Random musings. Half-finished (and quite possibly half-baked) thoughts. Things that have caught my eye...
One of the most interesting articles I've read in a long time
- Attracting the twentysomething worker. Describes how the workplace is being changed by its newest employees.
Students learn by doing
- Milton Chen, Executive Director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation, encourages us to start teaching basketball with textbooks. [thanks, Michael!]
Google Maps Street View
- A woman complains that you can see her cat in the window. Interesting implications for people's perceptions of privacy.
Nebraska is our model for how NCLB should be
- When possible, should mainstream media hyperlink to sources like most blogs do?
Will every household have one of these some day?
- 'Honey, the coffee pot handle broke!' 'No problem. I'll just make a new one with our new 3D printer!'
- Does anyone know URLs of blogs or online discussion boards that are being used by parents or community members to discuss their unhappiness with their local schools / educators?
Second Life as a museum?
- I had thought about Second Life as a simulation space, similar to the potential that resides with video gaming technologies, but Sweden's using Second Life like a museum.
Guess which university produces the most doctoral students in education?
- Many of you will be surprised by the answer.
An interesting perspective on higher education
Make your own screencasts (free)
- I love Camtasia Studio and Adobe Captivate. But there also are some free alternatives for making your own screencasts.
A different way to pay teachers?
- My favorite is the one that pays $49.50. Insert your own pay clause as a comment!