08 10 / 2013

08 10 / 2013

actlocalthinkglobal:

ONE MILLION PEOPLE, ONE SQUARE MILE

08 10 / 2013

introducinghomeland:

Street side mumbai. #books #tower #vendor #street #cheap #booklovers #introducinghomeland #Mumbai #india #travel #documentary #film #design #people #roadtrip #tour

introducinghomeland:

Street side mumbai. #books #tower #vendor #street #cheap #booklovers #introducinghomeland #Mumbai #india #travel #documentary #film #design #people #roadtrip #tour

07 10 / 2013

mentolbombon:

Writers among you might find this interesting - an article from the Chronicle of Higher Education blog, Lingua Franca, on the influence of the Internet on the quality of writing. The author is Ben Yagoda. Here’s the link:

http://chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/10/03/is-the-internet-good-for-writing-part-i-affirmative/

07 10 / 2013

(Source: seekelslearn)

07 10 / 2013

writingprompts:

#778

"Difference of Daily Diet Across Countries" By Knoema

Programming Note:

You’ll probably be seeing quite a few prompts like this one that are related to upcoming units that I’m teaching. This year it looks like I’ll be teaching units on food (it’ll be focused on writing arguments), the future (we’ll tell stories and practice writing narratives set in the future), the world wars, Gatsby, Romeo and Juliet, and the last 150 or so years of history… so if you have any thoughts on that, I’d love to hear any great ideas for any of these units.

Thanks.

07 10 / 2013

thebrainscoop:

Natalie Portman wants to get YOU into science, ladies. 
I just came across this amazing opportunity but we’ve got to act fast: Marvel Comics and Natalie Portman are piloting a program which brings girls in grades 9-12 to interact with and learn from leading women in STEM fields. In the upcoming movie Thor, Natalie plays Jane Foster as an astrophysicist, even though in the original comics her character is a nurse. Portman herself has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard, so she totally knows what’s up. 
This program - titled THE ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE - is “Seeking the next Jane Foster”. As a participant you will be able to contact a mentor in your area to interview, shadow, and receive personal mentorship from - and then it’s your job to make a video about your experience by October 20th, 2013. If you are picked as a ‘winner’ (and let’s face it, if you’re putting in the effort to do this I already think you’re a winner) you will get to fly out to California for an freebie trip that involves Disneyland, speaking with amazing STEM career trail-blazers, and of course previewing Thor: The Dark World. 
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. I’m forwarding this to the ladies in my Women in Science group at the Museum and hopefully we can rally together to give some Chicago-area ladies an incredible opportunity. 
Natalie Portman wants YOU. 
Click here for details on how to participate/deadline information/DO IT.
Image source 

thebrainscoop:

Natalie Portman wants to get YOU into science, ladies. 

I just came across this amazing opportunity but we’ve got to act fast: Marvel Comics and Natalie Portman are piloting a program which brings girls in grades 9-12 to interact with and learn from leading women in STEM fields. In the upcoming movie Thor, Natalie plays Jane Foster as an astrophysicist, even though in the original comics her character is a nurse. Portman herself has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Harvard, so she totally knows what’s up. 

This program - titled THE ULTIMATE MENTOR ADVENTURE - is “Seeking the next Jane Foster”. As a participant you will be able to contact a mentor in your area to interview, shadow, and receive personal mentorship from - and then it’s your job to make a video about your experience by October 20th, 2013. If you are picked as a ‘winner’ (and let’s face it, if you’re putting in the effort to do this I already think you’re a winner) you will get to fly out to California for an freebie trip that involves Disneyland, speaking with amazing STEM career trail-blazers, and of course previewing Thor: The Dark World

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR. I’m forwarding this to the ladies in my Women in Science group at the Museum and hopefully we can rally together to give some Chicago-area ladies an incredible opportunity. 

Natalie Portman wants YOU. 

Click here for details on how to participate/deadline information/DO IT.

Image source 

06 10 / 2013

06 10 / 2013

04 10 / 2013

chapmanadmission:

Four simple ways to change your day, right now, using one of the most powerful free technologies available: the human body.

  1. Close your eyes and breathe.
  2. Smile. Even if you don’t feel like it.
  3. Take a short walk in a green space.
  4. Stand like superwoman to boost your confidence.

Find out the reasons why>

Trees

04 10 / 2013

timemagazine:

America must resolve the conflict between knowledge and know-how. TIME’s new cover story looks at what colleges will teach in 2025. Find it on newsstands now.(Photographs by Peter Hapak for TIME)

timemagazine:

America must resolve the conflict between knowledge and know-how. TIME’s new cover story looks at what colleges will teach in 2025. Find it on newsstands now.

(Photographs by Peter Hapak for TIME)

04 10 / 2013

04 10 / 2013

itsssnix:

your roommates ask “What are you doing this weekend?” and then don’t wait for you to answer before they respond with “Lesson planning, right?”

This job. I love it. But boy is it difficult.

(via revolutionizeed)

03 10 / 2013

03 10 / 2013