BFF is an acronym for “Best Friend Forever.” These websites and tips are so good that they will become your technology BFFs!
A Recommendation from RefDesk:
Search Engine Showdown http://www.searchengineshowdown.com/
Search Engine Showdown, the users’ guide to Web searching, compares and evaluates Internet search engines from the searcher’s perspective. Developed originally as a way to keep track of search engine features and search capabilities and to share that information with others, the site has grown to include: Search engine features chart; Detailed search engine reviews; An online newsletter; Statistical analysis; Search strategies.
“We don’t need to memorize things any more.” Jennifer Medbery begins an article on Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship with this idea.
While I am not sure that I agree with this supposition, I do find the rest of her article to be timely and informative. I come from a family of six generations of entrepreneurs and I tend to smile at any program that seeks out the creative and enterprising spirit in our students (students of all ages!)
If you agree with Dan Meyer, quoted in Medbery’s article describing today’s curriculum as “paint-by-numbers classwork,
robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them” then give a click over to Reinventing Education To Teach Creativity And Entrepreneurship .
Saw this on Nic Peachey’s Pinterest Board
Very interesting graphic from the New York Times on digital
reading skills. Some researchers are noting new skills in reading online text.
Scrapbooks are sweet, but professionally bound volume of family vacation pictures is Stunning. Use blurb.com’s foolproof program to upload snapshots (adding captions if you wish), and two weeks lateer your book will arrive in the mail. $22.95 for up to 40 pages.
Also great for:
Teacher Retirement/Holiday Gift