Arts + Letters

Arts + Letters

Is That a John Dewey T-Shirt? Philosophy Meets Fashion!

Today’s reason to smile. Making educational philosophical thought cool again. Get it in your size (or mine!) here. And for…
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Fibonacci Sequence Poetry? Yes, Please!

I’ll say it again: we must do more to blur the lines between the worlds of numbers and letters. This…
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Why Computer Science Belongs in English Class

Computer science in ELA class? Yes. Especially in ELA! For a few years now, I have been building the case…
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Science and Poetry, Both are Celebrations

Science and poetry are two sides of the same universal coin. (And here’s another, more etymological take, on the matter.)…
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Teach Writing? This Podcast is a Must-Listen.

Pour a beverage of choice, plug in your headphones, and enjoy this fantastic podcast on the state of writing and…
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Long Live Print Books

You might think of me as a lover of all things technological or digital. In fact, I read most books…
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OK Go Has a Curriculum Based on Their Music Videos!!!

File this under “D” for “didn’t know I needed this in my life until I saw it.” OK Go, who…
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The President Reminds Us Why We Teach Poetry

It was 1963 and Robert Frost had died. President Kennedy offered a glorious eulogy for Frost, but it was also…
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A Business Case for the Arts in Education

When the founder and CEO of the Alibaba Group, Jack Ma, was asked about what education should look like, his…
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Reading Books in Their Settings

I love this list from the New York Public Library about reading books set in New York City in New…
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Technophobic Hype: A History of Technology and the Future of Work

From Socrates to the Internet, history is filled with freak-outs about the way new technologies will destroy humanity. And then…
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Walt Whitman on Language “Arising Out of the Work”

Timely insights on the relationship between language, the populous, and our institutions. Language, be it remember’d, is not an abstract…
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Love this Book about Books

I saw this list over at Book Riot about their top books about books. It immediately brought to mind my…
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Read Macbeth Like a Computer

For fun, check out this Wolfram Alpha page that breaks down Macbeth in all sorts of computationally fun ways. What…
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Socrates on Democracy and Education

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a firm believer in the usefulness of philosophy and theory. It’s not…
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Try Not to Stare at this Typewriter with Voice Recognition. Just Try.

I love this voice-activated typewriter, not because it is practical or will make one’s writing life easier. But rather because…
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