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Introducing Smithsonian X 3D

smithsonian:

It’s here: Browse, manipulate, download & print 3D models of some of our artifacts and research objects for free with our new Smithsonian X 3D program

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Wow!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: mohandis Thissen

Introducing Smithsonian X 3D

smithsonian:

It’s here: Browse, manipulate, download & print 3D models of some of our artifacts and research objects for free with our new Smithsonian X 3D program

image

Wow!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: mohandis Thissen

fundersandfounders: How to Be Productive The Mindmap of 35…



fundersandfounders:

How to Be Productive

The Mindmap of 35 Habits of the Uber-Productive.

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Meggie's Project Communities Blog

Last post

CC Photographer: LA(Phot) Rhys O’Leary

It’s the last post! No not that last post associated with a picture like above. But like that last post, this is an emotional goodbye. (Just to be clear, I have great respect for all men and women in the services. I just don’t respect the masters of war http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mvr72uTd7kc )

Project communities has been one hell of a ride and although sometimes stressful I have thoroughly enjoyed it. I want to thank all colleagues and students but especially Nancy and Laura for all their work and patience.

What I liked is that both groups asked feedback on their video with less than 24 hours before the deadline. This is always a difficult thing to do , because you have just worked very hard and you are tired and don’t really want to change anything anymore. But you did ask and I pointed out some things and you did go that extra mile to make it better. So kudos to all of you and keep that up as a good habit.

As a first project we can see the ways of working and culture of this year group develop, What I really enjoyed is that we are starting to develop a culture were students are helping each other in their learnng and do a lot of their work in area 51. 

For my groups: I’ll also give some direct feedback in the Facebook group pages.

I really learned a lot and I am immediately applying my learnings. For the minor smart life rhythms that I am teaching next module I am asking the project teams to report in a weekly blog. It makes sure there is weekly progress and it means that they don’t have to write a report in the end but can focus on building their solution.

I am also very happy that my dear old friend Sheila was very happy with the result.

I really hope to be able to join in the project again next year and am looking forward to another steep learning curve then!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Meggie's Project Communities Blog

ianus: Percussive maintenance: A supercut of fixing broken…



ianus:

Percussive maintenance: A supercut of fixing broken things by kicking them. dunk3d

Ok, tumblr IS fun!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: mohandis Thissen

Proud of Iris van Herpen

Proud of Iris van Herpen:

Iris van Herpen is a great designer. She won both the fashion award and the overall award of last week’s Dutch Design Week. She happens to be my cousin and we are all really proud of her. I love her work and it’s easy to feel proud of her for producing it. But I am even more proud of her for her focus on her work and how she is always deciding for herself what she thinks is important and what not. She could be on television way more often if she wanted to (and which PR people will tell her is good for her). But she focuses on her work instead. I wish for great succes for all of my students, but most of all I wish for them be able to stay true to themselves.

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Meggie's Project Communities Blog

Be Generous!

It was great to have a week off. I have still worked very hard around the house as we’ve moved the boys from 1 room into 2 rooms. But I definitely needed a break from the university. Too much workand not enough time, it’s one of those things. The wake-up call for me was during our last hang-out. One student made a comment that he thought a question in the assignment sounded like  a question from 3 years ago. My own first thought was  “Come on, discrediting a question because you are too lazy to really look into it, those tactics might work in high school or when you catch me unawares maybe, but can you please start acting like a mature student and not like a ….” But Nancy handled it perfectly, at the same time explaining the question very well and putting the student in his place in a mild way. That made me realise that if I had answered that question I would just have shown my annoyance, and nobody would have really learned anything from it. One of the side effects of stress for me is a very low irritation treshhold. When it’s hard to get rid of the stress, I try to remind myself to be generous. Because after all it’s not just about the results but very much about the way in which we achieve them. And to my amazement ‘be generous’ was one of the 7 learnings of the composer of my favourite newsletter: Brainpickings: http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2013/10/23/7-lessons-from-7-years/ . The next 3 weeks will be again very stressful and I will be reminding myself to try and be generous. Generous to my students, colleagues, family and also to myself!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Meggie's Project Communities Blog

The Final Touches

Post your movie making questions here and I’ll answer them asap.

Good luck everyone!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Laura Stevens Blog project communities

Gems from Albert Einstein in mind map form. You might enjoy…



Gems from Albert Einstein in mind map form. You might enjoy this!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Nancy's Project Community Reflection

25 Must-Follow NGO Resources on Twitter

25 Must-Follow NGO Resources on Twitter:

Have you gotten interested in NGOs? If you want to keep learning, here are 25 people/organizations on twitter that tweet a lot about technology for good!

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This post was originally published at the Project Community blog: Nancy's Project Community Reflection