STEM

Can Artificial Intelligence Promote Inquiry? Stanford Professor Says Yes.

Paul Kim at Stanford University has been doing fascinating work around artificial intelligence and inquiry. Having just attended a talk…

Mathematician + Magician = Mathemagician. And Your Day Just Got Better.

Put your math anxiety aside. Prepare to be amazed as Arthur Benjamin, a self-declared “mathemagician” out paces calculators as he…

Teaching is Trash. No, Really. It Is and That’s Wonderful. Watch this Guy!

Every teacher should start what they are doing right now and watch this Ted talk by Arvind Gupta. Gupta demonstrates how…

Read Factfulness and See How the World is Actually Getting Better and Better

I love Hans Rosling’s data-driven talks about how the world is getting healthier and wealthier, slowly and steadily. When the…

An MIT Icon Breaks Down Why Kids Need to Learn to Code

Watch Mitch Resnick of MIT’s Media Lab explain why coding is important for children to learn today, what it is…

Wait, Frankenstein’s Monster is What Happens When One Learns Improperly!?

While rereading Frankenstein recently, I couldn’t help but think Mary Shelley was offering us a critique of education. There is…

What More Could Sally Ride’s School Have Done to Prepare Her to be an Astronaut?

Listen to this 1983 interview with astronaut Sally Ride by Gloria Steinem. What stands out to me most is both…

The Best Video About Data You’ll Likely See Today

The use of data in teaching and learning has increased dramatically over the last fifteen years. Driven in part by…

Humiliation, Multiplication, and Ice Cream

In the memoir Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance, the author describes a scene in first grade where six-year-old J.D. realizes…

Ever Wonder What Bias Looks Like in Machine Learning?

The term “machine learning” is becoming increasingly popular, but what is less often discussed is that machines don’t learn per…

Why Do Boys in Rich Districts Do Better in Math Than Girls? Look at the Data.

A recent data analysis of 260 million standardized test scores by researchers at Stanford University suggests that both boys and girls…

A Stunning Data Viz of Segregation in Chicago Public Schools

We often hear the word “achievement” used to describe the challenges in public education. That word tends to mask the…

Explore the Words that Are Unique to Individual Hip-Hop Artists

As an English teacher, I always enjoyed compendia–those books that listed the number of times words appeared in other books.…

Society and Schools Must Do More to Value the Intelligence of Everyday Workers

Education professor Mike Rose describes just how wonderfully intelligent and creative everyday people are in their everyday work. He challenges the idea that…

Language Evolved To Ensure Human Beings Cooperated, And We Might Be Screwed

Watch biologist Mark Pagel explain why humans’ capacity for “cumulative cultural adaptation” or social learning is what makes us so…

Behold, the Power and Beauty of Buttons!

We click on buttons all the time in the digital realm. But, the buttons we click on mask a dizzyingly…
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