This is another blog post I wrote for the Knewton blog. It looks at the Hole in the Wall experiment where children in rural India were able to learn English given only a computer and some simple software. The experiment studies the effects of social interaction in learning, and that a teacher might not always be necessary for someone to learn.
I recently wrote a blog for my company’s blog about Ultimate Frisbee. It’s about the culture of Ultimate Frisbee found at tech startups on both sides of the coast. Give it a read.
Ultimate Jordan is a collection of Michael Jordan films through out his entire career. It features some of his best highlights, games, playoff performances, and off the court stories.
“Michael Jordan: Air Time” documents Jordan and the Chicago Bulls’ 1991-92 season, including Jordan dealing with his friend and rival Magic Johnson’s retirement announcement, gambling allegations, talk of the team possibly breaking the long-in-place season win record with 70 victories, filming a music video with Michael Jackson, and other obstacles throughout the course of the year. The video follows this with the “Dream Team” (Jordan and his fellow NBA stars) gaining worldwide attention as they partake and dominate in the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, and concludes with the Bulls’ championship ring ceremony in the fall of ’92″
Behind the hype, behind the persona, behind the marketing, who is Michael Jordan? An intimate look at Michael Jordan, the man behind the legend.
Above & Beyond documents Michael Jordan’s first retirement, his attempt at baseball, his father’s murder, his eventual return to basketball, and the Bull’s loss to Orlando in the playoffs. That summer Michael makes “Space Jam” and begins the next season in the best shape of his life. Unfortunately the documentary ends shortly after the All-star break of the 1995-96 season, and misses the rest of the 72 win season, Michael’s MVP trophy, and his 4th NBA title.
Western All-star starters: Magic Johnson, Karl Malone, Fat Lever, Hakeem Olajuwon, Alex English.
Eastern All-star starters: Larry Bird, Michael Jordan, Dominique Wilkins, Isiah Thomas, Moses Malone.
Michael Jordan excites the home town Chicago fans with a 40 point performance, leading the East to a 138-133 victory. Jordan wins the All-star MVP trophy.