Invent to Learn

For today, Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager’s book “Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom” is free for the Kindle version of the book.  

Why am I posting this?  The timing is perfect for educators in Western Ontario.

Gary Stager will keynote the Western RCAC’s Symposium 2013 in London this Thursday.  Time is slipping by but registration is still open.  Following his keynote, Gary will lead a breakout session “A Conversation with Gary Stager” where you can ask him about concepts from the book.

Don’t have a Kindle?  Kindle books are readable through Kindle software for your device.

Click here to download.  (The link will take you to


When You’re Absolutely, Positively, Adamant That You’re Right…

…you’re never going to want your wisdom to go away.  You’re probably going to want to share your genius for the ages.  After all, you’ll nailed it.

We’ve all heard the thoughts that once it’s on the Internet, it’s there forever.  Forever hasn’t arrived yet so we really can’t test that theory.  Are you willing to take that chance?

However, there’s one website that promises to make sure the grandkids of your grandkids of your grandkids of your grandkids will understand just how brilliant and insightful you were.

The site is called Mummify.

It’s an interesting concept.

Send them a URL or up to 100 URLs a month and they’ll create a permanent link for your content for you.  It really is intriguing and they do give an idea as to how it’s done and what to do if they go out of business.

I’ve got it bookmarked and if I’m ever absolutely, positively, adamant that I’m right about anything, I just might use it.  In the meantime, I’ll save my future generations the embarrassment of my thoughts from the year 2013.

p.s. I had to smile just a bit when I added Category tags to this point.  Education is one of my default categories.  I wonder how many educational theorists have considered using this service…

OTR Links 12/02/2013

Posted from Diigo. The rest of my favorite links are here.