Half-finished or half-baked? 005
Random musings. Half-finished (and quite possibly half-baked) thoughts.\nThings that have caught my eye...
One of the most interesting articles I've read in a long\ntime\n
- Attracting\nthe twentysomething worker. Describes how the workplace is being changed by\nits newest employees.
Students learn by doing\n
- Milton Chen,\nExecutive Director of the George Lucas\nEducational Foundation, encourages us to start teaching basketball with\ntextbooks. [thanks,\nMichael!]
Google Maps Street View\n
- A\nwoman complains that you can see her cat in the window. Interesting\nimplications for people's perceptions of privacy.
Nebraska is our model for how NCLB should be\n
- When possible, should mainstream media hyperlink\nto sources like most blogs do?
Will every household have one of these some\nday?\n
- 'Honey, the coffee pot handle broke!' 'No problem. I'll\njust make a new one with our new 3D printer!'
- Does anyone know URLs of blogs or online discussion boards that are being\nused by parents or community members to discuss their unhappiness\nwith their local schools / educators?
Second Life as a museum?\n
- I had thought about Second Life as a simulation space, similar to the\npotential that resides with video gaming technologies, but Sweden's\nusing Second Life like a museum.
Guess which university produces the most doctoral students in\neducation?\n
- Many of you will be surprised by the\nanswer.
An interesting perspective on higher education\n
Make your own screencasts (free)\n
- I love Camtasia Studio\nand Adobe Captivate. But\nthere also are some free\nalternatives for making your own screencasts.
A different way to pay teachers?\n
- My favorite is the one\nthat pays $49.50. Insert your own pay clause as a comment!
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In his final years, Martin Luther King, Jr. become increasingly focused on the problem of poverty in America.
- Despite being widely known for his leadership role in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. also played a central role in organizing the Poor People's Campaign of 1968.
- The campaign was one of the first to demand a guaranteed income for all poor families in America.
- Today, the idea of a universal basic income is increasingly popular, and King's arguments in support of the policy still make a good case some 50 years later.
10 of the most sandbagging, red-herring, and effective logical fallacies.
- Many an otherwise-worthwhile argument has been derailed by logical fallacies.
- Sometimes these fallacies are deliberate tricks, and sometimes just bad reasoning.
- Avoiding these traps makes disgreeing so much better.
- Facebook and Google began as companies with supposedly noble purposes.
- Creating a more connected world and indexing the world's information: what could be better than that?
- But pressure to return value to shareholders came at the expense of their own users.
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