These top 10 technology blogs address technological developments as these innovations relate to education. Many of the top 10 blogs are maintained by those who specialize in integrating information technology with education.
"Today Creative Commons, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Open Society Institute launch the Why Open Education Matters Video Competition. The competition will award cash prizes, provided by the Open Society Institute, of up to $25,000 for the best short videos that explain the use and promise of free, high-quality open educational resources and describe the benefits and opportunities these materials create for teachers, students and schools."
A wonderful creative opportunity for educators and students to make videos that promote the use of high quality open educational resources. I am sure this initiative will create some wonderful reusable video resources and spread the word on the value of open educational resources/
I can't think of any good reason not to enter, nor can I wait to view the submissions. More info here.
Many teachers who are novices to Twitter identify #hashtags as something slightly scary and off-putting. Why do so many tweets have these mysterious additions, like #edchat or #LWF12? But the principle behind their use is quite easily explained and, once you have harnessed their power, they can be the educator's best Twitter friend.
Google+ Hangouts are great for straight-up talking, and they have some productive features, too. Now, though, the gates are open to third-party apps. Slideshare and Diagram tools stand out. (Lifehacker)
The use of mobile technology has opened up a whole new world in education. These devices have allowed educators and students to learn, teach, and study in a whole new way. Learning is no longer limited to the classroom and can occur in real-time almost anywhere. My favorite sites, listed alphabetically, that help learners use mobile phones for educational purposes. ( David Kapuler -TL Advisor Blog)
Drawing on ten years of research into educational innovation and socio-technical change, working with educators, researchers, digital industries, students and policy-makers, this book questions taken-for-granted assumptions about the future of education. Arguing that we have been working with too narrow a vision of the future, Keri Facer makes a case for recognising the challenges that the next two decades may bring.
Since the launch of iBook Author and iBooks2 app by apple and the educational technology experts started discussing the possible impact of this move on education as a whole and on textbooks in particular...
Web developer Chris Cross looks at how easy it is to set up, browse the web and write code with the new computer aimed at schoolchildren wishing to learn to code and hack. Raspberry Pi in action: video http://t.co/HiJZeGLO via @guardian ...
The Raspberry Pi is a powerful bare bones computer, based on an ARM chip and incorporating components largely sourced from the consumer device markets where vast runs mean low prices. It is capable of running modern operating systems like Linux, and the team hopes it will do for today's children what, in the UK, the BBC Micro did for their parents, exciting their creative interest in being producers, not just consumers, of computing-based activities and services. But the device alone will not briong about the shift... other factors are also involved.
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