-wing insurgent who has on multiple occasions been compared to Mikhail Suslov, the Soviet Kremlin’s long-time Chief of Ideology. Notice how Abramson uses the word “surprising”? The most thorough, profound and moving defense of Hillary Clinton I have ever seen.
Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Solar In Tuesday Vote – ThinkProgress Floridians Overwhelmingly Support Solar In Tuesday Vote – ThinkProgress Solar advocates finally got a win in the Sunshine State on Tuesday, as voters approved a measure to get rid of property taxes on solar equipment. With more than 1,970,000 Floridians checking ‘yes,’ the measure, known as Amendment 4, received more support than the state’s two U.S. Senate primary winners, Marco Rubio (R) and Patrick Murphy (D), combined. It’s not surprising that the measure passed, although the overwhelming support was a morale boost for the industry, which has faced hurdles in Florida. Amendment 4 received 72 percent approval overall — and needed only 60 percent to pass. “The passage of Amendment 4 is a victory for Florida’s taxpayers and businesses” — Rep. The amendment was the culmination of a bipartisan effort from the state legislature to make solar more affordable, especially for big box stores and for solar companies that offer leased equipment. “The passage of Amendment 4 is a victory for Florida’s taxpayers and businesses,” State Rep.
Obama's economic legacy ensures Democrats decades of success Progressive reformers of the early 20th century must have considered the Great Depression a mixed blessing. While the crisis left many working-class Americans nearly penniless, Democrats kicked ass in every presidential election from 1932-48. But since then they haven’t won more than two straight contests for the White House, which would seem to bode poorly for them next month. On November 8th, they’ll attempt to win a three-peat for the first time in 70 years, something they also tried to do in 1920, 1968 and 2000. In those elections, Democrats came up short. Why will Hillary Clinton Hillary Rodham ClintonWATCH LIVE: Trump campaigns in battleground Florida DC Metro preps for Inauguration Day Huckabee compares Trump to 'Jaws' character who’s eaten alive MORE succeed where her party’s 1920, 1968 and 2000 nominees failed? Take Cox and Humphrey, the 1920 and 1968 Democratic standard-bearers. By contrast, Clinton’s antecedent took office in the midst of the worst downturn in 80 years.

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Esta es la mejor manera de enseñar matemáticas en el colegio MADRID.- Más de una decena de colegios españoles públicos, concertados y privados de varias comunidades autónomas han decidido poner en práctica en sus aulas este curso escolar 2016-2017 el método matemático de Singapur, que ha situado a este país asiático a la cabeza de los informes internacionales de la OCDE. En el último Programa Internacional de Evaluación de los Alumnos (PISA 2012), Singapur quedó en la segunda posición en competencia matemática, con 573 puntos, 79 por encima de la media de los 34 países de la OCDE que participaron en esa educación (494) y 89 puntos por encima de España (484). La clave del éxito, según los expertos, está en la fórmula empleada. "En Singapur han puesto la comprensión de los conceptos, el razonamiento y la resolución de problemas como objetivos fundamentales del aprendizaje", según explica a Europa Press el profesor titular del área de Matemática Aplicada en el Departamento de Matemáticas de la Universidad de Alcalá, Pedro Ramos. Primero, manipular.
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Student Activism Is Making a Comeback Maybe the campus protests seemed rather isolated at first. Dissatisfaction with the administration. Outrage over bad decisions. For example: The protest at Florida State University last fall, when students didn’t like the idea of having the Republican state politician John Thrasher as their school’s president and launched a campaign—#SlashThrasher—against his candidacy. Or the protest at the University of Michigan in September, when, amid frustrations over their football team’s losses, students rallied at the home of the school’s president to demand that he fire the athletic director. There was the confederate-flag fiasco at Bryn Mawr, which resulted in a mass demonstration by hundreds of students who, all dressed in black, called for an end to racism on the Pennsylvania campus. Just as has been happening in communities at large, campus protests against racism and bigotry—along with related types of discrimination—have become commonplace. American Student Activism, Fall 2014
Q: What day most changed the course of history? Ken Burns, documentary filmmaker June 28, 1914. Timothy Snyder, professor of history, Yale University On December 11, 1241, the Mongol warrior Batu Khan was poised to take Vienna and destroy the Holy Roman Empire. Christina H. The day Johannes Gutenberg finished his wooden printing press in 1440, Western civilization turned onto a path toward more efficient, accessible communication of knowledge. Philip Jenkins, professor of history and religion, Penn State University For several years leading up to June 22, 1941, it had looked as though dictators and militarists would soon rule virtually the whole world outside North America. Neera Tanden, president, Center for American Progress By empowering half the population with the responsibilities of citizenship, August 26, 1920—the day women gained the right to vote—allowed the U.S. to live up to its fundamental values of opportunity and equality. Paul Kennedy, professor of history, Yale University W. What Day Most Changed the Course of History?
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