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Boston's unnatural shoreline

Boston's unnatural shoreline | Educated | Scoop.it
Today's 100-year storm surge could be tomorrow's high tide.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, February 5, 2013 3:05 PM

This set of maps and articles help to explain why sea level rise is such an issue for many major metropolitan areas.  In coastal cities with substantial economic development, much of the current coastal areas where once underwater until landfill projects filled in the bay.  During storm surges (or if and when sea levels rise) these will be the first places to flood.  


Tags: disasters, water, physical, Boston, weather and climate.

Charlotte Hoarau's curator insight, February 6, 2013 5:57 AM

Surging sea represented on an imagery background layer.

Color ramp should be graduated.

James Hobson's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:18 PM

Here's somehing to "Swett" over for those who live along the coast:

"Coastal cities are now living in what Brian Swett calls a “post-Sandy environment.” In this new reality, there is no more denying the specter of sea-level rise or punting on plans to prepare for it. And there is no more need to talk of climate change in abstract predictions and science-speak. We now know exactly what it could look like."

Keep in mind that as globalization expands, urbanizaion does as well, putting more and more people at this type of risk.

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5 Ways to Keep Creativity Alive in Your Common Core English Class | Edudemic

5 Ways to Keep Creativity Alive in Your Common Core English Class | Edudemic | Educated | Scoop.it

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6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning

6 Alternative Social Media Tools for Teaching and Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Facebook and Twitter may be ubiquitous, but there are many other social media tools out there that can enhance teaching and learning. Here, three educators share their favorites.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 21, 8:35 AM

I was glad to be interviewed for this article...and yes, scoop.it is clearly my favorite social media platform for education. 

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35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants

35 maps that explain how America is a nation of immigrants | Educated | Scoop.it
Take a tour through America's immigrant heritage — at its most and least welcoming

 

American politicians, and Americans themselves, love to call themselves "a nation of immigrants": a place where everyone's family has, at some point, chosen to come to seek freedom or a better life. America has managed to maintain that self-image through the forced migration of millions of African slaves, restrictive immigration laws based on fears of "inferior" races, and nativist movements that encouraged immigrants to assimilate or simply leave.

But while the reality of America's immigrant heritage is more complicated than the myth, it's still a fundamental truth of the country's history. It's impossible to understand the country today without knowing who's been kept out, who's been let in, and how they've been treated once they arrive.

 

Tags: migration, map.


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Lora Tortolani's curator insight, January 28, 9:30 PM

Being a ELED major, this will be a great teaching tool.

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 28, 11:52 PM

its a very powerful insight especially with the slave trade. America has always been a country that depended upon immigrants for help. Immigrants have more importance towards this country more than anyone else, this is a raised immigrant nation whether some people like it or not. Some people need to realize that blood sweat and tears have all came from the immigrants, as much as its hard to realize for some people a lot of immigrants have worked hard to build this nation that we call home today.

Bob Beaven's curator insight, January 29, 2:19 PM

This article is highly interesting in both historical and social contexts.  The article asserts that the United States is a nation of immigrants and there is really no such thing as just "American".  The article even states that Native Americans themselves, at one point in ancient history, crossed a land bridge that was between Russia and Alaska.  Another interesting point of the article was the fact that many of the Latino immigrants today are actually picking up the English language faster than the European immigrants of old.  Interestingly, this article leads to the conclusion that the "New World" is really comprised of immigrants of the "Old World".

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Human Development Index (HDI)

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"This map shows Human Development Index (HDI) for 169 countries in the World. The HDI is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standard of living for countries worldwide. The HDI sets a minimum and a maximum for each dimension, called goalposts, and then shows where each country stands in relation to these goalposts, expressed as a value between 0 and 1, where greater is better. The Human Development Index (HDI) measures the average achievements in a country in three basic dimensions of human development: health, knowledge and standard of living."

 

Tags: development, statistics, worldwide.


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Bharat Employment's curator insight, January 22, 11:56 PM

www.bharatemployment.com

Jason Schneider's curator insight, January 27, 3:11 PM

The reason why most of Africa and southern Asia has a low Human Development Index is because Africa and southern Asia has a high homelessness rate in comparison to other places and also, their economy is not as strong as Russia's, United States' or Europe's. It is cliché that Africa is mostly known for it's natural environments. Also, the Urban population in Africa is not as much as the Urban population in North America, South America, Europe, Russia and Australia.

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 30, 10:23 AM

A bit old, but still useful info...

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America as 100 College Students

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A great infographic that distills US higher ed student demographics and characteristics into a representative 100 students.


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Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 12, 2:49 PM

Check this out in detail!

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What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? - Mind/Shift

What Makes an ‘Extreme Learner’? - Mind/Shift | Educated | Scoop.it
It’s the hunger for learning rather than raw intellect that distinguishes Extreme Learners from the gifted. Intensely motivated and harboring a breadth of interests, they also consider ignorance a temporary and reparable condition.

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Jan MacWatters's curator insight, July 15, 2014 7:47 AM

Interesting piece.

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The Hardest Part of Teaching

The Hardest Part of Teaching | Educated | Scoop.it

"They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate.  Valerie Strauss in the Washington Post once put together a series of quotes to answer the question "How hard is teaching?" and asked for more in the comments section. My rant didn't entirely fit there, so I'm putting it here, because it is on the list of Top Ten Things They Never Tell You in Teacher School.

The hard part of teaching is coming to grips with this:  There is never enough. There is never enough time. There are never enough resources. There is never enough you."


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How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius

How to pick the best education apps for your classroom - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it

"Figuring out which apps work best in your particular classroom is not easy. There’s a painstaking process of trial and error that teachers must go through (usually during the summer break or professional development sessions)."


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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 2014 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 2014 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.

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The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet

The teacher's guide: 50 resources for using tech in the modern classroom | ZDNet | Educated | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate technology into the classroom, updated for 2014.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, October 24, 2014 10:08 AM

An updated list of technology integration options. Using any of these?

John Bostock's curator insight, October 27, 2014 4:45 PM

Try something new!

Charlie Dare's curator insight, October 27, 2014 5:21 PM
"[24. Video and media? TeacherTube | Video tips 25. The Internet? Webquests -- How, when and why. | Internet safety cheat sheet 26. Presentations? Tips for design and delivery] '
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20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius

20 Google tools teachers should try (and how to use them in classrooms) - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it
FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pin ItLinkedInPocket There’s a reason teachers like Google tools. They’re free, easy to use, and you already have an account on basically all of them. Add in the fact that Google is making a huge push into the world of teacher tools and you quickly realize it’s a good time to be a teacher. There …

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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students - Learning in Hand | Educated | Scoop.it

"Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.  Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents will be interested in."


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Sally Tilley's curator insight, October 21, 2014 12:52 AM

Great to have a summary aimed solely at educational functionality, thanks for sharing!

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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads - Te@chThought | Educated | Scoop.it
So we thought we’d start an ongoing collection–that is, one that is updated to reflect trends and changes–of the best resources for teaching with the iPad.

This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.

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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, October 15, 2014 3:12 AM

Another collection....

adartshaw's curator insight, October 15, 2014 7:46 AM

Lots of good articles!

Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, October 15, 2014 2:27 PM

Great resource for a 1:1 iPad classroom/school. However, this is a great model for any 1:1 setup. You truly need to consider the Teacher/Student/Parent paradigm when deciding on applications that enhance the learning environment. Where there is not workflow vision the people will perish. 

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Worldwide Country Comparison

Worldwide Country Comparison | Educated | Scoop.it

"MyLifeElsewhere allows you to compare your home country with different countries around the world. Ever wonder what your life would be like if you were born somewhere else?"


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HumdeBut's curator insight, January 29, 4:15 AM

pas vraiment à jour, mais les comparaisons sont souvent étonnantes !

Emma Boyle's curator insight, January 30, 10:25 AM

Also try "If It Were My Home"

HG Académie de Rennes's curator insight, January 31, 1:56 AM

Un site d'une grande simplicité d'utilisation bien qu'en anglais. Le principe est de choisir deux pays dans un menu déroulant pour en comparer les principaux indicateurs de développement sous la forme de petites infographies très pédagogiques.
La comparaison est évidemment un processus de raisonnement à mettre en place pour situer et caractériser en géographie. On songera ainsi à l'utilisation d'un tel outil dans le cadre de l'étude des inégalités de développement en classe de 5e et de Seconde, mais aussi pour une mise en perspective sur les Territoires dans la mondialisation en classe de 4e afin de caractériser un PMA, un pays émergent, un pays développé (cf. exemple réalisé pour l'illustration).

Dernière information sur ce site, les statistiques utilisées proviennent des bases de données open source de la CIA américaine.

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #BYOD Toolkit Provides Resources Necessary for Success

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: #BYOD Toolkit Provides Resources Necessary for Success | Educated | Scoop.it
As Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) becomes and option for more and more schools, it is important to get the right pieces in place. A good place to start is the BYOD Toolkit which is part of the K-12 Blueprint for implementing successful technology initiatives.  The Toolkit includes case studies, checklists, step-by-steps, program frameworks, forms, and presentations to help in planning and implementing a BYOD program at the school or district level.

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10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong

10 Territorial Disputes That Mean Your Maps Are Already Wrong | Educated | Scoop.it
As it stands, there are well over 150 territorial disputes around the globe, some more urgent than others. Here are 10 you need to know about -- and that could redefine the world map.

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Padriag John-David Mahoney's curator insight, January 29, 12:48 PM

I think this is particularly interesting because not only have these disputes have been going on for years but this attitude of "claiming what is mine" (even when it might not actually be yours) has been a part of government and human behavior since...forever. We never really change. First the attitude was to explore and conquer, but now it's guised as "claiming cultural heritage" or simply TAKING something (or someplace rather) by force and then just asserting either:it has always been ours" or, in the case of Vlad Putin, "It never actually had sovereignty in the first place...so I want it". It is Interesting to see how we guise colonialism in a supposedly post-colonialist world.

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A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom - The Atlantic

A New Kind of Social Anxiety in the Classroom - The Atlantic | Educated | Scoop.it
Stress about a meeting that is still a week away, handwringing before talking to the cashier in the grocery line, worrying about seeing an acquaintance on the street—for people with social anxiety disorder, even the simplest task can prove challenging. The symptoms of social anxiety often set in around adolescence, when people place a new emphasis on social interactions and their place in their peer groups. But some academics fear that greater access to technology could exacerbate social anxiety among teens, particularly as smartphones, tablets, and computers become omnipresent in and out of the classroom. And even though teachers are increasingly exploiting the devices as learning tools, they also play an integral role in stemming the tide of social anxiety.

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Patricia Alvarez's curator insight, January 17, 8:54 AM

“Was it the use of technology that has created a heightened sense of anxiety about talking to someone face to face, or did it start with social anxiety that led to increased use of social media?”  <--- The most poignant statement in this article. What do you think?

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Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning

Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning | Educated | Scoop.it
Much more than just a video game, Minecraft is being used by thousands of educators to tackle learning concepts in an amazingly fun digital environment.

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asli telli's curator insight, January 14, 1:46 AM

Now I feel more empathy for my son's addiction to MineCraft J

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 14, 2:03 AM

A good approach into using Minecraft with our students...

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 14, 8:25 AM

Just so you know, games aren't all bad. They can, in fact, be powerful tools for keeping the mind exercised and the fingers dexterous.

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Educated | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 2014 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

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100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest

100 plus resources on Digital Citizenship - Edutopia on Pinterest | Educated | Scoop.it
We've teamed up with Common Sense Media to compile some of the best resources for parents, teachers and administrators to guide students to become positive digital citizens and leaders.

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Malpere, Ana María's curator insight, November 3, 2014 1:02 PM

agregar su visión ...

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Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns | Educated | Scoop.it
'Teachers work hard, but I now think that conscientious students work harder. '

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The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | Educated | Scoop.it

"Two weeks ago, we published a literary map of Brooklyn, highlighting the books we felt best represented the neighborhoods in which they were set. Compiling the list of books for that map had us thinking about what it means for a story to not just be from a place, but also of it, and why it is that some places have an abundance of literary riches (we’re looking at you, American South), while others, well, don’t. There are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality—one winds up informing the other.  All [books on this states list] are literary in voice and spirit; every last one will let you understand a time and place in a more profound way than you maybe thought possible.


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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, October 27, 2014 10:03 AM

This looks neat! How many of these books have you read?

 

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A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned

A veteran teacher turned coach shadows 2 students for 2 days - a sobering lesson learned | Educated | Scoop.it
The following account comes from a veteran HS teacher who just became a Coach in her building. Because her experience is so vivid and sobering I have kept her identity anonymous. But nothing she de...

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Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results

Why Tough Teachers Get Good Results | Educated | Scoop.it
Joanne Lipman writes that today's educators are too soft. It is time to go back to the discipline of the past.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 20, 2014 12:50 PM

This is a good read with some nice food for thought.  I'm a bit of a softie, and I do think that a more firm hand would be educationally beneficial for my students in the long run, even if they might not appreciate it in the short term.  This article outlines 8 old-fashioned principles that the author is recommending that we embrace once again. 


  1. A little pain is good for you.
  2. Drill, baby, drill.
  3. Failure is an option.
  4. Strict is better than nice.
  5. Creativity can be learned.
  6. Grit trumps talent.
  7. Praise makes you weak...
  8. ...while stress makes you strong.


Flaviu Fesnic's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:47 PM

because it is proved !

Dean Haakenson's curator insight, November 3, 2014 3:33 PM

Not sure how I feel about this...

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New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices

New Poster Featuring 10 Google Classroom Best Practices | Educated | Scoop.it

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