Links for 2007-11-26

  • Kid Nation or Kid Manipulation?
    I sympathize with this post. My initial feelings about this show were that it was fantastic… until they completely ruined it half way through the first episode. Now, though, Eva and I enjoy seeing how the kids react to the contrived situations.
    (tags: kidnation)
  • Drape’s Takes: @djakes – Forgive Us, For We Sometimes Forget To Think
    I’m with Darren Draper. @djakes’ tweets have been highlights for me. I’m sad to see he feels others have taken advantage of this – and just in case it was ever me, I too apologize for the liberties I’ve taken.
    (tags: twitter)
  • Texting Reminders to Students
    Dave McDivitt, who has pioneered using video games with his students, now has a very straight forward suggestion for using text messaging with students. I’m all for it, and think there are many other ways a creative teacher (and students) could use this.
    (tags: sms)
  • The First “techPresident”
    Will offers a quick rundown of democratic presidential candidates’ policies on technology in education, and reminds us this should be a major issue for the election… and that we are the ones to make it a major issue. I need to act on this…
    (tags: politics)
  • Data Driven Driving Decisions
    Funny, I just had a friend describe “hypermiling” to get the best mileage in his civic hybrid as a video game. Here Will does the same with his Prius. We’ve looked at both (and love the civic), but are looking at the Saturn VUE hybrid for the baby car.
    (tags: environment)