Sail's Pedagogy

Sail's posts about her class, classes she is taking, and education.

Teaching in the Danger Zone

Real life campus students in California, test Second Life and simulations just in case an earthquake hits California and they cannot get to class.

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Teaching using scenario based simulations in Second Life – Case study

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OpenSim: A New Alternative to Second Life

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John Hunter on the World Peace Game

Why are we trying to kill teaching when we have innovative teachers like this?

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East Carolina University Early College Second Life Program 2009 Pilot video

This program uses Second Life to teach college classes to high school students. East Carolina University Early College Life Program is a collaboration between ECU, Pitt Community College and Pitt County Schools. ECU also teaches several of their college classes in Second Life.

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TEDxDuke – Tony O’Driscoll on Preparing our Children for a World We Can Barely Imagine

Great talk on technology… the past and the future. Text of powerpoints are at Tony’s website.

I do not have children of my own, but this can apply to anyone… especially teachers..even co-workers, bosses, and family including our partners in life.

1. LOVE THEM UNCONDITIONALLY
2. CULTIVATE THEIR CURIOSITY
3. FOSTER THEIR SENSE OF IDENTITY
4. RESPECT THEIR SKEPTICISM
5. ENCOURAGE THEIR INTROSPECTION
6. INDULGE THEIR PLAYFULNESS
7. NURTURE THEIR SELFLESSNESS

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Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Cancer Puzzle


Siddhartha Mukherjee: The Cancer Puzzle.

Interesting book on cancer, history and how it originated.

Siddhartha Mukherjee  is an Indian-born American doctor and non-fiction writer. He is the author of the 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer which won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.

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Life is Learning

Although this is an ad, I think it makes a point both about the ipad and about life long learning. I find it easier to read some things on my ipad, than I do with my imac and mac book pro even with good mice.

This ad features Eric Richard Kandel, a neuropsychiatrist who was a recipient (along with Arvid Carlsson and Paul Greengard) of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his research on the physiological basis of memory storage in neurons.

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Rocking out at the Apple Store…

Maybe this should be an ad. Just watch the kids at the the little kid table next time you go to the Apple Store.

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Chinese Artist arrested.

China is detaining bloggers, human rights lawyers, writers and artists. “Some of those detained have been accused of “inciting subversion of state power,” a catch-all term used to jail anyone critical of Communist Party rule.”

PBS talks about “Who’s Afraid of Ai Weiwei“?

TED http://blog.ted.com/2011/04/04/ai-weiwei-detained-here-is-his-ted-film/?utm_content=awesm-bookmarklet&utm_medium=on.ted.com-static&utm_source=twitter.com

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