News bias tracker for Google Chrome browsers offered by Ground News
One review: "Good idea - flawed implementation: inaccurate ratings and limited coverage. I tested this app on my Facebook feed. It failed to comment on the majority of political posts, as it seems limited to only mainstream media articles. The things it flagged as 'left wing bias' were mostly wrong -- e.g. the UK Government (gov.uk) was flagged as "100% left-wing biased". I wish!"
Scenario planning to prepare better for the next crisis
Energy: "Planning diverse scenarios has helped us to explore opportunities to partner externally with the business and financial community and build the solutions needed for increased electrification and clean energy."
"With its 10 degree programmes and 9 research institutes, the HES-SO Valais-Wallis is a leading hub of skills and innovation, preparing students for the world of work, and contributing both to economic and social development and to the creation of jobs within the canton. The HES-SO Valais-Wallis has around 2,300 students and is made up of 5 schools."
Continuing education: tourism, business administration, business information technology, systems engineering, life technologies, energy and environmental engineering, nursing science, physiotherapy, social work.
U.N.'s SDG book club: sustainable cities
Related GLOBAL-GENEVA piece:Getting smarter in Geneva about cities (LINK)
Are you a young (35 years or younger), talented, and energetic nature conservationist committed to
protecting species of wild animals and plants? Do you combine passion with action to create concrete
results in nature conservation? Don't hesitate to apply for the 2021 FFN Awards!
Join the fastest growing, most dynamic coastal podcast network on the internet. The American Shoreline
Podcast Network is seeking a part-time, paid intern to help us take the next step on the network. We are
looking for person skilled in or willing to learn audio editing, show production, social media
promotion, and to help us develop new podcasts. If you're interested, send a Statement of Interest and
Resume to Tyler Buckingham, at Tyler@coastalnewstoday.com. The candidate can be located anywhere.
$49 deal instead of $288 on Linguix digital writing assistant
APPSUMO site offer good till 25 September 2020 or 60 days from purchase.
Our review of the program at stepwiser.net. It's part of a series on digital writing aids.
APPSUMO is offering a webinar on Linguix on 7 August.
Aaron Coleman, the 19-Year-Old Progressive Who Won His Kansas Primary, Speaks About His Troubled
Past and Promising Present
Coleman is a first-time candidate at the age of 19, and was outspent by more than 10-1 by his entrenched,
corporatist incumbent-opponent, seven-term state Rep. Stan Frownfelter. Yet he narrowly eked out victory
to become the Democratic nominee in a heavily blue district with no Republican on the ballot.
Smithsonian Science Education Center With Support of the World Health
Organization Launches New COVID-19 Guide for Youth
"The Smithsonian Science Education Center, in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and
the InterAcademy Partnership (IAP) — a partnership of 140 national academies of science,
engineering and medicine — has developed 'COVID-19! How can I protect myself and others?', a new
rapid-response guide for youth ages 8–17. The guide, which is based on the UN Sustainable Development
Goals, aims to help young people understand the science and social science of COVID-19 as well as help
them take actions to keep themselves, their families and communities safe."
Distance Learning Resources for Covid19 from World Ocean Observatory
Includes WORLD OCEAN EXPLORER 2020: a game capable of reaching a global audience, [it] can expand
interest in ocean issues and habitats, and excite students about the infinite possibilities associated
with ocean exploration.
Curious about that intern who camped out at Lake Geneva while working in the UN. Means TV has broadcast
the film he and a partner made:
"Call Me Intern, follows young, unemployed and frustrated, Filmmakers David Leo Hyde and Nathalie Berger
who set out to land an internship in an act of millenial gonzo-film making. After David accepts an
internship at the United Nations, they move into a small blue tent on the Geneva lakefront and begin
documenting the experience. Their action sparks a global press storm, challenging their roles as
COVID-19 Misinformation: The Role of Social Media — Julie Smith: Webster online
Julie Smith is on the faculty of the School of Communications at Webster's St Louis campus. She is the
author of "Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save our Plugged-In World" and specializes
in ways to de-bunk information found on social media channels. Julie will be sharing tips and tricks to
discern fact from fiction relating to the Corona Virus in today's media landscape.
If you have been using Zoom and want something as similar as possible to ease the transition, then
Jitsi Meeting may be the platform for you. It looks very similar to Zoom and has very
similar features. Jitsi can also be used in the web-browser, though there are no breakout rooms.
"WebRoom is one of my favourite virtual classrooms and the one I use by choice. It was
developed by a language school owner so an understanding of teaching and the needs of language learners
has been baked into the design."
GoBrunch is a fantastic resource if you are thinking about large scale webinar type
lessons as well as smaller classroom-type meetings. It's a free resource developed for the education
community and has a few rather unique characteristics.
P.S. Oxford TEFL has for some time been offering courses in Teaching English Online and
is now offering the 100% Online CELTA so that new teachers can gain a recognised qualification online
and get started with their first experiences of virtual teaching.
A 17-year-old creates coronavirus-tracking website: has over 40 million views
The website provides the latest data on the number of confirmed cases, serious cases, deaths and people
who have recovered, both worldwide and in individual countries. The site also includes an interactive
Google map, travel advisories and information on the disease and its prevention.
Its creator, who also competes in ski races and hackathons, is a self-taught coder. "Everything I know is
from watching YouTube videos and reading things online," he said.
Free course 'Investigative Reporting in the Digital Age' is now available online
A total 3,877 students from 147 countries and territories registered for the instructor-led version of
the Knight Center course, “Investigative Reporting in the Digital Age,” which ran from Feb. 3 to March
1, 2020. The self-directed version of the MOOC (massive open online course) is now available online.
Jean-Luc Godard gives Instagram live masterclass on ‘images in times of coronavirus'
The director shared his knowledge during a masterclass hosted live on 7 April
on Instagram by the École cantonale d'art de Lausanne (ECAL), an arts and design university
located in Lausanne, Switzerland.
20min (LINK), in French, requires disabling adblocker
UN System Staff College announces course on UN Leadership in Times of Uncertainty
As a response to the COVID-19 situation, this free online learning path is designed to support the most
valuable resource of the UN system: our people. This is a self-paced modular programme available to all
UN staff during April and May 2020.
Modules drawn from multiple sources and originally developed for a fully online course in "Social Justice
in Public Health", offered to University of Wisconsin students interested in earning a Master of Public
Newsela online courses free for 2020 because of coronavirus
It tells teachers it is "Helping you plan and continue instruction during the COVID-19 crisis. Start by
initiating your complimentary access to Newsela ELA, Newsela Social Studies, Newsela Science, and The
Newsela SEL Collection through the 2019/2020 school year."
U.S. Council on Foreign Relations Presents World101, a Free Online Course That Explains the Forces
Shaping Our World
The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) has released World101, a free online course that explains the
fundamentals of international relations and foreign policy. Using multimedia storytelling, World101 invites
those who are new to international relations to investigate what lies at the core of the most important
global topics. The program is intended for people of any age, both inside and outside of formal academic
settings. The first two units are available now, with modules dedicated to individual topics. The World101
library will expand to include six units.
"The program is flexible: the videos, maps, charts, timelines, and essays that make up a module can be
accessed individually or reviewed as a whole," said CFR Vice President of Education Caroline Netchvolodoff. "And each module comes with
a library of teaching resources for instructors who plan to use World101 in their classrooms."
World101 is complemented by Model Diplomacy, CFR's free simulation program that gives students, educators, and
others the opportunity to step into the roles of decision-makers on the U.S. National Security Council and
UN Security Council.