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Koffie & Kaarten: wat wil een mens nog meer

Een overzicht van in welke landen de meeste koffie wordt gedronken. De gegevens zijn afkomstig uit 2010 en komen van de International Coffee Organization..
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Infographic: Why Reuse A Cup?

Infographic: Why Reuse A Cup? | Dingen | Scoop.it

Headed out to grab a cup of coffee this morning? Make sure you grab a reusable mug, too. If you think it doesn't really matter, think again.

According to this neat infographic, Americans use a whopping 25 billion paper cups each year! That adds up to 363 billion pounds of waste and the loss of more than 9 billion trees.

Bottom line: Every little cup adds up. Do your part to save trees, reduce pollution and minimize waste by bringing a reusable mug with you this morning — and don't forget to grab your reusable water bottle before you head out to lunch...


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5 Stupidest Things Ever Done With Borders

5 Stupidest Things Ever Done With Borders | Dingen | Scoop.it
Where you find a border, you usually find somebody pissed off about it.

 

Disclaimer: This article is more glib and crude in its language than I typically post.  However there is some great insight in this article about the curiosities that can occur on the borders that merits inclusion here.  Enclaves, walls, roads, glaciers, and tables all play prominent roles in these 5 quirky borders. 


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Ms. Harrington's comment, July 24, 2012 6:48 PM
Wow, I never knew border issues like this existed! Some are strange, but they live with the issue, like Canusa and the Netherlands/Belgium. Some are high tension, like Pakistan and India. I guess some of these issues are inevitable, the border has to go somewhere, and people over hundreds of years have moved outward.
Don Brown Jr's comment, July 25, 2012 7:09 PM
Although some of these boarders were established for security reasons, many more like the one along the American boarder seem to be constructed for more symbolic purposes as a physiological rather than a physical barrier.
Gregory S Sankey Jr.'s curator insight, December 4, 2013 3:24 PM

Within this article the author said it well, referencing that although these borders just seem silly and "stupid" to us, those who live within these boundaries must have an incredibly frustrating life. Having to hop three-four borders to get to the mainland of your country sounds completely crazy. I'm glad I live in Rhode Island.

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Bibliothecaris in blog: Geologie van de Tour de France 2012

Bibliothecaris in blog: Geologie van de Tour de France 2012 | Dingen | Scoop.it
Weblog van bibman, biblioblogpionier en informatieprofessional. Met nieuws over literatuur en het reilen en zeilen van bibliotheken in het digitale tijdperk. Bekroond met een Silver Web Award in 2010.
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The View from the Top : Image of the Day

The View from the Top : Image of the Day | Dingen | Scoop.it
A new composite image built from 15 satellite passes shows the Arctic and northern latitudes as you have never seen them before.
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Subtitle, Caption and Translate Any Video with Amara / Universal Subtitles

Robin Good: Amara / Universal Subtitles is a free web-based service that allows anyone to easily sub-title and add captions to any video. 

 

As long as you have a URL of a published video, Amara makes it very easy to caption it. The clip may be on a video sharing site or embedded in custom video player and Amara can still get to it.

 

Amara is made up of three main parts:

 

a) A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget)


b) A collaborative subtitling website

 

c) An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery

 

All tools inside Amara are free and open-source.

 

Supported video players and video sharing sites include:

 

Flowplayer JW Player Firefox native player Chrome native player
  YouTube Vimeo Dailymotion blip.tv

 

See examples: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/watch/ ;

 

To start subtitling now, go here: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/create/  ;

 

FAQ: http://support.universalsubtitles.org/solution/categories/13504/folders/21914 ;

 

Find out more: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en ;


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Margie's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:24 PM

This tool makes video more acessible for EAL learners. Of course, we could create captions with the tools in  Youtube.

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What is Geo-literacy?

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geoliteracy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places. 


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Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, September 30, 2013 6:33 PM

Geo literacy explained to all people that don't know I Teacher Much more than just places...

Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 1, 2013 10:32 AM

Geo-literacy extends far beyond knowing where places are on a map.  National Geographic Education has put an emphasis on geo-literacy, which entails spatial thinking skills and understanding systems in addition to content knowledge about locations and places.

Kyle Kampe's curator insight, May 28, 2014 11:09 PM

In AP Human Geo., this relates to the concepts of geo-literacy and spatial perspective because it indicates that for a population to be knowledgeable about geography, it must go above the mere rote memorization of toponyms and instead explore the spatial characteristics of places.

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If the World Where a Village of 100 People...

What if the world's population were reduced to 100 people community?

 

Reminicent of the picture book, "If the World were a Village" by David Smith, this video attempts to make large statistics more meaningful to young learners.  For more information see: http://www.miniature-earth.com/


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Simple and Beautiful Population Density

Creative display of world population density. 


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Thirsty work

Thirsty work | Dingen | Scoop.it
How long does it take to afford a beer?ON SEPTEMBER 22nd, the beer started flowing at Oktoberfest in Munich, an annual Bavarian beer festival which confusingly...
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A History of Conflicts

A History of Conflicts | Dingen | Scoop.it
Browse the timeline of war and conflict across the globe.

 

This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time.  You can drag and click the both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict.  This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting.  This site is brimming with potential.     


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Sakis Koukouvis's comment, August 16, 2012 8:06 AM
Oh... You are lucky ;-)
Paul Rymsza's comment, August 22, 2012 2:15 PM
the potential of this site is amazing between the interactive learning system and the correlation between the timeline and location. If the human geography class is anything like this i can't wait for it!
Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 28, 2013 3:34 PM

 

This database of global wars and conflicts is searchable through space and time.  You can drag and click both the map and timeline to locate particular battles and wars, and then read more information about that conflict.  This resource would be a great one to show students and let them explore to find what they see as interesting.  This site is brimming with potential.    

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» 9 Data Visualization Tools for Librarians and Educators

Data visualization and infographics tools are a great way to keep students and readers engaged.
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Plate Tectonics with Oreo Cookies

Plate Tectonics with Oreo Cookies | Dingen | Scoop.it

The lithosphere (Earth's crust) is a hard, rigid plate on top of a softer molten layer known as the asthenosphere.  Sounds like an Oreo to me!  As a crude analogy that lets you bring food into the classroom, this lesson on plate boundaries sound like a winner.  For an academic article on how to use Oreo's to teach about Earth's crust, see: http://dusk.geo.orst.edu/oceans/Oreo-Cookie.pdf     


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Subsurface viewer

Subsurface viewer | Dingen | Scoop.it

De SubsurfaceViewer 3D is een programma voor het visualiseren van zowel het lagenmodel als het voxelmodel van Nederland 3D en GeoTOP. GeoTOP geeft een gedetailleerd driedimensionaal beeld van de ondergrond. Het model bestaat uit zogenaamde voxels (~volume cellen) van 100 bij 100 meter in de horizontaal en een dikte van 0.5 meter. Aan elke voxel zijn de volgende eigenschappen gekoppeld: stratigrafie, lithoklasse, en de kans op het voorkomen van de lithoklasse. Er is gemodelleerd van 50 m onder NAP tot aan maaiveld.

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Curriculum & Resources: Maps That Stretch the Mind

Curriculum & Resources: Maps That Stretch the Mind | Dingen | Scoop.it

(Map above is based on population)

 

From the website

 

"Did you know that Africa is 14 times larger than Greenland? Or that the continental U.S. is actually smaller than Brazil? If you didn’t it’s with good reason—most of us learned our geography from a map that was designed for navigation, not for area accuracy.

 

"Every map is out of proportion in some way—it’s impossible to transfer a sphere to two dimensions without distortion—and each mapmaker chooses what to portray, depending on their agenda. ODT Maps’ mission is to teach people to see the world from a broader, more inclusive perspective, resulting in maps that show countries for their true size, and others with Australia up top—and why not?

 

"ODT Maps provides maps and resources to help people see that there are many ways to see the world—and a need for many maps!"


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Voor iedereen die het woord ‘digital native’ gebruikt, Don’t! (nog maar eens waarom)

Voor iedereen die het woord ‘digital native’ gebruikt, Don’t! (nog maar eens waarom) | Dingen | Scoop.it
De voorbije week terug heel vaak het woord digital native horen passeren. Het concept van Prensky is nog steeds razend populair. En dan draait het vaak uit op het inzicht dat hij met deze zin wou m...

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David Attenborough - Wonderful World - BBC

**KOOP GEEN GECENSUREERDE DVD'S OF BLU-RAYS BIJ DE EO!!!** **Do not buy DVD's or Blu-Rays censored by EO!!! Evolution is a fact.** * Frozen Planet is a 7 par...
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The world is not flat

The world is not flat | Dingen | Scoop.it
Why Iceland's volcanic eruption showed us that some concepts of a globalised world are a myth.

 

This is an older article, but a poignant reminder that many assumptions about globalization need to be challenged. 


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Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models

Bad for the Brain: Goodbye to Unsustainable Education Models | Dingen | Scoop.it
Dr. Judy Willis (@judywillis on Twitter) is an authority on brain research as it relates to learning. She is a regular blogger at Edutopia. You can also find her online at RADteach.
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De Khan Academie

Je vindt hier oefeningen en uitlegvideo's over rekenen en wiskunde, gebaseerd op de originele Amerikaanse Khan Academy. Gebruik is gratis. Naast reken- en wiskunde opgaven, komen hier ook taaloefeningen.
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