Tagged: Educational

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CS 178

Feeling left out as the kids head back to school? Maybe you should curl up with these, the course notes from Mark Levoy’s digital photography course at Stanford. It covers a lot of ground....

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That’s some hot glass (about 2100°F)

This week, I’m taking a class at Diablo Glass School. The class is very fun and I’ve made a few things so far. The one pictured below is the paperweight I made. The process...

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College visits

Tom and I have been visiting some colleges in North Carolina and Virginia. Wednesday we visited Elon, which was very nice. Then we headed up to Blacksburg Virginia to see Virginia Tech. VT made...

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Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel has been causing a lot of buzz recently with his argument that higher education is currently going through a bubble and that kids should all skip college. If you haven’t been following...

School is a Game (Just a Poorly Designed One) 0

School is a Game (Just a Poorly Designed One)

The whole family has been reading Jane McGonigal’s new book recently. I think Pete has it at the moment. It’s full of interesting ideas about how to use game design techniques to make things...

Education Nation Scorecard 0

Education Nation Scorecard

Have you seen this? It’s an interesting, interactive tool for showing your local schools’ assessment statistics to other schools. It has a couple of odd UI problems (maps without pan/zoom, important info hiding “below...

Promoting Statistical Literacy 0

Promoting Statistical Literacy

I’ve said for a while that the single best thing you could do to improve our country is to teach everybody statistics. Here’s an interesting article by Cory Doctorow saying the same thing, but...

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Exploratorium

After Yosemite, we spent some time in San Francisco. One of the highlights of that stop was a visit to the Exploratorium. The Exploratorium is sort of the granddaddy of all modern science museums....

CDPH vs. UC Berkeley 0

CDPH vs. UC Berkeley

You probably saw in the news that the California Department of Public Health stopped UC Berkeley’s Bring Your Genes to Cal program. That was an interesting program which the school had put together this...

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XBox Programming Class

This week I learned how to program the XBox. I took a class at Minuteman High School which was put on by Robotech Center. I thought it was very fun and educating. I learned...