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By Carlos Moreno | diseño + tecnología + arte + educación

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
Typography

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 …

Teaching

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 …

Pedagogy

Hundreds of Colorful Painted Trees Protest Illegal Logging in Romania

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 run rampant in the area for years. According to local news outlet <i>Mediafax</i>, a team of activists and …

Environment

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> …

Teaching

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 passion that years later still burns strong and bright?<p>I can.<p>Mrs Jette Axlev helped nurture my ambition, set me on course to succeed and helped build in me …

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 …

Education

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 …

Cognitive Science

La mente humana: hermosa y compleja

<i>La obra Self Reflected completa, utilizando microetching en luz violeta y luz blanca. (foto Greg Dunn y Will Drinker)</i><p>En el Instituto Franklin, un …

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 …

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> …

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 …

Critical Thinking

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 …

Artificial Intelligence

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

Select a form to embed it into OneNote.<p>On Monday, the Office 365 team announced three new features to make Microsoft Forms for educators and students …

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

4 basic problems cause all the cognitive biases that screw up our judgment

<i>Four months ago I attempted to synthesize Wikipedia's crazy list of cognitive biases, and after banging my head against the wall for weeks, came up with this</i> <i>Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet</i> <i>which</i> <i>John Manoogian III,</i> <i>beautifully organized into the above poster. Since then, I've started working on a book</i> …

Behavior

Is Technology Being Integrated Effectively?

In many cases, there seems to be a tendency to water down expectations when it comes to integrating technology. During a recent presentation on …

Pedagogy

Earth's Temperature Timeline

A Timeline of Earth's Average Temperature is another great data visualization design by Randall Monroe at XKCD.com! Real data and a humorous take on …

Infographics

Visual History of US Population

Nathan Yau from FlowingData has created a cool, new animated data visualization, Two Centuries of Population, Animated. The visualization shows the …

Maps

12 Ways Teaching Has Affected My Thinking

<b>All my students will love me – but that doesn’t mean that they will do what I want them to do!</b><br>While some may love you more than others, most students …

Teaching