TED Talks The next big shift is now, and it’s not what you think: Facebook is the new Windows; Google must be sacrificed. Tech investor Roger McNamee presents 6 bold ways to prepare for the next internet.
Ken Morrison's insight:
Why the future is Apple's World
One Hundred Million Internet enabled devices " and other important statistics. This is the "Digital Detroit" talk.
They reference S. Korea a few times. They need to be careful in thinking that what works in one system will work in another. With that said, I am a fan of the potential of being able to update textbooks much more quickly and customize them for your lessons. I also like the idea of parents being able to download the same book as the students.
WASHINGTON -- Worried your kids spend too much time with their faces buried in a computer screen? Their schoolwork may soon depend on it.
No doubt, iPads have been changing many classrooms the ways of teaching and learning. Do you like to learn some real stories of using iPads in education? Check out this post composed by www.onlineuniversities.com with 18 stories!
Not to be outdone by Google's new tablet PC released last week, North Korea released their very own "Morning" tablet PC. Perhaps the sun is rising on a new era of powerful table PCs without wifi or phone capabilities?
I really like this teacher's approach of adopting one new app every day. That might be a bit much for me and others. Yet choosing one every x days/weeks and giving it a good no-pressure test drive could be a great way to get comfortable with apps in a fun way.
A great resource for helping student make better movies without great equipment. This will help students think about what makes a good video along the process. Videos included to help understand the steps
I have not used any of these. I have seen one student do a great job with the mobile iMovie app on his phone. I think that greatest power is having a streamlined access to your movie, music, and photo library.
"After taking the best of the best video apps for a test-drive, I have narrowed down the list to three that can be considered must-haves for anybody with a little footage to edit."
Nearpod is like the Join.me for iPad presentations - but better. I haven't seen a mobile presentation tool quite like this. I've seen iPad browser sharing tools and even presentation managers, yet nothing with the suite of tools Nearpod offers.
A very interesting read about how we will read in the near future. If you enjoyed "The Shallows", you will be interested in Clay Skirky's take on how our society will be interacting with text in the near future!
the chances are that you are reading this article through a screen laced with one of the rarest metals on Earth: indium. And analysts are warning that global supplies of indium could be exhausted as soon as 2017. So how will we live without the gadgets that we have come to depend on?
College students in five of the most-attended courses in U.S. higher education soon will have free peer-reviewed textbooks available to them as a Rice University-based program looks to save students $90 million in book costs over the next five years.
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