An article came across my desk today about how children learn at different ages, citing work by Egan (1997); from somatic (age 2) to mythic (age 5-10) to romantic (age 10-15) to philosophical (15-20) to ironic (21+). I’ve really enjoyed the kind of reflective learning that my current course of study has put me through, […]
A directory of 800 free eBooks of varying qualities. via Kamal Weerakoon.
If you are looking for something in your house, and you finally find it, when you’re done with it, don’t put it back where you found it. Put it back where you first looked for it. Read all sixty-eight bits of advice.
An increasingly common story with technology that I’m noticing more as a Dad, and as I move into a new MacBook Pro, because after three years, my MacBook Air is too slow, and my son “needs” a laptop for school; how much technology is bought to replace perfectly adequate technology in our endless chasing of […]
The next time you’re tempted to try and win an argument on the Internet, think of this tweet and its replies.
I’ve been live-tweeting the #bbcon conference in Sydney today (and tomorrow). I spent this evening working on my weekly newsletter though, so I haven’t had a chance to summarise everything I’ve learned. This excerpt from text expander will give you some insight into the note-taking I was doing in one session: If you’re here because […]
After watching a short video about a guy who burned a viking ship to commemorate the end of his 20’s, I thought it would be worth jotting down its origin story.
This is one of my favourite TED talks ever. Solar Crowdsourcing (3:34). There are some technical problems early on, but stay with it.
It’s a sign of how broken the link of “I’ve read something interesting online” and “I should blog this” in my head, that I read this a few days ago, and didn’t share it here. The history of the artisanal toast trend in San Francisco is not just a story about ridiculous hipster spending and how […]
I’ve been thinking about different annual passes for families at the moment – this post from the Australian Museum website helps frame the way institutions are thinking about attracting family visitors.