Sunday, May 27, 2012

How to build your creative confidence

This is a fabulous TED presentation by David Kelly on how you can go about building your creative confidence.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

You Tube for Schools

A nice little video highlighting why we should be using You Tube in schools.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Steve Wozniak's thoughts on education

Check out this enlightening piece from Steve Wozniak on his thoughts on education.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Twitter in the classroom

This is a brief explanation of how Twitter could be used in the classroom.  Some pretty good ideas, and a couple of warnings!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

How anyone can improve their memory

As teachers we are always looking for ways to help our students remember all manner of things.  Here's an interesting TED presentation that highlights just how memory can be improved.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Does class size matter?

For a lighter (and timely!) view on the effect of class size, check out this You Tube clip.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Online courses for free from the best!

This is fantastic; free online classes provided by two of the world's leading tertiary education facilities; Harvard and MIT.  To find out more, click here.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Being bilingual boosts brain power

My previous post introduced a fantastic web resource for learning Mandarin.  This article highlights the benefits of using such a website as a means of becoming bilingual.  The article starts:

'Learning a second language can boost brain power, scientists believe.
The US researchers from Northwestern University say bilingualism is a form of brain training - a mental "work out" that fine-tunes the mind'.

To read the article in full, click here: