5 Interesting Links for 12-15-2017

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Influence (Reading)

How The Monster at the End of This Book (a Grover story I enjoyed with my kids) helped teach an author about the power of literature and its influence on the reader. I received a slightly different lesson from reading it in terms of perception, but both are there in this short, but powerful, children’s early reader.
http://lithub.com/how-a-book-about-grover-revealed-to-me-the-wide-world-of-literature/

STEM (Interesting People)

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar may be best known as a sports persona, but what he’s doing to bring STEM education to inner city students is impressive as shown in this interview about his Skyhook Foundation.
https://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2017/07/27/537759640/from-skyhook-to-stem-kareem-abdul-jabbar-brings-the-science

Imagination (Artificial Intelligence)

DeepMind has managed to create an AI capable of non-factual decision making:
http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/technology/deepmind-s-new-ai-can-use-imagination-to-contemplate-the-future/article/498594

England (History)

Enjoy a wander through the history of a medieval street preserved until modern day in York, England.
https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/10/26/the-shambles-one-of-britains-best-preserved-medieval-streets/

World Building (Writing)

Donald Maass gives tips for strengthening your world building and making the experiences of your characters an integral part of that world.
http://writerunboxed.com/2017/10/04/the-world-is-inside-out/

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