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The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids

The Scary Truth About What Technology Is Really Doing To Kids | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
"If it seems like your kids are constantly plugged in, tapping away on their iPhones, obsessively gaming and SnapChatting way more than they're actually ... chat-chatting -- well, that's because they are. It's estimated that children ages 8 to 18 spend an average of seven hours a day behind screens; teens send an average of 3,417 text messages each month; and 97 percent of adolescents have at least one electronic device in their bedrooms."
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Hajj stampede: Saudis face growing criticism over deaths

Hajj stampede: Saudis face growing criticism over deaths | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Iran leads growing criticism of Saudi Arabia after the deaths of at least 717 people in a stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage.”

Tags: tourism, Islam, Saudi Arabia, culture, religion, Middle East.


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Matthew Richmond's curator insight, October 26, 2015 12:52 PM

Re-scooped from Professor Dixon, this article shows how the rest of Islam is responding to the recent catastrophe in Mecca. The Saudi government has a responsibility to ensure that the Hajj is a safe venture in a Muslim's life. Since the Hajj is one of the most sacred pillars of Islam, I think someone should consider the idea of putting a multi-national police force in place at Mecca to ensure this kind of thing doesn't happen again.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 7:11 PM

with the massive crush of people who descend on Mecca every year its hard to imagine that this hasn't happened before. Mecca is THE pilgrimage site for Muslims, and holy law dictates that every Muslim should go there in their lifetime.

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8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom - @georgecouros

8 Things to Look For in Today's Classroom  - @georgecouros | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

"As I think that leaders should be able to describe what they are looking for in schools I have thought of eight things that I really want to see in today’s classroom. I really believe that classrooms need to be learner focused. This is not simply that students are creating but that they are also having opportunities to follow their interests and explore passions. The teacher should embody learning as well."


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StacyLada's curator insight, September 27, 2015 3:16 AM

Really good points for education and nice sketchnote from Sylvia.

Ron Wolford's curator insight, October 19, 2015 11:17 AM

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Mountaire Farms hit with wastewater discharge fines

Mountaire Farms hit with wastewater discharge fines | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Mountaire Farms, Inc. has agreed to pay a fine and reduce wastewater discharges”
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Why GIS in Education Matters

Why GIS in Education Matters | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

"I have recently updated a document entitled “Why GIS in Education Matters” and have placed it online. It represents my attempt to provide the most compelling and important reasons to teach and learn with Geographic Information Systems in a concise document that takes up no more than both sides of a single page. While we have discussed other documents, messages, lessons, and videos in this blog over the years that are tailored to specific educational levels, needs, and content areas, this document contains the “essentials” that I have found resonate with the widest group of educators. These essentials include critical thinking, career pathways, spatial thinking, the whys of where, asking good questions, sustainability and green technology, and mapping changes over space and time."

Tags: GIS, ESRI, mapping, cartography, geospatial, edtech, geography education, unit 1 GeoPrinciples.


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China warns of 'heavy pressure' in Xinjiang

China warns of 'heavy pressure' in Xinjiang | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Senior official asks Uighur Muslim figures to oppose "extremism" in lead-up to 60th anniversary of region's formation.”
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7 Billion: How Did We Get So Big So Fast? - YouTube

http://skunkbear.tumblr.com It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agricultu...”
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All eyes on Putin

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“ At a time of icy relations with the U.S., Russian President Vladimir Putin gives a rare -- and surprising -- interview to 60 Minutes”
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Free Technology for Teachers: Sorting TED-Ed Lessons by Grade Level

Free Technology for Teachers: Sorting TED-Ed Lessons by Grade Level | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Yesterday, I received an email from someone who saw my post about TED-Ed's The Writer's Workshop. She was wondering if there is a way to search TED-Ed videos by grade level. That's not a function available on YouTube, but it is a function available on the TED-Ed lessons website. To sort TED-Ed lessons by grade level go to the TED-Ed lessons page then choose "student." In the "student" drop-down menu you can choose elementary school, middle school, high school, or university. You can combine grade level sorting with content search.”
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Have Humans Really Created a New Geologic Age?

Have Humans Really Created a New Geologic Age? | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“We are living in the Anthropocene. But no one can agree when it started or how human activity will be preserved”
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California drought drives cities to filter drinkable water from sewage

California drought drives cities to filter drinkable water from sewage | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“California drought means turning sewage into drinking water, and other home-recycling initiatives.”
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Practicing an Open Mind

Practicing an Open Mind | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one’s lifetime.”

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I love to travel for it challenges what I already know or "think" I know.
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30 charts and maps that explain China today

30 charts and maps that explain China today | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ China's mind-boggling size, economy and history, visualized”
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Internal Migration in Mexico

Internal Migration in Mexico | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Mexico’s cities are ballooning in population while rural and indigenous communities, where there are still over 60 indigenous languages other than Spanish spoken, are disappearing. For many indigenous families, illiteracy and the powerful forces of racism and discrimination can often offset the lures that brought them to migrate to urban centers.”

The northern border with the United States is not the only destination for Mexican migrants. For millions, the bustling cities, which offer hopes of better jobs and education lure many from their traditional rural, and often indigenous communities. What they find in the cities is a mix of hope and hardship.

Tags: Mexico, indigenous, economic, development, migration.


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Landon Conner's curator insight, November 3, 2015 8:51 PM

Many of these Mexicans go through tough times moving from place to place and job to job. Many that lived in rural areas are now in more civilized metro areas with more people and technology. I great deal of Mexicans move and are adapting to these new environments with cause problems and hardships in the process. LDC

London Kassab's curator insight, November 3, 2015 9:35 PM

Mexico is having a lot of internal migration within cities. Many different languages are disappearing and for a lot of the people literacy, racism, and other forces can often bring them to urban areas. Also the border isn't the only hope for migrants, bustling cities offer hopes of better lifestyle as well.    L.K.

Clayton Nelson's curator insight, December 16, 2015 11:14 AM

I believe migrants should be allowed to migrate to their destination. But there should of course be policies as to how many people come to one area at a time and such. In my opinion the main problem lies with those who exploit the border and migrate illegally as well as those who don't belong such as terrorists. Once this is resolved migration from Mexico to the United States or to anywhere will be much smoother. CN

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How Catalan Surivived

How Catalan Surivived | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
Barcelona is one of the best-known cities in the world, yet visitors expecting to practice their Spanish can often be surprised when they hear Catalan spoken in the streets.
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Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015

Here are the Top 100 Tools for Learning 2015 | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 27, 2015 7:28 AM

A rich, crowd-sourced list.

Joyce Valenza's curator insight, September 27, 2015 7:28 AM

A rich, crowd-sourced list.

KB...Konnected's curator insight, September 30, 2015 12:33 PM

I love when Jane Hart's "Top 100 Tools" comes out each year. I always find something new.

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Sustainable development goals overview

Sustainable development goals overview | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
Full list of the 17 proposed sustainable development goals and summaries of their targets
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Creating the Classroom Conditions for the Best Day Ever - User Generated Education

Creating the Classroom Conditions for the Best Day Ever - User Generated Education | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it

#Lately, I have become a little obsessed with idea of the best day ever. It is undeniable obvious when you see someone have or experience for yourself a peak experience: succeeding with a difficult, seemingly impossible task; getting a unexpected, amazing gift; finishing or winning a competitive event (depending on your goal); being given accolades for a personal accomplishment. I personally perceive it as a coming together or congruence of the mind, heart, body, and spirit where all of them are present in the moment and fulfilled. It translates into experiencing a flow state. So this has led to me thinking how educators can create the conditions for learners to have and exclaim, “This is the best day ever!” Whoever said or made up the rules that school should be serious, boring, or painful? The institutions and places where learning takes place should be joyful and exciting places.


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Germany faces far-right radicalisation over refugees

Germany faces far-right radicalisation over refugees | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ A German spy chief warns of radicalisation as this year alone has seen 22 arson attacks against refugee shelters.”
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Solutions to Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer water controversy

Solutions to Eastern Snake Plain Aquifer water controversy | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“Water use controversy for the last 15 to 20 years is starting to see some solutions.”
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The Nile River is a Glowing River of Light Snaking Across a Darkened Planet

The Nile River is a Glowing River of Light Snaking Across a Darkened Planet | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ Our planet is truly gorgeous. The rich orange lights of cities marking the complex geography of humans scrabbling in the dust, the bright white clouds drifting with the winds, and the pale green airglow ringing our planet come together for this...”
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Pope Francis Is Just the Latest to Bridge the Gap Between Religion and Culture

Pope Francis Is Just the Latest to Bridge the Gap Between Religion and Culture | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“A Smithsonian curator offers a primer to the complex role of the world’s religions in meeting the challenges of global climate change”
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The World Economy by Sector and Country in One Visualization

The World Economy by Sector and Country in One Visualization | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
This data visualization is the most simple breakdown we have seen that shows the composition of the world economy.
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Life On $1.25 A Day: Plenty Of Worries But Still Time For Tea

Life On $1.25 A Day: Plenty Of Worries But Still Time For Tea | Horn APHuG | Scoop.it
“ United Nations member states pledged Friday to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. That's defined as surviving on $1.25 per person per day. What is life really like on that amount?”
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When China Rules the Sea

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“The United States is no longer the world’s only global naval power.”

Why would China go to the trouble and expense of mounting an expedition to the northern climes in the Western Hemisphere? Because it sees value in staging a presence in distant waters. And because it can: Beijing no longer depends completely on its oceangoing battle fleet to ward off threats in China’s seas. It can now rain long-range precision firepower on enemy fleets from land. Ergo, the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) fleet can cruise the far reaches of the Pacific and Indian oceans or even beyond, without forfeiting China’s interests in waters close to home. For China, the upsides of far-ranging maritime strategy are many and compelling, the downsides fewer and fewer.

Tags: geopolitics, political, water, China, East Asia.


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Mark Hathaway's curator insight, November 24, 2015 7:07 AM

The nation that controls the seas, controls the world. Throughout history the leading Naval powers have always been the worlds most dominate nations. The greatest land forces, are no match for the supremacy of the seas. Not even Napoleon could beet back the power of a supreme navy( The British Royal Navy). Since the end of the Second World War, The United States navy has dominated the seas. That domination has made the U.S the worlds greatest nation over the course of the past 75 years. For China to displace the U.S atop the nations hierarchy, they most out due us on the seas. China is ware of this history, and that is why they are heavily investing in their naval technology. The key to the future, as it has been in the past, will be what nation can dominate the worlds seas.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 8:23 AM

the growing strength of the Chinese navy is worrying from a military perspective, as during the cold war one of the main reasons they were not considered as big a threat as the Russians was because of their inability to project force beyond mainland china. with their navel improvements this is no longer the case. what this will hold for the future, we can only wait and see.