Category Archives: education

Zeno’s Paradox – Numberphile

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Moebius Transformations Revealed

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Pythagoras in 60 seconds

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peacock spider

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The world in 100 people

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biology and maths

How does biology explain the low numbers of women in computer science? Hint: it doesn't. View more presentations from Terri Oda Like 0

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matt damon on teachers

[Audio: English; Captions: None; Transcript: below] Transcript courtesy of Kos. The article includes other clips and transcripts, including Matt’s recent speech (also spotted here: Matt Damon’s clear-headed speech to teachers rally) Smug ReasonTV interviewer: “In acting, there isn’t any job … Continue reading

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John Kuhn’s speech at SOS march

[Audio: English; Captions: none; Transcript: below] Many thanks to Laura who provided the transcript! You can find out more about the SOS March here. (speech has already started, apparently. Also, nearly every sentence is responded to with applause and cheers): … Continue reading

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dyslexie, a new font

[Audio: ?; Captions: English] Very interesting, hadn’t thought of this. Wonder how available this font is… Surely these principles could also be applied to other fonts to create a number of dyslexic-friendly fonts… Like 0

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Making Sense of a Visible Quantum Object

[Audio: English; Captioned: English (+ 5 more languages)] You’ll have to click thru to TED to get the captions (mutter, grumble). Pretty cool, though! Quantum physics in layperson terms! Like 0

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best graduation speech I’ve seen in a while!

[Audio: English? (interpreter?); Captions: English; Language: ASL, English] I assume there’s a voiced interpreter for the speaker. Excellent, excellent speech! Good ABC’s for graduates everywhere 🙂 Props to NAD for this guy. Like 0

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it’s a barn burner!

Letters to the Editor in newspapers I often think are a dying art. Most of the time they seem to be over the most insipid local issues, or shallow political posturing, that kind of thing. But holy cow, this letter! … Continue reading

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The Boy Who Wanted to be a Lion

[Audio: English; Captions: none] There are no captions on this trailer, but none are needed (there’s some description of the audio below) — it’s very clear what is going on. This is a trailer for a longer movie (8 minutes … Continue reading

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300 years of fossil fuels in 300 seconds

[Audio: English; Captions: auto-pretty good] From their Youtube posting: Uploaded by postcarboninstitute@youtube on Nov 8, 2010 JOIN the conversation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Postcarbon (thanks for sharing the message!) *** (19. MARCH 2011) WINNER OF YOUTUBE’S BEST NONPROFIT VIDEO AWARD!!! *** … Continue reading

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changing education paradigms

[Audio:? Captions: None; Subtitles: English] Because things certainly haven’t improved lately 😛 We also need to stop viewing teachers as the latest “welfare queens,” an extremely dangerous & divisive tactic that the wealthy is fostering, as a broken educational system … Continue reading

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