February, 2009

Can Music Aid Memory of Text?

Nik Peachey

This is a really interesting site that I spotted a little while back. The site was inspired by the late great John Cage , one of the most revolutionary composers of the last century. The site is called P22 Music Text Composition Generator and you can find it at: [link] What the site does is to convert a written text into musical notation with a midi music file to play the notation. It's quite simple to do.

Education in Kosovo: A New Perspective

The Electric Educator

This blog has been quiet for a while because I have been doing some educational work with the people of Kosovo. My school has partnered with an American woman living in Kosovo who is building the Kosovo Leadership Academy, a private schools whose mission will be to educate the next generation of leaders for this struggling nation. Two other teachers and myself were sent to visit and train a group of 11 teachers on effective instructional practices.

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Getting Video Tasks Online

Nik Peachey

I've been aware of 280Slides for some time now, but haven't really tried to use it much as I'm a very keen user of Keynote on my MAC, but this week I was looking around for ways to get video type lessons online and discovered what an incredibly easy and useful tool 280Slides is for this. Basically 280Slides is an online tool for creating presentations. It works in a very simple way and has a very intuitive interface which is very quick to understand.

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Planet Google

The Electric Educator

Innovation and creativity are two qualities that fascinate me because they are two traits that I desire to improve in my own life. Starbucks, Apple, and Google are three companies which have amazing quantities of creativity and innovation. I have determined to take a closer look at these companies to try and find out the source of their creativity, innovation, and industry perception.

Intent Signal Data 101

Intent signal data helps B2B marketers engage with buyers sooner in the sales cycle. But there are many confusing terms used to describe intent data. Read this infographic to better understand three common areas of confusion.

The effects of podcasting

The Electric Educator

The chemistry teacher in the classroom next to me passed on an interesting article that she found in the Journal of College Science Teachers. The title of the article is "Analysis of Students'' downloading of Online Audio Lecture Recordings in a Large Biology Lecture Course." The article is available ( PDF ) directly from the Author, Brian T. White.