Books, Reading, Etc.
- News readers still turning to printed, numbers suggest (at least, in Canada; wonder if this holds true for US)
Why a 17th-Century Text Is the Perfect Starting Point for Reinventing the Book (YES! Need more of these!)
- Great site with a timeline of the history of information, from cave paintings to the internet!
- Why Writing With Our Hands Is Still Important and Why handwriting matters (get out and buy yourself some stationery)
- The Atlantic Wire asks: No Teachers, No Class, No Homework. Would You Send Your Kids Here? (I have a friend who sent her daughter to Sudbury Valley, and there are some definite benefits)
- The Globe & Mails’s advisory panel on how students learn (not the full conversation, but still very interesting)
- I know the “sounds of learning” are what we say we want/like in a library, but Salon makes a good argument for us to bring back shushing librarians: Library users plead for quiet places
- Following up on my post about What’s In a Name, @mytweendom pointed me to this link ‘Girls? Ladies? Folks?’ Here’s A Visual Guide To What You Should Call That Group Of Individuals.
- Tricks to keep your twitter archive fresh (plays into the whole personal digital archiving motif).
- Is RebelMouse a better curation tool than Scoop.it, LiveBinder or other new tools? You decide.
- If you’re a Flipboard fan, you might find this list of 15 uses helpful.
- 12 of the World’s Most Annoying Technologies
The Financial Times talks about Life after TED (“intellectual jazz” sounds more interesting than many TED talks!)
Enter a virtual art world with Wondereur app (could be great in so many cities! what about getting students to create one for theirs?)