7 Basic Things You Won't Believe You're All Doing Wrong If you're like us, you might sometimes have a problem with complex tasks, like trying to drive an ambulance and send a text message at the same time. But hey, at least most of us have figured out the simplest things that get us through the day, right? Except, you know, some of the simple things we've done every day of our lives, like ... What could be simpler than taking a good crap? Even babies are good at it. 25 Beautifully Illustrated Thought-Provoking Questions A question that makes you think is worth asking… At the cusp of a new day, week, month, or year, most of us take a little time to reflect on our lives by looking back over the past and ahead into the future. We ponder the successes, failures and standout events that are slowly scripting our life’s story.
TEDx: Fracture-Critical Design / Tom Fisher Thomas Fisher, Professor in the School of Architecture and Dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota, discusses the subject matter of his most recent book, Designing To Avoid Disaster: The Nature of Fracture-Critical Design. Fisher believes we have been engaged in a “Ponzi scheme” with our planet, as fracture-critical design has lead to a number of recent catastrophic events in our infrastructure, politics and economy. The I-35W bridge collapse in Minneapolis, New Orleans’ flooding, the BP oil spill, Port au Prince’s destruction by earthquake, Fukushima nuclear plant’s devastation by tsunami, the Wall Street investment bank failures, and the housing foreclosure epidemic are all examples of fragile systems that were created by this failed system.
Sir Ken Robinson on the Power of the Imaginative Mind (Part One) Ken: Good evening. Education reform is, I think, now the major global challenge, and I just wanted to share some thoughts with you then open this up for some conversation before we're done. Who's been to Las Vegas? All: Yeah. Ken: What is that? [Laughter] Really. 50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Become a person of minimal needs and you will be much more content.Develop an endless curiosity about this world.Become an explorer and view the world as your jungle. Stop and observe all of the little things as completely unique events. Try new things.
9 Websites To Manipulate And Have Fun With Your Photos Don't Forget to participate in a contest where you can win an amazing e-Commerce template from TemplateMonster. The most fun way to use image manipulation technology is by using it on our own photographs. Morphing our photos can produce some very amusing results which will surely entertain us. Many websites offer image manipulation services. For you all I have gathered a list of 9 such entertaining website that let us have fun with our images. Check out each entry in the list and you will definitely find something that will manipulate photos to achieve amusing results.
Orion Nebula-Mother of Creation#edcmooc I picked the Orion Nebula M42 as my background for 2 reasons:. one I liked the colors and two, Orion symbolized creation to the Mayans, MOOCs like myself and everyone else are perpetually in the creative phase.Credit original photo: Credit: NASA, ESA, M. Robberto (STScI/ESA) et al., recomposed by DL. Gabriel #edcmooc
10 simple habits to improve self-esteem Low self-esteem is like driving through life with your handbreak on. – Maxwell Maltz There are tons of articles out there claiming capability to change your life for the better, but the truth is that it’s completely up to you. Or not. Let me paraphrase that. In order to change anything in your life you need to look up for your old limiting habits first. Marking resources for e-asTTle writing / Teacher resources / Home - e-asTTle Teachers can find many resources to assist them with marking e-asTTle writing. Please click on the links below. Marking rubric The revised writing tool assesses writing across five purposes. These are: describe, explain, recount, narrate, and persuade.
Disrupting Higher Education (with images, tweets) · audreywatters Professor Diana Laurillard, University of London Remodeling higher education to harness technology the issues: 7 Essential Books on the Art and Science of Happiness by Maria Popova From Plato to Buddha, or what imperfection has to do with the neuroscience of the good life. If you, like me, are fascinated by the human quest to understand the underpinnings of happiness but break out in hives at the mere mention of self-help books, you’re in luck: I’ve sifted through my personal library, a decade’s worth of obsessive reading, to surface seven essential books on the art and science of happiness, rooted in solid science, contemporary philosophy and cross-disciplinary insight. The power of simple words - Terin Izil Many people may be guilty of incomprehensible or overly-elaborate language on occasion—but who are the repeat offenders? In small groups, see if you can identify one or two public figures or groups who fit the bill and draw up the charges. Make a “Wanted” poster that includes two or three examples, for each, of especially obscure communication.
Virtual Immersion: A Double Bind edcMOOC Artefact "Technology enhanced learning" Today's lesson, how to become extinct.Images from Corning's "A Day Made of Glass"www.flickr.com Our Chemical Selves: Although augmented learning through brain-machine interfacing may not yet be a reality, we are already forging strong connections between our brain and our computers just by the way we use them.angelatowndrow.blogspot.com.au Andy Mitchell's tagsexplorer: tracking connections between tweetchat participantswww.flickr.com edcMOOCers response to tweetchats was to look for connections, create narrative, ask how it made us feel. Chris Swift's blog, Andy Mitchell's storify, my survey explore our humanity in the machine.mybackyard78.blogspot.com.au Desperately seeking the humanwww.flickr.com