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New Media in Society, Business & Classrooms
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Compare your country by OECD

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Excellent chart from OECD comparing countries' use of computers in the classroom with performance on tests.
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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 31, 7:01 AM
Excellent chart from OECD comparing countries' use of computers in the classroom with performance on tests.
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When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph

When Society Fought The Spread of the Telegraph | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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1) When the phone came out, people expected "left ear disease" in which we would lose hearing in one ear.

2) When the telegraph came out, people said that they missed the anticipation of waiting for the steamboat to arrive.

 

 

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Beer's effect on your iPhone

Beer's effect on your iPhone | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
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One of my students shared this with me. I thought that you might like it. This is too funny to keep to myself.

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China looks to lead the Internet of Things - CNN.com

China looks to lead the Internet of Things - CNN.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
When architect James Law looks in the mirror each morning his reflection is not all that greets him -- he can also see the weather report, e-mail messages and his heart rate.
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Many people use their cell phones as mirrors.  Now, Cybertecture is introducing a $5,000 mirror that give s you your weather, helth info, and social media info.  This is a big improvement, over my idea for a mirror that 'dims' so that I don't have to see myself early in the morning.

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Kevin Kelly: How technology evolves

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A finite game is played to win. An Infinite Game is a game where
you play to keep playing

 

I still love this six-year-old Ted talk of how technology evolves and how it changes human thought evolution.

 

Differences, Freedom, Choices, Possibilities.  Those are the four things that we want from any technology.

 

 

http://www.ted.com

 

Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like ...

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Things I grab here and there

Things I grab here and there | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

A scoop of a scoop.  Ocassionally I find a scoop.it page where I feel like scooping more than five things in one sitting.  I am happy that I found this one again. I found it on my iPhone one time and I wished that I bookmarked it.  Now I have it again so I wanted to share.

 

A good mix of tech and society.

 

Ken

 

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Twine: The Revolutionary Box That Can Make Your Appliances Tweet

Twine: The Revolutionary Box That Can Make Your Appliances Tweet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The day when your washer emails you to say your clothes are clean and your basement tweets when it’s flooding is closer than we thought, and it doesn’t look at all as expected

 

The possibilities are endless!.  Starts shipping in March!

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CES - Samsung's Smart Window

Soon, we shall be living in the world of Minority Report, and this "Smart Window" technology Samsung has at CES 2012 is going to help us get there. Ashley Es...

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iGeneration - 21st Century Education

iGeneration - 21st Century Education | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

This looks like a great resource for many tech tools and tips!

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Teaching and learning in the 21st Century - meeting the challenges of digital learning and the iGeneration...

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Technology In Education - Why?

Technology In Education - Why? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
A free online community devoted solely to education in the 21st Century. Communicate, Collaborate, Network, Share and Learn. We have so much to talk about.
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There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate

There Are No Technology Shortcuts to Good Education « Educational Technology Debate | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

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Ken Morrison's comment, November 21, 2011 6:29 PM
Thank you for sharing this thorough argument. I agree with many parts. I feel that if we can't have balance, we shoulr error on the side of non-tech.

I also think that is is vitally important that this article does not ignore the non-tech cost of investing in tech. Adding a few tech support professionals and insurance is a crucial cost. Not to mention training costs and/or frustration during the beginning of the learning curve.

Sometimes I forget these points when advocating tech to others.
Great article.
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Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 22, 2011 1:39 AM
Hi Ken, you're absolutely right. There is also another aspect - poor pedagogy is still poor pedagogy with tech. Technology does not substitute good teaching nor can disguise poor pedagogy.
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Technology shows how/why Mariano Rivera became the best closer of all time last night.

I learned my best pitch by watching an interview with Frank Viola and his confused victims on TWIB.  I think this video using technology is much more convincing and informative.  

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The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies

The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
So, here we are 5 years down the road. How is the iPad faring in the world of education?

We’ve already seen that the iPad is still the dominant tablet in education … the undeniable king of the ivory-tower topped hill. While the Google Chromebook appears to be on its way to offering some real competition, only time will tell how that plays out. In any case, change is inevitable and healthy, and things are sure to keep evolving.

Moreover, anyone with a decent understanding of tech realizes that it’s not really about the device, it’s about what you do with it, and how well you do it. That being said, things are still looking pretty rosy for the first successful entry into the tablet computer market.

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Justine Pardoen's curator insight, August 21, 2015 11:27 AM

Goed nieuws over onderwijs met de iPad!


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Should My Kid Learn to Code?

Should My Kid Learn to Code? | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

Most educators agree that basic application and internet skills (typing, word processing, spreadsheets, web literacy and safety, etc.) are fundamental, and thus, “digital literacy” is a part of K12 curriculum. But is coding now a fundamental literacy, like reading or writing, that all K12 students need to learn as well? In order to gain a deeper understanding of the devices and applications they use everyday, it’s important for all students to try coding. In doing so, this also has the positive effect of inspiring more potential future programmers. Furthermore, there are a set of relevant skills, often consolidated as “computational thinking”, that are becoming more important for all students, given the growth in the use of computers, algorithms and data in many fields.


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The Amazing and Ridiculous Tech From a 30-Year-Old Sears Catalog | Wired.com

The Amazing and Ridiculous Tech From a 30-Year-Old Sears Catalog  | Wired.com | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Sears should have morphed into Amazon.
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For the sake of curation and laughs, here is the top technology in the Sears Fall Catalog for 1983

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Scott McCloud on comics | Video on TED.com

Ken's Key Takeaway:

How to be successful in an innovative way:

Learn from Everyone

Follow No One

Watch for Patterns

Work Like Hell

 

 

TED Talks In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.

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My 10 Favorite Education Infographics Of 2012 (So Far) | Edudemic

My 10 Favorite Education Infographics Of 2012 (So Far) | Edudemic | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

10 Great Infographics about education and technology

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James Burke Connections #1 - The Trigger Effect

More than 30 years ago, James Burke made a documentary about his concern about our growing dependency on complex technological networks.  A brilliant retrospective look at one man's hope and concerns of a wired world.  "The Trigger Effect"

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Ken Morrison's comment, March 19, 2012 7:00 PM
OK, I was wrong. It is mostly the negative. But it is positive (to me) to view how far we have come since the plow and the stone to tell if gold is real via the mark it makes.
Intriguing video.
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Twine: The Revolutionary Box That Can Make Your Appliances Tweet

Twine: The Revolutionary Box That Can Make Your Appliances Tweet | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

The day when your washer emails you to say your clothes are clean and your basement tweets when it’s flooding is closer than we thought, and it doesn’t look at all as expected

 

The possibilities are endless!.  Starts shipping in March!

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Cerf on science: The father of the Internet talks string theory, the physics of Angry Birds & more

Cerf on science: The father of the Internet talks string theory, the physics of Angry Birds & more | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it

When Vint Cerf talks about Google's upcoming global Science Fair, you can hear the infectious enthusiasm in his voice.

Again, Cerf sees some aspects of that fictional world becoming reality, especially with regard to the Internet of Things. “The Android OS is turning out to be of interest… in other devices, things that consume electricity, appliances around the house,” he said.

 

And of course, there’s Google’s revolutionary self-driving cars.

 

“We’re very proud of those cars,” said Cerf. “This is turning out to be an incredible period of time when we’re able to harness the power of computing in small devices and also harnessing huge computing power in the form of clouds.”


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The Frontier of Classroom Technology - Room for Debate

The Frontier of Classroom Technology - Room for Debate | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Do social media, interactive whiteboards and other recent innovations benefit students? What are the downsides?

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The Victorian Web: An Overview

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A multimedia view of the Victorian Age.

-on of the resources that MIT's Alison Byerly uses to help her students understand history without dedicating a week to lectures where she would be the only resource. 

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167 inch Visual Planet Touchfoil Technology

Technology from Minority Report is officially ready to ship.  

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8 Star Trek Gadgets That Are No Longer Fiction

8 Star Trek Gadgets That Are No Longer Fiction | An Eye on New Media | Scoop.it
Here are eight Star Trek technologies that have shifted from future fantasy to present reality.
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