La RAE lanza la App oficial del Diccionario Lo prometió García de la Concha antes de dejar la dirección de la Academia y lo reiteró su secretario, Darío Villanueva, en numerosas ocasiones: el mundo digital debía ser una prioridad para una RAE del siglo XXI que, como el español, había dejado de tener fronteras. Van despacio, pero con buena letra. Bajo esta máxima han lanzado una aplicación gratuita que permite consultar el Diccionario de la lengua española en dispositivos móviles con acceso a Internet. Desarrollada por Grupo Planeta, la editorial de la publicación, esta aplicación, cuyo promedio de descargas era ya de 3.000 diarias antes del anuncio oficial, puede bajarse tanto para teléfonos y tabletas que funcionen con los sistemas operativos de Apple (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) como para los que usen Android. Por ello, entre los varios modelos posibles de organización ha elegido el que mantiene con toda claridad la separación entre los dos documentos.
Online science Games Check out our free online games including the ever-popular Launchball and brand new Ouch. Codebreaker Challenge Set by GCHQ. Inspired by Alan Turing. Can you complete the puzzle to unlock Enigma's secrets? Science Museum blog Be the first to hear about new galleries and exhibitions, events, arts projects and some of the juicy stuff that goes on behind the scenes. Collections blog See what the curators have been up to on the Stories from the Stores blog. Science Museum Art Collection The Museum's collection contains some 8,000 works of art including 280 oil paintings. Science Museum Arts Projects Science Museum arts projects explore artists' perspectives on the past, present and future of science and technology. Science history from The Sun See how the Science Museum and The Sun got together to make headlines from the most important breakthroughs in scientific history. Robotville video Meet the latest robots to come out of European reasearch labs. Museum Objects Who am I?
bomomo The Kennedy Center's Arts Education Network About Wonderopolis Welcome to Wonderopolis®, a place where natural curiosity and imagination lead to exploration and discovery in learners of all ages. Brought to life by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL), our Wonders of the Day® will help you find learning moments in everyday life—ones that fit in with dinner preparations, carpool responsibilities, a stolen moment between breakfast and the bus, or within school curriculum and education programs. Wonder is for everyone. It can happen anywhere and at anytime. Since our inception in October 2010, Wonderopolis has been lauded for our fresh approach to wonder and learning. With multi-disciplinary content that purposefully aligns to Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the STEM Educational Quality Framework, and Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy, we’ve earned a place in K-12 curriculum and in classrooms worldwide. Children, parents, teachers, schools, and families all benefit from Wonderopolis—as well as contribute to its content and growth.
A Handbook of Rhetorical Devices Robert A. Harris Version Date: January 19, 2013 This book contains definitions and examples of more than sixty traditional rhetorical devices, (including rhetorical tropes and rhetorical figures) all of which can still be useful today to improve the effectiveness, clarity, and enjoyment of your writing. A Preface of Quotations Whoever desires for his writings or himself, what none can reasonably condemn,the favor of mankind, must add grace to strength, and make his thoughts agreeable as well as useful. Men must be taught as if you taught them not; And things unknown propos'd as things forgot. Style in painting is the same as in writing, a power over materials, whether words or colors, by which conceptions or sentiments are conveyed. Introduction Good writing depends upon more than making a collection of statements worthy of belief, because writing is intended to be read by others, with minds different from your own. Practice these; try them out. Resources by Edward P. Rhetorical Devices
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International Child Art Foundation - harnessing children's imaginations for positive social change Goodreads | Recent Updates United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) - Home page Flame Painter | free online paint program Flame Painter Gallery Flame Painter is a unique paint program, it belongs to my 'I am an Artist' experimental project. I think with tools which inspires you, everyone can be an artist. You can try it here, change different brush settings and paint your own flame paintings. When you change the background from black to white, the palette changes from additive to subtractive and the feeling of the painting is very different. Tools: Click here for Flame Help in German . COLOR - brush color SATURATION - brush saturation OPACITY - brush opacity C - color cycling [ on | off ] P - color per pixel [ on | off ] FADE - fade in/out [ on | off ] SIZE - brush size SOFT - brush softness CENTER - global forces FOCUS - local forces CHAOS - very chaotic parameter NOISE - crazy noise parameter ERASER - eraser tool SAVE - opens painting in a new popup window for saving (press Right Button > Save Picture As...) Keyboard Shortcuts: [ spacebar ] - clear screen [ Z ] - undo / redo last step Save Picture:
Books About Fine Art Archives I am passionate about art, and I believe that if our kids can tell Dora from Diego they can tell Picasso from Matisse. So even if like me you are in a small town without easy access to masterpieces you can share it with your children through books. These picture books about art are a great way to expose your kids to famous works of art , the lives of artists and even to a little geography all without having to leave your house. Touch the Art: Brush Mona Lisa’s Hair by Julie Appel and Amy Guglielmo is the inspiration for this post and my son’s new found love of Renaissance Art. Babar’s Museum of Art by Laurent de Brunhoff is one of my favorite art books for kids. Georgia’s Bones by Jen Bryant won’t expose your child to much of the artists work but it will give your child a sense of who she was and what inspired her. Learn the Alphabet with NorthWest Coast Native Art by Ryan Cranmer (and others) was an amazing gas station find. Action Jackson ABC Pop! Museum Trip In the Garden with Van Gogh
Fundéu BBVA - Fundación Español Urgente Maillardet's Automaton at The Franklin Institute In November of 1928, a truck pulled up to The Franklin Institute science museum in Philadelphia and unloaded the pieces of an interesting, complex, but totally ruined brass machine. Donated by the estate of John Penn Brock, a wealthy Philadelphian, the machine was studied and the museum began to realize the treasure it had been given. This Automaton, known as the "Draughtsman-Writer" was built by Henri Maillardet, a Swiss mechanician of the 18th century who worked in London producing clocks and other mechanisms. Automata, such as Maillardet's Automaton, demonstrated mankind's efforts to imitate life by mechanical means—and are fascinating examples of the intersection of art and science. The first video (left) below is a quick demonstration of the Maillardet Automaton, set into motion for the camera in 2007 by Charles Penniman of Philadelphia, a long-time volunteer researcher, caretaker, and operator of the machine. Mechanics of Memory The Franklin Institute's Automaton