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T-Shirt Travels

When filmmaker Shantha Bloemen was stationed in a remote village in Zambia as a worker with an international aid organization, she had to adjust to living in a different culture. But one thing struck her as oddly familiar: almost everyone in the village wore secondhand clothing from the West. Bloemen began to imagine stories about the people who used to wear the clothing, wondering if the original owners had any idea that the castoffs they had given to charities ended up being sold to Africans half a world away.


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, July 12, 2013 10:21 AM

This PBS documentary shows some of the unexpected consequences of globalization and less well-publicized economic interactions.  This online supplemental to the video allows users to track the journey of a T-shirt.  For additional reading on topic, this article shows how some the same process is impacting the those in Haiti.  The complex interactions that stem from globalization never cease to amaze me.

  

Tags: industry, economic, poverty, globalization, Africa.

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, July 19, 2013 6:48 AM

It's fascinating to look at the effects of globalization, and a great look at how economies change.  When people in the Western world drop a bag of clothes off at a charity, I doubt we think they'd end up in a village in Africa. Warning:  it does get a little preachy at the end. 

Mr Ortloff's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:44 AM

Is direct aid a good thing or not? How does secondhand clothing impact local economies?

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As we progress toward a deeply digital world of connectivity the issue of broadband deployment and projects is very important
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Record Audio Interviews With Skype and QuickTime

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Common Core Confusion

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Critics argue that the Common Core math curriculum is needlessly complicated.
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Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources and Ideas

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Although students are evermore connected to the social web, many of these networks remain out-of-class digital playgrounds where students congregate. In a recent survey of 1,000 teachers, just one in
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In light of the recent news this is a good article to read. It is sad that people regard the freedom of teacher to be involved in social media as a problem.

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What do you mean by Personalization?

What do you mean by Personalization? | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Elliot Washor writes a post about what really is personalization and deeper learning.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 8, 2:30 PM

Elliot Washor, co-founder of Big Picture Learning, reflects on what Personalization means. Joins us in a free live webinar on April 22nd at 5pm ET where Elliot will share his professional insights on personalization.

 

Here are just a few excerpts from this post that looks deeper into the meaning of personalization.

 

"Since our beginnings, personalization has been at the core of our work. We strive for schools to be communities where every student is known through their interests, academics and how they are doing socially and emotionally in and outside of school. "

 

"Structures in schools — like personalized learning plans that start with each student’s voice, choice and interests where parents, teachers and mentors are involved in understanding and developing the next steps, courses and projects a student will do ‑—need to be part of any learning environment and can become a great digital technology platform. Instead, what we get is a hijacking of words and terms that sound like education is personalized. Sadly, the real practice these words symbolize is missing from far too many schools and most digital platforms."

 - See more at: http://www.personalizelearning.com/2014/04/what-do-you-mean-by-personalization.html#sthash.inLKdhRi.dpuf
Scott Holcomb's curator insight, April 9, 9:31 AM

Excellent article in regards to Personalization in learning, good read!

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads

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36 Core Teacher Apps For Inquiry Learning With iPads 

The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.

In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.

Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image).


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Mapping the Future

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Did you know that the University of Washington is one of the world’s leaders in interior mapping? I didn’t, until I spoke with Aaron Cheuvront at the Capital Projects Office. He has been...
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Why should we care about maps , interior maps. Take a look and find out.

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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.

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Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, January 30, 9:47 AM

A tool like this is a must-have for anyone who wants to include video clips in presentations. Relying on a network connection is just too scary!

Nataliasterns's curator insight, January 31, 9:42 AM

para desc videos

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 8, 4:26 PM

This can be a teachers friend when the internet goes down or blocked. Thank you for sharing this valuable and free service.

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A Letter to My Daughter: Women Leading Around the World

A Letter to My Daughter: Women Leading Around the World | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
On International Women's Day, my daughter asked me why the world was run by men. I had the answer to my daughter's question in my hands -- anchored in the notion that women empower women in so many modern ways.

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Creating a presentation? Think Interactivity!

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Classroom Link :: Students as Creators: What Teachers Should Know

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Learn Twitter - free Twitter course for parents...

Learn Twitter - free Twitter course for parents... | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Free Twitter 101 eCourse for Parents & Educators Now matter where I am, every time I speak I hear people say, “I wish someone would teach me how to tweet.” Well, I’m hoping this resource will provide some of those folks a place to learn how to leverage...

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Cato: Obama Administration Plans to Make CCSS Permanent and Mandatory

Cato: Obama Administration Plans to Make CCSS Permanent and Mandatory | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
I don't often agree with the libertarian CATO Institute, as I am not a libertarian. I appreciate the necessity of a vigorous federal government that provides a safety net and protects the neediest....
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How to Search the Invisible Web

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While the pages and media found via simple searches may seem unendingly huge at times, what is submerged and largely unseen – often referred to as the invisible web or deep web – is in fact far, far bigger.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, April 1, 4:41 AM

Many students are not aware that there is an "invisible web" that may be searched, one that is not quite so easy to find but has more information than Google provides (which tends to look at the "Surface Web"). According to this post Google has indexed "roughly 200 terabytes" while the size of the Internet is estimated at "5 million terabytes" of information.

The post provides a look at what is not found through Google (or other common search engines) and then shares:
* A list of Open Access Journal Databases (with over 10 databases with descriptions)

* A list of Invisible Search Engines. Quoting from the post "The search engines that deliver results from the invisible web are distinctly different. Narrower in scope, these deep web engines tend to access only a single type of data…deep web searches tend to be more thoughtful in their initial query requirements." Ten search engines are listed and there is a short description for each.

* A list of subject-specific databases in the following areas

     - Art & Design

     - Business

     - Legal & Social Services

     - Science & Technology

     - Healthcare

Although this post is geared to students in college there are resources that may be used by students in middle or high school provided, and as teachers it is important for us to learn more about this "invisible web" and to share it with our students.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, April 1, 3:56 PM

An incredible amount of information is out there. Finding it and accessing it makes a huge difference. Here are some good ideas on how to do that.

Louis Gourdain's curator insight, April 10, 2:24 AM
Présentation des enjeux du web invisible, ainsi que des listes de bases de données "enfouies", et des moteurs de recherche spécifiques.
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Useful Tools to Help Your Maintain Your Class Website or Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Useful Tools to Help Your Maintain Your Class Website or Blog ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

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For one day, Google will let anyone in the US buy Glass

For one day, Google will let anyone in the US buy Glass | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Google is about to make its biggest push yet to get Glass in the hands of as many people as possible. The Verge has obtained documents indicating that the company will open up its "Explorer...
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Tranformative Use of iPads in the Education: Pedagogy, Examples, Ac...

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Transformative iPad Use in Early Elementary School

Using the iPad beyond a digital worksheet. Examples from the early elementary classroom.


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Famous children's books, and how they were turned into movies (infographic)

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Favorite children's books seen on a big screen are not exactly how their authors imagined them. Love Reading 4 Kids has published an awesome infographic th

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OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs

OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content.


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Aunty Alice's curator insight, March 19, 1:05 PM

Am keen to try it out. It could be the answer to my prayers

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 4:08 PM

Many of the students use OneNote on their iPads, so this may be a valuable tool for staff to learn about, as well.  It is now available as a free Mac program.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 5:47 AM

HOW long have we been waiting for this?

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What we really need to know about Ed Tech

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Those "5 Things You Need to Know About EdTech" posts seem to crop up on Twitter every couple weeks -- Tech isn't the Point of EdTech, EdTech is about Learning, EdTech is Exciting. But for those who've heard and read it all before, here's a completely different take on that headline.

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Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

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"Living on One Dollar is a full-length documentary made by four college students who traveled to rural Guatemala to live on just a dollar a day. Upon their return, they created Living On One, a nonprofit to raise awareness and inspire action around global issues like hunger and poverty -- and started by publishing the Change Series of video shorts. I found it so compelling I've dedicated this whole film fest to it. Each episode not only succinctly frames an issue faced by people in the developing world and makes it personal, but also offers resource links to learn more -- and even better -- to do something about it."


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The Creativity Revolution || Ashfaq Ishaq

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New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New: Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit for Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it

The reason why I am sharing this work here is because it provides a new way to think about Bloom's Taxonomy. In Bloom's Taxonomy Planning Kit, you will be offered with a variety of key words, action verbs, outcomes and questions  related to each of the thinking levels in the taxonomy. Here is the link of the original chart, try to zoom it in to make it legible.


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Kirsten Macaulay's curator insight, March 29, 5:43 PM

Great resource.

Phil Chappell's comment, March 29, 11:18 PM
Thanks Rob. You're correct.I have not come up with my own taxonomy, but I never intended to. Unfortunately we're no closer to empirical evidence then. I'm aware of the genesis of the work, and a group I'm in is puzzling over how it has been recontextualised to the teaching domain and become rather doctrinaire. I do hope, however, that it is a little more pedagogically valuable than Chomsky's work. It would be an interesting PhD study for someone so inclined - to chart a research agenda for Bloom's taxonomy as applied to education.
Karyn McGinley's curator insight, April 5, 1:07 PM

Thanks for sharing this.  Anything new that has to do with Bloom's has got to be good!

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Water, Water Everywhere, One Ocean- One Planet ( US Russian Best Practices)Vodakanal

Water, Water Everywhere, One Ocean- One Planet ( US Russian Best Practices)Vodakanal | Educational technology , Erate, Broadband and Connectivity | Scoop.it
Vodokanal Programs for children of Saint Petersburg and the nearby countries., with emphasis on the Gulf of Finland Year 2014. OneOcean, One World. US Russian Participation in a SEE study.
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So many practices we do are universal. 

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Mining OER infographic

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sarah's curator insight, April 8, 1:06 AM

intéressant pour nos recherches.

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, April 10, 9:23 AM

Open Education Resources, the info graphic.