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Superwoman Was Already Here: Montessori’s Philosophy, Animated
Superwoman Was Already Here: Montessori’s Philosophy, Animated

A visual manifesto for keeping the fire in kids’ eyes burning.

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Learners Will Inherit the Earth: Alistair Smith on Fixing Education
Learners Will Inherit the Earth: Alistair Smith on Fixing Education

How to get unstuck, or why being a learner is infinitely better than being a knower.

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Hark! A Vagrant: Witty Comics about Historical & Literary Figures
Hark! A Vagrant: Witty Comics about Historical & Literary Figures

Training for presidents, Victorian dude-spotting, and what the Brontë Sisters have to do with Jules Verne.

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7 Nonfiction Children’s Books Blending Whimsy and Education
7 Nonfiction Children’s Books Blending Whimsy and Education

From typography to tsunamis by way of quantum physics, or what Langston Hughes has to do with LEGO.

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How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education
How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education

What a woman in a gorilla suit has to do with the future of work and education in the digital age.

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Celestial Navigations: 5 Conceptual Vintage Science Films by Al Jarnow
Celestial Navigations: 5 Conceptual Vintage Science Films by Al Jarnow

Education meets entertainment in experimental animation, or what Big Bird has to do with the dawn of computing.

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Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each
Six Famous Thought Experiments, Animated in 60 Seconds Each

From Ancient Greece to quantum mechanics, or what a Chinese room and a cat have to do with infinity.

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The Magic of Reality: Richard Dawkins Teaches Children to Fight Myth with Science
The Magic of Reality: Richard Dawkins Teaches Children to Fight Myth with Science

What Scandinavian folklore has to do with DNA, or how to myth-bust creationism with the poetry of science.

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11 Piano Lessons in 9 Minutes from Iconic Jazz Pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines
11 Piano Lessons in 9 Minutes from Iconic Jazz Pianist Earl “Fatha” Hines

A brief history of jazz piano techniques.

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Digital Humanities Spotlight: 7 Important Digitization Projects
Digital Humanities Spotlight: 7 Important Digitization Projects

From Darwin’s marginalia to Voltaire’s correspondence, or what Dalí’s controversial World’s Fair pavilion has to do with digital myopia.

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