design

PBS LearningMedia

PBS LearningMedia is a very cool website partnership between PBS and WGBH Boston. They’re taking free PBS media content and adding a great discovery and filtering layer on the web that allows educators (or anyone, for that matter) to find compelling assets to compliment or supplement academic learning.

The World We Explore by Sir Ken Robinson

More food for thought from Sir Ken Robinson, perhaps the greatest public intellect focusing on the future of education. “It’s not how creative you are, it’s how you’re creative” >> Watch: The World We Explore- Sir Ken Robinson Zeitgeist Americas 2012 – YouTube

The Avocado Cuber

File this in both “Product Design” and “Why Didn’t I Think Of That?” >> Link: Avocado Cuber (and Avocado Pit Removal Tool and Avo Saver and Avocado Knife) | Unclutterer

Explore the Solar System and Night Sky in 3D

SolarSystemScope presents a very cool online interface for zooming around the solar system in a beautiful 3D model. The whole experience happens right in your web browser. Check it out! > Link: Solar System Scope | Interactive 3D model of Solar System Planets and Night Sky

What is Consciousness?

From Information is Beautiful: a fascinating, fun, thought-provoking, and (yes) beautiful survey of beliefs about consciousness. Click and play!   >> Play: What is Consciousness?

Visual Budget – an Interactive Guide to the Federal Budget

From Information Aesthetics: Visual Budget is a cutting-edge data-visualization web site. It explains all the complicated ins and outs of the US Federal Budget using interactive charts and motion graphics. It is a tool that lets citizens like you and me understand this important issue, armed with the latest most comprehensive facts and figures. It …

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