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Welcome to the future…

big history project

  • 21st century education has arrived. The Big History Project (above). Bill Gates throws his weight behind a brilliant history professor and creates an interactive website which has lesson plans, assessments, videos, links, worksheets, and everything you might want when teaching high school history about the big questions in life. So very happy to see this!! Now we just need this for 25 other topics/subjects and we will have a world-class education available to anyone with an internet connection! How exciting.
  • Two photos of the Shanghai skyline taken 26 years apart. Definitely the most incredible image I’ve seen this year. Pictures speak a thousand words.
  • The history of the world since 2000 BC distilled into a single graph – wow. WOW!
  • 40 maps that will help you make sense of the world – incredible!
  • Great 2 minute video animation about the Pale Blue Dot 
  • Great OECD case study on the success of education reform in Brazil: “Brazil: Encouraging lessons from a large federal system
  • Teaching teachers technology – M&G article summarizing the recent EdTech conference in SA.
  • “You become like the 5 people you spend the most time with” This awesome group photo from the Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Protons has 29 people in it, 17 had already won or would go on to win the Nobel Prize. Go Marie Curie!

Brilliant zoomable infographic – how big is the universe?

Click the picture and click “Start”

From here

SA Budget infographic (Brilliant!)

From here

World military expenditures – an American perspective!

The biggest military spenders

ON JUNE 8th China’s top military brass confirmed that the country’s first aircraft carrier, a refurbishment of an old Russian carrier, will be ready shortly. Only a handful of nations operate carriers, which are costly to build and maintain. Indeed, Britain has recently decommissioned its sole carrier because of budget pressures. China’s defence spending has risen by nearly 200% since 2001 to reach an estimated $119 billion in 2010—though it has remained fairly constant in terms of its share of GDP. America’s own budget crisis is prompting tough discussions about its defence spending, which, at nearly $700 billion, is bigger than that of the next 17 countries combined.

From The Economist