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I hacked our own servers

Well, of course I did not. There is a story behind it and it connects neatly to the previous post. After my pupils (that’s students in American English) showed a remarkable lack of knowledge in computer and internet related things, I decided to teach them a very relevant lesson: “If …

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Apollo 11 – 50 years later the Earth is flat

50 years ago yesterday, Apollo 11 lifted off on its way to bring the first humans to the moon. A lot of things have happened since then, science has progressed, we now have a colony on the moon, the first men have stepped on Mars! The future of space travel …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #55: Horrors of both Education and a Lack of Education

https://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/aethercast.s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/NonEuclidean56.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:13 — 13.2MB) | EmbedThe last week has seen some stunning displays of ignorance by various politicians (to nobody’s surprise) and I have personally struggled with an astonishing lack of knowledge in certain areas in my favourite class. Today’s episode of the …

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #39 – STEM and STEAM

http://media.blubrry.com/non_euclidean_aethercast/p/s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/aethercast/aethercast/NonEuclidean39.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 12:37 — 11.6MB) | EmbedA few weeks back I already hinted at me delving into the matter of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) versus STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) as an educational paradigm. I have since done some research whcih has …

Putting the Steam into STEM (teaser)

This update is just a teaser to a bigger thing that is coming up. It ties in rather nicely with a point I made several blog posts ago concerning Steampunk and education. My good friend Bonsart Bokel of Radio Retrofuture, who is providing me with a lot of input lately, …

The Steampunk Mindset and Teaching – It works!

Modern education has often been criticized for being a bit out of touch with reality and every country seems to have a different kind of problem when it comes to education, pupil motivation and so on. What I hear from the United States at the moment is that everything is …

Malala Yousafzai Extended Interview on the Daily Show Pt. 1

Watch, listen, enough said: The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,The Daily Show on Facebook And if you want to support Malala’s work, you can do it here: http://www.malalafund.org/

The Traveler's Steampunk Blog goes to University

Just quickly wanted to share this post for all those who do not regularly read the German version of this blog. A week today, on the 19th of June 2013 I will be giving a guest-lecture on Steampunk at TU Dortmund. This is the official poster for the event, so …

Learning to read – Steampunk Style!

Want to get your children into Steampunk at a really early age? Why not use the Steampunk Alphabet Book: It is not only a wonderful tool for early exposure to your favourite subculture and an excellent way to teach very early learning skills, no, as you can see, it is …

Steampunks for Malala Yousafzai fundraiser – back online

When I was informed by IndieGoGo they had blocked my account because of unusual activities, I first feared some Taliban-affiliated hacker had tempered with it. My fears were unfounded, luckily. The true reason why my account was blocked and the fundraiser for Malala Yousafzai (please click and take a look) …