Like most of you, in the course of a week I run across a lot of really interesting stuff. But blogging about it all has become increasingly difficult.
I thought I'd do a quick link post each Friday to share the best stuff I've found during the week. So here we go, the very first edition of the Weekly Wrap:
Teen Brains Clear Out Childhood Thoughts: Anyone who works with teens should read this article about the inner workings of the teen brain, along with new cognitive research and synaptic pruning.
Recession Breeds Teenage Entrepreneurs: As the recession bites, Charlotte Phillips discovers that it might just be the making of today's teenagers.
Nine Great Reasons Why Teachers Should Twitter: What’s the point of Twitter? Why should educators get involved? What difference does using Twitter make?
Online Video Network Helps Teens Prepare for College: Recognizing that today's teens spend more and more of their time online, however, a new video-based network aims to offer extra learning and college preparation in a format that's more natural for digitally savvy high-school students.
Teen Uses Web for Tuition Help: No money? No problem. Teen creates website to raise enough money to attend the University of Notre Dame.
Death of Gamers Leave Their Online Friends in Limbo: This is pretty interesting and shows how integrated social media and networking has become in our lives.
Disney Buys Kaboose: Disney Interactive Media adds to it's growing suite of family and kid friendly sites. Also included in the deal is Fun School....does this mean that Disney is (finally) going to be more active in the educational digital media space? Fun School along with Disney-owned Kerpoof would provide a great suite of educational technology for teachers, parents and families.