Playing in order to learn is teacher logic, where play is the means and learning is the end. The kids who will keep doing it after the bell rings are the ones who learn history in order to play.
Entries from June 2007
June 27th, 2007 · 18 Comments
June 27th, 2007 · 2 Comments
“Creating a Canadian superhero is rather like growing bananas in Nunavut. With enough ingenuity and willpower you can do it, but is it worth doing?”
June 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments
Actionable Offenses, a collection of indecent and illegal phonograph recordings from the 1890s, recovered from the Edison Archives and now available on CD. (Edit: I scooped the New York Times!)
June 16th, 2007 · 15 Comments
The Cold War avante-garde, from R&D to D&D, the secret origins of hex paper, KAAAAHN!
June 13th, 2007 · Comments Off
On the whole, I’d rather be in Outeon Eveldo: The Kirchies present Whitwell’s Rational Geographical Nomenclature, a 19th-century (when else?) plan to encode latitude and longitude into the name of every American city or town.
June 12th, 2007 · 4 Comments
But seriously, are these really any crazier than the West Edmonton Mall?