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Mark Gleeson

Writing Prodigy or not, this is also about expectations, support and technology - 77 views

    In this blog post, the story of Adora Svitak, the now 14 year old literacy prodigy is discussed in light of how her experiences growing up could be applied to developing every child's writing skills. The blog post challenges how we teach writing, how parents and teachers need to both support the learning of and expect more from children and how we need to develop good learning habits. 

2008 World Population Data Sheet - Population Reference Bureau - 61 views

  • United States


    Dem. Rep. Congo

    Population mid-2008

    305 million

    60 million

    67 million

    Population 2050 (projected)

    438 million

    62 million

    189 million

    Lifetime births per woman




    Percent of population below age 15




    Percent of population ages 65+




    Life expectancy at birth

    78 years

    81 years

    53 years

    Annual births

    4.3 million


    2.9 million

    Annual deaths

    2.4 million


    0.8 million

    Annual births minus deaths

    1.9 million


    2.1 million

    Percent of population undernourished


    • taconi12
      the stat about mortality in women is amazing.  make sure to use in lesson plan
  • n those countries, 1 in 75 women still die from pregnancy-related causes. In both sub-Saharan Africa and in the 50 countries defined by the United Nations as least developed, that risk is a shocking 1 in 22. In stark contrast, about 1 in 6,000 women in the developed countries die from pregnancy-related causes.
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  • Worldwide, women now average 2.6 children during their lifetimes, 3.2 in developing countries excluding China, and 4.7 in the least developed countries. Lifetime fertility is highest in sub-Saharan Africa at 5.4 children per woman. In the developed countries, women average 1.6 children. The United States, with an average of 2.1 children, is an exception to this low-fertility pattern in the world’s wealthier countries.
  • es fewer than the minimum calories required to lead a healthy active life. That figure rises above 60 percent in several sub-Saharan countries.
  • developed countries, 35 percent of the population consum

    Old Maps Online - 101 views

      Ancient maps added from all sorts of libraries all over the world. Cool!
    Randolph Hollingsworth

    Choice without Equity: Charter School Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards - 16 views

      by Erica Frankenberg, Genevieve Siegel-Hawley and Jia Wang
      January 2010
      The Civil Rights Project, UCLA

      The Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles
      UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies
      8370 Math Sciences, Box 951521
      Los Angeles, California 90095-1521
      (ph) 310-267-5562
      (fax) 310-206-6293
      This report should be cited as:
      Frankenberg, E., Siegel-Hawley, G., Wang, J. (2010). Choice without Equity: Charter School
      Segregation and the Need for Civil Rights Standards. Los Angeles, CA: The Civil Rights
      Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles at UCLA;
    Nicole Verteramo

    Endive, Pear, and Gorgonzola Salad : Salads : Recipes | - 26 views

    Martin Burrett

    MIT App Inventor - 89 views

      Help your students make their own Android apps with this useful tool from MIT. The site comes with some good tutorials and guides with example projects.
    Martin Burrett

    Web2.0 Calc - 80 views

      A useful web-based calculator with graphical functions and lots more. You can also embed it on your site.
    Devin Page

    A Collaborative Learning Community.: RCampus Open Tools for Open Minds - 56 views

      Rubrics and ePortfolios, plus learning management system
    Michele Brown

    Kerpoof Studio - 8 views

      Animation site for younger students.
    Justin Eames

    30 Ways to Make Today a Good Day - 183 views

      Because sometimes teachers need a little help to make the day better
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