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Explorable Explanations: 4 More Design Patterns

Four years ago (wow, already four?), we had the first-ever Explorable Explanations meetup, to talk about teaching through play. We had no idea what we were doing. Still don't. But, four years later – after 100+ Explorables made by educators, journalists, and curious laypeople like yours truly – I think we figured…


How I Make Explorable Explanations

You want to share a powerful idea – an idea that could really enrich the lives of whoever you gift it to! But communication is hard. So how do you share an idea, in such a way that makes sure the message is received? Well, that's easy. Do it like this:…


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…


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…