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Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries | Jason Hickel

Aid in reverse: how poor countries develop rich countries | Jason Hickel | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
New research shows that developing countries send trillions of dollars more to the west than the other way around. Why?
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7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
How are teachers infusing social media into their everyday lessons? Here are some examples and ideas for how to best engage students.
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This map shows the explosive growth of underwater cables the power the global internet

This map shows the explosive growth of underwater cables the power the global internet | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Despite decades of growth, demand for more and faster internet connections continues to skyrocket. According to Cisco, total internet traffic for 2016 will exceed a zettabyte. (A one with 21 zeroes behind it.) That's enough capacity to stream approximately 143 billion hours of Netflix video at Ultra HD quality. https://www.theatlas.com/charts/BJ-6iePi Though demand is concentrated in th
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Mapping The Rise Of Mobile Technology For Social Good

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How a mobile device might save the world. Or at least a mom-to-be in Morocco.

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Global Shipping Traffic Visualized

As stated in this NPR article: "The video shows satellite tracking of routes superimposed over Google Earth. It focuses on some of the main choke points for international shipping, such as the Strait of Malacca on the southern tip of Malaysia, Suez Canal, the Strait of Gibraltar and Panama Canal. It's a good reminder that about 90 percent of all the goods traded globally spend at least some of their transit time on a ship."

 

Tags: transportation, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic, mapping, video, visualization.


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Mediterranean Cruise Advice's curator insight, February 25, 2015 6:46 AM

This is amazing to watch.

Matt Davidson's curator insight, February 26, 2015 4:52 AM

A great visual on shipping - Geographies of Interconnections (year 9)

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, October 10, 2015 6:24 PM

An important aspect of global trade links and connections. 

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How your supermarket flowers empty Kenya's rivers

How your supermarket flowers empty Kenya's rivers | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Farms that supply Europe accused of stealing from depleted river.

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the impacts of globalising can be as devastating as they can be beneficial

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Big Macs go cold as young Americans drop McDonald’s for tastier rivals

Big Macs go cold as young Americans drop McDonald’s for tastier rivals | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
The burger chain is facing problems abroad, but nothing as serious as the year-long decline in its huge home market, writes Jennifer Rankin
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Could this be the start of a new shift in soci-cultural gloabalisation??

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Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers

Deported Mexicans find new life at call centers | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it

"Henry Monterroso is a foreigner in his own country. Raised in California from the age of 5, he was deported to Mexico in 2011 and found himself in a land he barely knew. But the 34-year-old now supervises five employees amid rows of small cubicles who spend eight hours a day dialing numbers across the United States. He is among thousands of deported Mexicans who are finding refuge in call centers in Tijuana and other border cities. In perfect English — some hardly speak Spanish — they converse with American consumers who buy gadgets, have questions about warrantees or complain about overdue deliveries."


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Wilmine Merlain's curator insight, October 6, 2014 3:45 PM

When it comes to deportation, its usually a loss win situation. But in the case of Mexicans who once lived a life on US soil from since birth and having been deported later on in life, adjusting to a new life in a new world is challenging. The comfort of being able to work in an environment that reminds them of being back home eliviates the agony of being separated from their family back in the US. The outsourced phone companies give these deported individual an opportunity to be able to participate in a life they once lived by being able to interact with Americans. While they make subsequently less than what they were making in the states, the opportunity of being able to work in a foreign land is one that they are forever grateful for.

Hector Alonzo's curator insight, October 14, 2014 10:49 PM

This article is similar to the topic of outsourcing jobs to the United states, only it is the reverse, with deportees being giving jobs at call centers in the city of Tijuana. It brings up the topic of culture shock and the differences between Mexican and United States Economies.

Brian Wilk's curator insight, March 28, 2015 3:33 PM

Brings to mind the whole debate over over illegals vs. legals, work visas and work permits, political change and citizenship. So many factors are present in the decisions these Mexican born, living in America, deported back to their home country, must make. How culturally shocking it must be to be living the American Dream in an area that is bi-lingual, San Diego, and be deported back to Tijuana, making $150 a week.

It's a blessing and a curse for both sides of the border. The USA loses tax revenue from the money Henry was bringing in while working in real estate, conversely Mexico gains a smaller slice of the tax given his drop in pay. He clearly was happy and productive here, but others such as the gang member mentioned, may make the USA happier by taking his gang affiliation with him. Not good for Mexico, but perhaps he can make a fresh start in that country.

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Map Shows All The Devices In The World Connected To The Internet | IFLScience

Map Shows All The Devices In The World Connected To The Internet | IFLScience | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
The image above isn’t your average map: it shows the location of all devices connected to the Internet in the world. The redder the area, the more devices there are.
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This is a great representation of core and periphery areas and also illustrates the edigital divde that exists.

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EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people

EU debates biopiracy law to protect indigenous people | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Pharmaceutical companies would need to compensate indigenous people for using their knowhow in creating new medicines

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Shawn Wright's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:20 AM

The  Nagoya protocol is an international biological diversity convention. The protocol would at it's core require permission, acknowledgment of source knowledge  or practice and compensation for the use of cultural wisdom.


i don't see Nagoya as a perfect solution - there is a lot of room for language interpretation so slick corporate lawyers will find ways to legally cheat indigenous peoples from their share but I do see it as at least A small step in the right direction.   


The World Health Organisation estimates that 4 billion people, 80% of the world's population, use herbal medicine in primary healthcare. 


Cherokees Believe and have practiced healing from plant and water for thousands of years. Every and any human sickness has a plant who can cure it. Every plant in the world has a purpose if we but learn to hear and understand what that is - there are no weeds to the Cherokee.


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The Silicon Savannah – an insider’s view

The Silicon Savannah – an insider’s view | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
This article by Kenneth Griffith originally appeared on LinkedIn and is published with permission. Nairobi has gotten a lot of press over the past few years as the rising "Silicon Savannah" of Africa - a hub for tech start-ups in Sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the press is legit, but there is also a bit of hype. I've been a participant in Nairobi's tech scene since 2012 when I discovered the iHub, a year after moving here in 2011. I thought I would share my notes here for those who want to get a real picture of what is going on in the "Silicon Savannah." Overview - What is the Silicon Savannah? Kenya is the classic "savanna" climate, with massive grasslands supporting large herds of animals. Likening Nairobi's tech scene to Silicon Valley gave rise to the moniker "Silicon Savannah". iHub - Where it Began Though Nairobi had successful tech start-ups before, such as Cellulant and Craft Silicon, the creation of the iHub was the beginning of Nairobi's start-up culture taking on its own identity. The iHub was started in 2010 by the guys from Usahidi. It serves as a convergence point for techies, entrepreneurs and investors, leading to a vibrant culture of tech start-ups, and start-up hubs that have sprung up around the iHub within a four kilometer stretch of Ngong Road in Kilimani. The list of tech spaces in this part of town now includes: The iHub Growth Africa Startup Garage Nailab M-Lab In addition to the accelerator spaces, there are three universities in Nairobi…

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The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution

The Ocean Cleanup, developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it

Help cleaning the oceans!


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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 16, 2014 11:54 AM

Help cleaning the oceans!


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40 maps that explain the internet

40 maps that explain the internet | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Where the internet came from, how it works, and how it's used by people around the world
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15 McDonald's menu items that aren't available in the US or UK

15 McDonald's menu items that aren't available in the US or UK | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Chances are you know exactly what to expect when you walk into a McDonald's in the US or UK: Big Macs, chicken McNuggets, fries, Oreo McFlurries, and so on. McDonald's in other countries, however, are a different story. To cater to their local clients, locations abroad offer all kinds of intriguing menu items that you'll never find in the States. From the Veg Supreme McMuffin in India to the Mexican Mac Royal in Israel, keep scrolling to see some of McDonald's most unique and delicious-looking international menu items.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, August 7, 2017 9:49 PM
The environmental, economic and technological factors that influence crop yields in Australia and across the world (ACHGK061
 
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United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development | World Tourism Organization UNWTO

United Nations declares 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development | World Tourism Organization UNWTO | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
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Cities are the New Nations

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"Political geography is not determinant anymore, because cities are more important."


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Emily Mikus's curator insight, April 25, 2017 11:35 AM
This article is about cities being important in political geography and it relates to our class because we just learned about whenever you go to calculate the number of people of that are a certain ethnicity in a certain region or area, you look in the cities. This also relates because we are learning about political geography in this unit. I believe this scoop and the statements in it, they are true and definitely go along with this new unit. They also open my eyes to some hings I've never thought of before.
Madison Williams's curator insight, May 7, 2017 8:52 PM
This article relates to our chapter because it talks about political boundaries, in my opinion the world is way more connected than it used to be because of global trading, traveling, ect..
Alex Smiga's curator insight, August 9, 2017 9:57 AM
You heard it here first.  30 is the new 20, Master's are the new Bachelor's, Cities are the new Nations, Orange is the new Black, etc...
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These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Just 15 years ago, cross-border digital flows were almost non-existent. Today, they exert a larger impact on global economic growth than traditional flows of goods, which developed over centuries.

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"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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Leoncio Lopez-Ocon's curator insight, March 31, 2016 6:13 AM

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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Trish Harris's curator insight, March 31, 2016 7:40 AM

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

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malbert's curator insight, April 4, 2016 4:15 PM

"Yes, globalization. For many people, that word conjures up, at best, images of container ships moving manufactured goods from far-flung factories. At worst, it harkens back to acrid debates about trade deficits, currency wars and jobs moving to China. In fact, since the Great Recession of 2008, the global flow of goods and services has flattened, and cross-border capital flows have declined sharply. But globalization overall isn't on the wane. Like so much in our world today, it has reinvented itself by going digital."

 

Tags: technology, globalization, diffusion, industry, economic.

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6 Amazing Global Agriculture Maps - Farming Visualized - GIS Geography

6 Amazing Global Agriculture Maps - Farming Visualized - GIS Geography | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Ever wonder where your food comes from? Feast your eyes on these amazing agriculture maps and learn what the future of agriculture holds.

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Geography Teachers' Association of Victoria Inc. (GTAV)'s curator insight, February 18, 2015 12:50 AM

CD - The challenges to food production, including land and water degradation, shortage of fresh water, competing land uses, and climatechange, for Australia and other areas of the world

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City of Endangered Languages

"New York has long been a city of immigrants, but linguists now consider it a laboratory for studying and preserving languages in rapid decline elsewhere in the world."


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Is globalisation enabling the preservation and study of declining languages?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 2, 2014 8:28 PM

This is an excellent video for showing the diffusion of languages in the era of migration to major urban centers.  It also shows the factors that lead to the decline of indigenous languages that are on the fringe of the global economy and the importance of language to cultural traditions.   Here is the article related to the video as well as a BBC article that calls NYC a 'graveyard of languages.'  In a curious twist on the topic of endangered languages, there is a group of Native Americans in Northern California that wouldn't mind seeing their language die out with this generation.  


Tagslanguage, folk cultures, culturediffusionNYC, video.

Courtney Barrowman's curator insight, November 5, 2014 7:59 PM

I will be showing this in class DO NOT use it for your scoop it review--

 

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This article really caught my eye because at a young age I was taught to speak spanish and english at the same time, and now that I am older I realize how important it is to know two languages. I will forever be grateful that my parents took the time and made my sisters and I learn something different while growing up.

Languages change over a long period of time and many times languages grow or die within time. Two main vocabulary words that I have not forgotten are Language divergence and Language convergence. Language divergence is the dividing of a language into many new languages. Language convergence is when two languages merge to become one. Both these definitions are extremely important when talking about how some languages will soon be extinct. I believe many languages have been endangered due to families and parents who do not continue speaking their language when they leave their original country/state. Language is very important to our world and society today. As stated from the short video clip, if you do not continue speaking your language then who will? I agree with that completely if you don't practice something over and over again how do you expect to get any better at it? This video was a great way to express the diffusion of languages and how families today still practice their language. This video made me think about and reflect on the video we watched in Geography class a couple weeks back because of the decline of all languages that we may not even be aware of. Many times it is hard to find older people who speak your native language but I also learned from the video we watched in class that it is possible if you are willing to try and continue something that is important to you. There are many different languages that connect to our world. 

I also liked how this article mentioned that New York is the city of immigrants, meaning New York is full of different cultures and unique language. Although this article/video does say that language has been endangered it can definitely be changed with a little knowledge of why this is happening. Geography and language tie in together quite well. I am hoping many languages can be saved for the future. 

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Mapping the World's Migrating Ocean Pollution

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How does Australia's sea trash make it to South America?

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Globalization in a Nutshell

"The world is becoming more and more interconnected. Globalization changes how people consume, work and live almost everywhere on the world. Today, many economic, political, cultural or ecological relationships are not explainable from a national perspective. At the same time, a controversial debate about the consequences of globalization has begun."


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Globalization in a Nutshell

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Integração seletiva...

Nicole Canova's curator insight, January 18, 7:10 PM
This video does a good job of explaining globalization and the effects it has on transportation, communication, economy, politics, and culture around the world.  It also discusses some of the consequences of the world becoming a smaller place.
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Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse

Limits to Growth was right. New research shows we're nearing collapse | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Graham Turner and Cathy Alexander: Four decades after the book was published, Limit to Growth’s forecasts have been vindicated by new Australian research. Expect the early stages of global collapse to start appearing soon
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Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact

Artful, Aerial Views of Humanity's Impact | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
Using aerial photographs that render imperiled landscapes almost abstract, Edward Burtynsky explores the consequences of human activity bearing down on the earth’s resources.

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Is this evidence of homgeniziation of landscapes?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 5, 2014 12:21 PM

This set of over a dozen images highlight the extent that humanity has modified the physical landscape.  These thoughtfully selected images are excellent 'teaching images' with a wide range of classroom applications.


Tags: remote sensing, geospatialenvironment modify, images, perspective.

Diane Johnson's curator insight, August 11, 2014 8:12 AM

These images may be very useful for teaching the DCI's under the Human Impact topic.

Lorraine Chaffer's curator insight, August 11, 2014 8:11 PM

People change landscapes. This is a great resource available as an iPad App also Called Burtynsky Water. 

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▶ China and the internet - YouTube

Our Live Charts offer food for thought on topics from military spending to millennials to football
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Controlling Global Interactions

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8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa

8 maps that will change the way you look at Africa | IB Geography HL Extension PEMBROKE | Scoop.it
You already know that Africa isn t a country. But what else? Check out these maps and put Africa s population, income, growth, potential and more into context.
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