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!
Upstreamism advocate Rishi Manchanda calls us to understand health not as a "personal responsibility" but a "common good."
- Upstreamism tasks health care professionals to combat unhealthy social and cultural influences that exist outside — or upstream — of medical facilities.
- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
The Bajau people's nomadic lifestyle has given them remarkable adaptions, enabling them to stay underwater for unbelievable periods of time. Their lifestyle, however, is quickly disappearing.
- The Bajau people travel in small flotillas throughout the Phillipines, Malaysia, and Indonesia, hunting fish underwater for food.
- Over the years, practicing this lifestyle has given the Bajau unique adaptations to swimming underwater. Many find it straightforward to dive up to 13 minutes 200 feet below the surface of the ocean.
- Unfortunately, many disparate factors are erasing the traditional Bajau way of life.
The Canadian professor's old-school message is why many started listening to him.
- The simplicity of Peterson's message on suffering echoes Buddha and Rabbi Hillel.
- By bearing your suffering, you learn how to become a better person.
- Our suffering is often the result of our own actions, so learn to pinpoint the reasons behind it.
An innovation may lead to lifelike evolving machines.
- Scientists at Cornell University devise a material with 3 key traits of life.
- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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