I am attending the 2016 Social Good Summit at the 92nd Street Y. The summit is a "two-day conference examining the impact of technology and new media on social good initiatives around the world." I was able to secure a Digital Media Pass (thanks to EdLab). The summit is the precursor to the UN General Assembly week.
This slideshow highlights some of the most "exquisite" libraries across the world. It seems there is still some magic around libraries that continues to capture the imagination.
Several years ago, I blogged about the how Internet Explorer (IE) was still surprisingly the most actively used browser in the world. At that time, it seemed IE, Firefox, Chrome and Safari had a monopoly on all browsers. However, in an age where users demand more of and from technology, they are growing increasingly tired of browser limitations.
It seems the demise of the public library has been greatly exaggerated. According to this piece in the NY Times, public libraries have reemerged to serve a host of needs and activities that range from coding, sewing and how to effectively use social media for business.
High school students all across the country are currently preparing to take the SATs later this Spring. The College Board, overseers of the SATs, recently made changes to the exam. Curious about how well you will do on the new SATs? Try it out here.
I’ve been contemplating about ditching my high rise chair to strictly standing in order to remain somewhat physically “active” at work. According to Forbes, recent studies have found that using a standing desk provides the brain with boost by increasing focus and memory.
In the spirit of the holidays, folks might enjoy this inspiring piece on New Orleans. It highlights the city's resilience following the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and how that resilience (among other things) have led to a booming and thriving startup culture. The saints are indeed marching on.
In several of my policy courses, few topics have generated passions on both sides as much as discussions on race based consideration in college admissions and the labor market. The US Supreme Court just started hearing arguments in yet another case involving race based consideration, this time at the University of Texas-Austin.
Emojis have become such a part of mobile experience that Oxford recently named one as word of the year. However, there is more to emojis than just weird and funny smileys.
I am attending Day 2 of the 2015 Social Good Summit at the 92nd St. Y. I will be live blogging the most interesting sessions.