In this day and age, internet access opens up a world of opportunities for learning new things and educating oneself at no cost! However, because of the vast wealth of knowledge available, it can be difficult to find what is worth your time and what is not.
Here are some resources that I’ve found to be helpful and interesting in my self-education:
Learn a new language with Livemocha! I’ve been using this service for nearly two years now and it’s great!
Free Audio Books (If you aren’t able to use the popular audio book apps, these are sites that enable you to stream or download.)
Sermons aren’t just for Sundays!
Remember – you don’t need a practical reason to spend time learning. Do it for the intrinsic motivation of fun and fascination!
I never would have combined science and dance together. However, this presentation is the result of someone who did. Combine people who are analytical geniuses and people who find their hearts in beautiful movement and what do you get? This:
Don’t get all huffy about how people believe everything is a conspiracy and it’s all just a lot of hype, okay? I’m no extremist. But don’t you believe that it is important to know both sides in order to make a well-informed decision?
Recently, I watched a film about how college isn’t what we think it is. As a junior in high school who receives frequent brochures from different colleges – this is pretty darn important to know about! Adults, kids – everyone should take the steps necessary to educate themselves on current issues instead of depending on popular media. Popular doesn’t always mean honest or caring – remember that lesson from high school? Now is the time to apply it.
Here’s an opportunity to learn something new right now. Will you take it?
College Conspiracy Film: 1 hour, 2 min. 47 sec
Ken Robinson RSA Animate: Changing Education Paradigms 11 minutes, 41 sec
Ken Robinson, Ted Talk: Do Schools Kill Creativity, 20 min.