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Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict

Virtual Games Try To Generate Real Empathy For Faraway Conflict | The Global Village | Scoop.it
"I sometimes call virtual reality an empathy generator," she says. "It's astonishing to me. People all of a sudden connect to the characters in a way that they don't when they've read about it in the newspaper or watched it on TV."

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Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking Solution Provides Internet Connectivity under ... - PCC Mobile Broadband

Cisco Meraki Cloud Networking Solution Provides Internet Connectivity under ... - PCC Mobile Broadband | The Global Village | Scoop.it
This week, Cisco announced that its cloud networking solution, Cisco Meraki, will be used to offer Internet connectivity under Mexico Conectado, a program developed by the Mexican federal government to offer broadband connectivity in public...

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pierreaclark's curator insight, January 19, 2015 12:29 PM

We are using Cisco/Meraki in our Woodlawn Broadband WiFi Network.

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Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley)

Older Entrepreneurs Have the Advantage (Sorry, Silicon Valley) | The Global Village | Scoop.it
According to a recent report ageism is rampant in Silicon Valley. Here's some evidence that experience actually helps in entrepreneurship, too.

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yup....learning a few powerful lessons while maintaining passion has its advantages...

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Free SCORM eLearning Authoring for Diagrams and Picture Dictionary

Free SCORM eLearning Authoring for Diagrams and Picture Dictionary | The Global Village | Scoop.it

This is amazing AND free. Download the software. Parapal Hotspots allows you to take any jpeg image and add interactive regions so students can learn new terms and then test themselves. 

 

SCORM compliant so works brilliantly in Moodle for self marking. This is a brilliant tool and so incredibly simple.

 

How can it be free!


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Free tools...whats not to like

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Corinne Owen's curator insight, March 25, 2014 1:03 AM

This program is brilliant in its simplicity. It allows the user to take any jpeg image and add interactive regions for labels and annotations.

 

From labelling the structure of the Earth to explaining the

water cycle, diagrams make for great learning in the diverse classroom. The use of visuals as a teaching and learning strategy supports both student comprehension, retention and promotes communication.  

 

Australian Curriculum: Digital Technologies Knowledge and Understanding 4.2

khinde's comment, April 29, 2014 6:47 AM
fantastic resource
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Definitely useable khinde
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Eco-Villages: A Solution to Climate Change | Savetherainforest

Eco-Villages: A Solution to Climate Change | Savetherainforest | The Global Village | Scoop.it
There are both urban and rural eco-villages; the rural ones focus more on organic farming, but both rely on sustainable living techniques. Eco-villages are also very spiritually oriented, which adds to the strong sense of ...
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Urban and rural eco vilages

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Rise of the Urban Eco-Village in California - farmXchange.org

Rise of the Urban Eco-Village in California - farmXchange.org | The Global Village | Scoop.it
For EcoVillages, sustainability is not enough. Stewardship is the way of life. A way of life that can utilize sprawling rural lands or tight urban compounds — as exemplified by these two self-sustaining communities in the heart of ...
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attention and intention mixed with consideration and determination

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MOOCs are a fundamental misperception of how teaching works

MOOCs are a fundamental misperception of how teaching works | The Global Village | Scoop.it
During break (e.g., multi-hour long car rides), I gave a lot of thought to MOOCs and the changes that are coming to higher education. I realized that people can only believe that MOOCs can replace ...

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John Clayton's curator insight, March 2, 2014 12:49 PM

You have to agree that content alone does not constitute good teaching

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2014 Forecast for Cloud Computing

2014 Forecast for Cloud Computing | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Cloud computing has proven to be one of the great disruptive technologies of our time, and the effects of its increasing adoption and maturation will ripple out through 2014.
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Google Glass Design Sprint - Urban Storytelling | Institute for People and Technology

Google Glass Design Sprint - Urban Storytelling | Institute for People and Technology | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Google Glass Design Sprint & Hackathon - Urban Storytelling. @georgiatech this Thursday and Friday. RSVP: http://t.co/NvnBnBS1Qn
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google glass and storytelling....a great combination 

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Colorful, Rubber Bike Racks Break Up The Monotony Of Urban Design [Pics] - PSFK

Colorful, Rubber Bike Racks Break Up The Monotony Of Urban Design [Pics]
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Extremely straightforward in design, this modern bike rack is a smart choice for cities that are trying to revitalize their urban scheme.
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In this time where we have access to so many idea's and the design tools should be more vigilent in regard to design of objects placed in our City's....thinking designs like this need to replace those ugly wheel worping steel pipes.    

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Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors? - The Atlantic

Should Urban Universities Help Their Neighbors? - The Atlantic | The Global Village | Scoop.it
The housing crisis decimated communities near the University of Chicago, now the school and other organizations are trying to stabilize them.

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pierreaclark's curator insight, January 19, 2015 12:27 PM

Interesting perspective.

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Facebook Enters the Matrix and Buys Oculus VR for $2 Billion

Facebook Enters the Matrix and Buys Oculus VR for $2 Billion | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Oculus VR makes the Rift, a virtual reality headset that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says can facilitate social connections

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this would be fun to have however Id like a screen you can hold up in daylight and be able to wave around in front of yourself like a virtual object magnifying glass. I really dont want to wear it. 

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Create Beautiful Presentations Easily With Slidebean

Create Beautiful Presentations Easily With Slidebean | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Presentations are part and parcel of our lives. Whether it’s a university assignment, monthly sales meeting or pitching a product to potential investors, a presentation has to look good and have great content.

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Haven't looked at yet but always looking for good presentation packages 

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Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind

Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Though universities are currently adapting to many political, economic and social changes, they cannot afford to ignore technological transformation as well, says Matthew Draycott (Disruptive technologies in higher education: adapt or get left behind...
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Can MIT get the MOOC Model right?

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14 innovative city design features

14 innovative city design features | The Global Village | Scoop.it
What will the super-efficient city of the future look like?
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14 ideas from around the planet for City Design

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vincent callebaut fills flavours orchard with sculptural villas - designboom | architecture & design magazine

vincent callebaut fills flavours orchard with sculptural villas - designboom | architecture & design magazine | The Global Village | Scoop.it
vincent callebaut architecture has designed 45 energy efficient villas in china, a pioneering scheme that seeks to establish eco-responsible lifestyles.
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Again so many design concepts here I can easily relate to. Are we too conservative here in NZ!!!

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SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0

SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0 | The Global Village | Scoop.it
Evolution, in its broadest sense, serves as a force to help humans move towards a better way of living given the current times or Zeitgeist.  It follows, then, that the education field should evolv...

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John Clayton's curator insight, March 3, 2014 2:54 PM

A brief overview of what has been called "web3" might spark some discussion

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4 Insane Urban Designs That Might Shape The Skylines Of The Future

4 Insane Urban Designs That Might Shape The Skylines Of The Future | The Global Village | Scoop.it
From a downtown built to survive underwater to a skyscraper covered in tiny hairs, here are some of the most out-there ideas for what cities might...
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How A Toxic Disaster Area Became a Model Eco-Village - Care2.com

How A Toxic Disaster Area Became a Model Eco-Village - Care2.com | The Global Village | Scoop.it
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In Hungary, many rural communities have been emptied over the last several decades as people move to urban areas for opportunities.
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Making good from bad 

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