World schooling the new form of learning
To start with a whole load of people will ask what world schooling is. I define it as homeschooling on the go: Educating your child through experiential learning whilst travelling in the world.
 
World schooling is the new way of home schooling children, an unconventional way of education, where the child learns while travelling the world and interacting with people of different cultures. It is a form of experiential learning. 
 
Unconventional parents opt for this unconventional way of educating their children. These parents believe that the world is the classroom, the earth their text book and they believe that a child's education is not confined to one classroom, but by experiencing what the text book teaches.
 
Research has shown that children learn best through play and experiences. People feel far less reliant on the classroom-plus-teacher model and far more comfortable knowing they simply have to provide a supportive learning environment. This method also makes the child an independent thinker and an independent decision maker. Some parents prefer to take curriculum on the road; others use the world around them as the curriculum.
 
Now, here is the catch: World schooling may seem fancy and may sound easy, but a whole load of planning and homework needs to be done right from picking the location, to reading up of the culture of the place, to the food habits, to the famous places to visit.
 
If, as parents, you choose world schooling it is your responsibility to make sure your child is learning from this experience; otherwise he might as well go to school and learn in a structured manner.
 
For world schooling to be effective, it is advisable that parents pick on locations that they are traveling to, research about the country thoroughly (demographics, culture, tradition and the like). If you are travelling with children older than 8, get them involved too. Make them read about the place, list down things they would want to do in that country and the places they would like to visit. This gives the child a direction and helps him/her think about things they would have ideally missed.
 
Parents should create something called a reflection journal in which, on a daily basis, the child documents all the places visited and all that was picked up or noticed on that day. It is essential to create a broad outline for a child so that the learning is effective. This is essential because if you do not guide them they will either pick up only a few things or they will go all the way on a holiday and be stuck on their phones or 
I-pads. 
 
For example, if you are flying, make your child calculate the cost per mile of the flight - the child uses math here. If you are travelling by road, give the child a sheet of trees, flowers or fruits that are generally grown in that country and make them identify them - the child is learning geography here. If you are visiting a
supermarket, create a pictorial sheet of milk brands and let the child search for each of them.
 
Essentials to carry while on your trip:
 
* Books: Carry a few books that are specific to the place you are visiting, a few story books and a few conceptual books on each subject.
 
* Kindle: It is advisable that children use physical books; however, if carrying too many books is not possible, then you should use the Kindle.
 
* Games (Uno, Scrabble et al): Children need play time and a few games are helpful for learning as well. For instance, Uno helps you enhance math skills, Scrabble enhances word-making abilities.
 
* I-pad with essential educational apps: Even though it is advised that you limit screen time for children, when they are using the I-pad you might as well make sure you have a few educational apps downloaded so that they are learning every minute.
 
* Writing book: If you have a small child, make sure you carry a handwriting book so that they are being trained to write.
 
* Reflection book: It is very essential that you create a book that makes the child reflect and document its learning of the day.
 
* Maps, list of museums, historical sites and natural wonders.
 
World schooling as a concept is new; however it will become a trend, and it is something that you should practise while travelling with your child on a general basis as well.
 
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US officially recalls Samsung Galaxy Note 7
Washington: The US government on Thursday officially recalled the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphones after dozens of reported cases in which batteries exploded or caught fire.
 
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a recall notice that the move will include about one million units of Note 7 that were sold prior to Thursday.
 
"Consumers should immediately stop using and power down the recalled Galaxy Note 7 devices purchased before September 15, 2016, " the notice said.
 
"Contact the wireless carrier, retail outlet or Samsung.com where you purchased your device to receive free of charge a new Galaxy Note 7 with a different battery, a refund or a new replacement device."
 
The notice noted that Samsung has received 92 reports of the batteries overheating in the United States, including 26 reports of burns and 55 reports of property damage, including fires in cars and a garage.
 
Globally, the South Korean has sold about 2.5 million units of Note 7 since the device was officially released in August.
 
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Beware: OneCoin luring Indians by selling tokens for cryptocurrency
Just last week, Sanjay Saxena, the Joint Commissioner of Police at Mumbai told a packed audience at a Moneylife Foundation seminar that if you have lost money to a get-rich-quick scheme, then the only thing to blame is your greed as basic human nature and weaknesses does not change. Despite the fiasco of BitCoin and several other cryptocurrencies, one more virtual cryptocoin OneCoin is being aggressively marketed in India under the pretext of selling educational material and ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’.
 
According to information received from sources, several intelligent and influential people involved in this 'business' are approaching others under the pretext of offering 'future of payments'. Authorities from many countries like Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Latvia have warned citizens of potential risks involved in business like OneCoin.
 
OneCoin is marketed as a virtual cryptocoin, based on cryptocurrencies, but without an actual public and transparent blockchain. This is promoted by OneCoin Ltd, an offshore Gibraltar company led by Bulgarian Ruja Ignatova. As usual with several multilevel marketing (MLM) and money circulation operators, OneCoin also says it does not sell any cryptocoin but education material for trading. Members buy educational packages ranging from 100 euros to 25,000 euros and each package includes tokens, which can be assigned to "mine" OneCoins. 
 
According to Wikipedia, OneCoin is said to be mined by servers at two sites in Bulgaria and one site in Hong Kong. In a typical OneCoin recruiting meeting most of the time recruiters talk about investing in cryptocurrency and the educational material is barely even mentioned.
 
Talking about the hype and commotion around OneCoin, a report from UK-based Mirror says, "The audience was tempted with a Special Combo Package. You get 506,000 tokens, and six splits turn them into 32 million tokens. The cost was roughly £28,000 and those splits would turn that into £1.2million. And that’s also even if OneCoin doesn’t increase in value – that financial miracle again."
 
"OneCoin members even have a little sign they make to each other, holding their thumb and forefinger to make a circle. Maybe it’s meant to symbolise a coin. It certainly added to the feeling that this was more of a cult than a sound financial institution. To me the sign looked like the number zero – which happens to be the amount I would invest," the report by Andrew Penman says.
 
Earlier in July, Financial Services and Markets Authority (FSMA) from Bulgaria issued a warning about OneCoin stating that OneCoin has not received any form of recognition whatsoever from the Authority. "The same is true of the persons who are promoting OneCoin. They do not hold any authorisation or any other form of recognition from the FSMA," the Bulgarian Authority added.
 
In an article, Insidebitcoins.com says OneCoin is raising a lot of questions and providing next to no answers. "And the answers we can deduct point to OneCoin being a major MLM scheme are an attempt to lure in people with the words 'cryptocurrency' and 'Bitcoin'. All the while having nothing to do with either, by the looks of it. Use this website at your own risk," it concludes.
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COMMENTS

Nikita Maharjan

1 year ago

My mind says one thing n heart says one thing ,its worldwide so my mind says that invest n get success but heart says that it is not sure it so dont waste ur money i cant able to follow this truth . It is not directly told us by company itself we are lead by personal means we r invest by the help of those person who know about one coin but we dont know that is really onecoin cryptocurrency is in our country? Or people got chanses to flaud to us ? Im just confused...

ASHVIN SHRIMANT BIRADAR

2 years ago

I am not sure about one coin crypto currency,so need a help about to understand this matter

Muhammad Tauseef Ashiq

2 years ago

Being Invester of one coin, I have not noticed any fraudulent behaviour, the founder of one coin Dr.Ruja is herself devoted to more success this cryptocurrency. Few rumours are expected to prove this un_legitimate crypto currency. people's did Rumours same it is about Bitcoin coin.

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Sanj

In Reply to Muhammad Tauseef Ashiq 2 years ago

You sound like you have a vested interest. Usually when one is being cheated one doesn't expect the cheater to put a board on his or her forehead that he/she is a cheater!

Tim Tayshun

2 years ago

https://news.bitcoin.com/beware-definitive-onecoin-ponzi/#comments

Please read my very in depth, heavily researched and well referenced investigative report on the OneCoin scam and the history of its scammer founders and co-conspirators.

Not cited in that report is the fact that Onecoin CEO, Ruja Ignatova was convicted of fraud for embezzling money from her own employees and suppliers, as well as fraudulent accounting practices aimed at fraudulently bankrupting the company. She plead guilty to 24 counts of fraud this March in German court and was issued a suspended sentenced of 14 months probation and ordered to pay restitution for her theft to the Waltenhofen Gusswerks victims and suppliers she employed.

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