Posts Tagged ‘Education’

Blackboards in porn

November 10, 2011

Possibly at the more risque end of the spectrum for Thing of the Day, we couldn’t resist the sad or brilliant (you decide) mathematician who produced this blog posting.  Thank you, we think, also to the contributor who found this.



Changing Education Paradigms

January 14, 2011

Here’s a thought provoking talk that will make you think about our education system. The accompanying animation by Cognitive Media is entertaining too.

[Thanks to BJ for this suggestion]


May 18, 2010

Thanks to E for submitting this:

A rather interesting way of looking at what’s new and innovative in education.  It’s certainly one of the first search tools I’ve ever seen that actively encourages you to look at anything other than the first page of hits.

You might like to compare it with last week’s post on TouchGraph:


June 23, 2009

Last week we had a training day at the library where we learned about and tried out various e-learning websites and facilities. Here are a few we looked at:

GCSE Bitesize ( is a very useful site for exam revision with key points, videos and tests.

Intute ( is a search facility where anyone can easily search for web resources and sites. Another good thing about it is it’s free!

Open Learning ( is an initiative from the Open University where users can use some of their course materials free of charge.

The day was very successful and interesting in how the Internet can be used in education at various levels.

First World War Digital Poetry Archive

April 30, 2009

Based at Oxford University and funded by the JISC, this digital archive is a collection of poetry, prose and other writings by soldiers and people who lived during the First World War. This archive is available to the public and is invaluable to teachers, students or those with an interest in the First World War.

World Maths Day

March 4, 2009

Today is World Maths Day. A day where you can add to your mathematical knowledge, multiply your numerical skills and share them among friends and colleagues:

Happy 40th Birthday, Concorde!

March 2, 2009

Today marks the fortieth anniversary since the first flight of a concorde. Here is an interactive site from British Airways full of information about the supersonic airline:

The BBC also have a webpage that was published when Concorde was retired in 2003:

Meanwhile, in America, today is National Read Across America Day which is an initiative to encourage reading in the USA on the birthday of Dr Seuss: