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Radio Atlantic - The Atlantic
"We're living in historic times. Who better than a 160-year-old magazine to help you make sense of them? Each week, The Atlantic's top editors—Jeffrey Goldberg, editor in chief; Matt Thompson, deputy editor; and Alex Wagner, contributing editor and CBS anchor—sit down with leading voices to explore what's happening in the world, how things became the way they are, and where they're going next. Take a listen to our trailer for a sneak preview:"
mattthompson  alexagner  jeffreygoldberg  podcasts  radio  politics  currentevents 
july 2017 by robertogreco
Newsela
"Newsela is an innovative way for students to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news. It's easy and amazing. Register now or learn more about the impact Newsela can have on your classroom.

A revolution in Common Core literacy tools.
Newsela builds close reading and critical thinking skills. Give your students a new way to climb the staircase of nonfiction reading comprehension, from fourth grade to college-ready.

Articles written at multiple levels of text complexity.
Newsela automatically gives each student the version of an article that's just right for his or her reading ability. And an easier or harder version of each article is just a click away.

Quizzes to test reading comprehension.
Articles are accompanied by Common Core-aligned quizzes to provide quick and powerful feedback. You'll always know whether your students are on track and where they're falling short."

Simply powerful teacher tools.
We know teachers' time is precious. Newsela makes it easy to assign articles, review student quizzes and track Common Core mastery."
newsela  digitalliteracy  literacy  reading  currentevents  news  manageeverything  sfsh 
february 2014 by robertogreco
jonathan hobin: in the playroom
"'in the playroom' by canadian photographer and art director jonathan hobin is a series of images that depict children reenacting major current events and headlines of our time. including major news items such as 9/11, hurricane katrina, the north korean missiles, and the jonbenét ramsey trials, the collection juxtaposes the often devastating themes with the high-spirited setting of a kid's playroom. <br />
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utilizing relevant props - dolls, plastic toys, stuffed animals - with bright and playful backdrops, the images are eerily innocent and unsettling in their motif. at once bold and uncomfortable, the series delineates the question of how far our current cultural climate alters and infiltrates our society."
art  culture  photography  children  news  abugraib  iraq  9/11  kimjong-il  jonathanhobin  currentevents  classideas 
august 2011 by robertogreco
Choices Program: History and Current Events for the Classroom
"…national education initiative based at Brown University's Watson Institute for International Studies.<br />
…develops teaching resources on historical & current international issues, provides professional development for classroom teachers, & sponsors programs that engage students beyond classroom.<br />
…seeks to empower young people w/ skills, knowledge, & participatory habits to be engaged citizens who are capable of addressing international issues through thoughtful public discourse & informed decision making.<br />
All of our curriculum units include extensive background readings, primary sources, a framework of policy options, rigorous student-centered lesson plans, & a role-play exercise that encourages students to apply knowledge in authentic setting.<br />
…curriculum is designed to make complex international issues understandable & meaningful for students. Using a student-centered approach…units develop critical thinking & an understanding of significance of history in our lives today."
history  curriculum  education  teaching  currentevents  tcsnmy  classideas  roleplaying  primarysources  lessonplans  policy  civics  citizenship  democracy 
february 2011 by robertogreco
News for You Online
"News for You Online.com is an online news source designed for people who are learning to read, write, or speak English. Seven new stories are posted weekly for 48 weeks a year. These engaging articles are based on world and national news events. They are written at reading levels 3-6 and ESL levels high-beginning and low-intermediate.
education  english  ged  learning  listening  pronunciation  reading  vocabulary  literacy  news  currentevents  ell  esl  classideas  tcsnmy  wcydwt 
june 2010 by robertogreco
The Big Picture - Boston.com
"Each entry tells story through high-quality newswire images displayed at large sizes...If frustrated by tiny news imagery we get spoon-fed to us on web, this site will be a welcome addition to daily browse." http://www.kottke.org/remainder/08/06/15803.h
currentevents  news  photography  journalism  images  daily  via:kottke  blogs 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Flyp - covering everything from politics to lifestyles; social issues to cultural developments; war to peace; music to movies
"Flyp combines video, text, animation, high-quality design and interactivity in a new kind of storytelling that blends the best from the world of print with the latest from the Web.'
socialmedia  media  news  interactive  politics  magazines  currentevents 
may 2008 by robertogreco
News Events, User Events, People >> all categories :: rejoices - pakistan - wisconsin
"goal: create a global community that shares news, videos, images and opinions tied to events and people that have impact. Unlike a traditional news portal, our style of presentation creates new contexts in which stories are tied together in order to prov
allvoices  citizen  currentevents  global  journalism  media  news  citizenjournalism  mobile  phones  texting  sms  vidoe  photography  images  maps  mapping  context  blogs  blogging  local  localization  unmediated  crowdsourcing 
february 2008 by robertogreco
Jonestown
"i am an artist based in LA. most of my work has focused on issues that somehow affected my life. i tend to focus on something from my childhood, or my fears, or both. i do intensive research, as opposed to acting only on my emotional response to my child
children  childhood  memory  art  artists  andrewbrandou  glvo  georgetown  guyana  research  history  currentevents  howwework  losangeles 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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