Wild Mood Swings
Michael A. Lombardi, a metrologist in the Time and Frequency Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder, Colo., takes the case. In today's world, the most widely used numeral system is decimal (base 10), a system that probably originated because it made it easy for humans to count using their fingers. The civilizations that first divided the day into smaller parts, however, used different numeral systems, specifically duodecimal (base 12) and sexagesimal (base 60). Thanks to documented evidence of the Egyptians' use of sundials, most historians credit them with being the first civilization to divide the day into smaller parts. Without artificial light, humans of this time period regarded sunlit and dark periods as two opposing realms rather than as part of the same day. Once both the light and dark hours were divided into 12 parts, the concept of a 24-hour day was in place. References Time's Pendulum.
Why is a minute divided into 60 seconds, an hour into 60 minutes, yet there are only 24 hours in a day?
TEDxBerlin - Bernard Lietaer - 11/30/09
From the Abu Simbel temples in southern Egypt, dating back to the 13th century B.C. iStockphoto hide caption itoggle caption iStockphoto From the Abu Simbel temples in southern Egypt, dating back to the 13th century B.C. iStockphoto Consider this, if you would: a network of far-flung, powerful, high-tech civilizations closely tied by trade and diplomatic embassies; an accelerating threat of climate change and its pressure on food production; a rising wave of displaced populations ready to sweep across and overwhelm developed nations. Sound familiar? While that laundry list of impending doom could be aimed at our era, it's actually a description of the world 3,000 years ago. 1177 B.C. is, for Cline, a milepost. The question that haunts Eric Cline is why. "The world of the Late Bronze Age and ours today have more similarities than one might expect, particularly in terms of relationships, both at the personal level and at the state level. What followed were drought, scarcity and desperation.
Lessons From The Last Time Civilization Collapsed : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture
7 Sites for Free (and Beautiful!) Stock Photos
By now, many of us in the presentation business have heard the mantra, “visual is viral.” But just how seriously should we be taking it? Pretty seriously, it turns out. The proof is in the numbers. Content with relevant images gets 94% more views than content without (images used in SlideShare decks from 2013 to 2014 increased by a whopping 53%, according to CMO.com). So how exactly do you reap the benefits of a highly visual presentation? Be Relevant The photos you select must be relevant to your presentation topic, high-resolution, and captivating. Relevancy is critical because as you would suspect, research shows that irrelevant pictures can complicate learning for your viewers instead of simplifying the comprehension process. For example, if you’re sharing stories from your experiences as a raving sports fan, don’t try to be clever and use a photo of a rotating fan that you use to cool your house. Choose Quality Aim for a resolution that is approximately 1024 × 768. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.
Subscribe to our new Definitive newsletter: High grade digital marketing guidance, topically sorted, and curated to the max. You pick the categories, we deliver the content. The best content from around the web, on topics you care about and need to be an expert in. Over the past four years at Convince & Convert, we’ve continued to refine our social media strategy process. Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps (Summary) One of the major theses we employ in our social media strategy process is this: Companies should focus more on how to BE social, and less on how to DO social media. With all the new tools and platforms constantly emerging, it’s very easy to fall into the trap of thinking about social media through a tactical prism instead of a strategic one. Step 1: Build an Ark Nobody should “own” social media strategy in your organization. Step 2: Listen and Compare It’s an old social media strategy chestnut by now, but “listen” is still good advice that’s often ignored. Step 3: What’s the Point?
Social Media Strategy in 8 Steps
A Step-by-Step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy
If you remember just one thing about social media this year, let it be this: you can’t just “wing it” anymore. When so much of your business is now influenced, even dependent, on your social media success, having a plan is essential. With this in mind, HootSuite University has created a simple, step-by-step Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy. Download Now This 5-step guide will allow individuals and businesses to get the most out of their social media efforts by helping them identify, plan and execute their social media goals. The Guide to Creating a Social Media Strategy teaches you how to: Clarify your business’ social media goalsAudit your current social media statusDevelop your content strategyUse analytics to track progressAdjust your strategy as needed Start your year with a plan. HootSuite University also offers a comprehensive 30-minute online course on Creating a Social Media Strategy. Learn More
Tucumán, 9 de julio de 1816 | Días de Historia
"Nadie es la patria -escribió Borges para LA NACION en su Oda por el sesquicentenario de 1966- /pero todos debemos/ ser dignos del antiguo juramento/ que prestaron aquellos caballeros/ de ser lo que serían por el hecho/ de haber jurado en esa vieja casa/ Somos el porvenir de esos varones,/ la justificación de aquellos muertos..." ¿Quién no siente emoción esta mañana por las lejanas mañanas frías de guardapolvos blancos? ¿Quién no siente esa emoción vivida entre palabras "alusivas" de la señorita maestra, mientras sobre el patio de la escuela se batía, desde lo alto del proscenio, la mirada comedida de la señora directora? ¿Quién olvida que, ya de vuelta al aula, afrontábamos con tropiezos la composición alegórica que a su turno habían escrito nuestros padres y alguno de nuestros abuelos? Borroneábamos el texto inevitable ante el pizarrón tachonado con la imagen de "Francisco Narciso de Laprida, cuya voz declaró la independencia de estas crueles provincias por José Claudio Escribano.
Building Momentum for Change | Green Agenda
Does strategic community organising create and lead sweeping social change? Or does social change momentum arrive from disruptive actions and sweep individuals and organisations along with it? This is the question tackled by US labour, civil rights and immigration rights activist brothers Paul and Mark Engler in This is an Uprising; the answer, of course, is ‘both’. This is an Uprising is an analysis of social change, how it has occurred, and how contemporary campaigners may make it occur again. It is being widely read and discussed among Australian climate activists. One of the Englers’ key focuses is the putative tension between organising and mobilising. “The future of social change in this country may well involve integrating these approaches— figuring out how the strengths of both structure and mass protest can be used in tandem— so that outbreaks of widespread revolt complement long-term organizing.” This is an Uprising does justice to this sentiment.
Understanding the anti-elite Trump vote | Green Agenda
The aftermath of the stunning victory of Donald Trump to the White House has left many asking the same question: how on Earth did he do it? While the analysis is still fresh, and formulating, one can highlight three theories as to why Trump will be the next President of the United States. The first, and probably most common among liberals, is that Trump’s victory was due to him effectively stoking racial fears. This theory is based on the idea of a “whitelash”, the idea “that Mr. Trump won in large part because he managed to transform economic disadvantage into racial rage.” Donald Trump speaking with supporters at a campaign rally at the South Point Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The second explanation is that Trump won due to economic insecurity, particularly among lower-income voters in the traditional rust-belt states of Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and Michigan, where Trump pulled off three upsets to take the election (the same states where Democrats are now calling for a recount).
Some fear that robots and AI will steal our jobs. They probably will (in the near-term, at least half of them). If that happens, what will we do for a living? How will we earn money? In this post I’ll be discussing one of the most important proposed solutions to job loss due to automation—the notion of “universal basic income” (sometimes called guaranteed minimum income). Specifically, I want to discuss: 1. Let’s dive in. Predictions on Job Loss In 2013, Dr. The figure was recently verified by McKinsey & Company, who suggests 45 percent of jobs today will be automated with exponential technologies, such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, robotics and 3D printing. The concept is called technological unemployment, and most careers, from factory workers and farmers to doctors and lawyers, are likely to be impacted. The expected implications of technological unemployment vary widely. Other experts project that technological unemployment will be massively disruptive to society. 1. 2. 3.
If Robots and AI Steal Our Jobs, a Universal Basic Income Could Help
The First Thanksgiving: Virtual Field Trips, Videos, and Slideshow
Mayflower: Step aboard and explore a reproduction of the Mayflower, anchored at Plimoth Plantation, in this 20-minute video for all grades. Pilgrim Village: Get a behind-the-scenes look at the simple but arduous life of the Pilgrims in this 18-minute video for all grades. Wampanoag Homesite: Witness the day-to-day life of the indigenous people who were part of the Wampanoag Nation in this 17-minute video for all grades. Plimoth Plantation: Join the Pilgrims and Wampanoag as they discuss the first Thanksgiving in this 30-minute video for grades 3 and higher. Tour the fields and homes of the Pilgrims and watch the Wampanoag at work in this slideshow tour of the Pilgrim Village and Wampanoag Homesite.
Map Skills for Elementary Students
Xpeditions is now archived in National Geographic Education's new website—natgeoed.org If you liked Xpeditions, you'll love the new media-rich natgeoed.org. Explore the new site now for activities, maps, interactives, videos, homework help, and more! www.natgeoed.org Please note: to search for Xpeditions content, check the “include archive” filter. Photograph by Winn Brewer, National Geographic Spatial Thinking and Maps Skills in Young Children Spatial thinking allows students to comprehend and analyze phenomena related to the places and spaces around them—and at scales from what they can touch and see in a room or their neighborhood to a world map or globe. Grades preK-1 Grades 2-4 Grades 5-6+ Mapping Concepts and Skills Spatial Thinking Learn more about the development of concepts and skills across the early years. Large-Format Maps State Tabletop Maps Dive into state geography learning with printable, tiled tabletop maps. World Map for Kids Maps of Familiar Places Park Map Neighborhood Map Map Games
(Dima Gavrysh / AP Images) September 11, 2011, marks the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the U.S. that took thousands of lives and shocked the world. As Americans everywhere honor the memory of those who died, learn more about the events of that tragic day with these articles, videos, maps, and other resources. Looking Back by Zach Jones Scholastic News Online | September11,2011 America observes the 10th anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. Being a Kid After 9/11 by Tyrus Cukavac Scholastic News Online | August22,2011 A group of young people in New York City wrote a play to explain the impact of 9/11 on their lives. A Nation Remembers Scholastic News Edition 3 | On September 11, people across the United States will remember a very sad event in the nation’s history. Empty Sky by Suzanne McCabe Junior Scholastic | For grades 6-8. 'Horrifying, Just Horrifying' The New York Times Upfront | For grades 9-12. Stitches of Hope ART | For grades 7-12.
The Nation Remembers 9/11 | Scholastic News Online
Marcadores Sociales: Mister Wong, Diigo y Delicious
There are no translations available. Los marcadores sociales permiten a los profesores localizar, almacenar, etiquetar y anotar recursos de Internet para reutilizarlos desde cualquier ordenador, y compartirlos con la comunidad educativa. Se asemejan a la opción de “favoritos” de nuestros navegadores, pero accesibles desde cualquier ordenador con conexión a Internet y con la posibilidad de poner a disposición de lectores potenciales las páginas que hemos marcado y etiquetado para facilitar su posterior localización. Conscientes de la creciente cantidad de recursos aplicables al aula presentes en Internet, los profesores cuentan con la ayuda de los marcadores para su localización y clasificación a modo de biblioteca profesional, con el añadido del carácter social de la herramienta, que permite conocer qué otros recursos han escogido nuestros colegas de otras comunidades o países. 1. 2. 2.1 Guardar, etiquetar y anotar las direcciones web de interés. 3. 1. Buscamos en Mr. (1) diigo (3) Mr. 3.
Uso de Marcadores Sociales.
DIIGO VS PEARLTREES
Bernie Sanders describes himself as a democratic socialist, astounding for a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination. Whatever the reasons, the socialist is highly popular with Democrats, giving Hillary Clinton a run for the 2016 nomination. Sanders is hardly a typical party partisan. Sanders' support has grown strong despite weak media coverage. Even the Democratic National Committee seems determined to keep Sanders from connecting with the voting public, scheduling candidate TV debates for times when few Americans are available to watch them. When Sanders set out his socialist creed in a speech at Georgetown University, it got little coverage in the U.S. Socialism is of interest in the United States, however. Sanders puts his democratic socialism in a familiar context: American political history, the Great Depression of the 1930s, and Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Sanders says he wants to transform the U.S., not just hold its highest office.
Socialism: The Most-Searched Term in 2015
Beware of right-wing scare tactics about Democratic socialism: Conservatives are using this boogeyman to manipulate their base
Why are there suddenly millions of socialists in America? | Harold Meyerson | Opinion