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Rewordify.com | Understand what you read

Rewordify.com | Understand what you read | SoRo class | Scoop.it

Rewordify.com is powerful, free, online software that improves reading, learning, and teaching. This site can:
 - Intelligently simplify difficult English, for faster comprehension
 - Effectively teach words, for building a better vocabulary
-  Help teachers save time and produce engaging lessons
 - Help improve learning outcomes


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This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Mavina Pantazara's curator insight, April 1, 2016 2:00 AM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Scott Besterman's curator insight, April 1, 2016 9:03 AM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

Teaching, Learning & Developing with Technology's curator insight, April 1, 2016 5:30 PM

This is a really nice tool to help lower level readers access authentic content.

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Why Is American Mass Transit So Bad? It's a Long Story.

Why Is American Mass Transit So Bad? It's a Long Story. | SoRo class | Scoop.it
Streetcar, bus, and metro systems have been ignoring one lesson for 100 years: Service drives demand.
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What *is* The Rule Of Law?

No. Really? What does he rule of law mean? This is easy because it's got a straight forward explanation. But, it also isn't because the rule of law is
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• Chart: The Real Reason Europe Needs The EU | Statista

• Chart: The Real Reason Europe Needs The EU | Statista | SoRo class | Scoop.it
This chart shows the estimated number of violent war-related deaths in Europe since 1800.
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The Politics Behind Indonesia Moving Its Capital

The Politics Behind Indonesia Moving Its Capital | SoRo class | Scoop.it
Jakarta has 10 million people and is sinking faster than any other city in the world. But there are other factors involved in its relocation plan.
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• Chart: How Long Do Muslims Fast For Ramadan Around the World? | Statista

• Chart: How Long Do Muslims Fast For Ramadan Around the World? | Statista | SoRo class | Scoop.it
This graph shows Ramadan daily fasting hours in selected cities.
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How Brain Drain Contributes to Regional Inequality

How Brain Drain Contributes to Regional Inequality | SoRo class | Scoop.it
Across the United States, there are fewer states gaining brainpower than draining it, according to a new report from the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee.
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How To Attend a Muslim Friday Prayer Service (Jum’ah)

Watch more How to Celebrate Ramadan videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/217206-How-To-Attend-a-Muslim-Friday-Prayer-Service-Jumah Step 1: Find a Frida
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The Greenhouse Effect

The temperature of earth has been relatively constant over time. This is possible because as the planet absorbs solar radiation, it also emits longwav
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New Urbanism

New urbanism is the revival of our lost art of place-making, and promotes the creation and restoration of compact, walkable, mixed-use cities, towns, and neighborhoods, while providing solutions to global warming and peak oil.
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'Daisy Girl' political ad still haunting 50 years later

'Daisy Girl' political ad still haunting 50 years later | SoRo class | Scoop.it
“ At age 3, Monique Luiz of Phoenix starred in the most famous political ad of all time.”
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This map shows the European regions fighting to achieve independence

This map shows the European regions fighting to achieve independence | SoRo class | Scoop.it
Very interesting!
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Perspective | How a prehistoric fruit wound up at your Super Bowl party

Perspective | How a prehistoric fruit wound up at your Super Bowl party | SoRo class | Scoop.it
Marketing and fads lifted the ancient avocado to popularity.
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Infographic: The Environmental Effects of China’s Growing Pork Industry | New Security Beat

Infographic: The Environmental Effects of China’s Growing Pork Industry | New Security Beat | SoRo class | Scoop.it
the Blog of the Environmental Change and Security Program
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Chart of the World Economy

Chart of the World Economy | SoRo class | Scoop.it

"Latest estimates put the world economy at about $80 trillion in nominal GDP. Here is how each individual country stacks up in terms of size."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, January 9, 10:42 AM

This chart is reminiscent of another chart depicting the global economy.  Like so many things floating out there on the interwebs, it's  good but not perfect.  Part of what we need to do as educators is to help them assess the validity of online resources.   

Questions to Ponder: What data was used to create this chart?  Any limitation to that data/data source?  Do you agree with the regional divisions in the color scheme and where the countries were slotted? What other information would help contextualize this information? 

 

GeoEd Tags: globalization, industry, economic, visualization.

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Most of America's Rural Areas Won't Bounce Back

Most of America's Rural Areas Won't Bounce Back | SoRo class | Scoop.it
Since the Great Recession, most of the nation's rural counties have struggled to recover lost jobs and retain their people.
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What is the Shia-Sunni divide?

What is the Shia-Sunni divide? | SoRo class | Scoop.it
There have been several attacks on Shia mosques in several parts of the world. At its heart is the centuries'-old sectarian Shia-Sunni divide.
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The Great Divide: Sunni vs. Shi'a - Full Episode

From the conflicts in Iraq and Syria to the tension between Iran and Saudi Arabia, the struggle between Sunni and Shi‘a groups for hegemony is tearing apar
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Visit My Mosque Day Bolton 2017

Visit My Mosque Day 2017 on Sunday 5 February saw over 150 mosques across the UK holding open days and welcoming in their neighbours. This video was filme
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Learn how coke is produced

Repsol provides the industrial sector with the best energy solutions in the form of green fuel grade petcoke. Watch this video to see exactly how it’
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A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You

A Map Of Where Your Food Originated May Surprise You | SoRo class | Scoop.it
“A new study reveals the full extent of globalization in our food supply. More than two-thirds of the crops that underpin national diets originally came from somewhere else — often far away.”
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Eve Pasterfield's curator insight, August 31, 2016 8:13 AM
This article shows where crops have come from across the world and where they were origionally grown. 
Through the use of interactive maps it shows you that potatoes have multiple primary regions of diversity such as Tropical South America, West Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia. 
The potatoes are grown in their countries of origin and then shipped sometimes half way around the world for production and consumption purposes. 
In no way is the article biased, it just shows you the history of the crop and where it came from origionally. 
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How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites

How China Plans to Feed 1.4 Billion Growing Appetites | SoRo class | Scoop.it
As more Chinese crave Western-style diets, the booming nation rushes to industrialize an agricultural economy long built around small farms.
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See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above

See The Stunning Sprawl Of Mexico City's 20 Million People, From Above | SoRo class | Scoop.it

More than 20 million people live in Mexico City and its sprawling suburbs--a number that’s hard to even begin to comprehend until you see images like the ones above from photographer Pablo Lopez Luz.


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Matt Ramsdell's curator insight, October 6, 2015 1:28 PM
This is an amazing picture run of what Mexico City actually looks like. It shows how the people of the city are using every single space of land and how it is used residentially. Many of these people have built their houses up and over the mountains, down into the valleys, and wherever space is permitted. It's almost as if the city is rolling up and over the hills. It also shows the industrialized side of the the city. How they use and cultivate the land in order to maximize and expand where and when they need to.