Posts Tagged ‘education’

College Professor’s Entertaining Lecture

This college professor knows how to make class entertaining. This was well done and well executed. Clearly some time was spent on perfecting this. Timing is spot on.

Liquid Nitrogen + 1500 Ping Pong Balls

I wish more science was taught this way. Never got to see anything like this in the classroom. It’s like Bill Nye + Mythbusters in the classroom. I love it.

On Females and Technology

There’s been a fair amount of talk over the past few years about the large gender gap in the technology industry. The reality is there are few women in technical roles, and the few that are even in the industry gravitate towards more managerial, design and product roles. A recent trend has been to blame […]

Remember: Winning Isn’t Normal

Winning Isn’t Normal is a great blog post by Jason Shen about just how much goes into being good at something. Particularly great is this quote: Remember one thing… winning isn’t normal. That doesn’t mean there is anything wrong with winning. It just isn’t the norm. It is highly unusual … So it requires unusual […]

Changing Education Paradigms

Another great RSA talk by Sir Ken Robinson animated, it’s well worth the 11 minutes to watch. It’s hardly a secret how poor the education system really is and how many it fails. I should note the intro video on his website has perhaps one of the greatest quotes I’ve heard in a while: “If […]

Firefox Detention Follow Up

Yesterday I mentioned how Digg was aflutter (8000+ diggs) over the image of a student getting detention for using Firefox. Slashdot confirmed it was a hoax.

Kid Gets Detention For Using Firefox

There’s marketing and there’s marketing. 5000+ Digg’s later (and climbing), still going strong. Some Digg users left some great comments (as always). Thanks to Big Spring School District for this one. Image mirrored from Upload Geek. Update: See follow up. It’s a hoax.

Paul Graham on College

Paul Graham, whose writing I greatly admire wrote an excellent bit on College recently. Being a college student myself, I found this to be by far the most interesting thing he’s ever written (and there’s quite a bit of competition there). A few things he wrote stick out in my mind: The way to be […]