Teachers’ Day

Photo: Big tree Translating: Teachers’ Day Spanish: Día del Maestro May 15 Mexico October 5 World Teachers Day History of May 15Mexico’s first Teachers’ Day was celebrated on May 15, 1918. There are 2 possible reasons for the choice of this date. Firstly, it is the date when the Mexican army, which supported President Benito …

Latin American Studies

Photo: Chapultepec Park Wikipedia: Latin American studies is an academic and research field associated with the study of Latin America. The interdisciplinary study is a subfield of area studies, and can be composed of numerous disciplines such as economics, sociology, history, international relations, political science, geography, gender studies, and literature. Translating: Latin American StudiesSpanish: Estudios …

Education

Photo Education = The process of receiving or giving systematic instruction Translating: EducationSpanish: EducaciónGerman: Bildung Embedded Tweets The problem is not people being uneducated. The problem is that people are educated just enough to believe what they have been taught, and not educated enough to question anything from what they have been taught. – Richard …

Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources

Artwork What we look forward to reading this week: Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Open Educational Resources. Video launch today! Key Linkswcl.american.eduDownload Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Propertywcl.american.edu/impact/initiatives-programs/[email protected]_pijip Background Overview: This project aims to evaluate the perception of copyright related barriers to the creation of open educational resources (OER) that contain …

University of Texas at Austin

Photo: Nick Amoscato, University of Texas at Austin Spotlight on the University of Texas at Austin HeadlinesThe Eyes of Texas: Racist tradition or cornerstone of school spirit? – @thedailytexan Key Linksutexas.edu Humanities [email protected] Difficult Dialogues Spring Public Forum: Health, Infrastructure, and the Environment Spotlight: Native American and Indigenous Studies (NAIS) – liberalarts.utexas.edu/nais – fosters and …

Poles

Photo: GSFC, Aurora Spotlight on earth’s two poles – Antarctica and the Arctic. Also see: polar WikipediaPolar regions of EarthNorth PoleSouth PoleInternational Polar Year Planeta.com

Flipped Classroom

Buzzwords Flipped Classroom = instructional strategy and a type of blended learning, which aims to increase student engagement and learning by having students complete readings at their home and work on live problem-solving during class time Also see: Flip the classroom WikipediaFlipped classroom Planeta

Native Innovation

Photo Native Innovation is a Native American and Veteran owned, full service network management company serving the southwestern United States. “We provide enterprise network services to corporate, educational, government, and medical customers. With a variety of support options, from pay-per-incident to annual maintenance agreements, you’ll be sure to find a solution that fits your budget. …

Play

Photo Play = Engage in activity for enjoyment and recreation rather than a serious or practical purpose QuotesPlay is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.– Fred Rogers Videos Misc Come and play Planeta.com