Krystal V. Weber

13 Added | 4 Magazines | 22 Likes | 2 Followers | @technecat | Keep up with Krystal V. Weber on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Krystal V. Weber”

GlassLab develops game that teaches kids reasoned thinking

GlassLab Games, the studio behind <i>SimCityEDU</i>, launched <i>Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy</i> today, a game that teaches students argumentation and reasoned thinking. The studio also announced that it will make GlassLab services — a slate of analytics tools — available to developers who want to …

LOTR's Rivendell Recreated with 200,000 LEGO Bricks

Back in August we brought you the incredible LEGO recreation of the Lord of the Ring's Helm's Deep Battle that took Rich-K and Big J, 150,000 LEGO bricks to build. Now, it's time to show you another recreation inspire by J.R.R. Tolkien's epic saga. Master LEGO builders Alice Finch and David Frank …

Lego

Primo Is An Arduino Robot That Teaches Kids Programming Logic Through Play

[protected-iframe id=”ae8c946f599326f689633dd0b4ee0152-24588526-39990176″ info=”http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1039674461/primo-teaching-programming-logic-to-children-age-4/widget/video.html” width=”640″ height=”480″ frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”]<p>Dan Shapiro’s Robot Turtles board game …

Makerbot Wants To Put A 3D Printer In Every School

3D-printer company Makerbot is leading a crowdfunding drive to buy 3D printers for every school in America. The push, called Makerbot Academy, will begin with CEO Bre Pettis personally pledging a Makerbot to every public high school in the company’s home town of Brooklyn.<p>“MakerBot Academy is a big …

Wolfram Alpha Launches Problem Generator To Help Students Learn Math

If you’re studying math or science, you are probably pretty familiar with Wolfram Alpha as a tool for figuring out complicated equations. That makes it a pretty good tool for cheating, but not necessarily for learning. Today, the Wolfram Alpha team is launching a new service for learners, the …

Pokemon X and Pokemon Y review: new life

Pokemon X and Y is the revival the series has been waiting for<p><i>Pokemon X and Y</i> is the renovation this series has deserved for over a decade.<p>With <i>Pokemon X and Y</i>, Game Freak hasn't just buffed out long-standing blemishes with the core series; they've also added new, welcome features at every turn. The …

'D4' on Xbox One is a surreal adventure that finally makes the case for Kinect gaming

Microsoft’s decision to bundle its new Kinect sensor with every Xbox One may be a major factor in the console's $499 sticker price, but it does give developers the freedom to experiment safe in the knowledge that the peripheral’s adoption won’t be a problem. And experimentation is exactly what you …

Cerego Hacks Your Personal Learning Style to Help You Remember Anything

Cerego today launches a tool that aims to help us actually retain what we’re learning.<p>It’s an educational product that caters to the individual …

Googler’s Programming Board Game for Kids Meets Kickstarter Goal in Five Hours

Most of the time, teaching computer skills to children requires the use of a computer. But a new board game that conveys programming concepts without …

Metrico morphs infographics into a challenging, beautiful world

<i>Metrico</i> is not a math game; it's a romp through a world of infographics turned into puzzles that are maddeningly frustrating and genuinely fun.<p>Digital Dreams has taken bar graphs, pie charts and axis coordinates and built a world that is both beautiful and challenging. Players will have to use …

No more red ink! This startup just got $2M to help students perfect their grammar

The latest online education startup to receive funding? NoRedInk, a web-based application that helps students improve their spelling and grammar.<p>NoRedInk’s founder and chief executive Jeff Scheur is a former high school English teacher, who disliked grading assignments with a red pen. His students …

Designers: Learn To Code! Here’s How To Start

When you start experimenting with code, you find that the new tool helps you do your job better. Just think of it like getting punched in the face for the first time–once it happens, you realize it’s not that bad.<p>A friend, formerly a competitive fighter, once asked me: “Have you ever been punched …

Animated GIF

Google’s Dead-Simple Tool For Making UX Decisions: 2 Jars Of Marbles

When the Android team wants to decide whether a design decision is good or bad, they turn to the least techie of tricks.<p>Nothing is perfect. So even for the most successful platforms, design needs to continuously evolve. But beyond mere gut instinct or that ephemeral talent of taste, how can you …

UX Design