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New York plane crash: Twitter breaks the news, again Within minutes of US Airways flight 1549 ditching in New York's Hudson river, the blogosphere was buzzing with the news. Emails, Twitter messages, mobile phone photos and hazy videos about the crash flitted across cyberspace. Some reassured friends and loved ones that all was well; others simply documented the unfolding drama as all 155 passengers and crew made their way to safety using the jet's inflatable emergency chutes. Twitter, the increasingly popular microblogging service, was, as ever, leading the pack. When dozens of New York-based Twitter users started sending 'tweets' about a possible plane crash in the city, the news spread like wildfire across the Twitterverse.

Amsterdam's solution to the obesity crisis: no fruit juice and enough sleep The city of Amsterdam is leading the world in ending the obesity epidemic, thanks to a radical and wide-reaching programme which is getting results even among the poorest communities that are hardest to reach. Better known for tulips and bicycles, Amsterdam has the highest rate of obesity in the Netherlands, with a fifth of its children overweight and at risk of future health problems. The programme appears to be succeeding by hitting multiple targets at the same time – from promoting tap water to after-school activities to the city refusing sponsorship to events that take money from Coca Cola or McDonalds. It is led by a dynamic deputy mayor with the unanimous backing of the city’s politicians.

Survival Tips for Building a PLN For the past 4 years, I have researched the what, who, how, and why of Personal/Professional/ Passionate Learning Networks (PLNs). We have seen the benefits of the people we choose to connect, collaborate, and problem solve with through social media. The educators, subject matter experts (SMEs), authors, and mentors we choose to derive knowledge from help us self-reflect on our methodologies and beliefs. Can Donald Trump and Betsy DeVos Fix Failing Schools? President Barack Obama didn’t fix failing schools even with billions of dollars, can President Donald Trump? Like many of his predecessors, former President Barack Obama campaigned in part on turning around the country’s chronically failing schools. The majority of those schools were concentrated in racially and economically segregated neighborhoods of cities like his hometown of Chicago, where communities face a host of compounding problems, including high rates of unemployment, incarceration, homicide, drug use and gang violence. Once elected, Obama wasted no time: He tapped fellow Chicagoan Arne Duncan as education secretary.

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Jan05_01 Editor’s Note: This is a milestone article that deserves careful study. Connectivism should not be con fused with constructivism. George Siemens advances a theory of learning that is consistent with the needs of the twenty first century. untitled In what became a viral sensation during a tense confirmation process, US Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos gave rural schools fifteen minutes of fame when she explained that guns could be useful “to protect [students] from potential grizzlies.” Her comment garnered attention on Twitter, on Saturday Night Live, and in the mainstream media. But as the bear jokes die down, it’s not likely rural education will see much of the federal spotlight going forward. Senator Susan Collins (R-ME)’s comments in DeVos’s confirmation hearing explain why: “Maine has a unique situation with students attending school on islands and in rural areas. … the right answer for Maine is not the right answer for Indiana or any [other] state.” In states that have larger rural populations, the “right answer” in education is much more likely to include focusing on the challenges facing rural schools.

WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece. Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry. Smugglers routinely exploit them, promising safety for a price, only to squeeze them like sardines into tiny boats. Le Monde is using Snapchat Discover to teach fake-news spotting With France’s national elections around the corner, Le Monde is turning to Snapchat Discover for its battle against fake news. The publisher has a 13-person fact-checking team, Les Décodeurs, which focuses on hard-nosed debunking — both stories and specific websites — on its own properties, Facebook and Twitter. On Snapchat, the approach is more educational, with Le Monde’s Discover team doing explainers and guides on how not to be fooled by fake news.

9 Things You Should Know Before Intermittent Fasting - Anthony Mychal These days, everyone is all about intermittent fasting. The talk centralizes around the physiological and psychological benefits of skipping meals, like not having to carry around twelve Tupperware containers filled with six meals to last an eight hour shift. And how it increases insulin sensitivity, which, when combined with matterful training, creates an ideal environment for partitioning. (Read: more muscle gained, less fat gained.) Yes, fasting — of all sorts of durations — is something I'm just about two years of experimentation into.

Origins of the Term 'Personal Learning Network' I intended this to be a comment to Dave Warlick's post on the subject, but his comment system won't accept my submission. I think that this post shows the futility of anyone trying to claim credit for the term. I have found a reference to a 'personal learning network' in a document dates April 8, 2000, by the Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada. This use, although dates, is consistent with uses of the term today. "Personal Learning Network has PC based, multimedia learning activities that employees can tailor to a learning map. There's another resource, dated 1998 (but the metadata says 2001-08-05, which is still pretty early), Building Your Personal Learning Network, by Daniel R.

DeVos could be an ed tech champion as education secretary Dive Brief: President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for education secretary, Betsy DeVos, has a history of investment in technology, and ed tech advocates hope she will turn that support toward education.According to eSchool News, DeVos has advocated for the use of technology in education and digital learning, specifically as a way to create more freedom in the system that can benefit kids, and the charter school she and her husband founded uses personalized learning and computer-aided drafting tech.One concern among ed tech advocates is that DeVos’ support for school choice will mean public schools see less investment in educational technology and students in these schools don’t see the same benefits. Dive Insight: The Senate confirmation hearing for DeVos is scheduled for today, Jan. 17. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, said a vote on her nomination is planned for Jan. 24.

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