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Amazing Satellite Photos Of Earth Offer A New Perspective

Amazing Satellite Photos Of Earth Offer A New Perspective | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
From up in the sky, the world that we know seems simplified, yet profound and the way architects and urban planners have shaped the earth comes sharply into view.Astronauts have described this phenomenon as the "overview effect," citing the psychological impact of seeing the Earth from outer space. The Daily Overview, a new website launched last month, aims to share their sense of awe by posting one satellite photo of the Earth every day.Founder Benjamin Grant and his team have chosen to focus on the built environment, "shining a light on the areas where our human activity—for better or worse—has shaped the landscape."
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CristinaSkyBox: Writing Prompts, A Story Dice and Book Creator

CristinaSkyBox: Writing Prompts, A Story Dice and Book Creator | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it

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Map creator online to make a map with multiple color pins and regions

Map creator online to make a map with multiple color pins and regions | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“Create a map from location list, crowd source, spreadsheets, etc. Publish, share your interactive maps. Highlight radius and other regions. Get map images.”
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150 Years Ago, Sochi Was the Site of a Horrific Ethnic Cleansing

150 Years Ago, Sochi Was the Site of a Horrific Ethnic Cleansing | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“Czar Alexander II may have freed the serfs, but his war against the stateless people of the Caucasus cannot be ignored”The czar’s approval of this rapid expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Circassians to the Ottoman Empire resulted in an ethnic cleansing through disease and drowning as overcrowded ferries crossed the Black Sea. The Ottomans were unprepared for the influx of refugees, and the absence of adequate shelter caused even more deaths from exposure. Those Circassians who attempted to remain in the Russian Empire and fight for their land were massacred. Sochi’s “Red Hill,” where the skiing and snowboarding events will take place during these Olympic Games, was the site of the Circassian last stand, where the Imperial Russian armies celebrated their “victory” over the local defenders.
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How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News

How a High School Teacher Is 'Gamifying' World News | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“ A high school teacher is on a mission to make world news and geopolitics relevant to his students through a Fantasy Football-inspired game.”
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The meaning of the mandarin and 6 other Japanese New Year traditions explained

The meaning of the mandarin and 6 other Japanese New Year traditions explained | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“ For people in Japan, the most important event on the calendar is the New Year festival.”
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Stoodle - A Virtual Whiteboard for collaboration

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All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella

All the Countries That Contribute to a Single Jar of Nutella | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“Turkish hazelnuts, Malaysian palm oil, Nigerian cocoa, Brazilian sugar, French vanilla...”Some 250,000 tons of Nutella are now sold across 75 countries around the world every year, according to the OECD. Nutella is a perfect example of what globalization has meant for popular foodstuffs: Not only is it sold everywhere, but its ingredients are sourced from all over the place too.
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Japanese firm proposes LUNA RING to send solar energy from moon to Earth

Japanese firm proposes LUNA RING to send solar energy from moon to Earth | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“ (Phys.org) —Japanese construction firm Shimizu Corp. has unveiled a proposal that entails building a solar panel array around the moon's equator, then sending the power it collects back to Earth. They are calling the project LUNA RING.”
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Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia

Hear The Epic of Gilgamesh Read in the Original Akkadian and Enjoy the Sounds of Mesopotamia | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“ This clip gives you a taste of what Gilgamesh, one of the earliest known works of literature, sounds like in its mother tongue, Akkadian.”
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Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool

Maps as a Common Core Reading Tool | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
"Did you know know that there are some excellent reading opportunities in Story Maps? This map serves as a table of contents for using Story Maps with Common Core Reading Standards. Reinventing the wheel isn't necessary with so many great maps and data sources that will help us teaching reading, writing and thinking with engaging content and little effort."

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Indian Independence and the Question of Partition

The partition of 1947, which led to the creation of India and Pakistan, was one of the most volatile events of the twentieth century. Partition coincided with the end of British colonial rule over the subcontinent, and Indian independence was overshadowed by violence, mass displacement, and uncertainty.The scholars in this video were interviewed for the Choices Program curriculum, "Indian Independence and the Question of Partition". For more information, visit the Choices Program.

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Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning Heroes

Create a Simple E-Learning Game - E-Learning Heroes | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“E-Learning Heroes: Step-by-step tutorials for building better courses, fast answers to your e-learning questions, free downloads for your e-learning projects.”
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79 Interesting Ways to use Google Forms in the Classroom

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Military industrial complex: These 15 countries have the largest defense budgets

Military industrial complex: These 15 countries have the largest defense budgets | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“World defense spending is expected to go up for the first time in five years, thanks to China and Russia.”
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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.”
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Va. foreign geography bill heads for partisan showdown

Va. foreign geography bill heads for partisan showdown | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
On the campaign trail, Terry McAuliffe (D) said that as governor, he’d make sure that new school textbooks note that the Sea of Japan is also known as the East Sea.The promise was important to Northern Virginia’s large Korean American community, who see the Sea of Japan designation as a painful relic of Japanese occupation.But the pledge has turned into a huge headache and partisan showdown for the new governor. It leaves McAuliffe with an unhappy choice: angering one of the state’s largest trade partners (Japan) or alienating a key Northern Virginia voting bloc (Koreans).
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Short Film Shows What Happens When a Letter from World War II ...

Short Film Shows What Happens When a Letter from World War II ... | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“ httpv://youtu.be/ZNPoQme6glI A few years ago, I stumbled upon a never-sent letter written to a friend when we were both in college. The contents weren't.”
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Rare snow storm hits Middle East

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“A rare snow storm hit the Middle East last week, producing record snows and extreme conditions for Syrian refugees.”
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World War II in Color (187 photos) - KLYKER

World War II in Color (187 photos) - KLYKER | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“ Huge collection of rare color photographs and images from World War II.”
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A Visual History of Computing [Infographic]

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Exactly 70 years ago this month the world’s first electronic programmable digital computer was created. It was called Colossus and was engineered in the UK by code breakers working during the Second World War. Computers and their uses have changed significantly over the past 70 years – primarily government machines quickly proved their worth in the business landscape, and more recently they have become commonplace in homes too.Akita, a London IT support company has produced a large interactive page and infographic to showcase the developments in technology. It can be viewed in full here: http://www.akita.co.uk/computing-history/ or as a static image at the link.
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Dubai dishes out $763,000 worth of gold in weight-loss competition

Dubai dishes out $763,000 worth of gold in weight-loss competition | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“Dubai has dished out 2.8 million dirhams (around $763,000) worth of gold in prizes to contestants in a weight-loss challenge, an initiative by the gulf emirate to fight obesity. ...”
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Monsoons wreak havoc on Indian cities - urban life

Monsoons wreak havoc on Indian cities -  urban life | Interesting thoughts | Scoop.it
“The recent showers have brought a welcome respite from heat but also caused India's urban life to go haywire.”
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Complexity in Syria

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“A color-coded map of the country's religious and ethnic groups helps explain why the fighting is so bad.”
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