Dreams of Dalí: 360º Video
"Go inside and beyond Dalí’s painting Archeological Reminiscence of Millet’s Angelus and explore the world of the surrealist master like never before. Experience Dreams of Dalí in the special exhibit Disney & Dalí: Architects of the Imagination at The Dalí Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida, or at dreamsofdali.org."
Google saves Banksy's Miserables mural- VIDEO-27 January 2016
"A new artwork painted by artist Banksy on the treatment of people in the Calais camp known as the Jungle has been removed
from a site in Knightsbridge, London opposite the French Embassy.
Before its removal, Google decided to preserve it digitally for its Cultural Institute Project and Street View to allow other people to see the work. BBC Click's Nick Kwek met the team behind the preservation project."
It "is based on a great little comic strip by the very talented Fabio Coala."
" It's a tale of a video game-obsessed boy and the present his mother gives him, hoping to get him off the couch and maybe even outside for a change...
The animation is based on this 2012 comic by Fabio Coala at Mentirinhas. Read it in English here." (Neatorama)
Barbie's got a new body MATTEL RELEASES THREE NEW BODY SHAPES FOR THE WORLD’S BEST-SELLING DOLL.
INSIDE THE BIGGEST CHANGE IN BARBIE’S 57-YEAR HISTORY – AND WHAT IT SAYS ABOUT AMERICAN BEAUTY IDEALS
(time.com) Thanks to Fabienne Robin (Ac. Bordeaux)
Toy Fair 2016: Scalextric cars get tablet upgrade - VIDEO - 26 January 2016
"The latest toys and potential best-sellers are on show at an exhibition in London.
This year, toy-makers have embraced technology to bring a modern twist to some classic favourites.
Watch BBC technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones go hands-on with an app-enabled Scalextric racing set and other new toys."
Michael Moore's A Brief History of United States of America
"American film maker and writer Michael Moore offers another view on the history of America and gets us to ask the question
is American the "Land of the free and the home of the brave" or the "Land of the slave and the home of the weak"?"
New Zealand toilets feature road crash maps- 26 January 2016
"Maps showing the sites of traffic collisions are being hung in public toilets in New Zealand as part of a road safety campaign aimed at foreigners."
Royal Welsh appoints new regimental goat Fusilier Llywelyn- Article + Photos + Video- 22 January 2016
"There is a new kid on the block within the Royal Welsh Regiment as the 1st Battalion has appointed a new regimental goat...
The Royal goat tradition began in 1844 when Queen Victoria presented the Royal Welch Fusiliers with its first one,
but it is believed the animals have been part of parades since the 1700s. "
Sri Lanka destroys huge illegal ivory haul- 26 January 2016
"Government publicly destroys biggest ever illegal ivory haul in bid to show poachers it will not tolerate the violent trade...
Sri Lanka’s elephant population has reduced to just over 7,000, according to a census five years ago,
down from a population of over 12,000 at the start of the 20th century."
Stan Grant's speech on racism and the Australian dream goes viral- 24 January 2016
"Guardian Australia Indigenous affairs editor tells debate audience racism ‘is at the heart of the Australian dream’, provoking a powerful reaction online...
Grant won a prestigious Walkley award for journalism in December for his columns covering Indigenous affairs for Guardian Australia."
Up Helly Aa festival in Shetland – in pictures
"The annual Up Helly Aa festival in Lerwick, Shetland, celebrates the influence of the Scandinavian Vikings on the islands
and culminates with up to 1,000 ‘guizers’ throwing flaming torches into their longboat and setting it alight later."
The town where people endure -50C - VIDEO - 22 January 2016 "The industrial Russian city of Norilsk, sitting on the permafrost above the Arctic Circle, is the seventh most polluted city in the world.
Rich deposits of nickel, copper and palladium provide mining and smelting industries that create jobs and continue to draw people
from other regions of Russia - despite the harsh conditions that can see the temperature drop to -50C.
Elena Chernyshova's stark and beautiful photographs of life in the city are featuring in a new exhibition, "Days of Night - Nights of Day"
at the Half King in New York City."
"About 10 years ago my students and I created four decks of cards Slytherin, Hufflepuff, etc
Based loosely on Pictionary or password games
My student then had to make up the rules and a game board
So yours would have to as well…
They get quite inventive with dice and squares to land on where you had to
Draw, mime, sculpt with modeling clay the object, verb, person
Guess the name of the person or thing by the other clues or categories on the card.
Go back three spaces
Tell a lie and two true things about yourself
The cards are a resource
You use them as you want
For example print a deck
And play Pictionary with them
You know one student goes to the blackboard and can not speak
And only draws pictures till his team says the word written on the card
Usually with a one to three minute time limit
Explanation of a typical card:
(Purple) Top line person place or thing
(Red) Second objects mostly
(Yellow)Third: verb or action
(green)Fourth: hard or difficult
(Blue)Bottom: all teams play"
Top dos and don'ts for job interviews - Article + Video
"As research suggests the first 12 words uttered are the most important, we look at why when it comes to job interviews it's the little things that really make a difference."
Documents Show Islamic State Seeks Power, Control - Text + Audio - 27 January 2016
"Papers collected from the Islamic State terror group show the militants’ dark world.
The documents show how IS militants act -- anxious, obsessed, harsh and horrible.
And they show how important control of Internet access is to their cause."
Nearly 19,000 Iraqi Civilians Killed in Two Years- Text + Audio- 23 January 2016
"The United Nations says that nearly 19,000 Iraqi civilians have been killed in the fighting with Islamic State militants in the past two years.
In addition to the 18,800 civilians deaths, the United Nations report says another 36,000 were wounded between January 2014 and October 2015."
How America Elects: Who Can Run For President?- VIDEO - 23 January 2016
"Every four years, the citizens of the U.S. elect a president. The path is long and difficult. Find out what a candidate will need to run for president."
New U.S. Food Advice on healthy eating - VIDEO - 26 January 2016
"Americans love their eggs – scrambled, poached and over easy. The new U.S. dietary guidelines say one a day is okay."
Water Crisis in US City a 'Disaster, Not Just an Emergency'- Text + Audio + Photos + Video - 25 January 2016
"Not having access to clean drinking water is a problem in many areas of the world -- including the United States.
Residents of an industrial U.S. city are angry and are demanding to know what happened.
Why did no one tell them they were drinking poisoned water for more than a year?"
Thomas Jefferson: The Nation's Third President - Text + Audio
"Jefferson lives vividly in the American imagination – even more than 100 years after his presidency and death.
In the United States, Jefferson’s name is often linked to the country’s history of self-government, slavery, separation of church and state,
and public education."
VOA Talks With Astronauts in Space - VIDEO - 20 January 2016
"VOA's Anne Ball interviews U.S. astronaut, Expedition 46 Commander Scott Kelly and Russian cosmonaut, Flight Engineer Mikhail Kornienko
on the International Space Station on Wednesday"
Flying Robots Are Coming to U.S. Universities- VIDEO - 22 January 2016
"Drones are flying robots that people use for fun and for work. More and more jobs involving drones are created every day.
Now some US universities are starting drone classes and degree programs. But, some new laws make drone piloting difficult."
Rosa Parks - a song
"After her death in October of 2005 I was reading an online article about Rosa Parks and wondered how much my elementary music students really knew about that era of our history and about her story. Sometimes music can convey a message more powerfully than the written or spoken word.
I was deeply inspired to pen this song. Please pass it on and keep Dr. King's dream alive!"
CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT - Article + Video
"Find out more about the history of Civil Rights Movement, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more..."
The Negro Motorist Green Book"(at times styled The Negro Motorist Green-Book or titled The Negro Traveler's Green Book)
was an annual guidebook for African-Americanroadtrippers, commonly referred to simply as the Green Book. It was originated and published by New York City mailman Victor H. Green in the United States from 1936 to 1966, during the Jim Crow era, when open and often legally prescribed discrimination against non-whites was widespread. Although pervasive racial discrimination and black poverty limited ownership of cars among African Americans, the emerging black middle class became car owners. In response, Green expanded the coverage in his book from the New York area to much of North America, also founding a travel agency."
Schoolhouse Rock- The Preamble - a song
"1976. This song teaches about the opening to the United States Constitution, with its preamble set to music.
When writing this song, they had to remove a small section of the preamble to make the song rhyme.
This song was voted the 6th best song on the 30th anniversary edition. Sung by Essra Mohawk. Written by Bob Dorough, Tom Yohe."
Women have to pay more in shops (January 21, 2016) - a lesson plan with AUDIO
"Women have to pay a lot more in stores than men for almost the same things. A new study by The Times newspaper in Britain found that..."
Burns Night celebration at his birth cottage – in pictures- 26 January 2016
"For the first time in more than 200 years, a Burns supper was held at the cottage where Scotland’s national bard was born.
The very first Burns supper – including haggis, toasts to the poet and recitals of his work – was held by a group of his friends
in the Alloway cottage in 1801, five years after his death."
Calling the new branch of IS – in Afghanistan - Article + Photos + Video - 26 January 2016
"In recent months, the so-called Islamic State group has captured territory straddling Afghanistan's eastern border with Pakistan
- claiming it as a new province of the "caliphate" it has declared in parts of Syria and Iraq.
The BBC's Justin Rowlatt spoke to one of the IS leaders in this remote region."
The Iraqi family who escaped Islamic State - VIDEO - 19 January 2016
"Iraqi man, Khamis Humadi, escaped from so-called Islamic State in Ramadi, but lost three of his children in the process.
Two daughters were killed by an IED, while his son was killed by the militant group.Khamis is now living in a UN refugee camp in Amiryat al-Falluja.
Here is his story."
What is China doing to tackle its air pollution?- 20 January 2016
"The air in much of China is so bad the government has repeatedly declared "war" on it.
The enemy are tiny particulates which spew forth from countless cars, coal-fired power stations and steel plants
to create a dense, putty-coloured smog."
Lead poisoning strikes another US town- 26 January 2016
"A lead poisoning scandal has struck a second US town, with schools closed Monday in Sebring, Ohio,
and the water treatment plant operator accused of falsifying reports."
Wi-Fi-enabled school buses leave no child offline - 22 January 2016
"The digital divide and lack of reliable Internet access at home can put low-income and rural students at a real disadvantage.
So when superintendent Darryl Adams took over one of the poorest school district in the nation,
he made it a top priority to help his students get online 24/7. "