When Doug gets stressed out working from home, he simply gazes at Ed, a very spoiled and entitled red-eared slider that belongs to his daughters.
Here’s Melissa’s little girl Pepper hiding behind the scenes while Melissa works from home.
Katie’s telecommuting today with her girl Astrid. Check back to see more photos of our Triad team members with their pets. It’s just our little way of spreading the joy during this crazy, self-isolated time.
Say hello to Bailey’s two Bearded Dragons, Melvin (f) and Lin-Manuel Miranzar (m). They help keep her on track while she works from home. We’re calling it, “Take Your Work to Pet Day.”
Since the COVID-19 outbreak first hit China, Microsoft’s Education customers in the region kept students learning while they transitioned to learning remotely.
“From e-learning innovations to keeping students’ spirits high with photo and cooking challenges, teachers and students have shown extraordinary resilience during this difficult time … Now, as countries around the world take steps to contain the virus, many schools and universities globally are moving classes online. Teaching and learning from home is a big change for most students and educators. Without a physical classroom, how can you check that students are engaged and progressing? How do educators and faculty stay connected?
We want to help ease the transition, so we have asked experienced online educators—including Catholic Education Western Australia (CEWA) and O’Dea High School here in Seattle—to share the tips they’ve gathered over years in remote education.”
Read more about how Microsoft is facilitating learning from home.
“Founded in 1988 at the Exploratorium, Pi (π) Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world. The numbers in the date (3/14) match the first three digits of the mathematical constant pi (π).
What is π, anyway? Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a pie plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number we represent with the Greek letter π. Keep calculating π’s digits with more and more accuracy—as mathematicians have been doing for 4,000 years—and you’ll discover they go on literally forever, with no pattern.” Learn more about it at Exploratorium.
An epidemiologist at Los Alamos National Laboratory suggests creating a global center forecasts infectious diseases, much like the National Weather Service provides weather forecasts.
“Scientists who use math and computers to simulate the course of epidemics are taking on the new coronavirus to try to predict how this global outbreak might evolve and how best to tackle it.
But some say more could be done to take advantage of these modeling tools and the researchers’ findings.”
Read more about it NPR.
Managers around the world are getting a crash course in managing a remote workforce due to the novel coronavirus and you can expect some growing pains ahead. A few tips include communicating via voice, video and written follow-ups, trust your people, and use a good collaboration tool. Read more about it at ZDNet.
“… workers are misusing their internet access when they should be working—a behavior called cyberloafing. Such loafing on the job following the time change suggests that people are less productive when mildly sleep-deprived due to the time change.” Read more about the detriments of moving our clocks forward at FastCompany.
“Amazon, Facebook, Google and Microsoft are all encouraging employees in the Seattle area to work from home due to concerns about the novel coronavirus as the outbreak in Washington grows. Amazon revealed earlier this week that one of its Seattle-based employees has been diagnosed with the virus. On Wednesday, Facebook said a contractor who works at one of its offices in Seattle had tested positive.” Read more about it at CNN.