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Watch global deforestation in 'near real time'

Watch global deforestation in 'near real time' | Online Schools | Scoop.it

A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is backed by Google and over 40 business and campaigning groups.

 

It uses information from hundreds of millions of satellite images as well as data from people on the ground. Businesses have welcomed the new database as it could help them prove that their products are sustainable.

Despite greater awareness around of the world of the impacts of deforestation, the scale of forest loss since 2000 has been significant - data from Google and the University of Maryland says the world lost 230 million hectares of trees between 2000 and 2012.

 

Forest campaigners say this is the equivalent of 50 football fields of trees being cut down, every minute of every day over the past 12 years.

 

One of the big problems in dealing with tree loss has been a lack of accurate information. Over the same time period as all these trees were lost, around 800,000 sq km of new forest was planted.

 

To tackle the dearth of reliable and up to date information, the US based World Resources Institute (WRI) has led the development of GFW, using half a billion high resolution images from Nasa's Landsat program.

 

The tool will be aimed at politicians and decision makers but also at indigenous groups.

 

In Brazil, the Paiter Surui people are already using smart phones and GPS software to monitor illegal logging.

 

For governments in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia, the technology could be useful in helping enforce the laws on logging that are often flouted.

 

When tree losses are detected, alerts can be sent out to a network of partners and citizens around the world who can take action.

GFW is also being backed by large businesses including Nestle and Unilever.


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How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills

How Writing a Learning Journal Can Increase Critical Thinking Skills | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Remember reflection? That’s something we used to do occasionally before we all became addicted to checking our Web-enabled devices every few minutes for our much-needed digital data fixes. Prior to the mobile revolution, people could at times be seen staring off into space, just thinking. If you were to spot someone doing that today, you’d …”
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Gaëlle Solal's curator insight, February 17, 4:20 AM

Tenir un journal de sa pratique artistique... une toute bonne idée! 

Mari Rodrigues's curator insight, February 17, 5:59 AM

Um artigo bastante pertinente que nos remete para uma importante reflexão (Writing and keeping journals. A guide for educators and social practitioners)  sobre os benefícios associados à criação de um jornal, independentemente do propósito para o qual seja criado...

 

According to the American Library Association, by 2020, information on the Internet will be doubling every 15 minutes. Consuming information without taking the time to reflect is bad for the development of critical thinking skills. Without reflection, we become locked in a pattern of remembering and communicating information without taking the time to assess whether the information is true, utter garbage, or a valuable missing piece in a puzzle.[...]


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A journal is also a tool for self-discovery, an aid to concentration, a mirror for the soul, a place to generate and capture ideas, a safety valve for the emotions, a training ground for the writer, and a good friend and confidant. (op. cit.)

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Une autre façon de créer un portfolio d'apprentissage.

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The Benefits of School Trips Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The Benefits of School Trips Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“The Benefits of School Trips Infographic points out 15 benefits of school trips, including breathing life into boring subjects and giving kids the chance to learn through experience.”
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10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Excellent Lessons from Google to Help Students Better Use Google Maps in Their Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Online Schools | Scoop.it

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AND with Google Earth Pro now "free," it's an even better application to use in the classroom. 

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Five free video editors that deliver impressive results

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“You don't have to buy expensive software to handle small business video editing tasks. The tools on this list will help you quickly put together professional-quality videos -- for free.”
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Interessant lijstje video editing webapps die je gratis en online kan gebruiken.

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iKeepSafe - Digital Safety for Digital Citizens

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3 Great Tools to Record Screencasts on Chromebook

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Google Will Use Your Profile Information In Their Ads – Unless You Opt Out

Google Will Use Your Profile Information In Their Ads – Unless You Opt Out | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Google has just updated their terms of service allowing them to use your Google profile information in their ads. Which is worrying, because who really reads terms and conditions? The scheme is called "Shared Endorsements" and Google describes it as follows: To ensure that your recommendations reach the people you care about, Google sometimes displays…”
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Livin’ on the Edge: 7 Sites That (Thankfully) Don’t Hold Back

Livin’ on the Edge: 7 Sites That (Thankfully) Don’t Hold Back | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Where do you get your news? Some sources are too concerned about political correctness to give the news the treatment it deserves. The following are some news websites that (thankfully) don't hold back. Continue reading →”
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Why Teachers Should Play Minecraft In Class (EdSurge News)

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“ Getting Started Pick up a copy at MinecraftEDU Check out the Wiki Participate in the forums Plan and discuss before you play! Dig, dig, dig. Break and build. Such are the simple, hallmark mechanics behind one of the world’s most popular indie games, Minecraft, which has sold an estimated 20 mil”
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Why Educators Need to Know Learning Theory

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“ This is the second in a three-part series about Learning Design. The first post introduced the Learning Design Framework; a guide for educators to create optimal learning experiences for students b...”
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How dolphins see the world: A comparison with chimpanzees and humans

How dolphins see the world: A comparison with chimpanzees and humans | Online Schools | Scoop.it

Bottlenose dolphins use auditory (or echoic) information to recognize their environments, and many studies have described their echolocation perception abilities. However, relatively few systematic studies have examined their visual perception. A team of scientists now tested dolphins on a visual-matching task using two-dimensional geometric forms including various features. Based on error patterns, they used multidimensional scaling to analyze perceptual similarities among stimuli. In addition to dolphins, they conducted comparable tests with terrestrial species: chimpanzees were tested on a computer-controlled matching task and humans were tested on a rating task. The overall perceptual similarities among stimuli in dolphins were similar to those in the two species of primates. These results clearly indicate that the visual world is perceived similarly by the three species of mammals, even though each has adapted to a different environment and has differing degrees of dependence on vision.

 

Because dolphins have adapted to an underwater environment, they have developed a perceptual system that differs considerably from that of terrestrial mammals such as primates. One strikingly different aspect of the perceptual system of dolphins is echolocation1,. They can recognize shapes, materials, and the texture of objects using this form of biological sonar. Many echolocation studies on cetaceans have been conducted both in the laboratory and in the wild4. A few studies have investigated dolphins' ability to use cross-modal integration through vision–echolocation matching5, 6,. In these studies, dolphins were very accurate in matching three-dimensional complex objects using information gathered via echolocation. On the other hand, these results indirectly suggest that dolphins may also visually discriminate complex objects. Dolphins (e.g., bottlenose dolphins) have poorer in-air and underwater visual acuity (12.6 min of visual angle from a distance of 2.5 m) than that of primates10. Nevertheless, they still visually recognize and discriminate human gestural signs11, 12, 13, mirror images of themselves14, 15, numbers of objects16, three-dimensional objects4, 17, and two-dimensional forms17, 18. Moreover, researchers have used visual stimuli to study the basic features of the vision and various cognitive abilities of dolphins17, 18.


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Watch global deforestation in 'near real time'

Watch global deforestation in 'near real time' | Online Schools | Scoop.it

A new global monitoring system has been launched that promises "near real time" information on deforestation around the world.

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is backed by Google and over 40 business and campaigning groups.

 

It uses information from hundreds of millions of satellite images as well as data from people on the ground. Businesses have welcomed the new database as it could help them prove that their products are sustainable.

Despite greater awareness around of the world of the impacts of deforestation, the scale of forest loss since 2000 has been significant - data from Google and the University of Maryland says the world lost 230 million hectares of trees between 2000 and 2012.

 

Forest campaigners say this is the equivalent of 50 football fields of trees being cut down, every minute of every day over the past 12 years.

 

One of the big problems in dealing with tree loss has been a lack of accurate information. Over the same time period as all these trees were lost, around 800,000 sq km of new forest was planted.

 

To tackle the dearth of reliable and up to date information, the US based World Resources Institute (WRI) has led the development of GFW, using half a billion high resolution images from Nasa's Landsat program.

 

The tool will be aimed at politicians and decision makers but also at indigenous groups.

 

In Brazil, the Paiter Surui people are already using smart phones and GPS software to monitor illegal logging.

 

For governments in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia, the technology could be useful in helping enforce the laws on logging that are often flouted.

 

When tree losses are detected, alerts can be sent out to a network of partners and citizens around the world who can take action.

GFW is also being backed by large businesses including Nestle and Unilever.


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Steve Perlman's Amazing Wireless Machine Is Finally Here

Steve Perlman's Amazing Wireless Machine Is Finally Here | Online Schools | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Steve Perlman unveils a new version of his wireless technology, which could give each mobile device its own super-fast connection.Steve Perlman is ready to give you a personal cell phone signal that follows you from place to place, a signal that’s about 1,000 times faster than what you have today because you needn’t share it with anyone else.Perlman — the iconic Silicon Valley inventor best known for selling his web TV company to Microsoft for half a billion dollars — started work on this new-age cellular technology a decade ago, and on Wednesday morning, he’ll give the first public demonstration at Columbia University in New York, his alma mater.Previously known as DIDO, the technology is now called pCell — short for “personal cell” — and judging from the demo Perlman gave us at his lab in San Francisco last week, it works as advertised, streaming video and other data to phones with a speed and a smoothness you’re unlikely to achieve over current cell networks.“It’s a complete rewrite of the wireless rulebook,” says Perlman, who also helped Apple create QuickTime, the technology that brought video to the Macintosh. “Since the invention of wireless, people have moved around the coverage area. Now, the coverage area follows you.”“That will shock people,” Perlman said in an interview. “It means we have hundreds of millions of devices out there that are ready to go.”Under Perlman’s pCell system, interference from the cells is not an issue. Instead of blasting out a dumb signal across a given area, Perlman and his team of researchers have developed a smart transmission system. Their networking equipment locates a device like a smartphone and uses complex mathematical operations to create a unique signal—hence the personal cell idea—just for that device. The upshot of this is that you can place the pCell transmitters anywhere and not worry about their signals bleeding into each other. And instead of sharing a signal, each person gets to tap into close to the full capacity of the transmitter. “We believe this is the largest increase in capacity in the history of wireless technology,” says Perlman. “It’s like the wireless equivalent of fiber-optic cables.”Artemis Networks is the company Perlman has formed to sell this technology. It’s in the process of putting pCell transmitters on about 350 rooftops in San Francisco, and Perlman is looking to work with a telco or technology company like Google(GOOG) or Microsoft (MSFT) to get a commercial service running in the fourth quarter. “We’ll do San Francisco first and then do New York, Chicago, Dallas, and other congested cities,” says Perlman.To work properly, a company backing the pCell technology would need to build out a large data center in addition to deploying the transmitters. It’s in the data center where servers constantly crunch away on the algorithms that form the unique wireless stream aimed at each device. As people move about, the servers must keep recalculating and processing a new stream. Perlman expects that a single data center could satisfy the needs of a city like San Francisco.
Perlman has spent about 10 years working on this technology with a handful of employees. I paid a recent visit to their San Francisco laboratory and saw the technology working firsthand. Perlman had put a few of the transmitters up near the ceiling and was able to direct a wireless beam right at a device in my hand. Despite such demonstrations, Perlman has been unable to tempt venture capitalists with the technology. “They invariably bring in experts who say it doesn’t really work,” he says. “I am showing them a demo, but they remain convinced that it’s something else.”
Perlman, who made millions selling WebTV to Microsoft, has funded all of this himself, and he declines to reveal the exact amount spent so far. He will show off the pCell technology at Columbia University on Wednesday during a midday lecture.
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Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code

Top 10 Ways to Teach Yourself to Code | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ Programming is one of the most valuable skills you can pick up in these modern times, whether for career prospects or to stretch your brain and create something awesome.”
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Parenting in the Digital Era

Parenting in the Digital Era | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“As James Baldwin said, "Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them." If parental digital illiteracy can cause one type of problems to children, parental overindulgence in tech...”
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Dr Tee Nadan's curator insight, February 9, 5:06 AM

This blog is quite thought provoking. What is the educational gap between children whose parents are digitally literate versus those whose parents barely even own a smart phone? Is our education able to cope with both  set of students?

Christian's curator insight, February 12, 5:04 PM

Very interesting topics

RJ Lavallee's curator insight, February 13, 7:46 AM

Yet another opinion, but fairly balanced.

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19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism - Teachers With Apps

19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism - Teachers With Apps | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ 19 Toys & Apps that can help develop Language and Social Skills in Children with Autism”
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CristinaSkyBox: Inspiring Creativity with Storytelling

CristinaSkyBox: Inspiring Creativity with Storytelling | Online Schools | Scoop.it

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5 Math Manipulatives for your Digital Toolkit

5 Math Manipulatives for your Digital Toolkit | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Five FREE apps for your virtual math toolkit. Geoboard by The Math Learning Center (a nonprofit organization dedicated to K – 12 education) is a FREE app that turns your iPhone/iPad into a virtual...”
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Lindsey Hammonds's curator insight, November 3, 2014 9:52 AM

Math teachers - you might want to take a look at these!

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12 Most Crippling Mindset Hurdles on Google Plus

12 Most Crippling Mindset Hurdles on Google Plus | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ Google Plus got your stuck? Jimmie Lanley shares the 12 Most Crippling Mindset Hurdles on Google Plus to get you onto Google greatness.”
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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, May 22, 2014 3:01 AM
Google Plus is like Facebook?  Wrong!
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Gmail-Delay-Send: Schedule Gmail to be sent later

Gmail-Delay-Send: Schedule Gmail to be sent later | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“Gmail send later. A review of an open-source app called Gmail-Delay-Send, allowing you to schedule messages for later delivery.”
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15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education

15 Best Google Drive Add-Ons for Education | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“The Best Google Drive Add Ons for Education will help you be more productive and add cool academic content into Google Drive. Revise better and more...”
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Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success | Selected Reads

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success | Selected Reads | Online Schools | Scoop.it
“ A platform featuring academic reviews of books spanning different topics. Selected Reads is particularly helpful for Teachers, educators, academics, student researchers and bibliophiles.”
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Is cube satellite broadcasting bringing a free Internet to the entire world?

Is cube satellite broadcasting bringing a free Internet to the entire world? | Online Schools | Scoop.it

A small team of workers at a New York based non-profit organization called Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF) has announced its intention to build an "Outernet"—a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to virtually any person on the planet—for free. The idea, the MDIF website says, is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of censorship.

As the Internet has grown in size and importance, human rights organizations, or those (such as MDIF) promoting freedom of expression, have begun to propose that access to the information that the Internet can provide, is a basic human right. Conversely, they suggest that restricting access to the Internet is a violation of human rights. MDIF seeks to circumvent those that might wish to violate such human rights by bypassing their ability to restrict access—they are proposing that hundreds of cube satellites be built and launched to create a constellation of sorts in the sky, allowing anyone with a phone or computer to access Internet data sent to the satellites by several hundred ground stations.


MDIF claims that 40 percent of the people in the world today are still not able to connect to the Internet—and it's not just because of restrictive governments such as North Korea—it's also due to the high cost of bringing service to remote areas. An Outernet would allow people from Siberia to parts of the western United States to remote islands or villages in Africa to receive the same news as those in New York, Tokyo, Moscow or Islamabad. That they say, would guarantee all people the same Internet rights as everyone else.


The Outernet, as envisioned, would be one-way—data would flow from feeders to the satellites which would broadcast to all below. MDIF plans to add the ability to transmit from anywhere as well as soon as funds become available. At this time, it's not clear how much MDIF has been able to collect for the project, but acknowledge that building such a network would not be cheap. Such satellites typically run $100,000 to $300,000 to build and launch. Still, the timeline for the project calls for deploying the initial cubesats as early as next summer.


As conceived, at least in its initial stages, the constellation of satellites would broadcast data received in a continuous loop until new fresh data arrives. Broadcasting will be done using already accepted international standards such as UDP-based WiFi multicasting, DVB, and Digital Radio Mondiale.


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This transformative innovation will overcome huge obstacles around connectivity for vast numbers of people around the globe.  Education will be available to all provided that the hardware is made available to all to link in.  The future is almost here!

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Your knowledge is your strength and power 

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WoW  .. Expand  your mind!! It has room to grow!!! 

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Distance Education in India | Distance Learning Universities in India

We inform you about distance education in India, advantages of distance learning in India and the features of distance education in India.
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The potential for elearning to reach students that previously had no access to quality education is huge.  Critical is that these students get access to the internet, otherwise a further widening of the gap will occur. Mobile phone platforms show the greatest potential.

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