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The Meaning of Effort

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Very interesting read about fixed intelligence and incremental intelligence covering one of the aspects, which is effort.

“Effort is one of the things that gives meaning to life.  Effort means you care about something, that something is important to you and you are willing to work for it.”

6. The Meaning of Effort
Fixed Entity Intelligence: In fixed intelligence making a lot of effort or struggling means your dumb. Its only the winners who feel smart, and only if they didn’t have to work to hard to win.

This is sad because students may never come to value effort. Effort gives meaning to life. It means you care about something, that it is important, and you are willing to work for it.

Incremental/Maleable: In Incremental intelligence effort is what turns on peoples intelligence and allows them to use it to their full advantage. + it can foster a more collaborative atmosphere among students because everyone can feel smart by applying their intellectual abilities to the problems they face.

Source: Carol Dwek- Growth Mindsets and Motivation

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April 21st, 2011 at 11:16 am

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Technological Innovation in Education

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educationWhat is holding us back to improve education and make it more reachable?

Education is one of the most important pillars for development of a society. We see technology innovation in all the domains but very less to truly revolutionize the education sector.

I read this thread on HackerNews: Ask HN: Why is there so little innovation in education?

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December 20th, 2010 at 12:40 am

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The Most Obfuscated Java Code I Have Seen!

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Obfuscated code is bad for the eyes, but a good exercise for the brain! I just came across this obfuscated code via notetoself.blogspot.com

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class Main{public static void main(String...args){\u0066or(int
\u0020$:"vÌÈÊ\"¤¾Àʲ¬Æ\"v¤Î¤\"²¤¨¸¬Æ".to\u0043h\u0061rArray()
)System./*goto/*$/%\u0126//^\u002A\u002Fout.print((char)(($>>
+(~'"'&'#'))+('<'>>('\\'/'.')/\u002Array.const(~1)\*\u002F)));}}

The code translates to:

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class Main {
	public static void main(String[] args) {
		for(int c : "vÌÈÊ\"¤¾Àʲ¬Æ\"v¤Î¤\"²¤¨¸¬Æ".toCharArray()) {
			System.out.print((char)(c / 2 + 15));
		}
	}
}

Test the code here: http://ideone.com/UwADS
Interesting huh..!?

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October 17th, 2010 at 7:51 am

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Look! I just Mind Mapped my Resume!

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August 26th, 2010 at 8:24 am

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Baz Luhrmann’s – Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)

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Australian Baz Luhrmann included this “essay-song” in his album Something for everybody.The original essay – “Advice, like youth, probably just wasted on the young” published in the Chicago Tribune can be found here .

Simply #awesome!

 

Find the lyrics here

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April 16th, 2010 at 6:50 am

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