Saturday, August 16, 2008
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
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
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
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Monday, August 11, 2008
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.