6 Steps To Succeed In Teaching With Technology

This is a guest post by Katrina D. Keller. Everyone wants to use technology in the classroom, but it is the uneasy relationship many schools and teachers have with technology that is discouraging its adoption. Most bear the notion that technology distracts students and decreases their engagement in the classrooms.  However, many teachers and educators […]

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Does That Sound Familiar?

Murray Leinster, in his 1946 science fiction story entitled A Logic Named Joe, seemed to anticipate the advent of the Internet. Most of his description of what would be called the Internet in the near future were spot on. Here is an extract:

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Profanity In Programming

Since Linux is an open source software, it’s inevitable that profanity would appear in the source code sooner or later. The site of Vidar Holen has a section that continuously tracks the number of curse words in the Linux kernel since the beginning of 1990’s. In addition, you can search for other words from other categories […]

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Random Joke #9: A Restaurant That Works Like An IT Support

Patron: Waiter! Waiter: Hi, my name is Bill, and I’ll be your Support. What seems to be the problem? Patron: There’s a fly in my soup! Waiter: Try again, maybe the fly won’t be there this time. Patron: No, it’s still there. Waiter: Maybe it’s the way you’re eating the soup. Try eating it with […]

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Reversed Footprints: The Odd Inverted Shoes

On November 20, 1973, Cecil Slemp filed a patent for his invention — a footwear with heels and toe positions reversed — and he got the patent on July 16, 1976. The reversed soles of the shoes enable the wearer to leave inverted footprints. 

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Random Joke #6: Life

During a conversation: “Hey, you know, I have an account on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, LinkedIn, Tumblr, Youtube, Pinterest, Flickr, Reddit and on several online forums as well.” “Oh, um… do you have a life?” “OMG!!! Why haven’t I heard of that yet?! Can you give me the link?”

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Lost In Translation: From English To Russian To English Once More

S. Bochner and W. T. Martin’s book Functions of Several Complex Variables, published in 1936, dealt with the functional theory of n dimensions. At the time, this book was practically the only reference available to those who wished to study the subject. A few years later, the book was translated into Russian. 

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50 Well-Known Proverbs Updated For The Digital Age

1. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to use the net, and he won’t bother you for a while. 2. Keep your Facebook friends close and your blocked friends closer. 3. A picture is worth more than a thousand bytes. 4. Facebook walls have ears. 5. […]

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Not Fond Of Railways

The following is a canal stockholder’s argument in opposition to railways. This is from the July 24, 1830, issue of Western Sun [Vincennes, Ind.], quoted in American Spirit, Volume 1: To 1877 by Thomas Andrew Bailey and David M. Kennedy (1998):

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