Some shiny things from around the web for your weekend reading:
- Here’s a fun and clear introduction to Galois theory, written with playful enthusiasm.
- John Cook has some interesting observations on Braille, Unicode, and Binary.
- I’m showing this from the BBC on Code Breakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes in my cryptography class on Wednesday.
- I’m enrolled in Cathy Davidson’s higher education MOOC right now and she mentioned lynda.com in one of the lectures. It’s a massive repository of instructional videos on all kinds of technical subjects from programming languages to how to arrange the lighting for your video shoot. Costs money to subscribe but you can get some videos free.
- Evernote (one of my can’t-live-without apps) has made some nice updates to the iOS version. Android next please?
- Some thoughts on the resurgence of constructionism (not to be confused with constructIVISM) over at Hybrid Pedagogy.
- My GVSU colleague John Golden writes about Math-Team-Matics.