Tuesday, 27 August 2013
Berlin, 20th of August 2013
OPEN CALL FOR PROJECT COORDINATOR
We are searching for a new volunteer project coordinator for our
European photo platform. After eight years of existing, we want to
relaunch the platform and give it into the hands of a new generation of
enthusiastic media makers. You can view the existing community on
jugendfotos.de, ungbild.se and youthmedia.eu.
The new team is free to change everything based on the following
• Europe-wide platform for young photographers
• exchange of photos between young media makers
• the platform is open to experienced young photographers as well as
newbies to learn and evolve
• Support of creative common licenses
• have a vision for the future of the platform
• be younger than 30 years
• speak fluent english
• analyse the existing community and draft a concept for the platform
• cooperate with the development team to create the new platform
• find a team of volunteers to run the platform (moderation, community
• represent and advertise the platform
• organise contests on the platform together with European partners
• the wide support from former team members
• support by programmers to develop the new platform
• the freedom to operate
• European cooperation with young media makers
• an existing base of thousands of pictures and users
Perhaps it's you? For any further questions, do not hesitate to contact
us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Please hand in your CV till 1st of November at email@example.com with a
text about your
motivation and your vision for the future platform.
The rocket science behind the brand new Minotaur Rocket whose first launch will be on Friday Sept 6 from VA.
It's a first launch the other versions of this launcher have five successful launches.
It's also the first try to reach the moon for the northern most east coast launch site the US has.
If you were to launch this from Florida it would be at lcc 46 at the Cape.
The launch window for the Ladee spacecraft is just a minute. Windows exist thru Sept 11th and then they get early very early.
This site has more moon information than you'll ever need. Check this site for more information for what to be looking for on the east coast.
The weather 95 percent chance of an one time launch. This is an all solid rocket which means no fueling just push the button or as they say in Russia the launch key and go.
The science starts about 30 days into the mission when a lunar orbit is achieved. The most interesting thing is the laser communications demo which will send a high bandwidth signal from lunar orbit back to earth. If you have fiber optics like FIOS it's going to be that kind of speed for data and telemetry from the spacecraft back to three ground stations on Earth, NASA's TDRS site in New Mexico, JPL in Passenda and ESA's site in Spain.
Monday, 19 August 2013
Conway Public Schools utilize technology in unique ways
Advancement in software has also helped challenge students who are moving quickly through a lesson while making sure students who are struggling have ample chances to grasp the concepts.
“Originally, when educational software first came out, it was just click an answer,” Bradshaw said. “Now, software is so advanced that the software will gauge if a kid gets so many answers right and it will increase the difficulty. If they start missing, it backs off.”
Saturday, 17 August 2013
Trinh Tham Nghiep Du (Amateur Detectives) is the only new TV series for children made by the HCM City Televison Studio (TFS) this year.
"We lack funds to make more serials," said Pham Truong Son, head of the HCM City Television's Film Selection Office.
"The money needed to make a TV serial for children is nearly double that for adults," Son said.
Several years ago, TFS made three or four serials.
Reruns of Giac Mo Bien (Dreams of Sea) and Gia Dinh Phep Thuat (A Witchcraft Family), produced by TFS three years ago, are being broadcast now.
Many Vietnamese newspapers "rudely" violate children's right to privacy when reporting cases in which they are victims of domestic violence and rape, experts say.
A recent study by the non-government Center for Community Development and Social Work found that every year at least 6,000 news articles fail to protect children's privacy, Infonet – the online newspaper of the Ministry of Information and Communication reported.
Most of these articles dealt with violence and sexual abuse and carried details of affected children, mostly girls,. The articled mentioned where the victims lived, the school they studied in and even carried their photographs, lawyer Le The Nhan, chairman of the center, was quoted as saying.
Friday, 9 August 2013
Most media don’t really give a hoot about young people. Coverage for youth is centred on two events per year: matric results and Youth Day. In between? Not much. And the feeling is mutual. But this is not good for the future of our country or the media.
I was part of a group of researchers, led by Rhodes University, that did a baseline study called ‘Youth identity, the media and the public sphere in South Africa’. The study aimed to discern how the various forms of media shape the identity of young people in South Africa.
We wanted to find out whether the media reflected youth voices, and if media contributes to the civic identity of young people. We analysed the content of media coverage over 18 months in the mainstream press and spoke to 956 respondents aged 15 to 30 about their news consumption. We topped this up with focus groups of a total of 107 participants. Here are some of the results:
Thursday, 8 August 2013
The Youth Media Education Specialist will report directly to the Firehouse Director. The application deadline is August 16, 2013 with an anticipated September start date.
Wednesday, 7 August 2013
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Tuesday, 6 August 2013
A DIY digital camera designed to teach children about how the tech it uses works has been launched in the US.
Owners of Bigshot's device need to assemble its parts in a specific sequence to make it work. An online guide explains the science behind them.
It has been developed by a US computer science professor who used funds from Google and the US Department of Defense to develop the kit.
He aims to offer an alternative to other programming-focused projects.
"It's about getting kids' hands dirty," Bigshot's creator, Prof Shree Nayar, told the BBC. "In an age when software rules I want kids to know how to build hardware.
"We describe concepts that children would normally encounter at college, but try to make them accessible even to an 8 or 10 year old.