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Three Amazing Resources For History Teachers That Students Will Love

Three Amazing Resources For History Teachers That Students Will Love | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
In this post Kirsten shares three great resources for history teachers they can use in the classroom to immerse their students in ancient cultures and WWI.

 

«in this article I’d like to point you to some projects and websites to use in class, either to prepare for a trip abroad or to have the possibility of exploring when going abroad is not possible. So I took a closer look at some of the sources the New York Times mentioned in its article about digital humanities»


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Jaguar Land Rover develops a self-learning car, the potential future of motoring

Jaguar Land Rover develops a self-learning car, the potential future of motoring | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Jaguar Land Rover, in the heart of its laboratories, is working on an intelligent car that will make the future of driving more intuitive. The proposed car will use the latest artificial intelligence algorithms to learn a user's driving style, habits and preferences. Dr Wolfgang Epple, director of research and technology for Jaguar Land Rover, said: "The aim of our self-learning technology is to minimise driver distraction, which will help reduce the risk of accidents.
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3D printing: Second industrial revolution is under way - New Scientist

3D printing: Second industrial revolution is under way - New Scientist | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
In this special report New Scientist finds out what’s next, from printed robots to plans to bring the technology to the masses
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Making music with Autistic Kids, advice and tips.

Making music with Autistic Kids, advice and tips. | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

When developing Skoog young people with autism were one of the key groups we worked with.  The impact of active music creation for these pupils was a powerful driver in our work and one thing that became very clear was that we needed to try and create tools to support them effectively in making their own music.

 

And this can mean we need to let go of what we think 'should be' happening and let the students do what they want to, what they feel, as Dr John Bidduplh says, "In order to engage musically with people on the autistic spectrum we might have to suspend or even extend our own assumptions about what music really is, how sound is controlled and modified to make music compositions and performances etc."

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Beyond Free - Open Learning in a Networked World - by Stephen Downes

The evolution of open content and open learning are explored in this presentation that seeks to recapture the essence of what it is that a MOOC is designed to …

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7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science

7 Things You Need To Stop Doing To Be More Productive, Backed By Science | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Working harder is not always the right path to success. Sometimes, working less can actually produce better results.

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What’s Next for Getting Organized

What’s Next for Getting Organized | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Four glimpses of a future without information overload
«Jokes about Siri have kept people from realizing how close voice-recognition technology is to being truly usable.» 

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Study: Math Teachers of Struggling Students Likely to Use Ineffective Methods

Study: Math Teachers of Struggling Students Likely to Use Ineffective Methods | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Students who struggle early on with basic reading and math skills may continue to have a hard time as they progress through school. But many early grade teachers with students struggling in math appear to be more likely to use ineffective teaching methods, according to a new study.
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The Three Sphinx of Bikini - 1947 - by Salvador Dali

The Three Sphinx of Bikini - 1947 - by Salvador Dali | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

From Dali-Gallery:
“The experimental atomic explosions on the atoll of Bikini, as well as the bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, inspired this Dalí work. Two human heads and a tree become hallucinatory double images of the mushroom cloud produced by a nuclear explosion."

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5G networks will be a leap, not a step, forward

5G networks will be a leap, not a step, forward | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Vice-President of the European Commission Neelie Kroes says it’s important to understand 5G mobile will be more than just the next step beyond today’s 4G networks. “It will also offer totally new possibilities to connect people, and also things – being cars, houses, energy infrastructures. All of them at once, wherever you and they are."
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This Ad Completely Redefines the Phrase "Like a Girl" 2014

A new video seeks to redefine the phrase "like a girl," as something strong and powerful. It's part of the larger #LikeAGirl campaign by Always, the feminine hygiene brand owned by Procter & Gamble. Award-winning filmmaker Lauren Greenfield, who directed the 2012 documentary, Queen of Versailles, teamed up with Always to illustrate the brand's mission to empower females and attack what Always calls a "the self-esteem crisis" among young girls.

In the video, a cast of men and women of all ages are asked to describe what they think the phrase "like a girl" means. The result is troubling. Waving hands and flipping hair, the participants pretend to run "like a girl" and throw "like a girl." Everyone—except, notably, the young girls—demonstrate that "just like a girl" is often perceived as an insult. Yet the young girls act out athletic and deliberate motions. The others soon realize their mistake.

Branded female empowerment campaigns are nothing new: Consider Dove's "Real Beauty" ads, which use simple props to show how "real" women feel about themselves. And Pantene has done similar work, with a focus on dismantling gender stereotypes in the workplace. All of these ads have gone viral—an advertiser's dream.

The #LikeAGirl video could follow a similar path. Either way, it's worth taking a minute to watch the video to see what these young girls have to say. After all, as one woman points out in the video, "I am a girl and that is not something that I should be ashamed of."

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Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, documents show

Court gave NSA broad leeway in surveillance, documents show | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Virtually no foreign government is off-limits for the National Security Agency, which has been authorized to intercept information “concerning” all but four countries, according to top-secret documents.

 

The United States has long had broad no-spying arrangements with those four countries — Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand — in a group known collectively with the United States as the Five Eyes. But a classified 2010 legal certification and other documents indicate the NSA has been given a far more elastic authority than previously known, one that allows it to intercept through U.S. companies not just the communications of its overseas targets but any communications about its targets as well.

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A Great Visual Timeline Chronicling The Major Literary Events, Movements, and Authors

A Great Visual Timeline Chronicling The Major Literary Events, Movements, and Authors | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
July 1, 2014
Here is a wonderful infographic that has been making rounds online during this week.This visual which is created by online-literature captures some of the major literary periods and...

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Street art, Baixa, Coimbra, mosaics and drawing - Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal

Street art, Baixa, Coimbra, mosaics and drawing - Julie Dawn Fox in Portugal | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Street art, Baixa, Coimbra, mosaics and drawing

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New MIT finger device reads to blind in real time

New MIT finger device reads to blind in real time | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are developing an audio reading device to be worn on the index finger of people whose vision is impaired, giving them affordable and immediate access to printed words.
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Samsung Electronics Partners with Trek Bicycle

Samsung Electronics Partners with Trek Bicycle | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

Samsung integrates leading wearable technology and fitness features into Trek Factory Racing Team and bikes, aiming to enrich the cycling experience for riders worldwide

 

Samsung Electronics announced a new global partnership with Trek Bicycle, a leading worldwide bicycle manufacturer. Samsung and Trek will join together to provide a better cycling experience for racers and casual cyclists, and support their healthy lifestyles and enjoyment of the sport.

 

“Fitness and wellness are important parts of people’s lives, and Samsung is continuously focused on integrating meaningful features into our smart mobile devices,” said Younghee Lee, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, and IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung Electronics. “Through our collaboration with Trek, we will be able to better understand the needs of cyclists to enhance their interaction with mobile devices and enable athletes and fans to stay connected and active in their daily lives.”

 

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Video storytelling project Border Lives launches international social media campaign

Video storytelling project Border Lives launches international social media campaign | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

An international social media campaign has been launched by video storytelling project Border Lives.

 

The project, which documents the real stories of real people living on the border during the Northern Ireland conflict, have been captured in six unique films.

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Border Lives ☛ http://borderlives.eu

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The One-Word Answer to Why Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Have Been So Successful

The One-Word Answer to Why Bill Gates and Warren Buffett Have Been So Successful | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
When Bill Gates first met Warren Buffett, their host at dinner, Gates’ mother, asked everyone around the table to identify what they believed was the single most important factor in their success
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Feeling Impulsive? Head for the Forest

Feeling Impulsive? Head for the Forest | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

“Exposure to scenes of natural environments resulted in significantly less impulsive decision-making. Viewing scenes of built environments and geometric shapes resulted in similar, higher levels of impulsive decision-making.”

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Journal of European Studies — June 2014, 44 (2)

Journal of European Studies — June 2014, 44 (2) | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

 

Table of Contents

 

PAPERS

 

A logical redeemer: Kirillov in Dostoievskii’s Demons
Derek Allan

 

Kundera’s kidnap revisited
Carl Tighe

 

The avant-garde of decline: Karl Heinz Bohrer’s essays on England
Paul Graham

 

Schooling the gaze: Industry and nation-building in Luxembourgish landscape-writing, 1900–1940
Anne-Marie Millim

 

BOOK REVIEWS

 

European Studies

 

Ben Hutchinson: Modernism and Style
Reviewed by Harry Guest

 

French Studies

 

Kate Griffiths and Andrew Watts: Adapting Nineteenth-Century France: Literature in Film, Theatre, Television, Radio and Print
Reviewed by Emma Bielecki

 

Adam Watt: Marcel Proust
Reviewed by Clive Scott

 

Charles Forsdick and Andy Stafford (eds): La Revue: The Twentieth-Century Periodical in French
Reviewed by John Flower

 

Emanuel Rota: A Pact with Vichy: Angelo Tasca from Italian Socialism to French Collaboration
Reviewed by Andrea Hajek

 

Daniel Cordier with Paul Ismard: De l’histoire à l’histoire
Reviewed by John FlowerGerman Studies

 

J. M. van der Laan and Andrew Weeks (eds): The Faustian Century: German Literature and Culture in the Age of Luther and Faustus
Reviewed by Paul Bishop

 

Helmut Walser Smith (ed.): The Oxford Handbook of Modern German History
Reviewed by Joachim Whaley

 

William W. Hagen: German History in Modern Times: Four Lives of the Nation
Reviewed by Joachim Whaley

 

Daniel Purdy (ed.): Goethe Yearbook, Volume 20
Reviewed by Paul Bishop

 

Jennifer Drake Askey: Good Girls, Good Germans: Girls’ Education and Emotional Nationalism in Wilhelminian Germany
Reviewed by Charlotte Woodford

 

David Pan: Sacrifice in the Modern World: On the Particularity and Generality of Nazi Myth
Reviewed by Joachim Whaley

 

Petra Rau: Our Nazis: Representations of Fascism in Contemporary Literature and Film  Karolin Machtans and Martin Ruehl (eds): Hitler Films from Germany: History, Cinema and Politics since 1945
Reviewed by Joachim Whaley

 

Dirk Göttsche: Remembering Africa: The Rediscovery of Colonialism in Contemporary German Literature
Reviewed by Joachim Whaley

 

Sinéad Crowe: Religion in Contemporary German Drama: Botho Strauß, George Tabori, Werner Fritsch, and Lukas Bärfuss
Reviewed by Barry Murnane

 

Russian Studies

 

Greta N. Slobin: Russians Abroad: Literary and Cultural Politics of Diaspora (1919−1939). Edited by Katerina Clark, Nancy Condee, Dan Slobin and Mark Slobin
Reviewed by Marilyn Schwinn Smith

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Inclusive Android

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This is where it all happens! Share your information, ideas, apps and tips with the community of people with disabilities who are Android users from across the world! Information To Promote Sight, Sound, Physical & Cognitive Digital Inclusion for people with disabilities.

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Consolidation in the voice of researchers in Europe to defend working conditions - EuroScientist Webzine

Consolidation in the voice of researchers in Europe to defend working conditions - EuroScientist Webzine | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

For the first time, active science researchers to have a unified voice representing them on an EU and international level. Indeed, the two major umbrella researcher representative associations in Europe–namely ICoRSA and Eurodoc–have just signed a  memorandum of understanding (MOU) in that sense, announced on 19th June 2014. It enables both organisations to act together to represent the interests of researchers at European level.  Previously, independent efforts of the two associations to represent the interest of researchers were limited and lacked coordination in defending the interests of the entire research community. 

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SHIRLEY - VISIONS OF REALITY

SHIRLEY - VISIONS OF REALITY | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

13 of Edward Hopper’s paintings are brought alive by the film, telling the story of a woman, whose thoughts, emotions and contemplations lets us observe an era in American history.


Shirley is a woman in America in the 1930s, ‘40s, ‘50s, and early ‘60s. A woman who would like to influence the course of history with her professional and socio-political involvement. A woman who does not accept the reality of the Depression years, WWII, the McCarthy era, race conflicts and civil rights campaigns as given but rather as generated and adjustable. A woman whose work as an actress has familiarised her with the staging of reality, the questioning and shaping of it; an actress who doesn’t identify her purpose and future with that of solo success or stardom but who strives to give social potency to theatre as part of a collective. A woman who cannot identify with the traditional role model of a wife yet longs to have a life partner. A woman who does not compromise in moments of professional crisis and is not afraid to take on menial jobs to secure her livelihood. A woman who in a moment of private crisis decides to stick with her partner and puts her own professional interest on the back burner. A woman who is infuriated by political repression yet not driven to despair, and who has nothing but disdain for betrayal.

 

Shirley, an attractive, charismatic, committed, emancipated woman. 

 

Shirley - Visions of Reality trailer ☛ http://vimeo.com/80147967
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U.S. birth control ruling fuels battle over corporate rights

U.S. birth control ruling fuels battle over corporate rights | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

The U.S. Supreme Court has opened up a new front in the battle over corporate rights by ruling that family-owned and other closely held corporations can mount religious objections to government action.

Monday’s decision came in a case in which companies sought an exemption to a provision of the 2010 Obamacare healthcare law that requires employers to provide insurance coverage that includes birth control.

The court allowed the exemption and in so doing raises the possibility of religious-based exceptions on issues such as blood transfusions, antidepressants, and vaccinations, liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg warned in her dissenting opinion.

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N.Y. top court says cyberbullying law violates free speech

N.Y. top court says cyberbullying law violates free speech | ciberpocket | Scoop.it

New York's highest court said Tuesday that a law designed to criminalize cyberbullying was so broad that it violated the First Amendment, marking the first time a U.S. court weighed the constitutionality of such a law.

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36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools

36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools | ciberpocket | Scoop.it
Data is always useful but it is not easy to comprehend it when it is not presented understandably.

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