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Don't Eat Anything With A Face For The Motion Dr. Neal Barnard Clinical Researcher & Author, 21-Day Weight Loss Kickstart Neal Barnard, M.D., is Adjunct Associate Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., who guides numerous clinical trials investigating the effects of diet on body weight, chronic pain, and diabetes. Barnard’s most recent study of dietary interventions in type 2 diabetes was funded by the National Institutes of Health. Learn more Gene Baur President and Co-Founder, Farm Sanctuary Gene Baur, President and Co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Learn more Against The Motion Chris Masterjohn Nutritional Sciences Researcher & Blogger, The Daily Lipid Chris Masterjohn pursued a career in health and nutrition after recovering from health problems he developed as a vegan by including high-quality, nutrient-dense animal foods in his diet. Learn more Joel Salatin Farmer & Author Learn more

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More Clicks, Fewer Bricks: The Lecture Hall Is Obsolete For The Motion Anant Agarwal CEO, edX & Professor, MIT Anant Agarwal is the CEO of edX, an online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT. Learn more Ben Nelson Founder and CEO, Minerva Project Ben Nelson is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Minerva Project, a reinvented university experience for the brightest and most motivated students. Learn more Against The Motion Jonathan Cole Provost and Dean Emeritus, Columbia University Jonathan R. Learn more Rebecca Schuman Columnist, Slate and Chronicle of Higher Education Rebecca Schuman, Ph.D. is a writer, speaker, adjunct professor, and activist on behalf of adjunct and contingent faculty in the United States. Learn more

Exchange 2.0 - Technology-enabled International Interaction | Connect all Schools Rationale: International collaboration is part of Secretary Arne Duncan’s call for international engagement and education reform: “. . . [I]n this interconnected world, our country risks being disconnected from the contributions of other countries and cultures. Through education and exchange, we can become better collaborators and competitors in the global economy.” -- Secretary Duncan’s speech to the Councilon Foreign Relations, May 26, 2010 The Teacher's Guide to International Collaboration was developed to help teachers use the Internet to "reach out" globally. This Guide has been prepared as part of the Department of Education's effort to expand global awareness through collaboration between students and teachers in the US with their peers around the world. In each section of this Guide we have also provided links to elementary, middle and high school projects and links to organizations that are involved in international education via the Internet and Web 2.0 tools.

Siri - Your Virtual Personal Assistant Teaching Rhetoric with Ethos, Logos, and Pathos By Katherine Docimo In high school, the ELA Common Core Standards require students to develop formal writing skills; creating essays and arguments that are well-thought-out and syntactically varied. They also require students to effectively use persuasive writing strategies to defend a claim or point of view. A key to strong persuasive writing is being able to dissect and validate or debunk other arguments, which requires a basic knowledge of rhetoric. A great way to enhance student understanding of effective arguments is to teach the Aristotelian concepts of Ethos, Logos, Pathos. Modes of Persuasion Ethos: plays on the credibility of the author (is he an expert watchmaker talking about a famous watch or a pro basketball player talking about his sport?) By recognizing the tactic of a persuasive argument, students learn to utilize it themselves and recognize these tactics in daily life. In the following example storyboard, each concept is briefly explained and then shown “in action.”

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