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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | Education | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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What a wonderful tool to engage students in a history lesson.  If I were still in the classroom, I'd be using this.

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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 9, 2015 2:15 PM

Fantastic collection!

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, January 6, 5:02 PM

Entre art et géographie...

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Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't

Traveling Teaches Students in a Way Schools Can't | Education | Scoop.it
American education is largely limited to lessons about the West.

 

When I turned 15, my parents sent me alone on a one-month trip to Ecuador, the country where my father was born. This was tradition in our family—for my parents to send their first-generation American kids to the country of their heritage, where we would meet our extended family, immerse ourselves in a different culture, and learn some lessons on gratefulness.

My family’s plan worked. That month in Ecuador did more for my character, education, and sense of identity than any other experience in my early life.

 

Tags: place, tourism, education, geo-inspiration.


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My experience taking students on short international exchanges confirms that students who visit and experience other cultures gain something that can't be measured.

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Tony Hall's curator insight, December 3, 2015 11:59 PM

This is a great article. I think it applies to people who live in all developed countries (not just the USA), as well as the privileged people from the less developed places. It touches on a lot of things I care about - seeing, feeling, smelling how other people live. Learning that we are not all the same. Knowing that it is ok to not engage with the "American/Australian/Western Dream". Knowing that it is ok to have your own dreams that are different to other people. 

Tina Little-Coltrane's curator insight, December 4, 2015 9:37 AM

An Absolute #TRUTH !!

Sarah Cannon's curator insight, December 16, 2015 7:15 PM

Being able to travel is a great gift. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing new places and learning about cultures. Unfortunately, the last time that I could afford to travel far from home was when I was young and I didn't understand the amazing opportunity that I had at the time. I traveled to Aruba, and to New Brunswick, Canada. Both amazing places. If I could go anywhere, I'd go to Germany, London, and Ireland as soon as possible. My great grandmother was from England, and my great grandfather was from Canada, I'd like to visit their home towns. Traveling places would definitely be a better learning experience than leaning about a place in school. You get to experience the real thing. Interact with the locals and maybe even get involved with the local traditions. Traveling to learn is definitely an experience worth wild.

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12 Things You Should Never Say During Your Presentation

Don’t do this; don’t do that! Yes, there are a number of “don’ts” connected with good presentations. If you keep these “don’ts” in mind, beyond any doubt your …

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Solid, easy suggestions here.  I'm going to have to remember some of them the next time I present!

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Kiruthika Ragupathi's curator insight, June 11, 2015 9:29 PM

Some important points to consider and "don'ts" to remember to leave the best impression on your audience.

Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, June 21, 2015 7:49 PM

I heard all of these things at a recent conference! I'd like to add one to the list -- "I don't want to keep boring you." How about you don't bore me at all?

 

Is it time to dust off the old public speaking textbook and brush up on some speaking skills?

Carmen Chavez, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 31, 2015 10:47 AM

Excellent points to consider and "don'ts" to remember to leave the best impression on your audience.

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Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves?

Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves? | Education | Scoop.it
Education pioneer Sugata Mitra joins The Stream to discuss the future of learning.

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transivm's curator insight, May 5, 2015 12:33 PM

añada su visión ...

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, May 21, 2015 2:21 AM

añada su visión ...

Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 14, 2015 10:48 PM

An instructional pedagogy every teacher should understand.

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Twitter To Start Showing You Tweets From People You Don't Follow - Search Engine Journal

Twitter To Start Showing You Tweets From People You Don't Follow - Search Engine Journal | Education | Scoop.it

Prepare yourself to start seeing tweets in your timeline from people you don’t follow. A change to Twitter’s timeline is going to start pulling in tweets from people you don’t follow if Twitter consider’s that tweet to be “popular or relevant.


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I like Twitter, but this could be a change that will cause me to cancel my account.

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, August 20, 2014 10:36 AM

These new additions to Twitter’s timeline started as an experiment but will now be a permanent change to the service.

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School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide

School librarian cutbacks widen digital divide | Education | Scoop.it
About one-third of public schools do not have a full-time, state-certified librarian.

Members of the American Library Association call it a national crisis, as colleges and careers increasingly req
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More administrators need to understand how critical strong information fluency skills are for all students and that teacher-librarians, not EA's or classroom teachers are the right people to teach those.  How grossly inequitable for only well-funded schools with visionary principals to have qualified, certified librarians while others go without.  More proof that it's about the bottom line, not the quality of education we're providing for students.

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Infographic: What Does It Take To Be A Teacher?

Infographic: What Does It Take To Be A Teacher? | Education | Scoop.it

What Does It Take To Be A Teacher? Infographic shows that teachers’ realities are growing increasingly complex.


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Jaime Salcedo Luna's curator insight, May 18, 2014 8:08 AM

Interesante comparación de la dedicación requerida para ser docente en cinco países del mundo.

Niki Davis's curator insight, May 19, 2014 6:16 AM

Looks too certain to me - there must be enormous difficulties in measuring this across cultures, contexts and other aspects of these rapidly evolving ecosystems. 

Heather Morrow Giles's curator insight, June 19, 2014 10:19 AM

this is why we go home so tired!

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The Case Against High-School Sports

The Case Against High-School Sports | Education | Scoop.it
The United States routinely spends more tax dollars per high-school athlete than per high-school math student—unlike most countries worldwide. And we wonder why we lag in international education rankings?
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Although I am a big sports fan, I believe we have made it too important in public schools.  It's time we rethought that.  This is a very well-written article on the subject.

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Educational Jargon Generator

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This is just too much fun not to share.  Unfortunately, many of us have gotten too much in the habit of communicating with all this "eduspeak".  Maybe we need to get back to simple language again.

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Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference

Teacher Statistics: How Teachers Make a Difference | Education | Scoop.it
You know that bumper sticker that says, “If you can read this, thank a teacher”? It’s the literal truth. While most of us spend more time thinking about reality TV stars and pro athletes, teachers are among the few people who truly affect our ...

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Tiziana Rosanna Iozzi's curator insight, September 11, 2013 1:37 AM

Un insegnante ha il ruolo di un mentore, è un modello, sa aiutare i ragazzi nelle difficoltà e li incoraggia a seguire i loro sogni... A chi di voi è capitata la fortuna di conoscerne almeno uno/a nella vita?

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, September 11, 2013 11:56 PM

I had the opportunity to tell my first grade teacher thank you 5 years ago. She actually had kept my first grade picture all these years. My teachers were great and school was my favorite place and I excelled there. So thanks to all the teachers that I did not get to thank. :-)

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, August 6, 2015 9:22 PM

There are days when we ask ourselves why we teach...and this infographic shares lots of reasons for why we teach and how we impact our students...so as a visual to share, or one to look at you when you need some building up.

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How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools

How Technology Has Changed Our Idea of ‘Knowledge,’ and What This Means for Schools | Education | Scoop.it

The fact that knowledge is no longer fixed, but constantly evolving, and the speed at which new knowledge appears online have contributed to our sense of “information overload,” Weinberger said. And that leads to another way that our evolving sense of knowledge is transforming how we learn: We must learn to accept that true mastery is impossible.


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Diana Montes's curator insight, September 9, 2013 2:18 PM

Conocimiento = adapatación, interesante artículo.

Hein Holthuizen's curator insight, September 22, 2013 2:49 PM

redefine  true mastery

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Time is a gift; use accordingly.

Time is a gift; use accordingly. | Education | Scoop.it
cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo shared by epSos .de A personal reflection... At the end of February, 2013, I was incredibly excited to be asked to "come home" and speak to teachers for the opening ...
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10 Teacher Actions For Better Collaboration This School Year

10 Teacher Actions For Better Collaboration This School Year | Education | Scoop.it
10 Teacher Actions For Better Collaboration This School Year
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Simple and effective ideas.

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How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology

How to Keep up with all the Constant Changes in Technology | Education | Scoop.it
Classroom teachers and technology innovation has been a hot topic for many, many years. It doesn’t have to be stressful trying to learn something new. Approaching new technology with a plan in place will help you to become a master at technology in the classroom and will reduce the stress that naturally comes with trying to learn new technology.

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I know I need this.

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Christine Rounsevell's curator insight, November 11, 2015 6:10 PM

Some useful tips.

Scott Langston's curator insight, November 11, 2015 9:19 PM

Some really good advice and ideas here

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 12, 2015 2:39 AM

Nice intro for rookies ;-)

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The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education'

The Invented History of 'The Factory Model of Education' | Education | Scoop.it
The History of the Future of Education Technology
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For me, this sheds a totally different light on the history of education and its purpose.  We're definitely lacking in perspective.

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15 things presenters should (really) stop saying by @matteoc

http://preshero.co/ In this Slideshare I've collected the definitive list of presentation worst practices, of PowerPoint no-nos, of public speaking donts. I'v…
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Where We Came From, State by State

Where We Came From, State by State | Education | Scoop.it
Charts showing how Americans have moved between states for 112 years.
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Great resource for a social studies/civics unit

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40 maps that explain food in America

40 maps that explain food in America | Education | Scoop.it

"The future of the nations will depend on the manner of how they feed themselves, wrote the French epicurean Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin in 1826. Almost 200 years later, how nations feed themselves has gotten a lot more complicated. That’s particularly true in the US, where food insecurity coexists with an obesity crisis, where fast food is everywhere and farmer’s markets are spreading, where foodies have never had more power and McDonald’s has never had more locations, and where the possibility of a barbecue-based civil war is always near. So here are 40 maps, charts, and graphs that show where our food comes from and how we eat it, with some drinking thrown in for good measure."


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Treathyl Fox's curator insight, June 26, 2014 12:26 PM

WOW!  Talk about contrast and compare.  So now is contrast, compare and ... uh? ... conquer??  From farming and enjoying the harvest - which could be interpreted as healthy eating back in the day - TO sugary sweet soda pops and fatty burgers - which some might be calling junk food, convenience food, fast food, comfort food you don't have to cook yourself, the cause of obesity, a politician's guide to a potential source of additional revenue from taxes, etc.

Kaitlin Young's curator insight, November 22, 2014 2:16 PM

With more people than ever living in cities and less people than ever working on farms, the future of our food is in question. The riskiness, labor, low gain,  and negative stereotypes of farmers combined with the fear of food conglomerates has led to a depletion of smaller scale farmers. Brain drain in rural farming areas is depleting the number of younger people willing to work in agriculture. With most of our food production being controlled and overseen by large corporations, people are now questioning the quality of our foods. Recently, the local food movement is educating people on the importance of food produced with integrity and supporting  local businesses.  

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, March 16, 3:51 PM

Occasionally these lists that say something like "40 maps that..." end up being an odd assortment of trivia that is interesting but not very instructive.  Not so with this list that has carefully curated these maps and graphs in a sequential order that will enrich students' understanding of food production and consumption in the United States.  Additionally, here are some maps and chart to understand agriculture and food in Canada

 

Tags: agriculture, food production, food distribution, locavore, agribusiness, USA

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The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing

The Impact of Digital Tools on Student Writing | Education | Scoop.it

These teachers see the internet and digital technologies such as social networking sites, cell phones and texting, generally facilitating teens’ personal expression and creativity, broadening the audience for their written material, and encouraging teens to write more often in more formats than may have been the case in prior generations.  At the same time, they describe the unique challenges of teaching writing in the digital age, including the “creep” of informal style into formal writing assignments and the need to better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use.


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The full Pew report has some very interesting statistics.

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CECI Jean-François's curator insight, November 10, 2014 2:49 AM

Enquête sur la litteracie numerique, des chiffres intéressants...

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, January 9, 2015 9:38 AM

I definitely see the need to "better educate students about issues such as plagiarism and fair use."

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, January 12, 2015 9:46 PM

This study provides insight into the issues teachers see, positive and negative, regarding the ways in which digital tools impact student writing. Overall, they see many benefits, but there are specific areas of concern.

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Report: A body in motion gets better grades | District Administration Magazine

News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today

These Interactive Maps Compare 19th Century American Cities to Today | Education | Scoop.it

" The Smithsonian Magazine recently dipped into David Rumsey's collection of over 150,000 maps to find some of the best representations of American cities over the past couple hundred years. With some simple programming, they were able to overlay images of vintage maps of some major cities onto satellite images from today. The results are fascinating."


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What a wonderful tool to engage students in a history lesson.  If I were still in the classroom, I'd be using this.

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Sid McIntyre-DeLaMelena's curator insight, May 29, 2014 11:56 AM

The Smithsonian Magazine overlayed maps of American cities for the past centuries with modern satellite images to show differences in the development and planning and the growth of the cities.

The growth and change of the cities changed over the years on how it was achieved and how far it could be expanded due to new technology and movement of people to urban areas. The technology helped achieved a certain hold over the environment to build more urban spaces. 

Rich Schultz's curator insight, January 9, 2015 2:15 PM

Fantastic collection!

Vincent Lahondère's curator insight, January 6, 5:02 PM

Entre art et géographie...

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10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math

10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math | Education | Scoop.it
10 Ways Literacy Can Promote A Deeper Understanding Of Math
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Summit's message to Gov. Scott: Change school grading system

Summit's message to Gov. Scott: Change school grading system | Education | Scoop.it
CLEARWATER — Legislators, business leaders, parents and school officials on Wednesday urged Gov. Rick Scott to overhaul Florida's school grading system, capping a three-day summit on the state's most pressing education issues.
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PD Stands for 'Perverse Incentives'

PD Stands for 'Perverse Incentives' | Education | Scoop.it
Note: Michael Bromley, founder and president of School4schools.com, is guest posting this week. Every year that I taught high school social studies was my best year ever.
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