In Our Feeds: Friday the 13th fears, literary clocks, and digital learning
By Ivy on May 13th, 2011
This week, news in education and some fun and creative book-themed moments on the web grabbed our attention:
On TIME.com, Andrew J. Rotherham points out the inadequate education many Hispanic children are receiving in schools across the country. He argues that we must tackle this crisis if we want to remain globally competitive.
Wes Fryer posts a pair of powerful videos created to promote the upcoming Save Our Schools march in Washington, D.C.
Fellow OOMer Morgan and I are slightly obsessed with this brilliant idea by the folks at Guardian.co.uk, who have created a Literary Clock that allows users to build 24 hours of fictional time. If you’ve ever read a book that referenced a specific time (i.e. noon, 4:00 p.m., half-past-two) you can add the excerpt to the clock!
We also took a look at the challenges of implementing online teaching and online learning. While technology has made learning more accessible, is it right for all students and teachers?
OOMer Jessica found a very interesting conversation about digital legacies and the potential future of eBooks. She notes that it’s a little technical but definitely well worth the read.
Last week, we featured Natalie Portman’s literary clutch. This week, we bring you bookish tote bags. Can’t say I’m not a little disappointed that they didn’t include our awesome Scholastic tote bag
Lastly, today is Friday the 13th. You didn’t think we forget about that did you? You have nothing to fear except maybe these 5 strangest fears you never even knew about.
So, readers, what did we leave out? What else should be In Our Feeds?
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