Tag: education

  • Tyler’s BU Graduation

    It was just a few short years ago that I posted Tyler’s send off to college. Yesterday he graduated from Boston University. While the last year, for various reasons, has moved a bit slower than the others, the collective four years have flown by in hindsight. I can only imagine what a journey it’s been […]

  • Don’t be UNC

    This year, more than ever, college students returning to campus will be tested. Not only tested for COVID-19 but also tested for their maturity to follow the health guidelines put in place to prevent the spread of the coronavirus to other students, their professors, university staff, and the community that hosts them. UNC-Chapel Hill was […]

  • Happiness is a Filter

    Author Michael Lewis (Moneyball, Liar’s Poker) sits in on an episode of This American Life and tells a wonderful story of Emir Kamenica, a refugee from the Serbian conflict, who, in his own words, caught a lucky break by meeting an “angel” who encouraged him to transfer from the greater Atlanta public school to an […]

  • Unbundled Lectures and the Napsterization of Education

    Unbundled Lectures and the Napsterization of Education

    In the US, an undergraduate education used to be an option, one way to get into the middle class. Now it’s a hostage situation, required to avoid falling out of it. And if some of the hostages having trouble coming up with the ransom conclude that our current system is a completely terrible idea, then […]

  • Seth Godin on Changes in Publishing

    Seth Godin is a prolific writer and a champion for the book business. That’s why he wants to save it, but not in a format you would recognize. The Domino Project is a joint venture with Amazon to rethink the way books are, “built, sold and spread.” In a piece written earlier this week, Godin […]

  • Dance, Dance Wheelchair Revolution

    This past weekend we headed out to the Heureka Science Center about a 20 minute train ride North of Helsinki. There are a ton of interactive, hands-on exhibits which I took photos of but this wheelchair exhibit was the most interesting. The concept is simple. The quadrants of the circle light up randomly, one at […]

  • John Maeda at Web 2.0 Expo

    One of my favorite presentations from this past week’s Web 2.0 Expo is now online. John Maeda, a designer & interactive artist, is now at the Rhode Island School of Design after spending time at the MIT Media Lab.

  • Yahoo Developer Network, Points for Style

    Dan Theurer, one of the original evangelists of the Yahoo Developer Network, gave a talk (which I unfortunately did not attend) about lessons learned from building YDN. His slides are well worth a glance for anyone interested in building a developer community around their APIs. Lessons Learned – Building YDN View more presentations from Dan […]

  • Nutrition education lunch boxes have high levels of lead

    In an ironic twist of fate, 56,000 lunch boxes distributed by California’s Department of Public Health with the logo Eat Fruits & Vegetables and be Active were found to contain high levels of lead paint. Yes, these were manufactured in China. A full recall is underway.

  • Cool Little Trick for Multiplication

    What’s 23 x 33? Here’s a visual way to solve the problem. Draw 2 lines and then 3 lines to represent 23 and cross them with 3 lines followed by another 3 lines for 33 as in the drawing above. Add up the number of intersections in each corner of the square as if they […]