In this update of on the wire I have a couple of interesting articles and the odd infographic to share
1. BBC Future – Why your brain loves to get feedback – http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20130226-why-your-brain-loves-feedback An interesting article on the importance of feedback. This supports the research from Professor John Hattie in his book Visual Learning about the importance of feedback (not that I think Hattie’s work needed further support – http://www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/media-speeches/guestlectures/pdfs/tgls-hattie.pdf)
2. Free Stock Photos – There are some excellent sites that will provide you with access to good quality stock photography for free. Here are a couple to check out
3. On a lighter note – Paper is Not Dead. This video about the iPad and paper is doing the rounds at the moment, and it makes a valuable as well as humorous point that is worth considering. technology isn’t a replacements for traditional approaches to activities, its an alternative. We need to consider the best tool for the job.
4. Virtual Tours from Mountain peaks and Base camps – http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10872387
This is an article from the NZ Herald that contains a number of virtual tours of mountain peaks and base camps. Here is the link to the blog post by the adventurer who created the tours – http://googleblog.blogspot.co.nz/2013/03/explore-everest-kilimanjaro-and-more.html
and finally an infographic on apps and the impact these are having – http://mobilefuture.org/resources/app-infographic/