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Tesla’s Model S P85D has received quite a bit of attention from both technology and automotive enthusiasts. Few cars can match the ridiculous all-wheel-drive acceleration its powerful electric motors are capable of generating but this story start with an earlier…
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Take a few minutes out of today and read this. From beginning til the very end.
White male nerds need to recognise that other people had traumatic upbringings, too - and that's different from structural oppression.  
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"Recent alumni who responded to the SNAAP survey articulated many ways that their arts training assists them in their work lives and contributes to their health and well-being, their relationships with others, their ability to collaborate and provide constructive criticism, and their ability to creatively solve problems."

Sure, I guess I buy that.

Direct link to the latest study: http://snaap.indiana.edu/pdf/2014/SNAAP_AR_2014.pdf
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I recently had the opportunity to hear Mike Johnston in person, and I was duly impressed.

Tenure is a sensitive subject, and clearly we aren't doing enough to reward our best teachers (or any teachers, for that matter), but a system that indiscriminately pushes out its most promising young talent without regard for performance is clearly broken.
DENVER — Mike Johnston's mother was a public-school teacher. So were her mother and father. And his godfather taught in both public and private schools. So when he expresses the concern that we're not getting the best teachers into classrooms or weeding out the worst performers, ...
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I firmly believe that the biggest near-term wins for tech in the classroom are tools that help teachers better connect with their students. This looks promising.
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Hey +Gregory Fair would love to get your feedback on Pencil, our new venture: http://getpencil.com. We are focused on helping parents connect and organize, and a big part of that is with teachers.
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We're officially open at the ferry building today! Free mini s'mores to the first 50 people who come in to say hi!
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Nice little summary.

Google just might change the way you teach—in a good way. It makes grading more efficient, enriches the classroom experience, and allows you to connect with your students on a level they understand—all for free.
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“You’re not so much accelerating as pneumatically suctioned into the future.” +Motor Trend Magazine reviews the "insane" Model S P85D. 
An exclusive from Motor Trend: We track-test the incredible new 2015 Tesla Model S P85D. Get the full story, with plenty of unique Model S P85D photos.
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“I don’t worry that we’ll become dumb because of the Internet,” Wolf says, "but I worry we will not use our most preciously acquired deep reading processes because we’re just given too much stimulation. That’s, I think, the nub of the problem.”


If you've given up on reading paper books for the ease of your e-reader's screen, you may want to step back a bit. Neuroscience confirms that our brains use different areas to read on paper and screens, and you need to exercise both.
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OK. That's pretty neat.
 
Paint your face and support your team 

As the #WorldCup moves into the knockout phase, the stakes are getting higher and your team needs your support more than ever. Instead of getting your hands dirty with face paint (the ultimate sign of team allegiance), you can paint your favorite team’s country flag onto a photo of you and your friends. No need to go all the way to Brazil to shout out loud who you want to win. It’s simple to participate, all you need to do is:

* Take a photo of yourself and up to 5 friends who’d like their faces painted
* Share it on Google+ with the hashtag #PaintUSA or any other country in the knockout round: http://goo.gl/9ogBwE
* After a few minutes check back in your stream. The faces will be painted with the country flag of your choice

You can explore #PaintUSA to see other fans of team USA. Or check out other teams by replacing USA with another country still participating - like #PaintBrazil

May the best fans win! 
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Fascinating. A long read, but find some time and read it anyway. 
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