Creativity, pedagogy and self directed learning!
Originally posted on edtechdigest.com:
Imagine if kids poured their passion and time into the play that taught them math, science, grammar — concepts which they barely noticed, because they were so fun. That’s the logic behind VINCI’s blended learning solution for schools featuring their kid-friendly tablet designed specifically for early childhood classrooms and home settings. Sure, there are plenty of iPads in classrooms across the country—but what happens when you design a school and child-oriented tablet from scratch and then pair that with solid pedagogy and a structured curriculum right out of the box? In a brief video, you can learn more about this cool tool and the context around what makes it part of an effective and popular learning system for little ones. EdTech Digest also covered their innovative founder in an earlier feature.
Interesting titles and job responsibilities….
An Interesting take on TED Talks….
Originally posted on The Scholarly Kitchen:
While science bloggers are filling in for the rapidly disappearing species known as the “science journalist”, new outlets for communicating science to the public have arisen as well. Perhaps the best known and most viewed of these outlets is TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design), whose 18 minute TED Talks present entertaining and inspiring messages, often revolving around new scientific breakthroughs. While the production values of TED Talks are always top-notch, questions are arising about the quality and veracity of the content.
I’ve generally been a fan of TED Talks, and can immediately recall several that were completely astonishing. This talk, featuring examples of cephalopod camouflage and behavioral coloration still blows my mind every time I see it:
More considerations from Hack Library School.
Originally posted on Hack Library School:
“Job search prep” has been on my To Do list since mid-summer. I’m an aspiring academic librarian graduating in May and I know that the job hunt can be a very long and involved process. I’ve been updating my resume and keeping track of job ads that interest me in an attempt to prepare ahead of time. But now as fall whips by, “prep” is looking more and more like actual searching. I have Rafiki’s words from The Lion King echoing in my head as motivation: “It is time!”
There are so many resources available for job-seekers and, as with most things on the web, the volume can be pretty overwhelming. My aim here is to round up some of the tools and resources I’m utilizing so far, and to open the floor for more tips and sharing.