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World Count: 16.740 Community Radio Stations | CMFE - Community Media Forum Europe

World Count: 16.740 Community Radio Stations | CMFE - Community Media Forum Europe | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

...but still a lot of global wasteland

 

CMFE 2013 estimate puts the number of community radio stations in the world to 16.740 operating in 85 countries. Most stations are located in Latin America 6.600 (40 %). In Europe there are 2.230 stations in 30 countries.

 

Regions typically lacking community radio are Russia and other former Soviet Union states, China, North Africa and the Middle East. This clearly reflects non-democratic rule and restricted freedom of speech in those countries.

 

This estimate is made by CMFE in order to get a global perspective when promoting and developing community media in Europe. This estimate will be precision tuned, including community television and presented later together with a country listing later in 2013.

 

If you have any questions or will contribute to our mapping please mail mapping [a] cmfe.eu

 

The 2012 Mapping of European Community Media

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Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back | Rupert Neate | The Guardian

Hedge funds tell Puerto Rico: lay off teachers and close schools to pay us back | Rupert Neate | The Guardian | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Billionaire hedge fund managers have called on Puerto Rico to lay off teachers and close schools so that the island can pay them back the billions it owes.

The hedge funds called for Puerto Rico to avoid financial default – and repay its debts – by collecting more taxes, selling $4bn worth of public buildings and drastically cutting public spending, particularly on education.

The group of 34 hedge funds hired former International Monetary Fund (IMF) economists to come up with a solution to Puerto Rico’s debt crisis after the island’s governor declared its $72bn debt “unpayable” – paving the way for bankruptcy.

The funds are “distressed debt” specialists, also known as vulture funds, and several have also sought to make money out of crises in Greece and Argentina, the collapse of Lehman Brothers and the near collapse of Co-op Bank in the UK.

The report, entitled For Puerto Rico, There is a Better Way, said Puerto Rico could save itself from default if it improves tax collection and drastically cuts back on public spending.

It accused the island, where 56% of children live in poverty, of spending too much on education even though the government has already closed down almost 100 schools so far this year.


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How the Legacy of Slavery Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans Today | Alma Carten | AlterNet.org

How the Legacy of Slavery Affects the Mental Health of Black Americans Today | Alma Carten | AlterNet.org | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

On July 22, in announcing the federal indictment of Charleston killer Dylann Roof, Attorney General Loretta Lynch commented that the expression of forgiveness offered by the victims' families is “an incredible lesson and message for us all.”

Forgiveness and grace are, indeed, hallmarks of the Black Church.

Since slavery, the church has been a formidable force for the survival of blacks in an America still grappling with the residual effects of white supremacy.

This was eloquently illustrated in the aftermath of the Charleston church massacre. Americans rightly stood in awe of the bereaved families' laudable demonstration of God’s grace in action.

But what about the psychic toll that these acts of forgiveness exact?


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Dorothy Retha Cook's curator insight, July 29, 2:09 PM

THE CHURCH PER GOD NOT MAN HAS NO COLOR BECAUSE THE TEMPLE OF GOD/ CHURCH ARE NOT A BUILDING WHERE PEOPLE GATHER TO FELLOWSHIP WITH EACH OTHER IN BUT OUR OWN INDIVIDUAL BODIES BY WHICH GOD SPIRIT DWELLS IN IF WE ASK AND WELCOME HIM IT. WE ALL WAS CREATED IN HIS IMAGE NOW HOW WE DEFILE OR TAKE CARE OF OUR OWN TEMPLE HS NOTHING TO DO WITH A CHURCH AND A PERSONS WALK WITH GOD. THE BUILDING OR GATHERING PLACE/CHURCH IS THE SLAVERY DAYS IS THE ONLY TIME BY WHICH THE SLAVES COULD GATHER OTHER THAN IN MASTERS FIELD OR WHERE EVER HE CHOSE THEM TO BE TO WORK FOR HIM AND EVEN IN THAT THE PASTER WOULD TELL THEM THAT THE BIBLE SAID THEY SHOULD BE SLAVES BECAUSE IT SAID SERVANTS OBEY YOUR MASTER FOR IT IS RIGHT TO DO. BUT THE TEMPLE OF IS NOT A PHYSICAL BUILDING WHERE PEOPLE GATHER FOR FELLOWSHIP.AS WE ALL WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR OWN DONE IN OUR OWN INDIVIDUAL PERSONAL TEMPLE. BUT GOD KNOWS ALL! 

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Ultimate guide to Raspberry Pi operating systems, part 1 | Mark Gibbs | NetworkWorld.com

Ultimate guide to Raspberry Pi operating systems, part 1 | Mark Gibbs | NetworkWorld.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Since we published a roundup of 10 Raspberry Pi operating systems the number of choices has exploded. In this piece I’m including every option I could find (and for you pickers of nits, yes, I’m counting individual Linux distros as individual operating systems, so sue me). If you know of anything I’ve missed or a detail that’s wrong, please drop me a note at feedback@gibbs.com and I’ll update the piece and give you a shout out. Now on with the awesomeness


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Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain | Dr. Lori Desautels Blog | Edutopia.org

Cracking the Code of Student Emotional Pain | Dr. Lori Desautels Blog | Edutopia.org | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Every instructor wants to crack the code -- to determine just what children and adolescents need to transform feelings of defeat, cognitive and emotional exhaustion, and outright hostility into something positive.


They want to connect with students whose stress response states are chronically activated. They want to help learners know that they are more than just their genetics or their history. They want to share with their most fragile students that the traumas of their past can strengthen rather than harden their minds and hearts.


No one needs to live in constant conflict and pain.


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Vatican Library Puts 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free | The Event Chronicle

Vatican Library Puts 4,000 Ancient Manuscripts Available Online For Free | The Event Chronicle | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

The Vatican Apostolic Library is now digitising its valuable ancient religious manuscripts and putting them online via its website, available for the public to view for free, as well as turning to crowdfunding to help it complete its work.

The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 AD and holds over 80,000 manuscripts, prints, drawings, plates and incunabula (books printed prior to 1500 AD) written throughout history by people of different faiths from across the world.


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Open letter petitions UN to ban the development on weaponized AI | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com

Open letter petitions UN to ban the development on weaponized AI | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

The Future of Life Institute has presented an open letter signed by over 1,000 robotics and artificial intelligence (AI) researchers urging the United Nations to impose a ban on the development of weaponized AI with the capability to target and kill without meaningful human intervention. The letter was presented at the 2015 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI), and is backed with the endorsements of a number of prominent scientists and industry leaders, including Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, and Noam Chomsky.

To some, armed and autonomous AI could seem a fanciful concept confined to the realm of video games and sci-fi. However, the chilling warning contained within the newly released open letter insists that the technology will be readily available within years, not decades, and that action must be taken now if we are to prevent the birth of a new paradigm of modern warfare.


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ESO's ALMA provides detailed look at galaxy formation in the early Universe | Chris Wood | GizMag.com

ESO's ALMA provides detailed look at galaxy formation in the early Universe | Chris Wood | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Astronomers have used the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA) to observe distant clouds of star-forming gas from just 800 million years after the Big Bang. The findings represent the first time that the objects have been seen as anything more than just faint blotches, and the new data from the observations is set to significantly impact our understanding of the early Universe.

Due to the sheer distance between the telescope and its subject, the galaxies ALMA is watching form were actually born less than a billion years after the Big Bang, during a period known as the epoch of reionisation. During this time, the Universe was flooded with a fog of hydrogen gas, from which the very first galaxies ignited. Until now, not much was known about these earliest of galaxies.


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Ice flows, hazy hydrocarbons among latest Pluto reveals | David Szondy | GizMag.com

Ice flows, hazy hydrocarbons among latest Pluto reveals | David Szondy | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

NASA has detailed fresh discoveries and released the latest batch of images from New Horizons.


Sent as the unmanned probe hurtles away from Pluto and out of the Solar System, the new images and readings show a haze that may be the source of Pluto's reddish color and exotic ice that flows like glaciers.


The space agency has also shared a spectacular New Horizons flyby simulation video.


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Two Google Lunar XPRIZE teams are working together to get to the moon | Chris Wood | GizMag.com

Two Google Lunar XPRIZE teams are working together to get to the moon | Chris Wood | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Two of the teams competing for the prestigious Google Lunar XPRIZE have announced a partnership, bringing them one step closer to landing on the moon. The HAKUTO team’s rover will hitch a ride on the Astrobotic Griffin lander when it sets off in the second half of 2016.

Both the Japanese HAKUTO team and US-based Astrobotic have made significant progress towards the competition’s grand prize, which requires teams to land a rover on the moon and have it travel 500 m (1,640 ft) across the surface before broadcasting HD video footage back home.


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Spectacular Landsat 8 flyover stretches from Sweden to British Columbia | Chris Wood | GizMag.com

Spectacular Landsat 8 flyover stretches from Sweden to British Columbia | Chris Wood | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

February 11 marked the two-year anniversary of the launch of NASA’s Landsat 8 satellite, an event that signaled the continuation of an Earth observation project that began in the early 1970s. To celebrate the occasion, the team has released a vast composite image that stretches unbroken from Sweden to British Columbia.

The images were taken using the Operational Land Imager (OLI) on Landsat 8 back on 2014’s summer solstice – June 21, 2014 – a point at which the Sun doesn’t duck below the Arctic horizon for more than 24 hours. Collecting the images at that point in the year allowed the satellite to capture the region’s ice in various stages of melting.


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Space telescopes uncover supermassive black hole winds | David Szondy | GizMag.com

Space telescopes uncover supermassive black hole winds | David Szondy | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Supermassive black holes are titanic oddities. Usually sited at the core of galaxies and various high-energy phenomena such as quasars, their mass can be anywhere from that of a hundred thousand to billions of suns. Now observations from NASA and ESA space telescopes are shedding light on the incredibly powerful cosmic winds they produce, which can have more energy than an entire galaxy.

Many astronomers believe that supermassive black holes are found at the center of most sizable galaxies, including our own. It's a logical assumption, given the amount of matter that accumulates there.


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Eight Years After Bogus Expulsion Over Supposed 'Threat,' Former Student Obtains $900k Settlement From University | Tim Cushing | Techdirt

Eight Years After Bogus Expulsion Over Supposed 'Threat,' Former Student Obtains $900k Settlement From University | Tim Cushing | Techdirt | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

It's taken former Valdosta State University (VSU) student Hayden Barnes most of a decade and two trips to the 11th Circuit Appeals Court, but his efforts to hold the school accountable for its abusive behavior have finally paid off.

Today, more than eight years after his unjust expulsion, student Hayden Barnes’ federal civil rights lawsuit against Georgia’s Valdosta State University (VSU) and former VSU president Ronald Zaccari concluded with the announcement of a $900,000 settlement…

“After eight years, and one of the worst abuses of student rights FIRE has ever seen, Hayden Barnes has finally received justice,” said FIRE President and CEO Greg Lukianoff. “Thanks to Hayden’s courageous stand, would-be censors at public universities nationwide have 900,000 new reasons to respect the free speech and due process rights of their students.”

We've covered multiple cases of universities overstepping their bounds when it comes to free speech, but VSU's case is particularly stupid.


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John Cage's 1960 Game Show Performance | Elisa Wouk Almino | HyperAllegic.com

John Cage's 1960 Game Show Performance | Elisa Wouk Almino | HyperAllegic.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

“He is probably the most controversial figure in the musical world today and when you hear his performance, if you will forgive me, you’ll understand why,” says the talk show host in the 1960 clip of I’ve Got a Secret. He’s speaking of John Cage, who by then was highly successful for his difficult music. And Cage was firm on the point of making music — when the host announces that Cage teaches “a course on experimental sound at the New School,” Cage is quick to correct him.

“I consider music the production of sound, and since in the piece which you will hear I produce sound, I will call it music,” Cage says placidly with a subtle smile that never fades throughout his performance of “Water Walk.”


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How Big Corporations Are Starving Public Schools of Billions of Dollars | Paul Bucheit | AlterNet.org

How Big Corporations Are Starving Public Schools of Billions of Dollars | Paul Bucheit | AlterNet.org | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Corporations have reaped trillion-dollar benefits from 60 years of public education in the U.S., but they're skipping out on the taxes meant to sustain the educational system.


Children suffer from repeated school cutbacks.


And parents subsidize the deadbeat corporations through increases in property taxes and sales taxes.


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They are business perks and incentives with no end that has been given not just started but the poor economy it makes the write off of more suspicion and accountable and questioned or of concern by which without economical issues would be just a drop in the bucket at the costs of public schools usually the lower income children of color or low income families!  there probably was a share being thrown back into somebody in the public schools pocket therefore they kept the where the money at down because they all knew and had no problem with it not being to the public schools. 

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Filling the Demand for Data Scientists | USTelecom.org

Computer and mathematics jobs are among the fastest-growing fields, with an 18 percent expansion expected from 2012 to 2022, according to occupational employment projections provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). (link is external) The data, derived from previous BLS surveys, also shows that positions in this field on average paid two to three times more than the median annual wage.

With such a clear economic upside and a substantial number of jobs to fill, schools offering in-demand computer science training courses are currently turning out qualified workers. In several cases, detailed in this New York Times (link is external) article, former college graduates are taking advantage of programs offered by coding schools such as Galvanize (link is external), Flatiron School (link is external) and Hack Reactor (link is external) to reinvent their careers. Those who complete these intensive computer programming classes are successfully securing promising jobs in the booming tech industry while netting six-figure salaries.


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STEM Education Overview (Based on "STEM Lesson Essentials" book) | David Lee Ed Tech | YouTube

This video was made for our new teachers at Korea International School. They will be entering a new STEM program that integrates multiple disciplines through real world, relevant challenges.


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Rethinking Media Literacy | Bill Simmon | Medium.com

Rethinking Media Literacy | Bill Simmon | Medium.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

In the lead-up to the 2010 midterm elections, my friend Steve approached me with an idea for a get-out-the-vote (GOTV) video he had in mind. We met and discussed his idea, spent a few hours in front of some editing software, and when we finished, we had a one-minute, eleven-second piece, which we posted online about a month prior to the election.

In the 30 days leading up to Election Day, the video was viewed more than a quarter of a million times, Roger Ebert blogged about it, it was posted on The Huffington Post and Daily Kos, it made the front page of Reddit — it was a success by pretty much every metric (except, perhaps, the actual 2010 midterm election results).

But here’s the thing: My friend Steve is currently the lead blogger at The Rachel Maddow Show. He has a daily readership in the tens of thousands. He is technically a producer on that show, and yet when he wanted to make this GOTV video, he came to me because he didn’t have the first clue about how to make a video.*

It’s actually not all that weird that Steve would not know how to make a video. The fact is, few people do.


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New Jamestown Discovery Reveals the Identities of Four Prominent Settlers | Marilyn Johnson | Smithsonian Magazine

New Jamestown Discovery Reveals the Identities of Four Prominent Settlers | Marilyn Johnson | Smithsonian Magazine | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

One body was just 5 feet 5 inches long, and missing its hands, most likely from four centuries of deterioration. It had been jostled during burial, so the head and shoulders were scrunched long before the wooden coffin lid and the weight of the dirt above had collapsed on it.


Flesh no longer held the jaw shut; when this skeleton was brushed free late in 2013, it looked unhinged, as if it were howling. The bones, now labeled 3046C, belonged to a man who had come to the New World on the first trio of ships from England to the spot called Fort James, James Cittie or, as we know it, Jamestown. He survived the first wave of deaths that followed the Englishmen’s arrival in May of 1607.


Over the next two years, he conspired to take down one leader and kill another. This man had a murderous streak. He died, along with hundreds of settlers—most of the colony—during the seven-month disaster known as the Starving Time.

Jamestown’s original fort is perhaps the most archaeologically fertile acre in the United States. In 1994, Bill Kelso, a former head archaeologist at Monticello, put his shovel in the clay soil here and began unearthing the first of two million artifacts from the early days of the settlement.


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Watch Amiga and Warhol Invent Digital Art | Andrew Burmon | Inverse.com

Watch Amiga and Warhol Invent Digital Art | Andrew Burmon | Inverse.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

On July 23, 1985, Commodore Business Machines welcomed a shoulder-padded crowd into Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater for the unveiling of the Amiga 1000, a personal computer designed to put graphics front and center. At the time, 16 bits was a lot of bits, enough to make video games feasible and facilitate poor quality photo editing.

To drive the point home in the least subtle way possible, Commodore trotted out Andy Warhol, who used the computer and ProPaint V27 to create a portrait of a kind of bored looking Debbie Harry. Aside from being one of the more eighties events to occur in the eighties (right behind Reagan waving from that window), the event essentially created a new form of modern art.


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Most powerful rocket ever edges closer to lift-off | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com

Most powerful rocket ever edges closer to lift-off | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) has completed its critical design review – a major stepping stone on the way to becoming certified for manned spaceflight. Once complete, the SLS will be the most powerful launch vehicle ever constructed, capable of taking humans to hitherto unreachable destinations including a manned mission Mars.

The review took 11 weeks, and saw 13 teams of NASA engineers and scientists review over 1,000 documents in order to determine whether the gargantuan rocket concept was ready to transition into full-scale production. The design review has now been submitted to a Standing Review Board composed of experts independent of the program.

The next step will be to present the results of the board to the Marshall's Center Management Council, and then the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters.


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How Did Armies Keep Archers Supplied With Arrows While Fighting? | Stephen Tempest | Slate.com

How Did Armies Keep Archers Supplied With Arrows While Fighting? | Stephen Tempest | Slate.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

This question originally appeared on Quora, the best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus.

Answer by Stephen Tempest, qualified amateur historian:

During the Hundred Years' War, England had a centralized, state-controlled organization for manufacturing arrows in bulk. These were then issued as required to the soldiers on campaign.

In June 1413, for example, Henry V appointed Nicholas Mynot to be “keeper of the king's arrows,” based in the Tower of London. Mynot was responsible for making arrows, but the royal fletchers alone could not supply the total need, so additional orders were placed with outside suppliers. In August 1413, for example, London-based fletcher Stephen Seler was paid for 12,000 arrows.


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Research suggests dark matter plays a significant role in our planet's mass extinction cycle | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com

Research suggests dark matter plays a significant role in our planet's mass extinction cycle | Anthony Wood | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

A new study carried out by Professor Michael Rampino of New York University suggests that dark matter may have had a part to play in the periodic mass extinction events that are known to have taken place throughout Earth's history.


It takes our planet roughly 250 million years to circle the Milky Way, and around every 30 million years the Sun's orbit takes us through what is known as the galactic disk. The galactic disk is where the majority of the mass in our galaxy resides, and alongside it a thin disk of dark matter.


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ESA's Mars Express images help decipher the geological history of the Red Planet | Chris Wood | GizMag.com

ESA's Mars Express images help decipher the geological history of the Red Planet | Chris Wood | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

New images taken by the ESA’s Mars Express orbiter have provided a fresh look at a region believed to be hiding large volumes of water ice just beneath the surface – something that could serve as a water source for future manned missions to the Red Planet.

The area in question is an ancient Martian mountain range known as the Phlegra Montes, spanning some 1,400 km (870 miles) across the planet’s northern lowlands region. It’s thought to be the product of tectonic forces, which brought it into existence between 3.65 and 3.91 billion years ago.

The new images were captured by the High Resolution Stereo Camera on the Mars Express orbiter on October 8, 2014, focusing on the southern tip of the range. They detail features that add weight to the theory that glaciers once developed in the region, supporting the notion that ice may still reside there today, as little as 20 m (66 ft) below the surface.


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7 Ways to Increase a Student's Attention Span | David Reeves Blog | Edutopia.org

7 Ways to Increase a Student's Attention Span | David Reeves Blog | Edutopia.org | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Children often struggle to pay attention, but when they are given a task they view as challenging or hard, they are even more likely to give up before truly trying.


If you notice a child that is regularly losing focus during challenging tasks, here are some strategies that might help increase that attention span and improve the overall outcome of tasks.


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One Education officially reveals XO-infinity modular laptop | Paul Ridden | GizMag.com

One Education officially reveals XO-infinity modular laptop | Paul Ridden | GizMag.com | Digital Media Literacy + Cyber Arts + Performance Centers Connected to Fiber Networks | Scoop.it

Hot on the heals of a few leaked concept images and the best guess commentary that followed, Australia's One Education has now officially released some details on an upcoming modular laptop project. Claimed so simple that a 4 year-old child could put it together with ease, the XO-infinity will act as both laptop and tablet while allowing owners to swap out component modules over the course of their primary schooling.

A Sydney-based One Laptop per Child spin-off, One Education has so far managed to get 50,000 XO models into the hands of disadvantaged children in Australia, while also training some 2,500 teachers on how to use the system. Now the organization is setting its sights on creating a device that can be used in any primary school in the world, and is designed to outlast childhood.


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