I feel it’s important to say why I decided to give Evernote the second gold medal I’ve awarded on this website. This past week, I needed to make a trophy for school. I made the template for the award plaque on my computer at home, and uploaded it into Evernote. Then I went to the trophy supply store (I’d never been there before), and asked for the trophy I’d seen on their website. They showed me some samples, and then I sent them the .pdf of the model from my mobile phone’s Evernote examination. The trophy turned out exactly as I needed it to be. The ability to swap documents, and reach them anywhere, has been a real blessing, and this is the clearest, most recent example.
- Squishy Circuits, by Kristin Fontichiaro and AnnMarie P. Thomas.
Squishy Circuits is a book, that’s part of the 21st Century Skills Innovation Library. I like the book a lot, although I think it’s a little thin with exercises and forms of play. It’s got some interesting potential, though, and it taught me a great deal about electronics in about half an hour of playing around with the resulting conductive and insulating doughs. I also got a chance to teach six of my colleagues to play around with it, and I think that there’s some excellent future learning and teaching that we get to do with this material.