Category Archives: Educational

It’s World Book Day (in UK, at least)! Happy reading!

March 6th 2014 is the World Book Day, a charity event first celebrated in 1995 organized by Unesco to promote reading, publishing and, yes, copyright. This is the UK edition of the worldwide World Book Day, on April 23rd, and … Continue reading

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Sinclair ZX81 plus Raspberry Pi and Arduino retrofitting project

Well, this project really deserves our attention! Blogger Smittytone recently published part I of his a href=”http://smittytone.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/the-sinclair-zx81-a-raspberry-pi-retro-restyle-part-1/” title=”Sinclair ZX81 Raspberry Pi Arduino” target=”_blank”>”Sinclair ZX81 reviving“ project using a Raspberry Pi and an Arduino. In a nutshell: the Raspberry Pi works … Continue reading

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Coding as education: Code.org inspiring video

I love this video (and coding as well). Truly inspiring. Code.org has put together several hi-tech VIPs (and some non-tech guys) in this video witnessing how much programming opens minds, gives logic and opportunity and… definitely it’s fun! Who is … Continue reading

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Raspberry Pi FM transmitter: one short wire and a radio let you broadcast WAV files (Vine footage included)

Another Raspberry Pi project: how to turn RPi into an FM transmitter? Imperial College Robotics Society released this Python code that streams a simple (44.1 KHz, mono, 16 bit) audio WAV file into FM. How to prepare this recipe: download … Continue reading

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Apple iTunes U + Piazza: Stanford classes go social

Stanford is taking that a step further by linking the Piazza social learning platform with one of the most popular iTunes U courses: Professor Paul Hegarty’s iPad and iPhone App Development. The new social media aspect of the course builds … Continue reading

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Happy PI Day! That’s 3.14 ;-) and Albert Einstein’s birthday too!

PI DAY & LIGHT – today is Pi day (3.14) and also Albert Einstein‘s birthday. About PI Day: Pi Day is a holiday commemorating the mathematical constant π (pi). Pi Day is celebrated on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day … Continue reading

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Scale of the Universe: an interactive educational tutorial to almost everything

I love this Flash interactive animation! Aptly named The Scale of The Universe, allows you to see the whole universe – in all its scale from the tiniest particle ever up to the whole universe. It’s a journey in science, … Continue reading

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Writing for the web: a lecture that gets to the point of reading/writing for web users

I found this Slideshare from Hans Põldoja, about a lecture in Tallinn University, 29 October 2009. It’s quite old, but it’s still so useful and thought-provoking. I’ve been thrilled by the very beginning: “How people read on the web“. Oddly … Continue reading

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Texting while walking: a viral video and some good lessons from NYT

“Texting While Walking” by Casey Neistat is a humorous cautionary video about the dangers of composing text messages while walking.  Casey Neistat is a New York-based filmmaker and the video is a New York Times opinion-documentary. While there’s little current … Continue reading

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Friend or not on Facebook: a parents’ dilemma explained

A research by Lab42 just published, delves deep into one of the worst problem parents are facing these days within their family. Does a social network – and siblings relationship – mean that all parents are friend with their children? … Continue reading

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