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  1. Feb 2017
  2. Dec 2016
    1. Skill Trees

      No representation of skill trees captures the concept completely, but what I hope is evident on this page is that any Badge, with its related Playlist, should be connected to other Badges and Playlists that come before (in this case, above) it, and it should be one of a few available choices (represented in this case by other Badges and Playlists on the same row), and that it leads to other Badges and Playlists (below it), and that what comes next has choices as well.

  3. Nov 2016
  4. May 2016
    1. Researching the chosen issue

      Although there is much more that is possible in connecting youth in the middle of their research process, our experience of having students post at many and early stages of their inquiry/research process is invaluable!

  5. Mar 2016
    1. Plantains are higher in starch than bananas, low in sugar and is similar to a potato in texture. Plantains have similar nutritive value as fresh bananas plus vitamin A, and are an excellent source of carbohydrates, according to the University of Florida Extension. Plantains are also a good source of vitamin C and are low in sodium and calories.

      Plantains are high in starch and low in sugar, but they are just as good for you as bananas, plus they are healthier! I love them!

    2. Green plantains taste more like a potato with a starchy texture. Because of this, plantains are not suitable for eating raw unless they're very ripe,

      Plantains look like bananas, but they are more like potatoes. They are starchy, and like a potato, you would want to cook them first. I love cooking plantains!

    1. Beyond

      So there's more to it than building things and surviving? A student who plays minecraft told me today that he thinks you actually do learn what you are simulating in the game. "Like when you build a garden, you learn how to farm," he told me. Hmmmm.

  6. Feb 2016
    1. With more than 18 million downloads to date, Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game’s free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too.

      18 million downloads. This is a popular game. Parents, teachers, and students are using the game for educational purposes. This surprises me because I never though a game would help kids.

  7. Jan 2016
    1. President Obama will deliver his final State of the Union address on January 12, 2016 at 9PM ET. Watch as he reflects on the road we've traveled in the last seven years.

      Join teachers and students from around the country to annotate Obama's last State of the Union address on Tuesday at 9PM. Join Jeremy Dean, as he leads an "annotatathon" -- one of many we hope to see during this electoral season, as part of the Letters to the Next President project, co-sponsored by the NWP and WQED. Keep your eye out for the link to the transcript of the speech then join us on hypothes.is to annotate it live -- or later this week. Have your students join us live or later in the week as well!

  8. Dec 2015
    1. Life expectancy is how long a person is expected to live. It is based on many factors such as country and life style including smoking, diet, and exercise.

      I see in the sentence is different ways that can cut your life short by doing different things.What makes this sentence important is that it states different thing that you can stop in order to live longer *This connects to me cause i could take this and adjust people lives by telling them what can you the fastest

  9. Nov 2015
    1. Four-fifths of the city lay submerged as residents frantically signaled for help from their rooftops and thousands were stranded at the Superdome, a congregation of the desperate and poor.

      It's hard to remember how much of New Orleans was devastated and for how long.

  10. Aug 2015
    1. As of 2013, there were nearly 100,000 fewer black residents than in 2000, their absences falling equally across income levels. The white population decreased by about 11,000, but it is wealthier.

      Perhaps New Orleans is a global symbol of what Naomi Klein has called Disaster Apartheid Shock Doctrine by Naomi Klein

    2. American dysfunction and government negligence

      "Bush doesn't care about Black people," made clear the neglect that we felt immediately, but it was only later the I became aware of the years of incompetence and broken systems that led to the storm surge doing so much damage. Immediately -- and for me to this day -- New Orleans was a symbol of carbon corporate power. Where is BP in this sentence in the Times?

  11. May 2015
    1. 63 percent in 2008 to 90 percent in 2014

      While this is a decent amount of increase, it is still way too low. This school, along with many others, need a lot of help with their graduation rates.

  12. Apr 2015
    1. W h e n   n o n v i o l e n c e   i s   p r e a c h e d   a s   a n   a t t e m p t   t o   e v a d e   t h e   r e p e r c u s s i o n s   o f p o l i t i c a l   b r u t a l i t y ,   i t   b e t r a y s   i t s e l f .   W h e n   n o n v i o l e n c e   b e g i n s   h a l f w a y   t h r o u g h t h e   w a r   w i t h   t h e   a g g r e s s o r   c a l l i n g   t i m e   o u t ,   i t   e x p o s e s   i t s e l f   a s   a   r u s e .   W h e n n o n v i o l e n c e   i s   p r e a c h e d   b y   t h e   r e p r e s e n t a t i v e s   o f   t h e   s t a t e ,   w h i l e   t h e   s t a t e d o l e s   o u t   h e a p s   o f   v i o l e n c e   t o   i t s   c i t i z e n s ,   i t   r e v e a l s   i t s e l f   t o   b e   a   c o n .   A n d n o n e   o f   t h i s   c a n   m e a n   t h a t   r i o t i n g   o r   v i o l e n c e   i s   " c o r r e c t "   o r   " w i s e , "   a n y   m o r e t h a n   a   f o r e s t   f i r e   c a n   b e   " c o r r e c t "   o r   " w i s e . "   W i s d o m   i s n ' t   t h e   p o i n t   t o n i g h t . D i s r e s p e c t   i s .   I n   t h i s   c a s e ,   d i s r e s p e c t   f o r   t h e   h o l l o w   l a w   a n d   f a i l e d   o r d e r   t h a t s o   r e g u l a r l y   d i s r e s p e c t s   t h e   c o m m u n i t y .

      The power of this concluding paragraph says it all! Wow. And it's not just cops who show this disrespect.

    2. T h e r e   w a s   n o

      This parallel list, with the devastating quotations interspersed is powerful indeed!

    3. a d m i r a t i o n   a n d   r e s p e c t

      I wonder how many cops even seek to receive admiration and respect. I agree that fear and caution are a much less human level of respect, but how do we move from a culture where only the lower levels of safety are sought or given?

    4. i n t u i t i v e l y

      What this means is that there is a gap between what people feel on their gut level (or whatever you want to call it and what they are willing to act upon on an intellectual and political level. Intuitions can be true, but isn't it important to help people move from the intuitive levels of understanding to more committed levels that will lead to more sustained political action and change?

    5. m y s t e r i o u s l y   i n   s o m e   b a c k   a l l e y

      Seems to me like we need to value the lives lost mysteriously in back alleys too, no?

    1. certain roadblocks can make it difficult

      These roadblocks are usually imposed by home problems, that pertain with parents. There should be no way that parents hurt their kids at a good future, and the 2 parties should be separated.

    2. The value of a high school diploma is increasing at a faster rate than ever. When students are left degree-less and have no options to get to college without a GED, many are hurt and can seriously effect your paycheck in the future.

    1. r e m a i n s u n c e r t a i n

      One could also describe this as "contested." "Remains uncertain" already feels like the authors are moving toward an inevitable certainty of using nuclear power. Or am I being paranoid?

    1. soldiers, Shia militia forces, Sunni tribal fighters and members of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corp

      Coalition of enemies!

    2. ISIS control

      It's odd to think how little territory is actually controlled by ISIS, at least in the area of Tikrit.

    1. Mr. Sadr’s loyalists had sat out recent battles after he said he was “freezing” their participation, in part because of allegations of atrocities committed by Shiite militias in Diyala and Anbar Provinces after driving out Islamic State militants.

      Okay, so it's paragraphs like this that make me want to throw up my hands. Check out what is being said here. First, who is Sadr? "Sadr is one of the most influential religious and political figures in the country," according to Wikipedia. And he is sitting this one out. Why? Because forces who are supposed to his allies, the Shiite militias. Sadr is also a Shiite, I think. But after defeating ISIS, they kill the people who live there? I think I remember something like this being reported on Democracy Now. So yeah, what kind of unity is this? Sounds like mad confusion! Here's a Human Rights Report.

    2. but

      So what's the truth? Do Shiites slaughter Sunnis when they get a chance to or not? This article leaves me more confused than when I started.

    3. Qaeda-linked Sunni

      And the Sunnis are connected to Qaeda?

    4. whose numbers are much greater than that of the regular armed forces,

      Oh, so the Peace Brigades aren't the official troops, but they vastly outnumber the government's soldiers, and without them, nothing happens. I get it.

    5. Iraqi government troops

      So Mr. Sadr's Peace Brigrades aren't the official government troops of Iraq? Makes you want to give up on ever understanding this stuff.

    6. Peace Brigades

      That's some name for militias of soldiers!

    7. Sunni militia

      So this is implying that the Sunnis and the Shiites, from the above paragraph are working together with the Islamic government. Is that the case or is this a small exception tot the rule of not working togeter?

    8. 700 fighters

      700 in a force of 30,000? Seems like this could only be symbolic.

    9. share a measure of credit for an expected victory and to position themselves

      This makes it sound like some sort of game.

    10. called for unity

      If you have to call for unity, it's implied that you don't have it currently. Also later in this same paragraph. It feels chaotic and splintered to refer to fighters as a "faction" -- faction of what? I assume a faction of the Iraqi government forces.

    1. One man, Khalid, said that gunmen cam

      gunmen have been taking people from their house and kidnapping them , some of them never return home some of them return but dead .

    2. Mosul is largely

      ISIS have put a lot of car bombs an trap to the Islamic state , to kill and eliminate people in from he Islamic state , the recorded them and puts the up in the internet so the whole world can see what they are doing .

    3. The group has made t

      the group Isis has been taking a lot of cities in Iraq , but at the same time the Syrian state have been bombarding their owns cities killing civilians in every part of the country .

    4. The Islamic State has used similar

      some of the militant fighters are taking over cities over this year ,and when something happen the police work is the minimal over the cities, They castigated and murdered mes if they see them taking a shower in the rivers because women can see them

    5. Electricity has been cut off

      Things in the Islamic state aren't going really well , they don't even have electricity or even have good water , food is to expensive and the taxes are going way up .

  13. Mar 2015
    1. porque era muy triste el cuento y me gusto mucho.

      I'd love to know why you enjoyed a sad story.

    2. su cuarto se quedo hay toda la noche sin hacer ningun tipo de ruido la abuela iba se ponia alado de la puerta pero no pudo escuchar nada

      esta parte es importante porque la buela quería sabe lo que estaba siendo isaac pero no escuchaba na.

    3. padre hijo perdoname por todo no soy el mejor padre del mundo pero hice lo que pude , hijo sigue tu camino se que sera un camino solitario pero conoceras cosas maravillosas y alguien contara tu legado te amo " en ese mismo momento cerro los ojos como si el ya supiera que no tenia tiempo y queria solo decir sus ultimas palabras , isaac salio de la casa corriendo y pidio ayuda para sacarlo al papa

      esta parte es importante porque el padre isaac se puso tan feliz que sero los ojo y se murio y le dijo a isaac que siguiera su camino que él es joven.

    4. arriba , subio y encontro a un hombre que se quedo palido cuando lo vio y le dijo " isaac eres tu " respondio y dijo " si , y quien eres tu " el hombre le dijo " Soy tu padre"

      esta parte es importante porque isaac el control a su padre y también porque isaac quería sabe la la verdad.

    5. una caja sucia y mal oliente la queria botar pero la curiosidad no lo dejo , luego la saco de hay y la abrio adentro encontro algo que le cambio la vida , vio fotos se sus padres y cartas que ellos escribian

      esta parte es importante porque isaac jayo cartas y foto que sus padres le escribieron y esto se eso cambió su vida y estaba enojado con su abuela.

    6. an tenía que salir a trabajar todos los días para tener dinero para la comida, era muy difícil po

      esta parte es importante porque juan tenía que sali todos los días para ganar dinero y también para compra comida.

    7. En la casa había muchas cosas que hacer, Juan tenía que salir a trabajar todos los días para tener dinero

      esta parte es importante por que juan ternia

    8. nació Valentina una linda hija que ellos no esperaban tener, a la cual llegaron a amar mucho .

      esta parte es importante porque ellos no esperaban una hija. Cuando nació Valentina era una sorpresa para ellos pero la recibieron con mucho amor. Estaban felix.

    1. 51-year-old Korean woman

      This makes me wonder how complicated this story is, with biases and struggle all over the place.

    1. And when I kick it flows, But you already know, And then you will see that you’re ready to go And that’s how you know that you’re ready to go and you see that I be, the one that can flow, yo!

      I like how the final four lines, all of which start with "and," make connections between the reader and you, showing how we know about each other and motivate each other.

    1. hard and endlessly

      One of the problems is that teachers burn out after their first few years of hard and endless works.

    1. Why are they “cool” and I am “weird”?

      I think we all feel this way at times. I wonder why it overwhelms us sometimes, makes us angry at other times, and we just brush it off still other times.