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July 24, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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You’ll Want to Watch This Two-Part Interview Jon Stewart Did With Ta-Nehisi Coates Last Night

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I think you’ll find this two-part interview Jon Stewart did with Ta-Nehisi Coates very interesting – I certainly did.

You might also be interested in the review of the book that recently appeared in my Ed Week Teacher column.

I’m adding these videos to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More.

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July 22, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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You Can Now Watch 550,000 (Yes, That’s Right, 550,000!) Historical Videos Newly Uploaded To YouTube

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YouTube’s Historical Footage Expands, Both Serious and Silly is the headline of a New York Times story about the Associated Press and British Movietone uploading all their historical newsreels to YouTube this week:

The Associated Press and British Movietone, a newsreel archive, are uploading nearly 17,000 hours of historical footage to YouTube, making available a mix of monumental and offbeat news coverage dating to 1895.

The cache will include more than 550,000 videos, available on the channels for The A.P. and British Movietone. With an array of coverage that includes sports, culture, political milestones and natural disasters, the collection will be the largest upload of historical news content yet on YouTube, The A.P. said.

The article has a nice sample of them, too.

You can visit the AP channel on YouTube here and British Movietone’s here.

Here are their two introductory videos:

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July 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Snacks Around The World

21 snacks that explain our delicious world is a well-done feature from Vox.

They show images of popular snacks around the world, and accompany them with short socio-political histories behind them and their popularity.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

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July 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Out Of Eden Learn” Looks Like An Incredibly Creative & Engaging Resource

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Out Of Eden Learn is is an amazingly creative project from Project Zero at Harvard.

It’s done in association with a seven year walking trek by journalist Paul Salopek who is walking 21,000 miles to retrace the history of human migration from Africa. His journey is sponsored by National Geographic.

In the free Out of Eden Learn platform, teachers create virtual classrooms where they can monitor their students progress during a twelve week program (which can be followed, if desired, by another twelve week program — the project is developing ideas for future ways students can continue connecting). During those times, there are what seems to me to be pretty creative learning activities that students do, including interacting with other classes in other geographical locations.

I’ve got to say that whoever created this program has got to have an incredibly creative mind.

I’m adding this resource to:

The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects

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