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American Rivers : Get More Green. Five Best Blogging Platforms. For me it's a really tough decision between Blogger and Wordpress.

Five Best Blogging Platforms

I use blogger for personal stuff, and get lots of traffic thanks to being Less Fat and Riding Bike ( It's been good to me, and been a lot of fun in the process. Yet, there are nagging things I think Google could do a lot better. Like, Picasa integration - make it a little (lot) easier for me to just plop in photos from my 25 gig of Picasa space.

And youtube. I mean, it's easy and powerful enough for me to just edit the code - but when I'm doing personal blogging, generally I'm going to be lazy about it. One Drop: Why We Need Green Roofs. 10 Powerful Tips to Increase Fan Engagement on Facebook. Facebook is the social network preferred by most businesses when planning and implementing their social media marketing strategy.

10 Powerful Tips to Increase Fan Engagement on Facebook

Even though Twitter and YouTube are large social media networks, Facebook provides a marketing ecosystem that is multi-media rich and broad. There are literally tens of thousands of apps that can assist business with marketing on Facebook. Even though it feels like Facebook has been part of our lives forever it must be noted that Facebook “Pages” for Business have only been with us for barely 3 years! Business is Still Learning How to Use Facebook Businesses are still learning the most effective tactics to apply when participating and engaging on Facebook. The questions often being asked are 1. 2. 3. Research by Buddy Media reveals ways to create the most effective engagement for retailers when interacting with their fans on Facebook. The findings reveal some interesting ways to increase the success of your Facebook marketing. Here are the findings of the research. Water Education Foundation. Save Our Water. Most Californians think that they use more water indoors than outdoors.

Save Our Water

Typically, the opposite is true. In some areas, 50% or more of the water we use daily goes on lawns and outdoor landscaping. There are lots of ways to save water at home, but reducing the water you use outdoors can make the biggest difference of all. Here are a few easy ways to change the way you use water outside your home. Know the Basics Water early in the morning or later in the evening when temperatures are cooler. Water deeply but less frequently to create healthier and stronger landscapes.Put a layer of mulch around trees and plants to reduce evaporation and keep the soil cool. Don’t Overwater One easy way to cut down how much water you use outdoors is to learn how much water your landscaping actually needs in order to thrive. For Southern California residents, try this easy watering calculator to help determine how much you should be watering outside. Blue Gold : World Water Wars (Official Full Length Film) Watershed Awareness Quiz. Russian River County Service District Wastewater Treatment Plant Tour.

Water Supply and Transmission System. North Coast IRWMP: Content: Russian River Wildlife Communities. The Russian River watershed, with its mild climate and diverse landscape provides habitat for many species of wildlife.

North Coast IRWMP: Content: Russian River Wildlife Communities

A diverse range of wildlife taxa range throughout the Russian River watershed: invertebrate, amphibian, reptile, bird, and mammal populations in the region remain among California’s most diverse, despite continuing alteration and loss of habitats and, for some species, relatively severe population declines. In part, these changes in wildlife populations are represented by the changes to their habitats. Aquatic Wildlife. North Coast IRWMP: Content: Russian River Special-Status Wildlife.

The Russian River watershed is home to 25 species of special-status wildlife and species (e.g. endangered, threatened, or of special concern).

North Coast IRWMP: Content: Russian River Special-Status Wildlife

The watershed contains six species of fish, a crustacean, four species of herpetofauna, eight species of birds, and six species of mammals considered special-status (e.g. Federal ESA, California ESA, and/or state “Species of Special Concern”). Aquatic Species Species: Coho Salmon (O. kisutch) Giving Students Meaningful Work:Seven Essentials for Project-Based Learning. 3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student.

Thinking in the 21st century is just different.

3 Knowledge Domains For The 21st Century Student

That doesn’t mean we’re all suddenly omnipotent cyborgs, nor does it mean we’ve all become mindless social media addicts that spend our cognitive might tapping, swiping, and drooling on our smartphone and tablet screens. But just as the 19th century presented unique challenges to information processing than the 18th or 20th, the 21st century is different than the one before, or that the one that will come after. 6 Reasons Standardized Testing Are, At Best, Problematic. Editor’s Note: The pros and cons of standardized testing is a tired argument, and isn’t a topic we touch on much here at TeachThought (purposely).

6 Reasons Standardized Testing Are, At Best, Problematic

But like it or not, testing remains a significant issue in public education worldwide, a reality that might need revisiting periodically as we continue to look for new ideas. So here we are. As always, love to have your thoughts on twitter or facebook. 6 Reasons Standardized Testing Is, At Best, Problematic.

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Problem Based Learning. Linked Learning. Sites/default/files/A-Glimpse-into-the-Future-of-Learning-Infographic_0.pdf. 25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now. 25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now by Terry Heick Disruption doesn’t sound like a pretty word, but in the long run, it can be a beautiful thing.

25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now

Disruption is about shifting power. TV Special: TED Talks Education. Current Series. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms.