>> Archive of my Scoops from all sources plus Scoops that I have not posted to other social sites. In an effort to lessen the sense that I am spamming people, I am beginning to post more of my Scoops from all sections on my blog at http://ghbrett.org Soon I hope to get some advice on doing a better job of archiving the content into the topical sections on the site as well.
DIY tech PC Advisor But tech education is a hot-button nowadays. Let's start early with programming classes and teach kids that technology isn't some type of magic that slaps applications on a phone or tablet.
Maker class gives Petaluma schoolchildren a hands-on education Santa Rosa Press Democrat Becker this school year launched the school's Maker Lab, where students in kindergarten through sixth grade incorporate philosophies of the maker movement, a...
Fritjof Capra, in his book ‘The Hidden Connections’ applies aspects of complexity theory, particularly the analysis of networks, to global capitalism and the state of the world; and eloquently argues the case that social systems such as organisations and networks are not just like living systems – they are living systems. The concept and theory of living systems (technically known as autopoiesis) was introduced in 1972 by Chilean biologists Humberto Maturana and Francisco Varela.
-▶ A GREEN COMMON-BASED GOVERNANCE: THE RIGHT TO A CLEAN AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL SPECIES A Green, Commons-Based Governance: The Right to a Clean and Healthy Environment for all species http://sco.lt/8qokwj
Gadget Freak Review: Simple Tool Seals Wounds, Construction Set for Straws ... Design News They can be reused, and virtually anyone can use them -- from preschool to those in higher education. Creatables ...
3-D Technology May Someday Print Up New Livers: Health Bloomberg The 20-year-old technology uses liquid materials that become hard as they print out three-dimensional objects in layers, based on a digital model.
This is probably the last Hangout I’ll be doing for the Cool Tools book. This Wednesday at 4pm PST. The Wirecutter is like Cool Tools on steroids. Begun by Brian Lam, this site does deep reviews of popular item categories.
Students Build a Futuristic City Rio Grande Sun Future City started in 2001 as a national, project-based learning experience and contest for students who are charged with imagining, designing and building cities of the future.
"FOLDIT IS PART of a growing trend toward citizen science: enabling ordinary people, often without formal training, to contribute to scientific research in their spare time. The range of involvement varies. Some citizen scientists donate idle time on their home computers for use in solving problems large in scale (the search for intergalactic objects, as in Einstein@home) or small (folding proteins). Other projects encourage participants to contribute small bits of data about themselves or their environments. The Great Sunflower Project, for instance, provides a platform for logging and sharing observations of pollinators like bees and wasps. Still other efforts enlist laypeople to tag and analyze images: Eyewire, for example, a game developed by Sebastian Seung ’86, Ph.D. ’90, a professor of computational neuroscience at MIT, involves participants in mapping neurons in the brain."
'Tim's Vermeer' - Documentary reflects brilliance behind the brush Explorer News “Tim's Vermeer” reflects a startling and educational look at not only those years since 2008, but also shines as an art history lesson all the way back to Vermeer's...
Why milking a cow is an educational asset Indianapolis Star They understand math because they use it to count and to make change. But they really don't understand science. But experiential opportunities bring it to life.
Scientists use underwater robots to excite students about science Online Athens Can underwater robots catch the imagination of middle and high school students and spark an interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics?
Forbes Hour of Code: Let's Enable All Children To Become Creators, Not Just Consumers Forbes My education in coding gave me a taste of how quickly one can imagine something, create it and share it with the world.
One of the most fun and useful things I’ve been doing lately is automating small processes I do all the time. It took me a while to work up the courage to dive into automation, as it always seemed like a really difficult, technical thing to do, which should be left to programmers. Luckily, there [...]
Learning Science from Astronomy to Zoology at Kidvention The Charlottesville Newsplex More than 1,000 people gathered at the Key Recreation Center in Charlottesville for the Virginia Discovery Museum's annual Kidvention celebration.
Students participate in VEX Robotics Competition Fort McMurray Today The program is designed to get kids interested in engineering, says Rick Tyler, Robotics Education and Competition Foundation's director of online resources, who came to Fort...