Sunday, May 30, 2010

Stephen Fry: What I Wish I'd Known When I Was 18

An insightful interview with a brilliant man. I would love to share it with all of our graduating seniors.

STEPHEN FRY: WHAT I WISH I'D KNOWN WHEN I WAS 18 from Peter Samuelson on Vimeo.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Wikipedia FAQ for librarians

Wikimedia has put out a handy Wikipedia FAQ for librarians.

An important read for teachers and students as well.

Also, here is a snazzy new common craft video on how Wikipedia works that they don't seem to want me to embed [grrr....I guess you get what you pay for :)]

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Data shows kids shouldn't multitask

A University of Virginia psychology professor disputes the claim that young people "learn differently" than the rest of us.

Data shows kids shouldn't multitask -- Willingham (Washington Post)

He's also made a delightful video (in the style of the Common Craft videos) to explain what his research shows about multitasking & the brain.