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New York Viewing For The Weekend (Taken with Instagram)

New York Viewing For The Weekend (Taken with Instagram)

If you don’t read or write, you can’t be educated, you can’t care about anything — you’ve gotta put something in people’s heads so the metaphors bounce around and collide with each other and make new metaphors.
Ray Bradbury, brilliant as ever, in a rare 2003 interview on fixing education and our responsibility to future generations.  (via explore-blog)
curiositycounts:

For many of us, each day is display of controlled chaos that leaves us wishing for more time to spend doing the things we love. Like watch more Star Wars and listen to more Queen. Or marvel at the two together. But probably more along the lines of some things on this delightful infographic by domo. So it begs the question — if you had two more glorious hours in the day, how would you spend it?
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curiositycounts:

For many of us, each day is display of controlled chaos that leaves us wishing for more time to spend doing the things we love. Like watch more Star Wars and listen to more Queen. Or marvel at the two together. But probably more along the lines of some things on this delightful infographic by domo. So it begs the question — if you had two more glorious hours in the day, how would you spend it?

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curiositycounts:

A literary take on paint by numbers. 
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curiositycounts:

A literary take on paint by numbers. 

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curiositycounts:

A fascinating story and the best thing you’ll read today is a story on Homeboy Industries, the passion project of an L.A. priest, who has brought life reboots to hundreds of former criminals.



Excerpt:
It occurred to Boyle during those rides that the biggest problem facing his community…

murkavenue:

CLUE 1:
“went to short dogs house,
they was watching Yo MTV
RAPS”
Yo MTV RAPS first aired:
Aug 6th 1988
CLUE 2:
Ice Cubes single “today was a good day” released on:
Feb 23 1993
CLUE 3:
”The Lakers beat the Super
Sonics”
Dates between Yo MTV Raps air date AUGUST 6 1988 and the release…

austinkleon:

Brian Croxall on stealing like an artist a teacher:

First-time teachers should learn to embrace theft: recognizing that good teaching often comes from adapting or stealing outright someone’s great assignment, classroom activity, syllabus, or even lecture notes. This advice of course pertains to more than just first-time teachers. When you’re beginning to plan something new, you can always benefit from seeing what others before you have done.

See also Croxall’s advice to new teachers: So now you’re a teacher…

Good pedagogy often involves theft. While we’re on the subject of plagiarism, I should add that effective teaching frequently involves adapting or stealing outright someone else’s great assignment, classroom activity, or even–on occasion–lecture notes. Just be willing, then, to allow others to benefit from what you’ve learned while teaching.

Thx, @GenerationMeh

curiositycounts:

Make It: Tiny Wi-Fi Camera The Internet of Things camera is an open-source camera build based on an Arduino that can be set up to snap pictures at regular intervals or even with a motion sensor. It’s a pretty simple build and you can find the full tutorial, software, and parts list over on Adafruit. Think of it as a much cooler Nanny Cam. 
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curiositycounts:

Make It: Tiny Wi-Fi Camera 
The Internet of Things camera is an open-source camera build based on an Arduino that can be set up to snap pictures at regular intervals or even with a motion sensor. It’s a pretty simple build and you can find the full tutorial, software, and parts list over on AdafruitThink of it as a much cooler Nanny Cam. 

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Passing tests doesn’t begin to compare with searching and inquiring and pursuing topics that engage us and excite us. That’s far more significant than passing tests and, in fact, if that’s the kind of educational career you’re given the opportunity to pursue, you will remember what you discovered.
Noam Chomsky on the purpose of education. (via explore-blog)