How we use our voices

This is a very powerful PSA about online bullying. The fact that it’s filled with swearing should not, I think, stop people from sharing it, even with students.

The video made me think about an article I read earlier about Twitter (“One person’s history of Twitter, from beginning to end” from Medium).

Something to discuss (from about halfway through the article):

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Volleyball + soccer + trampoline + music

= a sport called bossaball

This short video introduces the sport being played by at-risk kids in Bogota, Colombia (in Spanish, with English subtitles):

Here’s more about the sport: bossaballsports.com. You could use this for a research task.

It would be hard to demonstrate it yourself for the demonstration task, but you could gather together video clips and screenshots to show us how it’s played.

And today’s acronym is …

UNESCO, of course.

I thought it was fake news when I saw the news alert last night. Here are a few things to watch and read, to help you talk about the organization and the news about it.

The statement by the director about the U.S. withdrawal

A little background about how this isn’t the first time the U.S. has withdrawn or refused to help fund it:

“Why the U.S. Has Such a Rocky Relationship With UNESCO” from Slate

And a recent addition to UNESCO’s World Heritage list: the island off Fukuoka called Okinoshima, which apparently does not allow women (from The Guardian):

Smart, not smart

This makes me think of so many things … motivation, curiosity, perseverance, and of course my (and everyone’s?) wariness of crows.

I discovered this video via a project aiming at getting these smart crows to pick up cigarette butts. Fascinating.

Smart = crows

Not smart = people who throw their cigarette butts in the street. To the people who do this in my neighborhood (or anywhere), I want to say, “These streets are not your ashtray!”