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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #30 on: January 18, 2010, 10:06:14 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html

My baseball buddies would scowl and say that the H Post is a leftie source - Flaherty seems to certainly write for what would be considered really quite left wing sources in the US.

Just fwiw. I might agree with a lot of what he says, but there is certainly bias in that.
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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #31 on: January 18, 2010, 10:42:10 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html

My baseball buddies would scowl and say that the H Post is a leftie source - Flaherty seems to certainly write for what would be considered really quite left wing sources in the US.

Just fwiw. I might agree with a lot of what he says, but there is certainly bias in that.

I take your point about bias. Still found the article quite interesting though.

Hope this next article wouldn't make your baseball buddies scowl...

Pisco vs Aceh: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/18/world/AP-LT-Peru-A-Forgotten-Disaster.html

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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #32 on: January 18, 2010, 11:27:57 PM »
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jordan-flaherty/new-orleans-heart-is-in-h_b_427108.html

My baseball buddies would scowl and say that the H Post is a leftie source - Flaherty seems to certainly write for what would be considered really quite left wing sources in the US.

Just fwiw. I might agree with a lot of what he says, but there is certainly bias in that.

I take your point about bias. Still found the article quite interesting though.

Hope this next article wouldn't make your baseball buddies scowl...

Pisco vs Aceh: http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2010/01/18/world/AP-LT-Peru-A-Forgotten-Disaster.html

Well, yes, some of them - it's the Times and *everyone* knows that the mainstream media are a bunch of liberals (seriously - some of them really do think this - Times, Post, Globe = strong leftwing bias from their pov). If it ain't from Fox or the NRA it doesn't count. Btw, Limbaugh's had some interesting things to say about Haiti...

They have something of a point with the H Post mind - I find agree with it quite a lot so from an American pov is pretty much hard left.
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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #33 on: January 19, 2010, 06:53:15 PM »
Thank you so much for sharing such excellent resources. They have captivated all of my classes even the most difficult ones. One lad was so moved he wanted to raise money and his suggestion was to sell more of his  ;)cans and chocolate  and denote his profits for the week.Obviously not allowed but how cute!

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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #34 on: January 19, 2010, 08:38:23 PM »
footage of the EQ : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFJJbFTOSnM

on the BBC as well but I can't figurre out how to download it :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8468763.stm

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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #35 on: January 19, 2010, 08:53:50 PM »
on the BBC as well but I can't figurre out how to download it :

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/8468763.stm

You can't.
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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #36 on: January 19, 2010, 10:09:40 PM »
Simon Calder on the role of tourism in rebuilding Haiti:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/simon-calder/tourism-is-vital--to-this-wrecked-islands-recovery-1871976.html


Blue Square Thing - I've just read a transcript of some of Rush Limbaugh's recent comments. Seems like he thinks the Huffington Post is biased too. Definitely no fondness there! Personally, I'd rather read the H Post than listen to some of the things he has to say about Haiti. Or anything else for that matter. Think I'll continue to dip in and out of whichever newspaper catches my attention, left wing or not!

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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #37 on: January 19, 2010, 10:17:17 PM »
No worries with the Post - I tend to agree with a lot of what it says. Limbaugh, though, is a lot more representative of conservative American povs than something like the NY Times is for example (or, for that matter, CNN, CBS etc... - even if they seem right wing from our pov). I'm not saying don't read or use the H Post - just that I think people need to be aware that anyone who would consider themselves vaguely conservative in the States would pretty violently disagree with what it says - and I think that's maybe important to consider when using stuff that expresses opinion maybe.

Fwiw I've absolutely slated anyone even vaguely standing up for Limbaugh on the baseball forums I visit - and there's plenty going down the "he's comedy", "it's media tweaking" bs line. His comments are very, very clever and totally premeditated - the very worst kind of partisan political garbage (see, I'm getting all worked up just now...!!)
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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #38 on: January 19, 2010, 11:03:23 PM »
BST - I don't buy Limbaugh's 'media tweaking' line either, it doesn't exactly ring true. I also agree with you re the use of opinion-based articles in teaching and probably should have clarified at some point that I often post links just because I find them interesting. I'm not necessarily recommending they be 'used'...
  

Re Pigboy's post, Windows Media Recorder 12 captures all streaming video (including presumably BBC clips):

http://www.wmrecorder.com/wm_capture.php

I used to use WMR 11 a lot - it used to capture BBC clips but is now in need of an upgrade.

Still legal by all accounts??

Edit - forgot to say you have to buy the above software.
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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #39 on: January 19, 2010, 11:10:38 PM »
BBC - footage of the moment the earthquake happened:

http://www.4shared.com/file/201684436/f068e283/Haiti_earthquake_video.html

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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #40 on: January 19, 2010, 11:18:16 PM »
GeoDave - is there any particular secret to your seemingly endless ability to convert video clips?? I've often wondered how you downloaded / saved all the material you put on Geotube.

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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #41 on: January 19, 2010, 11:22:38 PM »
One way might be through screen recording - it is possible to do so using free s/ware. Blueberry is what we use...
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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #42 on: January 21, 2010, 10:38:51 AM »
Yes, no secret involved - screen recording software will record anything that appears on your screen. Most of the GeoTube videos, however, were simply downloaded using a variety of methods.

Haiti earthquake - some excellent high-resolution posters from USGS which would be valuable for 'AS/A2' work and possibly some GCSE groups. Download the high-res PDFs for best quality. These will print to A3 size if you have a suitable colour printer somewhere in the school. Very informative...

Also lots of resources now appearing for Google Earth. Google has done an update so that GE now shows the very latest imagery (via GeoEye) of the region affected. These kml and kmz files will automatically open in GE.

http://sites.google.com/a/earthoutreach.org/screenshots/Home/HaitiBeforeandAfterShots.kmz
http://www.gelib.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/haiti-earthquake_nl.kml
http://services.google.com/earth/kmz/realtime_earthquakes_n.kmz

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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #43 on: January 21, 2010, 01:43:08 PM »
A local radio station has an excellent website (in French) - great for some genuine cross-curricular work:

http://www.metropolehaiti.com/

It has a stunning set of images (over 400) which seem to originate from one of the UN organisations and from various photographers.

WARNING: a few of the images are too graphic to be used in school! The grim reality of natural disasters rather than the sanitized version.....  :(

[Use Google Translate if haven't got any friendly colleagues in the language department: http://translate.google.com/translate_tools ]
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Re: Major Earthquake Haiti - Wednesday evening
« Reply #44 on: January 24, 2010, 05:31:22 PM »
Thank you all so very very much for all your searching of the internet and finding of resources, everything that people have suggested has been great and my kids are really getting a lot from this topic being so current as it seems to be hitting home so much more
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