With an increased prevalence of 1:1 iPads in classrooms, schools, and districts across North America, teachers are fielding a common parental concern: What about screen time? Aren’t our children on screens enough?
View Live Cameras All Across the Planet (for free) Last year I had the good fortune to take a vacation in Ireland and Italy with my family (that’s a picture of the Forum in Rome above … it was seriously mind
James Paul Gee is living many a teenager’s dream. (Or mine, at least.) The Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies at Arizona State University has been playing video games for four hours every day since 2003, solving puzzles and battling bosses in games such as Doom, Darksiders
Apple and Nintendo delighted gaming fans with a new Super Mario game for iPhones and iPads. Apple said Nintendo will also bring the popular Pokemon Go augmented reality game to the next Apple Watch as well.
MIT has built a robot that works in sewers, where it sifts through human waste to find data. Called Luigi, this 'poopbot' sucks up waste and traps bacteria so researchers can study urban health patterns.
David W. Deeds's insight:
Now here's a job no one will resent robots taking! ;)
I started using Second Life six years ago, while studying for my Postgraduate Diploma in Education (specializing in e-Learning Pedagogy). Since then, I've explored many other Virtual Worlds/Grids, like Kitely, InWorldz, other public and private OpenSim grids, as well as Sim-on-a-Stick (SoaS), and even the very promising (now apparently very dead) virtual-world-on-a-browser Cloud Party. Recently, I had the opportunity to share my views on the potencial of Second Life and other VW for education/training with educators who have never used any of these platforms.
Over the years, there have been a number of 9/11 memorials in Second Life. The most decorative is the Stagg Island Memorial made by Geena Zackerly-Magic (Geena Zackerly) and Fazz (Fazio Magic). All of the names of the fallen are carved into stone, and two beams of light rising from square waterfalls, representing the towers. There are also flags of each nation that lost someone in the disaster.
Another memorial is Bryston Vanvleck's September 11 Memorial, located at Lanzarote (216/143/1343)
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