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First taste of chocolate

"To be honest I do not know what they make of my beans," says farmer N'Da Alphonse. "I've heard they're used as flavoring in cooking, but I've never seen it. I do not even know if it's true." Watch how the Dutch respond to a cocoa bean in return or you can watch our entire episode on chocolate here.


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Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 6:02 PM

this is an interesting demonstration of the disconnect between the consumer and the producer. we would consider chocolate to be the product these guys are producing, yet we forget that they only deal with it at the rawest level. something we see everyday is something as rare as gold to these guys.

Martin Kemp's curator insight, December 17, 2015 3:12 PM

how do these people not know what the crop they are producing is or tastes like? that is amazing to me how you can be so oblivious to what you are doing. and how the place that produces cocoa does not actually have access to it.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 8:15 AM

What is the geography of chocolate like?  This video was produced in the Netherlands, the global center of the cocoa trade, but the world's leading producer of cocoa is Côte d'Ivoire.  There is a dark side to chocolate production; the dirty secret is that slavery is commonplace on cocoa plantations in West Africa.  Although the worst of the situation is glossed over in this video, it still hints at the vast economic inequalities that are part and parcel of the global chocolate trade and the plantation roots of the production.  What are some of your reactions to this video?  


Tags: chocolate, Ivory Coast, Africa, poverty, development, economic, globalization, industry, labor.

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10 Apps for Math Fluency

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There are so many ways to use mobile devices with students. You can create interactive textbooks for children to read, ask them to explain their thinking through screencasting or help them access inf
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2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses

2014: Badges for Learning: a review of the formative role of badges in two open online courses | Education | Scoop.it

Simon Cross, Open University, UK

The emergence of open online learning courses brings in to sharp relief the viability of existing forms of teacher provided formative and summative assessment. For such courses that carry no charge for participation alternative structures for engaging, motivating and sustaining study need to be sought. Badges or similar such visual public symbols that communicate to others a particular quality, achievement or affiliation possessed by the owner may have a role to play. This session will cover some potential social and psychological roles for badges and then report on the reception and use of badges in two 'massive' open online courses delivered in 2013. This will highlight the varied functions badges performed with particular attention to how they may support and guide learning in a 'formative' capacity during a course and the need for effective pedagogic design and alignment of the course badging strategy. This discussion will draw upon data from end of courses surveys that specifically asked about badges, pre-course surveys, and user comments made during the course such as on Twitter.

The start time will be 07:00 UST/GMT (duration 1 hour approx). See your equivalent local time. http://timeanddate.com/s/2hw9

To join the session please RSVP via email to:
'rsvp at transformingassessment.com' 
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You will receive an automated response with login instructions.

Please note all sessions are recorded and made public after the event.


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Schools Should Be Teaching Kids How to Use the Internet Well

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But outdated web filters make that mission quite difficult.
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The best science apps for kids: Back to School Tech Guide 2013 - Cool Mom Tech

The best science apps for kids: Back to School Tech Guide 2013 - Cool Mom Tech | Education | Scoop.it
While science may conjure up memories of chem labs and memorizing Newton’s Laws, we think kids are ready to explore science as soon as...
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ISKME GoPro Learning Challenge: Education’s Digital Media Uprising | Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education

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The ABC of architects and their best-known buildings – video

An alphabetical list of the world's most important architects with their famous creations
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The Language Of The Maker Movement: 38 Terms For Teachers

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The Language Of The Maker Movement: 38 Terms For Teachers

 

As the maker movement in culture moves from MacGyver jokes and what Noah did when Allie left him in The Notebook to something with a bit more academic and cognitive credibility, it has also begun to creep in to the education space.

As with any niche, there is specialized language–jargon–that may keep things murky for you. The 38 terms below by no means represent an exhaustive collection. (There are dozens of gadgets, circuit boards, and digital, robotic, and electrical wizardry we left on the cutting room flow.) But for most teachers in most circumstances, it should serve as a nice starting points.


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Lars Axell's curator insight, February 4, 2014 8:15 AM

Time for new language towards teachers in school. What tools and education needs have to be put in place for todays and tomorrows Blacksmiths?

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USA Science and Engineering Festival - America's Largest STEM Education Event

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The 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival will culminate in a 2-day Grand Finale Expo on April 26-27, 2014 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
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How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News

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A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 3, 2014 10:12 AM

This is a pretty cool concept, and definitely creative thinking of how to gamify social studies and current events, but also a great way to get kids to use digital tools to learn. The teacher even tracks it all on a website. Now, if this could be made into a mobile app....(give it time! Give it time!)
--techcommgeekmom 

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How mobile native children can be taught...

Sieg Holle's curator insight, March 5, 2014 1:48 PM

We should use this format to electrify participation in the political process

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Educade | Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom

Educade | Find, create and share lesson plans and teaching tools to empower your classroom | Education | Scoop.it
Empower your classroom with the best games, apps, and maker kits, including engaging lesson plans aligned to core standards. Explore, connect, & create. Join today!
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LIX: The World's Smallest 3D Printing Pen Lets You Draw in the Air

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LIX is the latest contender in the handheld 3D-printing field. Launched just a few hours ago on Kickstarter, the developers say the super compact design is smaller than any other pen on the market and it can even be powered by the electricity from a USB port. After turning it on the LIX tak

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A Global View: The Adventure of Kid-Friendly Foreign Films

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For many of us, Oscar week can serve as the annual reminder of how many great grown-up films we have yet to see, and how many kids' movies we've already seen -- over and over and over. Next time you
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Pacam – Low Cost Children’s Camera by Lee Jee Won, Lee Yong Ho & Lee Juan » Yanko Design

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Out With the Degree, In With the Badge: How Badges Motivate Learning And 7 Tips To Use It Right - InformED

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Everything You Need to Know about SAMR in These Three Graphics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Teaching the Timeline: Chronology as Core Curriculum

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Increasingly, I find myself drawn to the issue of chronology; the importance of understanding the scale and sequence of historical eras and the framework for locating every event and every historic...
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Flat Connections

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You are invited to explore this website and find out how you can take advantage of 'flat' learning opportunities through Flat Projects , Flat Encounters , Flat Professional Development and more!...
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ReMaking Education: Designing Classroom Makerspaces for Transformative Learning

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The Maker movement is poised to transform learning in our schools. To counteract educational standards, testing and uniformity, this fresh approach emphasizes creation and creativity -- products and
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Best Interactive eBooks | Reviewing the latest Interactive eBooks

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