Stratepedia Picks for March 16, 2012


  • How 30 Minutes a Day Can Increase Your Intelligence: Interesting thoughts on how you can learn a new skill, read more books, and just improve yourself in general. The next step might be some suggested curricula for popular skills–for example, if I knew someone who wanted to learn to program in 30 minutes a day, what path would I send them down? What about accountability?
  • Rdio redesign hands-on: It gets pretty loud in the areas around my office sometimes, between a busy, open cubicle area right outside and the CRL conference room next door. When closing my door isn’t enough, headphones and streaming music from Rdio are great. You can stream several hours for free (though Rdio uses a weird logarithm to determine how many hours that is per month), or choose one of their premium options. I’m about to pick the $4.99 per month unlimited web streaming option to drown out the voices in my head outside my walls.
  • Encyclopedia Britannica’s 2010 edition to be its last: The end of an era–those academic tomes many of us grew up relying upon as a rich source of information for school papers are going online (and app) only.


  • ESPN BracketBoundIn honor of our Kansas Jayhawks and the NCAA Tournament currently in action, I’ll share my favorite app to keep up with the scores. This free app (for iPad or iPhone) allows you to track your favorite teams’ schedules, start times, minute-by-minute updates, and overall highlights. You can also fill out a bracket and compete with others. While I still love to fill out my good, old-fashioned paper bracket this one conveniently does the work for you and keeps track of which games you picked correctly. This app is also available for Android users.

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Aaron Sumner

Aaron Sumner is the Director of Technology for Research and Development at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. He has worked in web development and instructional technology since 1994.