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Beyond the Equality Act: Supporting Disabled Students to Achieve in Education.

Beyond the Equality Act: Supporting Disabled Students to Achieve in Education. | GeographyGems | Scoop.it
With a range of academic and practical speakers covering good practice guidance on how we can support disabled learners, followed by the experiences of disabled learners using the education system and their perspectives on effective support and challenges to learning.
Speakers and topics include:

Dr Cassie Ogden – Beyond the Social Model of Disability
Dr Naomi Sharples – Failing to Fail
Trailblazers student action group – Unconscious Bias and Disabled Students.
Alex Lowery – Living with Autism – A Student’s perspective

If you have any queries on this event, or any specific requirements, please email equality@chester.ac.uk. This event takes place at Riverside Campus, room 119.  See http://www.chester.ac.uk/find-us for more information.
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Some great topics - really practical examples - and its free.

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Beyond the Equality Act: Supporting Disabled Students to Achieve in Education.

Beyond the Equality Act: Supporting Disabled Students to Achieve in Education. | GeographyGems | Scoop.it
With a range of academic and practical speakers covering good practice guidance on how we can support disabled learners, followed by the experiences of disabled learners using the education system and their perspectives on effective support and challenges to learning.
Speakers and topics include:

Dr Cassie Ogden – Beyond the Social Model of Disability
Dr Naomi Sharples – Failing to Fail
Trailblazers student action group – Unconscious Bias and Disabled Students.
Alex Lowery – Living with Autism – A Student’s perspective

If you have any queries on this event, or any specific requirements, please email equality@chester.ac.uk. This event takes place at Riverside Campus, room 119.  See http://www.chester.ac.uk/find-us for more information.
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alistairm 's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:25 AM

Some great topics - really practical examples - and its free.

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The light inventor who is poor but proud

The light inventor who is poor but proud | GeographyGems | Scoop.it
Brazilian mechanic Alfredo Moser has developed an ingenious way of lighting up homes without using electricity. And his idea is spreading around the world.
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Fantastically simple alternative technology approach

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FactCheck: has the environment minister struck gold on GM? | The FactCheck Blog

FactCheck: has the environment minister struck gold on GM? | The FactCheck Blog | GeographyGems | Scoop.it
The environment secretary says it is time to start embracing GM crops. But has he bitten off more than he can chew? FactCheck takes a look.
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In the battle over Genetically Modified foods the first casualty - as in any battle - is truth. Some worrying inaccuracies appear to sit in the government's recent pronouncements on GM.

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Tornado Facebook Group Reunites Oklahoma Victims With Belongings

Tornado Facebook Group Reunites Oklahoma Victims With Belongings #environment http://t.co/hgL1gotMrH
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A (thankfully) less common use for social media..

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Map creator online to make a map with multiple color pins and regions

Map creator online to make a map with multiple color pins and regions | GeographyGems | Scoop.it
Create a map from location list, crowd source, spreadsheets, etc. Publish, share your interactive maps. Highlight radius and other regions. Get map images.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Great tool for building mental maps, reviewing field work or even planning it.

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Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 18, 2014 3:57 PM

This tool will be of interest to teachers, scholars, genealogists, historians, and just about anyone with a need to share information about multiple locations. Best of all, the Basic plan is free and provides access to the functionality most individual users are likely to need.

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Bernard Gagnon's curator insight, March 26, 2014 9:32 AM

Créer vos propres cartes géographiques avec possibilité d'insérer des vidéos, photos ou fichiers audio. Et encore plus...

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NOAA's new interactive map shows all the vegetation on the planet

NOAA's new interactive map shows all the vegetation on the planet | GeographyGems | Scoop.it

Thanks to the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite, NOAA has put together an incredible interactive map of the world's greenery, we can now see to an amazing degree of detail which parts of the planet is covered in green and which are bare.

The map is thanks to the ability of the satellite to collect 2 TB of data every week -- and that's only the portion of data collected for the vegetation index...


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I'm hoping we'll see seasonal changes too! Great potential for looking at conservation issues, biodiversity, urban encroachment etc

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Steve Mattison's curator insight, July 19, 2013 9:36 AM

It is a lot greener than you would think considering all the slash and burn hype the media puts out.

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Mexico Celebrates “Carnival of Corn” and Rejects Monsanto

Mexico Celebrates “Carnival of Corn” and Rejects Monsanto | GeographyGems | Scoop.it
Mexican activists responded to the global call for a day against Monsanto with a “Carnival of Corn” in Mexico City.
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The other side of the green revolution... as alive a debate now as it was 25 years ago.

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