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Archive for September, 2013

Maybe we need a “put down your cell phone day?”

Maybe we need a “put down your cell phone day?”.


How Blogging Makes You A Better Writer

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The Dish

Maureen O’Connor notes growing evidence that, instead of rotting kids’ brains, “technology is making [them] smarter by encouraging hyper-literacy”:

As writing becomes technically easier (try writing 1038 words by hand) and information more abundant, students not only get better at schoolwork — but improve writing and critical thinking skills in their free time. Further studies suggest that 40 percent of student writing occurs outside of the classroom, “everything from penning TV recaps to long e-mail conversations to arguments on discussion boards.” When schools encourage students to blog, the hobby can have a powerful effect on verbal test scores; social feedback motivates students to finesse their rhetorical skills.

When I started blogging – writing as clearly, briefly and colloquially as possible – I worried that my ability to write longer essays or books would suffer. The brain muscles associated with longer compositions, structured essays, or book-length arguments like Virtually Normal might…

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Cool graphs on the enormity of time…




Gila flyover



Crazy projection mapping. Still looking for something to do on the back of the FACT?



Could do this (ish) with Vue, you intrepid successors to my untouchable legacy…

Great Race Videos!

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