Friday, March 18, 2016

Creativity & Learning (!)

"Creativity is the process of having original ideas that have value" - Sir Ken Robinson

Do Schools Kill Creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson | TED Talks - YouTube

Bring on the Learning Revolution! | Ken Robinson | TED Talks - YouTube

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley - YouTube

Ken Robinson | Speaker |

Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity? | TED Talk |

Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution! | TED Talk |
"Short poem from W. B. Yeats:
"Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with gold and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams." And every day, everywhere, our children spread their dreams beneath our feet. And we should tread softly."

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | TED Talk |
"curiosity is an engine of achievement"
"education is about learning; if there is no learning going on there is no education"
"the role of the teacher is to facilitate learning; that's it"

"There's a wonderful quote from Benjamin Franklin. "There are three sorts of people in the world: 
  • Those who are immovable, people who don't get it, or don't want to do anything about it; 
  • there are people who are movable, people who see the need for change and are prepared to listen to it; 
  • and there are people who move, people who make things happen." 
Ken Robinson (educationalist) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Cloud" service providers compared

Amazon, Microsoft, IBM and the cloud gang: Comparing the revenue | ZDNet

Microsoft Azure doubles its lead over Oracle, IBM - TechRepublic
October 15, 2015

Figure B

Figure A

Gartner Reprint
(Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure as a Service, Worldwide 18 May 2015 )

AWS now 10X the size of its competitors: Is the cloud arms race over? - TechRepublic

Move Over Amazon, IBM Can Also Claim Top Spot In Cloud Services - Forbes

IBM - Cloud Computing for Builders & Innovators
IBM - Cloud Object Storage

web animation, book: Seven Brief Lessons On Physics

interesting book and animated web site (a bit heavy on web browser)

Seven Brief Lessons On Physics - Carlo Rovelli

Seven Brief Lessons On Physics - Lesson 1 - The Most Beautiful Of Theories

A Brief, Poetic Tour of Modern Physics - Science Friday

The Curious Wavefunction: Carlo Rovelli's "Seven Brief Lessons on Physics": A beautiful and poignant meditation on the laws of physics and our place in the cosmos

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics: Carlo Rovelli: 9780241235966: Books

"Moon Shot" Google Lunar XPRIZE

Google Lunar XPRIZE Home Page
Winning teams must:
  1. Successfully place a robot on the moon's surface.
  2. Travel at least 500 meters.
  3. Transmit HD video and images back to earth.

Amazon Cloud Drive

Amazon Cloud Drive: Cloud Storage - Online Backup
  • Unlimited photo storage, plus 5 GB for videos and files
    $11.99 per year.
  • Unlimited Everything: Securely store all of your photos, videos, files and documents
    $59.99 per year.