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Copy Pasta! 2

Copy Pasta!

Do you copy and paste text from one place to the other often? Are you annoyed when the formatting from the place you copied comes along when you paste? There are a few ways...

The New iPad Native Resolution and VGA Projector Question 0

The New iPad Native Resolution and VGA Projector Question

From what I’m reading, the new iPad outputs 2048 x 1536 versus the iPad 2 which does 1024 x 768.  Assuming you get a new iPad and are an educator using the VGA pigtail...

Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle 0

Bret Victor – Inventing on Principle

I stumbled upon this great talk given by Bret Victor at the 2012 Canadian University Software Engineering Conference (CUSEC) called Inventing on Principle.  Bret talks about how computers should do the programming for us,...

The worlds biggest problem–education 0

The worlds biggest problem–education

In this talk by Nicholas Negroponte, founder of the MIT Media Lab, the idea of learning by ones self is explored.  From the Solving for X site, this background on the talk is provided:...

Inspire Teachers 0

Inspire Teachers

A week ago, I saw a great graphic on a design blog by Hyperakt.  They were hired by Design 360 to redesign the images that the word ‘teachers’ or ‘teaching’ bring to most peoples...

Collaborative learning with Nearpod 0

Collaborative learning with Nearpod

I came across an interesting IOS application called Nearpod. This platform is a bit unique, in that I’ve not seen anything that aggregates presentation, feedback, collaboration and assessment tools into one application. Here are...

The Smart Window – The Next Iteration of Interactivity in School? 0

The Smart Window – The Next Iteration of Interactivity in School?

Samsung was showing off their Smart Window technology at CES in Las Vegas.  This looks very interesting for ambient information displays or perhaps in the classroom…. or maybe just checking Twitter on the bathroom...

The Classmate PC is back. 0

The Classmate PC is back.

It’s been quite a while since I’ve seen anything in the news about CTL and the Classmate laptops.  Well, CTL is back via the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and has released...

Project Based Learning–A great example 0

Project Based Learning–A great example

The School at Columbia University with a project called Tools for Schools facilitated a great example of what goes into PBL. Forty-four eighth grade students were immersed in the entire design process, from research...