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World Literacy Map: Literacy Rate Adult Total of People Ages 15 and Above

World Literacy Map: Literacy Rate Adult Total of People Ages 15 and Above | Navigate | Scoop.it
Percentage of a country's population that can read and write. Country's define literacy age between 7 and 20 years old. The standard age for literacy most countries is 15 years of age.

 

Tags: education, K12, development, map, worldwide.


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Annenkov's curator insight, August 5, 2015 4:29 PM

My 10 year-old daughter was looking in our atlas a while back (yes, she is my daughter) and in the encyclopedic entry of each country she started noticing that literacy rates were included.  She started asking about which regions had higher and lower literacy rates. This became a teaching moment about the power of the map--I explained that all this data can be more easily accessed and seen on a map and this interactive map is what we discovered.  We need to help student find the maps and data to answer their questions (and we need to make sure that they are curious enough to ask questions about the way the world works).  

Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, August 6, 2015 3:53 PM

My 10 year-old daughter was looking in our atlas a while back (yes, she is my daughter) and in the encyclopedic entry of each country she started noticing that literacy rates were included.  She started asking about which regions had higher and lower literacy rates. This became a teaching moment about the power of the map--I explained that all this data can be more easily accessed and seen on a map and this interactive map is what we discovered.  We need to help student find the maps and data to answer their questions (and we need to make sure that they are curious enough to ask questions about the way the world works).  

geographynerd's curator insight, August 9, 2015 2:21 AM

My 10 year-old daughter was looking in our atlas a while back (yes, she is my daughter) and in the encyclopedic entry of each country she started noticing that literacy rates were included.  She started asking about which regions had higher and lower literacy rates. This became a teaching moment about the power of the map--I explained that all this data can be more easily accessed and seen on a map and this interactive map is what we discovered.  We need to help student find the maps and data to answer their questions (and we need to make sure that they are curious enough to ask questions about the way the world works).  

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Education Around The World Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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Education Around The World Infographic: Ever wonder which regions around the world perform best when it comes to education?

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Cultures of the World | Great Websites for Kids

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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 7, 2014 5:06 PM

Cultures of the World | Great Websites for Kids.


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children and computers

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The First Day of School Around the World

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Take a look at the first day of school celebrations around the world!

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 28, 2014 10:29 AM

Access to education is one of the great indicators of development and political stability--educators wish nothing but the best education possible for the next generation, but the experience is quite variable across the globe.  As many places have recently started school again, this article is a reminder that this practice is experienced differently around the world. 


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Twenty-one conceptual illustrations of modern-day issues facing the economy, education and technology | DashBurst

Twenty-one conceptual illustrations of modern-day issues facing the economy, education and technology | DashBurst | Navigate | Scoop.it

"Have you ever been bit by the stock market? From stock-market crashes to government spying to environmental destruction to our over-reliance on mobile technology, the problems of today often seem staggering ..."


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The British Library

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The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:56 PM


The British Library’s collections on Flickr Commons offer access to millions of public domain images, which we encourage you to explore and re-use. The release of these collections into the public...


Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 22, 2014 1:20 PM

Great resources for visual application

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Activities | The Tinkering Studio | Exploratorium

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Gust MEES's curator insight, August 3, 2013 11:51 AM

 

Explore mechanical elements such as cams, levers, and linkages to create your own moving sculpture.

 

A MUST check!!!

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Tinkering

 

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52 Places to Go in 2015

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Untrammeled oases beckon, once-avoided destinations become must-sees, and familiar cities offer new reasons to visit.

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Aki Puustinen's curator insight, April 19, 2015 9:51 AM
Yes Sir - June to Milan !
Norka McAlister's curator insight, April 25, 2015 5:16 PM

There are a variety of places to choose from when it comes to vacationing, but one of these places may be in your next trip in 2015. All countries have their own attractions. You will find from old cities to modern suburbs to sky-scraping metropolitan cities establishing their place global tourism market. But one thing that shocks me is how the country of Cuba has been open to the tourism business, where for so many years their communist system has been failing and now they seem to be attracted to the tourism business. In many of these countries, building development has stopped for long time but in other places, modern infrastructure brings more tourists to the city. Urbanism plays a big role in how to distribute the cities. Furthermore, cultures, cities, variety of natural landscape, natural beaches, and tradition are some of few points that attract tourism business in the area. However, in some of these places religion, political, and security needs to be addressed and policies must be implemented in order to market these areas as tourist zones. Islamic countries, communist countries, old and modern cities, and even poor countries are all becoming good places to visit in 2015.

Annabelle Damasco's curator insight, August 7, 2015 6:48 AM

Most geographers have more than a little bit of wanderlust.  Maybe we don't all have the pocketbook for it, but so many people have the desire to explore, travel and see parts of the world that feel as if they are mythical.  For students that have the curiosity, it our mission as educators to cultivate that and help them frame the world into a geographic perspective.  I've always felt that window-seat flyers are have the seed of a geographer embedded within them...let's make sure those seeds can grow. 


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Earth System Science | Classroom Resources | PBS Learning Media

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Use a space-based vision of our planet to explore the web of connections that sustain life on Earth.

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 12, 2014 9:40 AM

Use a space-based vision of our planet to explore the web of connections that sustain life on Earth.

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Why everyone should be able to read a map

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New research suggests that map reading is a dying skill in the age of the smartphone. Perish the thought, says Rob Cowen

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Lindley Amarantos's curator insight, September 5, 2014 9:17 AM

this can explain why it is important to NOT always rely on technology. It is good to keep your brain active and the spatial awareness that comes with reading a map is invaluable

Dolors Cantacorps's curator insight, September 5, 2014 3:13 PM

Practiquem-ho a classe doncs!

Richard Thomas's curator insight, July 30, 2015 10:52 PM

Despite the gendered overtones of the article (that it's important for men to learn to read a map), this is some good advice, regardless of gender.  The vocabulary and concepts of maps can strengthen spatial cognition and geography awareness.  While GPS technology can help us in a pinch, relying primarily on a system that does not engage our navigation skills will weaken our ability to perform these functions.  While it intuitively makes sense, that the 'mental muscles' would atrophy when not used, it is a reminder that an overuse of geospatial technologies can be intellectually counterproductive.  So break out a trusty ol' map, but more importantly, be a part of the spatial decision-making process. 


Tags: mapping, spatial, technology, education.

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US States Map - List of USA States with Abbreviations

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US States Map and Abbreviations – States maps showing all the 50 states with their Abbreviations along with full names.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:44 PM

US States Map and Abbreviations – States maps showing all the 50 states with their Abbreviations along with full names.

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Explore U.S. History Through Drawings

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"Designs for Democracy is an online exhibit created by the National Archives and Records Administration. The exhibit features drawings, sketches, and pictures that demonstrate the creativity and ingenuity of Americans through history. The exhibit is divided into three sections tracing the development of the United States from its early beginnings through the 20th Century. Each of the three sections contains images in the categories of symbolism, improvements, science and technology, and artistic expression."


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For The First Time, Hackers Have Used A Refrigerator To Attack Businesses

For The First Time, Hackers Have Used A Refrigerator To Attack Businesses | Navigate | Scoop.it
Security researchers at Proofpoint have uncovered the very first wide-scale hack attack that involved television sets and at least one refrigerator.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, January 18, 2014 3:52 PM

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/securite-pc-et-internet/?tag=Internet+of+things

 

Springfield's curator insight, January 19, 2014 11:49 PM

Refrigerator hack? Certainly creative thieves!