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17th century London visualized

"Six students from De Montfort University have created a stellar 3D representation of 17th century London, as it existed before The Great Fire of 1666. The three-minute video provides a realistic animation of Tudor London, and particularly a section called Pudding Lane where the fire started. As Londonist notes, “Although most of the buildings are conjectural, the students used a realistic street pattern [taken from historical maps] and even included the hanging signs of genuine inns and businesses” mentioned in diaries from the period."


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As an English teacher, this is fascinating and would certainly make a great addition to any lesson on the background of life in Shakespeare's England.

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Tony Aguilar's curator insight, November 8, 2013 7:53 AM

London in the 1700's was a chacterised by buildings that were very tighly packed together with obviously little fire code. There buildings are similiar to other communities thrughout Europe and areas in Switzerland. This remake of the past gives the student an animated journey into an  England that once was before the fire. It appears preindustrial revolution and shows how the economy was run by individual businesses and markets, its always interesting to look into the past and see the way the same cities exist today. Most importantly we learn and have the best fire codes possible

Steven Flis's curator insight, December 16, 2013 4:24 PM

For someone who loves history as much as i do this was a real treat. It honest makes you feel as if you could hop on a plane and travel there right now. Also as someone who has walked the streets of london you can see glimpses of these times within the architechture and the city planning. Great video really makes me nostalgic for a time in which was way before myself.

Mrs. Karnowski's curator insight, August 27, 2014 11:41 AM

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New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader

New Research Shows Audiobooks Have Powerful Impact on Literacy Development : The Booklist Reader | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
For me, the most important part of the study is that the researchers focused on just listening, with no follow-along-in-the-book or other reading intervention added. The impact of purely listening to books is striking. Two notable findings are that students using Tales2go attained 58% of the annual expected gain in reading achievement in just 10 weeks, putting them three months ahead of control students. Plus, the study group outperformed the control group across all measures, by three times in reading comprehension, nearly seven times in second-grade vocabulary, and nearly four times in reading motivation. These increases came after students listened for twenty minutes three times per week in the afternoon program at school, and an additional two twenty-minute sessions at home.
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With ‘Thunder Boy Jr.,’ Sherman Alexie hopes to help correct a problem

With ‘Thunder Boy Jr.,’ Sherman Alexie hopes to help correct a problem | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The award-winning author’s first picture book centers on a Native American boy.
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Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame

Fewer Americans Are Visiting Local Libraries—and Technology Isn't to Blame | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Only one trend is closely associated with their use.
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How Social Engineering Attacks Happen, and How You Can Avoid Them

How Social Engineering Attacks Happen, and How You Can Avoid Them | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
We’ve discussed why social engineering should be your biggest security concern before, but this graphic breaks down how those attacks happen online, on the phone, and even in person, along with what you should be on the lookout for.
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The Mass-Market Edition of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is Dead

The Mass-Market Edition of “To Kill a Mockingbird” is Dead | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Harper Lee’s estate will no longer allow publication of the inexpensive paperback edition that was popular with schools.
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How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent

How This School Library Increased Student Use by 1,000 Percent | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Some school libraries are reinventing themselves as makerspaces, but this Ohio library took a slightly different approach and has seen incredible results.
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19 Things Every Modern Jane Austen Fan Can Relate To

19 Things Every Modern Jane Austen Fan Can Relate To | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
It's no secret that we love Jane Austen, but what do modern readers actually take away from her novels these days?
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Apple's Public Response to the FBI's request for a backdoor into iOS

Apple's Public Response to the FBI's request for a backdoor into iOS | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
A Message to Our Customers
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How People Learn to Become Resilient

How People Learn to Become Resilient | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Maria Konnikova writes about resilience and the skills that researches say can be learned to acquire it.
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St. Vincent Designs New Guitar that Better Fits the Female Body | Nerdist

St. Vincent Designs New Guitar that Better Fits the Female Body | Nerdist | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Why hasn’t anyone optimized a guitar like this before? St. Vincent is the stage name of Annie Clark, a Berklee-trained, David Byrne-collaborating,
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RRSPs explained: A primer for newbies

RRSPs explained: A primer for newbies | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

How to start, contribute to and withdraw from Canada’s retirement savings plan

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Pride rainbow flag burnt on flagpole during UBC's OUTweek

Pride rainbow flag burnt on flagpole during UBC's OUTweek | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
The Pride rainbow flag that was raised for UBC's OUTweek has been burnt.
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Vancouver Public Library seeks public input on its future

Vancouver Public Library seeks public input on its future | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
What should a public library look like in 2020? That's the question the Vancouver Public Library is putting to Vancouverites in a round of public consultations it will use as a basis for its next three-year plan.
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Kazoo magazine

Erin Bried is raising funds for Kazoo magazine on Kickstarter!

A new kind of print magazine for girls—one that inspires them to be smart, strong, fierce, and, above all, true to themselves.
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Free Up a Ton of Storage Space on Your iPhone By Trying to Download a Movie

Free Up a Ton of Storage Space on Your iPhone By Trying to Download a Movie | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Storage space on the iPhone and iPad fills up way too quickly. Here’s an odd, yet effective trick to reclaim several gigabytes of storage space in a few minutes.
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SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores

SC Study Shows Link Between School Librarians and Higher Test Scores | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Trying to convince administrators of your value? This study, unique because it documents the contribution of school librarians through the use of test results for specific ELA and writing standards, provides ammunition.
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Zootopia’s Cast Changes Depending on the Country You See It In

Zootopia’s Cast Changes Depending on the Country You See It In | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Like a mighty sloth crashing a stamp down upon an official document, Zootopia crushed the box office this weekend, and the odds are good that if you have a small human living in your home you have …
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Serial Reader for iPhone Dishes Out Short Snippets of Classic Fiction Daily

Serial Reader for iPhone Dishes Out Short Snippets of Classic Fiction Daily | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
iOS: Finding time to read is hard, but if you fancy yourself a fan of classic literature, from the likes of Jane Austen, Jules Verne, or Charles Dickens, then Serial Reader’s a clever app that allows you to essentially subscribe to classic books in a serial format that’s sent to you daily.
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B.C. mayor wore same suit for 15 months — and no one noticed

B.C. mayor wore same suit for 15 months — and no one noticed | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it

#douRichard Stewart, the mayor of Coquitlam, B.C., says he wore the same suit for 15 months to highlight double standards faced by women in politics when it comes to appearance.

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What You Need to Know to Get What You Need: Access to Information

What You Need to Know to Get What You Need: Access to Information | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
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Great info to have available for all your students, especially seniors doing investigative inquiry projects.  They probably won't get any results in time to be useful, but figuring out how to complete the request could be a great learning activity.

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Lilydale High School's curator insight, March 23, 8:05 AM

Great info to have available for all your students, especially seniors doing investigative inquiry projects.  They probably won't get any results in time to be useful, but figuring out how to complete the request could be a great learning activity.

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Shakespeare's lost puns and rude jokes revealed in new guide to Elizabethan pronunciation

Shakespeare's lost puns and rude jokes revealed in new guide to Elizabethan pronunciation | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
English accents and pronunciation has changed so much since Shakespeare wrote
his plays that his jokes are often missed by today's audiences
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Writing a love letter instead of a police report: why victims contact sex attackers

The way victims actually behave in the real world is often too unsettling for the public and our legal system to acknowledge. It makes the world feel like a safer place to believe most rapists are strangers and that “real” victims are the ones who resist their attackers and immediately call the cops.

But the reality is that most victims are more like DeCoutere: their first instinct is often to write a love letter instead of file a police report.
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Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words

Shifting the Grading Mindset Starts With Our Words | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Think about the words you use in class. Which ones can have potentially negative connotations and how can they be adjusted for a growth mindset? Remember, words matter.
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Website only stocks products that last a lifetime

Website only stocks products that last a lifetime | Teacher-Librarianship | Scoop.it
Tired of replacing stuff every few years? This website solves that problem.
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A great example of inquiry in action.

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