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Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports

Finnish Education Highlights - Flipboard magazine - compilation of articles, research and reports | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
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Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, April 21, 2015 12:55 AM

#finlandia #educacion

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Terminas bien Tu Educaciòn?  ..--Finnish Education.

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Amazon Echo and the Internet of Things (IoT) that spy on you

Amazon Echo and the Internet of Things (IoT) that spy on you | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

Amazon’s Echo is a robot that sits in your house and listens. The virtual personal assistant can be summoned into action by saying its name, Alexa, and will then act on commands, like ordering a dollhouse and cookies when asked to do so by a too-clever kindergartener. And because it works by listening, Alexa is an always-on surveillance device, quietly storing snippets of information. Which has placed a particular Echo unit in an uncomfortable role: possible witness to a murder.

 

On Nov. 22, 2015, Victor Collins at the home of James Bates in Bentonville, Arkansas. The night before, Bates invited friends, including Collins, over to watch the football game, and after Bates reported Collins death, police collected some evidence of struggle from the scene. Still, there is more potential evidence police would like to use in the case: audio recorded by the Echo, which could illuminate more about what transpired that night.

That evidence is held by Amazon, as data on Amazon servers, and to gain access to it, police filed a search warrant in December 2015. For over a year, Amazon responded in part to the requests: providing police with the subscriber information for the account, and noted that police tried to access the suspect’s cellphone, as a way to access his Echo account, but were unable to do so.

 

On Feb. 17, 2017, Amazon filed a motion to quash the warrant for the recordings from the Echo, arguing that such a search violates first amendment and privacy rights. So does Alexa, the program that speaks through Echo on behalf of Amazon, actually have privacy rights?

 

“What Amazon’s doing is drawing on a line of cases that say there is a connection between freedom of expression, which is protected by the First Amendment, and privacy. That connection is that when you have government surveillance—especially of intellectual activity, let’s say listening to music or reading books or buying books or even using the search engine,” says Margot Kaminski, a professor at Ohio State University’s Moritz College of law, who specializes in law and technology, “that surveillance implicates intellectual freedom in a way that’s important for free expression.”


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Elon Musk Wants to Power a Hawaiian Island Using Solar Panels

Elon Musk Wants to Power a Hawaiian Island Using Solar Panels | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Tesla could power the island of Kauai for the next 20 years.

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Compare Countries With This Simple Tool

Compare Countries With This Simple Tool | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Drag and drop countries around the map to compare their relative size. Is Greenland really as big as all of Africa? You may be surprised at what you find! A great tool for educators.

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New Zealand quake lifted seabed by 2m

New Zealand quake lifted seabed by 2m | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit New Zealand’s South Island lifted up the seabed by two metres, pushing it above the ocean’s surface.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Plates on the Earth's crust typically move forward at very slowly (about the same speed as the fingernail growth).  While that is the usual, plates snag along the edges and pressure can build over the years, only to lead to explosive, quick changes like happened recently in New Zealand.  This complex series of tremors has people disconnected as much of the physical infrastructure has be damaged

 

Tags: New Zealandphysical, tectonicstransportation, geology, geomorphology.

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Digi-OPS opettajan ja opiskelijan kannalta

Puheenvuoro Jyväskylässä, 11.10.2016, Harto Pönkä, Innowise

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High Fidelity Video Demo Sets Bar for Other VR Worlds

High Fidelity Video Demo Sets Bar for Other VR Worlds | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Compared to, say, Metaworld, or AltSpaceVR, or even Oculus Rooms, the avatars are far more robust and expressive, as are the user creativity options.

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What is Phenomenon-Based Learning? | #Finland does it WHY NOT WE!? #Europe #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE

What is Phenomenon-Based Learning? | #Finland does it WHY NOT WE!? #Europe #LEARNing2LEARN #PracTICE | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

What is Phenomenon-Based Learning?

Finland will go through a new education reform that will take over in the academic year 2016-2017. Phenomenon-Based Learning will be complementing Finland’s traditional subjects. The Phenomenon or Topic Based Learning is being planned to be conducted over periods during the year and could be paced in projects – is the old new in Finland’s education. For more than three decades, Finnish schools have had a form of Phenomenon-Based Learning. What will change in 2016-2017 is that it will be obligatory in all basic schools for seven to 16-year-olds.

Phenomenon-Based Learning tackles real-world scenarios holistically from different subject areas’ perspectives. This method will entail a rich learning experience, which is relevant to learners’ lives. The interdisciplinary learning could be conducted in a simple way, by linking similar knowledge areas between different subjects and introducing them at the same slot of the academic year.

 

This develops awareness of how curricula intersect to form the broader frame of knowledge. A more sophisticated interdisciplinary approach, such as Phenomenon-Based Learning occurs when we go beyond simply linking different subjects to applying, organising centers and essential questions to plan topic teaching. One example could be the questions students have about a topic such as the importance of the European Union. To answer these questions knowledge and skills from economics, history, geography and languages are to be integrated.

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Phenomenon+Based+Learning

 


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Marina Pérez Sabio's curator insight, October 13, 2016 5:22 PM
#SCEUNED16 Phenomenon-based learning
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#SCEUNED16 WHAT IS PHENOMENON
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Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working | #Europe #ModernEDU

Finland's Laid-Back Approach To Education Is Totally Working | #Europe #ModernEDU | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy. So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s simple: more play, less work.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 


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Gust MEES's curator insight, October 9, 2016 3:27 PM

When it comes to education, the Finnish know what they’re doing. The Scandinavian country has one of the top education systems in the world, and this year, ranked number one in literacy. So what’s Finland’s secret? It’s simple: more play, less work.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Finland

 

 

John Rudkin's curator insight, October 10, 2016 2:58 AM
...how wrong can we be.  Finland show that the intelligent way is naturally engaging.
Dennis Swender's curator insight, October 13, 2016 10:03 AM
Finland still remains as one of the leading PISA achievement nations.

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Ylen Uutisluokan Triplet -sovellus ja yksilöllinen oppimispolku -idea

Ylen Uutisluokan Triplet -sovellus ja yksilöllinen oppimispolku -idea | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Yhteiskuntaopin opettajan ikuisuusongelma on se, miten pystyy opettamaan kurssit siten, että kurssin sisällöt eivät olisi auttamatt

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5 signs sustainability is the new engine for global economic growth

5 signs sustainability is the new engine for global economic growth | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Whole industries are being created as new business models emerge that create economic growth, environmental health and vast opportunities for global prosperity.

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David Cooperrider & Audrey Selian 's curator insight, October 8, 2016 12:32 PM
We have seen a continuing gain in momentum for sustainability, as businesses and citizens realize it’s not only the right thing to do, but it can profit everyone in many ways.

“Sustainability is the transformative economic catalyst that also happily aligns with our own basic self-interest,” says writer Timothy Nixon. “Specifically, it’s about ‘sustainable growth,’ by which I mean increasing prosperity while at the same time improving environmental and social performance. Why does sustainable growth matter so much? Because the great movers of our global economy are orienting toward it, rewarding better performance and punishing risk.”

 In the article, Nixon goes on to detail five concentrations of great movers of the global economy into customers, regulators, investors, new energy and values.
Ron McIntyre's curator insight, October 9, 2016 3:29 PM

What are your thoughts?

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Gorgeous, Sustainable "Leather" Is Made From Pineapple Waste

Gorgeous, Sustainable "Leather" Is Made From Pineapple Waste | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
When leather expert Carmen Hijosa visited the Philippines to consult with the leather industry there, she discovered two big problems: The leather was poor quality, and producing it was bad both for the local environment and the people involved.

But as she traveled around the country, she had an epiphany. The Philippines grows a lot of pineapples—and ends up with a lot of wasted pineapple leaves. The leaves, she realized, had certain features that might make it possible to turn them into a plant-based leather alternative.
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Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water

Thirsty Yet? Eight Cities That Are Improbably Running out of Water | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The amount of rainfall a place gets isn't the only factor in how much water is available to it. These major urban areas show how dire the coming global freshwater shortage could get.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, April 13, 2016 3:58 PM

Seen from space, this planet is a blue marble, a world where the surface is dominated by water.  The Pacific Ocean alone is nearly half of the surface area of our planet.  Add in polar ice caps and the rivers and lakes, we can see that water profoundly impacts Earth.  Yet most of that water is salt water (97%) and two-thirds of our non-salty water locked away in ice sheets (2% of the global water). Everything else, rivers, lakes, marshes, aquifers, and reservoirs represent that remaining 1% of the Earth's water supply--and that 1% of water is what sustains human settlements and allows for agricultural expansion.  The geography of this 1% is highly uneven and a huge water crisis can cause governments crumble--the fact that this precious resources has been wasted and polluted becomes more frustrating as water resources are being strained in so many places.  In this article, it  describes 8 major metro areas where water is being depleted rapidly -- Tokyo, Miami, London, Cairo, Sao Paulo, Beijing, Bangalore and Mexico City. 

 

Tags: urban, water, land use, megacities, urban ecology, consumption, environment, resources.

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Sweden Opens World’s First Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods - Good News Network

Sweden Opens World’s First Mall for Repaired and Recycled Goods - Good News Network | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
This Swedish shopping mall takes the items that you don't want and turns them into refurbished products that other people will buy.

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3D-Printed Reefs Could Repopulate The Ocean

3D-Printed Reefs Could Repopulate The Ocean | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
As conservationists struggle to save endangered reefs worldwide, 3D-printed corals seem to offer a viable solution for the protection of marine ecosystems. This technology enables scientists to engineer perfect replicas of natural reefs, providing homes for new coral polyps.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 13, 2017 9:38 PM

What CAN'T 3D printing do?? ;)

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 Open, Online and Flexible Learning: The Key to Sustainable Development

Open, Online and Flexible Learning: The Key to Sustainable Development Prof Paul Prinsloo (Chairman), ODL Research Professor, University of South Afric

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This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games

This Is the Tech That Will Make Learning as Addictive as Video Games | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The way we learn today is just wrong. Learning needs to be less like memorization, and more like…Angry Birds. Half of school dropouts name boredom... read more

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callooh's curator insight, November 20, 2016 9:02 AM
Some use cases for VR
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How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond

How the 'Internet of Things' will impact consumers, businesses, and governments in 2016 and beyond | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The internet of things is supposed to be the next big thing... but how big exactly? Find out the market size, shares, forecasts and opportunities for IoT.

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The full list of PlayStation VR 'experiences' and video services available soon - PlayStation.Blog.Europe

The full list of PlayStation VR 'experiences' and video services available soon - PlayStation.Blog.Europe | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it

"Earlier this week we published a full list of all the PlayStation VR games launching in the next few months. However, games aren’t the only software that will be available for your new headset – you’ll also be able to download a number of virtual reality ‘experiences’ and video services. See the list below for the range of titles available soon."


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How the brain builds panoramic memories

How the brain builds panoramic memories | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
MIT researchers have explored how our brains build panoramic memories.

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Why Google Daydream is a Virtual Reality Game Changer

Why Google Daydream is a Virtual Reality Game Changer | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The essential guide on Google Daydream VR platform and Daydream View headset. What is it, features, software and apps, business potential etc.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 11, 2016 8:50 PM

More on Google Daydream! 

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Hi1 | Yksilöllinen oppiminen (YKSO)

KURSSIMATERIAALIA : >>   ALKUKARTOITUS (vastaa tähän ensin) >>   Kurssin suoritusohjeet >>   Kurssin tärkeitä käsitteitä >>   Kurssi

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Why Malthus Is Still Wrong

Why Malthus Is Still Wrong | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Why Malthus makes for bad science policy

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 6, 2016 9:53 AM

The ideas of Thomas Malthus have always loomed large; the scope includes some of the biggest issues facing humanity's continued existence on this planet.  His controversial ideas have been debated and inspired some policies that were especially damaging.  This anti-Malthusian op-ed was written by the Publisher of Skeptic Magazine; I typically pair this with the neo-Malthusian op-ed written by the  President of the Canada's Population institute.  Comparing and contrasting the merits of these articles provides a way to get student to assess the strengths of an argument and to identify the bias/perspective of the author.  

 

Questions to Ponder: What did Malthus get right?  What did he get wrong? 

 

Tagsop-ed, demographics, population, APHG, unit 2 population

Alex Smiga's curator insight, August 6, 2017 8:05 AM
What did Malthus get right? and what did he get wrong?
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Be careful where you are looking! Eye-tracking technology the next big thing in #AR and #VR

Be careful where you are looking! Eye-tracking technology the next big thing in #AR and #VR | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
The San Francisco-based firm, Eyefluence, states its technology enables users to ‘to transform intent into action through their eyes,’ and will revolutionise head mounted displays.

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Gary Hayes's curator insight, May 4, 2016 10:57 PM
Quote "The technology's eye interaction relies on image processing and eye-tracking algorithms to work out a 'gaze vector' to see where the user is looking and for how long. It factors in tiny movements made by the eyes, called saccades, to work out where the eye's gaze is moving to next. By analysing these biological factors, Eyefluence said the technology can enable users to interact with the virtual and augmented worlds as fast as they can think. The technology would enable users to wear a virtual reality headset, such as Facebook's Oculus Rift, without the need for hand gestures or controllers to select and navigate. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3570892/Eyefluence-headset-uses-LASERS-let-control-virtual-worlds-using-just-eyes.html#ixzz47kL6udsi Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook"
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Vizor tutorial 4: Visual programming basics

Vizor tutorial 4: Visual programming basics | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Walk through the very basics of visual programming on Vizor.
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Want to Be a Successful Leader? Research Says Practice These 6 Things Daily

Want to Be a Successful Leader? Research Says Practice These 6 Things Daily | Sustainability in education | Scoop.it
Bosses and HR Execs are now catching on to the critical link between great leadership and healthy work cultures. And research says it all comes down to six servant-leadership behaviors.

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