In Our Feeds
By Scholastic on May 6th, 2008
It’s been a while since we’ve shared some of the goodies we’re finding around the web…but in honor of Tuesday afternoon…reflections of our minds (and feeds):
- Via tilzy.tv, the awesome weekly science videos from Robert Krampf, “the internet’s Mr. Wizard,” who reminds me of the best science teacher ever. He makes density, forensics and astronomy accessible and cool. Added bonus for educators? Every weekly video comes bundled with a fun activity for use in the classroom (or home)!
- Cory Doctorow‘s boingboing post, Young adult sections in bookstore — a parallel universe of little-regarded awesomeness. In the piece, CD tells the terrific story of someone going to look for his most recent book in the Science Fiction section, but not in the YA section. My favorite quote? “Living in a space that no one watches too closely is one of the secret ways that people get to do excellent stuff.” Don’t forget the YA section, readers!
- The story of new parents (and professors) Deb Roy and Rupal Patel, and their Speechome project, which will have (upon it’s completion) recorded their son’s life for three years in order to track his language development. To some it may sound a little too close to The Truman Show for comfort, but you have to admit…this is a pretty amazing commitment to research. I’m really excited to see what they uncover.
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