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“If you raise your level of positivity, then your brain performs significantly better." http://t.co/6bUoezJ5sK” @ErinThurston1 - for 2/27

about 7 hours ago

Then you are from the alien planet THAT NASA SAW HAS LIGHTS ON IT @thereadingzone @amylvpoemfarm @MrazKristine
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  • Being a zoo designer is a job that reaches across fields. Many are trained architects, engineers, or landscape architects, but they are not usually biologists, so they’ll collaborate with keepers, ecologists, and specialists on exhibit designs. They take into account everything from the personality of the individual animals to the "story arc" as a visitor walks through an exhibit. The designers also have to make sure exhibits meet the USDA’s safety and welfare standards, which are required of all institutions that have animals on display, and the more stringent guidelines from the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), which detail exhibit specifications for accredited zoos and set the tone of modern zoo keeping philosophy. "These projects are very complex, so it helps to be able to apply these different disciplines seamlessly," says Mario Campos, a partner at Jones & Jones, an architecture firm based in Seattle.
Feb 20, 15

We don’t need more STEM majors. We need more STEM majors with liberal arts training. http://t.co/NuUTgnFdbc via @washingtonpost

Feb 19, 15

33 Evernote Tips via @SlideShare, Some awesome ideas for #writers to organize their research #amwriting @evernote http://t.co/aiX42OF3iT

Feb 13, 15

@thereadingzone I just started tinkering with a new web-based platform called Ponder. (http://t.co/su8QOGFqCU) #litlead

Feb 10, 15

Shout out to @instituteofplay for their innovative take on Socratic seminars: http://t.co/cA75s03njm #engchat #edchat http://t.co/AEgWMm1rmh

Feb 08, 15

This Surprising Reading Level Analysis Will Change the Way You Write | The Con… http://t.co/21Nih4sT6I via @contently http://t.co/D14g584maM

Feb 07, 15

Buy a print copy and get the e-book free! New from @KellyGToGo http://t.co/I3qnTvanqp #bestinterest http://t.co/qexY0E7HKn

Feb 05, 15

In case you missed it: Unmistakable Creative: The Power of Visual Note Taking with Mike Rohde http://t.co/a3Zy0uNFFA

Feb 02, 15

http://t.co/dBIM03NWGg is an awesome resource for history teachers. It's all about reading and writing like a historian. #tandcwriters

Jan 29, 15

Must read. | @NPR: Why Teens Are Impulsive, Addiction Prone And Should Protect Their Brains http://t.co/4SwbI4VXK7 via @AHSBradley #edchat

  • Writing mechanicsare not graded, because the students are concentrating solely onexpression of ideas
  • he purpose for using a focused quickwrite as the opening ofthe class period is to link the previous day’s learning to newcoverage. This requires that the teacher construct a prompt thathelps students make relevant connections.
  • Quickwrites, however, do notrequire this grading “burden.” They focus not on how well studentswrite, but on how well they reason.Quickwrites may be shared orally with peers immediatelyafterward or simply collected by the teacher as a means of gaugingstudents’ grasp of on-going instruction. Either way, classroom andgrading time is minimal, but the minutes spent in this activity havehigh instructional impact
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