The Secret to Raising Smart Kids: Scientific American
Someone must’ve tweeted this a few days ago. It caught my attention: “Hint: Don’t tell your kids that they are. More than three decades of research shows that a focus on effort—not on intelligence or ability—is key to success in school and in life.”
Writing a Book in Google Docs
This is a great model for any of us – or our students to follow in collaboratively creating a document… even a book.
Generation YES Blog » Blog Archive » Students as Substitutes
I love this idea from Sylvia Martinez and would definitely try this out if I were still in a high school classroom. Too bad Eva can’t try it with her Kindergarteners when she’s on maternity leave. ;)
Twitter Fan Wiki / Hashtags
I’m surprised twitter hash tags haven’t taken off in edublogger circles. Like the @ replies it adds functionality to a twitter update and can provide searchable tags using something like tweetscan.com.
At long last, here’s the video I shot with the OCDE last summer. It turned out alright and I hope some of you might be able to use it with parents or teachers in your area as a conversation starter or an online resource.
Apple – Education – iLife and iWork K-12 School Site License
In case you hadn’t heard: “Apple is introducing K-12 site licenses for both iLife and iWork. At just $249* for either suite, your students gain access to the best tools to prepare them for life and work using critical 21st century skills.”
(tags: osx ilife08)
Serious Games Institute – Home – The SGI – Serious about Games
This looks a bit like a UK version of the Serious Games Summit. It’s primarily for developers, but I’ll need to explore this site a bit more myself.
The KYVL for Kids Research Portal – How to do research Home Base
This looks like a kid friendly alternaitve to the Big 6 information literacy skills (not that the Big 6 aren’t kid friendly).