Kia Ora ladies and gentlegeeks,
Many links to share, today, and school bus soon to arrive. So let’s GO …
First up, Scientific American wonders if it is possible to quantify awe. Well, is it? If so, you might give this site “a lazy girl goes green” a passing grade for awesomeness.
This is an abstract to a piece of research dealing with the fine line between advertising and content in apps designed for children, and here you will find a write up of that research by the Washington Post.
This is a toolkit for educator and student privacy from the Children’s Screen Time Action Network (specifically their “Badass Teacher” subset) and speaking of teachers, this is a piece about how many of them are observing poor fine motor skills in school starters. Perhaps they ought to become craftivists?
Here is a piece about early childhood education here in NZ, written by a visiting ECE teacher from the US, and (poor segue, but hey!) speaking of early, this is an article about the toll that early exposure to cortisol takes on our thinking abilities, and here is one of my fave dudes Dr Bruce Perry talking about such things on the telly. Speaking of trauma, this is an article about the ways that such things interfere with formal learning.
You have GOT to read these two articles about the tech execs in Silicon Valley who are now becoming parents themselves … guess what decisions they make for their own kids? (“I am convinced the devil lives in our phones”). And read the second article from the NY times HERE.
A couple of nerdy links for the students among us (whoop! whoop!) this one is about statistical procedures and p-values (still learnin’) and this is a glorious method for organising notes, from the awesome (quantifiably so!) Thesis Whisperer website.