Daily Archives: Friday, May 30, 2014

Why we will rely on robots?

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Robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, […]

What will future jobs look like?

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Economist Andrew McAfee suggests that, yes, probably, droids will take our jobs — or at least the kinds of jobs we know now. In this far-seeing talk, he thinks through what future jobs might look like, and how to educate coming generations to hold them. Future Jobs  

How to Find the Main Idea

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Thank you to Gina Dalle Molle for sharing this infographic with Circles of Innovation. According to her, this image presents basic steps for finding the main idea using an image as an example.  This could be an attention getter or first step before moving to finding the main idea in a paragraph.  I like the […]

The Death Stars and the Bismarck: How they hate fighter planes/X-wings

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Author:  Luke Leonard Discipline:  Humanities Title:  From World War to Star Wars: Malevolence and Bismarck   Categories:  Star Wars, WWI, Bismark, wars Tags:  bismark, malevolence, star wars the clone wars, world war II, Y-Wing Introductory Text: I was struck by this blog on the similarities between Star Wars war, the Clone War, and WWII.  The […]

Superheroes in New York

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Author: Luke Leonard        Discipline: Humanities Title:  Vacation in NY with Superheroes Categories: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Tags: Infographic, New York, Superheroes   Text: After searching for hours for something interesting and giving up, I went back to preparing for my Supervillains class in the Fall and I stumbled upon this map.  One thing […]

Child Onset Schziophrenia and Example on Modeling and Imprinting

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Author:  Leighann OstrowskyLeonard Discipline:  psychology Title:  update of jani, childhood onset schizophrenia Categories:  psychology, abnormal psychology, schizophrenia Tags:  childhood, psychology, abnormal psychology, schizophrenia Introductory Text: This article and video is used in class when discussing child psychopathologies and how rare it is for a child to have schizophrenia and how hard it is on family with family […]

Child and Adult Perceptions

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Author: Leighann Ostrowsky-Leonard   Discipline: Psychology   Title: Dolphin Illusion   Introductory Text: This is used in my class as a discussion prompt to begin talking about perceptions and schemas between what adults and children see in this illusion. To begin the lecture on nature vs nuture. I have my students look at the illusion […]

Test Taking Techniques

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This classroom presentation will encompass various test taking techniques: The following links will explain this lecture! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQBMEe81j4E http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWx9Xj-t0Xg&feature=related http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VwS7bc6Up0Y&feature=related

Protein Synthesis

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I’ makin’ protein baby! [click on this link to see a video short] Now seriously. What is a protein? It is a complex polymer molecule made up of repeating sub-units or monomers called amino acids. What does a protein look like? [click on this link to see a picture of the protein – insulin] Proteins […]