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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
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Valia Reinsalu's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:34 PM

Always interesting to read about Finland's school system...

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, April 21, 2015 12:55 AM

#finlandia #educacion

DrAlfonso Orozco C.'s curator insight, April 21, 2015 2:11 PM

Terminas bien Tu Educaciòn?  ..--Finnish Education.

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Gorgeous, Sustainable "Leather" Is Made From Pineapple Waste

Gorgeous, Sustainable "Leather" Is Made From Pineapple Waste | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
When leather expert Carmen Hijosa visited the Philippines to consult with the leather industry there, she discovered two big problems: The leather was poor quality, and producing it was bad both for the local environment and the people involved.

But as she traveled around the country, she had an epiphany. The Philippines grows a lot of pineapples—and ends up with a lot of wasted pineapple leaves. The leaves, she realized, had certain features that might make it possible to turn them into a plant-based leather alternative.

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Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water

Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The amount of rainfall a place gets isn't the only factor in how much water is available to it. These major urban areas show how dire the coming global freshwater shortage could get.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 13, 3:58 PM

Seen from space, this planet is a blue marble, a world where the surface is dominated by water.  The Pacific Ocean alone is nearly half of the surface area of our planet.  Add in polar ice caps and the rivers and lakes, we can see that water profoundly impacts Earth.  Yet most of that water is salt water (97%) and two-thirds of our non-salty water locked away in ice sheets (2% of the global water). Everything else, rivers, lakes, marshes, aquifers, and reservoirs represent that remaining 1% of the Earth's water supply--and that 1% of water is what sustains human settlements and allows for agricultural expansion.  The geography of this 1% is highly uneven and a huge water crisis can cause governments crumble--the fact that this precious resources has been wasted and polluted becomes more frustrating as water resources are being strained in so many places.  In this article, it  describes 8 major metro areas where water is being depleted rapidly -- Tokyo, Miami, London, Cairo, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Bangalore and Mexico City. 

 

Tags: urban, water, land use, megacities, urban ecology, consumption, environment, resources.

Ken Feltman's curator insight, April 24, 8:24 AM
Seth Dixon has another "uh oh!" article.
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Makerspace Tools @GravesColleen #makered 

Makerspace Tools @GravesColleen #makered  | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
What are great tools for a makerspace? What materials should I get? Show this list of awesome stuff to your students and makerspace steering committee and see what your makers are interested in before making purchases. (Read more about starting a school makerspace from scratch) Curious about how to get funding? Read my makerspace buy-in post here (coming in May 2016).

*What if I can’t get it all? Decide how you want to run your space. Do you wanna have workshops or challenges? A challenge lasts a lot longer, so you could buy 10 sets of Makey Makeys and run a challenge for a few months. Or get 10 Spheros and do a different Sphero challenge each month. Just keep stretching your ideas and see where your imagination can take you, but don’t get bogged down ordering a lot of stuff you do not know how to use.  Buy a set of something and see where it takes you! Also, don’t wait until you know how to use it before using it with students! Learn ALONGSIDE your makers!

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Stunning Satellite Images Turn Earth Into Art

Stunning Satellite Images Turn Earth Into Art | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

"The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled some of the more stunning examples into a traveling art exhibition called Earth as Art 4, the fourth in a series of shows since 2002. The collection, which can be viewed in full online, debuted at USGS headquarters in Reston, Virginia."

 

Tags: remote sensing, land use, environment, geospatial, images, art, landscape.


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Dennis Swender's curator insight, April 21, 10:34 PM
The heights of multicultural art
Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, April 24, 1:02 AM
Imágenes satelitales que convierten la Tierra en Arte
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Here Are The Self-Declared Nations You Won't See At The UN

Here Are The Self-Declared Nations You Won't See At The UN | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
These nations might not have representation, but they play a major role in international affairs.

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Not all countries are created equal.  Political states gain power, prestige and legitimacy when other states recognize their territorial claims.  These 11 places are examples of de-facto states, insurgent states, and exceptions to the general geopolitical order, often created out of border disputes, geopolitical turmoil or tension. 

 

Tags: political, states, borders, geopolitics.

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Christian Allié's curator insight, March 31, 5:44 AM

Not all countries are created equal.  Political states gain power, prestige and legitimacy when other states recognize their territorial claims.  These 11 places are examples of de-facto states, insurgent states, and exceptions to the general geopolitical order, often created out of border disputes, geopolitical turmoil or tension. 

 

Tags: political, states, borders, geopolitics.

degrowth economy and ecology's curator insight, March 31, 9:41 AM

Not all countries are created equal.  Political states gain power, prestige and legitimacy when other states recognize their territorial claims.  These 11 places are examples of de-facto states, insurgent states, and exceptions to the general geopolitical order, often created out of border disputes, geopolitical turmoil or tension. 

 

Tags: political, states, borders, geopolitics.

MsPerry's curator insight, March 31, 12:56 PM

Not all countries are created equal.  Political states gain power, prestige and legitimacy when other states recognize their territorial claims.  These 11 places are examples of de-facto states, insurgent states, and exceptions to the general geopolitical order, often created out of border disputes, geopolitical turmoil or tension. 

 

Tags: political, states, borders, geopolitics.

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Richard Branson's 4 Rules For Making Difficult Decisions

Richard Branson's 4 Rules For Making Difficult Decisions | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The billionaire chairman of the Virgin Group has used these basic principles throughout his 40-year career.

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Cameron Larsuel's curator insight, February 23, 10:00 PM

Leverage all aspects of your cognitive thought to maximize your mental agility, sound judgement and Intellectual Horsepower.

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What Borders Mean to Europe

What Borders Mean to Europe | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Europe today is a continent of borders. The second-smallest continent in the world has more than 50 distinct, sovereign nation-states. Many of these are part of the European Union. At the core of the EU project is an effort to reduce the power and significance of these borders without actually abolishing them — in theory, an achievable goal. But history is not kind to theoretical solutions.

Today, Europe faces three converging crises that are ultimately about national borders, what they mean and who controls them. These crises appear distinct: Immigration from the Islamic world, the Greek economic predicament, and the conflict in Ukraine would seem to have little to do with each other. But in fact they all derive, in different ways, from the question of what borders mean.

 

Tags: borders, political, geopolitics, Ukraine, Greece.


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What the schools of the future could look like

What the schools of the future could look like | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

The winning ideas for the "Future Proofing Schools" design competition feature classroom concepts with high sustainability and technological innovation.


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6 Great iPad Apps for Turning Pictures into Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Great iPad Apps for Turning Pictures into Comics ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

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Virtual reality in the classroom just got affordable

Virtual reality in the classroom just got affordable | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Google Cardboard is a low-cost virtual reality headset that works with mobile phones to bring immersive virtual reality field trips to any classroom.

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What Amazing Bosses Do Differently

What Amazing Bosses Do Differently | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
To be a superboss, do five things well.

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donhornsby's curator insight, December 2, 2015 9:31 AM

(From the article): Don’t just talk… listen. Employees tend to be happiest when they feel free to contribute new ideas and take initiative, and most managers claim they want people who do just that. So why doesn’t it happen more often? Usually the problem is that bosses promote their own views too strongly. Employees wonder: “Why bother taking risks with new ideas when my boss’s views are already so fixed?”


The best leaders spend a great deal of time listening. They pose problems and challenges, then ask questions to enlist the entire team in generating solutions. They reward innovation and initiative, and encourage everyone in the group to do the same.

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Sosiaalinen media voi pelastaa tai tuhota demokratian

Sosiaalinen media voi pelastaa tai tuhota demokratian | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

Sosiaalisella medialla on voimaa. Me päätämme mihin sitä käytämme.


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Kuuntelua ja dialogin käymistä 

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Be careful where you are looking! Eye-tracking technology the next big thing in #AR and #VR

Be careful where you are looking! Eye-tracking technology the next big thing in #AR and #VR | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The San Francisco-based firm, Eyefluence, states its technology enables users to ‘to transform intent into action through their eyes,’ and will revolutionise head mounted displays.

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, May 4, 10:57 PM
Quote "The technology's eye interaction relies on image processing and eye-tracking algorithms to work out a 'gaze vector' to see where the user is looking and for how long. It factors in tiny movements made by the eyes, called saccades, to work out where the eye's gaze is moving to next. By analysing these biological factors, Eyefluence said the technology can enable users to interact with the virtual and augmented worlds as fast as they can think. The technology would enable users to wear a virtual reality headset, such as Facebook's Oculus Rift, without the need for hand gestures or controllers to select and navigate. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3570892/Eyefluence-headset-uses-LASERS-let-control-virtual-worlds-using-just-eyes.html#ixzz47kL6udsi Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook"
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Vizor tutorial 4: Visual programming basics

Vizor tutorial 4: Visual programming basics | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Walk through the very basics of visual programming on Vizor.
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Want to Be a Successful Leader? Research Says Practice These 6 Things Daily

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Research Says Practice These 6 Things Daily | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Bosses and HR Execs are now catching on to the critical link between great leadership and healthy work cultures. And research says it all comes down to six servant-leadership behaviors.

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YouTube tarjoilee nyt suoria lähetyksiä VR-muodossa

YouTube tarjoilee nyt suoria lähetyksiä VR-muodossa | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
360 asteen videot saapuivat YouTubeen viime vuonna. Erityisen helppoa immersiivisistä kokemuksista nauttiminen on palvelun Android-sovelluksella, jossa videot muuntuvat Cardboard-tyylisille VR-laseille sopivaan 3D-muotoon yhdellä painalluksella.
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15 Online Games to Learn About the Planet

15 Online Games to Learn About the Planet | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
By Whooo's Reading Blog Team The Internet has done many things for education, including providing teachers with tools that allow their students to explore the world around them.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, April 12, 11:30 AM
Great list of games around earth !
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To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower

To build a sustainable world, academics need to tear down the Ivory Tower | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Avoiding societal collapse means building bridges between science and the rest of the world.

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Opinion: Sadly, Malthus was right. Now what?

Opinion: Sadly, Malthus was right. Now what? | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
We seem bound to learn the hard way that there really is a limit to how many people the Earth can support.

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Ivan Ius's curator insight, February 26, 8:23 AM

Well stated!

From Seth Dixon - His insight:

The ideas of Thomas Malthus have always loomed large; the scope includes some of the biggest issues facing humanity's continued existence on this planet.  His controversial ideas have been debated for centuries and the way we frame the debate is oftentimes in terms that are derived from Malthusian ideas (for example the terms overpopulation, carrying capacity, and sustainability).  This op-ed written by the President of the Canada's Population institute provides a way to get student to assess the strengths of an argument and to identify the bias/perspective of the author.  

 

Questions to Ponder: What did Malthus get right?  What did he get wrong? 

 

Tags: Demographics, population, APHG, unit 2 population. 

Deanna Metz's curator insight, March 1, 8:01 PM

The ideas of Thomas Malthus have always loomed large; the scope includes some of the biggest issues facing humanity's continued existence on this planet.  His controversial ideas have been debated for centuries and the way we frame the debate is oftentimes in terms that are derived from Malthusian ideas (for example the terms overpopulation, carrying capacity, and sustainability).  This op-ed written by the President of the Canada's Population institute provides a way to get student to assess the strengths of an argument and to identify the bias/perspective of the author.  


Questions to Ponder: What did Malthus get right?  What did he get wrong? 


Tags: Demographics, population, APHG, unit 2 population. 

Danielle Yen's curator insight, March 10, 9:23 AM

The ideas of Thomas Malthus have always loomed large; the scope includes some of the biggest issues facing humanity's continued existence on this planet.  His controversial ideas have been debated for centuries and the way we frame the debate is oftentimes in terms that are derived from Malthusian ideas (for example the terms overpopulation, carrying capacity, and sustainability).  This op-ed written by the President of the Canada's Population institute provides a way to get student to assess the strengths of an argument and to identify the bias/perspective of the author.  

 

Questions to Ponder: What did Malthus get right?  What did he get wrong? 

 

Tags: Demographics, population, APHG, unit 2 population. 

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Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say

Human impact has pushed Earth into the Anthropocene, scientists say | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
New study provides one of the strongest cases yet that the planet has entered a new geological epoch

 

Tags: Anthropocene, development,  land use, environment, environment modify.  


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Maricarmen Husson's curator insight, February 21, 4:05 PM

Un nuevo estudio dice que el planeta está entrando en una nueva era geológica.

El impacto humano ha empujado a la Tierra hacia el Antropoceno, dicen los científicos.

Sally Egan's curator insight, February 21, 4:30 PM

Good discussion for syllabus dotpoint Human impacts on ecosystems within the HSC topic Ecosystems at Risk.

Andrea J Galan's curator insight, February 22, 6:58 PM

I chose to add this article into my folder because it talks about earth entering a new geological epoch. This is exciting yet scary news because it's mostly pollution that justifies /proves the new epoch. The news is exciting because it's something that we are currently experiencing. The evidence that proves the geological epoch on the other hand is terrifying. It just goes to show how awful we have been treating our planet like if the next generation is going to be finding fossils in plastic bags that is a problem.

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10 greenest countries on the planet

10 greenest countries on the planet | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Results are in from the Yale-based 2016 Environmental Performance Index, which ranks 180 countries on how they protect ecosystems and human health.

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Land Use and Watersheds

Land Use and Watersheds | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
George Monbiot: Every year billions are spent in Britain and Europe on policies that wreck homes and lives through flooding

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, December 29, 2015 4:56 PM

Governments and property owners often act as though a parcel of land is not connected to the broader forces and systems that reshape our Earth.  This article is a reminder that what happens upstream can impact the entire watershed.

 

Tags: environmentwaterUK, land use, sustainability.

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Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons | Edudemic

Go Green in Your Classroom: 16 Resources for Environmental Lessons | Edudemic | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

How can you help students love the environment and inspire them to help to build a sustainable, clean future? The following resources may fit the bill.


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The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing

The Marshall Islands Are Disappearing | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Most of the 1,000 or so Marshall Islands, spread out over 29 narrow coral atolls in the South Pacific, are less than six feet above sea level — and few are more than a mile wide. For the Marshallese, the destructive power of the rising seas is already an inescapable part of daily life. Changing global trade winds have raised sea levels in the South Pacific about a foot over the past 30 years, faster than elsewhere. Scientists are studying whether those changing trade winds have anything to do with climate change.

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John Puchein's curator insight, December 4, 2015 6:47 AM

Although there is controversy with climate change, many are feeling the affects. From the Marshall Islands, to Venice, Italy, to as close as Miami, many places are feeling the impact of rising seas.  

Corine Ramos's curator insight, December 8, 2015 8:17 PM

The impacts of climate change might feel far off or something that will affect other places...not so for those in the Marshall Islands. 


Tags: Oceania, environment, resources, water, coastal, environment depend, climate change, political ecology.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, December 12, 2015 6:21 AM

Climate change is a controversial issue in the United States. The debate over climate change in our current political environment is stuck in a denial or belief stage.  It is foolish to deny that our climate is changing. The overwhelming majority of scientists have provided the world with data, that proves that man is altering the climate. Those who deny climate change, probably do not really believe that it is not occurring.  They are denying climate change, because they do not favor altering our economic system in an attempt to stop the phenomenon. To really effect climate change, major changes are going to have to be made in the way we consume our energy. Our current political environment cannot and will not implement these changes. As with most problems, nothing will be accomplished until a large swath of Florida is underwater.

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Global Citizenship

Global Citizenship | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
A resource for teachers of Humanities, English and Technologies that focusses on human rights and social justice, as outlined in content from Australian Curriculum: Geography and Civics and Citizenship. Problem Based Learning (PBL) inquiry skills equip students to argue their evidence-based perspective on a global issue and demonstrate their Critical thinking, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding.

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