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French Politics: France's Integration Problem A correspondent of mine stated this morning that the recent terror attacks demonstrated that France had "spectacularly failed" to resolve its integration problem. Here is my reponse: How do we judge relative success and failure of integration? Have we been spectacularly successful in the US in integrating African-Americans (who have been here longer than most of us but still face challenges all their own)? The French journalist Jean Quatremer pointed out this morning that because France doesn't keep ethnic/racial statistics, we don't know how many Muslims serve in the French military and police, but we do know that they are "spectacularly" overrepresented.

10 tips to avoid technology integration frustration You’ve heard it before, you’ve seen it before, and you’ve most likely experienced it yourself before: technology integration frustration. Change is not easy. When we talk about change, especially technology changes that take us into the wide world of the unknown, things can quickly become even more complicated.

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? For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter 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.

Travel Guide to Paxos Greece "Despina" and “Christa” are passenger ferry boats that connects Paxos and Corfu. Departures/Arrival points are Paxos (Gaios - New Port) and Corfu (New Port - Setti Venti Café). - Refreshments available on board - WiFi available on board * Tickets are interchangeable with “Christa” service (see below) - dependent on availability * Contact to check return discount availability The Future of Education: 10 Trends To Watch  It is that time of the year when we tend to pause and reflect. What did we achieve last year? What are the highlights of culture, business, technology, and trends that we have observed around us?

Data, Information, Knowledge Many bloggers have discussed the difference of “data”, “information”, and “knowledge”. Here is my attempt. (1) To become knowledge, information must be linked into a context. 10 Apps For Making a Great Slideshow Presentation on the Go Many of us have to present information to our bosses, potential investors, or colleagues at some point in one’s working life. While your trusty iOS device can’t help you in terms of building your confidence beforehand, it can help you present that information in a more appealing and attractive manner that’s guaranteed to grab people’s attention. Here are ten of the best apps to use to do precisely that, and give you the edge when making that all important presentation at work. We suggest trying them and seeing which ones work best for you:

8 Things to Look For in Today’s Classroom As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today’s classroom. I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused. This is not simply that students are creating but that they are also having opportunities to follow their interests and explore passions.1 The teacher should embody learning as well. Will Richardson recently wrote this in a comment on one of my recent posts on what teachers need to be like in our current day and the focus that needs to be on learning: …we need teachers who are masters at developing kids as learners who are adept at sense making around their own goals. Teachers who are focused on helping students develop the dispositions and literacies required to succeed regardless of subject or content or curriculumThis moment is all about learners having an amazing new freedom to learn, not teachers having an amazing new freedom to teach.

SOFI 2017 - The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World A high dependence on agriculture, as measured by the number of people employed in the sector, leaves the PoU 9.6 percentage points higher (25 percent). For low-income countries, the increase is equal to 13.6 percentage points (29 percent). The finding is different for middle-income countries where the rise in PoU is less pronounced and occurs later (from 2015–2016).