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May 2010 Image Copyright Marvel Entertainment, LLC, 2010 Director: Jon Favreau Production Designer: Michael Riva To late?? Ok, this time it's really been a while. I apologize to anyone that has been checking the blog every so often only to be sorely disappointed by my lackluster updating practices. I came onto the film initially to work on buildings for the Stark Expo. PROSPECTIVES What 100 Experts Think About The Future Of Learning If you’re an educator, surely you know that technology has and will continue to have an incredible impact on learning. Whether it’s the Internet, innovative learning tools, or teaching technology itself, these two subjects are intertwined. In these talks, you will find essential information for educators concerned with technology. General Learn about making technology work in education and more in these talks. Rethinking the Student Experience in the 21st Century Public Research University: See how a diverse student body and technology can make a difference in the student experience today. Sharing Education These talks explore the idea of open, shared education. Hector Ruiz on Connecting the World: Hector Ruiz lectures on Internet access for everyone. Creativity & Innovation Watch these talks to see how you can foster innovation and the creative spirit. Ken Robinson Says Schools Kill Creativity: Ken Robinson’s lecture makes a case for a more creative education system. Internet & New Media
75 film spacecraft Continued from PART 5 10: Slave 1 - Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)| RETURN TO INDEX There must be some street-lamps in America with designs very unfamiliar to me, given how many people have commented that bounty hunter Boba Fett's bizarre spaceship looks like a street-lamp. "Joe Johnston showed me some of the ideas he has for Boba Fett, and I remember asking myself what his spaceship would look like. Not me. 'Sinister' doesn't remotely cover the cowled and slightly art-deco aspect of Slave 1, nor is 'cool' adequate to describe the way the vehicle plays with orientation and moves through space in cruciform glory. It should be mentioned that Lorne Peterson worked on the original Slave 1 miniature alongside Nilo Rodis-Jamero. Info: Fictional Life | More fictional Life | IMDB | 9: Gunstar - The Last Starfighter (1984) | RETURN TO INDEX The ship itself is a dream - more armed than Kali, with a sexy cylindrical fuselage tapering off into a forward-moving cockpit.
CURRENT POLITICS 21st Century Learning Algebra gets a ‘bum rap’. Then again, it has a lousy public relations manager. Whoever came up with the whole ‘letters and symbols’ campaign should be sacked. Yes, opening up to Exercise 7D and solving 50 variations of 2x + y = -7 is n0t anyone’s idea of fun. DISCLAIMER: I’m just a Primary/Elementary teacher without any official qualifications in High Level Mathematics – No Masters, no Ph.D, just an A+ Average in High School/College Maths and 25+ years teaching kids to enjoy,not stress about, Maths. Now we have that out of the way, back to my message for today. Last week, I was called in to take a Grade 6 class to release a teacher for planning ( the usual release teachers were unavailable). The lesson/task that preceded this actually had fractions as its focus. The lesson was differentiated to allow for a range of responses. SO…this fraction lesson turned into a pattern and algebra exploration. Enter (finally we get to the title of this blogpost!) counters. Oh, one more thing.
That Time US Congress Considered Building Cities In Space Forget the flying cars and robot maids, we’re just a few precious generations away from ditching this hunk of space rock called Earth and living among the stars. The dream of off-world living is thanks, in large part, to a single Princeton physics professor who not only envisioned a new path for humanity but nearly convinced Congress to go along with it. Piers Biznoy explains just how close we came to building orbital habitats in the 1980s in his new book New Space Frontiers. Today it is hard to imagine a time when US Senators listened in rapt attention while a charismatic lecturer argued for the construction of giant orbiting habitats as a way of easing environmental pressures on Earth. The structures, at least two miles long, would support thousands of people, all living in leafy suburbs. Picture: NASA At first, O’Neill incorporated space exploration just as a theoretical concept to stretch the imaginations of his students. That was quite a shocking thought at the time.
la génération Y has been, la génération Z arrive… « Les z'edLes z'ed J’ai toujours plaint les personnes de la génération Y, ceux que l’on a surnommés à tort les digitals natives… Coincés entre les vieux à la culture Print et leurs petits frères et sœurs de la génération Z aussi appelée génération C (Communication, Collaboration, Connexion et Création), les 18-35 ans n’ont vraiment pas de chance ! Par contre, les suivants… C’est foutu pour la génération Y En effet, la génération Y est la génération perdue qui était nécessaire à l’épanouissement du web auquel nous aspirons pour certains, auquel inéluctablement nous nous dirigeons qu’on le veuille ou non. Ce n’est pas aujourd’hui que je fais cette remarque… Nous l’avions déjà évoqué avec d’autres spécialistes du Web 2 voici quelques années. En effet, leur premier problème est d’être des défricheurs… Personne avant eu n’avait la possibilité de communiquer de la manière que l’on connaît sur le net, d’avoir une vie sociale sur la toile… L’apprentissage a été rude. Autre souci rencontré : les vieux en face d’eux.
Fermi paradox A graphical representation of the Arecibo message – Humanity's first attempt to use radio waves to actively communicate its existence to alien civilizations The Fermi paradox (or Fermi's paradox) is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilization and humanity's lack of contact with, or evidence for, such civilizations. The basic points of the argument, made by physicists Enrico Fermi and Michael H. Hart, are: The Sun is a young star. There are billions of stars in the galaxy that are billions of years older;some of these stars probably have Earth-like planets which, if the Earth is typical, may develop intelligent life;presumably, some of these civilizations will develop interstellar travel, a technology Earth is investigating even now, such as that used in the proposed 100 Year Starship;at any practical pace of interstellar travel, the galaxy can be completely colonized in a few tens of millions of years.