Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Think Before You Speak

Think Before You Speak
This video, produced by a student (Ashley Cole), can easily be used as part of a classroom lesson/discussion. Ashley did an amazing job ..

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Scholar Ladies

A group of students remade Beyonce’s Single Ladies – Put A Ring On It. Their version is Scholar Ladies - If You Learned It You Should Have Gotten an A on It.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Flight 1549 3D Reconstruction, Hudson River Ditching Jan 15, 2009

Full info: This animation is based on all currently available data concerning the US Airways Flight 1549 crash (Cactus 1549). Satellite imagery, elevation models and robust GIS mapping methods are utilized to create a vegetation model, terrain model and ground clutter (3D buildings). Of all available audio tracks, only two are used, La Guardia Tower and New York TRACON Departure controller position. Radar data as well as the onboard Flight Data Recorder are utilized in constructing the flightpath of the aircraft.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Redefining Respect in America Event

The National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) hosted an engaging panel discussion at the National Press Club with the goal of staring a national discussion around respect, online aggression, and their links to crime prevention. The event, Redefining Respect in America, featured speakers Deborah Norville (Inside Edition anchor and author of The Power of Respect), Rosalind Wiseman (author of Queen Bees and Wannabes); Rachel Simmons (author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls); Christopher Moessner (Senior Vice President, Research, Stewart and Partners); and Dr. Sameer Hinduja (Co-Director, Cyberbullying Research Center, Florida Atlantic University).

The event served as the formal launch NCPCs newest initiative, Circle of Respect, designed to inspire us to live in ways that embody respect where we live, learn, work, and play. This riveting session included a twenty minute dialogue between the panelists where they discussed questions from the links between violent behavior and kids who are bullied to how we restore respect in society that will lead to us to change behaviors such as sexting, cyberbullying, date rape, and gang violence.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Kseniya Simonova's Amazing Sand Drawing

Kseniya Simonova is a Ukrainian artist who just won Ukraine's version of "America's Got Talent." She uses a giant light box, dramatic music, imagination and "sand painting" skills to interpret Germany's invasion and occupation of Ukraine during WWII.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lost Generation

A palindrome reads the same backwards as forward. This video reads the exact opposite backwards as forward. Not only does it read the opposite, the meaning is the exact opposite. This is only a 1 minute, 44 second video and it is brilliant. Read as you listen…forward and backward.

This is a video that was submitted in a contest by a 20-year old. The contest was titled "u @ 50" by AARP. This video won second place. When they showed it, everyone in the room was awe-struck and broke into spontaneous applause. So simple and yet so brilliant. Take a minute and watch it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Future laptop called ROLLTOP

The device of the flexible display allows a new concept in notebook design growing out of the traditional bookformed laptop into unfurling and convolving portable computer.
By virtue of the OLED-Display technology and a multi touch screen the utility of a laptop computer with its weight of a mini-notebook and screen size of 13 inch easily transforms into the graphics tablet, which with its 17-inch flat screen can be also used as a primary monitor.
On top of everything else all computer utilities from power supply through the holding belt to an interactive pen are integrated in Rolltop. This is really an all-in-one gadget.