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Does Regional Economic Growth Depend on Proximity to Urban Centres? - Papers - OECD iLibrary

This paper analyses the spatial patterns of regional economic growth in Europe over the 1995 to 2010 period. It finds that regions, which contain large urban a (Does #Regional Economic Growth Depend on Proximity to #Urban Centres?
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Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age, study suggests

Daily dose of cannabis extract could reverse brain's decline in old age, study suggests | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Regular low doses of THC dramatically boosted memory and learning in older mice, say scientists, who plan a clinical trial in humans later this year
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Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people

Climate change to cause humid heatwaves that will kill even healthy people | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
If warming is not tackled, levels of humid heat that can kill within hours will affect millions across south Asia within decades, analysis finds
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Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president

Donald Trump has no grasp of what it means to be president | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
DEFENDERS of President Donald Trump offer two arguments in his favour—that he is a businessman who will curb the excesses of the state; and that he will help America stand tall again by demolishing the politically correct taboos of left-leaning, establishment elites. From the start, these arguments looked like wishful thinking.
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Protected forests in Europe felled to meet EU renewable targets – report

Protected forests in Europe felled to meet EU renewable targets – report | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Europe’s bioenergy plants are burning trees felled from protected conservation areas rather than using forest waste, new report shows
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Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life — And He Isn’t Going to Change After Charlottesville

Donald Trump Has Been a Racist All His Life — And He Isn’t Going to Change After Charlottesville | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Much of the media has overlooked the fact that Trump doesn’t like being forced to denounce racism for the very simple reason that he himself is, and always has been, a racist.
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Traces of Controversial Herbicide Are Found in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

Traces of Controversial Herbicide Are Found in Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The ice cream brand joins the list of food companies that are grappling with trace amounts of glyphosate in their products.
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Research on Digital, Blended and Online Learning

Research on Digital, Blended and Online Learning | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Overview | National Institute for Digital LearningnidlOverview - Research NetworkThe Digital Learning Research Network fosters a network of leaders and strong communities of practice at the forefront of research on new models of teaching and learning. Additionally it aims to engage strategically with professional bodies and key external stakeholders in order to influence policy and benchmark the effective use of digital, blended and online learning against international best practices.

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The Bloom's Taxonomy Periodic Table of Activities for Inspired Learning

The Bloom's Taxonomy Periodic Table of Activities for Inspired Learning | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This free Bloom’s Taxonomy Periodic Table of activities is meant to bring learning excitement to any classroom. Share it with anyone that you feel may benefit from having it around for quick learning and assessment ideas.

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This is very interesting and useful in my area of interest; additionally, is a very creative way of implementing and getting new resources on Critical Thinking.

Juan Juan's curator insight, August 10, 12:38 PM
This tool will help you align the activities you create with the cognitive processes you want your students to have. Basically, you can choose from the most simple to the most complex processes and create your lesson plans being aware of the purposes of each of the activities you ask your class to do. I considered it as a logical and necessary tool to make sense out of our planning
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Is Digital Equity the Civil Rights Issue of the Day?

Is Digital Equity the Civil Rights Issue of the Day? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"The civil rights movement has always been about ensuring that all people, regardless of race, sex, income, religion, or other factors, have equal access to opportunity. In today’s world, technology is increasingly needed to access many opportunities. But not everyone has equal access to technology."


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Digital Equity is an elusive Civil Right even today, thus it is a major issue that can be put to the debate. People believe that technology should provide everyone opportunities for growth. However, the reality is that although we might thrust Digital Technology onto the entire population of a country, the fact remains that a large number are still Digital Technology Illiterate! Some don't even have access to Technology. It is clear that Digital Equity is a major issue that divides the society into the haves and the have nots! Those who have access to Digital Technology might get the best jobs or even get admission to some of the best colleges without being really intelligent or even accomplished professionals, while those who really deserve to get that seat because of their abilities are left out just because they don't have that internet connection or even a smart phone!
 
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#Feared, ostracised and murdered: how music saved the #Tanzania Albinism Collective

#Feared, ostracised and murdered: how music saved the #Tanzania Albinism Collective | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
They are persecuted in their home country. But music is now changing their lives. Meet the Tanzanians who play with sledgehammers, chant in Swahili – and dance till they drop

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"Tanzania has the world’s largest population of people with albinism – the genetic condition that affects a person’s ability to produce melanin, leaving their skin, hair and eyes pigment-free and at the mercy of the sun. Around one in every 1,400 people in the country has the condition (compared with 1 in 18,000 globally), and many die of skin cancer before they reach 40. Despite its prevalence, discrimination is common, especially in rural areas. It is believed that people with albinism are cursed and bring bad luck. They are frequently ostracised."

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Google Form: Peer Collaboration Evaluation Template 

Google Form: Peer Collaboration Evaluation Template  | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
I have my students work in Collaborative Learning Groups (CLG’s). I learned this from the amazing Jackie Gerstein. I intentionally design collaboration activities that they will do with their CLG. Writing COLLABORATION super huge at the top of your lesson plans is one of the things I suggest. The CLG group provides students a support …

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‘A misogynist, racist, bigoted pig is in the White House!’: Ana Navarro unloads on Trump and his apologists

‘A misogynist, racist, bigoted pig is in the White House!’: Ana Navarro unloads on Trump and his apologists | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
CNN’s Ana Navarro on Tuesday went off on Donald Trump, arguing if he cannot stand for people of every color and creed, he “should not be president.” Navarro was speaking with former Arizona Gov. Ja…

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Shell's 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’

Shell's 1991 warning: climate changing ‘at faster rate than at any time since end of ice age’ | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Critics say public information film shows Shell ‘understood the threat was dire, potentially existential for civilisation, more than a quarter of a century ago’ • ‘Shell knew’: oil giant’s 1991 film warned of climate change danger
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A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change'

A million bottles a minute: world's plastic binge 'as dangerous as climate change' | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Exclusive: Annual consumption of plastic bottles is set to top half a trillion by 2021, far outstripping recycling efforts and jeopardising oceans, coastlines and other environments
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Sandhurst chief says army needs character not university degrees

Sandhurst chief says army needs character not university degrees | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The British Army is filled with graduates, the Sandhurst chief has said, as he reveals plans to entice school-leavers by offering them a university degree alongside their officer training.
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World's oldest library reopens in Fez: 'You can hurt us, but you can't hurt the books'

World's oldest library reopens in Fez: 'You can hurt us, but you can't hurt the books' | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
After years of restoration, the ninth-century Qarawiyyin library in north-eastern Morocco is finally set to reopen – with strict security and a new underground canal system to protect its most prized manuscripts
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Bees are first insects shown to understand the concept of zero

Bees are first insects shown to understand the concept of zero | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Zero is not an easy idea to grasp, even for young humans – but experiments suggest bees might be up to the challenge
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Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94

Cathleen Morawetz, Mathematician With Real-World Impact, Dies at 94 | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In one case, Dr. Morawetz’s work helped aerospace engineers minimize shock waves around the wings of airplanes flying below the speed of sound.
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When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism

When Silicon Valley Took Over Journalism | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The pursuit of digital readership broke the New Republic—and an entire industry.
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Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability

Republican senator says Trump yet to demonstrate needed stability | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bob Corker, unleashing one of the most pointed attacks from a Republican official on President Donald Trump, said on Thursday the president had not yet shown the "stability and competence" the United States needs, nor an understanding of the nation's character.

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To close the skills gap, start with the learning gap

To close the skills gap, start with the learning gap | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
When the teacher or principal has firsthand experience, and has directly benefitted from a truly holistic learning environment, she is an authentic role model and change champion. In addition, for experiential learning to be grasped, students need an empowered and skilled guide for the methodology, meaning that teachers and other educational leaders must integrate the importance of active learning and be able to demonstrate it from a place of firm belief in its value.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, August 6, 7:59 PM
Education model sounds a lot like the IB PYP Programme curriculum.
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Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide

Hundreds feared dead in Sierra Leone mudslide | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
More than 2,000 people estimated to be homeless as mudslide near Freetown submerges houses and turns streets into churning rivers

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Igor Espanhol's curator insight, August 15, 9:03 PM

"A hillside in Regent, a mountainous town 15 miles east of Freetown, collapsed in the early hours of Monday morning after heavy rains, leaving hundreds of people trapped. Morgues in the capital have been overwhelmed with bodies, while relatives have been left to dig through the mud in search of remains."

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First-ever federal charges of female genital mutilation seen as landmark

First-ever federal charges of female genital mutilation seen as landmark | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In April, the FBI opened its first-ever federal case against two Michigan doctors for performing the procedure on dozens of girls over more than a decade. The outcome could set a precedent for how the American court system rules on such cases in the future.
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8 Takeaways on Thoughtful Assessment #Infographic 

8 Takeaways on Thoughtful Assessment #Infographic  | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Rigor, data-based decision making may lead teachers to errors in assessing student learning. Find out how to address these issues thoughtfully.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, August 15, 1:34 PM
This is an informative infographic for teachers. Good teachers continuously learn about their students and their needs.
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Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa' - BBC News

Aids: Origin of pandemic 'was 1920s Kinshasa' - BBC News | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The origin of the Aids pandemic has been traced back to 1920s Kinshasa, in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, scientists say.
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