Monthly Archives: December 2015

Is your computer keeping you awake? f.lux: Change the colour of your computer screen depending on time of day

f.lux software site asks us if we’ve ever noticed how people texting at night have that eerie blue glow about them!

Perhaps you wake up ready to write down your Next Great Idea but get blinded by your computer screen?

f.lux explains:

“During the day, computer screens look good—they’re designed to look like the sun. But, at 9PM, 10PM, or 3AM, you probably shouldn’t be looking at the sun.

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f.lux fixes this: it makes the color of your computer’s display adapt to the time of day, warm at night and like sunlight during the day.

It’s even possible that you’re staying up too late because of your computer. You could use f.lux because it makes you sleep better, or you could just use it just because it makes your computer look better.”

I have already downloaded this on all our laptops.  I am researching gaming glasses for my son to use when on the XBox.  Any recommendations in this area would be welcome!

Great new website for existing and aspiring teachers!

http://tobecomeateacher.org/

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A NEW PLATFORM FOR ASPIRING AND EXISTING TEACHERS

tobecomeateacher is a new site which offers educators an easy to navigate platform, from which to learn more about teaching careers, training opportunities and specific resources.

The site is user friendly and contains a wealth of information for both aspiring and existing teachers.  Particularly helpful, in my opinion, is the fact that there is a panel of educators to impart teaching tips and career guidance.  A super resource – I’m sure this will prove valuable to many!

Why Reading Picture Books Matters

Another great post by Natasha Biebow:

 

http://picturebookden.blogspot.co.uk/2015/12/why-reading-picture-books-matters-by.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+PictureBookDen+(Picture+Book+Den)

Natasha explains what the brains of three to five year-olds do when they read a picture book.  Their neurons do a kind of brain gym that develops their ability to experience things from other people’s perspectives..

This is because, at this age, children are acquiring a theory-of-mind – an understanding that other people have thoughts, beliefs, and desires that may be different from their own.

Follow the link to read more!