This week on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, I offer a collection of five brand new slides in honor of February and Black History Month. Read on for inspiration from African-American pioneers Dr. Mae Jemison, Frederick Douglass, Jesse Owens, Shirley Chisholm, and Harriett Tubman.
Back in November at NAGC, James Bishop and I presented Superheroes and the Gifted: With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility. Vlogger Reigarw Comparisons put together this intriguing video chart displaying the probabilities of Rarest Superpower Mutations.
Included in this list are various sleeping habits, high IQ levels, ambidexterity, photographic memory, speed, endurance, visual acuity, and supertasting. Also plotted in this chart are the odds of having an amazing resistance to such things as fire, alcohol, sleep, low oxygen, pain, and poison.
I laughed at you when you first appeared because I thought you were essentially a GIANT iPod touch. Why would I ever want one of these? It's not even a phone.
Then, you came into my life, and I couldn't live without you as a constant media companion. With the addition of the Apple Pencil and an upgrade to the iPad Pro, you changed my life and the way that I interact with information in a wide variety of settings.
Happy New Decade! To kick off 2020 on Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights, I present a collection of five quotes from five of my favorite authors writing in the 1920s. A personal goal for me this year is to read more novels with attention to classic pieces of literature from 100 years ago. There is something that I have always found fascinating about the Jazz Age and how at The Noble Experiment coincided. Let's take a closer look at quotes from Kafka, Forster, Woolf, Fitzgerald, and Joyce.
Some of my favorite childhood memories of revolve around the excitement of pouring over the pages the annual Christmas Catalog. I spent more than a few hours imagining the possibilities of what might be. There was something so satisfying about the anticipation leading up to the big day. In the age of Amazon and being able to find almost anything on the internet, I feel like we have lost some of the magic of yesteryear. The wishbooks were just that. Books where you would make wishes. Further evidence that you can find almost anything on the internet, I present wishbookweb.com: The vintage Christmas catalog archive.
For the final week of Curious Quotes, Points To Ponder, & Inspiring Insights for 2019, I am mixing things up and transitioning to a new format for the new year. I took a serious look at how long I was spending each day on this project, and while I really enjoy it, I finally realized that I need to be smarter with my time. So, here is what is changing: all five quotes will be posted at the same time. I am trying to determine what the "best" time for posting is. Right now I am trying to decide between Friday afternoon or Monday morning. With all all that being said, let's go boldly go forward with five quotes about DARE.
Today is the kickoff of the Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented Annual Conference or giftED19 in San Antonio which seems like the perfect reason for this quote from Dr. Suess. I love coming to conferences like this because they are a fantastic opportunity to think and wonder and wonder and think. I wanted to keep this slide as simply as possible. I used the color picker to get the exact teal from the TAGT giftED19 logo. The font is Grinched 2.0.