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Tweet from @lifelonghealth

Tweet from @lifelonghealth | teacher | Scoop.it
What took nature 100's of years to create, we destroy in few minutes! De-forestation must stop. #sustainability http://t.co/4kXfzozjJR
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Five Tips for Creating Videos That Build Brand and Drive Sales

Five Tips for Creating Videos That Build Brand and Drive Sales | teacher | Scoop.it
Content - Regardless of form or viewing device, video is an ideal medium to engage, inform, and entertain prospective buyers and clients. Here's what you need to know to get in on ...

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BlairEvanBall's curator insight, February 21, 2014 2:29 PM

In the near future Video will overtake photos for engagement on Social Media.

malek's comment, February 21, 2014 6:41 PM
@BlairEvanBall have a look at the sports page in any of the British newspaper, full of short videos
Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 21, 2014 11:53 PM

The technology is coming and every day there are new platforms to explore. The pace of change is getting faster. Thanks for the tips and shortcuts 

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Green Caribbean: It's Not Sustainability — It's Common Sense - Caribbean Journal

Green Caribbean: It's Not Sustainability — It's Common Sense - Caribbean Journal | teacher | Scoop.it
Green Caribbean: It's Not Sustainability — It's Common Sense Caribbean Journal Sustainability became a word that encompassed all of the above, as it sought to reconcile many different catchphrases and ideas of the “verde” journey so many of us...
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The future of food

The future of food | teacher | Scoop.it

When three continents witnessed food riots in 2007 and 2008, we saw the international food system is not as stable as it looks. There’s unprecedented competition for food due to population growth and changing diets. Experts predict that by 2050, if things don't change, we will see mass starvation across the world.

In this documentary, George Alagiah travelled the world to unravel the complicated web of links that binds the world's food together, bringing it from farm to table. It reveals a growing global food crisis that could affect the planet in the years ahead. What can we do to avert this?

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RuthHoward's curator insight, February 17, 2014 6:38 AM

BBC doco link below regarding overconsumption on the one hand and inability to maintain the enormous variety and stocks of food that the recent food markets have enjoyed into our future. I'm a meat eater BTW. I'm not advocating everyone stop eating meat, although some do. But I do think its a worthy problem to help solve.
There will be so many solutions already being developed, how to cultivate and develop a long term plan to develop diversification of crops not reliant upon heavy oil and water production and use, that sustain populations through unpredictable climate changes with responsive agility to markets? In my mind a plan that doesn't rely on super farms, but responds to the small farmer and the local market as much as to export demand is preferable and more resilient. On that note I know the robots cometh. How to factor all of those exponential technological leaps in, to include them but not at human expense.


My notes here. Earth Policy Institute Lester Brown foresees food security as the number one challenge for affluent and non affluent countries. He's been an environmental and agricultural analyst for 50 years.

Todays modern farming techniques wont feed us by 2050 unless we double productivity/yield. The finite arable land wont support this.
In addition changing weather is destined to reduce all crop yields world wide which will increase food prices.

-Richard Warburton head of Bidwells Agribusiness predicts food and water wars.

-Maasai Chief Saamy Ole Terakuai states weather has changed. He cant use his cattle for sale, for food, nor for milk, nor use their hides. Based upon Kenya, Australia in particular is at risk.

-Waitrose Farmer UK recounts volatility in grain market in part due to climate changes.
-Oil is used in intensive agriculture for fuel, fertilisers, pesticides, packaging, processing. 100g of cheese requires 140ml of oil. One tomato grown in a greenhouse uses more than a third of a litre of oil. Oil prices inflate food prices let alone affect food production.
Cuba's economy collapsed due to their reliability upon oil. A fuel shock fuels a food shock.
A very important part of this discussion documents that fuel crops (biofuels) are replacing food crops! At huge cost to locals, workers and future food security. Demonstrating that competition between fuels (cars) and food (for people) needs monitoring, especially as it is further exacerbating the divisions between rich and poor, developed and undeveloped worlds.

-Water is then tackled as a diminishing resource. Obviously essential for food production.

-Overfishing is next. World stocks of seafood could collapse by 2048. 90% of bottom fish (bottom trawls) are already gone! 80% of UK fish species are under threat. Meanwhile the market demand for fish in the UK is greater than ever, sourcing from outside including poorer countries such as Senegal, who themselves have food shortages. Senegalese are forced to share their waters with modern european fleets-Trawlers. Actionaid who monitor overfishing, observe the unlimited trawling by europeans who are profiteering from and at the expense of the Senegalese. 3/4 global fish stock are overexploited.

-Milk and meat consumption are expanding unsustainably as developing world's incomes rise. The film states that there's not enough land to produce the meat that both the developed and developing world require. 2.3kg of grain to produce 1 kilo of chicken, 15kg of grain to produce 1 kilo of beef.


Celest Ybarra's curator insight, March 29, 2014 9:25 PM

Title: The Future of Food

Author: BBC

Main Idea: Prediction that if eating habits don't change now, there will be a mass food scarce in the future


1) The world is constantly changing and evolving over time, and if things don't change soon then we could be in serious trouble

2) A growing global crisis means that's there's competition for food and could affect the planet years ahead

3) Since food has become a commodity in other countries it makes it hard to believe that we could possibly run out in the future

Opinion: No, its factual.

Question: Why do researchers believe this theory? How can we help change this idea?

Is this article important to science?: Yes, because it can help us figure out how to not make this come true since food is such an important factor, and key, to our survival.

Source: http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20140206-the-future-of-food

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Make your own Mega Map

Make your own Mega Map | teacher | Scoop.it
I love National Geographic’s MapMaker Kit as a great way to have students produce their own oversized Mega Maps  (8 rows of 17 columns), especially if you only have access to a printer that p...


Here are 6 lessons and activities designed around National Geographic’s Mega Maps and Tabletop Maps that can be printed with ordinary 8.5 x11 sheets of paper.  This is a perfect way to celebrate and get ready for the upcoming Geography Awareness Week (Nov . 11-17). 


Tags: mapping, K12, National Geographic, Geography Education. 

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Welcome to 'Geography Education'

Welcome to 'Geography Education' | teacher | Scoop.it

Finding Materials: This site is designed for geography students and teachers to find interesting, current supplemental materials.  To search for place-specific posts, browse this interactive map.  To search for thematic posts, see http://geographyeducation.org/thematic/ (organized by the APHG curriculum).  Also you can search for a keyword by clicking on the filter tab above.

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Rich Schultz's curator insight, November 18, 2014 2:10 PM

Geography and current events

Olivier Tabary's curator insight, November 28, 2014 12:06 PM

Many interesting tools to practice and to discover

Jamie Mitchell's curator insight, March 8, 2016 1:04 AM

Amazing resources about places and topics in Geography

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BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture

BigRep 3D printer can print whole pieces of furniture | teacher | Scoop.it
A brand new 3D printer has arrived on the scene with the biggest print bed of any consumer model -- large enough to print small pieces of furniture. Read this article by Michelle Starr on CNET.

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Valerie Adler's curator insight, March 3, 2014 10:31 AM

This exciting advance will throw up all sorts of questions, not least about intellectual property, but what fun it will be!

Jeong-Der Ho's curator insight, March 4, 2014 9:04 PM

it 3d prints BIGGER.

Aube Lebel's curator insight, March 24, 2014 3:56 AM

L'impression 3D n'est plus limitée à de petits objets ! 

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How Social Media Changed the Way We Consume News [Infographic]

How Social Media Changed the Way We Consume News [Infographic] | teacher | Scoop.it

Social media is fast becoming one of the main destinations for news online. An infographic created by the University of Florida Online, explores the evolution of the news industry and the way news is consumed.

In 2012 there were 2.4 billion Internet users, and 1.4 billion of them were using social media. Nearly 50 percent of Internet users surveyed said they regularly or occasionally heard about a breaking story on social media before it broke on mainstream sources. In fact, since 2009, social media buzz has resulted in a 57 percent increase in traffic to news sites.

Now online dominates the news market, with 64.5 percent of people going to official sites like The New York Times to get their news. Surprisingly, nearly 30 percent of people still get their news from the papers, but social media is hot on print’s heels with 27.7 percent of consumers.

Find more details at the link.

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BlairEvanBall's curator insight, February 21, 2014 4:38 PM

Social Media is closing in on print media as consumers choice for news. Online news has exploded, and is probably one of the reasons why Facebook continues to push NEWS in their news feed.

We as consumers seem to be hungry for news as it happens, and Social Media plays a big role in the delivery of content.

Mr Tozzo's curator insight, February 26, 2014 4:12 AM
How Social Media Changed the Way We Consume News [Infographic]
Sara Prendergast's curator insight, March 6, 2014 10:00 PM

Social media is incredibly important for the exchange of news. This infographic shows the evolution of news in social media, and what made it the important source of information it is today.

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The Art of 3D Printing | Science in the City | Exploratorium TV

The Art of 3D Printing | Science in the City | Exploratorium TV | teacher | Scoop.it


3D printing, the process of making three-dimensional solid objects of virtually any shape from a digital model, has become a tool that some artists are incorporating into their process of making art. Ash Martin of 3D Systems, sculptor Bruce Beasley, Autodesk artist-in-residence Scott Kildall, and the founders of the Smith|Allen Studio show us not only how this technology works, but how it can be used in creative and innovative ways.


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The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | teacher | Scoop.it

In many of our classes, I think, students tend to look at history as just the learning of facts that are set in stone and almost as destined to be…

Through a “What if?” project, I think students can gain a greater grasp of the fragility, interconnections and imponderables that we confronted in our past and will face in our future.

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Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history

Smarthistory: a multimedia web-book about art and art history | teacher | Scoop.it

Smarthistory.org is a free and open, not-for-profit, art history textbook. Part of the Khan Academy, we use multimedia to deliver unscripted conversations between art historians about the history of art.

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Mick D Kirkov's curator insight, March 15, 2014 4:26 AM

Art history multimedia blog worth visiting