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GEOGRAPHY - Settlement Change in MEDCs

GEOGRAPHY - Settlement Change in MEDCs | Geography | Scoop.it
“ A series of whiteboard activities and extensive investigations and case studies relating to settlement.”
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Guinea. Displaced by disease: 5 displacement patterns emerging from the Ebola epidemic

Guinea. Displaced by disease: 5 displacement patterns emerging from the Ebola epidemic | Geography | Scoop.it
“ When a whole town was displaced in the south of Guinea during the Ebola crisis, the link between disease and displacement began to emerge.”
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Is West Africa Approaching a Catastrophic Phase or is the 2014 Ebola Epidemic Slowing Down? Different Models Yield Different Answers for Liberia

Is West Africa Approaching a Catastrophic Phase or is the 2014 Ebola Epidemic Slowing Down? Different Models Yield Different Answers for Liberia | Geography | Scoop.it
“ There is still considerable uncertainty about the future of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and a large amount of work is warranted to improve forecasting tools to a point where they can be routinely used by public health authorities. Importantly, even if our optimistic predictions are correct for Liberia, there are compelling reasons for maintaining existing measures as the vast majority of the population remains immunologically susceptible.”
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Advanced technology helped identify Ebola carrier : India, News - India Today

Advanced technology helped identify Ebola carrier : India, News - India Today | Geography | Scoop.it
“The use of advanced DNA fingerprinting technology, which is used in forensic medicine for solving criminal cases, helped in detecting the first Ebola virus carrier in India who has been quarantined at the Delhi airport.”
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WHO Ebola SitRep update, 21 November 2014


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Ebola News and Views's curator insight, November 24, 2014 4:43 AM

A total of 15 351 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of Ebola virus disease (EVD) have been reported in six affected countries (Guinea, Liberia, Mali, Sierra Leone, Spain, and the United States of America) and two previously affected countries (Nigeria, Senegal) up to the end of 18 November 2014. There have been 5459 reported deaths.

A total of 15 319 confirmed, probable, and suspected cases of EVD and 5444 deaths have been reported up to the end of the 18 November by the Ministries of Health of Guinea and Sierra Leone, and 17 November by the Ministry of Health of Liberia.

A total of 588 health-care workers (HCWs) are known to have been infected with EVD: 94 in Guinea; 341 in Liberia; 2 in Mali; 11 in Nigeria; 136 in Sierra Leone; 1 in Spain; and 3 in the United States of America (2 were infected in the USA and 1 in Guinea). A total of 337 HCWs have died.

 

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Strategies to Improve Student Classroom Discussions

Strategies to Improve Student Classroom Discussions | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Citing textual evidence is about more than ratlling off quotes from the story. Here are 13 strategies to improve discussions through student use of textual evidence.”
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Animated School PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Presentation

Animated School PowerPoint Templates | PowerPoint Presentation | Geography | Scoop.it
The Animated School PowerPoint Templates listed below are perfect for presentations related to schools, education, for making class lectures, student
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FPPT's curator insight, November 16, 2014 7:16 PM

Creative animated school templates for PowerPoint presentations. Alternatively you can download free school backgrounds for PowerPoint.

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▶ Polar Vortex explained in under 120 seconds

Published on Nov 12, 2014Ever wondered what Polar Vortex was? Here's BBC's Tomasz Schaferneker with his guide.
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Palm oil plantations are bad for wildlife great and small: study

Palm oil plantations are bad for wildlife great and small: study | Geography | Scoop.it
Palm oil plantations have an overall negative impact on biodiversity, according to research released this week. The study, published in Nature Communications, found palm oil plantations are home to fewer…

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Palm oil continues to destroy Indonesia's wildlife

Palm oil continues to destroy Indonesia's wildlife | Geography | Scoop.it
How do the products we buy affect the world’s rainforests? In the lead up to the Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit held in Sydney this week, The Conversation is running a series on rainforest commodities…

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Living Geography: Australian Bushfire Resource

Living Geography: Australian Bushfire Resource | Geography | Scoop.it

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Maree Whiteley's curator insight, January 20, 2013 10:26 PM

An excellent resource thanks to GTAV

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Wonderful congestion

Wonderful congestion | Geography | Scoop.it
Commuters and economists see cities differently. That so many people would squeeze into small, expensive spaces might seem odd, but it is a behaviour that encourages...
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Guidance on temporary malaria control measures in Ebola-affected countries


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Ebola News and Views's curator insight, November 21, 2014 11:00 AM

WHO recommends specific adaptations in the diagnosis of malaria and in LLIN distribution in countries heavily affected by the Ebola outbreak and mass drug administration using artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) in areas where transmission of both Ebola and malaria is high and access to malaria treatment is very low.

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High-Tech Effort Calls up Smartphones for Ebola Battle

High-Tech Effort Calls up Smartphones for Ebola Battle | Geography | Scoop.it
“The phones will allow relief workers to collect data in the field and transmit it back to the United Nations so that aid can be sent where it is needed most.”
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Ebola hits West Africa food security

Ebola hits West Africa food security | Geography | Scoop.it
“WEST Africa’s Ebola outbreak, which has been disrupting agricultural and market activities, threatens to erode food security and negatively affect the livelihoods of millions of already vulnerable people in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone unless ...”
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Approach to Fractions Seen as Key Shift in Common Math Standards

Approach to Fractions Seen as Key Shift in Common Math Standards | Geography | Scoop.it
By Liana HeitinFor many elementary teachers, fractions have traditionally sprung to mind lessons involving pizzas, pies, and chocolate bars, among other varieties of "wholes" that can be shared. But in what many experts are calling one of the biggest shifts associated with the Common Core State Standards for mathematics, more teachers are now being asked to emphasize fractions as points on a number line, rather than just parts of a whole, to underscore their relationships to integers.
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Mel Riddile's curator insight, November 16, 2014 8:15 AM

"Fractions instruction in schools has long been seen as a problem area. In 2010, the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences released a report on effective K-8 fractions instruction as part of its What Works Clearinghouse. The report noted that half of 8th graders could not place three fractions in order from least to greatest on the 2004 National Assessment of Educational Progress in math. It also found that fewer than 30 percent of 17-year-olds could convert 0.029 into a fraction."

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Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline - Edutopia

Beyond Zero Tolerance: Achieving a Balance in School Discipline - Edutopia | Geography | Scoop.it
“ Disruptive behavior continues to be one of the most challenging issues that schools face today. Even one seriously incompliant student can threaten teaching and learning for the rest of the class. And though exceedingly rare given the large number of schools throughout our country, incidents of deadly violence shake our confidence in school safety. In the 1990s, amidst similar circumstances and fears, schools adopted "get tough" philosophies of discipline: increased suspensions, expulsions, school arrests and zero tolerance. By cracking down on all transgressions, school leaders hoped to send a message to students that misbehaviors would not be tolerated, and also make classrooms safer for learners that remained.”
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Snowvember: What's Causing the Unseasonably Cold Weather? : DNews

Snowvember: What's Causing the Unseasonably Cold Weather? : DNews | Geography | Scoop.it
“ The weather is unseasonably wintery in many parts of the U.S., but the infamous polar vortex is not the only weather system to blame for the cold, experts say.”
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Researchers: A massive amount of BP oil is coating the bottom of the Gulf

Researchers: A massive amount of BP oil is coating the bottom of the Gulf | Geography | Scoop.it
Oil is splattered for miles surrounding the spill's source, a new study finds (updated0

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Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 29, 2014 4:28 PM

Option topic: Marine environments and management

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What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic?

What’s the deal with Antarctica and the Arctic? | Geography | Scoop.it

"Perhaps the biggest misunderstanding is that the Arctic and Antarctic are similar. One’s in the north and the other is in the south; but other than that, they’re the same, right? No, this couldn’t be more wrong. These polar opposites are literally polar opposites.
For starters, the Arctic is a small, shallow ocean surrounded by land: Eurasia, Greenland, Canada and the United States. It’s only about 5 ½ million square miles, which is five times smaller than the Atlantic and 11 times smaller than the Pacific. Antarctica, on the other hand, is a continent surrounded by the entire Southern Ocean.

This may seem like no big deal, but it makes all the difference in the world. It takes a lot of energy to change water temperature compared to what it takes to change land temperature, which means Arctic seawater isn’t as cold as the continental ice sheet covering Antarctica. So, the Arctic sea ice (frozen sea water) is about 10 feet thick, whereas the Antarctic ice sheet (compacted freshwater ice) is over a mile thick."

 

Tags: physical, weather and climate, Arctic, Antarctica.


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 12, 2014 9:05 PM

It would be nice to keep both

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If we are

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iPads in Geography Australia

iPads in Geography Australia | Geography | Scoop.it
Teaching the NSW geography syllabus using the iPad

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