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Top 10 Content Curation Sites and Tools - Resource Guru

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10 content curation sites for gathering sharing content on a particular topic from different sources.
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5 Ways Social Media Is Changing Your Brain | IFLScience

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The persistence of social media is certainly changing how things are done. In a matter of minutes, you can wish an old friend happy birthday on Facebook, find a recipe for dinner on Pinterest, watch a how-to project on YouTube, and get up to the minute updates on events from Twitter. But social media isn’t just changing how we act; it’s actually changing our brains as well.

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Before I'm going to rescoop this, I would very much like to know on which research the makers base their arguments on. Multitasking. Come on? People can't multitask.
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Amazing Science!

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Moving Argentina’s Capital From Buenos Aires Could Make Things Worse

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"Argentina should be careful in considering the implications of the idea of moving the capital [from Buenos Aires] to Santiago del Estero. While a dramatic move might be appealing as a fresh start, it could end up aggravating the challenges of governing the country. Capitals, like flags, are symbols, but their choice has very real consequences."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 11, 2:22 PM

Countries occasionally choose to move their capital cities to a region of the country where they want to promote growth.  A new capital such as the one being considered in Argentina, would be called by geographers a forward capital.  Although that term is not used in the article, it is one of the few examples of a forward capital being discussed a news article and it nicely discusses some of the advantages and disadvantages of forward capitals and the impacts they can have of regional growth, regime stability and the political organization of space.  


Tagspolitical, governanceArgentinaSouth America, unit 4 political.

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Why this Ebola outbreak became the worst we've ever seen

"The 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more people than sum total of all the previous outbreaks since the virus was first identified in 1976. This video explains how it got so bad."  


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 16, 10:07 PM

In a word, geography.  The geographic factors facilitated the diffusion of Ebola and have slowed down the preventative measure and limited their success.  This shows how porous borders, cultural patterns of health care, limited facilities a low literacy rates all contribute to to creating this nightmare.


Tags: medical, development, diffusion, Africa.

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Fostering the Exploitation of Open Educational Resources | Richter | Open Praxis

Fostering the Exploitation of Open Educational Resources

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Source: www.educatorstechnology.comSee on Scoop.it - Australian Curriculum Implementation

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Leslie Kelsey's curator insight, September 16, 12:43 PM

This infographic captures the essence of our SDOCE LEC learning! 

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Excellent advice on PLN's

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Social media is more than simply a marketing tool for academic research

Social media is more than simply a marketing tool for academic research | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Online platforms such as Twitter and Pinterest can inform every step of the research process, says Amanda Alampi, enabling academics to become lifelong students (Social media and academia?
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The peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia, where knowledge is curated by communities of experts.
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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

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30 Ideas To Promote Creativity In Learning

 

By Miriam Clifford, opencolleges.edu.au

This post has been republished from a 2012 post.

The concept of teaching creativity has been around for quite some time.

Academics such as  E. Paul Torrance, dedicated an entire lifetime to the advancement of creativity in education. Torrance faced much opposition in his day about the nature of creativity.  Creativity was considered to be an immeasurable, natural ability.  Torrance called for explicit teaching of creativity.  He advocated that it was skill-specific, requiring intentional instruction.  His life’s work ultimately led to the development of the Torrance tests and gifted programs throughout the world.


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German universities tumble in global rankings - The Local.de

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The Guardian German universities tumble in global rankings The Local.de Bucking the German trend, rises in the rankings include the Technical University of Dresden which rose 28 places and the University of Leipzig which increased its rank by 22...
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Tackling Gender-based Violence with Technology: case studies in developing contexts | Hirondelle USA

Hirondelle USA is a non-profit organization that supports the peaceful transformation of societies coming out of conflict or undergoing democratic change.
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3 Useful Resources for Science Activities and Lesson Plans ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Farm Science Review to focus on technology and innovation - Agri News

Farm Science Review to focus on technology and innovation - Agri News | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
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LONDON, Ohio — Information on agricultural technologies and innovation awaits growers and producers who attend this year's Farm Science Review Sept.
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Link Found Between Food Allergies and Farm Antibiotics

Link Found Between Food Allergies and Farm Antibiotics | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
If you are eating any factory farmed and mass-processed meats, you are not only getting antibiotics, but also many bacteria that are resistant to them.
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Great Critical Thinking Map for your Classroom

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El pensamiento crítico como elemento transversal formador, transformador y generador!

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Seems to follow the Effective School Correlates.

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Scottish Independence

"Scotland is about to vote on whether to secede from the UK. There are solid arguments on both sides."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, September 16, 1:04 PM

Admittedly, this video is filled with stereotypes, bad words and a strong political bias all delivered in John Oliver's trademark style--it's also filled with incorrect statements which I hope most people can recognize as humor, but it captures college students' attention.  If, however, you are looking for a more insightful piece, I recommend Jeffrey Sach's article titled "The Price of Scottish Independence," or this summary of the 9 issues that would confront an independent Scotland.  Independence in Europe today doesn't mean what it used to, and this vote will be fascinating regardless of the outcome.    


Tags: devolution, supranationalism, politicalEurope, UK.

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Oldest and Youngest Populations

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"There are 1.2 billion people between the ages of 15 and 24 in the world today — and that means that many countries have populations younger than ever before.  Some believe that this 'youth bulge' helps fuel social unrest — particularly when combined with high levels of youth unemployment.  Youth unemployment is a 'global time bomb,' as long as today’s millennials remain 'hampered by weak economies, discrimination, and inequality of opportunity.'  The world’s 15 youngest countries are all in Africa.  Of the continent’s 200 million young people, about 75 million are unemployed.

On the flip side, an aging population presents a different set of problems: Japan and Germany are tied for the world’s oldest countries, with median ages of 46.1. Germany’s declining birth rate might mean that its population will decrease by 19 percent, shrinking to 66 million by 2060. An aging population has a huge economic impact: in Germany, it has meant a labor shortage, leaving jobs unfilled."


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CES CARTOGRAPHIES METTENT EN EXERGUE OU VIVENT LES POPULATIONS PLUS JEUNES ET CELLES VIEILLES AU MONDE

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YOUNG AND POOR...

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals -- THE Journal

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals -- THE Journal | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.

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Distance Learning Vs. On Campus Education Abroad | Global Educational Consultants Study In The USA

Distance Learning Vs. On Campus Education Abroad | Global Educational Consultants Study In The USA | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This is a hot topic over the internet. Many students are curious to discuss on the matter. Different points of views have come up on the issue. It is a big debatable topic for both youth and education experts.
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Bridging the gap between academic research and classroom practice by @SLTeachMeet

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Teachers and senior teachers are doing it for themselves ... and so are academics. But are we bridging the gap together? I'm yet to see the evidence and I'm sure it exists ... In this blogpost I of...
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The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Teaching Online | Edudemic | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
The benefits of teaching online? Simple: Flexible hours; work from almost anywhere; greater student diversity; growth industry; more control over what you teach; global network of colleagues; personalized instruction; larger pool of students; easier and cheaper to share content; small investment to get started. But what factors are most important to consider when teaching an …

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4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses

4 Tools to Convert PowerPoint Presentations into Online Courses | Research Capacity-Building in Africa | Scoop.it
This blog post shares four rapid authoring tools that help you convert powerpoint presentations into online courses.Read more ›

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Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes, study says - Fox News

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Fox News Artificial sweeteners may promote diabetes, study says Fox News To gain some preliminary information on people, the researchers turned to 381 non-diabetic volunteers who filled out a questionnaire that estimated their consumption of...
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CristinaSkyBox: Autumn Resources for Teachers

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Top Cities and Other Demographics for Data Scientists

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This analysis shows the distribution of data scientists per country, city, gender and company. It is based on Data Science Central (DSC) member database, only…

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Carla Gentry CSPO's curator insight, September 17, 11:25 AM

Fast growing countries include Singapore, Spain and Ireland. Senior data scientists, executives and entrepreneurs are typically found in US, while India has a higher proportion of junior practitioners. Chinese people are very reluctant to provide personal information, which might explain why they are under-represented.

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'Euthanasia has become fashionable': Ethics expert on the right to die - ChristianToday

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There are thought to be at least 15 inmates who have already requested information about euthanasia, De Standaard newspaper reports.
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