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Via katepow3ll.

20 October 2014 ·

zenpencils:

SIR KEN ROBINSON: Full body education

(via hanaquestion)

13 October 2014 ·

Hong Kong and China: One Country, Two Histories

Nice little story on how students in Hong Kong have two classes of history: Chinese History and History. The latter emphasizes Western development and democratic values… which is proving problematic now that Hong Kong’s no longer a British colony.

25 September 2014 ·

hotcocoaloco:

alternativeblackgirl:

jatel0:

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hotcocoaloco:

alternativeblackgirl:

jatel0:

For The Masses:

http://gen.lib.rus.ec

http://textbooknova.com

http://en.bookfi.org/

http://www.gutenberg.org

http://ebookee.org

http://www.manybooks.net

http://www.giuciao.com

http://www.feedurbrain.com

http://oll.libertyfund.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=380

http://www.alleng.ru/ 

http://www.eknigu.com/ 

http://ishare.iask.sina.com.cn/

http://2020ok.com/

http://www.freebookspot.es/Default.aspx

http://www.freeetextbooks.com/

http://onebigtorrent.org/

http://www.downeu.me/ebook/

http://forums.mvgroup.org

http://theaudiobookbay.com/

More Here

Reblog to save a life.

Yes!!!!!

(Source: thenamesjocelyn, via hanaquestion)

24 September 2014 ·

catacademy:

This one works as advice or as warning, depends on the situation.http://is.gd/Cat_Spanish

catacademy:

This one works as advice or as warning, depends on the situation.

http://is.gd/Cat_Spanish

14 September 2014 ·

The Learning Myth: Why I'll Never Tell My Son He's Smart

Salman Khan’s little op ed is a sly advertisement for the Khan Academy and it’s not new research by any means… But I’m also impressed that Khan is a great spokesperson to the other 90% who haven’t caught wind of this concept yet. His ability to popularize “the flipped classroom” concept is huge – possibly more so than the product he’s built at the Khan Academy.

7 September 2014 ·

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Lying is the best and often also the most ethical way to get a job.
For $150, this guy bought a fake résumé & callable references in an industry he’s never worked in. And got hired:

For a small fee, CareerExcuse.com promises to not only craft an elaborate lie based on your exact job specifications but to see it through for as long as necessary. The site will provide a live HR operator and staged supervisor, along with building and hosting a virtual company website—complete with a local phone number and toll-free fax. CareerExcuse will even go so far as to make the fake business show up on Google Maps.

William Schmidt started the site in 2009, after being let go from his job in a round of layoffs during the lowest depths of the recession.

“While we were all unemployed, a couple of my former coworkers asked me to act as their reference for job interviews,” Schmidt recalled. “I did it for free for my friends, but then I realized that this is some there’s a pretty big demand for. It was something I could take to the public.”

He was right. Within the first 24 hours of launching the CareerExcuse site, Schmidt had already received multiple order for his services. He’s quick to brush off ethical concerns, citing horror stories from his clients about being mistreated by their former employers (and thus being unable to acquire a reference) and noting that it becomes more difficult to land a job the longer someone’s been unemployed.

Employment is a racket. So is college.

"

~ May May (x)

Fascinating. While this is pretty unethical, so is resume inflation which happens EVERYWHERE.

(Source: fatsexybitch, via kenyatta)

31 August 2014 ·

"

American political power at all levels has determined that a tortured, inaccurate, funhouse mirror statistical approximation of a teacher’s interaction with a student is absolutely vital to public well-being and worthy of billions and billions of tax dollars.

Meanwhile, it is controversial—and maybe too expensive—to provide a precise, direct accounting of the core interaction between a police officer and the public. That is, to be direct, completely nuts.

Think about it: in the eyes of American state power, teaching Mike Brown makes the teacher immediately suspect and open to public sanction based on Mike Brown’s test scores. Shooting Mike Brown in the street and leaving his body uncovered for four hours makes Mike Brown automatically suspect in the eyes of state power.

A camera provides for police the holy grail that education reformers seek for teachers—the ultimate evidence of policing quality. How would such evidence have changed what happened in Ferguson?

"

~ From James Fallow’s blog reader Billy Townsend of central Florida.

25 August 2014 ·

Platform to host and monetize online courses for course creators.
https://usefedora.com/

Platform to host and monetize online courses for course creators.

https://usefedora.com/

24 August 2014 ·


Be more creative! Exercise your creativity and play with your brain like never before. Perfect for ages 9 to 109.See why Brainbean instantly became one of the top 3 apps in the iPad App Store! Brainbean combines time-tested creativity techniques with the touch-capable power of the iPad in order to help you…

Brain Bean on the App Store on iTunes
Relatively simple games, but well presented. Not terribly exciting for adults tho.

Be more creative! Exercise your creativity and play with your brain like never before. Perfect for ages 9 to 109.

See why Brainbean instantly became one of the top 3 apps in the iPad App Store! Brainbean combines time-tested creativity techniques with the touch-capable power of the iPad in order to help you…

Brain Bean on the App Store on iTunes

Relatively simple games, but well presented. Not terribly exciting for adults tho.

23 August 2014 ·

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