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Elephants in Captivity: A Perspective from Former AZA Director/William Conway Chair of Conservation & Science

Elephants in Captivity: A Perspective from Former AZA Director/William Conway Chair of Conservation & Science | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Any discussion of elephants in captivity is met with controversy and criticism. Last week, I asked my colleague Jim Naelitz to provide his expert view on elephant management in zoos.
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For those who looked at the Elephant area at the Zürich Zoo in their UI How we share the planet. http://www.zoo.ch/xml_1/internet/en/application/d693/d2176/f2174.cfm

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Classtools.net to Create a Fake Text Message Exchange

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Use Classtools.net to Create a Fake Text Message Exchange | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it

Russel Tarr, owner of Classtools.net, has developed and published a bunch of great tools over the years. One of my favorite of those is the Fake SMS Generator. The Classtools Fake SMS Generator is free to use and does not require students to register to use it. In the video below I demonstrate how to create a fictitious text message exchange between historical characters....

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If the Large Hadron Collider made music, what would it sound like?

Seven physicists found out, by turning data from CERN’s experiments in to songs, then playing them in situ. By Stuart Dredge
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The government insists airlines replace WiFi-allergic cockpit displays

The government insists airlines replace WiFi-allergic cockpit displays | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
A fleet of 737s and 777s are definitely in line for an upgrade, now that the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered airlines to replace their
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Google My Maps vs Google Maps - Google Earth Blog

Google My Maps vs Google Maps - Google Earth Blog | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
As mentioned in this recent post, users that have custom maps are being migrated from the Classic My Maps to Google’s new version of My Maps which was formerly Google Maps Engine Lite. This information pertains to the desktop web versions, not the mobile apps. So let us have a look at the observable differences …
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US reroutes flights to avoid walrus stampede on Alaska beach

US reroutes flights to avoid walrus stampede on Alaska beach | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
An estimated 35,000 of the animals were spotted as summer sea ice fell to its sixth lowest in the satellite record
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Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says

Human-Caused Climate Change Worsened Heat Waves in 2013, Study Says | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Studies also examine less certain connections to droughts and storms.
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Geography Soup

"A great resource full of great links to accompany the Geography Soup channel on Vimeo."


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Geography Soup is a Vimeo channel designed to include interesting videos that are laden with geographic content in them.  This powerpoint slideshow has resources designed to help you get the most flavor and substance out of these (and any other) video resources.  This is especially great for K-12 students, physical and regional geography.


Tags: K12, video.

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600-Year-Old Polynesian Ocean-Sailing Canoe Discovered in New Zealand

600-Year-Old Polynesian Ocean-Sailing Canoe Discovered in New Zealand | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Archaeologists from the University of Auckland have found a large section of an East Polynesian sailing canoe dating to around 1400 CE on New Zealand’s coast.
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Infinit - The smartest way to send files

Infinit - The smartest way to send files | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it

Infinit lets you easily transfer unlimited files of any size, and to anyone through a free application for Mac OS X and Windows.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 29, 4:07 AM

This looks like a useful service for quickly sharing files and media.

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Free Technology for Teachers: My Google Tools Tutorial Videos in One Playlist

Over the last year I've created a bunch of how-to videos to answer common questions about Google Drive, Docs, Spreadsheets, Forms, Chrome, Maps, and Earth. This evening I finally put all of those videos into one playlist. That playlist is embedded below.

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The price of public transportation by city: who can afford a ticket to ride?

The price of public transportation by city: who can afford a ticket to ride? | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
A comparison of public transportation around the world shows it can be prohibitively expensive for people who need it most
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Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures

Wildlife numbers plunge by 50% since 1970 – in pictures | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Habitat destruction and hunting causing huge decline in wildlife population on land, in rivers and in the oceans, WWF analysis reveals
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Use Class Codes on Wikispaces

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Use Class Codes on Wikispaces | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
For good reasons Wikispaces is a popular service for creating classroom wikis. Wikispaces is easy to use and free for teachers. Over the summer Wikispaces made it easier than ever to get students t...
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Format Block Quotes in Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Format Block Quotes in Google Documents | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it

A couple of days ago a reader emailed me to ask for directions on formatting block quotes in Google Documents. This morning I created a video to answer that question. In the video below I explain and demonstrate how to format block quotes in Google Documents....

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Your iPhone is now encrypted. The FBI says it'll help kidnappers. Who do you believe?

Your iPhone is now encrypted. The FBI says it'll help kidnappers. Who do you believe? | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Trevor Timm: Apple and Google have finally encrypted your phone data by default. And that’s a bad thing?
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Microsoft unveils Windows 10: ten things to know

Microsoft unveils Windows 10: ten things to know | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Microsoft has pulled a U-turn on its reinvention of the PC ditching Windows 8 and creating something that blends the old Windows with the new. By Samuel Gibbs
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Breakfast with a Cassowary | The Kid Should See This

Breakfast with a Cassowary | The Kid Should See This | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
What's it like to live in a tropical rainforest? In this Wild Diaries travel video, Sue Gregory explains her connection with the native wildlife and the boundless plant growth that envelops Cassowary
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Researchers Document Social Learning in Wild Chimps

Researchers Document Social Learning in Wild Chimps | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
For the first time ever, an international team of primatologists has witnessed the spread of a new tool-use behavior in a wild population of chimpanzees.
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In a Planet-or-Not Debate, Some Astronomers Say "Long Live Planet Pluto

In a Planet-or-Not Debate, Some Astronomers Say "Long Live Planet Pluto | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
A recent debate at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics highlights the ongoing uncertainty over how to define the word "planet."
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A few more ways to make Forms your own

A few more ways to make Forms your own | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, Google Forms got snazzed up with new customizable and pre-designed themes that let you easily create beautiful surveys—and today’s updates give you even more ways to build and share those surveys.
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Five New Species of Saki Monkeys Discovered

Five New Species of Saki Monkeys Discovered | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Primate ecologist Dr Laura Marsh of the Global Conservation Institute in Santa Fe, NM, has described five new species of the genus Pithecia (saki monkeys) from Brazil, Bolivia and Peru.
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Bug found in iOS 8 causes all iWork and iCloud Drive data to get erased -- AppAdvice

Bug found in iOS 8 causes all iWork and iCloud Drive data to get erased -- AppAdvice | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
Warning: Be careful resetting all settings in iOS 8.
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Bonus Storage for Google Maps Views

Bonus Storage for Google Maps Views | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it

Sushubh Mittal noticed 8GB of bonus storage in his Google account. The bonus storage is for Google Maps Views and doesn't expire.  Other users got 15GB, 67GB, 72GB of free storage, so it looks like Google's bonus is not the same for everyone. It's not clear how you can obtain the Google Maps Views bonus, but I assume it could be influenced by the number of photos and panoramic images you add to Google Maps Views, the number of photos approved to be displayed in Google Maps and their popularity. ..

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Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells - The Local

Study sounds warning alarm for Swiss cow bells - The Local | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
The future of one of Switzerland’s most iconic symbols is under threat after a new study found that cow bells can damage the hearing and feeding habits of the
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Week's Best Space Pictures: The Sun Stretches, Dust Swallows Africa, and the Milky Way Arcs

Week's Best Space Pictures: The Sun Stretches, Dust Swallows Africa, and the Milky Way Arcs | News Through Tech ( or is it Tech through News?) | Scoop.it
The sun sends out magnetic material, dust blows across the Atlantic, and the Milky Way arcs over the Himalaya in this week's best space pictures.
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