Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kids in the Philippines

Elsewhere, I posted an entry to see how a search of the word combination: kids Philippines would appear on Google.

As it stands, one would get results (on the first page) of items about kids living in places reserved for land transportation - plus some other nicer sounding articles. I hope this post gets a better mix of results.

Disclosure: I'm promoting a kid-friendly portal for and about global Filipino children.


Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Is it any surprise that the global economy is on a tailspin?

Longer version is here.

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On IQ test and literary intelligence

Here's a quote from an interview with Adora Svitak, 11 year-old child prodigy:

IQ test - she hasn't taken one - is "not necessarily the best way to determine one's literary intelligence..." "But I was thrilled to be able to read at three. I just thought everyone loved reading as much as I did." More from Kate Corr's article here.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

Yes, Nintendo DS can "teach" Reading Comprehension

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And your DS fanboy/girl can even pick up a thing or two about cross-examination techniques.

Check out Phoenix Write: Ace Attorney. Here's an interesting game review.

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

On peer groups of prodigies

I didn't think of posting a blog on Valentine's Day. But what the heck, a serendipitous discovery forced me to not skip this one.

Just follow the links on Valentine Cawley's entry on extremely gifted children, particularly his own.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

How do you empower learners?

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... by involving them in their learning. Not just in learning per se but in the context of assessment.

This is not about telling them that cheating is prohibited or bad and such but about the need for children
"to be proactive partners in the learning process. They need to be taught how to take responsibility for the progress they make as independent learners able to work effectively with the teacher and with each other."
More here.

In this context, it pays to see the value of rubrics.

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