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Film English

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Film English is the brainchild of teacher, trainer and author Kieran Donaghy.  It is a site which promotes the innovative and creative use of moving images in language learning. All of the lesson plans revolve around the use of video and film to teach English. The site promotes cineliteracy, the ability to analyse moving images, and considers cineliteracy as a 21st century skill which our students need to learn.

 

In addition, the lessons promote critical thinking in the language classroom, and  encourage learners to reflect on values while learning a  language.

 

Film English has become a very popular resource bank and is visited by thousands of teachers every week. It has also received critical acclaim and won various awards, including winner of Best Individual Blog and Runner-up in The Best Use of Video in the 2011 Edublog Awards; the 2011 TEFL.net  Site of the Year; and British Council Teaching English Featured Blog of the Month.

 


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Essential site

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Indeed it is. Not only you can get lessons for right brain days, but sweeten hard stuff as well
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Breakthrough: A man controls robotic leg using thoughts alone

A man missing his lower leg has gained precise control over a prosthetic limb, just by thinking about moving it – all because his unused nerves were preserved during the amputation and rerouted to his thigh where they can be used to communicate with a robotic leg.

 

The man can now seamlessly switch from walking on level ground to climbing stairs and can even kick a football around.

 

During a traditional limb amputation, the main sensory nerves are severed and lose their function. In 2006, Todd Kuiken and his colleagues at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago in Illinois realised they could preserve some of that functionality by carefully rerouting sensory nerves during an amputation and attaching them to another part of the body.

They could then use the rerouted nerve signals to control a robotic limb, allowing a person to control their prosthesis with the same nerves they originally used to control their real limb.

 

Kuiken's team first attempted the procedure – which is called targeted muscle reinnervation (TMR) – on people who were having their arm amputated. Now, Kuiken's team has performed TMR for the first time on a man with a leg amputation.

 

First, the team rerouted the two main branches of the man's sciatic nerve to muscles in the thigh above the amputation. One branch controls the calf and some foot muscles, the other controls the muscle running down the outside leg and some more foot muscles.

 

After a few months, the man could control his thigh muscles by thinking about using his missing leg. The next step was to link up a prosthesis.

 

The robot leg in question is a sophisticated prosthesis: it carries a number of mechanical sensors including gyroscopes and accelerometers, and can be trained to use the information from these sensors to perform certain walking styles. Kuiken's team reckoned that the leg would perform even better if it could infer the user's intended walking style with information from the sciatic nerve.

 

To do so, the researchers asked their volunteer to attempt to perform certain movements with his missing leg – for instance, flexing the foot – while they monitored the pattern of electric signals from the rerouted nerves in the thigh muscles. The researchers then programmed the robot leg to flex its foot whenever it detected that particular pattern of electrical activity.

 

Using just the mechanical sensor data, the robotic leg made the correct movement about 87 per cent of the time. With additional data from the nerves, the success rate rose to 98 per cent, and there were no so-called critical errors – errors that increase the risk of the user losing balance and falling. Those kinds of errors are most common when the user suddenly shifts walking style – when they begin to climb stairs, for instance, but with the additional information from the nerves, the robotic leg can make a seamless, natural transition between walking styles (see video).


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Great idea. Thanks for posting
Madison Punch's comment, April 13, 2:51 PM
Aha, where psychology meets physiology. I think this is amazing and definitely the best way for prosthetic limb users to activate their faux leg/arm/etc. Very cool!
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A musical illustration of Alan Lomax, the Us multi-talented ethno-musicologist's cult book "The Land Where The Blues began" Great French translation

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On FIP, a French radio, A  36 mn musical illustration  & comments in French of of  Alan Lomax's cult book "The Land Where The Blues Began ": 

 

Great French translation of the Us multi-talented ethno-musicologist's book..

"Le pays où naquit le blues"

 

English teachers & learners may get the book in American et benefit from an excellent translation from Jacques Vassal, a specialist in Anglo-saxon & French  Folk music.  

 

Besides the great music, a few authentic soundtracks that may perhaps be used for learning & teaching.

 

" Une émission présentée par Charlotte Bibring, réalisée par Denis Soula et mise en musique par René Hardiagon.

 

En traduisant "The Land Where The Blues Began" d'Alan Lomax l'éditeur Les Fondeurs De Briques nous permet avec "Le pays où naquit le blues" d'accéder enfin aux mémoires du plus grand collecteur et ethnomusicologue de la culture noire américaine.

 

Collecteur, folkloriste, anthropologue, chercheur, homme de radio, écrivain, producteur, chanteur et guitariste, Alan Lomax (1915-2002) a travaillé dans le monde entier. Ses enregistrements et ses écrits sont autant de témoignages et de traces des cultures populaires des Etats-Unis, des Caraïbes ou de l'Europe. Infatigable défenseur des minorités culturelles Alan Lomax commença son travail à 18 ans au début des années 30.

 

En pleine Dépression et New Deal, Alan Lomax et son père John sont missionnés par la Bibliothèque du Congrès de Washington pour enregistrer le folklore du Sud des Etats-Unis. Ils transforment l’arrière de leur voiture afin d’y loger un matériel primitif de gravure et s’arrêtent dans les rues, les bouges, les exploitations agricoles, les prisons et les églises. Passionné, romantique, le jeune Lomax est vite confronté à la ségrégation de ces états du Deep South, au silence des opprimés méfiants et aux affres des sheriffs, fermiers locaux...

 

Tout au long de l'ouvrage, de plus de 600 pages, Lomax se fait témoin de cette zone de silence et donne, grâce à ses enregistrements, voix aux sans-voix.

 

Des aventures et des rencontres inouies qui laissent penseur comme celle avec le bluesman Lead Belly (Huddie William Ledbetter) croupissant dans une prison du Texas, avec Son House dans une grange, avec la mère de Robert Johnson ou encore avec McKinley Morganfield alias Muddy Waters.

 

Des dizaines d’autres musiciens s’assoient devant ses micros, jouent, chantent et réagissent sur leurs conditions (surtout lorsque l'on s'éloigne du delta du Mississippi).

 

Plus loin dans l'ouvrage Alan Lomax publie des interviews de bluesmen : Big Bill Broonzy, Eugene Powell Memphis Slim, Sonny Boy Williamson... Fan de blues ou simplement intéressé par cette aventure socio culturelle on ne peut que vous conseiller ce livre qui reste la référence.

 

Alan Lomax humainement et politiquement engagé sera blacklisté pendant la Chasse aux sorcières du Maccarthysme. Il s'exilera en Europe où il continuera son travail.

 

La traduction fidèle est de Jacques Vassal, spécialiste de la musique populaire et du folklore anglo-saxon et français.

 

Traducteur de Woody Guthrie (En route pour la gloire) ou de la biographie de Bob Dylan par Robert Shelton (Albin Michel, 2000), il est également auteur de plusieurs ouvrages, dont Folksong (1984, 4e édition) et Brassens, homme libre (Le Cherche-Midi, 2011).

 

Programmation musicale de l'émission :

- Vera Hall : Trouble so hard
- John Lurie : Chauncer Street
- Sonny Criss Quartet : West coast blues
- Robert Johnson : Dust my broom
- Leadbelly : My girl
- Otha Turner : My Babe
- Lightnin' Hopkins : What I'd say
- Ray Charles : Sweet 16 bars
- Sidney Bechet : Not really the blues
- Little Walter : Juke
- Robert Johnson : Take a little walk with me
- Archie Shepp : The Thrill is gone
- Son House : Preachin' the blues
- Bill Frisell : Blues dream
- Muddy Waters : Country Blues
- Moby : Trouble so hard

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Spike Lee on the changing landscape of film: To survive, you have to adapt .. - Current TV

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"Steven Soderbergh, is one of the most successful directors in Hollywood today. He said, I’m done with Hollywood as far as films go.

 

"Filmmaker Spike Lee sits down with “Viewpoint” host John Fugelsang to discuss the changing landscape of film and how teaching film at New York University led him to Kickstarter.

Lee says, “It’s a new day. For example, Steven Soderbergh, is one of the most successful directors in Hollywood today. He said, I’m done with Hollywood as far as films go. I’m just gonna deal with cable.” He adds, “This is the landscape for filmmaking today within the Hollywood studio system.”

To contribute to Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spikelee/the-newest-hottest-spike-lee-joint"


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WIRED : an excellent clever, thoughtful & inspiring culture blog– Future Science, Culture & Technology News and Reviews & podcasts

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WIRED : British excellent  interesting & inspiring  excellent culture blog– Future Science, Culture & Technology News and Reviews & podcasts

And more specifically:

 

Stories, people and ideas that are changing our day-to-day world by Wired UK. The most important, interesting and inspiring news and features. Clever, witty, well-written stuff

 

 The newletter is worth suscribing



  AN excellent PODCAST Listen this week for an entertaining 30-minute look at the most interesting technology and science stories from the last seven days, with Wired.co.uk's Nate Lanxon, Olivia Solon and Liat Clark.

http://www.wired.co.uk/podcast

 

And more specifically, the  excellent blog of David Rowan, editor of Wired (Uk)

http://www.wired.co.uk/broad-topics/david-rowan%27s-blog

 

The Wired News iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry apps:

 

"The Wired.co.uk news you care about, now available to pockets everywhere! The Wired News app brings up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest technology, science, culture and business news directly to your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry -- no matter where you are."

Download now to:

- Read all the latest Wired.co.uk news stories
- Listen to the Wired.co.uk Podcast on-demand (iOS)
- Read the latest comments from the team on Twitter

 

 


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The One and Only Shrek! by William Steig, read by Stanley Tucci - Other stories by Meryl Streep

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"Listen to this audiobook EXERPT of the children's picture book "The One and Only Shrek! " by William Steig, read by actor Stanley Tucci. Before Shrek made it big on the silver screen, there was Steig's Shrek!"

"His mother was ugly, his father was ugly, but Shrek was uglier than the wo of them put together. By the time he toddled, Shreck could spit flame 99 yards & vent smoke from either ear.

 

With just a look, he cowed the reptiles in the swamp. Any snake big enough to bite him instantly got convulsions & died. One day,…Shrek parents decided it was about time their little  darling was out in the world doing his share of damage. So they kicked him good-by & Shrek left the black hole in which he'd been hatched "

Read more about The One and Only Shrek! at http://us.macmillan.com/theoneandonly...

 

And also:`


Meryl Streep reads - The One and Only Shrek....Brave Irene (Part 1) 12mn 48
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2JnjLPhgmok

 

Meryl Streep - The One and Only Shrek...Spinky Sulks (Part 2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3NRjyM3fVY

 

Meryl Streep - The One and Only Shrek...The Amazing Bone (Part 3)
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Elvis Presley, une histoire américaine - Audio -France Culture Du 5 au 9/07, 3h par jour- podcastables Passionnant éclairage sur l'époque

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Vous aimez Elvis et ce pan de l'histoire et de la culture américaine? Alors, à vos podcasts... Ici, de Passionnants éclairages sur un pan de l'histoire, un aspect des fifties et sixties par des mordus et  connaisseurs pointus et des  témoins d e l'époque.De la matière pour les longues soirées d'hiver..

 

Great gospel, rock & blues exerpts & audio doc by people who witnessed of those times.

 

 "Sur les traces du King à Tupelo, la maison d'enfance, à Memphis dans les studios Sun... les étapes d'une exceptionnelle carrière dans une Grande traversée qui replace dans le contexte d'une Amérique sudiste, modeste, cet inoubliable déhanché rock n'roll qui fera révolution."

 

Du 5 au 9 août  3 papties d' 1heure  par jour: Chaque partie est podcastable

 

ARCHIVES - DOCUMENTAIRE -DEBAT :

 

1 ) ARCHIVES -Grande traversée Elvis Presley (archives): podcast

Du 5 au 9 août de 9h à 10h environ  50 minutes

 

"Le 14 janvier 1973 , Elvis donne un concert à l’Honolulu International Center. Télévisé dans plus de 40 pays, son show Aloha from Hawaii est vu par plus d’1 milliards de téléspectateurs. Ce qui en fait à l’époque l’événement le plus regardé de l’histoire, devant les premiers pas sur la  lune de Neil Amstrong le 21 juillet 1969.

 

40 ans après le show planétaire de la star,  France Culture revient aux origines du chanteur. Direction : le sud des Etats-Unis . Tupelo, Mississippi, où il nait en 1935 et où il vit  jusqu’en 1948, puis Memphis, Tennessee aux Sun Studio où Elvis en 1954 enregistre une version du blues d’ Arthur Crudup That’s All Right Mama. Sans savoir que c’est l’acte fondateur de la création du rock and roll."

 

 2 ) DOCUMENTAIRE - CONTEXTE HISTORIQUE :

Du 5 au 9/08 de 10 à 11h  : Podcast

 

Les origines 

http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-grande-traversee-elvis-presley-doc-down-by-the-riverside-les-origines-d-elvis-2013-08-05

 

L'Enfance à Tupelo (1935-1948)  - 

http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-grande-traversee-elvis-presley-archives-l-enfance-a-tupelo-1935-1948-2013-08-05

http://radiofrancepodcast.net/podcast09/rss_12947.xml

 

3 ) DEBATS  5 au 9/08 11 à 12h  Podcast:

 http://www.franceculture.fr/emission-grande-traversee-elvis-presley-debat-avant-elvis-il-n-y-avait-pas-rien-2013-08-05

 

"Contrairement à la célèbre phrase de John Lenon «  Avant Elvis, il n’ y avait rien » , Sébastian Danchin, spécialiste de la musique noire des Etats-Unis . Il commente un ensemble de morceaux qui prouvent le contraire etont influencé Elvis dont les racines musicales plongent dans le gospel et  la musique noire américaine : 

 

Bibliography (in French & English):

http://www.franceculture.fr/2013-08-02-grande-traversee-elvis-presley-bibliographie"

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pronounced Vocabulary Builders in Sign Language for specific topics : An interesting way to learn vocabulary - DCPM

pronounced Vocabulary Builders in Sign Language  for specific topics : An interesting way to learn vocabulary - DCPM | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it
"Vocabulary Builders in Sign Language", a playlist created by dcmpnad

 


 An introduction to sign vocabulary  specific to American history & government, psychology, science, the teaching of English and language arts, math.
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Classic Movies Described & captioned

Classic Movies Described & captioned | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

DCMP Public Domain Movies"

 

DCMPNAD "Described & captioned media National Association of the Deaf"

 

The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf".

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50 Science Misconceptions - mental_floss on YouTube (Ep.18)

A weekly show where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, Hank Green discusses 50 common science misconceptions about topi...

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"After years of financial struggle, Detroit files for bankruptcy, the largest U.S. city to do so. -video-slideshow-article

"After years of financial struggle, Detroit files for bankruptcy, the largest U.S. city to do so. -video-slideshow-article | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

"After years of financial struggle & fighting steady decline for half a century & Detroit, once known as the “Paris of the West” and home to America’s bustling auto industry, filed for  filed for Chapter 9 Federal Bankruptcy Protection, the largest U.S. city to do so."

 

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/2013/07/18/a8db3f0e-efe6-11e2-bed3-b9b6fe264871_story.html

Slideshow
http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/detroits-half-century-of-steady-decline/2013/07/09/021491e4-e112-11e2-8ae9-5db15d3c0fca_gallery.html#photo=4

 

Also check: The Detroit Bus Company - video- 5. 43 mn | @scoopit

 

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First visit to France. Listen,play and compare! Excellentbrainfriendly comprehension + quizz B1 B2 & over

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Linguaspectrum - Interesting English -Many video lessons, Interactivities - Podcasts - Scripts - DDoE - Quotes - Level Tests - Daily Doses - Games -Forum - Private Classes

Linguaspectrum - Interesting English -Many   video lessons, Interactivities - Podcasts -  Scripts - DDoE -  Quotes - Level Tests - Daily Doses - Games -Forum - Private Classes | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

My name is Richard. I am the creator of Linguaspectrum, and Linguaspectrum PLUS, my virtual language schools.

 

Linguaspectrum provides a growing library of free English language learning materials for students around the world 

 

We make the best use of the latest technology to deliver a valuable Online Learning Experience to all of our students.

 

Learn English easily using our free online lessons, our interactivities, hangman games and quotations.

 

 Videos: 180 Lessons | 142 Interactivities | 109 Podcasts | 55 Scripts | 167 DDoE | 39,754 Quotes   Level Tests   Daily Doses    Games    Forum    Private Classes

 

Videocasts:

http://linguaspectrum.com/search_podcasts.php?show_all_nav_listls_workouts2=1

 

Its excellent youtube channel

https://www.youtube.com/user/Linguaspectrum?feature=watch

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"Narcoleptic" Alligator & Other Gators "Film" Their Day - YouTube

"Alligators in Florida—fitted with National Geographic Crittercams on their backs—give experts a peek into their daily lives. The video project is the first study to document alligator feeding rates over the course of a day. At one point, an alligator wearing a Crittercam seems to "pass out," sinking to the bottom where he remained for more than 90 minutes, only to recover and resurface. One researcher joked he might have been narcoleptic."

Learn what the Crittercam revealed about alligators' feeding habits:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/ne...

FIELD VIDEOGRAPHER: National Geographic Crittercam
INTERVIEW VIDEOGRAPHER: Hans Weise
SENIOR PRODUCER: Jeff Hertrick
EDITOR: Jennifer Murphy

 

And also

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/25/alligator-crittercams-video_n_4639234.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000003

 

"Alligators have a reputation of being gnarly, ferocious beasts that bear an all-too-similar resemblance to their dinosaur relatives. It's an understandable assumption -- American alligators can be up to 15 feet long and weigh 1,000 pounds -- and because they're apex predators, will eat just about anything, according to National Geographic.

 

But research by the the University of Florida and National Geographic's Crittercam program has shifted assumptions about their eating habits. The groups outfitted 15 adult gators in coastal Florida with the "Crittercams" -- essentially wildlife cameras that are attached to the animals themselves -- and they've provided unprecedented footage of gator behavior both above and underwater.

 

The cameras showed the reptiles hunting most often at night, with the best foraging success between 4 a.m. and 9 a.m. and when submerged underwater, according to the Los Angeles Times. Additionally, footage showed gators feasting on smaller prey like turtles and crayfish, rather than bigger mammals that they're assumed to eat. This is the first time this behavior has been documented in wild American alligators and will help scientists better understand their behavior, explained ScienceDaily. The results of the study were published in the journal PLOS ONE.

 

As shown in the video, installing the cameras was no easy feat. The researchers had to catch the alligators, hold them down and keep their jaws shut as they fastened the cameras onto the gators to fit like a backpack. The contraptions release themselves after set times, which enables scientists to track down the cameras with a radio signal and not burden the gators with Crittercams for life.

 

American alligators live throughout the southeastern United States from Florida to North Carolina, and occupy primarily freshwater habitats, like swampy areas, rivers, streams, lakes and ponds. Previously on the brink of extinction, these semi-aquatic reptiles have recovered and are now listed as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act."

 

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Key & Peele: Les Mis Humour A parody of the musical

The villain of a historical epic struggles with the fact that this epic also happens to be a musical. New episodes Wednesdays 10:30/9:30c on Comedy Central.
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Filmmaker Spike Lee : the role of artists in society - the essential film list

“I don’t know if artists — if an artist’s job is to come up with answers…I think we gotta hold a mirror up and say…this is what’s happening and what are we gonna do about it?” — Spike Lee

 

Filmmaker Spike Lee sits down with “Viewpoint” host John Fugelsang to discuss the role of artists in society and the essential film list he hands out to his graduate students at New York University.

Fugelsang asks where does America need to go after the George Zimmerman acquittal in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, and Lee says, “If I gave an answer, I’d be lying…one of the biggest criticisms of “Do The Right Thing” was that at the end of that movie, Spike Lee did not provide the answer to racism or prejudice. I don’t know the answer.” He adds, “I don’t know if artists, if an artist’s job is to come up with answers — I think we gotta hold a mirror up and say…this is what’s happening and what are we gonna do about it?”

Later on in the interview, Fugelsang asks about Lee’s essential film list that he passes out to his graduate students at NYU. Lee says, “First day of class, every year…I tell my students — if you wanna be a filmmaker, a real serious filmmaker, you gotta see these films.”

To contribute to Spike Lee’s Kickstarter campaign, please visit http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/spikelee/the-newest-hottest-spike-lee-joint


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Amazing: 20,000+ FREE Online Science & Technology Lectures from Top Universities

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"Unless you’re enrolled at one of the best online colleges or are an elite member of the science and engineering inner circle, you’re probably left out of most of the exciting research explored by the world’s greatest scientists.

 

But thanks to the Internet and the generosity of many universities and online colleges, you’ve now got access to the cutting edge theories and projects that are changing the world in this list below."

 

The following topics are covered:

 

Aerospace, Anthropology, Astrobiology, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Cognitive Science, Computers, Cosmology, Dentistry, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Environment, Future, General Science, Geoscience, Machine Learning, Material Science, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Metallurgy, Mining, Nanotechnology, Oceanography, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Robotics, and Sociology.

 

Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

 

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100 Incredible Lectures from the World's Top Scientists - Best Colleges Online http://sco.lt/8kZovp

From www.bestcollegesonline.com - March 7, 8:59 AM

..For even more amazing lectures,r updated list for 2012 with more talks from great minds.
http://www.bestcollegesonline.com/blog/2012/07/31/100-more-incredible-lectures-from-the-worlds-top-scientists/


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Great resources for online learning just about everything.  All you need is will power and self- discipline.

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Your knowledge is your strength and power 

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Acceso gratuito a documentos de las mejores universidades del mundo

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WIRED : an excellent clever, thoughtful & inspiring culture blog– Future Science, Culture & Technology News and Reviews & podcasts

WIRED : an excellent clever, thoughtful & inspiring culture blog– Future Science, Culture & Technology News and Reviews & podcasts | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

WIRED : British excellent  interesting & inspiring  excellent culture blog– Future Science, Culture & Technology News and Reviews & podcasts

And more specifically:

 

Stories, people and ideas that are changing our day-to-day world by Wired UK. The most important, interesting and inspiring news and features. Clever, witty, well-written stuff

 

 The newletter is worth suscribing



  AN excellent PODCAST Listen this week for an entertaining 30-minute look at the most interesting technology and science stories from the last seven days, with Wired.co.uk's Nate Lanxon, Olivia Solon and Liat Clark.

http://www.wired.co.uk/podcast

 

And more specifically, the  excellent blog of David Rowan, editor of Wired (Uk)

http://www.wired.co.uk/broad-topics/david-rowan%27s-blog

 

The Wired News iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and BlackBerry apps:

 

"The Wired.co.uk news you care about, now available to pockets everywhere! The Wired News app brings up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest technology, science, culture and business news directly to your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone or BlackBerry -- no matter where you are."

Download now to:

- Read all the latest Wired.co.uk news stories
- Listen to the Wired.co.uk Podcast on-demand (iOS)
- Read the latest comments from the team on Twitter

 

 


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Children given lifelong ban on talking about fracking

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Two Pennsylvanian children ( 7 & 10,) will live their lives under a gag order imposed under a $750,000 settlement......

 

The Hallowich family had earlier accused oil and gas companies of destroying their 10-acre farm in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania and putting their children's health in danger. Their property was adjacent to major industrial operations: four gas wells, gas compressor stations, and a waste water pound, which the Hallowich family said contaminated their water supply and caused burning eyes, sore throats and headaches....

 

Gag orders – on adults – are typical in settlements reached between oil and gas operators and residents in the heart of shale gas boom in Pennsylvania. But the company lawyer's insistence on extending the lifetime gag order to the Hallowichs' children gave even the judge pause, according to the court documents.

 

The family gag order was a condition of the settlement. The couple told the court they agreed because they wanted to move to a new home away from the gas fields, and to raise their children in a safer environment. "We need to get the children out of there for their health and safety," the children's mother, Stephanie Hallowich, told the court......"

 

 

Seth Dixon's insight:

I've lived in central Pennsylvania for a few years, &.. deals like this .. make me so skeptical of the fracking industry. Here's a good site that discusses the environmental dangers of fracking. 

http://www.dangersoffracking.com


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I've lived in central Pennsylvania for a few years, and it's deals like this that make me so skeptical of the fracking industry.  Here's a good site that discusses the environmental dangers of fracking

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How can visual experiences be effectively made verbal?Describing media & the arts for the blind is an art .

How can a blind or visually impaired person enjoy the theatre? Or movies, television, and other audiovisual productions? How can visual experiences effectively be made verbal?

Gregory Frazier, founder of AudioVision (http://www.audiovision.org/), was a key figure in the early development of audio description for persons with a visual impairment. Watch this historical treasure, introduced by Margaret Hardy, and learn from Emmy Award winner Frazier, a pioneer in the field.

Dr. Frazier describes audio description as, "The art of describing media and the arts for people with low vision or no vision. It is an art . . . as opposed to a craft." As he noted, describers are not just "describing what they see." They not only have a good speaking voice, good vocabulary, and outstanding command of the language, but they also have an innate ability or "feeling" for what's going on in a program. They are "translating an audiovisual event into a purely audio event." This was his vision that started in the 1970s and continued until his death in 1996.

Also read this original DCMP article (http://www.dcmp.org/ai/283/) by Hardy concerning her passion for the theatre and goal to help visually impaired people enjoy it. As background for your viewing, watch this short clip explaining what description is (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h8Y7X...) and review a historical timeline of its development (http://www.dcmp.org/ai/193/).

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Children's Stories Described & captioned movies by by dcmpnad

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"Children's Stories", a playlist created by dcmpnad Described & captioned media programs DCMP

 

DCMPNAD "Described & captioned media National Association of the Deaf"

 

The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.

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Literature-Based Classic Movies -Described & captioned media programs DCMP

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"Literature-Based Classic Movies", a playlist created by dcmpnad "Described & captioned media National Association of the Deaf"

 

Previews/trailers of captioned and described media in our collection of educational videos, DCMP original productions, and other various bits of accessible video goodness.

The DCMP is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by the National Association of the Deaf.

 

and also Described & captioned classic movies

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7D4DED3AAB2DF3C6

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esolcourses - Useful English Expressions - paying a compliment A1 A1 Such fun...

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Useful English Expressions - paying a compliment.

When we say something nice to someone about their personality or appearance, we say that we are...

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Colour Your English, Excellent, brainfriendly Spanish free website : for children - 12-13 A1 A2

Colour Your English,  Excellent, brainfriendly Spanish free website : for  children - 12-13   A1 A2 | Brainfriendly motivating comprehension resources for ESL EFL learners | Scoop.it

Excellent resources & videos. Couldn't  get acces to the interactive exercices though A link links to the same in pdf

 

I put in in google translate English:

 

http://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=es&tl=en&u=http://ntic.educacion.es/w3/eos/MaterialesEducativos/mem2008/colour_your_english/p1_pel_1.html

 

http://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&ie=UTF8&prev=_t&sl=es&tl=en&u=http://ntic.educacion.es/w3/eos/MaterialesEducativos/mem2008/colour_your_english/p1_pel_1.html

 

http://theesltimes.blogspot.com.es/2013/06/colour-your-english.html

"An English free application: "Colour your English". Depeloped by Elisa Bueno Brinkmann and Manuel Merlo Fernández, both are teachers in IES Abdera-ADRA, Almería.


"Colour your English" is aimed at children between twelve and thirteen aged (1st and 2nd ESO level) to learn and improve their english.

The main character, a twelve years olg boy, named Brian, will guide the students through his life along the multimedia activities and resources.

There are four different modules: People in my life, Welcom to my school, A house in the country and Let's go places. All of them have seven different sections: Vocabulary, Grammar, Storyline, Culture, Meeting Point, WebQuest, Open Camera.

"Colour your English" wan the INTEF 2n price to Materiales Educativos 2008.



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Charles Demuth's industrial landscape

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Get ready for the game, explore the glog and listen to the podcast.


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Linguaspectrum

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The best place on the web to find interesting Video English Lessons with extra interactive learning material at Linguaspectrum.com
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