Kurtis Baute is a Canadian STEM educator who focuses on innovative teaching techniques. In this amazing one-take video, he describes the history of the universe using dominoes. The nine-minute run is the second-longest run of dominoes in history and required a warehouse to hold it. See his Youtube channel here.
Graphics have obviously come a long way since the first video games. The 8-bit Guy shows you how and why the oldest gaming graphics worked, and how programmers learned to code them! When you’ve watched this, head to his channel to watch the next videos in the series.
“The opening five minutes [of class] offer us a rich opportunity to capture the attention of students and prepare them for learning. They walk into our classes trailing all of the distractions of their complex lives — the many wonders of their smartphones, the arguments with roommates, the question of what to have for lunch. Their bodies may be stuck in a room with us for the required time period, but their minds may be somewhere else entirely.” James M. Lang with the Chronicle of Higher Education describes techniques for transitioning students’ attention from the outside world into your classroom. Read the article here.