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The 50 Most Influential Gadgets of All Time Think of the gear you can't live without: The smartphone you constantly check. The camera that goes with you on every vacation. The TV that serves as a portal to binge-watching and -gaming. 10 Ways to Develop Your Creativity If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! **Editor’s Note: The following is a guest post by Catharina F. de Wet, Ph.D and author of One View of Giftedland, a blog focusing on talented and gifted education.

Lost Identity - Rodigan says music lacks creativity - Entertainment BY CECELIA CAMPBELL-LIVINGSTON Observer staff reporter Tuesday, February 28, 2012 British reggae historian and sound system selector David Rodigan on the turntables. Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning If you don’t have a YouTube channel as an education provider, there’s a good chance you’re behind the times. Nearly every major educational institution in the world now hosts its own collection of videos featuring news, lectures, tutorials, and open courseware. Just as many individuals have their own channel, curating their expertise in a series of broadcasted lessons. These channels allow instructors to share information and blend media in unprecedented and exciting new ways.

2012 Skywatching Events Guide & 2012 Venus Transit This story was updated on Jan. 2. As the year 2011 comes to a close, some might wonder what is looming sky-wise for 2012? What celestial events might we look forward to seeing? I've selected what I consider to be the top 12 "skylights" for this coming year, and list them here in chronological order. Not all these events will be visible from any one locality … for the eclipses, for instance, you'll probably have to do some traveling … but many can be observed from the comfort of your backyard. Hopefully your local weather will cooperate on most, if not all, of these dates.

Reggae renaissance - Entertainment Sunday, February 26, 2012 SO far, Jamaica Reggae Industry Association (JaRIA) has staged four Reggae Wednesdays at Emancipation Park, New Kingston. And, the events have grown from strength to strength, both in terms of the performances and patronage. 25 Tempting Music Apps for the iPad What would it take to tempt you to grab an iPad? These 25 apps might just whet your appetite. And if you can't afford to buy an iPad, read on for how you can win one in AudioJungle's new competition. When iPads were first announced, we asked whether they would revolutionize music production. We - and many of you - couldn't see it becoming the hub of our musical world, but thought that it might be a good peripheral device or controller.

ETC Graz: Training Materials Dear human rights educators, on this subsection for the manual "Understanding Human Rights" we would like to provide you with additional material for classroom use which follows the structure described below. All materials and links have been updated in summer 2012. The updates based on the 3rd revised and extended version of the manual are available here. Under "Need to Know" you will find basic power-point-presentations for each module of the manual, providing you with core information. Additional information can be found under "Good to know", again available in the form of power-point-presentation.

TALLAWAH Magazine: Jamaican Culture: JAMAICA JOURNAL: The bigger picture behind controversial new Vybz Kartel issue TRUE COLOURS: Vybz Kartel graces new issue of Jamaica Journal. Embattled dancehall entertainer Adidja ‘Vybz Kartel’ Palmer strikes a characteristically rude-boy pose on the cover of the newest issue of culture bible Jamaica Journal, which has published “Pretty Like a Colouring Book: My Life and My Art,” the text of a lecture the deejay delivered to a huge UWI Mona audience exactly one year ago under the auspices of the university’s Department of Literatures in English in association with the Mona Centre for Gender and Development Studies. Heavily tattooed with his facial features partially hidden beneath a street-style cap, the deejay appears caught in a moment of fleeting introspection. The brightened flora adorning his tattooed hands adds a touch of eye-catching beauty to (and somehow softens) the rugged image.As is common knowledge, the Jamaica Journal is the enduring landmark magazine (tasked with chronicling inspiring aspects of the culture) put out by the Institute of Jamaica.

ETC Graz: Language Versions The manual "Understanding Human Rights" has been translated to many languages, which we would like to present here. Please note that all translations published before 2007 were based on the first and original edition of the English version, published in May 2003. The second English edition, updated in 2005 and 2006, was published in May 2006 and serves as a basis for the following translations and updates. The third English edition was completely revised, updated and extended (three new modules on the rights to asylum, minority rights and the right to privacy) in 2012. On this page you will find the full text of the manual in the following languages (in alphabetical order). Language versions without a link are either not (yet) available on-line or available only in hardcopy.

Interactives Science/AAAS Subscribe Interactive Features Interactive versions of posters and illustrations from Science and other interactive environments from our companion sites. The Neandertal Genome The-Dream Performs at S.O.B.’s His angst didn’t stop there. “1977” also captured The-Dream’s superiority complex about his craft. He is a witty, savvy songwriter, and a hip-hop-era R&B oddball; his success has made room for others to continue to colonize that space. Certainly there is no bigger advocate of this theory than The-Dream, who seems to hear himself everywhere his ears land.

History of Communications Infographic From the primitive use of smoke signals to today's cutting-edge contextual phone calls, humans have proved there are no boundaries when it comes to advancing the methods with which we communicate. Personally and professionally, we are constantly adopting new interactive technologies for the purpose of getting ahead – to make our lives simpler in a more convenient, intelligent way. Today's innovative communication platforms like text, voice, video, and complete cloud solutions easily enable this goal of efficient and effective contact. As our connectivity needs evolve and technology continues to expand, we humbly take a look back through the history of communication as we know it. Click here to download the infographic "A History of Communication" as a PDF.

The Wonderful World of Carminelitta Feb 12 CarminelittaAlbum / EP, Musical architects, Review Chicago, Midas Wells, One EP, Plug Research, review, Simple X, Tensei Tensei, the duo of Chicago producers Simple X and Midas Wells, is getting more and more exposure lately and recently signed to Plug Research, after being featured of an EP created by the label with their excellent remix of Bilal’s Robots. Despite the fact that they have worked on many remixes and may be largely known for those, they shine as bright when it comes to creating their own tracks and this lovely EP is only a confirmation of their talent.

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