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Day 35: Five Idea Friday!

October 26, 2012

Another Friday, another Five Ideas!

1. The Scale of the Universe. A neat visualizer of size and scale – from the extremely small to the mind-blowingly large.

2. Clea.nr. Since this Five Idea Friday has three videos, Clea.nr seems to be an appropriate tool. This useful plugin for web browsers (Firefox, Safari, Chrome, etc) strips off the ads, comments and related videos on Youtube. Great for classrooms. Trying installing this before you move on!

3. Math Visualizations Vi Hart calls herself a Mathemusican. On her blog you’ll see a ton of fantastic examples of math visualizations and engaging math topics to play with. Here’s one example:

4. The Future of Education?  This one might be a controversial conversation starter. We share this here not as something the Delta School District wholeheartedly supports, but rather as a glimpse into how some leading edge thinking are discussing education.

“Leading entrepreneurs and thought leaders provide a look at the future of education in a short documentary from Ericsson. It discusses how technology is changing the way students learn as well as what it means to learn and teach in a connected era.”

5. Where Do Ideas Come From? “People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.”

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  1. Lisa Leblanc permalink
    October 31, 2012 4:14 am

    Love, love, love the math visualizations – finally, a good use for Fruit by the Foot!
    And the Stephen Johnson speech is excellent – there’s also a condensed RSA Animate version that’s very entertaining and easy to share: http://www.videovium.com/2011/02/28/rsa-animate-where-do-good-ideas-come-from/

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