Today’s Cool Site of the Day makes a point about education…and kids and science. You see, I believe that the future of learning will, more and more, rely on brain food coming from many different sources (not just books and teacher lectures). Case in point: I’m driving in the car the other day listening to my regular cue of awesome podcasts (via Stitcher, of course, and dominated by stories reported on NPR) when this item is revealed: “The Mystery Of The Slithering Stones“. Turns out huge stones have been slithering across the dry desert floor in California’s Death Valley to the mystery of all for over 60 years. A mystery just recently solved.
Anyway, this is a truly fascinating story and one that, I’m sure, would captivate the minds of children everywhere and serve as an excellent teaching tool. So, just as the Khan Academy has been showing us; learning can happen via various sources any time of day and become a focus of discussion and experimentation with indirect teacher participation.
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