Explorable Explanations

I Do And I Understand

Okay, Confucius probably wasn't talking about videogames. Still, you don't learn how to ride a bike from a lecture. You get on that bike, fall down, and learn from your mistakes. You don't learn how to talk to people from a textbook. You reach out, open up, and let yourself…


Pop-Up Textbooks

The first pop-up books were not for children. They were meant for scholarly and academic audiences. The first question is... why would they do that? The first known book with paper mechanisms was created by Matthew Paris, a 13th century monk. His work, the Chronica Majorca, had a spinnable paper…


Explorable Explanations

Explorable Explanations. Interactive non-fiction. Active essays. Glogs. We never came up with a name for what we're doing, but at least we know we're not going to use "glogs", which is like blogs and vlogs, except it's glogs. This weekend, I attended a small 20-person workshop on figuring…