Donald Clark Plan B: 21st Century Skills are so last century!

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Donald Clark Plan B: 21st Century Skills are so last century!. Hmmmm… Wonder if formal Education (and the associated formal Educators) will be able to see the irony that’s being highlighted here? I also like Steven Downes’ list: My list … Continue reading

Techno-toddlers: A is for Apple | Technology | The Guardian

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Techno-toddlers: A is for Apple | Technology | The Guardian. Earlier this year, AVG Technologies, a firm that makes antivirus computer software, conducted a survey of mothers of children aged between two and five with internet access at home. They found … Continue reading

Cats and Rabbits (and getting people to do what you want)

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Rabbits are prey animals. They are easily frightened – and for good reason. They are yummy and there are few meat-eaters who would refuse an opportunity to eat rabbit. (NOTE: this is not an animal welfare post – I’m building … Continue reading

Slouching toward a bananapocalypse? | Grist

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Slouching toward a bananapocalypse? | Grist. All commercial bananas are of the same variety. They’re also seedless – which means they are not only the same kind but they are also the same plant. If something infects one instance of … Continue reading

#UnschoolingRules: Places to Learn

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute #UnschoolingRules: Places to Learn. Well said Clark Aldrich. The activity of farming teaches ethics as well as business and science. Many corporations today seem to be run by near-sociopathic MBA’s who think in terms of cramming, gaming the system, extraction, … Continue reading

Problem-solving Paralysis | Action-Reaction

Approximate Reading Time: < 1 minute Problem-solving Paralysis | Action-Reaction. I know my students … dive right in and tinker. So why, when faced with a physics problem, do many students suddenly freeze-up if they can’t see the whole solution right from the outset? How do … Continue reading