Adaptiva’s Technical Evangelist, Ami Casto promises to “science the bits” out of everything from the latest ConfigMgr releases and Windows 10 OSD advances to tools and techniques from the community…
How will you celebrate Geek Pride Day?
If there ever were a time to display all your collectible action figures at work, it would be today.
Geek Road Trip: Planning the ultimate American Gods cross-country adventure
Ever since I first read Neil Gaiman's American Gods, I have had a hankering to take a massive road trip across the country and attempt to recreate the adventure that unfolds in the book.
Why Katherine Dunn's 'Geek Love' Was a Bible to Weird Kids Like Me
Katherine Dunn died this week, but her work—especially the incredible novel "Geek Love"—spoke to everyone who thought of themselves as an outsider or weirdo.
Holiday Gift Guide! Geek Mom Book Signing! Woo!
It's fast becoming a geek world out there, and all moms need to show off their tech smarts and superhero-like skills in order to keep their savvy kids entertained and engaged. Geek Mom: Projects, Tips, and Adventures for Moms and Their 21st-Century Families explores the many fun and interesting ways that digital-age parents and kids can get their geek on together. Imaginative ideas for all ages…
The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life: Introducing Ginny Moon and an interview with author...
Let me introduce you to my favorite new character, Ginny Moon, the irrepressible title character of Benjamin Ludwig’s debut novel. Ginny is fourteen year...
How to measure effectiveness of online classes
Research offers colleges and universities a new model for assessing student success in online courses, including looking at engagement with material and how many times students attempt to pass tests. Researchers say their recommendations could help online course designers improve student outcomes.
Should students use smartphones in class?
Since smartphones entered the market -- and classrooms by way of students -- schools have experimented with different approaches to the devices, including bans and welcoming them through bring-your-own-device programs. Research, for its part, has been mixed, with some studies suggesting that some amount of smartphone use in the classroom can improve learning, while others point to the phones hurting cognitive performance.
The Geek Girl's Litany from The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy
For more on The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy, visit: bit.ly/1OCmKwD THE GEEK GIRL'S LITANY I am a geek girl and I am a feminist. I embrace the word "...
How to Study Effectively with Flash Cards
Flash cards can help you learn and memorize information quickly, and they're one of the most powerful tools you can use when it comes time to study for exams...
How to use place-based education in class
Place-based education can put larger, global topics into context for students and help them understand how local issues relate to those abroad, writes Sarah Anderson of the Cottonwood School of Civics and Science in Portland, Ore. In this blog post, Anderson offers examples of middle-school class projects in which students explored the local and global contexts of issues such as immigration.
Teachers: How to successfully use movies in class
In a recent Twitter thread, more than 150 educators shared best practices for integrating movies into classroom lessons. This blog post highlights six of the suggestions, including allowing students to compare books with their movie adaptations and using interactive technology.
Why classes, digital spaces should be decluttered
Teachers can create a learning-friendly environment by using flexible seating, decluttering and eliminating busy colors or decorations that can visually distract students, writes Jennifer Brown, an education strategist and former elementary-school teacher. Classroom technology and digital environments, including class websites and assignments, should be inclusive with alternative text to meet the needs of all students, she writes in this article.
Ted Forth’s Guide to Independence Day Class-C Explosives
SPARKLER: Much like candy cigarettes were once an adorable towhead’s first awkward steps toward an adult lung biopsy, the equally harmless sparkler once started a child on the path that could event…
Texas Student Who Was Homeless, Lived Alone for 3 Years Graduates at Top of High School Class
A 20-year-old Texas man who was homeless and lived alone for three years as a teenager recently graduated at the top of his high school class and won a full scholarship to college, according to a report. Abandoned and alone as he tried to navigate the already difficult world of high school, Liyjon DeSilva kept his living situation a secret for a time. He managed on his own, and still continued to thrive at school.
LIVE CLASS! Learn How To Do Psychic Tarot Card Readings with John Holland
Join John Holland for his LIVE three day course! John Holland and Ann Hentz will divulge their unique skills and provide specific techniques to help you brid...
A non-geek's guide to hiring a geek
Small businesses are often at a disadvantage when hiring programmers.
A Geek in Japan & Tokyo Geek's Guide Review |
The Travel Tester reviews "A Geek in Japan" by Héctor García and "Tokyo Geek's Guide" by Gianni Simone and let's you dive in Japan's Otaku Culture.
Diagram Of Geek Culture: What Defines A Geek [Infographic]
It's a hot topic, and with every right. The debate has been going on for a long time, and at least I don't see an ending to it anytime soon. It's a debate that has divided the geek community into two different groups which both claim they are right. What I am talking about is what the exact definition of a "geek"