Duck Math [...]

> In 1959 Disney released a 30-minute educational featurette called "Donald in Mathmagic Land." Everything about it is superb - the design, the animation, the music, the narration, and the presentation of the material. I remember watching this in school and realizing how interesting math could be. I remember the video or maybe the filmstrip where which is part of th...

 

Silent Senator [...]

> Known as the "Silent Senator", Hayden rarely spoke on the Senate floor. Instead his influence came from committee meetings and Senate cloakroom discussions where his comments were given a respect comparable to canon law.[4] A colleague said of him, "No man in Senate history has wielded more influence with less oratory,"[5] while the Los Angeles Times wrote that Hayd...

 

Reading Expands TV Mutes The Mind [...]

> If I read I have the time to stop, > pause and reflect on what I have > been reading. I can go back and > re-read as many times as I want > a passage that it's not clear to me. > > Reading with interest, helps my mind > stay alert, active and to have the time > to pose questions and analyze things > instead of taking them for granted just > because someone has said...

 

On gardens, streams and Zettelkästen [...]

(From ) - ![Zettelkästen] [Zettel] I read Mike Caulfield's article on the web as a **garden** (e.g. wikis) and as a **stream** (e.g. Blogs, Twitter). It resonated strongly with my reading on *Zettelkästen* (German for 'index catalogue'). This post places the two concepts together or side by side to see how they fit. Another possibility is that neither the stream n...

 

Blockchains: It’s Complicated [...]

> A cautionary note about the blockchain hype. During the year that we have been working on this project, blockchain-based certification systems have become a hot topic (type the term into Google and see for yourself). Needless to say, much of the rhetoric has been exaggerated (and the same is true for some of the criticism). One important takeaway for us has been tha...

 

Not So Stinking Badges [...]

> As silly as they might seem, Nosek said the badges served a well-established purpose, by giving researchers a visible means to communicate information about their identities, beliefs, values and behaviors. People use such signaling all the time — think bumper stickers and hipster beards. Badges give scientists a way to signal that they care about research transpar...

 

Menu of Do Stuff [...]

> Open Practice Competencies > > Distinguishing between open and closed licensing. > > Contributing web resources using the appropriate licensing to give others credit. > > Making web resources available under an open license. > > Advocating for the web as an open and public resource. The Mozilla Web Literacy and their general collection of Teaching Activities ...

 

Proficiency in the Blender [...]

> Candidates should know Blender's history, how it became open source, and what being open source means to Blender's development and documentation. With a portfolio/reel submission consisting of stills, animations, and/or .blend files, candidates should exhibit proficiency in 7 of these core areas Proficiency is demonstrated in a submitted portfolio for the "Blender ...

 

Training Like CD-ROMs [...]

The Linux Foundation's free online "course" in Open Compliance has all the standard hallmarks of instructional design- objectives, a clear structure, an ability to navigate freely, use of audio, visual, and text. While delivered via a web browser, the experience is no difference from inserting a CD-ROM into the tray in the mid-1990s. The "evaluation" was a true / ...

 

Certifications Are Verifiable [...]

> This verification tool allows you to confirm the validity of a job candidate's Linux Foundation Certification. Just enter the last name and Certificate ID number in the boxes below. A tool allows someone presented with a certificate to get a validation by entering information in a form. It might be possible to have this also done via some kind of API (?) Red Hat ...