lapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change, via Google Earth Engine TIME and Space | By Jeffrey Kluger Spacecraft and telescopes are not built by people interested in what’s going on at home. Rockets fly in one direction: up. Telescopes point in one direction: out. Of all the cosmic bodies studied in the long history of astronomy and space travel, the one that got the least attention was the one that ought to matter most to us—Earth. That changed when NASA created the Landsat program, a series of satellites that would perpetually orbit our planet, looking not out but down. Family Guides Animals are everywhere in the Greek Galleries at the Met. Become an explorer and search for all kinds of creatures, big and small, as you learn why animals were important to the ancient Greeks. Sorry, this guide is out of print and not available at the Information Desks. Download this family guide (PDF).
15 innovations that will alter the face of higher education High schools, community colleges, and four-year institutions will create early-college/dual-degree courses better aligned to the college curriculum. The higher education landscape has been profoundly transformed in roughly 50-year intervals. During the early 19th century, the colonial colleges were joined by several hundred more religiously founded institutions. The mid-19th century saw the rise of public colleges, culminating in the Morrill Act of 1862.
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SEMBLE the game of resemblance This post is a web translation of my presentation to the National Digital Forum, Wellington, NZ, on 20 November 2012. (Video recording is here.) Hello, people. Thank you for having me on this land and at this forum. I’m utterly thrilled to be here – among you all – to talk about this project.
Classical music library Classical music library We provide high quality, interactive sheet music - synced to real recordings. Have an iPad? transforming youth from digital consumers into digital makers You know that joke about how a liberal arts degree will get you a job as a barista at Starbucks? I’ve been thinking about what our education prepares us for in the work world. I’m not the only one. There is a growing movement that advocates for youth to be trained for the digital work world. But why do the ‘digital native’ generation need training? Don’t they intuitively understand everything digital?
Molecular Workbench Three Views of MW Senior Scientist and Molecular Workbench Developer Charles Xie, Researcher and Manager Amy Pallant, and Technology and Curriculum Developer Dan Damelin describe the history of Molecular Workbench and our vision for the future. Watch the Video undefinedundefinedundefined
Why Museums Can Excel in Online Learning “The recent development of MOOCs (massive open online courses) can provide museums with valuable possibilities for education, community outreach and multi-disciplinary collaboration.” The quote above by David Greenfield, a doctoral candidate in Learning Technologies at Pepperdine University, was part of a paper entitled “MOOCs, Museums, and Schools: Natural Partners and Processes for Learning” presented at the recent Museums & the Web Conference in Portland theorizing about the potential of partnerships with schools and community members in developing online museum courses. Museums are already starting to realize those possibilities in the area of online courses. The Museum of Modern Art, the Tate and my own North Carolina Museum of Art are currently offering extended online courses similar to MOOCs. Why Museums Can Excel Online
writer - Education Education inkle is looking to bring interactive stories to the classroom, and give teachers free and simple get-stuck-right-in software to use with their students. From within a web-browser, the inklewriter will let students make and play interactive stories with no programming required.