Have We Passed Peak Digital? Heading To A Healthier Balance?
New York Times
“Independent bookstores have been steadily expanding for several years. Vinyl records have witnessed a decade-long boom in popularity (more than 200,000 newly pressed records are sold each week in the United States), while sales of instant-film cameras, paper notebooks, board games and Broadway tickets are all growing again… We do not face a simple choice of digital or analog. That is the false logic of the binary code that computers are programmed with, which ignores the complexity of life in the real world. Instead, we are faced with a decision of how to strike the right balance between the two.”
“Ungrading”: Why We Shouldn’t Give Grades And What To Do Instead
Inside Higher Ed
"I had read many accounts of individual faculty members… but in mid-August, I discovered Starr Sackstein’s book Hacking Assessment: 10 Ways to Go Gradeless in a Traditional Grades School, which gave me some cover in case students or administrators challenged this.”
Brilliant Marble Tracks That Demonstrate Physics Principles [video]
“I built these pieces as a way of introducing or reinforcing students’ ideas on motion and acceleration, inertia and kinetic energy, so let’s take a look at some of them… This piece I refer to as a Galileo Track… This piece was important because it was actually a piece that Galileo designed to help explain the idea of inertia.”