Mar. 11th, 2015

A while back I posted about the awesome and thought-provoking "Parable of the Polygons" interactive post by Nicky Case and Vi Hart. It seems there's an established term for these now, "explorable explanations", and Nicky Case has started a site collecting them at

http://explorableexplanations.com/

More than that, by poking around there I found a really cool looking toolkit aimed at making it easier to create such things, and I am totally ed-tech nerding out about it at the moment.

http://worrydream.com/Tangle/

If you're an ed-tech person, or a designer who isn't afraid of some relatively simple and very well-explained code, take a look!

Everyone else, check out some of the stuff at explorableexplanations.com. To me, these things are a super-exciting reminder of just how much untapped potential technology still has for creating new kinds of engaging and effective learning content!

If you haven't seen it yet, The Parable of the Polygons is a great place to start, both because it's an excellent example of the use of this kind of technology and because it's a very effective demonstration of some very important stuff!

http://ncase.me/polygons/

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