On Public Relations: Hierarchy of Book... →
paulbogaards: Hierarchy of Book Publishing The Top 100 (circa 2012) 1). Brand-name authors (still) Stephen King (since 1974) John Grisham (1989) Patricia Cornwell (1990) Jodi Picoult (1992) Nicholas Sparks (1996) Jennifer Weiner (2001) Etc. 2). Self-published authors with proven track…
Filipino Reader Conference: Social Media and... →
filipinoreadercon: Can you believe that the 1st Filipino Readers Conference is just four days away? Apologies for the cliche, but it really feels like it was just yesterday when I received the information about this. :) I can’t believe that it’s almost, finally here! This week, Chris and Celina posted…
Seven Tips for Writing a Good Paper →
I feel ya, bro. I feel ya.
DBW Weekly Round-up: Ebook piracy and sustainable... →
How to use publishing verticals effectively →
Future-proofing your publishing business →
Flat World Knowledge raises $15million in funding →
Digital textbook company receives funding from... →
Give Peace A Chance.: What's Happening in Egypt... →
promotingpeace: The basics: Egypt is a large, mostly Arab, mostly Muslim country. At around 80 million people, it has the largest population in the Middle East and the third-largest in Africa. Most of Egypt is in North Africa, although the part of the country that borders Israel, the Sinai peninsula, is in Asia….
10 of the Best Apps for Education →
On Apple devices, that is.
Will all new publishers be born digital? →
Really interesting exposition on the “Born Digital” vs. the “Born Again” publishers from the perspective of scholarly publishing.
10 terrific Ipad downloads for kids →
I would love to help develop things like these.
What is the most effective classroom technology? →
According to this Singapore school, it’s interactive whiteboards. And boy, when I tried the portable one, I agree.
The school that gives every student an Ipad →
Unlike some schools that are aching to jump onto the tablet bandwagon, this school actually seems to know how to use and maximize the technology for education.
Kids' Books and Free ebooks dominate books section... →
Education minister in Canada plans to set-up... →
Read the entire article to get a balanced idea of the future of e-textbooks. Link via @publisherswkly.
"Generation Why?" - Zadie Smith reviews The Social... →
What can I say—I like both Zadie Smith and The Social Network.
Teacher Tools: Prezi →
A better option to Powerpoint. Online, too.
Teacher Tools: Twiducate →
Social networking for schools. Lets you create your own twitter-like network, plus more.
Teacher Tools: AnswerGarden →
Surveying tool, can be embedded in website or blog. Looks cool!
Teacher Tools: QuickieQ →
Survey and assessment tool
Ranged left vs. ragged right →
Because I’m trying to learn more about book design. Using this as a bookmarking tool.
Leadership: Smart People Leading Smarter People →
Yeah. What the title says.
9 Expert Tips for Better Writing →
The Creativity Crisis →
In America, intelligence is rising, but creativity is plummeting. Who thinks this is also happening in their part of the world? Great article with great research about creativity, its basis, and how education can develop or crush it. As school stuffs more complex information into their heads, kids get overloaded, and creativity suffers. When creative children have a supportive teacher—someone...
"The Internet culture may produce better... →
“The Internet-versus-books debate is conducted on the supposition that the medium is the message. But sometimes the medium is just the medium. What matters is the way people think about themselves while engaged in the two activities.”
FacePainting or "Why I will not support [The Last...
splinterend: As some of you may know, Paramount commissioned (in)famous director M. Night Shyamalan to adapt the popular Nickelodian series “Avatar: The Last Airbender” into a movie trilogy. The TV series revolves a fantasical, Hayao Miyazaki-inspired universe that deals with individuals capable of controlling and manipulating (aka “bending”) one or several of the earth’s elements – Earth,...
I'm Comic Sans, Asshole →
Yep, Comic Sans gets badass.
Reading Isn't In Decline, But Difficult And Good... →
Dust of Snow
by Robert Frost The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.
The Best Teachers I Have Known →
The article had me at “The questions they raised with students made it clear that it was OK not to know the details, but not OK not to pursue the answers.”
Natalie Merchant sings old poems to life. Love, love, love this! The idea, the poems, the singer.
Stieg Larsson's last book and another theory... →
Actually laughed out loud at the new theory. Never really noticed it, but now that the writer mentioned it…
Aligning Standards and Curriculum Begets Questions →
Insightful and realistic view of the work of curriculum reform. “Any curriculum-design process will be affected by inevitable tension between good educational intentions and the vested interests of those designing or reviewing the materials.”
There is no one-size-fits-all model to curb... →
“[Tailor] the bullying-prevention efforts to the needs of individual school communities.”
NZ Book Council - Bring Books to Life →
Lovely, lovely animation and message. Book lovers and reading advocates will be suckers for it.
Smart People, Leading Smarter People →
Food for thought when one thinks of a management style.
My daughter is not anyone’s pabuenas.
Figuring out tumblr. Will come back later once I’ve figured more things out…