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Friday, 9 June 2006
School's Out
Topic: Education
School's Out -- Today I am listening to Alice Cooper's album School's Out from 1972. Niblog will be closed for the summer and reopens in August 2006.

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»Check my flickr accounts: hapre and niblog for the latest photos (taken with my new digital camera, the Nikon Coolpix L4)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Monday, 14 August 2006 18:15 MEST
Saturday, 22 April 2006
Read and study seriously...
Topic: Education
Read and study seriously, thoroughly criticize Lin Biao and Confucious. -- "Renzhen kanshu xuexi, shen ru pi Lin pi Kong." -- Chinese propaganda poster from, printed in June 1974.

posted by niblog at 13:19 MEST
Friday, 21 April 2006
Correct posture for reading and writing
Topic: Education
Posture for reading and writing -- "Du shu he xie zi zishi." -- Vintage Chinese propaganda poster from, printed in May 1983.

posted by niblog at 08:26 MEST
Thursday, 6 April 2006
Rewriting handwriting
Topic: Education
Some say italic is the answer to America's illegibility. Read the story in Rocky Mountain News. (via moleskinerie)

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Sunday, 4 September 2005
If he had chewing gum in his mouth...
Topic: Education
He probably wouldn't be doing this with his pencil. -- An ad arguing for chewing gum in school. From the magazine The Instructor, May 1935. Found in the Vintage ads journal

posted by niblog at 00:01 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 4 September 2005 00:05 MEST
Tuesday, 23 August 2005
Original Einstein Manuscript Discovered
Topic: Education
Einstein's handwriting -- Manuscript in Einstein's handwriting (dated December 1924), with editorial markup. It was evidently used by Einstein to correct the page proofs in early 1925 and then left behind in Leiden. "The original manuscript of a paper Albert Einstein published in 1925 has been found in the archives of Leiden University's Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics. High-resolution photographs of the 16-page, German-language manuscript and an account of its discovery were posted on the institute's Web site." (via His Nibs)

posted by niblog at 07:02 MEST
Friday, 3 June 2005
School's Out
Topic: Education
School's Out -- Today I am listening to Alice Cooper's album School's Out from 1972. Niblog will be closed for the summer and will reopen in August 2005. Comments will be turned off.

UPDATE: Watch for new images in my flickr photo album.

posted by niblog at 08:42 MEST
Updated: Sunday, 12 June 2005 19:30 MEST
Friday, 29 April 2005
Blackboard Jungle
Topic: Education
The movie Blackboard Jungle is hard hitting and probably a better representation of juvenile delinquency in the nineteen fifties than Rebel Without A Cause or The Wild One. The story revolves around an idealistic teacher on his first job in a tough urban all male high school. The teacher, Richard Dadier, is played by Glenn Ford who performs the role almost too passively. He is surrounded by apathetic teachers and a principle (Mr. Warneke, played by John Hoyt) who has trouble admitting that the school has discipline problems. The movie is based on the novel The Blackboard Jungle by Evan Hunter. Movie Review and Sounds at Destitute Gulch. (via linkfilter)

posted by niblog at 06:26 MEST
Saturday, 16 April 2005
Phoenician Alphabet - Mother of Modern Writing
Topic: Education
Phoenician Alphabet, Mother of Modern Writing -- "Although the Phoenicians used cuneiform (Mesopotamian writing) in what we call Ugaritic, they also produced a script of their own. The Phoenician alphabetic script of 22 letters was used at Byblos as early as the 15th century B.C. This method of writing, later adopted by the Greeks, is the ancestor of the modern Roman alphabet. It was the Phoenicians' most remarkable and distinctive contribution to civilization." All about the Phoenician alphabet and anything Phoenician at

posted by niblog at 00:06 MEST
Friday, 1 April 2005
Get your name in Japanese now!
Topic: Education
I just added this Japanese name translation service from to the Manga Links page. (via Swedish blog stationsvakt)

posted by niblog at 21:32 CET
Updated: Monday, 30 January 2006 01:42 CET
Sunday, 6 February 2005
What are they wearing? - Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos
Topic: Education
Hate On Display - A Visual Database of Extremist Symbols, Logos and Tattoos, run by ADL - Law Enforcement Agency Resource Network - to help parents distinguish harmless pop-cultural slogans and symbols from those that the ADL calls "shorthand for hatred".

»More symbols at - Directory to the world of Signs, Glyphs and Symbols.

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Sunday, 6 February 2005 00:02 CET
Saturday, 5 February 2005
Adobe Design Achievement Awards - For Students
Topic: Education
2005 Adobe Design Achievement Awards -- Call for Entries -- Students: Win exciting prizes and international recognition! Learn more at Adobe Education

"The awards will honor the most talented and promising student graphic designers, photographers, illustrators, animators, digital filmmakers, and computer artists from the world's top design, film, and broadcast institutions. Two new categories -- animation and broadcast design -- broaden the scope of video submissions." (The Contest begins on March 14, 2005, and ends on April 29, 2005.)

posted by niblog at 00:01 CET
Updated: Saturday, 5 February 2005 09:44 CET
Thursday, 20 January 2005
Norwegian School Posters
Topic: Education
Vintage Educational Posters Anatomy, birds, mammals, geography, history... An excellent collection of more than 1000 old classroom posters from 'The Centre for Pedagogical Texts and Learning Processes', Vestfold University College, Department of Teachers' Training, Norway.

Image: Grågås - Grey Goose

»Senter for Pedagogiske Tekster og Læreprosesser, Høgskolen i Vestfold.

posted by niblog at 00:07 CET
Tuesday, 28 December 2004
Purple is the new red
Topic: Education
Some psychologists and teachers say purple ink is less intimidating than red on a corrected school paper. "When it comes to correcting papers and grading tests, purple is emerging as the new red."

"Red's legacy as the color used in correcting papers and marking mistakes goes back to the 1700s, the era of the quill pen. In those days, red ink was used by clerks and accountants to correct ledgers. From there, it found its way into teachers' hands." Read the article "Harshness of red marks has students seeing purple" By Naomi Aoki, Boston Globe, 23.Aug.2004

»More about this from Joanne Jacobs 23.Aug.2004
»FOX News 27.Aug.2004
»Sherry Parmet, San Diego Union-Tribune 4.Oct.2004

posted by niblog at 09:47 CET
Updated: Tuesday, 28 December 2004 15:20 CET

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