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The Global Food Waste Scandal

TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

 

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 6:13 PM

Ted explains it well how we all waste perfectly good food that people would like to eat. Also it was amazing how much food was in the dumpsters that was just a day or week old. That meat could feed hundreds of people that are struggling to eat and all that meet to waste. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:51 AM

Ted talks about just how wasteful our planet is. How we just ignore the issue and act like it will  not affect us in the future. When he shows you video and pictures of massive piles of the ends of a loaf of bread or all the food that Stop and Shop throws out because it does not "look" good for the customer. How every little bit of help counts you can try to make a little bit of an effort to be less wasteful. We have so much unnecessary waste. Like when he uses the example of how many people throw away the ends of a loaf of bread then he shows the waste of the ends of bread in massive piles it makes you sick. Especially with all of the hungry people in the world we need to be more resourceful.

 

 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:13 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Visual Reading is a great reading app for kids having difficulty reading with just words and also for those suffering from autism and dyslexia. As a teacher or parent, you can create storyboards and use your won videos and images to associate with words. Your kid can then read the story either through words or with the help of the visual cues you provided.

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25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch

25 Resources To Teach Programming With Scratch | Educated | Scoop.it
Try something new with your students this year. 

I normally don't like to create "click bait" blog post titles, but this one
seemed to fit. Twenty-five resources can be overwhelming, but there is a
good mix of different types of items. There are links to websites with
lesson plans, iOS apps, books, videos, and samples of student work to fit
your learning style. 

Scratch was developed by MIT a little over eight years ago. It uses a
visual programming language that is easy to start for stud

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, July 26, 11:15 PM

Great way to start coding with your students!

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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies

21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies | Educated | Scoop.it
With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day.

Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.

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New Technology For Your Digital Classroom

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Talking Edtech with Tony Vincent and John Spencer 

Tony Vincent is the creator of one of my favorite websites, Learning in
Hand. He also created the fun creative app, Stick Around. Tony is a fan of
making things. It is no surprise at all that he loves the app, Periscope.
Periscope allows you to live stream video with a click of a link shared on
Twitter. John Spencer and I recently sat down with Tony to shoot the breeze
on all things tech. The conversation is captured in the video below fro

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The Case Against Laptops in the Classroom

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Recent studies have shown that students learn better — and get better grades — when they take notes by hand.

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60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques | Educated | Scoop.it
60 Non-Threatening Formative Assessment Techniques

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, June 21, 8:50 PM

Definite share with teachers.

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How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides)

How to Build Your Makerspace (EdSurge Guides) | Educated | Scoop.it
Learning by making has been around since long before edtech—just think about what the adventurous explorers or intrepid settlers of yore would have thought of "Do-It-Yourself." But with thousands of kid-friendly tech tools and a whole World Wide Web of resources out there, creative, interesting opportunities for learning-by-making abound for everyone.

Okay, so with all those resources, where should you start to build a makerspace? Here at EdSurge, we've rolled up our sleeves, put on our protective goggles, and built a Maker Guide from scratch, just for you. 

Read on for ideas from the educators and entrepreneurs who think making 24/7, including what is involved with project-based learning and making in the classroom and tried-and-true lessons from the field on starting your makerspace.

Making on a budget? We surely do. We've got ideas for stocking your space with resources from your arts and crafts closet, plus inspiration from educators working to bring makerspaces to low-income and all-girls classrooms.

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, June 23, 5:00 AM

Great for library makerspaces as well!

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Educator Resources | Agency by Design

Educator Resources | Agency by Design | Educated | Scoop.it
A key goal of maker-centered education is to help young people and adults feel empowered to build and shape their worlds. Acquiring this sense of maker empowerment is strongly supported by learning to notice and engage with the designed dimension of one’s physical and conceptual environment—in other words, by having a sensitivity to design. This sensitivity develops when young people and adults have opportunities to: look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design, and understand themselves as designers of their worlds.

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The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit

The Daring Librarian: Makerspace Starter Kit | Educated | Scoop.it
We have, however, recently expanded upon our Makerspace offerings thanks to being inspired by several of my librarian friends in our amazing #TLChat PLN! Kids can come in during lunch or when they've finished their work to explore, craft, and create in the Library Media Center.


I re-purposed 4 empty study carrels for this Makerspace center at the top corner of our library.  The grouping includes a Lego Creation Station, a Duct Tape Craft Cubby, and a Makey Makey Coding Corner."


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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, June 15, 1:57 PM

Makerspaces are coming to our County - Solana Beach is leading the way! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 16, 4:40 AM

Vooral de Duct Tape Craft Cubby spreekt me aan!

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What We Learn from Making - Usable Knowledge

What We Learn from Making - Usable Knowledge | Educated | Scoop.it
What are the real benefits of a maker-centered approach to learning? It’s often described as a way to incubate STEM skills or drive technical innovation — and it is probably both of these. But as a new report from Project Zero’s Agency by Design concludes, the real value of maker education has more to do with building character than with building the next industrial revolution.  

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Mrs.Piltz' Kinders's curator insight, June 13, 12:25 PM

There is such value in problem solving and persevering through a challenge.

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Teaching Music with GarageBand for iPad

Read a sample or download Teaching Music with GarageBand for iPad by Ben Sellers with iBooks.

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MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools | Educated | Scoop.it

Minecraft’s education options are as vast as the game itself. Don’t worry if you feel limited by time or your own imagination. Thousands of others are imaging worlds, too—and are willing to share.


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Linda Alexander's curator insight, July 10, 10:11 AM

Interesting article on how it's being used in schools...

 

“Minecraft can help students visualize concepts, work on communication and collaboration skills, foster positive online behavior, [and] differentiate for students who need more than just words in a textbook” 

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, July 10, 11:13 AM

adicionar sua visão ...

Limitless Learning Limited's curator insight, Today, 1:49 AM

How Minecraft is being used in education.

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Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas

Student Engagement with Blended Learning: 9 Unique Ideas | Educated | Scoop.it

“ These 9 strategies for blended learning are certain to help you engage students quickly and consistently.”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, June 5, 9:30 PM
Good suggestions for using tech as a tool, not the center of instruction.
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Edcamp Central Nebraska Smackdown Apps List #2 | @Listly List

A list compiled from the google doc at #edcampcentralne of their Appy Hour. Also curated from the #nebedchat. A great list of apps. | Stellar Speller By WAPX LLC, Shake-a-Phrase: Fun With Words and Sentences By Artgig Studio, Bluster! By McGraw-Hill School Education Group, Whirly Word By Mighty Mighty Good Games, and ScootPad By ScootPad Corporation

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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites | Educated | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, July 2, 5:17 AM

... so much to learn about and to tryout...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 2, 5:19 PM

#STEM #Projects #Guide

Larry Heuser's curator insight, July 3, 9:48 AM

Help your child gain an interest in the latest technology that could lead to a well paying job. Many opportunities exist even without a college education. 

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How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News)

How Minecraft and Duct Tape Wallets Prepare Our Kids for Jobs That Don’t Exist Yet (EdSurge News) | Educated | Scoop.it
Whether it’s Minecraft or duct tape wallets, the childhood passions that seem like fads, if not totally unproductive, can alternatively be seen as mediums for experiencing the virtuous cycle of curiosity: discovering, trying, failing and growing. At DIY, we’ve created a way for kids to explore hundreds of skills and to understand the ways in which they can be creative through them. Often, the skills are unconventional, and almost always the results are surprising. I don’t think it’s important that kids use the skills they learn on DIY for the rest of their lives. What’s important is that kids develop the muscle to be fearless learners so that they are never stuck with the skills they have. Only this will prepare them for a world where change is accelerating and depending on a single skill to provide a lifetime career is becoming impossible.

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LET Team's curator insight, June 3, 7:37 PM

Who's for Duct Tape Ninja?

Rachel Benoit's curator insight, June 4, 8:56 AM

'Fearless learners', now that is a great concept, and who doesn't love duct tape. 

Dr. Laura Sheneman's curator insight, July 24, 9:31 AM

Makerspace reasoning.

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10 Things Every Educator Should Know About... Their iPad - STAFFRM

10 Things Every Educator Should Know About... Their iPad - STAFFRM | Educated | Scoop.it
As I said yesterday, I will be writing a post every day this week, each of which will focus on 10 things. Today it's iPads.

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 18, 11:01 AM

I learned three new things about my iPad from this post.  And I joined STAFFRM. Unexpected!

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School Field Trips Go Virtual

School Field Trips Go Virtual | Educated | Scoop.it
The field trip, a classic school ritual, is getting a makeover, with more schools videoconferencing their students all over the globe in lieu of packing them up and busing them to cultural events.

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Javier Castro's curator insight, June 21, 3:47 PM

añada su visión ...

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Learning About Young Makers - User Generated Education @Jackie Gerstein

Learning About Young Makers - User Generated Education @Jackie Gerstein | Educated | Scoop.it
I am a huge proponent of using hands-on, interactive learning activities to explore ill-defined problems as a way of teaching for all age groups. Given the spontaneity and uncertainty of these types of active learning environments, I believe educators should observe, reflect on, and analyze how learners interact with the materials, the content, the educator, and the other learners. This practice is in line with the teacher as ethnographer.

In my role as a teacher as ethnographer, I made some initial observations during my first two weeks of teaching maker education for elementary age students. With half the kids under 7, I learned a bunch about young makers.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, June 22, 9:27 AM

Great insights. One that we never think about - kids like to stand while tinkering and making things. They don't like to be tethered to a chair. 

H.March's curator insight, June 22, 11:25 AM

“I can’t do this.” is often a sign or signal of frustration and should not be brushed off by parents/teachers. Kids need to be in an environment that allows them to persevere and work at the problem  even multiple times, until they themselves find the solution.  The lesson they will learn is that effort will often produce positive results. 

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Educator Resources | Agency by Design

Educator Resources | Agency by Design | Educated | Scoop.it
A key goal of maker-centered education is to help young people and adults feel empowered to build and shape their worlds. Acquiring this sense of maker empowerment is strongly supported by learning to notice and engage with the designed dimension of one’s physical and conceptual environment—in other words, by having a sensitivity to design. This sensitivity develops when young people and adults have opportunities to: look closely and reflect on the design of objects and systems, explore the complexity of design, and understand themselves as designers of their worlds.

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Geometric squares | Great Maths Teaching Ideas

Geometric squares | Great Maths Teaching Ideas | Educated | Scoop.it

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William Emeny's curator insight, June 13, 4:12 AM

#mathchat Superb problem solving shapes activity in quadrigon grids :-)

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Alternative Assessments and Feedback in a MakerEd Classroom | FabLearn Fellows

Alternative Assessments and Feedback in a MakerEd Classroom | FabLearn Fellows | Educated | Scoop.it
According to Google Trends (see photo), a new term came into existence and quickly became synonymous with progressive education and a resurgence of STEAM education in America. That term is maker education, or makered for short, and can be seen in the graph as “born” according to google searches, around September of 2004. Although the exact number of makered programs is not currently known, schools that employ a progressive pedagogy (insert the word innovative for those working in the 21st century) or schools that make claims regarding the importance of differentiation, constructivism or experiential learning have built or are building makered programs. At first these programs seemed to be dependent on having state of the art Maker Spaces or FabLabs and high-tech tools, as most were found in well-funded private schools. That picture has changed rapidly in the past ten years since the makered movement has gained popularity, however. More and more public/charter schools and nonprofit programs are building programs for the average American child, that rival many private school programs. In fact, programs with limited budgets and space have reminded us that scarcity or “disability,” are invaluable teachers in any good maker culture, as they breed creativity and self-reliance. Many of the makered programs serving lower income communities have access to mentors who never stopped working with their hands, even when it fell out of status in a consumer driven America in the 1980’s (Curtis 2002). While lower income mentors may not know Python or what an Arduino is, they are skilled carpenters, mechanics, seamstresses, cooks and know what it means to be resourceful.

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If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade

If Your Teacher Likes You, You Might Get A Better Grade | Educated | Scoop.it
Like likes like: New research supports the notion that teachers favor those who favor them.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 12, 10:51 PM

This is not surprising, but worth using as a moment to reflect on your own personal practices and the system. 

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11 apps that will make you smarter - Business Insider

11 apps that will make you smarter - Business Insider | Educated | Scoop.it
Despite the constant hand-wringing that smartphones will lead to the downfall of society, there's mounting evidence that your phone habit may not be so bad after all.

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.

We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.

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5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers ~ EdTech & MLearning

5 Powerful Android Audio Recording Apps for Teachers ~ EdTech & MLearning | Educated | Scoop.it
Today we are sharing with you a list of some of the best audio recording apps you can use on your Android-operated device. All of these apps are rated 4 stars and up in Google Play store. Some of the things you can do with them include: record audio clips (e.g lectures, audio notes…etc), customize and edit your recordings, share your recordings via email or embed them into cloud-based storage platforms such as Dropbox and Google Drive and many more. For iPad users, check out this list.

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