DISCLAIMER: Recently I stumbled across the work of author and entrepreneur Tim Ferris. Tim has a weekly email newsletter called: 5-Bullet Fridays“ where he shares the top 5 things (links, ideas, etc.) that he has been exploring that week. I love the simplicity of Tim’s email and in in the spirit of Utilitarianism, I am adopting my own version of Tim’s approach titled: “3-Bullet Thursdays”!. I hope you enjoy the simplicity of Thursday’s message. I will be sharing the top 3 resources related to learning and instruction that I stumble upon each week. Click here to subscribe to the email list.
Below is my first “3-Bullet Thursday” post (bullets are in no order of importance, nor guided by a specific theme):
- Introducing students to basic electronics and robotics (littleBits, Arduino, etc.)? Consider showing your class this documentary about the the world’s largest LED art instillation on the San Francisco Bay Bridge: “The Bay Lights Project” to spark interest.
- Looking for a great video to kick off a classroom or school-wide design project? Check out this TED talk by William Kamkwamba, titled: “How I Harnessed the Wind”
- Would you like to add narrative videos, web-based media, or electronics to any poster board, diorama or model project? Check out Hyperduino!
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