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Transcript: What is Halloween? and What do people do on Halloween? Origins of Halloween Why we (as Ahmadi Muslims) should avoid celebrating halloween? What is Shirk? Do Muslims believe in ghosts and supernatural things? What is Halloween? Celebrated on the night of October 31st Traditional activities include: Trick-or-treating Carving jack-o-lanterns Costume parties Visiting "haunted houses" Origin of Halloween celebration of the end of the harvest season Samhain was a time used by the ancient pagans to take stock of supplies and prepare for winter The ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops Masks and costumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them. Why we should avoid celebrating Halloween? Halloween is a harmful innovation among Christians which takes one closer to shirk. The Bible forbids witches, satanic practices etc. but Halloween is generally regarded as fun. Hudhur said it should always be remembered that any ‘fun’ that is based on shirk or any harmful way is to be avoided. We must give up on worldly traditions like these to follow the right path Faith Matters These practices makes children do wrong things in the name of “fun” These practices makes children do wrong things in the name of “fun” Agenda Friday Sermon October 29th 2010 ... small Conclusion Even a hint of shirk is unacceptable to God What is Shirk? Associate anyone in the name, action, or worship of Allah constitutes shirk Condition of Baiat number 6 says that we “shall refrain from following ______________ Ahmadi muslims do not believe in ghosts and other supernatural things (witches, goblins...) Do Muslims believe in ghosts and supernatural being? Heaven is a better reward than the candy get from you get from trick or treat QUESTIONS? “Badness attracts and leads man to adopt it with intensity, while forgetting traditions and beliefs. Some Ahmadis, considering such matters trivial, also get inclined in this way, resulting in very bad consequences” Shirk causes man to sink morally and spiritually. Belief in Divine Unity is a seed out of which grows all virtues, and lack of which lies at the root of all sins Halloween and what do people do on halloween? What other holidays do we not celebrate? Originated from the ancient celtic festival known as Samhain It is extremely wrong to believe in things that are supernatural even if it is for fun We must give up on worldly traditions like these to follow the right path Halloween is a tradition when many people celebrate it with extravagant parties, elaborate costumes and spending more $$$ Hudhur’s Friday Sermon October 29th 2010 Why should Ahmadi Muslims avoid celebrating Halloween? Bringing of dead spirits is WRONG and it goes against what we believe as Muslims

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Transcript: Wisdom does not flow like water Plato’s Critique of Pederasty Pederasty Background Symposium Pederasty My Project Pausanias' Speech Pausanias' Speech Two Aphrodites Uranian Heavenly Pandemos Common Text Text Pictures Pictures "Here, Socrates, lie down alongside me, so that by my touching you, I too may enjoy the piece of wisdom that just occurred to you while you were in the porch. It is plain that you found it and have it, for otherwise you would not have come away beforehand." Agathon and Socrates “It would be a good thing, Agathon, if wisdom were the sort of thing that flows from the fuller of us into the emptier, just by our touching one another, as the water in wine cups flows through a wool thread from the fuller to the emptier. For if wisdom too is like that, then I set a high price on my being placed alongside you, for I believe I shall be filled from you with much fair wisdom. My own may turn out to be a sorry sort of wisdom, or disputable like a dream; but your own is brilliant and capable of much development, since it has flashed out so intensely from you while you are young; and yesterday it became conspicuous among more than thirty thousand Greek witnesses." "You are outrageous, Socrates," Agathon said. "A little later you and I will go to court about our wisdom, with Dionysus as judge, but now first attend to dinner." how water flows Principle at play When they do engage in a contest about love Timeline YEAR Alcibiades' Speech Socrates, he claims, is like “those silenuses that sit in the shops of herm sculptors, the ones that craftsman make holding reed pipes or flutes; and if they are split in two and opened up they show they have images of gods within.” (215b) Alcibiades' Speech You, in my opinion,' I said, 'have proved to be the only deserving lover of mine; and it seems to me that you hesitate to mention it to me. Now I am in this state: I believe it is very foolish not to gratify you in this or anything else of mine—my wealth or my friends—that you need; for nothing is more important to d me than that I become the best possible; and I believe that, as far as I am concerned, there is no one more competent than you to be a fellow helper to me in this. So I should be far more ashamed before men of good sense for not gratifying a man like you than I should be before the many and senseless for gratifying you.' Seduction Scene 'Really, my dear Alcibiades, you're no sucker if what you say about me is really true and there is some power in me e through which you could become better. You must see, you know, an impossible beauty in me, a beauty very different from the fairness of form in yourself. So if, in observing my beauty, you are trying to get a share in it and to exchange beauty for beauty, you are intending to get far the better deal. For you are trying to acquire the truth of beautiful things in exchange for the seeming and opinion of beautiful things; and you really have in mind to exchange "gold for bronze." But blessed one do consider better: Without your being aware of it—I may be nothing. Thought, you know, begins to have keen eyesight when the sight of the eyes starts to decline from its peak; and you are still far from that.' Conclusion conclusion If Socrates were to have sex with Alcibiades, he would perpetuate: 1) the idea that people can make each other wise. impact: prevent Alcibiades from realizing his ignorance about wisdom 2) Alcibiades belief that his physical attractiveness is the most important thing about him impact: the belief could harm Alcibiades as he begins to decline from his physical peak, when “Thought begins to have keen eyesight.” (219a) 3) Socrates would be no better than the sophists who cannot acknowledge the ways in which they are ignorant, and thus, risk self-deception. Advantages Advantages to my account: -Fits with the well-known picture of a Socrates who: 1) proclaims his own ignorance. 2) critiques the Sophists for i. both not acknowledging what they do not know ii. exchanging money for wisdom -Makes explicit the way Plato critiques the customs of his time -Throws into question a vision of Socrates as someone who consistently denies bodily urges -Makes clear that the container model is supposed to function in opposition to the image of pregnancy and birth. Accounts of “Plato’s Appropriation of Reproduction” run these two images together.

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Transcript: HISTORY & CURRENT TRENDS FOR K-12 INSTRUCTION & LEARNING MOBILE LEARNING Traditionally, students would receive instruction in the classroom setting, and would take textbooks home with assignments to enforce the lessons learned at school. However, the art of education has certainly evolved over the years, and this evolution has a direct correlation with the emergence of new technologies. Students everywhere can access courses and information from mobile technology. All that is required is an internet connection to make their learning mobile. As technology continues to improve, so will our education system and methods. HISTORY & CURRENT TRENDS - The internet first began with just a small group of people sharing information until Web 2.0. - Web 2.0 made the growth of mobile learning possible. - Adobe Flash was the most popular application for creating personal animations, games, video streaming, etc. before the explosion of smartphones/tablets and mobile learning. - Adobe Flash's incompatibility with mobile technology left an opening for HTML5, which is easier to use, better on battery life, and offers mobile streaming for videos. - Another huge impact of mobile learning is the increased number of applications running online classroom pages for students and teachers. - These applications have made it possible for teachers, students, and parents to monitor grades, communicate outside of the classroom, and participate in an online community (e.g.: Blackboard). WHO HAS CONTRIBUTED? - Proloquo2Go is an app that brings natural-sounding text to speech voices and helps students to reach their full literacy potential. - This assistive technology app targets students with autism spectrum disorders and others who may have difficulty speaking or communicating. - Young children in lower grades can begin learning before they enter the classroom, or even learn to speak, thanks to several applications such as, Alphabet Fun and Endless Numbers. - Students in middle and secondary schools can use Google Earth, Quick Graph (plotting equations), and The Elements (periodic table) interactively in and outside the classroom. MARTHA SPEAKS DOG PARTY 1. Ahonen, T. (2001, October 13). Ahonen Bio. Retrieved from Tomi Ahonen: 2. Circle, F. (2013). Special Needs App Review - Friendship Circle. Retrieved from Friendship Circle: 3. Godwin-Jones, R. (2011, June). Emerging TechnologiesMobile Apps for Language Learning. Language Learning & Technology, 15(2), pp. 2-11. 4. Holland, J. (2014). Mobile Learning Apps: Evaluating Instructional Needs. Retrieved from IGI Global: 5. Metcalf, D. (2015). David Metcalf, Ph.D. Retrieved from WMTC: 6. Pappas, C. (2016, January 11). Mobile Learning: 6 Trends for 2016. Retrieved from eLearning industry: PROLOQUO2GO Utilizing Mobile Learning V.S. IMPLICATIONS FOR K-12 INSTRUCTION & LEARNING MOBILE LEARNING RESEARCHERS IN MOBILE LEARNING Textbooks are becoming more accessible to students through technology in and outside the classroom. ALPHABET FUN APP 7. Taylor, E. (2016). Top 10 eLearning Trends in K-12 Education. Retrieved from 8. Walker, K., Winters, N., Beale, R., Jones, A., Issroff, K., Scanlon, E., . . . Hoppee, U. (2006). Big Issues in Mobile Learning. Retrieved from 9. Wiley, J. (2016). Mobile Learning Technologies for 21st Century Classrooms. Retrieved from Scholastic: - Dr. David Metcalf is the director of the Mixed Emerging Technology Integration Lab at UCF. He and his team are credited with creating “health solutions, simulations, games, eLearning, mobile and enterprise IT systems for Google, J&J, VA, the U.S. military, and UCF’s College of Medicine” (Metcalf, 2016). - Tomi Ahonen is a former Nokia executive who has published books. He is also known as the “father of several widely references industry concepts and theories, include the Hockey Sticks theory, Connected Age concept, Generation-C for Community, and the 7th Mass Media taxonomy. MOBILE LEARNING IMPLICATIONS REFERENCES

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