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70 best free fonts for designers. 10 Google Fonts You Should Know. With Google Fonts, it’s quite easy to use web fonts but finding the perfect typeface for a certain project, can be a time-consuming task.

10 Google Fonts You Should Know

All typefaces on the platform can be used for both personal and commercial projects but the huge amount of Google Fonts can be overwhelming and seriously—many of them are not what we would recommend to you. My Favorite First-Day Activity – Blue Book Diaries. I came up with a version of the following activity for a tiny U.S. history class about a decade ago.

My Favorite First-Day Activity – Blue Book Diaries

Since then, I’ve revised it and used it successfully in both world and U.S. history survey courses, for classes ranging in size up to thirty-five students. It’s become my go-to exercise for illustrating what history is and why it matters. I make minor adjustments to fit the course and the students, but here’s how it usually goes. I call it “The History of Your Lifetime,” for obvious reasons. It happens on either the first or the second day of a survey course. Step 1. Survey: Business leaders believe students are learning skills but not those needed to advance. Www.forbes. 'Museum in a Box' Brings Interactive Museum Collections to Classrooms.

It’s easier than ever to get fooled online, especially by photos.

'Museum in a Box' Brings Interactive Museum Collections to Classrooms

Sophisticated editing can make doctored images look like legitimate photojournalism, and a surprising number of the viral images that show up in our social media feeds are at best misleadingly taken out of context, and at worst, completely doctored. But if you’re not a Photoshop expert, you may not be able to tell. That’s where SurfSafe comes in. The new browser extension helps flag fake or misleading images as you surf the web, as Wired reports. Available for Chrome, Firefox, and Opera browsers, SurfSafe allows users to cross-reference where photos have shown up before online. It flags images as either “safe,” “warning,” or “unsafe” depending on whether there are other versions of the photo out there that show a substantially different image and whether it’s been the subject of any controversy.

Resources for Schools. Victims were ‘shocked’ to learn about Tokyo med school’s scheme to thwart women’s applications. Bitesize - Higher History - Importance of the slave trade to the British economy - Revision 4. Many historians describe the industrial revolution as a process rather than as an event.

Bitesize - Higher History - Importance of the slave trade to the British economy - Revision 4

The part that exports played can be shown as a virtuous circle: Cotton From 1750 onwards a new industry emerged in Britain - the production of cotton cloth. Wool production had previously been Britain's major industry, but cotton had one key advantage - machinery could process cotton fibres better than wool. The bodies politic1 1. A leadership program tries to empower all children to drive school improvement. Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Tuesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

A leadership program tries to empower all children to drive school improvement

Subscribe today! The February 14 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, gave new life to student activism, prompting a level of civic engagement among students that many had never considered. In Hebron Public Schools in Hebron, Connecticut, students get leadership training as early as elementary school, and Timothy Van Tasel, the superintendent, sees it as an education in civic-mindedness – and one that is particularly relevant now. “They are learning what it means to be a contributing member of their society in a positive way,” Van Tasel said. A group of about 20 kids in third, fourth and fifth grades spent much of the last school year working on service projects, following a training through the Bonstingl Leaders for the Future program.

S Use of Your Data. Rewriting Our Definition of Writing by Shana Karnes. Last summer, the National Writing Project at West Virginia University was awarded a grant to participate in the then-College Ready Writers Program, now the College, Career, and Community Writers Program (C3WP).

Rewriting Our Definition of Writing by Shana Karnes

Over the course of this yearlong journey, our site worked with incredible teachers from all over West Virginia. We explored the idea of argument writing, how to teach it, and how to keep it authentic–but we returned, again and again, to the fact that our biggest learning experience was a growing belief that argument was everywhere, and vital for all to be able to recognize, analyze, unpack–to read–and to ponder, craft, and build–to write. We explore here, in the following weeks, this belief: why argument? A University Overhauled Its Course Evaluation to Get Better Feedback. Here’s What Changed. - The Chronicle of Higher Education. From Digital Native to Digital Expert. Read Laterally, Not Vertically Wineberg and McGrew followed three groups of readers as they evaluated digital sources provided in the study: historians, Stanford undergraduates, and professional fact-checkers.

From Digital Native to Digital Expert

Analyzing Maps: A new lesson with the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center - The Choices Program. When I posed the question, “What is a map?”

Analyzing Maps: A new lesson with the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center - The Choices Program

To my middle school students, their first response was something to the effect of, “It tells you how to get somewhere.” Revisiting photographic history: new perspectives on John Burke. Group portrait of Afghan men and boys.

Revisiting photographic history: new perspectives on John Burke

John Burke. Rijksmuseum, public domain. Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” Exhibition. The new Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute exhibition, “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination,” opens on Thursday, May 10.

Inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” Exhibition

Curated by Andrew Bolton, the show will be the museum’s largest in terms of square footage, winding from the Anna Wintour Costume Center through the museum’s Medieval galleries and into the circular Robert Lehman Wing, with another group of installations annexed in the Cloisters. Mashable. Whenever you spend a lot of time in a confined space with a group of people, it's not uncommon for a new language to develop. Slang. What Kind of Leader is Vladimir Putin? Вождь: strong, charismatic leader After Vladimir Putin won the presidential elections on Sunday, Margarita Simonyan, head of the RT — formerly Russia Today — television channel tweeted: Раньше он был просто наш президент и его можно было поменять.

Lesson Plan of the Week - Ancient and Modern Worlds. A good documentary can transport students to other cultures and create an awareness of global issues from the inside out through feeling and empathy. Last year I spoke to educator Jennifer Klein about the power of film. Her response beautifully captured the impact a film can have on students' lives. She said, “This planet needs young leaders who empathize with the needs of others, and who strive to solve our global challenges with an understanding of the complexity of our often varied perspectives. The Slave Revolution That Gave Birth to Haiti - by Rocky Cotard and Laurent Dubois.

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On Flipboard. Leaders: Have a Sense of History. Five Lessons on Innovation and the Institution. Crush Social Media with 5 Absolutely Amazing Tools - The Competent Gentleman. Edutopia. When hot-button issues spill over from social media or the nightly news and into your classroom, what’s the right move as a teacher? Do you shut down arguments about gun control or athletes taking a knee at football games because you fear losing control of the discussion? Guillotine earrings from 1794 France.

How a Magician Preserved the Ephemera of Victorian Entertainment. Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives. Learning To Spot Fake News: Start With A Gut Check : NPR Ed. On Flipboard. After Seeing These +15 Maps You’ll Never Look At The World The Same. The reason why certain countries looks bigger or smaller than others is because of something called the Mercator Projection. "Design thinking" can prepare graduates for the real working world. At first glance, it looks as though the group of young adults is building Lego.

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A Brief History of the Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall. This Video Breaks Down the ABCs of Intersectionality. Lucy Gray collected this story. Highly recommend this beautiful coffee table book titled USSR Pavilions at International Exhibitions. From Paris 1925 to Osaka 1970. How History Is Actually Erased – The Pietist Schoolman. There Is No Apolitical Classroom: Resources for Teaching in These Times. Two Sides of the Story: How Historians and Journalists Can Work Together.

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