Tuesday, August 4, 2015

July rundown of the most read posts

Google doodle 101th Anniversary of
the First Electric Traffic Signal System

Hello again.  Today Google celebrates the 101th Anniversary of the First Electric Traffic Signal System with a creative interactive doodle. The letters 'Google' appear when the cars stop on red signal. Amazing doodle.

Some information?

On August 5, 1914, the American Traffic Signal Company installed a traffic signal system on the corner of East 105th Street and Euclid Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio. 

It had two colors, red and green, and a buzzer, based on the design of James Hoge, to provide a warning for color changes. The design allowed police and fire stations to control the signals in case of emergency.

As for the yellow light we all take for granted, it did not appear until Detroit police officer William Potts came up with the idea in 1920.

Another Clevelander, Garrett Morgan, patented the three-position traffic signal that we all know so well today. 

That reminds me how I must leave town and traffic to enjoy my holidays. Something different. Going to the beach -it's a good start - relaxing reading, some interesting concerts with family and friends. Soon.

Now, let's back to the reality ! As well, at the end of every month I put together a list of the most popular posts of June. 

The themes: science, languages, sport, coding, civics and history. 

My usual readers know I write in English, French and Portuguese. And I am very happy to see that Special Olympics World Games is on the secondly of the most read post of the month, although published on the 25 July. The atleths deserve it. They were awesome.

Here my list of the most popular posts of the month :

Education : Don't miss New Horizons fly-by Pluto 

Education & sports : Special Olympics World Games 2015 

The Magic Blue Moon in Sciences Education 

Apps for education : Children's fairytales in English

Ensino : Programar como um astronauta 

Education : World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 

Éducation : la fête de la Bastille 

I know you are enjoying your school break since the first August. But who knows if you took some ideas for your lessons to the next school year. Hope so.

Meanwhile enjoy your time wherever you are. And feel happy. After all the sun is a wonderful therapy for relaxation.



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