Land of 10,000 Recordings
Hey folks. It’s Friday again, time for another round-up of 10 Things worth sharing. It’s the last Friday of January and a good time to check in on your goals for the year.
You did set goals, didn’t you? If not, there’s still time.
BTW, did you know that Janus, the Roman god whom January is named for, was the god of doors and archways? (and thanks to MidJourney for helping me create the image above).
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10 Things Worth Sharing
Thanks to the University of California-Santa Barbara Cylinder Audio Archive, you can now download or stream a digital collection of more than 10,000 cylinder recordings (and there’s a great history of the cylinder format).
AI Is Improving Faster Than Most Humans Realize - so we should probably quit worrying about blocking it and learn how to use it.
Education Week has an interesting article on how writing plays a role in the science of reading.
School culture is so important in the process to build creative learning spaces. Here’s a tale of how one person can change a culture (specifically when that one person is the leader).
I use subtitles all the time now when I’m watching movies or TV shows. I had written it off as the white in my beard catching up to my brain, but apparently, I’m not the only one.
Japanese woodblock print artist Katsushika Hokusai — famous for the Great Wave — published three volumes on quick lessons in drawing in 1812. Books one, two, and three are all available online to inspire and add overall coolness to your life.
Ever wanted to get a close-up look at a gorilla skeleton? How about a lemur? You can visit eSkeletons and do just that (super cool fun site).
David Wiley presents some timely thoughts on AI, instructional design, and open educational resources (OER).
With a few days left in January, I am very much on pace with my reading challenge. I’m convinced that we all have more time to read than we want to admit. Or maybe we don’t want to give up other things in order to read more.
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