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By Carlos Moreno | diseño + tecnología + arte + educación

It's Official: These are the Best Museums in the World

Before traveling, it's important to do your research - but how do you decide which reviews are legit and which aren't? Rather than scanning the web …

Museums

Is This the Future of Kitchen Design?

Open kitchens are mainstays these days, as many Americans want homes that are airy and welcoming versus closed off and formal. But an open layout …

The digital transformation of learning: Social, informal, self-service, and enjoyable

Technology has long been used to improve how we learn, but today's digital advances, particularly with social media, have taken learning in powerful …

Learning

An error made in 1925 led to a crisis in modern science—now researchers are joining to fix it

In 1908, the Guinness brewer William Gosset published a revolutionary paper titled “The Probable Error of the Mean.” Gosset, who published under the pseudonym “Student” at his employer’s request, often conducted experiments on the impact of new ingredients on the composition of his beer—such as the …

Research

An epic three-storey high mural of the Black Sea has been revealed in Kiev

Cape Town-based artist Jake Aikman has unveiled a striking three-storey mural on the side of a building in Kiev, Ukraine. It’s in conjunction with Art United Us, an urban art project that collaborates with communities to raise public awareness of issues around war, aggression, and violence. They’re …

Street Art

Every Page of This Artist’s Sketchbook is an Elegant Work of Art

This post may contain affiliate links. If you make a purchase, My Modern Met may earn an affiliate commission. Please read our disclosure for more info.<p>Using her sketchbook as an “artist's diary,” Elena Limkina creates unique compilations of exquisite ink illustrations. With an eclectic taste in …

Illustration

Educational Leadership:The Changing Lives of Children:Paying Attention to Relationships

Our view of teaching effectiveness comes from a different—yet complementary—perspective. While instructional methodology is an important …

Crowdsourced map confirms long-held stereotypes about NYC neighborhoods

Tourists go to Midtown, hipsters go to Williamsburg, and other obvious things<p>People sure do love maps about New York City, particularly ones that confirm their long-held stereotypes about neighborhoods around the city. (Remember the one that purports to ID the types of people found at Manhattan …

Maps

This iOS app makes creating and editing guitar tabs a breeze

One of the more tedious tasks of playing in a cover band is managing lyric and chord sheets. When you play a typical four-hour gig in a local bar, memorizing all that music is not always going to happen. You've got to study each song and learn your particular parts, sure, but having a cheat sheet …

Guitar

'Education is the solution': the Gloucestershire high school enforcing a digital detox

Pupils at Stroud high school were outraged by strict new rules prohibiting the use of digital devices, but the results were remarkable<p>Fourteen-year-old friends Hannah Cox and Libby Shirnia admitted they were a little taken aback when their school announced stringent new rules on mobile phones, …

Education

From "EduSpeak" to a Language of Pedagogy

« Design Thinking for Reinvigorating Schools | Main | Memory, Transfer, & Metacognition - Defining Learning »<p>A few weeks ago, I had a chance to …

Hundreds of Colorful Painted Trees Protest Illegal Logging in Romania

Mihai Topescu and a team of volunteers are covering the Dumbrava Forest in all the colors of the rainbow.<p>Hundreds of trees in the Dumbrava Forest of Gorj County, a mountainous region in Southwest Romania, have been painted all the colors of the rainbow to protest the illegal logging activity that's …

Artists

43 paintings you need to see before you die

In an old barn that Jackson Pollock transformed into a studio, the artist laid his massive canvas on the wooden plank floor. He hurled white, yellow, blue, and black paint with sticks and knives at it. As he finished, he pressed his cigarette butt into the canvas, dripping with color.<p>This is how …

Art History

Native Knowledge 360°—American Indian Removal: What Does It Mean to Remove a People

College, Career, & Civic Life–C3 Framework for Social Studies State Standards<p><b>D1.1.6-8</b><br>Explain how a question represents key ideas in the</b> …

Joan Miró | Women, Birds, and a Star | The Met

In August 1939, one month before the outbreak of World War II, Miró moved with his wife to Varengeville in Normandy, France. During the Nazi …

Metropolitan Museum of Art

How Emotions Impact Cognition

Two information-processing systems determine the human emotional response: the affective and cognitive processing systems. The affective system …

The Brain

Setting A New Curriculum For Global Education

Can you remember your favourite teacher? The person who introduced you to a still-cherished book, flicked a switch in your brain, or ignited a …

Education

Design as a Third Area of General Education

Graphic designers are insecure. This is understandable; design lacks defensible boundaries. It is ubiquitous and absorbent, everywhere and …

7 books to make your teaching more memorable

Memory underpins learning. And yet, as a profession, we talk about it so rarely. What gives? Here are 7 books to kindle that conversation:<p>1. Make it …

La mente humana: hermosa y compleja

En el Instituto Franklin, un museo dedicado a la ciencia situado en la ciudad de Filadelfia en los Estados Unidos, se encuentra <i>Self Reflected</i>, <b>una</b> …

Iconic Citroën Type H Revisited

For the 70th anniversary of the iconic van, designers Fabrizio Caselani and David Obendorfer revisited the Citroen Type H. Without re-building it …

Take a Trip to This Photographer-Designed Concrete Home in Thailand

Architecture and interior photographer Marc Gerritsen went back to basics when he designed this minimalist concrete house that you can rent through Airbnb.<p>With hardly any embellishments and minimal furnishing, the house calls attention to the simple beauty of its concrete form, and the atmosphere …

Architecture

Sinking Floor Installation Looks Like an Endless Portal to the Upside Down

Design duo Fanny Bouchet and Emmanuelle Messier of Byme Architecture have a knack for creating inventive interiors and avant-garde art. This multifaceted talent is particularly evident in <i>Débarrassons le Plancher</i>, an architectural art installation that reimagines history and tricks the</i> …

Art

Rethinking Critical Thinking With the Help of Carl Sagan

Let's face it, when more than half of undergraduates believe that a full moon causes people to behave oddly, when two-thirds of them believe that …

Download 200 Free Art Books, Courtesy of the Guggenheim

Perusing through a beautiful, hefty art book is one of life’s simple pleasures, but beautiful, hefty art books can be pretty expensive. Fortunately, …

Artists

Bad News: Artificial Intelligence Is Racist, Too

When Microsoft released an artificially intelligent chatbot named Tay on Twitter last March, things took a predictably disastrous turn. Within 24 …

Now teachers can add quizzes, surveys and more to OneNote Class Notebook - The Fire Hose

On Monday, the Office 365 team announced three new features to make Microsoft Forms for educators and students even more collaborative and …

What’s More Important: An Expensive Guitar or an Expensive Amp?

In a fantasy world where we can choose to have an expensive guitar and an inexpensive amp or an expensive amp and an inexpensive guitar, which would …

Guitar