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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. This was a pedestal too high for design critic Michael Bierut, who responded with an essay called “To Hell with the Simple Paper Clip.” He argued that designers praise supposedly unauthored objects like the paper clip because they’re loath to choose between giving publicity to a competitor and egotistically touting their own designs. Most everyday objects—like the key, or the book, or the phone—evolve over time in incremental ways, and the 20th century in particular revolutionized, streamlined, or technologized the vast majority of the things you hold in your hand over the course of an average day. Before the paper clip, there was paper. “Mr. Here in Mr. Epinglier/Defehrt/Goussier via artoftheprint.com. Image of box via Officemuseum.com.

My Fake Wall - MyFakeWall.com Essential Norman Conquest - An interactive day-by-day retelling of the events of 1066 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. Today, we are providing you with a list of some of the best YouTube channels. The list is not exhaustive and we might have skipped some other useful ones, but we are sure the ones included below have the answers you would be looking for when it comes to looking for history videos to share with your students. 1- Dizzo Dizzo documents the human's history in short videos . 2- US National Archives 3- World History and other Stuff 4- Computer History Museum

Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History Educator Review What's It Like? The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History highlights the New York-based museum's extensive collection, ranging from 8,000 B.C. to current-century fashion. Its content is written by Met curators, conservators, scientists, and educators and includes 930 essays and nearly 7,000 objects to view. You can locate artwork from a certain region by clicking on a world map; select an era on a timeline, or search for specific pieces by entering qualifications like name, artist, material, or technique. A Thematic Essays section features written background and slideshows of different styles, movements, artists, and time periods. You can also select a general category, department, geographical region, or time to find what you're looking for. Is It Good For Learning? The site's structure makes finding specific items fairly easy; it can also help you obtain a sense of how different eras, artists, and movements influenced each other. How Can Teachers Use It?

An Introduction to 100 Important Paintings with Videos Created by Smarthistory If you have an interest in how the internet has widened the very concept of education, you may well know about Google's Art Project, a digital wealth of free visual art information and viewing opportunities we've featured before. And you more than likely know about Khan Academy, the highest-profile producer of educational videos on the internet. Now, from the combined power of their learning resources comes this collection of video introductions to over 100 important paintings. Ranging from between two to nine minutes and covering works of art created in eras from 575 B.C.E to the Second World War, these brief but intellectually dense and visually rich lessons bear the label of Smarthistory, "a multimedia web-book about art and art history" that merged with Khan Academy in 2011. Just above, we have Vincent van Gogh's 1889 The Bedroom, a painting that, in the words of the artist himself, "ought to rest the brain — or rather, the imagination." Related Content:

Top 10 Toilets Through Time It’s not glamorous, but everybody needs to do it. From Romans gossiping on the loo to medieval royal bottom-wiping, to the invention of our modern flushing toilet, here are 2,000 years of toilet history! *Updated November 2017* 1. The best preserved Roman loos in Britain are at Housesteads Roman Fort on Hadrian’s Wall. Visit Housesteads Roman Fort 2. These deep cesspits sat beneath the Norman castle at Old Sarum, probably underneath rooms reached from the main range, like private bathrooms. Visit Old Sarum 3. Henry II made sure that Dover Castle was well provided with garderobes. Medieval nobility would likely have a ‘groom of the stool’ – an important servant within the household responsible for making the experience comfortable for his employer, and bottom wiping! Visit Dover Castle 4. At Goodrich Castle there’s a whole tower dedicated to doing your business. Visit Goodrich Castle 5. Garderobes are quite common in medieval castles, but urinals are a little more unusual. Visit Orford Castle

Prelinger Archives : Free Movies : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive by Castle Films movies eye favorite 210 comment 13 Complete presentation of the banana industry from the clearing of the jungle and the planting to the shipment of the fruit to the American markets. favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 13 reviews ) Topics: Agriculture: Bananas, Central America by Handy (Jam) Organization favorite 33 comment 2 Epic history of industrial medicine in the first half of the 20th century, showing how manufacturers and the medical profession came to terms with one another and culminating in GM's rehabilitation program for returned World War II veterans. by Centron Corporation favorite 144 comment 8 Young girl's mirror image teaches her fundamentals of good posture. favoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topic: Health and hygiene by Unknown favorite 61 Promotional film for "Nutrilite," a 1950s-vintage food supplement. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 8 reviews ) Topics: Agriculture: Food industry: Supplements, Nutrition by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films favorite 141

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