Last week, I wrote about how my students were in middle of one of my favorite units — about focusing on neighborhood assets. You can read more about it there.
We’re now finishing it up, and students have developed their “ideal neighborhoods.” Here are a couple of same videos from them, along with a “bonus” musical video developed with Magisto, which I’ve also written about…
TIME Magazine has a very interesting article on a recent study comparing retention of information and concepts by students reading e-books and paper books.
Here is its conclusion:
…it may be that physical books are best when you want to study complex ideas and concepts that you wish to integrate deeply into your memory.
It’s a fairly lengthy article, and a more nuanced one than you would conclude just by reading that excerpt, so I’d encourage you to read the entire article.
Every month I make a short list highlighting my choices of the best resources I shared through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. Now and then, in order to make it a bit easier for me, I may try to break it up into mid-month and end-of-month lists (and sometimes I’m a bit late).
I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them. Those are not included again in this post.
If you don’t use Twitter, you can also check-out all of my “tweets” on Twitter profile page or subscribe to their RSS feed.
I use Storify to “curate” my best tweets:
[View the story "March's (2012) Best Tweets -- Part One" on Storify]
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