These are my links for June 16th through August 26th:
- For Those of you Heading to Penticton –
A well-written piece that tingles the sensation as to why you'll put the work in to complete the Ironman.
- Who invented the high five? – ESPN –
An interesting feature on the invention of the high five. A style of writing that is becoming more and more predominant, this is an excellent example.
- Text Based Adventures in the Classroom [Guest Post] | Dangerously Irrelevant | Big Think –
Creating interactive fiction using Inform programming language and system. This allows students to take a trip into the past, establish the power of language and create fictional wonderlands.
This is something that needs more investigation.
These are my links for April 14th through June 8th:
- 8 Big Ideas of the Constructionist Learning Lab « Generation YES Blog -A simple set of 8 ideas that close attention should be paid. The ideas provide a basic framework for education that is student-centred, inquiry driven and changes the priority of the classroom and the teacher.
- Dialogue > Article > The Case Against 21st-Century Schools -An interesting article written in defence of the “traditional education” paradigm. Although, I do not share the belief that “21st Century Learning” forgets the past, I believe that it is important to hear the resistance. For anyone interested in the education revolution, it is an important reminder that we need to confirm, clearly define and consistently express the WHY of public education.
- Well, Duh! -Some interesting, thoughtful things that we need to be talking and thinking about as we process this education revolution.
Alfie Kohn agains pushes the status quo with pointed arguments for a better system of education where students are squarely in the middle.
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