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Interesting items on the web (January 2019)

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The Training & Skills team are voracious readers and we come across so much content on the web that would be of interest. We’re committed to making the most of your time – so we’ve chosen only the “best of the best” of the things we’ve seen this month, and present it here for your consideration.

20 Words Turning 100 in 2019

In the year 1919, some of the world’s preeminent thinkers were busy inventing the rotary dial telephone and pop-up toaster, signing the Treaty of Versailles, and forming the League of Nations, which preceded the United Nations. They were also dabbling in clever wordplay and coining some snazzy new terms. Here are a few of our favorite newfangled terms from 100 years ago.

You can read the whole article, published on the website of ‘Mentalfloss’ via the following link:

http://bit.ly/2sNH6Bq

How Far Does the Periodic Table Go?

Efforts to fill the periodic table raise questions of special relativity that “strike at the very heart of chemistry as a discipline.” Until December 2015, there were holes in the periodic table, elements synthesized but not yet officially recognized. But as we enter the International Year of the Periodic Table, the classic periodic table has been filled to its seventh row.

You can read the whole article, published on the website of ‘Daily Jstor’ via the following link:

http://bit.ly/2CId9Hs

The Importance of Understanding Technology, Coding & Computational Thinking

Why it is important for teachers to expose students to technology, coding, and computer science?!

You can read the whole article, published on the website of ‘Getting Smart’ via the following link:

http://bit.ly/2B4qVEp

 

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