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8 Great Back-to-School Apps - Mac | Life

8 Great Back-to-School Apps - Mac | Life | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
"A new school year is just around the corner, and though it can be tough to get back into that educational groove, there are plenty of apps available for iPhone and iPod to help make learning easier. Whether you’re the parent of a pre-schooler or you're a college student preparing for a tough senior year, you’ll find something useful here. We’ve rounded up the best apps available to get the most educational bang for your buck."
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Digital Storytelling and Flipped Instruction using Tellagami - FRACTUS LEARNING

Digital Storytelling and Flipped Instruction using Tellagami - FRACTUS LEARNING | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“ Tellagami lets students create their own virtual performances using 3D digital avatars that they can design and customize themselves.”
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From Presentation to Blogger on an iPad | Adventures in Educational Blogging

From Presentation to Blogger on an iPad | Adventures in Educational Blogging | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
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Cyberbullying Facts - Cyberbullying Research Center

Cyberbullying Facts - Cyberbullying Research Center | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
Summarizes the latest and most important cyber bullying facts, statistics, and references you should know.
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KENYA | Drought threatens food security | WFP

KENYA | Drought threatens food security | WFP | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
The United Nations World Food Program says malnutrition in parts of Kenya, especially in children under five is alarming.
The program is also concerned about the rising levels of food insecurity and drought particularly in parts of the country's arid North.
A recent survey from Kenya’s health ministry says one in four children is malnourished and needs medical attention.
Challis McDonough, spokesperson from the World Food Program says, "There are in some areas up to 28 percent of children under five who are malnourished, and that's a rate that's significantly higher than last year, and in excess of the emergency levels, so we are talking with all of the nutrition partners about scaling up nutrition assistance."
These startling figures are common in Kenya's Turkana, Marsabit and Mandera regions.
Rains here are sparse and the terrain harsh.
Pastoralists and nomads often battle for water and land for grazing and livestock.
In some of these areas, the number of malnourished has doubled from last year.
And while it may not be as bad as the famine that gripped parts of East Africa in 2011, the WFP says that poor rains will likely yield a harvest less than average this year, meaning that over a million Kenyans will require food aid in the next few months.

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'Average global temperature has risen 0.8 degrees'

“ There has been a gradual warming of the atmosphere due to human activity, and the average global temperature has risen about 0.8 degree Celsius over the past 100 years, an expert said Thursday.”
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Plastics Recycling: You’re Doing it Wrong. And So is Everybody Else!

Plastics Recycling: You’re Doing it Wrong. And So is Everybody Else! | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“ Are you still recycling 'by the numbers'? You need to stop. Everything you know about plastics recovery is wrong.”
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60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers

60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern Teachers | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
But technology may be able to help. This list, for example. We’ve offered ideas in the past to helpteachers save time, but those can only do so much. As can these apps, but every little bit helps, yes? Your workload, grade level, school climate, personal organizational habits–even beliefs about what a teacher is supposed to be and do all matter more than an app, but if you’re mobile and connected, you at least have a chance. From RSS readers to social readers to to-do lists to calendar apps to note-taking and cloud-based document editing and more, this list has to have something that can improve the efficiency of what you do. Assuming you have an iPad.
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Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 18, 2014 9:23 AM

While not every instructor has an iPad, those that do can find some apps that can certainly help them in their art of teaching. Many of these apps have Android counterparts as well.

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How do we become more productive?

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Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower

Fitness May Boost Kids' Brainpower | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“ Study found fitter kids had different white matter, which helps brain regions communicate with each other”
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Adrian Bertolini's curator insight, August 23, 2014 11:21 PM

Our work suggests that aerobically fit and physically fit children have improved brain health and superior cognitive [thinking] skills than their less-fit peers

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
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Today's parents face new challenges with 'covert' alcohol and drug use - Youngstown Vindicator

Today's parents face new challenges with 'covert' alcohol and drug use - Youngstown Vindicator | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“Today's parents face new challenges with 'covert' alcohol and drug use Youngstown Vindicator It's hard for parents today to know the best way to guide their children through the years of teen and young-adult alcohol and drug experimentation because...”
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Ebola crisis: Ivory Coast closes land borders - BBC News

Ebola crisis: Ivory Coast closes land borders - BBC News | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“ BBC News Ebola crisis: Ivory Coast closes land borders BBC News Ivory Coast has become the latest African country to close its land borders to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus on to its territory.”
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London Mining says Ebola now impacting output, costs

London Mining says Ebola now impacting output, costs | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“ Company lowers production guidance at Marampa mine in Sierra Leone as outbreak impacts supply chain and ramp up.”
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Earth Overshoot: Our planet is now in ‘ecological deficit’

Earth Overshoot: Our planet is now in ‘ecological deficit’ | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“Today is Earth Overshoot Day, the day after which humanity has exhausted its annual budget of ecological resources, according to data from the Global Footp”
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Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery

Cause of New Mexico nuclear waste accident remains a mystery | Countries around the world | Scoop.it
“ A 55-gallon drum of nuclear waste, buried in a salt shaft 2,150 feet under the New Mexico desert, violently erupted late on Feb. 14 and spewed mounds of radioactive white foam.”
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, August 24, 2014 10:10 AM

For my money, the waste issue is the largest challenge with nuclear power production.  Our general inability to administratively deal with this (e.g. know what materials were in the exploding barrel), the childish political NIMBY arc we are only too familiar with, and the growing realization that the devil is literally in the logistical details when it comes to safety and security of transuranic waste is crushingly disappointing.

 

I understand why some have called for an increased reliance on nuclear power in this era of growing carbon emissions, but none of those advocates seem interested in addressing the issues at Yucca Mountain, WIPP, etc. or at least feel that this side of the ledger is less problematic than global carbon emissions increasing.

 

see also:

 

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/nuclear_power/2013/01/nuclear_waste_storage_why_did_yucca_mountain_fail_and_what_next.html

 

http://www.theverge.com/2012/6/14/3038814/yucca-mountain-wipp-wasteland-battle-entomb-nuclear-waste

 

and the most recent congressional activity:

 

http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/house/211890-house-rejects-bids-to-abandon-yucca-mountain