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Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land

Donald Duck in Mathmagic Land is from the days when Disney was cool. They even made math cool. When I saw this, it changed my life. I got math. Now if I just keep watching it over and over and over… I’ll remember math.

Rare yellow spider named after David Bowie

Rare yellow spider named after David Bowie A newly-discovered spider has been named after rock star David Bowie, in an effort to raise awareness about the number of arachnid species threatened with extinction. Bowie was apparently selected for the honour because of his musical contribution to arachnid world – the 1972 concept album The Rise […]

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)

Buridan just sent me this link. I’m really interested in the role of informal learning about science. I’m not so interested in Informal Science Education, however. One, IMHO, leads to engagement and internal motivation, and the other is a more temporary and passive external motivational experience. But that’s just my opinion, and I look forward […]

Ban BPA Food Containers & Chemicals in Shampoos

Bills Would Ban BPA From Food and Drink Containers – The move came a day after Sunoco, the gas and chemical company, sent word to investors that it is now refusing to sell bisphenol A, known as BPA, to companies for use in food and water containers for children younger than 3. The company […]

How many people are being arrested for taking pictures in public in Britain? « notes from the ubiquitous surveillance society

I follow David’s blog on surveillance to keep up to date on the issues, particularly when I’m teaching my Children and Technology course, where we focus on digital photography and children and protection of children’s information online. I actually thought that people had rights to take pictures in britain. How many people are being arrested […]

Ivan Illich and Pinky’s Scary School Nightmare

I’d forgotten about this video, but HowardR twittered it. And here it is. Every students in/of education should watch it, over and over and over. It will be on the exam… the exam of one’s own life.

Dorks – Creme That Egg – Rube Goldberg

This totally rules. My CLD415 students played with marble rollways, and this, of course, takes the cake. I will spam all my students with it.

Podcasty Bits

I’ve just created a new video blog called Podcasty Bits, full of bits of pod casting that I hope to do this winter for my course. I really hate videos of myself, and don’t like how I look or sound on camera, so I figure that this is a good way to get over that […]

9. Can You Spell Science?

9. Can You Spell Science? asks: Think Americans haven’t gotten smarter? Think again. Between 1979 and 2006, the percentage of scientifically literate adults doubled — to 17%. This year, a survey by a professor of political science at the University of Michigan found that that dismal showing may have improved, but only a little. Currently, […]

Flexible OLEDs

EcoGeek – Flexible OLEDs This new device is both transparent and flexible, while still producing a bright display that can be viewed at almost any angle. Its response time is up to ten times faster than traditional LEDs, making for smooth, smooth video. The engineers of the future could have a field day with this […]