A bestseller with some problems: ‘Project Hail Mary’ by Andy Weir | Books

Ballantine, 496 pages, $28.

It’s no surprise: Project Hail Mary, Andy Weir’s latest science fiction space adventure, is a bestseller. Like The Martian and Artemis, the book has a propulsive story line and is filled with the cool science and witty banter you expect from Weir, a software engineer who turned his love of aerospace and the hard sciences into a cottage industry. In his latest outing, Weir uses a common sci-fi trope — a protagonist who must discover who he is and what’s going on and, oh, also save humanity. It’s a fun idea, and Weir knows how to ratchet up the excitement, but the novel seems written to be a movie (and in fact is being made into one, starring Ryan Gosling). Perhaps just wait for that?

A friend of mine, who teaches scriptwriting, talks about “refrigerator logic” — elements that don’t bother you until after

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New Research Study On Smart Education Software Market Predicts Steady Growth Till 2025 | North America | Europe | Asia Pacific | Middle East And Africa

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How video games in the classroom are helping to jump the digital skills gap

UKIE’s Saeed emphasises the link between games and broader digital skills education, from the clear path to computer programming to perhaps less obvious connections.

“Most children play video games and they engage students equally from all backgrounds,” she says. “Enter a lesson and ask ‘who wants to play a game’ and every single hand in the room will shoot up. Utilising video games within the classroom to help teach these skills should be a no brainer.

“Everything from the game itself -to a game trailer or literature surrounding them or getting students to create games themselves – can teach you everything from maths and physics, to programming, to art and musical composition or even business and marketing skills.”

Whatever the pathway, it appears that involvement in UK education has become an increased focus for games companies. Nintendo recently became the headline sponsor for UKIE’s ‘Digital Schoolhouse’ workshops, which uses

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Michigan charter schools push back against ‘harassing’ FOIAs | Washington Examiner

Public charter schools say Freedom of Information requests from the State Board of Education.

The SBE voted 6-2 to direct Michigan Department of Education staff to file what charter schools claim are ‘harassing’ FOIA seeking information the state already has.

The vote came after Western Michigan University Professor Gary Miron last April told the Board charter schools aren’t transparent about how management companies running charter schools spend their money. Miron said separate companies don’t have to disclose salaries they pay charter school employees in much the same fashion traditional public schools aren’t required to report what they pay vendors.

This was the motion the state board approved:

“The State Board’s Legislative Committee recommends that the full State Board of Education direct the Michigan Department of Education to research and prepare, prior to the end of summer, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests of a cross-section of public school

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