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by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





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blocks is a tiny synth system that fits in a laptop bag but looks like a ton of fun, with various modules that click together, weird touch- and pressure-sensitive rubbery keys and pads, and various “control” blocks for looping, recording, sequencing, and midi/usb connections to other gear. roli blocks [amazon] they also sell a range […]it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.with excellent integration in ios and desktop browsers alike, 1password is a very useful password manager for apple users. right now you can give it a free try for 60 days.1password makes it easy to generate secure password strings and keep track of important credentials on your iphone, ipad, and mac. by keeping all of […]unless you’re fabulously wealthy or have stayed offline and away from news, your summer may be tinged with existential angst. this trump stuff is super stressful. we invite you to browse this list of some physical and digital comforts in our store, to lighten your load. u...





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by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





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blocks is a tiny synth system that fits in a laptop bag but looks like a ton of fun, with various modules that click together, weird touch- and pressure-sensitive rubbery keys and pads, and various “control” blocks for looping, recording, sequencing, and midi/usb connections to other gear. roli blocks [amazon] they also sell a range […]it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.unless you’re fabulously wealthy or have stayed offline and away from news, your summer may be tinged with existential angst. this trump stuff is super stressful. we invite you to browse this list of some physical and digital comforts in our store, to lighten your load. unfortunately, you will have to connect to the internet […]the number of devices that connect to the internet is ever-increasing, so web technology has to move fast to keep up with their needs. because both seasoned programmers and novices can get overwhelmed with the rapid churn of frameworks and languages, it makes sense ...





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by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





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blocks is a tiny synth system that fits in a laptop bag but looks like a ton of fun, with various modules that click together, weird touch- and pressure-sensitive rubbery keys and pads, and various “control” blocks for looping, recording, sequencing, and midi/usb connections to other gear. roli blocks [amazon] they also sell a range […]it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.the number of devices that connect to the internet is ever-increasing, so web technology has to move fast to keep up with their needs. because both seasoned programmers and novices can get overwhelmed with the rapid churn of frameworks and languages, it makes sense to study lots of different techniques to stay on top of […]if you are a ui designer, creating custom icons is often more trouble than it’s worth since you probably already spent an inordinate amount of time dealing with a range of application states, device sizes, and ux guidelines. instead of reinventing the wheel for every pro...





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by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

blocks is a tiny synth system that fits in a laptop bag but looks like a ton of fun, with various modules that click together, weird touch- and pressure-sensitive rubbery keys and pads, and various “control” blocks for looping, recording, sequencing, and midi/usb connections to other gear. roli blocks [amazon] they also sell a range […]it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.amazon’s prime day is one of the most clever user acquisition schemes on the web, echoing the mission of hallowed holidays like black friday and cyber monday. people like to shop. that’s cool, and prime day mines deep into the amazon product labyrinth to drop prices on things you probably didn’t even know existed, let […]if you are a ui designer, creating custom icons is often more trouble than it’s worth since you probably already spent an inordinate amount of time dealing with a range of application states, device sizes, and ux guidelines. instead of reinventing the wheel for every...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

blocks is a tiny synth system that fits in a laptop bag but looks like a ton of fun, with various modules that click together, weird touch- and pressure-sensitive rubbery keys and pads, and various “control” blocks for looping, recording, sequencing, and midi/usb connections to other gear. roli blocks [amazon] they also sell a range […]it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.if you are a ui designer, creating custom icons is often more trouble than it’s worth since you probably already spent an inordinate amount of time dealing with a range of application states, device sizes, and ux guidelines. instead of reinventing the wheel for every project, consider using assets from icons8.icons8 is a massive online […]python is one of the most robust programming languages around, but that doesn’t mean it’s strictly for experts. thanks to its versatility and elegant, human-readable syntax, python is a great starter language for novices, and has significant applicati...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





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it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.redditor/machinist spdltd was commissioned to create a steampunk, arduino-powered electromechanical clock that uses a combination of belts, dials and needles arrayed across the wall to tell the time.if you are a ui designer, creating custom icons is often more trouble than it’s worth since you probably already spent an inordinate amount of time dealing with a range of application states, device sizes, and ux guidelines. instead of reinventing the wheel for every project, consider using assets from icons8.icons8 is a massive online […]python is one of the most robust programming languages around, but that doesn’t mean it’s strictly for experts. thanks to its versatility and elegant, human-readable syntax, python is a great starter language for novices, and has significant applications for data scientists and web developers alike. to get up to speed with this powerful language, or […]although the iphone 7 and rugged androi...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.redditor/machinist spdltd was commissioned to create a steampunk, arduino-powered electromechanical clock that uses a combination of belts, dials and needles arrayed across the wall to tell the time.python is one of the most robust programming languages around, but that doesn’t mean it’s strictly for experts. thanks to its versatility and elegant, human-readable syntax, python is a great starter language for novices, and has significant applications for data scientists and web developers alike. to get up to speed with this powerful language, or […]although the iphone 7 and rugged android devices like the samsung galaxy s8 can survive a dunk in the pool, their ergonomics make it difficult to bring them into the shower without risking a shattered screen. that’s why the bluetooth shower speaker continues to be awesome.this water-resistant wireless speaker is designed to fit anywhere in […]whether you need to grind through d...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.redditor/machinist spdltd was commissioned to create a steampunk, arduino-powered electromechanical clock that uses a combination of belts, dials and needles arrayed across the wall to tell the time.although the iphone 7 and rugged android devices like the samsung galaxy s8 can survive a dunk in the pool, their ergonomics make it difficult to bring them into the shower without risking a shattered screen. that’s why the bluetooth shower speaker continues to be awesome.this water-resistant wireless speaker is designed to fit anywhere in […]whether you need to grind through dry, wordy material like legal briefs and school textbooks, or you just want to make it through more than one novel per year, speed reading is a useful skill no matter the context. but certain methods will only superficially boost your abilities at a cost to actual comprehension.to condition […]excel, microsoft’s venerable spreadsheet program has some seri...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

it’s invariably the cheapest on the shelf, but the taylor/trutemp 3516 i got at target fell apart the first time i pushed the button. it’s the shabbiest piece of electronic tat i’ve bought from a major u.s. retailer. don’t buy it! a different brand is only $4 at amazon, has good reviews, and isn’t held […]designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.redditor/machinist spdltd was commissioned to create a steampunk, arduino-powered electromechanical clock that uses a combination of belts, dials and needles arrayed across the wall to tell the time.whether you need to grind through dry, wordy material like legal briefs and school textbooks, or you just want to make it through more than one novel per year, speed reading is a useful skill no matter the context. but certain methods will only superficially boost your abilities at a cost to actual comprehension.to condition […]excel, microsoft’s venerable spreadsheet program has some seriously powerful capabilities. but unless you know where to look in the maze of menus and toolbars, you probably leave the pivot tables and conditional formatting to your office’s excel guru. if you want to level up your skills and steal the title from the resident guru, take […]entertaining bold changes in your career can feel like an abandonme...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...





amped wireless range extender - send wi-fi to your home's weak spots / boing boing

designer dani clode’s third thumb is a 3d printed robotic prosthetic thumb that goes on the pinky side of your hand, created a motorized, opposable additional thumb that you can use to play the guitar, pick up objects, or crack an egg.redditor/machinist spdltd was commissioned to create a steampunk, arduino-powered electromechanical clock that uses a combination of belts, dials and needles arrayed across the wall to tell the time.technology will save us (previously) have fully funded their dough universe kickstarter, maker kits for kids that combine conductive play-doh (“electro-dough”) with simple components like motors and switches with apps that make it all programmable.whether you need to grind through dry, wordy material like legal briefs and school textbooks, or you just want to make it through more than one novel per year, speed reading is a useful skill no matter the context. but certain methods will only superficially boost your abilities at a cost to actual comprehension.to condition […]excel, microsoft’s venerable spreadsheet program has some seriously powerful capabilities. but unless you know where to look in the maze of menus and toolbars, you probably leave the pivot tables and conditional formatting to your office’s excel guru. if you want to level up your skills and steal the title from the resident guru, take […]entertaining bold changes in your career can feel like an abandonment of what you’ve worked for thus far, but this fallacious mindse...





how games help learning / boing boing

by douglas thomas and john seely brownlisten to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible? douglas thomas and john seely brown on games and education. listen to anyone talk about schools today: classical education just can't keep up. in the digital generation's world of constant change, most schooling is profoundly boring. but what else is possible?imagine an environment where the participants are building a massive network databases, wikis and websites, and thousands of message forums, creating a large-scale knowledge economy. imagine an environment where participants constantly measure and evaluate their own performance, even if that requires them to build new tools to do so. imagine an environment where user interface dashboards are constructed by the users themselves to make sense of the world and their own performance in it. imagine an environment where evaluation is based on after-action reviews to continually enhance performance; an environment where learning happens on a continuous basis, because the participants are internally motivated to find, share, and filter new information on a near-constant basis. finding an environment like that sounds difficult, but it isn't. it already exists, in the form of massively multiplayer online games. these large-scale social communities provide a case study in how players ab...