The new power skill is learning. There are many ways to learn and many resources for supporting learning. This is my stream of learning-related items.
A terrific site with loads of information mapping the languages, alphabets, syllabaries (phonetic writing systems consisting of symbols representing syllables) and more... even has constructed alphabets and scripts! (con-scripts)
Teaching the ancient Biblical Hebrew language through study of the ancient Hebrew alphabet, culture and philosophy.
Free Hebrew lessons and email support!
Founded by Jeff Benner, who also is an author of several books on ancient Hebrew and an ancient Hebrew dictionary.
This TED talk by Salman Khan (below) gives enough background for those who are unfamiliar with the YouTube education sensation of Khan Academy, yet it also reveals exciting new data from the new exercises part of the Khan Academy web site. The data is revealing that we may have some core misunderstandings about classifying kids and their learning ability. It is also showing wonderful results from experimental "flipping the classroom" math classes for 5th and 7th graders in the Los Altos school district.
Witness the birth of a prime component of a new educational system.
A very neat, concise and functional description of rubrics, which help different people assess something in the same way. Used in higher education, this is a tool also for skills trainers.
I believe rubrics hold an important piece of the reputation-economy puzzle. This site and tool are a great way to get acquainted with the concept and application of a rubric.