AlineAline wrote the following post Tue, 21 Jul 2020 04:31:13 +0200

At 40, Franz Kafka (1883-1924), who never married and had no children, walked through the park in Berlin when he met a girl who was crying because she had lost her favourite doll. She and Kafka searched for the doll unsuccessfully.
Kafka told her to meet him there the next day and they would come back to look for her.
The next day, when they had not yet found the doll, Kafka gave the girl a letter "written" by the doll saying "please don't cry. I took a trip to see the world. I will write to you about my adventures."
Thus began a story which continued until the end of Kafka's life.
During their meetings, Kafka read the letters of the doll carefully written with adventures and conversations that the girl found adorable.
Finally, Kafka brought back the doll (he bought one) that had returned to Berlin.
"It doesn't look like my doll at all," said the girl.
Kafka handed her another letter in which the doll wrote: "my travels have changed me." the little girl hugged the new doll and brought her happy home.
A year later Kafka died.
Many years later, the now-adult girl found a letter inside the doll. In the tiny letter signed by Kafka it was written:
"Everything you love will probably be lost, but in the end, love will return in another way."

#love #loss

Via @Manuel  (thanks!)

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@Alimentazione e quello che sta intorno It's also not really that important. This is not about being historically accurate, this is only about the story itself - whether true or not, it has a value in itself.
I agree, the story stands on its own. I enjoy knowing the origin of a work of art, because I often find it enriches it for me somehow. In this case, its obcure origin betwixt a possibly real anecdote from Kafka's life, Davenport's elaboration, and an Internet folk-tale adds to its sweet mystery for me.
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Marshall SutherlandMarshall Sutherland wrote the following post Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:32:45 +0100
Great experiments done in a 3rd grade classroom

How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus)
by Mark Rober on YouTube

Oh boy, this made my day.
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Thanks @Manuel

Mike MacgirvinMike Macgirvin wrote the following post Wed, 18 Sep 2019 02:12:09 +0200
Why children become bullies at school


Bullying behaviour often emerges in childhood, and the consequences for victims can last a lifetime. What makes a child become a bully?
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ManuelManuel wrote the following post Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:08:58 +0200
Toys of the avant-garde
toys of the avant-garde


before I even
start talking about this
amazing exhibition catalog
I bought today,
just want to say,
that the
marionette puppet
maybe the coolest thing
have seen in a
 Art  Kids  Reshares
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 Kids  Art  Reshares
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mrjivemrjive wrote the following post Mon, 07 Jan 2019 16:05:02 +0100
2 + 2 ?

Alternative Math | Short Film
by Ideaman on YouTube

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OliverOliver wrote the following post Fri, 21 Dec 2018 07:50:57 +0100

Nachricht an meine Enkelkinder [with Closed Captions]
by European Space Agency, ESA on YouTube
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Alimentazione e quello che sta intornoAlimentazione e quello che sta intorno wrote the following post Wed, 06 Dec 2017 16:05:08 +0100
The Real Face of St. Nicholas (St. Nicholas Center)
6 dicembre

The Real Face of St. Nicholas
So Myra must be in the Netherlands :wink:
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The Dutch feast of Saint Nicholas is about giving, for "it is in giving that we receive." The fun is in trying to surprise people, to tease in a well-meaning way, to make a good joke, to produce a rollicking rhyme. The gift itself is just a bonus, as the fun is in the doing.
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M. DentM. Dent wrote the following post Thu, 25 Oct 2018 22:41:10 +0200
A bit dated, but interesting research
The secondary takeawy from this is that we should beware studies that use "self reporting".  It's interesting how we convince ourselves of things that should be obviously untrue.

A new study shows that students learn way more effectively from print textbooks than screens


Students told researchers they preferred and performed better when reading on screens. But their actual performance tended to suffer.
ManuelManuel wrote the following post Mon, 02 Dec 2019 08:27:14 +0100
Evidence for textbooks on paper is better than digital
Via @Haakon Meland Eriksen (Parlementum)

No, just no, the researcher found zero - 0 - difference in reading comprehension between paper and digital when reading narrative text, e.g. novels. She did find a difference, quite a bit too, when reading textbooks, and suggests checking more often for comprehension when reading textbooks on screens. However, sadly, little is said about the quality of multi-modal textbooks and if these require the reader to zoom and scroll or if the layout is adapted to reading on a tablet. I know for a fact this is often not the case, thus it seems likely some readers will do better than others because scrolling and zooming challenges both flow and memory. I am not saying this was not accounted for in the study, just that the quality of digital textbooks I have seen is low, often fixed layout close PDF, rather than using CSS and flexibox to give a fixed yet adapted page fit for reading on screen.

Evidence increases for reading on paper instead of screens


Paper vs. digital reading: After totaling up the results from 33 quality studies, a researcher found that students tend to absorb more when they're reading on paper than on screens.
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Creatures of Place is an insight into the wonderful world of Artist as Family: Meg Ulman, Patrick Jones, and their youngest son, Woody. Living on an urban 1/4-acre section in a small Australian town, Meg and Patrick have designed their property using permaculture principals.

Creatures of Place
by Happen Films on Vimeo

Thanks to ramil rodaje** for sharing

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Un quadro che coglie stupendamente lo stupore

MiguelaMiguela wrote the following post Sun, 13 May 2018 04:39:29 +0200

thanks @manuel-jf

ManuelManuel wrote the following post Mon, 09 Dec 2019 11:37:13 +0100
"Un niño, un profesor, un bolígrafo y un libro pueden cambiar el mundo." (Malala Yousafzai)
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Thank you for remembering this fascinating story that Miguela discovered!  (The link you put on my channel is obsolete)
Hello Manuel
This is Magic-Hubzilla !
Your old main Hub weho 10 month ago (now, I suppose, one of your clones) is still working fine for me.
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Marshall SutherlandMarshall Sutherland wrote the following post Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:15:22 +0100
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use. A new book suggests the signs may have been clear years ago that smartphone use should be regulated. There may be a way to integrate tech into the classroom, however, that avoids its harmful effects. Psychologists are quickly learning how dangerous smartphones can be for teenage brains.
Wenn Kinder nur noch wischen, haben sie einen großen Nachteil (2018, Deutschlandradio)

Wir ziehen uns eine Generation von Behinderten heran, ich sage es mal drastisch. Je mehr Fingerspiele sie im Kindergarten machen, desto besser sind sie mit 20 in Mathematik, weil die Zahlen über die Finger und deren komplexen Gebrauch ins Hirn kommen. Wenn sie nur wischen als Kindergartenkind, endet ihre Karriere als Putzfachkraft. Das sollte man einfach nicht machen.