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7 years ago
Most athletes who’ve felt the pull of a major league dream understand that the dream never really disappears. In some cases it returns to us as a luxury: a passcard to Weekend Warriordom, the boon of well-rounded youth. But for those who put more at risk to achieve athletic greatness, the failed dream is a stinging reminder of missed opportunity. In this VICE exposé, our intro to Major League Baseball’s
7 years ago
Remember The Oregon Trail? Caulking the wagon, floating it across? Think back to that gem gleaming green on your Apple IIe: a signal for a break from school. No more learning! Oh, but what trickery! At least since that era of the early personal computer, teaching and learning have taken to the screen unbeknownst to captivated little learners. And in recent years, a more complete integration of games has even begun to transform classrooms...
Imagine a world where you can tell the Applebee's waitstaff that it is your friend's birthday and they can bring a free cupcake while singing the tune we all know instead of one that is unfortunate. Do you see that world? Librarians at Pitt might be making it possible. Or at least they're rekindling an interesting conversation about copyright.
7 years ago
National reports from the past decade help us understand how teenagers relate to our rapidly changing information landscape by dialing in to the ways they use and think about libraries. It is in this spirit that a recent, localized study of teen attitudes gives insight into the minds of occasional library users - reportedly about seven out of ten te...
7 years ago
Sucker for a human interest story? The audience popularity of organizations like StoryCorps tells us you're not at all alone in your appreciation of the revelatory interview. Contemporary personal narrative recording initiatives like S...
7 years ago
Originally funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities and MIT, Annotation Studio is an open-source, online platform designed by scholars in the digital humanities for collaboratively annotating digital texts. It remains in constant development by MIT’s HyperStudio and the scholars who ply it, but in its current sharp state Annotati...
7 years ago
Have youheard of STEM? According to a 2014 report published by Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Science Center, three out of five parents of school children in rural Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia haven’t. Educators and business leaders in the
7 years ago
Today’s emergent access to a deeper, wider, and unendingly interesting field of archival materials-made-digital warrants the stewards of our cultural institutions a pat on the back from lifelong learners. This same exciting mass of primary resources presents educations with an embarrassment of riches and some important questions: What to teach with so much stuff? And how? For one Canadian scholar...
7 years ago
Bringing hip hop into the classroom is more than simply tapping a root of youth culture to build student-centered appeal and maintain relevance—although it succeeds at these things, too. For Dr. Chris Emdin of Columbia Teachers College, hip hop champions the communal, egalitarian, authentic information exchange he believes to be central to real education. In practice, rap battles and poetry slams are veritable lessons that reciprocate teaching ...
7 years ago
Some topical controversy at the Berkeley Public Library.