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Enter an Archive of 6,000 Historical Children's Books, All Digitized and Free to Read Online We can learn much about how a historical period viewed the abilities of its children by studying its children's literature. Occupying a space somewhere between the purely didactic and the nonsensical, most children’s books published in the past few hundred years have attempted to find a line between the two poles, seeking a balance between entertainment and instruction. However, that line seems to move closer to one pole or another depending on the prevailing cultural sentiments of the time. And the very fact that children’s books were hardly published at all before the early 18th century tells us a lot about when and how modern ideas of childhood as a separate category of existence began. “By the end of the 18th century,” writes Newcastle University professor M.O. Grenby, “children’s literature was a flourishing, separate and secure part of the publishing industry in Britain.”

How to Make a Lightboard for Less Than $100 (Step-by-Step, With Illustrations) There have been some great blog posts from flipped educators Jon Bergmann, Kevin Hogendorp, and Joel Speranza recently on how to make lightboards. I want to share with you how I made my lightboard for less than $100. I also want to show you how to maximise the quality of your lightboard videos by how you set up your studio, lighting and camera. What is the Lightboard?

‎Mind Mapping - MindMeister on the App Store MindMeister is the one and only mobile mind mapping app you'll ever need. Whether you're using it in the boardroom, the classroom, the presentation hall, or the lunch meeting, MindMeister can help you organize, prioritize, and even generate new thoughts. Designed from the ground up as an extension to our award-winning, browser based interface, the MindMeister app stores your mobile creations and seamlessly syncs them with your online account. 5 New Google-Made Apps That Are Cool, Useful, and Fun Google is constantly developing new apps, conducting experiments with AI, and making cool stuff. In case you missed their latest and greatest, here’s a quick rundown. Google is a technology giant that is a massive part of how we use the internet today.

16 cool Google Meet Ideas for Teachers COVID-19 pandemic has pushed us all out of our comfort zones and if you’re a teacher, you must be finding it hard to manage your students and make them learn remotely from your home. Fortunately, video conferencing tools like Google Meet exist to ensure you still have a strong bond with your students until you see them at school. But having set up Google Meet for your class isn’t enough. You will need to do a little more than that to keep them engaged and productive. In this post, we’ll discuss a bunch of activities and ideas that you can follow to light up your teaching game and also make distance learning fun for the kids.

Travel - Japan’s unusual way to view the world Withdrawing my hands reluctantly from the slowly spinning bowl, I watched its uneven sides slowly come to a stop, wishing I could straighten them out just a little more. I was in the ancient pottery town of Hagi in rural Yamaguchi, Japan, and while I trusted the potter who convinced me to let it be, I can’t say I understood his motives. Smiling, he announced, “it has wabi-sabi” – and whisked the bowl away for firing. I sat, contemplating the lack of symmetry and wondering what on Earth he meant. As it turns out, failing to understand this phrase is not unusual.

26 Zoom Games for Kids: How to play games on a video call Hard as it is for adults during this time of social distancing, let’s not forget that the kids are technically on summer break. Being cooped up in the house is no picnic. Luckily we have video conferencing apps like Zoom, which enable kids to interact with each other. Zoom can also be used to play games virtually, and that’s just what we’ll be covering in this article. Japanese Aesthetics 1. Introduction Two preliminary observations about the Japanese cultural tradition to begin with. 40 Stunning Color Photographs Capture Daily Life in Poland in the Early 1980s In the early 1980s, while Gdansk and Warsaw were in the midst of a sociopolitical upheaval of great impact on a European scale, Bruno Barbey took the occasion to embark on a journey of almost 40,000 kilometers over an eight month period. Accompanied by his family and living in a camper, he managed to detour the stern surveillance prevalent at the time. This was an approach that allowed him to discover a tormented people in battle and a country torn between Catholicism and Communism, where the word “solidarity” really means something. Bruno Barbey insists, “Poland was the page in History that was being written and it was the memory of an ancestral society on the verge of disappearing.” (Photos by Bruno Barbey)

31 Power Tips for Chrome That Will Improve Your Browsing Instantly Google Chrome is a fast and easy-to-use browser with a simplistic and minimalistic design. Many features have been added over the years to make your browsing experience easier and more enjoyable. Today we’ll cover power user tips for making the most of Chrome’s features and some extensions that will expand Chrome’s functionality. Chrome contains many experimental features that are not enabled by default.