Technology Double Shot!

A Double Shot of Technology Information Every Tuesday

This Week's Barista: Joshua Nelson

February 9, 2016

On this day in 1942, Congress implemented Daylight Savings Time, called "War Time" at the time. To learn more about Daylight Savings Time (which isn't until March 3rd this year don't worry!), see Shot one!!

Shot one: Daylight Savings Time!!

Daylight Savings Time (DST) is one of those weird things America has continued to do despite the hoards of parents whose toddlers' sleep is affected each time you roll back or bounce forward using Facebook to voice their displeasure.


Does anyone really like Daylight Savings Time? If you want to learn more about why some people detest DST, check out the following and consider signing their petition to have it ended.


Also check out the following internet resources that deal with making it easier to know what time it is around the world.

Time.is is a simple idea - it just tells you the time from different zones across the world

World Chat Clock helps you to find a time to chat with people who live in different time zones

The World Color Clock which is a simple way of picturing the different time zones

SHOT TWO: Black History Month

February is Black History Month. February was chosen as the month to celebrate Black History because it is the month that Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass were born (February 12th and February 14th, respectively).


Check out this great Edutopia article for some great resources for teaching Black History Month. You can also find some great resources at AfricanAmericanHistoryMonth.gov

Or check out this TED playlist with great TED talks to watch in celebration of Black History Month.

See you next Tuesday!