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How a man used 3D printing to help treat his wife's brain tumor In the summer of 2013, Pamela Shavaun Scott started having "24/7 severe headaches" — so severe that she couldn't sleep. It wasn't before December that she heard for sure that it was a brain tumor. Initially, when Scott had an MRI, radiologists seemed unconcerned when they discovered a mass over an inch in diameter. About three months later, after another MRI, doctors said that it had ballooned about half a centimeter, a sign of malignance.

The World Factbook The Office of Public Affairs (OPA) is the single point of contact for all inquiries about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). We read every letter, fax, or e-mail we receive, and we will convey your comments to CIA officials outside OPA as appropriate. However, with limited staff and resources, we simply cannot respond to all who write to us. Competitive Enterprise Institute - CEI The Competitive Enterprise Institute is a non-profit public policy organization dedicated to advancing the principles of limited government, free enterprise, and individual liberty. Our mission is to promote both freedom and fairness by making good policy good politics. We make the uncompromising case for economic freedom because we believe it is essential for entrepreneurship, innovation, and prosperity to flourish.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6 About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. (To take a peek at the guide, scroll to the bottom of this post.) In the process, I discovered some tools that I absolutely fell in love with, and I wanted to share them with you here. Each of these tools can make your teaching more efficient and effective, and your students’ learning deeper and more engaging.

Corporate Leadership Benchmarking Corporate Leadership Benchmarking To enable peer-comparisons, The Conference Board offers a portfolio of benchmarking data and analysis on corporate governance, proxy voting, sustainability, and citizenship. Board Practices An analysis of more than 150 corporate governance data points, segmented by company size (measurable by revenue and asset value) and 20 industrial sectors. Covered practices include board composition and leadership, director nomination and election, anti-takeover measures, board-shareholder engagement, and strategy and risk oversight. VIDEO: What Happens When You Crack an Egg Underwater Skip to main content Home Warp What Happens When You Crack an Egg Underwater weather.com Posted: Jun 16 2015 08:01 AM EDT Updated: Jun 16 2015 08:01 AM EDT

Graduate Degrees Norwich The world is ready for change. Are you ready to help change the world? Diplomacy is about managing international relations through communication, negotiation and critical thinking. It’s a crucial practice that when learned and leveraged, helps shape a prosperous global society. Group of 30 - Consultative Group on International Economic and Monetary Affairs The Group of Thirty designs solutions that enhance financial and economic stability. The Group of Thirty aims to deepen understanding of international economic and financial issues, to explore the international repercussions of decisions taken in the public and private sectors, and to examine the choices available to market practitioners and policymakers. The work of the Group of Thirty impacts the current and future structure of the global financial system by delivering actionable recommendations directly to the private and public policymaking communities.

Innovating Pedagogy 2015: the 10 technological trends set to transform education Innovating Pedagogy 2015, a new report from The Open University and SRI International, identifies 10 trends that are likely to transform education in coming years. These are the trends, listed in an approximate order of immediacy and timescale to widespread implementation. Crossover learningLearning in informing settings, such as museums and clubs, that links educational content with issues that matter in learners’ lives. Learning in schools and universities can be enriched by experiences from everyday life, and informal learning can be deepened by questions and knowledge from the classroom. Learning through argumentationMimicking the argumentation style of professional scientists and mathematicians to develop understanding of contrasting ideas, thus deepening learning, and to make technical reasoning public, for all to learn.

European Commission - European Online Education and Training Monitor eac What is it? The Education and Training Monitor is an instrument to foster and encourage evidence-based policy making. It is an annual report that illustrates, in a succinct document, the evolution of education and training systems across Europe. It takes into account a variety of benchmarks and indicators, as well as recent studies and policy developments. The unexpected math behind Van Gogh's "Starry Night" - Natalya St. Clair A few lesson plans exist for teaching visual arts and self-similarity (objects that have the same pattern) that could be used after showing this lesson. Shodor has some free lesson plans for students in grades 4 through 8. High school students can learn recursion algorithms to create the Koch curve using Scratch for free. Educational technologist Dylan Ryder has also written about creating fractals. A beautiful app worth checking out is Starry Night Interactive App by media artist Petros Vrellis. Download it to your tablet and create your own version of Starry Night.

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