Just curious what the standard is for freedom of speech in France.
via French Mayor Bans Oscar-Nominated Muslim Film – Tablet Magazine.
“Timbuktu was premiered last May at Cannes and released in Paris last month. According to its distributor Jean Labadie noted that the movie had already been shown in more than 1,500 French cities “without causing the slightest incident.” Under pressure from social media and the Socialist opposition, Bénisti revised his position, telling Le Monde that Timbuktu would be rescheduled in two weeks and shown in the context of a debate featuring Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders.”
“Learning how to think is hard. It means sifting through information, filtering the bunk, and connecting it to a framework that you can use. A lot of people want to get their opinions from someone else.”
Read More at Business Insider – How To Think Like The World’s Smartest People.
“Most tertiary institutions have listed among their graduate attributes the ability to think critically. This seems a desirable outcome, but what exactly does it mean to think critically and how do you get students to do it?”
via The Conversation – How to teach all students to think critically.
Learn to leverage the technology around you or you’re going to get left behind.
“Unchecked, automation will destroy many skilled, middle-income jobs and push more of the middle class into insecure, unskilled work. The winners out of these changes will be those who are able to use machines to advance and enhance their skill sets.”
via The Guardian – Kids should code: why ‘computational thinking’ needs to be taught in schools.
I was surprised to learn that this is even an issue. The nanny state really needs to weasel their way into everything, don’t they? Heaven forbid parents might want to spend a little extra time with their kids.
From Lifehacker: “In some states, it is illegal for parents to pull kids out of school for ‘unallowed’ reasons, such as family events or vacations, with some parents charged with misdemeanors, given fines, or even threatened with jail time.”
Read the full post – Should Taking Kids Out of School for Family Vacation Be Illegal?