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We made a joke. You re-blogged like crazy. So we made this video. Share it maybe.
ViHart continues her crusade of adorable internet videos espousing the virtues of using Tau as a constant to define and derive the dimensions of a circle rather than Pi, because it just makes things more simple and clear.
The next wave of standardized testing is here, measuring your kids in art, music, and phys ed. Is that even possible?
Harrison supplements its paper exams with what testing experts call “performance-based assessments”: In elementary grades, phys-ed students are asked to show they can dribble a basketball and juggle two scarves; high school music students perform three songs; art students must demonstrate the difference between a one- and two-point perspective drawing. In all these courses, tests require students to write about their learning in full sentences and paragraphs, using subject-specific vocabulary.
The importance of imagination, curiosity, and ideas. You can grow ideas in the “garden of your mind.”
Tomorrow, Google is celebrating Robert Moog, creator of a modern synthesizer, whose 78th birthday would have been Wednesday, according to The Next Web. The synthesizer has a keyboard you can play with your mouse as well as oscillators, filters, and a mixer, and you can record and send people your creations.
It’s made of smiiiiiileeeees
Meaning, I have to have a Facebook account to use Spotify? I haven’t looked at it since someone nice sent me an invite (I’m lazy).
A recent report from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) suggests that arts education can help narrow the achievement gap that exists between low-income students and their more advantaged peers. But new data from the federal government suggests that low-income students are less likely to have access to arts education than their higher-income peers.
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Rumors of the death of arts education in public schools have been greatly exaggerated, new data suggest.
Over the past decade, the availability of music and visual arts instruction has changed little, and remains high, according to a comprehensive new federal report. (Dance and theater, however, are fast becoming endangered species at the elementary level.)
At the same time, disparities persist in access to arts instruction for high-poverty schools, though in a number of specific categories, those schools have seen some improvements over time.
washingtonpoststyle delights with:
Last week a piano composition by Mozart — written when he was 10 or 11 — was found in an attic in Austria. Here is that piece’s world premiere, performed by Florian Birsak on a piano that belonged to Mozart, in Mozart’s childhood home.
But, unfortunately, auto-tuned.