Re-living Memories

Below provides some interesting empirical evidence for the elegant words of Ed Cooke, whose talk on using one’s memory for great feats can be seen here. For the Brain, Remembering Is Like RelivingBy BENEDICT CAREYExcerpts from The New York Times September 4, 2008 Scientists have for the first time recorded individual brain cells in the …

Interactive learning: always a good thing?

This is too good, not to post in full: from David Smith. “There are 120 contributors [to a magazine feature that asked: ‘what do you believe is true, even though you cannot prove it?]. From these, I have selected Esther Dyson. I have her dictum, ‘Always make new mistakes’, as a fridge magnet and her …

Smart guy

David Miliband grows and grows in my estimation. First there was the interview with the FT; now, I’ve just come across this speech thanks to David Smith’s blog: To quote David Smith’s post in full: In two recent speeches, UK politicians are beginning to show they understand the web. First, George Osborne. And now, David …

The awakening of my e-consciousness

I have just come across the phenomenal blog belonging to David Smith, a teacher at St. Paul’s. Found here. Just the notion of a Head of English at one school, re-launching himself as Director of ICT at another is a wicked one – especially in the English private school sector. But, more than that, he …