Monthly Archives: February 2014

Remembering a trip to the Dead Sea a year ago (updated!)

What to do on Valentine′s day not to make it become cheesy? I found a great solution this year – I went to a local feminist gathering. But it′s also a good chance to remember that last year at this time I was somewhere far away, exploring one of the most special places on Earth – the Dead Sea. Update: in 2015, I went there again and took better photos.

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New trends at school

A conversation among five teenagers, overheard at a cafe today:

“She told us not to cheat during the test. Everyone googled, but we couldn’t find the answers on Google, and the highest grade in class was 6 [out of 10].” Smartphones surely brought new ways of cheating in tests, and teachers need to adapt accordingly. In many ways this trend can inspire teachers to rely less on simple tests that ask pupils to pour out the facts. Some educators are already offering free tips.