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GeoStories

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GeoStories combine interactive maps, media, and narrative. This collection contains all GeoStories from NG Education.

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John Dalziel's curator insight, December 20, 2013 5:03 PM

GeoStories are short, map-based stories featured on National Geographic Education.

The stories combine text, maps, and pictures to tell a story as a series of slides connected to placemarks on maps. National Geographic Education currently offers twenty GeoStories.

The current GeoStories cover subjects in the areas of...

- politics,

- ecology,

- music, and

- exploration.
The Geostories offer a good model of using maps to enhance the telling of a story.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 21, 2013 8:06 PM

GeoStories are published by National Geographic and contain a narrative, a map and media. It  would be a great idea for students to make their own GeoStory about a significant historical character, ancient civilisation or a journey of discovery! 

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Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits

Early Music Lessons Have Longtime Benefits | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"When children learn to play a musical instrument, they strengthen a range of auditory skills. Recent studies suggest that these benefits extend all through life."
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Victor Wooten: Music as a Language

Music is a powerful communication tool--it causes us to laugh, cry, think and question. Bassist and five-time Grammy winner, Victor Wooten, asks us to approach music the same way we learn verbal language--by embracing mistakes and playing as often as possible.
Lesson by Victor Wooten, produced by TED-Ed.

View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/victor-wooten-music-as-a-language
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Earliest music instruments found

Earliest music instruments found | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"Researchers have identified what they say are the oldest-known musical instruments in the world.

 

The flutes, made from bird bone and mammoth ivory, come from a cave in southern Germany which contains early evidence for the occupation of Europe by modern humans - Homo sapiens.

 

Scientists used carbon dating to show that the flutes were between 42,000 and 43,000 years old."

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Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo | Video on TED.com

Abigail Washburn: Building US-China relations ... by banjo | Video on TED.com | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.

Abigail Washburn pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, creating results that feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody's ever heard before. Full bio »

'I see the power of music to connect cultures. I see it when I stand on a stage at a bluegrass festival … and I bust out into a song in Chinese, and everybody's eyes just pop wide open.' (Abigail Washburn)"
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Mission Statement | This Land is Your Land Project | American Masters | PBS

Mission Statement | This Land is Your Land Project | American Masters | PBS | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it

"The THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND PROJECT is an interactive documentary to record us all singing Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land.”

Please record your cover by May 15, 2013, to be included in a video-mosaic (“mash-up”) of the “This Land” song that’ll stream on PBS.ORG.

The project is produced by American Masters/THIRTEEN in New York. It’s in support of the Woody Guthrie centennial, which is the basis for the project and partnership with the Woody Guthrie Foundation and Archives as they have been hosting Woody 100 events, concerts, and programs throughout the past year.

 

 

 

In addition to the final compilation video, the website’s focus will be the crowdsourced “This Land Is Your Land” songs: a place to experience as well as catalog for the historical record a diverse collection of a song that’s a part of our national canon, reflective of our American way of life.'

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Song Premiere: Bob Dylan, 'Duquesne Whistle'

Song Premiere: Bob Dylan, 'Duquesne Whistle' | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Hear the first song from Bob Dylan's 35th studio album, Tempest."

"'Duquesne Whistle,' begins in the middle of a scene, like the fade-in in a classic Western. It's the first song we get to hear from Bob Dylan's Tempest, the album he will release on September 11, 50 years and six months after the commencement of his recoding career. The music starts faintly, as if in a vintage pleasure palace, with the band — the stalwarts who've played with Dylan for a while and join him on the Never-Ending Tour — playing rock and roll ragtime off in the corner. The electric guitars sound almost like clarinets. Everybody's swinging! But what's that in the distance? Dylan himself unleashes the rubbery guitar chord change that repeats for the rest of the song, sounding just like a locomotive blast. Is he hopping that thing? Is somebody he loves on it? Both are possible."
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A History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 100 Riffs

A History of Rock ‘n’ Roll in 100 Riffs | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
"Give the talented Alex Chadwick 12 minutes, and he’ll give you A Brief History of Rock ‘n’ Roll, with each defining moment represented by a famous guitar riff. Our journey starts in 1953, with “Mr. Sandman” by Chet Atkins. Pretty soon, and quite seamlessly, we get to The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, Queen and The Ramones, and eventually some more contemporary pairings – Green Day and White Stripes. The video is sponsored by the Chicago Music Exchange, a store specializing in vintage gear, like the $32,995 1958 Fender Strat played in the clip. A full list of riffs appears below the jump."
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Access Over 150,000 Music Soundtracks With The New Audio Editing Features on YouTube

Robin Good: YouTube has released a new set of features for video-makers of all levels which allow you to replace your video's soundtrack for free with a song from the YouTube library of hundreds of thousands of audio tracks.


To try it out, go to your Video Manager, select Edit, select Enhancements, then select Audio.


From IBTimes: "In the latest update to the video-sharing site, YouTube is rolling out new audio editing tools that will make it easier for uploaders to layer several audio tracks on top of one another.


Prior to the update, YouTube offered an AudioSwap feature that let users replace a video's audio track with one of the company's thousands of licensed audio tracks.


The new update has catapulted YouTube's licensed track count to more than 150,000.


The update will also give YouTube uploaders the ability to adjust volume levels on each track .


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Prior to the latest update, users could add licensed tracks to videos, but the audio levels could not be adjusted -- it would simply replace the video's audio track.


The latest audio editing tools will be rolled out over the next few days. To try them on the video's you've uploaded, go to "edit settings" from the video manager."


Source: http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/330678/20120419/ube-upgrades-audio-editing-tools-150k-tracks.htm 



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Twenty Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

Twenty Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment | Learning, Teaching & Leading Today | Scoop.it
In her work with UCLA's Graduate School of Education, Rebecca Alber assists teachers and schools in meeting students' academic needs through best practices. Alber also instructs online teacher-education courses for Stanford University.

"Twenty Tips for Creating a Safe Learning Environment

I visit a lot of classrooms. And I'm always fascinated by the variety of ways teachers launch the new school year and also with how they "run their rooms" on a daily basis. From these visits and my own experiences as an instructor, I'd like to offer my top 20 suggestions for keeping your classroom a safe, open, and inviting place to learn."
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