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be even secrets of stylish academic writing

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Imagine that the editor of a widely-read magazine or, say, The Conversation has heard about your academic research and invited you to contribute an article.
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Widening The Panama Canal- Extreme Engineering - 1x10

Great video for ESP listening activities. The expansion of the Panama Canal (Third Set of Locks Project) is a project that will double the capacity of the Panama Canal by 2014 by allowing more and la...
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MindMup: Working with Google Drive

MindMup: Working with Google Drive | ESL Materials and Resources | Scoop.it

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Gerald Carey's curator insight, May 11, 2013 8:28 PM

Includes instructions on how to save MindMups into Google Drive

Ronald BELLEZ's curator insight, May 12, 2013 4:15 PM

Un #outil d'#organisation simple et gratuit qui permet de stocker ses cartes mentales (#mindmaps) dans google #drive.

Mueller, Chad's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:12 AM

What a great tool!

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'I was 14 when I was sold'

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Laxmi's story of being kidnapped and trafficked in Nepal is not an isolated case but, as this graphical account shows, things are not always what they seem.

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Alec Castagno's curator insight, December 17, 2014 11:14 PM

It is sad to see the many different ways the poverty stricken and uneducated regions of the world are exploited, especially the children. Nepal is so poor that most of the recruiters for the predatory foreign networks are often locals who either take their relatives or abductees sent back to find a replacement. The animation helps add clarity and approachability to a bleak and difficult topic.

Chris Costa's curator insight, November 30, 2015 9:33 AM

It's heartbreaking to see the plight children living in other parts of the globe, making me all the more appreciative of my uneventful upbringing in the US. Child labor is a practice that many Americans associate with the 19th century, but it continues to be widespread in many parts of the world, as is the case in Nepal. Educational opportunities are few and far in between for many Nepalese, who's short-term financial struggles rob their children of long-term opportunities for success. Many are kidnapped from their homes, or sold by their families to pay off debt with skyrocketing interest rates. The same also holds true for young female sex workers, who suffer an enormous amount of physical and psychological harm at the hands of their kidnappers and their clients. Economic pitfalls and a lack of access to education helps to perpetuate this cycle of abuse, as people are unaware of their rights in addition to lacking the education to advance economically in their societies. The Nepalese national government and several international rights groups are hard at work to combat these harmful practices, but they are fighting an uphill battle against an illicit institution that has ingrained itself in Nepalese society and culture. Great strides are being made, but much still has to be done for the youth of Nepal.

BrianCaldwell7's curator insight, April 5, 2016 8:22 AM

Teaching about human trafficking and child slavery can be very disconcerting and uncomfortable.  How much of the details regarding these horrific situations is age-appropriate and suitable for the classroom?  The BBC is reporting on events with sensitive stories to both give a human face to the story, while protecting the identity of under-aged victims (to read about the production of this comic, read Drawing the News.)  I encourage you to use your own discretion, but I find this comicbook format an accessible, informative and tasteful way to teach about human trafficking in South Asia to minors.  It is a powerful way to teach about some hard (but important) aspects of globalization and economics. 


As geographer Shaunna Barnhart says concerning this comic, "It moves from trafficking to child labor to pressures for migration for wage labor and the resulting injustices that occur. There's differential access to education, gender inequality, land, jobs, and monetary resources that leads to inter- and intra-country trafficking of the vulnerable. In the search for improved quality of life, individuals become part of a global flow of indentured servitude which serves to exploit their vulnerabilities and exacerbate inequalities and injustice. Nepali children 'paid' in food and cell phones that play Hindi music in 'exchange' for work in textile factories - cell phones that are themselves a nexus of global resource chains and textiles which in turn enter a global market - colliding at the site of child labor which remains largely hidden and ignored by those in the Global North who may benefit from such labor."


Tags: Nepal, labor, industry, economic, poverty, globalization, India.


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What the world eats -- a week's worth of groceries

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Jen-ai's curator insight, May 1, 2013 10:03 AM

!  This is so informative.  

Laurie Diamond's curator insight, May 3, 2013 9:03 AM

An interesting look and different cultures

Samuel Yeats's curator insight, May 8, 2013 12:40 AM

Q1) How does this slideshow depict the differing socioeconomic situations of countries around the world? (Use the example of at least 2 countries)

Q2) Do you think that the image of an Australian weekly diet is accurate to your own family and why?

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Should Common Assessments Use Computers to Score Writing?

Should Common Assessments Use Computers to Score Writing? | ESL Materials and Resources | Scoop.it
The two federally funded groups designing tests for the common standards are awaiting feedback from pilot and field testing before making the decision.

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Bourdain No Reservations in Saudi Arabia (Jeddah) HD

في عام 2008 والموسم الرابع من برنامج No Reservations ومن خلال مقدمه طوني يختار من بين عروض معجبين البرنامج الدولة التي يذهب اليها.. ويقع الاختيار على السعودي...
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A_Portfolio_Assessment.pdf

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A good article depicting the way a wholistic assessment should be presented

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Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How to Insert Images Into Google Forms

Free Technology for Teachers: Video - How to Insert Images Into Google Forms | ESL Materials and Resources | Scoop.it

"Thanks to Brent Catlett, this afternoon I learned that you can now insert images into your Google Forms. Brent posted some screenshots of the process. After trying it out myself, I created a short video of the process. The video is embedded below.'


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Martí Matute Solà's curator insight, May 14, 2013 12:24 PM

S'hauria de fer servir més...

lalita pradeep's curator insight, May 14, 2013 10:35 PM

I guess,this is very useful....thnxzzzz

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Stray Dogs Master Moscow Subway

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"Every so often, if you ride Moscow's crowded subways, you may notice that the commuters around you include a dog - a stray dog, on its own, just using the handy underground Metro to beat the traffic and get from A to B.  Yes, some of Moscow's stray dogs have figured out how to use the city's immense and complex subway system, getting on and off at their regular stops."


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Paige Therien's curator insight, May 4, 2014 11:06 AM

Humans commonly think of themselves as separate from nature.  However, we very much are a part of it and animals, like these stray dogs, know it.  When dealing with something more powerful than yourself, you have to learn how to navigate the system in order to survive.  That is exactly what these dogs have done, literally and figuratively, by learning the complex subway systems in Moscow.  It is an example of how animals can adapt to their man-made surroundings and how persistent (the rest of) nature can be.

Alyssa Dorr's curator insight, December 17, 2014 5:51 PM

Every so often, if you ride Moscow's crowded subways, you notice that the commuters around you include a stray dog. Some of Moscow's stray dogs have figured out how to use the city's complicated subway system, getting on and off at their regular stops. The human commuters around them are so accustomed to it that they rarely seem to notice. As many as 35,000 stray dogs live in Russia's capital city. They can be found everywhere, from markets to construction sites to underground passageways, scrounging for food and trying to survive. Using the subway is just one of many strategies that they use to survive. Living in the streets in tough and these dogs know this better than some humans. What is most impressive about their dogs is their ability to deal with the Metro's loud noises and packed crowds, distractions that domesticated dogs often cannot handle.

Taylor Doonan's curator insight, March 15, 3:28 PM
This article goes to show just how smart and resourceful dogs are. These stray dogs in Moscow have learned how to navigate a complicated subway system among other things that are extremely impressive for these dogs. This goes to show that dogs are much smarter than humans believe. 
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Teaching Reading and Writing with Technology: Paperless Mission #6: Setting Up GoodReader (iPad)

Teaching Reading and Writing with Technology: Paperless Mission #6: Setting Up GoodReader (iPad) | ESL Materials and Resources | Scoop.it

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Peggy Milam Creighton's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:35 AM

some students might be more inclined to write using an app like this one

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Language Wars

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From the first time we step into an English class, we’re told that the rules matter, that they must be followed, that we must know when it’s appropriate to use a comma and what it means to employ the...
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