Nine Stubborn Brain Myths That Just Won't Die, Debunked by Science
This is a good summary of many of the brain and learning studies, although it is not written by a researcher or cognitive expert. I find the last one interesting, “believe you can get smarter” and it becomes possible. ;-)
50 Search Engines You Probably Don't Use Yet
I always find searching interesting. This Edudemic post includes 50 different search engines. Some of these are being used, at least by my students, but every media specialist should peruse this list.
The Beachcomber : Merit Pay Would Not Improve Student Learning
A Daniel Pink TED video about merit pay demonstrated to me that this wouldn't work. This is also a good article about the topic with some sound reasoning.
Google Announces 100 Live Hangouts For Teachers Around The World
This is a big deal. Daily hangouts aimed at teachers have been launched by Google. I'm not sure who they have recruited to run these sessions, but if they tap into the right networks, these could be a big deal. Check out this article from edudemic to find out dates and times.
California Launches Suicide Prevention Website – Walnut Creek, CA Patch
A new website with resources for counselors. Such sites are great, of course, because the Internet is international, sites like this can be far reaching. “As part of its comprehensive Suicide Prevention Initiative, the California Mental Health Services Authority (CalMHSA) announces the official launch of the Know the Signs campaign website www.suicideispreventable.org”
Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.
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