Common Craft and dotSUB

If you haven't seen these three films from Common Craft, I think they are great introductions for educators, parents, and others who are not familiar with these interactive Web 2.0 technologies:


  • Wikis in Plain English
  • Social Networking in Plain English
  • RSS in Plain English
  • You'll notice that the links are to the dotSUB versions of the videos (thanks, Wesley!). dotSUB is a fantastic new service that uses volunteers to create video subtitles in different languages. I just uploaded Did You Know? 2.0 to the site. Awesome!

    LinkedIn meets Tinder in this mindful networking app

    Swipe right to make the connections that could change your career.

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    Swipe right. Match. Meet over coffee or set up a call.

    No, we aren't talking about Tinder. Introducing Shapr, a free app that helps people with synergistic professional goals and skill sets easily meet and collaborate.

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    People who engage in fat-shaming tend to score high in this personality trait

    A new study explores how certain personality traits affect individuals' attitudes on obesity in others.

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    Mind & Brain
    • The study compared personality traits and obesity views among more than 3,000 mothers.
    • The results showed that the personality traits neuroticism and extraversion are linked to more negative views and behaviors related to obesity.
    • People who scored high in conscientiousness are more likely to experience "fat phobia.
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    4 anti-scientific beliefs and their damaging consequences

    The rise of anti-scientific thinking and conspiracy is a concerning trend.

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    • Fifty years later after one of the greatest achievements of mankind, there's a growing number of moon landing deniers. They are part of a larger trend of anti-scientific thinking.
    • Climate change, anti-vaccination and other assorted conspiratorial mindsets are a detriment and show a tangible impediment to fostering real progress or societal change.
    • All of these separate anti-scientific beliefs share a troubling root of intellectual dishonesty and ignorance.
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    Reigning in brutality - how one man's outrage led to the Red Cross and the Geneva Conventions

    The history of the Geneva Conventions tells us how the international community draws the line on brutality.

    Napoleon III at the Battle of Solferino. Painting by Adolphe Yvon. 1861.
    Politics & Current Affairs
    • Henry Dunant's work led to the Red Cross and conventions on treating prisoners humanely.
    • Four Geneva Conventions defined the rules for prisoners of war, torture, naval and medical personnel and more.
    • Amendments to the agreements reflect the modern world but have not been ratified by all countries.
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