Teachers’ Day

Photo: Big tree Translating: Teachers’ DaySpanish: Día del Maestro Celebrations May 15 Mexico October 5 World Teachers Day Embedded Tweets 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 …

University of Texas at Austin

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

North House Folk School

Favorites One of our faves, the North House Folk School – northhouse.org – is a small educational non-profit on the shore of Lake Superior in Grand Marais, Minnesota. The school fosters a non-competitive learning environment devoted to teaching traditional northern craft and offers more than 350 courses year round in everything from timber framing to …

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 …

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. …