1. TED-Ed: A brief history of plural word…s - John McWhorter

    Why do we say “goose” and “geese” but not “moose” and "meese"? Plurals in the English language have been through a wild ride. Check out this awesome video by TED-Ed for a brief history lesson.

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  3. world-shaker:

This looks like a simple, nifty idea for the ELA teachers out there.
Ninja Update: Tomes shared that Tales of an 8th Grade Teacher did something similar this past school year. 

    world-shaker:

    This looks like a simple, nifty idea for the ELA teachers out there.

    Ninja Update: Tomes shared that Tales of an 8th Grade Teacher did something similar this past school year. 

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  4. pearsonlabs:

MOOCs for real world problem solving MOOCs have received their fair share of criticism but writers at the Harvard Business Review make a good point. Instead of retrofitting MOOCs to traditional education models, it’s time to step back and explore the potential MOOCs can bring to the real world. MOOCs have created students in all of us, and their ubiquity enables communities to get together and solve real world problems - students can range from a undergraduate to a CEO of a large corporation, and through sharing of insights and experience, communities of people can come together virtually and in the work place. This cross continent sharing of ideas and solutions creates a global pool of internationally calibrated knowledge. (via A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving - Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox - Harvard Business Review)

    pearsonlabs:

    MOOCs for real world problem solving

    MOOCs have received their fair share of criticism but writers at the Harvard Business Review make a good point. Instead of retrofitting MOOCs to traditional education models, it’s time to step back and explore the potential MOOCs can bring to the real world. MOOCs have created students in all of us, and their ubiquity enables communities to get together and solve real world problems - students can range from a undergraduate to a CEO of a large corporation, and through sharing of insights and experience, communities of people can come together virtually and in the work place. This cross continent sharing of ideas and solutions creates a global pool of internationally calibrated knowledge. 

    (via A New Use for MOOCs: Real-World Problem Solving - Zafrin Nurmohamed, Nabeel Gillani, and Michael Lenox - Harvard Business Review)

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