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Public Domain Review

Public Domain Review
In this section of the site we bring you curated collections of images, books, audio and film, shining a light on curiosities and wonders from a wide range of online archives. With a leaning toward the surprising, the strange, and the beautiful, we hope to provide an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age, a kind of hyperlinked Wunderkammer – an archive of materials which truly celebrates the breadth and variety of our shared cultural commons and the minds that have made it. Some of our most popular posts include visions of the future from late 19th century France, a dictionary of Victorian slang and a film showing the very talented “hand-farting” farmer of Michigan. With each post including links back to the original source we encourage you to explore these wonderful online sources for yourself. Check out our Sources page to see where we find the content.

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OAIster Access to OAIster A freely accessible site for searching only OAIster records is available at Additionally, OAIster records are fully accessible through WorldCat.org, and appear as WorldCat.org search results along with records from thousands of libraries worldwide. The OAIster database is searchable on the OCLC FirstSearch service, providing another valuable access point for this rich database and a complement to other FirstSearch databases. Contributing to OAIster The OAIster database is included in WorldCat and metadata harvesting goes through the WorldCat Digital Collection Gateway.

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Somalia's government launches postal service 13 October 2014Last updated at 14:16 ET Somalis living abroad will be able to post letters home Somalia's government has launched its first postal service in more than two decades. It has also introduced postcodes nationwide for the first time in the country's history. The postal service fell into disuse when long-serving ruler Siad Barre's regime collapsed in 1991. Digital Library Of The Commons Digital Library of the Commons hidden Image DatabaseExport Citations Reading. Writing. Thinking. Sharing. Do you teach non-fiction text structures? Are your students familiar with the five most common text structures for non-fiction? In welcoming the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), schools across the country are making big changes to their curriculum and instruction (K-12). The CCSS were designed with the end-goal of preparing all students for college and career success. The standards provide an academic road map for each grade-level and define expectations for higher levels of student achievement. New York State, among many other states, has adopted these standards, and is on the path toward aligning curriculum and content to integrate these higher levels of learning.

Streetlights bring normality to Mogadishu 11 May 2013Last updated at 05:50 ET Not a sight you would have seen in Mogadishu's worst days Last night I went for a stroll in Mogadishu. For twenty-odd years the dusty streets of this infamously dangerous city have emptied in a furious hurry at sunset. Supporting English Language Learners (Tools, Strategies and Resources) This site is intended for use by teachers, administrators and consultants working with English language learners. This site allows users to: Search the Alberta K-12 ESL Proficiency Benchmarks. Access student writing samples with benchmark analysis.

The Collection of Computer Science Bibliographies About the Collection This is a collection of bibliographies of scientific literature in computer science from various sources, covering most aspects of computer science. The bibliographies are updated weekly from their original locations such that you'll always find the most recent versions here. How Can We Make Assessments Meaningful? I think meaningful assessments can come in many shapes and sizes. In fact, to be thoroughly engaging and to draw the best work out of the students, assessments should come in different formats. Thankfully, with the Common Core standards exemplifying the 4Cs -- Creativity and Critical Thinking (through performance-based assessments), Collaboration, and Communication (through the use of interdisciplinary writing) -- we are looking at a more fluid future in testing formats.

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