In the early ’90s, the so-called “Iron Archives” of Russian political documents from the Cold War era opened up to historians, shedding light on the earliest days of Mao Zedong and Joseph Stalin’s diplomatic alliance.
But not all of the Russian documents were declassified at that time. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has launched a new digital archive containing recently declassified materials from some 100 different international collections, including a cable Mao sent to Commander Filippov (Stalin’s alias) eagerly detailing his plans to study Russia and complaining about his poor health.
Read more in the original posting from Open Culture.
Looking to get into Twitter and not sure where to start? Try this 10 minute video from Erin Klein.
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A great resource for math geeks or even the math-squeamish. Good, clean, mathematical fun for all ages. Click here to visit the website.
These are just a sample.
See the full list at Edudemic.
FYI… I have used many of these, and plan to check out the rest. Ask if you have any questions about my experiences with any of these tools.
Worth a read by students, teachers and parents…
Plagiarism is rife on campus, with students lifting material from a host of online sources. While technology has made cheating much easier, can it also provide a solution?
Read the full article at Campus Technology.
The amount of serious plagiarism committed by UK students has declined by 60 per cent since 2005, according to detection service Turnitin.
Read the full article at The Times: Higher Education.
There’s a new classroom messaging app that goes beyond your typical mobile classroom app. It’s called WDWDT (stands for What Did We Do Today?) and is a messaging service custom-built for students, parents, teachers, and others to stay in the loop about what’s been happening in class lately. Read more at Edudemic.
(Screenshot and text from Edudemic posting)