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Kurt Vonnegut Once Sent This Amazing Letter To A High School →

In 2006, a group of high school students asked celebrated author Kurt Vonnegut to visit their school. He sent them the absolute perfect response.

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#xavier highschool  #kurt vonnegut  #articles  #art  #writing 
About
Spacehack.org is a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. The site launched in November 2008, partially influenced by the NASA Authorization Act of 2008, Sec. 408 Participatory Exploration that called to “facilitate participation by the public, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and international partners”.
Spacehack.org was developed by:Ariel Waldman, founder
With special thanks to Lisa Ballard and Ben Ward, as chief code scientists.

About

Spacehack.org is a directory of ways to participate in space exploration. The site launched in November 2008, partially influenced by the NASA Authorization Act of 2008, Sec. 408 Participatory Exploration that called to “facilitate participation by the public, the private sector, nongovernmental organizations, and international partners”.

Spacehack.org was developed by:
Ariel Waldman, founder

With special thanks to Lisa Ballard and Ben Ward, as chief code scientists.

— 1 month ago
#science  #spacehack.org  #space exploration  #astronomy 
About BookEnds
BookEnds Literary Agency first opened its doors in 1999 as a book packaging company. At the time, we were looking to take our own fresh and fun ideas and find just the right people to create the books publishers were looking for. Over time, we missed working on fiction and seeing what could come from an author’s imagination as well as an author’s platform. So not two years after opening its doors, BookEnds changed its literary status to Agency.Despite a change in name, BookEnds continues to operate with the same attitude as when we started: We’re about achieving dreams and doing what we love. Representing fiction and nonfiction primarily for the adult and young adult markets, BookEnds agents continue to live their dreams while helping authors achieve theirs.

About BookEnds

BookEnds Literary Agency first opened its doors in 1999 as a book packaging company. At the time, we were looking to take our own fresh and fun ideas and find just the right people to create the books publishers were looking for. Over time, we missed working on fiction and seeing what could come from an author’s imagination as well as an author’s platform. So not two years after opening its doors, BookEnds changed its literary status to Agency.

Despite a change in name, BookEnds continues to operate with the same attitude as when we started: We’re about achieving dreams and doing what we love. Representing fiction and nonfiction primarily for the adult and young adult markets, BookEnds agents continue to live their dreams while helping authors achieve theirs.

— 1 month ago
#publishing  #literary agents  #writing  #bookends llc 
A School in the Cloud among the mangrove trees: Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in India →

“Early one morning last February, a man turned up on my doorstep who had travelled through the night to get there,” said Sugata Mitra, the education reformer who received the 2013 TED Prize. “This schoolteacher wanted to do something positive for his village, which had no electricity, health care or primary education … It was just the kind of place I was looking for.”

— 1 month ago
#school in the cloud  #sugata mitra  #education  #india  #internet 
Are You Smarter Than a 5-Year-Old? Preschoolers Can Do Algebra, Psychologists Find « News from The Johns Hopkins University →

Millions of high school and college algebra students are united in a shared agony over solving for x and y, and for those to whom the answers don’t come easily, it gets worse: Most preschoolers and kindergarteners can do some algebra before even entering a math class.

(Source: releases.jhu.edu)

— 1 month ago
#education  #algebra  #Melissa Kibbe  #Lisa Feigenson  #Approximate Number System  #articles 
The Indian sanitary pad revolutionary →

A school dropout from a poor family in southern India has revolutionised menstrual health for rural women in developing countries by inventing a simple machine they can use to make cheap sanitary pads.

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#india  #menstrual health  #sanitary pads  #inventions  #womens rights  #Arunachalam Muruganantham  #tamil nadu  #coimbatore 
Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Library

Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Library

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#marilyn monroe  #library  #reading  #education 
The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.
In addition, we invite users to submit brief, writing-related questions to our OWL Mail Tutors. You may also find the Grammar Gang’s blog rather useful.
For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site.
Mission
The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level—with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. The Purdue Writing Lab serves the Purdue, West Lafayette, campus and coordinates with local literacy initiatives. The Purdue OWL offers global support through online reference materials and services.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction.

In addition, we invite users to submit brief, writing-related questions to our OWL Mail Tutors. You may also find the Grammar Gang’s blog rather useful.

For more information about services for the Purdue University community, including one-to-one consultations, ESL conversation groups and workshops, please visit the Writing Lab site.

Mission

The Purdue University Writing Lab and Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) assist clients in their development as writers—no matter what their skill level—with on-campus consultations, online participation, and community engagement. The Purdue Writing Lab serves the Purdue, West Lafayette, campus and coordinates with local literacy initiatives. The Purdue OWL offers global support through online reference materials and services.

— 1 month ago
#english  #writing  #online writing lab  #owl  #education 

Learn the Basics: 25+ Sites And Resources To Learn Typography

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Typography has been practiced and used in our daily life. Ranging from handwriting in a pocket notebook to the big advertising billboard. It’s sometimes typed using Times New Roman in 12 points for newspaper. Others use Edwardian in 26 points for their wedding invitations. When a designer decides to use the right font for the right job, the typography itself becomes an art.

Learning typography seems to be easy at a glance but to achieve a great impact from typography for graphic and web designs isn’t so easy. Many designers found it as a complicated as design aspects to practice. Below are the 25+ sites and resources we have selected to help you understand typography basics in print or web designs, choosing the right fonts for your project, and guide you to create a good typeface which is aesthetically pleasing.

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#typeography  #typeface  #fonts  #text  #education  #web design 
StatPlanet can be downloaded as a desktop application and used as free educational software. It comes with up-to-date world statistics in multiple categories.
StatSilk employs a unique business model which seeks to promote the use of data visualization by non-profit and government organizations and organizations in low income countries. It also aims to promote the use of visualization for research and educational purposes.

StatPlanet can be downloaded as a desktop application and used as free educational software. It comes with up-to-date world statistics in multiple categories.

StatSilk employs a unique business model which seeks to promote the use of data visualization by non-profit and government organizations and organizations in low income countries. It also aims to promote the use of visualization for research and educational purposes.

— 1 month ago
#statplanet  #maps  #statistics  #economics  #education  #create  #statsilk 
100 Websites You Should Know and Use (updated!) →

In the spring of 2007, Julius Wiedemann, editor in charge at Taschen GmbH, gave a legendary TED University talk: an ultra-fast-moving ride through the “100 websites you should know and use.” Six years later, it remains one of the most viewed TED blog posts ever. Time for an update? We think so. Below, the 2013 edition of the 100 websites to put on your radar and in your browser. To see the original list, click here. While most of these sites are still going strong and remain wonderful resources, we’ve crossed out any that are no longer functioning. And because there are so many amazing resources out there, please add your own ideas in the comments. Happy surfing!

— 3 months ago
#ted  #websites  #education  #science  #politics  #business  #audio  #visual  #literature 
Skateboards versus the Taliban: Inside the Afghan board school where 40 per cent of pupils are females, carving a new path for their gender →

One of the world’s poorest and most conservative countries seems a strange place to set up a skateboarding school, but the Australian founders of Skateistan who built it from small-time project to award-winning international NGO, say it has proved a remarkably successful way to reach out to marginalized children, particularly girls.

— 3 months ago
#education  #skateboarding  #afghanistan  #womens rights  #humanitarian  #tony hawk