LINC-90C: Module 4b
Creating in Padlet (HTML)

Instructor: Kim Randall

March 27, 2021

By Peter Y. Chou

Module 4b Assignment—
Create your own padlet and share it with me. Need to do:
• Create an account at (Links to an external site.)
• Click in the upper left-hand corner "make a new padlet"
(If you already have 3 padlets you might need to delete one or
use a different email account and make a second Padlet account).
• Customize your Padlet
1) Title it "Your Last Name Winter21 Linc90C"
2) Description: Add in here what you would like people to post on your padlet.
This might be a discussion question or a brainstorming idea.
3) Change the icon if you'd like
4) Customize your link (see screencast below) if you want to
5) Adjust the posting settings (see screencast below for more info)
• Click Next at the top and it will take you to your padlet.

Assignment Submission:
Please submit the link to your padlet in the Canvas assignment submission.
• Please make your padlet public so I can make sure I can see it.
• Copy the link to your padlet and paste the link into the assignment submission.
• Submit the assignment.


Doing this Assignment "Module 4b" in HTML before Padlet

1) Creating in Padlet
Instead of using Padlet to teach K-12 students to write poems, for part 2,
decided on a wider audience— "Albert Einstein & Wisdom Mudra"
is a better topic to inspire older people. When I taught this seminar
(January 14-16, 1980) to 20 engineering students at WPI, they were
engaged and enthusiastic. Some went to museums, and collected
portraits of inventors & creative people in the wisdom mudra pose.
In addition to my slide show of Buddha and Christ in this gesture,
I taped two dozen pages of artists and scientists in this mudra pose
along with inspiring quotes from their writings for them to read.
Looking around the room, noticed most of the students have their
thumbs touching their forefingers, hoping the wisdom mudra will
enhance their creativity. It helped with my protein predictions work.

2) Topics for Discussion
When I saw Friedrich Hund's book The History of Quantum Theory (1974),
in the bookshop's display window opposite Harvard's Widener Library,
it stopped me cold. I recall Hund's rules (1927) for atomic orbitals when
studying chemistry. But who's the fellow at right with Buddha's wisdom
mudra pose (chin mudra)? Went inside the bookshop anf found the cover
showed the 1911 Solvay Physics Conference. The mudra person is the
33-year-old Albert Einstein! At the 1913 Solvay Conference on Physics, Einstein is in the second row with mudra in his left hand behind Lorentz.
At the 5th Solvay Conference in 1927, Einstein is siting in the front row,
having won the 1921 Physics Nobel Prize. Again his left hand is in the
mudra pose. At the 6th Solvay Conference 1930, Einstein has both hands
in wisdom mudra. Are these by chance or Einstein know their importance?

3) Buddha & Christ in Mudra Poses
Meditative poses for Buddha in the chin mudra (thumb
toucing index finger) and Christ in the shuni mudra
(thumb touching middle finger), may teach us to do
likewise, if we wish to experience transcendence—
Buddha's Nirvana or Christ's "Father in Heaven".
When one's angry with another, they may slap or
use their fist to hit their opponent. But you can't fight
in the wisdom mudra pose. Painter with paintbrush,
poet & pen, conductor with baton are creative activities.

4) Great Scientists in Wisdom Mudra Pose


Isaac Newton

James Clerk Maxwell

Albert Einstein

Here are the greatest scientists of all time— Copernicus, who revolutionized science with his Heliocentric theory, a paradigm shift that the Sun is not going around the Earth, but vice versa. Galileo, considered the father of modern science, with better telescope, seeing craters on the Moon & the satellites of Jupiter. Sir Isaac Newton, discverer of gravity and the laws of motion. James Clerk Maxwell, siscover of electro-magnetism & the four Maxwell Equations. Albert Einstein, discover of Relativity and E=mc2. Amazing these five scientists are in the
wisdom mudra pose. Since this is a peaceful gesture, it helps us to calm our
mind, that leads to abundant creativity and new discoveries.

4) Great Artists in Wisdom Mudra Pose

Albrecht Dürer

Ludwig van Beethoven

e.e. cummings

Frank Lloyd Wright

Martha Graham

Beethoven Conducts
his 9th Symphony
Albrecht Dürer's "Self-portrait, Study of a Hand and a Pillow" (1493) was done at age 22. The head and hand were preparatory for his "Portrait of the Artist Holding a Thistle" (Louvre, Paris), considered the earliest painted Self-Portrait (1493). The wisdom mudra is shown in Dürer's right hand in the "Thistle" portrait, and in his left hand in the "Pillow" portrait. Dürer's confidence is evident in these portraits, that led him to be one of the greatest artists during the European Renaissance movement. Beethoven is considered music's greatest composer. When writing music or condcting with a baton, his fingers are in the wisdom mudra. Poems of E.E. Cummings uplift us to the cosmic dimension, such as his Poem XLVI in 1x1 (1944)— "open your heart: / i'll give you a treasure / of tiniest world / a piece of forever..." Found photo of Cummings with his left hand in wisdom mudra. Architect Frank Lloyd writing, and Martha Graham dancing, both with wisdom mudra in their right hand.

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