Sunday, January 29, 2012

Why Every Professional Should Consider Blogging

"I often argue that professionals should share their knowledge online via blogging.
The catch is that virtually anything worthwhile in life takes time and effort, and blogging is not an exception to this statement. So before committing your energy to such an endeavor, you may rightfully stop and wonder what’s in it for you. Is blogging really worth it?
In this article, I briefly illustrate some of the main benefits that directly derive from running a technical blog."

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sick of Google?

Tired of Google + and all those ads? Give DuckDuckGo a try.

App of the Day!

Everything these guys touch turns to pure gold. And that continues today, as their latest creation, Band of the Day for iPad, was just bestowed with the App of the Week award. Yes, again.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Coding for Success

The Kernel’s developer columnist Andy Young takes a nostalgic look back at computer science education and makes a passionate case for upgrading kids’ skills today. Link.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

What Americans Keep Ignoring About Finland's School Success

Decades ago, when the Finnish school system was badly in need of reform, the goal of the program that Finland instituted, resulting in so much success today, was never excellence. It was equity.

Since the 1980s, the main driver of Finnish education policy has been the idea that every child should have exactly the same opportunity to learn, regardless of family background, income, or geographic location. Education has been seen first and foremost not as a way to produce star performers, but as an instrument to even out social inequality.

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