Rodney Robinson, who teaches civics to students in juvenile detention in Richmond, VA, wins 2019 National Teacher of the Year. Read more about how his mother inspired him to become a teacher and how he will focus on “economic and cultural equity” that will help all students achieve more and expand the racial diversity of teachers in the classroom. Read more at Education Week.
The term “Easter egg” was used to describe a hidden message in the Atari video game Adventure, released in 1979, which encouraged players to find further hidden messages in later games. Google is also a fan of hiding Easter eggs, especially on Easter. Did you find Google’s Easter egg today? Read more about the history of the computer Easter eggs at Mirror.
Senators Mark Warner (D-Virginia) and Deb Fischer (R-Nebraska) have introduced legislation to ban so-called “dark patterns” tactics designed to trick users into handing over access to their data. Read more about dark patterns at Gizmodo.
“THE INTERNAL REVENUE Service has warned taxpayers for years to be wary of online phishing, where people impersonate the agency using fake emails, text messages, or websites in order to steal your personal information. Last month, phishing topped the agency’s “dirty dozen” list of most prevalent scams.” Read entire article at Wired.
Test your knowledge of science facts and applications of scientific principles by taking Pew Research’s 11-question quiz. When you finish, you will be able to compare your scores with the average American and compare responses across demographic groups. Their nationally representative poll of 4,464 randomly selected U.S. adults was conducted on Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel between Jan. 7 and Jan. 21, 2019. The analysis of the findings from the poll can be found in the full report, “What Americans Know About Science.”
DJs at live-coding shows known as algoraves use computers to play music and display the code on big screens. “Whereas a traditional EDM show might feature a performer cueing up sounds or samples on a laptop, DJs at live-coding shows use computers to play music in a wholly different way, and to make all new sounds.” Read more about it and hear the half human, half machine music at Wired.com.