Online in Utero?

A thoughtful expert has written a compelling book that parents may want to add to their summer-reading list. Kirkus Reviews describes ‘Talking Back to Facebook’┬áby James P. Steyer as ‘… …

Let Me Show You Show Me

Sal Khan did a stupendous thing with his Academy. Imagine – any kid anywhere in the world can have a math/science tutor who graduated with honors from MIT and made …

Search: The Next Generation

When you search ‘Taj Mahal’ are you looking for information about the famous monument, the Blues guitarist, the Atlantic City casino, or an Indian restaurant in your city? Google’s ‘Knowledge …

Smile Science

There’s a substantial pile of research about the smile, and most of that research supports the idea that smiling is good for you. (Here’s a good article about smile research.) …

Edmodo Going Viral

Edmodo recently announced it had topped the 7 million user mark. The last time I looked they were at 5 million, so adding some 2 million users in a matter …

La Frecciarossa

Say you vacation in Rome and decide to make a day trip to Florence. That can be a long day. You’ll spend several hours getting there by car, tourist coach, …

TIL: edX

And now, from Harvard & MIT, there is edX. Non-profit. Free online courses. We’re talking ‘ … vast new learning opportunities for students around the world.’ *yawn* See the article …