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How to think like a child

“How to think like a child: Letting go of adult inhibitions can free up our creativity and boost our wellbeing” is a great article about how to get people rethinking who and what they are in order to think about how they engage with the world within and around them.

YouTube – paper transformer!

YouTube – paper transformer!

Google Image Search Implements CC License Filtering – Creative Commons

Google Image Search Implements CC License Filtering – Creative Commons Today, Google officially launched the ability to filter search results using Creative Commons licenses inside their Image Search tool. It is now easy to restrict your Image Search results to find images which have been tagged with our licenses, so that you can find content from across […]

Mission to break up Pacific island of rubbish twice the size of Texas – Times Online

Mission to break up Pacific island of rubbish twice the size of Texas – Times Online I’ve heard about this for years, and just started looking up information about it, and voila, someone’s trying things to deal with it. No doubt too little, but interesting nonetheless.

Center for Advancement of Informal Science Education (CAISE)

Buridan just sent me this link. I’m really interested in the role of informal learning about science. I’m not so interested in Informal Science Education, however. One, IMHO, leads to engagement and internal motivation, and the other is a more temporary and passive external motivational experience. But that’s just my opinion, and I look forward […]

Ban BPA Food Containers & Chemicals in Shampoos

Bills Would Ban BPA From Food and Drink Containers – washingtonpost.com The move came a day after Sunoco, the gas and chemical company, sent word to investors that it is now refusing to sell bisphenol A, known as BPA, to companies for use in food and water containers for children younger than 3. The company […]

Slashdot | US Adults Fail Basic Science Literacy

THis is cute: Slashdot | US Adults Fail Basic Science Literacy. It leads on to… Science Literacy – American Adults ‘Flunk’ Basic Science, Says Survey The good news; U.S. adults do believe that scientific research and education are important. About 4 in 5 adults think science education is “absolutely essential” or “very important” to the […]

Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop’s Facebook Status

Slashdot | Suspect Freed After Exposing Cop’s Facebook Status “A man on trial in New York for possession of a weapon has been acquitted after subpoenaing his arresting officer’s Facebook and MySpace accounts. His defense: Officer Vaughan Ettienne’s MySpace “mood” was set to “devious” on the day of the arrest, and one day a few […]

Get Your Walk Score – A Walkability Score For Any Address

Get Your Walk Score – A Walkability Score For Any Address seems neat. Rochelle twittered about this. It would be a great tool that if I ever moved, to find out where would be the best place to live. I’ll add it to my science class next year for sure.

How many people are being arrested for taking pictures in public in Britain? « notes from the ubiquitous surveillance society

I follow David’s blog on surveillance to keep up to date on the issues, particularly when I’m teaching my Children and Technology course, where we focus on digital photography and children and protection of children’s information online. I actually thought that people had rights to take pictures in britain. How many people are being arrested […]