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The Secrets of Beethoven’s Fifth, the World’s Most Famous Symphony

Revered by music lovers of temperaments as varied as Peanuts’ Schroeder and A Clockwork Orange’s Alex, Ludwig van Beethoven is one of the most celebrated composers in the Western classical music canon. Symphony No. 5 in C minor is surely one of his most recognized, and frequently performed works, thanks in large part to its dramatic opening motif — dun-dun-dun-DAH! Music educator Hanako Sawada’s entertaining TED-Ed lesson, animated by Yael Reisfeld above, delves into the story behind thi...
Tags: Facebook, Music, College, Animation, K-12, Beethoven, TED Talks, Schroeder, Clockwork Orange, Ayun Halliday, Alex Ludwig van Beethoven, Hanako Sawada, Yael Reisfeld


Behold 84 Great Novels Reinterpreted as Modernist Postage Stamps

Ali Johnson and Jim Quail of Liverpool-based design studio Dorothy had a hit with their music-based graphics, which recast seminal alternative, psychedelic, electronic, and post-punk albums as oversized postage stamps. Now, they’ve turned their attention and knack for highly condensed visual responses to the realms of literature. Their Modern Classics collection, above, synthesizes 42 titles into something emblematic and essential. How many have you read? How many would you be able to identify ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Music, Design, Education, College, Liverpool, K-12, Literature, Johnson, Les Miserables, Dorothy, Tess, Philistine, Holden Caulfield, J Eckleburg


A 110-Year-Old Book Illustrated with Photos of Kittens & Cats Taught Kids How to Read

  Unlike our 21st-century cat memes and other such online feline-based entertainments, children’s author Eulalie Osgood Grover’s 1911 work, Kittens and Cats: A First Reader was intended to educate. Its related poems will almost certainly strike those of us whose understanding of feline attitude has been shaped by LOLCats, Grumpy Cat, the existential Henri, Talking Kitty Cat’s acerbic Sylvester, and the mordant 1970s TV spokescat Morris as sweet to the point of sickly. But it boasts six hundred...
Tags: Facebook, Books, Photography, Education, College, K-12, Internet Archive, Sylvester, Morris, Beatrix Potter, Eliot, Grover, Ayun Halliday, Tom Kitten, Public Domain Review Related Content, Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats


How Mushroom Time-Lapses Are Filmed: A Glimpse Into the Pioneering Time-Lapse Cinematography Behind the Netflix Documentary Fantastic Fungi

Mushrooms are having a moment, thanks in part to pioneering time-lapse cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg’s documentary Fantastic Fungi. Now streaming on Netflix, the film has given rise to a bumper crop of funghi fantatics, who sprang up like, well, mushrooms, to join the existing ranks of citizen scientists, culinary fans, weekend foragers, amateur growers, and spiritual seekers. Schwartzberg, who earlier visualized pollination from the flower’s point of view in the Meryl Streep-na...
Tags: Facebook, Photography, Science, Biology, Film, College, Netflix, Harvard, Nature, K-12, Nyu, John Cage, Louie Schwartzberg, Schwartzberg, Wings of Life, Physical Health and Wellness Will


A complete 2021 back-to-school supply list for K-12, including remote and in-classroom learning essentials

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Johnce/Getty Images We've compiled a school supply list full of everything students need for a successful school year. From elementary through high school, here are the best backpacks, remote learning supplies, and more. We also included essential hygiene products for kids, including face masks and hand sanitizer. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Every year, kids get a school supply list filled ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Art, School, Parenting, Trends, Tech, Walmart, Back To School, Backpacks, K-12, Buying Guide, Sharpie, School Supplies, Dixon, Strathmore


Watch 11 Hours of The Pink Panther for Free

Remember Saturday mornings? If you’re an American of a certain age, you probably spent a good chunk of them sprawled in front of the TV, absorbing a steady stream of network cartoons peppered with ads for toys and sugared cereal. One of Saturday morning’s animated stars stood out from the crowd, a lanky, bipedal feline of a distinctly rosy hue. He shared Bugs Bunny’s anarchic streak, without the hopped-up, motormouthed intensity. In fact, he barely spoke, and soon went entirely mut...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Nbc, Film, College, Animation, K-12, Edward, Cork, Edwards, Blake Edwards, Peter Sellers, United Artists, Henry Mancini, Ayun Halliday, Friz Freleng


Watch 15 Hours of The Pink Panther for Free

Remember Saturday mornings? If you’re an American of a certain age, you probably spent a good chunk of them sprawled in front of the TV, absorbing a steady stream of network cartoons peppered with ads for toys and sugared cereal. One of Saturday morning’s animated stars stood out from the crowd, a lanky, bipedal feline of a distinctly rosy hue. He shared Bugs Bunny’s anarchic streak, without the hopped-up, motormouthed intensity. In fact, he barely spoke, and soon went entirely mut...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Nbc, Film, College, Animation, K-12, Edward, Cork, Edwards, Blake Edwards, Peter Sellers, United Artists, Henry Mancini, Ayun Halliday, Friz Freleng


Meet the Linda Lindas, the Tween Punk Band Who Called Out Racism & Misogyny and Scored a Record Deal

“Sticks and stones may break my bones,” we chanted as kids, but “words will never hurt me.” The saying seems to both invite physical violence and deny the real effects of verbal abuse. Maybe this was once effective as a stock playground retort, but it’s never been true, as anyone who’s been picked on as a child can attest. When the taunts are racist, the damage is exponentially multiplied. Not only are kids being singled out and mocked for immutable characteristics, but their family and ...
Tags: Facebook, Gender, Music, Youtube, College, Karen O, Radiohead, Netflix, K-12, David Bowie, Npr, Thom Yorke, Epitaph Records, Josh Jones, Los Angeles Public Library, GIRLSCHOOL LA


Kahoot acquires Clever, the US-based edtech portal, for up to $500M

Kahoot, the popular Oslo-based edtech company that has built a big business out of gamifiying education and creating a platform for users to build their own learning games, is making an acquisition to double down on K-12 education and its opportunities to grow in the U.S. It is acquiring Clever, a startup that has built a single sign-on portal for educators, students and their families to build and engage in digital learning classrooms, currently used by about 65% of all U.S. K-12 schools. Kahoo...
Tags: Europe, Education, US, Tech, K-12, M&a, Sam Altman, Clever, Edtech, Oslo, Paul Graham, Tyler, Kahoot, Eilert Hanoa, GSV Founders Fund Lightspeed


Watch Blondie’s Debbie Harry Perform “Rainbow Connection” with Kermit the Frog on The Muppet Show (1981)

Do you dig songs about rainbows? The host of one of the very last episodes of The Muppet Show — Debbie Harry, lead singer of Blondie – does, and in 1981, she seized the opportunity to duet with Kermit the Frog on his signature tune, “The Rainbow Connection” — its only performance in the series’ five season run. Many of us associate the folksy number with The Muppet Movie‘s pastoral opening scene. This rendition transfers the action backstage to the kimono-clad Harry’s dressing room. ...
Tags: Google, Music, Comedy, Television, College, Muppets, K-12, Harry, Brian, Sam, Teeth, Kermit, Blondie, Facebook Twitter, Debbie Harry, Jim Henson


Harvard’s Digital Giza Project Lets You Access the Largest Online Archive on the Egyptian Pyramids (Including a 3D Giza Tour)

Nothing excites the imagination of young history-and-science-minded kids like the Egyptian pyramids, which is maybe why so many people grow up into amateur Egyptologists with very strong opinions about the pyramids. For such people, access to the highest quality information seems critical for their online debates. For professional academics and serious students of ancient Egypt such access is critical to doing their work properly. All lovers and students of ancient Egypt will find what t...
Tags: Google, Youtube, College, History, Harvard, Egypt, Harvard University, K-12, Libraries, Giza, Facebook Twitter, Giza Egypt, Josh Jones, Harvard Gazette, Durham NC Follow, Museum of Fine Arts Boston


Watch Cartoonist Lynda Barry’s Two-Hour Drawing Workshop

We know you’re Zoomed out, but might you make an exception for the pre-recorded drawing and writing session above with legendary cartoonist and illustrator Lynda Barry? Under the auspices of Graphic Medicine’s participatory online series, Drawing Together, the notoriously playful Barry led participants through a series of exercises from her book, Making Comics, and seemed genuinely pleased to be back in teaching mode. (All of her in-person classes at the University of Wisconsin have been...
Tags: Google, Art, Education, College, New York City, Creativity, K-12, Barry, University Of Wisconsin, Facebook Twitter, Lynda Barry, Ayun Halliday, Greg Kotis, UW Madison Course, Omega Institute Barry


The Blob Opera Lets You Create Festive Music with Ease: An Interactive Experiment Powered by Machine Learning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAgdT-YO_nc Tis the season when we’re never more than one singalong Messiah away from wishing we had a better voice. David Li’s interactive Blob Opera allows us to pretend. The machine learning experiment takes its cues from four opera singers—soprano Olivia Doutney, mezzo-soprano Joanna Gamble, tenor Christian Joel, and bass Freddie Tong—who provided it with 16 hours of recorded material. The result is truly an all-ages activity that’s much easier on the ...
Tags: Google, Music, Technology, College, New York City, K-12, Machine Learning, Opera, Facebook Twitter, Li, Greg Kotis, David Li, Joanna Gamble, Olivia Doutney, Blob Opera, Christian Joel


Why Humans Are Obsessed with Cats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ZgjNeXXTjU A house cat is not really a fur baby, but it is something rather more remarkable: a tiny conquistador with the whole planet at its feet —Abigail Tucker As part of its Annals of Obsession video series, The New Yorker invited science journalist Abigail Tucker, author of The Lion in the Living Room, to reflect on “how felines took over the Internet, our homes, and our lives.” It goes without saying that cats and humans have co-existed for a very l...
Tags: Google, Science, Biology, College, Life, New York City, History, Nature, K-12, House, Vikings, Facebook Twitter, Tucker, Toxoplasma, Simon Schuster Audio, Greg Kotis


The Uncanny Children’s Book Illustrations of Sigmund’s Freud’s Niece, Tom Seidmann-Freud

In 1919, Sigmund Freud published “The ‘Uncanny,’” his rare attempt as a psychoanalyst “to investigate the subject of aesthetics.” The essay arrived in the midst of a modernist revolution Freud himself unwittingly inspired in the work of Surrealists like Salvador Dali, Andre Breton, and many others. He also had an influence on another artist of the period: his niece Martha-Gertrud Freud, who started going by the name “Tom” after the age of 15, and who became known as children’s book author and i...
Tags: Google, Art, London, Education, College, Germany, Nazis, Berlin, Israel, Vienna, Munich, K-12, Palestine, Aviva, Brothers Grimm, Sigmund Freud


A Free Stanford Course on How to Teach Online: Designed for Middle & High School Teachers (November 21 & 22)

This past spring, teachers and students everywhere got an abrupt introduction to online learning. When classrooms moved online in March, many teachers experimented with online pedagogy for the first time, often without much training or support. To help ease this transition, the Stanford Online High School–an independent high school that operates entirely online–launched a free course designed to help teachers get comfortable teaching in this new medium. 7,000 teachers signed up. To continue pro...
Tags: Google, College, Stanford, K-12, Online Courses, Pacific, Facebook Twitter, Stanford Online High School


GPS Tracking Reveals the Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats

We track sharks, rhino, and bears, so why not Boo Boo Kitty, Peanut, and Pumpkin? The Long Island feline residents volunteered—or more accurately, were volunteered—by their human companions to participate in a domestic cat movement study as part of the international Cat Tracker project. Each beast was outfitted with a GPS tracker-enhanced harness, which they wore for a week. (Many cat owners will find that alone something of an achievement.) In total, almost a thousand households in ...
Tags: Google, Maps, UK, Science, Technology, College, US, Data, Nature, K-12, New Zealand, Long Island, Facebook Twitter, United States Australia, Roland Kays, Secret Lives of Outdoor Cats


Central Park Bird Watcher Christian Cooper Writes DC Comics Graphic Novel: It’s Now Free Online

Write what you know. It’s oft-cited advice for writers both beginning and established. Thus, Jules, the teenage boy at the center of Christian Cooper’s It’s a Bird, the first entry in DC Comics’ digital-first anthology series Represent!, is a birdwatcher, like the author. And the binoculars that were a 50th birthday gift from Cooper’s father, a Korean War vet and Civil Rights activist, serve as models for the ones Jules is none too thrilled to receive, despite his grandpa’s belief that they pos...
Tags: Google, New York, College, Dc Comics, Current Affairs, K-12, Batgirl, Dc, North Carolina, Martin Luther King, Jules, Cooper, Facebook Twitter, Martinez, Dostoyevsky, Minneapolis Minnesota


Watch an Epic Drum Battle, Pitting a 9-Year-Old Girl Against Foo Fighter Dave Grohl

Foo Fighter Dave Grohl, formerly of Nirvana, and Nandi Bushell, an Ipswich elementary schooler, have something in common besides their incredible command of the drums. By all appearances, both seem to have benefited from being reared by grounded, encouraging parents. Nandi, at 10, likely has a few more years under her folks’ roof despite her growing renown—she’s jammed with Lenny Kravitz, gone viral in last year’s Argos Christmas advert, and most recently, matched Grohl beat for beat in ...
Tags: Google, Europe, Music, College, Virginia, Atlantic, K-12, Washington Dc, Dave Grohl, John, Lenny Kravitz, Ipswich, Haim, Ringo Starr, Rage Against The Machine, Grohl


A Free Stanford Course on How to Teach Online: Watch the Lectures Online

Earlier this month, Stanford's Online High School offered (in partnership with Stanford Continuing Studies) a free, five-day course "Teach Your Class Online: The Essentials." With many schools starting the next academic year online, this course found a large audience. 7,000 teachers signed up. Aimed at middle and high school teachers, the course covered "general guidelines for adapting your course to an online format, best practices for varied situations, common pitfalls in online course de...
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Assessing the potential for a gig economy in education

Rish Joshi Contributor Rish is an entrepreneur and investor. Previously, he was a VC at Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), co-founded a fintech startup building an analytics platform for SEC filings and worked on deep-learning research as a graduate student in computer science at MIT. More posts by this contributor Generative algorithms are redefining the intersection of software and music Health APIs usher in the patient revolution we have...
Tags: Column, Education, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, K-12, Online Courses, SEC, Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, Duolingo, Union Square Ventures, Online Education, Matrix Partners, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Bill Melinda Gates Foundation


Behold Octavia Butler’s Motivational Notes to Self

Handwritten notes on the inside cover of one of Octavia E. Butler’s commonplace books, 1988 I was attracted to science fiction because it was so wide open. I was able to do anything and there were no walls to hem you in and there was no human condition that you were stopped from examining. —Octavia E. Butler Like many authors, the late Octavia E. Butler took up writing at a young age. At 11, she was churning out tales about horses and romance. At 12, she saw Devil Girl from Mars, and figured (c...
Tags: Google, Books, Writing, College, K-12, New York Times, Literature, Mars, Pluto, Harlan Ellison, Facebook Twitter, Butler, MacArthur, Octavia Butler, Austin Kleon Related Content, Clarion Science Fiction Writing Workshop


Explore 1,100 Works of Art by Georgia O’Keeffe: They’re Now Digitized and Free to View Online

Lake George Reflection (circa 1921) via Wikimedia Commons What comes to mind when you think of Georgia O’Keeffe? Bleached skulls in the desert? Aerial views of clouds, almost cartoonish in their puffiness? Voluptuous flowers (freighted with an erotic charge the artist may not have intended)? Probably not Polaroid prints of a dark haired pet chow sprawled on flagstones… Or watercolor sketches of demurely pretty ladies... Or a massive cast iron abstraction… If your knowledge of America’s most cel...
Tags: Google, Art, College, America, Georgia, K-12, Polaroid, Gene Hackman, Facebook Twitter, Dole, Alfred Stieglitz, O'Keeffe, Georgia O'Keeffe, Juan Hamilton, Georgia O'Keeffe Museum, Hawaiian Pineapple Company


Construct Your Own Bayeux Tapestry with This Free Online App

A wise woman once quoth that one man’s adult coloring book is another’s Medieval Tapestry Edit. If taking crayons to empty outlines of mandalas, floral patterns, and forest and ocean scenes has failed to calm your mind, the Historic Tale Construction Kit may cure what ails you. Programmers Leonard Allain-Launay and Mathieu Thoretton and software engineer Maria Cosmina Etegan created the online kit as a tribute to a late, great, early 21st-century application designed by Academy of Media Arts Co...
Tags: Google, Art, Design, College, History, K-12, David Bowie, Hastings, Facebook Twitter, Bayeux Tapestry, Bayeux, Hildegard von Blingin, Leonard Allain Launay, Mathieu Thoretton, Maria Cosmina Etegan, Academy of Media Arts Cologne


Studio Ghibli Producer Toshio Suzuki Teaches You How to Draw Totoro in Two Minutes

This is something you can do at home. Everyone, please draw pictures —Toshio Suzuki There’s no shortage of online tutorials for fans who want to draw Totoro, the  enigmatic title character of Studio Ghibli’s 1988 animated feature, My Neighbor Totoro: There’s a two-minute, non-narrated, God's-Eye-view with shading... A detailed geometry-based step-by-step… A ten-minute version for kids that utilizes a drinking glass and a bottle cap to get the proportions right prior to penciling, inking,...
Tags: Google, Art, Film, College, Animation, K-12, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Totoro, Toshio Suzuki, Totoro Kiki, Ayun Halliday, Studio Ghibli Museum Build Your Own Miniature Sets


A Virtual Tour Inside the Hayao Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli Museum

Let us pray that organization expert Marie Kondo never comes within spitting distance of A Boy’s Room, part of the Studio Ghibli museum’s Where a Film is Born installation. It’s not likely that every single item in the massive (and no doubt well dusted) collection of books, postcards, hand tools, pictures, figurines, and other assorted tchotchkes pictured above sparks joy, but the suggestion is that any one of them might prove the gateway to a fantastical tale, such as those spun by the ...
Tags: Google, Japan, Film, Youtube, College, Animation, Museums, K-12, Tokyo, Miyazaki, Hayao Miyazaki, Facebook Twitter, Kiki, Marie Kondo, Totoro, Mitaka


Watch Free Plays from Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre: Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth & More

As depressing articles about the upcoming Summer of COVID-19 begin to proliferate, our hopes for beach days, concert series, and summer camp begin to dim. Here in New York City, the Public Theater’s announcement that it is cancelling the upcoming season of its famed Shakespeare in the Park was met with understandable sadness. You don’t have to like Shakespeare to enjoy the ritual of entering Central Park shortly after dawn, prepared to sit online for several hours awaiting noon’s free ti...
Tags: Google, UK, London, College, Life, New York City, Theatre, Park, K-12, Literature, Shakespeare, Globe, Romeo, Central Park, Public Theater, Facebook Twitter


Dyson Creates 44 Free Engineering & Science Challenges for Kids Quarantined During COVID-19

A heads up: Dyson has "created 44 engineering and science activities for children to try out while at home during the coronavirus pandemic, from making a balloon-powered car to building a bridge from spaghetti," writes the Dezeen website. They go on to add: "Comprised of 22 science tasks and 22 engineering activities, the Challenge Cards can be completed by children using common household items such as eggs, string and balloons." You can also find a related playlist of videos on YouTube,...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, College, K-12, Finland, Dyson, Facebook Twitter, Languages Online, Stanford Online High School


Free Online Drawing Lessons for Kids, Led by Favorite Artists & Illustrators

When I became the Kennedy Center Education Artist-in-Residence, I didn’t realize the most impactful word in that title would be "Residence." —illustrator Mo Willems Even as schools regroup and online instruction gathers steam, the scramble continues to keep cooped-up kids engaged and happy. These COVID-19-prompted online drawing lessons and activities might not hold much appeal for the single-minded sports nut or the junior Feynman who scoffs at the transformative properties of art, but ...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, Books, Youtube, College, Life, Berlin, Creativity, K-12, Kennedy Center, Feynman, Facebook Twitter, Lynda Barry, New York City 's Central Park, Jarrett J Krosoczka


Audible Providing Free Audio Books to Kids & Teens: Introducing the New Service, Audible Stories

A heads up to all parents, Audible has announced that they're providing free stories for kids during this period of social distancing, which inevitably means widespread school closures. They write: For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and just being kids. All stories are free to stream on your deskto...
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