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1/n A little thread on the impact of #9baje9minute on the Indian #Electricity #grid @PosocoIndia @MinOfPower

From @PosocoIndia o data #India's #power #demand at 19:00 hours in the last three #Sundays:

29 March: 110632 Gigawatts (GW)
22 March: 125000 GW
15 March: 144258 GW
2/n #Power #demand at 19:00 hours on similar Sundays last year:
31 March 2019: 149361
07 April 2019: 150735

#lockdown has reduced demand by 35-40 GW primarily as a result of the partial closure of industries and commercial establishments
3/n In 2019, #residential #demand was about 25% of total demand but it likely to be 33% of the total demand today. So, a sudden change in #residential #demand is likely to have a bigger impact.
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Many of the long standing societal rules were re-written at times of crisis. We are undergoing one of the biggest crisis of our generation. Wonder what rules will be re-written in the post COVID world. Trying to predict few changes in the new world

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AI and Digital transformation will lead the way in the post Covid world as people will finally wake up to the potential of technology in optimizing their respective businesses.
#COVID #coronovirusindia #economy #recession #IndianEconomy #startups
Education:
The de facto delivery of education will change to online mediums now that the education institutes will start seeing the potential of online education delivery. Low impact in K12, high impact in higher education.
#COVID #education #edtech
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🚨🚨🚨NEW ARTICLE!🚨🚨🚨
I coauthored an article in @jegcec1 with @JaZBur where we surveyed teachers and non-teachers about their knowledge of human intelligence. The results were not surprising . . . but still disappointing.
#psychology #edutwitter
doi.org/10.1177/016235…
First the good news. On several fundamental topics, the sample was generally correct. Large majorities of both groups believe:
✅Logical thought is part of intelligence
✅Men and women have equal avg IQs
✅Brain dmg can lower IQ
✅Abstract thinking is part of intelligence
For two groups that aren't psychologists, that's a pretty good grasp of the basics about intelligence. 👍

The results for the non-teachers, only 35.9% of whom have had a college-level #psychology course, are especially encouraging.
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22 March 1943 | The Zentralbauleitung of the #Auschwitz camp (Central Construction office) completed the construction of gas chamber and crematorium IV at Auschwitz II-Birkenau camp. The undressing rooms, gas chamber and crematorium were located on the ground level. 1/5
The gas chamber space was divided into three smaller rooms and had a total of 236.78 square meters. The exterior walls had holes with gas proof trapdoors for inserting Zyklon B. 2/5
The building had one eight-oven crematorium furnace. According to the calculations made German manufacturer Topf & Soehne, 768 corpses could be burned in this crematorium every 24 hours. 3/5 #architecture #topf #cremation
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#AI & #education

Those believing that education is best achieved via direct instruction & testing recall this article about AI tutoring describes the race for automation

theguardian.com/technology/202…
An alternative position

Why are we training kids to compete with machines?

link.medium.com/UoKqGOqDY4
Another take by @GeorgeMonbiot

In an age of robots, schools are teaching our children to be redundant

theguardian.com/commentisfree/…
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New to delivering online lectures? 😱

I've put together some of the tips and tricks I've learned over the last few years!

@MemorialU @AcadiaU @UNB @DalhousieU @UPEI @MSVU_Halifax @stfxuniversity

#onlinelearning #onlineteaching #pedagogy #virtualclassroom #education

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1) Record & watch yourself teaching📽️Consider:
- lighting, sound, video quality
- font size
- background distractions (pets, clutter)
- body language / movement that doesn't translate well to camera
2) Sharing your screen? 🖥️
- mirror your learner's environment
- disable notifications and/or set up an separate account on your laptop for teaching
- consider your background image & desktop files
- increase the size/visibility of your mouse pointer (bit.ly/2TTqqqc)
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THREAD: READ AND SHARE/RT ONWARD, PLEASE

I know not everyone is a fan of #screentime [feh] for their #kids, but in the face of #CoronaVirus the #KidsMedia world is stepping up.
@bigbadboo Studio is removing the paywall for its #VOD platform @OznozKids. If you're not familiar with it, now's the time to become so, especially if your home speaks more than one language. #Oznoz has 200+ hours of #video content for #children, in 10 languages.
Podcast @wowintheworld is getting activities & resources to #teachers to send home as needed. Their #wowsheet designed by educators can be used with any #Wow episode (tinkercast.com/wowsheet). They're also offering free teacher memberships via @FirstBook (fbmarketplace.org/wow-in-the-wor…)
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For everyone feeling in crisis, simplify. Do not complicate situations by putting yourself into more uncertainty. Focus on what you do best, the fundamentals. #education #COVID2019
Limit media engagement, especially with sources that feed your anxiety. Connect with resources that help you take calm, measured actions daily.
Among economic historians, our focus on specific metrics (like corporate bond performance) *in the context* of these unique market conditions (severe production & transportation delays) is essential for clear understanding across public platforms.
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My son's TA is incredible! School refusal this morning meant that we were still in the car after the start of school. I've learned from past mistakes from years ago and I will never carry him in screaming, so I was gently encouraging him, but giving him space to find his calm. 1/
A friend had told school for me so they knew where we are. His TA came and sat with him in the car, talking about their weekends, what they were going to have for breakfast together (he hadn't felt able to eat or drink yet), and a plan so school demands were reduced. 2/
She's said he didn't have to go to assembly, could either work together outside or in a quiet room on their own, but he could join in with the class if he wants. He struggles with another child who demands his TA's attention, so she said they could move groups. 3/
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1/x In an effort to understand the #OilPriceWar I dug a bit. Here is what I found & another resource thread for any students that are not in school & would like to learn a bit on #markets. #ResourceThread

A. It. began with the #Corvid19 = ⬇️ demand.
nytimes.com/2020/03/02/bus…
2/x The #Corvid19 -> ⬇️ Dem. to level this ⬇️prod.

B. V. much like the rhyme there was an old woman who swallowed a fly, shell, and a host of other holiday spin offs, the⬇️ demand, would have resulted in a price crash. See #oilprice metrics.
investopedia.com/articles/inves…
3/x #Oilprice is complex, here is a site that show some price charts that may be of interest. Here you can create your own dashboard.

eia.gov/beta/states/da…
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#Biden has "outlined a suite of policies that, taken on their own terms, would be the most ambitious governing agenda of any modern #Democrat." If he wins, he'll be the "the most #progressive Democratic nominee in history." vox.com/2020/1/29/2107…
#Biden is "notably to the left" of #Hillary, #Obama, #Kerry & is advancing a #progressive platform. On #healthcare, his proposal for a public option would be a "significant expansion" of the #ACA & includes "expanded subsidies well into the middle class." reason.com/2020/03/04/joe…
#Biden has proposed a $1.7 trillion #ClimateChange plan "similar in scope to many candidates on his left." He has a $750 billion #education plan that includes increases to #teacher salaries & expanded access to #PreK. @reason 3/4/20
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Reading the 2019-20 Financial Accountability Office report on #onted expenditures for 2019-2020. Makes for some interesting reading, as well as fact checking @Sflecce & @fordnation's misinformation campaign. Read it yourself here: fao-on.org/web/default/fi…
@Sflecce @fordnation The #Ontario Teacher's Pension Plan accounts for 1.7 billion dollars of the 31 billion dollar budget, or 5.4% (page 16). #ontedstrike
@Sflecce @fordnation Impact of new class size targets on the number of teachers by school year (Page 22). #onted #ontedstrike
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#Thread | #Mali | #Education |

Notre système éducatif produit plus de chômeurs, d’assistés et de diplômés qui n’ont aucune idée de ce qu’ils veulent dans la vraie vie qu’il n’en produise en jeunes diplômés compétents prêts à relever les #défis de #développement. Thread 👇🏼
Je n'ai jamais été contre l'école. C'est grâce à elle qu'on peut efficacement #communiquer entre nous. Et elle a, sans doute, formé les meilleurs élites que notre pays ait connus. Mais, dans le fond, il faut reconnaitre que notre système #éducatif a #échoué. #Pourquoi ?
Parce qu'il est basé sur la #recherche du matériel : les notes, les diplômes, les honneurs...jusqu'à oublier l'essentiel : les #compétences, la qualification, la #passion, la poursuite du #rêve personnel et l’indépendance #financière.
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I am so glad that researchers are interested in helping extend #STEM opportunities to #tribal students!

But please understand that we #Indigenous academics spend considerable time to cultivate relationships of TRUST. No one should expect automatic access our networks. 1/8 #phd
Some well-intentioned researchers have asked to contact my networks bc they 1) have a #diversity goal (Indigenous people as a ✔️), 2) request a letter of support, or 3) have an idea to "help us". If this is our first communication, understand that we have not yet built trust. 2/8
Know that many #Indigenous academics have been burned by ppl who take the letter of support without honoring their commitments to those who helped obtain the grant or tenureship benchmark. That's extractive, and we do not forget. (Also true for #research community engagement) 3/8
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Female graduates in science, technology, engineering, and math:

🇮🇳IND: 43%
🇿🇦RSA: 43%
🇮🇹ITA: 40%
🇬🇧GBR: 38%
🇮🇩IDN: 37%
🇧🇷BRA: 37%
🇸🇪SWE: 35%
🇹🇷TUR: 35%
🇺🇸USA: 34%
🇫🇷FRA: 32%
🇨🇦CAN: 31%
🇲🇽MEX: 31%
🇪🇸ESP: 30%
🇳🇱NED: 29%
🇩🇪GER: 28%
🇰🇷KOR: 25%
🇨🇱CHL: 19%

(UN) #WomenInScience
Scientific authors who are women:

🇨🇴COL: 41%
🇦🇷ARG: 34%
🇦🇺AUS: 28%
🇮🇹ITA: 28%
🇲🇽MEX: 28%
🇪🇸ESP: 27%
🇿🇦RSA: 26%
🇺🇸USA: 24%
🇧🇷BRA: 23%
🇫🇷FRA: 23%
🇹🇷TUR: 22%
🇸🇪SWE: 21%
🇬🇧GBR: 21%
🇨🇳CHN: 19%
🇷🇺RUS: 17%
🇨🇦CAN: 17%
🇩🇪GER: 16%
🇮🇳IND: 15%
🇰🇷KOR: 11%
🇯🇵JPN: 6%

(ISSA) #WomenInScience
Employed researchers who are women:

🇦🇷ARG: 53%
🇳🇿NZL: 52%
🇲🇾MAL: 48%
🇮🇩IDN: 46%
🇿🇦RSA: 45%
🇪🇸ESP: 40%
🇷🇺RUS: 40%
🇵🇰PAK: 39%
🇬🇧GBR: 39%
🇹🇷TUR: 37%
🇮🇹ITA: 35%
🇸🇪SWE: 34%
🇲🇽MEX: 33%
🇩🇪GER: 28%
🇫🇷FRA: 27%
🇨🇳CHN: 27%
🇰🇷KOR: 20%
🇯🇵JPN: 16%
🇮🇳IND: 14%
🇺🇸USA: n/a

(UN) #WomenInScience
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An order was released on 25th January 2020 by the administration of J&K allowing internet access on 2G for 301 whitelisted websites. We asked a user to access some whitelisted websites on 2G.
This is what was found.
#LetTheNetWork #KeepItOn #JammuAndKashmir
The user first tried to access the website of Jammu and Kashmir bank. All of these websites were accessed on a 2G connection.

Second website was Paspostindia.gov.in
Most websites took too long to respond and the user received a Time Out error. This was the UIDAI(AADHAR) website which didn't open. #Governmentservice
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The Council for National Policy #CNP, "The Secret Society"
web.archive.org/web/2012102019…
"the heart of a great conservative movement that helped to make America strong and prosperous in the 20th century – now helping to ensure she remains free and secure in the 21st century,"
Some CNP members - Mike Pence comes quickly to mind - in the context of bolstering their conservative credentials, have proudly revealed their CNP membership, even though CNP's policy is to keep membership a secret. Here is it's 2014 Membership, the latest splcenter.org/sites/default/…
#CNP's tentacles include well-connected activists who advocate for the imposition of fundamentalist Christian ideology in public life and have succeeded in forcing their agenda in republican administrations. A list of organizations working with CNP web.archive.org/web/2012020417…
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They’ve been targeting Mexicans. Whole states have banned our books and classes in the last decade! “The banned books by mainly Chicano/Latino authors including author @Urrealism , came from a larger attack targeting the Mexican American Studies Program in TUSD...”
“This targeting of Mexican American Studies in TUSD led to the approval of the 2010 State of Arizona S.B. 2281 which outlawed classes or courses that:”
“(1) promote the overthrow of the United States government; (2) promote resentment toward a race or class of people; (3) are designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group or (4) advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”
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#Budget2020 #sensex
Three themes of budget:

1) Aspirational Indian
2) Economic Development
3) Developing a Caring society
#Budget2020
Not only trains, Krishi Udaan by ministry of civil aviation for logistics of perishable items
#budget2020 #budget #nbfc #cooperatives
Target for agriculture credit 15 lakh crores.
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Turns out our kids will walk into a new lower secondary school curriculum for #Uganda, when the new term starts next week
wp.me/p7FLkS-ynA
#Uganda #Education #NewCurriculumUg #Olevel ALL PHOTOS @Educ_SportsUg @NCDCUg
@Educ_SportsUg @NCDCUg SLOW START: Training of O Level teachers on the New Uganda curriculum to delay opening of 27 schools across the country. FULL LIST here ⬇️
wp.me/p7FLkS-ynA
#Uganda #Education #SESEMAT #NewCurriculumUg #Olevel
@Educ_SportsUg @NCDCUg MIN OF EDUCATION: The new curriculum is competence based, emphasizing the learner to be at the center of learning. It focuses on learning out outcomes and aims at producing a holistic learner.
#Uganda #Education #SESEMAT #NewCurriculumUg #Olevel
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Tweet storm here pegging off a recent report by @edtrust on systemic racism in #highered. There’s a lot in the report, but particularly shocking is new data on the Black student loan default crisis, yes crisis, that deserves much more discussion. 1/16

edtrust.org/resource/hard-…
@EdTrust Reported in the trade press & examined further by academics & wonks like @EduBenM is a finding first made by @rkelchen that nearly half of Black student loan borrowers default over a 12 year repayment period. Nearly 1/4th of Black bachelor degree holders default. Horrible. 2/16
@EdTrust @EduBenM @rkelchen I've tried to make the case that there's a moral imperative to extend the education reform paradigm to higher ed & suggested a series of policies in furtherance thereof. 3/16

edreformnow.org/blog/moral-imp…
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Nation media is one of the biggest media houses in East Africa yet outrageously, unprofessionally & unethically feeding fake news & continuously building disinformation, propaganda and hate against Somali community and Eastleigh residents.
Here Nation media writes " 48 people among them 38 students of two colleges arrested in Eastleigh, Nairobi, on suspicion they were being trained as terrorists: DCI".

The two colleges were closed on issues related to licence, not meeting @TVETAKenya requirements & compliance.
The closure of the institutions and the arrests of students & their teachers has completely nothing to do with Al shabaab or students being trained as terrorists.

@TVETKenya has clearly and professionally published the facts about the closure of the two colleges in Eastleigh.
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1/ Before I start getting bombarded by feminist groups for promoting Title IX Attorney’s wouldn’t you like to know my views or opinion before you rush to judgment about what I believe? For the conspiracy feminist’s the answer is NO I have never been accused of anything
2/ resembling a Title IX or rape charge. However, through my personal experiences I can identify and understand the pain caused for families and students have surrounding #falseallegations, inherent problems and frustrations working with uncooperative #Education & #HigherEd
3/ officials, the ludicrous Kangaroo disciplinary hearings our youth are put thru, the frustration of trying to explain to someone without lived experience what you or child needs help with or support with that does not exactly match up with what is in the four corners of the
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1) La grande trasformazione del lavoro impatta anche sui sistemi formativi, chiamati a innovare i propri metodi e strumenti.

Ecco come, secondo il World Economic Forum

Qui il report: bit.ly/2RADtL4
#wec #Davos2020
2) Come introdurre metodi formativi capaci di favorire l'occupabilità degli studenti e la loro cittadinanza attiva e globale? L'obiettivo è unico, perchè la quarta rivoluzione industriale è una trasformazione dell'intera società e non solo del modello economico-produttivo
3) Il report individua 8 caratteristiche utili alla costruzione di sistemi formativi capaci di rispondere alle sfide dell'innovazione.
Sono 4 competenze e 4 metodi e strumenti:
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