Historypin | Home 19Pencils - Quick and Easy Tools for Learning. Quizzes, Games, Websites and More! Why This MIT Dropout Started an Anti-College By Seeker Stories Disenchanted with the out-of-date curriculum of traditional college, Jeremy Rossmann dropped out of MIT. Within a few years, he and co-founder Ashu Desai, started The Make School, a college replacement program for founders and developers. “Our core philosophy is if you teach the same thing two years in a row, it’s got to be wrong because computer science as a field and software engineering as a discipline is moving so fast,” said Rossmann. Instead of tests, there’s project-based work. Classes focus on developing desirable qualities and capabilities as expressed by current hiring managers in Silicon Valley. “And then some more general life skills, communication, empathy, understanding the history of tech and then a big segment on ethics.
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Mac and More: Tableau Public 8.2 Launches Today we're pleased to announce that the newest version of Tableau Public, version 8.2, is available on Windows and Mac! Tableau Public is the free version of our revolutionary software that we make available to anyone wanting to tell engaging stories with public data on the web. A free 14-day trial of Tableau Desktop 8.2 is also available. Tableau Public on the Mac Tableau Public 8.2 looks and functions great on the Mac, supporting high-resolution Retina displays and incorporating Mac-specific controls. More than just being available on the Mac, Tableau Public 8.2 also features a number of game-changing advances for those seeking to tell engaging stories with data on the web: Story Points With Tableau Public Stories, you can create a sequence of Story Points that walk your reader through the narrative arc in your data. Here's an example, and you can read more about the new Story Points feature in our recent blog post 8.2 Preview: Story Points. New Map Designs New Visual Data Window
ImageQuiz 20 Good Map Creation Tools for Students A couple of years ago I published a list of 21 online map creation tools. Since then some of those tools have gone offline and new tools have replaced them. Here's my updated list of online map creation tools for students and teachers. Wikia Maps is a map creation tool from Wikia. Odyssey.js is an open source map creation tool from CartoDB. Visits is an online tool for creating a location history timeline by using your Flickr images and Google Maps. National Geographic's Map Maker Interactive offers themes on which users can create custom map displays. ikiMap is a free service for creating custom maps online. Animaps is a service that was built for the purpose of allowing users to create animated Google Maps. Tripline is a service designed to enable anyone to record a trip they've taken or to plan a trip itinerary. Scribble Maps is a fun and useful application for drawing and typing on Google Maps. Mapfaire is a free tool for quickly creating maps that contain simple placemarks.