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The big advantage of online meeting programmes, like Webex, Teams, Starleaf etc. is the ability to share files. When you are only using the phone, you can just both have your computer running in the background and go to webpages together if there is anything online you would like to look at or read together.
For this purpose I am using my blog as a teaching/sharing tool and listing those pages I would like to share so that I have them all in one place. I will not add those pages or links I have already set up in earlier posts like for instance Working from Home in my post on home office.
(Under constant construction – most recent addition June 30)
see also article in Scientific American: Root Cause of Pandemics Nobody Seems to Talk about
Linguahouse has interesting stuff for teachers and students alike
Breaking news great resource for news related shorter lessons and loads of exercises
Plants and Flowers (in film titles) I went to this category after watching the video of the opening concert of the Barcelona Opera House after months of being closed due to corona. This is the greatest most fascinating concert I have ever seen 🙂
General categories quiz One out of four
Health and Diet (7) Technical terms
Film sporcles The Shining Psycho Hitchcock movies match the year American Werewolf in London (very difficult) Complete the film titles Actors of Marvel movies Bad movie dads Star Wars pick the right movie scene Match images from same movies Movies that feature contagious diseases and outbreaks
Not a sporcle quiz: The most popular Pandemic Movies
Household items by pictures
History Match the image with the event
US politics and history Senate or House
John Hopkins University Corona Map
I can highly recommend the Financial Times free to read corona virus coverage.
The FT’s corona tracking page has many graphs visualizing the pandemic’s development, comparing countries, analysing reasons for differences in numbers etc.
FT article on the fate of cruise ships
Ted Talks: Playlist on viruses
Bill Gates Ted Talk from 2015
Alanna Shaikh Health Consultant on Why Corona Virus hit now and how to prepare for the next. This TED talk was already held in March. Highly recommendable!
Overview page on cruise ships
Articles from The Guardian:
There seems to be a marked difference in the way female leaders have been handling the corona crisis according to this article
The world might never be the same again after corona crisis, article from The Guardian, already written in March
This is not how it should be done: the new phenomenon of Social Distance Shaming
Articles from the New York Times
Are you an extrovert or an introvert (and why it matters) This article and quiz is related to a TEDtalk from 2012 by Susan Cain; Quiet: The Power of Introverts. The issue has been revisited now in corona times in connection with how people feel about having to work alone from home. This is generally an extremely interesting topic and will get more attention from my side as it touches upon very basic questions of life and work and the false dichotomy thereof. It touches upon everything. People are questioning there lives and values and how we do things now and how we did them before. And why am I happier now. It touches upon topics dealt with in books with titles like: Your Money, your life; Living Well on Less; Enough is Enough. How do I want to live my life? Can we go back to the way things were? And on a more basic, profanely economic stance: Governmental support for the car industry? Are you crazy? Warren Buffet sells his airline stocks and so on. I was discussing all these questions with one of my one-to-ones this morning (May, 13). It was a very intense session (and I will try to write everything down that we talked about.)
Back to the introvert/extrovert continuum, I have noticed a difference in happiness levels (in lieu of a better term) between staff members, and employees in leadership position, something we also discussed this morning and that definitely needs some follow up consideration. One person’s gain might be the other person’s loss here. We will see. Definitely interesting times (especially and maybe only if you are in the luxurious situation of not being effected by the disease).
April, 19 World Health Organization Response Fund
April, 18 Global Citizens @ One World Together at Home – Benefiz concert online
NPR article on Benefiz concert One World Together
The Atlantic (added June 4, 2020)
A source for latest science news, also on corona: Science Daily
Article from May, 18 on Germany’s handling of the corona virus and the difficult way out
MSNBC (Rachel Maddow)
The link above is to the main TED page. If you go to Fareed Zakaria’s Ted Talk, you will find more on the current topic.
April 17, CNN Corona Tracking
New York Times April 14 Newest on Corona
Swedes are expected to prepare for emergencies. Article from The Guardian; includes link to the Swedish Emergency Brochure (that you can lownload as a PDF file for sharing with Adobe when using an online meeting programme like Webex or Teams).