Teaching Foreign Languages K-12 Workshop Workshop 1. Meaningful Interpretation This session looks at how the interpretation of texts (including documents, paintings, movies, audio recordings, and more) can go beyond literal comprehension and tap into students' background knowledge while fostering critical-thinking skills. Go to this unit. All photos posted by view - The World In Photos is NOW English version | Version française TWIP (The World In Photos) becomes Landolia, a World of Photos. Please click here to access the new website and continue to submit your photos. All content has been moved to Landolia and you keep the same login information as before.
Barry Diller, IAC Launch Proust, A Social Network For Nostalgic Seniors Social networks are a dime a dozen these days--we have services for text-message sharing, photo sharing, location sharing, and more. But while social media sites typically go after a younger generation of early adopters, a new service out Tuesday is decidedly going after the opposite demographic. Today, Barry Diller's IAC unveiled Proust.com, a memory-sharing service targeting nostalgic seniors heading into their twilight years. The private social network, named for French novelist Marcel Proust, is modeled after the "Proust Questionnaire," and designed to help family members and close friends tell their life stories. Like many services launching recently, such as Percolate, Proust tries to solve the age-old issue of writing in the blank white box. That is, Proust helps facilitate content creation from its users by creating topic prompts based on the "Proust Questionnaire."
Getting Started with Mozilla Firefox Welcome to Firefox! We'll show you all the basics to get you up and running. When you're ready to go beyond the basics, check out the other links for features you can explore later. Choose the page that opens when you start Firefox or click the Home button. Top 10 Things That Determine Happiness photo: meddygarnet Happiness is, by nature, a subjective quality with a definition like a moving target. There is scant evidence — qualitative or quantitative — to lend convincing support to those life variables most critical in determining individual happiness, which is likely why past researchers committed to the scientific method rarely tried to tackle the subject. This is changing.
Teaching Foreign Languages K-12: A Library of Classroom Practices 1. Introduction to the Library This program provides an overview of the entire library, with suggestions for use in professional development settings. Go to this unit. 2. Standards and the Five Cs An introduction to and illustration of the National Standards for Foreign Language Learning, this program shows how teachers can use the standards to help their students advance in foreign language proficiency. (60 minutes) Go to this unit.
Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places: 10 Creepy, Beautiful Modern Ruins Abandoned Places | We humans are explorers by nature. The quest for discovery, both old and new, is part of what separates us from rest of the animal kingdom. Since the world we live in has been largely mapped and plotted, we urban adventurers turn our sights toward the relics of old and the ruins of the recent past. "Twitter Terrorists" Could Get 30 Years in Prison What might the 2011 version of Orson Welles's War of the World's radio broadcast look like using today's fastest method of information-sharing? Gerardo Buganza, the interior secretary for Veracruz state in Mexico, said it could very well be the "Twitter terrorism" caused by two people who allegedly spread false reports of gunmen attacking schools and kidnapping children. Those reports caused such panic when parents scrambled around the city to get to their children that there were dozens of car accidents and emergency phone lines were jammed.
Music Discovery Project Upload Disco Loading... Positive Psychology Questionnaires If you would like to recommend a questionnaire for this Web page, e-mail information in the format below to Peter Schulman. This page has information about the following questionnaires, some of which can be downloaded from this page. This list is not intended to be an endorsement of these questionnaires: Attributional Style Questionnaire (ASQ) Curiosity and Exploration Inventory (CEI-II) Gratitude Questionnaire - 6 (GQ-6)
The Best French Movies to Improve Your Understanding Watching movies in their original format (without dubbing) has proven to be a remarkably fun and effective way to improve your foreign language skills. We’ve written before on the best movies to watch for learning Spanish. So many people requested a similar list for French that we decided to come up with our top 5 movies that will help you learn. Remember that, in principle, the most effective way is to: watch the movie a first time with English subtitleswatch it a second time (or more!)
Wicked Case Mod: Computers As Wall Art Designer Fredrik Perman decided to jazz up the lobby of his new office with a little custom built computer casage. There are actually six computers in the setup, designed for serious rendering. The acrylic case doesn't have a top and sides to add some ventilation, and a battery of six, upward-blowing LED-lit fans keep everything cool. That monitor allows access to the render farm from the lobby (though there are several other terminals on the other side of the wall, all linked to the unit by a KVM switch). Not bad. But you know what would look even better than a computer tacked to the wall?
Egyptian Activists to Use Bambuser to Monitor Elections No one can deny that services like Bambuser have played an important role in the Egyptian uprising, as tools used by citizen journalists and activists to broadcast scenes from the heart of Tahrir, and other cities around the country, as they are happening. Through the Sweden-based service, we have witnessed not only the brutal violence used to quash the protests, but have also watched as activists record their own arrests, unbeknownst to their captors. While YouTube has of course seen countless videos shared with the world, Bambuser’s live-streaming feature has ensured that protesters were, and still are, able to broadcast events as they occur. In fact, the use of Bambuser by activists led to the government temporarily blocking the service in Egypt. As protests around the country are raging on, with a global eye fixed firmly on Tahrir, where a second wave of protests are calling for an end to military rule in country, two of Bambuser’s co-founders are on their way to Cairo right now.
untitled Qatari poet Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami’s crime consisted of reciting a poem extolling the courage and values of the popular uprisings in Tunisia. For that he’s been sentenced to life in prison. Please join with a remarkable list of prominent poets from around the world and urge the court in Qatar to reconsider. Rather than making itself an instrument for cracking down on dissent, we believe that the Court should uphold Mohamed Ibn Al Ajami’s right to free speech.