Added by Trueartgirl on April 30, 2013 at 5:38pm — No Comments
So, about 5 years ago, a little while after I moved to Seattle, I started going to Jackson High School. I had just turned 16. And I remember one day, I was in Ms. Blevin’s World History class. I had only been in public school for a couple weeks, and until that point, I’d been a nice, relatively sheltered home-schooler with no concept on really how to judge or exclude people for basically any reason. This kid, a young man, came in to give our teacher a note, and as he…Continue
Added by James M. Galindo on April 23, 2013 at 6:49pm — No Comments
so this is going to be short I think it would be quite productive of us as a community to gather educational videos and what not and collect them all into a virtual library that is sorted by subject and in order you should watch them, this would include channels like Crash course, some Vsauce, minutephysics, and more ! I think this would be a great idea because if something like this was available to everyone we could do things like help home schooled kids and their parents or help the…Continue
Added by PhamtomDark on December 11, 2012 at 4:36pm — No Comments
So I was in somewhat of a brooding mood today.
Subject? The North American high school education system...or Canada's HS education system...or even just my own district's education system. and itsbeneficiaries.
See, the thing is, I always hear a lot of complaining about boring curriculum, crappy facilities, teaching, etc. from kids in multiple of my classes. In the news,…
Hey, I'm Jen and I'm a college sophomore. Last year, my stepdad was laid-off and the only income was coming from my mom who works as a customer service representative--you know, the person on the other end of the number that's printed on the back of lotions and such?--so it would be safe to assume that we're BROKE. I didn't really mind because I've always grown up like this. Until my mom remarried when I was in second grade, we lived with our grandparents because my mom was too poor to own…Continue
Added by Jen Appell on August 24, 2012 at 4:00pm — No Comments
In which John Green gives advice to students returning to school for summer break, discusses the reasons public education exists, and celebrates the landing of…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on August 7, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
In which John discusses the sex life of Adolf Hitler in response to a conversation he had with a cable television producer.Continue
In which John discusses Part 1 of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, "The Hearth and the Salamander," including discussions of Guy Montag, Clarisse, the complicated relationship between technology and nature, and more. Huzzah for the Nerdfighter Book Club!
If you like learning, try crashcourse:…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on July 11, 2012 at 9:38am — No Comments
Always learning. First, I want to make a premature apology. Two, really. Firstly, I type fast and rarely proofread, so there may be errors. I know, grammar and spelling errors are the most annoying thing ever, and they make me a sad excuse for a nerd. Second, well, this post is kind of going to be all about me, probably boring. Sorry.
I wanted to ask questions, that is, if anyone reads this. Let me explain why, before I dive into those. I am 15 years old, and I'm currently learning…Continue
Added by Kayla Jones on July 7, 2012 at 11:13am — No Comments
In which John discusses his Vidcon experience, thanks his brother, and announces that you (yes, you!) need to read Part I of Ray Bradbury's FAHRENHEIT 451 by next Tuesday to prepare for our discussion in the Nerdfighter Book Club. (if you've read the book before, I encourage you to try reading it again with us!)
Vidcon was amazing. Thanks to everyone who was there,…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on July 3, 2012 at 9:47am — No Comments
In which John explains why he is always taken aside and searched when attempting to enter the great nation of Canada due to The Insufficient Funds Incident of 1995.
I'm at the Perimeter Institute in Canada learning how to get smarter by watching YouTube. Here are some channels you should subscribe to:
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on June 26, 2012 at 11:23am — No Comments
A Thoughts from Places video in which John Green attends Book Expo America in New York City, also known as BEA, where he thinks about celebrity and secular worship after meeting the super-cool Chris Colfer from Glee, as well as some of his favorite writers, including Darin Strauss and Jeffrey Eugenides. Also discussed are writers M. T. Anderson, Shannon Hale, Cassandra…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on June 12, 2012 at 6:34pm — No Comments
I attended a high school in Cedar Rapids Iowa called John F. Kennedy High School. Right now, there are terrible things being put in to play at my Alma Matter. The principal, one Dr. W, is trying to take the Industrial Technology Education rooms, and turn them into a "strength training" facility for the athletic department. This facility is only described as "not including weight training equipment." Now, this school already has a weight room and a great number of athletic facilities,…Continue
It's Hanko de Mayo! We all know Hank loves the James Webb Space Telescope, so hopefully he'll like our gift. In addition to his gift, nerdfighteria is celebrating Hank's birthday by letting our elected officials know that Increasing Awesome through scientific exploration is important to us. You'll find the email I wrote my congressperson and senators below. You can copy it,…Continue
Studying archaeology gives a perspective of humanity that not many people have, I tend to think alot about what future generations will see of me and this time in the physical record we will leave behind. (Just as we study the past by looking at what our ancestors have made for the world to see, what they have inadvertently left behind and what they have thrown away)
It also gives a strange appreciation for how the items we use change over time for various reasons such as aesthetics…Continue
Added by greg sing on April 25, 2012 at 10:08am — No Comments
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on March 20, 2012 at 3:47pm — No Comments
Follow me on Tumblr! (AGAIN!) http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com
Tour de Nerdfighting CD available now: http://dftba.com/product/zp/2012-Tour-De-Nerdfighting-Album
In which Hank explains how and why phycisists think that the univers has no…Continue
In which John, having discovered an (inevitable) mistake in The Fault in Our Stars, discusses his list of the five worst typographical errors and grammatical mistakes in the history of the English language, from the Bible to Shakespeare.
You can preorder The Fault in Our Stars at your local bookstore http://dft.ba/-tfiosindie,…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on December 5, 2011 at 4:19pm — No Comments
And 23 other questions answered. The ones I missed were:
H: Why are hydrocarbons insoluble in water: Because hydrocarbons are non-polar and water is polar and, y'know, like dissolves like.
I: Why are insects attracted to light: This is hard to answer because there are lots of theories but no one is 100% sure.
X: Why are X-Rays dangerous? Because they can…Continue
Added by Haua (Projects Ningmaster) on November 7, 2011 at 4:21pm — No Comments