Sunday, February 19, 2012

Ocean Environmental Links

There is a previous entry which is related to Oceans per se. However, given the number of problems facing our Oceans today, here are some links that help identify and work with issues related to the ocean.

1. One World Ocean: If you heard Sylvia Earle's award winning TED talk, this is her organization.

2. Mission Blue

3. Conservation for Oceans Foundation

4. Blue Legacy

5. Sea Save


Scratch is a free programming language developed by MIT. Last year I got hooked onto it due to its ease of use for children, the fact that it gets children to think logically, work co-operatively and work on problem solving. It was a very satisfying experience both for the children and me as well as to know that some of them continue to use it as they have moved onto middle school. Today I came across this talk which I really enjoyed and reinforces not just the power of Scratch but also the power of certain skills that the kids need - imagination, role play, co-operation, problem solving, decision making, all of it while having fun. Mitch Resnick's talk