Classroom in the Cloud: Technology as a Learning Environment In September 2013, I was recruited by then-principal Eric Sheninger to be the new library media specialist of New Milford (New Jersey) High School, and was tasked with seeking to improve student performance by developing an exciting and engaging learning environment for all. My vision was of a learner-centered space where students and teachers would have access to exciting technologies, digital and print resources, and productive spaces offering scope for collaboration and creativity. In seeking to turn what been a largely unvisited and unused library into a vibrant part of the school community, I felt challenged by the limitations of the physical space. The library had not been renovated in decades, and it offered very little in terms of what a modern-day learning "commons" should be. My inspiration at this point was Pixar Animation Studios. A New Learning Space
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Science Says You Should Leave Work at 2 p.m. and Go for a Walk A new book tells you how to change your habits to improve at math, science…or whatever else you want to learn about. —Chris Mooney on Fri. August 1, 2014 6:00 AM PDT Charles Dickens, perhaps the greatest of the Victorian novelists, was a man of strict routine. Every day, Dickens would write from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tomnod What is Tomnod? What am I looking at? You are looking at a picture of earth, taken from space. DigitalGlobe satellites photograph our planet and collect billions of pixels every day. How to teach a young introvert What should we do with the quiet kids? A conversation with Susan Cain on the future of classroom education. Susan Cain sticks up for the introverts of the world. In the U.S., where one third to one half the population identifies as introverts, that means sticking up for a lot of people. How the Bible and YouTube are fueling the next frontier of password cracking Early last year, password security researcher Kevin Young was hitting a brick wall. Over the previous few weeks, he made steady progress decoding cryptographically protected password data leaked from the then-recent hack of intelligence firm Stratfor. But with about 60 percent of the more than 860,000 password hashes cracked, his attempts to decipher the remaining 40 percent were failing.
Is Google Making Students Stupid? Outsourcing menial tasks to machines can seem liberating, but it may be robbing a whole generation of certain basic mental abilities. Justin Morgan/Flickr One of the oldest metaphors for human interaction with technology is the relationship of master and slave. Aristotle imagined that technology could replace slavery if devices like the loom became automated. Harry Foundalis - The Bongard Problems The domain in which I did my research in cognitive science is the Bongard Problems. These are problems on visual pattern recognition that appeared first in the appendix of a book published by the Russian scientist M. M. Bongard in 1967, in what was then the USSR. They became more widely known to the western world when D. R.
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Morse code Chart of the Morse code letters and numerals. Morse code is a method of transmitting text information as a series of on-off tones, lights, or clicks that can be directly understood by a skilled listener or observer without special equipment. The International Morse Code encodes the ISO basic Latin alphabet, some extra Latin letters, the Arabic numerals and a small set of punctuation and procedural signals as standardized sequences of short and long signals called "dots" and "dashes", or "dits" and "dahs". Gaupol Subtitle Editor Gaupol is an editor for text-based subtitle files. It supports multiple subtitle file formats and provides means of creating subtitles, editing texts and timing subtitles to match video. The user interface is designed with attention to batch processing of multiple documents and convenience of translating. Gaupol should run on all Unix-like (GNU/Linux, *BSD, Solaris, etc.) operating systems and on Windows.