Thursday, May 15, 2008

Links ...

An interesting classroom experiment from Andrew Gelman: The candy weighing demonstration, or, the unwisdom of crowds.

Computer Science in a Box: Unplug Your Curriculum "introduces fundamental building blocks of computer science -- without using computers. This selection of activities is designed for use with students ages 9 to 14."

An interview with James M. Lang, author of On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching .

Gary Wolf in Wired: Want to remember everything you'll ever learn? Surrender to this algorithm.

Chalmers Johnson reviews Soldiers of Reason: The RAND Corporation and the Rise of the American Empire by Alex Abella.