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Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques

Incredible images capture dazzling symmetry of Iran's mosques | Global Education | Scoop.it
Self-taught Iranian photographer gains rare access to shoot religious buildings as they've never been seen.
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Making It Relevant: Helping Students Connect Their Studies to the World Today

Making It Relevant: Helping Students Connect Their Studies to the World Today | Global Education | Scoop.it
Four ideas for showing how the themes, issues, questions and ideas students explore in school play out in the news and in our culture.
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Is this such a crazy idea? Link our school curriculum to real world issues? What else is curriculum for ?
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Every Name Is a Music Reference

Every Name Is a Music Reference | Global Education | Scoop.it
The designers behind the “Alternative Love Blueprint” are back with a map of the world. Only this map uses song titles instead of place names.

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Lots of fun here and how long did this take to put together?

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 18, 2016 9:29 PM

As one friend said, I think we can forgive the poor projection choice because of the incredibly clever naming scheme of this map.  Very fun idea, and worth exploring. 

 

Tags: music, map.

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Butcher, baker, candlestick maker

Butcher, baker, candlestick maker | Global Education | Scoop.it
LAKE ASBURY – Laurie Corcoran’s classroom at Lake Asbury Elementary resembles a bustling workshop.

Some students are painting glasses, some are pouring hot wax into containers, some are …
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Real life activities to build skills including social studies skills
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Innovate My School - Four ways to support Music lessons with iPads

Innovate My School - Four ways to support Music lessons with iPads | Global Education | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas and methods from some of the leading teachers and educators.
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I pads and music and intercultural understanding.
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ABC online education - ABC Splash

ABC online education - ABC Splash | Global Education | Scoop.it
3000+ educational games, videos and teaching resources for schools and students. Free Primary and Secondary resources covering history, science, English, maths and more
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Learning how to draw - great learning for intercultural understanding - symbolism of the drawing is culturally determined but can be shared
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Rapid urbanisation in Africa, and the cost of conflict and terrorism

Rapid urbanisation in Africa, and the cost of conflict and terrorism | Global Education | Scoop.it
More than half of all Africans could live in cities by 2050, but how will this affect development? Plus, a look at this year’s global peace index
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The black soldiers who biked 2,000 miles over the mountains and out of American history.

The black soldiers who biked 2,000 miles over the mountains and out of American history. | Global Education | Scoop.it
If you don't know, now you know.
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How history is written and  what is chosen to be remembered. Fascinating story and great insights into a number of aspects of racial tension in the USA before and after.
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A Fairer World

A Fairer World | Global Education | Scoop.it
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A Fairer world- such a lot of effort by some committed Tasmanians. They always seem to lead the w y.
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These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital

These Charts Show How Globalization Has Gone Digital | Global Education | 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."

 

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

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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."

 

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

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."

 

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

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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Close the Gap student kit | Oxfam Australia

Close the Gap student kit | Oxfam Australia | Global Education | Scoop.it
Find out about Oxfam Australia's new National Close the Gap Day student kit, which encourages students to plan and run their own NCTGD event.
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Trying to think through ideas for us to put forward for this day in teacher education. Open to suggestions.

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10 Years of Results: Inspiring Leadership and Transformative Actions in Global Cities

10 Years of Results: Inspiring Leadership and Transformative Actions in Global Cities | Global Education | Scoop.it
David Miller was C40 Chair 2008 to 2010 and Mayor of Toronto 2003-2010. The C40 is an exceptional organization that brings together leadership from major cities around the world to take real and la…
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China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing - BBC News

China pollution: First ever red alert in effect in Beijing - BBC News | Global Education | Scoop.it
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WHO SAYS WE ARE NOT GLOBALLY CONNECTED? WHO SELLS CHINA ALL ITS COAL AND AT THE SAME TIME WHO IS A MAJOR EDUCATOR OF THE BUSINESSMEN WORKING ON THE RENEWABLE INDUSTRIES CHINA IS MOVING FORWARD SO QUICKLY? AUSTRALIA

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Lawn Order

Lawn Order | Global Education | Scoop.it

"In communities across America, lawns that are brown or overgrown are considered especially heinous. Elite squads of dedicated individuals have been deputized by their local governments or homeowners’ associations to take action against those whose lawns fail to meet community standards."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, August 24, 2015 11:17 AM

This is a great podcast from 99 Percent Invisible that shows not only the environmental aspects of America’s obsession with well-manicured lawns, it also nicely explored the cultural norms that police our behavior to create the stereotypical suburban landscape.  This is my favorite quote from the podcast: “There’s a paradox to the lawn. On the one hand, it is the pedestal on which sits the greatest symbol of the American Dream: the home, which people can ostensibly govern however they wish. And yet—homeowners often have almost no control over how they should maintain their lawn. Grass may be a plant, but a lawn is a designed object.”


Tags: housingneighborhood, cultural norms, consumption, water, environmenturban ecology, culture.


"When the well's dry, we know the worth of water." ~Benjamin Franklin

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Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning | Global Education | Scoop.it
Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.
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Just a few ideas for making learning real life. US oriented but easily put into an Australian context. 
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Wealth of 8 equals wealth of half of the world

Wealth of 8 equals wealth of half of the world | Global Education | Scoop.it
Current Events for Kids; News for Kids; World News for Students
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Inequity in terms of wealth
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Maree Whiteley

Maree Whiteley | Global Education | Scoop.it
Primary teacher with a passion for cultural heritage and global education. Now working as a Humanities Curriculum Consultant, University Lecturer and resource writer.
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Amazing collection of resources for Australian primary teachers- we are lucky Maree is onto it and a sharer.
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Joanna's curator insight, May 19, 2017 10:36 AM
Amazing collection of resources for Australian primary teachers- we are lucky Maree is onto it and a sharer.
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Rich Web Resources to Raise Cultural Awareness

Rich Web Resources to Raise Cultural Awareness | Global Education | Scoop.it
Curtis Chandler looks at how educators can help students become more aware, understanding and appreciative of other kids and cultures, using rich web resources.
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This is where your smartphone battery begins

This is where your smartphone battery begins | Global Education | Scoop.it
Workers, including children, labor in harsh and dangerous conditions to meet the world’s soaring demand for cobalt, a mineral essential to powering electric vehicles, laptops, and smartphones, according to an investigation by The Washington Post.
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Innovate My School - Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom

Innovate My School - Five storytelling techniques to support literacy in the classroom | Global Education | Scoop.it
Innovative ideas and methods from some of the leading teachers and educators.
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Some useful ways to encourage listening and talking . Also check out the resume of my colleague Julie Mundy Taylor who uses storytelling for lots of purposes. We are never too grown up for storytelling.
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When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | Global Education | Scoop.it
By identifying thinking routines for students, teachers can help deepen metacognitive skills that are applicable to all areas of life.
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Structuring thinking strategies. I think that is great but hard to come up with the best thinking strategies. I am glad people are working on this with so much new research on brain functioning. But we do not think in a vacuum - action and context is important.
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10 tips to promote global citizenship in the classroom

10 tips to promote global citizenship in the classroom | Global Education | Scoop.it
Assemblies, activities and goals to stimulate your global citizens
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Good ideas for Humanities and Social Science teachers - some useful use of newspaper and current events.
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New Research Finds Ethnic Studies Improve Overall Learning

New Research Finds Ethnic Studies Improve Overall Learning | Global Education | Scoop.it
New research out of Stanford shows clear academic benefits to ethnic studies, especially for younger students who are on the cusp of dropping out of school.
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Relevant education
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Skills and Strategies | The Four-Corners Exercise to Inspire Writing and Discussion

Skills and Strategies | The Four-Corners Exercise to Inspire Writing and Discussion | Global Education | Scoop.it
A description of this strategy — which can be used by any teacher on any level and with any kind of content — and suggestions for using it to explore current events.
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Death by Tourism

Death by Tourism | Global Education | Scoop.it
The U.N.’s announcement last week that 2017 will be the Year of Sustainable Tourism raises a question: How much tourism is, in fact, already unsustainable?
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classroom activity- what is sustainable tourism? Plan this for your local area.

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The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India

The Ganges River Is Dying Under the Weight of Modern India | Global Education | Scoop.it
The country’s future depends on keeping the holy river alive.
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How do we solve this problem?

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