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Museum of Math

by lia on April 10, 2013, no comments

We went to the Museum of Math over the weekend. My three favorites: The fractal tree interaction was as simple as can be, but very effective in demonstrating the idea of fractals. Kids and adults played and never wanted to leave. They say that the “mirror” interaction is one of the most captivating, but I [...]

by lia on April 9, 2013, no comments

I love this picture from Life, entitled: Behind the Picture: Children at a Puppet Theater, Paris, 1963

Stanford’s LDT, Tinker Tags

by lia on April 1, 2013, no comments

Learning, Design, and Technology is apparently ITP for education. Here’s a link to some video interviews from their last show. One of the projects, Tinker Tags, teaches kids programming by letting you program the blinking lights on your shoe. It’s a neat idea, and another effort to make programming concepts more accessible. It targets “Sneakerheads, [...]

Evaluating an educational app

by lia on April 1, 2013, no comments

Motion Math is a set of iPad apps that has been getting pretty good reviews as an educational tool. Someone even wrote a study to prove how effective it was — ie, not only did the kids enjoy playing the game, but their math skills improved as well. Worth noting, other than their research methodology, [...]

Plan Toys House

by lia on March 21, 2013, no comments

I love this convertible house from Plan Toys. Their line of dolls is great too. Here’s grandma!      

Hi there, here are three links

by lia on March 18, 2013, no comments

3 great articles today. The first one is Christoph Neimann’s The Story of My App (Petting Zoo). Some great insights. “How do you create an experience that neither frustrates users with its complex possibilities nor bores them with repetitive dullness?” The second is Hanna Rosin’s The Touch Screen Generation. Lots of good tidbits, like¬†how Blue’s [...]