STEM

Computer Science Education

Shakespearean Robotics

In honor of Shakespeare’s 454th birthday today, I present to you BardBots–a Shakespearean introduction to computational thinking. Students study monologues…
Curriculum

Learning Environments are Like Hop Scotch

When thinking about how to design courses or plan lessons, I implore you: watch this video. It’s a timely reminder…
Arts + Letters

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…
Arts + Letters

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…
Arts + Letters

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.)…
Computer Science Education

Allow Our Elections System to Remind You Why We Should Teach Computer Science

Tip of the hat to this computer science professor for making a complex issue broadly understandable. Our election system is…
Arts + Letters

Long Live Print Books

You might think of me as a lover of all things technological or digital. In fact, I read most books…
Arts + Letters

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…
Arts + Letters

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…
Computer Science Education

What Klingon Teaches Us About Inequity in the Digital Age

Inequity in the digital age is not always what it seems. Check out this insight from Kenya’s ICT minister: “Google…
Higher Education

Egypt’s Educational Gambit & What We Can Learn

Egypt’s education minister just spoke hear at UNESCO’s Mobile Learning Week. It was stunning to hear what they are doing…
Computer Science Education

The Adventures of…ENERGY

This project combines the timelessness of a Rube Goldberg machine with the novelty of fidget spinners.  Watch it a few…
Art

Women Scientists on the Rise in Children’s Drawings

What children choose to draw, how they perceive the relationship between gender and possibility, is a powerful measure of our…
Computer Science Education

No Computer Computer Science

Integrating computer science into schools doesn’t necessitate digital devices or computers. Well, eventually, yes. But not to start. See what…
Arts + Letters

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…
Arts + Letters

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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