Saturday, August 16, 2008

The Next 5,000 Days of the Web

The TED Conference web site has posted another very interesting video. This time, it's Kevin Kelly's speculation on where the web is going in the next 10 years or so. It's interesting if a bit dense. I'm not sure if his predictions are hopeful or ominous -- perhaps they are an admixture of both.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Language Immersion

Edutopia recently posted an article about Seattle's John Stanford International School. It's a program that has kids choose a Japanese or Spanish track and half their day is spent learning in the target language and the other half is in English.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Virtual Field Trips

ESchoolNews has an article on the rising popularity of virtual field trips. With rising gas prices and transportation costs in general, schools are starting to turn to alternative sources of exploring the world. It's not quite as good as being there, but I guess it's better than not being there at all...

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Video Production Site

For those of you trying to incorporate some video productions into your classroom, Creating Lifelong Learners has a great collection of links to video how-to guides on the internet.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

"Brain Fatigue"

Scientific American has an article that looks at the topic of "brain fatigue".

Monday, August 11, 2008

The Year of Living Biblically

I read A.J. Jacobs' The Year of Living Biblically a few months ago and enjoyed it quite a bit. He recently gave a talk at the T.E.D. Conference about his attempts to live according to the literal precepts of the Bible for an entire year. If this sort of thing interests you, take a look at my earlier post on the book Rapture Ready.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Clickers in the Classroom

In the midst of all the new web 2.0 stuff, the simple clicker is often overlooked, but Inside Higher Ed has a brief piece on the potential benefits of this device.