TED-Ed just released the first episode of a 10-part series called "Think Like a Coder." It's an animated adventure starring a teenager named Ethic who wakes up with amnesia in a prison cell and befriends a hovering robot named Hedge, who will do anything she tells it to do in the form of pseudocode instructions. In this first episode we learn about for, next, and while loops, which Ethic uses to get Hedge to pick some locks.
The Beginning Japanese Kanji Language Practice Pad looks like a daily calendar. On each tear-off page is a different Japanese kanji character, along with its definition, pronunciation, sample use, stroke order, and space to practice writing it. I use it to supplement my daily WaniKani practice. READ THE REST
Kize Bae started a YouTube channel to document her experiences learning new skills. So far she's tackled drawing and basketball spinning, and in this video, she gave herself 30 days to learn how to drum well enough to keep up with "Runaway Baby" by Bruno Mars. Bae bought a drum kit and started watching online… READ THE REST
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the hugely influential Black ABCs project, child models for the educational posters are reminiscing about being part of so many urban classrooms. Via University of Chicago Magazine: First released to educators in 1970, the visual learning aid known as the Black ABCs was designed to help young students learn… READ THE REST
Admit it … we've had a tendency to let a few things slide over the past 18 months. Stuff like your personal grooming. Hey, if you never have to leave the house, why shower and shave and clothe yourself properly? If you gave in a bit — maybe even a bit too much — just imagine… READ THE REST
If you're a fan of The Dude, you already know that a rug can really tie a room together. Well, you can certainly argue the same out of a quality lamp. While the rug does its work at ground level, a lamp casts its glow in a full 360-degree spread, maintaining just the tone and… READ THE REST
Look, not everyone can be a writer, and there's no shame if you're one of the many who has made peace with the fact that sterling prose just isn't in your wheelhouse. However, that realization doesn't absolve you or your business of the consequences. Whether you're a wordsmith or not, someone has to craft a… READ THE REST