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Explore Macro Insect Photography in Macro Photography: Insects Master macro photography and reveal the world of insects with striking imagery! If you thought you had to travel to exotic locales to photograph captivating subjects, think again. Award-winning conservation photographer Clay Bolt shows you how to find, approach and photograph fascinating insects in your own backyard with spectacular results. Learn to work with available light and shallow depth of field to create crystal-clear images. Explore a variety of off-camera flash setups to enhance color and texture, increase sharpness and freeze motion. Use wide-angle macro lenses to create surreal images that showcase your subject and its habitat, and get Clay’s expert tips for successfully photographing insects in flight.

Professional Development The course, based on promising results produced by the professional development model delivered in the Verizon Innovate Learning Schools, includes five modules developed around ISTE standards. Course modules are designed to help teachers, administrators and tech coaches implement effective mobile learning initiatives in their schools and classrooms. Continuing Education Units (CEUs) from Johns Hopkins University will be offered to teachers completing the Verizon Mobile Learning Academy courses. Mobile Learning (Mobile Devices, Apps,Tablets) I have an iPad – Now What?

Teach your students the right way to Google Kelly Maher November 24th, 2014 In the age of the split-second Google search, it’s more critical than ever to train students to distinguish between primary and secondary sources As in decades past, proper research methods are an essential skill for today’s students. At a time when most students (and adults, for that matter) are accustomed to heading straight to Google to answer all of their questions, being able to sagely sift through the good, the bad, and the ugly of search results is key to creating independent 21st century thinkers. However, even when used properly, Google is not always the right resource. On its website, the Kentucky Virtual Library provides a detailed, student-friendly interactive map of the research process, called “How To Do Research,” which spells out the steps for making the most of the research process, from planning to searching to taking notes and ultimately using gathered information effectively.

Teach Systems Thinking Hide Caption Researchers from NASA Goddard’s Global Modeling and Assimilation Office ran a simulation of the atmosphere that captured how winds whip aerosols around the world. Such simulations allow scientists to better understand how these tiny particulates travel in the atmosphere and influence weather and climate. This visualization shows how dust and sea salt swirl inside cyclones, carbon bursts from fires, sulfate streams from volcanoes. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Provenance: Image Credit: NASA/NPP Team Reuse: Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Lessons! Real English ESL Videos & Lessons. Completely Free! Real English is a Registered Trademark of The Marzio School. Lesson 1 - Hi! Level: BeginnerNormal, Formal, and Informal Greetings, What's your name?, and possessive adjectives. Documentary Film Finding Vivian Maier This intriguing documentary shuttles from New York to France to Chicago as it traces the life story of the late Vivian Maier, a career nanny whose previously unknown cache of 100,000 photographs has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of America’s most accomplished and insightful street photographers. Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) was an American street photographer born in New York City. Although born in the U.S., it was in France that Maier spent most of her youth.

7 Habits Of Highly-Effective Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology 7 Characteristics Of Teachers Who Effectively Use Technology by TeachThought Staff Ed note: This post has been updated with an updated visual from Sylvia Duckworth, who took our graphic from alwaysprepped.com (now getalma) post and created the above visual. It is also sporting a new title, as the “habits of” is a trademarked term. As such, the new graphic and phrasing appears below. The 4Ss of Note-Taking With Technology Recently, a number of articles have surfaced reporting the ineffectiveness of note taking with laptops, in keeping with the findings of Pam Mueller and Daniel Oppenheimer detailed in The Pen Is Mightier Than the Keyboard. These authors assert that when students used laptops in lecture courses, they transcribed notes rather than synthesized information. As a result, those students then performed poorly on cognitively demanding tasks. However, before making a blanket statement that one device may be better than another (e.g. pen vs. laptop) or calling into question what may be the best note-taking system, what if we approach the concept by identifying what is best for individual students? In other words, does the system . . . Adequately support the students' learning needs?

The Nordic Built Cities Challenge - Nordic Built Cities Nordic Innovation is inviting Nordic finalist teams from all six competitions of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge to register for the prestigious Nordic Built Cities Challenge Awards (the NBCCA). A Nordic jury will award prizes according to the following criteria: – The Charter – Innovativeness – Development and export potential The Nordic finalist team exhibiting excellence in all three categories will become the Nordic winner, and receive a prize of 500,000 NOK. The Nordic jury will also award a second prize of 400,000 NOK and a third prize of 300,000 NOK. English Listening Online Views: Biking in Cambodia Julia talks about cycing from Cambodia to Vietnam with her friends (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4). Mixers : Bad Hair Cut Six people talk about getting a bad haircut. Plus, be sure to check out all the re-edited mixers with new activities 1-25, 26-50, 51-75, 76-100.

Ekphrasis - Writing About Art Ekphrasis One particular kind of visual description is also the oldest type of writing about art in the West. Called ekphrasis, it was created by the Greeks. Edutech for Teachers » Tech Tip of the Week Gooru: Science & Math Resources February7 Resource: Gooru is new service whose mission is to provide teachers and students with a variety of multimedia resources – videos, diagrams, interactive displays, documents and quizzes – related to 5th–12th grade science and math topics. By creating a Gooru account, one has access to over 50,000 resources categorized into a variety of subject areas: earth science, biology, chemistry, geometry, and algebra to name a few. Once a topic is selected, Gooru provides the user with a list of materials according to media type (digital text, interactive games, images, video, etc.) that can be integrated into lessons, activities and/or projects. After users locate resources they wish to use, these items can be dragged and saved into a resource folder within the Gooru account.

National Culture About the research Professor Geert Hofstede conducted one of the most comprehensive studies of how values in the workplace are influenced by culture. He analysed a large database of employee value scores collected within IBM between 1967 and 1973. Watch A Robot Take On A Ping-Pong Champ In This Epic Matchup In an epic battle of man-versus-machine ping-pong, man ultimately prevails, but the showdown highlights advances in developing human-like qualities in robots. To celebrate the opening of a Shanghai factory, German robotics company Kuka pitted its one-armed ping-pong-playing robot against German table tennis champ Timo Boll. Easing concerns about robot overlords, Boll wins narrowly, 11-9.

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