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Boston's unnatural shoreline

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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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25 states now require computer science for high school graduation - Education Dive

25 states now require computer science for high school graduation - Education Dive | Educated | Scoop.it

"As computer science skills like coding become increasingly relevant in the job market, a number of states and districts are making moves to set students up for success. 

 

Today, 25 states require students to take a computer science course in order to graduate from high school — more than double the number with such a requirement in 2013.

 

Additionally, a large number of districts are weaving coding instruction into early learning curriculum, impacting students as young as kindergarten. "


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James Schreier's curator insight, Today, 8:59 AM

It is fascinating that almost 50 years ago,  many university business school required flowcharting and programming -- then many dropped or changed requirements.  A couple generations missed these skills -- now coming back with a roar!

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The world’s languages, in 7 maps and charts

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"These seven maps and charts, visualized by The Washington Post, will help you understand how diverse other parts of the world are in terms of languages."

 

Tags: language, culture, infographic.


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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, April 26, 8:02 PM

Some APHuG foreshadowing

Kaitlyn Evans's comment, April 27, 12:18 PM
If you were to look back 50 years ago, I'm sure that these statistics would be slightly different. It does not surprise me that English is still the most popular language and is spoken in more countries than any other language. I never realized how many people speak Chinese (1.39 billion speakers) in comparison to English (527 million). I think other languages will start to become more spoken than english in the years to come.
Scott Greer's comment, April 27, 5:07 PM
I live in China. The number of students taking English is huge. 3300 students at my middle school alone...
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The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology - Edutopia

The Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Document Learning with Mobile Technology - Edutopia | Educated | Scoop.it
What is qualitative formative assessment? Some call it anecdotal or informal assessment. However, such designations imply passivity -- as if certain things were captured accidentally. I believe the word "formative" should always be included with the word assessment because all feedback mechanisms should help shape and improve the person (or situation) being assessed. Wedging the word "qualitative" into my terminology differentiates it from the analytic or survey-based measures that some associate with the term formative assessment.

For my purposes, qualitative formative assessment is the ongoing awareness, understanding, and support of learning that is difficult or impossible to quantify. An informal observation or the look on a learner's face can inform a teacher about a student's progress, yet such signals are challenging to capture or convey to the relevant agents (i.e., the learner, the teacher, or the parent).

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Jane Reader's curator insight, April 27, 9:43 PM

Using cameras is a great way to start. Need to work on the video aspect and also the sharing and storing.

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Who Owns Antarctica?


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Emma Boyle's curator insight, April 24, 9:04 AM

Shout out to Douglas.

Blake Joseph's curator insight, April 24, 3:48 PM

With Antarctica being the coldest, driest, and most isolated continent on earth, it is surprising that 51 different countries own pieces of land on it. As of now, the lands there can only be used strictly for scientific research, but I presume that treaty will not be in effect forever. Hidden resources yet to be discovered and future technology and is bound to give us some reason to permanently settle in this barren land someday. Discovering oil or minerals would be a good bet, as it was a leading factor in causing Dubai to form in the Arabian Desert, or the city of Perth in Western Australia. A healthy fishing industry could even help support future economies there. While weather has always been an important factor in human colonization, it does not make a place totally inhospitable. If economies can form in places like Barrow, Alaska and Longyearbyen, Norway, I don't see future  settlements in Antarctica as an impossibility.

Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 25, 5:20 PM

In reality, no one own Antarctica for now. However, it is governed under the Antarctica treaty of 1959.  There are a few reasons why no one has been claimed Antarctica, one being that is has extremely cold temperatures that drop to -122 °F. The continent also has a vast amount of thick ice that is 3 miles deep and covers its surface. In addition, it would be very costly to explore these regions and difficult to build infrastructure and transport food due to the cold temperatures and frozen seas. The Antarctica treaty of 1959 is an international agreement which states that no one cannot own the Antarctica. However, some countries have claimed some part of Antarctica. These designated areas are only to be used for scientific research purposes. Also, since an international agreement has been putted in place, Antarctica cannot be used for military purposes. The agreement also stresses freedom of scientific investigation but prohibits nuclear testing and waste disposal in Antarctica. This research has helped scientists discover new truths about global problems, climate change, and geology. 

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New Ways of Using Multimedia in Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

New Ways of Using Multimedia in Classroom - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Educated | Scoop.it
Great benefits and ways to use multimedia in the classroom.

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing

Free Technology for Teachers: A Handful of Tools That Help Students Analyze Their Own Writing | Educated | Scoop.it

“ Last Saturday I reviewed Analyze My Writing. That post proved to be one of the most popular posts of the week. It also prompted a bunch of questions from readers looking for other tools like it. Here are some more good tools that students can use to analyze their own writing.”


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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 19, 10:16 AM
The next logical step in helping students take control of their own learning!
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How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC] - FRACTUS LEARNING

How Are Teachers Using Tablets? [INFOGRAPHIC] - FRACTUS LEARNING | Educated | Scoop.it
It’s one of the most versatile devices in the history of… well… devices. The tablet has changed the landscape of classrooms around the world, from flipped learning to augmented reality.

A much needed balance between function and affordability, tablets of all shapes and sizes are being embraced by teachers in millions of different ways. In the below infographic from Early Childhood Education Degrees present an overview of how this shift is taking place.

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Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius

Why, and how, schools should be using Instagram - Daily Genius | Educated | Scoop.it
Instagram is huge. As in 300 million users huge. As in, your students, and probably their parents, are on it. Already, 30 billion photos have been shared on the platform. There’s a lot going on there.

So while Facebook is dead and buried for the cool kids, and the likes of Snapchat don’t really work for an institution, Instagram still has kudos as well as scale. If you want to be reasonably sure that the people you want are on board, then Instagram it is.

So should a school use it? Should a school start to use the fastest growing, and already one of the biggest, social media platforms in the world? There’s a certain amount of leading-the-witness in the question, but sheer scale doesn’t necessarily mean there is educational value. Unless you use it right, of course.

So how, and why should you be using Instagram in your school? Here’s some suggestions:

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18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought

18 Simple Ways To Make Your iPad Faster - TeachThought | Educated | Scoop.it
You bought your iPad new three years ago, and now it’s getting a bit long in the tooth.

Opening apps can take forever. Sometimes they crash, stop responding, or won’t open to begin with. If you want to extend the life of your little glass rectangle–and make your iPad faster in general–the following tips can help. And all of these tips are simple(ish)–nothing crazy like jail-breaking or changing hardware.

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Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 8, 12:08 PM

This article helps any iPad 2, or later, owners get more out of their aging mobile devices.

Linda Dougherty's curator insight, April 10, 9:49 PM

I need this "to-do" list for cleaning up my 2013 iPad.

GwynethJones's curator insight, April 12, 1:01 PM

I love this! What to do w/ my old iPad 2?

Sell it back to Amazon or donate it to my school?

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This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News

This innovative district lets students choose how to learn | eSchool News | eSchool News | Educated | Scoop.it
To hear Taylor County Schools Assistant Superintendent Charles Higdon tell it, students shouldn’t be allowed to drop out of school—at least not without a fight. “We have implemented a ‘zero dropout’ policy that does not allow students to drop out of our district,” he said. But rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, the rural Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, st

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Preparing the Next Generation Four Reasons to Use GIS in the History Classroom

Preparing the Next Generation Four Reasons to Use GIS in the History Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it

“We tell our students about change over time, we have our students read about change over time, with GIS my students are able to see change over time”.
- Teresa Goodin, Gifted Resource Teacher, Albemarle County Schools

Do you want your students to work like twenty-first century “digital” historians?Do you aim to have your students grasp the connections between geography and history?Do you aim to make your activities inquiry-based, interactive, and exciting?Do you aim to create activities that integrate twenty-first century workforce skills?
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Kaye De Petro's curator insight, March 31, 5:24 PM

An interesting idea.

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4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom

4 Tips for Writing in the Math Classroom | Educated | Scoop.it
Writing is a universal thread that can unite all content areas. Check out these four tips to help bring writing into your math curriculum.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 6, 7:39 AM

Good suggestions for beginning or deepening students writing in math class!

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Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac

Apple offers 'For Educators' collection of App Store, iBooks, & iTunes U educational resources - 9TO5Mac | Educated | Scoop.it
Apple today published a new iTunes section that recommends apps, books, iTunes U courses and other Apple educational content for educators and classrooms using iOS devices.

The new online resource includes suggestions for teachers on apps from the App Store, books from iBooks, and courses from Apple’s iTunes U service.

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EuroSys Education's curator insight, April 3, 7:30 AM

Weet niet of dit in de Belgische Appstore ook is, maar kan het maar delen...

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 10, 11:52 AM

Great place to start if you just got your iPad.

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Transform Your School: Practical Tips for Starting a Makerspace @DIANARENDINA

"Makerspaces are an amazing way to bring STEAM, creativity and informal learning into your school, but with so much information out there, many educators aren’t sure of where to get started. In this session, you will get ideas and inspiration on how to bring the Maker Education Movement into your school. Topics covered will include: cultivating a Maker culture, getting student input, finding space, securing funds and donations, gathering supplies, making it happen, and sharing with others. Throughout the presentation, you will see examples from the creation of our school’s library Makerspace, as well as examples from other schools."


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Norton Gusky's curator insight, April 18, 8:03 AM

Here's a slide deck that outlines the key issues for moving forward with a Maker space. In the Pittsburgh area Maker Spaces are popping up in schools, libraries, community centers, and wherever kids are building and creating. 

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"Most Likely To Succeed" Shows How Classrooms Modeled On Real Life Can Help Kids Succeed In Real Life - Fast Company

"Most Likely To Succeed" Shows How Classrooms Modeled On Real Life Can Help Kids Succeed In Real Life - Fast Company | Educated | Scoop.it

"Education-bashing has become something of a national sport in the United States. From hurling criticism about slipping test scores, socio-economic disparity, dropout rates, to raising concerns about poor teaching standards and school resources, the popular narrative is that U.S. schools are failing children. There’s good reason for the pile-on: in many cases, the problems are real.

While most of the conversation around education reform centers on how to address these existing issues, another point of view has been gaining momentum over the last several years. It’s a point of view that is less focused on fine-tuning the current system for high performance—since the system was built in 1893 with the goal of churning out "good workers"—and more about rethinking education entirely and how it meets the world’s rapidly changing economy in the information age.

This topic is explored in depth in the feature-length documentary, Most Likely to Succeed, which premiered at Sundance and will appear at the Tribeca Film Festival April 24. In the film, director, writer and producer Greg Whiteley casts a light on the shortcomings of established education methods by focusing on one school that’s defying convention, San Diego’s High Tech High. While following two ninth-grade classes for a year, with classroom instruction unlike anything you’ve ever seen, the doc offers some inspirational ideas for how to help students rise to the occasion of an innovation economy that requires critical thinking."


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The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom

The 8 most common mistakes when integrating iPads into the classroom | Educated | Scoop.it

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Martin Debattista's curator insight, April 24, 2:35 AM

iPads or any kind of tablet for that matter.

Justin Henriks's curator insight, April 26, 7:36 PM

Some really good thoughts! We certainly do need to change the way we use software/apps and allow students to have greater power in deciding which apps to use and how they use them. As teachers, we are not always the expert on how to use apps!

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52 Places to Go in 2015

52 Places to Go in 2015 | Educated | Scoop.it
Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees, and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 3, 11:39 AM

Most geographers have more than a little bit of wanderlust.  Maybe we don't all have the pocketbook for it, but so many people have the desire to explore, travel and see parts of the world that feel as if they are mythical.  For students that have the curiosity, it our mission as educators to cultivate that and help them frame the world into a geographic perspective.  I've always felt that window-seat flyers are have the seed of a geographer embedded within them...let's make sure those seeds can grow. 


Tags: place, tourism.

Aki Puustinen's curator insight, April 19, 9:51 AM
Yes Sir - June to Milan !
Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 25, 5:16 PM

There are a variety of places to choose from when it comes to vacationing, but one of these places may be in your next trip in 2015. All countries have their own attractions. You will find from old cities to modern suburbs to sky-scraping metropolitan cities establishing their place global tourism market. But one thing that shocks me is how the country of Cuba has been open to the tourism business, where for so many years their communist system has been failing and now they seem to be attracted to the tourism business. In many of these countries, building development has stopped for long time but in other places, modern infrastructure brings more tourists to the city. Urbanism plays a big role in how to distribute the cities. Furthermore, cultures, cities, variety of natural landscape, natural beaches, and tradition are some of few points that attract tourism business in the area. However, in some of these places religion, political, and security needs to be addressed and policies must be implemented in order to market these areas as tourist zones. Islamic countries, communist countries, old and modern cities, and even poor countries are all becoming good places to visit in 2015.

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Scale taught in Comics

Scale taught in Comics | Educated | Scoop.it

Such as a simple, powerful comic strip to teach the importance of scale.   If you prefer an image with a 'paper' look to it, try this image of the April 19, 2015 post of Mutts. 

 

Tags: scale, K12, location, fun.


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Christopher L. Story's curator insight, April 20, 12:40 PM

Scale review...in one six part panel

isitfinishedyet's curator insight, April 21, 8:00 AM

Great lesson in backgrounds

Adilson Camacho's curator insight, April 22, 7:16 PM

Scales...

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6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills - EdTech & MLearning

6 Great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills - EdTech & MLearning | Educated | Scoop.it
In today’s post we have curated for you a collection of some wonderful iPad games to boost students critical thinking skills and enhance their cognitive abilities. Playing these games, students will be able to engage with a variety of mental and abstract forms of reasoning where they will need to use their strategic and problem solving skills to find answers. While they are so much fun to play they are also a great way to help students approach the world from a critical thinking perspective. Have a look and share with your colleagues.

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Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, April 20, 9:22 AM

Here are 6 great iPad Apps to Enhance Students Critical and Strategic Thinking Skills.  Do you know any others you could share?

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Why Talking About the Brain Can Empower Learners

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Understanding what struggle can do for the brain can help learners, explains Stanford professor Carol Dweck.

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New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected

New Research Shows Free Online Courses Didn't Grow As Expected | Educated | Scoop.it
A new study of free, online college courses says that growth fell short of early expectations, as well as a pattern among users: mostly college-educated, including a surprising number of teachers.

 

Just a few years ago, the Massive Open Online Course was expected to reinvent higher education. Millions of people were signing up to watch Web-based, video lectures from the world's great universities. Some were completing real assignments, earning certificates and forming virtual study groups — all for free.

Surely the traditional college degree would instantly collapse.

Today, much of that hype has subsided (though best-selling authors and newspaper columnists are still making the case that "the end of college" is nigh). And new research on 1.7 million MOOC participants offers a more nuanced view of just what these courses are and could become.


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Maker Education Resources - Edutopia

Maker Education Resources - Edutopia | Educated | Scoop.it

"How are educators harnessing the energy of the maker movement to inspire student exploration across multiple subjects? Discover resources and share advice."


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Why Math?

Why Math? | Educated | Scoop.it
Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 8, 7:57 AM

Important questions to consider as we strive to make math relevant for our students. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials

Free Technology for Teachers: Convert PDFs to Google Docs to Differentiate Instructional Materials | Educated | Scoop.it

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Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites - 21st Century EdTech

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites - 21st Century EdTech | Educated | Scoop.it

"Welcome to this April post and the  eighth in a series of posts that will bring you over 70  STEM links. As promised with this posting, I have provided over 70 amazing STEM possibilities… in fact the count is at 80! "

 

Part 1 Then click here to see those first ten.Part 2 Now up to 20 resourcesPart 3 Check out these 10 to make 30Part 4 A list that now supplies up to 40 STEM sitesPart 5 An amazing 50 STEM sites.Part 6 Now at 60 sites and more to comePart 7 Click here as we get closer to 80 STEM sites


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