The history of the paper clip: It was invented in 1899. It hasn’t been improved upon since Getty Images/BananaStock via Thinkstock. The paper clip is something of a fetish object in design circles. Its spare, machined aesthetic and its inexpensive ubiquity landed it a spot in MoMA’s 2004 show Humble Masterpieces.
Pacxon Additional Information: Use Pacman to capture sections of the board in Pacxon. Clear 80% to progress to the next level. Pacxon is the most popular game on the whole site! You Have No Idea How Big Africa Really Is (But This Map Does) - Design zoom with mousewheel or pinch It's about 11.7 million square miles, which is really big—big enough to fit the United States, China, India, Japan, and much of Europe within its borders. And that's precisely what Kai Krause did with this inventive map, "The True Size of Africa," which he describes as his contribution to "the fight against rampant Immappacy." Using a Ramdon Picker to Teach English It is a pity I am not working with primary or secondary students . I don’t think I’ll be able to use this tool at the beginning of the course. You see, I teach adults and it normally takes some time for them to get used to the way I teach and well I don’t think I’ll be able to keep a straight face if I see them staring at me as if I were crazy when I spin the wheel. Well, yes, I take my work very seriously but that doesn’t mean that, from time to time, I don’t like to spice up my lessons with little games and funny tools . This one is from classtools.net and it has a lot of potential in the classroom to teach or ,at home if you are a learner , to revise or practise, only this time you’ll need to decide what .
7 Outstanding YouTube Channels for History Teachers Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has recently started featuring some educational YouTube channels pertaining to different subject matters. Up to this moment, we have covered channels for Math, Science, and yesterday we posted a list of channels for kids. The purpose behind such collections is to help teachers and educators have instant access to educational videos they might need to use with their students. The channels we post are among the top ones you can find on YouTube and some of them are created by teachers like you and me. Textbook disclaimer stickers This post is for people tracking the bizarre ethical slide of The Consortium for Plant Biotechnology Research, Inc. (CPBR). As you probably know from my earlier posts, CPBR sends out a yearly invitation to plant biotechnology researchers to submit grant proposals. Part of the emailed PDF has instructions on how to make a scientific poster, and a big part of that section was created by copying/pasting text from my page on the topic (but with no quotation marks and no attribution). Because I happen to have an official copyright registration on my poster design page, the PDF is in violation of U.S. copyright law. So, in addition to being able to sue CPBR rather easily, I can can also use the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) to send Notifications of Copyright Infringement (NOCIs) to have the CPBR document (PDF and any paper copies) destroyed.
A Beautiful Mess I love using cloth napkins to dress up our dinner table, and through the years I've grown even more fond of their sustainability and cost effectiveness. Though, I'm not sure how cost effective it is if you keep buying more and more cloth napkins each year! This holiday season I thought it would be fun to look at how I could dress up the napkins I already own to give them an extra festive vibe. Check out three simple ways you can give new life to your table linens. And hey! Two of them are even no sew! Label Maker Make a label! Note: some of the fonts are not very complete, generally just letters and numbers. Any characters not in the font will just get skipped. Most of these fonts were adapted from IconBAZAAR, 007Fonts, Fonts NOW, Fonts Empire, CoolArchive, and Famous Fonts. If you use labels from here on your web page (which is the whole point of the Label Maker!), how about putting up a credit link back to here?