Share Learning Analogies
Have an Analogy that has helped students grasp an idea or process?
The assumption of the creators of metamia.com is that EVERYONE to some degree, has the capacity for associative cognition. Therefore, there is a good chance that every teacher on the planet has at least 1 and probably more analogies that they use to help explain a difficult subject to their students. The goal is to help teachers and writers reference and share those thoughts. The ultimate result is a web-site that helps students and other teachers learn and assimlate material that would otherwise be too diffiuclt to grasp in an efficient way.
The site is a simple 2-tiered system. If you register your entry goes right into the live dataset. If you do not want to sign up for an account, you can submit through a form that requires no registration. However, all entries submitted without registration are reviewed before being put into the live database. This,hopefully, will keep the spam to a minimum. This scheme is not rigid. It, mostly likely, will be modified based on constructive user feedback.
METAMIA is a free database of analogy and metaphor. Anyone can contribute or search. The subject matter can be anything. Science is popular, but poetry is encouraged. The goal is to integrate our fluid muses with the stark literalism of a relational database. Metamia is like a girdle for your muses, a cognitive girdle.