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15 super unique libraries around the world [PICs]

15 super unique libraries around the world [PICs] | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it

Record-breakers, news-makers, and otherwise unusual libraries.  I LOVE LIBRARIES!  Will they become obsolete in the digital world?  Let's hope not.

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The long and ugly tradition of treating Africa as a dirty, diseased place

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How alarmist, racist coverage of Ebola makes things worse. A dressing down of the latest #NewsweekFail.

Via Seth Dixon
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Well stated, Seth Dixon!

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Kristin Mandsager San Bento's curator insight, April 9, 2015 2:21 PM

Before I even read the article, my first thought went to the Linneaus classification.  That really damaged history with this one chart.  I think people still think of Africans and blacks(very dark blacks) as dirty or unintelligent.  Which is horrible and couldn't be further from the truth.  Misinforming the public is criminal.  News media and social media need to be careful and educate properly.  I've been asked from a customs offical, "Have you been to Africa in the past 6 months?"  Which is a very blanket question because Africa is a continent.  There were areas that were not hit with Ebola.  

Chris Costa's curator insight, October 27, 2015 4:37 PM

Those who deny the continued influence of racism in our society are blinding themselves to the truth. Contemporary influences of the racism that plagued the preceding centuries are still found in most major media depictions of Africa. The Ebola epidemic has served to highlight the bigotry that plagues Western media, as the assumption that all of Africa is diseased and dirty is continuously perpetuated (when, in reality, Ebola only affected a very small part of the continent). Africa is presented as "other," a backwards continent that is in desperate need of Western help and guidance- in what was is that different from the European colonizers who also viewed their actions as benevolent attempts to "civilize" the uncivilized? That mindset has not left Western circles, and yet we continue to pat ourselves on the back and congratulate ourselves for suddenly being so tolerant. The insensitivity of Western audiences to the concerns of black individuals both at home and in Africa related to the prevalence of racism highlights how determined mainstream media is to deny the existence of a problem. Until we recognize the Eurocentrism that continues to plague our media and make the necessary moves to correct the practice, harmful depictions of Africa will continue to loom large in Western media and in the opinions of many Europeans and Americans alike.

Mark Hathaway's curator insight, October 30, 2015 7:12 AM

Africa has long been treated by the western media as a dark , brutish, uncivilized place. Africa is a place were people starve and murder each other in large numbers. There is so much more to Africa than the picture I just described. The problem is, many people just do not accept the existence of a culturally complex Africa. That narrative would destroy the traditional  darker narrative of the past 500 years. A narrative grounded in the beliefs that blacks are inherently inferior beings. During the Ebola crises, the calls to cut off travel to Africa were quick and demanding. Had the crises been in England, would those same calls have been so loud? I think we all can guess the answer  to that question. Much progress has been made, but we still need to change our cultural depiction of Africa.

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The other arms race

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MIRIM HIGH SCHOOL for girls in Seoul is living proof that South Koreans take education seriously. The students, aged 15 to 18, bow respectfully whenever a teacher...
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How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic

How To Tackle Digital Citizenship During The First 5 Days Of School - Edudemic | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship is not a one time discussion. It is an ongoing process that needs to be taught to all grade levels and to all stakeholders.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 19, 2013 11:20 PM

The first weeks of school are dedicated to teaching the basics. You show kids specifically how to act in the classroom. It's also the time to show them specifically how to be responsible digital citizens. 

Carol Ann Frey Reinagel's curator insight, August 20, 2013 1:46 PM

So important to address this first and foremost!

Natalie Broadbent's curator insight, September 9, 2013 12:45 AM

A day by day program on how to tackle digital citizenship from the first day of school. (Click on graphic)

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40 maps that explain the world

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Visualizing everything from the spread of religion to the most racially tolerant countries to the world's writing systems.
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The World Religions Tree

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Dynamic infographic on world religions (don't be intimidated by the page being in Russian... The graphic is not).


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Abby Laybourn's curator insight, December 10, 2014 1:25 PM

Although this was kind of hard to read it was interesting to see how different religions are related and where they stem from. 

Marita Viitanen's curator insight, January 31, 2015 6:48 PM

Tämä puu jotakuinkin hämmentää...

Emma Conde's curator insight, May 26, 2015 9:16 PM

Unit 1 Geography: Its nature and perspectives

Although the article relating to this diagram is in Russian, the diagram is not, and I found it to be a very interesting visual to not only show world religions developing on a time scale, but also because it does a very good job of showing just how many little divisions of each religion they are, and how they are all intertwined. Zooming in on the diagram, you are able to see each divide, each new branch, and each date for hundreds of sets of information.

 

This illustrates the theme of identification of major world religions because it simply shows the mass amounts of tiny divisions that occur in the major world religions in a simple format. This is very helpful because this would be pages of writing if you tried to write it all out. 

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David McCullough's 5 Lessons Every High School Student Should Learn

First, don't memorize dates and don't memorize quotations. You can look them up. What matters is what happens and why. 1) Understand that the United States o...

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Arlis Groves's comment, June 10, 2013 12:39 AM
Thank you, David. This is confirmation that those 8th grade Washington D.C. trips are important and impactful.
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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, May 28, 2013 10:40 AM

Fantastic post Susan!  I love the following line:

 

Whoever thought of the title "no child left behind" gets irony!

 

 

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A Must Have Chart Featuring Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Chart Featuring Critical Thinking Skills         ~          Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
A Must Have Chart Featuring Critical Thinking Skills ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/4vlJL5a7pZ

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Anne McKay's curator insight, September 4, 2013 3:29 PM

I wonder if this is critical thinking as we use it in the NZC or HPE in NZC or HOT - Higher order thinking?

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40+ Ways to Innovative Teaching Using Glogster EDU

40+ Ways to Innovative Teaching Using Glogster EDU | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
The Following is a Featured Post by Glogster Ambassador Joli Barker. If you're interested in a Featured Post of your own, you can tweet us @GlogsterEDU, comment on this blog, or message us on Faceb...

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Project Based Learning | BIE

Project Based Learning | BIE | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
Complete resources for PBL, K-14: publications, online tools, professional development, and research.
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Resources and Downloads for Global Competence

Resources and Downloads for Global Competence | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
Educators from the John Stanford International School, in Seattle, Washington, have provided these resources and tools for teaching global competence.
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23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad

23 Things Every Teacher Should Be Able To Do With An iPad | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
What should a teacher be able to do with an iPad? Here's a list of 23+ items and growing.
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"How To Do Research" Game

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"How To Do Research" game is presented by Kentucky Virtual Library. It's designed for kids to learn how to do research independently with kids-friendly user experience. Did you know that you can ac...

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Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, February 24, 2014 12:37 PM

A Game for the children :)

Lotte Schacht's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:09 AM

Great stuff.

larcher's curator insight, October 19, 2014 11:07 AM

ajouter votre point de vue ...

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13 amazing coming of age traditions from around...

13 amazing coming of age traditions from around... | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
"The transition from childhood to adulthood -- the 'coming of age' of boys who become young men and girls who become young women -- is a significant stepping stone in everyone’s life. But the age at which this happens, and how a child celebrates their rite of passage into adolescence, depends ent...
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Daily Kos :: STUNNING: Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine

Daily Kos :: STUNNING: Comparing U.S. & World Covers for TIME Magazine | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
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A very interesting look at Time Magazine covers in the U.S. and the rest of the world.  I'm stunned.

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15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life

15 TED Talks That Will Change Your Life | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
Feel like getting inspired, motivated or just looking for a feel-good cry? Look no further.
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What Would Lawrence Of Arabia Say Today?

What Would Lawrence Of Arabia Say Today? | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
If T.E. Lawrence -- Lawrence of Arabia -- could see the news out of the Middle East today! A new book says he would say, "I told you so."
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Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum

Digital Literacy and Citizenship Classroom Curriculum | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it

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How to Spot a Weak Argument — Science and Technology

How to Spot a Weak Argument — Science and Technology | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
When you’re reading or skimming argumentative essays, especially by philosophers, here is a quick trick that may save you much time and effo…

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Jessica Kelly's comment, May 31, 2013 12:24 PM
I'll start countering "surely" w/ "actually"! :)
Joshua Sng's curator insight, May 31, 2013 11:11 PM

How "surely" indicates that the writer is probably very unsure about the point that it prefaces.

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Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology: How High Are You Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology?

Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology: How High Are You Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology? | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
How High Are You Climbing the Ladder of Educational Technology? http://t.co/H3bFM3S0Xp #edtech #adulted

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ratzelster's curator insight, May 31, 2013 8:04 AM

Certainly these are wonderful things to stop and consider.  It's not the tool...it's the learning.  And matching your learning intent with the proper tool is hugely important.

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Great Video Tutorials on Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Video Tutorials on Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, May 21, 2013 6:15 AM

This is a great series of videos on how to flip your classroom!

Denize Piccolotto Carvalho's curator insight, May 22, 2013 8:39 PM

Olhem isso César Alcon, Jimi Estrázulas e Maritza Mota!

Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 4:28 PM

flipping classrooms....ideas to use for the next school year.

 

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The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming!

The Next Fifty Years In Technology: Here's What's Coming! | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it
What will the next fifty years bring in the world of social media, mobile, robotics and more? Our fifty year timeline shows you just what could be in store
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LANDFILL HARMONIC: Inspiring dreams one note at a time!

A heartfelt & moving story of how instruments made from recycled trash bring hope to children whose future is otherwise spiritless.

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Nicole Kearsch's curator insight, October 14, 2014 12:11 PM

This is really cool.  You would think that people living on a pile of trash would be really miserable and have a negative outlook on life, which in a way these kids probably do.  However they have found a way to bring joy to their lives and bring them closer together.  Going through the trash they are sometimes lucky enough to find actual instruments that have been thrown away, but more times than others only find pieces they can use.  Taking the pieces of trash that they find and turning them into instruments to make music is the highlight of most of these kids day.  They go to show that they can live in the worst of the worst but that doesn't mean that that will stop them from becoming something in life.

Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 5, 2014 10:59 AM

It is fascinating to see how a community living in very poor conditions have found a way to make their society and culture flourish. Where most residents make a living sorting through garbage, they have found a way to use that same trash to create instruments and an orchestra, adding rich culture to their community and giving the youth opportunities they would not have otherwise. It shows that while a community may live in less than ideal conditions, it is still possible to have a thriving culture.

Benjamin Jackson's curator insight, December 13, 2015 12:58 PM

this story is a wonderful example of how even in a horribly impoverished area people can still make art, and overcome massive hardships to chase something they truly want.

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6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

6 Tips for Successful Mobile Video Assignments in the Classroom - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | The Globe is Our Classroom | Scoop.it

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edyssee's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:09 AM

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