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With our Learning Theater opening coming soon, check out this cool project to create an image of Mars on a rusted metal plate. This is an intriguing use of rust to represent feaures of Mars. Equally intriguing is the fact that the artist learned the set of techniques for accomplishing this project through Youtube videos.
3 months ago
Next Thursday, the Library is kicking off its fall series of Learning Theater orientation events, titled, "An Out-of-this-World Learning Theater Experience."We would LOVE for anyone at the library who did not attend the June 23rd version of this event to experience it! Also: we invite you to bring your friends and family (13 years or older).If you can't make it, or don't get a seat (limited to 24 per show), don't fret! Starting again in late September, there ...
3 months ago
Please add comments below from your observations and suggestions on the Mars Playtest Seminar.THANK YOU!-mars team
Hiya Edlab. I'm writing a short essay on AR versus VR—trying to chart out some ideas about how the Leraning Theater relates to this spectrum. I left some notes over on my blog. Please let me know if you have any favorite articles on the comparisons between these two approaches to creating content-rich, "immersive" experience as applied in general or to education more specific...
3 months ago
This Github repository is an adorable example that a tech nerd can be an artist - not in terms of the product s/he creates through coding, but in terms of the codes per se being arts.So what is it? It is some really difficult code that turns Ruby code into Scala code, then to Scheme code, then to Perl code, then to Lua code, and so on so forth (100 languages ...
3 months ago
Following-up the article by Zhou, video title plays an important role when people are searching. So making Vialogues more searchable is one of our goals this version. Besides our new on-site search (If you haven't tried, please do) mechanism, we made some efforts for robots to crawl Vialogues better.
3 months ago
According to this article by Think with Google, YouTube users use search to find videos when they have specific things to find. They use the Related feature to explore videos under a general topic. And Alvaro told me the other day that when people use search, some of them know what they are exactly looking for whereas others don't. This results in different search phrase and behaviors of accessing the search results. I am interested in understanding:
3 months ago
The problem of oversized classrooms is not a new issue in education. It has been a contentious issue since the 1980s. In the early 80's, Tennessee’s General Assembly funded a study on class sizes.  The study found that reducing class sizes can lead to gains in reading and math.  However, reducing class sizes has its trade-offs. Class Sizes Matter, an organization that advocates for smaller classes in NYC public schools have recently filed a complaint with the State Education Department affirming the state has failed to meet required classroom sizes.  
I’m currently working on archiving the New York State School Finance Reform project materials into PocketKnowledge. I am learning a lot of interesting information about school f...
3 months ago
Or, as I call it, V-Day. It's been so long since I made one of these posts!It's been months since we first rolled up our sleeves, took out the power washer, and prepared for a super deep clean of our marquee video learning environment. ...