The Sunbear Sound launched their second film festival towards the end of the school year. It was bigger and more entertaining than ever. It topok me a few weeks to get this post together because the end of the year is just jam packed with special events. I'm always the first to jump at a role in a big project. Thankfully, most of my colleagues enjoy team work. It makes collaboration much easier and likely to happen.
This year we had more students involved in film making than the previous year. We had 27 video submissions. Some of them were really well done. It was difficut process to chose the winner. We decided to let the students narrow down the top seven. In order to prevent any bias voting towards friends, myself and two other teachers picked the top three.
It was one of our team members who helped promote the event. His trailer was the reason so many people joined. We had to play it again at the beginning of our event. Below you kind find the link. The student who created this is currently in 10th grade and will be joining our team again next year. The kids all received trophies and certificates recognizing their valiant effort.
We successfully completed our first TEDx event. TEDxISHCMCAmericanAcademy was a year in the making. This was hands down the most exciting part of my career. I am thankful to all those who helped make it possible.
To orchestrate a successful event, you don't need a rule book. You'll need about 100 rulebooks. TED has guidelines for you to adapt the TEDx Brand legally. If it was an easy event, everyone would be doing it. What made it possible was the incredible Co Organizer I had, the incredible support I got from teachers and the hidden talent held by our students.
For the schools or teachers that are eager to run their own TEDx event, I would like to give you three key pieces of advice. First and foremost, make sure its something everyone wants to do. Without buy-in, you'll never get off the ground. Administration marketing, teachers and parents all need to know in advance this is a school priority. Secondly, be certain you have a core group of teachers and students to head the event. Explaining the complicated jargon TED uses and weeding through the fine print is a full time job. Without a team to do this, you'll burn your teachers out. Students or a TEDx club can be an invaluable resource. And third, start small. There is no need to make this the biggest event your school has ever seen. The more speakers you bring in, the more time the event will take, the more training you have to do. All this will lead to less quality and overlooking of detail. Paying attention to detail is so crucial.
If you still need some advice on whether or not a TEDx event is for you, let me tell you,it is! It won't be easy, but it will all be worth it. I suggest going to a nearby TEDx event and participating in the follow-up dialogues held a day after.
Please take a look at our event and watch some of the students Tedx Talks here
This was the 4th TET(Lunar New Year) I celebrated in Vietnam. Its a fun Holiday I've come to understand and appreciate. It's also an opportunity to see the Vietnamese students celebrate their heritage with games, food, songs, dance and plays. As you can see from the photos, some of us dress the part to show our respect and involvement in the day. There are calligraphy drawing stations, student run food stands, build your own dessert stations, throw a sponge at your teacher etc.. its a visual and a gastronomic spectacle. Each year our kids organize this whole event with the help of our Vietnamese teachers. Its an event not to be missed.
It's really exciting to see how the students react to this holiday. Tet is mainly a secular holiday passed down from the traditions of ancient China. This Lunar New Year is the celebration of the Rooster. You can find out what year you match up according to the Chinese Zodiac here . If you want to know more about the holiday, read this article from the Huffington Post. I found it very insightful. This year, I will stay local and travel to the country side with some of my Vietnamese friends. Its nice to get a break from the city. The country side family celebration consists of eating drinking sleeping and playing card games. Its a relaxing way to bring in the new year.
Ho Chi Minh City is a bustling metropolis. It can bog you down in the day to day speed of things. It's easy to forget that this is a country of lush forests and pristine coastline. Just 3 hours north of Ho Chi Minh City is Tri An lake. Apparently this hydropower damn supplies a large portion of energy to the city.
Tri An lake makes for a beautiful bike ride. Its relatively flat land, a couple big climbs here and there, but its the air that really captures you. After living in Asia for 5 years, I value fresh air more than anything. If your a serious cyclist you may decide to bike there on your own. I can't imagine how long that would take. But if you appreciate a little down time and join a crew of cyclist with the Bike Shop in Thao Dien, you can really save your energy and enjoy yourself. They organize trips weekly. This one will cost you about 600,000 VND with food and transportation provided. Bike costs is separate. The food will be at a homestay nearby. You can spend the night and do many more activities once there.
Tet is coming! TET is the Vietnamese Lunar New Year. I aligns with most of Asia in their Lunar New Year. This whole continent is celebrating at the same time. But each country has its own unique culture and storyline for this holiday. All sorts of delicious snacks like, bánh chưng (see below) are created for this holiday. Teams of dragon performers run around the city banging on drums. There used to be an awesome display of fireworks, but the government recently put a crack down on that. You can read about it in this english version of Vietnamese news online Tuoitrenews.com or Saigoneer
I've been studying vietnamese for a bit over a year now (on an off). I wish I would have started earlier. It really is a fun language to learn (once you get it). Tonal and complicated, words don't sound like words and the letters all sound different from what you think they sound like. To my ear I'll say a word correctly, but a vietnamese person will have no idea what I mean until I guess the tone a few more times. Know the language or not, the vietnamese people are very curious about us foreigners. Particularly in the country side, vietnamese people will ask you a lot of personal questions. This is just their way of showing they are interested in you. The first 3 questions are almost always: :Where are you from? How old are you? Are you married yet? Even in cities you'll be greeted with a smile by a taxi driving lounging on his motorcyle reading the newspaper while having a coffee and smoke. It's an incredible place to live, and the sights never get old. You may become immune to the #stuffonthebacksofbikes , but its always exciting to face the road and watch.
Recently, I have been studying with VLS. They are very professional, welcoming, accommodating and enthusiastic about teaching. As a teacher myself, I find it nice to be on the other end of the table and have a professional teach (try to teach) me. They run field trips and charity programs. They are passionate about what they do. When they asked me to be in a video to promote their school, as embarrassing as I knew it would be, I knew I was helping them with their business. If it can helps them continue the awesome program they are doing,I'll make a video every week.
We've made some significant improvements since last year. Things are growing! It helps to have a massive rainy season. But with the rain came floods. We had a few emergencies with the drainage on our roof and in our garden beds. With a bit more time on our hands, Mr Tatloack and I have been able to experiment with a few projects. We got some funding to buy plants thanks to our AD Darren. It actually looks like a garden now. Now that rainy season is over we are hoping to get some coverage from the blazing sun soon to keep our plants alive. Plants grow well, vegetables need a lot of care. Take a look at the most recent photo and see how much fun these kids have after school.
Learning2 just took place, in Ho chi Minh City.It was the second L2 I attended. I suggested it for most of my colleagues. Though it was applicable to most of them, you usually get out what you put in. I attended all three days of the event. Last year I came away with hundreds of ideas and I tried to implement all of them at once!. This time around I told myself I was going to try to hone in on one great idea. Well... that didn't work. Though my plans for this school year aren't as grandiose, there are many ways I can have a positive impact on the school. Two major projects I am taking away are: To build our schools technology department so we have a team of tech teachers to integrate technology, Ensure all our students have a blog/ online presence that they can build and take with them when the graduate. This may even be a portfolio for them to keep all their work.I'll try to start this by helping increase student awareness of social media with our school twitter account and twitter beam.
But what I was most proud of was the performance my students made. For about 3 weeks we prepared a presentation to give to teachers from around the world. Three students of the Sunbearsound put together an incredible presentation to show off what they've been doing for the last year. Actually, L2 is where the idea came from. When I was in Manila I saw a group of students present about the Bamboo Telegraph. My principal and colleagues we so impressed by the presentation they give. They even put together their own video for the event. Have a look below
What started off as an idea, quickly morphed into a massive event on March 4, 2017. The strategy to slowly integrate TED talks into our assemblies and homerooms created a "TED culture" in our school. Soon students were looking to create their own TED Ed club. Four months into the school year and the kids are actively helping to organize the event. after a long and tedious audition process, we had to make some difficult decision. we chose the best 12 speakers based on their 3 minute pitch. No buy in from our neighboring school, which is unfortunate because all our speakers are students.
In order to increase buy in for this event I promised to make it happen with very few meetings. And the meetings we did have would not be our traditional agendas. Instead, I cranked AC DC and asked teachers to come for a 20 minute meeting after school. Most of the teachers had other responsibilities that day, but still made it. I hope this was because of our hand delivered invitations. It had that dramatic effect. Teachers were happy to be there and the objective was simple; find out your role. The meeting only lasted 15 minutes, so they all left happy.
Now, with the help of the volunteers and the dedication of the TED Ed club, my co organizer, Andrew Mathie, and I can focus on accomplishing some tasks. We are thrilled to have such dedicated staff. The first week of speaker coaching has happened. The kids will have over 3 months to put together their presentation and the best part is they'll have a coach along the way. There's so much more to say about this, but in all honesty I don't have a time. Organizing an event of this magnitude is a fulltime job. so I'll update when we've some more information. Below are some students gaining real life experience marketing our event.
The Moon festival of Vietnam, the first major holiday of the school calendar year, came and went already. The kids had been preparing this event since the second week of classes. Its a holiday with folklore and family traditions. I think it sums hope the historical legends of Vietnamese history with a touch of magic. Think of it like a cross between Christmas and Memorial day in the US.
School has been well underway and the fun is in full swing. After schools activities have taken control of the school. Boys basketball and volleyball, gardening club, board games and the Sunbear Sound are all at maximum occupancy.
The start of the new school year was much smoother than last year. We had 150 new students! Our total student number increased by about 60 students. Many students graduated or left to go to school in the US. Its hard to retain these students for their entire high school career, but we wish them the best. Here are a few photos of our Moon Festival
The following is the letter I sent to my students following the completion of their Passion Projects. They worked on this for a few hours each week for 6 months. What they came up with was remarkable and reminds me why I am a teacher.
You all did such and amazing job! I am so unbelievable proud of you. You are the first class I ever did the passion projects with and you far exceeded my expectations. You should feel very accomplished.
Hopefully this project steers you in the right direction, or even changes your mind about your career aspirations. You can consider it, for some of you, a mini internship. I've seen a lot of great projects in my 5 years teaching, but nothing, I mean nothing, comes close to seeing you create something you are passionate about. Some of you sang, while others cooked. Some of you designed and created while a few you traveled. A couple of you pursued philosophical ideas or focused on a unique area of interest like trends around the world. Many of you failed, failed and failed again until one day you succeeded. That moment when your idea became a reality brings me joy. When your smile indicates you found something you loved it brings a tear to my eye and makes me proud to be your teacher.
I know this project was hard, and I know it was long. Several of you emailed me at late hours of the night concerned about the legitimacy or the eligibility of your project. You all figured it out on your own in the end. You managed your own time and broadened your knowledge. Your pursued something inside you, something a standardized tests could never bring out. I want to say thank you for allowing me to be a part of something so great!
Please watch yourselves and leave a comment about one of your classmates! I'd like to see a discussion started and some positive thoughts exchanged about what your classmates did.
Pay attention to your speaking skills and learn what you can improve on."
I kept them off of the school website to maintain your privacy. With your permission I will add them to our school Youtube channel.
Here they are on my personal blog
This is the playlist, if your video is not on there its only because I haven't labeled it yet and well fix it tomorrow.
The event was a huge success. With a lack of rehearsal and last minute videos changes, the students were all a bit nervous. The best part about this whole event was watching the faces of students who are generally quiet light up as their images and videos came on the big screen. The Sunbear Sound Team did an incredible job putting it all together at the last minute. The feedback from teachers was all positive and the kids are already talking about next year. This was such an amazing event to be a part of. I am proud to say I work atISHCMC-American Academy
My latest endeavor at AAVN was not actually my idea. In fact, the film festival idea belonged to my awesome principal, however, he conceded he has no idea how to plan something like that. We were just chit chatting about all the great things we can do at our school and the fun we have doing it . He told me a story about a colleague who once hosted a film festival with other international schools. I thought, "whoa, that's the real deal. Lets do it!" Only we wouldn't start out as grand because we've already got a lot of creative ideas floating up in the air. A few devoted students in our 1x a week meetings would be the ones who really put this together. After all the Sunbear Sound video club was not part of my job description coming into the school, but the club was created because of the video creating passion all the students and I shared.
As we speak, the kids are working on invitations, web design, the logistics of the event, ways to promote, advertisements and trailers to show at the next assembly. Getting them to all work on a common project really united the club. I told them they all have to submit a video for the festival too. They were thrilled about being able to showcase their work in a friendly competition.
As soon as the idea emerged it took on this whole new dimension spun into a partial grammy-like event. The kids want to wear a suit and gown while they walk the red carpet and receive trophies for their work (well see how that goes on a Thursday night after school). I am so thrilled to be leading this initiative. The video culture in our school has kids working on projects for classroom presentations in nearly every class. They love it. The event has given me more duties and responsibility to ensure the event runs smoothly, but its worth it to see so many kids are creating! A few students recently got detention for filming after school unsupervised. And a big thanks to our school marketing team who are going to help us host the event. I cant wait to show off the videos.
Below is the advertisement they came up with!
They also started a news and video segment to inform the student body of upcoming events
North Korea is such a cool place! If your thinking of going for a weekend, a week a month or a year, do it. Seoul is a huge city, with state-of-the art everything. Though it's not the only part of South Korea you should see. Its well connected country with extensive train line linking cities. You can literally go anywhere in a few hours. While there I had the opportunity to do some touring (I only went for 3 days). One day I spent at Yongpyong snowboarding, another travelling around the city and exploring hidden eateries, museums and shopping malls, and another at the DMZ. It was a truly memorable experience. At the time of this post, the country is still at war. Though not actually shooting bullets at each other they dare each other down and treat this border as if it can blow up any second. When you go to the DMZ, be extremely respectful and follow orders. Don't try to be loud or standout with a stupid selfie. You don't want ot end up on the news. The otur is a whole day and must be booked in the city. Its starts early and maybe lasts 6 hours. you'll see many parts of the DMZ, including tunnels and a train platform that is ready to be linked with the North.
(update: since this post The leaders of the two countries shook hands at the DMZ and have held several meeting together. US president Donald trump also met with the North Korean Leader Kim Jung Un in an effort to scale back their nuclear program.
I am writing this post to reflect on what a great country it is. I generally don't have many bad things to say about the places I visit. If I were to give you some advice, it would be to visit Seoul during the warmer parts of the year. Packing and carrying winter clothes is a real pain because you'll end up taking the train to most destinations. Id also be prepared to pay a higher price for most "hostels." I stayed at a tiny little joint in Itaewon for about 50 USD a room. However, I heard there were cheaper places nearby, so do your homework. And lastly, don't be offended if your not let into a pub. Many clubs and bars, especially in Itaewon area, known to most travellers, have signs that say "no foreigners allowed." I think this has a lot to do with Koreans being an inclusive society. The men at bars tend to be "less welcoming" to foreigners as they are in other parts of Asia, like Vietnam. I guess you get that kind of hostility wherever alcohol is involved. Oh well, I moved on to the next place. Beers are pricier at restaurants, but Sake is still cheap. I prefer the Sake restaurants anyhow. Most people and business are respectful, friendly and polite. And you'll fine that Karaoke is a hugely popular thing to do. If your lucky enough to be invited with some Koreans, choose a slow peaceful song. Asians seem to like to sing the songs that require better vocal talents than the ones that will make you sing a long.
There are good eateries in the nooks and crannies of the Seoul. Not everything is expensive, like we imagined. Seoul has some awesome street food that I've been craving ever since I left. There are also cheap beers you can have in the street in these plastic curtain draped BBQ stalls. Walk aorund Get lost if you can. Enjoy the culture and have fun. I can't wait to go back.
What an amazing opportunity it was to be part of something so real and so valuable to other people's lives.
With that said, let me back track. After studying our unit on the world's food supply, students were assigned with a public service campaign as their project. This aligned perfectly with the upcoming TET holiday. Two groups of students from two different classes came up with the idea of a food drive. I had to push them a little bit in the right direction, but most of what was done was completed entirely by them. For two weeks, before and after school, students made announcements to the student body and took turns standing by the gate to collect donations. We gained some support and organization from the Global Issues Network (GIN) in our school.
Gin helped us contact families and friends in desperate need of support during TET. It was originally supposed to feed 7 families, but that number quickly increased to 80 by the end of the first week! We were collected sugar, oil rice and dry food. 80 families living in the countryside revived a large food donation from our students before the holidays. When they asked me to come deliver the food I felt honored.
We took a two hour trip to the countryside and spent the whole day meeting younger kids and their families. The high school students ran fun demo lessons and sang songs with the children. It was such a delight to be part of this. They made me prouder than ever to be their Teacher. The students even spent another weekend delivering remaining food to other families. They truly gained a valuable experience during all of this and one that may change the course of their careers.
Not too long ago we were just some students with a passion for making videos (myself included because I'm a beginner). It was a film shown in the first assembly that grabbed the schools attention. I made a fun infomercial to explain what type of device was approved for class. After that, more and more kids wanted to make videos for our assemblies. The student council had some talented film producers and so did GIN. I grabbed the most talented student and asked her to help build a program. Gradually, we gained some traction and started meeting as a group once a week.
We had 2 cameras and only one of them had a working battery. We had dozens of wires that I still don't know what they're for. Luckily the kids had their own cameras. We discovered it doesn't take much filming to make a great film, We have Adobe premiere pro and effects as our a editing software . The hard part was deciding what to produce. Was it just for fun and games or was it to get an important message out to kids? Either way we had to compete with our neighbor and friendly rival ISHCMC who had a whole program devoted to video production. We settled on the idea that our videos would unite the school and community in an entertaining way.
The professional development I attended in Manila, Learning 2, which is the source of a lot of this years ideas, lead to another development in our group. Three students at the International School of Manila held a cohort for a school news channel. The Bamboo Telegraph is entirely student ran with state of the art of equipment. The Program has been around for 20 years. Those kids were so talented and so confident speaking in front of a room full of teachers (I think they knew they were brighter than us). If I wanted to build our schools group within my two year contract I knew we had to act fast. Upon my return to ISHCMC American Academy I asked the video club to think of a name so we could buy the domain. Behold The Sunbear Sound
We are currently working with the school magazine to develop a fully online platform for appropriate, school related articles and entertainment that is entirely produced by the students.
Here is a taste of what we produce:
Two years in a row I had the privilege to join my juniors on their Sunbear scramble through Vietnam. I put together a short video to promote it the first year. Its taken off and its in its 3rd run, due to much success from its founder and contributing teachers. It did work in operation with XO travels, but I believe that partnership has been discontinued. Regardless, its an epic trail through Danang, Hue and Hoi an. One of the highlights is this resort outside Hue with hot springs and zipline. While updating my blog, I thought I would be funny to put the two videos I took a year apart, which are nearly identical, into this post.
A regular stay at Thanh Tan Hot springs will cost you over 100 USD per night, but you can get it far cheaper on Agoda or booking.com They have an awesome breakfast buffet, cool cottages and suites for you picking, group trees houses if thats whats your into, some mediocre waterslides, amateur highwire crossings and natural hot springs.
When I first arrived in Ho Chi Minh City I hopped right on a scooter. My used Yamaha Nuovo cost 300 USD. It lasted 3 good years until I sold it to the poor soul for $100. I upgraded for a larger bike, but found that still didn't fit my needs. I never in a million years thought I'd be cycling around in the mayhem that ensues the streets of Vietnam. When I purchased a bicycle I intended on only using it on weekends. After all, the traffic during the day isn't so bad. As it turned out, the bicycle was more fun to ride in HCMC than anything else. I biked to work 5K each way, 4 days a week, for the entire year.
Its a healthy lifestyle and one that I continue to partake in. I'll cycle to and from work and often on my days off for fun. Sometimes my bike gets me to destinations faster than a scooter. I am able to weave in between cars and trucks that a scooter wouldn't be able to do. I'm able to jump up on the sidewalks when the rain floods the streets. Cyclist get the unwritten right of way in HCMC. Motorists seem to look out for you, more so than if your in a car or scooter. It's ironic, but you may be safer on the bicycle. You'll sometimes see little old ladys or school children doing the same in heavy traffic. Going down the Saigon bridge I sometimes hit really high speeds. This is the time to be cautious because sometime someone texting while driving (yes this happens even on scooters) may clip you and you'll be a goner.
The photos below are from a trip I did into China town, District 5. My friends and I cycled for about 3 hours from Thao Dien to Cho Lon and back, while stopping for some coffee at the oldest coffee house in Saigon, Cheo Leo. Wear a helmet. Stay on the right. And wave when your crossing.
As mentioned in a prior post, every year our school goes on a field studies trip. Essentially this is a field trip, but its not just fun and game. There is a lot of curriculum built into our destinations along with some team and character building. Its really an incredible opportunity for the students to develop. Growing up, I wish I was able to do such challenging and inspiring field trips with my school. We used to go to the Bronx zoo. Our teachers would let us run free for 6 hours and never collect the handout they gave us that morning. Education has come a long way since I was a child,
Our 9th grade trip consisted of 70 students, 7 teachers, several field trip advisors, lots of luggage, lost passports, sick bellies, all nighters, blisters, mosquitos bites, allergic reactions and it was AWESOME. These 9th graders were so much more capable than the 11th grade trip from prior years. Its like that age where they are still children, and finding out who they are. Its the perfect time to allow them to blossom into the young sunflowers or trees they'll become.
Our curriculum was developed by all the teachers involved and it centered around "Power." The power of the king, the people, the mechanics to build, the sun for energy etc.. It was really thought out and the kids answered questions every night a long with reflecting on what they did was and could have done better. I must add the reflecting time was so valuable. Its something I never really did as a child and am only learning now how to do.
We started in Ho Chi MInh City and by bus reached Phnom Penh in about 8 hours. This city has a historical site called the Killing Fields which is an essential stop over if you want to learn about the country's history. But if not, continue on by bus to Siem reap at another 6-8 hours. Once in Siem reap we explored Angkor Watt temples. We only went to a few sites, but it can be done in a day if your short on time and rent a bicycle. Tuk tuks can be hired for about 20 USD a day if cycling around the jungle isn't for you. We also worked with a nonprofit, HUSK. which is one of the most well ran non-profits I've ever had a chance to work with, Our kids learned to build homes, connect with local children and give back to communities in need. Husk really has a great program and thats what makes me look back and enjoy this trip so much.
One of my favorite getaways from Ho Chi MInh City is a few hours North into the Central Highlands of Lam Dong to a small city called Da Lat. The bus ride willl take you from 5- 8 hours depending on departure time. There is not a single traffic light in the whole town, but motorbikes somehow magically weave flawlessly between each other and the narrow passages. I love Da lat because of its cool air, mountainous terrain, rivers and canyons. I've yet to do any rafteing here, but I may consider that for the future.
I've been here a handful of times and almost all the time I've went on canyoning tours with Phat tires adventures. You can find a cheaper company to save you a few bucks, which I initially did. After hearing of a few Frenchman who hit their head on the wrong natural waterslide and died, it didn't take much convincing for me to stay with Phat tires. Other tours I did with them consisted of a bicycle ride from Da lat to Nha trang and Da Lat to Mui Ne, Though the Nha Trang trip consists of the better views, the Mui Ne tour feels more local and its closer bus ride back to HCMC.
Stay at one of the historic, maybe haunted, French colonial mansions (40 USD per night), or the Dream Hotel (25 USD per night) with their legendary homemade breakfast. Other things to do: a scooter ride out of the city to the organic farms, a weasel coffee plantation, elephant falls, Truc Lam Temple, a crowded night market for watching people and eating anything. Most importantly have a class of freshly brewed hot coffee at any hour of the day at Cafe 171 ( I think that's the name) at 106 Phan Dinh Phung street. Its been serving coffee by the same family for years. Upon my last visit I discovered the old man past away, but his son, wife and grandchildren are still operating it.
Not too long ago my class started something called a passion project. This slightly mimicked Google's Genius hour. My instructions started off kind of sloppy and unorganized. I felt as thought I confused my student. However, we went back to our passion project every Friday. Students would spend about 30 minutes on this project every Friday in class. The students were also instructed to spend more time on their own outside of class.
Two key points for any teacher who wants implement a passion project concept.
Develop a weekly/ biweekly check-in. - I found that when I checked in with students from week to week, they made much more progress than if I let them hand it in at the very end (I compared two years of passion projects and the second year I was much more diligent with my check-ins). The monitoring and feedback sessions we had together turned out to be really helpful for the kids.
Help them find their passion- The number one complaint of students will be, "I don't know what I am passion about. " Sit with them, talk to them, interview them, help them choose an area to focus. In the past I have assigned students a passion just to get them started, As it turns out, knowing what they don't like helps them find what they do like.
Be flexible, show your own example, show off students working hard and good luck.
Hi, I'm Bill. This site is currently under construction. Please provide your feedback
My Former Blogs
Play Now Work Later
Bill's Broduer Internship Challenge
My Youtube Channel
Google teacher Tribe
International School Services
10 Minute Articles
7 TED talks to be a leader
Top 5 Mentors
John F. Kennedy
Top 7 Authors
Top 7 books
-Man's Search for Meaning
-How to win friends and influence people
-Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology
-Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!
-Lies My Teacher Told Me