International Literacy Day

My regular posting has really fallen off (or, you know, disappeared) these last two weeks because I now have not one but two jobs, one teaching and one writing curricula. This is great for professional development, but sad for my blogging. I hope to work regular blogging back into my routine, but today especially needs … Continue reading International Literacy Day

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The Best of Time, the Worst of Time: The Failed French Experiment of Decimal Time

If you've traveled internationally or (if you're from the US) taken any chemistry or physics classes, you've probably encountered the challenge of converting between unit systems. Even if you've worked with them before, different temperatures, distances, and masses can all be daunting or at least annoying. At least there's one thing that everyone agrees on … Continue reading The Best of Time, the Worst of Time: The Failed French Experiment of Decimal Time

How Does Radio Transmission Work?

Like many things in our universe, radio transmissions get more interesting the more you think about them. Without them, we obviously wouldn't have radio stations or radar, but they're also behind some of the technologies we take most for granted, like cell phones, satellite navigation, and Wi-Fi (or pretty much anything wireless). At face value, … Continue reading How Does Radio Transmission Work?