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7 Shocking Statistics Illustrating the Importance of Global Education

7 Shocking Statistics Illustrating the Importance of Global Education | If the world were a village - global thoughts for global education | Scoop.it
Image Source: http://msnbcmedia.msn.com/ Technology has changed the world’s landscape. President Barack Obama explains, “In a 21st-century world where jobs can be shipped wherever there’s an Internet connection ...
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Karlie Calloway's comment, June 2, 2014 9:11 PM
This is interesting. The first one about understanding different cultures being really important. I think it is, but I feel like we don't learn about it in school enough. Same with current events. Our social studies classes seem to only focus on the past when they should be focusing on the past and the present. Take things from the past and compare that to our present. Also, why is Chinese not offered as one of the main two foreign language classes at our school? Its the most popular language spoken in the world.
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Blue Gold : World Water Wars (Official Full Length Film)

Please visit http://www.bluegold-worldwaterwars.com and consider donating to the filmmaker if you enjoyed the film! There you can also link to vendors to buy...

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Luke Walker's curator insight, October 24, 2013 7:35 PM
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This is the full documentary used in class. You may use this youtube link as a means of reviewing the film when working on your assignment from class.

Always remember, when quoting or paraphrasing other people's work be sure to give credit. 

Go to this link for more on MLA citations of films: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/09/

Brandon Sherrill's comment, May 26, 2014 10:57 AM
Really? Water is everywhere instead of people fighting able I think we should come to together and find a cheap, effective way to purify salt water with the ice caps melting and turning into salt water I think we should be looking into ways to convert salt water to fresh water
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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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My first year teaching a literacy coach came to observe my classroom.
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Nick Lesley's comment, February 17, 2014 6:32 PM
think that this article wasnt really fit for my needs, but great for teachers needs just becahse you dont want to teach a class for houre and not get a single thing down in their head. Thats why this article is helpful for them and the students that would like to succeed and make it somewhere in life
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India’s crisis of learning

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The Annual Status of Education Report reported some disturbing findings, which did not get enough attention from media or politicians
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Everything you need to know about Common Core — Ravitch

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The past, present and future of the standards.
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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Alternatives To Homework: A Chart For Teachers

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Arlis Groves's curator insight, June 20, 2013 12:36 PM

After reading through this chart, I noted that my department already uses many of these suggestions.  See what you think.

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Global education lessons: China’s mentor schools bridge rich-poor gap

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As the US struggles with inequity between richer and poorer school districts, Shanghai's stellar urban schools offer hands-on help to rural schools with intensive teaching and administrative mentoring.

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Volunteers unearth mass graves of Russia's fallen WWII soldiers - BBC News

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Volunteers unearth mass graves of Russia's fallen WWII soldiers
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At the close of the Second World War, around 4 million Soviet soldiers were missing in action.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:08 PM

Russia suffered the most casualtiesof any country involved during WWII.  Often with mass graves it is impossible to verify the people however these soldiers would have some form of ID on them.  Why do you think so many people are volunteering their time and money to bury these soldiers?

Joshua Lefkowitz's curator insight, January 16, 2014 7:47 PM

World war two was not all that long ago in the grand scheme of things; it was the first war that was "fully captures on film and there are still some veterans alive today (although thier numbers are dwindelling. I cannot believe something this massive could go unnoted for a half century. I guess this just goes to schow the true scale of the largest war ever fought.

Nick Lesley's comment, May 17, 2014 10:08 AM
Russia dealt with alot of suffering after WW2, with all the deaths and what not.... so they had a ton of burying to do.
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Wendy Kopp: "What Will It Take To Succeed in the Global Education Age?" (EdSurge News)

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It’s not enough to be better informed. We have to stop thinking of education as a zero-sum game and start collaborating across borders if we want to improve our collective performance. Different contexts inspire new ways of thinking and solving problems. We can learn from what successful classrooms, schools and school systems in other countries are doing well and innovate on their approaches to meet the needs of our own communities.


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India's Olympic athletes will be at Sochi, but not their country

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India's Olympic athletes won't be able to fly their country's flag in the opening ceremony. And if they win, the Indian anthem won't play. In fact, the three athletes just learned this week that they would even be allowed to compete.

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Japanese WWII Soldier Who Hid In Jungle For 30 Years, Dies

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Hiroo Onoda was an intelligence officer who came out of hiding on Lubang Island in the Philippines in 1974. He surrendered only when his former commander flew there to reverse his 1945 orders to stay behind.

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Joy Kinley's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:15 AM

Imagine continuing to fight a war that had ended almost thirty years before - no contact with your friends and family - it is hard for most of us to understand his loyalty.

Nick Lesley's comment, February 10, 2014 8:18 PM
I think this article is very cool and is a fun read I just wish the article would have gone into more detail about the 30 years he did spend in the forest, how he survived and all but all I'm all
Nick Lesley's comment, February 10, 2014 8:19 PM
All in all it was interesting
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The Nellie Mae Education Foundation - College Readiness Meets Global Competence

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The Nellie Mae Education Foundation’s research contributes to better understanding of the change required to reshape our education system.

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Pakistan Idol Makes Some Music Dreams Come ... - Global Voices

On Saturday 7, 'Pakistan Idol' was Trending Topic in Pakistan for 19 hours: http://t.co/BYayi3j9AV #trndnl. — Pakistan Trends .... Global Voices is a super-important part in fixing what I call the "caring problem".
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Remote Sensing and Land Cover Change

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By moving the slider, the user can compare 1990 false-color Landsat views (left) with recent true-color imagery (right). Humans are increasingly transforming Earth’s surface—through direct activities such as farming, mining, and building, and indirectly by altering its climate.

 

This interactive feature includes 12 places that have experienced significant change since 1990.  This is an user-friendly way to compare remote sensing images over time.  Pictured above is the Aral Sea, which is and under-the-radar environmental catastrophe in Central Asia that has its roots in the Soviet era's (mis)management policies.  

 

Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, environment modify, esri, unit 1 Geoprinciples, zbestofzbest.


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Shanelle Zaino's curator insight, October 22, 2014 2:24 PM

Looking at the images above it is understandable that the disappearance of the Aral Sea is known as the greatest environmental disaster (that we are not talking about). The amount of change that has taken place in this area is incomprehensible for the amount of time it has taken. Humans so often do not consider their actions on this planet , I believe what has taken place here is an utter shame.

Jake Red Dorman's curator insight, November 13, 2014 2:25 PM

Clearly the water level has decreased in Kazakhstan from 1990 until now. Farming, mining, and building are all indirectly changing the geography of some places. The use of rivers for cotton irrigation has shrunk by 3 quarters in the last 50 years and it is extremely affecting the Aral Sea. 

Edelin Espino's curator insight, December 13, 2014 3:10 PM

Is sad to see how humans are changing the environment forcing the wild creatures to abandon the places they've been living for hundred or years or die of starvation. I wonder what will happen in 300 years when there is no more big lakes and the oceans will be completed polluted .

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▶ Population Pyramid - Tutorial Demostration - YouTube

Learn more about population: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/7-billion To coincide with the arrival of the world's 7 billionth person on October 31, 2011, ...

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Luke Walker's curator insight, January 6, 2014 7:31 PM

A REALLY useful tutorial on how to use the US Census Bureau's International Database. This will show you how you can access raw data (numbers) as well as population pyramids.

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Enquiries into Islam: Is it Correct to Label Days as Auspicious and ...

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Accordingly, if we come to possess religious proofs that reach us by way of revelation and which serve to illuminate wider horizons for us in connection with this issue, not only is there no harm in accepting them, but on the ...
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Telling the African Story: Komla Dumor at TEDxEuston - YouTube

http://www.tedxeuston.com Komla Dumor is one of the most recognised faces voices at the British Broadcasting Corporation. After a successful career in journa... (Telling the African story: #KomlaDumor's talk at TEDxEuston.

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Adobe Youth Voices

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Adobe Youth Voices ignites young people’s Creative Confidence – the ability to harness creative skills to solve problems – with advanced digital media tools and powerful storytelling techniques.

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The Real eHarmony

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How young people meeting on the Internet might help build peace in some of the world's most volatile
regions.

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Agriculture Education Matters

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Students with the cultural competence to work in agri-business (from the family farm to large trade businesses) will be prepared for the global workplace they will be stepping into when they graduate.

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5 steps to disaster-ready, climate-resilient communities ("this is now a matter of survival")

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Here are ways PH communities can better prepare for the next storm and adapt to possibly even more catastrophic climate change impacts

What does it take to be a climate-resilient and disaster-ready community?

1. Know about climate change and its impact

2. Assess vulnerabilities to reduce risks

3. Integrated approach to adaptation

- The more intact and balanced an ecosystem is, the more likely it can survive disasters. 

- Agriculture must be made climate-responsive.

- Water management entails being able to control the amount of water in a community. 

- The community's energy should not be completely reliant on fossil fuel and the national power grid. 

- Infrastructure of houses, public buildings, government offices, bridges and roads should be built to outlast storms and storm surges. 

- Food security can be achieved by stocking up on essential food like rice to be stored in time for a disaster.

4. Provide funding and equipment

5. Train the people

 


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André Michel's curator insight, December 12, 2013 3:48 AM

This is of GRAT interest simply because applicable to any Country on

the planet? (but there will be a cost which might be taken by some Governments or Nonprofits Organizations

Nick Lesley's comment, May 17, 2014 9:54 AM
This is a very good and helpful article, I feel like if I were ever put in this situation I would be able to do alot to the community.
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Global-Ready Designation for Teachers, Schools and Districts

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Global-Ready Designation for Teachers, Schools and Districts

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6 ways to be a better global citizen

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Photo: Thomas Leuthard One of the side effects of international travel is that you lose the luxury of thinking of yourself only as the citizen of your hometown or country.


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Katie Vazquez's curator insight, February 16, 2014 8:05 PM

Title: 6 ways to be a better global citizen

Author: Matt Hershberger

Date: January 1, 2014

 

Main idea: It's about six ways to become a better global citizen when you're visiting another country, state, or city.

 

Summarize the article:

1. You should travel sustainably by traveling by bike, walking, kayaking, or sailing.

2. Learn about the items you buy by checking out the company and if it was ethically made.

3. Read or listen to things that are happening around the world by watching TV, going on the internet, and listening to podcasts.


Opinion/POV: Yes, there's an opinion/POV because the author is giving everybody his tips on how to be a better global citizen. His tips are different from the rest of the world's.


Question: I don't have a question for the article.


Is this article important to science? Why?

I think it is important to science because if you learn about the other countries and the events that take place, you could be informed about new discoveries, research, etc.


Source: http://matadornetwork.com/change/6-ways-to-be-a-better-global-citizen-in-2014/

Rositta Giron's comment, February 22, 2014 4:02 PM
i like this article. shows how to be aaa good citizen. I love tht book three cups of tea. good article though.
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Science of Summer: How Is Ice Cream Made?

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Find out the chemistry and technology involved in making summer's ultimate treat, including why the awesomeness of melted ice cream can never be restored and how super-freezing is key for a creamy lick.

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#NotYourAsianSidekick: Can a social movement start on Twitter ...

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Twitter is not only where Millennials are today, but it is one of the lens through which the world is interpreted. And, I imagine that successfully making #NotYourAsianSidekick the world's top trending topic for hours is a really ...
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