Your perspective on the world Here is our weekly selection of photographs sent in by readers. We begin with a picture of Vulcan XH558 at RAF Cottesmore by Will Wilkinson. Mahboobur Rahman: "Celebrating the Bengali New Year in a village beside the Jamuna river in Bangladesh." Jackie Mossman: "No donkey rides on this beach." M Waghorn: "Folkestone Harbour railway branch line saw its last train before closure and redevelopment of the site." Amy Mahan: "A new world record for the largest barbeque was set in Montevideo, Uruguay."
Be a Change Agent Here are some ideas and links that might help you on your journey. Share your story with the world and start a blog. Forward thinkers often spend a lot of time looking back as well. Reflection is crucial. In This Picturesque Village, the Rent Hasn't Been Raised Since 1520 AUGSBURG, Germany -- Every day, retired florist Rita Wunderle prays for the souls of bankers. Despite daily headlines about banker-fueled economic crisis and an alleged $50 billion Ponzi scheme, her 145 neighbors pray, too. Mrs.
6 Education Stories To Watch In 2016 : NPR Ed Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016. Elissa Nadworny YouTube 1. Interview: Roger Lynch, CEO of Sling TV - Cordcutting.com Sling TV has no competitors – at least not yet, says Roger Lynch, the company’s CEO. In the Sling team’s view, Sling TV offers something that no other service yet does: a fully mobile OTT service that matches cable’s live TV offerings while shrinking the price tag and offering content à la carte. Of course, the unique model of Sling TV comes with its own unique hurdles.
Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning The following post is a modified excerpt from Uncommon Learning.“Mobile learning provides enhanced collaboration among learners, access to information, and a deeper contextualization of learning. Hypothetically, effective mobile learning can empower learners by enabling them to better assess and select relevant information, redefine their goals, and reconsider their understanding of concepts within a shifting and growing frame of reference (the information context).” — Marguerite L. Koole (2009) No one will deny the impact that mobile is having on the world. All one has to do is take a look at how mobile devices are changing everyone’s perception of computing as it is more accessible and personal than ever.
uk.businessinsider Millennials came of age during a tough economic time: Student debt has reached an all-time high, and the job market is more competitive than ever. As a result, young people today aren't earning as much money as their parents did when they were young. So how much are they making? Using data from the Minnesota Population Center's 2014 "American Community Survey" in the Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, we found the median annual total personal income for employed millennials. We used the Pew Research Center's definition of millennials: Americans born between 1981 and 1997. Saudi Arabia is playing an increasingly destabilising role in the Middle East, German intelligence warns German intelligence has warned that Saudi Arabia is playing an increasingly destabilising role in the Middle East. The country's foreign intelligence agency, known as the BND, released a memo to select journalists warning of the negative effects the game of thrones being played within Saudi Arabia's royal family could cause. "The cautious diplomatic stance of the older leading members of the royal family is being replaced by an impulsive policy of intervention," said the memo, seen by the New York TImes. The one and a half page memo focuses on the role of Prince Mohammad bin Salman, the 30-year-old son of King Salman who was recently appointed deputy crown prince and defence minister. "That could overstrain the relations to friendly and above all to allied states in the region.”
The Innovative Power of Criticism The business world is awash in ideas for new products, services, and business models. Thanks to powerful ideation approaches such as design thinking and crowdsourcing, it has become incredibly easy and relatively inexpensive for companies to obtain a vast number of novel concepts, from both insiders and outsiders such as customers, designers, and scientists. Yet many organizations still struggle to identify and capture big opportunities. A division head at a global consumer electronics corporation recently told me, “We have a mass of ideas, but honestly, we don’t know what to do with them. While we’ve tried to explore some unusual avenues, we’ve ended up committing ourselves to ideas that are already familiar.” From what I have observed, his company is the rule rather than the exception.
uk.businessinsider Sebastian ErrasThe floor of a shop in the San Marco neighborhood of Venice. Sebastian Erras has earned more than 35,000 followers on his Instagram account, Parisian Floors, where he posts beautiful photos of his feet in France's capital. When he was asked by Pixartprinting to continue his series in Venice, Italy, he jumped at the opportunity. Having never visited the city before, Erras was curious to see if stunning floors were as easy to find there as they were in Paris. Erras had no trouble finding a wide array of spectacularly intricate floors. He ventured into every cafe, shop, and museum during his hunt for beautiful floors. ConnectED MISSION: To connect future educators with current educators in the classroom via social media and potential face-to-face opportunities. See “Where to Start” below to get ConnectED! In just over two months a team of seven very innovative and connected Ontario classroom teachers (Brian Aspinall, Laurie Azzi, Peter Cameron, Aviva Dunsiger, Allison Fuisz, Sharon Moskovitz and Jonathan So), one pioneering Faculty of Education prof (Barb Van Hatten) and her lucky students have laid the foundations for ConnectED, an attempt to more efficiently and effectively connect Faculties of Educations, teacher candidates, classroom teachers ad their students. The PILOT
Finland plans to give every citizen 800 euros a month and scrap benefits Finland's government is drawing up plans to give every one of its citizens a basic income of 800 euros (£576) a month and scrap benefits altogether. A poll commissioned by the agency planning the proposal, the Finnish Social Insurance Institute, showed 69% supported the basic income plan. Prime Minister Juha Sipila was quote by QZ as backing the idea. “For me, a basic income means simplifying the social security system,” he said. The proposal would entitle each Finn to 800 euros tax free each month, which according to Bloomberg, would cost the government 52.2 billion euros a year.
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