The MediaLab The MediaLab is a small team within the Creative Development Group in the Digital Media Department. Our job, broadly speaking, is to explore the impact that technology can have on the museum experience. More specifically, we do this by working with New York's creative technology community, to develop prototypes and proofs-of-concept that we share with Met staff to get feedback and fuel conversation. We run an ambitious internship program, bring in volunteers, collaborate with local schools, and partner with startups that see a benefit in working with our amazing collection, incredible staff, and vast space. Our projects are low-budget, open-source, and rapidly iterated. The MediaLab's work looks at the relationship between culture and technology through a variety of lenses:
15+ great resources for introducing coding to the classroom By Kelly Maher September 4th, 2015 Must-try apps, games, and tutorials for learners of every age “Computer science is a liberal art, it’s something that everyone should be exposed to, everybody should have a mastery of to some extent.” Nice Neighbors a webgame for science! (961/965 solved in this set) research mode! enter graph6 for the graph you want: Blockly for PICAXE - Software Product Details Blockly for PICAXE is a free powerful visual programming tool for generating PICAXE microcontroller programs. By stacking coloured blocks on top of each other a control program can be rapidly generated. This simple click’n’drag programming method allows students to rapidly develop control sequences for real life microcontroller projects. Blockly can be run online in a web browser on almost any device that has an internet connection.
Easy Projects to Get Started with Scratch: Drawing 2D Shapes I had my first computer programming experience in ninth grade. I had just moved, and my new guidance counselor persuaded me to take a computer programming class because there were no other open electives. I was dubious. <i><b>Metropolitan Museum Initiative Provides Free Access to 400,000 Digital Images</i></b> New Web Program Allows Free Image Download for Non-Commercial Use (New York, May 16, 2014)—Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today that more than 400,000 high-resolution digital images of public domain works in the Museum’s world-renowned collection may be downloaded directly from the Museum’s website for non-commercial use—including in scholarly publications in any media—without permission from the Museum and without a fee. The number of available images will increase as new digital files are added on a regular basis.
Minecraft: The video game that builds kids' brain cells Please rotate your device Mind Craft Microsoft’s popular video game Minecraft helps kids learn everything from programming, science and math to art, languages and history.by Stephen Shankland Concerned because you can’t pry your daughter away from Minecraft? Worried that your son spends every moment obsessing over moves in the super-popular video game?
PatternBlocks3 - ShapeGame Pattern Blocks (ShapeGame) are used in early childhood math and just for fun. Great for drawing mandalas and tesselations. New features include preset examples, the ability to save and email your design, full-screen drawing area, new backgrounds. Now with a Gallery to share your artwork with the world! Wonderful stress relief game for adults, too.
Chaos to perfection We are sorry, but it appears that your browser does not support WebGL. Please download Google Chrome and try launching this site again. If you are unable to install a new web browser, you can try downloading the Google Chrome Frame plugin instead. Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom As is the nature of sandbox games, players can roam free, choosing objectives as they go. Because Minecraft has such open possibilities and potential, the teacher can choose how he or she wants to use it. Just as the student has the ability to be creative, the teacher has the same. That can be overwhelming, but luckily, there is a tool for using Minecraft created by teachers for teachers. MinecraftEdu provides a custom mod, basically a customized modification of the game, that helps facilitate organization and focus for teachers to use Minecraft effectively. In addition, Joel Levin, the founder of MinecraftEdu, provides ideas and updates at The Minecraft Teacher blog.
Grid Paper PDFs Free Online Graph Paper / Grid Paper PDFs Downloadable and very printable, I find these PDFs extremely useful. Tip number one! Though I do return the correct header for a PDF, sometimes Explorer gets confused when downloading... So if you're running Windows, you may need to right-click a link and choose "Save link to disk". Tip number two!