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Call for overhaul of living index - The Australian

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Call for overhaul of living index The Australian AUSTRALIA must urgently review the way it indexes cost-of-living changes, after a new report reveals low-income families with three kids face price rises 8.7 per cent greater than the official...
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The Cost of Living in Berlin

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Berlin today is recognized as one of the most affordable city to live in the world, and for many reasons: Berlin is a modern city with a strong economy, a dynamic culture, and also extremely safe. The cost of living in Berlin also ...
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Zimbabwe: Cost of Living Down - The Herald

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Zimbabwe: Cost of Living Down
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The cost of living as measured by the Consumer Council of Zimbabwe's low-income urban earner monthly basket for a family of six decreased by 1,72 percent from US$571,51 in April to US$561,67 by end of May.
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Six Things I Miss About Being An Expat

I do miss the expat lifestyle now that we are back at home, and when we were on our assignment I missed home. Now, being back for 6 months I reminisce about the things back in my expat life that I miss. And there are quite a few. Here are my six, what are yours?
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Retire in Asia – Cost of Living in Hong Kong

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As one of Asia's largest financial capitals, Hong Kong is a fairly expensive city for expatriates and locals alike. With dense residential development and high average salaries, living in Hong Kong can be an expensive process, ...
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Expat Assignment in Abu Dhabi?

Household Accommodation costs are very high compared to other places for items such as apartment purchase, mortgage rate, rental, and utilities. There are 31 places that are more expensive, and 748 places that are less expensive for household accommodation. What other basket groups are expensive in Abu Dhabi? Thinking of becoming an expat here?
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Assignment in Banjul

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Today I would like to discuss Banjul in Gambia.
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Expat in Banjul?

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Expat Assignment in Munich?

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience minimal hardship. Munich is the capital city of Bavaria and is the third largest city in Germany, after Berlin and Hamburg. What is the cost of living in Munich?
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Lifestyle, vibe, cost of living attract residents in their 20s and 30s to ... - WRCB-TV

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Kelsey Waligora poses for a portrait with her boyfriend, Mike VanSleen, with a bicycle outside their Chattanooga apartment Thursday.
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Assignment in Helsinki

The cost of clothing, food and beverages, and housing is high while the cost of transport is very high, compared to other places. Helsinki is the capital and largest city in Finland. Are you moving to Helsinki? Need to know more .....
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Assignment in Cairo

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience extreme hardship. Be sure to negotiate an appropriate salary or allowance to compensate for the cost of living. Would you live in Cairo again?
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POWERCRACY: Delhi government hikes minimum wage to meet cost of living - Daily Mail

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POWERCRACY: Delhi government hikes minimum wage to meet cost of living. By Neetu Chandra.
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New York as an Expat

Are you moving to New York, do you know what the cost of living difference is between your home location to your new host location? The current overall cost of living rank (using all 13 baskets) for New York (Manhattan) NY is 18 out of 780 international locations covering every country in the world (rank 1 is most expensive: rank 780 is least expensive). Looking to know more?
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Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral

Teaching and Learning with Minecraft: Liam O’Donnell | DMLcentral | why are there such large cost of living differences around the world? | Scoop.it

Just as blocks have no inherent curricular power other than experience in making big things by stacking smaller things in the right order, the ability of computer-controlled pixels to convey important knowledge depends entirely on what (and how) they are used. That’s where teachers come in…and why some are beginning to use an inexpensive online game to teach everything from philosophy to biology: Minecraft.

 


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Peter Fruhmann's curator insight, July 11, 2013 3:42 AM

An appealing concept: a game that could help teachers and pupils / students with not only conveying knowledge but also with the development of social skills and collaborative storytelling. Interesting article, there is also the mentioning of the developmet of a wiki for educational purposes.

Tracy Bodzioch Feighery's curator insight, July 11, 2013 10:17 PM

I am interested in learning more about integrating gaming into curriculum to teach 21st Century Skills.

Maryanne Burgos's curator insight, July 18, 2013 7:27 AM

Worth trying out.

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Another big protest as Brazilians lament high cost of living, lack of good ... - Fox News

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Australia's dreaded cost of living – manacle or myth? - The Guardian

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Xpatulator Summer Special

Xpatulator.com helps people compare international cost of living differences, salaries and allowances via easy to use online calculators. Xpatulator.com provides both individuals and organizations with free international cost of living reviews and rankings covering 13 different cost of living baskets and every country in the world as well as the following premium content calculators used to create personalized online reports within minutes: Cost of Living Index Calculator, Cost of Living Allowance Calculator and Salary Purchasing Power Parity Calculator. Special Offer: Reports have been discounted to $75 from our normal price of $99. This offer starts with immediate effect and ends on 30 June 2013.
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Expat Assignment in Toronto?

From a day to day comfort perspective, you are likely to experience minimal hardship. What costs do you or will incur as an Expat in Toronto?
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UAE expat remittance eaten away by fees - gulfnews.com

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gulfnews.com UAE expat remittance eaten away by fees gulfnews.com When converted into pesos, the amount Cynthia sends every month is sufficient enough to pay for the school tuition of her sister's two young children in the Philippines and meet...
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Having lived in the Middle East, wages can be extremely low and exhorbitant fees seem unnecessary. But where extra pennies can be made  believe me it will be taken from the poorest of the poor!

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Piggy bank watch out! The cost of living's going up again - Toowoomba Chronicle

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Piggy bank watch out! The cost of living's going up again
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Wish I could say it was because I was out there living it up too well and not saving for a rainy day.
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Will we see it coming down again?

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Hot IT jobs: Why location matters

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Location can negate a higher paying IT job or make a low paying more lucrative. Here's how to get to the bottom line.

Investing in an IT career is like investing in real estate: In both cases location matters. While it's not all about location, location, location, compensation for the same IT job can vary widely -- sometimes by $50,000 or more -- depending on where you decide to work.  But the best paying job may not be the best value because cost of living factors can more than cancel out a higher salary.

Sure, you may feel like a hot shot after taking that six-figure job in San Francisco, but your colleague that took the same job in Savannah for tens of thousands less may be far wealthier.

Here's a quick visual tour, in six charts, that shows just how dramatically the cost of living index  -- and your choice of location -- can affect the relative value of job offers in two different cities.


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Adelaide as an Expat

The cost of living in Adelaide is very high compared to other places. Will you manage on the salary that is being offered to you on your expat assignment?
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Search, Collect and Organize Information Into Visual Learning Boards with Edcanvas


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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:50 AM

This looks fantastic!

joanna prieto's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:42 AM

Se ve genial la herramienta, la probaré y les cuento!

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reyhan's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:14 PM

EdCanvas is a web service which allows you to search, find, clip and collect any kind of content, from text to video clips and to organize it into visual boards for educational and learning purposes.

 

Differently than Pinterest, EdCanvas is specifically targeted at the education world and at schools and teachers, and it makes possible not just to collect "images" from web pages, but to collect and organize whichever content elements you want, including full web pages.

 

EdCanvas boards also offer the ability to easily reposition each item in the collection according to your preferences and it provides a number of pre-set layout options for displaying content in your boards.

 

The strongest feature for EdCanvas is an integrated search engine, which allows you to search for images, websites, video clips across Google, YouTube and Flickr, and lets you grab and drop any relevant result into anyone of your collections. Furthermore Edcanvas can connect directly to your Dropbox or Google Drive giving you access to all of your personal library files.

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Cost of living increase - Times of Malta

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Cost of living increase
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Cost of living increase. Five months have gone into the year, nearly three months have passed since the last election, and we are still waiting for the cost of living increase promised in the last budget.
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Cost of living goes down

The Herald. Zimbabwe's most popular daily newspaper (Cost of living goes down http://t.co/4pwmFi4w1i)
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