Access To Education During COVID and Beyond - Ponytail
**Playing video games as a child can improve working memory years later, researchers find**
"New research reveals how cognitive changes can take place even years after people stop playing."
#Science denialism is not just a simple matter of #logic or #ignorance / Coronavirus Responses Highlight How Humans Have Evolved to Dismiss Facts That Don't Fit Their Worldview | #beliefs #cognition #covid19 #denial #fakenews #mentalmodels https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/coronavirus-responses-highlight-how-humans-have-evolved-to-dismiss-facts-that-dont-fit-their-worldview/
**Early birds vs night owls: For diabetics, an early bedtime is best**
"Early to bed, early to rise ... while the old saying promises health, wealth and wisdom, new research confirms part of the adage holds true, as a world first study shows that people who go to bed early are more likely to be in better health and more physically active compared to night owls."
People who are good at unconsciously discerning patterns are more likely to believe in a god, says study https://boingboing.net/2020/09/11/people-who-are-good-at-unconsc.html #boingboing #psychology #theism
There are some tools which provide offline access to the entire Khan Academy and Wikipedia. Are there anything similar tools available for mobile devices?
So what apps do you think we should pre install?
To me the following apps are necessary to access online education:
Newpipe: ads free YouTube
Brave: ads free browser
Khan Academy: with offline access to all the videos
Briar: for messaging nearby students without internet.
Calculate: an offline game to practice mental maths
Pixel Wheels: an office racing game, because all work and no play is not good :)
There are people who are distributing refurbished smartphones to children from low income families.
Then there is me who is advocating to use self paced classes instead of live classes, so families with one smart device and multiple children can all access online education from that one device.
Together we are planning to distribute smartphones with pre recorded lectures and pre installed necessary apps.
Hi @steffen, I'm planning to try Friendica, I will most probably join your server.
I was wondering why I can see your posts from mastodon?
From where I can learn more about #Friendica? it looks promising!
Any good #Mumble servers available for public?