Why We ‘Hear’ Some Silent GIFs

Does anyone in visual perception know why you can hear this gif? pic.twitter.com/mcT22Lzfkp — Lisa DeBruine ️‍ (@lisadebruine) Dec. 2, 2017 When she asked Twitter users in an unscientific survey whether they could hear the image — which actually lacks sound, like most animated GIFs — nearly 70 percent who responded said they could. Once […]

650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

This is an amazing PDF of all 650 prompts from this NYTimes article! Every school day since 2009 we’ve asked students a question based on an article in The New York Times. Now, seven years later, and in honor of the Oct. 20 National Day on Writing, we’ve collected 650 of them that invite narrative […]