Acadin legt de lat lekker hoog

Posted: 27 Sep 2010 04:13 AM PDT

Heel slimme kinderen – ook wel hoogbegaafd of cognitief getalenteerd genoemd – komen op school lang niet altijd aan hun trekken. De gewone leerstof is te gemakkelijk, te eenzijdig of te oppervlakkig en biedt hen weinig uitdaging.Ze vervelen zich vaak in de klas, raken gedemotiveerd en gaan onderpresteren of ongewenst gedrag vertonen.

We Feel Fine / by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar

Posted: 27 Sep 2010 01:31 AM PDT

We Feel Fine is an exploration of human emotion on a global scale. Since August 2005, We Feel Fine has been harvesting human feelings from a large number of weblogs. Every few minutes, the system searches the world's newly posted blog entries for occurrences of the phrases "I feel" and "I am feeling". When it finds such a phrase, it records the full sentence, up to the period, and identifies the "feeling" expressed in that sentence (e.g. sad, happy, depressed, etc.). Because blogs are structured in largely standard ways, the age, gender, and geographical location of the author can often be extracted and saved along with the sentence, as can the local weather conditions at the time the sentence was written. All of this information is saved.