Donald Trump’s victory shows why we need philosophy students more than ever Donald Trump has been elected US president, and newspapers, Twitter and Facebook are blooming with suggestions about which voters are most to blame for this unexpected victory. There are accusations directed towards uneducated white people, white women, Bernie Sanders and his supporters, liberals and even Hispanic voters – to give some examples. But scapegoating seems to be precisely the kind of reasoning that won Trump the election – and, not long ago, won the Brexit referendum for the Leave campaign.
Irregular verbs - past simple tense Irregular verbs are probably the most important verbs in English. There are quite a lot of them and they are very common. However, for many ESL and EFL students they are very difficult to learn. Building a Successful Team through Determined Optimism: Winners vs. Whiners Some of the philosophies and lessons I’ve learned from my life experience don’t have scientific backing but I have come to absolutely believe in through real world experience. More specifically, building a successful team through determined optimism is one such lesson. The Power of Optimism The belief in the power of optimism is not something new.
Sky Views: Democracy burns as Facebook lets fake news thrive Tom Cheshire, Technology Correspondent Remember when Pope Francis endorsed Donald Trump for president? When Donald Trump said that female US soldiers should expect to be raped? Creating social phrasebooks with Phraseum I spend a lot of time looking at different web-based tools and apps and thinking about if and how they can be used for learning. Sometimes it takes some thought and at other times it’s really obvious. With Phraseum it was instantly obvious that this was a really great tool for learning. Phraseum allows you to collect words, phrases and sentences from anywhere on the web while you you browse and organise them into social phrasebooks. Phraseum is a browser-based tool which can be activated from your browser toolbar. Simply create an account and then drag the ‘Clipping button’ bookmarklet to your favourites bar on your browser.
7 essential design principles for product managers - Roadmunk Blog About 50% of all design firms sold in the last ten years were acquired in the last 24 months. And they weren’t bought by Amazon or Facebook or Google. They were bought by the banks and consulting firms—the BIG financial institutions. These organizations don’t have the most innovative reputations (after all, they’re referred to as “laggards”), so when even these companies are adopting design firms it says something drastic. It says: design should be a product priority. The child-driven education: Sugata Mitra on TED.com Entertainment Filmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra Sugata Mitra’s TED Prize story may soon be coming to a theater near you. Today during the TEDGlobal 2013 session “Exquisite, Enigmatic Us,” curator Chris Anderson named British director Jerry Rothwell as the winner of the first annual Sundance Institute | TED Prize Filmmaker Award. Rothwell earned a $125,000 grant to follow Sugata Mitra over the next 18 months as he builds […]
Cambridge English Readers 19 January 2017 By Nastya315120StudentGood morning and I love my life so far away and I love my love love my best friends love my life and my love for 18 January 2017 MVPM: Minimum Viable Product Manager – The Black Box of Product Management – Medium 1. The Stack When engineers refer to ‘the stack’, they’re talking about the layers of technologies that are used to provide functionality to your product (i.e. make the thing work). From the moment a customer loads your landing page to when they delete their account, the technologies in the stack handle everything. Fastest way to learn — Ask an engineer to take you through the stack at a high level.
50 Of The Best Free Apps For Teachers 50 Of The Best Free Apps For Teachers by TeachThought Staff What are the best free apps for teachers? That’s a pretty general and subjective idea. The best for them as human beings–health, finances, and entertainment? Data-Driven Design Day 2016 presentations Data-Driven Design Day 2016 was held at Helsinki's Tavastia Club on 20.9.2016. The event brought together people working on data and design at Supercell, Redlynx, Rovio, Digital Foodie, Reaktor, Columbia Road and, of course Futurice, as well as the event host Lassi Liikkanen. Here's how it went: Lassi A Liikkanen/Welcome / Data-Driven Design ToolsMiikka Ahonen: Rovio / Dos and don’ts of using data to improve your productSampo Hämäläinen: Columbia Road / Brand Engagement with Data Driven Services in Worldcup 2014 - Case SamsungSimo Hakkarainen: Futurice / Data-driven design in lean service creationVille Suur-Uski : Supercell / Information in Game designJustus Hämäläinen: Reaktor / Art Of Experimentation - Case Elisa KasvutiimiOtto Virta: Digital Foodie / Design & Data - A practical view on using data in the design processKari Silvennoinen : Redlynx / 2,5 years on the Frontier - Bringing Trials to the service economy Thanks to all the people who came.
Introducing Reported Speech Statements,Questions and Orders in a Different Way This week’s post was not supposed to be a grammar post, it just so happened to turn out like that. Come to think of it, I have been teaching lots of grammar lately so I shouldn’t be surprised if my brain is filled with ideas for grammar teaching. If I want my classes to be different from the ones I had when I was studying English at school (teacher-centred and book-centred), I cannot introduce all those digital tools I’m so keen on using and then go and spoil it all by asking students to read straight from a photocopy when it comes to grammar. I’m not saying it’s the wrong way to go about it, I’m just saying it’s not the way I teach or the way I’d like to be taught.
The UX of Pokémon GO : A Case Study – Pedro Almeida – Medium With a soaring 20 million daily users, Pokémon GO needs no introduction and if you haven’t played it yet, you witnessed how it took by storm the avenues and busy corners of the world. At first glance the game doesn’t have a lot of depth to it. You have to go outside to catch Pokémon, battle for gyms and hatch the occasional egg. Lexical Distance Among the Languages of Europe « Etymologikon™ Posted by Teresa Elms on 4 March 2008 This chart shows the lexical distance — that is, the degree of overall vocabulary divergence — among the major languages of Europe. The size of each circle represents the number of speakers for that language. Circles of the same color belong to the same language group. All the groups except for Finno-Ugric (in yellow) are in turn members of the Indo-European language family.