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IncitED -a crowdfunding community designed for educators

IncitED -a crowdfunding community designed for educators | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"To incite important educational initiatives and innovations that benefit learners and their communities around the world. We want to provide a powerful and intuitive platform where educators can:
> Fund worthwhile projects
> Find, share, and replicate effective practices
> Collaborate and inspire one another

 

We aim to do this by simplifying the process of contributing to excellent projects worldwide for all who share the goal of bettering education."

 

from source:  - http://incited.org/

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ghbrett's curator insight, July 8, 2013 12:29 PM

It's great to see a crowdfunding (crowdsource funding) site for Education! Have a look and see if your education or training activities might benefit from such funding or at least the exposure to this community online.

Andrew Woods's curator insight, February 4, 2014 11:15 PM

Interesting idea!

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Google’s Project Loon: Balloon-Powered Internet for Everyone, Everywhere | What's Next Blog

"Google has launched (literally) Project Loon because two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.

 

Project Loon starts this month with an experimental pilot in New Zealand, with the launch of 30 balloons which will beam Internet to a small group of pilot testers. The experience of these pilot testers will be used to refine the technology and shape the next phase of Project Loon." from source: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/


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First there was the idea of low, slow flying solar aircraft with internet radios to provide internet coverage over an area of say, a county. Now Google has upped the stakes with Project Loon. Using balloons at 20Km near the stratosphere in a mesh like network. This network with communicate among the peers in space to stations on the ground that will then spread the internet more widely. I will be curious to see how this progresses. You can find more about the project at:  http://www.google.com/loon/ ;  or watch an tech intro at: http://youtu.be/mcw6j-QWGMo a short informative intro at finally a more general video at:  http://youtu.be/m96tYpEk1Ao

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Google’s Project Loon: Balloon-Powered Internet for Everyone, Everywhere | What's Next Blog

"Google has launched (literally) Project Loon because two-thirds of the world’s population does not yet have Internet access. Project Loon is a network of balloons traveling on the edge of space, designed to connect people in rural and remote areas, help fill coverage gaps, and bring people back online after disasters.

 

Project Loon starts this month with an experimental pilot in New Zealand, with the launch of 30 balloons which will beam Internet to a small group of pilot testers. The experience of these pilot testers will be used to refine the technology and shape the next phase of Project Loon." from source: http://www.whatsnextblog.com/


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ghbrett's curator insight, June 17, 2013 1:30 PM

First there was the idea of low, slow flying solar aircraft with internet radios to provide internet coverage over an area of say, a county. Now Google has upped the stakes with Project Loon. Using balloons at 20Km near the stratosphere in a mesh like network. This network with communicate among the peers in space to stations on the ground that will then spread the internet more widely. I will be curious to see how this progresses. You can find more about the project at:  http://www.google.com/loon/ ;  or watch an tech intro at: http://youtu.be/mcw6j-QWGMo a short informative intro at finally a more general video at:  http://youtu.be/m96tYpEk1Ao

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The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project | Tinkering and Innovating in Education | Scoop.it

"The Sketchbook Project is a global, crowd-sourced art project and interactive, traveling exhibition of handmade books. Our community is made up of over 75,000 people, and our permanent collection at Brooklyn Art Library holds over 26,000 sketchbooks from 135 countries around the globe.

 

We invite participants from all walks of life to fill the pages of a blank sketchbook and send it back for inclusion in our ever-growing library of inspiration." from source: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/

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Tinkering and making is more than just electronics or making furniture. Here's a crowdsourced project to make books. All kinds of books. This one is the "Sketchbook Project" for more info check out: http://www.sketchbookproject.com/

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