Each week we post Dhoozy’s Best: a selection of articles that we think are among the best the web has to offer on on digital and values learning.  Check out this week’s best articles and links:

Game On: An Online Challenge to Gifted Students to Compete Globally: About 18 months ago, novice entrepreneur Sue Khim flew to San Francisco from her home in Illinois to take part in an uncommonly public version of a Silicon Valley rite of passage — the pitch. – by Nishat Kurwa – Tags: 24 july – http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/online-game-challenges-gifted-students-to-compete-against-each-other/

Leaders, Choose Your Words Wisely: Even a brief interaction can change the way people think about themselves, their leaders, and the future. Each of those many connections you make has the potential to become a high point or a low point in someone’s day. Each is a chance to transform an ordinary moment into a touchpoint. – by Douglas R. Conant – Tags: 24 july – http://blogs.hbr.org/cs/2013/07/leaders_choose_your_words_wise.html

What tech makes the cut?: I’m sitting in the Wichita airport, waiting on a delayed flight to Houston. With the rain pouring down, I start looking for things to do. Read the paper. Watch a little video. Catch up on email. Clean out my backpack. – by More About Glenn – Tags: 24 july – http://historytech.wordpress.com/2013/07/22/what-tech-makes-the-cut/

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning: Imagine walking up to a stream. On the far side lies our ideal learning environment — student-centric, inquiry-based, resource-rich — our Someday. A series of stepping stones indicates a way across. – by Justin Reich – Tags: 24 july – http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2013/07/potential-and-reality-the-ipad-as-a-tool-for-creation/

The 6 Types Of Assessments (And How They’re Changing) | Edudemic: Testing, especially any sort of standardized testing tends to get a bad rap. Teachers complain that they spend too much time teaching to a test. But assessments do have value, and an important place in our learning structure. – by Katie Lepi – Tags: 24 july – http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/the-6-types-of-assessments-and-how-theyre-changing/

9 Wrong And 8 Right Ways Students Should Use Technology: Technology is a tool. It’s not a learning outcome. Too often do we get distracted by all the activities and action we can perform with an iPad or some other device. We can post to Edmodo! Make a Prezi! Post to Facebook! All exciting things, to be sure. But these are not actually learning outcomes. – by Jeff Dunn – Tags: 24 july – http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/9-wrong-and-8-right-ways-students-should-use-technology/

RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us: This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace…. – Tags: 24 july – https://www.youtube.com/watch

How to Change Education: World-renowned educationalist Sir Ken Robinson delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his now legendary Changing Education Paradigms talk. – by donating – Tags: 24 july – http://www.thersa.org/events/video/vision-videos/how-to-change-education-from-the-ground-up

Who will my students BECOME after they LEARN with me?: This little image is one of the very first I did for the blog – almost 2 and half years back! It’s been downloaded so many times – hey, some people have even asked me for permission to download (and use, I guess) it. – Tags: 24 july – http://allthingslearning.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/who-will-my-students-become-after-they-learn-with-me

Writing Interactive Stories: OK, I’m hold enough to confess that I got hooked on the game of Zork a long, long time ago.  Zork was an interactive game that prompted you for various moves at every step.  It was great to visualize and each step potentially changed the story you were immersed in. – by dougpete – Tags: 24 july – http://dougpete.wordpress.com/2013/07/20/writing-interactive-stories/

7 Time-Saving iPad Tips For Teachers: The iPad is a great tool for a classroom. It will soon be the case that any educator will feel as though the iPad is entirely necessary. One of the reasons for this is because it is a tool that quashes inequality in the classroom. – by tedgarza – Tags: 24 july – http://www.edudemic.com/2013/07/7-time-saving-ipad-tips-for-teachers/