Columbia University: New Online Portal to Teach Free Speech Is Launched

Columbia University: New Online Portal to Teach Free Speech Is Launched. “Columbia Global Freedom of Expression has launched a new teaching portal Freedom of Expression Without Frontiers, in partnership with 10 universities and civil society organizations from around the world, to promote the adoption of a global approach to the teaching of free speech.”

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Code-Along YouTube Channels to Learn Programming

MakeUseOf: The 9 Best Code-Along YouTube Channels to Learn Programming. “There are many great ways to learn to code. Websites like CodeAcademy allow you to work through exercises in a browser to learn a language. This is a great way to learn the syntax and structure of a language without having to install a development environment. Not everyone learns this way and many people believe project-based work is better for long term learning. These YouTube channels let you code-along with full projects, allowing you to learn practical skills while achieving something!”

TechCrunch: How-to video maker Jumprope launches to leapfrog YouTube

TechCrunch: How-to video maker Jumprope launches to leapfrog YouTube . “Sick of pausing and rewinding YouTube tutorials to replay that tricky part? Jumprope is a new instructional social network offering a powerful how-to video slideshow creation tool. Jumprope helps people make step-by-step guides to cooking, beauty, crafts, parenting and more using voice-overed looping GIFs for each phase. And creators can export their whole lesson for sharing on Instagram, YouTube or wherever.”

Google Blog: More science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive

Google Blog: More science in more places with Science Journal and Google Drive. “We first launched Science Journal in 2016 so that students, teachers and science enthusiasts could conduct hands-on science experiments using their phones, tablets and Chromebooks. Since then, we’ve heard one request from teachers loud and clear: students need to be able to access their experiments no matter what device they’re using or where they are. Learning doesn’t just happen in the classroom, it happens outdoors, at home and everywhere in between. So today, we’re bringing a new Google Drive syncing feature to Science Journal. Now, you can access your experiments on any device using a Google Account.”

MakeUseOf: 5 Ways to Watch Netflix and Still Learn a New Language

MakeUseOf: 5 Ways to Watch Netflix and Still Learn a New Language . “Netflix streams to more than 190 countries around the world. While most of the content is in English, the streaming platform also supports 22 languages that include Arabic, Korean, Simplified and Traditional Chinese. It could be a great way to pick up a second or third language and learn how it is spoken colloquially. Or, you could just pay attention and improve your English too. The right movie or TV show is fine alone. But these Chrome extensions for Netflix will help to immerse you into your favorite languages immediately. And you won’t feel guilty either!”

Free webinar: How to Host a Community Scanning Day, April 25, 2019 at 2 pm (Digital Library of Georgia)

Digital Library of Georgia: Free webinar: How to Host a Community Scanning Day, April 25, 2019 at 2 pm. “As members of the cultural heritage community, we want our collections and activities to reflect all people in our communities. Hosting a community scanning day is an interactive, participatory way to collect–and digitize–memories from our communities and to document our own history. However, there are logistics to consider, including equipment selection, access and delivery systems for scanned content, and determining rights to view and disseminate information online. Join Becky Geller of the Northeast Document Conservation Center and three panelists (Poke, DeNiro, and Shull) who recently held successful community digitization events as they provide an overview of each of these tasks and to help you organize your next event.”

Google Open Source Blog: Open sourcing Science Journal iOS

Google Open Source Blog: Open sourcing Science Journal iOS. “Google’s Science Journal app enables you to use the sensors in your mobile devices to perform science experiments. We believe anyone can be a scientist anywhere. Science doesn’t just happen in the classroom or lab—tools like Science Journal let you see how the world works with just your phone. From learning about sound and motion to discovering how atmospheric pressure works, Science Journal helps you understand and measure the world around you. We’re extremely excited to announce that we’re open sourcing this powerful science tool.”