My recent campaign to launch Pint Craft has distracted me from blogging, but focused my attention sharply on the whole idea of crowdfunding. Mashable recently highlighted three civic crowdfunding initiatives: Patronhood, Spacehive, and Citizinvestor. While I don’t have the mental capacity to evaluate these ideas at this point, I am deeply fascinated about combination of community engagement and community financial support. This is especially interesting as equity-based crowdfunding is on the horizon for next year.
Funerals are for the living. The man lying in the coffin about to be lowered into the ground, the woman reduced to ashes in an urn about to be sealed in a crematorium, the sailor dragged to the bottom of the ocean by the weight of a stone—they don't care. Ashes to ashes and dust to dust in the literal sense.
The growing field of energy assessment for buildings presents opportunities for teachers to engage students in topics related to current issues, science, technology, and communication skills. And students who find satisfaction in energy auditing might consider expanding their interests into a career.
TechDirections focuses on ways teachers can apply science and technology topics in their classrooms. The publication is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
I would pay much more attention to my bike odometer if it showed how much bacon I earned from my exercise.
“Bacon” symbol by Jacob Halton, from The Noun Project.