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Harriet Russell It's almost a cliche at this point to say that teen fiction isn't just for teens anymore. Just last year, the Association of American Publishers ranked Children's/Young Adult books as the single fastest-growing publishing category. Which is why we were only a little surprised to see the tremendous response that came in for this summer's Best-Ever Teen Fiction poll. A whopping 75,220 of you voted for your favorite young adult novels, blasting past the total for last year's science fiction and fantasy poll at, dare we say it, warp speed.
Have you ever helped the hard-of-hearing listen to music? Or built a computer program to diagnose breast cancer? These kids have. The five teenage winners of the second annual Google Science Fair were announced on Monday, according to Scientific American .
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If you’re a science teacher, you’re going to want to bookmark this as soon as possible. If you’re not a science teacher, heck, you’ll still love this and learn a thing or two. The University of Nottingham has created ‘ The Periodic Table of Videos ‘ and it’s just what the title would imply. 118 videos that explain each element. Video journalist Brady Haran and working chemists from the University of Nottingham assembled these videos for the world to enjoy.
It is probably impossible to fully encapsulate every innovation and change that has come to the Internet since its inception more than two decades ago. But the interactive designers at Vizzuality and Hyperakt have come close, in this stunning and extensive graphic that debuted at Google I/O last week. The graphic provides an immersive walk down digital memory lane, from the earliest days of HTTP to recent developments in HTML5 and full screen APIs .
I've been toying with a new tool at work – something called mind mapping . I'm especially drawn to anything with the word "mind" or "brain" in it lately (" Squirrel! "), and it has been useful in capturing my somewhat scattered thoughts.
From all the comparison I have done on ND distance programs (and I looked at them all) yours teaches the same things they do, yet your program is much more affordable. I am excited and I feel I am learning so much more then most Traditional ND programs would teach. You Reflexology program goes into so much more detail on meridians and your program in general teaches so much more on other traditions of natural medicine. I love it. - Jennifer (Canada), Student of The Avicenna Institute I am a Steiner teacher in Australia....I just purchased some of your Waldorf e-books.
I don't really have anyone IRL to discuss Waldorf like curricula, so I really need some online help. I've wanted to go in this direction for the last two years, but for a whole long list of reasons we've been using A Beka (a big factor being we were given it for free). I realize that A Beka is very, very different from most Waldorf curricula, but I also know it's the direction I want (we need) to head. While I've never been diagnosed, I likely have significant ADD. Coupled with the fact that I have four children (9, 7, 3, 1) I don't do well when the curriculum leaves things very open ended with only suggestions of what to do-which is why I've stuck with A Beka (that and the free part).
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The technology Valve used to create its "Meet the Team" videos for Team Fortress 2 will be made available to the public. The firm announced today that gamers can now submit a beta application for free access to its Source Filmmaker (SFM) tool for Team Fortress 2. To request a beta key for SFM, users must have Steam installed and running on their PC. Additionally, Valve said it is limiting the number of beta users initially, but will "soon" release the SFM to all users for free. There is no guaranteed way to score access to SFM's beta, but Valve said contributing a "highly rated" workshop item is a "good place to start."
by Maria Popova “Art is not a thing — it is a way.” After the recent omnibus of definitions of science by some of history’s greatest minds and definitions of philosophy by some of today’s most prominent philosophers, why not turn to an arguably even more nebulous domain of humanity? Gathered here are some of my favorite definitions of art, from antiquity to today.
By: Pam Proctor [Pam's website is www.honouringthechild.com] [Pam is the author of Honouring the Child: Changing Ways of Teaching, and was a co-founder of the famous Dickens Annex in Vancouver. In this piece she describes what happens in a school devoted to personalized learning.] Well-known author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson was in Vancouver during the summer (2011) talking about Personalized Learning, which teachers, administrators and government officials are reported to be considering putting into practice in B.C. schools. As compelling as Robinson’s ideas are, it’s not surprising that in Teacher, the British Columbia Teachers’ Federation magazine, some teachers expressed concern about the meaning of Personalized Learning and how it can be accomplished.
The Civil War [elibrosen.com] is the final student project of Eli Rosen for Golan Levin's Interactive Art and Computational Design course of 2012. The project provides a data-driven interface to explore the stories and facts behind the U.S. Civil War.
Lago Vista, Tex., March 2006 by Stacy Arezou Mehrfar Why must there be only one vision of the American dream? “Sprawl … It’s the American dream unfolding before your eyes.” That’s L. Brooks Patterson’s irresistible description of sprawl, proving yet again how masterful the stalwarts of the status quo are at messaging that which they hope to preserve in amber. In a spectacular Web post, Patterson, the county executive of Oakland County, Mich., continued to wax poetic on the topic: “I love sprawl.
Course designers from K-12 have the major challenge to eliminate the content centric approach and give way to effective learning methodologies. Generating interest, reducing distraction and increasing the engagement level of the learners is a critical requirement of the educators today. To achieve this, the course designers require a variety of interactions while creating interactive and engaging content.