What are mandatory STEM subject that nearly everyone else thinks are useless? math, chemistry & physics
Now that we are adults (many of us are now parents also) we can see that this all of it was important and we should have applied ourselves better in high school. We can say "all kids need to learn computing theory, programming etc. because it is important" all we want; but, look how it was when we were young. Ultimately, the lessons I take away as far as educating our kids:
1. We need to pay & respect teachers better to get better results in public education
2. For key STEM subjects, you must find a way to make it relevant to the student TODAY.
3. Parents must work everyday to keep their kids motivated to learn.
4. Bottom line: kids need discipline and fun in their lives in equal measure. Don't beat it into them, motivate them & let them WANT to do it.
Maybe we're just not using the right one.
no, you're just holding it the wrong way.
Wow, pretty shrewd, that he saw this opportunity to meet with Rodman and capitalized, furthering his own agenda. A pity that the article only soft-balled some lame questions and didn't get him to comment on the advisory role he played to Rodman's entourage.
"massive solar panels the size of a basketball court,"
can we please have proper units for measuring things in space?
And confuse half of the american audience? Basketball courts they know, meters they don't.
FTFA "...have a total span of about 32 metres tip to tip." Or 105 feet; a basketball court is 94 feet long.
On behalf of the USA, you're welcome.
As would seem obvious, many adults do not eat a well-balanced diet. This would have been a much more intelligent study, to see the affects of supplements on poorly-nourished adults.
1. Zuckerburg and Gates only "back" this code.org, they didn't write the hyperbole in the story copy.
2. This was a publicity stunt for sure, but it was targeted for young school aged kids to get exposure to how a computer really works. I wish my kids had it at their school but apparently they did not. 99% will forget it in a week, but it may spark some deeper interests later in life. This is always a good thing
3. The slashdot summary is not "Pollyanna" on the topic; just reporting that it happened. So no, Slashdot is not on the slippery slope to foolishness hell.
In today's world, the importance of failure is not understood.