This article from the San Jose Mercury News, Seeing the World from Both Sides, is worth a read: When a Stanford University neurobiologist made a case this week that discrimination, not genetics, keeps women out of science, his comments carried more weight than usual. Ben A. Barres spent most of his life — and his [...]
Must check this out in more detail when I have the time: bq. “Howtoons”:http://www.howtoons.org/ are one-page cartoons showing 5-to-15 year-old kids “How To” build things. Each illustrated episode is a stand-alone fun adventure accessible to all, including the pre-literate. Our Howtoons are designed to encourage children to be active participants in discovering the world through [...]
Posted by Chris in Education on July 18th, 2005 | Comments Off
“Leela”:http://www.futurama-madhouse.com.ar/scripts/1acv06.shtml: Didn’t you have ads in the 20th century? “Fry”:http://www.futurama-madhouse.com.ar/scripts/1acv06.shtml: Well sure, but not in our dreams. Only on TV and radio. And in magazines. And movies. And at ball games and on buses and milk cartons and t-shirts and written on the sky. But “not in dreams”:http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1118095836116&call_pageid=968332188492&col=968793972154&t=TS_Home&DPL=IvsNDS%2f7ChAX&tacodalogin=yes. No siree!
Posted by Chris in Education on June 7th, 2005 | Comments Off
“Parand”:http://www.parand.com/say/index.php/2005/03/23/plugging-back-into-academia/ thoughtfully provided a short list of interesting online academic courseware from “Harvard”:http://athome.harvard.edu/, “MIT”:http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html, and “Berklee”:http://www.berkleeshares.com/ (the music school, not a typo). The Harvard videos remind me of the fun educational/classroom shows (like “Mechanical Universe”:http://www.its.caltech.edu/~tmu/ or “French in Action”:http://www.learner.org/resources/series83.html) I used to watch on UHF channels. I was just thinking about online music lessons, too…
Posted by Chris in Education on March 28th, 2005 | Comments Off