29 Jul '12, 5pm
Microcontrollers for Educators
I used to count binary on my fingers. It is a pattern that can get automatic. I first saw it when a friend was idly counting the pages coming out of a line printer by moving his fingers and reading off the number when he was done. But, as an ex physic/chem/math high school teacher I agree with Chartle. You can blow an hour class easily with a simple mistake in lesson plans , like the beginner error of passing out a paper before you discuss what is to be done with it. And the budget problem is endemic. There is money for occasional pieces of capital equipment for labs, the rest is paper clips, cardboard, and plastic cups and trays for “micro chemistry”. The interesting experiments have all been replaced by safe-and-sane stuff that is boring as watching paint dry (I think that is a lab project now). Recall the grade schools were badly burned by heavy expenditures for the ent...