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Twenty-Five Great Ideas for Teaching Current Events Looking for ways to work news into your classroom curriculum? Check out these great ideas for connecting current events to all subjects. Education World is pleased to offer 25 activities -- activities intended to help teachers make use of newspapers and to help students make sense of the news. Also included, at the end of the activity list, is a list of additional activities and Internet resources.

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DocuScope-Department of English What is DocuScope? DocuScope is a text analysis environment with a suite of interactive visualization tools for corpus-based rhetorical analysis. The DocuScope Project began in 1998 as a result of collaboration between David Kaufer and Suguru Ishizaki at Carnegie Mellon University. David created what we call the generic (default) dictionary, consisting of over 40 million linguistic patterns of English classified into over 100 categories of rhetorical effects. 9 tools for journalists to produce immersive stories Tools to help journalists produce content which readers can deep-dive into Credit: ThinkStock With publishers keen to keep viewers engaged, many are looking at opportunities to offer more immersive storytelling experiences, and add greater depth to the content they are producing, be it text, video or images. A number of news outlets have worked to produce content which delivers a more immersive experience than traditional templates or styles may allow, such as the oft-cited New York Times Snow Fall feature, which it later followed up with its Jockey piece. And there have been plenty of other similar projects before and since by other outlets as well, from Pitchfork's Bat For Lashes feature to the Guardian's Firestorm package. While the full-screen design of these features is a significant contributor to the feeling of a more immersive environment, this is not the only factor.

Why Groups Fail to Share Information Effectively “No, leaks aren’t on the agenda…” In 1985 Stasser and Titus published the best sort of psychology study. Not only does it shine a new light on how groups communicate and make decisions, it also surprises, confuses and intrigues. First Fleet: 04/02/2014, Behind the News Recently we celebrated Australia day on the 26th of January. But why do we mark it on that day in particular? To answer that question, Sarah will take you back in time to 1788, to meet some kids who came to Australia on the First Fleet. Kid 1: “My name is John Hudson and I'm nine years old.

inklewriter - Education Education inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their students. From within a web-browser, the inklewriter will let students make and play interactive stories with no programming required.

HTML presentation tools HTML presentation tools There are many HTML presentation tools and they are all created for slightly different reasons. Here's an overview. Please let me know if I forgot any. CSS-based SlideShow System Deck.js TimelineJS — Now with even more Knight Lab From the beginning, TimelineJS has been a project of Northwestern University Knight Lab. However, when Zach Wise first set out to create it, the Knight Lab had a less developed software process and identity, so Zach presented Timeline as a product of his personal Verite.co website. Since then, two things have happened: TimelineJS has become wildly popular, and the Knight Lab has established cohesive design guidelines and a more methodical software development process. In the next few weeks, TimelineJS will be “moving” to a new home on the internet.

Kill Your Meeting Room — The Future's in Walking and Talking “Sitting has become the smoking of our generation.” I argued this in my recent talk at TED2013 and elsewhere while advocating for the concept of “walking meetings” (or as I informally call them, “walkntalks”). Simply put: We spend more time sitting (average 9.3 hours a day) than sleeping (7.7 hours) – and it doesn’t even occur to us that this is not OK. ESL News New ZealandGrammy Awards » ESL News New Zealand You probably already know that Lorde won two Grammy awards yesterday. She had been nominated for four awards and won two. She won the Best Pop Solo Performance. She and her co-song-writer Joel Little, won the Song of the Year for the song Royals.

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