American Institute of Architects | Minnesota
Reinventing Your Home Event
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
International Market Square, Suite 185
At “Reinventing Your Home,” you’ll have an opportunity to talk to architects about your remodeling project. Five architects will hold a panel discussion to explore how to make a home livable for the long-term. They’ll also take questions from the audience, and judging from last year, will field queries about green building, how to get the most bang for the buck and hiring an architect. Tickets are $16 in advance, $20 at the door (appetizers included).
For more information and to register: AIA Minnesota website
Great Tips for Moving House and Home
Some people move with frequency. Others move into their home and stay put. Okay, so that last sentence is an exaggeration. Life, after all, is about change.
There’s a lot to consider when moving. It’s about your possessions but it’s about so much more at the same time. The blog post linked below (written by the author who has moved over 100 times) offers great tips to keep in mind when moving. I learned something new and perhaps you will, too. Here’s to an easier job the next time you have to move.
Part One: To Store or To Ship? A Multi-Part Story
And here’s a link to the second part of this story series:
Part Two: To Store or To Ship? Part Two
One Great Idea Made Reality
I just learned about Khan Academy, a non-profit organization on a mission. Their goal is to change education for the better. How are they doing this? By providing world-class education to anyone anywhere for free.
You can be a student, teacher, home-schooler, principal, adult returning to the classroom after 20 years, or someone who just loves to learn. The Khan Academy’s materials and resources are available to all completely free of charge.
Can you learn things related to real estate and home ownership? Yes! Check out the Credit Crisis section that discusses the Housing Conundrum, the Housing Price Conundrum and more. See the Finance section for information about Renting vs. Buying a home and home equity loans.
Back to the fact that this is education for anyone anywhere. Students can make use of the extensive video library, practice exercises, and assessments from any computer with access to the web. Coaches, parents, and teachers have unprecedented visibility into what their students are learning and doing on the Khan Academy site.
Unemployed? Looking to make a job change? Returning to work after an absence? Check out the Brain Teasers section which is reported to be useful for many job interviews.
This is just a small sampling of what you’ll find at Khan Academy. There is currently over 2100 educational videos available. Viewership stands at about 24,000,000. See why Bill Gates is a fan and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is helping to support this endeavor. Visit the Kahn Academy website (link below) to find out more about how these lessons are inspiring children (and adults) to learn!