Classroom is a new product in Google Apps for Education that enables teachers to send assignments, make announcements, and conduct question & answer with students. Classroom was designed hand-in-hand with teachers to help them save time, keep their classes organized, and improve communication with students.
David W. Deeds's insight:
Yes! We're finally going all-Classroom. Will have a Virtual Day in November. Students will stay home and use Classroom.
This is madness. What you are looking at is not a screenshot of Simcity. It is a megalopolis made entirely in Minecraft using 4.5 million blocks over the course of two years on an Xbox 360 (!) Its name is Titan City and yes, it's completely insane, especially when you get up close:
A new study finds that US students are tested on average once a month, with some students tested as often as twice a month. The White House announced it will support a movement by education officials to dial back the amount of testing.
Many MindShift readers were outraged that some students are missing out on valuable learning resources because of their families’ socio-economic status, while others worried that bringing mobile devices into the classroom – any classroom – invites chaos.
Renee Peoples explains how a high-tech 3D printer can impact learning, even in a 3rd grade classroom. She obtained her printer through DonorsChoose.org and discovered that 3D printers can add a new dimension to learning!
Using virtual reality to desensitize troops Yahoo News Using augmented reality, the Virtual Reality Medical Institute hopes to be able to harden troop's physical and emotional response to the stress of combat.
A rocket passes on my left. Glass explodes to my right. Soldiers run for cover. Then I look up to watch a car flip over me in the air. Ahead, the monster charges its weapon and aims it right at me. Don’t look away, I tell myself.