That's the Way I Link It
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I have been out of it - partly because of headaches, partly because I've been trying to finish this book (you can go read my review), and partly because I just felt like disconnecting for a while. So, there's an extra long list of links for you today - but they're all cool, I promise. I also have nothing to rant about today. So, we'll just skip straight to:
- Happy birthday, Edgar Allan Poe! "The Cask of Amontillado" was always my favorite short story.
- E-books surge as devices multiply — but print holds fast. I think it's pretty safe to say both formats are great, for different reasons, and that both will be around for a good long while.
- For those who like history, particularly WWI era history: WW1 soldier diaries placed online by National Archives
- Do you like comedy? Then you should probably check out The Ultimate Comedy Library: 57 Books Every Comedy Fan Should Read. I have not read them all, but the ones I have read are awesome. I own a copy of Colbert's I Am America (And So Can You!) and two copies (student and teacher editions) of Stewart's America (The Book): A Citizen's Guide to Democracy Inaction. I am surprised Caitlin Moran's books aren't on the list - she's hilarious!
- Speaking of reading - Pages Ain’t Nothing But a Number (or, Let’s All Stop Judging People by How Much They Read). Why don't we all just enjoy that we're reading, and stop judging the number of books/quality of books someone else is reading? Unless it's Twilight, because - seriously, Christina, seriously. (Hi, Christina!)
- How Motivated Cognition Impacts Information Literacy: I've long thought it does more good to teach students how to find and evaluate information than to refer them to specific types of sources - or, horror of horrors, just tell them which book to use. It's more effective - and more interesting for them - to teach skills that they'll actually use later in life. It might also help combat the sort of unquestioning, uncritical belief in anything that looks half-way reliable that leads to people believing Onion stories.
- Bookshelf-Printed Wallpaper: I would feel so cheated...
- Raising a Hacker: Cool Tools to Help Kids Learn to Code: A cool and useful skill to have! Even if your kids never code for themselves, it helps to understand what's going on "behind the scenes" of their computer applications, etc. And it teaches logical thinking skills. Also, it's just fun.
- Solar Power & Wind Power Now Cheaper Than Coal Power In US: I'd like to see it become ubiquitous.
- How Americans see America, apparently. Hint: We all want Texas to secede, too. Also, yeah, Louisiana is pretty drunk - but we also have good food. Bonus: The dialect survey maps are cool, too.