Must See Picture Books for Kids! Below is a continuation of our big list of Caldecott Award winners. The books listed on this page of our list are surely some of the most stunning and extraordinary picture books for kids that have ever been published. Each one merits the honor. Caldecott Committee: We agree! Every year we fall in love with the handful of Caldecott Award winners, but we think the 2000s are particularly fabulous. Office of Digital Learning In 2012 Harvard and MIT launched edX, a not-for-profit venture to deliver high-quality online learning opportunities to anyone with an Internet connection. MIT’s goals include expanding access to quality educational opportunities worldwide, enhancing on-campus education, and advancing understanding of teaching and learning through research. MIT’s effort to achieve these goals is known as MITx. MIT’s online courses delivered globally through edX are referred to as MITx on edX. The world refers to these courses as MOOCs — massive, open, online courses. Along with our partners, we are pursuing this broad experiment in online learning because we know that its results will have far-reaching impact.”– President Rafael Reif
Hidden codex may reveal secrets of life in Mexico before Spanish conquest One of the rarest manuscripts in the world has been revealed hidden beneath the pages of an equally rare but later Mexican codex, thanks to hi-tech imaging techniques. The Codex Selden, a book of concertina-folded pages made out of a five-metre strip of deerhide, is one of a handful of illustrated books of history and mythology that survived wholesale destruction by Spanish conquerors and missionaries in the 16th century. Researchers using hyperspectral imaging, a technique originally used for geological research and astrophysics, discovered the underlying images hidden beneath a layer of gesso, a plaster made from ground gypsum and chalk, without damaging the priceless later manuscript. The underlying images must be older than the codex on top, which is believed to have been made about 1560 and was donated to Oxford’s Bodleian library in the 17th century by the scholar and collector John Selden.
Historical maps home page Down to: 6th to 15th Centuries | 16th and 19th Centuries | 1901 to World War Two | 1946 to 21st Century The Ancient World ... index of places Aegean Region, to 300 BCE Aegean Region, 185 BCE IWitness - Education through Genocide Testimony Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses Explore classroom-ready resources in support of USC Shoah Foundation's new documentary, Liberation Heroes: The Last Eyewitnesses, which premiered on the Discovery Channel in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day. Explore » Stronger Than Hate Google Tutorials This page contains tutorials for using Google tools. The tutorials that I've created you are welcome to use in your own blog, website, or professional development session. Before using the tutorials created by others, please contact their creators. Google Docs for Teachers 2012 Google for Teachers Google for Teachers II -
Curiosity: It Helps Us Learn, But Why? : NPR Ed The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued. LA Johnson/NPR hide caption itoggle caption LA Johnson/NPR The Limbic Reward System lights up when curiosity is piqued. LA Johnson/NPR Atlantean Puzzle Pieces See the following Nahuatl (Aztec Words) before beginning this article: Atl = Water.Atlan = In, by, alongside, under water.Atlah= Abundant water.Ahtlantica=A big stretch of abundant water (A Nahuatl name for the Atlantic Ocean.).Atlantona = Resplendent Lady of Water (Another Nahuatl name for the Atlantic Ocean).Atlantech/Atlantesh = Place under, by, in, alongside water.Atlantes = Nahuatl name for Atlas holding up the world. Atlantean Puzzle Pieces Copyright by Ed Ziomek, Stamford, CT, and Johnny Ziomek (Los Angeles) The following are plausible explanations and theories, leading us closer to the historical truths we all seek.
Download 91,000 Historic Maps from the Massive David Rumsey Map Collection Three years ago, we highlighted one of the most comprehensive map collections in existence, the David Rumsey Map Collection, then newly moved to Stanford University. The Rumsey Collection, we wrote then, “contains a seemingly inexhaustible supply of cartographic images”—justifiable hyperbole, considering the amount of time it would take any one person to absorb the over 150,000 physical artifacts Rumsey has amassed in one place. By 2016, Rumsey had made almost half the collection—over 67,000 images—freely available in a digital archive that has been growing since 1996.