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Wendy L Schultz sur Twitter : "Inside #Facebook's plan to build a better #school #Summit #future #education. Inside Facebook's plan to build a better school. Not long after, Sego was touring Summit Denali, a public charter school in Sunnyvale, California.
With him was Priscilla Chan, wife of the Facebook founder and his partner in philanthropy. They had been drawn to Summit Public Schools because of their striking success in preparing students for college: 99 percent of its graduating students have been accepted into at least one four-year college. And 55 percent of graduates go on to complete college, compared to a national average of 28 percent. The results are particularly compelling given the diverse makeup of the student population: only 20 percent of students are white, 48 percent qualify for free or reduced lunch, and 13 percent are English language learners. 99 percent of students are admitted to a four-year college Summit says it outperforms most schools thanks to a program that lets students learn at their own pace, work on projects rather than listening to lectures, and receive regular one-on-one mentoring from their teachers.
A well-crafted, shapeshifting print project celebrating 100 years of design manifestos. Wendy L Schultz sur Twitter : "Why Kids Should Make the #VideoGames They Love to Play #design #learning. Why Kids Should Make the Video Games They Love to Play. When educator Lynn Koresh hears from kids that they want a career doing something with computers, she asks, “To do what with computers?”
Adults often encourage kids to pursue science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills, and computing classes are usually a first stop. But Koresh knows it’s the real-world applications of computational thinking and coding language skills that bring such knowledge to life. Thefuturespractice sur Twitter : "Future Artefacts fair seeks to show physical media far from dead... Syd Mead Tapped for Visual Effects Society Visionary Award. Pixar bets on better image quality.
Why Samsung Design Stinks. Kevin Lee calls it "Steve Jobs Syndrome.
" As the former head of product strategy and user experience design at Samsung Design America, Lee watched as the $100 billion Korean tech giant wrote check after check to countless Western design firms to develop future products for the Korean company. The designers would dig in their heels, refusing to budge on their grand idea or see how it might fit into Samsung’s vast production line. And Samsung management would either discard the idea entirely, or water it down so much that the product became another meaningless SKU in the hundreds of products Samsung sells today. Twitter. Striking, Minimalist Video Résumé Created With Simple Animated Graphics.
Disgust and Revulsion. American Schools Are Training Kids for a World That Doesn't Exist. Designer Neri Oxman sits in her “Gemini” chaise, which uses cutting-edge technologies to simulate being in the womb.
It was 3D-printed by Stratasys, CNC milled by SITU Fabrication and designed with Prof. Stranded Assets. 4 Young Designers To Watch. Designer Ilona Gaynor once planned a Hollywood-worthy heist at five Los Angeles banks, combining fact, fiction, and suspense to create art focused on exposing the judicial system's absurdities.
Now she's exploring that same theme of "disrupting the law" during a six-month residency at London's Design Museum, where her latest project opened to the public last week. Like the interactive L.A. heist, this installation involves visitors in a whodunit case rife with loopholes, twists, and turns. Nicholas-kristof-is-a-hard-life-inherited. YAMHILL, Ore. — ONE delusion common among America’s successful people is that they triumphed just because of hard work and intelligence.
In fact, their big break came when they were conceived in middle-class American families who loved them, read them stories, and nurtured them with Little League sports, library cards and music lessons. They were programmed for success by the time they were zygotes. An Idiot’s Guide to Inequality. We may now have a new “most unread best seller of all time.”
Data from Amazon Kindles suggests that that honor may go to Thomas Piketty’s “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” which reached No. 1 on the best-seller list this year. Jordan Ellenberg, a professor of mathematics at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, wrote in The Wall Street Journal that Piketty’s book seems to eclipse its rivals in losing readers: All five of the passages that readers on Kindle have highlighted most are in the first 26 pages of a tome that runs 685 pages. Why Do Americans Stink at Math? Photo When Akihiko Takahashi was a junior in college in 1978, he was like most of the other students at his university in suburban Tokyo.
He had a vague sense of wanting to accomplish something but no clue what that something should be. But that spring he met a man who would become his mentor, and this relationship set the course of his entire career. Takeshi Matsuyama was an elementary-school teacher, but like a small number of instructors in Japan, he taught not just young children but also college students who wanted to become teachers. At the university-affiliated elementary school where Matsuyama taught, he turned his classroom into a kind of laboratory, concocting and trying out new teaching ideas.
Dezeen : 3D-printed hats launched for ... Gabriela Ligenza launches 3D printed hats for Ascot. Milliner Gabriela Ligenza, who originally trained as an architect and interior designer, has launched a collection of 3D printed hats to coincide with British horse racing event Royal Ascot.
Ligenza, who has previously worked with artisans and bespoke textile makers, has now collaborated with leading 3D designers to create her 2014 Autumn / Winter collection. "Working with such a cutting edge technique as 3D printing has allowed me to create what was previously impossible with traditional millinery," Ligenza told Dezeen. Her collaborators in the project included with mathematical art scholar, Francesco de Comite from the Lille University of Sciences and Technology, digital animator and storyteller Joaquin Baldwin and Adam Mellotte from Inner Leaf who provides 3D modelling services for the fashion and TV industries. While a wide range of materials can be used in 3D printing, in this case the large size of the hats limited the choice of materials to nylon and stainless steel.
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Google Ventures: Your Design Team Needs A War Room. Here's How To Set One Up. A New Car UI - Matthaeus Krenn. Several automotive companies have begun replacing traditional controls in their cars with touch screens.
Unfortunately, their eagerness to set new trends in hardware, is not matched by their ambition to create innovative software experiences for these new input mechanisms. On-line Teaching and MOOCs.
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