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The Benefits of Using Doodling and Sketchnotes in the Classroom

Complete Coverage<p>I have always been a doodler, drawing figures and squiggles in the margins as I talk on the phone or sit through a …

The Force is with this beautiful short Star Wars fan movie

Kara, protected by her father, stumbles through the sands of Jakku as a dogfight erupts overhead. Where is she headed? Joe Sill's fan movie is trim, …

Screencasting Descriptive Feedback

This week in our monthly staff meeting, my colleague John Serroul shared with us his experiences screencasting descriptive feedback on his students’ …

My Criteria for Fact-Based Apps

<b>Disclaimer: I do not work for any edtech companies and I have no desire to work for any edtech companies. I have no skin in this game. I make</b> …

The most misleading charts of 2015, fixed

We make a lot of charts here at Quartz. We also spend a lot of time thinking and talking about charts. We have a 6,000-word guide to dealing with bad data and a treatise on properly using the y-axis. So when we see charts in the wild that use fuzzy or bad data, improperly skew axes, or are …

12 recipes that will let you eat well for the rest of your life

As a kid I’d watch my dad as he’d throw (his unit of measurement) some olive oil, onions, garlic, lemon, and olives into a pan to make a quick pasta. …

Research shows how children can enjoy and succeed in math, Stanford expert says

Stanford Professor Jo Boaler says that research findings show how all students can learn to enjoy math and achieve at high levels without suffering …

The beauty of mathematics

The “hidden” mathematics and order behind everyday objects & phenomenon like spinning tops, dice, magnifying glasses, and airplanes. (via …

The best twitter bots

Zachary M. Seward picks the best Twitter bots of 2015 for Quartz. My favorite is Derek Arnold's @FFD8FFDB, which tweets random screengrabs from …

UN places order for 1,000 next-generation flat-pack refugee shelters

The Better Shelter is a flat-pack refugee shelter that costs three times more than the traditional tent, but lasts up to 40 times longer. It was …

Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks

column | Technology in School<p>Why the 21st Century Classroom May Remind You of Starbucks<p>By Kayla Delzer (Columnist)     Oct 1, 2015<p>Wikimedia<p>Related …

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3D Printed Boat Race

What was once the busiest freight port in the world recently held another freight hauling competition, but with a catch: all the boats were …

Citizen Maths: free/open adult math education for practical real-world numeracy

Each powerful idea is shown in action in several different contexts. For example, "uncertainty" involves the following situations:<p>* Making decisions …

Explore a mysterious hard drive and reconstruct a broken world

There's something a little mysterious about the programs you can find in strange corners of the internet, and doubly so if you happen to find them in …

What Drone Technology Can Teach Students

If you’re like most people, you think of drones in a military or even in a police context. It’s no wonder why, really, when they most often appear in …

Iranian math genius: Meet 'new da Vinci' - CNN Style

Written by Stephy Chung, CNN<p>If (cos(6πk/2000)-i cos(12πk/2000))e^(3πi/4) means nothing to you, then you're probably like the rest of us. Normal. The last time "cos" resonated with you, was during high school math-- when it meant "cosine," a trigonometric function...of some sort.<p>But to 25-year-old …

Wonderful alphabet of superhero letters

Australia-based illustrator Simon Koay reimagined the letters of the English alphabet as superheroes.<p>Prints from the "Superbet" series are available …

The Game of Thrones cartographer explains how to draw maps

How to draw a map - a tutorial on creating a map from sketch to finally rendered map<p>If you've ever wanted to make your own map—either of the real …

26 Underrated TV Shows You Aren't Watching

They're still on air, so there’s still time to catch up.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

10 fun tricks to do with liquid

Start a fire with a water bottle. Use glycerine to make a bottle disappear. Create weird dancing blobs with cornstarch and water. Marvel at water …

Free six-part course on encrypting email and securing your network sessions against snooping

Jeff sez, "Tuts+ has made my six part introduction to PGP encryption, email and networking privacy available to readers for free."<p>While encryption …

How Parents Give Their Kids Math Anxiety

If figuring out how to split the bill fairly at a restaurant is enough to leave you feeling sweaty and nervous, maybe you are not the <i>most</i> qualified …

22 Wonderful Movies You Probably Missed This Year That You Can Watch Right Now

August is a painfully slow month for movies, so why not catch up on these gems (which are all available to watch right now) that you might have missed this year?

Boing Boing's Weekend of Wonder: Show and Tell

One of the events I'm most looking forward to at our upcoming Weekend of Wonder event is <i>Show and Tell</i>! Bring something to share! Something you …

Seeing Struggling Math Learners as ‘Sense Makers,’ Not ‘Mistake Makers’

In discussions of progressive and constructivist teaching practices, math is often the odd subject out. Teachers and schools that are capable of …

How I Failed, Failed, and Finally Succeeded at Learning How to Code

<i>The programming website Project Euler provides a plan for how to learn anything in fun, discrete steps</i><p>When Colin Hughes was about eleven years old his parents brought home a rather strange toy. It wasn't colorful or cartoonish; it didn't seem to have any lasers or wheels or flashing lights; the box …

New website CharacTour is an expansive database for fictional characters

We’ve all been there a million times: Flicking through Netflix or Amazon or Hulu with no idea what to commit to watching. Nothing immediately grabs …

A conversation

<b>Background</b><p>When teaching, do you generally adopt a 'traditional', direct, teacher-led approach, or do you go for a more 'progressive', …

You don't really know someone until you steal their sketchbook

See Michael, a passionate collector of artifacts and designer of unique puzzles, at Boing Boing's three-day extravaganza, the Weekend of Wonder, …