On deciding what we should teach in our public schools and elsewhere.

Meme quote: Every high school should have a mandatory class called “Life” which teaches you how to: sew, change a tire/oil, do taxes, basic first aid, basic cooking etc. The basic things that you need in real life. FMB Interesting idea. Note that the Circle Pines summer camp experience does teach some important life skillsContinue reading “On deciding what we should teach in our public schools and elsewhere.”

My Blog Posts on Educational Technology

This is a list of my blog posts on educational technology starting in April of 2020. I have a similar list from my old blog, which goes from 2010 to April of 2020. You can find a link to that list here. 2022 A quick overview of College Disrupted by Ryan Craighttps://memeinnovation.wordpress.com/2022/06/18/a-quick-overview-of-college-disrupted-by-ryan-craig/ Thoughts on KevinContinue reading “My Blog Posts on Educational Technology”

A List of My Reading Lists

Reading Lists from the Meme Innovation Blog These are the indexes, blog posts, and reference lists from my new Meme Innovation blog. These references are organized by date. My Blog Posts on Educational Technologyhttps://memeinnovation.wordpress.com/2022/05/14/my-blog-posts-on-educational-technology/ A Reading List for Web3, the Metaverse, and Blockchainhttps://memeinnovation.wordpress.com/2022/05/04/a-reading-list-for-web3-the-metaverse-and-blockchain/ References on International Relations by Noah Zerbehttps://memeinnovation.wordpress.com/2022/04/04/references-on-international-relations-by-noah-zerbe/ Contrasting Views on the UkraineContinue reading “A List of My Reading Lists”

Someone has rediscovered a simplified way to solve the quadratic equation 

I always disliked the idea of having to memorize the quadratic formula. And, completing the square – the other main approach to finding the roots of a quadratic equation – was also non-intuitive for me. I wanted to relate the solution to the graph of the equation, so neither the quadratic formula nor completing the square workedContinue reading “Someone has rediscovered a simplified way to solve the quadratic equation “

If we cancel student debt, then we should also create a US Open University.

Key Points A US Open University would address the potential problem of a build up of student debt in the future. It would be a single, nation-wide university funded by the federal government. It would be tuition free and it would produce online course content (including online textbooks) that would be “free” in that theirContinue reading “If we cancel student debt, then we should also create a US Open University.”

Exchange Traded Funds for Major Indexes

The following is a list of ticker symbols for some of the Exchange Traded Funds that track major indexes. For example, the ticker symbol SPY is for the ETF that tracks the S&P 500 index. This list contains leveraged and inverse ETFs. What does this mean? A (1x) following a ticker symbol means the ETFContinue reading “Exchange Traded Funds for Major Indexes”

Notes on the Photo Albums in the CPC Facebook Group Site

Over the years, I’ve posted a number of photo albums to the CP Facebook Group Site. Here are my notes on how these photos have been organized and indexed. How to locate the photo albums on the CPC FB Group site. When you access the CPC FB Group site, you’ll find these tabs at theContinue reading “Notes on the Photo Albums in the CPC Facebook Group Site”

A Reading List for Web3, the Metaverse, and Blockchain

This is the start of a reading list on three interrelated topics: Web3, the Metaverse, and Blockchain. References Allyn, Bobby People are talking about Web3. Is it the Internet of the future or just a buzzword?Bobby AllynNovember 21, 2021 https://www.npr.org/2021/11/21/1056988346/web3-internet-jargon-or-future-vision “””There’s a buzzword that tech, crypto and venture-capital types have become infatuated with lately. ConversationsContinue reading “A Reading List for Web3, the Metaverse, and Blockchain”

Do you get what you seem to pay for?

Here’s a question that came up on my FB feed this morning:True or false? You get what you pay for. My answer: It depends. You may pay a lot for something that’s ostensibly of very high quality. But, in reality, it’s no better than some less expensive alternative. Here are two examples: a super expensiveContinue reading “Do you get what you seem to pay for?”

Does The Great Replacement Theory Explain The Republican’s War on Democracy

Bill Maher’s short video – New Rule: The War on Democracy – does a pretty good job of describing the Republican party’s shift away from democracy. However, he doesn’t really explain why it’s happening; he just humorously points out that it is happening. My hunch is that there’s some motivating reason behind the Republican party’sContinue reading “Does The Great Replacement Theory Explain The Republican’s War on Democracy”