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MIDWAY - a film by Chris Jordan

MIDWAY - a film by Chris Jordan
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A compelling clip highlighting our need to care for the environment

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Chinese State Media Had The Most Unintentionally Comedic Response To The Massive Democracy Protests In Hong Kong

Chinese State Media Had The Most Unintentionally Comedic Response To The Massive Democracy Protests In Hong Kong | Social sciences | Scoop.it
On July 1, residents of Hong Kong turned out in historic numbers to protest the country’s lack of democracy.
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This report highlights the significant influence perspective has on interpreting events. Protesters reported as being celebrators!

 

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US must 'get used to China's rise'|Politics|chinadaily.com.cn

US must 'get used to China's rise'|Politics|chinadaily.com.cn | Social sciences | Scoop.it
Provocation and escalation for selfish interests should be opposed, President Xi Jinping says in a speech at a regional security forum in Shanghai.
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American imperialism in East Asia, disguised as security measures,  may be under threat and forced to retreat with the rise of China ... 

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Web Tools and 21st Century Learning in my Classroom - Video

This short film documents how I use Web 2.0 tools in my classroom while utilizing and fostering 21st Century learning skills. Aside from providing informatio...

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Great ideas for using Web 2.0 tools across any curriculum area

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Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish

Educational Technology Guy: Great list of app based on task you want students to accomplish | Social sciences | Scoop.it
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Now here's a very useful list of tech tools for specific tasks we want students to accomplish.

 

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Who Pays the Price?

Who Pays the Price? | Social sciences | Scoop.it
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This short film highlights the human costs of electronics, follow up to the previously scooped article.

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How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum

How to Infuse Digital Literacy Throughout the Curriculum | Social sciences | Scoop.it

In our emerging digital world, a new medium of exchange has developed: online engagement, especially via social media. Effectively engaging online requires a myriad of skills that we strive to foster in school – effective written communication, brevity and civility. These components are often highlighted in Digital Citizenship programs, but in tradition-bound K12 education, we often deride social media as trite or ineffective.


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 A well written article making a strong case for schools and teachers embracing digital literacy in the social sciences and across the curriculum.

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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, April 3, 12:17 PM

Interesting post with good ideas.

LibrarianLand's curator insight, April 7, 2:53 PM

Many students still do not understand the limitations of finding information on the free web. Google is about the extent of it and if it isn't found in the first few results, it does not exist or is too hard to find (or worse still, what is found must be "it.").

 

From article: "We need to ensure that they know how to evaluate a website, a blog post, a tweet, a Facebook entry. These evaluative skills transfer cross curricularly and prepare students for the broader world of online communication."

 

 

Antonis Michailidis's curator insight, April 26, 5:49 AM

Πώς εξελίσσεται η διδακτική πράξη.

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Collective%20Wisdom%202014.pdf

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This pdf,  a great gift from Spectrum education is a compilation, the  collective wisdom of teachers who were asked what they would do to develop creativity.  It's a summary of great ideas to use in the classroom and it's a freebee.

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A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful New Google Cheat Sheet to Improve Students Search Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social sciences | Scoop.it
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Good news for students doing research - great time saving and efficiency tips

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Christchurch earthquake kills 185 | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Christchurch earthquake kills 185 | NZHistory, New Zealand history online | Social sciences | Scoop.it
On Tuesday 22 February 2011 at 12.51 p.m. Christchurch was badly damaged by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake, which killed 185 people and injured several thousand.
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Today we commemorate the devastation that resulted from the Christchurch earthquake three years ago. Many people were affected and suffered loss of loved ones, their health, livelihoods, homes or property. The city will never be the same, but yet it is the people's resilience that is shining through.

 

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China warned of air pollution time bomb

China warned of air pollution time bomb | Social sciences | Scoop.it
Millions of lives will be unnecessarily lost to rising rates of respiratory disease and lung cancer unless the Chinese government takes determined action against rampant air pollution, according to one of the country’s foremost lung experts.
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This article is interesting, not only because of the seriousness of China's air pollution problems, but also because it reveals that the  Chinese press is becoming bolder an increasingly is getting away with levelling criticism at the government...

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Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: Jordanian sheikh: Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews

Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: Jordanian sheikh: Allah gave the land of Israel to the Jews | Social sciences | Scoop.it
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Interesting insight into the Middle East situation and the legitimacy of Israel from the point of view of a devout Jordanian Muslim sheikh.

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Using Superhero Comics to Teach English and History

Using Superhero Comics to Teach English and History | Social sciences | Scoop.it
It's high time for more English and history teachers to set aside their literary purism, and to embrace superhero comics as effective and legitimate teaching and learning tools.


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Great blog, good to engage reluctant learners

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How Opium is Keeping US in Afghanistan: CIA’s Shady History of Drug Trafficking

How Opium is Keeping US in Afghanistan: CIA’s Shady History of Drug Trafficking | Social sciences | Scoop.it
Even though present-day Afghanistan flies under the news radar, it remains to be the longest military quagmire in US history. Aside from
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Power and wealth can lead to curruption

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What Is Social Intelligence? Why Does It Matter?

What Is Social Intelligence?  Why Does It Matter? | Social sciences | Scoop.it
Social intelligence is the key to career and life success. Do you have it?
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Social intelligence does matter and we can work at improving and teaching it.

 

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The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic

The 8 Key Elements Of Digital Literacy - Edudemic | Social sciences | Scoop.it

ToolsMany teachers have added ‘digital literacy’ as number four on the list of literacies their students should have (or be working towards, in most cases). Reading, writing, and math are now followed by digital literacy. Obviously, depending on the grade level  you teach, your students will have different abilities in each of the four areas, so your expectations and your teaching approach may differ quite noticeably from your colleagues. But the nagging question still remains for many teachers – what exactly is digital literacy?


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Digital literacy and 21st century citizenship are becoming inseparable

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, May 20, 6:58 PM

The three R's and a DL (digital literacy)?  I'd prefer the term Information literacy (and actively promote information fluency).  Using tech to think. Using tools to make.  Being digitally literate is a but a step on the 21st century path.


Allan Shaw's curator insight, May 22, 7:43 PM

The eight C's devised by Doug Belshaw are a neat framework to consider for use in thinking about digital literacy. There are others that are also useful and that is also useful. It will be interesting to note how this field is defined over time.

Josie Gibson's curator insight, May 24, 1:52 AM

Just as applicable for executives...

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1947-1967: Rare archive videos of Israel released

1947-1967: Rare archive videos of Israel released | Social sciences | Scoop.it
News: From Ben Gurion's first UN visit to the first tour of the Israel Museum. British Pathé publishes slew of archive videos granting rare glimpse of Israel of yesteryear.

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Great resource for history teachers. Thanks Reuven Werber

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50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014 | Social sciences | Scoop.it
50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: An Updated List For 2014

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This updated list of top TED talks provides a great link to resources that can indeed enlarge our thinking about our work as educators.

 

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Paige Jaeger 's curator insight, April 30, 8:19 AM

When you have time...

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By Sara Briggs

Using TED Talks to convey an important message or spark creativity might be more effective in teaching students than an individual agenda or preconceived notion of what should be said. Furthermore, TED Talks challenges educators everywhere to think differently and encourage the same in their students.

These are the best TED Talks for any educator because they make us laugh, warm our hearts, break down barriers, and always inspire us to dig a little deeper and push a little harder, challenging your educator perspective.

50 Inspiring TED Talks For Teachers: Updated For 2014

Jen Judge's curator insight, July 21, 3:42 PM

Check out the video 48. Let’s Raise Kids to Be Entrepreneurs

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This ‘Bloody Benzene’ Scare of China: The real price for 'Made in China' phones

This ‘Bloody Benzene’ Scare of China: The real price for 'Made in China' phones | Social sciences | Scoop.it
In-Depth: Tap-water banned in China, because of Benzene carcinogen
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The real cost of digital citizenship for the haves and the have-nots.  Can we in the developed world ignore these costs? This thought provoking report raises questions about the human cost for those working to produce our favourite devices and our ethical responsibility to raise awareness and influence changes in manufacturing practices.

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Is history repeating itself in Crimea?

View more on Crimea: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/history-repeating-crimea/ The Russian Navy agreed to pull out of the Black Sea around Crimea on March 30....
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8 Tips for an Awesome Prezi


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Good design with useful tips

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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 17, 11:32 AM

Some  great ideas for students interested in getting away from the conventional PowerPoint! 

Jeff Dumoulin's curator insight, April 18, 9:44 AM

Great Prezi on making great Prezis 

Dave Wood's curator insight, April 18, 3:41 PM

Some really useful tips about structuring information and the impactful use of visuals.  I haven't been a huge fan of Prezi because they can be just too "busy" and disorientating when they incorporate too much spin as they move from image to image. These tips give good advice about how to keep it simple for best effect.

I've used Prezi as a way of presenting the notes from a visual group coaching session back to the participants.

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7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders

7 Unconventional Behaviors Of Inspiring Leaders | Social sciences | Scoop.it
Exceptional leaders are not always perfect, and sometimes downright quirky. But they display a set of behaviors that make them admired and loved. Here is a look at seven rare ones.

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This article highlights key qualities that we ourselves need to cultivate and foster in our students.

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Denis Fortier's curator insight, February 23, 2:04 PM

Listening is tough but hearing is even tougher.

Madhav Sharma's curator insight, February 24, 8:49 PM

How many have you come across, I have come across one in Jet Airways, who always asked this question Why ? and How ? made us think and  helped us to win. 

Angela Watkins's curator insight, March 15, 9:15 PM

http://angelawatkins57.blogspot.com - http://pinterest.com/angeladwatkins

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Treaty of Waitangi | NZHistory, New Zealand history online

Treaty of Waitangi | NZHistory, New Zealand history online | Social sciences | Scoop.it
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This is an excellent site, not only for information about the Treaty and those who signed it, bit also for additional background information on New Zealand history. 

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Remembering WW1 - 100 years on | Be part of the WW1 Centenary | WW100 New Zealand

Remembering WW1 - 100 years on | Be part of the WW1 Centenary | WW100 New Zealand | Social sciences | Scoop.it
The First World War (1914 - 1918) was one of the most significant events of the 20th Century and had a deep impact on New Zealand society. Be part of the First World War Centenary.
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A great website with resources for teaching on World War 1, 100 years on. 

 

 

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A three-step guide to writing effective lesson objectives | Teach them English

A three-step guide to writing effective lesson objectives | Teach them English | Social sciences | Scoop.it
If you have unambiguous teaching objectives, you will make more productive use of your time in class. These are the three steps that I use and recommend you follow, too.
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Okay, this is not only about teaching English, but writing effective lesson objectives; useful for any teacher.

 

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fukushima out of control january-2014 - YouTube

The World is at a critical crossroads. The Fukushima disaster in Japan has brought to the forefront the dangers of Worldwide nuclear radiation. The crisis in...
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The after effects of this disaster just won't go away. We need to raise awareness of the ongoing danger posed by the melting core and the poisoning of the pacific ocean. Can a solution be found? I hope so.

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