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Home - Recycling Near You

Home - Recycling Near You | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ Don't dump it, recycle it! This is the Planet Ark and Sensis 'Recycling Near You' website. You can search for local recycling information either by Council AREA or PRODUCT.”
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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking...

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking... | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market.”
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Market failure – not market competition – spurs community Internet infrastructure projects | Eldo Telecom

Market failure – not market competition – spurs community Internet infrastructure projects | Eldo Telecom | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
A major misconception -- largely advanced by legacy incumbent telephone and cable companies – is local governments build Internet infrastructure because they want to compete with the incumbents. Competitive markets are those characterized as having many sellers and many buyers. That’s not possible with Internet infrastructure due to high barriers to entry and high ongoing operating costs.
Local governments build Internet infrastructure not to engage in market competition with incumbent legacy cablecos and telcos. They do so in response to market failure where the incumbents cannot profitably serve local needs. Lacking sufficient potential profits, the incumbents naturally aren’t going to be inclined to upgrade and build out fiber networks.In terms of those left off the Internet “grid,” the scale of this market failure in the United States is substantial. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) estimates about 19 million Americans live in homes where Internet service isn’t available.

Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
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This is the typical plight of government agencies that are too absorbed in policies and mandates which often leads to the lack of business interests in bidding to serve the local needs. The insufficient attraction for profits further exacerbate the nations infrastructure woes.
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New Moodle Book: Moodle for Mobile Learning

New Moodle Book: Moodle for Mobile Learning | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“As Moodle mobile themes and apps have advanced over the past few years, so has Moodle as an engine for Mobile Learning. Mark Aberdour, the author has created a new text with Packt Publishing which ...”
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3 Key Elements of Your Brand Story

3 Key Elements of Your Brand Story | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
"Your brand story is exactly that, a story. It should tell me who you are in a story format."
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A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking...

A Quick Guide to 21st Century Critical Thinking... | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ Critical thinking skills are what we want our students to develop. Without these skills we can not guarantee a sound and effective education that will enable our kids to seamlessly blend in tomorrow 's job market.”
Via David W. Deeds
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Think critically
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Big Data Without Good Analytics Can Lead to Bad Decisions

Big Data Without Good Analytics Can Lead to Bad Decisions | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ Big data does not necessarily mean good data. And that, as an increasing number of experts are saying more insistently, means big data does not automatically yield good analytics.”
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Big data implications on decision making
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Social media is improving health literacy in Australia's indigenous population

Social media is improving health literacy in Australia's indigenous population | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
Around the world, social media is a disrupting and transforming force, bringing new opportunities for innovation and participation.1 In the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed resources to provide guidance on using social media in health communication.2 In the United Kingdom, the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement encouraged its staff to explore the potential of using social media to transform care and staff engagement. In Australia, the Indigenous health sector has been at the forefront of innovative use of social media for advocacy, public health promotion and community development. Two striking examples are the Lowitja Institute’s nuanced explanation of knowledge exchange from Indigenous perspectives4and the Healing Foundation’s engaging explanation of the impact of colonisation on Indigenous health. The National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (NACCHO) was an early adopter of social media, and finds it a valuable advocacy tool, according to its Chair, Justin Mohamed. It distributes daily Aboriginal health news alerts via social media. Mohamed says downloads of NACCHO’s policy submissions have increased since they have been promoted on Twitter and other online channels. The popularity of user-generated content — a hallmark of social media — is being harnessed in new tobacco control programs. These include the No Smokes campaign from the Menzies School of Health Research and the Rewrite Your Story initiative by Nunkuwarrin Yunti (a community-controlled service). In New South Wales, the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council uses Facebook to promote sexual health and smoking cessation.While the digital divide is thought to be an issue relevant to remote and hard-to-reach communities, social media has been successfully used in the Torres Strait Islands to connect young people with a public health initiative in sexual health — the Kasa Por Yarn (“just for a chat”) campaign, funded by Queensland Health. Unpublished data show that Facebook, YouTube and text messaging were effective in reaching the target audience of 15–24-year-olds (Heather Robertson, Senior Network Project Officer, Cairns Public Health Unit, Queensland Health, personal communication). Patricia Fagan, a public health physician who oversaw the campaign, says that social media helped increase its reach. The campaign was using tools with appeal to young people, and, importantly, “it didn’t feel like health, it felt like socialising”. Heather Robertson, the project leader, says engaging local writers, musicians and actors in developing campaign messages and social media content was also important. Social media has also been used to increase engagement with the Heuristic Interactive Technology network (HITnet), which provides touch-screen kiosks in Indigenous communities and in prisons. The kiosks embed health messages in culturally based digital storytelling. Helen Travers, Director of Creative Production and Marketing for HITnet, says this has brought wider health benefits, by developing the content-creation skills of communities. “The exciting thing for health promotion is that this kind of work is increasing digital literacy and digital inclusion”, she says. Social media’s facilitation of citizen-generated movements is exemplified by the @IndigenousX Twitter account, where a different Indigenous person tweets every week, enabling many health-related discussions. Innovation in service development is also being informed by the anti-hierarchical, decentralised nature of social media. The Young and Well Cooperative Research Centre is developing virtual mental health resources for Indigenous youth in remote communities. The centre’s Chief Executive Officer, Jane Burns, envisages that these will resemble a social network more than a health care intervention, and will link young people and their health care providers with online collection of data about sleep, weight, physical activity and related measures. Burns says, “It really is . . . creating a new mental health service, a new way of doing things that empowers the individual, rather than being that top-down service delivery approach”. However, barriers to wider use of social media exist. Burns says that upskilling health professionals is critical. Kishan Kariippanon, a former paediatric physician studying social media and mobile phone use among youth in the Yirrkala community in Arnhem Land, says health professionals need support and encouragement to engage more creatively with technological innovations. He would like to see regular “hackathons” to bring together programmers, health professionals, innovators and community members to encourage “out of the box” thinking
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Social media and nonprofits
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Home - Recycling Near You

Home - Recycling Near You | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ Don't dump it, recycle it! This is the Planet Ark and Sensis 'Recycling Near You' website. You can search for local recycling information either by Council AREA or PRODUCT.”
Via Danielle Uskovic
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Clothing exchange
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40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics ...

40+ Resources for Teaching Using Animation and Comics ... | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning · Home · All categories · All Resources · Posters · iPad Resources · Teacher Guides · YouTube 4 Teachers ... 1.”
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Cartoon imaging videos
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Smart Contact Lenses Will Give You Superhuman Vision

Smart Contact Lenses Will Give You Superhuman Vision | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ Your future contact lenses could give you superhuman vision.”
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The spiritual value of wealth
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Rescooped by Marvin Manibusan from Professional Learning for Busy Educators
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Why Student-Centered Learning Can Change the World - Mind/Shift

Why Student-Centered Learning Can Change the World  - Mind/Shift | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
"Correa asked his students this question in an attempt to bring student-centered learning to an impoverished Mexican town located near a dump where it’s not uncommon to find dead bodies on the street. With that question, Correa not only gave his students something to look forward to in coming to school, but also a clear path to “measurable” achievement."
Via John Evans
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Education
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Revolutionizing education: Technology and its impact on special needs children

Revolutionizing education: Technology and its impact on special needs children | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
“ As the world continues to become more organized around technology, sectors like education continue to benefit.”
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Special needs education technologies
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways to Add Interactive Elements to Your Videos | Cause Agents | Scoop.it

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Mobile Transforming Online Education for Digital Natives

Mobile Transforming Online Education for Digital Natives | Cause Agents | Scoop.it
Eren Bali, Udemy co-founder and CEO, sees mobile technology offering a new way of learning everything from software coding to salsa dancing. "I think the biggest change is you can carry your mobile device in the classroom.
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Online ed
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