Friday, February 8, 2013

Daily Thoughts 02/08/2013

Edward Burne- Jones, Portrait of his wife Georgiana Burne-Jones, with their two children, Philip and Margaret, in the background, 1883

Daily Thoughts 02/08/2013

I started reading The One World Schoolhouse by Salman Khan who is the founder of the Khan Academy.  The Khan Academy is the most popular video instruction site on the web.  Salman Khan's goal is to create a universal free education through the internet.  I took a short break and watched the Khan Academy video on ancient Rome.

The library is closed today.  There is a huge snowstorm outside.  I read some more of Salman Khan's book. He is critiquing how education is taught in the United States.  The specific style which is being described is the Prussian model of education which is very structured and in some ways not designed to encourage flexibility or creativity.

Registration for the Day of Dialog is opening soon.
I have a free pass to Book Expo America this year.

I am also to go to Book2Camp this Sunday.

Web Bits

Is Barnes & Noble Downsizing A Boon For Independent Bookstores?

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