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The future of learning in Nordic countries

Scandinavia has always been an advocate for modern educational techniques. Moreover, Nordic countries are at the top of the list judged on students’ performance and quality of education. But what makes these countries stand out from the rest? There are no standardized tests in schools. Education is based mainly on teamwork…
skidos
October 30, 2017
Curiosities

Time to laugh: Teachers telling their experiences

“True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country.”  A lot of teachers can relate to Kurt Vonnegut’s quote. From kindergarten 
to senior year, they’ve seen it all. So here you have some stories about the hilarious, sweet, droll, 
and occasionally clueless things…
skidos
October 5, 2015
Curiosities

As a Mom, What’s your Animal Spirit?

  Human nature is related to animal instincts in many more ways that we know. Shopping in the supermarket, someone's trying to take advantage in he line, you prepare to protect your space... It's your right! Walking on the street, some strange walks too close to you: your adrenaline is ready to make you react,…
skidos
September 2, 2015
Curiosities

Roman Numerals: Where Is the Zero?

Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome, employ combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values. The Roman numeral system is a positional numbering system. This system employs some capital letters as symbols to represent certain numbers, most numbers are written as combinations of letters. For example,…
skidos
August 11, 2015
Curiosities

Fascinated by Animals? Take this Quiz!

Kangaroos have large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head.  The word "kangaroo" derives from the Guugu Yimithirr word gangurru. The name was first recorded as "kanguru" on 12 July 1770. There are more kangaroos than humans in Australia.  Now…
skidos
August 6, 2015
Curiosities

Did You Know… Google or Googol?

When searching for the word “Googol” Wikipedia advices “Not to be confused with Google.” But, is there any relationship in between those concepts? A googol is the large number 10100; that is, the digit 1 followed by 100 zeroes: The term was coined in 1920 by 9-year-old Milton Sirotta, nephew of…
skidos
August 4, 2015