Of bits and bytes is my weekly round up of interesting links and ideas I discovered on the internet. It is published on Mondays for the previous week
I’ve been on a wait and see approach to what I’m going to do with Twitter, and in the mean time I’ve set up my blog to post to Mastodon and I’m also over on scholar.socialon Mastodon. If you are into math, then their is a new instance on Mastodon set up for you, MATHStodon.
One of the most important skills that anyone can learn is critical thinking, and here’s a way to help you or others relearn that skill. I know I’ve been working on active listening and not thinking about my phone.
I try to be optimistic, and look at the positives. What I don’t like is someone being able to write about a topic with a lot of insight because it makes me feel inadequate. That’s how I feel after reading any post my John Schinker, including his latest on the mission of schools.
Derek Sivers looks into searching for purpose:
Focus on what fascinates you, no matter how uncharacteristic. There is no purpose because there is no line connecting moments in time. There is no plot. You are not a story.
Here are extra links that I found interesting that may or may not be education related or interesting to you and I didn’t want to lose them.
- WhatsApp voice notes revolutionize farming in Senegal – Rest of World
- What’s a park worth to the economy? | Waterloo News | University of Waterloo