How Facebook’s newest teen engineer supported his family with apps until cashing in There’s nothing that highlights the fact that Silicon Valley is the new Wall Street, gold rush, colonial settlement — insert your American Dream rags-to-riches historical moniker here — quite like the story of 18-year-old Miami resident Michael Sayman. This week, Facebook hired Sayman as one of its youngest full-time engineers in history. He wouldn’t tell me his salary, but admitted his friends are already pressuring him to “buy a Tesla,” which he won’t do because he’d “rather save the money.” Before you go throw up at the idea of a teenager buying himself a Tesla off tech riches, there’s few people who deserve that luxury quite as much as this kid.
The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project” One of the many great ideas that Daniel Pink has shared is having people come up with one sentence that they hope other people will use to describe them in the future. He writes about it in his books and in other writings, and I also discuss it in my new book. Students in two of my classes — one an ESL class and the other a mainstream ninth-grade English class — are doing it now and it’s going well. It’s a short and simple lesson that’s a good reflective exercise for students.
Simon's Cat Welcome to the Simon's Cat Youtube channel! Don't forget to subscribe! If you're already a fan on YouTube, why not check out our Facebook page too! Simon's Cat is an animated series featuring the mischievous and often hilarious antics of a fat white cat and his owner Simon. 5 Reasons To Write A Letter To Your Future Self In March, I turned twenty-five years old, and on that most dreaded day I received a letter from my twelve year-old-self. At twelve, I distinctly remember listening to Britney Spears’ “Ooops I did it Again,” consuming Fruit by the Foot, surviving Y2K, and wearing checkered school jumpers that came down to my knees. It was that magical time right before pimples started growing uncontrollably and watching Saturday morning cartoons was still acceptable. Oh how much has changed since those simple times. Reading my letter evoked a lot of emotions in the span of two minutes. It was hilarious that I questioned my own ability to achieve higher education, or better yet, to even have higher education as my main concern at the age of twelve.
Duolingo For Schools Opened Today – Here’s How It Works As I posted earlier this week (see Duolingo Takes Next Step To Conquer Language Learning World & Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms), the super-popular Duolingo language-learning app unveiled its free Duolingo For Schools feature today. It looks impressive. It’s very easy to register as a teacher and create a class — in fact, it just took a few seconds. ELT Blog Carnival – Teaching and Learning with Video » Vicki Hollett The blogosphere is EXPLODING with cool ideas for using videos to teach English and here you’ll find links to some of the very best – . If I have spelt anyone’s name wrongly or given a wrong link, or even worse, failed to include an entry – Argh!!! – please let me know so I can put it right! ‘Why use video?’ you may ask.
Your Words Matter Your Words Matter. I had a teacher who once told me I would most likely be a college dropout. Her words mattered. QR Codes in Education ? An innovative way The main purpose of this blog is to share how technology can be integrated with teaching and learning , making students more active in the process. Well, something which has been going on for a lot of mostly commercial and marketing uses is the QR code. The video below illustrates the QR Code experience : Have you ever heard about it ? Watch La Linea, the Popular 1970s Italian Animations Drawn with a Single Line Simplicity is not the goal. It is the by-product of a good idea and modest expectations. Thus spake designer Paul Rand, a man who knew something about making an impression, having created iconic logos for such immediately recognizable brands as ABC, IBM, and UPS. An example of Rand’s observation, La Linea, aka Mr.
What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world At TED2013, Jared Diamond shares some of his research on how different societies treat the elderly. Photo: James Duncan Davidson The world’s population is getting older. Across the globe, people are living longer thanks to improvements in healthcare, nutrition and technology. This population shift brings with it incredible possibilities, but also a new set of challenges.
It’s Time for PechaKucha: Do it with Style “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”Michael Altshuler [Image credit: Greedy Pics] A 60-year-old woman was arrested after exceeding her allotted three minutes of speaking time at a California city council meeting. America's Funniest Home Videos America's Funniest Home Videos has teamed up with YouTube sensation Shay Carl to bring you an all new show! Don't miss new episodes on Youtube.com/Shaytards every Sunday starting October 19th!