But sometimes, more often than seems entirely reassuring, something confusing occurs: We come across people who triumphed at school but flunked at life. And vice versa. The former stars who once knew exactly how to satisfy their teachers may now be flatlining in a law office or relocating to a provincial town in the hope of finding something better.
The longer I spend time homeschooling my oldest and the more I become more invested in the future of my children through education the more that I become aware of this dynamic.
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Sprint has a “quiz” for parents (5 questions) that you can consider before buying your child their first phone. Here are the questions:
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Technology has so many positive and unintended outcomes.
Part of our responsibility for those that build software and applications and the companies that profit from them is to be open and aware of these unintended (yet exciting) outcomes.
For example… this is inspiring:
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My best friend shared a few thoughts (and pics) of our recent trip to “The Hunger Games Exhibition” here in San Francisco.
There is also a video here too:
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Why should we want to change the world?
I think it’s because we all know that there is something grossly wrong with it; there is something so fundamentally broken about who we are, collectively and individually.
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Of course this is fascinating to me:
Researchers at the Signal Analysis and Interpretation Laboratory at USC want to take a holistic approach to autism. Aside from targeting screening and diagnosis instruments with machine learning, the researchers are working to create quantitative measures of human behavior based on audio, video, and physiological sensors through signal processing.
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There’s a huge landscape of skills worth kids learning now that schools aren’t teaching, and a new set of teachers who aren’t full-time educators willing to help them.
Couldn’t be more true.
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