April 22, 2011

Friday Links

The first step to being a good critical thinker is seeing if you are wrong.  Kathryn Shultz, author of Being Wrong, now has a great TED talk on this as well.  Well, I thought it was pretty good.  But, you know,  I could very well be wrong about that.

Roger Ebert had a great essay on the idea of being "well-read."  It led to another essay by NPR's Linda Holmes,  The Sad, Beautiful Fact That We're All Going To Miss Almost Everything.

And I've heard a lot about the Khan Academy, but only recently started watching some of the videos.  Great stuff and worth sharing!

Laura Miller at Salon points out that while the Three Cups of Tea guy may be a liar, it's really the cheating that sucks more.

And does anyone have experience with Jump Math?  It sounds very intriguing. I'm intrigued!