Saturday, April 24, 2010

Week in Review - Most Popular Items

By the time you read this I should be sitting in a boat on Kennebago Lake in pursuit of Brook Trout. It's important for all of us to take some time away from the computer every once in a while. I've seen people get burned-out on social media because they didn't "unplug" from the web often enough. That said, as you can see, I took some time to write a few posts before I left for my weekend of fishing.

Here are seven most popular posts of the last week:
1. Interesting Ways to Use Wallwisher in the Classroom
2. 10 Sources of Educational Science Games
3. Building a Video Collage With Wallwisher
4. Ning Ends Free Networks - Try These Alternatives
5. Close-up Aerial Views of Iceland's Erupting Volcano
6. How Windmills & Turbines Generate Electricity
7. Social Media & Education

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Why Kindergarten Students Out-perform MBAs

One of the things I like about TED Talks is that almost all of them pack a lot information and good messages into a small amount of time. In his TED Talk Build a Tower, Build a Team Tom Wujec reminds us that sometimes Kindergarten students have something to teach us. In his six minute talk Wujec explains why Kindergarten students often out-perform recent business school graduates in a challenge to build a structure of tape, spaghetti, and marshmallows.

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