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Explore The Berlin Wall on iPads

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In the Social Studies and English Language Arts classroom students can benefit from visuals and interactive text to help making meaning of the past.  The Berlin Wall HD is a free iPad app that pres...

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11 Ways School Was Different in the 1800s

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This week, most kids in the United States are returning to school after the summer break—and they’re probably not thrilled about going back. But taking a look at what American schools were like in the 1800s might convince them how much tougher it could be—and just how good they’ve got it.

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Big History Project

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Nandor Laklia's curator insight, January 23, 2014 3:39 AM

The Life, the Universe and Everything

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Why Finland Has the Most Freedom of Press on the Planet

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But, Finland. How did it do it? How did a small nation mashed up between Russia and the Baltic Sea earn the distinction of harboring the planet’s freest press?

Well, for starters, Finns are major journalism consumers—according to the European Center for Journalism, 483 out of 1,000 regularly buy newspapers. And 76% of the population over 10 years old reads the paper. So there’s a big market for journalism, which incentivizes a better product. An interested, engaged audience begets better investigative reporting.

There's also a strong journalist's union that protects reporter’s rights—the Union of Journalists has 14,000 individual members, as well as 355 companies and six media associations. (Remember, there are only five and half million people in all of Finland.)

But the real reason that Finland scores big is that its government has made transparency and information availability—essentially, good journalism—an institutional prerogative. The Finnish government has actually adopted the explicit goal of making sure its citizenry are well informed. According to the EPC, "basic guidelines" were established in 2007, wherein the “special focus is to promote the information society in everyday life, aiming towards a ubiquitous information society.”


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YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video

YouTube is 10 years old: the evolution of online video | immersive media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, February 13, 1:33 PM


Fred McConnell:  "Ten years is a long time on the internet, especially when 300 minutes of video are uploaded to your site every minute. On YouTube’s 10th birthday, we trace the growth and growing pains of online video"

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Educator's calendar of significant events - UK, Canada, US, Australia - thanks Teacher Vision


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Free Technology for Teachers: Learn Art History With Smarthistory

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Lauren's curator insight, August 1, 2013 7:52 PM

Smarthistory is an incredible, free online resource regarding art and art history. This site is run through Khan Academy and functions as an interactive textbook for students. Users can search for information by artists, style, and period. Additionally, entries are made up of text, video, and audio information that analyzes the subject matter in an easy to understand format. The site is designed by Art History professors and is a valuable resource for students as they research their topic. 

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