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Robots help Japan's ageing population

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As an increasingly crowded world readies to welcome its seven billionth citizen, Japan faces the opposite problem -- a shrinking population that has to depend on a new kind of friend: robots.
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Technology and aging population

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Janice Chia's curator insight, July 5, 2013 10:27 PM

We should use robots to enable care givers to spend more human interaction time with the elderly rather than replace humans altogether.

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Human Development Report 2013

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New UNHD report on the advances in the South. Very interesting.

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Colleen Blankenship's curator insight, August 4, 1:56 PM

New UNHD report on the advances in the South. Very interesting.

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Taking Notes: Is The Pen Still Mightier Than the Keyboard?

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Longhand note-takng results in a better conceptual understanding of the material and is easier to recall later.
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▶ Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better - YouTube

http://www.ted.com In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening." In this short, fascinating talk, Treasur...
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Great way to start the year.

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27 Facts About Maps

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John shares 27 facts about maps.

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Ashley Burleson's curator insight, August 11, 4:45 AM

This Mental Floss video is an entertaining rapid-fire hodgepodge of map trivia with some important educational content nicely nestled in there.  This 99 Percent Invisible podcast is another 'ode to maps,' but this one is more poetic about the value of cartography and personal in how it explores the qualities they possess.  Enjoy them both!  

Tags:  mapping, trivia, cartography.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, August 11, 7:43 AM

Maps are awesome - need I say more! This clip actually covers a significant amount on the power / influence of maps through history.

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, August 11, 7:59 PM

Very USA centric but entertaining and makes you think about the taken-for- granted use of maps. We do believe them!!

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Midwest Dairy Association

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Searching for a virtual agricultural experience for those in urban areas, I came across this sustainable dairy that uses robots to milk the cows. Having grown up on a dairy farm, this is like science fiction!

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Chocolate’s Child-Labor Problem Keeps Getting Worse

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A new report shows an increase in children working on cocoa farms.
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Luxury crops. Child Labor, Chocolate

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Luxury crops. Child Labor, Chocolate

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Luxury crops. Child Labor, Chocolate

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Why India and Bangladesh have the world's craziest border

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THIS year marks a watershed in the annals of bizarre geography. On July 31st India and Bangladesh will exchange 162 parcels of land, each of which happens to lie on...
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Political unit,

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Route of Migrants Into Europe Shifts Toward Balkans - NYTimes.com

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Population and migration, refugees, assylum seekers

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10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years - YouTube

10 Countries That May Not Survive The Next 20 Years - The future is uncertain, some countries may not survive another two decades. Join us on our speculative...
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Interesting look at states that have the potential to break up or gain more sovern 

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City Centers Are Doing Better than Inner Suburbs

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A new report tracks demographic trends across 66 U.S. metro areas.  The report provides comprehensive evidence for Aaron Renn's "new donut" model of cities (pictured in above image, on the right). Renn's model proposes that city centers and outer-ring suburbs are doing well economically, but inner-ring suburbs are struggling with a new influx of poverty."

 

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Michael Amberg's curator insight, May 26, 11:09 PM

This shows the changes in urban geography and how the world is changing due to all the new technology available now.

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Summary

This article goes in to depth on a newer model on cites called the donut model, as pictured similar to a donut. The donut model was created by Aaron Renn, and it shows urban development recently in cities. The center of the city is grownign economically and falling. There is an influx of people moving in , resulting in an increase of poverty too. Also more educated people are moving in like young newly educated individuals.

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The new structure of cities forming is a change from the old. With cities now developing bigger and more industrial, there are many opportunities for people for work in the center of the cit. however, many people may want the jobs but can't get them, so many of those in poverty live in the city centers in search of economic opportunities. It is also interesting to see the status of the people changing the in the city center with that also more young educated people move to city centers, most likely in search of job opportunities. This new way of urban development is modernizing the work system.

Shane C Cook's curator insight, May 27, 8:44 AM

More and more the urban stage is filling and cities are becoming once again the next big thing. After WW2 suburbs became intensively popular but now since a change in personnel views people prefer the city more.

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CSX: The Intermodals

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I just checked out the efficient and sustainable world of #TheIntermodals. Click here to learn more about intermodal relationships: http://www.theintermodals.com/
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Cities with the widest gap between rich, poor

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A Connecticut metro area near New York City takes the top spot.
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Development unit. GINI coefficent reflect difference between rich and poor

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Where The Hell Is Matt?

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Dancing 2012» Dancing 2012» Dancing 2008 » Dancing 2006 » More Videos »
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Love these videos to show how different the would cultures are and how they are not - everyone loves to dance - even if they are not always good at it.

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The Trouble with Chicken – FRONTLINE

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FRONTLINE investigates the spread of dangerous pathogens in our meat—particularly poultry—and why the food-safety system isn’t stopping the threat.
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Great for the Ag unit and a discussion starter.

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Mapping Migration in the United States

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An interactive map showing nationwide migration patterns in the United States since 1900.
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You can see the influence of immigration both intra and international on states and where states tend to keep their own at home

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Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach

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This website serves as an off-campus host for text, images, data and other web-based resources associated with the free eText, Introduction to Human Geography: A Disciplinary Approach.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 12, 4:58 PM

I'm very excited to see a free eText in Human Geography.  I will be looking at this more closely during the next semester and think that geography teachers will see this as a welcome supplemental to their arsenal of resources. This is definitely on the shortlist of best materials on this site.   


Tags: geography educationAPHG, textbook.

Luis Cesar Nunes's curator insight, August 13, 7:24 AM

Human Geography

Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, August 13, 8:52 AM

Gracias a Seth Dixon accedo a este texto de acceso libre que es una interesante Introducción a la Geografía Humana. De fácil navegación se puede acceder a valiosa información textual, a imágenes, datos y otros recursos. Es un producto de Steven Graves, profesor de geografía en California State University, Northridge.

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The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

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The Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index The Women's Empowerment in Agriculture Index (WEAI) is a ground-breaking tool to measure the empowerment, agency
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Great resource for studying Women's Roles in Agriculture with case studies using the  Women's Empowerment Agriculture Index. Provides case studies for student review

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Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 12:13 AM

Great resource for studying Women's Roles in Agriculture with case studies using the  Women's Empowerment Agriculture Index. Provides case studies for student review

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Mapping how the United States generates its electricity

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Coal and natural gas are the most common sources for electricity, but coal represents a declining share.
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US still depends on coal with renewable resources lagging behind in power production 

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Jukka Melaranta's curator insight, August 8, 12:16 AM

US still depends on coal with renewable resources lagging behind in power production 

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What China Has Been Building in the South China Sea

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China has been feverishly piling sand onto reefs in the South China Sea for the past year, creating seven new islets in the region. It is straining geopolitical tensions that were already taut.
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The claim of ownership to land which remains above water at the low tide level allows the claimant to use the UNCLOS laws for fishing and natural resources in the territorial waters that surround it.

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Mike Busarello's Digital Storybooks's curator insight, July 31, 10:02 PM

The claim of ownership to land which remains above water at the low tide level allows the claimant to use the UNCLOS laws for fishing and natural resources in the territorial waters that surround it.

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The claim of ownership to land which remains above water at the low tide level allows the claimant to use the UNCLOS laws for fishing and natural resources in the territorial waters that surround it.

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Breaking the baby strike

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“THERE are no families with many children in this area any more—they all have one or two,” says Hasibe Enc, who lives in the small, affluent city of Urla in...
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The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous.

The Misleading War on GMOs: The Food Is Safe. The Rhetoric Is Dangerous. | Mrs. Watson's Class | Scoop.it
Is genetically engineered food dangerous? Many people seem to think it is. In the past five years, companies have submitted more than 27,000 products to the Non-GMO Project, which certifies goods that are free of genetically modified organisms. Last year, sales of such products nearly tripled. Whole Foods will soon...
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Agriculture unit. Another perspectiveon the GMO debate. Good to challenge both sides. 

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McDonald's International

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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 17, 2014 10:45 PM

We talk about McDonalds as a way of Americanizing the rest of the world. These foods show that it may still be the case but local culture is still infused and desired where McDonalds expands to.

Payton Sidney Dinwiddie 's curator insight, January 21, 9:40 PM

This shows that mmcdonals is a global industy . there are many mcdonalds everywhere they put a spin oncertain diishes to match their heritage like in japan instead of hamburger meat like we americans use the use crabs.It just really shows how far mcdonalds was changed from just starting in america to being featured all over the globe

Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, January 22, 7:06 PM

I've lived and traveled to a few places especially Asia.  I've had the Ramen at McD's in Hawaii along with the Portugeuse sausage that comes with the big breakfast.  I've also experienced Japanese McD's.  It was nice to be able to find some of the regular food like a burger and fry at any McD's in the world, but I never ordered anything else. 

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Kahoot! as a Review Tool

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Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 11, 3:36 PM

Here are resources to join the 166,000 students preparing to take the AP Human Geography Exam this Friday:

  • Above is the link to a Kahoot! APHG review...a good way to gamify the review process.  
  • There is also this APHG Kahoot! interactive quiz--in this one the students match a development clue to a regional map.
  • This Prezi is a systemic, unit-by-unit review of major ideas. 


Tags: APHG.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, May 21, 9:47 AM

test review

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Here are resources to join the 166,000 students preparing to take the AP Human Geography Exam this Friday:

Above is the link to a Kahoot! APHG review...a good way to gamify the review process.  
There is also this APHG Kahoot! interactive quiz--in this one the students match a development clue to a regional map.This Prezi is a systemic, unit-by-unit review of major ideas. Here’s a student-produced study guide for the APHG test focusing on the ‘big ideas.’ 
Here is a Trivia Pursuit review game with over 400 color-coded question prepared by  Lorrie Etheridge.Since some reviews don't take into account the 2013 changes, I created this hyperlinked Slideshare presentation to explain the changes.  For you Apple users, you can invest in iScore5. 


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Expanding the Panama Canal

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Work on Panama's massive $5 billion Third Locks project is nearly complete.
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Economic init, globalization

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