How The Economic Machine Works by Ray Dalio.
My kids were lucky to get their hands on a not yet released TocaBoca app called Builders. I have never seen both my 7 and 3 year old more enthralled by a game. Ella kept shouting: “This is so much fun!”
And now that they’re sleeping, it’s my turn! Make sure to watch the above video to see what the fun is all about. The app is scheduled to be released on Thursday!
TocaBoca keeps impressing!
Design in a Nutshell is a series of beautifully animated videos by Open Learn, explaining 6 key design movements. Watch short videos on Gothic Revival, Arts and Crafts, Bauhaus, Modernism, American Industrial Design and Postmodernism.
Or Simply discover your design alter-ego. Take the quiz.
(via the always amazing Open Culture blog)
My studiomate Kio Stark just launched her latest ebook titled Don’t Go Back to School. Fact is, schools don’t have a monopoly on learning anymore as more people are declining traditional education and college degrees. Instead they’re getting the knowledge, training, and inspiration they need outside of the classroom.
In Don’t Go Back to School Kio draws on extensive research and over 100 interviews with independent learners, and with that offers the ultimate guide to learning without school. The book provides models and methods for taking a new kind of path through learning, and transforming that alternative education into an exciting career path.
Kio provides concrete strategies and resources for getting started as an independent learner. If you’re debating whether college, trade school, or independent learning will get you where you want to be, Don’t Go Back to School is essential reading.
Buy her ebook here.
Tilo’s recent obsession with everything ABC makes me want to splurge and buy this Wooden Letter Puzzle.
I was just trying to explain the concept of Gravity to my daughter this weekend. This video will help.
You’ve probably seen Jessica Hische’s and Russ Maschmeyer’s site Don’t Fear The Internet before. But just in case you haven’t, trust me, you should pay a visit.
The application deadline for the new program is fast approaching, on January 15, 2012.
When nudging vector points, Photoshop exhibits some strange behaviour, linked to how far you’re currently zoomed in. At 100%, nudging using the arrow keys will move your vector point exactly 1 pixel. At 200%, nudging moves the point half a pixel. At 300%, it’ll move a third of a pixel.
Fantastic post on Pixel Perfect Vector Nudging in Photoshop.
My kids love the beautifully designed counting app by Appracadabra. What makes me happy is that we have it currently set to count in Swiss German.
But they can also learn to count in Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Slovakian, Spanish and Swedish.
Get it from the App Store.
WaSP InterACT is a community driven project that offers a free, open, curriculum for web education.
Schools that teach web design struggle to keep pace with our industry, and those just starting their curricula often set off in the wrong direction because the breadth and depth of our medium can be daunting.
The WaSP InterACT curriculum project seeks to ease the challenges schools around the world face as they prepare their students for careers on the Web.
WaSP InterACT is a living curriculum designed to change and keep pace with the fast moving industry. Its courses are divided into several tracks that provide students with a well rounded foundation in the many facets of the web design craft.
Get involved and contribute!
(picked up at BrooklynBeta, which I am currently attending)
Our schools are facing some tough challenges right now. But, the way TBD sees it, there’s no better time to bring the spotlight back on those teachers that make our classrooms thrive.
They *just* launched ThanksForTeaching.Us, a 30 day campaign to share thanks for the unforgettable teachers that shaped our lives.
Take a minute to say thanks by recognizing one (or a bunch) of your favorite teachers and what they inspired you to do. I just added mine.
Creating the Future of Education and Work wants to help educators foster creativity and conceptual thinking in schools. The founders, Rita J. King and Joshua Fouts, created creatingthefuturetoday.com as a resource for teachers and parents with ideas that help foster imagination and teach kids to collaborate while problem solving.