“They’re ready. You’ve got about eight minutes, sorry.” These are stolen minutes in a hectic schedule at the Blizzard Arena. But I’m lucky to get two for the price of one. Scott ‘Custa’ Kennedy – a support main – had just two days earlier been traded from the Dallas Fuel to Los Angeles Valiant. Which is the team where Jordan ‘Gunba’ Graham has been on the coaching staff. A real-world support main.
Sack the team. The whole team. What a fall from grace this is. Steve Smith, the subject of not unreasonable debate around whether he is the greatest Test batsman since Bradman, is now a cheating captain who lacked the decency to fall on his sword after being caught.
“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the Universe. That makes us something very special.” ― Stephen Hawking
‘Feed free February’. It alliterates, so it must be worth doing, right? My wife and I both decided we’d skip the random scrolling down our social feeds for the four weeks of February and see how it felt. And, mostly, it felt great.
Skim Reading as a Service is never going to pay the bills. It’s a tough sell. @biz and @jack, with the luxury of their incredibly brief Twitter handles, today pitched that Twitter will be better with a doubled character limit – up to 280 from the 140 it’s famous for.
Boy loves space. Boy loves space game. Boy becomes astronaut and flies to space, taking copy of space game with him.
Here’s a good piece on cultivating creative thinking in schools, and why it matters for both students and for their success in today’s world.
Samuel Horti looks at the question of using Minecraft as an educational tool. Does it really help? Or is it a gimmick that gets in the way of real learning?
I’m fascinated by these discussions. I love social media, I love my many points of digital connection, but I know some of it is pure noise. How do we get down to just getting the important things done?