Selasa, 31 Agustus 2010

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Lady Gaga- Vanity Fair

Lady Gaga graces the cover of Vanity Fair this month and as the cover says, we are
GAGA for the LADY!
(Check out the photos from the shoot)
Fox News has called Gaga "poison for the minds of our kids"
"There will never be something that I put before my fans" says Gaga
Barbara Walters named her one of last years "Ten Most Fascinating People", she is the highest ranked newcomer on the 2010 Forbes Celebrity List, and she has sold over 50 million singles worldwide. Gaga is here to stay a while!

Click the title of this post to hear Lady Gaga's newest song, Living on the Radio.

Cheap Twins vs. Detroit Tigers Tickets!

**Attention Minnesota Twins fans!!** If you haven't been to a game at Target Field yet, today is the perfect opportunity for you! The Twins will host the Detroit Tigers tonight at 7:10pm and Ticket King still has a huuuuuge selection of cheap Twins vs. Tigers tickets for you to choose from! Our upper level seats currently start at just $15 per ticket or lowers start at $35 each. We have some amazing deals right now with the majority of our seats BELOW face value! Also, remember that your tickets can easily be picked up before the game from our Minneapolis office located at 212 Chicago Avenue South. Don't wait too long, these tickets are flying out the door! GO TWINS!!!!

COPENHAGEN - anne, fashion week ss 11, 08/12/10

I've posted all my photos of Istanbul Fashion Week on my visual diary.

Teaching in the Way the Child

The theory of multiple intelligences urges a rethinking of how teachers should approach subjects and topics. If children do not learn in any one way, then the teacher truly must teach "in the way the child learns." Guided by the very diverse intellectual profiles of students in a classroom, teaching must become less of a single approach aimed at all students and more of a crafted effort to engage the multiple intelligences, or potentials, represented in the room.
In Intelligence Reframed, Gardner identifies "the ready availability of new and flexible technologies" as the "one fact [that] will make individually configured education a reality in [his] lifetime":
Once parents learn that there are indeed several ways to teach most topics and most subjects, affluent families will acquire the materials for home use. And pressures will mount for schools and teachers to have available, say, the "Eight Roads to Pythagorus" or the "Eight Paths to Plato." No more will teachers say, "I taught it well, and she could not learn it." Rather, all involved in education will be motivated to find the ways that will work for this student learning this topic, and the results will be widely available in planning for future work.
Although Gardner describes individually configured education as a future reality, many educators are applying the theory of multiple intelligences in the classroom today.
The theory of multiple intelligences does not point to a single, approved educational approach. Gardner, in fact, is wary of making recommendations. He claims that educators are the ones who are "in the best position to determine whether and to what extent MI theory should guide their practice." The concept of multiple intelligences originated as a psychological theory that focused on "individual differences in strengths and modes of representation." As Gardner states, "there is no direct tie between a scientific theory and a set of educational moves." In any case, when a teacher decides to implement the theory of multiple intelligences in everyday classroom life, he must begin by trying to determine the "intelligences" with which different children learn.

Howard Gardner's influential theory of multiple intelligences

Over the last decade, Howard Gardner's influential theory of multiple intelligences has almost revolutionized the way many psychologists and educators think of intelligence. For almost a century psychometricians, or intelligence testers, had seen it as a fixed trait—IQ tests demonstrated that you were either "smart," "normal," or "deficient." Gardner, on the other hand, has argued that intelligence is multifaceted and dynamic—expanding far beyond the linguistic and logical capacities that are traditionally tested and valued in schools.
In his latest book, Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century, Gardner is careful to emphasize the cultural—as opposed to the purely genetic—factors that shape an individual's intellectual development:
I now conceptualize an intelligence as a biopsychological potential to process information that can be activated in a cultural setting to solve problems or create products that are of value in a culture...intelligences are not things that can be seen or counted. Instead, they are potentials—presumably, neural ones—that will or will not be activated, depending upon the value of a particular culture, the opportunities available in that culture, and the personal decisions made by individuals and/or their families, school-teachers, and others. (Gardner 1999)
Gardner currently identifies eight intelligences, all of which he considers "part of our birthright." However, he adds that "no two people have exactly the same intelligences in the same combination." The eight intelligences are linguistic, logical, musical, spatial, bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, and naturalistic. The extent to which the various intelligences develop depends, to a significant extent, on the individual's education and culture.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom

Learn more about Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences as it applies to education. This article explores an important part of implementing Gardner's theory in the classroom: assessing students' "intelligences profiles."

Interpersonal Intelligence

ability to relate and understand others. These learners try to see things from other people's point of view in order to understand how they think and feel. They often have an uncanny ability to sense feelings, intentions and motivations. They are great organizers, although they sometimes resort to manipulation. Generally they try to maintain peace in group settings and encourage co-operation.They use both verbal (e.g. speaking) and non-verbal language (e.g. eye contact, body language) to open communication channels with others.

What are the types of Multiple Intelligence?

ability to perceive the visual. These learners tend to think in pictures and need to create vivid mental images to retain information. They enjoy looking at maps, charts, pictures, videos, and movies.
puzzle building, reading, writing, understanding charts and graphs, a good sense of direction, sketching, painting, creating visual metaphors and analogies (perhaps through the visual arts), manipulating images, constructing, fixing, designing practical objects, interpreting visual images.
Possible career interests:
navigators, sculptors, visual artists, inventors, architects, interior designers, mechanics, engineers

What are the types of learning styles?

These learners need to see the teacher's body language and facial expression to fully understand the content of a lesson. They tend to prefer sitting at the front of the classroom to avoid visual obstructions (e.g. people's heads). They may think in pictures and learn best from visual displays including: diagrams, illustrated text books, overhead transparencies, videos, flipcharts and hand-outs. During a lecture or classroom discussion, visual learners often prefer to take detailed notes to absorb the information.

What are learning Styles?

Information about learning styles and Multiple Intelligence (MI) is helpful for everyone especially for people with learning disabilities and Attention Deficit Disorder. Knowing your learning style will help you develop coping strategies to compensate for your weaknesses and capitalize on your strengths. This page provides an explanation of what learning styles and multiple intelligence are all about, an interactive assessment of your learning style/MI, and practical tips to make your learning style work for you.

Basic types of learning styles

There are three basic types of learning styles. The three most common are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic. To learn, we depend on our senses to process the information around us. Most people tend to use one of their senses more than the others. Today's lesson will help you determine which of these learning styles you rely on the most.
There is a series of 16 questions that are related to the three main learning styles. Read the question and select the answer that closest fits your answer. Don't think about the questions too much. Go with your first choice. After you answer each of these questions, just click on the submit button at the bottom of the page. If you are connected to the internet, the computer will evaluate the results and display how many of each answer you selected. Once the computer has evaluated your answers, it will show your primary learning style. Sometimes people have two or three that all have about the same number of choices. Some people depend on two or more types of learning styles. It is not unusual to use different learning styles for different tasks. That's why people can respond so differently to the same thing.

10 years of the Interagency Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (ITFAR)

In 1999 the ITFAR was created to bring together the 10 US federal agencies (CDC, FDA, NIH and AHRQ, CMS, DOA, DOD, DVA, EPA, HRSA and USAID) working on areas of antimicrobial resistance.  With the 10 year anniversery of the ITFAR, Resources for the Future's Abigail Colson has put together a nice 4-page policy brief that describes the outcomes of this joint effort.

The summary is that "the task force has successfully documented progress on federal antimicrobial resistance-related projects and increased communication both within the agencies and between the agencies and external partners," yet "has failed to live up to its potential as a priority-setting and decisionmaking body." Given the important and even central position of ITFAR, one hopes there is more left in the tank.

link to pdf from CDDEP (RFF's Center for Disease Dynamics, Economics & Policy)

Today's Science Times

Every Tuesday brings the Science Times section of the New York Times. This morning, there are two articles of interest for our readers:

  • There's an article on bedbugs which explains the reasons why they have become so common in recent years.
  • There's an essay on isolation by Abigail Zuger, an infectious diseases physician, which focuses on the human dimensions of a practice that can be rather cruel to patients. She writes of an elderly woman placed in isolation for C. difficile who sobbed continuously: "Increasingly, modern medicine forces us to specialize in the invisible. Here we had invisible germs with an inviolable mandate, and an all too visible patient pleading with us to ignore it. It was quite a struggle to try to see the one, to try not to see the other."

Miranda Kerr Spanish Vogue September 2010

Have you seen Victoria's Secret Angel Miranda Kerr on the cover of Spanish Vogue September 2010 issue? She looked stunning and I love her fashion styles for the magazine spreads. The inside pages of the said magazine shows Miranda Kerr in chic spaghetti-strapped dress and vibrant lime green one-piece bikini.
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See the rest of Miranda Kerr's photos for Spanish Vogue September 2010 issue.

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Photo Source:sassisamblog

Julianne Moore Controversial Bulgari Ads

The first batch of Julianne Moore's Bulgari Ads was released last January. I didn't heard any violent reactions for the ads back then. However, just recently, I read a news article from Telegraph that the guardians of decorum in Venice said that a billboard of Julianne Moore who posed naked with Bulgari handbag and two lion cubs is "inappropriate".
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What's your opinion on this controversy?

Bono in Louis Vuitton Latest Core Values Ad

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The latest "Core Values" of Louis Vuitton features U2 front man Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson. The couple wore clothes from Edun, the clothing label that promotes trade with Africa. The tote bag that has been carried by Ali was co-designed by by Edun and Vuitton.

The latest Louis Vuitton Core Values ad was shot in South Africa where Bono and Ali disembarked from a small airplane. Carrying a “Every journey began in Africa” tag line, this ad will appear in September on daily newspapers and in October on fashion magazines.

Photo Source: WWD

Senin, 30 Agustus 2010

Road Trippin'.

Photos By: Trevor F. Whittamore

Heartbreaker, right from the start.

In this photo: Laidback Luke
In this photo: Tori Teeple
In this photo: Sebastian Stiliadis, Briana Maguire, & Em Cheng
In this photo: Tori Teeple
Photographer: Trevor F. Whittamore

What is the origin of the word "magazine"?

: magazine etymology

: In The City of Falling Angels, someone tells author John Berendt:
I went to the magazzino, and there they were: big stacks of papers wrapped in sheets of clear plastic.
It's a storage place. And, you know, guns have magazines.

: It's like a warehouse!
  • Arabic makhazin or makhzankhazana, "to store up"
  • Italian magazzino, "storehouse"
  • French magasin, "warehouse, depot, store"
  • 1580s - "place for storing goods, especially military ammunition"
Or storing information, mirite?

: EtymOnline

The More You Know
: The first use of the word meaning "periodical journal" dates from The Gentleman's Magazine, first published in London in 1731. Look at this funny thing.
Article I. Authentic narrative of the cafe of a lady who was lately violently forced from her apartments by ruffians, with an intent to transport or murder her
VII. Imaginary tour thro' cometary orbits.
X. Origins of the custom of burning the dead.
XII. Dramatic story of the Orphan of China.
XVI. Prudence, its influence on the conduct of life.
What happened to the Orphan of China!

Example - Kickstarts (Bar9 Remix)

You want me to come over I got an excuse Might be holding your hand but i’m holding it loose Go to talk then we choke its like our necks in a noose Avoid the obvious we should be facing the truth

Start to think it could be fizzling out Kinda shocked because I never really had any doubts Look into your eyes imagine life with out ya

And the love kick starts again Starts again

The Love kick starts again Starts again

Its the same old you the same old me You get bored and I get cold feet Get high get wandering eyes Forget i’ve never ever had it so sweet I realise what I got when I’m out of town Cos deep down you’re my girl in a golden crown My princess and I don’t wanna let you down No I Don’t wanna let you down down down down

You want me to come over I got an excuse Might be holding your hand but im holding it loose Go to talk then we choke its like our necks in a noose Avoid the obvious we should be facing the truth

Start to think it could be fizzling out Kinda shocked because I never really had any doubts Look into your eyes imagine life with out ya

And the love kick starts again Starts again

Dirty track. Enjoy :)

Beatles Album Sleeves

Whatever your opinion of the music The Beatles made, I reckon there's no denying they had some great Album Sleeve designs - remember this is the 1960's and  maybe the high point of  Sleeve design - the 12" format allowing for rather more input that a CD Cover (actually the last one tipped into the 70's, and is the worst of them). The Beatles made twelve studio albums in the seven years they were together, which is some going in itself. Here are the Sleeve designs in chronological order:

1963 Please Please Me

1963 With the Beatles

1964 A Hard Day’s Night

1964 Beatles For Sale

1965 Help

1965 Rubber Soul

1966 Revolver

1967 Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

1968 The Beatles [White Album]

1969 Yellow Submarine

1969 Abbey Road

1970 Let It Be

ISTANBUL - fashion week bonus, 08/25-28/10