Our collection of links for those concerned with the impact of COVID-19.
"The data is clear: Our people are struggling. Those who don't make the decisions are thriving 23 points less than their bosses" (LINK).
I had a few great internships (one of which was at Facebook), but I knew I needed something to bolster my résumé. I discovered that side projects had a lot of potential to do just that (LINK).
The first of its kind, the webinar focused on the theme, 'The Future of Trade and Environment: Interactions with Geneva’s Youth.' Students from the German School of Geneva gave a presentation on the problem of plastic waste, using Barbados as an example for Europe to follow. Students from Institut Florimont delivered a presentation on trade in goods and the role of clean transport. They also learned about Kua – a student-created company that sources ethical coffee from smallholder farms in Uganda. (LINK).
Mental strength requires you to pay attention to three things: the way you think, feel and act. Thinking big, feeling good and acting brave helps us (LINK).
"Middle and high school students suddenly face more complex schedules, tougher academic work, and an expanding network of friends. How can we help them manage it all?" (LINK).
The South African Society of Psychiatrists (SASOP) says media stereotypes of beauty and “ideal” body types had long been implicated in contributing to eating disorders, especially in those already vulnerable or at-risk. (LINK).
Originally published 5 October 2016 (LINK).
Teenagers can sometimes struggle to get out of bed in the morning — but ensuring they get enough sleep could be vital for health in later life. (LINK).
"If you want to get to know yourself better and lighten the burden of stress in your daily life, you can use these techniques to help yourself." (LINK).
Cognitive behavioural therapy provides a toolbox of skills to help you manage anxiety and do what you want with your life (LINK).
First published 3 February 2021: "If you want smart answers, do not ask a question. Instead, give a wrong answer or ask a question in such a way that it already contains the wrong information. It is highly likely that people will correct you." (LINK).
A host of new features are arriving for Teams to further upgrade its capabilities, most notably in the form of end-to-end encryption for one-to-one calls, to significantly beef up their security (LINK).
Originally published 31 January 2021 (LINK).
17 March - 19 May 2021. Also Virtual Science Learning courses. Virtual Sprint-Camp 29 March-2 April (LINK).
"The main purpose [is] to enable students who need an internship as a compulsory part of their BA or graduate studies to engage in cultural diplomacy and in doing so, to further promote cultural diplomacy and multiculturalism worldwide."
The number of entry-level jobs posted in the US decreased by 68% in 2020 due to COVID-19. However, this was a continuation of a trend that began following the last recession. Graduates often don't have all the skills required to jump straight into a tech-driven knowledge economy. Higher education and employers need to provide the di literacy training needed so that more young people can find jobs.
Wanted: Young, dynamic, hard-working individuals with an interest in trade and a yearning for learning to work at the WTO for one year. A love of adventure and a positive attitude is required! Deadline: 29 April 2021! Nearly 60 professionals have participated in the programme since it was launched in 2017.(LINK).
More than a third of Americans are doing it (LINK).
Advanced Experiential Learning (LINK).
Global Community Engagement & Resilience Fund: "We are looking for a Communications Intern who will support GCERF's Communications Specialist to increase GCERF’s visibility and enhance its public reputation" (LINK).
Beginning of study programme: 23 September 2021. Application deadline: 31 May (LINK).
A degree that will prepare the next generation to spearhead the transition towards a more resilient, sustainable and inclusive economy. It is hosted by the multi-institutional initiative Enterprise for Society Center (E4S). (LINK).
Many children have benefited from working at their own pace online (LINK).
NYU's tuition makes it one of the top 50 most expensive US universities, and that's in addition to being located in the most expensive region of one of the most expensive cities in the country. Aka, it's not necessarily accessible to everyone who wishes they could go there. One nice perk of e-learning is that many top schools — including NYU — offers both free classes online (LINK).
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"For learning to be effective it must deliver material in short, impactful segments, capturing learner’s attention quickly. A recent report shows that organizations that allow their employees to train on mobile devices saw a training frequency improvement of over 40%." (LINK).
A research paper is written not only to provide an exceptional learning opportunity but also to pave the way for further advancements in the field. These papers help other scholars germinate the thought seed that can either lead to a new world of ideas or an innovative method of solving a longstanding problem (LINK).
The new app offers fewer ads for an improved learning experience(LINK).
Aiming to do more work will generally get you further than aiming to do excellent work (LINK).
There are two tracks of lessons for these materials: a lower grades track (for primary or K-5 students), and an upper grades track (for secondary, middle school, high school, or higher education students). All of the activities use Spark, a free online tool that is easy to use. In every lesson students imagine, design, and create all the components they need to make their own presentations that they can submit as their “challenge” materials (LINK).
Ryan Kaji’s video empire makes most of its revenue from merchandise, not ads (LINK).
British Council: These tips provide new ideas for teachers less familiar with remote teaching and provide fresh insights for teachers who already teach remotely (LINK).
To reach the right work-life balance, it seems we particularly put stock in the four following values (LINK).
"The necessity and importance of Online Learning, its strength, weaknesses and challenges" (LINK).
The iPad has really transformed how we consume the news: what was once done only first thing in the morning with a newspaper or radio blurb and then in the evening on the television can now be done at any time of the day or night to keep you up-to-date on breaking news stories or ongoing pieces. (LINK).
"Science and science news apps which cater to learners of all ages, encompassing every imaginable aspect of science from biology to astronomy and everything in between." (LINK).
Whether students are in class or at home, these quick breaks can help them find calm and prime their brains for learning. (LINK).
"Negotiating is risky — but so is not negotiating." (LINK).
The virtual IUCN One Nature, One Future Global Youth Summit will strengthen connections between young leaders and their existing global networks, encourage interdisciplinary learning, provide a space for broader storytelling on conservation, and add momentum to growing youth movements for nature and climate.
During this unique time of history, virtual spaces open the opportunity for greater inclusivity. Youth from around the world are invited to participate in youth-led capacity building workshops, networking events, and contribute to an outcome document to be delivered to IUCN’s World Conservation Congress in 2021 (LINK).
Net profits were on average ten times greater in FTSE 350 companies with more than 33% of its executives being female, than those companies with no women at this level (LINK).
Countries can now calculate the services that ecosystems provide – such as carbon storage and flood protection — and their contributions to the economy in a standardized way and with the same confidence as they calculate GDP to measure their economic production (LINK).
The new framework goes beyond the commonly used statistic of gross domestic product (GDP) and ensures that natural capital accounts—the contributions of forests, oceans and other ecosystems—complements existing economic accounts (LINK).
"As cities compete to remain attractive, they are likely to be a key driving force in the promotion of sustainable development, well ahead of states." (LINK).
Auvers-sur-Oise, Corsica, Domme, Grasse, Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, Riquewihr, Rochefort-en-Terre, Roussillon, Villefranche-sur-Mer (LINK).