An excellent article describing the statistics of e-waste in the US, what it is doing to people in China and what you can do about it.
A project to make businesses more aware of their
customer experience, and how to fix it. By Mark Hurst.
Conway’s game of life is always a fun thing to show kids learning about computer science.
Here is a nice, simple applet to play around with the Game of Life
Another good one:
If you really want to keep up with the world of GoL:
An epidemic simulator
Here’s a simple ant colony simulator:
Not really computer technology, but important to teach…
TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from those three worlds. Since then its scope has become ever broader.
The annual conference now brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes).
Some especially good ones:
1. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/9 – Dean Kamen: Rolling along, helping students and the third world
2. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/view/id/14 Golan Levin: The truly soft side of software
Micron believes that supporting math and science education is critical to cultivating tomorrow’s technology leaders. That’s why Micron provides teachers with opportunities and tools designed to excite students about science, math, and engineering using hands-on, real-world applications. In addition to content rich Web resources, Micron provides classroom presenters, workshops and site visits in Idaho and Virginia. As well, Micron provides an interactive Web resource to introduce students to high-tech career options
A good source of info if you want to talk about computer and electronics waste.
Not really anything to do with computers but if you want to talk about the human “computer”, the brain, here is an area that is interesting:
Surprising Studies of Visual Awareness
Includes this famous video:
What’s the Difference between Looking and Seeing?
The first black woman in the US to get a Ph.D. in electrical engineering.
Looks like a great site with lots of info on the history of computers. Updated recently too.