3 MINUTE SURVEY: Why isn't your school organization making more progress?
Why aren't schools making more progress when it comes to effective implementation and integration of digital technologies? Here's what K-12 educators usually tell me when asked (list is in no particular order):
- Lack of adequate funding \n
- Unsupportive state / federal legislators \n
- Teacher / union resistance \n
- Lack of professional development \n
- Ineffective leadership \n
- Lack of time / space within curriculum \n
- Accountability demands of NCLB \n
- Parent / community resistance \n
I'm curious about your own situation. So I created a 3minute survey! Simply click, drag, and drop the items to reorder them.\n
Survey closes Thursday, November 19. Hope you'll participate (and pass this along to others)!\n
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A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.
- The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
- The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
- People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
The rise of anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy is a concerning trend.
- Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.
- Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change.
- All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.
The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.
- Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
- Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
- Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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