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Interactive World Statistics

Interactive World Statistics | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it

The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese).  The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.    

 

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Leonardo Martins's comment, October 20, 2012 8:08 AM
So cool…thank you very much!
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The world, here, is literally at your fingertips. It is a simple way for anyone to locate a multitude of data about any given place around the world. It is another way that brings the whole world that much closer in this technological era.
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Big Thinkers on Education

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Some of the most compelling visionaries in the world -- from Sir Ken Robinson to Jane Goodall to Martin Scorsese -- are focusing their attention on how to improve education. Get inspired by their big ideas.

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lectures on several topics given by world known names

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Study says more math homework doesnt increase student achievement

Study says more math homework doesnt increase student achievement

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Can Bilingualism Help With Rescuing Children From Poverty?

Can Bilingualism Help With Rescuing Children From Poverty? | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it

Children from low socioeconomic status which are raised bilingual have better cognitive skills than similar monolingual children, being more focused and better able to ignore distractions, all characteristic known to be crucial for the development of language, literacy and mathematics capabilities.


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35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online - Edudemic

35 Ways To Build Your Personal Learning Network Online - Edudemic | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it

Personal learning networks are a great way for educators to get connected with learning opportunities, access professional development resources, and to build camaraderie with other education professionals.

 

Check out our guide to growing your personal learning network with social media, full of more than 30 different tips, ideas, useful resources, and social media tools that can make it all possible.


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Interactive World Statistics

Interactive World Statistics | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it

The Brazilian government's geographic department (Instituto Brasileiro de Geografia e Estatística-roughly equivalent to the U.S. Census Bureau) has compiled an fantastic interactive world factbook (available in English and Spanish as well as Portuguese).  The ease of navigation allows the user to conduct a specific search of simply explore demographic, economic, environmental and development data on any country in the world.    

 

Tags: population, worldwide, statistics, mapping, zbestofzbest.


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Leonardo Martins's comment, October 20, 2012 8:08 AM
So cool…thank you very much!
Jesse Gauthier's comment, October 24, 2012 7:23 AM
The world, here, is literally at your fingertips. It is a simple way for anyone to locate a multitude of data about any given place around the world. It is another way that brings the whole world that much closer in this technological era.
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When teaching is like fishing | Inquire Within

When teaching is like fishing | Inquire Within | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it
This problem of mine came to a head about two years ago when planning a PYP Exhibition unit and having a bit of an argument with a colleague who kept using the two terms over and over again. For some ...
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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | MindShift | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it

Jamie Nast/Flickr Helping students learn how to learn: That's what most educators strive for, and that's the goal of inquiry learning.


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QuadBlogging | "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett

QuadBlogging | "In terms of young children developing as writers this is the most interesting development in the last 20 years." Pie Corbett | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it

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Online learning – the future of education? – Technology – Current Affairs – New Zealand Listener

Online learning – the future of education? – Technology – Current Affairs – New Zealand Listener | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it

The internet is threatening to shake up education, as it has already done with music, retail and journalism.


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"Turn off your devices, folks!" Learning as leaders

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On one hand, the NISL folks are telling us how the US is lagging behind other countries in so many areas of educational performance, including global awareness, and on the other hand, many facilitators admonish the use of the tools that can GET US CONNECTED.


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Visible Thinking

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Visible Thinking is a flexible and systematic research-based approach to integrating the development of students' thinking with content learning across subject matters. An extensive and adaptable collection of practices, Visible Thinking has a double goal: on the one hand, to cultivate students' thinking skills and dispositions, and, on the other, to deepen content learning.


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Concept driven learning… | What Ed Said

Concept driven learning… | What Ed Said | Inquiry, concept-based learning, pedagogical leadership, curriculum design, dual language programmes, PYP, best practice education | Scoop.it
Some create cartoons that connect to our central idea, others show examples that connect to their personal lives. The choice is ...
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