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Geoff Mulgan: A short intro to the Studio School. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? Democracy Now! Mobile. JUAN GONZALEZ: As children across the nation head back to school, we turn now to a number of recent developments in education news.

Democracy Now! Mobile

Here in New York, nearly 780 employees of the city’s Education Department will lose their jobs by October in the largest layoff at a single agency since Michael Bloomberg became mayor in 2002. I reported in today’s Daily News that those layoffs are going to be hitting particularly hard the poorest school districts in the city. Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better. If someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet?

Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways to Learn Faster, Deeper, and Better

For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. New knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today. Your quest for knowledge doesn’t have to be as Earth-changing as Einstein’s, but it can be an important part of your life, leading to a new job, better pay, a new hobby, or simply knowledge for knowledge’s sake — whatever is important to you as an end goal. Life-changing knowledge does typically require advanced learning techniques. Watering Can Designed for Fertilizing Plants with Human Urine. When it comes to gardening, the thought of using organic fertilizers that are free from harsh chemicals seems… well, natural!

Watering Can Designed for Fertilizing Plants with Human Urine

But did you know that urine is a fantastic source for natural nitrogen-rich food for your plants? The Swedish start-up Guldkanna has designed Towa, a watering can combined with a chamber pot that can be used to collect, securely store, and distribute your “liquid gold”. This nickname given to urine fertilizer may not be far from the truth if you can get past the ickiness of the pot and learn about the benefits. If using synthetic fertilizer doesn’t sound too bad, you may change your mind after learning that most artificial plant nutrient products are made from synthesized fossil fuels — it can take 1.5 tons of fuel to make 1 ton of fertilizer in a method known as the Haber Process.

Changing the Educational Paradigm

Self Edification. Welcome to Attachment Parenting International. ATTACHMENT PARENTING (AP) Raising Awareness: Why We Shouldn't Take It For Granted. A dangerous thing can occur when you start learning about what's really going on in the world.

Raising Awareness: Why We Shouldn't Take It For Granted

The problems start to seem so complex, and you're just one person, doubts begin to creep in. You sincerely want to help change the world, but from all this knowledge you start to believe that the world is too out of control and too big to change, so you end up not doing anything. What aspiring change-agents can easily forget is that there is a large amount of meaningful groundwork that still needs to be laid.

Blackstones Commentaries. Undefined Asking Questions: Everyone is talking about Bills of Particulars, Privacy Act Requests and Freedom on Information Act requests.

Blackstones Commentaries

Each of these are questions asked to government officials or other agencies when they infringe on the lives of the people. TEDxBerlin - Bernard Lietaer - 11/30/09. Assignment 2: A Personal Cyberinfrastructure. Read Gardner Campbell’s short article titled “A Personal Cyberinfrastructure.”

Assignment 2: A Personal Cyberinfrastructure

Additionally, you will need watch Professor Campbell’s presentation on the topic at the 2009 Open Education Conference called “No More Digital Facelifts: Thinking the Unthinkable About Open Educational Experiences.” The article and the presentation will serve as a theoretical and practical framework for the work we will be doing over the next 15 weeks, so please take the time to read and watch both carefully—and then blog your response. Guitar Chords Magic. When Learning Languages. Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning. Tip of My Tongue - Chirag Mehta : Free News, Magazines, Newspapers, Journals, Reference Articles and Classic Books - Free Online Library. RSA Animate - Changing Education Paradigms.

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741 Hz Frequency Awakening Intuition. Jane McGonigal: Gaming can make a better world. Ant mill. An ant mill is an observed phenomenon in which a group of army ants separated from the main foraging party lose the pheromone track and begin to follow one another, forming a continuously rotating circle.

Ant mill

The ants will eventually die of exhaustion. This has been reproduced in laboratories and the behaviour has also been produced in ant colony simulations.[1] This phenomenon is a side effect of the self-organizing structure of ant colonies. Each ant follows the ant in front of it, and this will work until something goes wrong and an ant mill forms.[2] An ant mill was first described by William Beebe in 1921 who observed a mill 1,200 feet (365 m) in circumference.[3] It took each ant 2.5 hours to make one revolution.[4] Similar phenomena have been noted in processionary caterpillars and fish.[5] See also[edit] Timelines of History, Today in History, World History.

Guitar Articles. EMPIRE17.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Piano Lessons. INTRODUCTORY LESSON - Page 2 Listen to this Lesson (requires RealPlayer G2) The Keyboard is made up of black keys and white keys.

Piano Lessons

When looking at the keyboard, you will notice that the black keys are in groups of 2's and 3's. (see picture) The grouping of the black keys will help in identifying the white keys on the next page.