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Do you want to use Gapminder tools in your classroom? Check out all our resources on this page and the downloads page to get started. For more info, contact our educational staff at mikael@gapminder.org and olof.granstrom@gapminder.org . Featured examples of Gapminder in education Teachers TV: Looking at statistics with Year 8 students[Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page]Thanks to: Bob LangGapminder and Worldmapper Geography for a changing world resources from the Geographical Association, UK.Thanks to: Paula CooperGapminder course at the NYC iSchool An experimental high school course that challenges 10th and 11th grade students to use a quantitive lens to analyze the last 200 years of global history.Thanks to: Jesse Spevack Featured resources Gapminder Tools Gapminder Tools OfflineYou can use Gapminder Tools without an Internet connection! External resources about Gapminder

SchoolRack » Create a FREE Teacher Website or Educational Blog! It's the Inequality, Stupid Want more charts like these? See our charts on the secrets of the jobless recovery, the richest 1 percent of Americans, and how the superwealthy beat the IRS. How Rich Are the Superrich? A huge share of the nation's economic growth over the past 30 years has gone to the top one-hundredth of one percent, who now make an average of $27 million per household. The average income for the bottom 90 percent of us? $31,244. Note: The 2007 data (the most current) doesn't reflect the impact of the housing market crash. Winners Take All The superrich have grabbed the bulk of the past three decades' gains. Download: PDF chart 1 (large) PDF chart 2 (large) | JPG chart 1 (smaller) JPG chart 2 (smaller) Out of Balance A Harvard business prof and a behavioral economist recently asked more than 5,000 Americans how they thought wealth is distributed in the United States. Download: PDF (large) | JPG (smaller) Capitol Gain Why Washington is closer to Wall Street than Main Street. Congressional data from 2009.

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. Kids.gov: The U.S. Government's Official Web Portal for Kids Watch Free Documentaries, Series and Episodes online shwup - Home Dear friends, When we set out to create Shwup (later renamed muveeCloud), our key motivation was to enable private, secure sharing of life’s precious moments. After all, many of you (like us) are very protective of our personal photos and videos. So we advocated and started what we call “some-to-some” sharing. Ten years on, “Group Albums” have become the norm, and large cloud storage services like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Facebook have group albums, and media friendly interfaces for sharing photos and videos privately among friends. So now that this is covered, we believe we should focus our energies on bringing value to your lives through other new exciting products. It has been an amazing journey, and all the muvee team would like to say a big THANK YOU for being part of it. Our support team is emailing all Premium users to make sure you can download all of your files stored on muvee Cloud. This, of course, does not mean Goodbye.

Top 15 Manipulated Photographs Images have become the mainstay of our experience of historical events and occasionally people have felt the need to manipulate those images to support their views or manipulate the truth. Since the advent of the Internet, we are now also seeing a large number of “photoshopped” images created for humor or popularity. This is a list of 15 of the most famous manipulated images. These images are shown in no particular order. Click images for a larger view. 15. This digital composite of Olympic ice skaters Tanya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan appeared on the cover of New York Newsday. 14. In the summer of 1994, O.J. 13. Helicopter Shark is a composition of two photographs that gives the impression that a Great white shark is leaping out of the water attacking military personnel climbing a suspended ladder attached to a special forces UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. 12. Soon after Sept 11th, 2001, this picture was clogging everyone’s e-mails. 11. 10. 9. 8. 2006 Lebanon War Photographs 7. 6. 5. 4.

Homepage - Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) Starfall's Learn to Read with phonics Businessballs free online learning for careers, work, management, business training and education: find materials, articles, ideas, people and providers for teaching, career training, self-help, ethical business education and leadership; for personal, car HootCourse The Surprising Secret to Selling Yourself - Heidi Grant Halvorson by Heidi Grant Halvorson | 8:00 AM August 29, 2012 There is no shortage of advice out there on how to make a good impression — an impression good enough to land you a new job, score a promotion, or bring in that lucrative sales lead. Practice your pitch. As it happens, it isn’t. A set of ingenious studies conducted by Stanford’s Zakary Tormala and Jayson Jia, and Harvard Business School’s Michael Norton paint a very clear picture of our unconscious preference for potential over actual success. In one study, they asked participants to play the role of an NBA team manager who had the option of offering a contract to a particular player. Then the “managers” were asked, “What would you pay him in his sixth year?” Tormala, Jia, and Norton found the same pattern when they looked at evaluations of job candidates. And this is not, incidentally, a pro-youth bias in disguise. So, since preferring potential over a proven record is both risky and inherently irrational, why do we do it?

TKI - NCEA Internal assessment resources Kia ora and welcome to Te Kete Ipurangi’s web page supporting the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA). From this page you will find resources to support internally assessed Level 1 and Level 2 achievement standards aligned to (2007) - as well as draft Level 3 standards and resources for internal and external assessment. Registered standards and subject resources can be found on the NZQA website From this page you will find draft level 3 standards, resources, and matrices, as well as NZQA approved Level 1 and 2 assessment resources. From this page you will find resources to support expiring internally assessed Level 2 registered achievement standards and existing internally assessed Level 3 achievement standards. What do you think of this new NCEA site? We value your feedback - please email ncea@tki.org.nz if you have any feedback on this site. Return to top ^

Teaching Kids with iPads – Part 1 of 5 | Elementary School Tech Ideas #edtech #edchat How to you teach these kids? A few months ago I took a survey of my elementary kids to see what kind of mobile technology they had at home and it turned out that 53% of my students in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades had iPads and 82% had iPods! With over half of my students having iPads, there is no doubt that soon they will be bringing these devices to school — so it go me thinking… How do I teach students with iPads? So I called my friends over at Atomic Learning to brainstorm some ideas and we both agreed that this was a question worth answering. Planning iPad Projects: The first thing I did to get ready for my iPad Boot Camp was to start designing iPad projects, projects that were designed with a focus on Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy and the principles of UbD. Day One of iPad Boot Camp: So after two months of project planning, I started the iPad Boot Camp this past Monday with 10 students in the 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades to see how to teach students with iPads.

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