Digital Learning - Christmas reading list
Merry Christmas to all of our customers, suppliers and friends.
Since I can't send presents to you all, I thought I'd put together a bit of a Christmas reading list to keep you all amused when the family gets too much :)
These are the articles, videos and websites I find I keep coming back to for a smile or just to be inspired by what people can do. (Yes, there's a tad of a science theme but I'm a geek at heart; hang in there or just give them a skip.)
I trust you'll all have a great Christmas, and get to enjoy some downtime with family and friends. Hug those that are precious to you.
- Mamahope - Men Don't Play Netball
Just inspiring how much joy a netball can bring
- The Backwards Bike - SmarterEveryDay
A good clip about how the brain learns things
- Where does the sun get its energy? - Veritasium
I love the way this guy teaches stuff
- This will revolutionise education - Veritasium
Makes me think about what we do at Canopi
- A Rape in Cyberspace - Julian Dibbell
A slightly tough read but an amazing piece of writing about the nature of cyberspace.
Again, makes me think.
- Code v2 (buy the book or download the pdf)
A giant of all things cyber, Lawrence Lessig updates 1999's outstanding Code and Other Laws of Cyberspace
- Golden Cubes - Sixty Symbols
I still can't believe people can dream up this stuff
- Jack Vidgen - Australia's got talent (Don't hate me)
An oldie now, but wow, can this kid sing
- A tour of our work - Canopi Blog
Just in case you haven't seen our best :)
- Susan Boyle - Britain's Got Talent
I love being surprised, and I love this song
- The Diamond Age - Neal Stephensen (Book and eBook)
If you've never tried science fiction then give this a go
- Eon - Greg Bear (Book and eBook)
Yes, another offering from the sci-fi section of the bookstore. Just blows me away that people can dream this up.
Keep in mind that this was written long before the iPad.