Andre Feng

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This Guy Left Google To Put The Power Of Big Data Into Small Classrooms

Prasad Ram (aka Pram) is founder, creator, and CEO of Gooru, “an open and collaborative online community where the best free materials for learning can be found, created, remixed and shared.” Gooru harnesses the power of data to enable personalized learning.<p>Pram used to be a big research scientist: …

If school isn’t teaching your kid to code, this program will (for a fee)

If you want your child to have an early start on becoming the next Zuckerberg or Gates, it’s pretty clear that (for now, at least) you have to take …

Google Voice simplifies and enhances the work of innovative educators

Google Voice is a terrific tool for educators. Google Voice gives you one phone number that is tied to you. You can chose to have that phone number …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

Why Teaching Helps Students Learn More Deeply

Learning, and thinking, are deeply social activities. This is not the traditional view (Rodin’s iconic sculpture, “The Thinker,” is conspicuously …

About Us

Uncommon Schools starts and manages outstanding urban charter public schools that close the achievement gap and prepare low-income students to …

Homer

Homer is the only learn to read program powered by your child's interests, and is shown to increase early reading scores by 74%. Start a FREE trial …

Social Emotional Learning, Brain Research, and Healthy Classrooms

The implementation of “social emotional learning” is a method for developing the skills of emotional intelligence. Why is this important, and how can …

Visualizing the Infinite Beauty of Pi and Other Numbers Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they’ve been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the synergistic possibilities between the two comes from Canadian scientists Christian Ilies Vasile and Martin Kryzwinski. The pair have utilized the data visualization software Circos to create beautiful and colorful visual representations of mathematical constants π (pi), φ (phi), and eusing transition probabilities and color-coded digits on Archimedean spirals. Given the endless nature of π, φ andethe task of representing them visually in a simplified form could seem daunting. However, thanks to new infographic technology and the natural form of the Archimedean spiral understanding pi’s sequencing (for the layperson anyway) becomes a thing of beauty rather than outright confusion—the technicolored vastness evoking an almost spiritual quality. For the technical deets on how the pair created the visuals, check out the project page on Kryzwinski’s site. Photos shown: Progression of the first 10,000 digits of π By Cristian Ilies Vasile. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of e. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of π, φ and e. Progression and transition for the first 2,000 digits of e. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of the accidental similarity number. Progression and transition for the first 1,000 digits of φ. Numbers like π (pi), φ (phi), and e are inherently free of patterns. As a quantity to themselves, they represent a specific, finite relationship between two measurements, such as the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Yet, pull on the thread and those numerical tapestries unravel into an irrational soup of nonrepeating chaos, a true example of randomness. That doesn’t mean they don’t make great visualizations, though. Christian Ilies Vasile and Martin Kryzwinski converted these numbers into the beautiful representations above. The techniques are a little complicated, but the ones with lines bascially represent pairs of digits as they are found next to each other, the ones with various sized dots show how often digits are found next to each other, and the bead-like rosettes represent pairs of digits with an additional coordinate based on their order (so some out-of-order order). You really don’t want to miss their Archimedean spiral, either: To dig in to the tech a little more, visit their website. This kind of thing is readily doable with today’s software, so get crackin’! (Via The Creators Project and myampgoesto11)

Math and art may appear, superficially, like two disparate fields, but they’ve been in conversation for millennia. One recent example of the …

Reasons for lack of motivation

<b>Reasons for Lack of Motivation</b><p><b>Stipek<br>Why Students Are Not Motivated to Learn</b><p>Sternberg<br>Why Intelligent People Fail<p><b>Cognitive-Oriented</b> <b><br>Reasons</b><p>Present …