Thursday, August 13, 2009

Interesting Miscellany


25 Incredible TED Talks for Educators (via @dorait). If you only have time to watch one, don't miss Alan Kay's talk on innovative ways to use computers in education.

BLOSSOMS Video Library - Video lectures for students and teachers on a wide range of topics including Math, Engineering, Physics, Biology, and (coming soon) Chemistry. All videos start with the section for students, then wrap up with a section for teachers, discussing some of the finer points of the student lecture and ideas for in-class activities.


For Today’s Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics - “I keep saying that the sexy job in the next 10 years will be statisticians,” said Hal Varian, chief economist at Google. “And I’m not kidding.”

Most lucrative college degrees - "The top 15 highest-earning college degrees all have one thing in common -- math skills."


Still More Java Puzzlers is a short PDF by Josh Bloch and Neal Gafter. These eight new Java language puzzles serve as a follow-up in miniature to Bloch and Gafter's earlier book Java Puzzlers.

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