"Code.org, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting computer science education, has unveiled a new campaign it calls “Hour of Code” targeting 10 million students in the United States. From December 9-15, 2013, Code.org is asking schools, teachers, and parents for their help in motivating students to look into what lies ahead with computer programming. What is an “Hour of Code”? It’s challenging educators to teach their students one-hour lessons designed to “demystify ‘code’” and show that anyone can do it. The campaign is joined by companies and industry professionals like Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, LinkedIn CEO Reid Hoffman, and Twitter chairman and Square CEO Jack Dorsey.
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This year’s TEDxHongKong will showcase the current state of education both in Hong Kong and around the world, to inspire teacher and student alike to look at, and to explore unconventional ways to nurture a life long education.
ACE 2013 - The Fifth Asian Conference on Education
23rd to 27th October 2013 Osaka, Japan
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience Japan, explore Osaka and Kyoto, join a global academic community... Organized by: IAFOR - The International Academic Forum
The Australian Council for Computers in Education This conference will be held in the beautifully refurbished Adelaide Convention Centre from September 30 to October 3, 2014.
If you enjoyed the professional learning and connections of ACEC2012, then we know you are going to want to sign up so you can keep in touch with all the latest information about ACEC2014: Now It’s Personal.
Shambles Calendar for Educators http://shamblescalendar.net Links to even more events related to teaching, learning, professional and career development as a Google Calendar to embed or link to. With global times converted to your local time [essential for online events] and to stay sane.
There is so much potential using Augmented Reality, it is something that I am really excited by as a teacher as a way to engage and encourage the children to be creative.
Using the app Aurasma, the children uploaded their videos as their overlay and used theirword clouds from a few lessons before as their trigger image. The way it works is that by hovering the iPad over the trigger image will load the Augmented Reality through the Aurasma app.
Australasian User Interface Conference - AUIC 2014 AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand 20th - 23rd January 2014
The Australasian User Interface Conference (AUIC) is the forum for user interface researchers and practitioners at the Australasian Computer Science Week (ACSW 2014). AUIC provides an opportunity for workers in the areas of HCI, CSCW, and pervasive computing to meet with colleagues and with others in the broader computer science community.
Learning & Teaching Expo [Hong Kong] 12-14 Dec 2013
Learning & Teaching Expo is the premier educational annual event in Asia-Pacific where teachers and schools are able to discover the latest resources and learning technology.
Learning and Teaching Expo provides an annual platform for teachers and school leaders in Asia to discover the latest developments in educational resources and learning technology. It also serves as an opportunity for everyone involved in the provision of education to refresh thinking and exchange ideas about learning and teaching in the 21st century.
October 10 – 12, 2013 at United World College South East Asia – East Campus Singapore
Learning 2.0 is a transformative, challenging experience for all participants; it is the conference that leads the change in education. Every year the goals of the conference are to connect educators from around Asia and the world as well as to create an active learning experience that pushes their thinking about learning and technology.
Explain Everything is a very powerful tool, initially teachers find it useful to use to produce resources for their students. Using it with the students as a creation tool, from outlining how they completed a project to peer feedback and feedforward, is the next step.
The MIT students above had a single question, “ “If I were to return to Puerto Rico to launch a company, what resources would I have?” ” With that they invoked a network of Puerto Rico entrepreneurs...
The living pictures from the Harry Potter books just became a reality. With Aurasma you can make still images come to life on your phone. What the app does is bring the physical and the virtual worlds together by adding video content to images.
My favorite takeaway from ASTE has to be Aurasma (http://www.aurasma.com/) . Aurasma is a great way to link visual data to visual overlays or to other media – I can see many great applications for this in the History/Liberal ...
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