16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow The gap between the skills people learn and the skills people need is becoming more obvious, as traditional learning falls short of equipping students with the knowledge they need to thrive, according to the World Economic Forum report New Vision for Education: Fostering Social and Emotional Learning Through Technology. Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy. What skills will be needed most? An analysis of 213 studies showed that students who received SEL instruction had achievement scores that averaged 11 percentile points higher than those who did not.
Day to Night – A photographer captures the day and night on the same picture We already talked about the Day to Night project of American photographer Stephen Wilkes, who likes to capture the day and night on the same image, creating the poetic encounter between two environments that intersect and overlap. After his first series, When the Day meets the Night in a single photograph, I propose you a selection of the latest pictures from this beautiful project, which leads us from Paris to London through San Francisco, Tapei or New York. The photographs of Stephen Wilkes will be exhibited at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York from November 5, 2015 to January 9, 2016.
REC Foundation With more and more schools adopting VEX Robotics as a platform to enrich and enhance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, there is a need for an integrated program which allows teachers to seamlessly add VEX into their classrooms. As such we have worked with various partners to create an array of VEX curriculum offerings, each tailored to the specific needs of teachers wishing to incorporate VEX into their classes. These offerings were developed by forward-thinking organizations with years of experience creating the tools to keep STEM education exciting and inspiring. VEX EDR VEX Robotics Curriculum is designed to help students master the fundamentals of robotics and the engineering design process while learning to use design software and the leading classroom robotics solution, the VEX Classroom Lab Kit. VEX IQ Curriculum is a companion to the VEX IQ platform for elementary and middle school students.
Open Learning Initiative At Harvard Extension School, free and open learning is hardly a new concept. In fact, the Extension School was founded with this mission in mind: to create an affordable way for any motivated student to take courses at Harvard. We stay true to this mission today, offering several free courses and nearly 800 for-credit courses at reasonable tuition rates. Minneapolis police are asking for help as they search for a 22-year-old woman last seen in a Dinkytown bar. Jennifer Houle was last seen between 1 and 2 a.m. Friday, when she was out with friends at the Blarney Pub, 412 14th Av. 101 Innovations in Scholarly Communication: How researchers are getting to grip with the myriad of new tools. There has been a surge of new scholarly communication tools in recent years. But how are researchers incorporating these tools into their research workflows? Jeroen Bosman and Bianca Kramer are conducting a global survey to investigate the choices researchers are making and why. Insights from these surveys will be valuable for libraries, research support, funders, but also for researchers themselves.
The Doctors Have NO Explanation: Just Use THIS Mixture and Treat Arthritis, Cancer, Cholesterol, Cold, Flu, Lose Weight and 10 Other Diseases! Raw organic honey is one of my all-time favorite health foods… and it tastes great! It’s loaded with nutritious vitamins and minerals. And according to health experts, some of the benefits include anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties, so honey is often used as a natural antiseptic in traditional medicines. Especially the rare Manuka honey (we recommend this). junaio Reviews junaio is the most advanced mobile augmented reality browser. It’s a fast and easy way to discover your world. Find local events, offers and listings; scan QR codes and barcodes to get instant access to additional information; unlock augmented content on images and objects to play games or experience new virtual interactions. Ever felt lost or bored, even in your own city?
Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history Smarthistory offers more than 1500 videos and essays on art from around the world and across time. We are working with more than 200 art historians and some of the world's most important museums to make the best art history resource anywhere. Use the "subject" pulldown menu (go to "Arts and Humanities") at the top of this window or click on the headings below to access our content: Art history basics First things first (you are here) The materials and techniques artists use Art 1010 Prehistoric art in Europe and West Asia
How James Foley gave up escape for friend – former hostage explains - Daily Media Buzz Spanish reporter writes about how the ‘US journalist demonstrated his enormous human depth’ while being held captive by Islamic State James Foley, the US journalist killed by the militant group Islamic State, might have escaped but gave up the attempt so as not to abandon his friend, according to a former fellow hostage. In a serialised account of his own captivity at the hands of the Islamist group in 2013-14, Spanish reporter Javier Espinosa revealed that Foley made two escape attempts with another hostage, British photographer John Cantlie. Isis militants decapitated James Foley in August 2014, five months after Espinosa and another Spaniard, photographer Ricardo García Vilanova, were freed. The two Spaniards were held along with 21 others including Foley and Cantlie in an industrial complex north of Aleppo. “Foley and Cantlie tried to escape twice.
The Center for MichiganThe Detroit Historical Museum wants your story from the summer of ‘67 What were you doing during Detroit’s 1967 civil disorder? If you had a “significant, first-hand experience” with the uprisings in the last week in July that year, the Detroit Historical Museum wants to hear your story for an oral history project it’s conducting in the run-up to the riot’s 50th anniversary next summer. The Detroit museum will have interviewers on hand to record your recollections this Saturday, Aug. 20, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Our lives are better with music — Rethink Music Classes are back in session here at Berklee, and Rethink Music is celebrating our seventh year of work on the future of music. Over the years we’ve looked at music marketing and music consumption, and hosted various events meant to spur discussion and innovation in the music industry. The Fair Music report in 2015 brought to life the Open Music initiative earlier this year, which is now underway with over 140 stakeholders signed on to help develop new tools to manage the rights clearance process for music licensing.