Stanford Virtual Classroom: Digital Archeology

Christina Hodge is the Academic Curator and Collections Manager of the Stanford University Archaeology Collections (SUAC). She teaches “Museum Cultures: Material Representation in the Past and Present.” To move this course online, Dr. Hodge has partnered with the Stanford Libraries and CESTA, a digital research group, to create a virtual museum exhibition of Maya and … Read more Stanford Virtual Classroom: Digital Archeology

Pointing the finger: Why are women blamed for everything?

In this edition, we look at why women are consistently blamed for crimes committed against them. We talk to British academic, Dr Jessica Taylor who’s written a book on that very subject. Also how women seeking an abortion in Turkey face considerable risks and many hurdles despite the procedure being legal. Plus a group of … Read more Pointing the finger: Why are women blamed for everything?

Coronavirus UK: The disparities in education standards during the COVID-19 lockdown

Pupils and educational experts are calling on the government to do more to ensure all students have access to laptops and digital face-to-face contact with teachers during lockdown. Aaron Billingsley, 15, from Sutton Coldfield, said: “We are having to teach ourselves multiple subjects, around 10 altogether, without any face-to-face interaction or Zoom video calling.” A … Read more Coronavirus UK: The disparities in education standards during the COVID-19 lockdown

The National Spelling Bee is canceled — so Post Opinions held its own

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Scripps National Spelling Bee has been cancelled for the first time since World War II. In a tribute to the students who lost the chance to compete, Post columnists and editors Christine Emba, Fred Hiatt, Ruth Marcus, Dana Milbank, Alexandra Petri, Molly Roberts and Erik Wemple assembled via Zoom … Read more The National Spelling Bee is canceled — so Post Opinions held its own

Hong Kong Police Arrest Over 300 People In Protests Against National Security Laws

Police fire pepper spray pellets to the ground to warn lunchtime protesters gathered in Hong Kong’s Central business district. In the first major test of Hong Kong’s protest movement in 2020, it became clear that demonstrators face a more formidable challenge in reigniting the street power that humbled China last year — and that Beijing’s … Read more Hong Kong Police Arrest Over 300 People In Protests Against National Security Laws

Summer catch up package for schools to be announced ‘fairly soon’ following coronavirus closure

Schools Minister Nick Gibb has said he has to be “coy” about the details of summer package to help students catch up on lost time at schools. Discussions are taking place with the education sector, charities and those engaged in teacher training to bring forward a package, he told MPs. That is likely to include … Read more Summer catch up package for schools to be announced ‘fairly soon’ following coronavirus closure

A rocky road ahead for COVID-19 fight, economic recovery

According to a recent IMF report, the global economy will shrink by three percent this year due to COVID-19. The lingering China-U.S. trade war will likely make the situation worse. With all the uncertainties, where is the international community heading? In this video, three international students – Daniel Quirk, Natasha Lock and Sandile Dlamini, who … Read more A rocky road ahead for COVID-19 fight, economic recovery

Special connection between school students in Victoria and Wuhan | 7.30

Students at two Victorian primary schools have been writing letters to students from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the coronavirus outbreak began. For more from ABC News, click here: https://ab.co/2kxYCZY You can watch more ABC News content on iview: https://ab.co/2OB7Mk1 Subscribe to us on YouTube: http://ab.co/1svxLVE Go deeper on our ABC News In-depth channel: https://ab.co/2lNeBn2 … Read more Special connection between school students in Victoria and Wuhan | 7.30

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday May 27 | ABC News

Authorities in three states are on high alert with coronavirus outbreaks at schools, a nursing home and on a live export ship. The number of active COVID-19 cases in Australia continues to fall, but for the first time in 19 days, South Australia has recorded a new infection. In this update: 0:21 – Today’s developments … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Wednesday May 27 | ABC News

Online school during coronavirus: advice for summer and fall

From the temptation of Netflix to the awkward lulls of video conferencing — attending school from your home comes with a lot of challenges. The Lily talked to two experts who are uniquely equipped to help answer some of your questions about this unusual time. Here are five tips to consider this summer as you … Read more Online school during coronavirus: advice for summer and fall

Beethoven, Quarantined

During the pandemic lockdown, MIT music professor Evan Ziporyn transformed his orchestra class into a remote, online learning experience at lightning speed. Absent the essentials of a space with good acoustics, access to instruments — and the physical presence of other musicians — Ziporyn and 40 undergraduates, now scattered across several countries, found new ways … Read more Beethoven, Quarantined

Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News

The total number of active COVID-19 infections across the nation has dropped below 500. Those numbers come as the federal government ramps up pressure on some states and territories to remove border restrictions saying the closures are crippling the tourism industry. Here are today’s developments in the coronavirus story: 08:00 – The Prime Minister will … Read more Coronavirus update: The latest COVID-19 news for Tuesday May 26 | ABC News

Children returning from remote learning may have fallen far behind peers | ABC News

Remote learning exposed deep divides in resources, with research suggesting some kids will be heading back to their school as much as three weeks behind. With students starting to return to classrooms, the Smith Family is warning immediate action needs to be taken to help thousands of vulnerable children. For more from ABC News, click … Read more Children returning from remote learning may have fallen far behind peers | ABC News

Lecture 4: Grid + enum + Optionals

The fourth video lecture given to Stanford students in Spring quarter of 2020 continues the Memorize demo by enhancing significantly the arrangement of the cards by creating our own container View called Grid (which also involves a number of basic functional programming concepts). Two more important Swift language features are discussed (enum and Optionals). And … Read more Lecture 4: Grid + enum + Optionals

Lecture 3: Reactive UI + Protocols + Layout

The third of the lectures given to Stanford students in Spring quarter of 2020 demonstrates the mechanisms supporting SwiftUI’s reactive UI paradigm by enhancing Memorize to flip the cards over when they are tapped. Protocols, an important Swift language feature, are covered in detail as is some of the API for laying out Views, including … Read more Lecture 3: Reactive UI + Protocols + Layout