Showing posts from October, 2013

WikiLeaks Road Movie:Watch MEDIASTAN

Watch MEDIASTAN A WikiLeaks Road Movie Watch WikiLeaks MEDIASTAN online For the first time ever, audiences get a behind-the-scenes insight into the world’s first truly global media event: "Operation Cablerun" : the 2011 operation during which WikiLeaks ran hundreds of thousands of secret US government cables to media outlets around the world. Watch MEDIASTAN  free from the UK  for this weekend only (starting Friday 7PM October 11) Video on Demand is available globally . On all other platforms: on Vimeo: on Dailymotion: On Facebook: For downloads and broadcast info visit: In MEDIASTAN, an undercover team of journalists drives across the central Asian republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and into US occupied Afghanistan, before contin

Applications for the Amani Youth Peace Fellowship in Thailand – February 2014 are open now!

Are you a young African peace activist looking for the key to self-development to help you in your life and work? Would you like to learn how to develop your own inner peace in order to engage more effectively in your peace work? Peace Revolution offers you the opportunity to cultivate a strong peace culture based on the principle of  Peace In Peace Out . In cognizance of the special need to develop young peace activists who can respond to the needs of the continent, Peace Revolution will host for the first time an exclusive African Youth Fellowship in Thailand. Your training starts with the 42 Days online self-development program on our interactive platform providing you the basic theory and practice; develop the tool for inner peace and learn about the concept of PIPO - INNER PEACE + OUTER PEACE = SUSTAINABLE WORLD PEACE. Through the Online Special OPS you have the means to share true peace to friends, family, school and your community at large. The fellowship offers a 14 day

Can Learning to Knit Help Learning to Code?

Betsy Weber “Thinking is like cosmic knitting,” Waldorf school founder Rudolph Steiner wrote nearly one hundred years ago. Steiner  developed a comprehensive handwork curriculum for Waldorf students based on this idea, filled with knitting, sewing and woodworking, believing that “a person who is unskillful in his fingers will also be unskillful in his intellect, having less mobile ideas and thoughts.” Today’s Waldorf students still knit socks and whittle kitchen spoons and many Waldorf schools shun the use of technology. Those two things — handwork and technology — might seem at first glance to be at odds. But there’s a case to be made that handwork and computing  — and the kind of process that links the two — are more closely related than one might think. When electrical engineering professor Dr. Karen Shoop of Queen Mary University in London took her first knitting workshop, she noticed immediately that knitting is very similar to writing computer code. “I noticed tha

12 Free Tools, Events and Publications for Geospatial Educators: 2013

Twelve Free Tools, Events and Publications for Geospatial Educators: 2013 Edition Advance your career and reach your educational goals through Penn State World Campus’ online GIS/geospatial graduate programs. Get the flexibility of online courses while learning from expert educators and interacting with fellow graduate students. Visit  for information. Summary: Educators and administrators are always looking for professional development opportunities, tools and publications to enhance their teaching of geospatial topics. What could be better than free options?  1. Map Projection Selection Tool The  Map Projection Selection Tool  was developed to help cartographers pick the best map projection for making maps in a GIS software program.   Bojan Šavrič, a Ph.D. student in geography at Oregon State University, developed the tool which runs  Leaflet  (an open-source JavaScript library for Web mapping) and uses map tiles from Esri.

Facebook for Educators & Community Leaders.

Facebook Safety team has recently published a very interesting guide entitled "  Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders " which is basically a 15-pages PDF document to help inform educators about the educational use of Facebook and also help adults be supportive partners so that teens make safe, smart and responsible choices throughout the online world. The Facebook for Educators and Community Leaders Guide provides resources to help you do that. The guide includes a focus on: Digital Hygiene and Digital Citizenship – The guide features expert resources from the  Family Online Safety Institute’s Platform for Good  initiative as well as resources from  WiredSafety  on how to engender digital citizenship and literacy among teens. Mobile –  provides guidance on the impact of mobile technology on safety, so that adults can consider the best ways to guide teens. Developing Guidelines – Many organizations are developing social media polici