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Anti-Science Environmentalists Ban 'Neonic' Insecticides, Imperiling Global Health - Forbes

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Anti-Science Environmentalists Ban 'Neonic' Insecticides, Imperiling Global Health
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Both bans were politically motivated and instituted over the objection of independent scientists, and similar bans are now being pushed by activists in the U.S.
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What Elite Athletes Can Teach You About Dealing With Pressure

What Elite Athletes Can Teach You About Dealing With Pressure | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

How do competitors deliver top performance when so much is riding on a single movement? Source: www.entrepreneur.com See on Scoop.it – Educational News and Web Tools http://elearningfeeds.com/what-elite-athletes-can-teach-you-about-dealing-with-pressure/


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Learning that lasts: Helping students remember and use what you teach

Learning that lasts: Helping students remember and use what you teach | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"How often do you hear the following sentiments from students?

• “I won’t ever use anything I am learning in this class, but I have to take it to graduate.”
• “I don’t care about this class ..."

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A Curated Conversation on British MOOCs

A Curated Conversation on MOOCs in the Uk held at the altMOOCsig at UCL on 27th June 2014. Contributions from various British academics including Diana Laurill…

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How to Understand Consumer Email Behavior. A must Read.

How to Understand Consumer Email Behavior. A must Read. | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Since Email is still and probably will be for some time, the most powerful way to reach our customer base, doesn't it make sense to understand how to use this medium to its fullest potential?

 

Late last week Michael Essany and his team of researchers reached out with results from a new survey of 1,000 U.S. internet users on email behavior.

 

The report uncovered a number of interesting findings worth noting for email marketers and digital advertisers everywhere....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 23, 7:44 AM

Marketers will benefit from this research study, the importance of mobile and insight into how users read email.

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Evaluating Impacts of Peacebuilding Interventions

Evaluating Impacts of Peacebuilding Interventions | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Author, Copyright Holder: Diana Chigas, Madeline Church and Vanessa Corlazzoli, CDA, Saferworld, Search for Common Ground and DFID Purpose and Intended Use of this Document  DFID's 2009 Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Framework outlined an...

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Review of evaluation approaches and methods for interventions related to violence against women and girls (VAWG)

Review of evaluation approaches and methods for interventions related to violence against women and girls (VAWG) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This paper, written by Michaela Raab and Wolfgang Stuppert for the UK Department for International Development (DfID), assesses the strengths, weaknesses and appropriateness of a variety of approaches that have been used to evaluate programs aimed...

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E-learning vs E-working

E-learning vs E-working | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Remote vs on site This will be a short post today just pointing out a hypocrisy that was made apparent to me recently when I responded to an advert for e-learning contractors at a well-know university. I emailed the project leader to ask about remote working, as I am not located near the... http://elearningfeeds.com/e-learning-vs-e-working/


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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners | Amy Erin Borovoy | Edutopia.org

Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners | Amy Erin Borovoy | Edutopia.org | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Most educators have little choice about the (usually) over-crowded, (often) unappealing rooms they teach in -- but they intuitively know that the spaces children spend their time in can have an effect on how they learn.

 

I've gathered a collection of videos to explore the questions: How important is environment to learning? And what small changes can you make in seating, organization, lighting, and decor to build your own space into a better place to teach and learn?

 

Click headline to view the videos, read more and access hot links--


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What does inquiry learning look like? - What Ed Said

What does inquiry learning look like? - What Ed Said | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"There’s only one thing I found jarring in their feedback and it relates to my beliefs about inquiry learning. They noted that neither students nor teachers seem able to identify what particular inquiry cycles we follow. They said the children to whom they spoke didn’t seem to be aware of the specific ‘stages’ of inquiry and that most teachers couldn’t articulate how an inquiry cycle directs our planning.

 

To be honest, I’m glad."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 3:49 PM

All learning, including inquiry based, should be messy and not adhere slavishly to a premeditated plan. Teachers and students should be thinking on their feet (meditating in other words) as they work together.

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Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa)

Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

Africa is rising and needs, not the failed models of the developed world but new models that are more suited to the massive demand that already exists for education and training. This is not more universities but more vocational learning. The great opportunity here, is to use the great gifts of the internet, that are already there, for free. 


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 21, 1:42 AM

We live in times of great opportunity. Open Educational Resources (OER) can transform the world. Here's a first person view of what's happening right now in Africa. 


Open your mind to it!

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19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response -

19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response - | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"I was recently going through an old folder of reading reflection prompts and forms, and found a reading log that I called a “Self-Guided Reading Response Log” (whatever that means). It’s a few years old, but I remember using it first as a way for students to get “points” in a reading program we were doing at the time."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 23, 6:11 PM

Terry Heick shares 19 reading prompts that he has used with students in the past. The list would work with both fiction and non-fiction.

In the post he describes how he used the prompts to help students, stating that he expected his students to be able to say "I read this, and know that writing about what I read is important, and I picked these questions to use to guide my writing."

The image above includes the prompts. He also has included additional explanations with many of the prompts within the post.

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Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense

Opinion: Dear Congressman, Research Shows Closing School Libraries and Cutting Certified Librarians Does Not Make Sense | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Closing school libraries and cutting certified librarian positions does not make sense, says YA author and advocate Sarah Darer Littman, who has backed this assertion with research she cites in an open letter to policy makers.

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, July 23, 2:58 PM

Thank you, Sara!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 3:45 PM

Reducing school librarians and librarians is one element of reducing the necessary resources in schools.

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Colombian Student Faces Prison Charges for Sharing an Academic Article Online

Colombian Student Faces Prison Charges for Sharing an Academic Article Online | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

In many parts of the developing world, students face barriers to access academic materials. Libraries are often inadequate, and schools and universities are often unable to pay dues for expensive, specialized databases.


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Researchers target low-cost avatar technology - Voice of America

Researchers target low-cost avatar technology - Voice of America | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"According to Ari Shapiro, a research scientist at University of Southern California's Institute for Creative Technologies, that technology is just around the corner ..."


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Novel technology system allows clinicians to increase connectivity with patients - ModernMedicine

Novel technology system allows clinicians to increase connectivity with patients - ModernMedicine | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Novel technology system allows clinicians to increase connectivity with patients
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As a medical professional in the field of dermatology and cosmetic surgery your time is valuable and there are only so many hours in a day.

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Teachers Guide to Creating Rich Interactive Visuals Using ThingLink ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Guide to Creating Rich Interactive Visuals Using ThingLink ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

ThingLink is an excellent web tool that allows you to create interactive images online. The images you create can come alive by adding to them text, video, music, and links. ThingLink has also recently rolled out a new feature, which is still in beta, that allows you to add interactive pinmarks to YouTube videos. These pin marks can be links to other videos or websites.


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Case Study Evaluations - World Bank

Case Study Evaluations - World Bank | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This guide, written by Linda G. Morra and Amy C. Friedlander for the World Bank, provides guidance and advice on the use of case studies.

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Review of evaluation approaches and methods for interventions related to violence against women and girls (VAWG)

Review of evaluation approaches and methods for interventions related to violence against women and girls (VAWG) | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This paper, written by Michaela Raab and Wolfgang Stuppert for the UK Department for International Development (DfID), assesses the strengths, weaknesses and appropriateness of a variety of approaches that have been used to evaluate programs aimed...

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Ghana Agriculture Production Survey (GAPS): Report on data quality and findings on key indicators 2011/2012 minor season survey | IFPRI Publication


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IFPRIKM's curator insight, July 23, 9:37 AM

The Ghana Agriculture Production Survey (GAPS) undertaken by the Statistics, Research and Information Directorate (SRID) of the Ministry of Food and Agriculture is designed to provide data on community amenities, characteristics of farm families, utilization of land, use of inputs, outputs of major agricultural commodities, post-farm activities, household incomes, health of farm families, and health of farm animals on an annual basis.

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edutopia: Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning

edutopia: Five Keys to Rigorous Project-Based Learning | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Well-designed project-based learning (PBL) has been shown to result in deeper learning and engaged, self-directed learners. Learn more about the five core elements of successful PBL.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 16, 4:04 PM

Edutopia offers a video series call the Five Keys to PBL. This page will get you to the bonanza information that could transform your teaching and your classroom. 

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What does inquiry learning look like? - What Ed Said

What does inquiry learning look like? - What Ed Said | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"There’s only one thing I found jarring in their feedback and it relates to my beliefs about inquiry learning. They noted that neither students nor teachers seem able to identify what particular inquiry cycles we follow. They said the children to whom they spoke didn’t seem to be aware of the specific ‘stages’ of inquiry and that most teachers couldn’t articulate how an inquiry cycle directs our planning.

 

To be honest, I’m glad."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 3:49 PM

All learning, including inquiry based, should be messy and not adhere slavishly to a premeditated plan. Teachers and students should be thinking on their feet (meditating in other words) as they work together.

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Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic

Introduction to Google Classroom - Edudemic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

With the recent announcement of Google Classroom, school districts and educators across the country that are currently integrating Google Apps for Education into their classrooms are awaiting the opportunity to gain access to Google’s workflow solution. While there are currently a number of workflow solutions and approaches within Google Drive that classroom teachers can take that range from manual organization and file / folder sharingto advanced automation with tools such as Doctopus, Google Classroom provides a viable option that strikes a balance – blending tight integration with Google Drive, an intuitive interface and advanced features that experienced Google Drive users are looking for.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, July 23, 9:01 AM

Here's a strong introduction from Greg Kulowiec to the ins and outs of Google Classroom. This article includes a Vimeo based video tutorial.  Get up to speed now, you'll need this info in the Fall!

Sue Walsh's curator insight, July 23, 6:07 PM

Mmmmm. What an interesting environment it is!!

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, Today, 5:43 AM

Here is the summit of the mountain for educators who are committed to the excellence of Google products. Use the "down" hours of summer to check it out.

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19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response -

19 Reading Response Questions For Self-Guided Response - | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it

"I was recently going through an old folder of reading reflection prompts and forms, and found a reading log that I called a “Self-Guided Reading Response Log” (whatever that means). It’s a few years old, but I remember using it first as a way for students to get “points” in a reading program we were doing at the time."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, July 23, 6:11 PM

Terry Heick shares 19 reading prompts that he has used with students in the past. The list would work with both fiction and non-fiction.

In the post he describes how he used the prompts to help students, stating that he expected his students to be able to say "I read this, and know that writing about what I read is important, and I picked these questions to use to guide my writing."

The image above includes the prompts. He also has included additional explanations with many of the prompts within the post.

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The Impact of Meaningful Use on EHR Development

The Impact of Meaningful Use on EHR Development | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
I’ve been getting a really strong response to my post calling for EHR vendors to expand their definition of customer service. Although, the title doesn’t do the post justice since I also talk about the impact of meaningful use on EHR development.

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16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology

16 OER Sites Every Educator Should Know -- Campus Technology | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Open educational resources not only save students from triple-digit (or more!) textbook costs, but they also allow instructors to mix-and-match content for a more personalized, engaging learning experience. Here are 16 resources that offer a wide range of content and tools to help implement OER in just about any course.

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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 10, 1:11 PM

Mix and match your content with free textbooks and other resources.

Ann Ewel's curator insight, Today, 9:14 AM

This looks like a great resource and not only that Elizabeth who scooped it first, also looks like a great resource -- lots of interesting scoops-- one to follow!

Jean Jacoby's curator insight, Today, 2:58 PM

Really useful - why reinvent the wheel!