Tag: culture

Thoughts on Being Human

When I was younger I operated to what I held as a strict, innate moral code. I believed I was, by my very nature, a good person. As time has passed I have behaved in different ways, learned new things and been exposed to many …

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Jamendo: Free, Legal Music

http://www.jamendo.com

Jamendo is a fantastic source for music that students can legally use in their own creative works. Shared under Creative Commons licenses, the site offers a whole range of sounds, much of which is very professional in its composition, performance and production.…

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Oldest English words identified

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7911645.stm

An interesting look at applying computer modeling to linguistics.…

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People At Work

http://www.boston.com/bigpicture/2009/02/at_work.html

An interesting, visual look at the work people do around the world every day.  If you are studying globalisation, the importance of labour, production techniques, issues of scale, culture or photography, this resource ought to be of interest. Like it or not, the work …

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TED: Ideas worth spreading

http://www.ted.com/

Of all of the video sites on the web ted.com is almost certainly the most intellectually stimulating. TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) conferences bring together today’s greatest thinkers and achievers from a range of domains, and invites them to address the audience for 15 minutes.…

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Time Magazine: Why Facebook Is for Old Fogies

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0;9171;1879169;00.html

An interesting look at the constantly changing face of the Web, and the various ways we use it to communicate. It is vital for teachers to understand the system’s that students use, and  how they operate.…

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Mining The Thought Stream

http://www.techcrunch.com/2009/02/15/mining-the-thought-stream/

As online content is updated more and more often, traditional search engines are becoming less and less effective at knowing what is going on right now. This article looks into the concept of “real time search”, and what makes it so powerful and interesting …

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Free Documentaries Online

http://freedocumentaries.org/

Great collection of free documentaries on a wide range of topics. This site represents a goldmine of material for encouraging students to question the status quo, and look at the world outside of their own experience.…

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Slashdot

http://slashdot.org/

News for nerds.…

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FlickrStorm

http://zoo-m.com/flickr-storm

Flickr Storm allows users to search flickr for images shared under Creative Commons licenses. Creative Commons enables and underlies a massive pool of content that is available for students to use in their projects, including images, videos and music. Whilst this site only focus …

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