40 Maps They Didn’t Teach You In School By the time we graduate high school, we learn that they never taught us the most interesting things in there. Sure, you might be able to name the European countries or point New York on the map, but does that give a you real understanding of how the world functions? To fill this gap, we have gathered a great and informative selection of infographical maps that they should’ve shown us at school: every single one of these maps reveals different fun and interesting facts, which can actually help you draw some pretty interesting conclusions. Show Full Text What makes infographical maps so engaging is how easy it becomes to conceive graphically presented information. The best part, there are brilliant services like Target Map that “allow everyone (from individuals to large organizations) to represent their data on maps of any country in the world and to share their knowledge with the whole Internet Community.” Trust us, these are way better than the ones they taught you at school!
Six maps that will make you rethink the world We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete. Khanna is the author of the new book “Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization,” in which he argues that the arc of global history is undeniably bending toward integration. I spoke with Khanna about several of the incredible maps from his book, which he uses to illustrate some proposals for our future world that might, at first glance, seem pretty far out — like dividing the United States into seven economic mega-regions or politically integrating North America. business wonkblog false after3th true Wonkbook newsletter Your daily policy cheat sheet from Wonkblog. This interview has been edited for length and clarity. One of the most impressive maps in your book is the map of the world’s mega-cities. You might also like:
The World Factbook ShowIntroduction :: WORLD Panel - Collapsed Globally, the 20th century was marked by: (a) two devastating world wars; (b) the Great Depression of the 1930s; (c) the end of vast colonial empires; (d) rapid advances in science and technology, from the first airplane flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina (US) to the landing on the moon; (e) the Cold War between the Western alliance and the Warsaw Pact nations; (f) a sharp rise in living standards in North America, Europe, and Japan; (g) increased concerns about environmental degradation including deforestation, energy and water shortages, declining biological diversity, and air pollution; (h) the onset of the AIDS epidemic; and (i) the ultimate emergence of the US as the only world superpower. The planet's population continues to explode: from 1 billion in 1820 to 2 billion in 1930, 3 billion in 1960, 4 billion in 1974, 5 billion in 1987, 6 billion in 1999, and 7 billion in 2012.
Beställ skolmaterial Här hittar du undervisningsmaterial som går att ladda ner eller beställa från oss. Låt dig inspireras av filmer, spel med mera och sätt fart på diskussionerna i klassrummet och förskolan. Flykten slutar här Ett studiematerial för gymnasieelever om barn på flykt och om mottagandet i Sverige och EU. Det här studiematerialet handlar om barn som har flytt till Sverige, om deras situation och om deras rättigheter. Materialet som innehåller två berättelser av flickor som flytt till Sverige utan sina familjertet belyser hur myndigheter i Sverige och inom EU lever upp till barns rättigheter. För att uppfylla barns rättigheter behöver vi alla en bättre förståelse och kunskap om hur situationen för barn på flykt ser ut. Ladda ner materialet direkt nedan eller köp det i unicefbutiken för 100 kronor. Barnkonventionen i en låda Med stöd av Svenska Postkodlotteriet har vi tagit fram ett material som riktar sig till dig som arbetar i förskolan. Tio lektioner om barnets rättigheter I stormens öga Filmer
WebCite The Most Disproportionately Well-Paying Job in Each State 8513 25Share1 Click to enlarge Get rich quick schemes rarely go according to plan, so unfortunately you're going to have to do some work if you want to make it big. Still, if you want to get the most bang for your buck, you might want to check out what state is going to pay you the most for the same job. Business Insider found the jobs that make the most money in each state versus the national average. The Afternoon Map is a semi-regular feature in which we post maps and infographics. November 11, 2015 - 4:25pm ©2016 Mental Floss, Inc.
5 Time-Saving Ways Teachers Can Use Google Forms One of my favorite features of Google Drive is Google Forms. If you’re unfamiliar with this, think of it as a way to create quick surveys that can be used for a number of applications. Google automatically aggregates this data into a Google Spreadsheet, making forms a great way to quickly collect and share information. Collect Contact Information At the beginning of the year, I find that a great ice-breaker with my students is to share a Google Form that asks their name, contact information, and something unique and interesting about themselves. Similarly, it is often necessary to collect information from parents for special events. Bell Ringer & Exit Ticket Activities Google Forms are a great medium to engage students in bell ringer and exit ticket activities (a means to gauge what a student has learned at the end of a lesson). Collect Homework Collecting homework is often an onerous task. Survey & Check-In with Students Creating Rubrics
ENFP Personality Types Each letter in the personality type code - E, N, F, and P - describes a preference for a way of thinking or behaving. There are eight styles and you use all of them, but ENFPs prefer: Extraversion (interacting with people) more than Introversion (thinking things through)iNtuition (perceiving new possibilities) more than Sensing (perceiving tangible facts)Feeling (making decisions using subjective values) more than Thinking (making decisions using objective logic)Perception (a flexible lifestyle) more than Judgement (an organised lifestyle) Find out how close your unique personality is to ENFP. If your closest personality type is ENFP then you are someone who senses the hidden potential in people. You enjoy starting discussion or activities that challenge and stimulate others into having new insights about themselves, which they can then take and apply to their own personal growth. Next: ENFP's Mental Functions By Steve Myers (Google+).
Lehre mit Wikis – Potenziale für offene Lernkulturen — e-teaching.org Wikis gehören zu den Social-Media-Werkzeugen, die sich zunehmend in der Hochschullehre etablieren. Sie ermöglichen nicht nur die gemeinsame Arbeit an Texten, sondern auch die Einbindung anderer Medienformate, z.B. Audio und Video. Ein weiterer Faktor, der zur Entwicklung einer neuen Lernkultur beiträgt, ist die zumindest veranstaltungsinterne Öffentlichkeit von Wikis, die zugleich den Prozess der individuellen und gemeinsamen Wissensentwicklung sichtbar macht und eine gleichberechtigte Kommunikation der Lernenden ermöglicht. Datum: 20.05.2015, 14:00 Uhr Prof. Ein „Selbstläufer“ ist der Einsatz eines Wikis in einer Hochschulveranstaltung nicht. Prof. Prof. Das Event ist Teil des Specials Social Media – Social Learning Hier finden Sie im Anschluss an das Online-Event alle bereitgestellten Materialien, wie die Aufzeichnung der Veranstaltung oder die Folien der Referentinnen und Referenten. Video Player
Origin of crops |click on pic by Colin K. Khoury, Harold A. Achicanoy, Carlos Navarro-Racines, Steven Sotelo, and Andy Jarvis at the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT). Version 1.0 (May 2016). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0). This work is associated with the publication: Khoury CK, Achicanoy HA, Bjorkman AD, Navarro-Racines C, Guarino L, Flores-Palacios X, Engels JMM, Wiersema JH, Dempewolf H, Sotelo S, Ramírez-Villegas J, Castañeda-Álvarez NP, Fowler C, Jarvis A, Rieseberg LH, and Struik PC (2016). About the circular plots Each region has a color representing its own “native” crops and those colors are connected to other regions due the importance of those crops in the diets/agricultural production in other regions. Methods and code for the plots were derived from The Global Flow of People by Nikola Sander, Guy J. About the data
Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. This interactive, designed and built by Slate’s Andrew Kahn, gives you a sense of the scale of the trans-Atlantic slave trade across time, as well as the flow of transport and eventual destinations. History of American Slavery, Ep 2: The Atlantic slave trade during its heyday and the remarkable life of Olaudah Equiano. There are a few trends worth noting. In the 1700s, however, Spanish transport diminishes and is replaced (and exceeded) by British, French, Dutch, and—by the end of the century—American activity. Enroll now in a different kind of summer school.
High School Study Tips - Ability "You cannot teach a man or woman anything; you can only help them to find it within themselves."Galileo "Just as eating against one's will is injurious to the health, so study without a liking for it spoils the memory, and it retains nothing it takes in."Leonardo Da Vinci The only way to make study work for you is to avoid BOREDOM - the worst enemy of learning. From a very early age, we vary what we do to stop ourselves getting bored. Over time we develop a concentration-span - the time between starting a task to the time we find our minds wandering. The brain receives information from our senses. If you are bored, short term memory is lost very quickly and so can never be passed on. The best way to learn is to limit study periods to the length of our concentration-span. Go to your study area and get settled. Now that you know what your own brain can cope with you can sort out your reading and revision to suit. study beyond your concentration-span. Finally, you must REVISE. For example: Or: