The Power of Touch You're in a crowded subway car on a Tuesday morning, or perhaps on a city bus. Still-sleepy commuters, lulled by vibrations, remain hushed, yet silently broadcast their thoughts. A toddler in his stroller looks warily at his fellow passengers, brows stitched with concern. He turns to Mom for reassurance, reaching out a small hand. She quietly takes it, squeezes, and releases. He relaxes, smiles, turns away—then back to Mom. Digipack - Educational Resources The annual Insafe Digipack brings together the best eSafety resources from around the EU. The DVD contains videos, handbooks, lesson plans and games as well as posters, comics and reading books which can be used in the classroom. The digipack is primarily aimed at teachers and offers the highest quality new resources for helping children and young people of all ages to develop the necessary skills and competencies to understand how to use the internet and online technologies safely. The feedback from teachers has been very positive with many explaining that they use the resource not only to deliver esafety education, but to support their teaching of foreign languages. A teacher from the UK commented that “esafety education is vitally important for children living in our digital world. We have young people from many different countries in our school and English is often not their first language.
Memory, History, and the Literary Conscience Memory, History and the Literary Conscience: "Libri come" in NYC Jonathan Galassi's brilliant translation of Leopardi's "Canti" includes this excerpt from the canzone "La sera del dì di festa" [The Evening of the Holiday]. Young Giacomo strikes an operatic chord as nightfall on the village feast day celebration inspires him to contemplate the end of all things. As he visualizes the missing pages of history, his mind's eye is filled with the ruin littered fields of epochs past. "Where are those ancient peoples?", he cries.
Cyberbullying Toolkit An Anti-Cyberbullying Toolkit for Educators This free toolkit has the resources schools need to take an effective stand against cyberbullying. Rely on it to start your year off right. Each occurrence of cyberbullying hurts students, disrupts classrooms, and impacts your school's culture and community. So how should you handle it?
Arts & Culture Father of modern Italian poetry, conquistador of celebrity culture, the original “Latin Lover”, decorated war hero and inspired revolutionary are just a few of the titles attributed to the poet Gabriele d’Annunzio at the world premier of “Gabriele D’Annunzio: Living Life as a Work of Art” at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò . The exclusive showing features artifacts from the poet’s estate, an impressive complex on the shores of Lake Garda, grandiloquently named, The Vittoriale for the Italian People. The exhibit will be on view at Casa Italiana through December 15th.
Thinkuknow - home Home Skip navigation Main Menu: Give us a hand! Tell us what you do online? Sub Menu: The Odyssey on Map Tales Odysseus stopped at Aiolia, home of Aeolus, the god of the winds. Aeolus gave them hospitality for a month and provided for a west wind to carry them home. Aeolus gave Odysseus a leather bag containing all the winds, except the west wind, a gift that should have ensured a safe return home. However, the sailors foolishly opened the bag while Odysseus slept, thinking that it contained gold. What You Need to Know About MOOC's - Technology We'll be updating this page regularly.Please check back for updates. Call it the year of the mega-class. Colleges and professors have rushed to try a new form of online teaching known as MOOCs—short for "massive open online courses." The courses raise questions about the future of teaching, the value of a degree, and the effect technology will have on how colleges operate.