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16 analytic disciplines compared to data science

Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering

In order to write a tutorial about classification, it was necessary to find an example that was broad enough that it would need to be sub-divided. …


Crazy Data Science Tutorial: Classification and Clustering

Theory of knowledge (IB course)

Theory of knowledge is a study hall in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme which is, in essence, similar to epistemology courses …


Critical Thinking

This page lists and summarizes ideas and opinions relating to critical thinking and adopting a critical approach to issues. Readers can use the ideas …

Critical Thinking

The World Changing Ideas Of 2015

14 of the most important trends, theories, and inventions that are going to re-shape business, society, and the planet in the year to come.

All ideas change the world in some small way, but not all ideas are "world changing." At Co.Exist, we like to consider the ideas that are tackling the big …


Visually Explore Current Events 100 Images at a Time

In another post earlier today I shared a couple of ways for students to find current events stories by browsing maps. Another way to try to get …

For Schools With No Books, A Digital Collection So They Can Have A Real Library

Library for All is now working in impoverished places around the world on a simple mission with a major impact.

Rebecca McDonald came up with the idea for Library for All after visiting Haiti in 2010. The country had just experienced a major earthquake, and the schools there were having a tough time …


Google Search: A visual history

"To organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful."

That was one of the primary goals Larry Page and Sergey Brin set when they launched Google in 1998 as a privately owned search company. Since then, the Mountain View-based outfit has branched out, creating a mobile …


You can now crop and add borders to images in Google Docs

You'll have to download the standalone apps to get to work on mobile devices, but you can now crop, rotate and add borders to images inside Google Docs. The same handy modification tools that have been available in Slides now make their debut in Mountain View's word processor. Gone are the days of …


'Artistry/Technology' probes the nexus of digital creativity

In 2015, when painters are just as likely to use a 3D scanner and a team of dancers to make their images as a brush and canvas, how artists use modern technology to channel their creative vision is intriguing, but complex.

Liberatum, the global multidisciplinary cultural organisation, is looking to …


How much do musicians really make from Spotify, iTunes and YouTube?

In 2010, data journalist and information designer David McCandless published an infographic on his Information is Beautiful website showing how much musicians earned online from sales and streams of their music.

It caused quite a stir within the music industry, which even then was debating what the …


This tiny animal can survive basically anything, including the vacuum of space

When we talk about 'extreme' animals, the tardigrade easily takes the cake: Also known as the water bear, the tardigrade is a microscopic critter …


Art Authority puts centuries’ worth of masterpieces onto your iPad

Today marks five years since the iPad first went on sale and, to celebrate, the superb app Art Authority (which also celebrates its fifth anniversary) is slashing its price from $9.99 to zero for one day only.

For those unfamiliar with it, Art Authority is a fantastic resource for any art-lover, …


The disgusting creatures inhabiting your body

Humans are teeming with bugs, including tiny spiders, lice and microbial colonies. Far from being a hazard, however, they are the making of you.

We hate to break it you, but you’re not totally human. It’s nothing about you personally. It’s just that more than 90% of the cells in the human body are …


Ebooks Will Surge in Classrooms, Study Says

Classroom materials will dramatically transition from paper to digital books in the next two years, educators predict, according to a survey from …


Zoology: Here be dragons

Emerging evidence indicates that dragons can no longer be dismissed as creatures of legend and fantasy, and that anthropogenic effects on the world's …


Build to learn: Why you should make things no one will ever use

If you’ve ever built something for other people you’ll know the buzz that comes from having real users. There’s nothing quite like knowing you made something from scratch that helped or entertained another person.

Once you’ve made something used by other people it might seem like it doesn’t make …

Flipped Classroom

MinecraftEdu Takes Hold in Schools

For more on Minecraft

Walking through a vast network of medieval streets and houses, it’s easy to get lost. Luckily, I can fly. So I can see that up …

Game Based Learning

Ironically, offline Internet could help bridge the digital divide

Entrepreneurs, nonprofits and governments have tried for years to come up with a plausible way to bridge the digital divide, the gap between communities with access to digital technology and those without.

But despite noteworthy efforts, none has offered a global solution.

One project, however, which …

Digital Divide

15 of the Best Blogs for Educators

Living in the United States, I'm interested in "all things digital content" (especially in marketing, sales and educational contexts), organizational …

Social Learning

1980s computer games reviewed by six-year-olds

Children have been trying out some 1980s games at the new National Videogame Arcade in Nottingham, and seeing how they compare to their modern equivalents.

The BBC's Colin Paterson spoke to Hasim, William and Lamar about arcade classics Donkey Kong, Track and Field and Jet Set Willy.

Donkey Kong

Why We’re All Deficient In Magnesium, The Many Signs & What To Do

Signs of magnesium deficiency are everywhere in the United States, if you know what to look for. Unfortunately, the symptoms are so incredibly common …


Experts advocate video games for learning


Panel discussion at the inaugural Australian STEM Video Game Challenge awards ceremony. Photo ©ACER 2014.

Academics, policy makers and industry …

Game Based Learning

Learning {RE}imagined - Sir Ken Robinson – Learning {Re}imagined

As a treat for the readers of this blog here is a longer and more complete interview with Sir Ken Robinson that was recorded as part of the Learning …


Teaching in the Age of Minecraft

A popular video game provides a new medium for educators and students to unleash their creativity.

Like many 11-year-olds in Texas, Ethan had to build a model of the Alamo as a school project. Often, students make their dioramas out of paper mache or popsicle sticks, but Ethan’s teacher gave him …


Tools of the Trade: My Essentials for Teaching, Learning, Collaborating, and Sharing

I rarely write posts about tech tools in recent years, but I thought I would briefly share some of my “go to” resources that have become an integral …


This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like

The Independent Project/ image from Charles Tsai’s movieWhen Sam Levin was a junior at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, …


Top 20 in Educational Technology to Connect with through Social Media

Interested in growing your personal learning network? We informally queried the AACE community and beyond resulting in these top 20 suggestions for …

Education Technology