October 20, 2014
"My favorite proverb of all is the one that says for every proverb, there is an equal and opposite proverb. In this case, we should note that the proverb about not putting all your eggs in one basket is not necessarily a sound engineering principle. The right answer depends on the margin of error and on the per-basket failure rate. It also greatly depends on the chance of correlated, uncorrelated, and anti-correlated basket failures. Sometimes the best way to get your eggs from point A to point B is to put them all in one basket and take really good care of that basket."

http://www.av8n.com/computer/htm/secure-random.htm (via cdixon)

September 12, 2014
Why we build for students

Starting to articulate why we’re building Socratic, and for whom.

socraticorg:

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Technology in education has historically been a story of control and limited access.

The main sources of information for students were their textbooks and their teachers. Both were limited: either in content, or in time. Research happened in libraries, closed after school. Lab computers…

September 27, 2013
Socratic Blog: Welcome to Socratic

socraticorg:

Great teaching is transformative. None of us at Socratic would be where we are today if it weren’t for the teachers who shaped us.

The best teachers have the power to take any idea, no matter how difficult, and make it accessible, relatable, and exciting. But teaching is complex and nuanced, and…

July 3, 2013
Maligne lake. Beautiful and bear free.

Maligne lake. Beautiful and bear free.

May 10, 2013

ashaegupta:

Terrifying. The only thing being learned in this classroom is complacency. That’s pretty much the most dangerous virus we could be infecting the next generation with. 

Thank god this guy had the resolve to stand up to this.

April 10, 2013

Google Street View Hyperlapse

(Source: vimeo.com)

March 23, 2013
Dreamtime VI

Dreamtime VI

March 23, 2013
Here are enshrined the longing of great hearts and noble things that tower above the tide, the magic word that winged wonder starts, the garnered wisdom that never dies.

Here are enshrined the longing of great hearts and noble things that tower above the tide, the magic word that winged wonder starts, the garnered wisdom that never dies.

March 19, 2013

Toumani Diabeté’s Symmetric Orchesta - Tapha Niang

(Source: youtube.com)

March 16, 2013
d’oh!

d’oh!

March 5, 2013
boulder creek, wolves…

boulder creek, wolves…