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  1. Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” Like You’ve Never Seen It Before…
  2. “Giving Parents the Runaround on School Turnarounds”
  3. “Amazing Videos of Earth at Night from Space”
  4. Recent Photo Award Winners
  5. “Mistakeville”
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Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” Like You’ve Never Seen It Before…

Here’s a pretty amazing interactive animation of Van Gogh’s “Starry Night”:

I’m adding it to The Best Collections Of “The Best” Pieces Of Art Ever Created.


“Giving Parents the Runaround on School Turnarounds”

Giving Parents the Runaround on School Turnarounds is the title of the press release from the respected Great Lakes Center announcing a review of a recent report on marketing unwise “school turnaround strategies.”

Here’s an excerpt from the press release:

Federal school “turnaround” strategies that call for firing teachers, replacing managers, or closing or converting public schools into charters are often met with resistance and anger among the parents whose children attend those schools. A recent study released by Public Agenda which focuses on how to market the concept of turnaround strategies fails to address the substantive concerns of resistant parents nor questions the soundness of these strategies as a way to improve schools, according to a new Think Twice review.

The report, What’s Trust Got to Do With It? A Communications and Engagement Guide for School Leaders Tackling the Problem of Persistently Failing Schools, was reviewed for the Think Twice think tank review project by William J. Mathis, an education researcher and former school superintendent who has studied school turnaround strategies.

You can read the full review here.


“Amazing Videos of Earth at Night from Space”

Wired has a series of fantastic videos shot from the International Space State at night. Here’s one of the Eastern Seaboard of the United States. You can see a lot more at the Wired site. I’m adding this info to The Best Images Taken In Space.


Recent Photo Award Winners

There have been some recent winners announced for a few annual contests:

I’m adding the following links to The Best “World Press Photo” Winners:

Every World Press Photo Winner From 1955-2011 is from BuzzFeed.

World Press Photo Winners 2012

World Press Photo Awards Announced 2012 is from TIME.

They haven’t actually announced the winners yet of The Sony World Photography Awards 2012, but they have made their “short list” public. Here’s a slideshow from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Of The Sony World Photography Awards.



Mistakeville is a site where users can share their mistakes and what they learned from them.

Using it could be a nice addition to the unit I do on making mistakes.

I’m adding it both to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures and to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience.”


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