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Global Gender Gap

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The World Economic Forum (WEF) is a Geneva-based non-profit organization best known for its Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, the Annual Meeting of New Champions in China (Summer Davos) and the Summit on the Global Agenda in Dubai.
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Undocumented Students Take Education Underground - NPR

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NPRUndocumented Students Take Education UndergroundNPRAbout 35 students meet every Sunday at an undisclosed location in Georgia to study. They are undocumented and banned from attending some of the most prestigious colleges in the state.
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Coming soon: the world’s priciest classrooms

Coming soon: the world’s priciest classrooms | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
ON OCTOBER 16th Brazil’s lower house of Congress approved a National Education Plan for the next decade. It sets a target for public education spending at 10% of...
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Iconic Skylines | Geography Education

Iconic Skylines | Geography Education | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
These skylines are not to scale, but are composite skylines to groups together the iconic representations of the particular cities into one.  Thanks to APHG teacher Ricard Giddens, here are some U.S.
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Documentary: Last Train Home

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Every spring, China's cities are plunged into chaos as 130 million migrant workers journey to their home villages for the New Year in the world's largest human migration.

 

I've posted in the past about this documentary which portrays the The cultural importance of New Year's in China and the massive corresponding migratory shifts that take place.  What is new is that the 85 minute documentary is now available online.  "Last Train Home takes viewers on a heart-stopping journey with the Zhangs, a couple who left infant children behind for factory jobs 16 years ago, hoping their wages would lift their children to a better life. They return to a family growing distant and a daughter longing to leave school for unskilled work. As the Zhangs navigate their new world, Last Train Home paints a rich, human portrait of China's rush to economic development."

 

Tags: China, EastAsia, migration, development, labor, development, transportation, unit 2 population.


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Remind 101

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A safe way for teachers to text message students and keep in touch with parents.

 

I've tried numerous methods including Facebook groups and Twitter hashtags as ways to digitally connect with my students through emerging social media platforms.  Every method seems to have a few privacy or accessibility issues and this is no expection.  However, for this one, I think that the benefits outweigh the negatives and it has much greater privacy control than most.  I haven't tried this out yet, but next semester I hope to use this free way to text message all my students (and/or parents) without the privacy issues of sharing cell phone numbers or getting them to sign up for a new social media platform.  

 

Tags: training, edtech, socialmedia, GeographyEducation.


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mkauls's comment, October 14, 2012 1:03 PM
I use this with all my classes and I would recommend it! It's simple and very easy to use and teach parents/students to sign up.
Courtney Holbert's curator insight, February 3, 2013 10:47 PM

Great way to maintain communication. 

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:25 AM

This is an interesting possible way to connect with students or organizational members.

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Chile student protesters occupy high schools

Chile student protesters occupy high schools | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Students want education system taken back from private sector and made affordable to poorer families...
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Hong Kong protests education plan, calls it Chinese propaganda

Hong Kong protests education plan, calls it Chinese propaganda | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Hong Kong (Reuters) - Thousands of Hong Kong parents marched in the streets on Sunday in protest against a school curriculum plan they said was an attempt to brainwash students by extolling the achievements of the Chinese Communist party.
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Free Google Posters for your Classrooms - Search, Books, Scholar, tips and more

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World's Best Surf Towns - National Geographic

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A great surf town is the nearly magical sum of many different parts: consistent waves, inviting accommodations, friendly locals, fun nightlife, delicious food, and plenty of activities should the ocean go flat.
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NAEP Scores Still Stalled for Native American Students

While achievement scores for other students have risen in recent years, Native American students may be stuck in a rut, a new federal study shows.
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Mixed grades for Peru's kids laptop program

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Peru has equipped more than 800,000 public schoolchildren with low-cost laptops.
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Why Finland, South Korea, and Canada Are So Good at Science Education

Why Finland, South Korea, and Canada Are So Good at Science Education | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Read more from Slate's special issue on science education and give us your best ideas for raising the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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Pakistan’s woeful education

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The plight of Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani schoolgirl shot by the Taliban for publicly demanding the right of women to be educated, has shone a global spotlight on the failings in the country’s social development.
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For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer

For Students, Why the Question is More Important Than the Answer | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Thinkstock In a traditional classroom, the teacher is the center of attention, the owner of knowledge and information.
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Why Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images

Why Sandy Has Meteorologists Scared in 4 Images | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
She's huge. She's strong and might get stronger. She's strange. She's directing the might of her storm surge right at New York City.
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The Global Food Waste Scandal

TED Talks Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible -- but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

 

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perpective on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 

 

Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.


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Kenny Dominguez's curator insight, November 29, 2013 6:13 PM

Ted explains it well how we all waste perfectly good food that people would like to eat. Also it was amazing how much food was in the dumpsters that was just a day or week old. That meat could feed hundreds of people that are struggling to eat and all that meet to waste. 

megan b clement's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:51 AM

Ted talks about just how wasteful our planet is. How we just ignore the issue and act like it will  not affect us in the future. When he shows you video and pictures of massive piles of the ends of a loaf of bread or all the food that Stop and Shop throws out because it does not "look" good for the customer. How every little bit of help counts you can try to make a little bit of an effort to be less wasteful. We have so much unnecessary waste. Like when he uses the example of how many people throw away the ends of a loaf of bread then he shows the waste of the ends of bread in massive piles it makes you sick. Especially with all of the hungry people in the world we need to be more resourceful.

 

 

Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 21, 2014 2:13 PM

No one should be surprised that more developed societies are more wasteful societies.  It is not just personal wasting of food at the house and restaurants that are the problem.  Perfectly edible food is thrown out due to size (smaller than standards but perfectly normal), cosmetics (Bananas that are shaped 'funny') and costumer preference (discarded bread crust).  This is an intriguing perceptive on our consumptive culture, but it also is helpful in framing issues such as sustainability and human and environmental interactions in a technologically advanced societies that are often removed form the land where the food they eat originates. 


Tags: food, agriculture, consumption, sustainability, TED, video, unit 5 agriculture.

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Geo-Literacy

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The Rhode Island Geography Education Alliance seeks to promote geo-literacy here in the Ocean State.  So what is geo-literacy? The National Geographic Society’s Educational team...


As the Alliance Coordinator for the state of Rhode Island, I organized  these three videos (two from National Geographic) and some pictures to provide a basis for understanding what geo-literacy is and why it is important for society and within the workforce.  In the spirit of sharing, I thought I'd share these links beyond the borders of Rhode Island. 

 

Tags: GeographyEducation, NationalGeographic, geo-inspiration, RhodeIsland.


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100 People: A World Portrait

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This is the truly global project that asks the children of the world to introduce us to the people of the world.  We've seen videos and resources that ask the question, "if there were only 100 people in the world, what would it look like?"  This takes that idea of making demographic statistics more meaningful one step further by asking student in schools for around the world to nominate some "representative people" and share their stories.  The site houses videos, galleries from each continent and analyze themes that all societies must deal with.  This site that looks at the people and places on out planet to promote greater appreciation of cultural diversity and understanding is a great find. 

 

Tags: Worldwide, statistics, K12, education, comparison.


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Canberra Girls Grammar GSSF's curator insight, September 1, 2013 10:43 PM

Year 7 Liveability Unit 2

savvy's curator insight, September 3, 2014 12:57 PM

This just makes me realize how the world would be if we only had 100 people rather than the billions we have now.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, February 26, 7:24 AM

A face das crianças no mundo

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Teachers get tips to make maths fun

MYSORE: There is lack of interest among students towards basic science and mathematics due to lack of encouragement, said JSS Science Foundation director K Siddappa on Monday. "At high school...
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Macaque Picture -- Animal Wallpaper -- National Geographic Photo of the Day

Macaque Picture -- Animal Wallpaper -- National Geographic Photo of the Day | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
See a photo of a baby macaque in India and download free wallpaper from National Geographic.
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No magic bullet to fix education | SeacoastOnline.com

It isn't being easy being a teacher these days.
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Teachers blast Education Ministry for replacing them with 'babysitters'

Teachers blast Education Ministry for replacing them with 'babysitters' | Globicate - Global Education for a New Generation | Scoop.it
Protest hiring of contract teachers to give children long school day.
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